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Book review: THOMAS DOLBY – The Speed of Sound

THOMAS DOLBY - The Speed of Sound

Icon Books www.iconbooks.co.uk [Published 08.06.17] Thomas Morgan Robertson become Thomas Dolby after his friends named him after the famous Dolby noise reduction device found on many 70′s and 80′s sound systems. Most will know the name for his early 80′s … Continue reading

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Interview: TIM ARNOLD

Tim Arnold has just released a new single ‘Change’ and here we catch-up with Tim to learn more about the single’s video that features mime artist Lindsay Kemp, plus his musical plans for the coming months. How did you get to … Continue reading

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News: TIM ARNOLD Scores Single For New Iggy Pop Film

‘Money Kills Love’ is the new single from UK solo artist Tim Arnold. The track is taken from forthcoming movie Blood Orange starring Iggy Pop, for which Arnold also wrote and produced the theme music. The movie will be screened … Continue reading

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Album review: MYSTERY – Delusion Rain

Unicorn Digital http://www.unicorndigital.net/ Mystery are back with their follow-up to 2012′s ‘The World Is A Game’. Since then the band have changed vocalists with Jean Pageau replacing Benoît David, who left to join prog rock legends Yes and has subsequently … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015 – top albums, top live acts – the reviewers’ choice

The Best Of 2015

The Best of 2015 with David Randall by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud In the end of year ‘Best of 2015′ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall featured many of the albums/artists that appear in the … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with BRANDON BOYD (SONS OF THE SEA/INCUBUS)

Brandon Boyd is best known for fronting Incubus, who have been on hiatus (more on their future plans below), released the excellent Sons Of The Sea album earlier this year. This was a collaboration with producer Brenden O’Brien and it … Continue reading

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News: CHERRY PICKIN’ – Win six featured albums in our label showcase

Cherry Red Records

Sunday 20 October, 18:00 (GMT) Thursday 24 October, 21:00 Saturday 26 October, 17:00 The latest of our Cherry Red Records showcases is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio This hour long sequence signposts latest releases (August/September) from the Cherry … Continue reading

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QUIET RIOT – Reissues

QUIET RIOT – Metal Health/Condition Critical Rock Candy Records Formed in the early 70s, Quiet Riot featured guitarist Randy Rhodes, and the band split when Rhodes joined Ozzy Osbourne. Reforming in the early 80s, Metal Health would be the band’s … Continue reading

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STRING DRIVEN THING – The Machine That Cried

String Driven Thing - The Machinbe That Cried

(Esoteric) Signing to act-breakers Charisma should have assured better fortune for this electric violin-driven four-piece but in the notes of Esoteric’s reissue guitarist Chris Adams, band co-founder with wife Pauline, grumbles over the label’s preoccupation with Genesis as neglectful of … Continue reading

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FOCUS – X

Focus - X

Eastworld Recordings (2012) One of the great rejuvenations of recent years has been the Thijs van Leer version of Focus, things seemed to click with the arrival – in 2006 – of original drummer Pierre van der Linden and they’ve … Continue reading

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HEART – Fanatic

Heart - Fanatic

What the hell are Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson on?  The Lance Armstrong performance enhancement programme? It must be something with one hell of a kick, because they just aren’t sticking to the script. Artists who’ve been treading boards … Continue reading

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MOSTLY AUTUMN – The Ghost Moon Orchestra

Mostly Autumn - The Ghost Moon Orchestra

Mostly Autumn are one of those bands who seem to consistently top the Championship, but never quite make promotion to the Premier League. Constant squad changes, and player rotation has perhaps not helped their cause, and there’s also that Pink … Continue reading

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Roswell UFO Festival 2009

HST051CD Sprawled around a nebulous concept of a ‘Sci-Fi Extravaganza’ this overblown 4-CD set was recorded at the UFO Festival, Rosswell, New Mexico, and is a case of never mind the quality, feel the width. The Jefferson Starship line-up is … Continue reading

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DEACON BLUE – The Hipsters

Deacon Blue - The Hipster

Edsel [Release date: 24.09.12] With Ricky Ross being a semi-permanent radio fixture it’s almost as if Deacon Blue have never been away.  It’s something of a surprise therefore to discover that The Hipsters is only the band’s 6th studio album, … Continue reading

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – Afterglow

Black Country Communion - Afterglow

Mascot Records (Release date 29.10.12) ‘Afterglow’ is essentially is a Glenn Hughes solo album given extra impetus and depth by the band. Hughes claims to record in three’s, so we can probably assume this might be the end of the … Continue reading

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DEEP PURPLE Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head

Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple

Eagle Rock (Release date: 1.10.12) Much is being made of this album with an almost predictable special pack courtesy of ‘Classic Rock’ and no doubt the inevitable 8 out of 10 stars in that magazine’s review section. The question most … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREWIND/LEAVES’ EYES, Manchester Moho Live,14 September 2012

Leaves

“Leaves’ Eyes leave the uninitiated listener wanting to investigate more and this should happen with greater regularity during this European tour, and songs like ‘My Destiny’, ‘Elegy’ and ‘Take The Devil In Me’ instantly engage an unknowing audience.” Read more… … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Sounds That Can’t Be Made

Marilion - Sounds That Can

earMUSIC (Release date 17.09.12) It appears that there have been a few last minute hitches with the new Marillion album, it failed to hit the reviewer’s inbox before the band’s tour and before they started selling it. For a band … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION, Manchester Academy 10 September 2012

Marillion, photo by Steve Goudie

MARILLION, Manchester Academy, 10 September 2012 “Hogarth’s vocals were as raw and visceral as Rothery’s uncharacteristically incendiary riffs” Read more… More information Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOLFEST – Cumbria, 24-26 August 2012

The Waterboys, Solfest

SOLFEST, Cumbria 24-26 August Three days of brisk Cumbrian air and artists including KT Tunstall, The Waterboys and Big Country Read more… More information Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of … Continue reading

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