Tag Archives: rock ‘n’ roll

Gig review: The Choir Boy, A Bullet Belt & Lemmy by Tim Atkinson – Saffron Waldren, 28 December 2017

The Choir Boy, A Bullet Belt & Lemmy by Tim Atkinson - Saffron Waldren, 28 December 2017

It is December 28th 2017 two years to the day of the passing of his lord Lemmy; after a treacherous walk uphill on sheet and black ice, a Jack Daniels and Coke is in my hand and I am compelled … Continue reading

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Book review: Overkill The Untold Story of Motörhead by Joel McIver

Omnibus Press [Publication date 21.08.17] The original book was published in 2011, however since Lemmy’s death back in December 2015 the book has been re-issued as an enhanced eBook. Basically it adds a newly written chapter covering Motörhead from 2011 to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEW ROSES – One More For The Road

Napalm Records [Release date 25.08.17] Third album by the New Roses, who have been touring relentlessly and sound like they are from the US, when in fact they hail from Germany. The band’s line up is Timmy Rough (vocals/guitar), Norman … Continue reading

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Book review: Some Weird Sin – On Tour with Iggy Pop by Alvin Gibbs

Extradition Publishing [Publication date 25.08.17] UK Subs bass player Alvin Gibbs and I share a birthday. I was born on his 16th birthday and as I celebrated my own 16th birthday he was playing the last of 230 nights over … Continue reading

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Album review: SUZI QUATRO – Legend

SUZI QUATRO - Legend

Chrysalis [Release date 22.09.17] To coincide with Suzi’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth albums (1975 – 1979 on RAK) being fully remastered and issued digitally for the first time, Chrysalis issue this compilation that covers a good chunk of her … Continue reading

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Single and EP reviews: JOSH TAERK, SLYDIGS, PETER DONEGAN

JOSH TAERK Rock N Roll On

  JOSH TAERK Rock N Roll On Josh Taerk has released a new single digitally and it has been a little while since we heard anything new from him. ‘Rock N Roll On’ is a classy upbeat rocker, complete with … Continue reading

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Album review: THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

THE AMORETTES – Haulin’ Ass

[Release date 16.06.17] This is exactly what happens when testosterone bleeds across gender boundaries – three gal-rockers from Edinburgh, cunningly calling themselves The Amorettes – a cutesy name which suggests a motown-era backing group type deal….which they definitely ain’t !! … Continue reading

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Album review: NITROGODS – Roadkill BBQ

NITROGODS - Roadkill BBQ

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 26.05.17] If Rush play thinking man’s music, then Hannover/Stuttgart’s very own Nitrogods require only that you have one functioning brain cell which has been pickled for weeks and then slapped stupid with a baseball bat. Looking a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BURNT OUT WRECK, CHESS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow Cherry Red Records [Release date 24.03.17] Gary Moat was the drummer with Scottish rockers Heavy Pettin’ and for his new band, Burnt Out Wreck, he leaves his drum kit behind to head for the mic stand. … Continue reading

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EP Review: MARK DUDA – Month Of Sundays

MARK DUDA - Month Of Sundays

www.markdudamusic.com [Release date 14.04.17] Must admit not a name I have come across before, although Mark Duda has been the frontman of New York based rockers the Handful. This solo EP features Mark Duda on vocals and guitars, joined by … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE TORME – Dublin Cowboy

BERNIE TORME - Dublin Cowboy

Retrowrek Records [Release date 07.04.17] Bernie Torme I first came across via his days in Gillan and loving the band’s performance of ‘New Orleans ‘ on ‘Top Of The Pops’. Then I didn’t really take much notice of his solo … Continue reading

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EP reviews: WAITING FOR TITOR, BEYOND RECALL, MALLEN

MALLEN Jack Of Cards Mallen released their debut ‘Ignition’ back in 2015 and have toured with the likes of Motley Crue on their UK farewell dates, plus Toseland and Funeral For A Friend. This new song was produced by David … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MADISON VIOLET, STEVE RAVENSFIELD, BLACK ANGELS

MADISON VIOLET The Knight Sessions

MADISON VIOLET The Knight Sessions (Big Lake Music) With their last album Year Of The Horse (2014), Madison Violet (two piece Canadian female harmony duo Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac) shifted from their country/ folk roots to a bolder, dare … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Harmonies From Heaven

THE EVERLY BROTHERS - Harmonies From Heaven

Eagle Vision [Release date 09.09.16] Between 1957 and 1962 Don and Phil Everly dominated the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic. With hits like ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’, ‘Bye Bye Love’ and … Continue reading

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Album review: BRIJITTE WEST & THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS – From NY With Love

BRIJITTE WEST & THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS - From NY With Love

www.pledgemusic.com Pledge Music is becoming the best way for bands to connect with fans and new album ‘From NY With Love’ from Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls is a great example of an album funded by the people who … Continue reading

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Album review: GENE THE WEREWOLF – The Loner

GENE THE WEREWOLF - The Loner

[Release date 17.06.16] Fellow GRTR! reviewer Nikk Gunns loved Gene The Werewolf’s last album, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal’, which was released at the end of 2012 on Frontiers. Like that album, this new one – their third to date – … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK ACES, A REBEL FEW, 2 WEEKS

BLACK ACES Shot In The Dark

BLACK ACES Shot In The Dark (Bad Reputation) The trouble being an Australian rock band, and particularly one that plays blues rock at a certain speed, is that you are going to inevitably draw comparisons with Australia’s best known rock … Continue reading

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DVD review: TWISTED SISTER – We Are Twisted F***ing Sister

TWISTED SISTER - We Are Twisted F***ing Sister

Monduo Films [Release date 11.03.16] Twisted Sister – part cartoon, part waxwork, 100% rock n’ roll. This DVD release of Andrew Horn’s 2014 film charts the history of the band from their earliest incarnation back in 1972 up to the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – White Bear

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT - White Bear

Earache Records [Release date 15.01.16] The Temperance Movement’s debut album released back in 2013 proved a big hit, making the upper echelons of the UK album charts. Since then they have opened for the Rolling Stones and toured extensively, including … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MICK FLINN BAND, MATCHBOX

MICK FLINN BAND Road To L.A.

MICK FLINN BAND Road To L.A. [Release date 29.01.16] The Mick Flinn Band formed around five years ago, but Mick Flinn is most probably more well known as the lead singer in 70′s hitmakers the Mixtures, who had chart success … Continue reading

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