Tag Archives: rock

Album review: MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS – We Came Here To Work

MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS - We Came Here To Work

Good Deeds Records [Release date 09.09.17] I can’t say that I’m overly ‘au fait’ with The Wonder Stuff.  They’ve always struck me as one of those ‘almost’ bands with a small but fanatical fan base, who – despite a number … Continue reading

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Album review: EDGUY – Monuments

Nuclear Blast [Release date 14.07.17] Edguy are celebrating their 25th anniversary with this 28 song compilation with added live CD and DVD. Edguy main man Tobias Sammet never does things by halves and there are five new songs on this album, … Continue reading

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News: JON STEVENS announces new album Starlight (September 2017)

On September 15th  Jon Stevens returns with his new solo album, ‘Starlight,’ out on BMG. ‘Starlight’ is 11-track collection bursting with soulful artistry and honesty, masterfully crafted by one of Australia’s most prolific rock stars. Different as they are, each track overflows with … Continue reading

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Album review: ALL 4 1 – The World’s Best Hope

Frontiers [Release date 07.07.17] All 4 1 are another Frontiers project, with this one overseen by Alessandro Del Vecchio, who produced the album as well as playing keys and co-writing a few songs. The band consists of half of Alliance (about time … Continue reading

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Album review: CATS IN SPACE – Scarecrow

CATS IN SPACE - Scarecrow

www.catsinspaceband.com [Release date 28.08.17] Cats In Space’s debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ was released in 2015 and rightly won the band many rave reviews. Since then they have toured supporting Thunder, done a joint headline tour with Space Elevator, appeared … Continue reading

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Album review: TEN – Gothica

TEN - Gothica

Frontiers [Release date 07.07.17] Album number thirteen from the enduring melodic rockers Ten, which also sees them back on Frontiers in a multi-album deal. They have hit a purple patch these past few years, helped no doubt by the same line-up … Continue reading

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Album review: BITCHES SIN – Predator

BITCHES SIN - Predator

Dissonance Formed in 1980, Bitches Sin were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and have since issued a number of classic metal albums, including Invaders, Uduvudu, The Rapture and First Temptation. It’s a genuinely great catalogue. This, … Continue reading

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Gig review: MR.SIPP – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 10 July 2017

Mr. Sipp guitar

It seems like every year there’s a new contender for the saviour of the blues and as soon as the yearly polls are announced the arguments begin. So rather than raking over old coals, let’s celebrate the up and coming … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MATISYAHU, DAVID RAMIREZ, MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ

MATISYAHU Undercurrent

MATISYAHU Undercurrent Fallen Sparks/Thirty Tigers [Release date 19.05.17] Reggae, hip hop, rap and beatboxing.  Four musical styles I’d cross the road to avoid.  Period.  Add in Orthodox Jewish themes, and Matisyahu should be a big no, no, no, no, NO. … Continue reading

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Album review: BRYAN ADAMS – Wembley 1996 Live

 BRYAN ADAMS - Wembley 1996 Live

Eagle Rock [Release date 30.06.17 ] Back in 1996 Bryan Adams was riding the crest of a wave, some might say a tsunami.  The placement of ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’ in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves … Continue reading

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Quick plays: SNAFU, BELL XI, ADRENALINE MOB

SNAFU Live Nottingham 1976

SNAFU Live Nottingham 1976 Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk [Release date 04.08.17] Snafu featured vocalist Bobby Harrison and guitarist Micky Moody amongst their ranks, although Micky Moody left the band shortly after the tour this gig was recorded from and joined Whitesnake. … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONHEART – Second Nature

LIONHEART - Second Nature

AOR Heaven [25.08.17] Blimey, it has been a few years since Lionheart last released an album – over thirty to be precise! Their sole studio album to date was 1984′s ‘Hot Tonight’, rightly revered among many rock fans. They split-up in 1986 with Dennis … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDERSTICK – Something Wicked This Way Comes

THUNDERSTICK - Something Wicked This Way Comes

[Release date 28.07.17] There are few musicians as iconic in image as Barry Graham Perkis, aka Thunderstick, who originally found fame as the masked and caged drummer for NWoBHM band Samson. Previously a short lived drummer for Iron Maiden, he … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ROLLING STONES – Live Reissues

Eagle Records [Release date 16.06.17] Eagle Records are releasing several live CD’s from The Rolling Stones, each following their successful release on DVD. Each is taken from a different point in the band’s history and finds them at a high … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD ANTHONY JOOS AND THE REVELATORS – The Burden

TODD ANTHONY JOOS AND THE REVELATORS - The Burden

[Release date 18.04.17] Depending on what publicity shots – past or present – you’re looking at, Todd Anthony Joos looks like one scary sort of a guy – either Breaking Bad Walter White’s crazed, bad ass, alter-ego Heisenberg in ‘don’t … Continue reading

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Album review: SUSAN CATTANEO – The Hammer & The Heart

SUSAN CATTANEO - The Hammer & The Heart

Jersey Girl Music [Release date 25.08.17] Now that’s something you don’t see many of these days – a double album!  Although, in truth The Hammer and The Heart (the two ‘albums’) would have fitted on a single CD!! Cattaneo’s fifth … Continue reading

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Album review: STACKRIDGE – The Final Bow, Bristol 2015

STACKRIDGE - The Final Bow, Bristol 2015

In late-June 2017 David Randall chatted to James Warren for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This hour special features Stackridge highlights and tracks from James’ solo career.  First broadcast 25 June 2017. (58:12) Angel Air Records [Release date 14.07.17] Stackridge … Continue reading

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Gig review: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Genting Arena, Birmingham, 28 June 2017

Rainbow - STONE FREE FESTIVAL, London, 17 June 2017

When I was a teenager getting seriously into rock and metal in the early 80s I was lucky enough to see some of the biggest acts around: AC/DC, Sabbath, Quo, Ozzy etc. One band I never got to see,  however, … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

Manhaton [Release date: 04.08.17] Imagine those moments when you are at the water’s edge as the tide comes in, and for a passing moment your footprint leaves a lasting impression as the waves recede. Robin Trower’s musical style is very … Continue reading

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