Tag Archives: The Beatles

DVD review: JOE COCKER – Mad Dog With Soul

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Eagle Vision [Release date 23.06.17] “Mad Dog with Soul” is the feature length documentary that is the first to really delve into the whole Joe Cocker story. Originally broadcast on Sky Arts, and made with the co-operation of the late … Continue reading

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Album review: RINGO – Give More Love

Ringo Starr - Give More love

UMC [Release date 15.09.17] Ringo’s ‘Give More Love’ -  he’s dropped his Starr moniker on the album credit – is better than you might imagine, for an artist who has been known to ration his appearances on his own all … Continue reading

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Album review: GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

Pete Feenstra chats to Gwyn Ashton and plays tracks from ‘Solo Elektro’ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (repeated, Tuesday 15 August 21:00 GMT)  More information Fab Tone Records [Release date 01.09.17] Having established himself worldwide as power-house rock-blues guitarist, … Continue reading

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Gig review: GEORGE HARRISON – I Me Mine – Free Pop Up Exhibition, Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London,16-18 June 2017

George Harrison

‘George Harrison – I Me Mine’, is a free pop up exhibition which exhibits in London on 16-18 June. It’s already done the rounds in LA where Ringo reputedly went to see it, and now its closer to home, giving … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEPLY VALE FESTIVAL– 40th Anniversary Weekend

DEEPLY VALE FESTIVAL– 40th Anniversary Weekend

Ozit/Dandelion [Release date: 23.06.17] Steve Hillage the big headliner at the groundbreaking 1978 Deeply Vale Festival  describes the event as: “a legendary seminal event at an important moment in the development of British music culture in terms of free festivals.” … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDERPUSSY/The John Doe Trio – The Beaverwood, Chislehurst, 8 June 2017

Thunderpussy by Rockrpix

While ‘booty’ may be in the eyes of the beholder, Thunderpussy, Seattle’s up and coming classic rock, indie and psychedelic musical hybrid, aren’t hanging around for any subjective evaluation. They know exactly who they are, where they are going and … Continue reading

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Gig review: BOOTLEG BEATLES – Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

BOOTLEG BEATLES - Royal Albert Hall, 1 June 2017

The Bootleg Beatles were performing tonight with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums of all time, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. The sold out Royal Albert Hall providing … Continue reading

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Book review: GEORGE HARRISON – I Me Mine (The Extended Edition)

GEORGE HARRISON - I Me Mine (The Extended Edition)

Genesis Publications [Publication date 21.02.17] It’s probably not a book you would want to take on holiday, fearing that Ryan Air would charge excess baggage.  Similarly it may break your coffee table.  But ‘I Me Mine  – The Extended Edition’ … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL – Ring Of Changes

GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL - Ring Of Changes

Esoteric [Release date 29.07.16] Best known for his hit single ‘Dreamweaver’ in 1976, and his time in Spooky Tooth, Gary Wright’s ‘Ring Of Changes’ was made in 1972 but, in spite of a single release (included as a bonus track), … Continue reading

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Album review: JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

CD Baby [Release date 14.06.16] Jon Herington is best known as the guitarist in Steely Dan for the last 16 years, yet he’s also managed to carve out his own solo career that stretches back to 1992. ‘Adult Entertainment’ – … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

In the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 May 2016 at 20:00 GMT, Pete chatted to Paul Gilbert, with tracks from the album ‘I Can Destroy’. More information earMUSIC [Release date 27.05.15] Paul Gilbert is … Continue reading

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Interview: WILLIE DOWLING – THE DOWLING POOLE

The Dowling Poole - One Hyde Park

The Dowling Poole have released their second album, ‘One Hyde Park’, another glorious collection of pop gems recalling greats such as XTC, the Kinks, ELO and the band’s own unique twist. Here Jason Ritchie chats to Willie Dowling who gives … Continue reading

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Album review: LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

Provogue [Release date 27.11.15] ‘Soundcheck’ is probably more of a significant album title than you might originally realize, if only because the arrangements on this album sounds like something Leslie West might tinker with in that dead time just before … Continue reading

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Gig review: LEAD BELLY FEST – Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Lead Belly Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2015

Photo: John Bull Rockrpix www.rockrpix.com As George Harrison once said: “No Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan. Therefore no Lead Belly, no Beatles.”  Van Morrison later generalized the point when he said: “Lead Belly was not an influence, he was the influence.  If it … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

Ænima Recordings [Release date 19.03.14] Recording as an instrumental power trio brings its own challenges, not least the need for quality material with which to make an impact. No such problem hinder Italy’s Marcos Power Trio who exude equal amounts … Continue reading

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Album review: LOVE – Love Songs

LOVE - Love Songs

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] ‘Love Songs’ compiles the first three Love albums (minus ‘Emotions’ and ‘Glazing’ from ‘Love’ and the elongated ‘Revelation’ from ‘De Capo’) and replaces the latter with a thrilling Arthur Lee and Jimi Hendrix wah-wah led collaboration … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Paul Gilbert - Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Music Theories Recordings  [Released 15.09.14] Former Racer X and Mr. Big Guitarist Paul Gilbert has always had a refreshing and thoughtful approach to his instrumental work. On the Sisyphusian concept of ‘Stone Pushing Uphill Man’ his 13th solo album, he … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG GILLARD – Parade On

Doug Gillard - Parade On

Nine Mile [Release date 14.07.14] Cleveland underground rock veteran Doug Gillard (Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde, Gem, Guided Voices, Nada Surf) knows exactly what he wants. ‘Parade On’ is an album packed with layered harmonies and jangly guitar-led power pop … Continue reading

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Single & EP review: THE GREETING COMMITTEE – Island (EP)

Push Puzzle Records [Release date 15.09.13] One of the joys of enduring music is the way retro influences sometimes coalesce with the present and lodge themselves in cutting edge recordings. ‘Island’ a 3 track EP from Newcastle’s The Greeting Committee … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (The Yardbirds) – 3 January 2014

Jim McCarty - The Yardbirds

  January 21st 2014 sees The Yardbirds play their first date of an exhaustive 2014 tour which celebrates 50 years of their existence and the British Blues Invasion that changed the course of rock history. The band initially split in ‘68, … Continue reading

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