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Album review: GODLEY and CREME – Frabjous Days, The Secret World Of, 1967-69

GODLEY and CREME – Frabjous Days, The Secret World Of, 1967-69

Cherry Red/Grapefruit [Release date: 10.06.22] Kevin Godley and Lol Creme didn’t know what they were doing. Well, that’s not strictly true. To be accurate : There’s a thrill in not knowing what you’re doing but aiming high anyway and that, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DAVEY JOHNSTONE BAND – Deeper Than My Roots

The Davey Johnstone Band - Deeper Than My Roots

Pete Feenstra chatted to Davey Johnstone for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 13 February 2022. Spirit Of Unicorn Music/Cherry Red [Release date: 04.02.22] 49 years after his ‘Smiling Face’ debut album, Elton John’s guitarist Davey Johnstone is back … Continue reading

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Album review: ENUFF Z’NUFF – Hardrock Nite

EZN Nite

Frontiers [Release date: 12.11.21] Enuff Z’Nuff do an album of Fab Four covers, at last. We used to think it was a given, but it never happened. There’s distance now, and with that comes perspective. Arguably, only Wilson Pickett (Hey … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FOREIGN FILMS – Starlight Serenade

The Foreign Films - Starlight Serenade

Pete Feenstra chatted to Bill Majoros for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 21 November 2021. Curve Music [Release date 30.07.21] What’s the significance of a band’s name? In the case of The Foreign Films (aka Canadian singer songwriter … Continue reading

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Album review: THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

THE KORGIS – Kartoon World

Pete Feenstra chatted to James Warren about the album Kartoon World for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 1 August 2021.  https://thekorgis.com/ [Release date 16.07.21] ‘Kartoon World’ is the first proper studio album since 1992. And it marks a … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE MARSDEN – Kings

Bernie Marsden - Kings

Bernie Marsden is the subject of a two-part special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, celebrating the release of a new album and his addition to the station’s exclusive “Featured Artists” section.  Part 1 (above) was first broadcast on 25 … Continue reading

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Album review: GERRY MARSDEN – My Home Town

GERRY MARSDEN - My Home Town

Angel Air [Release date 26.06.21] Back in 1963, the song ‘How Do You Do It’, penned by prolific UK hit writer, Mitch Murray, was offered to Gerry &The Pacemakers, manager Brian Epstein’s second signing. This was after the Beatles had … Continue reading

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Album review: THE JOHN WILLIAMS SYNDICATE – Out Of Darkness

THE JOHN WILLIAMS SYNDICATE - Out Of Darkness

Pete Feenstra chatted to John Williams for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 30 May 2021. Wulfrun Records [Release date 06.04.21] ‘Out Of Darkness’ is an exercise in aesthetics. Everything from the name of his Wulfrun label which connects … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Inspirations

SAXON - Inspirations

Silver Lining [Release date 19.03.21] Four decades into a career that has seen them conquer the globe, there seems to be no stopping the mighty Saxon, their own brand of Heavy Metal Thunder still ringing out loud and proud. Whilst … Continue reading

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EP review: RINGO STARR – Zoom In

RINGO STARR - Zoom In

[Release date 19.03.21] Very few people can generate the goodwill and love that Ringo Starr does globally. Sure, when you’ve been a member of the biggest band ever, you’re bound to have some support, but he just keeps putting out … Continue reading

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Album review: STRAY – Roll Up! Roll Up!

STRAY – Roll Up! Roll Up!

Monstrous Child [Release date 23.1o.20] Stray’s ‘Roll Up! Roll Up!’ is a very honest warts and all document of what went down on the night. If anything, it could have done with a few edits to bring a more mellifluous … Continue reading

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Album review: CLASSIC ARCHIVES – Hurricane Smith

CLASSIC ARCHIVES – Hurricane Smith

Angel Air [Release date 12.11.20] We could ask you to name the RAF Glider pilot who later had a number one hit single on the US Billboard Top Forty. But you know the answer, of course you do. Norman ‘Hurricane’ … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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WALTER TROUT – Ordinary Madness

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness

Pete Feenstra chatted to Walter Trout in September 2020, discussing the album ‘Ordinary Madness’.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio,  6 September 2020. Provogue Records [Release date 28.08.20] With a biography entitled ‘Rescued From Reality’ and his latest … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL VINCENT – Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday

PHIL VINCENT - Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday

Rock Company [Release date 10.06.20] Solo album number 22(!) from Phil Vincent, who tends to indulge his love of melodic hard rock and the Beatles more on his solo efforts. The album runs the spectrum of melodic rock, from the … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN DALE PETIT – 2020 Visions

STEPHEN DALE PETIT - 2020 Visions

333 Records [Release date 27.03.20] Let me straight away pay tribute here to the cover artwork by Klaus Voorman, which is fantastic. Voorman, of course, was tight with The Beatles from Hamburg days – and he won a Grammy for … Continue reading

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Album review: TESLA – Five Man London Jam

TESLA - Five Man London Jam

Universal [Release date 27.03.20] Tesla are a band who write songs so good that they can be played in any style and still sound great. The world of rock music discovered this way back in 1990 when the band released … Continue reading

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DVD review: BARRY WOM – Plenty-Mental Journey

BARRY WOM – Plenty-Mental Journey

Guilty Dog Productions The main feature of this DVD is “John Halsey – A Life In Pitchers”, which is an entertaining interview with the man best known for his role as Barry Wom in The Rutles. With a running time … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LARS BOUTRUP, AL DI MEOLA

LARS BOUTRUP

LARS BOUTRUP’S MUSIC FOR KEYBOARDS The Great Beyond Ex’cess Records (Release date 02.03.20) Danish keyboard wiz Lars Boutrup evokes organ grinders of a bygone age.  In doing so he also fashions his own version of classic keyboard-led rock.  ‘The Great … Continue reading

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Album review: MALONE SIBUN – Come Together

Malone Sibun - Come Together

In this special feature for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Pete Feenstra chats to Marcus Malone and Innes Sibun.  First broadcast 31 March 2019. Redline Records [Release date 31.01.20] Take one of the best soulful, honey voiced rock-blues vocalists in … Continue reading

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Album review: RINGO STARR – What’s My Name

RINGO STARR - What

Universal Music Group [Release date 25.10.19] The world’s most famous drummer doesn’t need to keep bringing out new albums and could rest on his laurels and enjoy the fruits of his past labour but no, here is a man who … Continue reading

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Album review: LARRY MILLER – The Sinner And The Saint

Larry Miller - The Sinner And The Saint

Code7 – Big Guitar Records [Release date 06.09.19] Just given Larry Miller’s serious health issues alone, ‘The Sinner And The Saint’ double album is a remarkable achievement. Released exactly three years since his last self-titled album, it’s arguably his most … Continue reading

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Album review: DONNIE VIE – Beautiful Days

DONNIE VIE - Beautful Things

Deko Music [Release date 07.06.19] Former Enuff Z’Nuff vocalist Donnie Vie returns with a new album, his first in four years and a treat as it looked that after his last album, ‘The White Album’, he wasn’t overly keen on … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

DEAD DAISIES – Locked And Loaded

SPV [Release date 23.08.19] The Dead Daisies have been touring and recording since 2013 when David Lowy put the first line-up of the band together. Now, as the various current members of the band take a year out to concentrate … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – Laurence Jones Band

Laurence Jones - Laurence Jones Band

Top Stop Music [Release date 27.09.19] ‘Laurence Jones Band’ is a career departure for the former rock-blues hero who makes a major pitch for the pop market. They say the most significant thing about the blues genre is that historically … Continue reading

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