Monthly Archives: November 2010

Album Review: Queen + Paul Rodgers – The Cosmos Rocks (2008)


This is another review I have been sitting on for months. Coming back to the album for repeated listenings, altering my rating. Little tweaks here and there …… general indecision really. Have I rated it too highly ….. am I … Continue reading

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Album Review: Burton Cummings – Above The Ground (2008)


I am thinking of putting myself forward as a non Canadian ambassador to Canadian music as I seem to be forever extolling the virtues of Maple Leaf muso’s. In my eyes at least though, Burton Cummings is the musical King … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part Two – The Roger Glover Years


  Down To Earth (1979) I’m sure most of you reading this are more than well aware of Ritchie Blackmore’s penchant for totally taking his band to pieces and re-inventing it. Well, come the back end of 1978 he had … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part One – The Dio Years


  Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow (1975) When Ritchie Blackmore grew tired of the increasing amount of funk being put into Deep Purple he decided to record a solo album. Apparently he would sit in the studio during the rehearsals and recording … Continue reading

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Snakebites. A review of the studio albums of Whitesnake: Part One – The Classic Years


  Trouble (1978) This was the first proper full length Whitesnake album. ‘Snakebite’ was originally a four track EP and had four tracks from Coverdale’s solo album ‘Northwinds’ added to make it up to album length for release outside of … Continue reading

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David Coverdale: The Purple Records solo albums reviewed.


  White Snake (1977) After months of staggering around the world like a wounded beast the Mark IV version of Deep Purple collapsed and died at the Liverpool Empire in March 1976 leaving David Coverdale in something of a state … Continue reading

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The Free Story: A review of the studio albums recorded by Free.


  Tons of Sobs (1969) The title of Free’s first album ‘Tons Of Sobs’ is both a term for delta blues wailing and a cockney term for loads of money, which is ironic considering the album only cost about £800 … Continue reading

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