Monthly Archives: January 2011

Album Review: The Jess Roden Band – Play It Dirty, Play It Class (1976)


The second studio album from The Jess Roden Band “Play It Dirty, Play It Class” was recorded at Island’s Basing Street Studios towards the end of the UK’s blazing summer of 1976. As with the previous album, “Keep Your Hat … Continue reading

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Album Review: Heather Nova – Siren (1998)


Heather Nova is one of those artists people seem to either love or hate. Her vocal style, delivery ¬†and lyric writing may be an acquired taste but if you can appreciate it you will be absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer … Continue reading

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Album Review: Chantal Kreviazuk – Under These Rocks and Stones (1996)


Sometimes in life you just stumble across something totally by accident and it goes on to become something very significant. That, I suppose, is what people mean when they refer to fate. If that is the case then fate is … Continue reading

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Album Review: Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)


In December 1970 Led Zeppelin moved into the newly opened Island Studios in Basing Street, London and began work on their fourth album. After the initial sessions the band decamped to Headley Grange and used the Rolling Stones Mobile to … Continue reading

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Album Review: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)


Well where do you start with this one. There has probably been as much written about this album as any ever recorded so the last thing the world needs is my opinion on it. But as it sits in the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Robert Plant – Pictures At Eleven (1982)


Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales Robert Plant’s first solo outing after the disbanding of Led Zeppelin was eagerly anticipated and one of the most high profile releases of 1982. At the time Plant was keen to distance himself … Continue reading

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Album Review: Trapeze – Medusa (1970)


After releasing their self titled debut album early in 1970 founder members John Jones and Terry Rowley returned to previous band The Montanas leaving Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland to continue Trapeze as a three peice. This proved … Continue reading

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