Author Archives: Martin Leedham

About Martin Leedham

Music critic, Horse Racing Tipster, Hapless Dreamer, Defender of the Underdog

Album Reviews: Paul Kossoff – Back Street Crawler (1973)


Free disbanded for the first time in 1971 due to growing friction between members of the band. Three spin off bands were created, Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit by Paul Kossoff and Simon Kirke. Toby by Andy Fraser and Peace … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Rod Stewart – The Early Solo Years 1970-1978


An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (1970) Great rock anorak and author of the magnificent ‘Great Rock Discography’ Martin C Strong wrote in his biography of Rod Stewart that his was the biggest and possibly most tragic sell … Continue reading

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Album Review: Frankie Miller – Once In A Blue Moon (1973)


Frankie Miller may not have recorded his debut album ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ until late 1972 but by then he already had a huge reputation in live music circles and was seen by many as a superstar in waiting.  Millers Mother … Continue reading

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Martin Leedham’s All Time Album Chart (A work in progress)


Originally posted on martinleedham:
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MartinLeedham/martin_leedhams_all_time_album_chart__a_work_in_progress__updated_19th_january_2014__now_including_reviews__/ UPDATE 20TH JULY 2014 As my ratings and reviews seem to have been included on some other sites (including Wikipedia) thought I would update the current chart. Remember it’s awork in progress so there are…

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Album Reviews: Jonatha Brooke – Back In The Circus (2004)


First thing to point out here is that I am rating and reviewing the UK release of this album which is slightly different to the original US version. The differences are the removal of the three cover versions which have … Continue reading

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Album Review: Babe Ruth – Kid’s Stuff (1976) or A rant on the demise of the record industry !


This was initially going to be a review of the album but it turned into more of a rant about the demise of record shops and good record companies. Given the way things have gone lately I think it is … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Alaska – Heart of the Storm (1984) / The Pack (1985)


Bernie Marsden left Whitesnake after (or during depending on who you believe) the Saints & Sinners album. That band were never the same again as they lost one of their three main songwriting forces. The fact that Bernie Marsden has … Continue reading

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