Category Archives: Classic Rock

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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Album Review: Thunder – Back Street Symphony (1990)


  Guitarist Luke Morley, singer Danny Bowes and drummer Gary ‘Harry’ James emerged from the wreckage of Terraplane in 1989 and after enlisting bassist Mark Luckhurst and keyboard and some time guitarist Ben Matthews emerged as Thunder. Thus creating one of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Steve Winwood – Junction Seven (1997)


After recording the Traffic album “Far From Home” Steve Winwood returned to his solo career with this much maligned 1997 offering “Junction Seven”. Being Winwood’s seventh solo album and the M6 motorway junction for his hometown of Birmingham it is … Continue reading

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Album Review: Genesis – Foxtrot (1972)


Genesis recorded their fourth studio album, “Foxtrot”, at Island Studios, London during August 1972 and in an amazing show of alacrity it was released and on the streets by October of the same year. Their career was starting to move in … Continue reading

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Album Review: Burton Cummings – Dream Of A Child (1978)


After two solo albums Burton Cummings decided the time was right to try his hand at producing his own album. Calling on friendships and contacts made during his ten years as a recording artist, mostly with The Guess Who, he found … Continue reading

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Album Review: Thin Lizzy – Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)


Brian Robertson’s time in Thin Lizzy was never without incident and following his relegation to special guest/session player for the “Bad Reputation” album, on which he contributed to just two songs, he was reinstated as a full member in time for … Continue reading

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Album Review: Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)


The first two albums of the Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson era Thin Lizzy, “Night Life “(1974) and “Fighting “(1975), hadn’t exactly set the world on fire sales wise and certainly weren’t held in the regard they are now back then. So … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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