Tag Archives: Classic Rock

Album Review: The Butts Band – The Butts Band (1973)


In 1973 following the disappearance of Jim Morrison the remaining members of The Doors came to England in an attempt to find a replacement front man. Several vocalists were auditioned including Kevin Coyne and Jess Roden. However, the hot favourite … Continue reading

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Album Review: Frankie Miller – The Rock (1975)


Unlike his first two albums Frankie Miller’s third album “The Rock” featured his own backing band so was marketed as being by The Frankie Miller Band rather than as a solo release. Recorded in sight of the famous Alcatraz prison … Continue reading

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Album Review: Lowell George – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here (1979)


By the late seventies Lowell George was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the direction his band Little Feat were taking. He is on record as saying that the growing influence of jazz fusion from certain other members was having a detrimental … Continue reading

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Album Review: Kate Bush – The Kick Inside (1978)


Kate Bush’s debut album “The Kick Inside” was released in 1978 but the story started a few years earlier when she was just a schoolgirl. ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ for example was written when she was … Continue reading

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Album Review: Jess Roden & The Humans – Jess Roden & The Humans (1995)


Time for another one of my stories folks. So if you are all sitting comfortably I’ll begin. It is 1996, a Saturday morning and we are soon to begin the bi-monthly pilgrimage to Goodison Park to watch the mighty Everton … Continue reading

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Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story is full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sam Brown – Box (1997)


As the daughter of rock and roll nice guy Joe Brown and the superb vocalist Vicki Brown, Sam Brown was always going to be a rather special talent. But rather than take the gilt edged pop route that could have easily … Continue reading

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Album Review: Snafu – Snafu (1973)


Snafu were formed in late 1972 by former Procul Harum and Freedom man Bobby Harrison. Harrison was Harum’s drummer on the hit ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ but he and guitarist Ray Royer were kicked out of the band soon after. … Continue reading

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Album Review: Rival Sons – Pressure and Time (2011)


This is another one of those reviews that I have been dithering over for a while. You know the way it is …… any old excuse to put it off. Being talked into letting other albums jump the queue and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Led Zeppelin – III (1970)


After recording two albums and being constantly on tour for the whole of their first year together Zeppelin decided to take a slightly more leisurely approach to recording their third album, the unimaginatively entitled III. Whilst the first album had … Continue reading

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