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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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Album Review: Graham Bonnet – Line Up (1981)


Following his brief spell in Rainbow Graham Bonnet took full advantage of his newly acquired rock audience and put out this 1981 solo offering. ‘Line- Up’ came complete with a who’s who of guest musicians and a Rainbow coloured backdrop … Continue reading

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Album Review: Gary Moore – Corridors of Power (1982)


Just heard the very sad news that Gary Moore died earlier today. A great guitarist and songwriter who always put on a good live show every time I saw him. This is my only published review of any of Gary’s solo … 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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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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