Tag Archives: Deep Purple

Album Reviews: The Law – The Law (1991)


The Law is definately Paul Rodgers most little know project it is also quite possibly his most misunderstood. The idea behind The Law was almost certainly for Rodgers to get the hunger back and start singing again. He had spent pretty much … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jon Lord – Pictured Within (1998)


Regular readers of my musical musings will know that quite often on a lengthy review I will delve into each track and attempt to describe to you, the reader, what is going on. Usually on the assumption that you may not … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jimmy Helms – Songs I Sing (1975)


I first became aware of Jimmy Helms when I heard his contributions to Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover’s solo album ‘The Butterfly Ball’ and Eddie Hardin’s ‘Wizard’s Convention’. On both of those recordings Jimmy Helms’ singing was soulful, deep and … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: The Bookhouse Boys – The Bookhouse Boys (2008)


It’s difficult to know where to start with this. On first listen and without any accompanying literature you would be forgiven for thinking that it was some obscure soundtrack album from a low budget sixties gangster flick or spaghetti western … 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: 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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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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