Tag Archives: Ian Gillan

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: 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 Reviews: Kev Moore – Blue Odyssey (2010)


Kev Moore is a Chesterfield born musician who, although¬†being primarily known as a bass player and vocalist with bands such as Graham Oliver’s Saxon, BC Sweet, Tubeless Hearts, Christie and The Gonads, is a heavily talented multi instrumentalist with a … Continue reading

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Album Review: Trapeze – Medusa (1970)


After releasing their self titled debut album early in 1970 founder members John Jones and Terry Rowley returned to previous band The Montanas leaving Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland to continue Trapeze as a three peice. This proved … Continue reading

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Album review: The Jess Roden Band – Keep Your Hat On (1976)


Jess Roden’s second solo album, the first to be credited to The Jess Roden Band was recorded at Island Studios in Hammersmith and features some quality musicians on nine well written tracks which are a mix of band member penned … Continue reading

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Album Review: Cry of Love – Brother (1993)


Q: What do you get if you take a big musical melting pot, throw in a huge chunk of Free and Bad Company, a bit of Led Zeppelin, a smattering of AC/CD riffage, some Deep Purple musical structure and top … Continue reading

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Album review: The Hoochie Coochie Men Featuring Jon Lord – Danger, White Men Dancing (2007)


Well a what a surprise this was. I thought it would be good having already heard the live offering from a few years before but honestly never expected it to be as good as this. Right from the very first … Continue reading

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