Tag Archives: Simon Kirke

Album Reviews: Jess Roden – Jess Roden (1974)


Kidderminster born Jess Roden began his recording career with The Alan Bown Set and sang on their single ‘Emergency 999’, a track which made them stars on the Northern Soul scene for a short while. When Roden left after recording the album “The Alan … Continue reading

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Album Review: Back Street Crawler – Second Street (1976)


Such is the way with life that when you think things are on the up and you are finally heading into some clear water a huge great tidal wave comes along and turns your world upside down all over again. … Continue reading

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Album Review: Bad Company – Company of Strangers (1995)


    Bad Company parted company with their second vocalist Brian Howe in 1994 and as founder member Paul Rodgers was not interested in returning set about finding a new frontman. Rumour has it that a friend of bassist Boz … Continue reading

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Album Review: John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick – Broken Arrows (1973)


Recorded around the time of Free’s demise this, Rabbit’s first solo album, is a pleasant enough collection of country and bluegrass tinged singer/songwriter tracks which I’m surprised more people on here haven’t tracked down. Especially given his affiliation with bands … Continue reading

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The Free Story: A review of the studio albums recorded by Free.


  Tons of Sobs (1969) The title of Free’s first album ‘Tons Of Sobs’ is both a term for delta blues wailing and a cockney term for loads of money, which is ironic considering the album only cost about £800 … Continue reading

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