Reviews and Features For February 2021
On The Record: Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Frankie Goes to Hollywood made quite a splash in the 80s even though they only released two studio albums and a greatest hits collection. All three are once again available on vinyl.
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Tash Sultana - Terra Firma
Each of these songs are little gems, as are all the other cuts on Terra Firma. Whether shes waxing mystical or being more forthcoming, Sultanas art here is striking.
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Tommy Bolin - Shake the Devil: The Lost Sessions
When guitarist Tommy Bolin, 25-years-old, died of a heroin overdose in 1976 he left behind an impressive body of work for someone so young.
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Travel News, Trips and Tips: Camping Edition
Here we tell you about a few cool and useful items that you may like to have with you when you set out to hike and camp.
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide
These are fun items that you can get your Valentine as a little something extra. Thats a good way to ensure that you (wink, wink) get a little something extra too!
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Rock Reads: All Exce$$ - Occupation: Concert Promoter By Danny Zelisko
For nearly 50-years, concert promoter Danny Zelisko has been presenting shows in metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson
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Quick Flicks: Roger Waters - Us + Them
In 2017 and 2018 former Pink Floyd main man Roger Waters toured the planet, performing his Us + Them show 156 times before a total of 2.3 million fans
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Reviews and Features For January 2021
Paul Maged- Culture War
In an actual culture war, nearly everybody loses. However, the quality music contained on Paul Mageds Culture War album is a conspicuously clear winner.
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Tamar Aphek - All Bets Are Off
Listeners, especially those who like a good dose of the outre in their music, will find All Bets Are Off to be an enchanting surprise.
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Countless Thousands - And the Triumph of Justice
The group counts Against Me! as a musical influence, and the acts singer is sometimes a dead ringer for Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!
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Sites and Sounds: Moon Crush Socially-Distanced Music Experience
A getaway featuring four days of live music performed beachside in the warm Florida sun sounds pretty good right about now.
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On The Record: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live at the Roundhouse
Fans of early Pink Floyd will absolutely adore this 2-LP live set from Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his band Saucerful of Secrets
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Paul McCartney - McCartney III
While many may think of any of McCartneys albums beyond his work with the Beatles and Wings as solo albums, McCartney III is actually, as the title indicates, only Maccas third true solo album
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Quick Flicks: Joe Bonamassa - Guitar Man
The new documentary film Guitar Man tells the story so far of the super-hot guitar slinger Joe Bonamassa.
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Travel News, Trips and Tips: Travevel
This time out we tell you about a new social media network where travelers can connect with each other and share their photographs and videos.
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MorleyView: Maria Vidal (Desmond Child and Rouge)
Besides her own solo smash single "Body Rock", her vocals have graced records by Aerosmith, Belinda Carlisle, Alice Cooper, Stevie Nicks, Cat Stevens, Lana Del Rey and many more.
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Reviews and Features For December/November 2020
RockPile: Aussie Edition
Gday mate! This special edition of RockPile listens to recent releases by artists from Australia. The genres here are as disparate as the vast Australian landscape
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Firefall - Comet
Its been more than 20-years since Firefall released a new album and just hearing the bands name will likely have fans doing some reminiscing as they flash back to the bands 70s heyday
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Santa's Jukebox: Santa's Mixtape Edition
Santa needs to be quiet as he flies from rooftop to rooftop but that doesnt mean that he wont be jamming tunes as he makes his rounds.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Edition
Weve chosen to make our last Holiday Gift Guide of the season a Stocking Stuffers edition and weve taken the term literally
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Santa's Jukebox: Calexico- Rick Wakeman- More
Ever wonder what kind of music Santa blasts in the sleigh while hes out delivering toys? Well this year you can bet it will be some of the titles we review here
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MorleyView: Desmond Child
Most people know Desmond Child as the mastermind songwriter behind mega-hits like "Livin' On a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Livin' la Vida Loca" and many, many more
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Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Edition -Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea II- more
Music fans will love the fresh information we have here for an upcoming music cruise in Europe, and we have gift suggestions for book lovers that like to cook
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Holiday Gift Guide: Food & Drink Edition
The holidays are known to be a time of great indulgence in food and drink. So here we have some gift ideas to get the party started: a purse that secretly holds wine, books to tempt your palate and other goodies.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Rock T-Shirts and more
Here are more gift ideas for you, including very cool rock T-shirts and one wild, psychedelic chair!
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Santa's Jukebox: Vinyl Edition (Elvis, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers and more)
Every year Legacy Records digs deep into their archives to rerelease on vinyl some of the most-cherished holiday albums of all time, and this year is no exception.
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Melody Makers: ASHBA: From Guns N' Roses To EDM
As the world went silent March 2020, little did we all know the musical genius of DJ ASHBA was already hunkered down in his Vegas home studio creating wildly new innovative music
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Santa's Jukebox: A Gulf Coast Christmas And More
Oh yes, Santa loves his music! Here are some of his favorites this year to help you get in the holiday mood.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Box Sets: Rock (Motorhead, Uriah Heep, Iggy And The Stooges, More)
Its going to be a rocking holiday season for fans who are lucky enough to receive one or more of these box sets from their very considerate friend or family member!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Box Sets: Pop, Country, Soul
Record labels make sure that there are lots of great box set collections available for holiday gift giving. Here are some of our favorite titles now on offer.
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The Champs Featuring Dave Burgess - Tequila Party
There are lots of fun party songs but none of them create as much excitement and guaranteed listener participation as Tequila, the late 1950s hit single
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Holiday Gift Guide: Fun & Games Edition
Here are gift ideas for those who like to have fun on a scooter and for those who like to settle in and take the challenge of playing a new game
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On The Record: Holiday Gift Guide Edition - Hendrix, Elvis and Prince
Theres lots of new vinyl out in time for holiday gift giving, and here we tell you about titles from Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley as well as three titles from His Royal Purpleness, Prince
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Holiday Gift Guide: AC/DC, Jerry Garcia, Ready Steady Go
This edition of our Holiday Gift Guide features very cool items for the music-loving friend or family member on your list.
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Yes - The Royal Affair Tour: Live from Las Vegas
There is no dispute that English rock band Yes are the godfathers of prog rock, and in 2019 the band celebrated their longevity by putting together The Royal Affair Tour
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MorleyView: Judas Priest's Rob Halford
Heavy metal is full of superstars and true characters that rise above the pack but none stands taller than Rob Halford. Morley spoke to him about his new autobiography
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Sites and Sounds: 12 Days of the Beatles
Youve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but do you know about the 12 Days of the Beatles?
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Sites and Sounds: Ragas Live Festival 2020
Touring and live music events remain on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic but many promoters are finding a way to present quality live music online.
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Quick Flicks: Bay Area Godfathers
This film directed by Bob Nalbandian tells the story of how the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene coalesced and flourished in its early days
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Sites and Sounds: Finland's Tuska Utopia
Tuska Utopia is a 3-episode series of rock concerts, each of which will take place at a very scenic spot in Finland.
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5 Star: Professor and the Madman - Seance
How in the world does a band produce an album this good? Since the album is called Seance, is the band perhaps getting a little help from the other side?
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MorleyView: Noush Skaugen
Although the year is not done yet, Morley can safely predict that this 5 star winner is by far his favorite record of 2020. Read on to find out what Noush tells him about what went into making it.
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Joe Bonamassa - Royal Tea
Bonamassas new album is called Royal Tea for a couple of reasons, he was inspired by how Britains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal life, and he also fulfilled a long-held desire to record in Londons famed Abbey Road
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On The Record: Happy 5th Anniversary Vinyl Moon Records!
As one of the most exciting record labels on the planet, Vinyl Moon Records has been creating fun for vinyl lovers for five years now.
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Reviews and Features For October 2020
Quick Flicks: Beyond Barricades: The Story of Anti-Flag
With more than 20-years of band history to cover, the documentarys director Jon Nix had his work cut out for him. Telling the story in their own words are each band member along with friends and associates
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3000AD - The Void
Compared to acts like Slayer and Sepultura, The Void is described as an album that takes the listener on a journey through a bleak dystopian future.
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Root 66: Bonnie Whitmore - Last Will & Testament
Last Will & Testament teeters delightfully on the edge of folkie singer/songwriter and pop and will likely find lots of fans of each genre.
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5-Star: Blue Oyster Cult - The Symbol Remains
With The Symbol Remains, Blue Oyster Cult has set the bar incredibly high for classic rock bands that think they can still cut the mustard.
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Root 66: Rachel Brooke - The Loneliness in Me
Rachel Brooke is on the fast track to becoming the latest Americana darling, which is a bit ironic considering that she eschews fads
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Battle of the Band: The Allman Brothers Band
Two live recordings from the Allman Brothers Band battle it out, one of which features Duane Allman.
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Joe Bouchard - Strange Legends
Fans of Joe will no doubt be hailing this as his strongest work yet and newcomers would find no better place than this to get familiar with his massive talent.
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Hot In The City: Concerts in Your Car
There are still two ways to enjoy live music: you can catch bands and individual artists performing virtually online, or attend a Concert in Your Car.
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Quick Flicks: Queen + Adam Lambert - Live Around the World (DVD + CD, Blu-ray + CD)
This film is a great keepsake for those who were at any of the shows, and a real treat for fans who thought they missed out.
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Rock Reads: America's First Female Serial Killer
Toppans story is getting around these days, she even got a shout-out from an ambitious (fictional) fellow female psycho in a recent Lifetime movie.
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Think Pink! (For Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and by now youve probably seen lots of people wearing pink ribbons and other pink items to draw attention to the fight against breast cancer.
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Root 66: Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt- More
For this edition of Root 66 Kevin takes a listen to new releases from Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt, Pete Kronowitt, John Pops Dennie and Tom Sless
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Remembering Eddie Van Halen
antiMusic's Anthony Kuzminski shares his reflections with the passing of music legend Eddie Van Halen.
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David Clayton-Thomas - Say Somethin'
Clayton-Thomas had great success with Blood Sweat & Tears in the late 60s. While many fans may have forgotten about him, the star has continued to put out solo albums
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Root 66: Gasoline Lollipops- Cary Morin- Fireside Collective- Heathcote Hill
For this edition of Root 66 Kevin Wierzbicki takes a listen to new releases from Gasoline Lollipops, Cary Morin, Fireside Collective, and Heathcote Hill
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Reviews and Features For September 2020
Stray Cats - Rocked This Town: From LA to London
As the album title indicates, the generous 23-track set presented here was recorded at various stops along the tour route.
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Reggae Party: A Reggae Session- Wailing Souls- The Skints
Our Reggae Party begins with a look at a star-stacked film from 32-years ago, featuring Toots Hibbert and many others.
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The Blues: William Shatner - The Blues
Every time Shatner puts out an Album he focuses on a different genre and on this, his eighth music release, he delves into the blues, a music that has been dear to him for much of his
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Dokken - The Lost Songs 1978-1981
Maybe not for everyone, but ardent fans and Dokken completists will not be disappointed.
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MorleyView: Black Rose Maze
You know those delightful moments when a record comes out of nowhere and hijacks your ears? That's what happened to me recently with the debut record from Black Rose Maze.
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Headcat 13 - Headcat 13
Rockabilly fans likely remember The Head Cat, a trio that featured Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, and rockabilly mainstay Danny B. Harvey
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Battle of the Band: Fernando Perdomo
This time out we feature three releases from prog guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo.
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Travel News, Trips and Tips: 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama
Should your travels take you to Alabama, heres how to find some of the states most interesting eats.
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Powerman 5000 - The Noble Rot
Powerman 5000 singer Spider One has stated that he may have channeled Peter Murphy with his vocals on this album, and that is evident from the efforts first track
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Quick Flicks: The Center of Nowhere (The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Missouri)
If youve ever passed through the small city of Springfield, Missouri, on historic Route 66 or otherwise, you probably didnt give any thought to the bergs music history.
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MorleyView: Cristian Machado (ex-Ill Nino)
Morley speaks to former Ill Nino singer Cristian Machado about his forthcoming acoustic album "Hollywood y Sycamore" and a lot more!
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Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet
Still going strong after 55-years and more than 40 albums and with founding member Kim Simmonds on board on guitar and vocals, it is right on the mark for this record to be titled Aint Done Yet.
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The Georgia Thunderbolts - The Georgia Thunderbolts EP
One listen to the slide guitar and harmony vocal filled Southern rock of opening cut Looking for an Old Friend and Skynyrd fans will be hooked
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RockPile: Neal Smith, Shadow & the Thrill, Limousine Beach and Vicious Rooster
For this edition of Rock Pile, Kevin Wierzbicki takes a listen to new releases from Alice Cooper legend Neal Smith, Shadow & the Thrill (Great White), Limousine Beach and Vicious Rooster
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Reviews and Features For August 2020
Ozzy Osborne Was The Monster Under My Bed
Like the record cover images, I see moments with Ozzy as snapshots of growing up.
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Jack Russell's Great White ? Once Bitten Acoustic Bytes
This album features new recordings but it has the band looking back to 1987 as they revisit their smash hit album Once Bitten.
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MorleyView: Deep Purple's Roger Glover
Is it possible for a band that has been around for more than 50 years to put out what is potentially their best album at this stage of their career? It is if you're talking about Deep Purple.
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Laura Wilde - Charmed + Dangerous
While Wilde is definitely a guitar goddess (think Lita Ford) this album shows how well-rounded her talents are
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RSC - Shadow Lady
You must love how RSC describes its music as unapologetically old school rock/metal. If you love the old school stuff , there is never any need to apologize.
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On The Record: Hall & Oates, Triumph, Daniel Johnston, and Social Distortion
Our spotlight on vinyl spins recent releases from Hall & Oates, Triumph, Daniel Johnston, and Social Distortion.
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Sonic Fuel - I Will Rise
Sonic Fuel is an apt name for a rock band. Yes, its sonic because its sound. However, whenever its done the right way, it burns - like fuel.
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Sites and Sounds: Slaughterhouse 5 Opera Set For September Premiere
Fans of the late American author Kurt Vonnegut have a special reason to travel to Dresden, Germany this fall
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Sites and Sounds: Texas Country At Sea
The dates for the inaugural Rock the Coast Texas Country at Sea cruise have been announced!
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