The new album "Whoosh!' features thirteen tracks, beginning with "Throw My Bones," which carries that classic Deep Purple combination of strong guitar riffs and melodic keyboards. The powerful chorus of "Drop Your Weapon" matches the edginess of Deep Purple's hard rock sound, while also showcasing their prog-rock sound on the keyboard driven "Nothing At All." The bluesy guitar riff of "No Need To Shout" will simply blow you away with the song's stunning guitar and piano solos, before the band take their energy up another notch with the nostalgic rock and roll appeal of "What The What." Deep Purple return with some more progressive rock punch with the nearly six-minute "The Long Way Around" and "Man Alive," before finishing their new album with the raw, intense delivery of "Dancing In My Sleep." To find out more about Deep Purple and their latest release "Whoosh!," please visit deeppurple.com.
Friday, July 31, 2020
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The first disc of this new double album centers around the "Southern Chapter" and starts off with the traditional tale of "John The Revelator," as Fusco sings with a passion and anger that lifts the spirits of the past. The album continues with the stark, raw blues of "Baker Man," before the band adds an edgier rock vibe to "Bone Man." John Fusco does his best Randy Newman impression with the poetic-piano ballad "Ophelia (Oh I Feel Ya)," while "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing" has a swinging, New Orleans jazz feel, as Fusco and Risse Norman duet wonderfully on the track. The first disc wraps up with the slow-moving, ten-minute blues jam "Bad Dog" and the piano-solo "Snake Oil Man," which highlights Fusco's songwriting talents.
Disc two aims at the "Northern Chapter" of the blues, beginning with New York City-style blues of "Song For Peter," as John's ruff vocals adds that extra feel of emotion to the song's storied lyrics. The band brings in some of that southern style blues during the swampy sound of "Hottest Part Of The Flame," while "Fools Fire" carries a little touch of gospel mixed with the blues. John Fusco pours his soul and emotions into the heartfelt ballad "Baby, Let's Not Borrow," before finishing up his new double-album with the big rock sound of "Good Money After Bad" and the quieter, uplifting flow of "The Sun Also Rises." To find out more about John Fusco and the X-Road Riders and their latest release "John The Revelator," please visit facebook.com/XRoadRiders.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Heathcote Hill begin with the bright, uplifting flow of the album's lead single "All I Remember Is You," which is the perfect opener to get you drawn into the band's roots-based sound. They pick the energy up with the rock infused rhythm of "Hey," before showcasing the more intimate side of their music with the gentle, flowing ballad "Everything Slipping Away." The volume gets turned up once again for the raw emotion of "Teddy Ray Blues ," while "Elegy For Mary Ellen" is an emotional instrumental piece based on an individual who had a positive effect on thousands of Catholic school kids. Heathcote Hill wrap up their new album with the big bluesy guitar chords of "Tell Me What You're Thinking" and the steady, country vibe of "Stories We Are Told." To find out more about Heathcote Hill and their latest release "The Stories We Are Told," please visit heathcotehill.net.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Peter Himmelman begins his new album with the acoustic, roots-based blues of "Suite For Tambourine And Hand Claps," as you easily get lost in the song's groove. He continues with the melodic build-up of each verse of "This Is How It Ends," before the tempo finally picks up with the rock and roll swagger of the title track "Press On." Peter digs in deep with the emotionally poetic lyrics of "A Place In You Heart" and then delivers the southern blues of "Straw And Kerosene" and "Flying Sideways 'Cross The Blacktop." The quiet touch of "Outside Looking In" allows you to really appreciate his amazing songwriting talents. Peter Himmelman finishes up his new album with the beautiful, heartfelt piano ballad "Big Red Moon" and the final words of "This Is My Offering", which may be the last statement from this powerfully elegant songwriter. To find out more about Peter Himmelman and his latest release "Press On," please visit peterhimmelman.com.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Paul McCartney was on a creative high when he was writing and recording his tenth solo album "Flaming Pie." After being inspired by working on "The Beatles Anthology" a couple years before, McCartney wrote and recorded dozens of songs, fourteen of which appeared on the final album, with others appearing as B-sides for the singles "Young Boy," "The World Tonight" and "Beautiful Night." This album also features some of McCartney's most intimate songs like "Calico Skies," "Somedays" and "Little Willow."
One of the most exciting things about this new release is that it will be available again on vinyl, which it hasn't appeared on the format since it's initial release in 1997. The original fourteen-track album has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios and sounds simply stunning. Right from the opening acoustic chords of "Song We Were Singing," you can feel the plucking of the strings. This album seemed to have had a renewed energy for Paul, as he rocked out with songs like "The World Tonight" and "Flaming Pie." He also delivers a helping of the blues, with support from his friend Steve Miller on "Used To Be Bad," as the album shows us flashes of McCartney's past, whether it's through the lyrics or the music.
Now, let's get to the good stuff, like the raw home recordings, outtakes and episodes of his radio show "Oobu Joobu." The ten home recordings do not naturally sound the best, but the significance of them makes them all a must hear, as the melodies of the songs are in place. They make you feel as if you are hanging out with Paul, as his plays you some ideas for his latest album. One of the oldest recordings in this set is "Calico Skies," which was originally written and recorded back in 1991, six years before the "Flaming Pie" album will be released.
There are also simple acoustic versions to a handful of songs that appear on the album. These sound much cleaner than the home recordings and also include a short playful idea called "C'mon Down C'mon Baby." The rough mixes to songs like "The Song We Were Singing" and "Heaven On A Sunday" showcase the development of these songs, by given a glimpse inside the musical mind of this legendary artist. The creativity that was flowing from Paul McCartney is highlight by the six part radio series "Oobu Joobu," which finds McCartney not only playing some new music, but also talking about ideas of how some of these songs came to him and some rare stories of The Beatles recording days.
The fifth and final CD in the set is an hour-long documentary titled "Flaming Pie At The Mill." It is also presented as a documentary on one of the two DVDs, along with music videos, behind the scenes meetings and a historic interview with David Frost. This new reissue of Paul McCartney's "Flaming Pie" album is also available as a double and triple vinyl LP set that includes the home recordings, as well as a 2 CD set that includes many of the studio outtakes that appear in the box set. To find out all you want to know about this new release of "Flaming Pie" from The Paul McCartney Archives, please visit paulmccartney.com/collections/flaming-pie.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Between The Buried And Me took their music to another level, with the opening heavy attack of "Lost Perfection A) Coulrophobia" and the equally aggressive "B) Anablephobia." The band's intensity rises to the boiling point with the chaos with "Mordecai," while "Reaction" and "Shevanel Take 2" display a softer, more melodic tone their hardcore metal sound. Speaking of sound, this new vinyl reissue delivers an amazing range of dynamics, as the new remix seems to modernize the band's sound by strengthening the guitar riffs, while maintaining the perfect balance of power and energy. The solid rhythmic pounding of "The Need For Repetition" will certainly shake your speakers.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The seven-song live set that is included sounds decent for sitting in the vault for over 30 years and not being planned as a possible release. The band sounds hungry for attention, flexing their punk muscle with the power of "Walk Away" and the crazy, reckless deliver of "End Of Cruelty." Insight wrap up their short 15-minute set with a couple quick-hitting, aggressive numbers "Control" and "Tied Down." To find out more about Insight and their latest release "Reflection," please visit facebook.com/insightslchardcore.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Soft Machine Bring You "Live At The Baked Potato" & Gary Husband Teams Up With Markus Reuter To Give Us "Music Of Our Times"
This new twelve-track release highlights their more jazzy, progressive side, beginning with the swinging rhythm of "Out Bloody Intro," which flows into "Out Bloody Rageous Pt 1." Drummer John Marshall wastes no time taken his solo early in the set with "Sideburns," before the band jump into the classic "jammy" sounds of "Hazard Profile Pt 1." The Soft Machine travel back to 1971 to deliver the soft flowing ballad "Kings And Queens" and the equally soothing, and more recent "Heart Off Guard." They slowly bring the energy back with the six-minute jazz romp of "Fourteen Hour Dream," before finishing with the early days of "The Man Who Waved At Trains" and the uptempo jazz fusion of "Hidden Details." To find out more about Soft Machine and their latest release "Live At The Baked Potato," please visit softmachine.org.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
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The album begins with the love song "True To You" and the graceful melody of "Petrichor," as you begin to ease into this collection of emotional numbers. Grabowsky's piano work supports Kelly's poetic lyrics of "When A Woman Loves A Man," while the classic jazz appeal of "Young Lovers" leaves you wanting a swinging rhythm section to be added to this song. The duo pay tribute to Cole Porter with the slow, peaceful telling of "Every Time We Say Goodbye," before finishing their new album with the heartfelt ballad "You Can Put Your Shoes Under My Bed" and the honest prayer for forgiveness with "If I Could Start Today Again." To find out more about this latest collaboration between Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky, please visit paulkelly.com.au.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Tawny Ellis Wants You To "Love Life" & The Furious Seasons Deliver New Acoustic Songs With "La Fonda"
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Guitarist Anthony Phillips Revisits "The Living Room Concert" Along With New Music Staring Into Nothing
Monday, July 6, 2020
Also included in this set are Trevor's demos that would end up being used to create Yes' best selling album "90125." Trevor's compilation "90124" includes unpolished, sometime acoustic run troughs of Yes classics, "Hold On," "Changes" and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart." This new box set also expands upon Trevor Rabin's only live solo album "Live In L.A.," (originally released in 2003) with a second part "Live In Boston," which was also recorded live in 1989. It features more amazing guitar work from Trevor Rabin in songs like "Cover Up" and "Carry On-Promises," along with a powerful drum solo during "Sludge." While the sound may not be a professional recording of the show, it is a great partner to the "Live In LA" album and showcases the fire and passion that Rabin was performing with during the late-eighties.
Rounding out this new box set are two discs that contain "lost soundtrack" songs, since Trevor Rabin scored over 40 soundtracks during his career. One disc is the complete "Jack Frost Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" for the movie starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. The only song that was featured from Rabin's on the "Jack Frost" soundtrack was the uplifting instrumental "Frostbite." The other nine songs that Trevor Rabin created for the movie was never released before on CD. The final disc in this set contains nine "lost" soundtrack instrumentals for some amazing movies like "Remember The Titans," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Gettysburg."
Each box set is signed with a numbered certificate, along with two photo books, posters and promotional photo cards. To find out more about this latest release from Trevor Rabin's archives, please visit musicglue.com.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Guitarist/Singer Bill Kirchen Collects His Most Recent Albums For The New Release "The Proper Years"
Bill Kirchen starts things off with the eleven tracks that made up his "Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods" album, featuring Nick Lowe on bass and backing vocals. He mixes the energy of the title song with the emotional ballad of "Skid Row In My Mind," to give us a glimpse to his country influences. All the fun comes pouring out of the rockabilly sound of "Working Man" and the doo-wop flow of his cover of "Devil With The Blue Dress," before heading out to the country backroads for "Hear Of Gold."
Kirchen's follow-up album "Word To The Wise" features his old bandmate, Commander Cody on piano, while Nike Lowe and Paul Carrack join him on the nostalgic harmonies of "Shelly's Winter Love." Then, Bill Kirchen comes roaring back with the pounding rock rhythm of "Man In The Bottom Of The Well," which finds Elvis Costello taking on the lead vocals. The first disc wraps up with the classic country ballad of "Husbands And Wives" featuring Chris O'Connell on vocals, along with the guitar twang of "Arkansas Diamond."
The second disc continues with the songs "Word To The Wise" with Dan Hicks on acoustic guitar and vocals, and "Ain't Got Time For The Blues" featuring the beautiful vocals of Ms. Maria Muldaur. Bill Kirchen's album "Seeds And Stems" includes a more concise band that is ready to rock, as on the up-tempo numbers "Too Much Fun" and "Semi-Truck." He brings back his classic Americana sound on the guitar boogie of "Rockabilly Funeral" and the jazzy vibe of "Swing Fever." Kirchen pays tribute to one of his idols with a heartfelt cover of Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," before finishing the album with the Commander Cody and His Lost Airmen classic "Hot Rod Lincoln" and the fun, honky-tonk delivery of "Talkin' About Chicken."
The three bonus tracks that appear on this release are all covers, including Jimmy Donley's "Think It Over," Butch Hancock's "Oxblood" and once again, a sped up cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." To find out more about Bill Kirchen and his latest release, the 2-CD set "The Proper Years," please visit billkirchen.com.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
He begins his new album with the boogie-shuffle country rocker "Home Sweet Hollywood," which also features Shooter Jennings adding some vocals. The tempo slows down for the quiet blues of "Have Some Faith," before bringing back the joy with the light-hearted southern roots romp of "Waste A Little Time With Me." Singer/guitarist Gordy Quist (Band Of Heathens) harmonizes with Kamp on the gentle acoustic ballad "Hold On,"before Ted Russell Kamp goes solo with the poetry of "Rainy Day Valentine."
The tempo picks back up with the country swagger of "The Good Part" and "My Turn To Cry," before singer Shane Alexander joins in the delivery of the emotional ballad "Only Son." Ted Russell Kamp finishes up his new album with the built-up melody of "Every Little Thing You Need" and the mellow, country acoustics of "Take My Song With You," which is highlighted by the sweet vocals of Kirsten Proffit. To find out more about Ted Russell Kamp and his latest release "Down In The Den," please visit tedrussellkamp.com.
Friday, July 3, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Anthony kicks off his new twelve track release with the upbeat, swinging rhythm of "Love Changes Everything" and the nostalgic, doo-wop groove of "Tomorrow May Never Come." The blues come alive with the stellar guitar work of Mike Welch and the playful keys of Geraci on the classic plea of "No One Hears My Prayers." Singer Dennis Brennan does double-duty with his voice and harmonica on the blues romp of "Mister," while "Tutti Frutti Booty" is inspired directly by "The Originator" of rock and roll, Little Richard. Anthony Geraci then takes the tempo down to showcase his work on the keys during the six minute ballad "Jelly, Jelly." He finishes up his new album with country blues of "Dead Man's Shoes" and slow, southern swagger of "Crazy Blues/Mississippi Woman," along with the short, jazzy instrumental "Ode To Todd, Ella and Mike Ledbetter." To find out more about Anthony Geraci and his latest release "Daydream In Blue," please visit anthonygeraciblue.com.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah Bring You Out To Cosmic California & The Jason Daniels Band Deliver A Sweet, Southern Rock Groove