Buried Treasure – American Hi-Fi’s self titled debut

Buried Treasure – American Hi-Fi’s self titled debut

Andrew Jacobs here, Seeing as how Wally just posted about Rockhead and Bob Rock, I figured that I’d do a post on one of my favorite (and one of the least heard) Bob Rock produced albums, the 2001 self titled debut by American Hi-Fi.  Although this is American Hi-Fi’s most popular album, I’m guessing that there aren’t very many of you who have heard it.  Well all I have to say is if you’re a…

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Buried Treasure – Rockhead

Buried Treasure – Rockhead

Most of you are probably aware of Bob Rock. The Canadian record producer that has worked on albums such as “Dr. Feelgood”, “Slippery When Wet”, Metallica’s “Black” album and of course his big screen role in Metallica’s “Some Kind of Monster” movie. Not exactly a shabby resume. Certainly most of the albums Bob Rock has worked on would never  be considered for a “Buried Treasure” column, except for maybe one. 1992’s Rockhead album by the band…

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Wanted 'Till The Day I Die

While I was down in Memphis, Tennessefor Tora Tora’s 25th Aniversary, I picked up some new discs from some unfamiliar bands to check out courtesy of Steve Lockett at FnA Records. Here is the first CD that I checked out: WANTED – ‘TILL THE DAY I DIE Wanted began back in 1988 in L.A. with vocalist Kenny James and Guitarist Jeffery Lane joining ranks with bassist John E.K.  Living the sex, drugs and rock and roll…

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Buried Treasure – Steve Jones’ Fire And Gasoline

Buried Treasure – Steve Jones’ Fire And Gasoline

Andrew Jacobs here, Although my last post was a bit of a tongue in cheek response to Wally’s “Buried Treasure – BOD!” post, I do think that his idea of showcasing overlooked albums is a damn good one, so I figured that I’d post a serious one. As you’re all well aware at this point, I’m a HUGE Steve Jones fan.  His work in the Sex Pistols alone makes him one of my favorite guitarists…

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Buried Treasure – BOD!

Buried Treasure – BOD!

Welcome to the first ever “Buried Treasure” column where I will dig through my CD collection in search of albums that deserve a little time in the spotlight for one reason or another. I would love to see this column go completely “interactive”. So to the Decibel Geeks that might be reading this, it would be awesome if you would dig out an album of yours that you feel is worth sharing with friends, maybe…

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Living The American Dream Caesar’s Way

Living The American Dream Caesar’s Way

I came across the self-titled Little Caesar cassette in a bargain bin about twenty years ago, attracted by the cover art.  I flipped it over and noticed Bob Rock’s name in the producer category…..to the cash register Batman! . At that time, my friends and I thought Bob Rock was a God (Canadian as well) and anything he laid his hands to was gold, much like our opinion of Rick Rubin.  As I did every week,…

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Kissin' Time Release Day – Spiro Papadatos/Bobnoxious Interview

It’s Halloween so I suppose it’s time for a treat! For Part 2 of our KISSIN’ TIME – Canada’s Tribute to KISS Interviews, we speak with long time Kiss family member Spiro Papadatos and Bob from the band Bobnoxious about the new tribute CD released today, October 31st, 2012. Thirteen Kiss classics from thirteen Canadian INDIE Artists with all proceeds going to SICKKIDS Foundation (Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital). DBG: For those that might not know who Spiro Papadatos is,…

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KISSIN' TIME for the KIDS

2012 has certainly a great year to be a Kiss fan. We got to see them on THE TOUR this past summer, we got the new MONSTER album on October 13th and now we can add one more cool project to the mix. KISSIN’ TIME –  Canada’s Tribute to KISS is a new tribute CD about to be released on October 31st, 2012. As the official website states, it’s 13 of Canada’s best indie acts, 13 classic…

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When Something Stands For Nothing!

When Something Stands For Nothing! The Headstones are one of my all time favourite bands, Canadian as well.  I discovered them from a compilation cassette that was circulated around my friend’s campus at York Universityin Toronto back in the early 90’s.  The cassette contained the song Heart of Darkness and we played it over and over again, loving the dark energy of the track.  It had even come with a window sticker of the Headstones logo…

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WASP

I don’t really care for covers or remakes, to me it just says that the artist was too damn lazy to think of a song. Yes I said it. But I had a change of heart when I heard WASP (Chris Holmes, lol) sing their remake of  Who’s classic “The Real Me”. Featured on the 1989 album The Headless Children. The album was a first for Frank Banali (Quiet Riot), and the last to feature Chris…

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