Buried Treasure – Vince Neil’s Exposed

Buried Treasure – Vince Neil’s Exposed

By 1993, the alternative/grunge movement was in full swing and had all but taken over popular music.  Some of the rock bands/artists of the 1980s who were still active in 1993 had altered both their sound and image in their attempts to jump aboard this seemingly unstoppable gravy train. Vince Neil, however, was NOT one of those artists. * On April 27, 1993, Vince’s debut solo album Exposed was released.  This album was the antithesis…

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Trash Cowboys

While I was down in Memphis, Tennessee back in November for Tora Tora’s 25th anniversary concert, I picked up some new discs from some bands unfamiliar to me courtesy of Steve Lockett at FnA Records. Here is the third CD that I checked out: TRASH COWBOYS – The Good, The Bad & The Nasty With a cover like the Trash Cowboys CD has I expected something dark and heavy for sure.  Inside the cover was…

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unbelievably good albums with unbelievably bad album covers – Van Halen's A Different Kind Of Truth

Andrew Jacobs here, Okay okay, technically speaking, it’s NOT an unbelievably bad album cover (hell, it’s not really even a bad album cover).  And yes, there are certainly far worse album covers with unbelievably good albums housed inside them. Having said that though, my biggest complaint with this album cover is with the inside packaging and mostly because there is not one single photo of the band or any of it’s members.  That is a…

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Buried Treasure – A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Buried Treasure – A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Andrew Jacobs here, Down was a heavy metal supergroup formed in the early 1990s and consisting of Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and literally a million others) on vocals, Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity) on guitar, Kirk Windstein & Todd Strange (Crowbar) on guitar & bass respectively and Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod) on drums (Todd Strange was later replaced by Pantera bassist Rex Brown).  Many of you are probably most familiar with Down from their 1995…

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Guitars, Cars and Women

While I was down in Memphisfor Tora Tora’s 25th Aniversary, I picked up some new discs and bands to check out courtesy of Steve Lockett at FnA Records. Here is the second CD that I checked out: The Greg Leon Invasion-Guitars, Cars & Women While I was not totally sure that I had heard of Greg Leon, the name did nag at the back of my memory and recognition.  The front cover depicted, as one…

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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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