Meister Music #7 – Meister Finds More Than One Way Home

******************************************************************************************* Photo credit – Wench Wendy Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not…

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Dokken: Dysfunction or Distorted Perception??

See this photo? This is the one that started it. The infamous grudge. The legendary feud. The internal tensions. The rumours. Do you know what Don Dokken and George Lynch disagree about? Business. That’s it. Business. For Don Dokken there can never be enough zeros on a check made out to him. George Lynch simply doesn’t feel that way. But the image on this magazine cover launched a lifetime of  discussion and debate on just…

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Meister Music #6 – Love + Fury, The Headstones Return From The Grave

******************************************************************************************Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not always be to my specific taste…

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Meister Music #5 – U.D.O. Hit Me With A Steelhammer

Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not always be to my specific taste…

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Meister Music #4- HIM's Tears On Tape

Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not always be to my specific taste…

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A Cinderella Story: Tom Keifer's Big Comeback

     It’s been twenty years since Cinderella’s last album, Still Climbing, came and went with little fanfare, twenty years devoid of new material from the band’s supremely talented frontman and chief songwriter Tom Keifer. That all changed on April 30th with the exultant arrival of Keifer’s much anticipated first solo album, The Way Life Goes. It’s been a long wait but if you’re a big Cinderella fan like me you will not be disappointed….

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Meister Music #3-Resurrect Me!

Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not always be to my specific taste…

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Meister Music #2-The Venomous Rat

Hello and welcome to my new segment called Meister Music.  I often get new music cross my desk from record companies or from my own personal musical searches and adventures.  I thought that this would be a good place to review and post my thoughts on some of this music, maybe turning you onto some new bands or reminding you about some old favourites.  Some of the albums may not always be to my specific taste…

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Now Hear This: RIOT – Fire Down Under

     Riot formed in New York City in 1975 when guitarist Mark Reale joined forces with vocalist Guy Speranza, bassist Phil Feit, and drummer Peter Bitteli. The band recorded a demo which led to a deal with the independent label Firesign Records. Phil Feit was eventually replaced Jimmy Iommi and the band added a second guitarist, Louie Kouvaris, before entering the studio to record their debut album, Rock City, which would be released in 1977. The…

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Now Hear This: Carcass – Heartwork

     In October of 1993 something very strange happened: two well-known death metal bands, Entombed and Carcass, released albums that were entirely listenable. Each band went beyond simply injecting discernible melodies into the chaos, they wrote and recorded accessible songs with actual hooks. Entombed decided to take their death metal in a very cool rock and roll direction on Wolverine Blues but Heartwork, the album Carcass released in 1993, is pure, finely-tuned thrash metal….

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