TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Bio I’m always curious what an artist, usually a guitarist, might sound like when he or she leaves their previous gig as a corporate employee or a full-fledged band member. And most of the time, I’m shocked at how different they sound on their own.  The first time I can remember anxiously awaiting a guitarist’s solo work was Vinnie Vincent.  Looking back, I guess I was expecting a somewhat close facsimile of…

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CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

Background Cybernetic Witch Cult, a stoner rock band from Cornwall in England, came up to Scotland to blast out their own brand of bonkers music.  They played to fans in Edinburgh Bannerman’s Rock Bar on a Thursday night.  This is not always the best evening for crowds, but, pleasingly, there were a good number there and they were definitely up for the show. This three piece have elements of bands such as Cathedral, Monster Magnet…

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RAM JAM – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

RAM JAM – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

RAM JAM – Introduction Welcome again to “That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review”. For this month’s hidden gem, I have chosen from 1978, Ram Jam – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Ram. I was beginning to wonder why there’s been so many from 1978. It’s because when we rockers, being slowly squeezed out by the disco invasion, actually found an album that rocked, its presence was even more memorable and special. Bands like Riot,…

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THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother (Album Review)

THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother (Album Review)

THUNDERMOTHER – Bio Thundermother are an all female rock and metal outfit hailing from Stockholm in Sweden. They have two previous albums, which are full of AC/DC style riffs and songs. This, their third, is self-titled and is different from the previous outings inasmuch as it is really a brand new band. Only guitarist Filippa Nassil survives from the original incarnation. The band has also dropped from five members to four on this. It still…

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AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

AMORETTES – Born To Break (Album Review)

High expectations don’t scratch the surface of my anticipation of the forthcoming effort from The Amorettes – Born To Break. Their previous release, White Hot Heat in 2016 found its way into my best 10 albums of the year. And I still spin it from time to time. Great gym workout tunes. Fast furious and simple. If AC/DC were female. It is said that they are “like Airbourne with Joan Jett as a front woman”…

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TRILLION – Trillion (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

TRILLION – Trillion (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Introduction It’s time for another round of my “That 70’s Guy’s – Retro Review”, where I uncover a relatively unknown hidden gem from the 1970’s that had a significant impact on my insane music addiction that I have had for over 50 years. I like to give my take on the record and what it meant to me and my buddies growing up in the moment. This month’s edition is “Trillion” – their self-titled debut…

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MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – The background to the story (the things we do for rock)…… Moonstruck are a band from the Netherlands.  I first came across them via a friend’s posting of one of their You Tube videos. I was immediately interested and, through some communication, I was sent their EP to review for Decibel Geek. The review can be found at this link…..: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/moonstruck-impact-album-review/ After the band announced a few shows in their home country, I wondered…

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L.A. GUNS – Made in Milan (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – Made in Milan (Album Review)

Introduction Ok, I am not sure if the timing of this release was a good thing or not.  I recently (by recently, I mean yesterday) received the brand new L.A. Guns’ Made In Milan live album from Frontiers Records.  The reason for the dilemma of the timing is that my own podcast, the CGCM Podcast, is a couple days away from releasing our latest episode entitled The CGCM’s Greatest Live Records Of All Time. This episode is…

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GRIMNER – Vanadrottning (Album Review)

GRIMNER – Vanadrottning (Album Review)

GRIMNER – Bio Grimner are a Folk Metal band.  They were formed in 2008 in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted, together with the drummer Henry. Throughout the years, Grimner has grown to a strong group of six members. Their first demo A Call For Battle (2010) was sung in English, but the group became decided to record in their native tongue of Swedish. As time has progressed, Grimner has steadily…

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WHITESIDE’s DAUGHTER – Act 1 (EP Review)

WHITESIDE’s DAUGHTER – Act 1 (EP Review)

WHITESIDE’S DAUGHTER – BIO Whiteside’s Daughter are a new band from Mississippi and Alabama.  They are streaming, for a limited period, what is what we would call in the old days “Side 1” of their album.  This goes out under the title of Act 1. They describe themselves as “Southern Gothic Prog” which is certainly a first as far as I am aware. The album is called The Life You Save.  It is a concept…

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