25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1993)

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1993)

This, my fourth edition of 25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck, was easily the hardest. While years past I found myself weeding my list down to 25, this year’s list almost included three live records from Iron Maiden and one Poison album.  1993 was not a banner year for rock music.  The first wave of grunge had settled down.  Kurt Cobain was arrested in a domestic incident with his wife Courtney Love.  Bruce Dickinson…

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Candlebox – Disappearing In Airports (CD Review)

Candlebox – Disappearing In Airports (CD Review)

Candlebox brings back great memories for me. They played Cleveland often early in their career. They were the hardest working band at the time. They played their asses off every time I saw them. They were building their fans. Fast forward to last November. They played an outdoor show in Cleveland. It was unseasonably cold (even for November) and they went on a good 90 minutes after they were scheduled. Understandably, the crowd had thinned out to…

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The End Of Summer – Grand Rocktember Day 1

The End Of Summer – Grand Rocktember Day 1

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss Quoting Dr. Suess. That’s gotta be a Decibel Geek first. The worst thing about the start of summer is knowing it will soon end. As soon as summer begins it’s hard to miss the signs that harken its end. Back to School sales. Pre-season football. Dairy Queens closing.  And if Grand Casino continues to host an annual Grand Rocktember Festival I will have my own official…

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