25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

This is my fifth edition of “25 Albums” for Decibel Geek. And things were getting a little thin by 94. Grunge had basically morphed into top forty “alternative” music like Weezer and Belly causing Kurt Cobain to blow his brains out. Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster and lost. Gotta love those service charges.  Green Day ushered in the pop-punk movement that would influence future greats like Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco. Pink Floyd toured…

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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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Another Reason I (And You Should Too) Support Local Bands More Than Ever!

Another Reason I (And You Should Too) Support Local Bands More Than Ever!

I can get so aggravated with the tiniest itsy bitsy issue, simply because of the principle of it, or lack thereof. Yes, this is going to be that kind of article, a principles based one. Let me set the table. I love live music. I go see and listen to a lot of live music. If I kept all the money that I spend on live music, well it would be a fair amount. Yet…

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SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

So, I was minding my own business and trying to be creative with Decibel Geek Facebook posts, when The Meister messaged me, asking whether I would be interested in reviewing a band, sending me a cryptic URL which brought up SOT – Forged album.  OK, I said, why not? I started playing the album and the first track “Buy In To Sell Out” grabbed me by the throat like some rabid Doberman – I thought…

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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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Gracepoint – Echoes (Album Review)

Gracepoint – Echoes (Album Review)

“Wash me clean cold rain Help me bear my pain Burn for me cold flame Light for me my way“ – “July 4“ For those of you who enjoy Grunge bands like Pearl Jam or Alice In Chains, with a smattering of Volbeat, then Gracepoint are a band that are well worth checking out. Since the release of their first album, Science of Discontent, Minneapolis-based Gracepoint have continued to develop their progressive metal.   Echoes is the result of…

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Who’s That Drummer? – Ep210

Who’s That Drummer? – Ep210

This week the guys are back to answer the question, ‘Who’s that drummer?’ In episode 210 of the Decibel Geek podcast, your hosts return to spin tracks from some of your favorite bands with different timekeepers. In this hour-plus of hard rock and metal you’ll get killer cuts from WASP, Slayer, KISS, Bulletboys, Y&T, Black Sabbath and many more! We hope you enjoy Who’s That Drummer – Ep210 and SHARE with a friend! Also Check…

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