HENRY GROSS – Plug Me Into Something (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

HENRY GROSS – Plug Me Into Something (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

This time around for That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review, I am pleased to dig out the wonderful 1975 hidden gem that is Plug Me Into Something from Henry Gross. Who you may ask? I remember thinking the same thing back when my buddy Rod said he heard a cool song called “Tomorrow’s Memory Lane” on late night AM radio, when distant U.S. stations’ reception became clearer. In Canada, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)…

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A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

That 70’s Guy is back again to present another round of my “Retro Review” series. This time I am pleased to review A Foot in Coldwater’s 1977 release Breaking Through. First things first, lets’ get this out of the way right off the bat. A Foot in Coldwater (also known as AFIC) is my all-time favorite Canadian band and sits within my top five bands of all time. Breaking Through is the 4th album and…

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TEAZE – Teaze (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

TEAZE – Teaze (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

That 70’s Guy – Review Of Teaze’s 1976 Debut It’s time again for a trip through the time machine to unearth another 1970’s long lost gem. This time, my “That 70’s Guy” Retro Review comes courtesy of Canada’s own Teaze and their 1976 debut album. Yes, 1976 again; what a year it was. I guess it was only fitting that the awesome 1993 tribute movie “Dazed and Confused” took place in 1976, and, believe me,…

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That 70’s Guy : STARZ – STARZ (Retro-Review)

That 70’s Guy : STARZ – STARZ (Retro-Review)

Horns up folks, it’s time for another rendition of That 70’s Guy’s – Forgotten Gem of the 70’s where I pull out a classic, not so well known album from my youth and give it the light of day again. Its not supposed to be a masterclass in journalism, but a light- hearted recap of what it meant to me and what impact it had on someone that was coming of age during its initial…

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That 70’s Guy : RIOT – Narita (Retro Review)

That 70’s Guy : RIOT – Narita (Retro Review)

For this fogottem gem of the 70’s, I’m time warping you back to the final year of the decade (1979) for what I call the lesser known or “forgotten” album of Riot’s big three with Guy Speranza.  Sandwiched in between Rock City and Fire Down Under was their second release Narita.  It was released initially in Japan and available as an import only in the USA at first. Officially released on October 5th 1979, Narita…

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FOTOMAKER – Fotomaker (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

FOTOMAKER – Fotomaker (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

He’s baaaack! Yes, I am and this time “That 70’s Guy” resurrects the 1978 debut album from the band Fotomaker – a 70’s so-called “super group” that consisted of members of the Raspberries and The Rascals. Hailing from Long Island New York, bass player Gene Cornish and drummer Dino Danelli from The Rascals teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Wally Bryson of the Raspberries to get things rolling. The band was completed with the addition of keyboardist/vocalist…

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APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

I’m back with another hidden gem of the 1970’s. Anybody remember 1973? A few albums you may have heard of that were released in 1973 included Dark Side of the Moon, Band on the Run, Houses of the Holy, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and of course Electric Jewels by April Wine. Ok, so you’ve heard of April Wine but can you go all the way back to their early catalog? Normally I like to showcase lesser…

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STEEL RIVER – A Better Road (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

STEEL RIVER – A Better Road (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

It’s time again for another round of “That 70’s Guy – Retro Review”. For this one, we are going all the way back to 1971 and showcasing a Canadian trendsetter for what would become a staple for 1970’s hard rock. A Better Road from Steel River, an album I cherish still to this day both musically and personally.     Steel River was officially born in 1969 from the streets of Toronto and consisted of members Bob…

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

It’s time for another “That 70’s Guy – Retro Review”. This time the 70’s hidden gem will be 1975’s Futurama by Be-Bop Deluxe. If there is any guitar player that sits at the top of any list of underrated 6 stringers it should be Bill Nelson. You probably won’t hear his name mentioned anywhere nor I bet you have even heard the name. Believe me, Bill can play! In my opinion, he sits in a…

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PIPER – Can’t Wait (That 70’s GUY – Retro Review)

PIPER – Can’t Wait (That 70’s GUY – Retro Review)

That 70’s Guy – Forgotten Gems of the 1970’s Hello and welcome to my recurring new column entitled “That 70’s Guy”.  With each article, I will resurrect and review a “Forgotten Gems” of the 1970’s. I am blessed to be part of the Decibel Geek team and given the opportunity to express my thoughts and feelings of the music I love. I’ve been a staff photographer for a few years now with a couple reviews thrown in…

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