Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way

If Mama Said was Kravitz’s marital breakup album, then “Are You Gonna Go My Way” was his rock-retro super-stud follow-up. But let’s make one thing very clear, Lenny Kravitz is a musician who seems to have no original ideas of his own, and remains hell-bent on slavishly imitating and reproducing whatever the real pioneers had… Read More Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way

Cold Chisel – Teenage Love Affair

Released to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Cold Chisel’s last official album in 1984, Teenage Love Affair is a collection of demos and leftovers recorded between 1976 and 1983. The liner notes don’t exactly give much away in terms of information, apart from where and when the songs were recorded. This lack of insight… Read More Cold Chisel – Teenage Love Affair

Cold Chisel – The Barking Spiders Live

Mention Cold Chisel to anyone and you’re almost guaranteed to get one of two responses. Either they’ll smile at you before rattling off the names of a few of their favourite tunes, or you’ll get an immediate grimace followed by a dismissive shake of the head. Such is the polarisation the band is still capable… Read More Cold Chisel – The Barking Spiders Live

Cold Chisel – Twentieth Century

Having finished touring in support of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Circus Animals, Cold Chisel embarked on a European tour where the band were beginning to attract a following, mainly in Germany. This was in late 1982, with another German excursion scheduled for the following year. But by then, relations between all five members… Read More Cold Chisel – Twentieth Century

Cold Chisel – Breakfast at Sweethearts

Judging by the album cover one could be forgiven for thinking that they’d just let the heathens into Rome, about to overtake a corrupt and antiquated establishment on which they still depend. A week is a long time in politics, and even longer in rock and roll. Since their debut Chisel had come a long way.… Read More Cold Chisel – Breakfast at Sweethearts

Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland

No respectable music blog would be complete without at least one review of the master axe-man himself, and none more so than the last studio album completed during his lifetime, the eclectic and majestic Electric Ladyland. By 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as it was known, had been touring like a tornado from one side… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland