Jimi Hendrix – Live at the Oakland Coliseum

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Oakland Coliseum has the distinction of being the first ‘official bootleg’ issued by Experience Hendrix, way back in 1998, in the hope of satisfying many long time fan(atic)s whose insatiable hunger for Hendrix product the record industry is well aware of and has always been happy to exploit. But… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Live at the Oakland Coliseum

Chain – Toward the Blues

Chain kick started their recording career in 1970 with a live album, recorded at Sydney’s Caesar’s Palace Discotheque, simply titled Live Chain, a record that had as many virtues as the band members themselves. The group officially formed in 1968, having travelled from Perth to Melbourne after winning the Hoadley’s Battle of the Sounds competition,… Read More Chain – Toward the Blues

Jimmy Barnes – For The Working Class Man

For someone like me it’s hard to believe that this LP is now some thirty years old. Not only do I remember purchasing it at the time, but probably drove my parents to distraction by playing it nearly every weekend in my bedroom and on my father’s stereo whenever the opportunity presented itself (he had… Read More Jimmy Barnes – For The Working Class Man

The Black Keys – Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough

Until I bought this mini LP I’d never come across the name Junior Kimbrough who, according to good old Wikipedia, was an accomplished blues guitarist from Mississippi, and someone whose music only really began to appear in the 1990’s, thanks largely to independent labels such as Fat Possum and Capricorn Records (the former being mainly responsible… Read More The Black Keys – Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough

Lobby Loyde – Beyond Morgia: The Labyrinths of Klimster

In the 1970’s science fiction had become a popular source of inspiration, and with books such as Von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods doing the rounds not to mention the Apollo missions, it’s little wonder that certain rock musicians were captivated by the idea of space travel and little green men visiting earth, like intergalactic tourists… Read More Lobby Loyde – Beyond Morgia: The Labyrinths of Klimster