Eddie Cochran – On The Air

Obscure document shines a light on one of Rock’s true pioneers Eddie Cochran was one of the most unique singer/guitarists of his generation, whose talent seemed to stretch way beyond his years, and a musician who perhaps could claim the title as having single-handedly invented heavy-rock, long before Pete Townsend and Jimmy Page came along.… Read More Eddie Cochran – On The Air

The Stray Cats – Rant N’ Rave With the Stray Cats

Anachronistic rockers keep it real At a time when music was often more about glam and glitz than actual substance, The Stray Cats, with their primitive instruments and deliberately retro sound and look, were a refreshing alternative to the New Romantic movement, and all that hair salon pop being played on the airwaves. Yes the… Read More The Stray Cats – Rant N’ Rave With the Stray Cats

Keith Richards – Live at the Hollywood Palladium

Keith rips it up on superb live LP Let’s face it, Keith Richards is virtually indestructible. If the old adage ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ is actually true, then clearly a life spent imbibing alcohol and hard drugs has obviously paid off. And let’s not forget the man’s penchant for bangers and mash,… Read More Keith Richards – Live at the Hollywood Palladium

Muddy Waters – Hard Again

Blues icon makes a classic comeback with a little help from his friends When Muddy Waters’ contract with Chess was finally up in 1977, albino blues guitarist Johnny Winter quickly stepped in to sign the legend to his own Blue Sky label, thus allowing Muddy the chance to re-record some of his older hits and… Read More Muddy Waters – Hard Again

Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free

The title says it all When Foot Loose & Fancy Free hit the stores Rod Stewart had come a long way from digging graves and singing “Maggie May.” As lead singer of The Faces, Stewart established himself as one of the finest R&B exports England had ever known, whose raspy, down to earth vocals were… Read More Rod Stewart – Foot Loose & Fancy Free

The Rolling Stones – Got Live If You Want It!

Stones rock out on debut live album Not the best recorded Stones album, but one of their most thrilling. Along with The Yardbirds’ Five Live Yardbirds (1964), Got Live If You Want It! remains an exciting and vigorous snapshot of a band who were yet to reach their creative peak. Although unlike The Yardbirds’ own… Read More The Rolling Stones – Got Live If You Want It!

Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965–1972

Pink Floyd go all out on mammoth box set When it comes to archival releases, this one’s a whopper, a staggering 27 discs covering everything from Pink Floyd’s earliest studio recordings, BBC sessions to film soundtracks, including over twenty unreleased songs and more than seven hours of previously unreleased live footage, plus another five hours… Read More Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965–1972