The Marshall Tucker Band – Together Forever

Confident and impressive follow-up to Platinum selling Carolina Dreams How often do married couples declare their eternal love, only to divorce just a couple of years later under a cloud of bitter acrimony? Therefore a title such as Together Forever was always going to be a pretty bold statement, but one which certainly rang true… Read More The Marshall Tucker Band – Together Forever

Guns N’ Roses – G n’ R Lies

Controversial third outing by LA rockers After the eventual (and probably unexpected) global success of Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses couldn’t put a foot wrong. Drugs, booze and babes have been de rigour of rock for decades, but at a time when pop was generally quite clean and polite, the Gunners wore the LA… Read More Guns N’ Roses – G n’ R Lies

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Jazz-rock, R&B, and a whole lot of LSD If Are You Experienced was the explosive and dynamic Mount Olympus of debuts, then Jimi Hendrix’s sophomore effort was the more subdued, more reflective, Temple of Delphi follow up. Here you’ll find nothing akin to the psychedelic freak-out of “Purple Haze”, or the misogynist libido thrust of… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Captivating collection of the man who would be King Elvis Presley’s career has been exhaustively analysed and documented over the years with more compilations and comprehensive box sets that one has to wonder whether the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll ever managed to sleep. Such is the sheer wealth of music he recorded that it… Read More Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

Soul, blues and R&B, British style In 1965, The Rolling Stones were on the cusp of true rock ‘n’ roll greatness, and Out Of Our Heads, released on the Decca label, would further entrench their reputation. Having returned from an American tour, the band were cocked and primed with a collection of soul material, much… Read More The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire

Rock ‘n’ Roll’s real wild one gets to reassert his greatness The popularity of the 1987 film La Bamba (based on the brief life of Ritchie Valens) and its accompanying soundtrack, no doubt prompted Hollywood into considering adapting the lives of other ‘50s rockers to the big screen (Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran come to… Read More Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire