The Yardbirds – Live At The BBC

“Here they are, The Yardbirds!” Just like John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds were also a breeding ground and apprenticeship for the next generation of English guitar heroes, namely Eric Clapton (ex-Bluesbreaker), Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Led by the charismatic Keith Relf, the band were one of England’s preeminent blues-rock groups and, some say, one… Read More The Yardbirds – Live At The BBC

Beautiful People – If 60’s Were 90’s

Intriguing reconstruction of late guitar genius by English techno-dance troupe In 1994, a couple of years before the legacy of Jimi Hendrix was handed back to the guitarist’s family, the then current curator of the Hendrix estate, Alan Douglas, approved the release of one of the most unique tributes to the late guitar genius one… Read More Beautiful People – If 60’s Were 90’s

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends – Solos, Sessions & Encores

Stunning collection of rarities by the Texas Tornado Stevie Ray Vaughan is best remembered for his incendiary guitar playing, where on albums such as Texas Flood, Couldn’t Stand The Weather, and his final solo LP In Step, Vaughan blazed a trail while also showing that the blues wasn’t dead, it just needed some mainstream exposure,… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends – Solos, Sessions & Encores

Tommy Bolin – Private Eyes

Guitar virtuoso turns the amp down low on sophomore solo effort After Deep Purple Mk 4 had imploded, Tommy Bolin went about putting together his own group, known as the Tommy Bolin Band in 1976. Touring in support of Teaser, Tommy’s solo debut, soon Bolin began work on his next project, what would sadly turn… Read More Tommy Bolin – Private Eyes

George Harrison – The Concert For Bangladesh

Ex-Beatle recruits Rock Royalty for good cause The 1960’s was a decadent, extremely hedonistic decade, where to be young was everything, and people all around the world were beginning to connect through the power of popular culture, just as many teenagers had done in the ‘50s, thanks to the advent of rock ‘n’ roll and… Read More George Harrison – The Concert For Bangladesh

Lou Reed – Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal

The man who hated everyone turns up the heat on stunning live show Recorded at The Academy of Music, New York City, on 21st December, 1973, and released the following year, Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal was arguably Lou Reed’s grandest, most majestic statement yet. Berlin, in contrast, was dark, claustrophobic, and dysfunctional, just the way… Read More Lou Reed – Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal

Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate: Redux

Intriguing, intimate odds and sods collection of the late guitar wunderkind This 2008, three CD collection, titled The Ultimate: Redux, consists mainly of material found on previously released single-disc compilations (namely the long out of print From The Archives Vols 1 & II), however with so many collections produced over the years, the posthumous legacy… Read More Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate: Redux

Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze – An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Low key, no frills tribute to the late Tulsa Troubadour Tribute albums are often a tricky business. Sometimes they are little more than a quick way for other musicians to extend their musical credentials, or at least get back in the spotlight, while some just don’t make any sense at all (take Pickin’ On Led… Read More Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze – An Appreciation Of JJ Cale