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

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