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- 07/20/14--03:27: _Feel The Shake
- 09/07/14--16:47: _Good Morning!
- 09/09/14--15:41: _Izzy Iz Or Izzy Ain’t?
- 09/26/14--16:56: _Piped In From Mars
- 10/06/14--14:36: _Get In Line For You...
- 11/03/14--15:13: _Rancho Discreeto
- 11/03/14--15:26: _Texas Embassy
- 11/13/14--16:27: _Far Beyond The Wheel
- 11/30/14--02:28: _You’ve Been …
- 12/04/14--16:22: _To His Coy … Bitch?
- 12/08/14--16:47: _The Gettysburg Addr...
- 12/13/14--16:49: _Destroyers
- 01/27/15--16:14: _A Leather-Trousered...
- 02/12/15--16:39: _Wolf Teats
- 02/20/15--16:43: _Tick-Tocking Rocker
- 03/19/15--17:53: _Whew! Here’s A Litt...
- 04/28/15--14:53: _Blood Orgy Of The L...
- 05/20/15--15:49: _The Psychotronic Lo...
- 05/25/15--16:51: _Electric Weapon
- 05/27/15--13:44: _Shrine On, Bless Off!
- 07/20/14--03:27: Feel The Shake
- 09/07/14--16:47: Good Morning!
- 09/09/14--15:41: Izzy Iz Or Izzy Ain’t?
- 09/26/14--16:56: Piped In From Mars
- 10/06/14--14:36: Get In Line For Your Mind
- 11/03/14--15:13: Rancho Discreeto
- 11/03/14--15:26: Texas Embassy
- 11/13/14--16:27: Far Beyond The Wheel
- 11/30/14--02:28: You’ve Been …
- 12/04/14--16:22: To His Coy … Bitch?
- 12/08/14--16:47: The Gettysburg Address Of Sleaze
- 12/13/14--16:49: Destroyers
- 01/27/15--16:14: A Leather-Trousered Rock Injection
- 02/12/15--16:39: Wolf Teats
- 02/20/15--16:43: Tick-Tocking Rocker
- 03/19/15--17:53: Whew! Here’s A Little Song For Everybody Out There
- 04/28/15--14:53: Blood Orgy Of The Leather Girls
- 05/20/15--15:49: The Psychotronic Love Commandos
- 05/25/15--16:51: Electric Weapon
- 05/27/15--13:44: Shrine On, Bless Off!
I like it loud and clear so don’t be shy give me my music and I’m ready to fly If it ain’t loud enough I don’t waste my time ’cause mellow rock is just a bloody crime US Import: Check Singer with Mohawk: Check Ex-member of Hanoi Rocks: Check Trouser tightness of more than 5lbs/sq. … Continue reading
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There are some things about Blackfoot Marauder you should know, if this LP were a person: It would work on the highways all day long, then drink until 3am in a honky-tonk shack on the outskirts of town, EVEN ON WORK NIGHTS! It would definitely kick your ass if you looked at it funny It did time … Continue reading
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Now here’s a great surprise, Izzy Stradlin Pressure Drop, 12″ picture disc from 1992. Now I didn’t buy this one, just inherited it from my brother and my recollection of it from way back when was that it was pretty much a cover of the Clash cover version of ‘Pressure Drop’, the original of which … Continue reading
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I remember Kerrang! releasing a series of four booklets of the best 100 rock and metal LPs ever, when I was 16-ish. I had a good few of the LPs featured, others I added later, some I’m still holding out against (Michael Bolton), but I did learn about a few totally new bands, one of … Continue reading
Brightest Starz 03jatstoreyThe cover, without any of my messing aroundBrightest Starz 05Brightest Starz 08Lego don't seem to make a 'hot chick iron lung, moral dilemma' kits. Shame. Brightest Starz 03Brightest Starz 07Brightest Starz 06
Here’s one I’m pretty sure won’t trigger howls of recognition from y’all, but a very fine one in places, Atom Seed Get In Line (from 1991). In fact, crazy cat that I am, I’m going to review my whole damn Atom Seed collection for you right now, which comprises their first EP I Don’t Want … Continue reading
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The object of my affections today has seen better days. Its’ cover is a little tatty in places, there is a little more surface noise than I’d like and the actual LP is pressed on the thinnest, cheapest vinyl you can imagine – 180g? 40g more like! But there is a reason why I splurged more … Continue reading
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Here’s what really inspired my last ZZ Top post. The plaque marking the sight of the Texan embassy*, which was active between 1842 and 1845 on, the very plush, St James Street in London. England was all for Texas staying independent, even going so far as to offer to guarantee their borders between the US … Continue reading
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Some LPs I’ve bought recently I really wished I’d discovered as a teen, simply because when you’re that age, as opposed to a harassed bald wage slave, you can just kick back and live in an album – spend all afternoon, all day just luxuriating in it, rather than a few cursory listens when your mind … Continue reading
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…I was caught In the middle of a railroad track I looked round And I knew there was no turning back I’m really, really excited. It is partly because Wales have just beaten South Africa at rugby* but mostly I’m excited at the fact AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust is released on Monday and I’m hoping … Continue reading
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It came to me this morning, as most of better ideas do, when I was running, an idea to bring a little culture and class into your tawdry lives. My ‘Jog, Piggy! Jog!’ playlist picked out Rhino Bucket ‘Even The Sun Goes Down’ and as I obsessively listened to it 5 times in a row, I … Continue reading
Your heart’s in the right place I just wish I could say the same about where you put your legs Some of us are born to the gutter, others have gutterness thrust upon them and yet others work at achieving and maintaining their position in the gutter every single day; such ones were Smashed Gladys*. … Continue reading
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Okay so I’m slipping another cheat play past you, but you rockers need to know about The Shrine Bless Off, their third LP and by far their best. The sticker on the front of the LP, pretty much says it all so you could just read it twice, hard and save yourself all the verbiage below. … Continue reading
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Swansea, Cinderella’s nightclub on 2 October 1989, 17 year-old me is sitting with a girl who is not-quite my girlfriend yet watching my second ever gig. I’m definitely wearing jeans that are far too tight for me, even given the fact I was a slender thing at the time, white Hi-Tec boots, some of my mum’s … Continue reading
Dawn After Dark Maximum Overdrive 01jatstoreyDawn After Dark Maximum Overdrive 01Dawn After Dark Maximum Overdrive 02Umm, may I opt out of the ROCK INJECTION please? From The Mighty Scrapbooks Of Rock #1From The Mighty Scrapbooks Of Rock #2Dawn After Dark Maximum Overdrive 07
Livin’ in a shack in a one-horse town Trying to get to heaven ‘fore the sun goin’ down Not wishing to be one of those crude blogger chaps that the internet is full of these days, but I have just had an eargasm. I haven’t sat down and listened to the Cult Electric for what … Continue reading
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Swedish rockers? you just know what they’re going to look like, right? lots of beautiful teased-out hair, jeans artfully ripped in all the places that jeans don’t really rip in real life*, cheekbones you could cut yourself on. So here’s Graveyard. I bought their 2012 album Lights Out in the fabulous tangled Parrot record shop in … Continue reading
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Or, 1537 tries to like KISS, again* Growing up and getting into metal I always felt I really should like KISS more than I did, I mean who couldn’t love the early LP art, the make-up, fire-eating, platform boots and titles like Lick It Up and ‘Burn Bitch Burn’? but … I could never … Continue reading
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Here at 1537, you know how we pride ourselves* on being dignified cultured sorts and a lone voice in support of high cultural pursuits in a dumbed down world. On a weekend I may well be found at the opera, catching a modernist dance troop perhaps, or attending a challenging art installation in a groovy loft, … Continue reading
Blood Orgy 01jatstoreyBlood Orgy 01Blood Orgy 03The character on the left is Jewish and the one on the right described as an 'Amazonian fleabrain'Led Zeppelin I DeluxeInteresting to see LZ1 with the 'corrected' song writing credits too - way overdue. Canadian PurpleMark Ronson Uptown Funk
I’m The Genius Of Love I Got An Honours Degree Baby You’re In Luck I’m Gonna Teach You For Free Lines written not by myself, as you’d be forgiven for thinking, but by a real 80’s favourite of mine Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction. They burst into my life via the Prime Mover single, … Continue reading
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When I signed up to be a rocker back in 1985-ish the rules were pretty damn clear, we had to listen to very loud music all the time and be wild, untamable free spirits, staying up way past bedtime drinking to excess and bonking all manner of dirty women* preferably in pairs, we were gonna be … Continue reading
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Dear all, Now you know I’m not the sort of fella to get all enthusiastic on your ass but you may have noticed how much I love LA’s The Shrine, I might just have let it accidentally slip that I HAPPEN TO THINK THEY’RE THE COOLEST/LOUDEST BAND IN FREAKIN’ EXISTENCE TODAY!! If punk and metal mated, then … Continue reading
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