Dennis Dunaway – Alice Cooper Group

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 8:57 | Category : Podcasts
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Dennis Dunaway, bassist, songwriter, visionary for the Alice Cooper group joins host Jason Barnard to talk about his definitive book on the band ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!’. Subtitled ‘My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group’ his account is the must read rock autobiography of 2015. The Spiders – Why Don’t You Love Me (Single A-side, Mascot, 1965) The […]

Beautify Junkyards – The Beast Shouted Love

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 20:40 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard MegaDodo Records Portugal’s Beautify Junkyards have focused on covers for a few years now, shining pastoral psychedelia typified by Vashti Bunyan’s ‘Rose Hip November’ and their reivinvention of Kraftwerk’s ‘Radioactivity’. However their new long player ‘The Beast Shouted Love’ demonstrates they can tie the acid folk gorgeousness that they embody with original songwriting. To […]

Colin Blunstone – Planes – Never Even Thought

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 21:00 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Cherry Red are shining a light on the biggest hole in Colin Blunstone’s back catalogue with the re-release of his late 70s albums ‘Planes’ and ‘Never Even Thought’. Whilst his classic trio of solo records that he first released as a solo artist are freely available, ‘Planes’ and ‘Never Even Thought’ have never been digitised since the […]

The Army

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 14:46 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton West London R&B/soul connoisseurs The Army have the distinction of being the group that spawned future Sweet bass player/singer Steve Priest. The Army, February 1968 at The Grange Club in Hayes, left to right: Richard Herring, Steve Priest, Alan Bennett, Anita (go-go dancer), Richard Bennett, George Russell, Ron Lewingdon, John Barter and […]

Mike Piggott

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 20:03 | Category : Articles
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Guitarist/violinist, Mike Piggott learned violin while he was at boarding school in Ramsgate, Kent during his early teens. After hearing guitarist Roger Dean on John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers debut LP, he also took up the guitar. The Denny Laine Band, 1980  Nick Warburton tells Mike’s journey working with The System Soul Band, Paul Brett, Denny Laine, Pentangle, […]

Paul Roland – Bitter and Twisted

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 16:00 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Over his 4 decade journey through goth-rock-pop, Paul Roland has carved a cult following with acclaimed tracks like ‘The Great Edwardian Air-Raid’, ‘Wyndham Hill’ and ‘Nosferatu’. His 17th long player ‘Bitter and Twisted’ presents a compelling case to add more classics to his canon. Kicking off with insistent plastic surgery rocker ‘I’m […]