Category: MUSIC

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Def Leppard – On Through the Night – 1980

I once heard an interview with some of the members of Def Leppard where they talked about the musical influences of Queen. At the time I think that Hysteria was just released. An album that was a massive success for the band. Anyway, they talked about the influences Queen had contributed and I couldn’t understand the similarities – until now. On Through the Night is Def Leppards first album and it’s easy to hear. That’s...

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Silver Fist – Fé Ciega – 2016 – Spanish Thrash Metal

Once upon a time I bought some records by a spanish hard rock group Baron Rojo. I could hardly understand the lyrics. I mean that a few words here and there were obvious but the whole concept was a secret to me. If was a lyric sheet in the albums is a mystery right now. But I didn’t have the ambition to understand anyway. Now, thirty somewhat years later, I listened to this album Fé Ciega...

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Body Count – Bloodlust – 2017

Bloodlust have one of the most hideous cover art work that I’ve ever seen. I’m sure there’s a political statement there and I don’t mind that. But the image is to freaking’ ugly. I don’t even know what it is. I mean, I can see the gun and all that but what is the symbolism here? Well, I rather talk about the music anyway. When I started to listen to it a few weeks ago...

Sin After Sin 0

Judas Priest – Sin After Sin – 1977

Sin After Sin is the third album by Judas Priest and the first that I bought on vinyl back in the day. Listening to it today makes me realize that Judas Priest was still looking for a sound and experimenting when this came out. It’s kinda like listening to early psychedelic Scorpions. Not to that extreme maybe but You notice that this was made over 40 years ago. I see it as a part of...

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Van Halen – II – 1979

The story about the second Van Halen album follows the story about this debut album. I got it on vinyl in my youth but never really cared för it. Listening to it now makes me realize the virtuosity of Eddie Van Halen. And the cover art might be one of the best ever. I really like the clean look with just a gigantic logo. Music wise, II sounds kinda like the debut album. There’s no...

Van Halen 0

Van Halen – Van Halen – 1978

Once upon a time, I bought this debut album with Van Halen on vinyl. I still have it by the way. If I ever listened to it I don’t know. At least I had no memories from it whatsoever. I have listened to other albums with Van Halen that I didn’t think we’re that good though. But for some reason, I started to watch some Van Halen documentary on Youtube. That made me wonder, Were...

Jump on Board 0

Texas – Jump on Board – 2017

Once upon a time I got one of the earliest albums with Texas. I think it was even the first album they made. Because I liked it so much I soon got all the other albums as well. I noticed that the musical style changed of the years though and Jump On Board is another logical development into the pop area. In the beginning it was more kind of blues rock but that’s long gone....

He saw it comin 0

Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw it Comin’ – 2017

Once upon a time I listened to a band called Great White. I have long since them forgot all about them untill I got my hands om He Saw it Comin’. My belief was that Jack Russell’s Great White was actually the same band. I have, however discovered that this isn’t the case. When the former Great White singer Jack Russell started use the name for his solo band the other members took the matter...

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Asphalt Valentine – 2009 – Strip Rock Roll

Have you heard of Asphalt Valentine before? I haven’t. Well, of course now when I’ve listened to Strip Rock Roll I’m familiar with their sound, not before. I got the recommendation that this should sound something like The Erotics which I like. I just had to check it out of course. How good are these automation recommendations anyway? As I have always said. The Erotics lead man Mike Trash has one big hero – Alice...

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The Erotics – Today the Devil, Tomorrow the World – 2010

If you’ve heard The Erotics before you immediately recognize the sound from this new album. There’s no doubt about who’s playing. It’s about the same style as on their previous album Rubbish from 2007 with a few differences of course. First, this is an album that doesn’t stand out as fast as the last one did. It takes more time for it to grow and to become really good! There are a few songs, the...