Category: Rock

Juke Joint at the Edge of the World 0

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World – 2017

You know, the reason for mentioning the album name so many times, and especially in the first paragraph, has to do with SEO and is not really information for you. This is Juke Joint at the Edge of the World and the artist is Randall Bramblett. Did you get that? Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. Long title and I don’t really know what it means. Not that I really care either. I got...

Party of One 0

George Thorogood – Party of One – 2017

I’ve been listening to George Thorogood on and off for whole lotta years. It hasn’t been very much in later years. But I still remember when I first heard Move it on over, Bad to the Bone and Back to Wentzville. Those were my first connections with George Thorogood and the Destroyers. I still got them on vinyl too. Now, it seems, that George has left the Destroyers behind for the album called Party of...

Rebel Road 0

Edgar Winter – Rebel Road – 2007

I kinda always considered Edgar Winter to be a lesser-known musician than his brother Johnny Winter. And I think he is, but that doesn’t mean that he cannot stand on his own merits. It would be unfair to compare the two since they don’t represent the same kind of music at all. We all know Johnny Winters blues approach but Edgar sounds more like regular blues-rock. That is true at least for Rebel Road. It was...

Aint Rock n Roll 0

The Hawkins – Aint Rock n Roll – 2017

This album is really falsely named. Aint Rock n Roll is such a lie. Because Rock n Roll is exactly what it is! That’s the closest genre to describe the album anyway. If I were to compare to something it would be a crossover between the Hellacopters and Motörhead. But never mind that now. The Hawkins has attitude and there’s a lot of energy in the music. I don’t think I ever heard something like it. There are...

TwentySeventeen 0

Travel with the Sun – TwentySeventeen – 2017

When there’s an email from a band that recently released their debut album in the inbox things can basically go in two directions. The first way is that it’s something kinda awkward on the album. Perhaps something that’s way to modern and doesn’t suit an old man like me. Then there’s the other possibility. That the music featured on the album is really good and you wonder why you never heard it before. This is...

welcome to my nightmare 0

Alice Cooper – Welcome to my nightmare – 1975

Since the previous album, Muscle of Love was the last with the original Alice Cooper group, Welcome to my Nightmare is the first by the solo artist. It’s a theme album of course and I think it’s pretty obvious what the theme is. If not, there’s a hint in the title. Welcome to my Nightmare might also be the definite album that Alice Cooper is most associated with. There is a couple of song that...

Muscle of Love 0

Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love – 1973

This album has been over shadowed by other successes to say the least. That doesn’t mean that Muscle of Love isn’t a good album, it is! It’s the last one with the original band with themes of teenage angst and all that. As a theme album, it’s kind of brilliant. The cover art was really cool on the vinyl album. It was delivered in a cart board box rather than a regular album sleeve. You...

sad clowns and hillbillies 0

John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns and Hillbillies – 2017

I started to listen to John Mellencamp when the Lonesome Jubilee came out. When was that? 1987? During that time he was still calling himself John Cougar Mellencamp. There’s actually a rather long story about his name. From the early days, it was just John Cougar and as far as I know that was due to record company demands. But nowadays – on Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, he uses his real name and has done...

Billion Dollar Babies 0

Billion Dollar Babies – 1973 – The first masterpiece

I’ve been an Alice Cooper fan for over 30 years. That makes me feel kind of old but never mind that. I know some people have been fans for an even longer period so that makes them…even older. The first album I bought was the atypical Da Da and after that it was Constrictor I think. After that everything exploded and I knew I needed to own every single album. It wasn’t that hard to...

saint and sinners 0

Kane Roberts – Saints and Sinners – 1991

I wouldn’t have heard about Kane Roberts if it wasn’t for the fact that he used to play with Alice Cooper. You could almost say that Kane Roberts is responsible for the hardrock-era Alice Cooper did in the late 80’s. Kane was the Guitarist and co-writer of almost every track on Constrictor and Raise your Fist and Yell. Two fine albums I might add. If I hadn’t heard about him before I would have just...