Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Sorry for lack of content update, my father died on the 17th.


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Pendulum for Download 2016

Let’s make this happen!!


Let Rob know you want them there again ………




You need this there again!!


Vagabonds – New Model Army

We follow the tail lights out of the city
Moving in a river of red
As the colors fade away from the dusky sunset
We roll for the darkness ahead

We are old, we are young, we are in this together
Vagabonds and children, prisoners forever
With pulses a-raging and eyes full of wonder
Kicking out behind us again

Night time, city beat, the radio is calling
The lost and lonely in vain
Out here we are running for the wide open spaces
The road smell after the rain

We are old, we are young, we are in this together
Vagabonds and children, prisoners forever
With pulses a-raging and eyes full of wonder
Kicking out behind us again

And watching as a boy alone at the quayside
The ships loading cargo in the night
Their names all calling to faraway places
The years go past, the miles go by
And still this childhood romance will not die

We are old, we are young, we are in this together
(We are old, we are young)
Vagabonds and children, prisoners forever
(Vagabonds and children)
With pulses a-raging and eyes full of wonder
(With pulses a-raging )
Kicking out behind us again
(Kicking out behind us)

We are old, we are young, we are in this together
Vagabonds and children, prisoners forever
With pulses a-raging and eyes full of wonder
Kicking out behind us again, hey, hey

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Creeper – Out of the darkness into the light

Huge sound, huge energy, great music, great lyrics….






what more do you need?

Hear here

Read more here

Official Website

Buy them here

Official Merch

Follow them here


Catch them live here

Arnold Schoenberg – Piano Concerto, Op. 42

We Are The Ocean – ARK: Floored Genius?

What do you do when you pull out one of THE songs of 2014?

In ARK, the single taken from the acclaimed album ARK , We Are The Ocean have put together such a musically intense, lyrically majestic piece that they have set their own bar so high they have, as yet, failed to live up to that brutally obvious potential.

Or have they lived up to it?

Let me know what you think.

EDIT: I think this maybe comes over as an overt criticism of We Are The Ocean in general but it is far from it. To me this song is the pinnacle of their work. It’s not that the rest is poor, just that this one song is THAT immense it will quite possibly go down as their defining moment. I would love them to surpass this opus because, if Dan and the boys manage it it will be mindblowing.


We Are The Ocean Official Website


Photo by Adam Gasson /

No rights inferred.

Motorhead – Live Fast Die Old Documentary

Lemmy Memorial Service To Be Streamed Live Saturday 9th January


Saturday 9th January – 10.30pm UK via the official Motorhead YouTube channel.


Bring a bottle and turn up the volume to give the great man the send-off he deserves.



Click here for the official Motorhead channel


If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

RIP Lemmy

Megadeth – Dystopia Single Released 7th January

MegaDave has released the next single from the  forthcoming album Dystopia, due to be released on 22nd January. The title track clearly stamps the intent of the album as a riff-laden feast for Megadeth fans of old that will undoubtedly become a firm live stalwart.

Pre-order your copy of the album via the usual sources.





The whole world’s a stage..Part 1

To me there is nothing more disappointing than seeing a band whose music has excited you enough to purchase a ticket to go see them live, fail to translate their recorded material into the live arena. Live is where it should be all about, where musicians should excel, where all those hours writing, recording, rehearsing should come together to blow the minds of the crowd, whether it be in a pub, club, theatre or stadium. There is absolutely no excuse for selling yourself, or your audience, short on stage, either as an up-and-coming band or as established artists. No-one necessarily expects perfection every time you step on stage and any musician will tell you, the least expected is the most likely to happen on stage but the bands who draw me back to their latest offering time and time again are the bands that have blown my mind live, have taken my breath away with their intensity or their vision or have simply brought a lump to my throat while standing in a field full of thousands of like-minded people.

Universally these bands have at some point in their history put out a live album that I consider iconic, perhaps even the pinnacle of their recorded catalogue. In every instance, the live albums detailed in the forthcoming series of posts epitomise why I hold those bands up as yardsticks to any other band espoused as a brilliant live act.

And to start this series…..



Kiss Alive II to be precise.

Kiss Alive II

You wanted the best…

Kiss Alive II was released in 1977 and it hit me at a time when, as a 14 year old I was gripped by the whole live experience of ROCK AND ROLL, particularly the huge, over the top spectacle epitomised by Kiss.

I was fortunate to have the trust of grandparents at a young age who happily waved me off with a bunch of school mates to go watch the latest bands to tread the boards in Liverpool or Manchester. Motorhead at the ABC cinema in Chester had been my first real live experience, an aural onslaught that in its deafening brutality,  experienced from the front row,  literally with my head in a PA bass bin, awoke in me an addiction to music. Live music in particular. That addiction lives with me to this day, albeit slightly more restrained due to the necessities of responsibility and general adulthood!

By the time of the release of Kiss Alive II I had been fortunate enough to have seen AC/DC, Rush, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Status Qu0, Judas Priest, Scorpions and a host of support bands who would go on to make varying impacts on the rock scene but none had delivered the sheer visual explosion that opening the gatefold double album sleeve of Alive II promised. I’d read articles in the music papers of the day, Sounds and Melody Maker but nothing, NOTHING came close to the excitememt I felt looking at the rock circus presented before me. Wow, I had to experience THAT!!

Kiss Alive II gatefoldWho wouldn’t want to experience that?!!! To be honest Kiss became a bit of an obsession over the following years. I bought their whole outpourings, including the solo albums, imports, rarities, bootlegs, picture discs, all funded by a BT apprenticeship.  But I was a rarity amongst my friends. Most thought Kiss was just a cartoon band, devoid of any real talent, just a circus, a charade. They just didn’t get it. I didn’t get their indifference. I was still heavily into live music and getting to as many gigs as possible and had even strung a few gigs together following UFO and Judas Priest but getting to see Kiss was the holy grail and all fueled from my purchase of Kiss Alive II.

Yes the musicianship is not the best, ignoring the fourth side of the double album, which is a studio release of new material but the raw intensity and near hysteria of Kiss at arguably the peak of their ROCK credibility before world acclaim watered down their music is unmistakable. I still get this album out reglarly, spin a disc up and just look at the cover.

And yes, I got to see them live a number of times, ironically the first time was actually the worse, on the Dynasty tour, a pretty weak offering of an album but the stage show was everything I had hoped it to be and more to be honest, then followed up that by catching the Unmasked tour. UNMASKED??!!! REALLY? It definitely took away some of the spectacle, but then we were in a cowshed in Bingley, Staffordshire. How Rock and Roll circus!!

So stick this in your music system, crank it up loud and grab yourself a fistfull of imagination and put yourself in front of this band before success devoured them.

Coming up in Part 2 – Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous