Category: Once more with feeling

The Rolling Stones: In Mono [Box Set]

  Surely the sound of a mono recorded box set sounds as warm and beautiful as the needle dances over the vinyl, but the idea of a mono box set in CD format just seems like a giant oxymoron. Nonetheless,…

Cheap Girls: God’s Ex-Wife (Asian Man)

Cheap Girls God’s Ex-Wife (Asian Man) Cheap Girls are a band from Lansgin, Michigan, who came on the scene in 2007 and released their debut full-length, ‘Find Me a Drink Home,’ three years later on Asian Man Records. Since then,…

Journey: Live In Manila (Eagle Rock)

Journey Live In Manila (Eagle Rock) In 2007 Philippine-native and singer Arnel Pineda landed the gig of a life time when Journey guitarist Neil Schon saw Pineda’s cover band, The Zoo, on YouTube covering Journey songs along with other 70s…

KISS: The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish)

KISS The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish) This live radio broadcast from August 12, 1988 was originally released on vinyl under the title ‘Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry.’ It’s an interesting look into Kisstory and the lineup of…

KISS: Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock)

KISS Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock) I’ve been a fan of KISS since I was nine years old, just a few years after they formed. I’ve always been in the “fearsome foursome” camp. You know, the original lineup of Ace,…

The Pop Group: The Boy Whose Head Exploded (Freaks R Us)

The Pop Group The Boy Whose Head Exploded (Freaks R Us) This CD/DVD release documents The Pop Group in 1980 in various European shows doing their anarcho-punk-funk-jam thing. Mark Stewart belts it out on such numbers as “Feed the Hungry,”…

Alcatrazz: The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set (Arena/MVD)

Alcatrazz The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set (Arena/MVD) In 1979 struggling British hard rock singer Graham Bonnet landed the gig of a lifetime when he was hired to replace Ronnie James Dio in guitar virtuoso Ritchie Blackmore’s band Rainbow. The marriage…

The Chills: Kaleidoscope World (Flying Nun Records)

The Chills Kaleidoscope World (Flying Nun Records) This is an expanded re-release of New Zealand’s pioneering indie-pop band The Chills. Originally released in 1986 on Flying Nun in the U.S. and Creation Records in the U.K., the album offers an…

Kiss: Hotter than Hell [Radio Broadcast 1976] (Laser Media)

Kiss Hotter than Hell [Radio Broadcast 1976] (Laser Media) This CD boasts that it is a “Classic F.M. Broadcast, recorded in 1976.” The trouble is, it’s not possible. Throughout you hear Paul Stanley calling out to “Detroit.” A quick cross…