Category: Once more with feeling

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…

Pearl Jam: Aladdin, Las Vegas (Leftfield/MVD)

Pearl Jam Aladdin, Las Vegas (Leftfield/MVD) On their ascension to becoming rock royalty, Pearl Jam was still in its infancy stage as a band in 1993 when they played the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada…

Prince: Naked In the Summertime (Hobo/MVD)

Prince Naked In the Summertime (Hobo/MVD) With his passing earlier this year, the music business is going to be capitalizing on the genius of Prince. Some of the releases, most unofficial, are good and some aren’t worth your time. Luckily,…

The Scientists: A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)

The Scientists A Place Called Bad (Numero Group) The Scientists were four Australians that banded together in the late ’70s and made some ragged, rugged sonic carvings. Crude beats, distorted guitars, and vocals from smooth crooning to crazed holler were…

The Ann Wilson Thing!: #2 – Focus (Rounder)

The Ann Wilson Thing! #2 – Focus (Rounder) A year ago Ann Wilson gave her fans a treat when she released the 4-song EP simply titled ‘The Ann Wilson Thing! #1.’ The album consisted of three covers: “For What It’s…

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan: Take It, It’s Yours (Polyvinyl)

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan Take It, It’s Yours (Polyvinyl) Katy Goodman of La Sera and Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore are known for their creative songwriting skills and floating harmonies, respectively. The two friends are now coming together and…

Slobberbone: Bees and Seas: The Best Of (New West)

Slobberbone Bees and Seas: The Best Of (New West) After about a decade of laying low, the Texas-based alt country/rock underdogs that make up Slobberbone are back with a “best of” album, culling material from their four drastically underrated albums….

10,000 Maniacs: Playing Favorites (Omnivore)

10,000 Maniacs Playing Favorites (Omnivore) It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then a band can be just as successful, if not more so, after replacing their singer. Unfortunately, 10,000 Maniacs are not one of those bands. Natalie Merchant…