I suppose these guys are pretty much guaranteed to have a fan base, even before anyone heard them. That’s because the lineup is legendary. The band is made up of Vinnie Moore (guitar) (UFO), Kelly Keeling (vocals and bass) (Michael Schenker Group, King Kobra) and Scot Coogan (drums and vocals) (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley). The question is, how is the music? Honestly, this is a great album. It’s nothing Earth shattering in terms of originality, but the hard rocking, classic sound is done extremely well. If you like 1970s styled hard rock, you should love this.
REO Speedwagon - Essential REO Review by Gary Hill The story is a familiar one - a band forms and creates their own sound, putting out a wealth of material, with some strong and others not so strong. Eventually they stumble onto a major hit, and suddenly their entire output seems to be based around trying to recreate that sound. More
Julie Roberts - Julie Roberts Review by Gary Hill When I was younger I wouldn't have touched country music with the proverbial ten-foot pole. As I've matured, though, I've found that all musical forms have artists of merit within them, and by closing out an entire genre, you are depriving yourself of some very good music. More
RockBitch - Motor Driven Bimbo Review by G. W. Hill Reading a bit of background about this band, it would be easy to see them as a gimmick band of the highest order. Indeed, here you have an almost exclusively female band, who perform mostly in the nude. More
The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Review by Gary Hill While the Stones have always produced entertaining albums, for a long time it has felt like they weren't entertained by them. It almost seemed like they were phoning in their performances much of the time. More
Tim Russ - Brave New World Review by Gary Hill Often when you hear an album by an actor - some recent examples certainly come to mind - you might think that this person really is neither a singer or a musician and is just being force fed the lines one by one to sell the album based on their name. More