Cactus - Live DVD Review by Gary Hill I admit it; I’m a progressive rock and heavy metal junkie. That doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate good old blues oriented 1970’s styled rock – who doesn’t?
Canned Heat - Live at Montreux 1973 DVD Review by Gary Hill Canned Heat were one of the cooler bluesy hard rock acts of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Certainly there name has become something of a legend over the years. More
Ray Charles - Live at Montreux 1997 DVD Review by Gary Hill Here we have a DVD from the Live at Montreux series of an artist who lives up the “Montreux Jazz Festival” title. I know, I frequently poke fun at the misnomer of this festival, but it’s good to see one that’s actually true to that musical genre.
Chic - Live at the Budokan DVD Review by Gary Hill Remembering the days when rock music was seemingly fighting with disco for its very survival – or at least it seemed like it. Disco really felt like some evil monster. More
Joe Cocker - Cry Me A River DVD Review by Gary Hill If you are not a hardcore fan of Joe Cocker, it’s easy to think of him as the caricature portrayed by John Belushi on “Saturday Night Live.” This DVD shows that there is a lot more to the man than that. More
Coldplay - XYX – The Story Behind DVD Review by Gary Hill The latest release in the unauthorized series of biographies on Locomotive, this time they turn their attention to Coldplay. As one might guess when that word “unauthorized” is in the title, they aren’t able to use music from the band. More
Phil Collins - A Life Less Ordinary DVD Review by Gary Hill This video is not perfect, and is not quite what I was expecting, but is pretty darn interesting. Indeed, I was thinking that I would find a lot of musical snippets and clips, and while there are some (from all phases of Phil's career, I might add), they are short and far and few between, but that is not the true purpose or beauty of this video. More
Alice Cooper - Live at Montreux 2005 DVD Review by Gary Hill I've been an Alice Cooper fan for a very long time and have seen him live on numerous occasions. As such I suppose I'm a pretty good person to review this new DVD. More
Alice Cooper - Brutally Live DVD Review by Gary Hill Recorded in London on July 19, 2000, this is a great record of Alice's Brutal Planet tour and a killer concert video to boot. The show begins with a warning from the robotic "controller" to get away while you have the chance. More
Culture Club - Live In Sydney DVD Review by G. W. Hill Alright, alright, I know - a lot of you are probably scratching your heads and saying, "MSJ is covering Culture Club?" Well, the truth is, while I'm definitely a prog and metal head, I can appreciate good pop music and that's exactly what Culture Club always did. More
The Cure - Lost in the Labyrinth DVD Review by Gary Hill Let's just get it out right upfront, I've always liked The Cure, but never been what you'd call a fanatic. So, this biography DVD is something to which I've really looked forward. More