Gorilla Pulp – Peyote Queen (2016) – Review

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Ah, groovy! The first track Die of Thirst just started to blast out of my headphones, taking me on a journey. Where is my snazzy headband and embroidered, henna-colored sleeveless jacket before I continue? This harkens back, way back in time to the druggy, psychedelic times Hard Rock was born out of blues and stuff.

Gorilla Pulp really adopt this pre-metal style in Peyote Queen. A style in fashion back in the ’70’s up to the early ’80s and delivered with an enthusiasm that is frankly refreshing. I am constantly reminded of Black Sabbath and their very first contribution to [...] Click to raid more!

UFO – Force It (1975) – Review

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Aha! It is possible after all! Phil Mogg kicking it up a notch in UFO‘s 4th studio album Force It.

And I love it.

Mogg‘s delivery as a vocalist on the last album Phenomenon was okay, but not really exciting. And here we get to hear a new spiced-up version, basically a new version of Phil.

So, it looks like the Force It album cover seemingly with two teenagers having a go at themselves in the most complicated bathroom of the world is an omen, too. With leering bathroom appliances no less – the lechers.

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Dirty Sound Magnet – The Bloop (2014) – Review

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Gotta love them! The Bloop sounds like stuff we already heard really and felt somewhere, but when? Ah, back in the ’70s, there you go. In yonder times when laid back and cool Rock was in fashion. Southern Bluesy Tunes that really relax you – good for the soul after all that complicated Metal stuff that I recently listened to.

Like getting yourself a bucket of shrimp down at the beach near New Orleans. And then chillin’ out some later with a cold beer in a beach chair getting your jelly-belly burned. Or just hanging out after a tough day [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – What Lies Behind (2012) – Review

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A friend of mine dragged me to a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival to see these guys live. To see Dirty Sound Magnet? WTF? Dirty who?

On the menu: What Lies Behind. And I admit, I had no idea what to expect.

I found myself in a small concert hall with that atrocious bunker feeling. You know, these sweaty walls, this closed feeling, and stuffy atmosphere. Some might call that cozy, but to me, it felt oppressive. Not that the band had any say in it. And you know what? It probably is (or was) a [...] Click to raid more!