Hex A.D. – Funeral Tango for Gods And Men (2021) – Review

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Rock needs to be dirty and hot, right? Absolutely, and then some. Gazillions of bands did a helluva lot of that back in the ’70s and early ’80s. You know, those riffs that sailed on an abundance of groove, fuzz, and a gluttony of wah-wah. All of that filled with laid-back notions of blues rock and psychedelic soundbites.

One could acquire that stuff on cassettes1) and vinyl that had that tendency to quickly disintegrate. And this added to this woozy scratchiness that most remember so well.

You see, the astro-tongue thing, the one with the electric garden, … [...] Click to raid more!

Jo Below have No Control!

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Spring’s coming (we hope) and I went searching for some California feel-good music. You know, that snazzy piece of rock that will make you pull down the soft-top, so that the hot sun can burn the skin off your ass. To cruise North along the bars of Malibu on your way to the beach, with surfboards, and what have you.

So, here Jo Below‘s No Control hit me with their carefree brand of rock ‘n’ roll that comes with the slightly smoky voice of Johanna Kari. Only, they’re not from Californian Pacific Coast, but from – Finland of … [...] Click to raid more!

Johnny and his outlaws get Burned Alive!

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The area around Toronto seems to spawn those down’n’dirty rock bands. Halfway stuck between some punky country origins and Southern Heavy Rock, they kinda hack away at their trade as if they actually originate from somewhere further down towards the equator where the warmth dwells.

RMR already featured some of them from the cold shores of Canada. Gotta be the desolate stretches of downtown Toronto that does that to them. But hey, we appreciate it. Because we like to go where the rock is mean and the lyrics rough.

So, here we got Johnny Nocash and The Celtic Outlaws who … [...] Click to raid more!

Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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I just browsed these age-old progressive rock pieces. You know, all those bands from back in the ’70s that didn’t quite know what to do with their talent.

Because their fare refused to fit the woozy woo-woo of the day, nor would it mix with the disco nerds. And let’s just forget about the harsher realms of an emerging Hard Rock and early metal scene.

Now, I kinda nursed the idea to scrutinize the old prog rock masters some more and finally get some of ’em on the blog. But this project didn’t … [...] Click to raid more!