Category Archives: rock and roll

Acoustic –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can say what you like about Mr King but you can’t deny that he has a pretty solid work rate. It seems that barely a season goes by without at least one album popping into the review pile. Whilst … Continue reading

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Call them a Band or call them a Gang: The wicked world of The Judex

Following on from writing about their recent release Kill White Lights we sat down for a bit of a chat to find out more about our favourite Philly garage rockers The Judex to find out more about where it all started, … Continue reading

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The Disorder –  O.D.D. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always maintain that one of the things that sets apart bands destined to remain a permanent  fixture of their local gig circuit and those who get out there and get the breaks, ones that are easily marketed to an … Continue reading

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Lotion – Gold Phoenix (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Every band should get to have their AC/DC moment. The Cult did it better than most, certainly better than Accept did it, Rose Tattoo did it in it’s native accent and Humble Pie seemed to do it through the use … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one thing you can say about Nelson King, he’s no slouch when it comes to musical output. It seems that no sooner have the last notes of his trademark scuzzed-up and sleazy garage blues faded on the wind … Continue reading

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A Thousand Mandolins – David Marx (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

An album is more than just a collection of songs; it is a window into where an artist is, mentally, physically and often more telling, logistically, at the point of recording. 2014’s compact and bijou five track The Ghost of … Continue reading

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Is There Something – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is possible that Nelson King subscribes less to the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy and more to a “if it ain’t broke it’s still okay to beat the crap out of it and sculpt battered and … Continue reading

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Cult of Judex/Witchface – The Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember waiting for Souixsie and The Banshees to play at a festival and being subjected to northern chancers The Farm playing a set looking and sounding like a bunch of construction workers running through bad and uninspiring karaoke tunes … Continue reading

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Hang on a Second – Them Dead Beats (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It may be a very simple idea, but as is often the case with simple ideas, it’s a good one, namely take the groove and grit of blues and give it the scuzzy garage rock treatment. It worked for their … Continue reading

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A Big Bad Beautiful Noise – The Godfathers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember watching The Godfathers at the infamous Marquee Club way back in the formative years of the band’s career (just don’t tell them that I had only gone along for the support act) and thinking at the time…blimey, they … Continue reading

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