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Classic Compilation: Slade – Wall of Hits

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Buyers’ Guide: Slade – Live

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Not Forgotten: Mott the Hoople – The Hoople

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Atlanta-based glam punk rockers Starbenders have released their latest album ‘Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)’ via Sumerian Records. A deluxe version of their full-length debut album ‘Love Potions’. “Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)” includes five new songs captured during the making of their full length debut, including a Celtic-tinged, mandolin-laced interpretation of their single ‘BITCHES BE WITCHES’ along with a trip hop, nineties …

Slade are much more than that big Christmas hit and it only takes a quick glance at the track listing of the new release Cum On Feel The Hitz to see just how much more. With a run of 17 consecutive Top 20 singles between 1971 and 1976, no other act of the period experienced …

On September 25th 2020 BMG proudly release Slade’s ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’, a superlative and comprehensive collection of Slade singles from 1970 to 1991. ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’  is released as a  double CD and a 2LP collection: the CD comprises of 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles. ‘Cum On Feel The Hitz’ includes all six …

The early 70s were a grim time here in the UK. Vast unemployment, the three day week, civil unrest, four day guitar solos. The much needed antidote to this misery was the playful escapism that was glam rock, which consisted of largely simple rock and roll tunes with a defined commercial edge, ridiculous stage costumes …

Straight out of Brisbane and seemingly via the tenements of London comes Velvet Flare with “Animal”, a visceral, angry stab of glam rock that has all the hallmarks of an Antipodean Suede. Singer Paul English has a soaring voice, complete with eviscerating lyrics, that moves effortlessly into a falsetto over a chugging guitar. The accompanying …

After 2016’s excellent Emotional Mugger, it’s no surprise that Ty Segall’s (second) self-titled record retreats somewhat from the out of control nature of his former release, perhaps more to the style of his earlier material. But even without comparisons to his back catalogue, Ty Segall is an album that stands firmly on its own two …

Perhaps more than at any other point in the history of popular song, the early 70s were a schizophrenic time for rock music, particularly here in the UK, with a sharp contrast between the singles and albums charts. In the album charts, heavyweights like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and a whole host of other hairy …

Sometimes you really do need to be careful what you wish for. After years of hard-gigging, road-hardened Mott the Hoople had thrown in the towel in March 1972, only for the towel to be caught mid-flight by David Bowie, who as an encore got them out of their unfavourable record deal, donated to them a …

Remembered primarily as early 70s rockers that struggled for commercial success until they were saved by David Bowie, who donated to them their most iconic song and convinced them that they could be pop stars if they wanted it enough, the story of Mott the Hoople is considerably more subtle and complex than most realise. …

The career arc of David Bowie was nothing if not fascinating. From his early attempts at just about anything that would get him noticed, he managed a freak hit single after years of trying with the evergreen “Space Oddity” at the back end of 1969. Following the success of “Space Oddity” and the relative lack …