“Look, there’s fluffy bunny rabbits on this one”

I might not have an awfy lot of time, but the time I do have I spend listening to records.  Or talking about my favourite albums or stuff that interests me at that particular time (like Houdini, the performance of my Fantasy Premier League team, the latest Steven Seagal flick, the new Rogue One trailer, … Continue reading “Look, there’s fluffy bunny rabbits on this one”

All Hail the Crown – All Hail the Crown (Whammybox Records, 2011)

The story of All Hail the Crown is an interesting one.  The band has its roots in a project led by guitarist Kevin Wood to bring the lyrics left by his late brother, Andrew Wood, to life.  The story goes that Wood and Regan Hagar began to compose music and recruited Corey Kane and Shawn Smith to … Continue reading All Hail the Crown – All Hail the Crown (Whammybox Records, 2011)

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 6 – Gilby Clarke: Pawnshop Guitars

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Welcome back to another edition of, eh, An Alternative to Guns N' Roses, where we continue to explore the many GN'R related albums that time has forgotten.  This week it's Gilby Clarke's debut, Pawnshop Guitars. Gilby Clarke - Pawnshop Guitars Virgin, 1994 Gilby Clarke's debut is one of the strongest releases from the … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 6 – Gilby Clarke: Pawnshop Guitars

“Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones” – The Bee Gees’ 1st (1967)

I bought The Bee Gees' 1st a few months back because I love Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You with a real passion.  One of the finest songs ever written, if you ask me.  Not asking?  Of course you are.  Anyhoo, I first heard that song about 10 years ago and thought "there's … Continue reading “Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones” – The Bee Gees’ 1st (1967)

“The sky was stapled stars on a dirty ceiling”: Jeff Angell’s Staticland (2016)

Have I ever mentioned that I love Walking Papers?  Essentially the work of Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin, their debut album was a winner from the first song to the last.  It featured contributions from Angell’s Missionary Position bandmate Benjamin Anderson, ex-Gunner Duff McKagen, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.  Anderson and Duff became permanent fixtures, … Continue reading “The sky was stapled stars on a dirty ceiling”: Jeff Angell’s Staticland (2016)

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 5 – Slash’s Snakepit: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

As copies of Appetite For Destruction flood eBay and Discogs off the back of some shows by an invigorated (depending on what you read / see) ‘Most Dangerous Band In the World’ (© GN’R 1986), we continue to explore the GN'R related albums that folks have forgotten ... Slash's Snakepit - It's Five O'Clock Somewhere Geffen … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 5 – Slash’s Snakepit: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere