Art: Part 1

Aaron over at Keeps Me Alive was chatting at the weekend there about creating.  Finding time to not only listen, collect, and write about music, but to actually create his own stuff.  Whatever that may be.  That post resonated with me, which is pretty much why I'm posting this. Y'see, for the longest time I've … Continue reading Art: Part 1

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

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

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 4 – Neurotic Outsiders

Put away your copies of the big ol' bloated Use Your Illusion!  Open up your internet browser of choice and set your destination to Discogs / Amazon / Spotify / YouTube (delete where applicable), as we discover some alternatives to ‘The Most Dangerous Band In the World’ (© GN’R 1986) ... Neurotic Outsiders Maverick, 1996 The most unlikeliest … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 4 – Neurotic Outsiders

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 3 – Izzy Stradlin – 117°

Yowza! That GN'R bus is picking up speed, huh?  Has it got you reaching for your copies of the big ol' bloated Use Your Illusion?  Well, put it down!  Take a step back!  Open up your browsers and open up Discogs / Amazon / Spotify / YouTube (delete where applicable). Not that I’m anti-Guns N’ Roses or … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 3 – Izzy Stradlin – 117°

An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 2 – Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds

Welcome back. As we know, the GN'R bus is rolling and to celebrate the ‘return of GN’R’, I’ll be highlighting a couple of my favourite GN’R related projects.  Reasons not to bother with ‘The Most Dangerous Band In the World’ (© GN’R 1986), if you will. So, put away your GN’R sweatbands, Charlie Manson t-shirts, red … Continue reading An Alternative to Guns N’ Roses: Part 2 – Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds