Monday, July 24, 2017

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie - Too Far Gone


For many music lovers, the legendary band FLEETWOOD MAC was the soundtrack of the '70s. Their album "Rumours" topped the charts for an incredible 31 weeks. Now, two of the band's alums, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Christine McVie, have joined together for a brand new duet album.

The backstory behind Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie‘s self-titled album is filled with plenty of the drama their famous FLEETWOOD MAC lineup has been serving up since the mid ’70s.

That classic quintet — Buckingham, McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie — was set to record its first album since 1987’s Tango in the Night when Nicks decided to focus on her solo career instead, leaving new material written by Buckingham and Christine McVie — some together, some separately — without a home … until they pushed forward with the project, reconfigured as a duet record, and recruited drummer Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.

So, basically, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a FLEETWOOD MAC record minus one key member. Nothing new for the often-splintered group: 1990’s Behind the Mask was made without Buckingham, 1995’s Time without Buckingham and Nicks and 2003’s Say You Will (which followed the reunited band’s 1997 live comeback, The Dance) without Christine McVie. And like the albums made over the past quarter century, there are some good moments, some underwhelming ones and some missed opportunities.




Thankfully, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a lot closer to the springy Say You Will than the forgettable Time. It starts with three killer songs: Buckingham’s “Sleeping Around the Corner,” “Feel About You,” a co-write with McVie, and “My World,” another Buckingham composition. And it reinforces just how reliable FLEETWOOD MAC can be, even without their most popular singer-songwriter.

Nicks is clearly missed at times, especially her part in the vocal trio’s harmonies. But Buckingham — one of music’s most undervalued guitarists, singers, songwriters and producers — checks in with some of his most engaging songs in years. And McVie, who last released a solo record in 2004, sounds revitalized following her long absence from the studio.

Occasionally the album comes off as separate and distinct solo records, sorta like FLEETWOOD MACs 1979 ”Tusk", the double LP that often found the band’s three singer-songwriters serving as each other’s backing players. (Indeed, “Sleeping Around the Corner” first appeared as a bonus track on Buckingham’s last solo record, 2011’s Seeds We Sow.) But Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie still manages to fall together thanks to the two artists’ undeniable creative fusion, which powered songs like “Don’t Stop” and “Think About Me” in the past.

There’s filler — “Too Far Gone,” the album’s heaviest song, relies on a riff and percussion breakdown borrowed from “Tusk,” and McVie is best when pushed outside of the confines of her big melancholy piano ballad here, “Game of Pretend” — but the majestic pop landscapes Buckingham drops most of the songs into make even the flimsiest tracks a treat to hear. And the longtime rhythm team of Fleetwood and McVie consistently and effortlessly locks into the grooves. In other words, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie is a pretty good FLEETWOOD MAC album. It’s Nicks’ loss.

Today’s tune ”Too Far Gone” is taken from their brand new album, enjoy!


Upcoming Tour Dates:

JUL. 25. 2017 COMERICA THEATRE PHOENIX, AZ.
JUL. 27. 2017 PARAMOUNT THEATRE DENVER, CO.
AUG. 02. 2017 GREEK THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CA.
AUG. 05. 2017 PARADISE COVE AT RIVER SPIRIT CASINO TULSA, OK.
AUG. 06. 2017 WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT THACKERVILLE, OK.
AUG. 08. 2017 MUSIC CENTER AT THE HEIGHTS HUBER HEIGHTS, OH.
AUG. 10. 2017 BEACON THEATRE NEW YORK, NY.
AUG. 11. 2017 SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER BETHLEHEM, PA.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Foghat - Slow Ride


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Slow Ride" is a song by the British rock band FOGHAT. It was the lead single from their fifth studio album, "Fool for the City"(1975), released on Bearsville Records. In 2009, it was named the 45th "Best Hard Rock" song of all time by VH1.

There are 5 versions of this song on the market. The original LP version from "Fool for the City" lasts 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The single version, found in several compilations was truncated to 3:56 with a fade-out ending. The 1977 live version is 8:21, the King Biscuit Flower Hour FOGHAT version is 10:37 and the 2007 live version is 9:44.


According to drummer Roger Earl, the song was created during a jam session with then new bassist Nick Jameson.

“Nick had a cassette player and he would record whatever we played there. As I recall it, the whole song was written— the middle part and the bass part and the ending were all Nick's ideas. Basically, Nick wrote the song, but we just jammed on it, and Nick cut the stuff up so it made sense as far as the song goes. And then Dave [Peverett, the band's then guitarist and vocalist] said, 'I've got some words.' That's how that came about (laughs).

The album version of this song, which runs 8:14, has become a classic rock staple. While the "slow love" theme is common in R&B music where the tempo is more congruent with the lyrics, this is a rare rock song that pulls off the feat. The famous guitar riffs change speed and climax neat the end, effectively simulating a lovemaking session. Those who are feeling strong can use the album version, but a single cut down to 3:56 with a fade out ending is also available.


This song was written by the group's lead singer, David "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, who died in 2000. He also wrote "Fool for the City.”

A '70s classic, this was used in the movie Dazed and Confused, which was set in that era. The song also appeared on The Simpsons, Seinfeld, That '70s Show and My Name Is Earl.

This song is featured as a playable song in Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock. It is a cover of the 3:56 version, but instead of fading, an original ending was added leaving the singer belting out "SLOW RIDE" and having a bass solo before ending. >> Did you know: Foghat got their name when Peverett came up with the word while playing a Scrabble-like game with his brother. Peverett convinced the band to go with it instead of Brandywine.

Today’s clip is filmed live 1978, enjoy!



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pretty Maids - Kingmaker


"Kingmaker" is the the latest and the fifteenth studio album of Danish metal icons PRETTY MAIDS. Building on their rebirth with 2010’s ”Pandemonium" and 2013’s ”Motherland", they are back with ”Kingmaker", which follows the same formula as their previous releases. They’re still led by founding guitarist Ken Hammer and vocalist Ronnie Atkins, who have been the backbone of their existence from the very beginning in 1981.

The album was pre-released in Japan on October 21, 2016. In other areas, it was released on 4 November 2016 by Frontiers Records. It is the first album of all new material since Motherland (2013). Kingmaker is the first album without keyboard player Morten Sandager who left the band in February 2016 after joining Pretty Maids in 2006. Instead Kim Olesen of Anubis Gate plays keyboards on the album.

In an interview with The Classic Metal Show, lead singer Ronnie Atkins said of the album: "Basically we are big pop freaks as well. We like all kinds of music and to us a good song is a good song. Some of the stuff is actually written on an acoustic guitar. There are songs on the album that are basically pop songs. You could take songs like "Heavens Little Devil", basically just a pop song. The challenge is turning a pop song into a rock song."

The album debuted at number 35 on the German Albums Chart, becoming Pretty Maids' highest-charting album since Jump the Gun in 1990 (which also charted at number 35). However, the album failed to chart in their native Denmark.



Today’s tune ”Kingmaker” is the title tune from the bands latest release.



Upcoming Tour Dates:

July 27-29 HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR BRANDE-HÖRNERKIRCHEN - DE
July 28-30 ROCK OF AGES SEEBRONN - DE
Aug 3 HELGE Å FESTIVALEN KNISLINGE - SE
Aug 4 BRIENZERSEE ROCKFESTIVAL BRIENZ - CH
Aug 5 SKOGSRÖJET FESTIVAL REJMYRE - SE
Aug 6 HARD ROCK SESSION FESTIVAL COLMAR - FR
Aug 11 ALCATRAZ FESTIVAL KORTRIJK - BE
Aug 12 SMUKFEST SKANDERBORG - DK
Oct 27 GJETHUSET FREDERIKSVÆRK - DK
Nov 24 KEDELHUSET SILKEBORG - DK
Nov 29 ROYAL ARENA - Supporting SCORPIONS COPENHAGEN - DK
Dec 7 AMAGER BIO Future World 30 Years Anniversary Show COPENHAGEN - DK
Dec 8 STICKY FINGERS Future World 30 Years Anniversary Show GÖTEBORG - SE
Dec 9 FRYSHUSET Future World 30 Years Anniversary Show STOCKHOLM - SE
Dec 15 FORUM HORSENS - Dobbelt Koncert med D-A-D HORSENS - DK

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Be'Lakor - The Smoke Of Many Fires


The Aussie’s finest purveyors of darkness melodic death metal BE’LAKOR did release their fourth album release “Vessels”, 24th June, 2016. An album that is full of progressive structures and technical prowess along with it's death metal base.

Your eyes should considerably lighten up when somebody casually mentions the name BE’LAKOR! These filigrane, sophisticated tunes of this Melbourne fivepiece definitely have the potential to enthrall masses wih this absolute fantastic output of Australian melodic death metal! The eight pillar songs "Vessels" is built upon definitely satiate your hunger for progressive structures and technical prowess, but at the same time these new compositions live for intense, passionate and deeply disquieting melodic death metal. Sense and sensibility from Down Under: BE’LAKORs fourth full length album will drag this whole world down into its darkness!

Intense, passionate and deeply moving melodic death metal from Down Under



The band's name originates from the character BE’LAKOR the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.

Today's tune is the 9 minute masterclass tune “The Smoke of Many Fires”, enjoy!



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