There’s a hat trick happening in the Lamb of God camp right now. This began as a book report for my boss on the new D. Randall Blythe (yes it does sound spiffy) book Dark Days: A Memoir.
From the moment you first set eyes on this spectacular 6 disc box set array of Rainbow’s finest work, you know you won’t be disappointed. The recently released ‘A light in the Black’ includes everything a Rainbow fan could ever wish to have a hold of.
I liked the introduction to the covers section of the set and the covers themselves are great. It takes a brave man to cover one iconic song by an icon band but here Alice takes on four of the most famous and familiar songs of all time and every one of them is brilliant. A big part of that is due to the band – it’s not very many guitarists that can or should attempt “Foxy Lady” but the version here is one of the stand out tracks on the album.
But what is most interesting about this show, besides the usual classics like ‘Heaven and hell’, ‘The last in line’, ‘Holy diver’, ‘Man on the silver mountain’, ‘Rainbow in the dark’ ‘We rock ‘and others are no less than six songs, taken from”Strange Highways” which the band performed live
This is the latest in a regular series of special Classic Rock Magazine releases focusing on a particular individual band- they usually consist of a magazine and accompanying CD or DVD. Bad Company are a name familiar to many rock fans and as this release is to mark their 4Oth anniversary have endured […]
These music virtuoso’s shine once more and no matter how much of a burden the life of being in DT had to be for Portnoy after 25 years of the same grind as he pretty much stated he wanted a break from the band and the guys did not want that, is evident to me that they keep on forging forward more stronger then they’ve ever been, and their fan base has only gotten bigger throughout the years. No complaints from me, great package for any Dream Theater fan.
In 1983 a young band from Sweden got out to conquer the world. Only three years later they wrote one of the biggest rock classics of all time: with “The Final Countdown” Europe were at the top of their game. After the big break in 1992 they did the comeback of the year in 2004. But the sound had changed. Today Europe are a more harder rockin’ band with lots of bluesy elements (especially on their latest album “Bag Of Bones”). So, this year the guys celebrated and recorded their 30th Anniversary show at one of the biggest Rock festivals: Sweden Rock! A concert, 30 years in the making – let’s see if it’s so bombastic like it sounds.
Deep Purple even brings an element of fun in this live setting as you hear long virtuoso pieces that the fans used to, including a drum solo from Paice in Lazy or six-minute keyboard solo by Lord all make for an interesting performance one which many didn’t think could happen considering the bands peak and the turmoil within at one point. If you’re a long time Purple fan, you NEED to check out this performance simply to take a sneak peak in time, a wrinkle of greatness was again rekindled and shared live on stage, chemistry that can only be had when you make great music, and this line up was responsible for so many of those moments early on in their careers.
Appropriately, Wylde retains at least in appearance he’s vocal aptitude. A nice homage is up on the obligatory salute to Dimebag Darrell in “In This River ” , almost bewildered and highly concentrated , he withdraws his characteristic for he’s known muddled vocals and moves to a large extent on pure clean vocals.