Taken from the Rock Candy Records release, Don’t Come Easy.
The reissue of The Donnas’ fine major label debut provides the opportunity for a rock critic apology.
If you’re a fan of late 70s underground rock, HoZac Archival has got the goods: four interesting archive singles from four diverse artists. Check it out!
The sound of a band returning from a hiatus with a fresh yet shocking new sound.
A cautionary tale about the dangers of buying music unheard.
The spring of 2000 was a fertile time for Boston-based Cave In, as they prepared to record Jupiter, the album that would bring them wide critical acclaim, as well as serve as the band’s creative apex. Dark, moody, complex, atmospheric—it was a masterful album that found the band transforming from its hardcore roots and heading… Read More ›
Josefus is one of the greatest heavy metal bands you’ve never heard. Their sound is a blend of blues-rock and heavy metal. One might be tempted to label them as followers of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, but to do so might prove slightly incorrect, as the Houston-based band formed at roughly the same time,… Read More ›
Sure, they became a parody, and sure, their lifestyle was a bit on the, erm, disgusting side, but I cannot begrudge them this, one of their greatest songs, and one of the best love songs of the 1980s.
By 1989, shock-rocker Alice Cooper had faded from the spotlight of the rock and metal worlds, thanks in part to the coming of punk, new wave, and 1980s pop. He continued to make records during this time, but his 1980s solo career seemed to offer diminishing returns. So it was that in 1988 he decided to… Read More ›
A caveat: this is not, as reported, a long-lost Bl’ast! album; it is merely a remastered and remixed version of the Santa Cruz-based band’s second album (and debut for legendary punk label SST), It’s In My Blood!, released in 1987. Though slightly disappointing it is to not have new, lost vintage recordings from these… Read More ›