The Korgis – Kartoon World

Sea Of Tranquility review: Stackridge may well be the quintessential ‘English’ band. By which I mean quirky, quaint, and undeniably bonkers. Undoubtedly progressive, the very fact that they never really crop up in progressive rock conversations is possibly down to just how progressive they were. However, Stackridge’s weapon of choice, alongside phenomenal musicianship, arrangements and […]

Martin Barre Band – Live At The Wildey (2CD Set)

Get Ready To Rock review: This 2-CD live package is a great reminder of the 50th anniversary tour dates played out by guitarist Martin Barre in 2019.  It’s pretty much the same running order as the studio album originally sold on tour and subsequently released also by SFM with the duplication of four live tracks.  […]

Bangalore Choir – All Or Nothing: The Complete Studio Albums Collection (3CD Set)

Get Ready To Rock review: This 3 disc set from Bangalore Choir is outstandingly well compiled. It’s the first release from Store For Music’s new imprint, Global Rock. As well as the band’s career albums, On Target (1992), Cadence (2010) and Metaphor (2012), there are a dozen or more live bonus tracks and several interviews […]

Greenslade And Thomas – G&T

Blues Blues review: The two Dave’s, Greenslade and Thomas need very little introduction. The former is a veteran of Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Geno Washington’s Ram Jam Band, Colossuem and his own band, Greenslade. The latter is best known for his stint in Blonde On Blonde although he has also graced the stage as […]

Girlschool – From London To Nashville (2CD Set)

Velvet Thunder review: When Girlschool emerged as part of the nascent New Wave Of British Heavy Metal back in 1978, the world was rather a different place for female musicians compared to the current, 21st century landscape. While it is true that female rock musicians had become more accepted and taken somewhat more seriously than […]

Girlschool – From London To Nashville (2CD Set)

The Midlands Rock review: 1984 was a time of transition for Girlschool (a year from which both of these live sets were culled) with line-up changes and a shift towards a more commercialised sound that confused their core fanbase. The pop-metal of 1983’s Play Dirty was a creative nadir yet in the live environment Girlschool […]

Girlschool – From London To Nashville (2CD Set)

Music News review: Girlschool is a name that draws up memories of the very early days of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). Of seeing them at festivals with the likes of Saxon and Iron Maiden, supporting Motorhead and the Tygers of Pan Tang. One of the hardest hitting bands in the genre […]

Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971-2021 (3CD Set)

Sea of Tranquility review: Stackridge may well be the quintessential ‘English’ band. By which I mean quirky, quaint, and undeniably bonkers. Undoubtedly progressive, the very fact that they never really crop up in progressive rock conversations is possibly down to just how progressive they were. However, Stackridge’s weapon of choice, alongside phenomenal musicianship, arrangements and […]