Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rock And Roll GPS

Did you ever wonder where that street is from The Doors "Strange Days" cover art?

Or that eerie house on Black Sabbath's debut album?

What about David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust" cover?

or even Gun's N Roses video of "November Rain" locations?

Well here's an interesting site I happened to stumble upon called
Rock And Roll GPS
A Rock and Roll Travel Guide to the infamous location of Rock

This site shows you places of album covers, videos, graves, studios and more related
to Rock and Roll.

Rock And Roll GPS
A Rock and Roll Travel Guide to the infamous location of Rock

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1982, Adrian Gurvitz - Classic, cassette

This Cassette Tuesday we go AOR 
w/ Adrian Gurvitz "Classic" cassette from 1982.

Now this is a round about way I got into Adrian Gurvitz.
It started w/ listening to my brother's Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues
solo album titled "Paradise Ballroom" featuring Adrian Gurvitz.
I thought and still do love that album I even got one for myself then years later purchased the CD.
In the meantime I kept tabs on Adrian Gurvitz and started to collect a few of his past bands
like Baker Gurvitz Army which includes Ginger Baker and some of Adrian Gurvitz solo albums.
In 1968 Adrian Gurvitz first started out in Gun w/ his brother Paul Gurvitz who still appears 
w/ him. Gun had a big hit w/ "Race With The Devil" that a number of bands covered such as
Judas Preist, Girlschool, Black Oak Arkansas.
"Classic" was Adrian's 4th solo album which I believe was the most popular.
Of course his brother Paul Gurvitz was co-producer w/ Adrian.
I bought the album and happen to find the cassette in the used bin so 
I purchased it to play in my car. Unfortunately the tape is worn and the CD
is very expensive so I just have the vinyl to enjoy until maybe they reissue the CD.
The title song was the hit off this recording. "Classic" can be seen at the end of this page from YouTube.  Some of the other songs from this cassette that I like are "Breakdown", 
"Hello New York", but this album is my favorite from his solo career.
Adrian does a lot of writing for other artists such as Eddie Money, Steve Perry,
Chicago, Aaron Neville and many more that I didn't even know.

1982, Adrian Gurvitz "Classic"
(a promotion copy note the hole over Adrian's name)


Inside Cover
(the vinyl has the lyrics on the record sleeve)

Side 1

Side 2

Adrian Gurvitz "Classic

Monday, November 28, 2016

1998, Hard Roxx, Harlan Cage, Maximum Metal

Harlan Cage
Pg 48 - 49

(includes Nazareth AD)

Maximum Metal
(reviews on Vision of Disorder, Fear Factory, Beseech, 
Wallander, Am I Blood, Oblivion)

Pg 36

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

1991, Kerrang!, Mayhem,

(news section on Bad English, Motley Crue, Van Halen,
Brett Michaels, Love/Hate, Bam Bam and more)

Pg 4 - 6

Friday, November 25, 2016

2007, Metal Hammer, Thrash!

(some of the bands covered are Annihilator, Exciter, Exodus,
Kreator, Sabbat, Testament, Sacred Reich, and more)
Pg 40 - 44

Thursday, November 24, 2016

1991, M.E.A.T, All Canadian M.E.A.T on the B.E.A.T

Happy Thanksgiving to all

All Canadian M.E.A.T on the B.E.A.T
(news on Sebastian Bach, Nick Walsh,
Attitude, Razor, Dyoxen, and many more)

Pg 6 - 8

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

1962, re-issue 1984, Howlin' Wolf cassette

Cassette Tuesday is about Chicago Blues Legend Howlin' Wolf.

Originally this was first released in 1962. This cassette titled "Howlin' Wolf"
was re-issued in 1984. I'm not sure how many times this has been released
between then but it must of been a number of times.

I first heard of Howlin' Wolf on the "Blue Collar" movie soundtrack.
I loved his voice which I can see where Captain Beefheart picked up that style.
In 1962 this was Howlin' Wolf's third release. Howlin' Wolf a Chicago blues singer, guitarist 
and harmonica player produced a few hits off this release like "The Red Rooster", 
"Wang Dang Doodle", "Spoonful", and "Back Door Man".
My favorite song on this cassette is "Spoonful" (see YouTube at bottom page)
Not much info on this cassette just the song titles.

1962, re-issue 1984, Howlin' Wolf, cassette

Blank on inside cover

Side 1

Side 2