Thursday, April 27, 2017

DOCTORS OF MADNESS: An EXCLUSIVE Q&A with RICHARD STRANGE!


The 
Doctors Of Madness 
Will See You Now:

An EXCLUSIVE Q&A 
with 
Richard Strange

     Doctors Of Madness was a British outfit that defied categorization. They were Punk in attitude of not style. They were Art Rock in attitude AND style. They were a classic British Rock band before it was cool to be a classic British Rock band. They were forthright. They were gentle. They were loud. They were electric. They had smashing tunes. Etc.  Basically, the Docs were everything you needed in a band. While they became an influence to so many that followed in their wake, the Docs did not reap their just rewards –fame and fortune - during their existence (1974-78).
     But fear not, dear reader!  Cherry Red Records has just issued the amazing PERFECT PAST – THE COMPLETE DOCTORS OF MADNESS box set, a three CD set containing their trio of albums - - featuring plenty of unreleased bonus tracks including an unreleased track with The Damned’s Dave Vanian on vocals! This set is the ultimate DOM collection and is perhaps the final word on a band that really deserves to be labeled as ‘seminal,’ ‘iconic,’ ‘legendary’ and ‘quite good, actually!’
     Stephen SPAZ Schnee gathered together a set of questions that band leader Richard Strange was kind enough to answer…

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ROGER WATERS’ Is This The Life We Really Want? set for global release Friday, June 2





Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be available for pre-order on April 21 and released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PROJECTED: Album teaser!




Projected is a super-group consisting of John Connolly (Sevendust), Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge/Creed), Vinnie Hornsby (Sevendust) and Eric “E-ROCK” Friedman (Tremonti)


New release coming soon on Rat Pak Records!





MOD HIPPIE debuts "Psycho Romeo" video featuring all-star cast!



Southern California's very own Mod Hippie - the music collective masterminded by singer/songwriter Doug McGuire (The Leeks/Volkwood Ghost) - has just debuted the second video from the sophomore album BIG WOW (Karma Frog Records). Directed by Mike Schnee (PU$$YCOW/Chissum Worthington/Volkwood Ghost) the video for "Psycho Romeo" features Doug assisted by a super group of talented friends including David Marks (The Beach Boys), DJ Bonebrake (X/The Knitters), Teresa Cowles (Dragster Barbie/Ben Vaughn/featured performer in Love & Mercy), Adam Marsland (producer/Cockeyed Ghost/Chaos Band) and Pop wunderkind Jason Berk. 

By the grace of God and modern technology, you can watch it here.... RIGHT NOW!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SAD LOVERS & GIANTS: Spaz reviews WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH: box set!

    
SAD LOVERS & GIANTS

WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH: THE BIGGER PICTURE 1981-2017

     If you are familiar with veteran UK band Sad Lovers & Giants, then I am confident that you are already a fan. For those who have yet to experience SL&G, then pay close attention – they are soon to become your favorite new/old band. On May 5, 2017, the always-amazing Cherry Red label will be releasing WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH: THE BIGGER PICTURE 1981-2017, a five CD set that is a must-have if you are a fan of SL&G and ‘80s Post-Punk and New Wave music in general. The band’s legacy is celebrated in this set which contains pretty much all the tracks from their albums EPIC GARDEN MUSIC (1982), FEEDING THE FLAME (1983), THE MIRROR TEST (1987), HEADLAND (1990), TREEHOUSE POETRY (1991) and MELTING IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME (2002) plus singles, EP tracks, radio sessions and  rarities. A stunning set to say the least.