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.
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!!!!
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.
When I bring up the name Rex Smith, many people – usually over
40 years of age - instantly remember him as a teen idol, soap actor, balladeer,
hard rocker, TV host or stage actor. Oddly enough, they are all absolutely
correct! While he may never have achieved ‘household name’ status all over the
world, he is still fondly remembered for quite a few things. For the time
being, I’m going to set aside his TV, film and stage work (Street Hawk, Grease, Solid Gold,
As The World Turns, Pirates Of Penzance, etc) and focus on his Rock/Pop
music career in the ‘70s and ‘80s, all of which is included in the six CD box
AND ROLL DREAM: 1976-1983.
believe in guilty pleasures. I believe you should love whatever music you love,
and not be ashamed. I love it all equally. I have all of Andy Williams’ albums as well as the entire CAN catalog. And I love Buzzcocks
just as much as I love Neil Sedaka. To
me, there’s no difference between Van
Morrison and Van Halen – they
have both made great records. My love for The
Carpenters is as strong as my passion for The Beatles. And how could I not love both Elvis Presley AND Elvis
Costello? Finally, I sure do love recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
inductees Journey! Whether casual readers were aware of it, there was a
Journey before vocalist Steve Perry
joined the band, and there’s been a Journey since he left, but let us focus on
the band’s commercial heyday for a few paragraphs, shall we?