True rude story: a nameless friend of mine* had been doing a lot of driving and ‘parking’ with his girlfriend … Continue reading Taste The Band’s What?!!
My wife’s ticket to see Iron Maiden on 12 October 1986 at the Liverpool Empire was £6.50. My ticket to see Iron … Continue reading Iron Flation
I had stopped doing live reviews because I found that I was spending more time concentrating and trying to remember stuff … Continue reading Iron Maiden Live: Liverpool Arena, 20-05-17
I’m getting excited, I’m off to see Iron Maiden at Liverpool Arena next Saturday night and I’m working myself up to full … Continue reading Let It R.I.P
How could I not dig Judas Priest Stained Class, opening as it does with a great tune about me? Racing’ … Continue reading Les Binks (FR. n. Pl.)
Who the hell you calling crazy? You wouldn’t know what crazy was if Charles Manson …was eating Fruit Loops on … Continue reading All Kind Of La De Fuckin’ Das
Gorgon-solar, anyone? here is the self-proclaimed ‘cosmic rock’ of Medusa: 150 gram vinyl slab of infinite blackness? Psychedelic sorcerer mind … Continue reading The Basement Traipse
… Which as all you Esperanto speakers know is Esperanto for …. GOBLIN COCK!! I made a bit of an … Continue reading Koboldo Kaco
There I was trying to write a wonderfully crafted, finely nuanced review of something or other on a Friday night … Continue reading Red Fang – Shadows
In 2012 Ufomammut* released a great, great LP Oro: Opus Primum, an atmospheric monolith of a space rocker that sounded … Continue reading Oro: Opus Mucho Heavinessosity
I really have a new favourite band, Zig-Zags, their Running Out Of Red LP saved a day for me when … Continue reading Swearing Just To Swear: An Interview With Jed Maheu From Zig-Zags
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want … Continue reading Killing Is My Business … And Hummus Is Good!
Rise To Near Fame And Split (1987-1991) I stole the above from a heading in Acid Reign’s Wikipedia entry and it, … Continue reading Rise To Near Fame And Split (1987-1991)
2016 hasn’t been a particularly vintage year for new music for me so far, or maybe my view is just … Continue reading Zig-Zag Boobies
Welcome to 1971 folks! Look at the dudes on the cover. With their far-out lady fabrics and their strung-out 1000 … Continue reading All That Festers, Is Not Mould
Sometimes our musical stars can seem just like us, normal Joes and Janes who got blessed with a bit of … Continue reading Black Sensations Up And Down My Spine
Whether I finish this post tonight, or not, here’s one for International Women’s Day – Black Moth Condemned To Hope. … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Moth Is
I popped out for a sandwich yesterday lunchtime* and accidentally ended up, after a 15 minute brisk walk, in a … Continue reading Kick-ass Haul
Always distrust men who bang on about how manly they are all the time. Well, apart from me, obviously. I … Continue reading Here Were Men
Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope ‘Cause the beats in the lines are … Continue reading Wax Is For Anthrax
‘Of course, Girlschool!’, went my thought process tonight. When, after the recent sad news I didn’t fancy listening to any more Motörhead … Continue reading Yeah Right!
Welcome folks, welcome to the third annual 1537 awards. These awards are often eagerly anticipated by the artists, industry and … Continue reading 1537 vs. 2015
There I was this morning stumbling around the house on my first day back at work, when I checked the … Continue reading Lemmy: R.I.P
Second time I’ve done this in a week and I’m angry about it, Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor has passed away … Continue reading ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor: R.I.P.
From Hollywood, California – the stooopidest band in the world … Love/Hate! Ah well since I was looking at old … Continue reading Venomous Eight-Legged Scuttling Beastie
Yesterday I had a blackout, one minute I was walking down the street in Chester, then the next thing I … Continue reading Sexy Flexi
I think rarely if ever has the contents of an LP been better represented by its cover than Locrian Infinite … Continue reading Locrian Relapse
Okay so we had space 1972-style yesterday, let’s give it some space in a 2015-stylee right now* with my all-time … Continue reading Martian Industrial Accident
Dear all, Now you know I’m not the sort of fella to get all enthusiastic on your ass but you may … Continue reading Shrine On, Bless Off!
When I signed up to be a rocker back in 1985-ish the rules were pretty damn clear, we had to … Continue reading Electric Weapon