In which your intrepid correspondent discovers a great new band. Continue reading Van Hailing
In which our young hero poses the old monolithic, or monoriffic question. Continue reading Gills, Gills, Gills!
In which we discuss Biff Byford’s landing gear. Continue reading Rock And Prole
Is it grindcore for grannies? Dubstep For dads? No, it’s Metal For Muthas II Continue reading Snuffling NWOBHM Truffles
In which our hero composes an entirely fictional opening to ensnare you in his rhetorical web. Continue reading Weed ‘Em And Reap
I hear a rock’n’roll guitar, screamin’ wild on the radio Well, I know what I like, know and it’s right … Continue reading Choo-Choo-Teutonic
My shit stinks like the breath of your mom Swing your stick boy, bring it on… (Shillelagh) Some things are … Continue reading Ordem e Progresso
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.)
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion Oh, bop, do do do do do do do … Continue reading Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fashion
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
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
Stab! Bawl! Punch! Crawl! Hooks to my brain are well in Stab! Bawl! Punch! Crawl! I know what I am, … Continue reading Stab! Bawl! Punch! Crawl! Call For The Priest!
You think you’re above me! But now I’m here to envy Four words to choke upon! Look! (Look!) At, me… now! … Continue reading I’m Not Tidying My Room !!
Oh dear sometimes pure effort isn’t enough. Check out Rogue Male First Visit from 1985 on Music For Nations. They … Continue reading I Didn’t Do Anything To Elvis!!
It’s Monday, I’m tired and so instead of a 9 LP box set and Lego extravaganza you get a 12″ … Continue reading Edge/ Ledge / Hedge / Veg
I can take a lickin’ And I’ll come back kickin’ I’m kentucky fried But I ain’t no chicken (from ‘Going … Continue reading Y’all Can Kick Me When I’m Dead
Here’s one I’ve really not listened to for a very long time, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The … Continue reading The Decline and Fool
A bit of a gear change now from the cosmic and flighty to the, well, you decide: Crawl through the … Continue reading O.G
So there I was with a few minutes to myself and I looked up a favourite metal video of mine … Continue reading Hey, Gandalf, Nice dress !!
Just in case you’re wondering if I’m dead, or not – I’m not. Just having a couple of weeks away … Continue reading Holidays Rock!
Some LPs are built for contemplating the imponderables of the universe, some LPs are constructed to lift you up and … Continue reading She’s Got …
I find some LPs give you a lot to write about and some don’t so I won’t overstay my welcome … Continue reading Witchy-Woo
I first got a copy of Iron Maiden Iron Maiden on a C90 from Metal Dave on the school bus. Metal … Continue reading Got Me Feeling Myself & Reeling Around
Judas Priest’s Turbo is one of those LPs like AC/DC’s Fly on The Wall which seems to get universally undeserved … Continue reading Turbo Curious
*** WARNING – This review over-uses the word ‘galloping‘. Message ends. *** At school I always pretended to like Iron … Continue reading Caress Her Moles