Lace and Whiskey album review

According to Alice Cooper’s official website, Lace and Whiskey was influenced by his love for 1940’s and 1950’s movies and music. It’s quite a departure from the dark and creepy ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ persona often attached to guillotine-loving, snake-handling, makeup-wearing Cooper. Released in 1977, most music reviewers have not been very kind to thisContinue reading “Lace and Whiskey album review”

Machine Head Album Review

If every Rock and Roll album has a story, then Machine Head by Deep Purple is an epic novel. Recording the AlbumThe Montreux Casino in Switzerland, where the band had planned to record this album, was destroyed by a fire on December 4, 1971 when a Frank Zappa fan shot a flare gun into theContinue reading “Machine Head Album Review”

Journey Album Covers

The Journey album cover art in the late-70’s is just as iconic as their music. Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse were the creative artistic minds behind many of the early Journey album covers. Their storied careers began with the creation of psychedelic promotional concert posters in California. They were responsible for such classic album coversContinue reading “Journey Album Covers”

Album Review – Deguello

In the 70’s and 80’s, there was hardly a cooler band than ZZ Top. The long beards, the cheap sunglasses, the fuzzy guitars, the MTV videos, all made for legendary Rock and Roll. The trio made up of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were the epitome of ‘coolness’, consistently serving up a spicyContinue reading “Album Review – Deguello”

Leftoverture Album Review

By the time Kansas released it’s breakthrough album, Leftoverture, in 1976, progressive rock music was hitting it’s popularity stride. Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes were blazing the trail of stylistic experimentation and exploration that came to define ‘prog rock’. Fusing together elements of jazz, folk, blues, classical and rock music, the prog rock movement utilizedContinue reading “Leftoverture Album Review”

Boston Debut Album Review

Boston’s spaceship guitars flew boldly onto the Rock & Roll music scene with their debut album selling almost a half million copies in just a few weeks after its release in August of 1976. In the forty-plus years since then, the album has sold over 17 million copies, a remarkable testimony to the staying powerContinue reading “Boston Debut Album Review”