Rock Dinosaur

"Rock Dinosaur"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (68 of 76)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

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Rock, classical, flamenco.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 25,955 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 76
Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with &hellip by Tony Iommi
I'm a bit surprised by some of the negative reviews about this book. Complaints about editing, poor stories and not introducing the "characters" such as Geezer and John Bonham are not worth reading. It's not exactly a Booker prize novel we're talking about here. Anyone who buys this will know of Iommi and, by inference, will have some knowledge of the music scene surrounding Sabbath, the bands and the main players around that time.

It's a basic, simply written biography that covers all of the stories you probably know already but also provides you with a lot more insight into his background, the factions and schisms that split the band along with some unknown (to me… Read more
Under The Blade (Special Edition Cd   Bonus Dvd) ~ Twisted Sister
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Down Memory Lane, 15 July 2014
I had this album and the Ruff Cuts EP when they first came out and although the album has long been lost I never renewed it on CD. I even took it along to the local record shop, Listen in Glasgow, to meet them and have it signed. Decent bunch of guys if I recall that were fantastic live. Anyway, I digress.

The album is, as another reviewed says, very reminiscent of hard rock punk but with great vocal, skillful solos and fantastic riffs. The remixed version is far too bassy and boomy but it doesn't detract from the quality of the songs; fast, hard, in-your face riffs that still sound good after 30 years. The initial impact of What You Don't Know is still there with it's punchy… Read more
Maximum Rock 'n Roll ~ 77
3.0 out of 5 stars Expected Much More, 27 May 2014
In case you are unaware, this band are named after the year "Let There Be Rock" was released so they have set their stall out as AC/DC clones and very good at it they are. However, having bought their first two albums/CD's I thought that this would be the release that would move them forward into the Airbourne/Bonafide league. Afraid not-at least yet. All of the songs are far too pedestrian and there is no "High Decibels" quality CD opener to set the tone. The lyrics are far too banal and mainstream and, whilst that is considered a mainstay for some rock fans, do become a bit numbing after a while. None of the songs jump out at you as ones that you would play on repeat as… Read more