Ian Hugh Roblin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (15 of 15)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,545,186 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 15
Mechanix ~ UFO
Mechanix ~ UFO
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated, 23 Aug 2007
This is an underrated album from UFO and, in particular, the drummer is particularly under-valued by fans and critics alike.

The songwriting is good, the guitar work is excellent and there is a good mix of melodic and hard, furious rock eg 'Doing it all for you' and 'Dreaming'.

Phil Mogg liked to write about 'kids cruising on the block', but his voice here is very good. Good, old-fashioned hard rock by a great band.
Unbreakable ~ Scorpions
Unbreakable ~ Scorpions
5.0 out of 5 stars In your face hard rock, 15 Aug 2007
For me, 'Lovedrive' is the greatest hard rock album ever , and 'Tokyo Tapes' comparable to the classic live albums of Thin Lizzy and Aerosmith.

This album, however, is not far behind , and is superior in terms of the heavy guitar work and the production. In addition, Klaus Meine has a beautiful hard rock voice and the melodies will drift through your brain incessantly.

I regularly listen to this by lying on my sofa , eyes closed, from Track 1 through to the last track. A bit special.
Badlands ~ Badlands
Badlands ~ Badlands
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent debut CD from Jake E. Lee's band and it features his fast playing and the excellent vocals of the late Ray Gillen.

It opens with the hard rock of 'High wire', where the band are reminiscent of Led Zeppelin , and each track is full of raw hard rock. On occasions, he sounds like Coverdale, but Ray Gillen was a real talent in his own right.

I play this repeatedly on my car stereo. Excellent.