Mr Blackwell

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Status Quo The Frantic Four's Final Fling ~ Status Quo
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
..essentially a rerun of the previous release,the Frantic Four capitalising on the wave of interest the reunion had generated.Should you buy another live disc?of course, if your a die hard for the casual fan maybe not as essential.

What do you get?.. well its the same set list with 'Dont Wate My Time' being replaced with 'Caroline',they couldnt have left it out again and 'Gotta Go Home' tacked on at the end of '4500 Times'

So whats the difference ,well the passion from the crowd is reduced(no surprise.the initial reunion was carried along on raw emotion) but the bands performance is much better,the band tighter not as loose,they sound superb.

So its a… Read more
Live At The Rainbow ~ Queen
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back in the day, 9 Sep 2014
.... in the early 70's Queen were a consumate heavy rock band and were the equal of most around,history shows that the band moved on,so we should cherish this small nugget,a timepiece from the heavy rock days,it quite glorious,had it been released in the 70's it would be as revered as many other classic 70's live albums.

2 superb recordings from 1974,the main disc, for me, is disc 1 concentrating on the ist 2 albums,listen to Brian Mays guitar ,that tone,that sound accompanied by the unheralded,at the time,rythmn section, Deacon & Taylor, underpinning the guitar,while Freddie does his thing,slightly restrained compared to future years. Magnificent versions of 'Father To Son'… Read more
Space Invader (Ltd Digi) ~ Ace Frehley
Space Invader (Ltd Digi) ~ Ace Frehley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Lets be honest Ace's solo career has been all over the place since he left KISS, every solo album held up against the classic Kiss solo album from 1978.

So how does this one match up, well the '78 disc is still his best but this is easily the most consistent and enjoyable solo album since then,the good points from his previous disc ANOMALY have been carried forward with this one,its all the better for it.

All the Ace'isms that we've come to expect are there in spades,he's not a great singer,lyrics are goofy but some of his guitar playin' is superb.

Highlights - easy the title track and 'Past the Milky Way' are classic Ace while 'Inside the Vortex' might just… Read more