Category Archives: Reissues

THE ZIPPERS – The Zippers

April 25, 2018

MCA 1990 / Angel Air 2018 Still catching the skin, legacy album of American ensemble snaps out of lethargy. This Pittsburgh group seemed destined to hit the big time but, instead, found themselves doomed, due to the record label’s politics, … Continue reading

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BILLIE JO SPEARS – We Just Came Apart At The Dreams

April 19, 2018

Premier 1984 / Angel Air 2018 Burstin’ a pop bubble, country belle crosses over to the other side to woo British audiences. Having come out of her mid-’70s stretch of chart action, Billie Jo Spears couldn’t be a purist in … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Songwriter

April 5, 2018

Cherry Red 2017 Forging most famous sword, French auteur opens up much wider vistas for all to admire. To summarize 35 years of continuous creativity in 40 tracks must be a daunting task, yet Alan Simon has never shied away … Continue reading

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BEN CRAVEN – The Single Edits

April 2, 2018

Desert Comb 2017 Stepping down from epic stallion, Oz-based purveyor of prog to streamline his oeuvre for mass consumption. It’s one of art-rock follies: to go for large scale where short-span immediacy is required – and Ben Craven seems to … Continue reading

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ATOMIC ROOSTER – Sleeping For Years

March 31, 2018

Esoteric 2017 Mighty thunderbird rises up from oblivion: underestimated ensemble’s entire early output enclosed for scrutiny and admiration. “Come back tomorrow, show the scars on your face”: this line from “Devil’s Answer” – ATOMIC ROOSTER’s signature tune – might be … Continue reading

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