Category Archives: Reissues

HASTING’S STREET OPERA – Slippery When Wet

April 8, 2019

Wynwood 1969 / Out-Sider 2019 Fifty years on, Montclair, NJ ensemble regain their teenage poise in the field of psych improv. There’s a fragile balance between all things precarious and pretentious, bordering on hilarious, on this LP whose creators hid … Continue reading

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CLAUDIO DELGIFT – The Essential

March 27, 2019

Rock Company 2018 Argentinian guitarist takes stock to see the world as a whole and his place in it. Having released seven albums in six years, Claudio Delgift can’t be accused of laziness, so “The Essential” – spanning all of … Continue reading

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HUMBLE PIE – Joint Effort

February 19, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 Loose threads from a legendary band’s post-halcyon days that hang together just fine – to redefine the ensemble’s lean years. Toward the mid-’70s, HP were progressively losing the plot, although the shift from heavy blues to blue-eyed soul … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur: The Ladies Of The Lake

February 7, 2019

The Right Honourable 2018 Out of Arthurian lore, mythical heroines come to the fore of French artist’s series of rock arias. It’s a dangerous business in today’s politically correct climate to be singling out female participants of a particular project … Continue reading

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PHENOMENA – III: Innervision

February 3, 2019

Castle 1993 / Cherry Red 2018 Sequel route sees another chapter of fantastic saga running away from the dream and into nowhere. Nothing spells losing the plot more eloquently than having “rock” in the title of four album tracks out … Continue reading

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