Tag Archives: John Lawton


February 23, 2019

“Things are looking good for the future of LUCIFER’S FRIEND“, told me back in 2016 when the band he’s been fronting on and off since 1970 were gearing up for the release of – the album that would catch their … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly Ball” Gets A Box Set Treatment

February 25, 2018

While the reissue of this project’s live version remains in contractual limbo, 1974’s “The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast” – credited to Roger Glover And Friends but written in significant part by Eddie Hardin – will emerge anew as … Continue reading

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“Butterfly Ball”: A New Look At The Movie

May 20, 2017

Since its release in 1974, Roger Glover’s “The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast” has had a double life: one of a glorified rock opera, and the other of a slightly surrealistic film that interjected footage from a 1975 concert … Continue reading

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January 13, 2017

Lucifer’s 2016 Time to love: German legends check in what may be their swan song… or dozen of those. “I’ve got to get it right this time” might be this album’s leitmotif: not only because a lot of it sounds like a … Continue reading

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GUNHILL – Nightheat / One Over The Eight

September 25, 2016

Heepster 1995 & Gunhill 1997 / Cherry Red 2016 Sympathy that does mean much: ex- belter mixes originals with covers refracted through the prism of his own. occupies quite a unique position on a musical landscape as a rare performer … Continue reading

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