Tag Archives: John Lawton

“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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LUCIFER’S FRIEND – Too Late To Hate

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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LUCIFER’S FRIEND: The Future Looks Bright

September 3, 2016

About one year ago, when it was announced that LUCIFER’S FRIEND were to return for the last time, with  at the front, nobody thought there would be something more than a few new tracks for a classics collection and selected … Continue reading

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