Category Archives: Reissues

MEGADETH – Unplugged In Boston

October 5, 2021

Megadeth 2006 / Cleopatra 2021 Thrash metal royalty rein in the noise to turn it into a stained-glass image of their regular lore. Seen from the outside as hardline purveyors of melodic clang and sociopolitical bark, Dave Mustaine’s quartet were … Continue reading

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Legends Play The Beatles

September 17, 2021

Cleopatra 2021 Rock elite and kindred spirits try to put a new spin on perennial classics – with much gusto and mixed results. Covering The Fabs used to be a blessing an a curse. For musicians who started out in … Continue reading

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STEVE ASHLEY – Family Album Revisited

September 15, 2021

Woodworm 1982 / Talking Elephant 2021 One of the essential English records of rustic delights is given a new shine and expanded to embrace the spirit of unity. Once upon a time concept folk-rock albums were thin on the ground … Continue reading

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ANTI-FLAG – 17 Song Demo

September 11, 2021

Anti-Flag 1992 / New Red Archives 2021 Pittsburgh’s purveyors of political punk put out a proposition that pugnacious punters can’t pass by. They might have been a bunch of ennui-entranced suburban bums but their acerbic vitriol, bolstered by acidic riffs, … Continue reading

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MAARTIN ALLCOCK – OX15

August 29, 2021

A New Day 1999 / Talking Elephant 2021 British folk scene mainstay steps out for a night away from the town – with a sophomore offering with Fairporters and Tullians en masse in tow. Maartin Allcock’s passing in 2018 robbed … Continue reading

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