Sunday, November 11, 2012

Alice Cooper - Old School: 1964-1974 (Part 3) - #107

Alice Cooper - Old School: 1964-1974 (Part 3)

What I said about this item being overpriced (by a long shot actually, see here)

holds even more true, now that i found a 4 CD set in one of my usual hunting grounds, selling for just around EUR 32.00 (at today's rate of exchange). Of course, there's no vinyl (which is a rehash of one of the CDs anyway) and there's maybe one or the other printing material not included. Apparently, the yearbook is there), but frankly, you're better off with this very much cheaper release.

And this is from the keyboard of a major Alice Cooper fan. I've seldom wasted my money on a more useless and overpaid item and I'm actually thinking of buying this new version and selling the big box on an auction platform.



Friday, November 9, 2012

Wilko Johnson on "Dr. Feelgood" - #106

Wilko Johnson on "Dr. Feelgood"

Another one I found, Wilko Johnson about today's "Dr. Feelgood"

What he does regret, he confides, is the ‘embarrassment’ of the ‘third generation’ of musicians – no original members among them – carrying on the Dr Feelgood name.

For the original, see here:

Whistling all the way home.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Alice Cooper - AVO Session - Basel, November 4, 2012 - #105

Alice Cooper - AVO Session - Basel, November 4, 2012

Here's just a few pictures of last night's Alice Cooper gig at the AVO Session in Basel.




Friday, November 2, 2012

Cherry Tess And Her Rhythm Sparks - You Can't Plan A Thing - #104

Cherry Tess And Her Rhythm Sparks - You Can't Plan A Thing

There are female Rockabilly singers who are o.k., some are good, some are even excellent ... and then there's Cherry Tess whose on the very top, where the air is getting thin. This is, at least by my count, her third full longplay release. And it's the third on an equally high level. Released in 2012, this CD offers Class A Rockabilly. It's not very often you hear such an excellent singer and you could be forgiven for thinking that Rockabilly originates in the Swedish hinterland.

But make no mistake, the Rhythm Sparks are not to be outdone and come through as a very competent band with a lot of drive. But to me, the icing on the cake is Cherry Tess' voice. There's presence there and none of the girlie stuff that you can sometimes hear on Rockabilly records. Not unlike Rhythm Sophie a couple of entries back, or a subdued Wanda Jackson. On second thought, disregard "subdued". Here's 15 tracks for the connaisseur, alternating between orginals and cover versions.

I need to warn you, if you listen to this CD, you're going to buy the two previous ones as well. Guaranteed! This here is released on Enviken Records (EnRec 159).