Reviews

Goldmine reviews of albums, DVDs, concerts, etc.

The Animals – Out of their Heads and Into a Box

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Of all the cudgel-toting barbarians who washed up on American shores in the frontline of the British Invasion, it’s a cliche to say that the Animals were the most deserving of both their name and their designation.  But it’s true.  …

Status Quo – the Frantic Four Forever!

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As big deals go, this was a whopper.  The classic Status Quo line-up, the Frantic Four of early-mid 1970s fury and… okay, lesser returns in the years that followed… broke up in 1981 when drummer John Coghlan bade a very …

King Crimson – the Rocking Road to Red

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With Behemothic box sets now the order of the day, and even albums you’ve never been that crazy about meriting multi-disc packages that scream “buy me” when you sight them, there has never been a better time to be a …

Hawkwind – scaling rock’s greatest family tree

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Reviewing what was then Hawkwind’s latest single, back in the late 1970s, the English New Musical Express responded to its title “25 Years” by asking “have they really been going that long?”  They hadn’t.  But today, the intrepid spacemen have …