Elbow have evolved, and where they were once just merely great, their latest metamorphosis elevates them to the next level of magnificence.
Dust off your roller strollers people, and get those tartan scarves out of mothballs! Exciting news – Rollermania is back!
Here, BSR give the fans exactly what they want – respect for the old Thin Lizzy formula, and a collection of modern, yet ‘old school’, hard rock delivered with a sustained level of energy and conviction that never loosens its connection with the spirit that is imbued in the very best rock and roll records in your collection.
Mott The Hoople were a mess of contradictions – exciting, rambunctious and loose, yet they often bared their soul, self-mythologizing their lives and history in their songs, but never coming across as egocentric narcissists.
Nouvelle Vague’s Adelaide performance was a wondrous melange of the odd and the melodic.
A chat with Black Star Riders singer, Ricky Warwick, about the band’s new record, their career so far, his recent solo work and Thin Lizzy’s formidable legacy.
Neil Young & The Rolling Stones have every right to follow their own paths, they both have a total body of work which has earned them respect and admiration, but surely that doesn’t mean they should ignore quality control so dismissively in the latter stages of their careers?
In some ways, Wooxdmansey’s account gives a more grounded view of the Ziggy years, but it can also be seen to depressingly demythologize this magical time in rock music history and in the lives of seventies glam-rock starchildren nostalgically holding onto a consciously skewed mental image of that golden era in this age of Trump and terror.
Overall, there are some sublime moments scattered across these three discs. Bush does not let her vocals dominate proceedings – but her voice is in good shape when she tackles the few ‘hits’ that are included here.
If you are yet to discover Beth Hart’s amazing voice, Fire On The Floor is an excellent entry point from which to start exploring her catalogue.