WICKED LADY - Complete Recordings 1969 - 1972. This UK heavy/fuzzy trio was shortlived and made some private recordings that got a proper release in 1993 and 1994. The Spanish Quality label Guerssen reissued the complete recordings in a box with 4 lp's in 2016. These had been previously released as two double lp's (also on cd) with vintage erotic artwork (see pictures right) which is also shown in the booklet of the boxset.
WICKED LADY - Psychotic Overkill. Hard rock ahead of it's time that still appeals to todays listener and fans of early heavy rock and contemporary doom/stoner rock. Fans of the first Black Sabbath album should give this a listen!
MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III - Radio days Vol.3 - Live sessions & Studio rarities. Achive release by iconic experimental jazz-rock-fusion band by Manfred Mann. Pre-Earhband. If you want to learn about this great band, you should invest in their two studio albums. This is for fans and die-hards.
FOGHAT - Live II - Fantastic 2006 double live album by British/American Boogie rockers. With singer Charlie Huhn. In August the band Headlines at Festival in Liege, Belgium. Finally, I'll get to see them!
PRETTY THINGS - Emotions 1967) - The first of a trio of great psych albums by the Pretty Things. This one is a transitional album towards what was to follow. Orchestration was used and written by Reg Tilsey who also wrote arrangements for The Herd, P.J. Proby and Dave, Dee, Dozy, Mick & Tich.
PRETTY THINGS - Parachute (1970) - The successor to S.F. Sorrow and another all time classic psych album. It was chosen album of the year in 1970 by Rolling Stone. It was a commercial flop but gathered cult status over the years.
This month I have been exploring the whole Yngwie J. Malmsteen catalogue. What a musician !!!!! Pure virtuosity translated into breathtaking musicality! Let's not forget this extra-ordinary musician! 'Blue Lightning' is his latest effort with great blues covers and two selfwritten songs.
JOHN MAYALL - Nobody Told Me. Mayall is back with a full guitar based blues album featuring Joe Bonamassa, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Steven Van Zandt (Springsteen), Todd Rundgren, Larry McCray and live guitarist Carolyn Wonderland.
Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl with guests. While Eric Clapton went mainstream and Jimmy Page got stuck in the Led Zeppelin years, Jeff Beck was a constant innovator in blues, jazz, fusion and cross-over. One of the true great guitarplayers in history!