Author Archives: Tom Dixon

North East born, South West domiciled music lover - mainly heavy rock & blues but not averse to other genres. I'm fortunate to be semi retired & I can now take full advantage of the 40 years I have spent collecting, listening, watching & playing (badly) & have enjoyed researching how blues in particular has shaped the music we know & love today. Now if only I could get my Strat & Musicman to sound in reality how they do in my head!
Broken Witt Rebels - Debut Album

Review: Broken Witt Rebels – Debut Album

The darlings of a certain UK ‘Classic’ Rock station release their eponymous debut album, Broken Witt Rebels in late November. This 10-track CD combines the six songs from the Birmingham band’s two most recent EPs – Howlin‘ and Georgia Pine – with four brand new numbers. Their sound is soaked in heavy blues mixed with a dash of Americana, so it’s worth ...

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Michael Crimson - Weeping Window

Review: Michael Crimson – Medusa

Medusa is a new release by Swedish born Michael Crimson. He is a new name to me and his website assures us he is “a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who makes mind-bending music shaped by everyday life, literature and his own imagination. Inspired by elements of classic rock, glam and pop, he tells character-driven stories through powerhouse guitar passages and ...

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Whitesnake 1987 - 30th Anniversary Edition

Review: Whitesnake 1987 – 30th Anniversary Edition

It is 30 years since Whitesnake graced us with the album that became known as 1987 (or, in Japan as Serpens Albus). To celebrate, Mr Coverdale has helped put together a luxury box set of 4CDs and a DVD! Reasonably priced at £40 it does include a poster, a lyric book and a 60 page hardback book with new pictures ...

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Electric Eye - From the Poisonous Tree

Review: Electric Eye – From the Poisonous Tree

Electric Eye are a Norwegian band and From The Poisonous Tree is their third album. Formed in 2012 by Øystein Braut, Njål Clementsen, Anders Bjelland and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde they are influenced by blues, rock with some nice Eastern undertones. Their website doesn’t reveal much other than they are touring in their homeland; this and previous releases are available via their site or ...

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Review: Samarkind – Debut Album

Samarkind are a new band featuring frontman David P. Byrne (note the ‘P’; it’s not that one from Talking Heads) who, according to the press release, was part of “successful hard rock band Assassin” and a “featured vocalist in the movie Trick or Treat”. Assassin, like Mr Byrne hail from Dublin and as far as I can make out had ...

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Europe - Walk The Earth

Review: Europe – Walk The Earth

Joey Tempest told us, he’s Not Supposed To Sing The Blues and yet the rebirth of the bluesy Europe continues with their latest album .Walk The Earth. Following on from Last Look At Eden, Bag Of Bones and War Of Kings earthy, blues infused rock continues to be the foundation for their sound. The latest offering delivers an enjoyable mix of ...

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