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Free - Tons of Sobs

RAMzine Classic: Free – Tons of Sobs

The most remarkable thing about Free when they formed in early 1968, has to be the ages of the band members; bass player Andy Fraser was 15 years old, lead guitarist Paul Kossoff was 17, and both drummer Simon Kirke and singer Paul Rodgers were 18. Kossoff and Kirke were in the band Black Cat Bones, but they felt things weren’t happening and decided ...

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RAMzine Classic: Budgie's 1971 Debut

RAMzine Classic: Budgie’s 1971 Debut

One of the most underrated bands in the history of heavy rock, Budgie. They formed in 1967 in South Wales and used various names including Ten Ton Budgie, before settling on just Budgie. According to founding member Burke Shelley this was because he “loved the idea of playing noisy, heavy rock” however calling themselves “after something diametrically opposed to that”. Shelley ...

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RAMzine Classic: Judas Priest - Sin after Sin

RAMzine Classic: Judas Priest – Sin After Sin

Judas Priest Sin after Sin was released 8th April 1977 through CBS Records. Who would have thought that Judas Priest started their incredible journey in 1969. Their first album was brought out in 1974 and entitled Rocka Rolla. My favourite album from Priest is without doubt Sin after Sin released in 1977 mainly due to the fact it brings back memories spending my time ...

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RAMzine Classic: Lone Star – Firing on all Six

Lone Star are an underrated band, from Cardiff, forming in 1975 and swapping various members of the band for the line-up they had in 1977. I first spotted them on The BBC in Concert in December ’77, introduced by Pete Drummond. Their remarkable album Firing on all Six (which was the band’s second album, Lone Star being the band’s first and released ...

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Deep Purple – In Rock

If Black Sabbath were the parents of rock and roll, then Deep Purple certainly have a claim to be the godparents. The    quintet really changed the sound of rock and roll, and really kept to the bluesy roots of early metal. The MKII lineup of Ian Gillan on vocals, Richie Blackmore on guitar, Ian Paice on drums, Roger Glover on ...

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