CD Review- John Wetton

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John Wetton
Anthology
Primary Purpose
2015
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New York Minute
Primary Purpose
2015
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Reviews: Joseph Suto

John Wetton has played in many bands throughout his long career. He has played in UK, King Crimson but is best known for being the lead vocalist and bassist of supergroup Asia that took over the world in 1982. He has recently released two solo albums. The first one is Anthology, a career retrospective that takes us through his solo career. All six of his solo albums are represented in fine fashion here. Thirty-two tracks in all help make up this Anthology. Continue reading

CD Review- Nelson

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Nelson
Peace Out
Frontiers Records
2015
Review:Joseph Suto
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Nelson featuring Ricky Nelson’s twin sons Matthew and Gunnar, came right out of nowhere in 1990. Their debut After The Rain climbed the charts on the strength of two top 10 hits the title track which made #6 and the chart topper “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection”. Then as fast as they appeared they disappeared from the scene. Some blame it on the shift to grunge and alternative, while the Nelson’s blamed conflicts with the record label. The band’s next album never came out until 1995. Continue reading

CD Review- Steven Wilson

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Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Kscope Records
2015
Producer: Steven Wilson
Review: Joseph Suto
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Steven Wilson may not be a household name at this stage of his career, but rest assured he soon will be. The leader of progressive outfit Porcupine Tree has now released two critically acclaimed solo albums. Hand. Cannot. Erase. is his latest effort and one that should help him open more doors and gain a wider audience. Continue reading

CD Review- Hinder

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Hinder
When The Smoke Clears
The End Records
2015
Producers: Cody Hanson/Marshall Dutton
Review:Joseph Suto
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Hinder came strong out of the gate back in 2005 with their explosive debut Extreme Behavior. “Get Stoned” and “Lips Of An Angel” received strong airplay helping to push the album to triple platinum status. The band’s sophomore release fared well but not as good only reaching gold, despite playing several high profile tours. Each successive release has sold less despite All American Nightmare and Welcome To The Freakshow being solid releases. Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: The Who

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Artist Spotlight
The Who
Ranking The Top 25 Songs

 

 

 

The Who are one of the most influential rock bands that ever existed. They have one of the most instantly recognizable classic lineups in Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). The band is currently touring under the moniker “The Who Hits 50”. Although Daltrey and Townshend are the last two original members, the core of the touring musicians have been on board since 2002. Continue reading

CD Review- Danko Jones

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Danko Jones
Fire Music
Bad Taste Records
2015
Producer: Eric Ratz
Review:Joseph Suto
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Fire Music is the seventh full length release from Toronto rock band Danko Jones. Today the band consists of vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John “JC” Calabrese and new drummer Rich Knox who makes his recording debut with the band. Continue reading