Category Archives: Hard Rock

FIVE DOLLAR SHOES – Five Dollar Shoes – (Neighborhood Records) – 1972

The only thing I knew about this group was the producer, Peter Schekeryk, who was married to and produced Melanie. Which also explains why Five Dollar Shoes were on Melanie's independent label, "Neighborhood Records". Accordingly, I expected them to sound … Continue reading

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ROAD – Road- (Rare Earth) – 1972

Was I ever "really" into 70s hard rock? I was  a kid in the 70s and perhaps too young to appreciate hard rock though it was there on the radio. The first hard rock album I bought was AC/DCs "Back … Continue reading

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THE FIRM – Mean Business – (Atlantic) – 1986

Fuck this is disheartening. Listening to crap by a band I have never heard of, or otherwise disdain, is hard work. Listening to crap by a band I love is soul destroying. This is in the middle. That is, it’s … Continue reading

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JETHRO TULL – Crest of a Knave – (Chrysalis) – 1987

what Frank is listening to #204 – JETHRO TULL – Crest of a Knave – (Chrysalis) – 1987 I went through a short Jethro Tull phase.   Didn't we all?   Growing up in the inner west of Brisbane, in … Continue reading

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BEDLAM – Bedlam – (Chrysalis) – 1973

Certainly is.   The first thing that hits you in the face about this LP is the sleeve that could be a Black Sabbath sleeve but unfortunately Bedlam steer away from the hard rock that Black Sabbath espoused (rock bordering on metal) and cover … Continue reading

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SLADE – The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome – (RCA) – 1983

I've been dreading this.   I was never big on 1970s Slade, when they were at the peak of their powers, so I'm not sure how I wiould deal with Slade from 1983. I may be pleasantly surprised.   I … Continue reading

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PIPER – Self Titled – (A&M) – 1976

  what Frank is listening to #30 – PIPER – Self Titled – (A&M) – 1976 I put this on (and recall buying it) with some trepidation … Piper were the band that launched Billy Squier. Admittedly I only knew the … Continue reading

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STRAPPS – Self Titled – (Harvest) – 1976

 what Frank is listening to #24 – STRAPPS – Self Titled – (Harvest) – 1976 The art work on the front and back seemed to suggest this was hard rock. The band pic on the back indicated they were English … Continue reading

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BLOODROCK – Blooodrock 2 – (Capitol) – 1970

what Frank is listening to #5 – BLOODROCK – Blooodrock 2 – (Capitol) – 1970 The wet weather is keeping me indoors a lot.   Another one. Allmusic describes this band best: allmusic: "Bloodrock was an early '70s hard rock band … Continue reading

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