Category Archives: glam

Review: Bigelf – Cheat the Gallows

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Label: Custard Records Released: August 12, 2008 Make a list of all the grandiose artists and albums in rock n roll history and you probably have a map of the influences on Cheat the Gallows. Bigelf manages to seamlessly move from one of rock’s big ideas to the next, making an impressive sound for themselves in the process. It’s scary… Read more »

Review: David Bowie – Live Santa Monica ’72

Label: Virgin Released: July 22, 2008 This set has long been known to Bowie fans, because of its quality and accessibility (it was broadcast on LA’s now-defunct KMET after all). But there’s more to it than just that. The show finds Bowie on his first US tour, completely immersed in his new Ziggy Stardust persona and at the first of… Read more »

DVD: Hanoi Rocks – The Nottingham Tapes

Label: MVD Entertainment Group Released: June 10, 2008 Recorded 24 years ago in England, The Nottingham Tapes finds Hanoi Rocks at the time of their major label debut, but don’t expect any of that Bob Ezrin slickness to be a part of this live show. This is more along the lines of a home video. When the lights go down,… Read more »

A new drummer for the Gypsy Pistoleros

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*** Official Press Release ***Ex Tigertailz Hero joins Gypsy Pistoleros !!! U.S born, Ace Finchum ( Ex Tigertailz legend of a drummer ) has joined the Gypsy Pistoleros !!!!!The Pistoleros have just signed to Blastzone Entertainment who will handle all things Gypsy Pistoleros in the US. Releasing “Para Siempre” the new CD (Out now in Europe & Scandinavia through Bad… Read more »

Review: Dirty Penny – Take It Sleezy

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Label: self-released Released: 2007 Dirty Penny’s clear love of Mötley Crüe might be hard to take had the Crüe not stopped making good records way too early (two records, good as they were, is a short legacy), but under the circumstances, it turns out to be a lot of fun. I’m not exactly the world’s biggest hair metal fan. Sure… Read more »

Review: Crash Street Kids – Chemical Dogs

Label: Hot City Records Released: 2007 As their name implies, Crash Street Kids are big fans of Mott the Hoople. Even without that reference though, it would still be pretty clear. Their ability mix sugary pop with hard rock edge also raises the specter of early Sweet, but some of those guitar lines are unmistakable homages to Mick Ralphs. Throw… Read more »

Live: Rude & the Rekkless, We Are the Fury, New York Dolls

February 12, 2008, Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland I wasn’t sure what to expect of the audience at a New York Dolls show in 2008. Would it be mostly an older crowd who’d known the Dolls from their earliest days? A group of thirty-somethings who know the them as the influence on bands they liked say twenty years ago? How… Read more »