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Changes

We are busy with some major changes that we will publish in the next couple of weeks.

The new things that we are going to add are:

* Favourite internet stations

* Favourite playlists

* Rock with christian messages

 

Thanks to DVD's and YouTube we can relive all the great classic rock moments in history. Go to this page to view some of them like Jimmie Hendrix burning the flag, Pete Townsend destroying his guitar and Bob Dylan going electric. Here it is ......>

 

Do you remember the brilliant song by the band Sweathog in the early seventies. We happened to be in contact with the bass player and singer Dave Johnson. What an honour and thanks to him we have more information about this band and their 2 albums they produced. Here you can read more about Sweathog.

Their song Halleluja is possibly the best oldie I have heard in many years. It is available on the remastered cd's.

There are so many brilliant bands from the late sixties and early seventies that were forgotten. In this section we are going to look at some of them and do a review of their albums. The first of these bands is : Frijid Pink.  They are best known for their cover of the "House of the Rising Sun", believe me there are a lot more to them than just this one song.

Detroit hard rockers Frijid Pink formed in 1967, originally comprised of singer Kelly Green, guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, bassist Tom Harris, keyboardist Larry Zelanka and drummer Richard Stevers. After two years of relentless touring throughout the southeast Michigan area, the group — substituting Harris for new bassist Thomas Beaudry — signed with the Parrot label in 1969; although their first two singles, "Tell Me Why" and "Drivin' Blues," failed to attract much attention, their third effort for the company — a distorted, guitar-heavy interpretation of "The House of the Rising Sun" — reached the Top Ten on the U.S. pop charts, becoming an even bigger hit overseas. Frijid Pink's self-titled debut LP followed in 1970, as did the follow-up Defrosted; subsequent singles including "Sing a Song for Freedom" and "Heartbreak Hotel," however, failed to match earlier successes, and after 1972's Earth Omen the group did not re-enter the studio until recording 1975's All Pink Inside, disbanding soon after.
(by Jason Ankeny)

If you like the Faces, Led Zeppelin and the Blues hard rock sound with a touch of psychedelic this is for you.  With The Answer and bands like Black Crowes who created new interest in this sound, it is always good to go back to the roots of the sound. And Frijid Pink is for me a better example than Blue Cheer. They had 3 very good albums :

 

Frijid Pink - Defrosted

Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink

Frijid Pink - Earth Omen

Frijid Pink - All Pink inside

The last album was not that good. Reviews will follow during this week on the other 3 albums.

Here is a video of the band playing  House of the Rising Sun.

Frijid Pink : Sing a song for freedom

 

I am going to work on the perfect ipod compilations for the following genres. Watch this space and if you have any suggestions please email me :

  • Hard Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Acoustic Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Melodic Rock
  • Southern Rock
  • Jazz Rock (including brass rock)
  • Progressive Rock
  • Folk Rock
  • Soft Rock

 

How many perfect albums are there? In the next year we are going to make a list of them. E-mail us your suggestions. The first one on this list, is Uriah Heep: Demons and Wizards. The important thing is that there must be no fillers on the album. Every one must be 10/10. We have started this long-term project by looking at 1965 and the 10/10 albums of that year. The following years will be added soon.

There are many other lists on the internet. Here is a link to one of them from Stephen Yarwood.

 

We are looking for collaborators to help working on this website. I am working alone on this website and it is dedicated to my love for the artists and music that has provided me with so many special moments over years. We are looking for editors for the different genres and also people that van provide reviews. This is purely a deed of love. If you are interested and can provide info, please contact me - Japie Marais.

 

 

This whole website is born out of my love for music and to give something back to the artists that have entertained me over 30 years. As such it is a one-man show at this moment. We are working on a one-stop band experience of the bands on this site. An example of how all the pages are going to look like  in the next few months, is the page on .38 Special.

 

Uriah Heep is possibly the most underrated band of the seventies. Going for 36 years now, their music has dated much better than many of their buddies. We are going to review all the albums.

The reviews that are finished are:

 

 

The most perfect album of the year - Ken Hensley. Read the review here ........

 

Progressive Rock started 40 years ago. Since then Prog Rock has gone through many phases with many highlights. Every decade had its heroes. There were also a time when Prog Rock did not have that many fans.  Here is a timeline with the best Prog Rock album for every year.

 

 

If you have any contributions or remarks, contact me : Japie Marais

Last updated: 18 October 2013

 
 

 

 

Favourite 100 albums

Fans all-time favourites

 

All the bands

Classic Rock

Prog Rock

Hard Rock

Jazz Rock

Metal

Southern Rock

Glam Rock

Blues Rock

 

 

Pretty Maids - Wake up to the Real World

Bob Seger - Face the Promise

Godsmack IV

Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death

The Answer - Rise

Tipton, Entwistle and Powel - Edge of the World

Europe - Secret Society

 

 

 

 

 

Uriah Heep - Salisbury

Uriah Heep - Look at yourself

Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards

Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday

uriah heep high and mighty 1976

 


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