Reviews

Singer, songwriter, and performer Stephen Bluhm who is releasing his sublime second album Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here.

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Bluhm and featuring a host of gifted guest musicians, the orchestral opus is an elaborate aural feast of strings, horns, flutes, piano, reed instruments, and other timelessly evocative musical sounds — ambitious, but intimate and confiding as well. Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here is being released on 12” LP vinyl, CD, digital download, streaming platforms and 2xCD set including both vocal and instrumental versions.

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Revisiting KISS masterpiece “Destroyer”

Released on this day in 1976, “Destroyer” it’s much more than just another KISS album. It’s perhaps their defining record that includes some of their best songs produced by Bob Ezrin. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

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The Cult of The Hero: “Flash Gordon”

A movie that will take you on a magical journey, through different worlds and where you really don’t have to make sense of anything, just enjoy the trip, the color, the action scenes, the beautiful vintage FX’s and Queen’s perfect score along with it.

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Looking back at 1931’s Dracula

There’s something very sexy and erotic about vampires. It’s probably the intimacy of their assaults and the fact that they traditionally choose to appear in your bedroom in the middle of the night, maybe. But back in 1931, director Tod Browning was pretty direct about bloodsucking as a euphemism for sex in his classic “Dracula”.

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The Doors’ Solid Rock of “Morrison Hotel”

On February 9, 1970, The Doors redefine and reinvent themselves with a solid Rock album that was a drastic departure from their previous (and failed) attempt at making orchestral music. We look back at this timeless Rock classic that even inspired the name of a famous restaurant chain

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The Ballad Of Alice “Super Duper Alice Cooper”

Alice Cooper celebrates 76 years old today. Celebrate the icon’s birthday by watching “Super Dooper Alice Cooper”, an essential documentary that will give you a better glimpse of the man behind Alice Cooper, the persona that almost drove Vincent Furnier to death

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David Bowie’s Station To Station: The creative side effects of the cocaine

After the much successful incursion into soul music with the album “Young Americans”, Bowie explored new and experimental sounds with “Station To Station” released on January 23, 1976 with his Thin White Duke alter-ego at full steam. Though recorded in Los Angeles, the influential album can be regarded as the preparation for the then upcoming “Berlin Trilogy”

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Revisiting Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” 

It’s a common a place for music fans to consider 1970 “Black Sabbath” the first Metal album but San Francisco band Blue Cheer were the first ones to change the game when they released their influential album “Vincebus Eruptum” on this day in 1968

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The Beach Boys: Holland

Fifty years ago on January 8th, The Beach Boys released their Holland LP. Their fourth album since leaving Capitol Records in 1970, it was also the third in a series of albums that had sought to move them away from the sun and surf image that had dogged them since the sixties and to reposition them as a serious, progressive music band.

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The flawless and timeless debut album of The Doors

“The Doors” was released on January 4th, 1967 and remains a timeless and fresh Rock album, featuring classics such as “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” , “Light My Fire” or “The End”, this was one of the breakthrough albums of 1967 and one that embodies The Doors signature sound the most. We revisit one of the most flawless debut Rock albums of all time

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A Punk Rock Dismissal: “London Calling”

Like most musical trends and waves, Punk Rock was short lived comparatively to other musical styles, and short lived in the sense that by 1979 all the original Punk bands decided to put an end to it, being by disbanding, mellowing down or to fusion into other styles such as Ska

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Top 10 Christmas Movies

It’s Christmas time again, and today we present you our list of the Top 10 Christmas Movies. For this list we included only feature length movies, we excluded short movies and TV movies. Do you agree with our list? Comment to give your opinion! 

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Top 10 Christmas Horror Movies

It’s Christmas time again, and sometimes, the silent night can be the deadliest of all nights. Today we present you our list of the Top 10 Christmas Horror Movies. For this list we included only feature length movies, we excluded short movies and TV movies. Do you agree with our list? Comment to give your opinion!

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Let Them Photograph Your Soul: A journey through the life of Jim Morrison through rare photographs

“Let Them Photograph Your Soul” by Jerry Prochnicky, is a must-have for fans of Jim Morrison and The Doors, and anyone with an appreciation for rock history. It beautifully encapsulates the charisma, mystery, and musical prowess of The Doors, making it a visual feast that will transport readers back to the psychedelic era of the 1960s through many rare photographs, artwork and images.

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In 1985 Wham! “Make It Big” twice

In 1985 Wham! were one of the biggest pop bands (or duo) in the world and after a discreet debut with their first album “Fantastic” released in 1982, they went on to release their best selling and worldwide success “Make It Big” that included some of the 1980’s most memorable Pop music

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The Poetry in “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Yes there was poetry on the Sex Pistols lyrics, “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols” it’s not merely the biggest Punk album of all time that still serves as a mold for Punk bands and artists, it’s an album that gives you an imagery of what the organic and original Punk movement was through music and lyrics

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In 1978 “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”

During the Halloween season of 1978 KISS makes their film debut on “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”, a TV movie made for NBC that features the band as their stage characters. Despite the bad reviews the movie had ever since it’s release, it has now attained cult film status

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Looking back at Bernard Rose’s “Candyman”

Released on October 16, 1992, and based on a Clive Barker short story, “Candyman” is the mythic sort of horror/art film combination that is usually referenced in reviews of films that hew too closely to one of those elements to be successful as both

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Revisiting John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Released in September 1971 in the U.S and on October 8th, 1971 worldwide, “Imagine” it’s definitely John Lennon’s most popular solo album, it includes some of his most enduring and famous songs such as “Imagine” and “Jealous Guy”, we revisit this enduring Rock classic

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The Strange Days Of The Doors

The Doors are to this day one of the most influential rock bands that ever existed, no doubt about it, even if you don’t like their music, but their influence spreads beyond rock music and beyond music even. In this article we’ll explore The Doors second album “Strange Days released on September 25th, 1967

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Revisiting “In Utero”, Nirvana’s Last Testament

Released officially worldwide on September 21st, 1993, “In Utero” it’s the most corrosive of all Nirvana albums and light years away from it’s predecessor the successful 1991 “Nevermind” that brought fame to the Seattle band and put them on the lead of the Grunge movement in the early 90’s

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The Time The Beatles Went Baroque

The Beatles’ Revolver remains one of the most audacious and sonically diverse collections of music ever to be laid to tape. Following the similarly groundbreaking Rubber Soul released the year prior, Revolver saw the world’s greatest pop band making a brazen statement of musical intent.

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Bon Jovi’s Finest Hour “Slippery When Wet”

To be put in perspective, Rock music in the 1980’s suffered a commercial mutation of the industry had got used to during the 60’s and 70’s, the 80’s were a decade where the flashier the better was the trend to follow, and music in general followed that rule.

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Revisiting the 1983 film “Cujo”

Cujo is a 1983 horror movie based on a Stephen King novel about a St. Bernard that turns into a vicious killer after getting bitten by a bat and turning rabid. With subtexts about sin and infidelity coming around to become our ultimate undoing, “Cujo” is still a very effective and terrifying nature run amok film.

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“Easy Rider”: A timeless portrait of freedom

Released on July 14, 1969, “Easy Rider” it’s an absolute landmark on counterculture and one of the most iconic and memorable movies ever made, it portrays freedom in a way that remains timeless to this day while it still serves as a 1960’s social portrait

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Revisiting the heavier than heaven debut Nirvana album “Bleach”

Proudly recorded by $606.17, “Bleach” it’s perhaps the only legitimate Grunge album Nirvana did. Released on June 15, 1989 on Sub Pop, the record features a selection of Grunge songs that approaches the style used by some of their Seattle peers, such as The Melvins, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden or TAD, a slow, sludgy and heavy Grunge Rock with influences of Punk and 70’s Heavy Metal blend in together. We look back at this now historical Rock album

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“The Who Onstage 1969-1971” by Stewart Hellman: an exclusive trip back to The Who’s most ferocious live period

Through hundreds of photos, Stewart takes you back with him on a personal journey, one where he traveled to attend and photograph The Who shows in the first person, between 1969 and 1971. The books is a valuable personal archive containing hundreds of photographs of some of the legendary band’s iconic American performances, as well as the author and photographer’s personal notes

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Salò: A Necessary Evil

The 60’s and 70’s were prodigal in experimental European cinema that touched, and not just slightly, new grounds of controversy, we revisit the controversial Pier Paolo Pasolini, movie “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom”

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“Stronger Than Dirt. Ridin’ Jim Morrison’s HWY Until The End” by Fred Baggen, a new, fresh and updated recollection and guide to Jim Morrison and The Doors fans

“Stronger Than Dirt. Ridin’ Jim Morrison’s HWY Until The End” by Fred Baggen offers personal insights all put together through a dedicated fan perspective as well as from people that were close to The Lizard King, including detailed valuable guides to their music, both official and bootleg releases, as well as to the Paris of Jim Morrison.

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Revisiting “Vanilla Sky”

A remake of the Spanish movie “Abre Los Ojos”, “Vanilla Sky” it’s a beautiful movie about the tragedy of life and how you can lose everything that really matters on a glimpse of an eye by choosing one of two paths

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Playing Mind Games: “Angel’s Heart”

In the 1950’s detective Harry Angel is a New York private detective that is hired by a mysterious wealthy man. This is the starting point for one of the chilliest movies of the 1980’s, an Alan Parker cult classic, “Angel’s Heart”, starring Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro

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(Re)discovering the timeless sounds and voice of Keith Relf

“All The Falling Angels” is a collection of songs by Keith Relf which include not only his solo singles but also several unreleased songs and demos which were recorded between 1965 and 1976. On this album you will find the true essence of of Relf’s solo career, where he experimented with folk, classical, electronic and psychedelic music, leaving behind the R&B that defined the Yardbirds early year

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More Than Britpop: “Suede”

In the early 1990’s, British bands such as Blur, Elastica, Oasis or Pulp rose to a Rock music scene then dominated by American Grunge Rock. All those bands were able to distance themselves from the Grunge trend eventually developing what would be called Britpop. Suede were one of the bands, with a rougher edge to it, sharper guitars and vocals, they released their debut self titled album “Suede” in 1993

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Queen albums 1973-1991 rated

From 1973 to 1991 Queen produced a rich body of work in studio. They literally covered every music style, from Heavy Metal to Opera, from Pop to Dance. Some albums did better than others in the charts but all have left their mark in Rock music history. We rate their 14 studio albums that were completed with Freddie Mercury on this list

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“Born To Be Blue”: Chet Baker re-imagined and revisited

Ethan Hawke embodies Chet Baker as close as it can gets, and despite the actor being older than what Chet would be back in the late 60’s where most of the movie takes place, his physical similarities to the jazz legend help the movie to achieve a reality factor to his acting regardless of the fictional facts

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The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” revisited

It’s 2017, the year The Beatles masterpiece “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” turns 50. It’s no longer 20 years ago today but 50, and in an ocean of reviews and articles, this is just another one to celebrate the existence of one of the most acclaimed and influential albums of all times, not just in Rock or Pop, but in the whole Pop Culture imaginary.

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