A breathy warble falsetto informs the obviously big commercial single-of-a-title-track of Barry Gibb’s In The Now. This is the sole surviving Bee Gee’s only 2nd solo album (his first was 1984’s Now Voyager) with the last new material he released being on the Bee Gee’s 2001 This Is Where I Came In. With his two brothers, Maurice and Robin having died, the Bee Gee’s over, Barry Gibb simply figured his career was done.
Known in the adult industry as “Mr. and Mrs. YouPorn” Randi and Richie were part of the group that founded YouPorn.com, staying with the site for “7 wonderful years” as they say. Then in 2011 the couple began their own site Pornsurefer Reports, fours years after that, Randi encouraged Richie to take a year off running the site to write a novel based on his 22 years driving a cab at night in San Francisco. This resulted in the “TaXXXi Tales” book and while attempting to market that book the couple realized that there weren’t many book outlets catering specifically to erotic writing and even more merely just “put up” with erotica without truly promoting it (something I know all too well myself).
Bon Iver 22, A Million (Jagjaguwar) Five years after their last release, Bon Iver has delivered its third full-length album, a daring, […]
Progressive rock stalwarts Van der Graaf Generator have just released their 13th studio album, Do Not Disturb. Opening the with the guitar jangle slow plod of “Aloft” by the time Guy Evans stuttering snare beat comes in with Hugh Banton’s organ following the mostly spoken vocal melody line we are thudding along nicely in full prog rock styling presented through different movements in the 7-min plus song.
The simple acoustic plucking and Julie Hampton’s earthy warble with her overly sustained vocal clutch on “Big Sky” opens new 9-song Electra Day CD Quiet Hours. “Falcon’s Gate” has some nice flicked acoustic phrases from Hampton and drip-like observations in the lyric but a tune like “Ferry Song” works best for me, as we get a real deep feeling of longing casting out with Hampton’s odd vocal delivery. Hampton’s singing is going to be one of those things that a listener either takes to or doesn’t, there is certainly no middle ground in the way she delivers her lyrics of heavy imagery.
This 10-song CD features original Cactus members, drummer Carmine Appice and guitarist Jim McCarty, with lead vocalist Jimmy Kunes, bassist Pete Bremy and harp player Randy Pratt. The heavy stomp of “Mamma Bring It Home” is driving and features choruses you cna sing to, plus a McCarty single note lead that ends the tune even higher then it was already sailing. “Dynamite” explodes with Pratt behind Carmine’s heavy snare and again some wonderfully realised backing vocals. There are even two old Cactus tunes here, recorded long-ago with the original line-up of Tim Bogert, Appice, Randy Day and McCarty. “Another Way Or Another” is both a guitar picked instrumental and “wa-wa” wailing lead tune, and the last song here, “C-70 Blues” is all noisy feedback
Dreezy No Hard Feelings (Interscope Records) South Side, Chicago has a bunch of talent coming out the woodwork, but this particular artist has […]
This is my latest Wicked Pictures Movies Review….part 1. There are a goodly amount of new Wicked DVD’s to tell you about (and I promise to get to them in the next few weeks) but for now I want to take a run around two of the latest Axel Braun parodies-Suicide Squad XXX and Supergirl XXX-and his Inked 2, sequel to the first Inked.
“Kissing” ends the CD with its cool roiling bass from Creed under one simple riff rhythm. Like “For A Little While” and most of the ethos here, Space Cadets get a good groove on, slip in and out and around one another expertly, Wexelman manages his interesting vocal fine, but these songs are built around riffs and a beat, not always much more.