Lee Aaron – Fire and Gasoline

Lee Aaron Fire and Gasoline 2016, Big Sister Records Rating: 4.5 Canada’s ‘Metal Queen’ returns! Lee Aaron is arguably the ‘Metal Queen’ despite the fact that she has released more Non-Metal albums than Metal ones. To me, personally she will always maintain that title. When I heard that Lee was…

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Izzy Stradlin – 117°(LP)

Izzy Stradlin 117°(LP)
2015, Music On Vinyl Rating: 4.5/5 1998‘s 117° is the second solo album from former? Guns n’ Roses’ guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The six year gap between his first and second solo albums was partially due his taking time off from music and the sporadic two plus year recording…

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Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter S/T (LP Reissue) 2015, Music On Vinyl Rating: 4.5/5 I first became aware of Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople back when Great White covered “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” back in the day. Unbeknownst to me at the time I already knew Hunter’s “Cleveland Rocks” which I had on an…

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Loggins and Messina (SACD)

Loggins and Messina (SACD) 2015, Audio Fidelity Rating: 4.5 As with many releases by audiophile label Audio Fidelity this was an album that that I was not too familiar with the music. Thanks to Poison who included the groups “Your Mama Don’t Dance” on their second album OPEN UP AND…

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Bachman – Heavy Blues

Bachman Heavy Blues 2015, Linus Ent. Rating: 4/5 Randy Bachman is back with his greatest album since 1993’s ANY ROAD. Granted, many of his projects have been compilation, live or cover version styled releases. While MERGE from ’96 was good it just never had that certain something that ANY ROAD…

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Trapper – Go For The Heart (EP)

Trapper Go For The Heart (EP) 2015, Independent Rating: 4.5/5 Trapper is Canada’s newest 80’s Rock band. 
The band prominently features Emm Gryner on vocals and Sean Kelly on guitar with drumming duty shared between Dave Betts and Tim Timleck. Bassist Jordan Kern rounds out the recording personnel. This EP…

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America – Homecoming (SACD)

America Homecoming (SACD) 2015, Audio Fidelity Rating: 5/5 My introduction to America was a 45 of “Horse With No Name” when I was just wee little lad. I always remember that single and the flip, “Everyone I Meet Is From California”. As I grew older and got into music (Metal…

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