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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 259 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 May 2015 04:05

album86An email was sent to URHQ this week from a Tammy Strings of Blaina, who complained that Uber Rock's future award winning feature, Album Cover Of The Week, contains way more naked lady flesh than naked man flesh. This week, we readdress the balance in some style.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:30

deadend86How could a Catholic university radio station which began with polka and basketball content become a major player in the world of heavy metal, breaking some of the world's biggest bands and even getting some of them record deals? 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' explains it all.....

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Album Cover of The Week - Week 258 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 18 May 2015 04:05

album86If your team escaped relegation and are in the cup final, your birthday is coming up, you don't have to work for The Man for a week, and you've just seen Wonk Unit then you're bound to feel good. There can be only one piece of classic cover art to do your mood justice.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 257 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 May 2015 04:05

album86Sex sells, right? Every album cover designer the whole world over recognises the importance of using hott rokk artwork to visually seduce as many people as possible into buying the record that lays waiting beneath its card undergarments. Steel yourselves.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 256 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 04 May 2015 04:05

album86May the force of questionable album cover art be with you! It's a bank holiday, it's Star Wars Day, it's the usual time of the week where Uber Rock gifts your optical nerves with glory in album cover form... it's also time for cocktails.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 255 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 April 2015 04:05

album86Last week Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week celebrated a current band keeping the tradition of awesome cover art alive: this week we do the same, championing an album from earlier in 2015 that featured artwork... with brains.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 254 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 April 2015 04:05

album86So often for Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week we have to look to the past to find ridiculous examples of cover art that really should have known better. It's always incredible, then, to find a forthcoming album from a current band that checks all of our Album Cover boxes. Deathhammer, we salute you.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 253 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 April 2015 04:05

album86Golf - it's brilliant, innit?! It's been on the telly all weekend and we just couldn't get enough of it. It's like a proper sport, but for tools. Not massive arseholes like rugby, just tools. Here's an album cover for ya, featuring golf... and a tool!

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:20

hgr-006-1Welcome back ladies and germs to the small part of Uber Rock that celebrates everything vinyl…or in some cases CD and digital download too. So in the run up to RSD 2015 we asked ‘Spinmaster’ Dom Daley and Johnny H-Bomb to check out some of the latest releases from the likes of Born Loose, The DeRellas, The Bar Stool Preachers, plus many others, Hit the link to drop the needle on some mighty fine new records.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Hall & Oates Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:00

deadend86Reissued to tie-in with our Uber Pop Weekend (possibly), 'The Daryl Hall & John Oates Video Collection: 7 Big Ones' is a 1984 sell-through VHS release slapped onto a DVD for our viewing pleasure. Gaz E can go for that.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 251 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 March 2015 04:05

album86It's almost Easter - that time of year where we celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus H. Christ by stuffing our fat faces full of chocolate eggs. But where do those eggs come from? Surely there couldn't be some kind of Heavy Metal Chicken forever immortalised on a striking piece of cover art?

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Ginger Wildheart - G.A.S.S. (A Retrospective) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:00

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Over the last 12 months Ginger Wildheart has been releasing a plethora of new material via his online fan platform G.A.S.S. Here Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson takes a look back at what he got for his subscription fee whilst in turn putting some his highlights under the spotlight as only he can. Hit the link to experience his epic musical adventure.

 

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Diemond edges cut up The Hideout for Canadian Music Week Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 04:00

priyadiemondsMW86Uber Rock's ticking Toronto timebomb, Jason Daniel Baker couldn't wait for the release of the new album from uber-approved rock throwbacks Diemonds in August so he headed out to catch the band at The Hideout as part of Canadian Music Week.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:00

HP1Uber Rock’s Dom Daley comes out of a RSD visa bill induced state of shock to cover off a whole host of singles that have fuck all to do with RSD 2015 as The Uber Rock Singles Club takes a spritely step into May. This time around our man is flying solo with releases by the likes of Wyldlife, Disco Lepers, two (very nice ones) from The Hip Priests plus a whole lot more. Hit the link to spin the multi coloured circle.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 04:00

deadendthumbReleased this very week on DVD/Blu-ray here in the UK, Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck is a 145 minute trawl through the life and times of the Nirvana frontman. Using fully authorised never before seen footage writer/director Brett Morgen takes us on a cinematic journey of rejection and excess that is perhaps like no other rock doc out there. Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates this one and finds it both intriguing and disturbing. Hit the link to find out why.

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: April Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 26 April 2015 04:00

joblogapril1586In the April instalment of her must-read No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, Uber Rock's Jo Hayes writes about how the modern music festival doesn't appear to be too concerned about the actual music anymore.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Inside Metal Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 04:00

deadend86Inside Metal is a documentary series devoted to all things hard and heavy, with 'Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal' the first of an initial two volume set that will eventually form part of a trilogy devoted to the Los Angeles metal scene. Uber Rock's Gaz E presses play.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'From Inside' (Gary Numan Special Edition) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:30

deadend86John Bergin's award-winning film 'From Inside', adapted from his own graphic novel, gets reissued with the focus on the score by Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. Uber Rock's Gaz E enters a post-apocalyptic world for your reading pleasure.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 252 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 April 2015 04:05

album86Easter Monday - a day forever connected with resurrection, and British comedy film marathons on ITV3. We're very serious at URHQ, though, so no comedy for us as we, once again, impress upon those with class another highbrow piece of artwork.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Soul Boys of the Western World Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:00

deadend86To get in the mood for our very first Uber Pop Weekend, Gaz E settled into his lazy boy with 'Soul Boys of the Western World', the documentary charting the rise, stumble, and return of Spandau Ballet. It's a tale of fashion, fallouts, court cases, Blitz Kids and millions of records sold....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: March Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:30

no entryUber Rock's Jo Hayes returns with the March instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog. This month Jo ponders the suitability of certain venues, while getting wholly excited about the prospect of seeing The Replacements this coming June. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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