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Back To Bass Licks: Lesson One Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:00

laneyblogthumbWhat do you do when you have a bonafide musical legend willing to write for you? A legend who has played with the likes of Teenage Casket Company, Richard Bacchus, Bulletboys, Johnny Monaco, The Black Mollys and Let Loose no less? Why, you get him to write a regular blog, of course! Strap yourself in because things are about to get rough as the iconic four-stringed pop rock journeyman Rob Lane takes you, the lucky reader, Back To Bass Licks.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre: Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 02:30

heartbreakmix86With Valentine's Day just around the proverbial corner Uber Rock's power balladeer Gaz E puts pen to paper and fashions a 'Dear John' style musical letter to lovers and haters everywhere. Got dumped? Want out of a relationship? Lusting after someone from afar? There's a tune for all of you in Gaz E's Heartbreak Mixtape.....

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Flotsam And Jetsam - 'Ugly Noise' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 08 February 2013 03:00

flotsamuglynoisePledgeMusic? What's all that about then? Yes, Uber Rockers, another day breaks with news of another band going down the Pledge route to releasing new product. This time it's the turn of legendary thrashers Flotsam And Jetsam, who have recently made an 'Ugly Noise', the band's eleventh studio album as it happens, available to fans. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a big fan, but would this be a case of D.I.Y. or D.I.Why? Hit that link to discover all......

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Great White - '30 Years - Live From The Sunset Strip' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 07 February 2013 03:00

greatwhite-30yearsliveCapturing three decades in the music business in just one night and over what would have been just two sides of an LP record is never an east thing, but that’s what Great White are doing with this album album, recorded in the legendary Key Club back in early 2012. Russ P gatecrashes the celebrations to find the only thing he remembers the band for sadly now missing, so what of the record? Well read on to find out.

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Misfits - 'DeA.D. Alive!' (Everything Evil Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 03:33

misfitsdeadalive440The Misfits return with a new album, 'DeA.D. Alive', the band's third live offering following 1982's 'Evilive' and its 1998 follow up. Uber Rock's Dom Daley greases his mullet into a devilock, slaps on some corpse paint and unleashes his mighty quill as he enters the land of the dead for your reading pleasure.....

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Adam Ant - ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter’ (Blueblack Hussar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:00

Adam AntEighteen years on from his last solo outing (the rather less than) ‘Wonderful’, and Adam Ant has finally returned from his self-imposed recording exile, to release an album influenced by his reinvention as the Blueblack Hussar. URHQ’s very own King Of The Wild Frontier Johnny H returns to his painted face days of old to find out what this album will offer Ant Warriors old and new.

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Heaven's Basement - 'Filthy Empire' (Red Bull Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 04 February 2013 03:00

filthyempirecoverThey've taken their time, and gone through more names than Puff Daddy, but UK hot rock hopes Heaven's Basement finally unveil their debut album. Would 'Filthy Empire', recorded in Los Angeles, bring a ray of welcome sunshine into the life of Uber Rock's Ross Welford, or simply make him feel a little uncomfortable? Only one way to find out.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 04:00

hip priests thmbWith nothing better to do on these long Winter nights than sit at home and fondle a 7 incher or two Uber Rock’s very own audiophile Mr Johnny H has apparently got a load of great stuff from the likes of The Hip Priests, The Resistance, Cleavers, The Dwarves, Rancid and KISS to tell us about. So why not join him in his darkened listening room for the latest edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club?

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Dub It Up With Bristol/Reggae Archive Records Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:00

Sound N PressureReturning with his occasional look at the Bristol Reggae scene, this time around Nev Brooks turns his attentions to a trio of Dub releases courtesy of the impeccable musical palette of Bristol/Reggae Archive Records. So turn the lights low turn the bass bins up loud and let Blasta Brooks take you on a musical journey that traces the roots of Dub from it’s late Sixties origins right through to this present day.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dennis Ward - Pink Cream 69 Print E-mail
Written by Dennis Ward   
Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:00

dennis6986Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward is a man with plenty of feathers in his cap. Aside from his 25 year plus tenure with the German rockers he has also been involved with a plethora of acts on the side with Unisonic, Place Vendome, Khymera and Sunstorm being among the most well known. Also a highly regarded song writer, recording engineer and producer Dennis now he adds yet another feather to his melodic rock headdress as he turn mixtape compiler for Uber Rock. Read on to find out what lights Dennis's musical fire.

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Snakes In The Grass - 'Snakes In The Grass' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 01 February 2013 03:05

Snakes86approved small 2013Glunk tears were shed at URHQ when great white hopes The Adjusters split up. But wait, dry those weeping eyes fans of quality music - the core of that cool band are back as Snakes In The Grass and with a self-titled EP that was finished just several hours ago and will be available to download for free this very day! Working almost as fast as the band was Uber Rock's Dom Daley who dipped his typing finger in Red Bull and knocked out a review as quick as you like!

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The Used - 'Vulnerable (II)' (Hopeless Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 01 February 2013 03:00

theusedvulnerableIISome ten months after releasing their fifth studio album, 'Vulnerable', The Used return with an expanded edition of the album featuring a bonus-packed second disc that includes four brand new songs, a clutch of acoustic reimaginings of the band's songs, and a slew of remixes. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checks out the album and, of course, we all know that he is Vulnerable (II).....

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The Night Marchers - ‘Allez! Allez!’ (Swami) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:00

Nightmarchersapproved small 2013Five years in the waiting and album number two from John Reis and The Night Marchers finally sees the light of day just when levels of interest in the frontman’s other band are once again hitting new highs, however as Johnny H explains overlooking ‘Allez! Allez!’ might actually be to your detriment as this time around the nerds are coming out fighting and looking to blacken the eyes of those Rocket From The Crypt guys. Read on to find out more.

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Sham 69 - London, Camden, Dingwalls - 17th January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 03:00

Sham jim thmbThe first gig review of 2013 and it’s a very special one, because not only is it the first gig in Camden Town’s legendary Dingwalls venue’s 40th year anniversary celebrations, but also closet bootboy Jim Rowland finally gets to see his punk idols Sham 69. Our scribe likes to play hard of a Thursday night in North London so do you fancy going down the pub with him and few old mates?

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The Black Bullets - 'Thirteens' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 03:00

black bullets coverapproved small 2013The Black Bullets kicked the door to URHQ down last year with a superb debut EP and a live show that had every Uber Rocker in attendance punching the air and throwing the horns in their direction. With follow-up EP, 'Thirteens', the band, as our man in the gutter, Dom Daley, discovered, are primed to kick many more doors down in 2013. Hit Read More and discover one of the UK's great black hopes.....

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The Loyalties - 'Til The Death Of Rock & Roll' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 28 January 2013 03:00

loyaltiesthumbapproved small 2013They might have taken longer than Def Leppard to record an album but The Loyalties finally return with album number two. If the excitement around URHQ at the prospect of hearing 'Til The Death Of Rock & Roll' wasn't enough, there's the fact that the accompanying limited edition book was written by the band's frontman Tom Spencer and Uber Rock's very own Gaz E. Ben Hughes tries to discover whodunit with an early contender for album of the year.....

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