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Richie Ramone - 'Entitled' (DC-Jam Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 21 November 2014 03:00

richieramoneentitledcoverAccording to Joey Ramone, drummer Richie saved the Ramones and put the spirit back in Da Bruddas. After playing over 500 shows with the band, and being the only drummer to sing lead vocals on Ramones songs, Richie is now out on his own and, in anticipation of his impending European and UK tour, Uber Rock got Dom Daley to check out his latest solo release, 'Entitled'.....

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James Williamson - 'Re-Licked' (Leopard Lady Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:00

james will'Re-Licked' finds Stooges guitarist James Williamson picking through the back catalogue of his celebrated band, mixing and recording certain songs properly for the first time in their history. He's also brought along a legion of guest singers to front the tunes, from Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie to The Bellrays' Lisa Kekaula. Uber Rock's Dom Daley is re-licking his fingers at the prospect of such a release.....

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Wonk Unit/Beautiful Strangers/The Quisling Killers/Gung Ho/Dirty Bob - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 1st November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:00

WU thmbBilled as a Halloween Hellraiser, the fact that this 5 band bill missed the haunting mark by a full 24 hours seemingly didn’t matter to the people of Abertillery who had embraced the fancy dress aspect of the night with both claws. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was also in attendance in his usual Frankenstein’s monster get up, but for him it was more about witnessing headliners Wonk Unit along with a strong Welsh undercard. Missed this night of horrific musical celebration, or simply cannot remember it? Then read on.

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The Godfathers/The Lone Sharks - Bristol, The Thunderbolt - 30th October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 03:00

God thmbLegendary British Rock ‘n’ Rollers The Godfathers are back in action once more with an all new five piece line up, and almost a year to the day they returned to Bristol’s Thundrbolt venue to play a low key warm up show for their Halloween spooktacular in London the following night. Also on the bill were local glunkers The Lone Sharks, whilst returning to reviewing duties was Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks. Hit the link to find out how the revitalised headliners performed.

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Glamour Of The Kill - 'After Hours' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 17 November 2014 04:00

GOTKafterhoursartwork500Glamour Of The Kill follow up their second album, 'Savages', with a crowd-funded EP that will no doubt push them onwards and upwards. Featuring guest appearances from Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix and Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt, 'After Hours', as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, is massive.....

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Senser - 'Stacked Up XX' (Strike Back) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 17 November 2014 03:00

senserstackedupXX'Stacked Up XX' is the 20th anniversary reissue of Senser's debut album, which originally hit Number 4 on the UK album chart upon release in 1994. This deluxe double CD/Vinyl reissue contains not only that hit album but also another album's worth of remixes. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks it out.....

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CUB director Jonas Govaerts (The Hickey Underworld) interviewed exclusively for Uber Rock by Exit_International's Scott Lee Andrews! Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Sunday, 16 November 2014 03:30

jonascub86Thought that the horror at URHQ died out when the sun came up on November 1st? Think again. Scott Lee Andrews of uber-faves Exit_International came up with the idea of interviewing some of his favourite underground film makers exclusively for Uber Rock, the first being Jonas Govaerts, director of CUB who some may know as guitarist of Belgian alt. rockers The Hickey Underworld. Let's recap: E_I, horror movies, Uber Rock, The Hickey Underworld - if you like any combination of the above then this is a must-read!

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 51 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 15 November 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014How do you follow a Halloween spooktakular of a show where spirits were summoned up from the depths and moss grew on a south-facing wall? Why, by seeing how many strawberry bon-bons a trio of clueless wireless ne'er-do-wells could stuff into their mouths and still do a live radio show. Yes, Episode 51 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was as classy as usual.....

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Monster Magnet - 'Milking The Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 14 November 2014 03:00

MonsterMagnetmilking'Milking The Stars' is a re-imagined version of Monster Magnet's 2013 album, 'Last Patrol', featuring four new songs and live tracks. "Not a re-mix record by the current definition, more like 'Last Patrol' in a 'what if?' style alternate reality," claims band mainman Dave Wyndorf. Does Uber Rock's Ben Hughes agree? Hit that link and find out.....

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Ginger Wildheart/Eureka Machines/The Scaramanga Six - York, Fibbers - 30th October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 03:00

GWBfibbers86The first of four dates on the Ginger Wildheart Halloween Tour took place in York, at the new and improved Fibbers venue, and Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to witness it. With support from The Scaramanga Six and the always excellent Eureka Machines, and with Kelii Compulsive added to Ginger's band line-up, this was sure to be one helluva night.....

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The Damned - 'The Black Album' (Plastic Head) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 03:00

damnedblackalbumcoverThe Damned's "Black Album" is the recipient of a deluxe, triple vinyl reissue that was originally intended for Record Store Day 2015 but has been released early, much to the delight of Uber Rock's Dom Daley. What deluxe bang do you get for your buck? Hit that Read More link and all will be revealed.....

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Tony Wright - 'Thoughts 'n' All' (Woodcut Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:00

Tonysolocover440'Thoughts 'n' All' is the debut solo album from Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright, and quite possibly the most personal and heartfelt recording he has ever made. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes listens and finds an artist documenting darker times yet still able to produce songs that truly impress.....

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Magic Eight Ball - 'Last Of The Old Romantics' (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 10 November 2014 03:00

oldromatics500coverapproved small 2013There'll be some interest in 'Last Of The Old Romantics', the new album from Magic Eight Ball, because the late Rik Mayall made possibly his last ever appearance as a guest on the record. But, here at URHQ, we're interested in the music, especially as last year's 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait' ended up on many an uber scribe's turntable. Ben Hughes listens, loves what he hears, then listens again.....

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Danny Garcia - 'Looking For Johnny' - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 03:30

garcia86int'Looking For Johnny', Danny Garcia's documentary on Johnny Thunders, has just been released on DVD in the UK, with the film's soundtrack set to appear on limited edition red vinyl later this month. Uber Rock's Dom Daley caught up with Garcia to get the lowdown on the making of this must-see, uber-approved documentary.....

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The Erotics - 'Preaching To the Choir' (Find Your Fangs Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 08 November 2014 03:00

eroticschoircoverapproved small 2013Albany, NY's The Erotics gathered up a horde of obsessive fans in the fall of 2012 and shepherded them into Don Fury Studio for a show now captured on 'Preaching To The Choir' in all its raucous, riotous glory. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to a truly live album, minus any overdubs or studio trickery.....

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Heart & Friends - 'Home For The Holidays' (Frontiers Music SRL) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 07 November 2014 03:00

heart hfth coverHeart played a special Christmas show in Seattle last December, with guest appearances from Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Train's Pat Monahan and Shawn Colvin, the holiday special now being released by Frontiers on CD/DVD and Blu-ray. Uber Rock's Gaz E gets the eggnog out early as he thinks about Nancy Wilson hanging her stockings up.....

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