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Budgie - 'The MCA Albums 1973 - 1975' (UMC) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 03:00

BudgieAs Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins packs his rucksack ready for his Download weekend we know one CD he’ll be slipping in alongside his Viagra, ‘Bride Wore Black’ DVD and SOS burn plasters. Well, Its three CDs actually, all housed in one competitively priced box set. The set? `The MCA Albums 1973-1975` by Welsh rockers Budgie, and here our courageous scribe explains why every home should have a copy.

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Adam Ant - Bristol, Colston Hall - 25th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 03:00

AA86rwFollowing last year's playing of debut album, 'Dirk Wears White Sox', in its entirety, Adam Ant upped the, erm, ante by giving the same treatment to chart-topping second album, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wonders if you should ever trust a man with a white stripe on his face.....

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Crowsaw: Cirque Du Crowsaw - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:00

RobSo when is a gig really not just a gig? When it’s the recording of a live album perhaps? Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins was lucky enough to attend such a magical event recently when he visited The Dolls House to see the mighty Crowsaw perform their Cirque Du Crowsaw.... Confused? You won’t be when you hit the ‘Read more’ link.

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Rival Sons - ‘Hollow Bones’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 06 June 2016 03:00

Rival SonsLater this week Rival Sons finally release ‘Hollow Bones’ their fourth album for Earache Records. In preparation Uber Rock’s Johnny H set off with his Walkman for a trip up the Arael Mountain to listen to the record just as nature intended it. Hit the link to discover your musically spiritual side during a misty mountain hop done H Bombz style.

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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Tigertailz/Last Great Dreamers - London, Underworld & Oxford, Bullingdon - 15th & 23rd April Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 04:00

TTRW86liveUber Rock's Dan Hayes loves Tigertailz... or should that be, loved? Our man was having a crisis of faith regarding all things Welsh glam and it took two shows on the band's recent UK tour to make his mind up regarding the new Eurovision-hankering line-up. With uber-approved retro ponces Last Great Dreamers in support, this would surely make for eventful reading.....

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Ryan Adams - 'Heartbreaker' Deluxe Reissue (Pax-Am Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 03:00

RyanDeluxe300useRe-released as a 2CD/DVD set or 4LP/DVD box set, the deluxe reissue of 'Heartbreaker', the debut album from Ryan Adams, adds a plethora of bonus material to an already essential album. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is prepared to get his heart broken for your reading pleasure.....

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AC/DC - Prague, Praha, Letiště Letňany - 22nd May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Janne Jarvis   
Friday, 03 June 2016 04:10

AcDC thmbThere’s been a lot said about Axl Rose replacing Brian Johnson in AC/DC for the remaining shows on the ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour, and as that rock 'n' roll train rolls into the UK for shows in London and Manchester we thought it was time to give long-time fan Janne Jarvis the chance to add his voice to the debate. Here he relives a night spent on an airfield in Prague watching one of his favourite rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Are you ready?

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The Damned - London, Royal Albert Hall - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 June 2016 03:00

DRAH86Punk stalwarts The Damned celebrated their fortieth anniversary in some style; booking, and subsequently selling out the Royal Albert Hall a year in advance of the doors opening. Uber Rock's Dom Daley combed his hair, dusted off his cravat, and prepared to get classy in an iconic venue with a legendary band.....

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The Rolling Stones - 'Totally Stripped' (Eagle Rock Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 02 June 2016 03:00

stonesstripped300Eagle Rock continues its reissuing of classic Rolling Stones material with 'Totally Stripped', the film documenting the making of the band's 1995 'Stripped' album, that comes in a variety of different audio/visual configurations. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey watches, listens, and recommends.....

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The Heavy / The Family Rain / Bite The Buffalo - Bristol O2 Academy - 18th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 03:00

The Heavy thmbUber Rock’s Nev Brooks has long been the office champion of Bath based funk soul brothers The Heavy, and with the release of their new album ‘Hurt And The Merciless’ the 10 piece finally look ready to conquer the world. So where better than a sold out Bristol O2 Academy for our scribe to catch the band just as they prepare to set sail across the Atlantic once again.

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Watts - ‘The Black Heart Of Rock N Roll’ (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 03:00

Watts albumapproved small 2013‘The Black Heart Of Rock N Roll’ is album number four from Boston bad boys Watts and it’s one we’ve certainly been looking forward to hearing. Why? Well we loved their last album ‘Flash Of White Light’ but with musical reference points such as AC/DC, Cheap Trick, KISS and The Rolling Stones being thrown around by the band themselves this time around we just hope it lives up to our high expectations. Johnny H puts this one under the review microscope for Uber Rock.

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Raging Speedhorn - ‘Lost Ritual’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 30 May 2016 03:00

RSH Lost RitualCorby based bruisers Raging Speedhorn are back stronger and more brutal than ever with the release of their upcoming PledgeMusic funded album ’Lost Ritual’. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell got to have a sneaky peek of said record and right here he shares with us all the things that impressed him most about it.

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Chuck Billy - Testament - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:40

Billy picBay Area thrashers Testament return to the UK next month for a series of shows that includes a special one off ‘Thrash-N-Bowl’ show in London. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the band’s vocalist Chuck Billy recently to talk new albums, departed bass players and how Firehouse inadvertently managed to piss the band off. Hit the link then to find out all about ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:20

RazorbatsDom Daley and Gaz Tidey are spinning the decks at the May meeting of The Uber Rock Singles Club with some cracking releases to get through by the likes of Diamond Rexx, Lucifer Star Machine, Razorbats plus many more, including two (yup that’s two) releases from The Hip Priests. Hit the link then brothers and sisters and join the show you hope will never end.

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Cyanide Pills / The Lovesicks - Bristol, The Stag & Hounds - 14th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 28 May 2016 03:00

Cyanide thmbUber Rock’s Johnny H could think of nothing worse than sitting in the house watching Euro-fucking-vision so that’s why on Saturday 14th May he was out watching Cyanide Pills playing Bristol for the first time in a good few years at the rather splendid Stag & Hounds music pub. Also on the bill for this one were The Lovesicks a band playing one of their very first live shows. Hit the link then to find out what happened next….

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