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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ed Stones - Ed Stones & The BD3 Print E-mail
Written by Ed Stones   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:00

edstoneslogo86You like The Cramps, Eddie Cochran or maybe a bit of Jim Jones Revue, do ya? Then maybe you should have a word with Ed Stone and tap him up for an album or two. You see Ed and his band hail from Bradford and may well be right up your street with the likes of 'This Is The Life'. We love a bit of it and so should you, now check out Ed's own personal C90 Mixtape for an idea of where he's coming from.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Print E-mail
Written by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:00

BF thmbRon 'Bumblefoot' Thal has played guitar in Guns N' Roses, with Scott Weiland and RUN DMC's Darryl McDaniels, and now he tackles his toughest test yet; picking the ultimate thirteen song mixtape! Smokey Robinson alongside Manowar? Billy Joel alongside Judas Priest? This you have to read.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Dysnea Boys Print E-mail
Written by Dysnea Boys   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 03:30

dysneaboysmix86Berlin punks Dysnea Boys have a new single - 'Find Water'/'Mind Stories' - and a new video so what better time to catch up with the guys and quiz them on their favourite tunes? Is this the ultimate fifteen (?!) song mixtape?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Damien LaVey and Kill - Three Sixes Print E-mail
Written by Damien LaVey and Kill   
Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:00

Three Sizes thmbWhen Uber Rock’s Gaz E reviewed 'Know God, No Peace' the then-new album from American metallers Three Sixes he was as equally impressed by the band’s biblically epic promo package as he was by the darkest heavy metal music contained therein. Here singer Damien LaVey and guitarist Kill shed some light on what influenced that record and in the process also reveal a potential guilty secret too. So read on for a proper heavy metal Midnite Mixtape Massacre courtesy of the numbers 6, 6, and,err, 6.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Will Crewdson & Shaheena Dax - She Made Me Do It Print E-mail
Written by Will Crewdson & Shaheena Dax   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 04:00

shemixtape86Will Crewdson, currently on tour with Adam Ant, has teamed up with his former Rachel Stamp bandmate, Shaheena Dax, in She Made Me Do It, a New Wave Electronica outfit whose new album, 'Endless Dream State', was described by John Robb as the album Madonna dreams of making in 2015. Uber Rock asked the pair to compile their ultimate thirteen song mixtape... but they had to go one better.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Linus of Hollywood Print E-mail
Written by Linus Dotson   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:00

Linus 03Linus of Hollywood doesn’t care about musical genres. If it’s a good tune, then it’s a good tune. Currently one of the most in demand music producers on the West Coast, Linus is more than happy to spin an Abba LP over lunch and then throw Black ‘N Blue cassette tape in the car whilst on route to a Saxon concert! So when Uber Rock said “Pop” then we immediately thought of Linus Dotson and here for your delectation is a C90 fit to burst with his 13 favorite power pop jams.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - DumDums Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:20

dum86Formed in 1997, the DumDums were "created to be a reaction against the faceless, colourless, soulless pop that is around today." Sound familiar? When asked to contribute to our Uber Pop Weekend Jo Hayes was almost offended when we suggested she write of her love for the band in our Guilty Pleasures section. Read on to find out why.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Uber Rock's Guilty Pleasures - King Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:20

stepsintimeBack in the eighties Coventry based pop rockers King were signed to CBS Records for two studio albums, 'Steps In Time' and 'Bitter Sweet'. Uber Pop’s Johnny H takes a look back at their classic debut record and discovers a band that were perhaps too rough for the Wham camp, not rough enough for The Clash gang, too pop for Springsteen's crowd but not pop enough for Michael Jackson fans.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Neverise Print E-mail
Written by Neverise   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:20

Everything Youve DoneFeaturing ex members of Follow You Home, Derby based hotshots Neverise have just released their debut single ‘Everything You’ve Done’. Here the band get the chance to reveal their musical influences as they unveil a virtual C90 crammed full of pop/punk and modern day musical masterpieces. Who said Uber Rock wasn’t down with the kids eh?

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tommy Johnson - Bobaflex Print E-mail
Written by Tommy Johnson   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 03:30

tommybobamix86Ohio/West Virginia rockers Bobaflex are currently recording their next album, 'Anything That Moves', which will be released in June. Uber Rock caught up with the band's drummer, Tommy Johnson, and asked him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape. Hit Read More for his hitlist.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Mick Murphy - My Ruin, The Birds Of Satan, Chevy Metal, Teenage Time Killers, Neanderthal Print E-mail
Written by Mick Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:00

MM2 by Andy WatsonCurrently working with more bands than even Uber Rock’s Matt Blakout could manage, workaholic guitarist Mick Murphy’s first love will always be his wife Tairrie B. Murphy, but music, and in particular guitar driven hard rock music must come a close second. How do we know? Well here’s the second in our very special Midnite Mixtape Massacre double header, and this has Mick Murphy written all over it….

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - The Cardinal - The Blood Print E-mail
Written by The Cardinal   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:40

Colin 2015 3Back in 1983 the album ‘False Gestures For A Devious Public’ somehow managed to merge the very best elements of punk rock and shock rock and propelled itself into the world as a cataclysmic 11 track rock ‘n’ roll insurrection. One that should have propelled the band behind it on to bigger and better things. The band I’m talking about of course are The Blood, and today exclusively for Uber Rock, The Cardinal, the band’s singer and spokesman reveals the thirteen songs that help make his band so extraordinarily brilliant.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Guns N' Roses - 17th December 1987 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:30

billgnr86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary shock rockers Impaler, returns with the latest of his Vintage Concert Bill features. This month Bill remembers a club show from Guns N' Roses, who seemed to have the music world in the palm of their hands and the drummer from Cinderella filling in.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Black - The Boys Print E-mail
Written by Jack Black   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:00

JackbfeIt’s almost a year to the day since we published Dom Daley’s chat with Jack Black, the original drummer with legendary UK punk rockers The Boys. That interview turned out not only be an insightful piece regarding the band’s rich history in music but also one of the ‘most read’ Uber Rock articles of all time. Today Jack returns to our virtual pages picking his ‘14’ songs that helped shape his life story. So read on to discover who is on his Midnite Mixtape.

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Hi-Fi To Die For: The Exploding Hearts Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:30

HiFi86After writing last week of his love for Blondie's celebrated third album, Uber Rock's Dom Daley now turns his attention to something much more obscure, and with nothing remotely resembling a happy ending. 'Guitar Romantic', the debut album from The Exploding Hearts, truly is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Sigue Sigue Sputnik Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86After leaving Generation X, Tony James went about forming a "fantasy band" and the resulting outfit, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, affected many of the Uber Rock Massive. One in particular, Ben Hughes, though stopping short of covering his face in torn fishnets, became obsessed with the enfant terribles of the mid-eighties pop charts. 1986's 'Flaunt It' surely is Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Hi-Fi To Die For - Blondie Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:40

HiFi86Ever wondered what album caused Uber Rock's Dom Daley to become obsessed with hand claps? Look no further than Blondie's seminal third studio album, 'Parallel Lines'. It's classic records like this that Hi-Fi To Die For was created for. Our Uber Pop Weekend continues, one way or another.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Iggy Pop - 17th April 1996 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:00

iggy9686"I held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!" - When Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey opens up another of his must-read Vintage Concert Bill features with a line like that you know we're interested! This month Bill writes of a solo Iggy show from the mid-nineties where, yes, he held up Iggy Pop during a stage dive!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Danny Oglesby - Skarlett Riot Print E-mail
Written by Danny Oglesby   
Sunday, 22 March 2015 04:00

sriotmix86Skarlett Riot have just released a great new EP, 'We Are The Brave', and played a series of UK shows supporting Kamelot and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G. Now, as the band begins a UK headline tour, Uber Rock caught up with guitarist Danny and asked him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tom Kunzman - 18th & Addison Print E-mail
Written by Tom Kunzman   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:30

18thmix8618th & Addison are from Toms River, NJ and consist of Kait DiBenedetto and Tom Kunzman. The band's debut album, 'Little Parasites', came out in January so we felt that it was time to push Tom into a darkened room and get him to compile his ultimate thirteen song mixtape.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Tairrie B. Murphy - My Ruin, Teenage Time Killers Print E-mail
Written by Tairrie B. Murphy   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:00

TBM1 by Kayla WrenToday Uber Rock breaks the mould for Mick and Tairrie B. Murphy, the husband and wife team behind My Ruin, as we give up the Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to a very special duo of virtual C90s, allowing the couple to talk intimately about the tunes that have inspired them to do exactly what they do. First up Tairrie’s selections, and as you would expect it is as eclectic as they come. So hit the link to reveal her lucky thirteen song selections.

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