Retro Röck
Boombox Bootlegs - Tape 1 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:00

boomboxthumbIt is an idea so simple that it borders on genius - reviewing vintage bootleg tapes on a vintage radio cassette recorder. Gaz E gets born again in the ghetto blaster as he opens up the Uber Rock archives and rediscovers The Dogs D'Amour live in 1988.....

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Alice Cooper : The Nightmare (1975) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:00

alicenightmarethumbYet more Halloween trick or treats for Über Röckers worldwide as we bring you a special retro rock blog from Canadian menace Jason Daniel Baker as he revisits the 1975 TV special from Alice Cooper, 'The Nightmare', and tells you where you can watch it for free!!!!

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From The Interview Archive : Jo Almeida - The Dogs D'Amour Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 28 August 2010 05:00

jothumbIn the first of an irregular series, we dip into the dubious pasts of the Über massive and crack open the interview archives for vintage examples of the chatter that matters! First up, Gaz E's interview with the legendary Jo Almeida, otherwise known as Jo Dog from The Dogs D'Amour...

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The Burning Hearts Brighton Bash Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Friday, 13 August 2010 05:15

bashthumbCraggy goes retro as he recalls the best nights of his life, accompanied by the sweet, sweet sounds of rock 'n' roll. Let the trash conquistador take you on a journey of tribute albums, debauchery and hundreds of pounds raised in the name of charity......

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 7 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:00

goodhookerthumbSince the now-legendary Zoot has been writing for Über Röck he has spent most of his time autographing breasts and kissing babies. Now he feels like giving something back to his fans. For the first time ever, his lyrics, his art, are presented to you for your personal enjoyment....

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 5 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Sunday, 14 February 2010 19:47

SlayerbackÜber Röck's very own human odd box slam dives into the new decade with a typically twisted tale of thrash chaos on Slayer and Nuclear Assault's 1988 UK tour. Ladies and gentlemen, bow down before Zoot - the king of thrash......

 

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 3 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Thursday, 19 November 2009 14:39

zootwrathtmbSalute the Zoot!!! The legend returns with a typically debauched tale of spew and spandex as he remembers dirtying his thrasher roots by attending a classic gig by glam titans Wrathchild....

 

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Clash Of The Titans - October 1990 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 14:41

1clashthumbDarrel Sutton dips a dirty finger back in time to educate Über Röck Söldiers everywhere with his memoirs from the ultimate thrash-fest at the dawn of the '90s.....

 

 

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Nineteen-Eighty Unmasked Print E-mail
Written by Andy P   
Monday, 17 August 2009 23:31

kiss-carnival_tmbAndy P guitarist and one-time Johnny H cohort in ‘The Wild Family’ says, “Tonight Matthew I’m going to be.......Gene Simmons.”

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Satan, Leave That Boy Alone….. Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 18 July 2009 17:45
holy_right_front_tmbLike being a teenager needed to be any tougher. As if terrifying thoughts of losing your virginity, growing a mullet and trying to find a post-school career in Thatcher’s Britain...
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Diary Of A Cowboy Killer - Entry 1 Print E-mail
Written by Beddis   
Sunday, 29 August 2010 05:00

beddisthumb1This is special! Punk legend Beddis joins the ÜR massive with the first in an ongoing series of blogs recalling mental incidents from his chequered past. And what better place to start than in 1991 in a house in Newport where a very young Green Day met a man in his underpants....with a sword.....

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 8 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Sunday, 22 August 2010 05:00

zootaugthumbIt's been a long time but the wait is finally over - local hero and considerate lover Zoot finally offers you, the humble reader, the chance to find out what happened to his legendary band Good Hooker. You will laugh, you will cry...you might heave. Enjoy!

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Dio/Warlock - Newport Centre - 11th December 1987 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 05:10

diothumbIn tribute to the legendary Ronnie James Dio, Gaz E gets into his hot tub and travels back to December 1987 when Dio and Warlock took the rock 'n' roll children to the edge of rainbows, well, Newport Centre actually. Is this the only tribute since Ronnie's sad passing that features a rock writer's embarrassing back door confessions? Read on to find out.....

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 6.66 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:00

zootthumbmarchIn a World Exclusive, Über Röck has acquired the much sought-after serialisation of the fabled Good Hooker Diaries. Read how the now-infamous Zoot started on the road to rock stardom with his legendary band.....

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 4 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 22:54

zootxmasthmHow did it happen? Just how did die-hard thrash metaller Zoot end up at Stryper's legendary Hammersmith Odeon gig in 1987? Read on for this exclusive insight into the fractured mind of a tortured genius as he leaves a retro Xmas treat under your tree.....

 

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 2 Print E-mail
Written by Paul 'Zööt' Williams   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 16:13

1zootthumbIf Zoot's previous article about his onstage dalliance with Lemmy got you giggling, then wait until you read this enigmatic tale of Budweiser, rugby clubs and Tygers Of Pan Tang.....

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Wolfsbane / Gangland July 1988 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 29 August 2009 20:35

 

 

1jhthumbDarrel Sutton puts his metal memory into reverse as he details the night that local thrash legends Gangland showed Wolfsbane that there was more than one gang of Howling Mad Shitheads around......

 

 

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GIG GIGGLES by Zoot : Episode 1 Print E-mail
Written by Zoot   
Friday, 14 August 2009 00:38

zoot_tmbMotorhead were in Cardiff and, to top it all, Sword were supporting them. What a magical day this turned out to be....and I mean magic.

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