Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Terry Bozzio






































Artist:  Terry Bozzio
Birth Name:  Terry John Bozzio
Born:   December 27, 1950.  San Francisco, California, USA
Genre:  Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, Synthpop, Classical, New Wave. Alternative Rock, New Rock
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Keyboards

Terry Bozzio is an American Drummer best known for his work with Missing Persons, and Frank Zappa.  He has been featured on 9 solo  or collaborative albums, 26 albums with Zappa, and 7 albums with Missing Persons.  He has been a prolific sideman, playing on numerous releases by other artists since the mid-1970s.  He was inducted into The Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame in 1997.












Artist:  Composer Series (Box Set) (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, Synthpop, Classical, New Wave. Alternative Rock, New Rock
Label:  earMusic
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  Fusion 1:

 1.  North 101  (5:00)
 2.  Joe  (3:33)
 3.  Existential  (4:40)
 4.  Psychic Energy  (3:02)
 5.  Arabia  (4:46)
 6.  Cityscape  (3:51)
 7.  Offering  (5:08)
 8.  What Is A Memory?  (6:26)
 9.  Watched (Under Surveillance)  (4:44)
10. Me, Jeff & Tony  (6:59)

Disc 2:  Fusion 2:

 1.  Marked Man  (4:42)
 2.  Al & Doug  (4:33)
 3.  Blues For? (3:37)
 4.  Miles  (2:40)
 5.  Fascist  (5:09)
 6.  Heavy Metal  (3:34)
 7.  Beast  (4:56)
 8.  Psychopath  (3:40)
 9.  Db Modal  (2:43)
10. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)  (2:29)
11. Three Friends  (3:45)
12. ADD  (1:34)
13. Rondo For Woodwinds  (7:33)

Disc 3:  Classic:

 1.  Six Miniatures For Guitar & Piano  (10:13)
 2.  Far East  (5:21)
 3.  Music For Idiots  (4:03)
 4.  Ukiyoe (Full Version)  (3:41)
 5.  Matsuri (Festival)  (1:27)
 6.  Haiku (Go-Shichi-Go, 5-7-5)  (2:33)
 7.  The Courier  (2:48)
 8.  Sunday Morning  (4:01)
 9.  Wisteria  (2:50)
10. Mayumi  (3:05)
11. Afro-Industrial Fugue  (3:56)
12. Orchid  (3:06)
13. An Adventure In Modern Spain  (5:27)]
14. Elegy  (4:22)
15. Drama  (3:22)
16. Herr Nordegg  (2:49)
17. What She Never Heard  (2:16)
18. Ukiyoe (String Quartet Version)  (3:43)

Disc 4:  Ambient:

 1.  Silenced  (3:05)
 2.  Self Deceived  (4:27)
 3.  Anime  (2:10)
 4.  Liquid  (2:17)
 5.  Displaced  (5:04)
 6.  Conversion Process  (2:16)
 7.  Perception Of Honesty  (2:10)
 8.  Trees In Winter  (4:57)
 9.  Dream  (5:46)
10. Document 2.5  (3:40)
11. Siren  (3:58)
12. Dark Energy  (4:04)
13. You Wa No Karasu (4 Crows)  (3:07)
14. Fractalization  (3:04)
15. Shrine  (2:41)
16. Cloud Chamber  (5:01)
17. In Memoriam 9-11  (4:49)
18. Alone  (1:15)

Disc 5:  Blu-ray:

Terry Bozzio Drum Solo At Landmark Studio

Bonus:

Introducing Terry Bozzio's Drum Set

Terry Bozzio's Drum Set Setup And Breakdown Time-lapse Video

Composer Series is the Box Set 4CD+Blu-ray by Terry Bozzio, was released on November 25, 2016 by earMusic, with 59 original compositions on 4 CDs by the Iconic Ex Frank Zappa Drummer, plus 35 min Drum Solo performance on Blu-ray and additional Bonus content.

Peter Banks




















Artist:  Peter Banks
Birth Name:  Peter Williams Brockbanks
Born:  July 15, 1947.  Chipping Barnet, London, England
Died:  March 7, 2013 (Aged 65).  Chipping Barnet, London, England
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Rock
Occupation:  Guitarist, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar

Peter Banks was an English Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Producer.  He was best known as the original guitarist in the Rock Bands The Syn, Yes, Flash, and Empire.














Title:  The Self Contained Trilogy (Box Set)  (2018)
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Rock
Label:  Peter Banks Musica Estate
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  Instinct:

 1.  No Place Like Home  (1:41)
 2.  All Points South  (6:37)
 3.  Fogbound  (2:16)
 4.  Sticky Wicket  (6:58)
 5.  Shortcomings  (8:11)
 6.  Code Blue  (4:48)
 7.  Angels  (5:41)
 8.  Anima Mundi  (1:17)
 9.  Swamp Report  (6:22)
10. Instinctive Behaviour  (0:45)
11. Dominating Factor  (5:28)
12. Never The Same  (6:00)

Disc 2:  Self-Contained:

 1.  Radio Foreplay  (0:55)
 2.  Endless Journey  (1:48)
 3.  More Foreplay  (1:10)
 4.  Massive trouser Clearance  (7:27)
 5.  Lost Days  (2:42)
 6.  Away Days  (2:42)
 7.  Two-Rides  (1:15)
 8.  Self-Contained  (2:22)
 9.  Clues  (7:56)
10. The Three Realms  (5:17)
11. Tell Me When  (7:38)
12. Funkin' Profundity  (6:16)
13. It's All Greek To Me (The Great Dionysia)  (5:45)
14. Erotokritos  (1:51)
15. Less Talk  (1:32)
16. Oriental Bent  (5:12)
17. In An Idyll Momentum  (1:29)
18. Unnatural History  (1:19)
19. Greekspeak  (2:08)
20. The Great Stifado  (4:54)
21. Thinking Of You  (4:12)

Disc 3:  Reduction:

 1.  Diminuendo In Bloom  (1:39)
 2.  Tone Down  (6:56)
 3.  The Age Of Distortion  (4:29)
 4.  Fade To Blue  (2:48)
 5.  Fathat  (3:49)
 6.  As Night Falls  (2:33)
 7.  Consolation In Isolation  (4:24)
 8.  Dirty Little Secret  (3:59)
 9.  As Ever  (2:09)
10. Pirate's Pleasure  (4:20)
11. Rosa Nova  (9:11)

The Self Contained Trilogy is the Box Set of Peter Banks, released March 2, 2018 by Peter Banks Musical Estate.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Artist:  Paul Butterfield
Birth Name:  Paul Vaughn Butterfield
Born:  December 17, 1942.  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died:  May 4, 1987 (Aged 44).  North Hollywood, California, USA
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Blues-Eyed Soul
Occupations:  Musician
Instruments:  Harmonica, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Flute

Paul Butterfield was an American Blues Singer and Harmonica Player.  He began performing with fellow Blues enthusiasts Nick Gravenites and Elvin Bishop.  In 1963, he formed The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which recorded several successful albums, with several concert performances at the Fillmore, Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock.  After the breakup of the group in 1971, he continued to tour and record in a variety of settings, including with Paul Butterfield's Better Days.  He died in 1987 at Aged 44, and he was inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, also The Paul Butterfield Blues Band has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame several times.














Artist:  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Mike Bloomfield
Title:  Born In Chicago/Live 1966  (2018)
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Blues-Eyed Soul
Label:  Live Recordings
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Dropping Out  (2:08)
 2.  Baby, Please Don't Go  (3:38)
 3.  Drifting  (4:19)
 4.  Born In Chicago  (4:06)
 5.  Willow Tree  (6:18)
 6.  My Babe  (4:01)
 7.  Kansas City  (4:02)
 8.  Work Song  (13:10)

Personnel:

Paul Butterfield:  Harp, Vocals
Mike Bloomfield:  Guitar
Elvis Bishop:  Guitar, Vocals
Jerome Arnold:  Bass
Mark Naftalin:  Organ

Billy Davenport:  Drums

Born In Chicago/Live 1966 is the live album by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Mike Bloomfield, released on January 19, 2018 by Live Recordings.  Classic official Broadcast in 1966.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Bonfire






































Artist:  Bonfire
Origin: Ingolstadt, Germany
Genre:  Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Melodic Metal

Original line-up:

Hans Ziller:  Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Talkbox, Acoustic Guitar, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals
Hans Zehetbauer:  Lead Vocals
Karl Ziller:  Guitar
Hans Hauptmann:  Bass
Hans Forstner:  Drums

Bonfire is a German Heavy Metal Band from Ingolstadt, Germany, formed in 1972 by Hans Ziller (Lead Guitar), Hans Zehetbauer (Lead Vocals), Karl Ziller (Guitar), Hans Hauptmann (Bass), and Hans Fortner (Drums).  The band has drawn comparison to Scorpions, Whitesnake, and Saxon.














Title:  Byte The Bullet  (2017)
Genre:  Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Melodic Metal
Label:  UDR
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Power Train  (7:02)
 2.  Stand Up 4 Rock  (4:35)
 3.  Praying 4 A Miracle (4:32)
 4.  Some Kinda Evil  (4:15)
 5.  Lonely Nights (4:49)
 6.  Byte The Bullet  (4:34)
 7.  Locomotive Breath  (6:25)
 8.  Reach For The Sky  (5:28)
 9.  Sweet Surrender  (4:37)
10. Friedensreich  (0:52)
11. InstruMetal  (3:39)
12. Too Far From Heaven  (5:03)
13. Without You  (4:29)
14. Sweet Obsession  (3:12)

Personnel:

Alexx Stahl:  Lead Vocals
Hans Ziller:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Frank Pane:  Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ronnie Parkes:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Tim Breideband:  Drums, Backing Vocals

Byte The Bullet is the 14th studio album by Bonfire, was released on March 24, 2017 by UDR Music.  Excellent Album!.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Junkyard



































Artist:  Junkyard
Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Original line-up:

David Roach:  Lead Vocals
Max Gottlieb:  Lead Guitar
Clay Anthony:  Bass
Patrick Muzingo:  Drums

Junkyard is an American Hard Rock Band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1987 by David Roach (Lead Vocals), Max Gottlieb (Lead Guitar), Clay Anthony (Bass) and Patrick Muzingo (Drums).  The band has often drawn comparisons with Guns N' Roses, and somewhere between Great White, Dokken and ZZ Top.














Title:  High Water  (2017)
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label:  Acetate Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Walk Away  (2:47)
 2.  Faded  (3:00)
 3.  Cut From The Same Cloth  (4:16)
 4.  Styrofoam Cup  (2:39)
 5.  Hellbound  (4:15)
 6.  W.F.L.W.F.  (3:29)
 7.  Don't Give A Damn  (2:16)
 8.  Hell Or High Water  (4:11)
 9.  Wallet  (2:18)
10. 'Til The Wheels Fall Off  (3:48)
11. Kindness To The Dead  (3:46)

Personnel:

David Roach:  Lead Vocals
Jimmy James:  Guitar
Tim Mosher:  Guitar, Vocals
Todd Muscat:  Bass
Patrick Muzingo:  Drums, Percussion

Additional Musician:

Brian Baker:  Additional Guitars

High Water is the ninth album by Junkyard, was released on May 3, 2017 by Acetate Records.  Great Album and For Fans of Great White, AC/DC.