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PENNYBLACKMUSIC review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

The energy that Collins and his band (producer Jim Diamond on bass and electric guitar, Eddie Baranek on electric guitar and David Shettler on drums supplementing Collins’ own rhythm guitar playing) display through this album is breathtaking. The band storm through the songs. Even on tracks like ‘With a Girl Like You’ where Collins and […]

MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

New York Blues Rockers prove Gene Simmons wrong. According to part-time rocker and full-time self promoter Gene Simmons “rock is dead”. The legendary Kiss bassist also pointed out that it’s not been a quick death either. A slow painful demise over the past decade. He blames record companies, file-sharing, downloads etc etc. Whether he is […]

HARMONIC DISTORTION review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”

Much like the LPs Albert King made for Stax Records, the music here is laid-back, groove-laden and soulful. The band’s roots in garage rock are betrayed by the record’s bourbon-soaked rawness, but it’s a blues record at heart, albeit one that owes as much to ’70s funk and late ’60s blues rockers Canned Heat as […]