- Music Reviews
- June 22, 2017
Two Parts Viper (Cooking Vinyl ). Review by Jen Cray.
Once upon a time, long ago, KISS was a rock band. This story recounts how four unlikely guys from New York first came together during the early 1970s and literally changed the face of rock and roll.
Monster (Universal Music Company). Review by Christopher Long.
After forty years, Kiss proved they are still the Hottest Band in the Land, as they blew the ever-living crap out of Christopher Long at a Tampa show.
Mightier than Motley and prettier than Poison, ’80s So-Cal metal missionary poster boys Stryper returned to Orlando for some arena-rock-style praise and worship. Long time fan Christopher Long was in the front pew.
Rock & Roll Submarine (UO Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Loud Fast Rules (ROIR). Review by Scott Adams.
Displaying obvious old-school influences, Michigan’s own Pop Evil proves that the true cock-rock spirit of rock and roll is alive and well. Christopher Long reads the medical chart.
Shortly before the Poison frontman suffered serious medical issues, Cindy Barrymore got to see the man in action in Chicago.
No Hope No Future (Brille Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
With almost 90,000 registrants and over 1,300 exhibitors, this years’ Winter NAMM showcased the latest in musical gear and broke a couple of records while doing it. Elianne Halbersberg shares some highlights.
Sex, drugs, music, money, and power are the key ingredients of this behind-the-scenes tell-all surrounding the rise and ultimate demise of Casablanca Records as told by the legendary label’s executive vice president, Larry Harris.
Anomaly (Bronx Born Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Beware the wrath of a KISS superfan scorned! Christopher Long reviews the 10th anniversary edition of Dale Sherman’s biography of the Creatures of the Night.
First-time author and rock-concert veteran Steve Weinberger has written perhaps the funniest overview of the mosh-pit population ever. Like a mad scientist, Weinberger categorizes and analyzes every species of concertgoer in No Air Guitar Allowed, painting them with deft satirical strokes and a surprisingly empathetic eye. Ink 19 and Weinberger discuss how he spent years of his life illustrating the differences between KISS and indie-rock fans.
On their Somewhere Back in Time Tour Iron Maiden resurrects songs from the greatest era of their long career: the 1980s. Jen Cray flew from Florida to New Jersey to catch one of the tour’s limited U.S. dates.