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Coming Soon…Peter Banks 3 CD Boxset. Stay tuned for this & more.

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Various Artists ~ Bongo Boy Records Volume XV



The more I hear from this label, the more that I like. Volume XV doesn’t have a genre, it really goes all over the place. From Pop to R & B to Country to Rock & everything in between. The ozpening song titled “Truck Stop” by the Oohz seems to start this compilation off well. A good rocker was “Dumb” by Above The Sun. “Baby I’m Afraid” by Bobby Rue didn’t really work for me lyrically, but the music was really good. There were quite a few female lead singers on this compilation. Most of them were really good. Each volume’s production seems to get better as well. There may be some that are not as good as others, production wise, but, they still work well. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Innerwish ~ Inner Strength (Re-Issue)



Although this album was released originally in 2006, 2018 brings a new release of their 2006 release. Innerwish is a metal band, with strong guitar work, good drumming & pleasant vocals. The bass & keyboards mostly remain in the background. This release reminds me of bands like White Snake or Dokken. The lead guitar work is a bit more flared up. The vocals for me could use a little more high end, but, it works very well. “Feel The Magic” & especially “Never Let You Down” are great Power Metal ballads. You know that any band that seems to sound like they came out in the 1980’s (which they are not) have to have at least 1 ballad on their album. Good music, & recommended with 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Smokescreens ~ Used To Yesterday



While the music is good, & the vocals are OK, the production on this is not quite good enough. It was hard to really listen to the music that I wanted to hear. This power pop band could really have some memorable moments, but, again, it was hard to really hear everything. From what I could hear, I liked. I didn’t love this, but, the music was good. It didn’t grab my attention enough to give this a great review. however, I may need to give it another listen. For now, I’ll give this 3 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats ~ Wasteland

Uncle Acid


This band is a good mixture of T.Rex & Alice Cooper. Vocalist, organist & guitarist for Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Kevin R. Starrs sounds similar to Marc Bolan, while the musicianship is so very good, & has a sound similar to Alice Cooper. All of the songs are really good for the 5th album for this band. The album has about 47 minutes of music, which would be the shortest album that this band has put out. The band decided on this release to play all together, instead of doing 1 instrument at a time, almost like a live recording. This may be their best work yet. With catchy riffs & melodies that keep haunting your memory, I think that you will like this. Vaughn Stokes gives harmonies really well to Uncle Acid’s (Kevin R. Starrs) vocals, while keeping the rhythm guitar right where it needs to be. Jon Rice on drums & Justin Smith on bass keep the rhythm section flowing very smoothly. A bit of T.Rex, Alice Cooper & maybe some Porcupine Tree thrown in to boot. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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Anneke Van Giersbergan ~ Symphonized



I don’t like this new album by Anneke Van Giersbergan…I LOVE IT! This album is just about perfect in every way. The main thing to note is there is NO BAND on this album. It is an orchestra. Residentie Orkest The Hague is the name & they really make this album soar. You can hear all of the instruments with different versions from Anneke’s musical history. Included in that will be music from THE GATHERING, VUUR, THE GENTLE STORM, & solo as well. I don’t normally care if a rock star or band does an album with a symphony, but, with no band to take away from the orchestra, makes every instrument stand out, including the strings, percussion, etc. Whether it’s the Cello or the Double Bass, the low end really hits you with the bass line. Little things in the percussion really stand out as well, but, all of the instrument really made this album soar. This album will be in my best of list for 2018. I can guarantee that. Anneke’s voice surely stands out on this as well. More so, than on previous Anneke albums that I’ve heard. I can’t even tell you which songs I liked best, as I liked every single one. This gets 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars & I highly recommend that you get this one.

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Lean ~ Years

Album Cover

This new album from the band named LEAN, reminds me of another band, that I like, from the 80’s/90’s. That band’s name is BREATHE. LEAN is a Alt/Pop/Rock duo using guitars, bass, & keyboards. The sound on this album is smooth, relaxed & really good. I didn’twant the album to end. The vocals were similar throughout the album, which is the only low point on the album. If you’re a fan of BREATHE or WILSON PHILIPS, you will surely like this. YEARS is a fine album & I would highly recommend it. I give this 4 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.

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