All right kids. Here’s the bomb. We present “DEMONS” ‘Kiss Off!’ – Their sixth full length and eighth album (if you count the short ones). It will be out on the amazing label God’s Candy Records in April. In the service of punk rock since 1995, this is the band their former label constructed the genre “punk’n’roll” for. Whatever you wanna call it it’s the real deal coming straight from the horse’s mouth of Sweden’s most obscure legends. Surrender to “DEMONS”, get with the program or Kiss Off. Updates to come.
On this day in 1976, David Bowie released his tenth studio album ‘Station to Station’, It was this album that he morphed into the Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, and the cover artwork featured a still from the movie. The album made the top five in both the UK and US charts.
Also on this very same day in 1990 Bowie announced his forthcoming ‘Sound And Vision’ world tour, Where he would invite each venue audience to decide on a ‘greatest hits’ running order, organised through local radio stations. The concert tour surpassed Bowie’s previous ‘Serious Moonlight’ (’83) and the much-maligned Glass Spider (’87) tours’ He played in 27 countries with over a hundred shows. Whilst today has some pretty decent Bowie facts I always admired the fact he declined the CBE in 2000 and a knighthood in 2003 a man who did things on his own terms and was never one to tow the establishment line, Christ they’d given him enough shit over the years.
This very same week Bowie seems to choose to keep himself busy over the years as back in 2016 he was at No.1 on both the UK & US album charts with his twenty-fifth studio album ‘Blackstar’, Incredibly Bowie’s only album to top the USA Billboard 200. He was, however, the biggest-selling vinyl artist that year in the UK, with five albums in the vinyl Top 30, including Blackstar as the No.1 selling vinyl album of the year.
Another fact is he was in rehearsals in ’73 for his Ziggy Stardust tour where he later played the Hammersmith Odeon which is where (Sex Pistol) Steve Jones claimed to have gone on a nicking spree and robbed a load of gear off Ziggy and his Spiders. Be it forty-six years or three years I miss Bowie who always stayed a step ahead of the critics and love his work or loathe the releases he never stood still and whatever style he turned to he mastered it and delivered excellent music and continues to inspire and influence musicians the world over.
Buy ‘Sound and Vision’ six-disc recordings Here
Author: Dom Daley
Ahead of a Headline show in London, that in the past with his band Role Models has sold out RPM caught up with Rags who was under his duvet sucking on some Honey and Lemons throwing off Manflu before Friday nights showdown with More Kicks, The Speedways and The Spangles. Friday night in London Town is always a special show and this one looks set to sell out again and with that line up its going to be memorable (Tickets Here)
So Rags first things first – Friday night. what a fantastic lineup. It must be great to get the support of some really excellent bands for what will be one hell of a nights entertainment right? I know! And the best thing is that all those bands sharing the stage with us are also really close pals! It’s gonna be a crazy party!
You recently shot a video for one of the tracks. Care to elaborate on that for us? When can we see it? It’s for the song “Your Distance” and it’s in the editing stages right now. Shot by our good pal Craig Temple. What I’ve seen looks great so far! Can’t wait to share it! I don’t even look like a goblin in it! Loook out!
Ryan Adams releases news of his forthcoming new album with links to order and details of his Scottish, English and Irish tour dates.
‘BIGCOLORS’ is available for pre-order! All vinyl purchased from the PaxAm store comes with an exclusive 7″ (with 2 previously unreleased songs) and the first 1000 vinyl orders will receive a limited edition paint splatter vinyl. If you live in the UK, any order placed will get you first access to UK dates on Ryan’s tour! Pre-order: Here
Ryan’s heading out on tour! This March and April, he’ll be playing 8 dates in the UK and offering fan experiences that grant access to Ryan’s Pinball Lair pre-show experience and premium seating during the show. The pre-show experience will also feature a variety of pinball games, a private bar, and a specially curated Ryan Adams gallery. Check out the fan experiences: Here
Tickets on sale this Friday, 1/25 on paxamrecords.com
Bass legend and pioneer of the “This bass is gonna fuck my back up its so heavy club” Pete Overend Watts passed away on this day in 2017. Pete was the bass player in Mott The Hoople and not afraid to don a pair of stack-heeled, thigh high boots and play a weird bluebird headstocked bass that more than likely weighed a tonne. He also made the Gibson Thunderbird his weapon of choice.
Watts was born in the Midlands in 1947 and joined Mott The Hoople at the start and played on ‘Mott The Hoople’ in 69 and everything until ‘The Hoople’ in 74. he remained in the band when they went to being called Mott then subsequently British Lions for their two albums. As well as his playing career Pete also turned his hand to production and co-produced ‘Back To Mystery City’ for Hanoi Rocks
He died at the age of 69 from throat cancer. Rest in peace Pete RPM loves Mott The Hoople and now seems a good time to pay tribute to Pete and his band with a classic video.
So as it’s not all sad news today is the birthday of Steven Adler formerly the guy responsible for Guns N Roses swing and groove when they were a top rock n roll band and not just another hard rock act. Shame that anyway, Happy Birthday Steven. or should we say, Michael Coletti. Age 53. Keep on rockin fella.
RPM online favourites Low Cut Connie head over to the UK and Europe for a quick tour. Tickets available at the links.
All tickets for our UK/EU shows are on sale now at www.lowcutconnie.com/live.
May 30 – Red Rooster Festival – SUFFOLK, UK
May 31 – The Fulford Arms – YORK, UK
June 2 – Night & Day Cafe – MANCHESTER, UK
June 3 – Hy-Brasil Music Club – BRISTOL, UK
June 4 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – LONDON, UK
June 6 – The Voodoo Rooms – Bar, Restaurant & Function Rooms in Edinburgh – EDINBURGH, UK
June 7 – The Grand Social – DUBLIN, IE
June 12 – Paradiso Amsterdam Upstairs – AMSTERDAM, NL
June 13 – Mañana Mañana – VORDEN, NL
June 14 – Kantine am Berghain – BERLIN, DE
Buy Low Cut Connie Here
As I enter The Fleece on a grim Thursday night the support band have just taken the stage and local band Cauda Pavonis might not be everyone’s cup of tea with their steampunk full goth schtick which was as unavoidable as the backing tapes and recorded synths but some people in attendance were getting into it as the set wore on. Frontwoman Su was a likable and engaging singer but the music was not really to my taste although I do remember a couple of titles in ‘Aces And Eights’ and ‘Love Like Broken Glass’ and I do remember them singing about nurseries and other goth things but I wasn’t really here for that I did get distracted by the fleeces video screens either side of the venue displaying the countless tribute bands currently boggin’ up (or maybe propping up ) venues like this and I remember feeling quite sad about it as the Goths played on and maybe I should take more of an interest in them because at least they weren’t peddling someone else’s music and all power to them for what they do as it must be a serious niche scene.
Anyway onto the headliners Gene Loves Jezebel who are covering six UK cities on their first jaunt in a decade featuring Pete Rizzo, James Stevenson, and Jay Aston. You know when you get a feeling that this is going to be good well as soon as Stevenson hit the strings to unleash ‘Twenty Killer Hurts’ it wasn’t all best of material and you could never accuse Gene Loves Jezebel of hopping on the nostalgia circuit because it certainly didn’t feel like that nor did the band perform like they were just going through the motions.
‘Cow’ was dedicated to Vegans in the audience and to be fair when Jay asked how many were in attendance you could have heard a pin drop (Bristol keeping it old school). ‘Sweet Sweet Rain’ was dedicated to Jay’s motherland just across the border and ‘Kiss Of Life’s’ ‘Why Can’t I’ was majestic.
The last studio album featuring these three had ‘Someone You Love’ and ‘Flying’ represented and they transitioned seamlessly into the middle of the set. there were plenty of crowd pleasers yet to play and the clock was ticking I did start to think if we’d manage to cram in so many songs I wanted to hear. It was a dip into the archives for ‘Bruises’ of the first album which had me thinking how long ago that was and to be fair to Jay he’s certainly got the peter pan thing happening as he’s managed to stay rock n roll pencil thin and like his heroes he dances and jokes with the audience and is on good form tonight sharing stories about the songs as they come thick and fast. ‘Gorgeous’, ‘Jealous’, ‘Break The Chains’ were all aired before Jay introduced the first song off the first album and one that had the powers that be had read or listened to the lyrics would unquestionably have banned it ‘Upstairs’ sounded fresh and vibrant like it could have been recently written never mind recorded in nineteen eighty-three! Rizzo thumped his bass like a good un and the band sounded so locked in and tight and to bring the main set to a dignified ending ‘Desire’ was aired.
With the clock showing almost half eleven it was good to be out on a school night at a late one and it was great to hear ‘Always A Flame’ from the ‘Immigrant’ album before the inevitable curtain closer of ‘Motion Of Love’ and then it was done Gene Loves Jezebel were off into the cold night air after delivering a most excellent set of old and new and doing it with a smile and like a band that gave a shit about what they were playing and how they delivered it. Let’s hope it’s not another decade before we get to do this all again Gene Loves Jezebel I salute you that was most excellent. If you read this Jay you sent a couple of us back over the bridge with big smiles hoping next time there is a date closer to the green green grass of home – Diolch yn Fawr yawn I chi
Buy Gene Loves Jezebel Here
BMG will reissue Keith Richards‘ 1988 solo album Talk Is Cheap as a six-disc super 30th anniversary super deluxe edition in March.
The audio has been remastered by original producer Steve Jordan and this set comes with six unreleased bonus tracks featuring Mick Taylor, Bootsy Collins, & Johnnie Johnson. The super deluxe is a big box that comes wrapped in “Fender replica guitar case material” and the six discs in the box are as follows:
- Remastered Talk Is Cheap on vinyl
- Unreleased bonus tracks on vinyl
- Remastered Talk Is Cheap on CD
- Unreleased bonus tracks on CD
- Seven-inch single of ‘Take It So Hard’ b/w ‘I Could Have Stood You Up’
- Seven-inch single of ‘No Mistake’ / ‘It Means A Lot’
In addition to that audio, this box delivers an 80-page hardcover book with an Anthony DeCurtis essay featuring a new Keith interview, as well as the usual ‘rare and unseen’ photos from personal archives. This set also throws in ‘stuff’ like tour laminates, lyric sheets, reproduction Talk Is Cheap playback invite, guitar pick and two posters.
A two-CD deluxe is also available with album and bonus tracks, and a standard remastered vinyl edition is also available. An ‘indies-only’ RED VINYL exclusive edition is also being marketed.
Talk Is Cheap is reissued on 29 March 2019
CD 1 / Vinyl 1 – Remastered Talk Is Cheap album
- Big EnoughTake It So Hard
- I Could Have Stood You Up
- Make No Mistake
- You Don’t Move Me
- How I Wish
- Whip It Up
- Locked Away
- It Means a Lot
CD 2 / Vinyl 2 – Unreleased bonus tracks
- Blues Jam
- My Babe
- Big Town Playboy
- Mark On Me
- Brute Force
Seven inch single 1
- ‘Take It So Hard’ b/w ‘I Could Have Stood You Up’
Seven-inch single 2
- ‘No Mistake’ / ‘It Means A Lot’
Wake up you Nutters its Monday!
Try this for size and if you’re sitting on a tube or subway train turn it up so everyone can hear it. Beautiful!
If you need to chill after that then you might like to check out the new video from The Prophets Of Addiction
Try this for size. zeke drummer Donny Paycheck has another band on the go and this is them. Cutthroat Brothers and Barbers…No I won’t spoil that seeing as Fraser has a review on RPM this week of their album but this is a little sneak peek ladies and gentlemen I give you…