All posts by Emily Pericht

“Classic Albums: Nevermind The Bollocks” by The Sex Pistols

Artist: Sex Pistols
Title: “Never Mind The Bollocks”
Label: Eagle Vision USA
Release Date: November 19, 2002
Genre: Punk
Rating: 7/10

The Sex Pistols, a band that had a short career of merely two years, but yet produced one of the most influential records of all time which ignited a punk revolution. This DVD “Never Mind The Bollocks” takes you inside the makings of this record, including interviews with John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, original Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, producer Chris Thomas, engineer Bill Price, producer and soundman Dave Goodman and manager Malcolm McLaren. All talk about how the Pistols were one disorganized group that has a clear message they wanted to get across which set crowds into a punk rock frenzy.
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“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” by Various Artists

Artist: Various
Title: “God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: January 24, 2006
Genre: Punk Rock / Rock
Rating: 9/10

“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” is one of the best DVD collections to own to date! It has so many great bands on it, performing the songs they are best known for and some interviews are even thrown in there for an extra bonus! Simple as that, it’s a run down of some of the greatest influential bands of all time, all in their raw, crowd frenzy glory.
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“Automatic Thrill” by Glucifer

Artist: Gluecifer
Title: “Automatic Thrill”
Label: Steamhammer
Release Date: August 31, 2004
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

Yet again a band from Oslo, Norway takes the wheel and steers us into rock n’ roll oblivion. Gluecifer the self proclaimed “Kings of Rock” are back at it again with the album “Automatic Thrill”. A slight departure from their previous records, this one is a little more polished, a little more refined but a natural progression from a band that has come so far, forging through a tireless wasteland of pop rock and bands you aren’t going to remember ten years from now. Stu Manx (bass), Captain Poon (guitar), Danny Young (drums), Raldo Useless (guitar), and Biff Malibu (vocals), once again school us on how to respect the rock.
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“Give Me The Fear” by Tokyo Dragons

Artist: Tokyo Dragons
Title: “Give Me The Fear”
Label: Escapi Music
Release Date: October 25, 2005
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

Tokyo Dragons? No, they aren’t from Japan, they are a British quartet bringing us a very rocking debut album entitled “Give Me The Fear”. What a great debut from a band that is sure to attract a crowd and grab your attention. Steve Lomax (vocals, guitar), Mal Bruk (guitar, vocals), Mathias Stady (bass), and Phil Martini (drums, vocals) deliver the fear, the fear that is rock n’ roll. This album has hints of AC/DC, Def Leppard and Sex Pistols all mixed in to this larger than life arena rock sound.
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“Rock N‘ Roll Is Dead” by Hellacopters

Artist: Hellacopters
Title: “Rock N‘ Roll Is Dead”
Label: Liquor and Poker
Release Date: 1/24/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

The Hellacopters, another band from Sweden that proves quite contrary to their latest album that “Rock N’ Roll Is Dead” but yet it is very much alive and well. This band was formed in 1994 by frontman Nicke Andersson (founding member of Swedish death metal band, Entombed) and though the band has gone through some line up changes, the sound remains the same. Retro rock n’ roll, bringing out all the things that makes rock… roll. Nicke Andersson (guitar, vocals), Robert Eriksson (drums), Robert Dahlqvist (guitar), Kenny Hankinson (bass), and Anders Lindstrom (keyboards & guitar), give us this album that you can detect influences such as the Stones, the Stooges and the Hives.
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