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“Set me free, why don’t you babe…” VANILLA FUDGE and their extraordinary version of the Supremes hit has immediately burned into the brain – as have the rest of their covers. At last year’s Swedenrock festival the legendary band demonstrated that they can still sound fresh and that their style totally works. Thanks to the boxset including CD + DVD (release November 3, 2017) everyone can sit in the front row at this impressive concert.
Marius Tilly is a musical wanderer between worlds who has made up his own crossover atlas from maps of blues, punk, soul, and psychedelic rock starting in the Ruhr area, Germany. He is on a constant quest to find new routes. With Tilly’s fourth album “Words From The Wilderness” the journey heads to daring arrangements, sometimes steep musical theories, unheard sounds and new personal insights about the world. The album appears to be more courageous, more profound and also a bit more serious than its predecessor “Nebula Rising – more like a glass of whiskey on the rocks than a freshly tapped pilsner.
Over decades, from the roots, blues has grown to such a huge genre tree that it is not necessary for his leaves and fruit to resemble one another. In Scandinavia bands like the Blues Pills or Siena Root revive the essence of blues-influenced hard rock for the nth time. In the US home of the blues, thanks to Jack White, Rival Sons or Black Stone Cherry strong new branches grow from the great heritage. More
At the International Film Festival Madrid in summer this year, Patricia Vonne’s music video “Huerta de San Vicente” already won the Best Animation award. That is the second time for this song! In 2009 the song featured on Vonne’s album “Firebird” and her Spanish compilation album “Viva Bandolera”, was the “Grand Prize” winner in the Latin category for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In the song, Patricia Vonne pays homage to the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. Third time’s the charm – so the chances for the video at the San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival seem quite good.
The fine stop-motion animation was inspired by Patricia’s visit to Huerta de San Vicente in Granada, Spain, García Lorca’s former summer residence where he wrote many of his works. Patricia is now in the studio to record her new studio album with producers Rick Del Castillo and Michael Ramos featuring co-writes with Alejandro Escovedo, Joe King Carrasco & Willie Nile, among others.
Sad but true: Boudewijn Bonebakker, mastermind of Gingerpig, announced the end of the successful Dutch retro rockers. From him, we received the following statement: “After eight years, three released albums and a fourth in the making, Gingerpig has decided to park the band. Agendas, personal life in general and managing the band, couldn’t be matched with the creative flow anymore. We’ve lost the spark to keep the dream alive and to keep Gingerpig going.
It’s been a hell of a dream to try to stake our claim of relevance in the music world, and a lot of the time, it really felt like going against the grain, but the reality of it got the better of us. Blood is thick and one never knows if the spark will ignite again but for now we’ll leave it to rest.
“ELOY is back,” states Audio, one of Germany’s main magazines for Hi-fi equipment – and the German media is impressed about the comeback. We are talking about the CD “The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre” which was released in August this year. “The new album is the opus magnum of the German art rock legend“, writes Rocks magazine. ELOY, the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed and with a lot of noise.
After a longer period having predominantly worked as a producer Mastermind Frank Bornemann has dropped his very first rock opera which according to German collector’s mag Good Times “can absolutely be compared to Pink Floyd’s The Wall or The Who’s Tommy in quality.”
In thirteen songs he unfolds the life of French national heroine Jeanne d’Arc with historic precision and lots of emotion. Everybody who has heard it is either raving or – in case that prog operas or Eloy are not really on his aural menu – at least comments with deep respect.
Fantastic topics are trending these days. MIG Music as well is getting a colourful and lush sci-fi fantasy adventure off to a start: the concept album entitled “Welcome To Wonderworld” by HEAVEN’S SAPPHIRE (street date Dec. 1, 2017).
The masterminds behind the project are Sven Bergmann and Oliver Bartkowski who present their first album collaboration with own compositions. The music is a fine synthesis from rock and pop with classical and jazzy elements while the dramatic mixture of vocal and instrumental passages is perfectly supporting the narrative.
The main focus is on the planet Wonderworld far beyond the solar system. Unknown plants, huge flying animals and strange creatures live side by side with humanoid inhabitants on this peaceful biotope twice the size of earth. They successfully trade in their own flower and plant creations as their blossoms contain a magical dust that rejuvenates the body short-term. However, they suffer from unfriendly climate conditions of extreme heat and cold. More
With our new Rockpalast release we delve into the realm of folk rock: RICHARD THOMPSON, top-class guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire, awarded and honoured many times, defined the English version of the term folk rock with FAIRPORT CONVENTION before he went on a solo path. Quite a few of his songs like “Down Where The Drunkards Roll” or “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” are regarded as classics by now and have been interpreted by a number of artists of a variety of genres.
Twice the WDR recorded one of his shows, and it is odd that no further invitations occurred. On the 10th of December in 1983, RICHARD THOMPSON and his companions delivered a concert longer than one and a half hour for the Rockpalast in Hamburg which everyone obviously relished. Only six weeks later, the WDR recorded another concert on occasion of the MIDEM. The difference between Hamburg and Cannes was noticeable: A considerable spacious stage and the audience in plush armchairs but with an identical set list minus the encores. Also, the band was only nearly the same. The 2DVD/3CD digipak will be out now on November 3, 2017. More
VANILLA FUDGE celebrate their 50th anniversary in style – with another musical rock monument: the album „Live At Sweden Rock 2016“ (to be released November 3, 2017). What began in April 1967 in the Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead/ N.Y., does still possess the same charisma a good 50 years later in the rather quiet Swedish town of Norje near Sölvesborg in front of more than 35,000 enthusiastic fans: heavy psychedelic slightly progressive rock blended with classic citations and elements.
With temporal and musically excessive cover versions which the band left their distinctive mark on (a heavy blues soaked steady rhythm), VANILLA FUDGE not only entered the international charts at that time. Their versions of the Tamla Motown classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (Supremes) or Junior Walker’s “Shotgun” as well as the FUDGE’s version of McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby” electrified a whole generation of musicians and fans alike.
“Blood, sweat and tears, but our album is finally done.” – Wucan, July 2017
With the release of their debut album in autumn 2015, WUCAN from Dresden crossed the magic threshold between an insider’s tip to a celebrated newcomer. “Sow The Wind” is an energetic heavy rock statement which despite all its directness is not above kraut rock extravaganza. Afterward, they went on tour. With each of the nearly 120 shows in Germany and Europe, the number of fans increased continuously.
The force of nature that Wucan brings to the stage shall also be reflected on their second album which is being recorded at the Berlin Big Snuff Studios. “Reap The Storm” will redeem even more what the band promises live: a massive rock sound, clear and organic at the same time, music for modern hippies and those who wish to become one.