album reviews

Sora: Desire and Truth (2009)

Rob Zombie: Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (2009)

Rod Stewart, Soulbook (2009)

Joe Perry: Have Guitar, Will Travel (2009)

Damon Fowler, Sugar Shack (2009)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: God & Guns (2009)

John Fogerty: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (2009)

The Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward (2009)

Various Artists: True Blood, Music from the HBO Original Series (2009)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The DIrty Dozen (2009)

Terminal Station: Rolling All Night (2009)

Jeff Healey: Songs From the Road (2009)

Spinal Tap: Back From the Dead (2009)

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers, Vol. 2 (2009)

Chickenfoot: Chickenfoot (2009)

Guns N’ Roses: Chinese Democracy (2008)

AC/DC: Black Ice (2008)

The New Odds: Cheerleader (2008)

Robillard/Beaudoin/Geils: New Guitar Summit (2008)

Steve Stevens: Memory Crash (2008)

Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (2008)

Coheed and Cambria: No World For Tomorrow (2007)

Loverboy: Just Getting Started (2007)

John Fogerty: Revival (2007)

Robert Plant/Alison Kraus: Raising Sand (2007)

Ozzy Osbourne: Black Rain (2007)

Jesse Malin: Glitter in the Gutter (2007)

John Mellencamp: Freedom’s Road (2007)

The Who: Endless Wire (2006)

Dustin Bentall: Streets With No Lights (2006) 

Brian Setzer: Rockabilly Riot Vo. 2, A Tribute to Sun Records (2006)

Alice Cooper: Dirty Diamonds (2005)

Audioslave: Out of Exile (2005)

Joe Perry: Joe Perry (2005)

Ronnie Earl/Duke Robillard: The Duke meets the Earl (2005)

Aerosmith: Rockin’ the Joint (2005)

Vivian Campbell: Two Sides of If (2005)

Glenn Hughes: Soul Mover (2005)

Theory of a Deadman: Gasoline (2005)

Judas Priest: Angel of Retribution (2005)

Neal Schon: I and U (2005)

Bryan Adams: Room Service (2004)

Johnny Winter: I’m a Bluesman (2004)

Velvet Revolver: Contraband (2004)

Too Slim and the Taildraggers: Tales of Sin & Redemption (2004)

Aerosmith: Honkin’ on Bobo (2004)

Eric Clapton: Me and Mr. Johnson (2004)

Jimi Hendrix: Axis Outtakes (2003)

ZZ Top: Mescalero (2003)

Jethro Tull: The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)

Nickelback: The Long Road (2003)

Joe Jackson Band: Volume 4 (2003)

Led Zeppelin: How the West Was Won (2003)

Yardbirds: Birdland (2003)

Jimmy Thackery: Guitar (2003)

Various Artists: We’re a Happy Family, A Tribute to Ramones (2003)

Steve Earle: Jerusalem (2002)

Santana: Shaman (2002)

Peter Wolf: Sleepless (2002)

Bernard Allison: Storms of Life (2002)

Echobrain: Echobrain (2002)

Various Artists: Big Bad Love Soundtrack (2002)

Steve Earle: Sidetracks (2002)

Black Sabbath: Past Lives (2002)

Ozzy Osbourne: Down to Earth (2001)

Alice Cooper: Dragontown (2001)

AC/DC: Stiff Upper Lip (2001)

Mick Jagger: Goddess in the Doorway (2001)

The Black Crowes: By Your Side (1999)

The Tragically Hip: Phantom Power (1998)

Blue Oyster Cult: Heaven Forbid (1998)

John Fogerty: Premonition (1998)

Van Halen: Van Halen 3 (1998)

Bryan Adams: Unplugged (1998)

The Tragically Hip: Live Between Us (1997)

Alice Cooper: A Fistful of Alice (1997)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997)

John Fogerty: Blue Moon Swamp (1997)

Joe Satriani/Eric Johnson/Steve Vai: G3 Live in Concert (1997)

Various Artists: Dragon Attack, A Tribute to Queen (1997)

Forbidden Dimension: Widow’s Walk (1997)

Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Beautiful World (1997)

Van Halen: Best of Volume One (1996)

ZZ Top: Rhythmeen (1996)

John Mellencamp: Mr. Happy Go Lucky (1996)

The Tragically Hip: Trouble at the Henhouse (1996)

Various Artists: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (1996)

Pete Droge & the Sinners: Find a Door (1996)

The Black Crowes: Three Snakes and a Charm (1996)

Metallica: Load (1996)

Various Artists: Songs in the Key of X (1996)

Steve Earle: I Feel Alright (1996)

Bad Religion: The Gray Race (1996)

Dan Baird: Buffalo Nickel (1996)

Tom Cochrane: Ragged Ass Road (1995)

Green Day: Insomniac (1995)

Deep Purple: Come Hell or High Water (1995)

Brother Cane: Seeds (1995)

Colin James: Bad Habits (1995)

Neil Young: Mirror Ball (1995)

Pink Floyd: P.U.L.S.E. (1995)

The Guess Who: Liberty (1995)

The Jeff Healey Band: Cover to Cover (1995)

Foghat: Return of the Boogie Men (1995)

Queen: Queen at the BBC (1995)

Jason & the Scorchers: A Blazing Grace (1995)

Jr. Gone Wild: Simple Little Wish (1995)

Slash’s Snakepit: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (1995)

Van Halen: Balance (1995)

Nathan Cavaleri Band: Nathan (1994)

Buddy Guy: Slippin’ In (1994)

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: No Quarter (1994)

The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (1994)

The Black Crowes: Amorica (1994)

Stuttering John: Stuttering John (1994)

Kim Mitchell: Itch (1994)

Gary Hoey: Music from the Motion Picture Endless Summer II (1994)

Cadillac Tramps: It’s Alright (1994)

Lee Aaron: Emotional Rain (1994)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Endangered Species (1994)

BBM: Around the Next Dream (1994)

The Tragically Hip: Day For Night (1994)

Phantom Blue: Built to Perform (1994)

ZZ Top: Antenna (1994)

Pride & Glory: Pride & Glory (1994)

Gilby Clarke: Pawnshop Guitars (1994)

Little Jimmy King: Something Inside of Me (1994)

Yngwie Malmsteen: The Seventh Sign (1994)

Paul Dean: Machine (1994)

The Allman Brothers Band: Where It All Begins (1994)

John Mellencamp: Dance Naked (1994)

Derek and the Dominos: Live at the Fillmore (1994)

Spin Doctors: Turn It Upside Down (1994)

Boston: Walk On (1994)

Various Artists: Kiss My Ass (1994)

Huey Lewis & the News: Four Chords and Several Years Ago (1994)

Mick Ronson: Heaven and Hull (1994)

Mick Jagger: Wandering Spirit (1993)

Pearl Jam: Vs. (1993)

Guns N’ Roses: The Spaghetti Incident (1993)

John Hiatt: Perfectly Good Guitar (1993)

Rod Stewart: Unplugged…and Seated (1993)

John Mayall: Wake Up Call (1993)

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet: Sport Fishin’ (1993)

Aerosmith: Get a Grip (1993)

Big Country: The Buffalo Skinners (1993)

Glen Stace: Road to Damascus (1992)

Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction (1992)

Joe Satriani: The Extremist (1992)

Sonny Landreth: Outward Bound (1992)

George Harrison: Live in Japan (1992)

Def Leppard: Adrenalize (1992)

The Black Crowes: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992)

Kim Mitchell: Aural Fixations (1992)

James Reyne: Any Day Above Ground (1992)

Johnny Winter: Let Me In (1991)

Alice Cooper: Hey Stoopid (1991)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Weld (1991)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Sky is Crying (1991)

John Mellencamp: Whenever We Wanted (1991)

Richie Sambora: Stranger in this Town (1991)

The Four Horsemen: Nobody Said It Was Easy (1991)

Dire Straits: On Every Street (1991)

Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I and II (1991)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open (1991)

Contraband: Contraband (1991)

The Law: The Law (1991)

Deep Purple: Slaves and Masters (1990)

Goddo: 12 Gauge Goddo (1990)

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet: Savvy Show Stoppers (1990)

Dread Zeppelin: Un-Led-Ed (1990)

ZZ Top: Recycler (1990)

Blue Rodeo: Casino (1990)

The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style (1990)

AC/DC: The Razors Edge (1990)

Queensryche: Empire (1990)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Ragged Glory (1990)

Roger Waters: The Wall Live in Berlin (1990)

Yngwie Malmsteen: Eclipse (1990)

Bruce Dickinson: Tattooed Millionaire (1990)

Heart: Brigade (1990)

The Beat Farmers: Loud and Plowed and…Live! (1990)

Johnny Crash: Neighbourhood Threat (1990)

Joe Satriani: Flying in a Blue Dream (1989)

Whitesnake: Slip of the Tongue (1989)

Georgia Satellites: In the Land of Salvation and Sin (1989)

Ten Years After: About Time (1989)

Webb Wilder: Hybrid Vigor (1989)

Raging Slab: Raging Slab (1989)

Aerosmith: Pump (1989)

The Radiators: Zigzagging Through Ghostland (1989)

Accept: Eat the Heat (1989)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (1989)

Doobie Brothers: Cycles (1989)

Great White: …Twice Shy (1989)

Various Artists: Roadhouse Soundtrack (1989)

Concrete Blonde: Free (1989)

The Royal Court of China: Geared & Primed (1989)

Rock City Angels: Young Man’s Blues (1988)

Various Artists: Guitar Speak (1988)

Johnny Winter: The Winter of ’88 (1988)

Cinderella: Long Cold Winter (1988)

Ozzy Osbourne: No Rest for the Wicked (1988)

Steve Earle: Copperhead Road (1988)

Bon Jovi: New Jersey (1988)

The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light (1988)

The Northern Pikes: Secrets of the Alibi (1988)

Deep Purple: Nobody’s Perfect (1988)

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers: Rumble (1988)

Bad Company: Dangerous Age (1988)

Blue Oyster Cult: Imaginos (1988)

Jimmy Page: Outrider (1988)

Ronnie Montrose: The Speed of Sound (1988)

Judas Priest: Ram It Down (1988)

Leslie West: Theme (1988)

Van Halen: OU812 (1988)

Robin Trower: Take What You Need (1988)

Jimmy Barnes: Freight Train Heart (1988)

Joe Satriani: Surfing With the Alien (1988)

Scorpions: Savage Amusement (1988)

Tina Turner: Tina Live in Europe (1988)

Kings of the Sun: Kings of the Sun (1988)

Megadeth: So Far, So Good, So What? (1988)

Ted Nugent: If You Can’t Lick Em… Lick Em (1988)

Kingdom Come: Kingdom Come (1988)

Robert Plant: Now and Zen (1988)

White Lion: Pride (1988)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: Born to Be Bad (1988)

David Lee Roth: Skyscraper (1988)

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation (1987)

Paul McCartney: All the Best (1987)

Def Leppard: Hysteria (1987)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Legend (1987)

Andy Taylor: Thunder (1987)

R.E.M.: Dead Letter Office (1987)

Motley Crue: Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)

David Bowie: Never Let Me Down (1987)

Bryan Adams: Into the Fire (1987)

Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads: Tribute (1987)

Gary Moore: The Wild Frontier (1987)

Deep Purple: The House of Blue Light (1987)

Tony MacAlpine: Edge of Insanity (1987)

Bad Company: Fame and Fortune (1986)

Robert Cray: Strong Persuader (1986)

John Fogerty: Eye of the Zombie (1986)

AC/DC: Who Made Who (1986)

Stray Cats: Rock Therapy (1986)

Peter Gabriel: So (1986)

Eurythmics: Revenge (1986)

Various Artists: Metal For Lunch (1986)

Brian Setzer: The Knife Feels Like Justice (1986)

Rainbow: Finyl Vinyl (1986)

The Everly Brothers: Born Yesterday (1986)

Van Halen: 5150 (1986)

Robin Trower: Beyond the Mist (1986)

Various Artists: Greenpeace (1985)

Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (1985)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Pack Up the Plantation (1985)

Jim Dandy’s Black Oak Arkansas: Ready as Hell (1985)

John Cougar Mellencamp: Scarecrow (1985)

ZZ Top: Afterburner (1985)

Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force: Marching Out (1985)

Hall & Oates: Live at the Apollo (1985)

Johnny Winter: Serious Business (1985)

Stanley Jordan: Magic Touch (1985)

Heart: Heart (1985)

Various Artists: Axe Masters–Legends of Rock Guitar (1985)

Uli Jon Roth’s Electric Sun: Beyond the Astral Skies (1985)

Lonnie Mack: Strike Like Lightning (1985)

George Thorogood & the Destroyers: Maverick (1985)

Chaka Khan: I Feel For You (1985)

Ozzy Osbourne: Bark at the Moon (1984)

Phantom, Rocker & Slick: Phantom, Rocker & Slick (1984)

Spirit: Spirit of ’84 (1984)

Honeymoon Suite: Honeymoon Suite (1984)

Krokus: The Blitz (1984)

Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers (1984)

Golden Earring: Something Heavy Going Down (1984)

Earl Klugh: Nightsongs (1984)

Steve Morse: The Introduction (1984)

Crusaders: Ghetto Blaster (1984)

Johnny Winter: Guitar Slinger (1984)

John Hammond: John Hammond Live (1984)

Peter Green: Kolors (1984)

Dan Fogelberg: Windows and Walls (1984)

Dear Enemy: Ransom Note (1984)

Santers: Guitar Alley (1984)

Lee Ritenour: On the Line (1984)

Scorpions: Love at First Sting (1984)

Aldo Nova: Subject…Aldo Nova (1983)

Thin Lizzy: Life (1983)

Michael Bloomfield: Bloomfield (1983)

Murray McLauchlan: Timberline (1983)

Saga: Heads or Tails (1983)

Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983)

Rick Derringer: Good Dirty Fun (1983)

Rainbow: Bent Out of Shape (1983)

The Charlie Daniels Band: A Decade of Hits (1983)

Robin Trower: Back It Up (1983)

Thin Lizzy: Thunder and Lightning (1983)

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Texas Flood (1983)

Larry Carlton: Friends (1983)

Martin Briley: One Night With a Stranger (1983)

George Benson: In Your Eyes (1983)

Goanna: Spirit of Place (1983)

Headpins: Line of Fire (1983)

Coney Hatch: Outta Hand (1983)

Blackfoot: Siogo (1983)

Santana: Havana Moon (1983)

Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind: (1983)

UFO: Making Contact (1983)

Gary Moore: Corridors of Power (1983)

Accept: Midnight Highway (1983)

Quiet Riot: Metal Health (1983)

Molly Hatchet: No Guts…No Glory (1983)

Kiss: Creatures of the Night (1982)

Saga: In Transit (1982)

Blue Oyster Cult: Extraterrestrial Live (1982)

Axe: Offerings (1982)

Motley Crue: Too Fast For Love (1982)

The Hughes/Thrall Band: Hughes/Thrall (1982)

Harlequin: One False Move (1982)

.38 Special: Special Forces (1982)

Scorpions: Blackout (1982)