Be-Bop Deluxe box set puts a Sunburst Finish on Bill Nelson’s brilliant career

By Steve Newton Be-Bop Deluxe: now that's what I call a true seventies-rock band. Led by singer Bill Nelson--who also wrote every single song and handled a mean guitar--Be-Bop Deluxe combined the finest elements of '70s-era hard-rock, glam-pop, art-rock, and prog. I bought every one of their five studio albums, and loved them all. 1974's … Continue reading Be-Bop Deluxe box set puts a Sunburst Finish on Bill Nelson’s brilliant career

Ear of Newt’s Top 30 Rock Albums of 1974

Last year I put together a list of my 30 fave albums from 1973, which was a particularly awesome year since it included the release of what I've always felt was the world's greatest rock album, the Who's Quadrophenia. Now that you've all had a good chance to go out and purchase each and every one … Continue reading Ear of Newt’s Top 30 Rock Albums of 1974