Remembering Uriah Heep as a teenager in the seventies

By Steve Newton Having a bunch of vinyl albums from the seventies is cool, because the seventies were a while ago, and sometimes you forget which ones you actually own. Then when you go searching in the alphabetized stacks for a particular rock band from half a century ago you might find something that surprises … Continue reading Remembering Uriah Heep as a teenager in the seventies

Album review: Blackfoot, Siogo (1983)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 24, 1983 By Steve Newton Former Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley has become the fifth Blackfoot member on their fourth studio album, Siogo. While I was a little worried that the overpowering organ sound he'd often wielded in his former band might drown out the gritty guitars of Ricky Medlocke … Continue reading Album review: Blackfoot, Siogo (1983)

Philly’s Cinderella finds a bluesier vibe on Heartbreak Station

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 28, 1991 By Steve Newton Mandolin, Jew’s harp, pedal steel guitar—those aren’t the kind of instruments you normally find in a hard-rock band’s arsenal. But you’ll find those and plenty more being utilized to great effect on the latest Cinderella album, because the band with the cutesy name … Continue reading Philly’s Cinderella finds a bluesier vibe on Heartbreak Station