June 16, 2012

New Dinosaur Jr Release “I Bet On Sky”…Check Album Cover, Tracklist & 2012 Tour Dates…Plus More Info

Posted in Record Review, Tour Dates and Info, Tunes tagged , , at 12:34 am by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

The lads from Dinosaur Jr are back at it with the new release “I Bet On Sky”.  The album has a 9/17 release date UK & Europe, 9/18 North America.

 Click here to check a cool Dinosaur Jr site where you can hear streams of their music, and download some previous live shows.

 Bet on Sky is the third Dinosaur Jr. album since the original trio – J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph – reformed in 2005. It marks the band’s 10th studio album since their debut on Homestead Records in 1985. The trio has taken everything they’ve learned from the various projects they tackled over the years, and poured it directly into their current mix. J’s guitar approaches some of its most unhinged playing here – this is head-bobbing riff-romance at the apex. Lou’s basswork has more melody now as well, although his two songs on I Bet on Sky retain the jagged rhythmic edge that has so often marked hiswork. And Murph…well, he still pounds the drums as hard and as strong as a pro wrestler, with deceptively simple structures that manage to interweave themselves perfectly with his bandmates’ melodic explosions.

 The tracklisting is:

1.    Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know 2. Watch TheCorners 3. Almost Fare 4. Stick A Toe In 5. Rude 6. I Know It Oh So Well 7.Pierce The Morning Rain 8. What Was That 9. Recognition 10. See It On Your Side

Dinosaur Jr 2012 Tour Dates:

06/22/12 Chicago, IL: Subterranean

06/23/12 Chicago, IL: Green Music Festival

07/06/12 Des Moines, IA: 80/35 Music Festival

08/25/12 St. Louis, MO: LouFest 2012

09/24/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace

09/25/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace

09/26/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace

09/27/12 Detroit, MI: St. Andrew’s Hall

09/28/12 Cincinnati, OH: MidPoint Music Festival

09/29/12 Champaign, IL: Pygmalion Festival

10/01/12 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge

10/02/12 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse

10/03/12 New Orleans, LA: Tipitina’s

10/04/12 Austin, TX: Mohawk

10/05/12 Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s

10/06/12 Dallas, TX: The Prophet Bar

10/08/12 Flagstaff, AZ: Orpheum Theater

10/09/12 Santa Ana, CA: The Observatory

10/10/12 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore

10/11/12 Eugene, OR, WOW Hall

10/12/12 Seattle, WA: Neptune Theatre

10/14/12 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge

10/15/12 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater

10/17/12 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room

10/18/12 Minneapolis, MN: Cabooze

10/19/12 Madison, WI: Majestic Theatre

10/20/12 Grand Rapids, MI: The Orbit Room

10/22/12 Bloomington, IN: The Bluebird

10/23/12 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom

10/24/12 Millvale, PA: Mr. Smalls Theatre

10/25/12 Washington, DC: Black Cat

10/26/12 Charlottesville, VA: Jefferson Theater

10/27/12 Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer


June 10, 2012

New Album Releases on Monday By… The dB’s, Molly Hatchet, BoDeans, Drivin’ n Cryin’…Plus Some Great Box Sets

Posted in Notable News, Record Review tagged , , , , , , , , at 4:54 pm by The Snob

Click here to check info on The dB’s “Falling Off The Sky”…the lads are reunited

Click here to check info on the BoDeans “American Made”…their 12th studio album…there is a Bruce Springsteen cover on this.

Click here to check info on Molly Hatchet “Regrinding The Axes”…covering their classic rock favorites

Click here to check info on Drivin’ N Cryin’  “Songs From The Laundromat”…first new realease since 2009…more tunes coming soon from DNC.

New Box Sets:

Click here to check info on Judas Priest “The Complete Albums Collection”

Click here to check info on Kansas “Classic Albums Collection 1974-1983”

Click here to check info on ELO “Classic Albums Collection”

Click here to check info on Earth, Wind, and Fire “The Columbia Masters”

Click here to check info on The Byrds “Complete Columbia Albums Collection”


June 5, 2012

Joe Walsh’s New Album “Analog Man” Out Today! Listen to Full Album Stream

Posted in Notable News, Record Review tagged , , at 9:09 pm by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Click here to check a full stream of the new Joe Walsh release “Analog Man” (Hot Cuts: Lucky That Way, Spanish Dancer, Wrecking Ball, Funk 50)

Two big thumbs up for the first new solo release by Mr. Walsh in 20 years.  Analog Man has been spinning in the vehicle for two weeks now…it gets more contagious with each listen.  Fave tune of the cd is “Lucky That Way”!  Good stuff that  f’n classic radio should be playing daily.  Take a listen to the stream above, and you will agree with The Snob.  Ya gotta love this guy.  Here’s some more info…

Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades to be released on June 5th, 2012 from Fantasy Records/Concord.  Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh’s beloved wit, charm and chops; it delivers an incredibly raw and intimate sound.

“It’s been 20 years and I have a lot to say,” said Walsh.  “These songs come from the heart.”  Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar licks, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live.  A singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as part of admired bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm.

 As a self-proclaimed Analog Man, also the album name and title track, Walsh refers playfully to the new digital age; one in which he has adapted to, but notes in the song, “I am what I am – I’m an Analog Man.” Walsh developed the album over the last 10 years, drawing on personal experiences to breathe life into each track.  “I just really feel like it’s all come together and finally I feel like a complete person and a complete musician,” said Walsh.  “I think there is some confidence in there that I never had. That’s what I was hiding.”  Walsh credits his wife of four years, Marjorie, for encouraging him to be the man and artist he is today and fondly dedicates this album to her.  

 The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks.  “Lucky That Way,” one of Walsh’s favorites off the album, speaks to the extraordinary life he’s lived, even through the hurdles, and features Ringo Starr, his real life brother-in-law, on drums.  The song ironically serves as a mature sequel to Walsh’s famed “Life’s Been Good” and for Walsh, life is just that.

Buy Analog Man: Amazon: http://amzn.to/JOEWam

Joe Walsh on the Web:

Website: http://joewalsh.com/

Twitter: @JoeWalsh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeWalshOfficial

March 10, 2010

Info On The Upcoming Jeff Beck Album “Emotion and Commotion”…Plus 2010 Tour Dates

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tour Dates and Info tagged at 1:03 pm by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Check the info below kids to get the latest scoop on the upcoming Jeff Beck album “Emotion & Commotion:

For his first studio album in seven years, Grammy-winning guitarist and rock n roll legend Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Rhino unleashes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s restless genius with Emotion And Commotion. The album will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on April 13th at all retail outlets, including http://www.rhino.com

Track List:
1. Corpus Christi Carol
2. Hammerhead
3. Never Alone
4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
5. I Put A Spell On You (featuring Joss Stone)
6. Serene
7. Lilac Wine (featuring Imelda May)
8. Nessun Dorma
9. There’s No Other Me (featuring Joss Stone)
10. Elegy For Dunkirk (featuring Olivia Safe)

Jeff Beck 2010 Tour Dates:
3-25 Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, Australia
3-26 Palais Theatre Vic, Australia
3-28 Fremantle Park Fremantle, Australia
3-30 Enmore Theatre Newtown Nsw, Australia
4-01 The Tivoli Fortitude Valley Qld, Australia
4-05 Aurora Hall Nagoya, Japan
4-07 Grand Cube Osaka, Japan
4-10 JCB Hall Tokyo, Japan
4-12 Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan
4-13 Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan
4-16 Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
4-17 NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE Los Angeles, CA
4-18 Pechanga Casino Showroom Temecula, CA
4-19 4th and B San Diego, CA
4-24 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
4-25 Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
4-27 Brady Theatre Tulsa, OK
4-28 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
4-29 The Fabulous Fox Theatre St Louis Saint Louis, MO
6-03 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
6-05 Music Box at The Borgata Atlantic City, NJ
6-07 Wolf Trap Filene Center Vienna, VA
6-11 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Live Nation Atlanta, GA
6-14 The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
6-15 Paramount Theatre Asbury Park, NJ
6-17 UPAC Kingston, NY
6-18 Eastman Theatre Rochester, NY
6-20 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
6-21 Murat Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
6-23 PNC PAVILION Cincinnati, OH
7-06 Wiener Staatsoper Bezirk Innere Stadt, Austria
7-16 Löwensaal Nuremberg, Germany
7-19 Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle Bonn Bonn, Germany
10-15 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth, United Kingdom
10-16 The Brighton Centre Brighton, United Kingdom
10-17 Symphony Hall Birmingham, United Kingdom
10-20 Clyde Auditorium Glasgow, United Kingdom
10-21 Manchester Apollo Manchester, United Kingdom
10-22 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, United Kingdom
10-24 Colston Hall Bristol, United Kingdom
10-25 St David’s Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom
10-26 Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom

Jeff Beck Cool Linkage:

Jeff Beck.com


Jeff Beck Twitter

Jeff Beck Facebook

“The Runaways Movie” Upcoming Soundtrack…Check Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart Singing Some Runaway Classics

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tunes tagged , , , , at 11:51 am by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Click here to check a full album stream from The Runaways Soundtrack to the upcoming movie starring Dakota Fanning…  check the gals taking on Runaways classics like “Cherry Bomb”, “Queens of Noise”, “Dead End Justice”, and “California Paradise”…plus more gems from Suzi Quatro “The Wild One”, Sex Pistols “Pretty Vacant”, The MC5 cover James Brown “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’sWorld”, Nick Gilder “Roxy Roller”, Joan Jett “Don’t Abuse Me”…plus more.

January 30, 2010

Unreleased Jimi Hendrix “Valleys of Neptune” Coming Soon…Have a Listen

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tunes at 11:25 am by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Click here to check some unreleased tracks from Jimi Hendrix…the release “Valleys of Neptune” will be released on March 9th…these tracks were from the period between “Electric Ladyland”, and Hendrix’ performance at Woodstock.  It also features re-worked versions of “Fire”, and “Red House”, and “Stone Free”, and a studio version of the Cream hit “Sunshine of Your Love”…should be worth a little investigation there my friends…

Track List:
1. Stone Free
2. Valleys Of Neptune
3. Bleeding Heart
4. Hear My Train A Comin’
5. Mr. Bad Luck
6. Sunshine Of Your Love
7. Lover Man
8. Ships Passing In The Night
9. Fire
10. Red House
11. Lullaby For The Summer
12. Crying Blue Rain

Pre-Order “Valleys of Neptune”

January 26, 2010

AC/DC “Iron Man 2” Soundtrack…Pre-Order Today…Check Info & Track Listing

Posted in Notable News, Record Review tagged at 9:12 pm by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.

Pre-orders begin today, January 26th at Walmart.com for the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 – CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S. , the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.

The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second highest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2” and debuts today worldwide. Check AC/DC’s official website  and http://www.marvel.com for more information. “Shoot To Thrill” was originally recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:
1.Shoot to Thrill
2.Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
3.Guns for Hire
4.Cold Hearted Man
5.Back in Black
7.If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
8.Evil Walks
10.Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
11.Have a Drink on Me
12.The Razor’s Edge
13.Let There Be Rock
14.War Machine
15.Highway to Hell

January 13, 2010

Ringo Starr’s New Album “Y Not”…Info, Video Interview, Win Ringo’s Drumsticks!

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tunes tagged , , at 9:02 pm by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Ringo Starr has released his latest album…lots of pals join in on the fun (Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Ben Harper, Ben Tench…) Plus songwriting collaborations with Van Dyke Parks, Paul McCartney, Glen Ballard, Gary Wright, Richard Marx.

Go buy the album, watch the vids, and win some stix!

Click here to buy “Y Not” on cd or digitally…plus you can listen to some samples of the tunes.

Click here to check a cool vid on Ringo discussing the making of “Y Not”

Click here to win some autographed drumsticks from Ringo…how about that!

Click here to check Ringo on Jimmy Fallon performing “With a Little Help From My Friends”…

January 11, 2010

70’s Gem From…J Geils Band “Detroit Breakdown”…Plus Info On a New Peter Wolf Album “Midnight Souvenirs”

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tunes tagged , at 12:03 pm by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Click here to check the 70’s gem from the J Geils Band “Detroit Breakdown”

Click here to check some news on the upcoming solo Peter Wolf album “Midnight Souvenirs”…guest shots on the lp from Neko Case, and more.

Pre-Order “Midnight Souvenirs”

Buy “Nightmares”

December 17, 2009

Re-Release of 70’s Lost Classics From Network “Networrk/Nightwork”…Plus Check “We’re Only Into Rock and Roll”

Posted in Notable News, Record Review, Tunes tagged at 1:18 am by The Snob

Rock God Cred Report:

Renaissance Records/ It’s About Music.Com have pulled another forgotten gem out of the closet…late 70’s band Network, and the re-release of  a two for the price of one “Network/Nightwork”.  The New York band’s first two releases compiled on one cd…not bad!

Network consisted of Richie Cerniglia (guitars), Mike Maniscalo (keyboards), Mike Ricciardella (drums), who had previously spent time with Wiggy Bits, along side Peppy Castro (of Balance fame).  Prior to that, Ricciardella was with the pioneering NYC ensemble The Illusion.  The band was formed in 1976,  with the above lineup (exception being John Vinci, who sang lead vocals).  Apparently the record label wanted the lads to change their names, because they thought they were too Italian…not sure why they would think that…

Network released their debut album in 1977, followed up by “Nightwork” a year later, on which new singer B.G. Gibson appeared.  Both albums did garner good reviews from the music press, despite the “Disco”monster that was king in NYC at that time.  “Network/Nightwork” are the only two albums the lads released…but Cerniglia, andRicciardella would years later join the band Aviator.

The music is definitely of their times…late 70’s.  Nightwork rocks a little harder than the polished Network…but it is a bargain to get both albums on one cd…hey East Coast pals…you have to remember these dudes!

Click here to check “We’re Only Into Rock and Roll”

Click here to buy “Network/Nightwork”

Click here to go to Renaissance Records/It’s About Music.com to check lots of artists that time has forgotten.  Some good stuff to be had.

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