Biography of iconic rock balladeer Roy Orbison told through his own voice, casting new light on the triumphs and tragedies that beset his career. Using previously unseen performances, home movies and interviews with many who have never spoken before, the film reveals Orbisons remote Texas childhood, his battles to get his voice heard, and how he created lasting hits like Only the Lonely and Crying.
Finnish six-piece Jess and the Ancient Ones pay homage to psych cultistry on their sophomore full-length, Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes (on Svart), and while one might argue with the band marking this out as the “second coming” of psych…
The brand ZDF disco with Ilya Richter is also after 40 years still a cult and the Non plus extremist in the 70s fan scene. Now, therefore, there is, after the great success of the first both relays, quite a special highlight. "Disco - The Long Versions" contains the specially long versions of the 1970s as well as many pearls and rare Maxi versions. With Boney M., Village People, Smokie, Patrick Hernandez, Kiss, Secret service among other things whole very nicely.
The team behind last year's excellent The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock compilation return with another four-CD instalment paying testament to the halcyon days of our nation's live music scene, and fortunately they have a deep well from which to draw tunes and inspiration.
With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what the electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals.