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Holiday Flashback: Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”

Legendary British glam rockers produce a true Christmas rock classic

 

By Alex Baker

 

In the United States, British glitter rockers Slade were best known for producing stomping glam rock hits like “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the original version of “Cum on Feel the Noize.”

 

However in Britain, where glam rock dominated the charts… Read More

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Mad Dog Blog: The Answer begs the question . . .

GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear

 

By the Mad Dog

 

The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More

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Electro-Harmonix OD Glove – Video

Electro-Harmonix unveils scorching new overdrive/distortion pedal in demo video

 

New York-based effects manufacturer Electro-Harmonix has released a new video demo for their OD Glove Overdrive/distortion pedal.

 

 

According to the EHX website, the OD Glove is characterized by:

 

Rich, overtone laden sound that doesn’t get muddy. Responsive controls that take you from sparkling, clean boost through brown crunch and all the way to thick, saturated hi-gain. Advanced features like Tone Shift and selectable 9 or 18V internal voltage for surgical

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Video: Vintage Trouble with Paul Stanley “You Shook Me”

KISS frontman joins soul rockers for an intimate performance of the blues classic

 

The quality of the video may be a little rough around the edges as is the refinement of the actual performance. But there’s no mistaking the quality of the talent assembled onstage in this clip of KISS frontman Paul Stanley guesting on a performance of the blues classic “You Shook Me.”

 

Paul and his KISS bandmate/business partner have been busy as usual,… Read More

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King George

King George is an Australian singer/songwriter with a sound that’s one part pop melancholy and one part raw rock and roll. With emotive melodies, hooky songwriting and powerful rhythms, King George has been described by Buzz Magazine as having a sound that’s a “unique mix of light and dark.” Check out King George’s video for “Nothing Left.”

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The Michael Harper Project 1967

Hailing from Chicago, IL, the Michael Harper Project 1967 is a retro rock reggae outfit with a sound that’s heavily influenced by Stax and Motown artists from the 1960s. Led by vocalist and frontman, Michael Harper, the band’s live shows are like soul revival shows with backup singers and a talented multi-piece band laying down the sound behind Harper and his swanky moves up front. Dig the sound of the Michael Harper Project 1967 in this suitably retro Sixties video for “Lies, Lies, Lies.”

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