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Like many, grew into melodic rock music during the late seventies / eighties through bands like Journey, Survivor, REO Speedwagon etc and stayed with it when it went corporate at the end of the eighties.

Continued with it when it went underground in the post Nirvana nineties. No one else was writing reviews of melodic rock anymore so a bit of DIY was required.

Now? Thank God for the internet.

Brian McGowan



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Comment by Rod Chappell (Anonymous) - Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Hi Brian...I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful review you have written regarding my band Lightspeed's most recent release WAVES. We GREATLY appreciate the kind words!!!!! In this world of corporate music, promo such as this is MUCH needed...and again as much appreciated..

all the best
Rod
Lightspeed
www.lightspeedmusic.com
www.myspace.com/lightspeedband


Comment by Bronz (Member) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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Hi Brian,

Thanks for your honest review of our recently released album "Carried By The Storm"

Just to put the record straight....we weren't dropped by any label when the record company at the time went down.
The album never got released at the time due to legal problems.

It was only after the death of our bass player Lea Reddings from cancer a few years back, that prompted me (Shaun Kirkpatrick) to secure a release for this record, in honour of both him and also all the hard work we as a band had put into the making of this album at that time.

We are all very proud of this album and are very glad that it is finally seeing the light of day after so many years in waiting.

Keep on Rockin !

Best Regards
Shaun Kirkpatrick (Bronz)

www.bronz-music.com

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Comment by Little Drummer Boy (Member) - Sunday, January 2, 2011
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Hi Brian.

Thought I forward a recommend your way. Joe Bonamassa solo CD "The Ballad Of John Henry" (2009). Again Kevin Shirley is at the production helm and mixing. There are a few surprises on this CD song wise but they are a welcomed addition to the overall vibe of this release.

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Comment by Brian (Staff) - Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Hi LDB, thankyou for the recommendation. I'll look out for that one. Bonamassa seems something of an underrated artist.

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Comment by thefallenwoman (Member) - Monday, August 1, 2011
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Hi Brian,

There are a couple of typos in the info on the Cherri Bomb Stark EP. As Julia Pierce and Rena Lovelis split the vocals in the band currently.

So for the songs on the EP,

Rena (the youngest member) sings:
Already Dead
The Pretender


Julia sings:
Mirror Mirror
Let It Go a
Spin

Just wanted you to know!

Thanks so much~
Ana





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Comment by Brian (Staff) - Monday, August 1, 2011
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Cool, thankyou.

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Comment by thefallenwoman (Member) - Monday, August 1, 2011
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Brain! thank you so much for making the change! and for the AWESOME review!!! cherri bomb sends their love and many many thanks!!!
Keep the Faith!
A

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Comment by Little Drummer Boy (Member) - Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Brian thanks for introducing me to Black Country Communion. I am currently treating my ears to some to some fantastic rock with Black Country Communion 2 and some great blues playing with Joe Bonamassa's "Dust Bowl". Joe is no longer flying under the radar when it comes to the world stage. What a great talent!

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Comment by Brian (Staff) - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Hi LDB - nice coincidence - I'm currently listening to BCC 2 as well. Better than debut shock?
What do you think?

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Comment by Little Drummer Boy (Member) - Monday, August 15, 2011
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BBC just leaves me hungry for more. I am having to listen to both back to back just to keep it going. I think 2 is the stronger of the two, which is impressive considering how good the debut was. Glenn Hughes does not hold back at all when it comes to his vocal performance. I think this was some of his best work in a very very long time.

Sad BBC will not be coming out my way for any shows but Joe will be in my neck of the woods in December in support of his Dust Bowl release. A show I will have to see.

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