Excellent second album, undoubtely their best one, by this misguided Pittsburgh band. After a weak glam/pop/mainstream first album, fantastic guitar man Warren King came aboard and changed drastically Diamond Reo's style to a "take-no-prisoners" Hard Rock with an incredibly acid guitar sound. Then unleashed one of the better mid-70's HR albums, unbeliably ignored for many collectors of the style. After one more album, the band broke up, with guitarist Norman Nardini carving out a long career as a blues rocker.
Critically acclaimed sold-out shows in Madrid, Stockholm and Tokyo. Stirring performances of their most beloved songs. Recorded between 2014 and 2016 this high energy 23-song set includes IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC favourites “Throwing Stones”, “Reptile Brain”, “Uh huh”, “All Over My Head”, an intense rendition of The Dead Boys’ classic “Sonic Reducer” and an equally boisterous version of The Kids’ anthem “This is Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
The most successful British girl group in pop history, Bananarama formed in London in late 1981. Drawing equal inspiration for their name from the children's television program The Banana Splits and the Roxy Music song "Pyjamarama," the trio was comprised of lifelong friends Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin along with Siobhan Fahey, whom Dallin befriended at the London College of Fashion…
The superb two-disc anthology Houseparty concentrates on the rousing, full-throttle blues-boogie of their heyday, including a full album's worth of live material (ten songs from their three live albums). The pop success of "Love Stinks" and "Freeze Frame" makes sense in the context of the set, but the songs that cut the deepest are the blues-rock numbers on the first disc and the live songs. Thankfully, the compilers (Trouser Press editor Ira Robbins and bandmembers Peter Wolf and Seth Justman) end Houseparty with three songs from Sanctuary, helping secure the image of the J. Geils Band as one of America's top rock & roll groups.
34 original recordings by the original artists. This compilation is made exclusively for EGMONT MUSIC CLUB by PolyGram, Warner, Sony Music, Virgin, EMI and BMG