1972 AD. The year that bored suburban teens attempted to resurrect Dracula, in a much maligned Hammer film that’s actually quite good fun. The year that Bolan’s musical craft was at its most perfect; the year Ziggy Stardust came to Earth and changed Bowie’s fortunes forever.
Welcome to a look back at some of our favourite music from 1971. In some ways, it seems the perfect continuation of 1970, with the hard rock pioneers releasing some of the best albums of the careers.
Looking elsewhere, though, things are perhaps more interesting…
British rock band Slam Cartel released their debut album ‘Handful of Dreams’ in 2011. Since then, the band have gone through a few changes and played a seemingly endless stream of gigs. REAL GONE caught up with guitarist Damo Fawsett to discuss his influences, as well as the band’s past, present and future. Bringing a few insights into the world of a hard-working band – as well as Zeppelin-y tangent – a lengthy chat ensued…
Prog rock supergroup Flying Colors have confirmed a release of their second album this coming September.
The eagerly awaited follow up to the band’s 2012 debut is set to pick up where the band left off, bringing great musicianship and two lengthy tracks bookending each end of the new record.
Blackmore’s Night (featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Candace Night) have announced a run of live dates for Europe. The dates will see them visit Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic during the summer.