“Classic Albums: Nevermind The Bollocks” by The Sex Pistols

Artist: Sex Pistols
Title: “Never Mind The Bollocks”
Label: Eagle Vision USA
Release Date: November 19, 2002
Genre: Punk
Rating: 7/10

The Sex Pistols, a band that had a short career of merely two years, but yet produced one of the most influential records of all time which ignited a punk revolution. This DVD “Never Mind The Bollocks” takes you inside the makings of this record, including interviews with John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, original Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, producer Chris Thomas, engineer Bill Price, producer and soundman Dave Goodman and manager Malcolm McLaren. All talk about how the Pistols were one disorganized group that has a clear message they wanted to get across which set crowds into a punk rock frenzy.
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“Killing Loneliness” (Single) by HIM

Artist: HIM
Title: “Killing Loneliness” (Single)
Label: Sire Records
Release Date: 2/1/2006
Genre: Gothic Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

When I launched the PiercingMetal.com website last April my main goal of it was to support as many of the bands that I personally enjoyed in addition to all of the incredible “homework” from the record companies that were counting on my thoughts for their artists. Now I’ve mentioned being a fan of the Finnish Hard Rock band HIM and for their “Dark Light” CD I even offered up my first ever single review for “Wings Of A Butterfly” and that would have been it since the full album was reviewed not long after on THIS LINK. Of course, here we are some months after that release where the band has decided to release a second single in “Killing Loneliness”. Here are my thoughts on this number alone.
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“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” by Various Artists

Artist: Various
Title: “God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: January 24, 2006
Genre: Punk Rock / Rock
Rating: 9/10

“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” is one of the best DVD collections to own to date! It has so many great bands on it, performing the songs they are best known for and some interviews are even thrown in there for an extra bonus! Simple as that, it’s a run down of some of the greatest influential bands of all time, all in their raw, crowd frenzy glory.
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“Automatic Thrill” by Glucifer

Artist: Gluecifer
Title: “Automatic Thrill”
Label: Steamhammer
Release Date: August 31, 2004
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 8/10

Yet again a band from Oslo, Norway takes the wheel and steers us into rock n’ roll oblivion. Gluecifer the self proclaimed “Kings of Rock” are back at it again with the album “Automatic Thrill”. A slight departure from their previous records, this one is a little more polished, a little more refined but a natural progression from a band that has come so far, forging through a tireless wasteland of pop rock and bands you aren’t going to remember ten years from now. Stu Manx (bass), Captain Poon (guitar), Danny Young (drums), Raldo Useless (guitar), and Biff Malibu (vocals), once again school us on how to respect the rock.
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“Whitesnake Live: In The Still Of The Night” (Deluxe) by Whitesnake

Artist: Whitesnake
Title: “Live… In The Still Of The Night”
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 2/7/2006
Style: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Rating: 8.5/10

Whitesnake!!!! If there is one band that epitomizes the glory of 80’s Hard Rock and Metal, it’s them. This concert film from 2005 is the perfect reminder of those glory days. As you watch this DVD you will re-live a particular time in your life if you were lucky enough to remember them from experience. If you only know the band from CD and video collections, then this DVD is a treat for the senses. I remember Whitesnake from tours in the Eighties when they played with Motley Crue as support; and while I am sure I saw a few more appearances, I just can’t recall at this time. Needless to say, there was always something very “live” about Whitesnake music. Being a fan of the record was nice, but you were cheating yourself if you did not catch a concert. The memory I have of them opening for Crue is still very vivid, and the lineup was the one from the famous MTV videos. Catching them again a few years ago with a different lineup for the most part proved that this was still a Metal force to be reckoned with. Now, in 2006 with yet an almost entirely different group of players, Whitesnake shows that they still deliver and are not to be dismissed as “old school”. As the DVD begins, I have to say that David Coverdale doesn’t seem to have aged that much despite the time that has gone by. Remember, Dave was in Deep Purple in the early seventies and usually a 30 plus year career in Rock and Roll has one showing the signs of wear. No such luck in the case for Mr. Coverdale, who looks youthful and still belts out the notes, to the delight of his fans. Purple fans will enjoy the rousing opener of “Burn”, which brings a little bit of “Stormbringer” to the mix. David still has the power and the smooth-as-silk voice fans will remember well.
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