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More Gods than Most

I’m a religious bloke, but it ain’t no-one’s business but me own. However, there have been expressions of curiousity, which I have been unable to fully meet. That’s the way of personal, eclectic polytheism.:)

Now, I have more gods than most, and powers abound from and beyond them. But behind them, far back in the mists generated by the destruction of Britain’s native religions, there stands a crone in a red skirt and a horned man in a homespun shirt. Two figures so indelible they must have scared the usurpers something fierce for them to wreak such havoc during attempts to erase their lore.

As (probable) manifestations of multi-aspected deities, we cannot do much more than guess at what they represented and how they were propitiated (and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying). So I, like many, walk an exploratory, subjective path in a world turned cold to the mass expression, appreciation and usage of the as-yet unquantified abilities collectively entitled ‘magic’.

I have striven for a while to formulate a decent answer to those aforementioned queries. But, in the end, I realised that song is better suited than any words I could assemble.

This track is as close as I can get to introducing the goddess who probably spends far more of her time being amused by my antics than any result I might prefer: the original version of Uriah Heep’s Lady in Black.

Blessed Be.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Faith & Magic

 

Polish Your Own Boots

It’s another long-overdue boot polishing day.:)

Or, as my great-grandfather occasionally termed it (when great-grandmother wasn’t about), ‘bullying the boots’. Not that I can find that slang translation anywhere these days.

Great-grandfather taught me how to work a decent shine in, smiling when he mentioned I’d not need ‘spit shine’ unless I joined up. Ever since he taught the demon that masqueraded as his eldest grandson how to do that, he started a legacy within me: things that a gentleman should be able to do, and not be embarrassed about.

Decades passed before a Peruvian bootblack on the streets of Lima showed me how to mix solvent and polish to redeem badly perished leathers. My work boots have survived twenty years, thanks to that.

For all the marvellous things I’ve been able to do, all the luck I’ve had and all the damn hard work that always seems to accompany good fortune, working a thorough shine into my boots still makes the young savage within me proud.

Cheers, grandpa.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Life & Self

 

#18

As you get older, you’ll discover parts of yourself that you don’t like, aren’t comfortable with, or wish were different. Chances are, many of them you won’t be able to change. All you can do with those is understand them, accept them if you can, and make damn sure the bad ones don’t get out unless you really need them to. But never fret over them. You’re no less for knowing your dark as well as your light.

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2016 in My Father's Life Tips

 

The Strange Effect

Way back in my early teens, my great-grandmother used to walk everywhere with me. A mile or so from their home was a dim newsagent where she would reload with Player’s Navy Cut cigarettes to cater to her (doctor recommended) one-a-day habit. That shop stocked a lot of odd and only vaguely interesting things for a young lad, but one afternoon, as she chatted at the counter, I saw a huge comic:

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It was priced at 50p, and a quick trot to the counter elicited an “are you sure?” comment, followed by a purchase in my favour. It got a crease in the cover from being stuffed in my coat pocket, but I didn’t care. It was big and bright and the stories just leapt into my mind. Then I encountered the centrepiece:

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Safe to say, it blew my tiny mind to bits and reassembled it in a way that never returned to the way it had been before. (That centrepiece was done by Frank Brunner, but Doctor Strange was drawn by Steve Ditko, whose art in Doctor Strange is one of the cornerstones of my fantasy imagination, alongside the otherworldly fantasy of Andre Norton and the gritty fiction of Mick Farren. It is so fundamental to what I create that, like Norton and Farren, I can only see the melded influences in hindsight.)

Over the years, comics and I had an on-again, off-again thing. With the rise of graphic novels (a.k.a. trade paperbacks) which collected issues of comics and presented them without the wealth of crappy advertisements, I became more of a devotee of the comic format. Of course, access to comics requires money, and there was another stumbling block. That’s a sad tale recounted, in part, elsewhere on this blog, so we can move on with naught but a note that sometimes I had lots of comics, and sometimes I had vanishingly few, having sold most of ’em off.

New comic stars rose and fell, only some remained. But no matter what, my holdings of Doctor Strange increased steadily and quietly, tucked away on diverse shelves and in storage boxes, never really registering as a collection.

Just over a decade into the twenty-first century and things weren’t going terribly well. I turned to writing and it suited me. But it also changed the way I considered stories in all forms of media. Books, comics and films I had cherished for ages became tawdry. A half-dozen books I had sold off had to be re-acquired. A couple of films I had rubbished, likewise. Conversely and handily, a lot of stuff could be sold off at a time when I really needed the money.

Then, one afternoon as I unpacked in the little apartment I had ended up in, I came across the back of a huge comic:

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My first Doctor Strange was still with me. It still had that crease, despite being stored flat for decades. I read it and properly rediscovered my sorcerer supreme – and the love of his life, Clea. Curious, I started rummaging about. As I was mid-process of putting stuff back on shelves, everything was out, either loose or in boxes.

A couple of hours later I had a stack – a real, nearly foot-high stack – of Doctor Strange (and a tidier apartment). After that, the part of me that loves complete stories drove me to research what exactly I had. Of course, from there it was but a step to list what I didn’t have. It wasn’t a simple step, as Stephen Strange has been around for six decades and appeared in many comics and reprints. Plus, I had discovered that I had no interest in his guest appearances, team roles or re-imaginings of his origins et al. I wanted pure, or only slightly diluted, Doctor Strange.

From then on, I kept an eye open for Doctor Strange works and picked up those I could afford. The stack steadily grew, until a news item caught my eye: Doctor Strange was about to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Which would make filling the empty slots in my collection expensive. If the film did well, the task would become prohibitively expensive, even for the lesser condition stuff I was accumulating. This necessitated a change of plan and pace, which, by and large, has been surprisingly effective.

I also found the need to assemble a sequenced reading list, which is when I thought of doing a blog post, as it might be of use to interested readers. Note that I used the cheapest way to get the tales, so there are many collections that do not specify which comics they include (If you need to know, consult the Wikipedia entry for Doctor Strange, it lists what is in the various collected editions).

  1. Essential Doctor Strange volume 1
  2. Essential Doctor Strange volume 2
  3. Essential Doctor Strange volume 3
  4. Essential Doctor Strange volume 4
  5. Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts #57
  6. Doctor Strange Vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula GN
  7. Doctor Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts #63 thru #67
  8. Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes #33 GN
  9. Doctor Strange: Don’t Pay the Ferryman GN
  10. Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa GN
  11. Doctor Strange: Strange Tales GN
  12. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 thru #53
  13. Doctor Strange Annual #3
  14. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #54 thru #66
  15. Doctor Strange Annual #4
  16. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #67 thru #90
  17. Doctor Strange: What is it that Disturbs You, Stephen? GN
  18. Doctor Strange: Flight of Bones #1 thru #4
  19. Strange: The Doctor is Out! GN
  20. Doctor Strange Volume 1: The Way of the Weird GN
    – due for publication in May 2016

I’ll continue to refine/maintain this listing as I catch up with the backlog of acquisition and reading.

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Stephen Strange has come a long way from Strange Tales #110 in 1963. But I don’t think that 2016 is going to cause him any trouble.

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Do go and see the film. If it keeps the promises of it’s concept art and intent, it will be spectacular, and may well be something far beyond the usual cinematic superhero fare – and that can only be a good thing.

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Art from Marvel Treasury Edition #6: Doctor Strange is by Frank Brunner and Steve Ditko.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange; photos from Entertainment Weekly.
Used without permission.
Copyright remains with the original holders.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Life & Self

 

#30

When playing Knightmare Chess, everything you have learned about playing chess is irrelevant.

A friendly hint segueing from #29.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in My Father's Life Tips

 

#40

Having one backup is better than having none.

Just in case #38 and #39 tempted you into not bothering.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in My Father's Life Tips

 

#365rocknroll – A Year-Long Track List

Every day of 2015, I put a YouTube track up on my Facebook page (Julian M. Miles), linking them using the hashtag #365rocknroll. For the last week, there were two tracks a day – and there was a bonus track on New Year’s Day. A year of digging about in my musical archives. It was fun. Here’s what I put up, without the anecdotes and observations – just the music.

1880 – Gold – 26/07/2015

Abney Park – Tribal Nomad – 10/01/2015

Abney Park – Born at the Wrong Time – 31/12/2015

AC/DC – Let There be Rock – 15/01/2015

AIIZ – Treason – 25/08/2015

Airbourne – Running Wild – 01/07/2015

Alestorm – 1741 Battle of Cartagena – 20/07/2015

Alex Boye – Let It Go – 20/08/2015

Alice Cooper – Under My Wheels – 11/02/2015

Alligator Stew – Blood Money – 25/10/2015

Amaranthe – The Nexus – 03/03/2015

ASP – Werben – 23/06/2015

Asphalt Ballet – Soul Survive – 24/08/2015

At Vance – Princess of Ice – 19/04/2015

Atomic Rooster – Devil’s Answer – 03/10/2015

Avenger – To Wild Too Tame – 10/11/2015

Bee Bumble and the Stingers – Nut Rocker – 18/05/2015

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile – 02/04/2015

Bad Company – Shooting Star – 01/08/2015

Badlands – Dreams in the Dark – 12/01/2015

Baptized by Fire – Juggernaut – 07/08/2015

Bar Room Prophets – Better Run – 10/07/2015

Baton Rouge – The Price of Love – 22/02/2015

Beggars and Thieves – We Are the Brokenhearted – 09/01/2015

Beitthemeans – Mr. Devil and the Black Magic Woman – 04/10/2015

Beloved Enemy – The Other Side – 13/07/2015

Ben E King – Stand By Me – 08/08/2015

Beowulf – Slice of Life – 01/10/2015

Bernie Torme – Shoorah Shoorah – 06/11/2015

Bill Haley and the Comets – Rip It Up – 30/09/2015

Black City – The One You Sacrifice – 07/10/2015

Black Label Society – Fire it Up – 19/07/2015

Black Majesty – Six Ribbons – 05/06/2015

Black Mountain Prophet – Too Much of a Good Thing – 20/12/2015

Black n Blue – Without Love – 04/07/2015

Black Oak Arkansas – The Wild Bunch – 15/11/2015

Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell – 19/01/2015

Black Water Rising – No Halos – 26/08/2015

Blackberry Smoke – Scare the Devil – 14/07/2015

Blackberry Smoke – Leave a Scar – 27/12/2015

Blackbriar – Until Eternity – 30/10/2015

Blackfoot – Diary of a Working Man – 08/03/2015

Blackmore’s Night – Way to Mandalay – 05/10/2015

Blind Guardian – Carry the Blessed Home – 02/09/2015

Blindside Blues Band – Bad Woman Blues – 11/10/2015

Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues – 19/03/2015

Blue Man Group – The Current – 15/07/2015

Bon Jovi – Runaway – 22/03/2015

Boomtown Rats – Born to Burn – 28/03/2015

Bourbon Crow – I Wish I Cared – 30/08/2015

Brandi Carlisle – The Story – 02/06/2015

Brantley Gilbert – Kick It in the Sticks – 01/02/2015

Bruce Springsteen – Candy’s Room – 20/06/2015

Bryan Ferry – The Price of Love – 01/01/2015

Budgie – I Turned to Stone – 11/11/2015

Bullet – I Sold My Soul – 05/02/2015

Bulletboys – Smooth Up In Ya – 10/02/2015

Burning Kingdom – Watching as it Burns – 04/04/2015

Carfax Abbey – Purified – 15/08/2015

Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes – 06/08/2015

Cats in Boots – Long Long Way from Home – 28/06/2015

Chastain – The Wicked are Restless – 12/11/2015

Chateaux – Run in the Night – 31/08/2015

Chingon – Malaguena Salerosa – 12/05/2015

Christopher Lee – Name Your Poison – 11/06/2015

Ciara – Paint it Black – 05/11/2015

Cinderella – Shelter Me – 01/05/2015

Cirith Ungol – Maybe That’s Why – 23/09/2015

Cobra – Looking At You – 14/02/2015

Coney Hatch – Music of the Night – 27/02/2015

Coronatus – Silberlicht – 23/04/2015

Cozy Powell – Na Na Na – 02/10/2015

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary – 15/10/2015

Crimson Glory – Lost Reflection – 17/03/2015

Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers – John the Revelator – 09/07/2015

Danny and the Juniors – At the Hop – 16/05/2015

Danny Vaughn – Bad Water – 20/05/2015

Danny Vaughn – Remember When – 29/12/2015

Danzig – She Rides – 02/05/2015

Dark Moor – Devil in the Tower – 13/02/2015

Dark Star – My Lady of Mars – 29/04/2015

Dave Edmunds – I Knew the Bride – 17/01/2015

David Bowie – Sorrow – 04/01/2015

Dawnrider – They Conquered – 17/07/2015

Dedringer – So Still – 13/11/2015

Deep Purple – Fireball – 28/12/2015

Def Leppard – Bringin’ on the Heartache/Switch 625 – 28/08/2015

Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes – 07/03/2015

Demon – Don’t break the circle – 21/06/2015

Desmond Child and Rouge – Last of an Ancient Breed – 27/07/2015

Diamond Head – In the Heat of the Night – 24/09/2015

Dio – Evil Eyes – 06/10/2015

Dion & the Belmonts – Runaround Sue – 14/01/2015

Dirty Sweet – “Rest Sniper – Rest” – 04/06/2015

Disturbed – Prayer – 10/03/2015

Disturbed – Sound of Silence – 29/12/2015

Doc Holliday – I’m a Rocker – 06/09/2015

Dokken – Nightrider – 21/03/2015

Dragonforce – Operation Ground and Pound – 09/04/2015

Drowning Pool – Bodies – 17/10/2015

Dukes Nitemare – With a Smile – 09/08/2015

Eddie Cochran – Twenty Flight Rock – 16/03/2015

Egoist – All Alone with You – 16/07/2015

Eisbrecher – Schwartze Witwe – 04/02/2015

Elmore James – Dust My Broom – 12/10/2015

Elvis Presley – Return to Sender – 17/02/2015

Emilie Autumn – Opheliac – 25/09/2015

Eric Steel – In the Heat of the Night – 16/11/2015

Fiona – Ain’t that Just Like Love – 17/11/2015

Fire Inc. (Streets of Fire OST) – Nowhere Fast – 29/07/2015

Firewind – Falling to Pieces – 25/05/2015

Five Finger Death Punch – Never Enough – 07/01/2015

Five Finger Death Punch – Wrong Side of Heaven – 27/11/2015

Foreigner – Hot Blooded – 02/07/2015

Free – Fire and Water – 18/08/2015

From the Inside – 21st Century – 10/08/2015

Gangstagrass – Two Yards – 17/04/2015

Gary Hughes – King for a Day – 27/01/2015

Gary Moore – Back on the Streets – 02/11/2015

Gauntlet – Beyond the Wall – 13/03/2015

Gene Vincent – Be Bop a Lula – 03/01/2015

George Thorogood – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – 05/05/2015

Ghoultown – Drink With the Living Dead – 12/09/2015

Gillan – Vengeance – 27/05/2015

Girlschool – C’Mon Let’s Go – 18/01/2015

Gloryhammer – Angus McFife – 22/04/2015

Goanna – Solid Rock – 15/05/2015

Godsmack – I Stand Alone – 21/10/2015

Gothic Knights – Up From the Ashes – 18/11/2015

Gothminister – Monsters – 28/09/2015

Grand Prix – Samurai – 22/07/2015

Great White – Face the Day – 27/08/2015

Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas – 25/12/2015

Gregory Isaacs – Poor and Clean – 26/12/2015

Gun Barrel – Battle Tested – 08/09/2015

Guns ‘n’ Roses – Paradise City – 21/08/2015

Hawkwind – Urban Guerilla – 25/03/2015

H-Blockx – The Power – 16/12/2015

Heart – Crazy on You – 16/04/2015

Heavy Bones – Turn It On – 29/06/2015

Heidevolk – Nehalennia – 24/12/2015

Hell in the Club – Another Saturday Night – 25/07/2015

Hellanbach – Everybody Wants to be a Cat – 14/09/2015

Helloween – I Want Out – 19/11/2015

Hibria – Tiger Punch – 22/01/2015

HIM – Solitary Man – 17/05/2015

Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’ – 10/10/2015

Hugh Laurie – Swanee River – 03/09/2015

Hurricane – I’m On to You – 31/01/2015

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten Twice Shy – 20/03/2015

Icon – The Whites of Their Eyes – 05/09/2015

Intaferon – Get Out of London – 20/11/2015

Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name – 05/08/2015

James McMurtry – Can’t Make it Here – 20/09/2015

Jeep – Wild Rover – 01/06/2015

Jeff Paris – Illusions – 17/12/2015

Jethro Tull – Broadsword – 01/01/2016

Jettblack – Explode – 21/11/2015

Jimmy Barnes – Do or Die – 09/06/2015

Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From My Friends – 24/07/2015

Joe Perry Project – Let the Music do the Talking – 06/05/2015

John Cafferty & Beaver Brown Band – On the Dark Side – 15/06/2015

John Lee Hooker – Down Child – 14/10/2015

Johnny & the Hurricanes – Red River Rock – 24/01/2015

Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down – 11/07/2015

Judas Priest – Better by You, Better Than Me – 18/04/2015

Judas Priest – Worth Fighting For – 31/12/2015

Kansas – Silhouettes in Disguise – 13/08/2015

Keith Hudson – Felt We Felt the Strain – 23/10/2015

Keith Urban – Where the Blacktop Ends – 19/06/2015

Kid Rock – Wasting Time – 26/09/2015

Kiske/Somerville – City of Heroes – 23/07/2015

Kooga – Across the Water – 15/03/2015

Krokus – Bedside Radio – 23/11/2015

Krypteria – Sweet Revenge – 06/06/2015

Laidlaw – A Little Time – 27/09/2015

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song – 24/11/2015

Leverage – Wolf and the Moon – 26/03/2015

Little Walter – Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights – 09/10/2015

Lonnie Donegan – The Battle of New Orleans – 11/12/2015

Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance – 30/12/2015

Louis XIV – Louis XIV – 27/06/2015

Love/Hate – Black Out in the Red Room – 06/07/2015

Lyle Workman – Code 3 – 05/04/2015

Lynch Mob – No Bed of Roses – 30/03/2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird – 28/05/2015

Magica – All Waters Have the Colour of Drowning – 24/04/2015

Magnum – The Teacher – 23/02/2015

Magnum – The Spirit – 26/12/2015

Manilla Road – The Riddle Master – 18/03/2015

Manowar – Carry On – 09/05/2015

Marillion – The Unexpected Guest – 22/06/2015

Marilyn Manson – Coma White – 30/07/2015

Marshall Hain – Dancing in the City – 12/06/2015

Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See – 02/08/2015

Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell – 25/11/2015

Medicine Hat – Too Far Gone – 29/11/2015

Metal Church – End of the Age – 19/02/2015

Metallica – Enter Sandman – 10/09/2015

Michael Bolton – Everybody’s Crazy – 12/03/2015

Millennium – Power to Love – 03/06/2015

Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod – 23/12/2015

Molly Hatchet – Boogie No More – 25/02/2015

Montgomery Gentry – What Do Ya Think About That – 05/07/2015

Montrose – Rock Candy – 23/05/2015

Moon Dog Mane – Roll With the Punches – 16/08/2015

Motley Crue – Kickstart my Heart – 16/01/2015

Motley Crue – Too Fast for Love (Leathur) – 25/12/2015

Motorhead – Lost Johnny – 02/01/2015

Motorhead – Louie Louie – 30/12/2015

Mud – Dynamite – 15/04/2015

Nancy Sinatra – My Baby Shot Me Down – 01/04/2015

Nazareth – Broken Down Angel – 07/02/2015

Nightranger – Reason To Be – 14/11/2015

Nightwish – I Wish I Had an Angel – 09/09/2015

NRG – Instruments of Destruction – 14/06/2015

Olympus Mons – Through the Ice and Snow – 07/09/2015

One Minute Silence – I Wear My Skin – 08/05/2015

Overkill – Feel the Fire – 19/05/2015

Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train – 17/08/2015

P!nk – Fuckin’ Perfect – 28/11/2015

Pallas – Arrive Alive – 23/08/2015

Pink Fairies – The Snake – 11/05/2015

Powerwolf – Amen and Attack – 13/04/2015

Powerwolf – Armata Strigoi – 28/12/2015

Preacher Stone – Southern Hospitality – 06/12/2015

Prism – Don’t Let Him Know – 28/07/2015

Puff Daddy – Come With Me – 08/04/2015

Q5 – Steel the Light – 16/06/2015

Quartz – Satan’s Serenade – 30/11/2015

Queensryche – The Needle Lies – 31/03/2015

Quireboys – Whippin’ Boy – 25/06/2015

R Dean Taylor – Ghost in my House – 13/05/2015

Racer X – Heart of a Lion – 24/05/2015

Rage – Cry on a Hill – 28/01/2015

Rainbow – Tarot Woman – 03/05/2015

Rammstein – Feuer Frei! – 15/09/2015

Raven – Don’t Need Your Money – 29/08/2015

Rebel Meets Rebel – Nothing to Lose – 11/09/2015

Rebel Syndicate – Welcome to the South – 29/03/2015

Revolution Saints – Turn Back Time – 13/01/2015

Rick Springfield – Motel Eyes – 16/10/2015

Riot – Warrior – 01/12/2015

Rob Hustle – Call the Cops – 04/08/2015

Robert Johnson – Love in Vain – 13/10/2015

Robin Beck – Hide Your heart – 01/03/2015

Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil – 14/04/2015

Rory Gallagher – Brute Force and Ignorance – 12/12/2015

Roughhouse – Can’t Find Love – 24/06/2015

Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman – 25/04/2015

Ruby Friedman – You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive – 18/12/2015

Rush – Temples of Syrinx – 26/06/2015

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Don’t Shoot – 28/10/2015

Samantha Martin & the Haggard – Six White Horses – 27/10/2015

Sammy Hagar – Red – 22/05/2015

Samson – Losing My Grip – 29/05/2015

Samuel L Jackson – Stackolee – 27/12/2015

Santers – Racing Time – 19/09/2015

Saracen – Heroes, Saints and Fools – 22/09/2015

Savatage – Handful of Rain – 21/09/2015

Saxon – Princess of the Night – 11/04/2015

Scarlett Jane – Aching Heart – 07/11/2015

Scorpions – Catch Your Train – 27/03/2015

Seree Lee – Victory – 20/04/2015

ShanyTown – Cry for the Bad Man – 08/11/2015

Shark Island – Somebody’s Falling – 22/08/2015

Shinedown – The Sound of Madness – 10/05/2015

Shooter Jennings – Southern Family Anthem – 26/04/2015

Shotgun Messiah – Jihad – 30/04/2015

Skid Row – Monkey Business – 28/04/2015

Skinny Molly – High Price of Low Living – 12/08/2015

Ski’s Country Trash – Hell Yeah – 23/01/2015

Skyhooks – Women in Uniform – 15/02/2015

Slave Raider – Take the World by Storm – 02/12/2015

Slick Lilly – Lower Side of Nowhere – 13/09/2015

Sluagh – 7 Rings for the Foolish King – 03/11/2015

Small Faces – Tin Soldier – 25/01/2015

Smoky Fingers – Old Jack – 13/12/2015

Smoky Robinson – Tears of a Clown – 14/05/2015

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears – Driver’s Seat – 16/09/2015

Soil – Halo – 31/07/2015

Sonata Arctica – Wildfire – 18/07/2015

Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us – 10/04/2015

Spiral Castle – Spirit of Albion – 18/02/2015

Starz – Violation – 01/09/2015

Status Quo – Mystery Song – 20/02/2015

Steelheart – Steelheart – 31/05/2015

Stereoside – On Our Way – 03/08/2015

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road – 07/06/2015

Steve Jones – God in Louisiana – 13/06/2015

Stevie Ray Vaughn – Rude Mood – 08/07/2015

Stick McGhee – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – 27/04/2015

Stone Fury – Shannon You Lose – 09/03/2015

Storm – Machine Gun – 09/02/2015

Stray – All in Your Mind – 26/05/2015

Stryper – Battle Hymn of the Republic – 12/07/2015

Styx – Queen of Spades – 14/08/2015

Sully Erna – 7 Years – 08/06/2015

Supercharger – Get What You Deserve – 04/05/2015

Superswamp Heroes – Livin’ Proof – 18/10/2015

Surgin’ – When Midnight Comes – 21/02/2015

Survivor – When Seconds Count – 30/06/2015

Sweet – Wig Wam Bam – 06/01/2015

T Rex – 20th Century Boy – 21/01/2015

Talon – Paradise – 30/05/2015

Tarot – Grey – 07/04/2015

Ted Nugent – Stranglehold – 05/03/2015

Tenacious D – Tribute – 07/07/2015

Tengger Cavalry – The Wolf Ritual – 21/12/2015

Tesla – Little Suzi – 18/06/2015

The Almighty – Free ‘n’ Easy – 12/04/2015

The Animals – House of the Rising Sun – 26/10/2015

The Black Crowes – Hard to Handle – 31/10/2015

The Black Keys – When the Lights Go Out – 19/12/2015

The Blasters – Blue Shadow – 02/03/2015

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow – 01/11/2015

The Devil’s Daughters – Pass That Bottle – 21/05/2015

The Grip – Be Yourself – 09/11/2015

The Jarmels – A Little Bit of Soap – 06/02/2015

The New Black – The King I Was – 29/01/2015

The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get a Job – 26/11/2015

The Rattles – The Witch – 07/05/2015

The Rods – Nothing Going on in the City – 11/01/2015

The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog – 02/02/2015

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again – 24/10/2015

The Wildcards – St James Infirmary – 29/10/2015

Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song – 19/08/2015

Thunder – She’s So Fine – 24/02/2015

Thundermother – It’s Just a Tease – 03/12/2015

Thunderstone – Tool of the Devil – 24/03/2015

Tiger Army – Forever Fades Away – 15/12/2015

Tishamingo – Devil’s Love Song – 03/04/2015

Toby Keith – Bullets in the Gun – 03/07/2015

Tom Robinson Band – Power in the Darkness – 11/08/2015

Tony Christie – I Did What I Did for Maria – 06/04/2015

Triumph – Lay It on the Line – 06/03/2015

Trixter – Tattoos and Misery – 28/02/2015

Turisas – Rasputin – 16/02/2015

Twisted Sister – What You Don’t know – 03/02/2015

Tygers of Pan Tang – Suzie Smiled – 26/01/2015

Tyketto – Forever Young – 08/01/2015

Ugly Kid Joe – Cats in the Cradle – 20/10/2015

Undertones – Get Over You – 05/01/2015

Unsun – Time – 04/12/2015

Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon – 29/09/2015

Uriah Heep – Stealin’ – 30/01/2015

Uriah Heep – Lady in Black – 22/12/2015

Van Canto – Last Night of the Kings – 22/10/2015

Van Halen – Ice Cream Man – 17/06/2015

Vardis – The Loser – 11/03/2015

Vaughn – Haunted – 05/12/2015

Victory – Seven Days Makes One Weak – 08/10/2015

Vintage Trouble – Nobody Told Me – 04/09/2015

Visions of Atlantis – The Poem – 21/04/2015

Von Groove – C’mon C’mon – 18/09/2015

Voodoo Circle – Cry For Love – 23/03/2015

W.A.S.P. – Love Machine – 07/12/2015

Warlord – 70,000 Sorrows – 17/09/2015

Warrant – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – 10/06/2015

Warren Zevon – Transverse City – 20/01/2015

Waysted – Heaven Tonight – 08/02/2015

Wednesday 13 – Keep Watching the Skies – 26/02/2015

White Lion – Lady of the Valley – 21/07/2015

White Sister – Dancin’ on Midnight – 12/02/2015

Whitesnake – Steal Away – 19/10/2015

Wildfire – Wild Dogs – 14/12/2015

Wolf – Soul for the Devil – 14/03/2015

Woods of Ypres – Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye) – 04/11/2015

XYZ – Nice Day to Die – 08/12/2015

Y&T – Hungry for Rock – 09/12/2015

Zac Brown Band – Fox on the Run – 22/11/2015

Zephyr – Hard Chargin’ Woman – 10/12/2015

ZZ Top – La Grange – 04/03/2015

 

 
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