Rush have just unveiled a new widget that features a new two part audio-documentary featuring Mercury-era interviews with Geddy, Alex, and Neil which are compiled from the archives of inthestudio.net in celebration of the Sectors Box Sets releases. The widget’s audio content gives a great glimpse into the band’s humble beginnings, creative process, and their rise to prog-rock icons.
The recently released Sectors Box Sets feature the band’s entire Mercury catalog. Each “Sector” or box set, contains five of their 15 Mercury albums in chronological order, all transferred to high resolution 96kHz/24-bit audio and digitally re-mastered for optimal quality. In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album from each set specially remixed on DVD in high resolution 96kHZ/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo, compatible with both DVD-Audio players and DVD-Video players. Each album is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.
For more info on Sectors and to keep up to date with everything RUSH visit: www.rush.com
Is it possible for an AC/DC like band to outdo AC/DC? If there was a band up to the challenge, ’77 would be the act. ’77 recently released their sophomore effort, High Decibels, and they show no sign of the dreaded sophomore slump.
Singer Armand Valeta continues to show his near perfect vocal mimicry of AC/DC’s legendary singer Bon Scott. His brother, LG Valeta, has Angus Young’s sound and style down to perfection. Sure the music or style isn’t very original, but what ’77 lacks in originality, they show in the pure passion they devoted to the music. Their latest effort High Decibels is a another hard rockin’ affair that will please those that enjoyed the band’s debut album, 21st Century Rock. Some of my favorites on this CD are the high octane title track “High Decibels”, “Let’s Beat It Up” and “Gimme A Dollar”.
If you need an AC/DC like fix to hold you over until Brian Johnson & Angus Young record another album, High Decibels is an album, you will want to purchase. I enjoyed it, and I think you will too.
You can listen to the song “High Decibels” below! The album is available for purchase at this link.
Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
01. High Decibels
02. (Gotta Go) Gotta Hit the Road
03. Are You Ready For Rock ‘N Roll
04. Let’s Beat It Up
05. Back Door Man
06. Give Me A Dollar
07. This Girl Is On Fire
08. Melting In A Spoon
09. Since You’ve Been Gone
10. Promised Land
11. Things You Can’t Talk About (Bonus Track)
Armand Valeta – Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
LG Valeta – Lead Guitar
Johnnie Dolphin – Drums
Raw – Bass
If you are a fan of 80’s hard rock, you gotta check out this killer new video “We Come Undone” from Beggars and Thieves. This video features some cool cameos from Ron Keel, Jake E. Lee, Blas Elias and more! Enjoy!!
Beggars & Thieves new CD, We Are the Brokenhearted is available now! Get it here!