The Swedish AOR band HOUSTON is back with their 5th album and 3rd of their series of self-titled releases, this one, simply called “III”. Houston has been around since their self-titled debut album in 2010 and landed the number one in Classic Rock Magazine’s AOR chart that year, up against outfits such as Unruly Child, CrashDiet, H.e.a.t and Nelson.
The band then went on to play the festival circuit with appearances at Sweden Rock, Download Festival UK, Rock of Ages Germany as well as touring the UK with Swedish sleaze rockers CrashDiet.
Houston’s second album “Relaunch” featured a cover song called ‘Runaway’ that became the soundtrack to Red Bull’s own Danny MacAskill’s Extreme BMX video ‘Imaginate’ which has over 74 million views on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify and counting.
The first single from ‘III’ is entitled ‘Dangerous Love’ and is released on October 6th with the album to follow on November 24th. Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile) the band created ‘III’. Martin Karlegård has worked with French idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band ‘The Sounds’ and has helped the band add a mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock.
As singer Hank Erix explains, "It's been a very creative time with Martin, it's great to find a producer that brings out the best in you for every single take. Personally I’ve never delivered such a vocal performance as on this album. I really found my sound and I have matured musically since our last album and especially since our debut in 2010. This is a new beginning for Houston."
The song writing is familiar but with a fresh twist and additional attitude from the West Coast / AOR loving band.
Tracklisting: 1. Cold As Ice 2. Everlasting 3. Dangerous Love 4. Lights Out 5. Amazing 6. To Be You 7. Glass Houses 8. Twelve-Step 9. Road To Ruin 10. Interstate Life
‘Fucked Up Inside’ consists of live recordings made by Spiritualized at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in L.A. on the nights of 19th and 21st November 1992 on the North American ‘Rollercoaster’ tour with the Jesus and Mary Chain and Curve.
Released as a live album in 1993; the title is taken from a lyric on one of the songs featured on the album; ‘Medication’.
Originally only available via mail order the Glass Redux CD marks the first commercially distributed release; faithfully re-creating the original sleeve design, the guitar effects pedals embossed and foil blocked it is now presented for the first time in a fold out gatefold card wallet.
Recorded live in California, November 1992 Produced by J. Spaceman
Tracklisting: 1. Take Good Care of It 2. I Want You 3. Medication 4. Angel Sigh 5. Walking With Jesus 6. Shine A Light (Clear Light/Clear Rush) 7. Smiles
Alvarius B. on the two-CD version of ‘With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven’: "This is my brand new 35 song, two-CD set which is also being released via three single LPs.
If you really want to know more about the music, search for the LP version descriptions online (I'm sure they were copy/pasted across many websites) where you'll discover a treasure of valuable assessments contained within.
This two-CD edition is primarily being made available to facilitate 41 of my 133 'fans' who will be thrilled that it comes out on Compact Disc -- and at an affordable price in comparison to what buying all three LPs would cost. I think I pressed at least 172 copies of this two-CD so there is room for another 39 'fans' to climb aboard my champion ship. I keep hearing that many of the CDs you've acquired in the past don't work anymore. CDs are supposed to rot, scratch and die after a few years and have therefore become a flawed medium. Sounds more like a pragmatic description of humanity to me. But I have thousands of CDs. Some are commercially manufactured discs and the rest are CDRs and every single one of them works.
Yep, I hired a bearded guy from New Hampshire to check them all and many are 10, 15, or 20 years old. But my mother always told me I was blessed. Or perhaps I have a magic CD player? But people used to say the same about cassettes and now tapes are the cat's fuckin meow. In fact, I know a record store owner who recently sold an entire car full of cassettes. So don't bring your CDs when you jump aboard Julijonas Urbonas' suicide roller coaster (which hopefully gets built soon in order to facilitate plenty of you imbeciles) -- leave them behind for others to enjoy.
Getting back to my new album, go find my sampler on YouTube if you want to know what it sounds like. It's better than your new album, that's for sure. Maybe I'll have to do a cassette version of this record in the future so that I can write another one of these fuckin' promotional sheets."
Two-CD version comes in a digipak and collects all 35 tracks on the three LP volumes; Includes a 24-page booklet with artwork and with all lyrics and credits.
Tracklisting: CD1: 1. Natural Wonder 2. Yellow Dog Prairie 3. Open 4. Their Words Disappear 5. Zion the Rocket Ship 6. Smokin' to Live 7. The Fort 8. Central California Nightmare 9. The Valley 10. Sentimentalitis 11. The Reason 12. Big Mystery 13. Mark Twain August 14. Dark in My Heart 15. Obelisk 16. Are You Sure? 17. Locust Rain
CD2: 1. Fine Line 2. Me & Me 3. The Devil's Spine 4. Some Kind of Difference 5. Trains 6. A New Humdinger 7. If You're Gone 8. ILL 9. Crackled Witch 10. Icicle Pillar 11. I'll Carry Your Dwarf 12. Green Thumb 13. GPS 14. Cantaloupe Brain 15. Mandolyne 16. Suitcase Handler 17. Take the Veil Down 18. Wanted Man
Brand new album from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends.
This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘All Will Be Revealed’ and see’s Brian Tatler and the band up the ante further with a stunning album of hard metal riffing and Zeppelin-esque epic songwriting.
11 songs including the exceptional title track as well as future DH classics ‘Skin On Skin’, ‘Reign Supreme’ and ‘Victim’.
Essential for all fans of quality Classic Rock.
Tracklisting: 1. Skin On Skin 2. I Feel No Pain 3. This Planet And Me 4. Reign Supreme 5. Killing Me 6. Tonight 7. Prey For Me 8. What's In your Head 9. Nothing To Lose 10. Calling Out 11. Victim