The Alarm: Strength, and Walk Forever By My Side
In our heirloom series we feature under-appreciated classics that are deserving of a bit more recognition and adulation. Today, I take a look at The Alarm’s 1985 classic Strength, with a deeper look into my favorite song from the album “Walk Forever By My Side,” including thoughts from the man who wrote it, Mike Peters.
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What Did I Do/God As My Witness – TBT SOTD
I remember when I was young and in love with music, I was the kid that was in my room in the cold winter months (and there were quite a few) sitting in front of my old school stereo with tape decks. Back then we didn’t have mp3 players or smartphones or even YouTube for that matter.
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Song Review: Taipei Person / Allah Tea
Stone Sour have done it again. They have put together another album titled Hydrograd, which will be available everywhere June 30th. Stone Sour is Corey Taylor’s first band, though he is more famous for being Slipknot’s vocalist.
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When we talk about the term Southern Rock, there are many that conjure up the long-haired redneck hanging a confederate flag out the back of a beat up pick-up truck screaming “Freebird”. However wrong that picture is, Georgia crooner BJ Wilbank’s blows all those stereotypes out of the water. Whatever you think that term is, Wilbanks offers an augmented version. His mixture of gospel, R&B, Motown, and Skynyrd is infectious and it shows on his newest, self-titled freewheelin’ slow-roll; best for a backyard Barbeque, as it is dancing in a sweaty dive bar.
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Anathema began their career all the way back in the 90s as, believe it or not, a doom metal band touring with the likes of Cannibal Corpse. They have come a stellar long way. The Liverpool, England band have had multiple lineup changes and have experimented with multiple sounds moving from their metal beginnings to a progressive, atmospheric, often anthemic style.
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Never Going Back, Hot Water Music
Damn, Hot Water Music is aging wonderfully. As they creep up on 25 years in the business, the best thing to come from Gainesville since Tom Petty is back with a killer new single.
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The single “Phone” from Cavemouth’s new EP I Don’t Have a Dog is like finding money on the sidewalk. An unexpected gift/surprise from Cavemouth, a foursome that grew up together in the county of Devon in England.
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Album Review: China Gate’s Compelling New EP
Another five-piece indie rock band hailing from Memphis released an EP last week. You might think, “ho hum.” But in this case, you’d be wrong. The band is China Gate and their new offering, a four single release titled Good Grief, is well worth a listen.
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