Psyched to have the one two punch of Kev & Sarca coming on the Scotch Bus to talk all things Canadian Rock. Discovering bands, vinyl collecting and all points in between we will have an action pack hour full of info!
Tonight Brent Jensen returns and we will chat about that bizarre story that circulated in the late 80s that Nikki Sixx was actually replaced in Motley Crue for a period of time. Along with Mike Ladano we will discuss for the hour what really went down with what Matthew Trippe was talking about when he claims to have been SIxx.
KISS in 2022 has released what I consider the best KISS live album of the bunch!
What did deKe just say? Better than the three official Alive releases from ’75, ’77 and ’93.
Now that John T. Snow has spit out his coffee all over his laptop let me clarify.
‘Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach’ recorded on July 25th 2004 is that.
LIVE! To my blown out 54 year old ears this has to be the most live ever recorded official release that KISS has ever put out.
Paul Stanley’s vocals are sounding tired. Gene Simmons’ vocals sound hoarse while the guitars during some of the solo’s get a little cranked up more than normal yet I have to tell you all that this is the charm of this set.
‘LIVE LIVE LIVE BABY.’
As a fan since ’78 I’m totally ok with this. I actually like the set list. Course you get the usual songs (‘Rock N Roll All Night, Deuce, Shout It Out Loud, Detroit Rock City’) but it’s the stuff that is rarely played like ‘Tears Are Falling, Makin’ Love, Christine Sixteen’ and especially ‘Unholy'(didn’t see that one coming).
People are complaining about the packaging and yeah the vinyl is housed in a cardboard box stamped with the KISS logo but with more of these KISS Soundboard releases coming I can see why the package is simple. No pics, nothing.
John Snow did tell me that KISS is releasing another soundboard show in the next few months (July) that features the classic Kiss lineup ( Criss, Frehley, Simmons,Stanley) when they headlined Donington back in’96.
Is Virginia Beach the best KISS live album ever?
No silly it’s not but I can easily say it’s the most live sounding of them all and for that i’m cool with it but overall it does not come close to the first two (supposedly) live albums.
Take my money…
Speaking of taking my money. I preordered this album from the actual KISS online store back in February.
When this was released back on March 11th I still had no confirmation on the status of my record and a retro T-shirt that I had ordered. Yet Amazon Canada had it and were shipping copies out. I emailed the online store and they told me my order would be sent out shortly which it was but when I received my parcel on April 1st the record was here but no T-Shirt!
Back to emailing them saying what happened with the T-shirt. Mistakes happen but from here on out as a first time customer at the official KISS Online shop it has me think twice about ordering anything from them again. I had heard and read stuff about product taking forever so I was hoping maybe just maybe the problem was fixed.
Mr. John T Snow returns tonight and we will spend the hour chatting about those good old boys known as Whitesnake specifically those years from ’84-90 when Coverdale was firing, hiring, selling records, and concert tickets and making those videos!
Oh yeah those three albums as well. “Slide It In”- “87 Album” and “Slip of the Tongue”
Tonight at 7pm live on YouTube at the Official Scotch On The Rocks page.
Tonight at 7pm EST! I go live with Tim as we discuss not only his fantastic new book on 8-Tracks titled UnSpooled but we will also have a chat about Y&T as well and ask the question why were they not bigger than they were!
Drop by Scotch On The Rocks Official YouTube page….
After a 3 month hiatus due to Home Renovations (still ongoing) and three of us at home catching Covid (still ongoing)…
Scotch On The Rocks is back!
Remember folks to hit up the Scotch On The Rocks! channel on YouTube as I don’t stream off of FaceCrack.
Here we go…
Tim Durling starts things off on Wednesday March 16th at 7PM as we will chat about Tim’s fantastic book on 8-Tracks called “Unspooled”.
Not only that but we will also discuss the career of Y&T which should be fun as I look forward to Tim’s thoughts on the bands “Down For The Count” record as well as some other Y&T records.
Muk makes a long overdue return sometime in March and we will chat about the year of 1984 in Hard Rock. Who knows this may be a two parter as their a ton of records to go over.
Good friend to the streaming and blogging world John T Snow will hop on March 30th as we will do a deep dive into three albums that paved the way for a band that had huge success in the back half the 80’s in North America and that act is… Whitesnake!!
The first week of April brings my good pal Brent Jensen back and we will tackle the world of Motley Crue specifically the years from 1982-1990. Matthew Trippe will be a topic as well. Who is Matthew Trippe? Tune in on Thursday April 7th at 7pm Sharp.
Also at some point sooner than later I will have Mr. CanadianGrooves and his better half Sarca on as well.
Geoff Stephen will be back also.
Not only all that but Alex Huard co host of Thursday Night Record Club will be coming on as well. T.B.A
I’m also currently working on securing two interviews for April that until I get the dates down and actual confirmation’s and what not I’m saying much more than that. I will keep everyone posted…
Muk’s back and this time we will do a deep dive back to the year 1983 when bands like Def Leppard, The Police and Quiet Riot ruled not only the charts but had massive video rotation as well.
Tonight we will discuss what rocked our world that year only on Scotch On The Rocks(Youtube)!
After tonight I’m taking a break from live streaming til the New Year.
Thanks to all you have watched and have subscribed to the official Scotch On The Rocks YouTube channel.
As I told Snowman last week when our stream ended that this deal that I’m doing is “Our” show, meaning whomever is on with me whether it’s the MarsMan, Snowman, Ladano, Muk or actual music guys it’s “Our” show that night.
I just set up the stream, invite guests (they pick the night) and try to figure it out as we go live.
Speaking of which you can only watch it live or on rerun on Youtube as I’m no longer connecting it to Facebook.
Some hiccups, but it’s live without a net so to speak..
I’m pumped to have Nicholas Walsh coming onto” Scotch On The Rocks” to talk to myself and Mikey about all things that Nick has been up to in his over 30 years in the music biz.
From Nick’s start in Toronto fronting the band “Portrait” which became “Slik Toxik” who released a couple of records on Capitol Records right on through to his current band “Famous Underground” and all points in between we are going to be doing a deep dive into his musical journey.
Join us tonight at 7pm!
Click the video below to see what Nick is up to currently.