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Stats,Stats,Stats……

I thought it would be cool to post what the TOP 10 most read reviews so far this year that You my faithful readers have enjoyed the most!

Some Surprise’s Here As Well…Mr Books would be proud!

These rankings are from Jan 1st right thru to today!(July 10th)

As always thanks for reading….Totally appreciate it! Of course I may leave a comment or two about ….hope you do as well!

STICK IT IN YOUR EAR…..Most viewed Blogs in 2016!

1-Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath(1970)- No surprise really that it would be a Sabbath album as I reviewed all the Ozzy fronted Sab records in January as I was going to see Sabbath in Vancouver in February only for Ozzy to call in sick and the show was postponed!

2-Sloan/Live At Crocks N Rolls(April 7 2016)- First time seeing Sloan live and well I won’t be missing anymore Sloan Tbay Shows again.

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3-Shout It Out Loud/The Story Of Kiss’ Destroyer-A well written book documenting the making of the Kiss album that many consider their best! Book was well researched by author James Campion and it was nice to receive props from him on my review!

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4-Evilyn Strange/Evilution(2016)- Mike Ladano spearheaded a movement to review this EP by a newish band which I bunch of us undertook. Pretty decent Ep as well! Yes I paid for it out of my pocket!

5-Def Leppard/Hysteria(1987)- Lot’s of discussion about this one  and I enjoyed writing about Hysteria as well. Just recall back in the Summer of 88 this album was Everywhere….

6-Little Caesar/Brutally Honest …Live From Holland(2016)- This album is a Double Live Album and it’s just a raw live in your face recording of a band that has never given up! As an added plus iTunes had it for $4.99! What A Steal! Umm yeah..Great Cover!

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7-Where Are They Now/Paul Laine- Once again a bunch of us Bloggers all picked an artist and posted about what there up to now. Paul Laine was my pick and its neat to see people are still checking out his stuff and that he’s still out there doing it!

8-Black Sabbath/Never Say Die(1978)- For many diehards of Sabbath this album is the weak link in an otherwise strong catalogue from Ozzy/Iommi and crew! Goes to show you that sometimes a Bands weakest work brings up the most discussion! I like this album so of course I gotta be different!

9-All My Favourite People Are Broken/Brent Jensen-Hey Mr Books here’s the 2nd entry of a Book in the Top 10! Brent has written three excellent Books which you all should check out! Plus he’s a cool guy as well!

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All I’m Going To Say Here Is…GET THIS!

10-Metallica/March 10 1985(Los Angeles)- This is a live show that was included  in the Ride The Lightening Deluxe Edition. Say what you want about iTunes as at least I could just buy one show and not pay $65 for the rest!

There you have it Folks….Kinda cool to have a mix bag of stuff that you have read so far this year…

2 Books cracked the Top 10/ 1 Live Show/A couple of 2016 release’s/A double Sabbath entry and a Where Are They Now post!

Cool Stuff…

Thanks again for reading…..

Little Caesar/Brutally Honest… Live From Holland(2016)

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You got hand it to Little Caesar Folks!  Not only do they put out a warts n all  21 Song Double Live  album recorded in Holland but when I preorderd this bad boy on iTunes the cost of the album was $4.99!

Good on The Caesars for keeping the price real low and it seems to me they just want people to hear there brand of street rock. (A lot and I mean a lot of rock acts could take a page out  of L.C’s playbook and charge a little less for music)

Ron Young(vocals) who has been the leader of the band since I first came across there Bob Rock produced debut back in 1990 still has that real cool rock rasp that cuts across real good Live!

Actually the whole band that night is on fire! Tom Morris(drums) Fidel Paniagua(bass) Loren Molinare(guitar) and Joey Malone(guitar) These cats play like a Runaway Locomotive clipping at over 120mph on or off the tracks! Take your pick!

Pretty awesome that this album is as Ron says ‘Live’ I will and can tell you that the mix on this album is  superberb!  The guitars especially sound deadly! One guitar on the left side. The other guitar on the right side with vocals,drums and bass in the center! Crisp and Clean my friends….

If you have read my stuff for a while now in some of my other reviews you will have read that I  say you have  to respect a band nowadays as they take there craft seriously when they’re performing live especially when your 25 plus years into it. Little Caesar is another one of the bands like Helix  who are still doing  what there doing but taking the gig and the music serious! Full Kudos ….

The setlist has a real good flow to it beginning with Supersonic smashing  right into Rock N Roll State Of Mind. Hard Times is one of my favs from the debut! Driving verse’s catchy chorus with Ron singing ‘All They Want Is Cash’. The songs are real catchy and whats neat is the bass guitar drives a lot of these tunes underneath the ripping guitars and smashing drums. Down And Dirty has a old school AC/DC vibe with the guitars leading the charge and I also need to mention how good the backing vocals are as well. Remember  what I said earlier  about taking your craft seriously!

The Caesar Boys even toss in a little run of Cover Songs notably Chain Of Fools  is  real cool on how the guitars drive the song during the verses only to lay off at the chorus and Ron and the backing vocals take over. Classic comes to mind..Also the mashup of Every Picture Tells A Story/Happy works as well as L.C play these tunes like the originals but put there own spin of Street Rock on it.

2016 and  L.C are still at it and are currently on tour as I post this. What also must be noted is that Pharaoh is now playing bass with the Caesar. Pharaoh played bass with The  Four Horsemen back in the mid 90s along with Ron who was fronting The Horsemen as original singer Frank Starr was in coma(RIP) due to a motorcycle accident. For those that are wondering Yup I seen the Horsemen here when they levelled  the Inntowner(bar) to a rubble  and it’s been documented here at Stick it In Your Ear!

Anyhoo …..for some straight good Ol fashioned street rock n rollin check out Live From Holland!

01. Supersonic
02. Rock ’n’ Roll State of Mind
03. Hard Times
04. Hard Rock Hell
05. Tastes Good to Me
06. Down ’N’ Dirty
07. I Wish It Would Rain
08. American Dream
09. Real Rock Drive
10. Redemption
11. Prisoner of Love
12. Wrong Side of the Tracks
13. Crushed Velvet
14. Rum And Coke
15. Chain Of Fools
16. Every Picture Tells A Story/Happy
17. Dirty Water
18. Sick And Tired
19. Drive It Home
20. In Your Arms
21. Down to the Wire