THE LATE ‘80s/EARLY ‘90s: THE TWILIGHT OF HAIR METAL: FIVE UNDERRATED & MUST OWN ALBUMS

     The 1980’s were an amazing time to be a music fan. It was the era of the rock star; larger than life rock and roll heroes ruling the airwaves, TV screens and arenas in countries around the world. Vinyl records and cassettes were the formats of choice with the CD poised to take over the world. Video had become the new king, with … Continue reading THE LATE ‘80s/EARLY ‘90s: THE TWILIGHT OF HAIR METAL: FIVE UNDERRATED & MUST OWN ALBUMS

My Top Rock Albums of All Time: #21. Lee Aaron- Bodyrock (1989)

No list of my top rock albums would be complete without music from one of my favourite Canadian artists (and definitely my favourite female artist), the incomparable and immensely talented Lee Aaron. By 1989 Lee Aaron had become a household name in Canada (and other parts of the world) with 4 amazing rock albums under her belt. Now known worldwide as the “Metal Queen” (a … Continue reading My Top Rock Albums of All Time: #21. Lee Aaron- Bodyrock (1989)

My Top Rock Albums Of All Time: #22. Scorpions- Love At First Sting (1984)

            1983 and 1984 were key years in the development of my interest in hard rock/metal music and 1984 in particular was a fantastic year for album releases from some of my favourite bands. The first of these is my absolute favourite Scorpions album, the epic “Love At First Sting”.. Although I had heard of the Scorpions, at that point I would not have considered … Continue reading My Top Rock Albums Of All Time: #22. Scorpions- Love At First Sting (1984)

My Top Rock Albums Of All Time- #23. Journey- Frontiers (1983)

1983 was a pretty important year in terms of my musical development. I had been interested in music for awhile, with the local AM radio station being my main source of pop/rock tunes. I turned 12 that summer and my big birthday gift was a record player. Not one of those kiddy type record players, but a real turntable! Either I had pestered my parents … Continue reading My Top Rock Albums Of All Time- #23. Journey- Frontiers (1983)