This Finnish band was active also as a live act in 2004-2008 but sadly folded after releasing only one full album. It would have been interesting to see where they would have gone with more time. "Making Faces" is not only very promising debut, it's finely produced, exciting, original and mature prog rock album. Unfairly short one, but full of intelligence and emotion. Their prog aspect is more Eclectic than Symphonic, rather guitar oriented, and blessed with a suitable amount of pop catchiness - without having much of repetitive chorus-refrain-chorus structures! They don't have any distinctive Finnish sound, instead one could guess they're from England, USA or Sweden.
Hard rockers DIRTY LOOKS are releasing their comeback album "Gasoline" with Perris Records worldwide on October 16th, 2007.The CD was first released by the band on a limited pressing digipak format and sold out at CDBaby.com & Perris the first week. Perris then signed the band and added two bonus tracks. The bonus tracks were co-written by Paul Lidel (Dirty Looks guitarist 1986- 1994) and Henrik Ostergaard. Bonus tracks feature Paul Lidel on guitar and Jason McMaster (Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys) on bass guitar along with Broken Teeth band mate Bruce Rivers on drums. The remaining 10 album tracks were performed by Henrik Ostergaard and other musicians.
"Cool from the Wire" is Dirty Looks' studio album. It was released in 1988 on Atlantic Records. It includes the song "Oh Ruby", that received airplay on rock stations. The album peaked #134 in Billboard 200. Henrik Ostergaard has that whole Bon Scott sound down pretty darn close, and the rhythm section of former Harpo bassist Jack Pyers, drummer Gene Barnett could give AC/DC a run for their money. The 4 musicians on this CD are rock solid. This is one rocking recording, the best from Dirty Looks. If you have never listened to this album… you missed the boat in the mid 80's.
Intense heavy emotional stratocaster self expression, with bluesy voice. Forever may you scream. Recommended if you like Jimi Hendrix & Steely Dan. As an artist it is essential to remember that the most important thing we have is "our voice", or style as they say. Each day our "voices" search for sources of inspiration to help us discover our own identity and creatively translate that identity into the sound of music. With that said, I hope you will be able to find a source of inspiration here…
Songs from a Room is the second album by Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, released in 1969. It reached No. 63 on the US Billboard Top LPs and No. 2 on the UK charts. In 2007, Songs from a Room was given a remastered reissue by Sony/BMG as part of a revamping of Cohen's back catalog. The new edition includes two bonus tracks, early versions of "Bird on a Wire" and "You Know Who I Am," which were produced by David Crosby. While he might seem an unlikely studio partner for Cohen, the results are better suited to Cohen's talents than what Johnston brought to the songs, and one wonders how the album might have turned out with Crosby at the controls. The reissue has been given a handsome book-style package with plenty of archival photos, song lyrics and new liner notes from Anthony DeCurtis.