Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon

Many rock music fans know singer/songwriter John Elefante primarily for his work with the band Kansas.  Elefante fronted the band from 1982 to 1984.  His role included lead vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player.  I am a big fan of the two albums, Vinyl Confessions (1982) and Drastic Measures (1983), that he recorded with Kansas.  After … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon

Sweet & Bettencourt, A Band I Want To See And Hear

Stryper front man Michael Sweet has been on an incredibly creative run over the last few years.   The last three Stryper albums: No More Hell To Pay (2013), Fallen (2015) and God Damn Evil (2018),  are among the band's best work.  Sweet himself has recently released three killer solo albums: I'm Not Your Suicide (2014), … Continue reading Sweet & Bettencourt, A Band I Want To See And Hear

Album Spotlight: Where Moth And Rust Destroy By Tourniquet

Tourniquet is a heavy metal band much like Megadeth.  Both bands began as thrash metal bands.  Over the course of each band's career they rode the roller-coaster ride of the musical landscape.  Both have navigated numerous band lineup changes and essentially retained their signature sound.  At the heart of both bands is one constant member … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Where Moth And Rust Destroy By Tourniquet