Scorpions Revisted – Uli Jon Roth

 Released February 9th 2015, this double album from Uli Jon Roth is simply delightful. It has a very “live recording” feel to it, and gives a fresh look on old classics from Uli’s Scorpions days mid to late 70’s. The bulk of the tracks are taken from either In Trance (’75) or Virgin Killer (’76) with a smattering of songs…

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Paul Raymond Project at The Asylum 24/1/15

 While we await the next UFO album (A Conspiracy of Stars, release date Feb 23rd in UK) band stalwart Paul Raymond has released an album (Rewind 50, track listing below) and embarked on a mini UK tour under his Paul Raymond Project moniker to celebrate his 50 years in the music industry (or “50 years since I had a proper…

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Metal Earth Stag Beetle

Another toy for my office! This metal model of a stag beetle comes flatpacked, as with a previous one, but is a lot more fiddly to put together. End product though turns out to be worth the extra effort. I also have an unmade tarantula sitting on my bookshelf, but given that the legs are the most frustrating and fiddly…

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The MAD Museum – Stratford

When you think of Stratford-upon-Avon, you think of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the RSC, swans and boating on the river, foreign tourists everywhere you look. However hidden away down the same street as the Bard’s first residence (in addition to the shop where I get my maps from) is a little gem in the form of the Mechanical Art…

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