CD Reviews


The Quireboys – ‘Amazing Disgrace’ (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)

Juan Pablo Mazzola - often featured in these pages as the driving force behind the brilliant Baby Scream - has always been a Quireboys fan. He remembers when he bought ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’: it completely blew him away, in a way like The Faces, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith always did. Now, stepping up to the reviewing plate and joining the ÜR reviewing team, he reveals how their new album, ‘Amazing Disgrace’, affected himin the same way... just like they did when he was 14 years old and had their posters on his wall.

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Tesla – ‘Shock’ (UMC)

ÜR boss Monk first came across Tesla back in early 1987. he was about 18 months into his journalism career and writing the only rock column being published on a regular basis by any Northern Ireland newspaper. A copy of an album called ‘Mechanical Resonance’ by an unknown band from Sacramento plopped onto his desk. Monk was immediately drawn to it – and to say it blew him away would be the understatement of the millennium!  He reckons he has burned out three copies of the album, and still rates it as one of the best pure hard rock albums ever, never mind one of the classic debuts of all time. Now, here we are a little more than three decades later and Tesla are about to drop their eighth studio album...



The Über Rock Singles Club – Awesome April (Part One)

With this weekend having hosted Record Store Day, the annual celebration of all that is good and great about rock ‘n’ roll, and the vinyl format in particular, as well as the independent scene, your favourite kick-ass website has been trawling through it’s mountain of mail to bring you another selection of what we see as the best short-form offerings to have come our way over the past week or two… so, without further ado, let’s dive straight into our bulging mail sack, shall we?