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Archive for September, 2012

The Essential Top Fives

We like our lists here at Raw Roots Rock, and in this article we aim to compile a list-of-lists to identify the definitive songs of each of the sub-genres we cover. We have resisted the temptation to include more than one song ...

The-Darkness by Scarlet Page

THE DARKNESS – “Hot Cakes”

Brit glam-rockers make comebacks look easy with an assured, powerful and melodic hard-rock album of the highest quality.


ELTON JOHN – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Career-high set of diverse classics from one of rock's greatest performers and artists. The standard by which rock and pop greatness should be measured.


GREENDAY – “¡Uno!”

Veteran punk rockers get to work on follow-up to “21st Century Breakdown”, and can’t stop writing. The result – three follow-ups! Here’s the first. A fresh-sounding gem!


SLASH (featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) – “Apocalyptic Love”

Guitar hero finds worthy collaborator and a new platform for his undeniable talent and star status, keeping the flag of heavy rock ‘n’ roll flying high!

Sun Studios

CLASSIC BANDS #2 – “Sun Studio Legends”

The Blue Moon Boys, Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two As mentioned in our first story of the series, the 1950s was a decade of solo artists: Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley,...


JACK WHITE – “Blunderbuss”

Former White Stripe unleashes impressive solo debut, showcasing his undoubted diversity and unique talent!

The Band Perry

THE BAND PERRY – Who’s for Seconds?

Sibling trio The Band Perry have been hard at work on their second album with legendary producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, etc) for the last few months, after having milked five s...


Great Gigs: GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, Calder Park 1993

On February 1 1993, Calder Park Raceway – 25 minutes north-west of Melbourne’s CBD, played host to a hard rock showcase that became heralded as one of that city’s most memorable concerts. The early nineties s...



Country-pop star navigates album number four with ease, and cements her status within the field.