Archives for October 2012

Truth and Janey – Erupts! 2-LP (ROCK/LION050-V-1)

Truth and Janey - Erupts LPTruth and Janey – Erupts! 2-LP (ROCK/LION050-V-1). Gatefold cover double  vinyl album reissue of classic 1976 concert album from Iowa’s legendary hard rock group led by guitarist BillyLee Janey. Completely remastered for vinyl and including two bonus tracks not available on the compact disc release. A real barnstormer of an album that ranks up there with the other classic 70s era double live monsters. Essential! Limited edition of 100 on Red Vinyl also available!


Side One:

  1. No Rest for the Wicked (5:18)
  2. One Down One to Go (4:40)
  3. White Bread (5:17)
  4. My Mind (7:13)

Side Two:

  1. Hard Road (5:23)
  2. Under My Thumb (4:10)
  3. Around and Around (4:01)
  4. Ain’t No Tellin (4:23)

Side Three:

  1. The Light (3:46)
  2. Birth of the Heart (9:19)
  3. Universal Light (6:41)

Side Four:

  1. A Child (2:40)
  2. Building Walls (3:09)
  3. As I Am (5:01)
  4. Tunnel of Tomorrow (8:07)

After Shave – Skin Deep LP (ROCK042-V-1)

After Shave Skin Deep LPAfter Shave – Skin Deep LP (ROCK042-V-1). Gatefold cover near exact vinyl reissue of top notch early 70s Swiss hard rock collectable record with a sound influenced by Cream, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and the usual suspects. They toured Europe in the early 70s and eventually recorded this debut album for the tiny Splendid label in 1972, which now commands big dollars on the rare record collector market. They have been featured in a few books, including The Hard Rock Anthology 1968-1980,  Encylopedie du Hard Rock des Seventies and the Hans Pokora books.

Track Listing:

  1. Skin Deep
  2. Him
  3. Paper Woman
  4. Ride, Ride, Ride
  5. Sweet Home
  6. Amsterdam in My Living Room
  7. Near The Sun
  8. Pink Rose
  9. Sunflower

Stepson – The Lost Tapes 72-74 CD (ROCK047-V-2)

Stepson Lost Tapes CDStepson - Lost Tapes 72-74 CDStepson – The Lost Tapes 72-74 CD (ROCK047-V-2). Long sought after unreleased recordings from this hard-nosed raunchy Detroit-style 70s hard rock band whose 1974 debut album on ABC is highly sought after. A smashing collection of memorable tracks featuring vicious growling guitar from Joey Newman, and the awesome soulful vocals of Jeffs Hawks, along with the non-stop rocking backbone of Bruce Hauser (bass) and Len Fagan (drums), these guys really knew how to lay down some badass foot-stomping rock ‘n roll. Includes ex-members of the group Touch, whose 1969 album is another hot commodity.

Track Listing:

  1. Danger Zone
  2. Streets of Alameda
  3. Can’t Help Myself
  4. Flesh & Blood
  5. S-H-A-K-E
  6. Don’t Say Goodbye (Say Goodnight)
  7. Midnight Creep
  8. Mississippi Dirt Road
  9. Rock’d To My Very Soul
  10. Bad Situation
  11. The Tears You Cried (Ain’t Never Gonna Buy)
  12. Legalize It

BillyLee Janey Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction Oct 13th

Iowa Blues Hall of FameOctober 13th will be a great evening of celebrating the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America. At 7pm the downtown Des Moines, Iowa Marriott is hosting the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony followed by a Raise the Roof fundraiser for the Blues Hall of Fame to be built in Memphis, TN.

Founded in 1999, the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame mission is to recognize and honor the Iowa Blues heritage. This year one of the inductees includes Rockadrome label recording artist Billylee Janey. BillyLee is well known among label followers, record collectors and guitar players for heading up the classic 70s hard rock group, Truth and Janey. The Vintage arm of the label has reissued Truth and Janey’s collector favorite 1976 debut album on both CD and LP as well has classic concert recordings from the era. Janey has also released four top shelf classic rock and blues solo albums on the Rockadrome label, the latest being last year’s “No Saints Ringin’ the Bells”.

You can find more information about the fundraiser, other performing artists and further event information here: