January 28th, 2017
Today, we at Iron-Cast end January the same way we started it, with a mid-90's sophomore release from a British alternative band. This time, it's Skunk Anansie's 1996 release, "Stoosh". Skunk Anansie toned down the political overtones from their debut album, opting for more personal and intimate themes, and "Stoosh" was one of Skunk Anansie's better selling albums. But what of this album? Is it a standout alt-rock album from the mid-90's, or is it a collection of dated radio-friendly middle-of-the-road alternative hard-rock songs? Tune in to find out.
January 21st, 2017
Look out! Today, Iron-Cast revisits the work of Ronnie James Dio and takes its first glance into the catalogue of Ritchie Blackmore when we delve into Rainbow's 1975 debut, "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow". Made after leaving Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore took most of Dio's band, Elf, and formed Rainbow instead of making a solo album which had been planned. But what of this album? Is it a classic, spawning a lot of the fantasy and medieval themes that would permeate the metal genre or is it a missed opportunity offering only a glimpse of better ideas? Tune in to find out.
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January 14th, 2017
Join us when we at Iron-Cast go back to the 1980's by delving into Elton John's 1983 release, "Too Low For Zero". And we're bringing Eddie Mercury from Nothing but Musik back once again to abuse Greg some more. This has been seen as a comeback album for Elton, as he went back full-time with Bernie Taupin writing the lyrics, and "Too Low For Zero" was Elton's best selling album of the 1980's. But what of this album? Is it a collection of timeless pop gold, or is it a mixed bag of forgettable dated pop tunes? Tune in to find out.
Plus, we answer your emails. All of this and moose knuckles...
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January 7th, 2017
Today (7th of January) is Mr. T from Germany's birthday. In celebration of our favorite douche still being alive, we at Iron-Cast are taking another look at Mr. T's favorite band when we discuss Curve's 1993 sophomore release, "Cuckoo". Marking the third year in a row where Curve released an album's worth of music (three EPs in 1991 and their debut "Doppelgänger" in 1992), "Cuckoo" became a bit of a sophomore slump, not selling as well as "Doppelgänger", leading to the band going on a two-year hiatus in 1994. But what of this album? Was it the case of a true sophomore slump or was it an underappreciated gem? Tune in to find out.