After 30 years Cactus reunited to play their first live show at B.B. Kings in NY. This is a live clip of the band performing their best known track “Evil”. The band originally featured Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck alongside Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert. After Beck was involved in a car accident, and Stewart decided to join the Faces, Appice and Bogert brought in guitarist Jim McCarty of Mitch Ryder, and vocalist Rusty Day from the Amboy Dukes. In this clip Jimmy Kunes is on vocals for the late Rusty Day. I love the song, not so sure how much I love the drum solo in the middle of this thing, but Carmine does play the track like the original recording.
In hour 2 this week you can hear Lemmy and Motorhead with Girlschool doing “Please Don’t Touch”, here is a television clip of them doing the song together on some European TV show. This is a rare clip of them together promoting the song. Enjoy!
After spending the better part of 5 years working with Slash, and hearing so much of his catalog performed live night after night, the first time I heard the track “Anastasia” I was blown away. Slash began working on the bits and pieces of this song in his solos during the Slash Tour of 2010 and 2011. By the end of the tour the band was ready to go in and start work on the Apocalyptic Love album. Slash had constructed the intro and song structure for Anastasia, and all that was left was for Myles to go in and add an incredible melody and vocal. The song became a staple of the live shows from the very start of the albums tour, and was clearly a fan favorite from the first time it was played. Here is a great video of “Anastasia” performed live in Sydney during the 2012 sold out Australian tour.
Jon Oliva is best known as the longtime frontman of Savatage, and later as the musical mastermind of TSO. Since Savatage has gone on hiatus Jon has busied himself with several projects, including Jon Oliva’s Pain. Pain featured riffs that Jon’s late brother Criss had left behind on tape over the years. Jon dedicated the Pain project and his projects after Savatage to be a conduit to release all of the music that he and Criss had left unfinished. RAISE THE CURTAIN is the final installment of Criss’ ideas, which brings an end to a long chapter of the Oliva’s work together. Criss has just recently started getting credit for his amazing guitar work, and Jon has done his brother a great honor by sticking to his promise to share the music that he left behind with his fans. This album mixes the last of Criss’ ideas with more originals from Jon, and the different genres and elements of the Oliva’s writing over the years, and their many influences. If you are a fan of Savatage and the way that they evolved over the years this CD covers it all.
Here is the official lyric video for “Father Time” which is featured in hour 1 of this weeks episode of the Noize Faktory.
July 12th would have been the 63rd birthday of the late Mr. Eric Carr. As a Kiss fan growing up Eric had a huge impact on me, my first two records were LICK IT UP and the unmatchable CREATURES OF THE NIGHT. From the intro of the title track to the last ringing chord of “War Machine” Eric’s thunder is absolutely undeniable. That record is the record that defined Kiss to me, and much of that was because of Eric’s incredible playing. I finally got to see Kiss live in 1990 on the Hot In The Shade tour, Eric’s last tour with the band. The setlist was incredible, they played for over 2 hours, and touched on every era of the band, we even got to listen in while they did “I Was Made For Loving You” during soundcheck, which they hadn’t yet added to the set, it was much like the rocked up version which later appeared on ALIVE III.
Eric’s memory lives on in his music, and the millions of Kiss fans that cherish everything he brought to the band, including all the time that he spent with his fans. I recently added a special piece of Eric memorabilia to my personal collection, one of his RIAA gold records for CREATURES OF THE NIGHT.
Here is a clip of Eric on stage with Kiss performing “Young And Wasted” from Animalize Uncensored in 1984.
Red Rider was the brain child of Tom Cochrane. Their 2nd album AS FAR AS SIAM came out in 1981, and yielded the classic “Lunatic Fringe”. After a solid run of albums the band broke up in 1989. Cochrane later went on to write “Life Is A Highway” as a solo artist some 10 years after his big hit with Red Rider. In 2002 the core of the band reunited and has been touring ever since. Here is the classic video clip of Red Rider’s “Lunatic Fringe”.
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Noize Faktory. Our audience continues to grow. Please feel free to send comments and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you want to be on the show, send me your message in an MP3 format.
Hour one kicks off with a couple of great rarities, a track from Badlands’ 3rd and final album Dusk, that was never officially released in the US, and a bootleg of an unreleased Brother Cane song from the Seeds sessions. I go back to the early years of Def Leppard for a track from High N’ Dry, then wrap the hour with a few new tracks from Mach 22, Deep Purple, and Slash. We also have a killer new track from Savatage mastermind Jon Oliva’s new solo CD Raise The Curtain, my new CD of the week.
Got some more great new music in hour two from Todd Kerns, Twenty Two Hundred, Alice in Chains, and Pat Travers. We also have some great tracks from The Smithereens, Union, Motorhead, Faith No More, Cactus and the Rival Sons.
Hour 3 launches with another new song from Queensryche, “Where Dreams Go To Die”, and a few fun covers from Glenn Hughes and Jake E. Lee, and Whitesnake. We also have a new tune from The Temperance Movement, along with songs from Rainbow, Focus, Free, and Taddy Porter. And in grand humorous fashion we close the show with Tuff’s “American Hairband”, their parody of Kid Rock’s “American Badass”.