This track is probably my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, God help me I love it. I also confess I have a playlist of this sort of 70s Pomp Rock on my iPod that is my favourite soundtrack to workout to at the gym.
Another surprising bit of trivia I just discovered is that Marc Bolan plays guitar on the studio version of this.
I always loved this big riff monster. ELO were heavier in their early days. They also wore more capes.
Speaking of the macho posturing of rock music, this is pretty much the dictionary definition of it — even though they all look like girls with that hair.
For all their ludicrous faults, Led Zep did have a killer rhythm section. I can forgive them a lot for that.
Wolf Alice are a rock band from London who have only released one EP and a handful of singles so far. I don’t feature much new guitar-driven rock music here because frankly I find a lot of it boring and predictable, but I can still be turned on by some big noisy riffage like these these tracks from their latest EP Creature Songs out later this month.
It’s all very “alternative rock” and won’t win any prizes for pushing envelopes but sometimes crashing guitars and a big chorus can still really hit the spot.
The Motors: Walking the thin line between New Wave and Status Quo.
This should shake the post-holiday cobwebs. I don’t really have any axe heroes but that Peter Green chap was pretty damn tasty with the gee-tar.
It’s a Battle of the Bands between Hawkwind and The James Last Orchestra.