Hard Rock

Boston – Studio Albums (1976 – 2013)

Boston - Studio Albums (1976 - 2013)

Boston – Studio Albums (1976 – 2013)
EAC Rip | 17xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300/600 dpi, JPG/PNG, Included
Total Size: 6.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

The arena rock band behind one of the fastest-selling debut albums in history, Boston was essentially the vehicle of guitarist and studio wizard Tom Scholz, born March 10, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. A rock fan throughout his teen years, he began writing songs while earning a master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he began work for Polaroid, and set about constructing his own 12-track recording studio in the basement of his home, where Scholz and vocalist Brad Delp recorded demos that earned them a contract with Epic in 1975. Although some recording and overdubs were later done in Los Angeles, the 1976 release of Boston consisted largely of tapes recorded in Scholz’s basement.Read More

Heart – Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Heart - Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

Heart – Greatest Hits (1998) {2011, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 526 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 119 | Genre: Hard Rock

Heart had a pair of greatest-hits collections to their credit by 1997, but both did not contain all the renowned studio versions of their classic hits from the ’70s (both 1980’s Heart Greatest Hits: Live on Epic and 1997’s Greatest Hits on Capitol contained half studio and half live material). 1998’s Greatest Hits on Epic/Legacy finally corrected this once and for all — collecting all of Heart’s ’70s studio hits on a single discRead More

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975) {1993, Sony MasterSound, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 251 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound, Japan | Cat#: CK 52857 | Genre: Hard Rock

After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffsRead More

The Who – Discography (1965 – 2014)

The Who - Discography (1965 - 2014)

The Who – Discography (1965 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 79xCD + DVD + Blu-ray | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300/600 dpi, JPG/PNG, Included
Total Size: 51.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | SOUNDTRACKS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

Few rock & roll bands were riddled with as many contradictions as the Who. All four members had wildly different personalities, as their notorious live performances demonstrated: Keith Moon fell over his drum kit while Pete Townshend leaped into the air with his guitar, spinning his right hand in exaggerated windmills. Vocalist Roger Daltrey prowled the stage as bassist John Entwistle stood silent, the eye of the hurricane. They clashed frequently, but these frictions resulted in a decade’s worth of remarkable musicRead More

The Who – Quadrophenia Live In London (2014) {Deluxe Edition, 2CD + DVD + 2Blu-ray}

The Who - Quadrophenia Live In London (2014) {Deluxe Edition, 2CD + DVD + 2Blu-ray}

The Who – Quadrophenia Live In London (2014) {Deluxe Edition, 2CD + DVD + 2Blu-ray}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
DVD-9 Concert | Video: NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | Audio English: Dolby AC-3, 2ch & 6ch / DTS, 6ch
Blu-Ray Concert | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23923 kbps / 1080p / 16:9 | LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Blu-Ray Pure Audio | LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 5.1 | 24bit-96khz
Total Size: 76.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal, USA | Cat#: B0020389-00 | Genre: Hard Rock

When the Who initially attempted to tour Quadrophenia in 1974, the results were a disaster. The band performed the rock opera alongside a series of backing tapes containing synthesizers and sound effects, a decision that put the mercurial Who into a straitjacket and led to uncharacteristically restrained performances. For years, the legend that Quadrophenia didn’t lend itself to the stage persisted but things started to change in 1996Read More

Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1975) {1994, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans, JPG, Included
Total Size: 347 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, USA | Cat#: GZS-1058 | Genre: Hard Rock

In the 1980s and ’90s, numerous women recorded blistering rock, but things were quite different in 1976 — when female singers tended to be pigeonholed as soft rockers and singer/songwriters and were encouraged to take after Carly Simon, Melissa Manchester, or Joni Mitchell rather than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. Greatly influenced by Zep, Heart did its part to help open doors for ladiesRead More

Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) {1993, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 247 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 64413 | Genre: Blues Rock

Janis Joplin’s second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out. Thanks also to a more consistent set of songs, the results are magnificent — given room to breathe, Joplin’s trademark rasp conveysRead More

KISS – Discography (1974 – 2015)

KISS - Discography (1974 - 2015)

KISS – Discography (1974 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 128 CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, PNG, TIF Included
Total Size: 45.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATION ALBUMS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the ’70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss’ music shouldn’t be dismissed — it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitarsRead More

David Coverdale & Whitesnake – Discography (1976 – 2015)

David Coverdale & Whitesnake - Discography (1976 - 2015)

David Coverdale & Whitesnake – Discography (1976 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 71CDs + 8DVDs | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 67.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATION ALBUMS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock and heavy metal bands of the late ’70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan. During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of hisRead More

AC/DC – Discography (1975 – 2014)

AC/DC - Discography (1975 - 2014)

AC/DC – Discography (1975 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 191CDs + 4DVDs | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 81.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | BOX SETS | SOUNDTRACKS | EPs | SINGLES & PROMOS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

AC/DC’s mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the ’70s, and is now one of the defining sounds of rock and metal. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early ’70s. AC/DC’s rock was minimalist — no matter how huge and bludgeoning their guitar chords were, there was a clear sense of space and restraint. Combined with Bon Scott’s larynx-shredding vocalsRead More

Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy - Studio Albums (1971 - 1983) {Non-Remastered}

Thin Lizzy – Studio Albums (1971 – 1983) {Non-Remastered}
EAC Rip | 19xCD | FLAC/WavPack Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Photos or Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 5.11 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-’70s (“The Boys Are Back in Town”) and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of ’70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late ’60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attackRead More