Hard Rock

Steppenwolf – Gold (2005)

Steppenwolf - Gold (2005)

Steppenwolf – Gold (2005)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 0.99 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal / Geffen | EU | Cat#: 0602498629468 | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Universal Music Enterprises continues its double-disc Gold series with 31 tracks of Steppenwolf. Remastered and featuring extensive liner notes by notable music writer Scott Schinder, Gold is far too much music for listeners who are content with “Born to Be Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride,” “Sookie Sookie,” and “The Pusher.”Read More

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987 – 2008) UPDATE

Guns N' Roses - Discography (1987 - 2008)

Guns N’ Roses – Discography (1987 – 2008)
EAC Rip | 28 CDs | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 12.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION | EP
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don’t play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” showedRead More

Van Halen – Discography (1978 – 2015)

Van Halen - Discography (1978 - 2015)

Van Halen – Discography (1978 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 49xCD | FLAC/APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 16.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock

With their 1978 eponymous debut, Van Halen simultaneously rewrote the rules of rock guitar and hard rock in general. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen redefined what the electric guitar could do, developing a blindingly fast technique with a variety of self-taught two-handed tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and effects that mimicked the sounds of machines and animals.Read More

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)

Iron Butterfly - Discography (1968 - 1993)

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.35 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION
Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock

The heavy, psychedelic acid rock of Iron Butterfly may seem dated to some today, but the group was one of the first hard rock bands to receive extensive radio airplay, and their best-known song, the 17-minute epic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” established that more extended compositions were viable entries in the radio marketplace, paving the way for progressive AOR.Read More

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) (1998, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 254 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1129 | Genre: Hard Rock

Among revolutionary rock albums, Van Halen’s debut often gets short shrift. Although it altered perceptions of what the guitar could do, it is not spoken of in the same reverential tones as Are You Experienced? and although it set the template for how rock & roll sounded for the next decade or more, it isn’t seen as an epochal generational shift, like Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, or Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, which was released just the year before.Read More

Ten Years After – Discography (1967 – 2014)

Ten Years After - Discography (1967 - 2014)

Ten Years After – Discography (1967 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 61xCD | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 20.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

Ten Years After was a British blues-rock quartet consisting of Alvin Lee (born December 19, 1944, died March 6, 2013), guitar and vocals; Chick Churchill (born January 2, 1949), keyboards; Leo Lyons (born November 30, 1944) bass; and Ric Lee (born October 20, 1945), drums. The group was formed in 1967 and signed to Decca in England. Their first album was not a success, but their second, the live Undead (1968) containing “I’m Going Home,” a six-minute blues workout by the fleet-fingered Alvin, hit the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Stonedhenge (1969) hit the U.K. Top Ten in early 1969. Ten Years After’s U.S. breakthrough came as a result of their appearance at Woodstock, at which they played a nine-minute version of “I’m Going Home.” Their next album, Ssssh, reached the U.S. Top 20, and Cricklewood Green, containing the hit single “Love Like a Man,” reached number four.Read More

Heart – The Box Set Series: Heart (2014) {4CDs Box Set}

Heart - The Box Set Series: Heart (2014) {4CDs Box Set}

Heart – The Box Set Series: Heart (2014) {4CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.27 GB (CDs) + 39.1 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Epic, Legacy | USA | Cat#: 88843018042 | Genre: Hard Rock

2014 four CD release, an installment in the popular ‘The Box Set Series’, which come packed with original hit recordings by the biggest artists in music history. for the first time, the classic recordings of these household names are now packaged in box sets that virtually any household can afford. This set from the Classic Rock duo features 44 tracks including ‘Barracuda’, ‘Straight On’, ‘Even It Up’ and the previously unreleased ‘Stairway to Heaven’.Read More

Bad Company – Discography (1974 – 2015)

Bad Company - Discography (1974 - 2015)

Bad Company – Discography (1974 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 35xCD | FLAC/APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 12.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATION
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers’ muscular vocals and Ralphs’ blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song vanity label.Read More

Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band (1973) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band (1973) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band (1973) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 360 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 047 | Genre: Hard Rock

Having made several changes in their business and musical efforts in 1972, Grand Funk Railroad made even more extensive ones in 1973, beginning with their name, which was officially truncated to “Grand Funk.” And keyboardist Craig Frost, credited as a sideman on Phoenix, the previous album, was now a full-fledged bandmember, filling out the musical arrangements.Read More

Grand Funk Railroad – Discography (1969 – 2002)

Grand Funk Railroad - Discography (1969 - 2002)

Grand Funk Railroad – Discography (1969 – 2002)
EAC Rip | 56xCD | FLAC/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 21.3 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock

One of the 1970s’ most successful hard rock bands in spite of critical pans and somewhat reluctant radio airplay (at first), Grand Funk Railroad built a devoted fan base with constant touring, a loud, simple take on the blues-rock power trio sound, and strong working-class appeal. The band was formed by Flint, MI, guitarist/songwriter Mark Farner and drummer Don Brewer, both former members of a local band called Terry Knight & the Pack. They recruited former ? & the Mysterians bassist Mel Schacher in 1968, and Knight retired from performing to become their manager, naming the group after Michigan’s well-known Grand Trunk Railroad.Read More