Rainbow – Down to Earth, 1979

Down to Earth is the fourth studio album by Rainbow. It is the last album to feature drummer Cozy Powell and the only album with vocalist Graham Bonnet. By 1978 Ritchie Blackmore had dismissed Bob Daisley and David Stone soon after Ronnie James Dio quit the band. Blackmore recruited former Deep Purple band mate Roger […]

Rainbow – Long Live Rock n Roll, 1978

Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll is the third studio album by Rainbow released in 1978 and it’s the final album featuring vocalist Ronnie James Dio, signifying the change towards a more main stream band. The song starts with the title track “Long Live Rock n Roll” which is similar in theme to “If You Don’t […]

Rainbow – Rainbow Rising, 1976

Following up with yesterdays album is the 1976 release of Rainbow Rising. Ritchie Blackmore only retained vocalist Ronnie James Dio for this album lineup and recruited drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Jimmy Bain, and keyboard player Tony Carey to complete the new line up. This album was recorded in less than a month and produced by […]

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, 1975

Ritchie Blackmore‘s Rainbow is the first studio album by British rock band Rainbow, released in 1975. The musicians involved include guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer and lyricist Ronnie James Dio, drummer Gary Driscoll, keyboardist Mickey Lee Soule, and bassist Craig Gruber. It was originally planned to be a solo album but later progressed as a band […]

Five in One: Album Reviews

The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1, 1971 The artwork is a man facing a dragon in a fairy tale land, so I was expecting medieval/fantasy Prog rock. This is Hendrix inspired guitar based psychedelic rock. Nice fuzz driven guitar solos and great bass playing although the vocals are rather weak, other wise the band […]