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(Her Majesty's Music/Cargo Records) Release Date: 12th August


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Brooklyn babe Robin Beck was in London recently to chat about her new splendid album 'Underneath' which is released on Her Majesty's Music/Cargo Records on August 12th in the UK and three days later worldwide.

MetalTalk's Mark Taylor got up close and personal with Robin and you can watch the interview below.

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Many rock fans first become aware of Robin Beck for the very first time when she had a number one hit with 'First Time' back in 1988, a track that was heavily featured in a Coca-Cola advertising campaign.

The resulting album, 'Trouble Or Nothin'' was a well crafted melodic rock masterpiece featuring the writing talents of hit makers Desmond Child and Holly Knight.

Her new album is a return to form that will please all rock lovers who hark back to the golden days of the hairy eighties. A flawless album that features a host of outside writers including a couple penned by Beck herself and a couple borrowed from her buddies in Fiona and Glen Burtnick.

Produced by her husband James Christian who also performs on the album, 'Underneath' kicks off in fine style with the smooth rocker 'Wrecking Ball'. Originally recorded by Fiona, 'Ain't That Just Like Love' is perfect fist raiser for those who like to sing to themselves into the mirror with a hair brush as a microphone.

'Sprain' has a neat grunge like guitar riff going on and is one of my favourites on this little AOR gem. 'Catfight' has a poppy glam style stomp to it, whilst 'Burning Me Down' is a heart string puller featuring a duet with Christian.

There are no duds on offer here, an album that flows and flourishes and has a feel good factor about it. There's nothing that tastes flat, Robin Beck still has plenty of fizz to offer. Feels like the very second time.

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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