Best Rock Star Hair

by TW on February 3, 2010

When it came to big hair in the 1970s, I don’t think anyone did it better than Journey guitarist Neal Schon. As Journey’s Next album cover demonstrates, Schon (back left) had height, width and depth – a 3-dimensional ‘doo that still stands up as one of the greatest Afros of the decade. Great hair and […]


The Good Rats: “From Rats To Riches”

by TW on January 16, 2009

The Good Rats were a five-piece band of New Yorkers who released several excellent albums in the 1970s. They should have been much bigger. The Good Rats were Peppi Marchello (vocals), Mickey Marchello (guitar/vocals), John “The Cat” Gatto (guitar/keyboards),  Lenny Kotke (bass/vocals) and Joe Franco (drums). Peppi was a great front man – prone to […]


10 Best Roger Dean album covers

by TW on December 23, 2008

Roger Dean is one of rock music’s most original and respected cover artists. He’s best known for the artwork that graced the covers of so many great Yes albums in the 1970s. But if you know his work only from Fragile or Tales From Topographic Oceans, read on. Here are 10 of my favorite Dean […]