Saturday, December 3, 2016

Revisiting Stone Temple Pilots' debut "Core"

Isn't it funny how wrong the critics can be? The much maligned debut by Stone Temple Pilots has stood the test of time. Twenty four years later it still rocks as hard if not harder than many of it's more critically celebrated but much forgotten contemporaries. On the anniversary of the tragic passing of frontman Scott Weiland, The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus pays tribute to one of rock's most enduring albums.  Featured Loudini Artists:   Crucified Barbara,  The Sheepdogs,  The Temperance Movement

Crucified Barbara
Formed in Stockholm in 1998 by bassist Ida Evileye and guitarist Klara Force, CRUCIFIED BARBARA is Sweden's hardest rocking quartet, playing a fiery brand of rock 'n' roll tinged with metal and lashings of punk, pop, thrash, and whatever else dares to cross their path. 

No strangers to hard work or success, CRUCIFIED BARBARA’s debut single from their 2005 debut In Distortion We Trust climbed to #8 on the Swedish pop charts. They played Australia, toured across Europe opening for Motörhead, Sepultura, In Flames, and Doro, and earned a prestigious slot alongside Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, and System Of A Down at the U.K. Download Festival. With all that touring, it would be four years before the band got around to recording their second album, 2009’s ‘Til Death Do Us Party. Next thing you know, there they were on national television performing in Eurovision’s 2010 Song Contest and made it to the semi-finals. Go figure.

Entering the legendary Music-A-Matic Vintage Recording Studio in Gothenberg with sound engineer Henryk Lipp and producer Chips Kiesby to create CRUCIFIED BARBARA’s third studio release, The Midnight Chase features the beautifully evil “Rock Me Like The Devil,” the anthemic “Everything We Need,” and the commandeering “Into The Fire.” Ida Evileye dominates her trusty Sandberg bass, Klara Force rocks steady on her ’76 Gibson Explorer, Mia Coldheart belts out her unapologetic vocals while riffing all over her Gibson Gothic Flying V, and Nicki Wicked pounds on her glittered Yamaha Maple drum kit until you’re splayed across the floor with a bull’s-eye knock-out punch that’ll make you spit your teeth out. Now you know what happens when Motörhead mates with The Runaways.

So how did they get their name? The band members attended Denmark’s legendary Roskilde Festival and came across something very unexpected in a nearby forest: a blow-up doll (generically called “Barbara” throughout Sweden) attached to a crucifix. And no, they didn’t identify with the victim, they claimed the power of the aggressor right on the spot and have never looked back.

If ever you cross their path, bring some brass knuckles to better protect yourself.

Press Contact
crucifiedbarbara @

Booking Agent
crucifiedbarbara @

The Sheepdogs
Hailing from Saskatoon, three-time JUNO awarding winning artists THE SHEEPDOGS’ burst onto the international scene after beating out thousands of artists in 2011 to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, The Sheepdogs have amassed six JUNO nominations, toured worldwide and earned Platinum certification for their 2010 LP Learn and Burn.

The Sheepdogs’ latest self-titled LP produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, garnering another GOLD record for the band.

“Our goal is two-fold,” Currie says. “We want to make killer albums that people really want to listen to, but we also want to have a really reputable live show. When we come through town we want to be the hottest ticket there. Those two elements are what make a truly great rock and roll band. Really, though, we just want to play to anyone who is willing to give us a shot and who wants to have a good time.”

Current Location
Saskatooon, SK

General Manager
Bedlam Music Management - Joel Carriere -

Beatles, Stones, Allman Brothers, Kinks, Stones, Derek & the Dominoes, Neil Young, Humble Pie, Faces, Free, Little Feat, Sly & the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, the Bees, Supergrass, etc.

Press Contact
Listen Harder Publicity (Canada) - 

Press Here Publicity (USA) -

Booking Agent
Paquin Entertainment Group (Canada) - Todd

The Temperance Movement
Rock n roll

Phil Campbell, Paul Sayer, Nick Fyffe, Damon Wilson, Matt White

Record Label
Earache Records / Concord Music Group

New album 'White Bear' out now. Listen here:

2016/2017 Live Dates:

The Band, Free, Pearl Jam, Little Feat, Blur, The Rolling Stones, Jonathan Wilson, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, CSNY, White Denim, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Tom Petty.

Press Contact
USA / Canada: Joel Amsterdam -

UK / EU: William Luff @ Wilful PR -

Booking Agent
USA & Canada - Anthony Paolercio and Adam Sylvester / The Agency Group: /

UK / ROW: Steve Zapp - ITB:

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