Review: NWOCR – New Wave of Classic Rock Volume One
Rpm Records (July 23rd 2021)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
For those of you unfamiliar with NWOCR (New Wave OF Classic Rock), it first saw the light of day in 2017, and has since been used to cover a multitude of bands, as well as the genre as a whole, and it’s cetainly been strongly backed by music fans and record labels alike.
On ‘New Wave of Classic Rock Volume One‘ you certainly get your money’s worth, with 42 artists/tracks spread over two CD’s. If this whole NWOCR thing is new to you then this is certainly a fantastic springboard, for those of us more familiar then this is just a great compilation bringing together the bands and music that have helped pushed rock back to the forefront where it belongs.
There’s been muttering in certain dark corners regarding the term NWOCR, but I personally feel it makes a lot more sense than some of the genres that land in my inbox. eg black metal blues alchemey or Melogressive hard rock, I could easily post a load more of these laughable descriptions, it’s getting like that how to pick your porn star name with random words pinned together haha.
There are going to be certain bands you’ll favour, but what I did find with ‘New Wave of Classic Rock Volume One‘ is it delivers a few tracks I found myself enjoying from bands that I don’t normally enjoy!
I know some of you will already have ‘New Wave of Classic Rock Volume One‘ on pre-order, some of you are mulling or will buy later. The rest of you, especially if your new to the world of NWOCR, I’d without hesitation recomend you grab yourselves a copy and join the rest of us who already crank up those bands that are a big part of the very bright future of rock.