I'm always on the side of "truth and justice&
Posted by: Captain Chaos ()
Date: January 05, 2001 05:12AM

Chaos, this is what I see as the problem. Too many people are afraid to give a CD a bad review. As a result, no one knows what's good and what's not.

What's good and what's not is not something you can be told. It's something you have to decide for yourself. Maybe you need someone to make your decisions for you as to what is good music, but I am a grown man and I have my own tastes in music. I am capable of listening to something and deciding if I like it. I don't need a critic or a review to tell me what is good.

Sure, there are always those people who will try to delude themselves into liking something. I tried doing that with Jimi Jamison's "When Love Comes Down"!! Point of the matter is, if an album sucks, I want someone like me to tell me it sucks. I don't want to waste my time and money. Maybe you have more disposal income than me and more free time to waste...

There are even people in this world who liked "Good Trouble" by Reo Speedwagon. Kevin Cronin himself said they tried to hurry that album to fast to capitalize on "Hi Infidelity" and it stunk. Well, I disagree with him, I liked at least 5 songs on "Good Trouble". Stillness Of The Night, The Key, and Keep The Fire Burnin" were especially good songs in my opinion.

My point is, I don't even need the artist themselves to tell me if it's good. I decide that based on my musical tastes.

As for Shadow King, I had never cared one way or the other about anything Vivian Campbell had done before that. I liked every song on that Shadow King cd. I thought they were all catchy. I liked the keyboards. Lou's voice was impeccable.

"Anytime, Anywhere" was an in your face rocker. I think maybe sometimes people don't give certain groups a chance because of who they are. If you don't like Shadow King that's great Koogles, but I do! It's not a delusion, it's not because megastar Bruce Turgeon was in the band, it's because I truly love those songs. My favorite one is "Russia". Personally, I don't see how AOR lovers can't like that song. That guitar riff is very cool and Lou sings it beautifully. That's just my opinion of course, I love Shadow King. If you don't, that's fine but please don't tell me I have to not like them because the "critics" say it's bad, or because it's a "supergroup" or because 4 out of 5 dentists don't reccomend it. I don't need them or you to tell me whether it's good or not. I enjoy the hell out of that cd and that's all i need to know.

Dunt Dunt Duuuuuuuu

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Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 273 Jason 01/03/2001 08:37AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 154 coco 01/03/2001 09:56AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 154 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 09:57AM
You forgot 1981!! 163 koogles 01/03/2001 10:11AM
RE: You forgot 1981!! 153 Jason 01/03/2001 10:48AM
Shadow King blows 173 koogles 01/03/2001 01:40PM
Shadow King: Great Band..... 156Kris01/03/2001 01:44PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, NOT. 177 mike 01/03/2001 02:38PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, 148 Tahir Bise 10/07/2002 12:27AM
Yeah, so good they only made one CD! 182 koogles 01/03/2001 02:46PM
Are you serious? I hope not.... 171Kris01/03/2001 03:19PM
You need some quality control, buddy!! 151 koogles 01/03/2001 11:48PM
Come back to reality 132Kris01/04/2001 12:24AM
I'm back to reality... and only Mike is here! 164 koogles 01/04/2001 08:58AM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 157John Q01/03/2001 06:57PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 141 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 07:41PM
Well I like it! 150 Andrew 01/03/2001 09:10PM
And I love it ! 161 Sven 01/03/2001 11:02PM
No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 155 koogles 01/03/2001 11:56PM
Koogles opinion...... 152Captain Chaos01/04/2001 12:33AM
Why don't you take a side for once, Chaos? 169 koogles 01/04/2001 09:14AM
I'm always on the side of "truth and justice&151Captain Chaos01/05/2001 05:12AM
Loverboy VI 134 Sven 01/04/2001 01:32AM
Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", "LE 173 koogles 01/04/2001 09:22AM
RE: Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", &quo 136 Jason 01/04/2001 11:50AM
Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 147 koogles 01/04/2001 11:50PM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 159 Jason 01/05/2001 01:20AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 187Captain Chaos01/05/2001 06:05AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 176 DantheCDman 01/05/2001 09:30AM
RE: No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 178 DantheCDman 01/04/2001 10:18AM
Looks DO Matter 131Kris01/04/2001 12:07AM
Me & HOL 150John Q01/04/2001 06:30AM
RE: Me & HOL 143 Dany 01/06/2001 05:58PM
That whole looks vs. musicianship thing 218 Dany 01/06/2001 06:14PM
RE: Shadow King blows 138 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:18AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 147richie01/03/2001 07:24PM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 152 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:16AM

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