Now that's nonsense!
Posted by: Misterpomp ()
Date: January 28, 2001 08:21PM

Koogs - Angel were my favourite band for nigh on 10 years until the whole "In the Beginning" (aka This is the F*!kin end) fiasco / scam. Unfortunately the expectation / disappointment was too much and although I'll always have a high regard for them ... not the same any more...

Anyway. Angel's debut and Helluva Band are both very good but not great. For example the piano in Rock n Rollers is cheesy to a level I've rarely heard. And just to be contrary "The Fortune" would not make it into my Angel Top 5 any day of the week / month / year. That said there are some great songs, Dr Ice & Tower being just two.

However, White Hot is their best album (IMPO). it's got the right mix ofthe pop metal of Sinful and the more complex items on the early albums. On Earth is close but not quite there, even if "That Magic Touch" is definitely in my all time top 5 Angel songs. I think, Eric, your recollection of the strength of White Hot may be determined by that feeling of sell out - not the quality of the songs. Under Suspicion and the like are great hard rockers and Don't Leve me Lonely is an awesome track. Sinful is poppy sure but it's great pop.

as for prog - I'd have to agree with Eric. We all would have different views on what makes prog and different cut off points for how original / different it needs to be to be progressing but Angel's debut, even to an ardent fan,wouldn't have nearly enough originality to be progressive. Hard Rock - maybe, AOR - for me maybe.

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AOR - 25 years old? 178 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 12:49AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 114 koogles 01/28/2001 05:12AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 118 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 05:29AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 102 koogles 01/28/2001 05:52AM
Re: Prog 95 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 07:10AM
Re: Prog 119 koogles 01/28/2001 07:28AM
Re: FM 108 Phil 01/28/2001 08:21PM
This is where you lose me ... 125 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:24PM
Re: This is where you lose me ... 109 Phil 01/29/2001 05:20AM
Re: FM 113 koogles 01/28/2001 11:57PM
Now that's nonsense!115 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:21PM
Re: White Hot 110 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 10:01PM
Re: Angel's debut!! 127 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 05:17AM

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