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? 234 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 12:49AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 160 koogles 01/28/2001 05:12AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 150 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 05:29AM
Re: AOR - 25 years old? 126 koogles 01/28/2001 05:52AM
Re: Prog 128 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 07:10AM
Re: Prog 163 koogles 01/28/2001 07:28AM
Re: FM 137 Phil 01/28/2001 08:21PM
This is where you lose me ... 150 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:24PM
Re: This is where you lose me ... 141 Phil 01/29/2001 05:20AM
Re: FM 142 koogles 01/28/2001 11:57PM
Now that's nonsense!152 Misterpomp 01/28/2001 08:21PM
Re: White Hot 162 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 10:01PM
Re: Angel's debut!! 151 Eric Abrahamsen 01/28/2001 05:17AM

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