RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?.......
Posted by: Surfpunk ()
Date: July 18, 2000 03:32AM

Dave Reynolds was one of Kerrang!'s chief writers in the mid/late 80's and, along with Derek Oliver and Paul Suter (amongst others), was one of the writers responsible for helping the 80's scene develop over here in the UK.

An avid ANGEL fan, Dave also used to work in what was, at the time, the most 'visible' rock specialist shop, SHADES in London.

His enthusiasm for promoting his 'pet' bands/artists is partly responsible for building up some artists semi-legendary status in the AOR world. ie. Michael Bolton (Woops! What happened there, Dave?), Paul Sabu, John Waite, the list could be endless. He was among the first to back Stevie Salas, Shark Island and he was on a personal crusade to break CROWN OF THORNS over here, or so it seemed. With his continual references it was almost taking on mythological proportions before it actually came out!

Actually, Derek Oliver went on to work for Atlantic (or was it Atco?) and was responsible for first signing DREAM THEATER. So they did have a good idea what was going on.

These days of course, with the advent of the web, we don't have to rely on reviewers anymore. We're all reviewers now and can all get our opinions out to the world. Cool isn't it?

Regarding TWO FIRES Jack, I wasn't that impressed at first but it is growing on me real quick. So give it some time and it may just surprise you yet. I do think it will end up near the top of a lot of peoples personal year end charts.

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2fires vs reynolds 211 peter 07/18/2000 12:18AM
RE: 2fires vs reynolds 112 Rammy 07/18/2000 12:50AM
Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 132Jack07/18/2000 01:23AM
Because that's what Messageboards are for ... 124 Rammy 07/18/2000 01:57AM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?.......195Surfpunk07/18/2000 03:32AM
speaking of Two Fires.... 122 Kevin 07/18/2000 06:12AM
RE: speaking of Two Fires.... 115Chris07/18/2000 08:16AM
RE: speaking of Two Fires.... 112 Susumu 07/21/2000 08:10PM
Time for Mr.Chalfant to release a best of? 125 Nicky Baldrian 07/18/2000 09:10PM
RE: Time for Mr.Chalfant to release a best of? 114 Kevin 07/19/2000 02:37AM
RE: Time for Mr.Chalfant to release a best of? 133JT07/19/2000 03:25AM
RE: speaking of Two Fires.... 150 Nick Green 07/22/2000 10:18PM
Thanks! 111Jack07/19/2000 04:42AM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 169 Kieran 07/19/2000 10:15AM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 141 Nicky 07/19/2000 05:00PM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 117 Kieran 07/20/2000 04:09AM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 103Cybergimp07/23/2000 07:33PM
RE: Who the hell is Dave Reynolds, anyway?....... 118 Cybergimp 07/23/2000 07:35PM
2Fires. Sorry!!!!!!! 144 Rammy 07/19/2000 05:32PM


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