RE: Magnum info and help
Posted by: ChrisD ()
Date: August 18, 2000 02:03AM


Wolf--

It all depends on what you like to listen to, but I would say that Magnum was one of the finest pomp/AOR acts ever. It is kind of hard to pick a similar band but I would say that they are akin to Kansas/Styx/Saga/Asia, but perhaps a tiny bit harder and more "direct" (don't ask, I can't really elaborate...)

I would definitely recommend "On a Storyteller's Night", or perhaps "Wings of Heaven", followed by "Vigilante" and then maybe "Chase the Dragon".
I would not recommend any of their very early stuff (Kingdom of Madness, II, Archive) to someone who wasn't really into them, as it tends to sound a little too dated and proggish. If you enjoy them, however, you may want to check out "Kingdom...".

They reached their pinnacle in the late 80s and their 90s releases are a mixed bag (Goodnight L.A., the ho-hum Rock Art). If you like what you hear, the more recently released discs by lead vocalist Bob Catley would appeal to you. They bring the best elements of the 80s work into the 90s (so to speak...). I hope this is helpful...

Regards,

ChrisD



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Magnum info and help 120 Wolf 08/18/2000 01:28AM
RE: Magnum info and help79 ChrisD 08/18/2000 02:03AM
RE: Magnum info and help 92 Vince Viani 08/18/2000 04:07AM
RE: Magnum info and help 83 Kevin 08/18/2000 04:19AM
RE: Magnum info and help 94 Mike 08/18/2000 08:44AM
RE: Magnum info and help 68 Ten fan no2 08/18/2000 06:47AM
RE: Magnum info and help 83 Dave NI 08/18/2000 09:34PM
RE: Magnum info and help 78 Alex siedler 08/19/2000 12:31AM


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