Interesting thread......
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: December 07, 2000 11:57AM

Hi Everyone,

There are a lot of good bands that have been mentioned, like Lee Aaron, April Wine, Alias, Brighton Rock, Britton, Coney Hatch, Carl Dixon, Dalbello, Emerald Rain, Fist, Goddo, Gowan, Hanover Fist, Harem Scarem, Helix, Honeymoon Suite, Headpins, Haywire, Kick Axe, Killer Dwarfs, Paul Laine, Loverboy, Lynx, Kim Mitchell, Max Webster, Frank Marino, Moxy, Aldo Nova, Prism, Red Rider, Rush, Saga, Sheriff, Santers, Streetheart, Pat Travers, Triumph & Von Groove(whew!)
But in my humble opinion there are some pretty average bands being bandied around as being classics that just aren't.

Qwest - One average record (Dream Zone) and one terrible one (Tampico Gold)
Regatta - Pleasant pop/rock, nothing more.
The Kings - Very poor pseudo-new wave pop
Queen City Kids - Great singer, no songs
Trooper - Two or three good songs per album.
Glass Tiger - Drippy
Platinum Blonde - The pits!
Korea - Really lame, terrible production.

On the other hand, I would heartily recommend....

Teaze - All five albums, classy commercial arena rock with a great singer.
Orphan - Two fabulous and varied AOR albums with killer guitars & keys.
Harlequin - Lightweight AOR of the highest order. Superb songs.
Zon - Slightly off-the-wall pomp. Great keyboards but ignore 3rd LP.
Wrabit - Again ignore 3rd album but first two are awesome.
FM - For prog/experimental fans only. Early stuff weird, later stuff poppy.
Surrender - Good intelligent atmospheric rock. Feat. Alfie Zappacosta.
Zappacosta - First two albums. High-tech AOR.
Toronto - Five good-to-great albums. Excellent female singer.
Everest - Good first album, avoid the second.
Refugee - Two excellent albums.
Avalon - Good pomp
T.O. Joker - Fabulous hard rock. One album and a mini-album
Leyden Zar - Two good quirky albums, very Canadian!

I'm sure I've missed out some great bands, but I'm sure you'll remind me.

Take care,

Phil
P.S. Rik Emmett WAS Triumph, Edge Of Excess sucked!








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Strictly for the sake of generating discussion... 336 Don 12/06/2000 01:11PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 214 Stimpy 12/06/2000 02:12PM
Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?" 222 Tinger 12/06/2000 08:30PM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&qu 173 Stimpy 12/06/2000 08:32PM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 172 ddregs 12/07/2000 03:22AM
Edge of Excess was not a great CD 197 koogles 12/07/2000 03:39AM
Edge of Excess was a decent CD 211 Sven 12/07/2000 12:53PM
If it's so good, why is Phil X ashamed of it? 224 koogles 12/07/2000 07:46PM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 237 sharxfan 12/07/2000 05:38AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 201 Stimpy 12/07/2000 06:06PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 192 sfk kurt 12/06/2000 05:28PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 181 Mats 12/06/2000 06:39PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 190 Don Wishon 12/06/2000 06:42PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 210 Don Wishon 12/06/2000 11:40PM
25 more great Canadian AOR bands/artists... 2661 koogles 12/07/2000 02:51AM
Hey Koogs... 214 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 02:56AM
Explorers 215 koogles 12/07/2000 03:29AM
My Top Five Canadian AOR albums... 266sharxfan12/07/2000 06:06AM
RE: Cool list... 176 Don 12/07/2000 06:43AM
Interesting thread......243 Phil 12/07/2000 11:57AM
Glass Tiger 197 Sven 12/07/2000 01:03PM
Boulevard 196 André 12/07/2000 10:06PM
RE: Boulevard (Oops!) 196 Phil 12/07/2000 11:32PM
RE: Glass Tiger 200 sfk kurt 12/08/2000 01:44AM
RE: Glass Tiger 191Gav12/11/2000 05:24AM
Er...Phil.... 186Surfpunk12/10/2000 12:41AM
Don knows his @#$#!! 155 Alex VanHalen's neckbrace 12/06/2000 11:04PM
RE: Thanks... 170 Don 12/06/2000 11:56PM
Nice username (np) 174 Eddie Van Halen's Plastic Hip 12/11/2000 06:26AM
RE: Nice username (np) 161 DavidLeeRoth'sHyperinflatedEgo 12/11/2000 06:34AM
Did anyone mention... 154 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 02:58AM
RE: STAN MEISSNER ... check him out here !! 215 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 04:07AM
I am stunned no one mentioned QUEEN CITY KIDS!! 214 Jennifer T 12/07/2000 04:08AM
RE: Cool list... 176 Don 12/07/2000 06:31AM
RE: Ooops... 192 Don 12/07/2000 06:45AM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 184 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 07:58AM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 183 Don 12/07/2000 11:05AM
John Wetton 216 Sven 12/07/2000 01:23PM
WHITE HEAT 192 koogles 12/07/2000 08:13PM
Some more great Canadian artists... 186 The Other Joe 12/07/2000 06:53AM
RE: The Kings... 226 Don 12/07/2000 07:57AM
RE: The Kings... 210 andy b 12/07/2000 05:28PM
Randy Bachman 188 Sven 12/07/2000 01:32PM
egads even more Canuck stuff... 278steve12/07/2000 07:28PM
Did anyone mention Rockhead, the Arrows,Big House? 213 koogles 12/07/2000 08:19PM
Prism 172steve12/07/2000 08:36PM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 186 Phil 12/08/2000 12:06AM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 185 Don Wishon 12/08/2000 01:45AM
Toronto's Lookin For Trouble has been re-issued 182 koogles 12/08/2000 03:05AM
Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 251 Tinger 12/08/2000 05:45AM
RE: Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 212 Phil 12/08/2000 11:18AM
egads even more 183steve12/07/2000 08:25PM
RE: egads even more 205 Tinger 12/07/2000 09:36PM


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