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5 days ago
joe
This isn't even as good as Def Leppard at its worst. Please tell me you're joking.
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6 days ago
joe
The Defiants record isn't even as good as Danger Danger, let alone one of the true pillars of the genre.
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11 days ago
joe
I tried to ship a t-shirt form the US back to the UK (a return order) and the post office told me it was $20 for the cheapest option.... decided I'd keep the damn shirt and give it away.
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17 days ago
joe
You need: 1) a very good system (Crosleys won't do) and 2) a very good pressing (double LPs, even better if @ 45rpm) to get the most out of vinyl. A lot of recent music doesn't quite benefit from a vinyl pressing but plenty of artists make sure their records are top notch.
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20 days ago
joe
Keeping it to singles only.... "In These Arms" "Lie to Me" "Dry County" "I Believe" "Misunderstood" "Whole Lot of Leavin'" "Born to be my Baby" "Never Say Goodbye" "Always" "Real Life"
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21 days ago
joe
Keep the Faith and These Days are the only Jovi records I can listen to anymore. Still like the random song from everyt other album, but these are the only two I can sit with and enjoy entirely. The recent vinyl issues of these tow records are astounding!
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4 weeks ago
joe
Dream Theater used to be my big one, but that feeling has waned since Octavarium. Brandi Carlile (traveling to Nashville for a show) a-ha Harem Scarem
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5 weeks ago
joe
who?
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6 weeks ago
joe
Would've been a b-side back in the day. The autotune is obnoxious. There's no reason for autotune other than laziness.
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6 weeks ago
joe
A-men! If any of their songs post Demons Down came on, I wouldn't be able to tell you what album it came from. It's all so pedestrian. Too bad because James Christian has an amazing voice.
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6 weeks ago
joe
A handful of us talked about it when it was first announced... I'm super stoked for this. Hoping they play somehwere near me (US east coast). I'm a Kiske fanboy, so, most of my fervor for the band died out when he left the band but I still enjoyed the records up until Better Than Raw. Saw them in NYC on that tour. Deris was better live than I expected, but he is certainly no Kiske. They pla
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7 weeks ago
joe
Indeed! Very near the top of my list of 2016 records was Margo Price's "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" and that's as "real country" as it gets.
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7 weeks ago
joe
Trying to purchase a couple of a-ha singles online (in FLAC format) and they are not available in the US so transactions won't go through... https://tracks.technics.com/GB/releases/5135146 and https://tracks.technics.com/GB/releases/5119680 Any chance someone can get these for me (the premium, FLAC version)? Will pay you through PayPal immediately... PM me! Thanks!
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8 weeks ago
joe
Counterparts is my favorite, by far. Also really into Hold Your Fire and Signals ("Analog Kid" is my #1 Rush song).
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2 months ago
joe
Love the band, the new EP will take some time to settle with me. "Dwonward SPiral" and "Pretty Hate Machine" are fantastic records and no one else does what they do better than NIN.
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2 months ago
joe
I loved The Astonishing show, but I also missed having the other albums represented... hope they bring this stateside!
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2 months ago
joe
That was 14 years ago... he's over it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni_-e5Mb3hU
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2 months ago
joe
alliedforces Wrote: > Shut up and sing !!!!! It goes both ways. Shut up and listen.
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2 months ago
joe
I think cinema is different -- if Tom was writing his own movies they'd be full of Xenu-babble (either explicit or subliminal), but he only acts in them. Music is a lot more expressive and representative of the artist (generally also the writer). But, I guess I'm speaking more of personal music (folk, country, indie, etc) than rock which is generally more general and universal with its themes
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2 months ago
joe
You can't separate the person from the art. Music is an extension of who they are and it is informed by their beliefs and convictions. Many artists have turned my like into love due to their personal ethics and their willingness to speak out loud when and where their words can be heard and matter to those who need to hear them. I haven't really stopped liking a musician because of his/her politic
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3 months ago
joe
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I doubt I could take an entire cd of them no mater how good > it sat in their canon... Good thing you don't have to.
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3 months ago
joe
Holy Hell! Hansen, Weikath, Gro├čkopf and Kiske together again... plus Andi and Sacha. Will have to make the trip for a few shows. Hope the US dates are extensive! http://pumpkins-united.helloween.org/en/pumpkins-united-world-tour-2017-2018.html
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3 months ago
joe
I like it, especially after seeing it performed live, but the story is so cringe-worthy I rarely listen to it anymore. As much as I love DT, they are in dire need of working with an outside producer. Someone needs to help them refocus. They have not been the same band I fell in love with since Six Degrees.
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3 months ago
joe
There's a shit ton of good country music out there. You won't hear it on "country" radio though.
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3 months ago
joe
Agreed! Wonderfully written. This is the kind of review that, even though it is clear the reviewer didn't like it, makes me want to listen to the record even more than I did before. I clicked on the ranked albums list and was very pleasantly surprised to see someone else who ranks These Days above everything else the band has done. Super curious about the new one now.
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4 months ago
joe
Saw the Cocks about a month ago... amazing! I haven't found too much crossover w/ hard rock, and these are fairly big industrial bands so you probably know them, but what about My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and the offshoot Excessive Force? For something more recent, how about The Dreaming (Christopher Hall of Stabbing Westward on vox).
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4 months ago
joe
Love it! They've been playing it this tour... saw em last month!
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4 months ago
joe
Amazing artist that changed and influenced generations. Congrats Bob!
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4 months ago
joe
Probably not your thing musically, but Chris Corner (IAMX) writes/plays/produces everything he does. I think he's pretty damn brilliant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLmC2hSRwKM
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4 months ago
joe
An ABBA compilation... always been a sucker for catchy pop hooks. Probably the reason I prefer AOR/Melodic Rock over the strip bands.
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