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Out of those items, I'd personally do the book or the Pop Vinyl figure.
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3 days ago
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The band retired in 2000 - they've gotten together a couple of times for reunion shows since then, but that's pretty much it. Glenn Kaiser is the only one that still records and does shows regularly - his output is pretty much blues.
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4 days ago
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I liked Slippery some back in the day, and the truth is, hearing songs like Livin' on a Prayer now is fun. The album probably was one of the best representations of the 80's for me, at least in terms of music.
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4 days ago
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I came to appreciate the later albums more recently; usually, there's a good song here and there. Of course, Lightning Strikes Again is an effort specifically geared toward an 80's hard rock sound, so that appealed to me. But I also liked Erase the Slate a lot - played that one to death at the time - and also liked some of the songs off Broken Bones.
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4 days ago
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The show's sound isn't great (that reverb gets a bit nasty sometime), but it's just the same old issue: that band is awesome, except for that darn vocalist! :) Jon Levin does seem to enjoy himself, and his guitar playing is fantastic. One of the saving graces that's left in the band. Don actually didn't sound half bad on Into the Fire, but those vocal attempts at harmony on In My Dreams - yi
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4 days ago
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Yes, they're also known as Rez. They are a "Christian" band, and are considered one of the most influential groups of the 70's and 80's. Most Christian bands cite them as one of their major influences as musicians. My personal favorites were Innocent Blood and Civil Rites, probably because I was more immersed in Christian rock back then. But you can't go wrong with most of their a
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18 days ago
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In the case of Michael Sweet's new album, the original preorder price was US$10. I just noticed today that it's gone up to $10.59. Makes sense that the artist and label sets the price, with Amazon getting their cut; in this case, it's offering a better price when it's first offered as a preorder. I'll also add that I get a bit weary of all the preorder hype that goes into new releases now, b
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28 days ago
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It's a great read, even if you're not a Sabbath/Ozzy fan per se.
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29 days ago
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I doubt that Frontiers does anything to interfere with an artist's endeavors, and I have no faith that Tate's going to do anything different from his last couple of outings. O:M will be more of the same.
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6 weeks ago
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No surprise- it seemed to be in the cards after the developments with Malcolm's illness.
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6 weeks ago
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I've paid through the nose for a couple of imports- I think I paid about $45-50 for a rare Japanese version of TNT's "Knights of the New Thunder" that had the 'banned' cover. These days, I wouldn't pay as much - I start digging my heels in if a hard copy is over $12-15.
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2 months ago
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I do like Muse, but they seem more like an under-the-radar type of band. However, it isn't possible for any band to achieve massive success in the U.S. unless they have the corporate machinery of radio and concert promotions behind them, and it certainly won't happen for rock bands.
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2 months ago
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Haven't met a lot of rock musicians myself, but the guys from the doom band Trouble were generally nice, especially the bassist. The worst we met in passing was Don Dokken - he was a total jerk during the band's set, and he nearly got into a fist fight with a fan that asked for an autograph. My brother felt lucky as he was approaching DD for an autograph himself.
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2 months ago
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I actually liked Women and Children a little more than the first two albums; it sounded great last night. But I'm really looking forward to Fair Warning.
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2 months ago
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1 ... Whitesnake 1987 (because it was my first WS album) 2 ... Trouble (personal favorite of early WS output) 3 ... Good to be Bad (favorite of Aldrich era) 4 ... Slip of the Tongue 5 ... Slide It In 6 ... Forevermore 7 ... Restless Heart 8 ... Saints and Sinners 9 ... Lovehunter 9 ... Into the Light 10 .. The Purple Album (not that fond of tribute albums) 11 .. Snakebite (least favori
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2 months ago
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Kalodner interviews are always an entertaining read, thanks for the links.
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2 months ago
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I hadn't listened to VH albums in several years, though I've heard the usual cuts on "classic rock" radio every now and then. Last night, I finally listened to the first two albums, and it just blew me away again. Some of the most creative songs and guitar playing that's ever been heard. And I enjoyed listened to VH II more than I ever had. Makes me look forward to listening to more
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2 months ago
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One of their best albums, IMO. I've always enjoyed Metal Church; the only caveat is that their musical output over the years is a bit uneven because of lineup changes.
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2 months ago
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In rock 'n' roll, originality is simply a slight twist on a formula used by all bands that makes people think you stand out in the crowd. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy rock a lot. But I really do wonder whether Joe Perry was right in saying you can twist three chords around infinitely. At some point, it does start to sound the same.
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2 months ago
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What's surprised me is how little I've heard about Michael Sweet's solo release in recent months. He's been talking more about releasing another Stryper album, which is great, but why is the other flying under the radar? Maybe I just need to pay more attention, but it seems kind of weird...
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2 months ago
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I've liked the songs I've heard from him this go round - not sure I'd buy the album, but still enjoyable.
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2 months ago
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Crazy Lixx is listed twice for their live album - just noticed it.
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3 months ago
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I'd disagree about Don never being to sing; he sounds great on the taped concert of their tour with Aerosmith. And other early clips I've heard are also good.
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3 months ago
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I loved the classic lineup over the years, but I wouldn't go see them today. No point, really, for all the reasons that people have already stated.
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3 months ago
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I still don't have the gift card yet, but I think it'll be the Defiants and Nordic Union. Thanks all!
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3 months ago
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It's been posted on Bravewords and other reputable outlets. A very sad development.
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3 months ago
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I love TNT, but I won't really believe this is long term until a new album is done and tour dates are firmly booked. I agree with Figge: it's hard to be terribly optimistic when you consider the on-again/off-again nature of this relationship. But My Religion showed that there's still some magic in the TH/Le Tekro songwriting partnership, so it'll be nice if it happens.
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3 months ago
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Actually, I kind of know what I'm probably going to get, but I'm curious as to what folks would get with $25. I'm getting one of those gift cards for Amazon (courtesy of a credit card rewards program) and I'm getting either two hard copy albums or three digital albums. So, what would be the must gets at the moment? I should say that I already got Treat and Eclipse's latest...
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3 months ago
farrarsm
A good 80's metal vibe; it would have been a monster if it had been released back then.
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3 months ago
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It just means nothing is ever really set in stone; artists change their minds all the time. That said, I think it'd be a good thing for Journey to take some time off - they might actually get recharged enough to create new music instead of doing the "summer shed tour" thing over and over again.
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