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10 days ago
GuitarheroAndy
My introduction to them was 'It's Not Over', which I really liked back in the day. I since picked up Silent Scream, which is utterly awesome - total classic 80s melodic rock. I downloaded the 'best of' from ITunes a couple of years ago - some really good songs. These days, it's stuff like this I prefer to listen to rather than most of the new acts...
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15 days ago
GuitarheroAndy
It's like all VH albums (except possibly the first one) which means it's a right mixed bag! In my opinion, when it's good, it's fabulous and when it's poor, it's terrible. Pretty much like most of their albums. All that differs is the ratio of 'great to crap'. I reckon VH are tailor made for the ITunes generation...just make a playlist of all the better songs and ignore the rest. I could get
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28 days ago
GuitarheroAndy
Guitar tones mainly Terry. The production seems to be aiming for a rather different sound compared to the older stuff. The arrangements too... That's fine of course - it's 30 years later. Just didn't do it for me...
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29 days ago
GuitarheroAndy
I've had 'Racing After Midnight' on in the car today, which, along with the totally awesome 'The Big Prize', is my favourite of their albums - I love them both. However, I must admit that the ITunes samples of the new album moved me not a jot. Part of that might be the production, to be fair. The song writing and performances are ok (well, the vocals are really good actually - he can still sing
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4 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
From that description, it sounds like I'll enjoy this one then! I think I'll check it out... :-)
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4 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
They do the 'synth wave' thing really well AND they are based in my home town too!
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4 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
I would be absolutely amazed if there was no 'enhancement' on this live recording somewhere. It has just become industry standard since the 1970s. The tongue-in-cheek comment about 'Unleashed in the East' says it all - apparently rumour has it that only the bass drum was kept from the actual live show on that (although that may be an exaggeration). It doesn't make the band any less 'good' as it
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4 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
Aaahh...Beginnings by Nouveaux. Now THAT was some album!! Fire and Love is my favourite Guardian album, to be honest. Other Christian rock/AOR albums I loved include Tales of Wonder, Powerhouse & Freedom by Whiteheart, The Waiting by Fighter, The Only World In Town by JAG, Urgency by Liaison, Never for Nothing by Margaret Becker, Big World by Mylon & Broken Heart, Beyond Belief and On F
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7 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
Little Big Town are a stunning live band! I saw them at the Country 2 Country launch event in October 2015 in Brooklyn Bowl at London's O2 - tiny venue. They absolutely destroyed it that night! Best show I have seen for years (and I've seen a fair few!) Their new cd is stunning!! Can't wait to see them in Birmingham later in the year... Here's a clip from the Brooklyn Bowl show... Sober: http
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8 weeks ago
GuitarheroAndy
Both of the songs I've heard from the new cd sound rather more AOR than other recent HOL tracks I've heard - by that I mean more upfront keyboards and less 'heavy' I suppose. That suits me better actually, being a fan of many things 'pink and fluffy' as I am... As for the older albums, Demons Down is probably my favourite, although I recall that Sahara was bags of fun at the time. Haven't bou
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2 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Huge proportion of what I hear on this site is rock by numbers to one degree or another. Doesn't necessarily make it bad. Personally, I really like Lionville. They are one of the few current/new AOR acts whose music I actually really enjoy. I'll definitely be buying the album...
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2 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Crazily catchy hook and massive sound!! Really like it!
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Very accomplished player indeed, but at his best when playing Brooke's solos in my opinion. Too much shred and not enough melody and feel in the other songs, for me. But I do fully agree that he's perfect for the band as it is now - great live energy and he so looks the part. It was a really great show - I personally enjoyed the songs off Strength in Numbers as much as those from the debut, actua
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
They were excellent!! However, the new songs aren't quite resonating with me for some reason. I know I'm in a very small minority there and I can't quite work out why... Oh well... The band were in awesome form and Danny was in fine fettle - really strong vocals all night. Romeo's Daughter were superb as well!!
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
I really like that, actually. And I've seen worse videos than that recently too!!
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
The two tracks I have heard from the upcoming cd are better than the first two albums put together in my opinion - I bought both the other cds in a sale at HMV. A few songs I enjoyed...most I didn't... Looking forward to hearing more from the new one now...
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
I quite like that...
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Brad Paisley is technically better than Keith Urban, but I prefer Keith's playing - it's more emotive. Or at least it was before he went dance-pop on his unbelievable dodgy latest album!!!
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3 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Just seen on Facebook via AOR Underground that vocalist David Saylor has passed away today! Great shame - great vocalist! I have some of his solo stuff and he has a new project 'Santa Ana Winds' that sounded very nice in a 'pure 80s AOR nostalgia way...' He can't have been very old either...in his 50s, I'd imagine... RIP...
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4 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
I have a couple of live dvds from shows back in the late 80s/early 90s. Amazing vocalist and always had a killer band behind him too...
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4 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Yeah, the Metropolis cd is very good. I always liked Stan's albums...
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4 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Bought the first couple of albums, played them a handful of times...sold them on. Nothing they have ever done has risen above the ordinary to my ears. Sorry...
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4 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Cool... I was just about to ask how REO were, as I'm a big fan but couldn't justify the ticket price given that I can't stand Status Quo... Was hoping REO would be doing a date on their own somewhere, as I'd have gone to that. Missed them last time they played here as I was ill... Have never seen them live.
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5 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
WSC is spoiled by the production and arrangements. There are some great songs on it but they struggle to show how good they are due to the overly synthesised musical backing - Oceans, Rebel Son, Is This Love, Backstreet Love Affair... All good tracks to my ears. It's also spoiled by not having Burning Heart on it (thank goodness for the Rock Candy remaster, which does!). Anyway, for me Vital
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5 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
I like that - Had no idea Peterborough had anything like this hiding away and I've lived here nearly 30 years!!!!!! LOL!! The track 'Call Me' is cool too in that '80's soundtrack' kinda way...
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5 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Been waiting for this for a while as I really like the debut...
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6 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
How the mighty have fallen!! Such a shame when the demons get so bad that this kinda thing happens... I used to love Ritchie's playing back in the day... And as for Orianthi, she's always gonna struggle. The 'pop-rock' thing never really took off (although I really enjoyed that album a few years back) and she's pretty much gonna be looked upon as the perennial side woman now, I suspect. For a
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6 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Just a quick 'thank you' to the kind folks posting links to videos from Rockingham. I wasn't able to go so it's good to see a bit of what I missed... And, those videos have dragged me kicking and screaming from all my country music listening and back to albums by Lee Aaron, Fortune (and Harlan Cage) and Crown of Thorns!! A jolly fine nostalgia trip it's been too!!! :-)
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6 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
Yeah, I got rid of the Emotional Rain album - it never really grabbed me beyond a couple of tracks, but that's probably just me. It's worth checking out for anyone interested in Lee Aaron's development as an artist through the 90s and beyond...
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6 months ago
GuitarheroAndy
It is what it is... 80s - 90s melodic hard rock. Very 'dated' sounding as in it 'sounds like what it is'. However, there are some monster tracks amongst it all! I have 'Lee Aaron' (1987) and 'Bodyrock' (1989) on CD & my i-pod. They are colossal albums. 'Lee Aaron' is very AOR - more keyboards than a lot of her stuff. It's very good AOR though. Bodyrock feels more guitar-based to me but is ver
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