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4 weeks ago
Kevin
go to www.setlist.fm, and it's there. I'm with you--it's about as good as those of us in the US will get to experiencing Magnum live.
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8 weeks ago
Kevin
Don Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I dunno, if I'm Steve Perry, or Tom Scholz, or > Joey Tempest, or Gary Cherone, or whomever, I > think I'd be a little frustrated at being labelled > as "the guy who does that song." > Cheers, > Don Could be worse. You could have been in a position like Jimi Jamison, who had plenty of h
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2 months ago
Kevin
The main difference I see in Magnum pre and post reformation is the type of songs being recorded, and the change in chorus writing. In the "old days", you had the pop songs, the rock songs and the progressive tempo-changing songs. In the recent stuff, you have almost lost all of the pop, and the tempo changes consistently in all songs (slow verse, heavier bridge, and mid-tempo to fast
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2 months ago
Kevin
What I tend to do is rate the songs themselves on a 1-10 scale (1 = horrible, 10 = classic), then simply do an average of the ratings. Obviously, not every song is an all-time classic, so it brings a bit of separation between the good, the very good, and the oh-so-hard-to-achieve truly great albums. Kevin
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5 months ago
Kevin
KAYAKER Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I feel the same way about Gotthard reaching Aussie > or NZ:(( or the US... Kevin
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5 months ago
Kevin
patiscat Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It would be great to see them in Europe but this > will not happen ;-(( They did a couple of shows in the UK and Scotland on the last tour. I wouldn't say Europe is completely out of the question, especially since Jimmy has played there solo in fairly recent years. Now, the US probably is :( He did one sh
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5 months ago
Kevin
KAYAKER Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My wife and I went to the Auckland concert last > night - and WOW! We also went to the 2011 concert > at Vector Arena in Auckland and loved it but found > that Jimmy's vocals were VERY rough then and he > didn't really seem interested. > > Well last night was totally different. I thought > i
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6 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Smith bowed out after Perry balked,didn't he? > Likely doesn't want back in. Besides- he's mainly > a jazzhead anyway. Probably doesn't wanna be > 'bored' playing rock again. But hey--you never > know.. T There was an interview that I can't find now where Smith mentioned he was willing to do a TBF to
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8 months ago
Kevin
rocinante_uk Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is that it now for MB20? I Was at the Charlotte, NC show a few days ago, and he specifically said that MB20 was ongoing. More stuff yet to come from that band, which is why he said he doesn't play much MB20 stuff at his solo shows. Only had time for one listen of the Great Unknown yet, and was rather dissa
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12 months ago
Kevin
Almir Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I noticed that nobody mentioned the new album > despite many posts and promos from Andrew in the > front page. > > When the band released Albion was the same thing. > Just a few comments. > Both seemed pretty solid releases. > > On the other hand when they went thru that fase of > ba
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1 year ago
Kevin
Interesting. Absolutely loved the Cradlesong album, and most of his stuff is rather classy, so we'll see how the album holds up. Kevin
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1 year ago
Kevin
Think the title is a bit misleading. You can read it as "people won't listen to anything new after 33".....or you can read it as "people don't experiment to find new genres/styles of music after 33". I think the article is closer to the 2nd interpretation. The way I read the article is that people tend to listen to what is popular in younger years, then in their twenties,
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1 year ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm normally not a fan of the typical > projects that get churned out by him and > Frontiers. They DO most times sound sub-par to > these ears. Like grade b/c Journey/Survivor then... > Actually- Strangers..is my fav track-what a > GREAT tune! Ironically enough, Strangers to this Life is
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1 year ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Again--disagree. I'm thinking that Aldrich is the > key here. He makes this thing SMOKE. and even > Jack's bass playing is very cool if in the > bacjground. The songs DO have familiar vibes to > them. Thought I'd feel exactly the same as you > guys. But it became too good to ignore as I gave > i
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1 year ago
Kevin
Peter M. Bietenholz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I totally agree. RS certainly has all the > trademarks that people around here love about this > kind of music, but it's totally generic, which is > a shame when you consider the talent involved. > Given Deen's voice, I guess it was written to > sound like Journey and it does. >
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1 year ago
Kevin
Andy B Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Absolutely love the band and have got all their > albums but can`t listen to Giving The Game Away, > played it once and that was it. Rather mellow, but a couple of classy songs on there. All I Ever Wanted and It's Another Day are very nice indeed. The two Japan bonus tracks are some of the few really "T
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1 year ago
Kevin
Still processing the new one, so too early for a rating. 1. Backstreet Symphony 2. Behind Closed Doors 3. Laughing on Judgement Day 4. The Magnificent Seventh 5. Shooting at the Sun 6. Bang! 7. Robert Johnson's Tombstone 8. The Thrill of It All 9. Giving the Game Away
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1 year ago
Kevin
was wondering when this was going to be officially announced. Judging by what was said here and another video out there, Independence Day is pretty much the final nail in the coffin for there ever possibly being a Survivor reunion. Hopefully, the album will be good. Kevin
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1 year ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I know it's been a long time since...but couldn't > these guys organize a tour on the strength of > 'Can't Find My Way Home' just by itself/it's > merits? Many acts out there touring on the > strength of a 'hit single' of yore. This effin' > band makes way too great a catalog of music to not > b
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1 year ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Seems incredulous this guy never really considered > singing lead. a few famous folk have moved out > from behind the drum kit to make an even bigger > name for themselves,after all. And all of 'em were > already lauded as great drummers. T I don't think he's wants to be out front. That takes a ce
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1 year ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bought the debut when it came out from the radio > 'single' that was played. The material all seemed > to gel into itslf- not much variety,but if you can > dig that element,then it's quality enough. I need > more diversity,so I guess I always thought of them > as great potential but not quite gettin
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1 year ago
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Justin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I do have a sidebar question though.....how did > I'm Always Here end of as the Baywatch song? > That's not even in my top 20 favorites from him > but it's one of his most successful songs for > sure! I just looked it up and saw that it was > only for the reruns. It's not even the original >
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1 year ago
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patiscat Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Gotthard plays the song «C’est la vie» > not nearly as "live" as one would think. No real surprise either. Kevin
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1 year ago
Kevin
Idiosyncrasy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Dammit! I was hoping for some NEW > Barnes/Cain/Schon songs! 'Last Frontier' is one of > my favourite Jonathan Cain songs outside of > Journey and Bad English. Barnes IS working on new material. Whether any of the Cain sessions will make the final cut, your guess is as good as mine. Would be nic
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1 year ago
Kevin
30/30 Anniversary Re-recording of older material to celebrate 30th Anniversary as a solo artist with collaborations. Release date: August 29. The tracklisting: 1. Going Down Alone, Journey 2. Good Times, Keith Urban 3. I'd Die To Be With You Tonight, Diesel 4. Lay Down Your Guns, The Living End 5. Ride The Night Away, Little Steven (Van Zandt) 6. Stand Up, Mahalia Barnes and the Soul
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1 year ago
Kevin
2112 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > not believing this ... > Press release indicating Dave Bickler on vocals > .# > Not going to happen. as of right now, they have BOTH Dave and Jimi together. Kevin
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2 years ago
Kevin
well, that's certainly unexpected and most welcome! Good to have the guys back. Kevin
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2 years ago
Kevin
On May 1, Rob Thomas hit central North Carolina on his solo tour. This was a bit different to the usual Rob Thomas show. Featuring just a couple of guitars, a piano and just two people to help him, this certainly wasn't the typical Rob Thomas/Matchbox 20 show, and most everything was way stripped back. Not surprisingly, there was a fair bit of Matchbox 20 songs played, as well as the solo mate
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2 years ago
Kevin
from the new Neal Schon album, So U. Serenity (with Deen Castronovo on vocals) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozpp82kcJas
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2 years ago
Kevin
buirt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I didn't know the guys from thunder would release > a new live album? probably one of the Christmas shows. They do release those on an annual basis. Cool little albums in their own right. Kevin
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