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5 days ago
Kevin
dannyp13 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I was wondering what recommendations you guys have > for expanding my Dare collection. I have Out of > the Silence, Blood From Stone and Sacred Ground. > What should be the next cd I should get? I also > have the Rare Dare bootleg with the bonus tracks > from the first 2 albums. Calm Before the
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2 months ago
Kevin
STRANGEWAYS - NATIVE SONS Dance with Somebody 8.5 Only a Fool 10 So Far Away 9.5 Where Do We Go From Here 9 Goodnight L.A. 10 Empty Streets 9 Stand Up and Shout 8 Shake the Seven 7 Never Going to Lose It 7 Face to Face 8 8.6 STRANGEWAYS - WALK IN THE FIRE Where Are They Now 9 Danger In Your Eyes 8 Love Lies Dying 10 Every Time You Cry 9 Talk to Me 9 Living in the Danger Z
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2 months ago
Kevin
Bang was a big improvement on Firebirth, so interesting to hear what they come up with this time around. Kevin
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2 months ago
Kevin
ok, I'll play. Each song rated 1-10. 7=filler. 8=solid. 10=alltime classic. Then, a simple average. GIANT - LAST OF THE RUNAWAYS I'm a Believer 8.5 Innocent Days 9 I Can't Get Close Enough 8.5 I'll See You in My Dreams 9 No Way Out 7 Shake Me Up 8.5 It Takes Two 8.5 Stranger to Me 8 Hold Back the Night 9 Love Welcome Home 8 The Big Pitch 8 8.363636364 GIANT - TIME TO BUR
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3 months ago
Kevin
JMac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm going to the SF show on the 18th, can't wait! > Will be my first time seeing Butch live. one of the best live performers out there, regardless of genre. Enjoy!
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3 months ago
Kevin
not to mention using the intro for Stan Bush Touch when he came on stage, which was a bit of a surprise. How is the band gelling? My one complaint from the Raleigh show was that the band wasn't quite as tight as one would expect, and outside of the girl, fairly lifeless. Butch is always better when he has someone to play off of, and in Raleigh (and the live stream show from Atlanta), the res
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3 months ago
Kevin
SurFan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi everybody, > > I am a huge Survivor fan and have the 'fire makes > steel' demos as well as all the studio albums. Now > I'm looking for more songs to expand my > collection. For example, I have never listened to > the 're-entry' or the 'haunted tiger' demos. > Does anybody have these or ot
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sounds samey and one dimensional/same tempos > driven from the vid...maybe the guys voice a bit > hohum(?). But I've never heard them before,so > maybe just an intitial reaction. Might grow with > some listening,but didn't strike me as high on a > radar list to investigate/buy. JMO...what's their &
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5 months ago
Kevin
Sounds about like one would expect--current Dare sound, more guitars. Anyone that was expecting the return of Vinny Burns to magically transport Dare back to the Out of the Silence or Blood From Stone era was going to be in for a rude awakening, but I can't imagine very many people would realistically expect that either. Kevin
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5 months ago
Kevin
Ross S. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Listening to Kevin Chalfant's album of Journey > covers, you can hear why. He's not as good a > singer as is Arnel or as was Steve Augeri before > the vocal problems. That album was recorded about 15 years too late. It would be the equivalent of Augeri recording an album now and using it to rate the s
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'll check that one,but not sure I'd dig the band > much in laid back form. Even their rock stuff > seems a tad subdued to me. They ain't exactly > Saxon now,are they? T > >PS...will I be 'sleepwalking' after listening to it? ;-) T I don't know. I much prefer the original Nite Light title. Appa
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm not yet able to cut/paste with W10...can > someone please go to y-tube and listen to a bit of > the full album vid put up by Markus6465? The > sonics for this are fine. Muddy? WTF? Again--did > it get a remaster at some time? T sounds about like it always has to these ears. That said, youtube
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks for the in depth reply and info,Kevin. Not > so hard to grasp then,why I sorta dig the 2 lps > mentioned. Different for them. I just simply don't > prescribe to a lot of theit more 'typical' stuff. > It's ok--I don't hate it. BUT..it lays a tad flat > for me more times than not. So I'm guessi
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > OK...I just listened to this in full over at > y-tube. And... I like this a lot!! I can see how > it differs from their more 'prog(?) approach. This > album sounds like a nice cross between Survivor > and Foreigner--in the best comparable ways. Lots > og life and spunk in the song structures,and the
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think the 'bad' in this case-for me,is > inconsistency in quality. Uriah Heep varied their > approach in the early days (first 5 albums),and > pulled it off nicely. Guess it's all in the > material and how it's written/conveyed. I'll keep > trying tho-- going by this thread,I'll investigate >
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5 months ago
Kevin
let's see how this stacks up...I'll leave Hard Rain out of this since everyone else is, even though the first album is rather enjoyable. Storyteller's Night Wings of Heaven Vigilante Sleepwalking On the 13th Day Chase the Dragon Escape from the Shadow Garden The Visitation Into the Valley of the Moonking Goodnight L.A. Rock Art Breath of Life Princess Alice and the Broken Arrow Br
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5 months ago
Kevin
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I really think you must have to be British to > adore these guys. Or at least the majority of > their fanbase,that is. I'm thinking they just > don't translate all that well here in the US. As > said...I dig a song here or there. But I can't get > overly sussed over them like you 'lot' there in >
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6 months ago
Kevin
If all you want is the rock material, the first two albums are pretty much the limit, with maybe CBTS2 on the far fringe. Still, for melodies and mood, Dare has the market cornered with their own sound. My personal thoughts.... Out of the Silence....classic. What more needs to be said? Songs and mood combine for one of my all-time favorite albums. Return the Heart and The Raindance ar
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6 months ago
Kevin
Peter M. Bietenholz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well, I have yet to hear a single note from this > album, but I doubt it's thaaaaat good. Not even > the debut, which I still rate very highly, was a > 10/10 or 100% album. To me, a Back In Black or > Hysteria or Van Hanlen I are 10/10 records. I'd > probably give the Dare debut a 7 or 8,
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7 months 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 months 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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9 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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9 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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1 year ago
Kevin
KAYAKER Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I feel the same way about Gotthard reaching Aussie > or NZ:(( or the US... Kevin
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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