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5 days 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 days 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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6 days 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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6 days 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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6 days 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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7 days 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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7 days 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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12 days 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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14 days 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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2 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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6 months ago
Kevin
KAYAKER Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I feel the same way about Gotthard reaching Aussie > or NZ:(( or the US... Kevin
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6 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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6 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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7 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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9 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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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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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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