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4 weeks ago
TimC
Purple Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is there a QR album worth getting that's not Metal > Health? Seemed like they caught lightning in a > bottle for that album. Was not impressed with > Condition Critical, other than the title track. Oddly enough, I never owned Metal Health until just a couple of years ago, and had only heard the hits off th
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4 months ago
TimC
I ran across mention of this semi-reunion a few months ago by accident. I wondered if it would ever come up on this site. Here's a video about it, which is what I ran into a while back: YouTube video
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4 months ago
TimC
On my way to work today there was a blurb on the radio from the DJ about this tour. I kept waiting for any mention of Night Ranger, but there wasn't a single whisper about them being any part of it either at this point...
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6 months ago
TimC
My ears don't hear their voices as the same, either. They work well in harmony together well, but when they sing separately I hear them as pretty distinct voices. Also, if you look through all their albums, with the exception of "Forever All Over Again," the ballads are pretty much Kelly Keagy's exclusive territory. He seems more suited for the slower, in a somewhat lower register si
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7 months ago
TimC
This is something that occurred to me recently: While there are a few acts of this genre who are still pulling in the big bucks with touring and whatnot (Bon Jovi, etc.), and there are several acts who probably aren't getting rich off touring any longer, if they ever did, but still are full time in the music business in one capacity or more (Night Ranger, for example), there must also be acts
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8 months ago
TimC
The analogy probably is not an exact match, but any textbook on writing, and any writer will tell you the best way to get better at writing is to do two things: write all you can, and read all you can. I'd expect the practice would extend to music, too...write and write and write, and listen and listen and listen. Yeah, you don't want to subconsciously "rip off" someone else or lose y
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9 months ago
TimC
I like a lot of the ones above! Nice!
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9 months ago
TimC
I was driving from one job to the other today, and Toto's "Hold the Line" was on the radio. Since I mentioned Kansas to my girlfriend a few days ago, it popped into my head, "Did Kansas and Toto ever share a bill?" They don't perfectly go together musically, exactly, but hey, maybe they have played on the same bill at some point. Then I recalled that I know that Ratt and Pois
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9 months ago
TimC
Groan! That's bad! ;)
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9 months ago
TimC
For me, I'd put these down as albums that can be "no skippers": Night Ranger Man in Motion Huey Lewis and the News Sports and also Fore! Survivor Too Hot to Sleep Def Leppard Hysteria Kansas In the Spirit of Things
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9 months ago
TimC
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Pat Benatar "Days Like These" Asia "Walk On (Wildest Dreams)" Jimi Jamison "Calling the Game" Jimi Jamison "We're Gonna Win" Bryan Adams
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10 months ago
TimC
Jimi Jamison "Never Too Late" Jack Blades "Don't Give Up" Boston "We Can Make It" It's harder than Journey level, but Danger Danger "Still Kickin'" Kelly Keagy "I'm Alive" (The lyrics on this one I think are very appropriate to someone struggling with health issues, in particular.)
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10 months ago
TimC
You stole the song I would have added, Kent! "Art of Letting Go" is one of my favorites of hers; that and "Shadows of the Night" are probably my two favorites of all from her.
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11 months ago
TimC
I've found that most seem to forget or shrug off Man in Motion by Night Ranger, yet that one is my favorite of their original run of releases. I also quite like Feeding Off the Mojo, which gets an even shorter shrift. Huey Lewis' Hard At Play album is great stuff to my ears, but also gets glossed over, as does their first covers album, Four Chords and Several Years Ago. Other ones that com
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1 year ago
TimC
Hey, Leon...I wish I could help you out, and I would if I could, but I do not own a scanner these days. Heck, I don't even own a printer!
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1 year ago
TimC
Hmmm...now that you mention it, I do seem to have a vague memory of the painting being bigger than just what you think of as the cover. I will have to investigate that later when I get home!
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1 year ago
TimC
You could scan the cover with super high resolution, and save it at the dimensions you want for a wallpaper, although you'd probably either have to warp it a little to fit a rectangular screen, or have bars on the sides since it's a square shape. If it eats up too much memory, you could then compress it and not lose much if any resolution...
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1 year ago
TimC
I thought of this question a couple days ago as I was playing Jimi Jamison's most recent solo album as well as One Man's Trash in the car, and thought to myself that his voice (at least on a studio recording...I've never seen him live) seems as strong and clear as ever, if not even perhaps more so than back in the 1980s. So, with that in mind, what vocalists that have been in the game for years
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1 year ago
TimC
I wish I could find a copy of Man in Motion on vinyl!!!
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1 year ago
TimC
I liked the band from the start, but it was Man in Motion that made them my favorite band of all time. I have that habit, though...latching on to bands at the end of their commercial success/popular awareness when the next album is years and years in coming, if at all. For other examples, I'd put Desire Walks On by Heart, Mr Moonlight by Foreigner, In the Spirit of Things by Kansas, Too Hot to
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1 year ago
TimC
I won't attempt my own ranking of their work, but I was glad to see your list giving Man in Motion some love. Whenever I hear mention of that album or see Night Ranger's stuff ranked, I'm always a little disappointed to see that album dismissed pretty heavily. To see it ranked near the top is a good thing to me. I'd probably put Big Life as my bottom ranked album, though, which again goes ag
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1 year ago
TimC
Before you play the video on today's news update, is it just me, or does Fergie Frederiksen in that still shot/first frame look like he's in one of those "Two Girls, One Cup" reaction videos? That is an unfortunate first frame to be frozen on!
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1 year ago
TimC
I've always thought that "Ever Since the World Began" would be a good one to use in some way. I'm partial to the version from Tommy Shaw's Ambition album over the Survivor or Jimi Jamison version, personally, but that's just me!
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1 year ago
TimC
Well, speaking of Meat Loaf up above in another thread, how about "It's All Coming Back to Me Now?"
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1 year ago
TimC
Meatloaf is a guilty pleasure for me. All I have is Bat Out of Hell II and III, so I am not entirely well versed in his other stuff, but I admit the sheer pomposity and overblown style of the guy are fun at times! I'd not especially want to get caught at the red light blasting the guy, but there is something to be said for the pomp and circumstance of the whole thing.
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1 year ago
TimC
I'd put Kelly Keagy's solo albums up there with any of Night Rangers, as well as Jack Blades' most recent solo album. I wasn't thrilled with his first one, but Rock and Roll Ride works heavily for me, anyway.
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1 year ago
TimC
The Los Angeles Times a few days ago reviewed the David Bowie album and pretty much said it was his best thing in decades. I'm not a Bowie fan (though not a hater either), so I won't be getting it, but the review in the paper was beyond glowing.
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1 year ago
TimC
Same thing with me, Terry. I played the heck out of Eclipse at first, then let it sit on the shelf for quite a long while. I tried listening to it again a couple of months ago, and it just fell flat to me with maybe one or two exceptions, tops. It just didn't work again/anymore for me.
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1 year ago
TimC
It's kind of funny how Tommy Shaw has said things like that and has that attitude when one of his best buddies, Jack Blades, continues to have his creative fingers in lots of pots pretty much all the time. The only thing original that I know Shaw has done in the last ten years that I am aware of is his bluegrass album, while Jack Blades has two solo albums, two Night Ranger albums, a number of a
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1 year ago
TimC
I've posted a few times over the years about seeing Boston at the Greek Theatre in LA. They were beyond boring on stage...they just stood there lifelessly, basically performing the greatest hits album, then walked off without a word to the crowd, any dialogue, any real show. It was a complete waste of time as far as a stage show/live performance goes. Dreadful.
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