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Dr Nick
Michael Sweet's bio? No prizes: It's called Honestly. It's OK. A bit short. Loads of chapters, but they're maybe 2 pages long. He touches on quite a lot, but very superficially, and although there's a fair bit about Stryper it's HIS bio, not Stryper's, and there are gaps. Finished it in a day. The best ones I've read are Bob Daisley's "For Facts Sake", which isn't the best writt
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Yesterday
Dr Nick
Jakey wouldn't fit. Neither would Jimi. They have very distinctive styles, which would clash with the Whitesnake style IMO. Now someone like John Norum on the other hand...
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6 days ago
Dr Nick
I agree it's got a bit samey. I've got all the albums so far and TBH I only ever play the first one. Tolki's output is patchy, he has produced some gems with Stratovarius, and hopefully he'll use this opportunity well.
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10 days ago
Dr Nick
Yup, Stryper. Although I have to confess, having listened to his first solo album, I just didn't bother after that, far too "middle of the road". Musically Stryper have an edge which makes them stand out in the genre as performers and musicians. The solo stuff I heard was just too safe.
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27 days ago
Dr Nick
Such a shame. Gutted for him.
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
England had more shots, but couldn't get them on target. That's the difference. Rooney's miss was particularly crucial, I thought. It's going to be an interesting group, that's for sure, especially after Uruguay lost to Costa Rica - no-one saw that one coming!
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
Off the top of my head... Don't Pay the Ferryman - Chris de Burgh (although the guitar needs more prominence) Warriors of the Wasteland - Frankie Goes to Hollywood, with Gary Moore on guitar. And I dare y'all to watch THIS all the way through (especially from about 3:30)
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
Nothing bad to say, need to spend more time digging around. Although I'll miss the old site, you get used to a set-up.
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
+1 for Wakefield, great show.
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
Waste of a Les Paul IMO.
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2 months ago
Dr Nick
Wakefield was indeed very good - very glad I went.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
All this shows is the range used across their recordings. Clearly there's little market to hear Mariah sing into the bass range, doesn't mean she can't go lower than is heard on her releases. Vocalists like Bruce Dickinson and Mark Boals have (or had) astoundingly high top notes, but rarely did they sing low, so who knows?! Minnie Ripperton has that superb high part in her big hit Lovin' Y
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
This has turned up on a forum but no details. Very sad if it's true, he was an unbelievable bass player.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
Totally agree, it sounds like Ozzy. Bad Ozzy.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
OK, from 0:45 to 1:10, I kind of get it. But given Led Zeppelin's resources, they've got no chance.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
We'll be there, looking forward to seeing the new band members in action. And Thorsten's amazing backwards guitar-playing!
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
Done, and there are 4 of us coming.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
Well, from a different angle, the new CD is better than anything they've done since Empire, that's for sure. Although I have issues with the running order. I do like some part of Promised Land, but the title track is just dull. And vvvveeeeeerrrrryyyyy llllooooooonnnnnnnnggggg...
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
Some songs I love from the word go. Some will need more time. But a good album for sure.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
When the money dries up he'll be Back for More...
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
I know he's the "voice" of Ratt, but Stephen's got one octave if he's lucky, and his tone is shot. The real talent is Warren, he's by far the best musician in the band. I hope he does something good.
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3 months ago
Dr Nick
I read that it was meant to represent the uncertainly of life - we don't know when it'll end. Although I like Mike Portnoy's explanation too. There isn't a DT album I dislike, but I totally agree you could put together a playlist that'd be best appreciated by those on this forum. Octavarium probably has the most mainstream stuff in places - I Walk Beside You is practically a U2 song. And
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
Mine hasn't arrived yet. Interestingly it got PANNED by Classic Rock mag. But I'm optimistic.
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
That sounds so like Mike Orlando on guitar.
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
I owned Animalize and loved it, but apart from that only really heard the '80's singles until recently. Lick it Up is surprisingly good, although VV does overplay. Best solo is probably the one Rick Derringer plays! No idea why they needed a guest... CCN certainly has a fair amount of filler, but the singles are high quality AOR, I think the Heart comparison is a good one. Or Bon Jovi. Never
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
From one Sheffielder to another, cool stuff! So did you play everything and sing?
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
Excellent, well spotted! I've got For Facts Sake. Wasn't sure about the writing style at first, but theres so much in there, I keep going back to it. And I bought the Mother's Army 3CD set as a result too..
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5 months ago
Dr Nick
James Christian and Jimi Bell were hanging out at the back of the room after their set whilst Vixen were on and they were extremely nice and chatty. GPS were all really cool and friendly during their brief incarnation. And Guthrie Govan was very humble, considering he's the best guitarist on the planet. Not had a real bad one - Whitesnake didn't show up for the after-show thing at Sheffield A
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5 months ago
Dr Nick
Very good stuff. Where's that vocalist been hiding? And totally agree, Vinny is a top guitarist, best thing on the early Ten albums - shame the production was patchy (especially The Robe). Nice to hear him clearly.
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5 months ago
Dr Nick
Is that Mr Del Vecchio AGAIN? He gets everywhere!
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