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5 weeks ago
Dr Nick
Wasn't so impressed with Sail Away - too much of it was his opinion rather than a proper bio. He talked a lot about the songs, but not much about the process or the tours. It was OK, but I've read far better. Mind you nothing can be as bad as Glenn Hughes' bio, that plumbed new depths of awfulness.
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
>Thats interesting....howe does Simmons react? Slightly sheepish, I'd say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q15LqTowvhA
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
I loooooove a good base line. Big fan of Bob Daisley in that regard. Billy Sheehan is a lead bass player, and although I do like him, I generally prefer someone who works with the drummer and the rhythm guitar to create a groove. Always had a soft spot for Steve Harris too, but he just does his own thing! The 80's was not the best time for bass players - Tim Gaines said in an interview t
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
I like it! Not sure about opening the album with two slow plodder songs - I guess they've got the same vibe as THWTD, but not the same energy. But there are plenty of good songs; I especially like "Te Amo". Still waiting for Sweet/Lynch to arrive, dammit!
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4 months ago
Dr Nick
I find him patchy, and somewhat predictable in his melodies and chord choices, but there's usually enough there to keep me interested. Lifeline is my least favourite CD, One is my next "least favourite". Testimony 2 is fantastic, Sola Scriptura is epic - and getting Paul Gilbert as a guest was a stroke of genius. But they take a lot of effort to listen to, they're SO LONG at times.
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5 months ago
Dr Nick
The last DL album I can listen to as an album was Adrenalize. I've found songs I like on each album since, but there are only 3 songs from X on my mp3 player, for example (and one is the bonus track!). Didn't even bother with Sparkle Lounge. So my expectations are not high. Sad - in the '80's I was totally hooked.
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7 months ago
Dr Nick
There's a fair bit about the Vai sessions in Bob Daisley's book which expands on the writing/recording process, and how it was canned. He doesn't say what happened to the recordings though.
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9 months ago
Dr Nick
I'll join the pack who like Second Nature more than the first one. The first one was good, although patchy. This one is VERY good.
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10 months ago
Dr Nick
Sort of underwhelmed really. He's good, no question. But why leave Night Ranger? As has been said, they appear to be more active. Unless it's an "offer he can't refuse" - no idea how well each band pays. Really you want a Vegas gig these days, I guess. Oh well, onwards.
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10 months ago
Dr Nick
I got mine from Amazon.
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10 months ago
Dr Nick
I found the first one patchy, but I must say I like what I hear so far.
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10 months ago
Dr Nick
Wow, never been called The Good Doctor before. Basically a Swedish journo has tracked down Yngwie's old teachers, family, childhood friends, ex-band members, ex-wives, ex-managers, and constructed a very in-depth bio. It's very long, well written, and is full of fascinating information. Spoilers: -he used to steal equipment from music shops, from strings to guitars. -he was fired from Ste
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10 months ago
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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10 months ago
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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10 months 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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11 months 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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11 months ago
Dr Nick
Such a shame. Gutted for him.
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago
Dr Nick
+1 for Wakefield, great show.
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1 year ago
Dr Nick
Waste of a Les Paul IMO.
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1 year ago
Dr Nick
Wakefield was indeed very good - very glad I went.
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago
Dr Nick
Totally agree, it sounds like Ozzy. Bad Ozzy.
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago
Dr Nick
Done, and there are 4 of us coming.
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1 year 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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