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25 days ago
LazyTrain
How much were tickets? I saw Lindsey Buckingham, solo show, just him and his guitar, he played 1 hour 15 minutes. I was kind of disappointed at the time, but when your playing by yourself or inJLTs case just one other guitar player... 1 hour, not so bad. How did he sound? Would have loved to have seen it....always thought JLT should do a proper acoustic tour and/or record. My 2 Cents,
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27 days ago
LazyTrain
Pretty sure the numbers are bogus, no way The Wall outsold Darkside of the Moon. I am sure a lot of these albums should be on the list, but how this is measured anymore... good luck. My 2 Cents, Frank
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4 weeks ago
LazyTrain
I don't think the Sunstorm material would translate well to acoustic. I like the cover choices, great songs. Moondance is my wedding song, so I am biased, but Joe can pretty much sing the phone book. His versatility as a vocalist is superb. I wonder what the private songs he did for the VIP were, if anyone knows? My 2 Cents, Frank
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4 weeks ago
LazyTrain
I imagine this show was killer based on limited feedback so far some YouTube vids. Joe said somebody was recording this for a possible DVD release (at least one of the shows). Fingers crossed on that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1PTE66tHk My 2 Cents, Frank
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3 months ago
LazyTrain
I think their 70's material is a class above. Would you rather hear: Magic Man Straight On Barracuda Crazy on You OR Alone What About Love These Dreams Never I will pick the former every time. Some of the 80's stuff has not aged nearly as well at all. I have seen them a bunch of times in the last 5 to 6 years. Good show, Ann Wilson.... WOW....amazing. The only negative i
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
Is the DVD the same VH1-Classic behind the music documentary? I am assuming so. Frank
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
Legacy X.... cool name. When I had emailed Joe a few weeks ago, he indicated recording was to commence in January for this. I thought Bruce Kulick was involved in it originally. As for the Mother's Army comparison, Joe only helped write the third MA record, which is by far the best of the three releases (IMHO of course). I would assume JLT is very much involved in the writing of this projec
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
Tommy, you've worked with JLT... disregarding the Firefest issue, what was it like working with him? Here is an interesting YouTube vid of Joe working on the Galileo project... kind of an inside look at part of the creative/songwriting process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csGhlg4tUcg My 2 Cents, Frank
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
JLT has not pulled out of many gigs in his career (none that come to mind anyway). At least he is not giving some BS answer. Here is an an interview clip (you have to watch the whole interview) as the part that relates to the thread topic is about promoters trying to screw one another and how Joe handled himself with the fans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRkbU_7SOqk My 2 Cents, Fr
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
I have the CD version only. I was not impressed by the Stranger in Us All record at the time of release (time has not changed my opinion). Live, the songs sounded better and I thought Doogie was a good front man. Sure, I would have preferred JLT or Dio, but Doogie was good. That said, I think the biggest issue I have with Black Masquerade is the sound/mix... it sounds dreadful in parts. Bl
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
Lou Gramm still has the tone (maybe not the upper range) but his excuse is pretty good. Pre-illness this guy was a force of nature. Check out this recent short bit of Hot Blooded at the famous House of Guitars in Rochester, NY. I think he's sounding better and the guy is a freakin' inspiration for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1qzmU-_HJU As for Ian Gillan, his range was ridiculous.
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
I heard about the Free material and questioned the validity of any worthy unreleased tracks. I have the Free 5 disc boxed set "Songs of Yesterday" which I love and it took me years to actually give it a good listen, but once I did, I was hooked. I can't imagine 18 discs, but it would peak my interest. Duane Allman I know nothing about. I heard Jimmy Page is working on the Zep re
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
Foreigner was the first band I got heavily into and I grew up in Rochester, now I live in LA and I've known Kelly Hansen for years prior to his joining Foreigner. I think both are great singers. It's great to see Mick and Lou together again. Lou even with all he has been through has that swagger to him and he is giving 110% A true inspiration. I doubt he will get back with Mick full time, i
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
I just listened to a few samples of Nothings Changed and there are some blues overtures in a few songs (Satisfy Me- slow blues and Baby's Got a Habit more uptempo), so I guess you can argue those tunes. As a collection of songs, I think this is one of Joe's best records, but the production and drum sound is very brittle. As for the other comments about DP, Rainbow and Yngwie, I thought w
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
JLT is probably my fav singer. For his solo CDs of original material I would get Usual Suspects and Second Hand Life. It's a a mix of AOR and Melodic Hard Rock. IF you are looking for the Bluesy Hard Rock, then try the self titled "JLT" For indie releases, the production on these sound as good as the records with big budgets. The Sunstorm, too syrupy for my taste. Great vocals
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
It's an interesting discussion but with DP these days, if you can accept Purple with Steve Morse, then I think a lot of people will like the new record. If however, you are looking for a more Blackmore styled record, then you go after the Heaven & Earth record. For me, I have always been open minded and I enjoyed most of Purple output over the years. I am looking for quality songs and
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1 year ago
LazyTrain
I love both... very different records, but music really isn't a competition for me. My 2 Cents, Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
The record labels marketing of Made in Japan meets Perfect Strangers... not even close. To be honest, I don't want either of those repeated anyway (great records, but great artists move forward not back). Now What sounds like Deep Purple.... the Morse era Deep Purple of course. If you don't like the Morse era Purple, then this record is not going to convert anybody. That said, I love the
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
I've listened to about all of the clips on YouTube... bloody brilliant. I really liked Purpendincular (had about 5 or 6 killer cuts). Abandon, mixed but some good custs (69 and Fingers to the Bone), Bananas, fresh, but some of the songs sounded unfinished. I thought Rapture would have been brilliant (song writing great stuff but the production was sterile). I think this may be the best Morse
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
I agree Andrew, the vocals are in that Paul Rodgers/JLT style which is good company. I will be curious to see what other people think of it. My cents, Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
I received an advance copy of the new Heaven & Earth release, Dig. This is my favorite record that I have heard in ages. For those who are not aware, the backing tracks and a lot of the music was recorded in analog in a real studio, so the production is crisp and vibrant. You can actually hear separation in the instruments. There are plenty of Hammond organ flourishes, crunchy guitar rif
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
The 7 or 8 tracks I heard, although not finished were superb and had vocals on them. Definitely old school in spirit and in the way it was recorded and I know there is a lot of money behind it too, which you can hear in the production and see in the artwork. The thing I loved was the warmness of the instruments and you can hear that old hammond B3 and guitar tone... closest in spirit to 70's Br
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
A LOT of thought and care went into this record. The last one was a "band" record, but this lineup seems more solid, better production and the players are all top notch. Joe Retta is from my hometown of Rochester, NY, so props to him and he sounds awesome. The album cover is fantastic, love the concept. The production sounds fantastic. This one and the new Purple record in April.
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
Hello All, There is an EPK for the new Heaven & Earth CD on YouTube.... I heard the demos a while back. Music sounds great, very old school 70's and 80's rock. Really looking forward to this one. Cheers, Frank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCu8TAT9eU
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
Despite my bias, Deep Purple has to be the most overlooked band not in the RnR Hall of Fame. Well, they made the 2013 ballot. Wonders never cease!!! It's too bad this happened after Jon Lord's death. I would love to see Blackmore fire up the strat and get on stage with the lads. Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
Go to Don Mancuso's Website and you can buy all the Black Sheep material on CD. I bought it about a year ago. Cheers, Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK423i-NGcY About 20 minutes into the above link, Lou talks bout his surgery and side effects. Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
From what I remember reading, when Lou had the surgery, it effected one of his glands (pituitary I think), and he has stated he will be on meds the rest of his life. It is not a case of him working out more, diet, etc... If everyone remembers his condition pre-op, he was one of the most in-shape singers (ripped actually), so I know you guys means well, but this is not a case of someone lett
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
I couple of months ago I heard about 7 songs in rough stage off the new the Heaven & Earth CD and all I can say if you like old school Rock 'n Roll, I think you will love the new CD. There is a lot of hammond organ in the mix and some great riffs, guitar solos, etc. with quality production. I cannot wait to the finished product. Frank
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3 years ago
LazyTrain
I am one of the biggest JLT fans and have everything he has done. If you are looking for rock tunes, the answer is not much. I actually think the 2nd one is better than first by far. The song Gutters of Gold on the 2nd CD and Love's Gone Wrong on the first are the most uptempo. That said, the Sunstorm in general is not my fav, but people who love AOR seem to really dig it. My 2 Cents, F
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