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6 weeks ago
LazyTrain
Is the DVD the same VH1-Classic behind the music documentary? I am assuming so. Frank
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4 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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8 months 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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9 months 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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10 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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2 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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2 years ago
LazyTrain
It's hard to tell from the clips. The sound is good and it really will come down to the hooks and the songs. I love UFO and can't believe me it took me this long to get into them. I'm a fan, Frank
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2 years ago
LazyTrain
Kenneth wrote: "Kelly is singing as well as Lou could ever sing, really and If you ever think of Lou nowadays, the comparison is non existent as Lou is a pale shadow of his former self. Lou's a hero and I admire him to the bone, but he can't sing anymore, it's as simple as that." I think Kelly is a great singer and I've the known the guy for years. That said, I think Lou has co
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4 years ago
Frank Beltran
He never said it was "Rainbow' so not sure where you guys get that. That's the point of calling it OTR. He is a great singer and the ONLY singer who could cover the entire Rainbow catalog IMHO. Feel sorry for Joe?.... come on, you guys have no clue, this guy is getting paid for a living doing something he loves to do. Great bunch of musician who put on a great show. Nothing wrong wi
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4 years ago
Frank Beltran
It's Joe's guitarist, Karl Cochran's CD. You can download on ITunes. Great CD and there is a reworking of a JLT song Breaking Away on this called Inside Looking Out I believe. This is a hidden gem of CD. Frank
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4 years ago
Frank Beltran
Frazzle Batt wrote: > > Well JLT perhaps ought to zip his mouth...because he ain't no > spring chicken and things will start catching up on dear old > Joe soon enough. > > That was pretty much the point of my thread.Not so much as JLT telling us something most of us already suspected,but his motives for doing it.Last time I checked,he wasn't exactly selling out arenas around
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