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3 days ago
radiat10n
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Loved XXX. is this the nexrt actual 'new' studio > cd? T Yep, there's been a remakes project, the release of (most of!) SOS and another bloody Xmas album in between, but this is the first 'proper' album since XXX.
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4 days ago
radiat10n
This was a pleasant surprise - I'd been under the impression that they were going to keep releasing one song at a time until the whole album was done, very glad not to have to wait for that (I haven't listened to any of the 4 songs already released, I'm an album guy through and through!). Nice to see that about half of the cuts have Robert Lamm listed in the writing credits, which hasn't happe
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6 days ago
radiat10n
I'd like to think .38 SPecial still have something to offer, but it's been 10 years since 'Drivetrain' so perhaps not.
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6 days ago
radiat10n
The list is (pun clearly intended...) Endless, so I won't even start to list my faves. Credit where it's due too - Toto are one of the best bands around for delving into deep album cuts in live shows - obviously the big 3 are alays played, but beyond that they really shake things up from tour to tour.
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13 days ago
radiat10n
Still haven't listened to 'Gravitas' (Magnum's been hogging the new-release listening quota for the past week or two!), but I love 'Astra', it ranks along the debut and XXX as my favourite Wetton-led Asia album. I've never really taken to Steve Howe's playing with Asia (his style fits Yes much better IMO) and do prefer Meyer and Govan as Asia guitarists. Though Howe's few songwriting contribution
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18 days ago
radiat10n
Continued from the Magnum thread (which should be left to celebrate their best chart placements in 20+ years) does anybody know the criteria for 'rock' acts to chart in the UK Rock charts (full chart title 'Rock and Metal Albums Top 40')? This week's top 5 (with corresponding chart postions in the overal top 100 in brackets) are: #1 May Death Never Stop You - My Chemical Romance (#15) #2 E
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19 days ago
radiat10n
Very good news for Magnum - #2 in the rock charts as well. Though I still have no idea what actually constitutes eligiblity for those charts! Previous Asia only made #69, so a drop-off with the departure of Howe was to be expected, I wasn't sure it would crack the top 100 - 'Omega' only managed #130 - so I think they'll be pretty happy with that showing!
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20 days ago
radiat10n
I'm hoping for a top 30 finish, but from years of chart-watching I have a formula for this sort of thing that says (for veteran artists getting all their sales on a Monday for pre-orders) midweek placing x 2, minus a couple, so predict #32 for the final chart. Either way it looks promising for maintaining Magnum's upwards projectory in the charts since reforming, IIRC only 'Moonking' has charted
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4 weeks ago
radiat10n
Pelata Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If Elvis was gonna go out on a high, it would have > been in 1968. You might want to have a second look at the Captain's post... ;-)
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5 weeks ago
radiat10n
Marillion, Magnum, Toto - probably more, but those 3 are the constants.
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2 months ago
radiat10n
A clear shot of him would help clinch it, but it's with 99% certainty that I say Rick Jaeger - Mason's main studio and live drummer throughout the 70s.
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2 months ago
radiat10n
I assume Nathan East will be playing bass on the new album, are he and Carlock going to be considered full members, or are they effectively just a hired rhythm section?
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2 months ago
radiat10n
Simon was a monster and will certainly be missed (I air-drum proudly with a pair of his sticks used at the only NZ Toto gig to date!), but anyone who has seen Keith Carlock play (saw him with Steely Dan some years ago) will know that the drum stool is in safe hands. Speaking of Toto drummers, not sure if folk realise that Ricky Lawson (who filled in for Simon circa 2003) passed away recently.
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2 months ago
radiat10n
Sleepwalking is essential, no doubt about it. It sometimes turns up on the Cex website for between £3-5, that's where I got my copy. Goodnight LA has it's moments, but the co-writes are generally well below standard and could have been by any generic hard rock band (which is what the record company was after, of course!). Also Keith Olsen seemingly failed to notice that the band had an ace ke
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2 months ago
radiat10n
Hmmm, where is the like button on this board again? ;-)
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2 months ago
radiat10n
Very sad news. Isolation and So Fired Up are possibly my two favourite AOR albums of all time and, despite his short tenure, he will always be my favourite Toto vocalist. In the late 90s I wrote (yes, by hand!) a fanboy-ish letter to him and he very graciously replied and sent a signed photo and some promo material for 'Equilibrium' which was about to be released.
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2 months ago
radiat10n
danrox Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > cymru Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > john elefante of mastedon without a shadow of > > doubt......... > > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AU5XZf8YRA > > wow! i never heard of this guy? amazing. going to > itunes to get some of
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3 months ago
radiat10n
Give this one a chance, it hasn't completely won me over yet either, but it's getting there slowly, think it might be a grower!
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3 months ago
radiat10n
I've been keeping an old-fashioned spreadsheet since last year and the results were interesting (well, to me anyway!). By the end of 2013 I had 750 albums in my ipod (I don't count compilations, live albums, etc, this is just full original studio albums) and played 444 of them at least once during the year, though with only just over twice that amount (911) in total plays, only a tiny handful
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3 months ago
radiat10n
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The mighty Transatlantic-Kaleidoscope...end of > this month!! :-) T My first-equal pre-order of the year, along with (something completely different) - the new David Crosby album, due out on the same day, though that one's more of a punt!
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3 months ago
radiat10n
The chap who did the Toto encyclopaedia on Toto99 (can't think of his name of the top of my head!) was writing a history of the band at one stage (I got to read a sample chapter about the KOD era at some point) but this was years ago (possibly even pre-FIB) and I assume has been abandoned...I'm not aware of any other attempts, complete or otherwise, but it's definitely a tale worth telling...temp
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3 months ago
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Ardian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Interestingly, the band actually recorded more > songs that are not included in Out of this World. > The title track Out of this World does exist > somewhere, and also Europe's version of Diane > Warren's "Look Away". Maybe the band turned it > down because it's not written by any of
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3 months ago
radiat10n
Magnum Transatlantic Work of Art Alien Asia And lots of surprises too, no doubt. :-)
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4 months ago
radiat10n
Peter Cetera (and Danny Seraphine) with Chicago Bobby Kimball with Toto Fish with Marillion (not one I'd ever want to see myself anyway)
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4 months ago
radiat10n
adolfo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > no problem. Each person would make a different > list. just curious. Incidentally, I gather that > you love and Magnum Marillion. I'll concede that is pretty obvious! I tried to throw you off the scent by not listing ALL of their albums, but I guess ya didn't fall for it!! ;-)
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4 months ago
radiat10n
I've a feeling more would be with me than against me on that one (though my inclusion of ROR but not Escape probably marks me out as more of a renegade!). TBF has it's moments, but not enough of them IMHO. But as I say in the intro - I don't expect you (or anyone) to agree with my list!
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4 months ago
radiat10n
I've been struggling to get my top 10 of the year into some kind of definitive order, so thought I'd try something easier - picking my favourite album from each of the previous 50 years! Well, I never was one for going the simple route... ;-) http://uncle-unkool.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/best-albums-of-past-50-years.html
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4 months ago
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Bruce - I'm probably not typical of 'people on this board', while I don't consider myself a youngster, I was one of the three people who didn't put their hands up at this year's event when Bobby Kimball asked who there was over 35...I wasn't around in the scenes peak years, so I simply have gaps in knowledge, but aside from Ten and Rage of Angels I have barely even heard of any of the bands on ne
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4 months ago
radiat10n
Was anyone else a bit surprised to see this news? I guess that means Frontiers won the lawsuit then?! If it means an album's coming I'm all for it, just found it a bit unexpected is all!
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4 months ago
radiat10n
MetroGnome Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don't shoot me down but this years line-up is not > for me. It's a real anoraks collection of bands on > the whole and I understand that is part of the > appeal for a lot of people. Of course one man's > dream line-up is another man's snoresville...it's > a very personal thing. > I'm sure the
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