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4 days ago
JMac
For some reason, I can't bear to watch VH live with that kid in Mikey's place, and that old Vegas ass-clown Dave with his ragged voice. It feels depressing to me. I know there's no objectivity in my statement, I just wouldn't be able to shake the thought that I'm watching 'second-tier' Van Halen. But maybe it's better than nothing...dunno.
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5 days ago
JMac
This news item is everywhere today, so I'm surprised I didn't see it posted here. It's an interview with the guy who mixed 'Justice for All', where he basically reveals what a tit Lars is...which shouldn't surprise anyone, I guess. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/lars-ulrich-is-to-blame-for-lack-of-bass-on-metallicas-and-justice-for-all-album-mixing-engineer/
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7 days ago
JMac
Phil hasn't closed down Manraze. That's an assumption from the OP, I think...sure, it may take another couple of years before we see anything, but I believe they're still active.
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7 weeks ago
JMac
It ain't illegal. Once it has been released to streaming radio, it's fair game. It has been released. It's the equivalent to recording something from radio to tape back in the day. It was out, and you can capture it. It wont be the same quality as the original release, but that's that. Admittedly, it's THEIR forum so they can do whatever they want to, but acting like totalitarian dic
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8 weeks ago
JMac
Sweet! Thanks for listening, Andrew!
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2 months ago
JMac
It would be hilarious if Richie Sambora united with Alec Jon Such, roped in Hugh McDonald for good measure (making him an official band member, which he has never been in BJ) and formed a supergroup called "Jon Bovi". Then they would tour playing Bon Jovi songs, which they legally can because he owns half the writing credits. And Bon Jovi would tour with Dave and Tico, who are kin
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2 months ago
JMac
I think you're right about that. It would be hilarious if the mercurial Noel Gallagher was found dead, with his wrists slit, and the suicide note read, 'I can't live in a world where Ed Sheeran is headlining Wembley' Even better, they find Noel in the tub with his hair dyed red...the poor guy was willing to do anything to be popular like Ed, but sour grapes drove him to suicide.
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2 months ago
JMac
I just heard the soundclips...when someone here complained about it being mellow, I thought it wouldn't be a problem for me - I love mellow! Especially mellow John Waite. But these songs are actual sleeping pills...snoozers. Make me want to fucking kill myself.
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2 months ago
JMac
Andrew - Thanks for letting us share our viewpoints. I'm one of the ones who prefers some of the simple, user-friendliness of the old site (though some of the graphics and other aspects are definitely better on the new one). Just so you know...it's by no means urgent, or something we're saying in the spirit of entitlement. Use your time and funds on content and to take care of yourself an
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2 months ago
JMac
I also prefer the old layout. It was simpler. Aesthetically, the new one is prettier for sure, and it LOOKS more streamlined. But in terms of functionality, the old one was better...more user-friendly. Take the reviews. I used to be able to click once to the Reviews section and scroll through. Now I have to hit Back, then click on every review individually. This means I end up skipping
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2 months ago
JMac
I know many folks here love physical CDs, liner notes, etc, but I've long since de-cluttered and it's heaven. I used to LOVE having a physical collection I could take pride in, with liner notes, but I'm much more practical now. I only care about the music and how mobile it is...and how hassle-free I can make the experience. No more jewel boxes, no more discs, no more stuff to organize. I know
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3 months ago
JMac
Meh. I agree with Bob on some of the finer points, such as the biased selection of quotes, etc, and know that Ozzy and Sharon can be pricks, but it's all so much whining. Classic Rock doesn't owe anyone anything! It's their award, they can proceed as they wish. And the name on the album is 'Ozzy Osbourne', he's the artist, so he gets the award. Period. Nothing wrong with that. It is a
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3 months ago
JMac
Sadly, Cassidy has long since abandoned the sound from his self-titled EP, so I wouldn't expect anything great from his new material. Listen to some of the records he did after the Enigma disc and you'll see what I mean...
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4 months ago
JMac
Well, stylistically they're spot on and Lzzy has very impressive pipes. I think the songwriting could use some work...but that's the main weakness of most bands. Still, some good tracks; just hear the entire albums on Spotify.
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4 months ago
JMac
I agree with Peter. I've been listening to the songs on YouTube, and overall, they don't hold up to the rest of the album. I guess there's a reason why they were outtakes! I think Reckless wouldn't have been held in as high a regard as a classic if it had been saddled with these songs.
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4 months ago
JMac
I thought the deluxe edition hadnt been released yet! Is there a place where these songs can currently be heard? Thanks!
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4 months ago
JMac
Hey, Years ago, I researched great in-ear monitors at various price points and bought several models. I avoided a lot of the mainstream brands that do tons of marketing and went with what many of the obsessed audiophiles recommended (stuff like Phonak Audeo, etc). This is one of the awesome resources on the web that breaks things down by price range and is a great guide: http://www.h
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4 months ago
JMac
Yeah, Malcolm was instrumental in the songwriting - that's why it was interesting to see in the article that the song credits are still Young/Young. It seems like Angus dove into their back catalog and retrofitted little riffs and bits they hadn't used before that had been written by Malcolm. I worry this might be ACDC's swan song, especially with Brian being close to 70. Gotta catch them
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5 months ago
JMac
Hey folks, I recently watched the movie Drive with Ryan Gosling and loved the vintage 80s synth feel of the music; it's a real palate cleanser from all the usual MR fare, which gets samey if it's all you listen to. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkWiPBX28Ok#t=00m23s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVbbcHWX4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBCP_u8ywg Some of
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5 months ago
JMac
I just checked out the State Cows album based on this comment...yick, it's easy listening Air Supply hell...
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5 months ago
JMac
I think Hot Sauce brought up some excellent points I agree with, and Andrew recognized that, I just think you undermine your own credibility when you go overboard with the abrasiveness. I think Andrew can be understandably sensitive to such things as 'attacks' because this is his livelihood. I often disagree with Andrew's reviews, and yet I am always extremely interested in what he has to s
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5 months ago
JMac
Well...since I had read Stevie was the nephew, I thought he'd be much younger, maybe in his 30s, but he looks older than any of them!!
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5 months ago
JMac
Tim, This is amazing news!! I do remember your older post about your son, and am so heartened by the way things have turned out. Thanks for sharing the news, and the photo. Keep enjoying your family, and many blessings for your little one. JMac.
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5 months ago
JMac
It's an interesting song, definitely in the alt-country Ryan Adams mold. For me, the perfect Butch is the style of 'The Spade'...I do love the M3 and Left of Self-Centered style, but it's also a little derivative of 80s rawk. The Spade had great songs in a fresh, original style. His new EP wasn't my style. Butch keeps releasing hit and miss albums for me, but he's prolific enough that he
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6 months ago
JMac
I hope the album of all-new material is better than this...it's a career low, this album. First, cover albums tend to be lazier efforts from artists that can't be bothered to write (no matter what their official 'reason' is about wanting to honor their influences or whatever). But this is "Bryan Adams sings Elevator classics"...going full-on adult contemporary. Some tracks ar
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6 months ago
JMac
Well, he IS working with Vallance again, he co-wrote the only new track on the covers album...he just needs to write rock songs. I agree with Peter about WUTN. I loved the disc when it came out, now it's harder to appreciate it. The sad part is that the songs are there...for the most part...but the drum machine and other production elements just rob it of any life. It sounds bloodless and d
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6 months ago
JMac
I was just being casually flippant, which of course didn't translate. Apologies to Marco!
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6 months ago
JMac
Post a link or GTFO!
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6 months ago
JMac
Oops! I read the article properly now...he doesn't mean 'Tracks of My Years' but an actual NEW album to come after that. Well, at least the guy isn't going to wait 8 years between records like last time. By the way, I have a question about the Blu-ray super audio (or whatever it's called) release of Reckless. Is there a way to rip audio files into a computerized format from Blu-Ray? So I c
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6 months ago
JMac
Having heard 3 tracks, I can confirm this will not be the case by a long, long shot. The only original track on the album, co-written with Vallance, is a pleasant trifle that wouldve been ok in the midst of a powerful new album, but by no means a great track by itself. And the covers so far are ho-hum.; Ironically, the only hope for Adams's redemption lies in the past...in those unreleased
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