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20 days ago
JMac
I couldn't finish my first listen. Nothing grabbed me - not the music, not the hokey, pandering lyrics.
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8 weeks ago
JMac
Wow. Talk about a raw deal. Hard to believe, really, what with an old rock stalwart like Hagar involved. Sorry that happened to you, Peter. Hope LA has enough alternatives to distract you from the sting, and if by any chance you can make it up to the SF bay area, the drinks are on me (we haven't hung out since, what, 2001, I think?). Try to enjoy yourself regardless!
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2 months ago
JMac
Sounds awesome! The ideal setlist would have a little more from Songs For the End of the World for me. There's a show near me, but I'd have to travel several hours and I've been waffling because it's an acoustic gig. If it was a proper band gig, I wouldn't hesitate.
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2 months ago
JMac
I'll give it a listen and a fair shot. I like evaluating albums on their own terms. However, I feel some trepidation about another album without Sambora with Jon preaching about woke themes. We'll see.
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3 months ago
JMac
Not as great as the original, but well done. The best version of "Stay" is actually the acoustic one.
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4 months ago
JMac
Didn't Nickelback do a cover of "Dirty Laundry" a while back? Never heard it...going to YouTube to find out.
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4 months ago
JMac
Same here. I scrolled back two months and found nothing. For people to be so offended on here, I figured it must be really frequent and extreme. I've also gone on his site on occasion and have yet to see anything political.
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6 months ago
JMac
I'm happy for Eddie. I thought he was just circling the drain at this point and touring the oldies circuit of tiny casinos and sh!t. I remember his last few attempts at an album were half-hearted - does anyone remember his cringeworthy remake of "Looking Through the Eyes of a Child", but with baseball lyrics? "Remembering when I was young, baseball was my #1, and my dad taugh
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6 months ago
JMac
I have a real soft spot for Glass Tiger and enjoy Frew's voice, but this song is just no good.
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6 months ago
JMac
Thanks for this, Don - I love hearing behind the scenes stories and glimpses into how something is made. Am listening to the album with the interspersed commentary as I write this. He's actually a really charming and funny guy.
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6 months ago
JMac
Well, this has always been the problem with Steve Perry's solo work. Outside of Journey, he's quite boring because, despite having possibly the best voice in rock/AOR/rock-pop history, he: 1. Releases really slow, plodding songs. 2. Is not a great songwriter on his own. He needs incredibly strong collaborators to release decent songs. I mean, look at "For the Love of Strange Medic
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6 months ago
JMac
Can't stand 99% of live albums. I'll give this one a listen, though.
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7 months ago
JMac
Yes, I'm glad to see the homepage reviews section back too. Once upon a time, 15 or 20 years ago, I would go to the Reviews section of the website. Recently, though, I've ignored it because updates have, at times, been few & far between as Andrew got busier with other priorities - such as the MR Fests, his label, and so on. So by putting them on the homepage, Andrew is ensuring their
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7 months ago
JMac
I love both albums for different reasons. They represent an evolution as it should be - different flavors of the same good thing. The only songs that haven't stood the test of time for me are the Diane Warren fluff songs like "The Time Alone With You". But to answer Greg's question, no, they never toured for Backlash. They knew the band was done by the time the record came out (yo
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7 months ago
JMac
I've always been annoyed by the people who overstate Steve Clark's talent just because he's dead. Was he a vital part of the band? Absolutely. Were some of his riffs on key songs? Yep. Did he play a major role in the band? For certain. The same thing can be said about Collen, Elliott, or Savage. Without Sav, for instance, Hysteria (the song) wouldn't exist. Elliott was the creati
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8 months ago
JMac
Sure, this release is technically pointess, but it's not bad. I usually despise re-recordings - e.g., Def Leppard's re-hashes off Hysteria are pretty bad - but Tom has done a decent job here. He made some interesting new choices in some places. It was interesting, if not necessarily relevant.
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8 months ago
JMac
Agree. Black Panther was solid enough (e.g., decent villain motivation) but nowhere near as great as the hype. Capt Marvel was better.
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8 months ago
JMac
Yeah, I saw him last week on a Netflix show, "Russian Doll" and the people with me were perplexed when I gushed, "OMG, Yul Vazquez! He's such a great guitarist!!".
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8 months ago
JMac
Tall Stories was awesome when they were good, and Augeri is a talent, but they had too much filler. The songwriting wasn't up to the level of DFP.
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8 months ago
JMac
I thought it had one or two "okay" tracks, enjoyable trifles, but overall, this is a dreadful album. The songwriting isn't there, the energy is absent, even by latter-day Adams standards, it's just a toothless affair full of plodding, indistinguishable tracks. I'm shocked his usual collaborators like Jim Vallance were involved in this affair.
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8 months ago
JMac
I'm kind of an Adams diehard, not one of the board's hard-to-please curmudgeons like Rocknut, and I have hated every track I've heard from the new album thus far. Bland, bland, bland. The songwriting is just not there. This is so bad.
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9 months ago
JMac
Your link be broken, matey.
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9 months ago
JMac
With Jennifer Lopez. And yes, it's as bad as that sounds...worse, even: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYj8rdMYJRc
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9 months ago
JMac
For all the hate Taylor Swift gets, she's actually a great pop songwriter. She has a great ear for pop hooks, but her media coverage and carefully curated persona often overshadows that. Sure, some of her lyrics are bubblegum garbage and her songs are hit & miss, but many on the AOR scene wish they had her writing chops. This new single is way below Swift.
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9 months ago
JMac
Really interesting. I noticed it says they released an alubum in 2013, Loveless Fascination. Any good? And what's it like stylistically compared to Love Among the Cannibals?
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9 months ago
JMac
Yes, of course - it's a shame Starship didn't continue in that vein and quit the moment they found a winning AOR formula.
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10 months ago
JMac
Bryan has been playing I Hear You Knockin on his live shows for about 20 years now. I have several bootlegs of it, just didn't think he'd feel the need to release a ew studio recording.
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10 months ago
JMac
In interviews for Like a Day Like Today, Bryan told the story about how he really, really didn't want to include "Before the Night is Over". He felt like it was a too-obvious, overly commercial track that didn't gel with the rest of the album. It was producer Bob Rock who twisted his arm and insisted that it be on the record. Just goes to show you where Bryan's tastes lie.
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10 months ago
JMac
Sorry, Marco, you're wrong - I've seen the artwork labeled "not as final" where he's facing away from the camera. This artwork - a side view, also of his naked torso - was officially unveiled on his official website two days ago, along with the final tracklisting. You may want to click on the link I provide before answering reflexively based on what you think you know.
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10 months ago
JMac
So the new single, Shine a Light, is going to radio next week. Here's the tracklisting, and I can only cringe at the mention of Jennifer Lopez, and cringe again at the cheesy title, "That's how strong our love is". Yikes. The artwork is just a photo of his naked torso....o-kay: http://tinypic.com/r/kevmys/9 SHINE A LIGHT THAT’S HOW STRONG OUR LOVE IS (FEAT. JENNIFER LOPE
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