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2 days ago
NIK WILSON
See I disagree about Emotionless. Ok the first couple of albums had a number of tracks you could argue that but by the MTV acoutic gig Geoff Tate was all emotion. Silent Lucidity, The lady Wore Black then 'someone else' later, 'eyes of a stranger' 'Bridge' etc etc Now it seems very caricature
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3 days ago
NIK WILSON
I agree. Great emotive stuff back then. Even going forward a little 'Someone Else' is another great expressive song. I dont understand where the cogs have become unbolted
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4 days ago
NIK WILSON
It's not dreadful as such but it sounds like a parody. GT seems to have lost the ability to write songs that genuinely engage the listener and not sound like panto!
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4 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Bands are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they keep true to a style, they get accused of repeating themselves. If they change or adapt their style, they get accused of abandoning their fans. Look at the trouble Def Leppard have because they don't repeat Pyromania and Hysteria.
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5 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I like GnR and I like Sixx:Am though slightly annoyingly i still think Sixx:Am's best album so far is still their first. Fair play to DJ Ashba for a humble announcement and Im sure his creative scope is bigger with 'Sixx rather than with Axl n co. That said, though he's pretty frustrating on his slow output, I'm excited to see what Axl can deliver. I'm sure I read that Slash is guesting on
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5 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Not bad. Keeping this as objective as possible, this has the feel of a more produced and slightly fuller 'Tribe' album, minus the great track 'Open' Geoff has a bit of a strange vocal dynamic these days. Lots of slightly discordant lyrics. Could do with someone to add the odd hook and a touch more melody.
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6 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Sounds great Phil. Glad to hear the band are on form.
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6 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I personally think they are missing out. Hardcore Van Halen fans will (well the DLR fans anyway) love things as they are but long term ticket sales across big venues over many locations, require a broad fanbase of your more shall we say generic music fan. Journey plays all the radio friendly hits, Def Leppard almost solely hang onto their radio friendly hits. Van Halen have effectively pushed t
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6 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Personally I think Def Leppard deserve some good touring success. Im not a fan of their recent albums (mostly) but they're hard working lads it seems and their shows always seem top notch. I do think with Van Halen, they have limited their mainstream popularity going with DLR. Personally I find his humour and enthusiasm very infectious but the fact remains that they are limited to playing trac
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7 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I totally agree about the 35 year thing. Theyre all regular fellas from regular backgrounds. Not cast from Marvel superheroes. I guess some of this is the price of having an album that was delivered through adversity and went on to hit the stratosphere. Every subsequent release will always be compared to it. Im guilty of that.
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7 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I thought Euphoria was ok but i'll admit, to me it felt like a forced attempt to erase the memory of Slang n do a slightly half hearted Hysteria 2. 4 or 5 very good tracks but some stinkers too and the production felt soulless. Somehow the reason why Hysteria worked so well was that it was processed beyond processed but the songs still grabbed you. That album ultimately got the recognition it
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7 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Very fair points
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7 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Def Leppard are one of the most frustrating bands on the planet. I can't lie that I became a fan just after Hysteria and subsequently loved the album (still do) and Pyromania tracks were epic live. Ive more DL picture disks of that era than i care to count. Oddly I appreciated On Through the Night more than High n Dry and I rate Retroactive above most of their more recent releases. That said
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8 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
Now its not exactly music related but it wasnt long ago he was bald and biology would say that hair doesnt grow that fast. Im going for a 'syrup'
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8 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
'House Writers' or the use of,will always be a contentious issue to an srtist. I can't say im the most prolific musician but I am passionate about the art of making it. In pop its common to have external writers but in some ways it works because the performer is less important. Pop artists appear and disappear at a relentless rate with only a minority (who often then prove to have a lasting ta
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8 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
16. D.C
We can debate the quality of D.C's own output (I only partially warmed to GTTB and ForeverMore) till our heads fall off but D.C is still a big enough astist with a big enough following (and I might wager a sizeable ego) to never require or accept house writers.
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2 months ago
NIK WILSON
Well this may be prolonging a subject that Andrew wants to put to bed but Im gonna dare to say Hot Sauce got a bit of a tough deal on that thread (other than the 'fact' statement which will never end well) David Coverdale and David Lee Roth always get slammed without any form of constructive context and theyre not alone. AdV is clearly a hugely talented singer and musician but his songwriti
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3 months ago
NIK WILSON
Agreed
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3 months ago
NIK WILSON
I dunno.. I hear what you're saying but I think D.C. has a point. I'm not sure it's the people who don't like the album or are puzzled why he's released it, that he's having a rant at. I think it's those who's comments are just cheap insults without any substance. OK he's not amazingly humble but when is he ever but I can imagine it gets a bit grating when you put your heart and soul into som
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Love him or hate him, he's certainly quite entertaining in interviews... Always an element of 'tongue in cheek' with his responses..
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Eat em and Smile was great if a bit short, in my opinion. DLR band was excellent, A Little ain't enough, very good too. Skyscraper had its moments was a touch too polished. Your Filthy Little Mouth was a bit odd, but not horrendous..
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
I'd say there's no hard n fast rule. Some bands have an affinity with a certain singer or band member, others don't and others seem to split opinion. Bit of a cop-out but sometimes it either works or it doesn't with line-up changes. AC DC did well with a change. Van Halen will be debated till the end of time but try replacing Eddie Van Halen.... Queen to many seem to be their own cov
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Nice idea internally for the band but as a creative work of Def Leppard.. No no no.... This should be a B-side or bonus product. Joe Elliot is the singer of the band..
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
No doubt he's a cracking singer!!! If it's not Bach, then this guy is a fine substitute..
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Exactly.. Hagar is bound to be asked and by his own admission he can't admit giving an answer (it's who he is) even if later he often regrets it.. (which he has admitted he does too)
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Certainly a very tight stadium act with Sammy Hagar. Slightly more 'Vegas' with DLR and a far narrower scope with the vocals.. Still have to love DLR's constant enthusiasm. The never ending puppy.
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Maybe get Sykes, Marsden, Moody and Vandenberg in and go out with a 'span the ages' album. And if they're feeling really bold, get in Mutt Lange and Desmond Child to co write the odd track and get Glenn Hughes to do some backing vocals, plus a guest guitar slot by Richie Blackmore and that should cover a whole dose of eras with a hint of 80's commercial-tasticness. Just a thought. :)
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
I agree.. I'm sure the interviewers can't help themselves but to get the story onto Van Halen. Let's face it. It's comments about them that will draw people's attention..
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Well he did sing 'Ain't Talkin 'bout Love' and 'You Really Got me' live from the 1st album if I remember right. :)
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Hagar is a little like me in that he freely admits in hindsight he should probably not comment but in the moment when pushed, he can't resist sharing his opinion on the matter. I quite like DLR but I do miss the vast catalog of songs that don't get played by VH due to them being Sammy Hagar songs.
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