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NIK WILSON
I'm hoping for a strong album. As others have said, at least since Shooting at the Sun, albums have been hit n miss. Personally I find the issue is that Luke Morley is pretty much THE songwriter (from memory) and he's got stale with ideas. There's only so many times you need to sing about leaving this town before it's too late etc etc etc. I feel they need some diversity in their song-wri
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3 days ago
NIK WILSON
Happy Christmas Andrew..
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4 days ago
NIK WILSON
See my point? Certainly a charismatic guy!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJjesuecY1A Now with Luke Purdie.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpWWzOTcyg Horses for course but Rundell was the singer to lead them to bigger things in my opinion...
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5 days ago
NIK WILSON
Yeah I was just listening back to 'First hit for Free' and it's still a great album. Their Donington performance of the same era with Rundell in his 'two-face' look, was pretty impressive too. A hugely missed opportunity I think.
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5 days ago
NIK WILSON
Yeah that's the guy...
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5 days ago
NIK WILSON
Now it's been six years since 'First hit for Free' with Henry Rundell on vocals and we've now have a couple of releases with Luke Purdie and I thought I'd have a little reflect. I'm sure there are fans of both camps but I still think the band lost a major cog on their success bicycle. Rundell had a very distinctive voice, a big range and serious stage presence.. I still feel the band h
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17 days ago
NIK WILSON
I think it's far better than many give it credit for.. Some great tracks that deserve a strong band to perform them live..
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24 days ago
NIK WILSON
Personally I think Pink Floyd's The Wall tops them all but Operation Mindcrime is a great album. It's rare because all the main tracks could stand up as a great single as well as being a key part of an album. No filler! Back to good ol Geoff. I just don't feel he wants to rock that much. It seems it doesn't take much for him to drift off into Geoff Tate solo land which is a bit well not tha
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26 days ago
NIK WILSON
All depends what he does with it. He seemed to 'rock things up a bit' to compete with Queensryche during the battle of the name but previous to that it seemed he wanted to go off on curious directions.. Will be interested what path he chooses to take.
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4 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I'd say a combination of being a naturally very good singer, singing well within his range/ability and not having a punishing touring schedule, seems to do the trick for Mr Bowes. I have to agree I can't remember the last time I heard him have an 'off day'
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5 weeks ago
NIK WILSON
I wasn't too keen on Secret Society but Last Look at Eden has two or three tracks that get my attention. The trouble is when I hear songs like 'Government Man' etc with a fat sounding guitar riff, The new stuff rarely matches up. John Norum seems to have gone for a somewhat 'wooly' guitar sound on recent albums which doesn't really do it for me.. Anyway, I'll still be interested to he
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2 months ago
NIK WILSON
From what I heard from Joey Tempest on stage, the idea was written back in Prisoners in Paradise days, with a hangover apparently. When his baby was born he put the lyrics together as 'New Love in Town'. So I guess musically it's PIP and lyrically it's modern day Europe.. Either way, it's a cracking track. One of their best..
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2 months ago
NIK WILSON
Hi all, I've been listening to quite a lot of 'Europe' recently and I have to admit 'Prisoners in Paradise' is still a great album IMO. I'm surprised that (and I know he didn't play on it) John Norum doesn't like it. He doesn't seem to have the same level of disdain for 'Out of this World' which he also didn't play on. Listening back to back, as a whole album 'Prisoners' is heavier and has
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3 months ago
NIK WILSON
It sounds like a Shania Twain copy.. I kinda like Shania Twain (in a pop way) but we don't need a clone..
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3 months ago
NIK WILSON
Regarding Alice Cooper, he always strikes me as a true professional with great musicians and a great show. I was impressed when I saw him. Motley Crue, well as others have said, Vince Neil isn't the most dynamic of singers but Tommy Lee is a powerhouse of a drummer and their songs are generally very catchy. A Motley show is a Motley show as they say.
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
I know it's all subjective but once I've clocked what they're singing, it's hard to ignore the awkward lyrics.
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
Musically I don't think it has a bad feel to it on first reaction. My issue with previous Allen/Lande albums has been the lyrics.. 'Hammy' and full of cliché springs to mind.
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
I think 'New Jersey' is a great album and the band continued to deliver great stuff until and including 'These Days' After that things got a bit strange..
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
I'd put odds of extremely slim to extremely non-existent on that one.
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4 months ago
NIK WILSON
I have hope for this album. Hopefully there are some hard charging tracks on there too..
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
I'll be honest and this is coming from a very long time Def Leppard fan, I do find Phil a bit OTT these days.. Probably unfair but when Steve was still alive I felt they made a great partnership but in recent years I've lost a bit of warmth for the guy. However, the band still sounds a great unit even if its recorded output for the past 15 or more years has been pretty stodgy..
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Sounds exciting.. Certainly very different from the likes of 'Lost in Translation' and Soul Sirkus etc and from the sound-clip it definitely sounds uncompromising which can only be a good thing. And without wanting to sound too 'fan boy', thanks for coming onto these forums and being prepared to debate your art. You're far less defensive that I would be about any of my work. :)
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
I agree.. Part of his argument to why he plays the bulk of the solos is because he wrote them and wants to keep authentic to the originals but he doesn't 'honour his own contract' and goes into the 'noddle-zone' far too often. Viv in Def Leppard is like a Concert Pianist who has been given a Casio keyboard and told to only play one note at a time.
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Amen to that!
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Doubt it. Thunder seems to have become more active than expected and his other 'The Union' gig is still alive. Also, dare I say I'm not sure he's enough of a technical player for all the 80's Whitesnake malarkey...
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5 months ago
NIK WILSON
Hang in there mate.. Hope the event ultimately is a success and gets well supported.
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6 months ago
NIK WILSON
Well done... Congrats!
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6 months ago
NIK WILSON
I agree. Proof is in the pudding. I can still listen to most of the tracks on the previous album, regularly.
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6 months ago
NIK WILSON
Yep.. Keep it live!! I have no issue with 'piped-in' effects like the start of Def Leppard -Rocket etc but technology is far to easy to abuse and enhance live performances and quite frankly, it's lazy! Great live performances take great preparation and I don't want to be short changed because it's easier to pipe in perfect backing vocals etc.
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