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30 days ago
Silent Laughter
Henry Paul's the man. Love his stuff with BlackHawk (how I got into him, plus I think the 1st or 2nd country band I ever liked), as well as the songs I've heard from Its About Pride. Hope to catch an Outlaws show someday as I've never seen them or BlackHawk, but I've heard other BlackHawk guys are in the line-up (obviously not Van, though - RIP) and they're known to play BlackHawk songs. Is th
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30 days ago
Silent Laughter
I like the way this guy thinks. I was worried everyone here would be voting for Trump, as he was apparently "cool in the 80s" or something, like Michael Douglas in that Wall Street movie, haha. Probably more like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Plus he's supposedly a "man's man", the type of "alpha male" us guys are supposed to look up to and aspire to b
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7 weeks ago
Silent Laughter
I like the current incarnation of 'Tailz with Rob Wylde (Teenage Casket Company) as vocalist. But only because I'm a huge Rob/TCC fan. If you can track down the song "All the Girls In the World" from Tailz' latest album Blast, give it a listen. Insanely catchy, hard power pop type sound that's as good as anything by TCC. Catchy af. Wish the rest of the album sounded like that. Hop
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7 weeks ago
Silent Laughter
Avril Lavigne > Adam Levine :-) Can't say I ever much cared for that band or Adam's voice. That said, I do really like Adam's songs in the 2 John Carney films he's contributed songs to - Begin Again and Sing Street. Carney also wrote/directed Once, which won the Oscar for Best Song. Irish bloke and a pretty great filmmaker if you haven't checked his stuff out, though it certainly won
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7 weeks ago
Silent Laughter
Thanks for the heads up, pardner. No judgments from me about Lit's apparent country turn. I don't usually actively seek out "country rock" artists (so much music, so little time), but when an artist I already like ventures into that territory, like Bon Jovi or Paul Laine with Dark Horse, I seem to take a shine to it more often than not. And that mostly is how I get into new genres of
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
I realize now I may have overrated this album just a tad, since I was so starved for Butch to return to the RAWK lol So yeah, I'll have to play it more times to see if I like it more than his latest rock album The Spade. But yes, I do really like it. And yes, it is "rock" enough for me (though I'm easy to please in that regard). And I'm a big time Lyrics Guy and think Butch is writi
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Well put. Yes, Butch is a genius and while I haven't seen him live in years, I still remember those acoustic shows when he was supposedly touring LOSC but in reality mostly played brand new stuff that would go on to become Letters. Best shows I'd ever been to and still unmatched. Him, the crowd, sorry if it sounds cliche but it was just...magic. Made me a fan for life (of the man and the arti
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Warning: This post contains lethal doses of positivity. Read at your own risk, Jorn (and other likeminded types)... :-) This rock fan just had a rare (relatively) great week, so I just wanted to give a shout-out to Frank Pino Jr from Waltham and Rob Lane from Teenage Casket Company for hooking me up with band t-shirts in the mail this week! Always on the prowl for new, cool t-shirts to wear
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Like Terry said, that's a fantasy job for me. So congrats for (kinda) sticking it to the man ;-) I've gotten to be a pretty big Rick fan the last few years (better late than never). Overall like his "modern era" stuff a tiny bit more than the oldies, some holds up better than others, but some of the "classics" are great, too. Though you know if I lived up there, I'd be
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Totally agreed. Springsteen and Petty fan here, too (plus some country). And don't get me started on the awesomeness of M3 and Butch. I just made a very lengthy post in the previous Butch Stay Gold topic from 5-6 days ago (late to the party per usual), agreeing with one of those posters (the only one) who was positive toward the album and Butch. Since your topic didn't exist then when I f
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Glad to see there's someone here I (mostly) agree with. Good post, mate. Someone from the UK gets it, at least. I can always count on your country to have good music taste, as I just got my Teenage Casket Company (great hard power pop band, if you all miss M3 check 'em out) shirt in the mail from there :-) Unfortunately I have no excuses to explain the music taste of the shite bandits from my
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Wow, just listened to those first 2 pre-release singles and, if this is any indication, this band just keeps getting better. Excellent pop-rock with a nod to classic melodic rock as well. Catchy, radio friendly (living up to their name!), and most importantly damn good. And holy crap are they prolific after Jason & Steve took so long between the Square One album (check that out, too pe
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Thanks for the heads up! Didn't know about this one, but will check out soon. Don Henley, "Joey", Replacements - yes please :-) I've liked all the songs I've heard from Stay Gold so far.
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3 months ago
Silent Laughter
Decent song, which is the way I'd describe most Jovi songs of the last 15 years or so. Not great, not bad, it just kinda...is lol Best part is probably the solo. Most of the music and lyrics sound like your typical mash-up of past Jovi anthems as others have said. Not a big fan of their "jock anthem" type songs, since ironically I don't hear the "fire" when I hear songs li
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4 months ago
Silent Laughter
Not familiar with Blackboard Jungle, but I LOVE Electric Angels. Truly one of the most underrated bands from the "hair metal" (or whatever you want to call it) era. I guess they were a bit late to the party, but some of the members were involved with the power pop band Candy (great stuff, too) before EA formed. Jonathan Daniels (songwriter, bass)...truly one of the most gifted songwr
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
Yup...I had a couple awesome people send me the Attraction 65 song. Thanks! Apologies - should have replied here before to let you all know. Plus they sent some Blue Tears stuff. And I agree - total Def Lep/Bon Jovi. Definitely like what I hear so far :-) Makes sense, since the Michael Sweet CD Gregg produced had that sound as well. Probably why Mikey wanted him as producer and songwri
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
Anyone checked out director/writer Cameron Crowe's new Showtime series Roadies? JJ Abrams is also a producer. The first episode has already aired and the second episode hit the net a couple days ago (and is also available for Showtime subscribers On Demand). First episode should be free On Demand for ANYONE with cable. Its about the road crew of a fictional American rock band. Doesn't so
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
Hey all - Lately I've really been getting into Gregg Fulkerson's (RIP) band Attraction 65. I found all the songs on Youtube and been listening to them. Great stuff, especially "In Another Life" (so damn powerful - really relate and that chorus - just wow). However, I can't seem to find "Eden" from the album anywhere. Looked everywhere on the net - yes, tried YOutube as
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
A little late, but just had to comment, since this whole topic discussion made me laugh and nod my head :-) Was wondering if anyone else felt the same. So yeah, I agree with most of you guys. Scary looking dude. I see his image on the links for his videos, crap my pants, and then I'm too busy changing me undies to ever have the time to check out his stuff lol Seriously though, yeah, he s
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
Fuck Hate (and yes, I know I'm late, so I thought I'd bust some sweet rhymes if you've got the time). 'Nuff said. Should be way more positivity, tolerance, empathy, kindness, love, and human compassion in the world than there currently is today. Love is the answer. If that makes me sound "simple", I don't care. Maybe I'm too "sensitive" for this world. So be it. At le
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
Thanks for posting (sorry I'm late)! Love that album. Hoping for more. Only song I could never really get into was the title track, so it figures others would dig that one most - just my luck on here :-/ lol Just a little too pandering "yee-haw country" for me. Sorry Terry (and Paul) ;-) Its all good, though - different strokes, as I always say. I guess it does "rock" t
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
I like the series so far. Though it will be hard to top TWD as that's arguably my all time fave show (though Game of Thrones has moved right up there, too) and my #1 all time fave zombie thing ever (was never a HUGE fan until TWD). And, unlike TWD, I haven't checked out the comic yet. All caught up on TWD comic - I've basically become a huge Kirkman fan (at least for TWD) :-) But yeah, Outcas
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5 months ago
Silent Laughter
No one posted this yet? O_O Is Butch interest waning here? :-( For those who still care, check out his new single - "East Coast Girl". Butch Walker - East Coast Girl Sounds like a welcome return to the ROCK! Well, not as rocking as Marvelous 3 (and don't hold your breath on Southgang) per se, but infinitely more rocking than the last album (which I thought was cool for what i
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
Been reading Joe Hill's latest novel The Fireman. Anyone else read or are currently reading it? Came out this past Tuesday. Opinions? Big fan of Mr. Hill's. For those who don't know, he's a horror novelist who's the son of the legendary Stephen King. I guess he altered his name so as to not be flagrant about it and succeed on his own terms - which I respect. He's a few years older than
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
Thought Reb would be guesting on the next season of hit TV show The Walking Dead, slaying walkers with his "axe" lol How cool would that have been? "Today I only killed seventeeeeeeen" ;-) Oh well... Big fan of that show and comic. For any fans of Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead) who are interested, the first episode of his new show, Outcast, is currently on
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
Anyone else check this out? I saw some topics here about PJ Farley's (Trixter) debut solo CD Boutique Sound Frames, but since it came out a couple days ago on Andrew's label, has anyone else listened to the whole thing yet? Pretty good stuff. Like Steve Brown/Stereo Fallout meets the mellower side of Foo Fighters, musically and vocally. I don't think I've ever checked out Ra (always got the i
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
I respect your opinion, though I think I feel exactly the opposite lol I can understand why you'd think it sounds like fluff (Beyond the Fade). I love it, though...I guess I just like fluff? ::shrugs:: :-) Hey, at least we're all man enough (or woman enough...do females even post here or are they not allowed in the treehouse? lol) to be ourselves and own our music tastes here, right? I fuckin
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
Are you familiar with Noelle from the bands Damone and The Organ Beats? She's a straight up rocker. The next Joan Jett IMO. This is a great rock ballad by Damone, my personal fave by them, but I'm sure there's plenty of more upbeat rock stuff by them on Youtube as well. Saw them open for Butch Walker once and she absolutely killed it. Band was almost too heavy for my ears lol Damone - Whe
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
No hair suggestions yet, people? lol Wish I could post a pic of what it looks like, so you all would have a better idea, but I haven't uploaded any to the net in awhile. Wish you could post one here from your hard drive like some places let you do, but oh well. Maybe I'll upload some more recent ones soon - we'll see. Well...just picture a 39 year old male version of this, I guess :-) Go
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6 months ago
Silent Laughter
OT: Just wish there was less of a stigma re: the depression thing regarding talking about that kind of stuff and other "problems" of that nature. Especially among guys. And adults. That whole stoicism "ideal" of seeming to "have it all together". I hate it (I have my reasons). Just my opinion, of course. But maybe part of my purpose in life can be helping t
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