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12 days ago
illimey
Thunder Schmunder. I really don't get the issue with Americans and Magnum. Blue Bluddy Oyster Cult are still doing their thing. Many over here have a soft spot for Kansas/Styx/REO/Foreigner/Yawny/Boston and other similar bands. Put all those in a pot, mix it round, add a few wild hand gestures and out pops Magnum. Oh well.
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12 days ago
illimey
GET MAGNUM (no, not the Ice Cream, crappy TV show, car, birth control device or gun) ON US SOIL (within easy reach of Chicago - can't make this TOO easy) AND I WILL PERSONALLY GIVE YOU A BIG KISS. Now there's an offer you can't look away from.
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12 days ago
illimey
thinny Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you didn't like Reckless or Cuts Like A Knife > I'm not sure that there is anywhere else to > go....both (in my opinion) are great albums and > far superior to ITF....but nothing else in his > discography is comparable to ITF, it was quite a > different record for him in places...his stuff > fr
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12 days ago
illimey
I am almost totally unfamiliar with Bryan's discography, apart from Into The Fire which is probably in my Top 20 all time favorite albums! I of course know Summer Of 69, and have heard the full Reckless and Cuts Like A Knife albums a few times - neither of which do much for me. His 'later' (i.e. after Into The Fire) stuff certainly hasn't hit home to me either, thanks no doubt to the infamous and
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24 days ago
illimey
Just checked Amazon.com (i.e. the US website) and it is currently at #26 in the 'Hard Rock' category. Not too shabby, I don't think? P.S. No idea why this appears as a reply to the 'only on the midweek chart' comment. Actually, yeah - I guess I had clicked that sub message to launch the thread. Anyway, F-squared to the midweek charts. Here's for #1 at the weekend! :D
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24 days ago
illimey
Al Barrow Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > New entry into UK Album charts at number 17 for > "Escape from the Shadow Garden" > > just thought i would spread the word and thank > anyone on here who got the new album, cheers Al WoooHooo! I just re-pre-ordered my copy from Amazon in the USA (they now have it listed as available for r
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4 weeks ago
illimey
For me, there is only one Magnum album that I wouldn't rate between great and Mary Poppins (practically perfect in every way), and that is Rock Art. Despite containing one classic (On Christmas Day) and a few other good songs, the overall feel and sound of that album is simply not my thing. I adore the KOM-EH era, and there are days of my life where KOM is actually my favorite Magnum album! Ma
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4 weeks ago
illimey
I'm fascinated by your statement that Escape From The Long Strange Title sees the dark overtone of Tony's recent output disappear in the rear view mirror? Everything about the album (title/cover/song names/clips I've heard) suggests to me that this dark overtone is alive and kicking! Is it the production? Because if the sound is more like WOH than recent TC produced albums I will be happy. Per
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4 weeks ago
illimey
My copy won't arrive until April 3rd, or possibly on the 1st which is the official release date here in the USA - according to Amazon.com at least. I did have it pre-ordered via Amazon's UK website but when .com finally sorted out the listing the cost saving was too great to ignore so I canceled and reordered there. Under $16 shipped for the CD+DVD version. I have to say I am still slightly ne
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5 weeks ago
illimey
After considering this question for a while, I think my answer is that if there IS actually one song (or in my case album) that I turn to then it is The Adventures -- The Sea Of Love Full album on YT And that is a little weird, because it is NOT the most uplifting music (lyrically) out there - but it is a wide eyed and wonderful soundscape that they paint, and it definitely puts a smile o
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5 weeks ago
illimey
Honestabe30 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Too Long a Soldier...great song, and waaaayy too > long since I've listened to it. Thanks for the > reminder. You're welcome. Saw Benatar/Giraldo live for the first time last year, and of course they rocked the hits! Great show, wish they would follow through with the new music Neil keeps talking about
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5 weeks ago
illimey
(limited to one per artist, and not really my ultimate Top 10 as that would be impossible - more like 10 songs that summarize my central musical tastes...) Magnum -- Les Morts Dansant Kansas -- Hopelessly Human Barclay James Harvest -- The Poet/After The Day Wishbone Ash -- Throw Down The Sword Midnight Oil -- Beds Are Burning Dire Straits -- Telegraph Road Bruce Springsteen -- Brillian
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7 weeks ago
illimey
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > new cd then? will investigate. I have some of the > newer material---not bad at all. T Just got the MP3 download via Amazon. First listen over and I can safely say it is a very, very good album. As long as people stop expecting 1972 in 2014 then no fan of intelligent rock music will be disappointed. http://ww
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7 weeks ago
illimey
The Blue Horizon is almost upon us....
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7 weeks ago
illimey
Thanks alaskaman! The debut is mildly hard rock in places - used to play it a lot. Don't mind a nice proggy slant either (my last gig was Transatlantic a month ago). No idea what John Payne sounds like though so I'll check that out carefully. Based on your recommendation I'm off to take a listen to XXX.
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7 weeks ago
illimey
Love it! Don't Fall Asleep by Magnum, that is. But.... I hear a little bit of ROD STEWART in Bob's voice at times in this track! :O Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.... :)
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7 weeks ago
illimey
Wow. A quite beautiful song. And the parts of the video that aren't focused on a human being are pretty nice as well. So, for someone like me who knows zero about the last 20 years or so of Asia's music, what albums of theirs should I go for (bearing in mind I like this new song)? Thanks!
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2 months ago
illimey
Rock Art is the only (pre and post split) Magnum album that, as a whole, I don't love. It still contains a couple of great songs, and also an absolute classic (On Christmas Day) but its overall impact is that of a bored Pub AOR band going through the motions. Thankfully Tony got that out of his system via Hard Rain and then reformed the band, coming up with a sequence of increasingly fantastic w
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2 months ago
illimey
Oh dear. On first listen, Too Many Clowns (the new Magnum track) sounds like a reject from Rock Art. That may make some people happy, but not me! No worries though - I have already pre-ordered the new album and will give it the best of British-American.
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2 months ago
illimey
Can't remember if I have Bottle Rocket, but I am pretty sure that you won't be able to accuse Almost Home of "delving deep into the alternative and grunge genre..." (Wiki quote). I don't necessarily mind music that does such a thing, and sometimes don't notice it when it does, but Almost Home sounds pretty melodic and metallic rather than alternative and grungy to me. In fact there a
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2 months ago
illimey
It is a good album with some great moments. As long as nobody expects Fire & Love II then most people should be happy with the result - even after the very long wait!
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2 months ago
illimey
...a beautiful album from start to finish. SO looking forward to next Tuesday at The Arcada in St Charles, IL. TRANSATLANTIC, ladies and gentlemen!!
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4 months ago
illimey
Well, I like it - and am looking forward to hearing it in context with the rest of the album. And, I already have my tickets to see the band live for the first time next February! :D
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4 months ago
illimey
I'm in for a t-shirt and a shiny round thing!
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5 months ago
illimey
I've been a Magnum fan since I was 16 (1988). There is only one album of theirs that I don't like (Rock Art) and even that contains an all time classic song (On Christmas Day). For a beginner, I would recommend Kingdom Of Madness (The debut album, with some breathtaking moments) On A Storyteller's Night (Perhaps most often selected as fan favorite) The Visitation OR On The 13th Day (Absolute
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5 months ago
illimey
Hammer To Fall Not really very familiar with Queen, but heard most of their songs years ago because a friend was a big fan. Hammer To Fall has always been miles ahead of anything else I've heard by them - not because it's their only good song though. It is simply one of my all time favorite songs. Absolutely incredible piece of music.
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7 months ago
illimey
Too Long A Soldier is one of my favorite songs by anyone, ever. So you'd better throw that onto your list, or else. ;) I also love Cerebral Man from WAID. Absolutely stunning album, all the way through.
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10 months ago
illimey
Good gravy, this is good! But I'm kinda nuts, cos I'm a Magnum fan (whom this sort of reminds me of with those huge chunky riffs)! Insanely melodic! Is the rest of the album like this? I'm going to go find some more samples....
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10 months ago
illimey
Very cool - thanks for sharing! Love this guy's talent.
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11 months ago
illimey
Wonderful song. Made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dPJQ8Jve1E A warning for those who are offended by overtly Christian lyrics - you will be offended by this song. :)
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