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Don
Cheers, my friend.
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Yesterday
Don
Not sure if it's ever been done on here before, but here goes... The '70s was the era of (usually double) live releases, and a number of them are credited with "breaking" the artists into the mainstream and/or launching big-time success. Some of the recent posts one here (the Scorpions one, the Rush one, the recent one regarding "The ONE Album That Shaped Your World;" etc.
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Yesterday
Don
That emerald hue you can see is yours truly turning green with envy...
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Yesterday
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How is it that you guys have heard this? I thought it was slated for a November release (?!?!).
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Yesterday
Don
Yeah, their lyrics (and songwriting in general, IMHO) left a lot to be desired. But these guys had attitude in spades, strong musicianship, a strong cult following, and lots of potential. When all is said and done, though, Lips should never have been allowed near a microphone.
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Yesterday
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Not sure about Hatfield (Hetfield, perhaps?). But Udo Dirkschneider had a really powerful and distinctive voice. The guy sounded like he gargled chainsaws and broken glass. You knew an Accept song as soon as the vocals started. Acts like Raven, Metallica, Motorhead, Venom, etc. were more about heaviness and attitude, so they were able to get away with less talented vocalists (although I al
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Yesterday
Don
fox-roxx Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > sounds like most NWOBHM band's !! > ...Exactly. Out of the dozens (hundreds?) of acts that came and went, only a select few went on to big success. And, for the most part, those who enjoyed the most success were the "whole package," and included strong and/or distinctive vocals....Priest, M
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Yesterday
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In addition to the debut, I also have Holy Wars. I like both albums and agree that they should have been bigger. I know that journalist extraordinaire, Martin Popoff, has always sung the praises of this band. But as far as why they never made it big, I have a theory on that... To me, as good as the album sounds, what it lacks is a really strong vocalist. Chris Bradley (I think that's who p
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Yesterday
Don
That's what I thought. I don't think it's lip-synched.
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2 days ago
Don
Thanks, Rondo. All I was finding when I googled it was drug-related stuff.
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2 days ago
Don
LOL, is a "syrup" a wig? Where does that term come from? (Please excuse my ignorance.)
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2 days ago
Don
RNRPREACHER1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Now there's someone I never got the fuss about. John Parr? I'm certainly not a huge fan, but he's got a pretty big voice (somewhat James Christian-like, methinks) and his songs (even his '90s output) just screams out "classic 80s." Besides St. Elmo's Fire, I always thought this track was immense.
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2 days ago
Don
I like this. And yeah, the kid can sing! There are times for me when his voice seems really reminiscent of Glenn Kaiser of The Resurrection Band.
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2 days ago
Don
Well said, Blacky.
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3 days ago
Don
Great track, but personally, I'd place a number of their tracks above it, including After All These Years.
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3 days ago
Don
Seems like Kiss has been cited by quite a few as their starting point. I was just reflecting on the fact that their influence and notoriety back in their heyday was absolutely MASSIVE. Between their prolific output, their constant touring, and their aggressive merchandising, was there ever a bigger (ie., more well-known) band, except for the Beatles? Plenty of folks hated 'em (and still do
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3 days ago
Don
Yeah, in terms of "finding" enough music to play, I'd bet that any of us on this site could easily come up with lots of quality tunes for a weekly show - many of which would bring back happy memories for that segment of the public who grew up with those songs. As we all know, the genre was HUGE for quite a few years. The back catalogue of hits is potentially enormous.
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3 days ago
Don
Nice choices, Blacky. Speaking of Journey and underrated songs, what about Turn Down the World Tonight and (especially) After All These Years from Revelation? IMHO, those two tracks (again, especially the latter) are pretty much as good as any other ballad this band ever released. I think they may, possibly have been released as singles, but I have yet to hear one of 'em on the radio.
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3 days ago
Don
Probably do, somewhere, Tony (lol!). Maybe not that particular gig, but another one. Can't post photos on here, though, as I don't do FB or any other social media.
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4 days ago
Don
Started out buying K-Tel records, featuring the pop hits of the day. Then one day I spotted Kiss Alive II in a store. When I saw that picture of Gene Simmons, all sweaty and blood-covered on the back, it was one of the coolest things the 9-year-old me had ever seen, and I simply had to have it. I literally had no idea what they sounded like, but that made no difference. Almost wore the groo
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4 days ago
Don
Different strokes, I guess. I've always loved that track.
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4 days ago
Don
The following tracks are among their biggest singles and best-known tracks. They all received quite a lot of airplay here in Canada. You might recognize at least some of them... Wind Him Up... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J0QdXBY0wo On the Loose... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx7XbV82JfQ The Flyer... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH7XWkwggsM
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4 days ago
Don
Lol, Adolfo. Do you paint a target on your forehead too?
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4 days ago
Don
Count me in, but I don't own much of their catalogue. Strangely, here in their homeland, their CDs have never been readily available or easy to track down.
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4 days ago
Don
Stryper in Vancouver for their To Hell With the Devil tour... Black and white zebra-striped spandex, along with a black net-covered peacock blue shirt that was already tailored to look like it was made from a bunch of pieces which had been sewn together. Topped off with LOTS of leather 'n spikes, a handcuff belt (my pride and joy back then), and some serious boots (size 13). Looked like I wa
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4 days ago
Don
Love pretty much all of your choices, Steve. Off the top of my head... Judas Priest – Turbo: Reckless Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance: (Take These) Chains; Fever Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith: Some Heads are Gonna Roll Kiss – Destroyer – Flaming Youth Kiss – Lick it Up: A Million to One Van Halen – Diver Down: Little Guitars Great White – Twice Shy:
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4 days ago
Don
Agree as well about this one being better than GoG. And, as for the Leppard connection/influence, everything you've said in your post applies to Free Spirit's "All the Shades of Darkened Light," T-Man. It's what I put out there in repeated posts over the past few years. If you listen carefully and with an open mind, you can actually hear what each and every track would sound like
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5 days ago
Don
Just one spin in, and I can already say with 1000 percent certainty that I like this way more than Ghost of Graceland. For me, there's not one song on GoG that comes anywhere near any of the tracks on this album. I'd even go so far as to say that this one could very well surpass Coup de Grace and claim the spot as my favorite Treat album. Not a single duff track anywhere to be found, IMHO.
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5 days ago
Don
Liking this very much. Formula or not, a great, melodic song with strong musicianship and an infectious melody are exactly what I love about this genre (which, I guess we're calling "Dad Rock" now, lol!).
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5 days ago
Don
Found a used copy on Amazon and ordered immediately. Spinning some tracks via YouTube right now. How on earth did I miss this up until now?! Thanks, Shamus, and HUGE thanks to you, Wardy for the heads-up!
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