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5 days ago
tompatompa
Great album and the last good Scorpions album. But anything from the Uli Jon Roth years beats it.
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10 days ago
tompatompa
Not a big Toto-fan but "White Sister" is an awesome track. And so are "Endless" and "Isolation".
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5 weeks ago
tompatompa
Saw them some years ago play in a tiny little club in Malmoe, Sweden. Me and about 25-30 others.... A shame, they deserve more. Great band.
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6 weeks ago
tompatompa
That list has shrunk with each passing year. Not even my longtime heroes Kate Bush and Kansas can be trusted anymore.
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8 weeks ago
tompatompa
Even though John Elefante and Mike Rynoski (Reno) are great singers the music of Kansas and Moxy respectively went for the worse when they came on board. Not necessarily their fault, but.... Same with Journey; a band that made far more interesting music pre-Perry.
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4 months ago
tompatompa
"the blessing of his father"....there is a possibility he doesn't care what they do. As Mark Reale was the only constant factor, this band should be put to rest. But hey, go ahead and make an album of entirely new songs under the name Riot. In a live situation, though, just don't play anything from Rock City, Narita or Fire Down Under with a new line-up.
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5 months ago
tompatompa
Black Country Communion is my favourite supergroup. Three, great GREAT studioalbums. One good, often forgotten, supergroup from the past is Emerson/Lake/Powell. Someone mentioned Transatlantic within "prog circles"...I say UK (Wetton/Holdsworth/Jobson/Bruford). Brilliant! Did someone mention Bad Company? If not it's alright....can't stand them.
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6 months ago
tompatompa
As mentioned by LeD; Russia and Blind Date. Plus Rock Rose, Alpha Centauri and especially Marcus on A&M in 1976. Brilliant album!!
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6 months ago
tompatompa
Wouldn't call myself a Blackfootfan but I've always loved FLYIN HIGH. There were always some good tracks on most albums but not many enough. Blackfoot + Hensley was a strange liasion, almost like Queen + Paul Rodgers.
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6 months ago
tompatompa
Complainte pour Ste Catherine - Kate & Anna McGarrigle Almost everything by Kate Bush Anything off the "Anywhere"-album by New Musik Yesterday Once More - Carpenters If you're never gonna move - Jessie Ware Everybody's gotta learn sometimes - Korgis Kim - Steve Hackett Mykonos - Fleet Foxes Darkness - Human League Darkness - Police
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6 months ago
tompatompa
It's 1977 for me; great classic hardrock in the shape of albums by Legs Diamond/A diamond is a hard rock, Dirty Tricks/Hit and run, Moxy/Ridin high, Great prog from Kansas/Point of know return, Yes/Going for the one, Genesis/Seconds out, pop/rock from Cheap Trick, punk/new wave gave us albums by Ultravox/Ha ha ha, Damned, Stranglers first two albums....and Kate Bush recorded her first album that
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7 months ago
tompatompa
Yes indeed, Carl1, Steve Stevens "Memory Crash" is a fantastic album! Swedish band Plankton have released several great instrumental albums which are sounding a lot like Wishbone Ash. Which brings to mind that bands "F.U.B.B".
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7 months ago
tompatompa
Not sure if they had broken big had he stayed, but I always thought it was a shame when Buzz Shermann's place in Moxy was taken by Mike Rynoski (Reno). Think that maybe The Lizards would have gone places if it worked out with John Garner.
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8 months ago
tompatompa
First heard them in 1977 when I borrowed the debut and Masque from a friend. He insisted they were great but I was sceptical, it was all hardrock for me back then; Sir Lord Baltimore, Teaze, Starz, Left End etc so a band with a violinist in it couldn't possibly be any good. After listening I bought all albums. For me it is the original band that counts, some good albums after that but no way is
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11 months ago
tompatompa
Buzzard - Armageddon Earthrise - Steve Hillage Bad Talkin Lady - Left End Magnum Opus - Kansas L'amour Looks Something Like You - Kate Bush Spectral Mornings - Steve Hackett Fight To The Finish - Gamma Polar Nights - Scorpions Changing Minds - New Musik Dragonfly - Mahogany Rush
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12 months ago
tompatompa
The original Kansas. Black Sabbath with Bill Ward. Angel.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Van Halen's first. And Gary Moore on the G-Force album.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
When Sabbath started out all those years ago they were VERY original. Nothing like them. I'm not expecting them to come up with something "never-before-heard" this time around. Hardly anyone does.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Not that I care that much about lyrics but "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide".....how original.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
First album still stands as a good album (maybe because it is the first), never liked "Cool Kids", loved "midnite Dynamite" when it came out (I don't anymore, but that is the case with a lot of 80's releases), lost interest with "Blow My Fuse".
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Rock and roll machine - Triumph (1977) Rock and roll man - Legs Diamond (1977) Rock and roll Romeo - Sammy Hagar (1976)
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Frank Marino has meant so much to me in my "musical upbringing". Discovered him when I heard the track "Strange Universe" being played on Swedish Radio in 1975. Love the "Juggernaut"-album and the track mentioned, "You Got Livin'" (from "What's Next") is one of the best opening numbers of all time, IMO. Hope he releases some new material soon and,
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1 year ago
tompatompa
In my opinion, this is the best Heep-era.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Great band. And we got 3 albums from them, I'm happy with that. Didn't expect anymore. I'd see no problem in carrying on witha replacement, though. Maybe someone like Jake E Lee.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Near perfect....to me that means only one filler at the most....to me that means "The Kick Inside" by Kate Bush.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
That voice....so crisp, so clear, chilling. Not my kind of music AT ALL but despite being into the likes of Bloodrock, Mercyful Fate, Trouble you can't ignore the greatness of that voice. Up there with Kate Bush.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Here in Sweden Eloy means nothing, as far as I know. Too bad, it's a band that has made quite a number of good albums. Discovered them in 1980 with that years album, Colours. Still my favourite by them. Along with the very first album from '71 which I bought on CD in 1990, gimmick-cover and all.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Born Again has a garbage production, yes, but most of the songs are among the better (IMO) in the whole Sabbath repertoire. Was very surprised myself at the quality of those songs as for me Sabbath is the Ozzy years.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Queen Bee by Grand Funk was in the Heavy Metal movie from 1981. Great song from the band in their comeback.
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1 year ago
tompatompa
Yes, it's unbelieveable 30 years have gone by... But actually it didn't cause that much of a stir among me and my friends. We were more into the debut (Answer To The Master!) so I guess we can't be called real Leppardfans. That album seem to be to Lep fans what Rocka Rolla is to many diehard Judas Priestfans.
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