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15 days ago
chrisbrooks
Aussie Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What do you recommend mate? I've heard the > Breaking In Chains album as well as Under Lock And > Key and Tooth And Nail. Besides the big singles, > nothing else grabbed me. That's why I only own > their best of album. JB Hifi used to sell the first 5 albums (I think it was 5 - up until Beast from
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15 days ago
chrisbrooks
The Don Dokken album for me - on most counts. Two songs less would have tightened it up a bit, and I wish the production had been more rough, not so slick and smooth. I think the sonics just flattened it out a bit too much and in that department, Lynch Mob made the bigger statement. Billy White and John Norum were a powerhouse together, but George's guitar tone took no prisoners.
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21 days ago
chrisbrooks
I thought the album was crushing. Crushing the life out of me with every passing minute, that is.
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6 weeks ago
chrisbrooks
I loved Naive too. I wish there had been a third album so that we could have seen a conclusion to the "Tales of King Solitude". Fredrik's solos had a killer John Norum thing going on.
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2 months ago
chrisbrooks
Greta van flee.
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2 months ago
chrisbrooks
Greta van Flee.
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4 months ago
chrisbrooks
Fuck those same 4 chords in the chorus. Anyone who uses them in this day and age is a cookie cutter, not a songwriter.
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4 months ago
chrisbrooks
Figge Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wait....I don't get it. > > A couple of posters here say they love or prefer > OOTW, but complains about the production on PIP? > Cheesy production....really? > > I'm puzzled about that, to say the least. :-D > > > // Figge You're puzzled about people liking different things?
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4 months ago
chrisbrooks
TFC is more iconic but I love OOTW more and Kee's solos are 100% win. I wish they'd had their way with more guitars on the album but Ron Nevison wanted it slick. I would like PiP a lot more if they'd released their original vision for the album instead of the label-forced co-writes and cheesy production.
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4 months ago
chrisbrooks
I don't think it's about being overly discerning, but because we're immersed in the language of this music, it's pattern recognition. The element of surprise in any genre goes away when you know it so well. Someone can do an admirable job but still be one step behind the listener's ears instead of in front of them.
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5 months ago
chrisbrooks
Smug novelty cover. Quantized and autotuned into bland accuracy doesn't exactly scream swing.
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5 months ago
chrisbrooks
The rhythm section is tight as fuck. I'd go see that.
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5 months ago
chrisbrooks
I still want Mangini to have his day with an awesome drum sound and presence in the mix. The old albums used to be very Portnoy-friendly and, despite being arguably a more complete drummer, Mangini has been relegated to a background sound so far.
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6 months ago
chrisbrooks
Eww. Flat in the verse and sharp in the chorus. Some people should stop believin'.
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6 months ago
chrisbrooks
Help (Beatles) - John Farnham Action (The Sweet) - Nelson (sorry Steve Stevens and Def Leppard) Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush) - Angra Gates of Babylon (Rainbow) - Yngwie Malmsteen
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7 months ago
chrisbrooks
Bit of a bummer she couldn't think of any other chord progression than that after 5 years, but the vibe is there. It's an easy song to like. With songs like "My Happy Ending", she could have been a serious songwriter much sooner and I'm glad she's back on that track after way too many cheesy songs and ka-ka-ka-kawaiis.
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7 months ago
chrisbrooks
The Final Countdown - Europe. I started playing music because of it and never stopped. It was only this year that I actually got to see them play live and I was 12 all over again.
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7 months ago
chrisbrooks
Julian H Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Think they recorded 3 shows so maybe there is some > editing of the visuals and sound to get the best > overall product? That's usually the standard spin, but nah - overdubbed! :)
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7 months ago
chrisbrooks
I never saw any press to suggest that either of these two would be part of the UFO tour. Are they just making press releases for self-aggrandization?
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7 months ago
chrisbrooks
timstar Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Guitar solo audio doesn't match the visuals. Some > tinkering me thinks! The total overdub of guitars takes the shine off the viewing experience. It takes you out of it like Henry Cavill's face in Justice League.
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8 months ago
chrisbrooks
Steve deserves the moment. Who knows what he's battled internally to finally make his way back? Rich recluse sounds like the dream but I bet the isolation became a prison at numerous points. It's a fan dream to see him back and he deserves the goodwill out there for him.
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8 months ago
chrisbrooks
Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is it true? WHY would they cover such a piece of > crap song? Weezer took a great song and made it shit, so maybe Toto is gonna do the reverse for them.
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
One factor from the label's point of view might be publishing. If they have fingers in the songwriting pie as the publishing administrators of ADV, each album makes them more money than if they used the artist's own songs and had to pay the writer's respective publishing houses. For the artist, it's basically a session gig with their name on the cover, and residuals from the back end.
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
The album promotional protocol was a lot different in 1999. Reviewers got access to music in the weeks coming up to the release to build momentum rather than on the same day it hits Spotify. As far as labels are concerned, every person with a Twitter or Facebook is a reviewer. Still, I think for a band releasing a great album, there's still gains to be had from having prominent people or websi
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
Things we never asked for: A Paul Blart Mall Cop sequel Ratt played by people who aren't Ratt.
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
1. Intuition 2. Tell No Tales (more impact that Intuition but I prefer the more sophisticated songwriting above). 3. Knights... 4. Realized Fantasies 5. Everything else Harnell did 6. Everything Mills did
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
Chris Impellitteri for Alcatrazz.
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9 months ago
chrisbrooks
maciej Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yngwie Malmsteen for UFO Not an audition. Mogg invited Yngwie and his gf Tallee to a BBQ at his house but Phil was not in a good state of sobriety at the time. Yngwie had offers for others including Alcatrazz and he went with them since they had no material and he could write all the songs. There's a photo of Phil wit
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