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4 weeks ago
jimg
Do you mean This Ain't Love for Coney Hatch, it was about 4th or 5th song in. I've got it videoed. Jim
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7 months ago
jimg
A very entertaining evening by 3 brilliant bands. FM were a great opening act. Closer To Heaven was one of my highlights of the night. Unfortunately for them, they were just hitting their stride when their time ran out. Europe were tight and played a great mix of old and new. Did anyone else notice Joey having a wee "Geoff Tate" moment during The Final Countdown. I've got a video
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9 months ago
jimg
Just seen the post regarding Nazareth's new singer and although I'm delighted to see them continue, I really can't see them being anymore than their own tribute band from now on. It's very rare for a band's line-up to remain the same from day one. I've always thought that the one member who seems hardest to replace is the vocalist. Yes, changing the guitarist, bassist, drummer, etc will no dou
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9 months ago
jimg
Steve Overland, Toby Jepson, Danny Vaughn, JSS, Terry Brock, Anne Wilson, Keith Murrell, Jim Jidhed...all still awesome.
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9 months ago
jimg
Cheers for the comments guys. I do love a lot of the current crop of bands but not to the same level I did the big bands of yesteryear. Too many of the current crop of bands seem to following a formula and originality is lost. Now and again, some great tunes come about though and that gives me hope for the future. JimG
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9 months ago
jimg
Thanks Woody, like I said, I'm not familiar with the business side of things. I never for one moment thought that any blame lay at the door of Robin or James, in fact, I was quite chuffed when Robin contacted me direct through Facebook when I queried why the show had been cancelled. In my ignorance, I thought it had maybe been the promoters fault but I accept now that these things happened. Ju
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9 months ago
jimg
Thanks for your update Woody. However, the Glasgow date was cancelled in early January, only a few weeks after the date was initially announced. Robin Beck put out a message on her Facebook page straight away apologising for the cancellation and basically putting the blame on a lack of interest/poor ticket sales. Unfortunately, and I can only speak for us North of the Border, there wasn't a lo
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9 months ago
jimg
Just picking up on a point Tommy Denander made in an earlier post, I was wondering how people compare the AOR/Melodic Rock scene of today with that of the late 70's/early 80's? I personally don't think there's the same variety in the scene anymore. A lot of the current crop of new albums, especially from the Scandanavian bands, sounds very similar at least to these ears. Now I'm not saying they
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9 months ago
jimg
Paul, excuse my ignorance on the matter but why nothing from Images And Words? This was the first Dream Theater record I got into and I still love it now. If I was lucky enought to go and see them live, I would be bitterly disappointed not to hear at least a couple of tracks from it. Lost enthusiasm after Awake I'm afraid. Not saying it was a bad album, just didn't have the same impact with me
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9 months ago
jimg
Is it just me or has this tour been badly put together? How many dates now have been cancelled? The Glasgow date was pulled only a few weeks after it was announced apparently due to poor ticket sales but still months before the actual event. I would kill to see both these acts as well. JimG
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1 year ago
jimg
Tommy, it's terrible for Fergie. Forget everyone else in this. What this poor guy is going through sucks big time, and like everyone else, I pray for a speedy recovery. As for JLT, yeah, I was really looking forward to seeing him. His excuse dosen't quite hold water but as I don't know the full story, I won't comment further. The stuff he done with Rainbow is my favourite out of all the lineu
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1 year ago
jimg
Very sad when this happens. Good luck with whatever you decide to do now Dan and I hope your health improves and gives you back some quality of life. I've been fortunate to have seen Nazareth quite a few times. I was just thinking the other night about Scotland's other big three, Alex Harvey, Frankie Miller and Bon Scott. With Dan now retired, we have lost four of the greatest rock singers th
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1 year ago
jimg
Just read your post Rab. I too was there that day and I believe Alan Dick was on my coach. I say believe because I remember sitting on the coach waiting to leave when the rumours of what had happened started flying. I remember someone from the bus company coming on to the bus and making some sort of statement as to what had happened. I don't think they knew who the guys were at the time and t
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1 year ago
jimg
RIP Mike. I can't believe how many albums I have that he's had a hand in. Mike, you will be missed. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
Please God let there be a Scottish date!!!!! Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
Still got it, Steve Overland, Danny Bowes, Toby Jepson, Jim Jidhed (anyone who was at Firefest a few years ago will testify to this), Danny Vaughn, Terry Brock...the list goes on and on. One's who now disappoint are Coverdale, Gillan (I would put BOTH down to health issues), JBJ (never really rated him as a top singer anyway, Sambora is a far better vocalist) and sadly, Bob Cately but I wonder
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1 year ago
jimg
Very sad news indeed. Taken By Storm should've been a huge hit. Send Down An Angel had all the ingredients of a massive hit single. Why don't bands write these type of songs anymore????? Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
Janos, thanks for the update. I would really love Gary and Vinny to record again. Their work on the original Ten albums was brilliant. I would also kill to hear another "Once And Future King" type of album from Gary. Those two records were amazing. It's a pity they couldn't have been done live in some way. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
H.E.A.T. have always been a bit of a strange one to me, and I mean that in a good way. I love the sound and approach to the first two albums but I personally think ADN is the better record. The songs are stronger and there's less filler. Apart from two or three songs on each of the first two records, I found them a little disappointing. Maybe it was the hype that surrounded them when they fir
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1 year ago
jimg
20. Re: FM
If you're just getting into them, one album I would suggest trying to get a hold of although this one may be a toughie is the Firefest comeback release (DVD & CD) Back In The Saddle. Basically a greatest hits album done live. My favs are: 1. Indiscreet 2. Aphrodisiac 3. Tough It Out 4. Rockville 1 & 2 (I can't choose between them) 5. Metropolis (Brilliant album with fantastic s
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1 year ago
jimg
I would love to see: 1. Heavy Pettin' 2. No sweat 3. Terraplane (Just for nostalgia) 4. Original Saxon. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
If you're going to do it, show some consideration to those around you. The thing about smartphones is that you have a huge screen on the back to frame up what you're shooting so there's no reason to wave your phone about in front of everybody. I use a bridge camera at gigs and always use the optical viewfinder. It's more accurate and you're not spoiling everyone's view.
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1 year ago
jimg
Brilliant gig. This was the first time I had seen H.E.A.T. and I was mightly impressed. Erik is definitely the star of the band but they all played their part in making it a fantastic night. Only disappointment is that they didn't come back for an encore, I was looking forward to hearing We're Gonna Make It. Still, it didn't spoil things. I can't wait for them to come back.
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1 year ago
jimg
I've not heard any of the new stuff yet but I'm really looking forward to it. Poor Scott just doesn't seem to be able to please anyone. I remember when he first came out with 21 Guns, he was getting slagged for "deserting" the Lizzy sound. Now he seems to be getting slaughtered for doing the entire opposite. Why shouldn't they sound like Lizzy, if anyone's entitled to sound like the
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1 year ago
jimg
This is the first chance I've had to post my thoughts on the above tour. On Sunday night, I was at King Tut's in Glasgow for the Scottish leg of the tour and my wife and I were mighty impressed. I've been fortunate to have seen every line-up of FM and they've yet to let me down. Sunday night was no exception. However, I was a bit surprised at their set list. I thought after last years Indisc
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1 year ago
jimg
Maybe I'm in the minority but out of the four Shadowman albums, Ghost In The Mirror is my least favourite. Just personal preference but the songs don't do anything for me. I do like the first two albums but Watching Over You is my favourite. Are You Ready is a great track full of swagger that kinds of reminds me of classic Bad Company. I can really imagine Paul Rodgers singing this. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
Biff Byford has just posted on www.saxon747.com that Pete has died. No confirmation if it is Pete Gill he's refering to but I can't see it being anyone else. If true, this is very sad news. I never got the chance to see him perform with Saxon but I remember him on stage with Motorhead at Donington in '86. An amazing and very much under-rated drummer. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
Couldn't agree more mate. I was at the 2003 shows as well and I remember Pete singing with Sailor at the time. I'll be honest, I wasn't too sure about him at first but having finally seen him live and listened to the recent NYC and SFA Revisited albums, I'm totally hooked. The chemistry between Andy, Pete and Tony at the front of the stage is a joy to watch. I look forward to hearing more fro
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1 year ago
jimg
Spellbound, Name Of The Rose and Babylon, all for different reasons. Jim
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1 year ago
jimg
For a number of reasons, Steve and Andy don't get on despite Andy trying on a number of occasions to put something together with Steve. When Andy and Mick got back together, they invited Steve to join up with them and at first it looked as though he would but he eventually decided against it. Mal McNulty who now sings with Slade replaced him. Andy has kept the flag flying for The Sweet for yea
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