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2 days ago
alaskaman
"I've been funny, I've been cool with the lines.. ain't that the way love's supposed to be?" So much of Rick Springfield's lyrical genius is in there--pathos, humor, longing, bluster, etc.!
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11 days ago
alaskaman
Was just thinking it's been nearly two years since 13 was released (how does the time fly by?). I think I'm ready for another dose of Scarem!
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30 days ago
alaskaman
Can anyone get all 30 right? I got 28! http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/one-hit-wonders-80s-quiz.htm
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2 months ago
alaskaman
The opening riff: Yes, "Man on the Silver Mountain" but also "Youth Gone Wild."
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Maybe no need? I think Time to Burn has fantastic production.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
The thread below makes me wonder, how do the Dare releases stack up? I am at best a casual fan who thinks "out of the Silence" is a near classic, but have not paid attention to much beyond that. "Blood from Stone" seemed like a dip almost into hard rock territory, but the songs weren't nearly as strong as OotS. Then, for me, it becomes this shift into new-agey, Celtic-t
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4 months ago
alaskaman
Not a fan of Sharon, but sad whenever a marriage breaks apart! http://www.eonline.com/news/763139/ozzy-osbourne-and-sharon-osbourne-split-after-more-than-33-years-of-marriage
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4 months ago
alaskaman
I'm mostly with Terry on this one. I do enjoy a few of their songs, but his voice wears on me after repeated songs. Good in limited doses for me!
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4 months ago
alaskaman
Nice reworking of a classic. As everyone else has mentioned, what is Jorn thinking with those facial contortions?! Hard to take seriously.
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5 months ago
alaskaman
Least favorite for me as well.
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5 months ago
alaskaman
Ugh, not my thing. And the Scandi accent comes through a lot heavier with this kind of music/vocals.
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5 months ago
alaskaman
An interesting read, but I never can tell how much of this is revisionist history on the part of Tom Scholz. Every memory he shares is 100% Tom Scholz right at the epicenter, with no credit ever going to anything or anyone else but Tom Scholz and HIS amazing work ethic and genius. If the bucks stops with him, then he's also got to take the blame for the piles of steaming poop he's released
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6 months ago
alaskaman
Haha, something "Cyndi" posted a day or two ago had a strangely familiar cadence to it!
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6 months ago
alaskaman
I discovered the site in 1998 when I was living in Japan (looked a LOT different back then), and have been nearly a daily visitor for the past 18 years. Some of my absolutely favorite bands were discovered through this site--too numerous to mention, but Harem Scarem at the very top! Thanks for providing an amazing service to the melodicrock community. Here's to the next 20!!
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6 months ago
alaskaman
Wow--great!
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6 months ago
alaskaman
Great song, but chorus is Def Leppard "Comin' Under Fire"!!
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6 months ago
alaskaman
... post Promised Land? I was just spinning their latest "Human Condition"--I love the production, energy, and musicianship, but wouldn't say any of the songs achieve classic status. For those of you who kept up with the band after Promised Land, are there any songs that you would rank with their best?
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6 months ago
alaskaman
Superb album. I don't think anyone (including the band themselves) expected it to blow up quite like it did.
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6 months ago
alaskaman
Better to me than the first song. Good stuff.
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6 months ago
alaskaman
The obligatory, "it's also on the MR frontpage!"
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6 months ago
alaskaman
I don't know specifics, but it appears the song was written for the album (1992) and then used the following year for the movie (1993).
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6 months ago
alaskaman
I'm with Rummy here--think it's all right, but missing something to my ears. Still interested to hear the rest of the album.
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Wow, Did CCM hack into Terry's account?! My own personal opinion is that it's AOR by the numbers--pleasant ear candy, but nothing special!
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Minnesota (formerly Alaska!)
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7 months ago
alaskaman
He's actively posting on twitter. This is from a few days ago: "Looking forward to (yet) more writing today with @asiageoff Mr.Downes. Next ASIA record moves along apace." Here's hoping for a few more guitars and faster-paced anthems. Can't handle another snooze-fest like Gravitas.
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Gravitas suffers mightily from that. It is slow, keyboard heavy, with ponderous vocals. Every Asia album to that point had a few tracks that were classic takeaways--not so on Gravitas for me. That said, XXX was the closest they've come to matching their early sound.
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Have any of the first three Asia albums ever been remastered? All three could use it!
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7 months ago
alaskaman
So what is the bad blood all about? He left in the mid-80s for a solo career. Happens all the time, but doesn't mean you need to hang on to bitterness for the next 30 years. Especially when the HoF comes calling...!
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Wow, really? Holy Diver alone has "Stand Up and Shout," "Gypsy," "Rainbow in the Dark," "Invisible," and others that seem far more uptempo than the mid-paced, chugging songs of this new album. It's still good stuff--just needs a greater mix of speeds imho.
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Though not really part of this genre, what a ground-breaking, funky, and AWESOME band. Simply impossible to listen to these songs and not tap your feet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrle0x_DHBM RIP Maurice White
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