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alaskaman
Four actually--"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" was up for just a few hours last week, but that's the best of the four for me. Bring on the album!
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8 days ago
alaskaman
Suspicions confirmed that it will be another Del Vecchio project. Was hoping Blades might have a writing role this time!
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9 days ago
alaskaman
I believe "Die Off Hard" was a remake of one of their earlier songs (with different lyrics on the chorus). It's a great song, but it doesn't really fit the vibe of the rest of the album, so i wasn't surprised when I heard it was an older song. "Victim of Fate" has one of the best Scarem choruses of all time. Not a fan of the "amphetamine" bridge but that chorus.
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9 days ago
alaskaman
The debut is in the middle of the pack for me. Some really great songs--"Slowly Slipping Away," "Distant Memory," "Hard to Love," etc.--but it sounds like a band that is not really sure who it is yet and is mostly copying the popular sounds of the day. The production doesn't help either. Pete Lesperance--a crack guitar ace--is barely recognizable on the debut.
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10 days ago
alaskaman
My ranking: #1-Mood Swings #2-Weight of the World #3-Higher #4-Voice of Reason #5-Thirteen #6-Harem Scarem #7-Human Nature #8-Believe/Karma Cleansing #9-Overload #10-Big Bang Theory #11-Hope #12-Ultra Feel #13-Rubber
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12 days ago
alaskaman
Ahh, GREAT and maybe my favorite of the three so far. G3--I know tastes are subjective, but I would put "Hope" near the bottom of their discography! This sounds like it would fit nicely in between Weight of the World and Higher.
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16 days ago
alaskaman
"We want it," say Jon Anderson?? Sounds like a money grab to me!
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22 days ago
alaskaman
Maybe there's a little bit of truth to both perspectives. Many, if not most, of us can agree he's a whack job and out of control egomaniac. Many of us also appreciate his musical gifts. Not to speak for our esteemed webmaster, but it seems TD far crossed a line of hubris, disrespect, and rancor to the point where Andrew probably said "he can do whatever he wants, but I'm not giving hi
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25 days ago
alaskaman
Just pulled this out and took another listen (first time all the way through in over ten years) thanks to this thread. A few thoughts: -I enjoyed it more this time when I could remove it from the shadow of Pyro and (especially) Hysteria. Truly some great moments. -Even the oft-mentioned "most hated" songs--"Let's Get Rocked" and "Make Love Like a Man" have some
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4 weeks ago
alaskaman
If in doubt, put out another Greatest Hits record!
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Good album, but they didn't reach their apex until "Fire and Love" in my opinion... Similar growth to Harem Scarem debut to "Mood Swings"--a quantum leap in every way!
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
The production values really made the difference for me whether I could listen to them or not. Bands like Petra, Whiteheart, The Brave, and Barren Cross had bigger budgets and sounded beefy (typical 80's "wall of sound). Many of the others were tinny and barely listenable even if the music was decent.
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Love a lot of those bands, but Barren Cross stands near the top for me. A slightly more commercial version of Iron Maiden (including voice). Great production too thanks to the Elefante brothers. A few of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrmvoe1dozE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDFrnqUOsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcDaNX-Oji4
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Nice! They seem completely re-energized! It reminds me of the energy of Weight of the World mixed with the melodic harmonies of Higher. Bring on the album!
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Great song--classic Harem Scarem. I was reflecting on the genius of Pete Lesperance--this would have been a good "First Signal" song, but his awesome guitar riffs and solos elevate it to a different level.
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
I've only listened to the 90 second samples on ITunes, but was pleasantly surprised. A lot of life left in the band, and the ballad (Sun Will Never Set Again) sounds amazing. Just may up purchasing this one.
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Also found this "mini-review/preview" from Blabbermouth-- HAREM SCAREM make it clear they still have something to say right from the start with the title track, "United", a chunky slice of guitar-driven melodic rock nirvana that kicks off their strongest studio outing since the early 2000s. From there, the album lifts off with well-crafted songs featuring big choruses w
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Sounds very promising! Eager to hear some samples!
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Found this press release: HAREM SCAREM will release their 14th studio album on 12th May via Frontiers Music Srl. The new record of the Canadian Hardrocker will bear the name "United" and include eleven titles. "2017 marks the 30th anniversary of HAREM SCAREM and I can say that today we still write songs that are as enthusiastic as we did at the time," says Frontman Harry
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2 months ago
alaskaman
You're probably not thinking of two songs by the same artist, but "Jesse's Girl" and "I Get Excited" comes to mind!
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2 months ago
alaskaman
So very sad! I bought tickets last December to the Journey/Asia tour coming through my area in March, then was saddened when I heard he would be withdrawing due to poor health. But now this! One of the truly great, powerful, and unique voices of rock, an amazing songwriter, and underrated bassist. RIP
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3 months ago
alaskaman
This is a great track. I've listened to it a few times already. On one hand, nothing new or original, but just a really well done ballad.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
I haven't heard everything from it, but don't think it's bad at all.. I actually enjoy at least two of the songs I've heard.
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4 months ago
alaskaman
Ugh--couldn't get through 60 seconds of that, even though the music is pretty decent. The lyrics just sink it.
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4 months ago
alaskaman
Wetton's and Downes' twitter feed indicates they've been working on a new Asia album for the past few months. Maybe not with Frontiers this time??
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4 months ago
alaskaman
What do your thoughts, Dan? Amazing how similar the voices actually are when you take out Rick Allen's... My take: Rick Savage has a more melodic sound than Elliot's and Collen's is a little gruffer. Prefer them both!
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4 months ago
alaskaman
A rather dull video, but it did reinforce that I actually prefer Sav's and Collen's voice over Elliot's!
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4 months ago
alaskaman
Glad to see Harem Scarem on the list! Any word about Journey or Asia? I know John Wetton is having some big health issues...
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5 months ago
alaskaman
I listened to all of this way back in the day, but have forgotten most of it--any of those albums close to the Kansas sound? Where would be a good place to start revisiting his solo stuff (or AD?)
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5 months ago
alaskaman
I'm shocked the worst power ballad in the history of rock n roll is not on this list: Poison's "Every Rose Has its Thorn" -- hate it with a passion.
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