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4 days ago
trooper
I don't know about QR and the reason behind it, but to record a full album and NOT put it out on a physical cd can not be a clever move. Especially now when you can easily press small quantities for a reasonable price. I think most manufacturers charge in the range of $0.50 to $1 per item for 1000 units (depending on booklets and such), so to spend weeks and months writing and recording and not b
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7 days ago
trooper
I lived with the debut a few years before I got ITS, and I listened to it a lot. When I got ITS there were so many great releases around the same time, so I suppose it got somewhat overshaddowed, still a very good album indeed!
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10 days ago
trooper
Great album, but I like the debut even more. Also, this might be your lucky day, rickyboy...Well, the fact is they are working on a new EP! (and also a documentary.) BOULEVARD FACEBOOK
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10 days ago
trooper
I'm with you. Some brilliant songs on Replay. I think they sort of became "CC Rock" a few years after T'Bell. There were also some connection to a band called 5th Sonic Brigade(?) I think.
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30 days ago
trooper
To me, The Storm is what defines AOR... They sure look like a pretty strong live act too. Especially mr.Ramos impressed me here on this live footage.
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30 days ago
trooper
Terrible and sad news. I'm thankful for the chances I got to see him. Been a fan since the Cobra days. One of the very finest singers ever. RIP.
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4 weeks ago
trooper
To break it down, my top 3 are all important bands to me: Cheap Trick Rush Kiss The rest, not so much: Van Halen Deep Purple Bad Company (Howe era only would put it higher) Aerosmith Scorpions Blue Oyster Cult Alice Cooper UFO Black Sabbath Saxon Judas Priest Led Zeppelin
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4 weeks ago
trooper
REO JOURNEY NIGHT RANGER BOSTON FOREIGNER SURVIVOR STYX KANSAS TOTO TRIUMPH
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5 weeks ago
trooper
I often revert to the more obscure late 70's/early 80's pomp rock bands. Also, never get tired of Cheap trick.
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5 weeks ago
trooper
VLC (videolan.org) can do this (brilliant for most converting) Use the media ->convert/save function, just remember to add .mov or whatever in the output filename (filename.mov)
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5 weeks ago
trooper
I never really paid attention to his solo stuff until the Rock'n'roll circuz albums - especially loved Stand Your Ground, and as I'm now listening to his new album Museum I must say that I'm really impressed with his ability to craft meaningful songs. This is mellow stuff, but still damn good, perhaps album of the year for me. I can't remember the last time I had to take a break between songs...
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2 months ago
trooper
'Truth In A Structured Form' is one of my all time favorite albums, but also the album where they went more aor. Some brilliant songs there. Reminds me a bit of 38 Special from their prime 80's albums. http://youtu.be/fr2Jjq_ZrAY
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2 months ago
trooper
Thanks!
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2 months ago
trooper
I remember reading that DVZ would still be a creative part of the band, but after he got the foot down from the doctors he decided to enter full retirement. I've said it before, but DVZ is probably the most humble and funny guy I've ever met. I hope he's doing well...
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2 months ago
trooper
I'm seeing them tomorrow. What's the set list like?
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2 months ago
trooper
danrox Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > thx for the info. he's a great singer, saw him > fronting 38 special when they toured for rocknroll > strategy. He's very good, but no Don Barnes. > They just need to make a solid new album with Don. I loved 38 Special with Max "The Cirle" Carl. He's got such a soulful voice! The strange thing
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2 months ago
trooper
About a year or so ago Don Barnes said they were working on a new album in the style of their 80's stuff. Have anyone heard any news concerning this? Nothing on the homepage...
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2 months ago
trooper
I'm happy if it's anywhere near the quality of his last rocking effort "Ready Eddie"
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2 months ago
trooper
> They did reach out to Elefante. He declined. He > said that God told him to say no. Are you fucking kidding me? WTF? That would've been so cool to have him back in the band, and he was even approached for the gig. Religious people...sometimes they just take the prize...
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2 months ago
trooper
It's been some fantastic football on offer indeed! Congrats to Germany, they deserved it.
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2 months ago
trooper
Ok, let me pick a random fairly new song/artist which fared pretty well on hit lists all over. Lil Jon's "Turn Down For What." This is the stuff that get the recognition now. This is the kind of stuff the kids listen to now. And through this "Tour Video" you get a look at the culture... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIMUXeUAwdE Now, this isn't what I would label music. It
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2 months ago
trooper
Sounds promising! I guess this must be my most anticipated album this year!
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2 months ago
trooper
Very sad news...
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2 months ago
trooper
Holy schnitzel!
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2 months ago
trooper
Can't hold on is massive, but I only have that album. Lost track of them after that.
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3 months ago
trooper
It's happening probably because it's so much easier to arrange for these days. You can record cross continent, people never really have to even meet once, yet have a CD out.
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3 months ago
trooper
I have tons of CD's, but Spotify has been my main source for quite some time now. Either at work (PC with decent sound system) or in the car (phone/bluetooth) I would happily pay more for premium subscription if all my money was split between the artist I listen to, and only them.
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3 months ago
trooper
The Tramp one is really great indeed. I can relate to the lyrics!
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3 months ago
trooper
It used to be that they'd split it in % with the publishers. If a song credit on a record said it was written by Mr.A, Br.B and Mr.C, often the contract looked more like: Mr.A 60%, Mr.B 35% and Mr.C 5% if Mr.A wrote the music and maybe some lyrics, while Mr.B came up with most of the lyrics, maybe except for a bridge or something that would make Mr.C's percentage. You could also get legal songwri
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4 months ago
trooper
That's cool Terry! The debut is somewhat lacking in both songwriting and production department IMO if you compare it to his best albums, but still worth having for the 3-4 best songs. Tell The Truth took some spins to get me going, but I've loved it ever since. Still play it regularly. Unlike many other artists in the same genre, Billy has always had a way with lyrics. Some fun, some clever and
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