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2 months ago
Hustler
So, adolfo opens the can of worms... I guarantee opinions will be all over the map on this. But it's a great credit to Priest that over the years there's always been enough evolution and diversity in their approach such that no two albums are exactly alike. I'll get back with my ranking later- but for those who missed it, in the weeks leading up to the Firepower's release Angrymetalguy.com di
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2 months ago
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Oh I don't disagree with your sentiment that new material should be judged as objectively as possible w/o a blind nostalgic "the old stuff was better" assumption. But sure, sometimes there may be stuff in the back catalogue that's better- yet the new stuff can still be considered outstanding in its own right.... for another example the new Styx album, The Mission- I'd objectively still
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2 months ago
Hustler
FFS Terry, I think you're way over-interpreting... that's not what I got from that statement at all. It's only natural that any musician or band that's been around for 50 years and has put out 18 albums is gonna have their new work compared to their previous output. Just because we may not think it's their "best album ever" doesn't mean we aren't all enjoying it immensely for what it is
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2 months ago
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Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sea Of Red-7.5? Oh,Dear... T As if 7.5 out of 10 is a bad thing?
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2 months ago
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Well T, I don't know if I'd agree with the "musical scope" comment- yes you can get a flavor, but there's been many times where I wasn't that impressed with song samples but found my opinion changed upon hearing the songs in their entirety... In the case of this album- of course your opinion is as valid as anyone's. Having played the whole CD a couple times thru now, imo it actually
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2 months ago
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HPSUACE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Got the album yesterday. Putting this into > perspective I'm a massive fan and have been for 40 > years. It's a great album at this stage in their > career. Masterpiece? No not really just a > continuation of the last album with better more > analog sounding production. > > Yes its great but
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2 months ago
Hustler
1 Firepower 8.5 2 Lightning Strike 8.0 3 Evil Never Dies 8.5 4 Never The Heroes 7.5 5 Necromancer 6.5 6 Children Of The Sun 7.0 7 Guardians/ 8 Rising From Ruins 9.5 9 Flame Thrower 8.5 10 Spectre 7.0 11 Traitors Gate 9.5 12 No Surrender 8.5 13 Lone Wolf 6.5 14 Sea Of Red 7.5
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2 months ago
Hustler
https://michaelcavacini.com/2018/03/04/journeys-neal-schon-discuss-def-leppard-tour-new-solo-album-and-steve-perry/
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2 months ago
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garyt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's not the best work Schenker's ever done, but > it's certainly not the worst either. Heart and > Soul, Take Me to the Church, Time Knows When It's > Time, Anchors Away and Resurrection are all good > songs. It seems the ones I liked the least were > written with Michael Voss. > > Agree tha
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2 months ago
Hustler
Wow- terrible news. Condolences to family and friends. I was completely unaware that anything like this had been going on with Van the past couple years, never heard or saw this announcement last year (see 2017 from www.shootingstarrelieffund.com below): Nashville, Tenn. (August 2017) —- Family and friends of longtime guitarist Van McLain are coming together to aid in his recovery from compl
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2 months ago
Hustler
Agreed. Not over-compressed, the mix and depth is excellent, particularly on the bass and drums
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2 months ago
Hustler
All I've heard is... the sound of crickets chirping.
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2 months ago
Hustler
Check out this Osaka 1980 show... I watch it at least once every couple months- great setlist including a brilliant version of Precious Time- Neal killing on the double neck mandolin/ guitar, Rolie's harmonica solo, Perry' voice- these guys were firing on all cylinders- that tour was as good as it gets! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1570D17D28409B1F
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2 months ago
Hustler
https://youtu.be/V0J3u3_800c
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2 months ago
Hustler
Agreed with all, great live album! My only regret is that there was so much great material played on that tour that didn't make it to the original double live album that I often end up listening to "unofficial" recordings, as there are some very good ones out there... I'd love to see an official expanded edition of Captured that covered the entire setlist!
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2 months ago
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Ross has it pretty much correct, indeed it dates back to early 70's radio station formats- only thing I would add to his description is that in addition to playing album cuts, these stations were also known for playing full sides of/ or albums in their entirety as well. I can remember on many occasions stations playing "sneak previews" of albums a few weeks prior to the release date- th
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3 months ago
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I agree philosophically with all of that and really could care less about Cain- but the reality is that as far as Journey is concerned at this point Neal is probably stuck with him. You look at the dirty dozen, or the greatest hits CD- of 15 songs on there only 4 are pre-Cain era songs. And my guess is that Cain is legally entwined enough with ownership of the name that barring some protracted le
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3 months ago
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JMac, +1...agree with your post 100%
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3 months ago
Hustler
Thanks for posting. I can still remember the first time I heard Of A Lifetime - the first song on the debut album... Bought the album the day it came out, put in on- and by the time Neal and the boys were done with that song, I was hooked for life. I never felt like they needed to change what they were doing on those first 3 albums. I owe my board name (Hustler) to these guys! Of course along
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3 months ago
Hustler
A once "Of A Lifetime" bucket list experience to be sure Lutty! It would be a travesty for that show not to be "Captured" for posterity... Please tell me you saw any evidence of some kind of professional recording going on? Edit: Never mind- I just now saw it was HQ live streamed- how the hell did I not hear about that?? Did anybody see it?
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3 months ago
Hustler
Man I would have loved to have been there. I wish they were recording it for DVD.
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3 months ago
Hustler
Re Morningstar: being from the Midwest, when their first album came out the promoter I worked for had a deal with their management and record company to book them on the regional college circuit. We had them open a series of shows for Blackfoot(those were the days when rock bands didn't have to sound alike to be on the same bill). Nice guys to work with and not a bad band, somewhat similar to the
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3 months ago
Hustler
Just gotta LMAO at the Legs Diamond comments- hilarious! Rock Candy, your timing couldn't be better! Oh I'm so disappointed their "2 good songs" aren't included, boo hoo.
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3 months ago
Hustler
Saddened to hear this, I had not heard about Zeno's extended illness. Too young and an immense talent. Condolences to the Roth family and friends.
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3 months ago
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Brilliant guitarist, band leader and sideman extraordinaire in every genre he touched- rock, blues, and I was also a huge fan of his fusion work...I remember back in day the listening to those albums he did with Colosseum II with my band mates, and our jaws just dropping at his solos...those albums kicked major ass: https://youtu.be/BwvzYvyBZT4
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3 months ago
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Oh well, I suppose one asinine overstatement: "They had 2 good songs: The rest is horrible." ...deserves another: "Legs Diamond were the holy grail of hard rock." Gotta LMAO at both of 'em.
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3 months ago
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If the spirit of Hot Sauce lives... Daredevil needs an exorcist.
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3 months ago
Hustler
Anyone notice the JP cover concept is basically the same (except for the number of guns, lol) Those first two Legs Diamond albums were great, especially A Diamond Is A Hard Rock. I was still in the record store business back then, and they were a a similar level with bands like Angel and Starz; we did a lot of in-store promo on them, they sold pretty well, we all thought they were positioned t
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3 months ago
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I get where you're coming from regarding samey. I'm not a huge metal fan per se, but I was always a huge Priest fan from Sad Wings on, because they were so musically and vocally proficient, and their approach was unique and genre defining. They always retained those qualities - but while some fans would have wanted them to just stay in one place, over the course of their albums you could see and
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3 months ago
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Terry K. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Two fer Two here-- I dig that a lot. Must be just > ready to take on some new Priest,as I'm no huge > fan. Both these tracks are barnburners! Can't see > how metalheads wouldn't lap this up--especially JP > fans! Seems a bit jaded to be calling this stuff > 'so-so'. I may need this one and that's a
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