Interesting thread......
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: December 07, 2000 05:57PM

Hi Everyone,

There are a lot of good bands that have been mentioned, like Lee Aaron, April Wine, Alias, Brighton Rock, Britton, Coney Hatch, Carl Dixon, Dalbello, Emerald Rain, Fist, Goddo, Gowan, Hanover Fist, Harem Scarem, Helix, Honeymoon Suite, Headpins, Haywire, Kick Axe, Killer Dwarfs, Paul Laine, Loverboy, Lynx, Kim Mitchell, Max Webster, Frank Marino, Moxy, Aldo Nova, Prism, Red Rider, Rush, Saga, Sheriff, Santers, Streetheart, Pat Travers, Triumph & Von Groove(whew!)
But in my humble opinion there are some pretty average bands being bandied around as being classics that just aren't.

Qwest - One average record (Dream Zone) and one terrible one (Tampico Gold)
Regatta - Pleasant pop/rock, nothing more.
The Kings - Very poor pseudo-new wave pop
Queen City Kids - Great singer, no songs
Trooper - Two or three good songs per album.
Glass Tiger - Drippy
Platinum Blonde - The pits!
Korea - Really lame, terrible production.

On the other hand, I would heartily recommend....

Teaze - All five albums, classy commercial arena rock with a great singer.
Orphan - Two fabulous and varied AOR albums with killer guitars & keys.
Harlequin - Lightweight AOR of the highest order. Superb songs.
Zon - Slightly off-the-wall pomp. Great keyboards but ignore 3rd LP.
Wrabit - Again ignore 3rd album but first two are awesome.
FM - For prog/experimental fans only. Early stuff weird, later stuff poppy.
Surrender - Good intelligent atmospheric rock. Feat. Alfie Zappacosta.
Zappacosta - First two albums. High-tech AOR.
Toronto - Five good-to-great albums. Excellent female singer.
Everest - Good first album, avoid the second.
Refugee - Two excellent albums.
Avalon - Good pomp
T.O. Joker - Fabulous hard rock. One album and a mini-album
Leyden Zar - Two good quirky albums, very Canadian!

I'm sure I've missed out some great bands, but I'm sure you'll remind me.

Take care,

P.S. Rik Emmett WAS Triumph, Edge Of Excess sucked!

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Strictly for the sake of generating discussion... 343 Don 12/06/2000 07:11PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 221 Stimpy 12/06/2000 08:12PM
Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?" 229 Tinger 12/07/2000 02:30AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&qu 178 Stimpy 12/07/2000 02:32AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 178 ddregs 12/07/2000 09:22AM
Edge of Excess was not a great CD 202 koogles 12/07/2000 09:39AM
Edge of Excess was a decent CD 214 Sven 12/07/2000 06:53PM
If it's so good, why is Phil X ashamed of it? 228 koogles 12/08/2000 01:46AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 243 sharxfan 12/07/2000 11:38AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 205 Stimpy 12/08/2000 12:06AM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 196 sfk kurt 12/06/2000 11:28PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 186 Mats 12/07/2000 12:39AM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 195 Don Wishon 12/07/2000 12:42AM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 217 Don Wishon 12/07/2000 05:40AM
25 more great Canadian AOR bands/artists... 2827 koogles 12/07/2000 08:51AM
Hey Koogs... 221 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 08:56AM
Explorers 221 koogles 12/07/2000 09:29AM
My Top Five Canadian AOR albums... 273sharxfan12/07/2000 12:06PM
RE: Cool list... 180 Don 12/07/2000 12:43PM
Interesting thread......248 Phil 12/07/2000 05:57PM
Glass Tiger 200 Sven 12/07/2000 07:03PM
Boulevard 201 André 12/08/2000 04:06AM
RE: Boulevard (Oops!) 204 Phil 12/08/2000 05:32AM
RE: Glass Tiger 205 sfk kurt 12/08/2000 07:44AM
RE: Glass Tiger 199Gav12/11/2000 11:24AM
Er...Phil.... 191Surfpunk12/10/2000 06:41AM
Don knows his @#$#!! 160 Alex VanHalen's neckbrace 12/07/2000 05:04AM
RE: Thanks... 173 Don 12/07/2000 05:56AM
Nice username (np) 177 Eddie Van Halen's Plastic Hip 12/11/2000 12:26PM
RE: Nice username (np) 166 DavidLeeRoth'sHyperinflatedEgo 12/11/2000 12:34PM
Did anyone mention... 160 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 08:58AM
RE: STAN MEISSNER ... check him out here !! 222 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 10:07AM
I am stunned no one mentioned QUEEN CITY KIDS!! 220 Jennifer T 12/07/2000 10:08AM
RE: Cool list... 180 Don 12/07/2000 12:31PM
RE: Ooops... 200 Don 12/07/2000 12:45PM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 196 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 01:58PM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 190 Don 12/07/2000 05:05PM
John Wetton 220 Sven 12/07/2000 07:23PM
WHITE HEAT 196 koogles 12/08/2000 02:13AM
Some more great Canadian artists... 193 The Other Joe 12/07/2000 12:53PM
RE: The Kings... 230 Don 12/07/2000 01:57PM
RE: The Kings... 215 andy b 12/07/2000 11:28PM
Randy Bachman 192 Sven 12/07/2000 07:32PM
egads even more Canuck stuff... 287steve12/08/2000 01:28AM
Did anyone mention Rockhead, the Arrows,Big House? 218 koogles 12/08/2000 02:19AM
Prism 176steve12/08/2000 02:36AM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 190 Phil 12/08/2000 06:06AM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 188 Don Wishon 12/08/2000 07:45AM
Toronto's Lookin For Trouble has been re-issued 186 koogles 12/08/2000 09:05AM
Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 258 Tinger 12/08/2000 11:45AM
RE: Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 217 Phil 12/08/2000 05:18PM
egads even more 186steve12/08/2000 02:25AM
RE: egads even more 208 Tinger 12/08/2000 03:36AM

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