Interesting thread......
Posted by: Phil ()
Date: December 07, 2000 04:57PM

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,

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








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Strictly for the sake of generating discussion... 369 Don 12/06/2000 06:11PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 256 Stimpy 12/06/2000 07:12PM
Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?" 256 Tinger 12/07/2000 01:30AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&qu 204 Stimpy 12/07/2000 01:32AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 199 ddregs 12/07/2000 08:22AM
Edge of Excess was not a great CD 219 koogles 12/07/2000 08:39AM
Edge of Excess was a decent CD 228 Sven 12/07/2000 05:53PM
If it's so good, why is Phil X ashamed of it? 263 koogles 12/08/2000 12:46AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 268 sharxfan 12/07/2000 10:38AM
RE: Are You Talking 'Bout "Edge Of Excess?&am 223 Stimpy 12/07/2000 11:06PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 228 sfk kurt 12/06/2000 10:28PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 215 Mats 12/06/2000 11:39PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 226 Don Wishon 12/06/2000 11:42PM
RE: Strictly for the sake of generating discussion 233 Don Wishon 12/07/2000 04:40AM
25 more great Canadian AOR bands/artists... 3359 koogles 12/07/2000 07:51AM
Hey Koogs... 241 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 07:56AM
Explorers 245 koogles 12/07/2000 08:29AM
My Top Five Canadian AOR albums... 301sharxfan12/07/2000 11:06AM
RE: Cool list... 217 Don 12/07/2000 11:43AM
Interesting thread......269 Phil 12/07/2000 04:57PM
Glass Tiger 218 Sven 12/07/2000 06:03PM
Boulevard 221 André 12/08/2000 03:06AM
RE: Boulevard (Oops!) 218 Phil 12/08/2000 04:32AM
RE: Glass Tiger 222 sfk kurt 12/08/2000 06:44AM
RE: Glass Tiger 224Gav12/11/2000 10:24AM
Er...Phil.... 204Surfpunk12/10/2000 05:41AM
Don knows his @#$#!! 182 Alex VanHalen's neckbrace 12/07/2000 04:04AM
RE: Thanks... 191 Don 12/07/2000 04:56AM
Nice username (np) 202 Eddie Van Halen's Plastic Hip 12/11/2000 11:26AM
RE: Nice username (np) 189 DavidLeeRoth'sHyperinflatedEgo 12/11/2000 11:34AM
Did anyone mention... 178 sfk kurt 12/07/2000 07:58AM
RE: STAN MEISSNER ... check him out here !! 246 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 09:07AM
I am stunned no one mentioned QUEEN CITY KIDS!! 244 Jennifer T 12/07/2000 09:08AM
RE: Cool list... 204 Don 12/07/2000 11:31AM
RE: Ooops... 219 Don 12/07/2000 11:45AM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 214 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/07/2000 12:58PM
RE:HEY DON , KOOGLES ... WHAT 'BOUT " WHITE H 218 Don 12/07/2000 04:05PM
John Wetton 244 Sven 12/07/2000 06:23PM
WHITE HEAT 218 koogles 12/08/2000 01:13AM
Some more great Canadian artists... 222 The Other Joe 12/07/2000 11:53AM
RE: The Kings... 247 Don 12/07/2000 12:57PM
RE: The Kings... 236 andy b 12/07/2000 10:28PM
Randy Bachman 208 Sven 12/07/2000 06:32PM
egads even more Canuck stuff... 316steve12/08/2000 12:28AM
Did anyone mention Rockhead, the Arrows,Big House? 239 koogles 12/08/2000 01:19AM
Prism 198steve12/08/2000 01:36AM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 214 Phil 12/08/2000 05:06AM
RE: egads even more Canuck stuff... 213 Don Wishon 12/08/2000 06:45AM
Toronto's Lookin For Trouble has been re-issued 204 koogles 12/08/2000 08:05AM
Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 281 Tinger 12/08/2000 10:45AM
RE: Where Did You Get Those Teaze Cds From? 233 Phil 12/08/2000 04:18PM
egads even more 205steve12/08/2000 01:25AM
RE: egads even more 232 Tinger 12/08/2000 02:36AM


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