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29 days ago
adguy
Great record by an incredible guitarist. My fav song off this record is S.R.V., a tribute song to Stevie Ray Vaughan that features Vaughan's brother Jimmie. Discovered Johnson back in the day when Tones was released. His next record, Ah Via Musicom, is probably my favorite. I saw him live three times in the 80s, then again in the early 2000's. All we're fantastic. Those three records - Tone
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5 weeks ago
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Flet, I recall the name Our Lady Peace and even recall hearing a song that I liked way back when. Didn't explore further for some reason. Will go check'em out on YouTube/Spotify and refresh my memory. As for I Mother Earth, I've never heard of them. But, if they're #1 on the list of a MelodicRock.com fan, I need to go check it out. Stuart
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5 weeks ago
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Wow, a blast from the past. I bought this on vinyl when it came out, listened to Side 1 once, didn't do a lot for me, so I filed it ... for decades. I liked the YouTube track you shared, so I guess it's time to give it another spin. Stuart
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5 weeks ago
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This was tougher than I thought. While I'm familiar with a lot of Canadian artists, my favorite albums are from only a select few. ARTISTS Triumph Pat Travers April Wine Rush Saga Santers Coney Hatch Honeymoon Suite Jeff Healey Toronto ALBUMS Triumph - Allied Forces April Wine - Harder...Faster Pat Travers - Hot Shot April Wine - Nature Of The Beast Pat Travers - Crash And
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5 weeks ago
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I do like it ... the video in particular. Not only does Gleason sound great, he is - like Doc - very "theatrical" on stage. Keep an eye on him, even when he's not singing, on No Exit and Fame & Fortune. Adds a lot to the overall experience in my opinion. Oh, and the drummer crushes it. Symphony Of Angels video Stuart
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5 weeks ago
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Terry, Maddy is the only original member left. Knight left many years ago and was replaced by Jessie May Smart, who has done a great job and is a fan favorite. I think most of the band has joined within the last 10 or so years with the exception of Liam Genockey, the drummer, who joined in the late 80s. On a side note, I'm a huge Steeleye Span fan. I actually discovered them through Genocke
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5 weeks ago
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Fairport Convention is a great example of a band that has carried on and produced great music over a long period of time despite personnel changes. I discovered the band in the mid 2000s and love all of the records with Chris Leslie. Do those records sound like the early ones? No, they evolved their sound...which I think was key to any band's ability to stay relevant and attract a new audienc
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5 weeks ago
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Allied Forces is and will always be my favorite Triumph album. Plus, I'll always have a soft spot for the first ever Triumph record I bought in 1978 ... the US version of Rock N Roll Machine. That said, when I'm in the mood to listen to Triumph these days, I reach for Sport Of Kings and Surveillance. I really like all aspects of both records: the songs, playing, singing, and flow of songs on t
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5 weeks ago
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Hi Scott, Most diehard Angels fans love the earlier recordings with Doc Neeson ... specifically Face To Face and Dark Room. My preference is for some of the later Doc records ... Two Minute Warning (my first Angels record) and Skin & Bones (their last with Doc). The live Live Line 2-cd set is a fantastic overview of their material and a must-have in my opinion. The two CDs of original m
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5 weeks ago
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Hi Wardy, Rest easy, I wasn't saying Gleeson was better than Doc. My point was that I thought he has done a great job taking the baton and carrying it forward. Truth be told, I found the two records of new original material (Streets and Talk) to be good but not great ... though the song Talk The Talk is one of my all time favorite Angels songs. I was really impressed by how he delivered the
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6 weeks ago
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Hey Don, So, to follow up ... I listened to Giant's Last Of The Runaways and Boulevard's Into The Street today for the first time in many years. Not a big listener of that old school 80s melodic rock these days. I have to say ... the Giant recording was great. Production, tunes, singing, guitar plays and drums were all stellar. I forgot how strong that cd was start to finish. The Bouleva
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6 weeks ago
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As I went to log in to the site today, I saw the news that the Red Phoenix album featuring singer Doc Neeson from Australian band The Angels (Angel City in the US) is being reissued in limited supply. I bought it back when it came out and remember really liking it ... will have to spin it on my commute tomorrow. Any other fans of this record or The Angels in general? While I loved Doc with th
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6 weeks ago
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Don, Nice call on the More Power To Ya recording by Petra. That record, along with Not Of This World and Beat The System, were all great early Christian rock records that I still love listening to. Always preferred Volz a lot over Schlitt. Their reunion live DVD Back To the Rock was a great show. Pity they couldn't keep it going. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Don, Interesting that you thought The Outfield might not be AOR ... I completely see them as AOR. My understanding of AOR (very commercial-sounding rock) is different than others (someone in another post said it was West Coast style). That's the challenge with these sorts of lists, I guess. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Don, Interesting that you thought The Outfield wasn't AOR ... I completely see them as AOR. My understanding of AOR is that it's very commercial-sounding rock. Someone else in another post said it was West Coast style. That's the challenge with these sorts of lists, I guess. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Don, I have the Boulevard cd and I always thought of it as being similar to Giant style-wise. Tomorrow, I'll bring both with me on my commute and see if I still see it that way. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Hi Don, Farrenheit is one of my favs from back in the day. I discovered Charlie Farren when he sang on the I've Got The Rock N Roll's Again record by the Joe Perry Project. That's another one of my favs but not considered AOR. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Here's my Top 10 AOR recordings in no particular order (except for my #1): Farrenheit - s/t FM - Tough It Out Toto - Isolation Grand Prix - Samurai Asia - Asia LeRoux - Up Bad Company - Holy Water Jude Cole - A View From Third Street Outfield - Bangin' ...and in the #1 position: Boston - Boston Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Yep, can't explain it Don. I like some heavy bands -- Tank and Riot come to mind -- but Metallica never did anything for me. Even stranger, Metallica covered a number of songs by Diamond Head and I love love love Diamond Head (Borrowed Time and Canterbury are favs). Go figure. Stuart
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6 weeks ago
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Big fan of Kimball ever since hearing Hold The Line when I was 14. Was so excited to see him rejoin the band in the late 90s. Finally saw Toto live in 2004 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Phenomenal show. One trait of Kimball's that i love is his vocal "riffing" during live shows. Watch him doing Hold The Line from the Falling In Between live DVD. At the :50 mark of the song, he
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6 weeks ago
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I think the tough part of your question is the "...that I considered at some point..." part. There are a number that I never really considered buying that I'm glad I didn't buy ... VH 3, Kneedeep In The Hoopla, anything by Poison). Ones that I "considered buying but didn't" is much tougher. Here are a couple that came to mind that I saw in the import record section back
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6 weeks ago
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Great post idea BMG. These are some of my fav bands from back in the day and the records that started it all: Angel City/ The Angels - Two Minute Warning Gamma - Gamma 1 MSG - MSG 1 UFO - Obsession Jefferson Starship - Freedom At Point Zero Runrig - The Stamping Ground Def Leppard - On Through The Night Shooting Star - Hang On For Your Life Robin Trower - Victims Of The Fury Pat T
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7 weeks ago
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I gotta stand up for the band from my home state of Louisiana ... LeRoux. I remember when their previous lead singer Jeff Pollard left and Fergie was brought in. While So Fired Up was a different sound no doubt, I thought it was strong beginning to end. Played it to death back in the day and still love it now. But, as Matt said in an earlier post and it's so true ... "It's funny ho
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7 weeks ago
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I knew mentioning Survivor (and REO) wouldn't be popular. For me, it was all about what came before. Eye Of The Tiger for Survivor and Nine Lives/Tune A Piano for REO were great rock records to my ears. It was tough to see/hear the bands venture into more of a pop direction. Of course, that's where the money was. You could maybe say Night Ranger went in this direction, too, when you consider
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7 weeks ago
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Great topic Figge. I remember when Robin George's Dangerous Music came out. Loved it for the most part. Put it on recently and it didn't do much for me now. As far as my list of overrated AOR recordings: Notorious -- continuing the Robin George theme. I was a big fan of Borrowed Time and Canterbury by Diamond Head, plus liked Dangerous Music, so I should love Notorious since it featured
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7 weeks ago
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Neither of these two are similar to Rafferty, but they're great 70's acts nonetheless ... T. Rex -- Currently bingeing and rediscovering this band. Bought Electric Warrior and The Slider on vinyl back in the 80s, listened to for a short while, filed them and never went back ... until now. Both of those records are must hears. Marc Bolan was way ahead of his time. Crack The Sky -- They were
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7 weeks ago
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Another great post, Don. Rafferty is one of my all-time favorite artists. I have 99% of his recordings ... I'm only missing the Humblebums recordings and his first solo record. Sleepwalking is my favorite (also my all-time favorite record, amazingly enough) followed closely by Night Owl. I love his songs, voice, instrumentation, everything. Stuart
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2 months ago
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I was wondering when Braithwaite's name would come up. He had a solo career after The Sherbs and put out a few records that I liked. Edge was my favorite. Rise and Taste The Salt were also pretty good. I have two of the Sherbs records - The Skill and Defying Gravity - but don't recall the songs on those being as strong as We Ride Tonight. Will have to check them out again. Stuart
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2 months ago
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Loved the second Wildlife record with Simon Kirke. Could never get into the first one. I have some Rick Cua records from the early 80s that I haven't listened to in decades. Will have to pull those out and give 'em a spin. May have the Push record ... will look for that one, as well. Haven't heard of the rest of those bands, so I'll see what I can find on YouTube. Stuart
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2 months ago
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I would be remiss to not add this band/album to an Old School AOR post .... the self-titled and only album by the band Chopper. Enjoy. Stuart Chopper s/t
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