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5 weeks ago
Andy (London)
Some more for consideration- Journey- Winds of March (from about 3:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMPKlejYzPM And plenty on Europe's 'The Final Countdown', specifically Danger On the Track (at 2:23) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIhfqdJ-pFc Cherokee (at 2:47) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzmJrVSA3Mg
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3 months ago
Andy (London)
Wishbone Ash bizarrely made a couple of electronic dance albums in the late nineties. Even as a huge fan of the band I could not bear myself to even listen.
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3 months ago
Andy (London)
Boy do these 'best ever' lists annoy me! For starters,the original piece (and the one on best AOR albums that has also been doing the rounds) was in Classic Rock years ago, but gets rehashed every so often through their online content, minimally updated and presented as something new. Secondly, you can tell these lists have been designed to maximise hits by including acts the average reade
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
It was a lot better than my modest expectations. And two songs- Burning Rome and Green and Troubled Land- are actually very celtic, albeit the guitars sound more like Big Country than Thin Lizzy.
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
Just like the original poster and Stokieboy, 'American Heartbeat' was my gateway from metal into the world of AOR. I first heard it at a teenage party- whether it was one of the girls who brought it, or one of the guys thinking it might be more chick friendly than Rush, Gary Moore etc, I can't remember. Had it on cassette but as far as I know it was never released on CD.There was a more recent
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
The website I write for, www.getreadytorock.me.uk, is about to celebrate 20 years and asked contributors to provide an overview of our respective genres and pick out key trends and highlights over that period. Thought Noticeboard people might like to see my piece on melodic rock. Obviously its aimed at a wider audience so there won't be anything new but hopefully an interesting read that provo
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
I was there- in fact Cookie you have linked to my review so I can't say much more, except that my frankness didn't go down well with the powers that were. On the upside that I think is where I met 'Touch1980' for the first time!
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
I'm only a casual fan - mainly of Simple Mission- but have to say they were sensational at Rockingham in 2018(?) and stole the show.
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
Heavy Pettin- The Big Bang Tygers of Pan Tang- The Wreck-age/Burning in the Shade
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
Although they became huge in their own right, there is a strong case for saying Thunder.
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
Slide- seconded. Though the album was back in 1989 or early 1990.
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
I'm lucky enough to have heard the new album and it is their finest by far- plus they have dialled up the pomp rock aspects on three or four songs which should delight some people on this board.
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
I've been to all Downloads but two since 2007, so to answer @doncherry, yes its now on a different part of the site from the original MOR.The main arena is flat at least until the mixing tower and gently slopes up from there. There is a substantial second stage which is on the left when entering and which does have a slope (and is also a much better experience than main stage IMO), then the third
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1 year ago
Andy (London)
I was there all weekend and of the bands we both saw Paul, I pretty much agree with your verdict. Also saw Tempt's set in the tent- brilliant young melodic rockers from NYC with punchy songs and a magnetic stage presence including a crowd surfing lead singer. Other pleasant surprises were Monster Truck (far more classic in feel than the more stoner sound I remembered); Volbeat who were ente
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
At the 02 last night it was approx- Doors 6pm Europe 645-730 Foreigner 750-905 Whitesnake 930-1100 Give or take a few minutes.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Went to all three shows- which all had their merits in their own way. But my faith in him generally restored and there seemed to be more fire in his and the band's performances than for many years.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
fox-roxx Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Spot on > > I could see spike doing 'an evening with spike' > type shows > > Playing a few tunes and then telling a few stories He's already had that idea fox-roxx and has been traversing the country- here's my review from one of the three shows he did last year in one of my favourite local ve
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
He replaced Honeymoon Suite at Rockingham in 2017, but spectacularly misunderstood the essence of the festival, as he opened with Highway Star and played an interminable version of Oh Well and a Beatles medley- in front of the one crowd guaranteed to know and appreciate his own stuff. On the bright side the band were good and his hair was as magnificently bouffant as in his heyday.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Yes. There was a statement from Limehouse Lizzy on Facebook at the time which I've just dug out and it said 'given the fragility of the health of especially some of the older band members, they are understandably adhering to a strategy of extreme caution to fulfil the remaining dates. It is of equal importance that any performers, fans, staff etc are aware of and adhere to this code of conduct'.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Big part of my musical upbringing as they were my 'gateway drug' to a lot of hard rock and metal- albeit I was too young to remember that golden run of hit singles in the early seventies first time round. After that career reviving Reading Festival appearance in 1980 they rode the coattails of the NWOBHM for a while. Slade on Stage is a fantastic live album from that period that really capture
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Permanent Vacation Pump Rocks Get a Grip Toys in the Attic
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
This may sound a very mainstream answer to the original question, but...UFO! A few months ago in this thread https://www.melodicrock.com/phorum52/read.php?1,1187219,1187219#msg-1187219 I was looking for recommendations of bands that sounded like them. Loads of interesting comments but consensus seemed to be there was no-one, largely because of Phil Mogg's storytelling vocal style being an
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
23. Re: FM
LOL Carl about Mr Overland's 'whoooah's, or throat clearing exercise as a friend of mine calls it. They are all over the new Groundbreaker album- the first track begins with three of them- and last night on Steve Price on ARFM they previewed a forthcoming Lonerider song, and ...guess what!
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
I am an unashamed fan. For me his voice has a little of three of my all time favourite singers- peak David Coverdale, Jimi Jamison and Joey Tempest. The Rumble is a bit of a cheese fest for sure but the first 6 or 7 tracks all have massive hooks and I loved it. My only worry is that he is in danger of becoming overexposed.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Grand Illusion Pieces of Eight Paradise Theater Equinox Cyclorama
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Anthrax for me on their tour in about 1987. Some university friends I used to go to rock and metal gigs with persuaded me they were fun and that I'd enjoy them. They were wrong.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
4 Foreigner Double Vision Head Games Can't Slow Down As an aside the three new songs on Very Best and Beyond were as good as anything post '4'.
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Survivor- Vital Signs Bon Jovi- New Jersey Journey- Escape Iron Maiden- Number of the Beast AC/DC- Back in Black Van Halen- Van Halen Def Leppard- Pyromania
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Vital Signs Premonition When Seconds Count Too Hot to Sleep Eye of the Tiger
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2 years ago
Andy (London)
Reading this thread has been the best piece of therapy in a long while, realising I am not alone. My other half cannot fathom why I suddenly start frothing at the mouth and gnashing my teeth whenever Coldplay are even so much mentioned. They are far from the only band I can't stand, but I think its their sheer size and the fact that the wider world seems to have been brainwashed by the mainstr
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