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4 weeks ago
illimey
The Adventures ('Sea Of Love' is one of my all time favorite albums)
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7 weeks ago
illimey
Favorite living Rock Star? Well, based on my understanding of what that phrase should mean, I have only one course of action... To duck, and say Bono GOAT? Mercury.
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2 months ago
illimey
Almost anything written by Tony Clarkin is so much better than the average rock music lyric: The wind blows cruel and hostile On that deserted land No shepherd sacrifice the lamb While prayers of guilt and duty Race upwards to the sky Collide in fearsome combat cry The guns and the ships and the planes Of every county For the wins and the gains What a price, it's much too high Don'
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3 months ago
illimey
MAGNUM 11th Hour On A Storyteller's Night Vigilante Wings Of Heaven . . . Into The Valley Of The Moon King The Visitation On The 13th Day Escape From The Shadow Garden I defy anyone to come up with another two runs of 4 albums from the same band that span 31 years and are this damn good.
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3 months ago
illimey
Final day for this auction coming up... https://www.ebay.com/itm/133763698557
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3 months ago
illimey
Main page says Harlequin store opens June 1st. A bunch of CDs and some t-shirts! Love Harlequin. I'll be there for sure https://rockpapermerch.com/collections/harlequin
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4 months ago
illimey
2112 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > mmmm...... > interesting !! It has been pretty special to have it simply lying on my coffee table for years! Kansas' song lyrics are some of the few that have really impacted my life, and John Elefante was/is pretty good at singing them! I was very happy to be able to support his solo project, and will miss hav
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4 months ago
illimey
VOCALIST: Bob Catley GUITARIST 1: Kerry Livgren GUITARIST 2: Lanny Cordola BASS: Stuart Hamm DRUMS: Mike Portnoy KEYBOARDS: Ryo Okumoto I threw Kerry in there not just because he's a fantastic guitar player (stroke aside) - they'd need someone to write some songs!
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4 months ago
illimey
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133763698557 (full disclosure: this is my listing)
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4 months ago
illimey
One of my Top 5 favorite bands since I discovered them in 1988 via a cassette copy of Face To Face on clearance in Edinburgh :D For me, their early albums (Harvest era, and up to Time Honoured Ghosts/Octoberon) are by far their best overall, but I do still love a lot of the later stuff. 1= Time Honoured Ghosts 1= ...Other Short Stories 2 1/2. Baby James Harvest, because Summer Soldier 3.
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4 months ago
illimey
Kansas are the obvious choice with what is basically lead violin :D
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4 months ago
illimey
PJayBe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > illimey Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Just because I know y'all are waiting for me to > > share my Top 10 BJH songs - here they are: > > A lot of this list could be totally different > and > > yet still valid. My Top 10 BJH song list has &
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4 months ago
illimey
Just because I know y'all are waiting for me to share my Top 10 BJH songs - here they are: 10 -- Alone In The Night (TOTALLY off the radar Lees song from '88) 9 -- Cold War (Holroyd doing what only he can do in '93) 8 -- In Search Of England (Wolstenholme's '78 last recorded song with BJH) 7 -- If Love Is King (1990, and Lees writes the best song you've never heard) 6 -- Jonathan (1975, a
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4 months ago
illimey
rocknut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Each to their own, of course...but to me this is > just a very poor man's Pink Floyd. In some ways, I would (obliquely) agree. And that's fine for me - I am a very poor man.
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4 months ago
illimey
bmg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry guys the song is For No One - it has the > line Everyone Is Everybody Else repeated in song. > I am too tired, but whats not to like- heres the > link > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdRQo8uk6iA > > also amazing production for 1970/1971 The song is from '74 - but yes the production
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4 months ago
illimey
BJH were one of the many musical discoveries I made in 88/89, and to this day they have consistently been in my Top 5 - usually at around #2. At their best, the 3 main songwriters in the original band are individually as good as anyone else, and collectively better than anyone else. All the way from 1970's debut with songs like 'The Sun Will Never Shine' through to 'Strange Worlds' ("On a
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6 months ago
illimey
White Heart are my favorite of the 'big name' (haha) Christian melodic rock bands. As has been said, albums such as Powerhouse, Freedom, Tales Of Wonder etc.. are as good as if not better than pretty much ANYTHING else. Fantastic musicians, great vocals, and very strong songwriting. For melodic rock fans, I'd also strongly recommend Novella (especially their first album 'One Big Sky') and Figh
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7 months ago
illimey
Yup! I was following along as well :)
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7 months ago
illimey
Awww man! I just played the first track (Here & Now), and THIS is what rock music is all about. Hopefully the rest of the album makes me smile in the same way. Onwards and upwards! Edit: Almost finished. Great album! I've now got Delta V by Kepler Ten lined up to go, as this singing is an incredibly rare find for me - I can listen to him for an entire album without wincing once! If a
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7 months ago
illimey
Hymn -- Barclay James Harvest He Said Love -- Barclay James Harvest Born To Be King -- Magnum
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8 months ago
illimey
I had/have (not sure TBH) the Rex release of this. The track listing on Discogs is different for each version. One has 'Mr Jones', and the other has 'Zero Man'. The running order is also totally different. I think I like it, but don't remember a note and obviously haven't revisited it very often! However I can say the same for 100s of great albums.
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8 months ago
illimey
Magnum Along with Barclay James Harvest, Midnight Oil, and Kansas, Magnum have been my favorite since 1988. Overall though, Tony Clarkin's single-handed body of work far outshines that of any other songwriter I know. Magnum will always be #1
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9 months ago
illimey
Gen13 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Leprous - Castaway Angels I don't know why I picked this song to have a listen to. Totally new to me - fool that I am, I've probably chosen to ignore a band called Leprous. Somewhat ironic? Anyway.... It's sonic perfection. A total delight in every way. Apparently recorded in one take? I am now watching Leprou
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9 months ago
illimey
I can't believe that The Serpent Rings hasn't had a single mention as far as I can see! I think it's Magnum at their best, and after trying a few titles I've seen listed in this thread, there is nothing that comes close. Even the new Kansas has left me a little bit cold. Personally, that one is not as good (songs or performance) as the excellent Prelude Implicit Anyway, my album of the year:
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9 months ago
illimey
A few years ago when I had money I supported a number of Kickstarter campaigns, including a couple where I decided to go for more than the usual signed LP or whatever. On my wall I have the certificate presented to David Bach (of Guardian) for his song "Never Say Goodbye", which was a DOVE AWARD NOMINEE :O :O for Metal Recorded Song of the Year! Guardian's Fire & Love album was o
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9 months ago
illimey
I was thinking a couple of days ago that I'd like to know what I'd come up with if I made a playlist of 100 songs. So, I had the bright idea of making a playlist of 100 songs in order to find out. However, I had to set some parameters, and here they are: 1. Compile, without any really careful thought, a list of 20 favorite artists (it is possible that this first version has some glaring absenc
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9 months ago
illimey
Yes! A lot. I've no idea what they are tho - I've completely forgotten about them.
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10 months ago
illimey
radiat10n Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > GoDawgs Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Listening to Goodnight LA this morning. This > > should have been a huge hit in the US, but I > never > > remember hearing of this band back then, and I > was > > 19 and fully immersed in music.
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10 months ago
illimey
Yeah I knew you'd show up pretty sharpish! Hey, I'm still looking forward to meeting you at some Neal Morse related show one day! We both have great taste in music that intersects at some points :)
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10 months ago
illimey
GoDawgs Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Had to google him. What is his best work? I will > make it my Friday morning listen. Yeeesh. Ask that question to 20 different Magnum fans and you'll get 30 different answer :) And if you ask 20 other rock music fans they'll probably all say Magnum are crap. Here's my recommendation for 4 albums from thei
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