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6 days ago
Hustler
I’ve had 2-3 spins now through the entire album. My initial impressions are that it’s really good. It will require several spins to fully digest, more so than The Mission. But the more I listen to it the more I like it- I’ve already started fiddling with the playing order of the tracks to what imo is a better flow. Does it “sound like Styx”? Well, yes-and no… depending on what it
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11 days ago
Hustler
Better quality: The Same Stardust: https://youtu.be/tWDTM2ZJ7xI Age Of Entropia: https://youtu.be/ZZ1o6u3ydXU
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13 days ago
Hustler
3 album runs were probably more common, but it’s amazing that in spite of the annual “album/tour/album” grind back in the day, so many artists still managed to put together really good 4 album runs. A few of the ones that had a huge impact on me: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock - Powerage - Highway To Hell - Back In Black Angel - S/T - Helluva Band - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
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15 days ago
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Act Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I dig their 4 album in a row run ,razamanaz ,loud > n proud,rampant ,hair of the dog . > > Cheers Agreed 100%. First Nazareth I heard was Rampant back in 1974... in high school my buddies and I would get together and play cool new albums that we discovered. At one of these listening parties, I brought Sc
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17 days ago
Hustler
One thing that might give credence to that Simone Mularoni interview is that Sweet Oblivion isn’t a real band- it’s just a name for yet another Serafino Perugino/ Frontiers project (in this case to provide a Geoff Tate vehicle) with an interchangeable cast of hired players. The first album it was Simone Mularoni as producer/ writer/ guitarist/ bassist with keyboardist Emanuele Casali and drum
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18 days ago
Hustler
The tracks from the 1995 Seven Skys album are really good (and they sound even better on the actual CD). Looks like after that he was all over the map stylistically- none of that other stuff appeals to me.
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18 days ago
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I have no idea about that tribute band bio, but I do have a CD he’s on from way back in the day... he was lead vocalist of a band named Seven Skys, whose album “Waves & Tides” was released in 1995 on Zero/MVP Records Japan import label (remember when that was a thing?)... the band was Stu Saddoris – Vocals,Backing Vocals, Lino Alessio – Guitars,Keyboard, Scott Thunes – Bass, Chri
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19 days ago
Hustler
Sweet Oblivion is definitely an improvement over those solo albums Tate had been doing previously- but no, it’s not on the level of recent Queensryche.
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25 days ago
Hustler
Thanks, I hadn’t heard about this. It should be interesting to hear Bill’s insights on Ronnie and Sammy, etc. I really wish Denny Carmassi would write a book too. What a great biography- lots of stories in there I’m sure: He was born into a family of drummers; his father, his uncle, and his brother each played the drums. Some of Denny's earliest memories are his father rehearsing aft
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26 days ago
Hustler
Few would argue that, Carl... I do get where Terry is coming from though - certainly not unique to Hardline, but every new album, the comments are: "oh, it's not Double Eclipse"... news flash: that was 30 years and six albums ago. I guess it's Human Nature, folks gonna spend as much time on what isn't as what is (Styx- "it's not Dennis", Journey- "it's not Perry"
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26 days ago
Hustler
Thought I'd hate it- but I didn't. The Boston cover is definitely smokin'!
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26 days ago
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Yeah same here Carl, disappointing that the Ozz II was basically just a hodgepodge of scraps (1st album demos, and some leftover Parker stuff)...but would have been cool if RC had remastered the demos and included them as bonus tracks... those raw versions of "Sail On" and "Checkin' It Out" are both pretty hot and a bit different from the final versions (and there was plenty o
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26 days ago
Hustler
Yep same here- bought it on vinyl day one and absolutely loved it, played that vinyl to death. The first CD release I got was in 1990 from Line Records, Germany. The levels are lower than my new RC remaster and the non-original cover art is crap, but it might arguably still be the cleanest sounding version. I had also bought that other CD version in 2009 from Krescendo Records (not Zoom Club
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29 days ago
Hustler
The first track was decent- but this is outstanding. I moved on long ago from expecting “Double Eclipse pt. 2”- it’s almost 30 years later. I’m just appreciating what this band is doing now on its own merits. Great song, musical performance, production- and amazing that Johnny’s pipes are still in fine form.
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5 weeks ago
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Agreed, whatever inconsequential silly sour grapes Scott has crawled out the woodwork with after 4 years of absentee silence are just a distraction from the excellent job the band as a whole has done with the last 3 Todd era albums bringing QR back to credibility. I have no idea what all Scott’s personal/ professional issues might be. Perhaps he thought he was more indispensable to both the ban
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5 weeks ago
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bmg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I thought Perfect Timing was a superb album, but > Save Yourself was a bit hit and miss. +1 on both counts.
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5 weeks ago
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ActionJackson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Schenker hasn’t made a good record since walk on > water I'd agree he hasn't made a great record since Walk on Water (1995), but Written in the Sand (1996) was quite good. Since then, the consistency has been sorely lacking. But there have been some decent albums- and a lot of good individual tracks
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5 weeks ago
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Falken Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I always saw them as complementary album tracks > rather than hits. Neither was released as single. > There are at least five stronger tracks on each > album. ...and therein lies my point: they weren't good enough to be "hits" (though that was probably the intention) and they were weak compared t
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5 weeks ago
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rocknut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Chains is ok, butSome Heads Are Gonna Roll is > horrible. Neither one really sounded like Priest to me, they sounded like what they were- Bob Halligan Jr. songs (i.e. attempts to pander to commerciality). Frankly they didn’t need him- their own “hits” (Living After Midnight and You Got Another Thing Coming)
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5 weeks ago
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Peter M. Bietenholz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Cheesy tune and lyrics, but I've never been much of a DDY fan. +1 on the above.
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
Probably. Seems to be the new low cost M.O. for footage when the band isn’t actually all in the same place. Ripper looks equally ridiculous in that KK’s Priest video.
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5 weeks ago
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fox-roxx Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think the next poll should be Cheap Trick +1 on Cheap Trick- I'm looking forward to that one!
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
No big surprises at the top- I rate Love At First Sting their #1 but in any order those top 5-6 represents the prime era of the catalog. Surprisingly cool to see In Trance come in above all the post- Crazy World albums... must be more more Uli Roth era fans around here than I would have thought! Seems odd though that at #7 in the main poll it came in at #4 in the sub poll behind Taken By Force
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5 weeks ago
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As a big fan of the first Resurrection Kings, I’d say this is an ok track- I like it but I’d expect there will be even better stuff on the new album.
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6 weeks ago
Hustler
I was really looking forward to this album. Man, what a disappointment. Strike one... Everything about that “song” was heavy metal cliche’ right down to the title... Hellfire Thunderbolt? LMAO. Almost Spinal Tappishly bad. Lots of non-melodic guitar twiddling that goes nowhere, and IMO Ripper sounds like shite on this. Strike two... No Les Binks on the album (his presence was a big
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6 weeks ago
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Carl1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Robin McAuley album is average to me, I like > it and I'm a big fan of his vocals going right > back to the Grand Prix days but it's not a patch > on the Black Swan album. Same here Carl- Black Swan sounds like a collective band effort with a more distinctive musical personality, whereas this solo album
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6 weeks ago
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Top 5: 1. Love at first sting 2. Animal magnetism 3. Savage Amusement 4. In Trance 5. Virgin Killer Really wanted to put “Lovedrive” and “Return To Forever (deluxe edition)” in the top 5, but those 2 Uli Roth era albums (In Trance and Virgin Killer) were groundbreaking for a German hard rock band gaining a foothold in the U.S. and also provided the foundation for “Tokyo Tapes
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6 weeks ago
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rocknut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is, yes. 1979...but it sounds so completely > different to the Uli era 70’s albums that it > seems a bit unfair to include it in the 70’s > stuff. > I prefer to go with the Uli vs Jabs scenario. Agreed, 1980 is an odd cut off point. “Pre- Lovedrive” would have made more sense as for most
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6 weeks ago
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adolfo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have the bootlegs of every night in Tokyo and > they sound great Same here.
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7 weeks ago
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Another vote for Sass Jordan- I like the women who have a bit of gravel in their delivery. Another I’d mention is: Alexa (S/T): 1989, produced by Paul Sabu (basically a Sabu/ Only Child album w/ Alexa Anastasia as lead vocalist instead of Paul and a bit more of a commercial slant). It’s become something of a cult classic over the years.
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