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6 days ago
Hustler
Oh hell yeah- great band, more a bluesy rock thing vs. the melodic/ AOR of Survivor. Jimi was still in his Paul Rogers phase, lol… loved those albums, was very into them well before Jimi ever joined Survivor. It was interesting to see how he evolved his vocal style to fit the Survivor material.
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8 days ago
Hustler
Like you Kauna, I don’t have a preference for either Bickler or Jamison in the context of Survivor- I think they were both equally great. Looking at the poll results though, ALL the Jamison albums finished ahead of ALL the Bickler albums… seems to suggest a strong bias/ preference for Jamison over Bickler among board members? I suppose there may be other contributing factors (songs, productio
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15 days ago
Hustler
Tbh I wasn’t thrilled with that run of 3 albums from 1994-1997 (Steel Umbrellas, Generation 13, Pleasure and Pain), but they came back w/ a vengeance in 1999 with Full Circle and have been back on their game ever since- including the Rob Moratti fronted Human Condition. So it was an unpleasant surprise that the last one just did not gel with me. It’s been awhile but I recall something about t
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15 days ago
Hustler
I’ve been a huge fan from day one. I still remember finding their first album in 1978 in the “rock imports” section at an independent store (back in the day when I’d still take chances on unheard stuff based on the coolness of the album cover, lol). Agreed those first three albums are “classics” that sealed the deal for me, but they’ve been one of the most consistent of my favori
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15 days ago
Hustler
For those who haven’t heard it, that Red & The Black album is excellent, it’s a must have for any major BOC fan. Really should have been released in its own right. BTW, it included included both a later version of “Perfect Water” from Club Ninja and an early version of “Harvest Moon” from Heaven Forbid.
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17 days ago
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Carl1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The first album is great but it was a hard choice > and for me it just missed the 5. Understandable- but the bigger surprise in your list was Vital Signs not making the top five… you’re swimming against the tide there, my friend!
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17 days ago
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rocknut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For me the songs just sound flat and lifeless. > I’ve tried loads of times, but I just can’t > find anything to like about it. Agreed. The demos sounded a lot better- the bland production just sucked all the energy out of some of those songs.
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17 days ago
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Irwin m fletcher Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Quite surprised CITG is in the lists rather than > the debut which I think is a classic. Well, take a look at my list- I think I’m the only voter (so far) that put the debut in the top 5. Hopefully someone else will. Maybe my being from Chicago makes me a bit more familiar with it and nostalgic abou
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17 days ago
Hustler
1. Too Hot To Sleep 2. Eye Of The Tiger 3. Vital Signs 4. S/T 5. Premonition
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24 days ago
Hustler
RNRPREACHER1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Musically it's listenable Exactly, preacher. I think most of us pretty much agreed after hearing the first couple cuts that the cringe worthy lyrical content was stolen off the back of a middle schoolers notebook- so from that point on I’d lowered my expectations accordingly to just ignoring whatever the hell
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24 days ago
Hustler
“…makes Manowar sound like Rush” lmao- I can’t top that one!
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24 days ago
Hustler
Well, ok… but in fairness, some would say that about most of catalogs of Priest, Saxon, Maiden, Scorpions… horrendous? It’s not great- but for the genre of what it is, it’s not that bad.
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24 days ago
Hustler
Based on the title alone I was fully prepared to slag this… but after a few spins lo and behold, it’s actually good- nothing groundbreaking for sure but a decent anthemic crowd pleaser with a few well placed rhythmic change-ups here and there to keep it interesting, tasteful solo by KK, Ripper with a controlled vocal (which I prefer over his screeching)… overall not bad. Of the 4 tracks
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29 days ago
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Figge Wrote: ---------------------------------------------------- > > I'd love to see the results of a Thin Lizzy poll > also. > > > // Figge Wow, EXCELLENT suggestion! Really I can’t believe we haven’t done a Lizzy yet- a great discography of killer albums- and I’d bet there’d be some VERY interesting voting choices there too, I’m not even sure exactly
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30 days ago
Hustler
(me whispering)…CHEAP TRICK.
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30 days ago
Hustler
Well TBH I thought the last album was not up to par with the previous two, and I didn’t really dig some of the outside writing influences… seems some of the air was starting to go out of the HOL balloon. But if that’s the end, it was a helluva second run for the band.
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30 days ago
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Wardy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well not all of us ;) > > Thought Saint was a great album albeit not as > immediate as its predecessor and I would encourage > you to go back to that one as personally felt > Indestructible was even stronger than Saint Of The > Lost Souls. > > The title track, 100 mph, Call My Bluff, Die
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30 days ago
Hustler
In three parts- shot several rows back from center stage with decent audio and video (song listing/ times are in the comments sections below each part). Recording starts off a little shaky but soon settles in nicely with a great view and Halford clearly heard throughout. Say what you will, at this point Priest is primarily about whether Halford is still “delivering the goods” or not (pun i
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4 weeks ago
Hustler
However- I believe the 2021 European dates were being rescheduled for 2022 weren’t they?
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4 weeks ago
Hustler
+1, saw them twice on the "Last Orders" U.S. tour; they were outstanding both times- Phil was still in great voice and charismatic as ever, and though Paul Raymond was missed the return of Neil Carter really helped re-energize the live performances.
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4 weeks ago
Hustler
Thanks Carl- Excellent- I’m gonna pick em up!
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
Thanks Carl- would be great if we could get a straight answer from someone in the know. I agree the new packaging looks great, so hopefully they are newly remastered as well. I was checking out the feedback on the earlier 2015-17 remasters over at the Steve Hoffman forums, and the consensus seemed to be that the remastering on those wasn't good: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/saga-new-
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5 weeks ago
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GuitarAnthony, Carl- Thanks for that Saga reissue thread- I didn’t even know these were actually out- and only $11.99 on Amazon Prime! But- I'm a bit confused about these vs. the previous Ear Music Saga remasters from back in 2015-17 ("Beginners Guide" thru "Pleasure and Pain" albums, w/ live bonus tracks)... now those albums are also being shown as part of this latest ro
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
Wow, thanks for this thread- I didn’t even know these were actually out- and only $11.99 on Amazon Prime! Edit: But- the other Ear Music remasters from back in 2015-17 or so of Security, Beginners Guide, etc….those albums aren’t being remastered again, are they? Or is this latest round a continuation of that process?
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5 weeks ago
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Wardy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Can I just say am pleasantly surprised how much > love Condition Human is getting particularly in > the majors poll. Personally think The Verdict is a > much stronger album but regardless is cooled to > see. > > Nice! I agree with you on that Wardy….yet curiously you don’t have Condition
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5 weeks ago
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2 very tough calls for me between OM or Empire for #1, and The Warning or Condition Human for #5… ask me tomorrow, I might go the other way- but today I’m gonna go with: 1. Empire 2. Operation: Mindcrime 3. Rage For Order 4. The Verdict 5. Condition Human Post 2000 Sub Poll: (Pretty much a tie between #1 and #2) 1. The Verdict 2. Condition Human 3. Queensryche S/T 2013
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
Crimes In Mind is one of my favorite albums. In fact I like all the Kansas alumni collaborations with Mike Slamer- the Seventh Key albums with Billy Greer are excellent as well!
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5 weeks ago
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Carl1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Irwin don't dismiss their later stuff based on > this track as it's nothing like the rest of the > album. It's a progressive Kansas more in line with > their 70's output but that song is pretty much the > obligatory acoustic flavoured ballad. It's also > the worst thing on the album by a long way. >
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5 weeks ago
Hustler
I'll gladly take anything from that entire run of Dierks produced, Jabs era albums from Lovedrive thru Savage Amusement- although Love At first sting is probably the best of the bunch, each one could be my favorite depending on the day. Where things started to go sideways imo was with Crazy World. In spite of it being their 2nd biggest seller and the ballads "Wind of Change" and &quo
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7 weeks ago
Hustler
Dusty was one of my earliest bass heroes- starting out as a bassist back around 1973, I could actually hack my way thru most ZZ songs, but it took a little while to learn how to lay back into that groove that Dusty always had (sometimes the notes you don't play are more important than the ones you do). There's really no way to get used to this, and as the numbers creep ever closer to my own a
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