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2 months ago
Kickass Stereo
The vocals sound great on this, although there are a few bombastic choices that I don't really follow (verges on screamo at some points?). I've never heard this band but the guy has a great voice, and kudos I guess for putting their own spin on a Journey song in 2024. The arrangement is way cluttered and the production leaves a lot to be desired. It's like taking a sledgehammer to a song that
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5 months ago
Kickass Stereo
This song has been an earworm for me for 30+ years, as it was played nonstop for many months on the radio, but then my church youth group ended up doing a whole puppet show performance of the song for another year or two after that, ugh... Everyone always loved Perry's part but I was always such a fan of the textures of the voices across that recording. Listen to everyone from Bob Dylan to Ste
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5 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I got bit by the audiophile bug a few years back when I stepped away from music, and I found that following the producers usually is a good indication of whether a record is going to be exceptional sonically speaking. Some of my all-time favorites, vinyl or digital... Toto IV and Tambu, Al Schmidt one of the most legendary producers of all time producing a couple of the best-sounding AOR a
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5 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I don't think JBJ was ever a particularly strong singer, but he had a soulful delivery and a "cool factor" that was pretty iconic. Smoking is a funny thing, I'm not so sure it led to JBJ's issues, it can usually reduce range over time and affect clarity and other things that are important to singing like breath control and support. But it rarely causes a debilitating injury like wha
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Does anyone know if Hagar regularly plays "Your Love is Driving Me Crazy?" That song is a 10/10
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I may like Elemental more than Seeds of Love. So much I once named a band after it. I don't think it's as timeless as Seeds of Love, but the songs are stronger... some of the strongest of any they've ever released. I paid a ridiculous amount of money for a Portuguese import of Elemental. Sonically, Seeds of Love is one of the best produced albums of all time and a definite hifi demo album. But El
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I really, really love The Tipping Point and I hated ELAHE. But Tipping Point is a real dark album and I was going through a really stressful time when it came out, so it's been hard to go back and enjoy without bringing up the emotional context. Hopefully someday I'll be able to listen and appreciate it as much as I did when it was first released.
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Man you and I have alarmingly similar tastes in great music! Seeds of Love is tied as my favorite album of all time. We saw them during last summer's tour supporting The Tipping Point and the show was one of the most enjoyable I've ever been to. It was actually unreal how good they are sounding. I saw them back in 2010 and they were sleepwalking through the show. Their current touring lineup a
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I also think that Beyond the Thunder is Schon's best solo work. I wore that disc out driving around at night back in 1995 or whenever it came out. I think it was a cash grab from Cain's Higher Octave connections though, clearly the label signed him to produce a new age instrumental record and Schon would have never released that music on his own accord. It's a unique release out of his discograph
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I've been loving this original LP I picked up about a year ago. I was 12 when it came out and I can still remember how cool and cutting edge everyone thought this record was. "Changes" is so good.
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Hey guys, I used to be 1/2 of the duo Elemental, with Juhani Nahkala, who was a guitarist, songwriter, and producer. I was co-writer and singer. Our song "Rolling Away the Stone" was on the MR.Com Sampler CD Vol 2. Anyway, this year we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of our song "One By One," and I put together a lyric video for it to celebrate the anniversary:
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
This was my favorite Outfield album for a LONG time, but I eventually came back to Play Deep as the most favorite overall. I remember when this came out in my senior year of high school, I was living on the gulf coast of Florida and would spend late late nights just driving up and down the coast drinking coffee and listening to this tape and singing along for hours... I still have a memory
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8 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Think about it from Perry and the band's point of view... it's the 40th anniversary of this awesome album. It's remastered and re-released on vinyl, but is there any real reason for anyone to buy this? Perry had some success with the Separate Ways remix last year and he's always been into EDM music for decades at least. What's left of the band isn't going to do anything new. As an entity, J
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Without a whole lot of thought and taking into account some deep cuts, in no order here would be my top 10: Foreigner: Waiting for a Girl Like You Rick Springfield: Love Somebody Journey: Escape Kenny Loggins: Nobody's Fool The Outfield: Every Time You Cry Toto: I'll Be Over You Pat Benatar: Shadows of the Night Survivor: Burning Heart Yes: Leave It Steve Perry: Strung Out
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Yes it was definitely a surreal experience. It happened so long ago now and I haven't sang or performed in so many years, it does seem to me anymore like it happened to a totally different person. Like it's hard for me to believe it was a part of my life because it was such an unexpected and short-lived experience!
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
I never did perform publicly with the band so I'm not sure who it was you saw, but likely either Arnel, Jeff Scott Soto, or Steve Augeri. I'm not sure who would have been on an EU tour with them.
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Hey TNC, been a while! Yes this is true and one of the more surreal aspects of a surreal situation. Schon, Cain, and Schon's girlfriend at the time flew into Charlotte NC to watch us perform at an outdoor "uptown" Friday at Five type event. Schon and Cain sat on a park bench while his girlfriend filmed the show. Afterward they took me to dinner.
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Thanks man we had a lot of fun while it lasted!
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Thanks Terry, yes I was first sought out by Jonathan Cain in summer 2007, and depending on who you talk to was offered the position to sing with the band after spending a week rehearsing and writing with them. The Schon Vs Cain power struggle was still very much in effect even then and things didn't work out. Arnel's band "The Zoo" had posted responses on all of our YouTube videos (back
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Glad to see my co-writing credit "Never Walk Away" on a few lists here. I wrote this during the week I was auditioning with Journey before Arnel. Neal had wrote this riff and he described it as a "Foo Fighter" riff, but to me it sounded like a great leadoff from the "Be Good To Yourself" chorus and so I wrote the chorus with a lot of the cascading background vocals s
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Thanks & glad you enjoyed it!
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11 months ago
Kickass Stereo
Hi folks Here's a concert from Frontiers, a Journey cover band from 2008. I wanted to share because there isn't much record left of this time in my musical life so here's a concert. https://youtu.be/HStwp0uIY5o This isn't my video so it is definitely warts & all :D
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1 year ago
Kickass Stereo
Thanks man hope you like it!
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1 year ago
Kickass Stereo
Thanks CCM for checking out the video, and glad you like our song! John was an awesome guy and yes he did have some awesome hair.
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1 year ago
Kickass Stereo
Hey folks, been a while since I was on this board but when I saw VOB's post about The Outfield's Rockeye, I wanted to register and share one of my recent videos where I break down the song "Your Love" and why it is so awesome... as well as my own personal story about my friendship and collaboration with John Spinks. I think it's a pretty cool story that may interest some here so I wante
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