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alaskaman
"It's All I Can Do"and "Dangerous Type" are awesome. Panorama, like you say, is also a classic but unique and takes a while to appreciate all the layers.
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alaskaman
Like Door to Door but don't love it. It felt to me like they were tired and burned out after Heartbeat City - the recording process with Mutt, the long tour, the fame and publicity. I think they were ready to go back to their roots by that point, but like a lot of bands after watershed albums (Boston, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles), it's tough to do the follow up and the band just needs a break.
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3 days ago
alaskaman
1. 4 2. Agent Provocateur 3. Debut 4. Double Vision 5. Mr Moonlight
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4 days ago
alaskaman
A couple other fun facts: -She hit it big with Scandal ("Featuring Patty Smyth") with "Goodbye to You" and especially "Warrior" - a great 1980's anthem. -She was offered the lead singer position in Van Halen by EVH but turned it down because she was 8 months pregnant at the time. -She is married to John McEnroe!
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6 days ago
alaskaman
Love APP but F.R. David is just too wispy and light for my tastes.
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7 days ago
alaskaman
I went in expecting it to sound nothing like Kansas (or even Livgren's solo albums) so as to listen with an open mind and not be too disappointed. Taken as a classical cantata with some familiar vocalists has allowed me to enjoy it on its own terms (I like choral classical music anyway). But even in that genre, it is nowhere near the the classical choral standards of the great composers.
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8 days ago
alaskaman
She's fantastic -- what a voice and Giraldo is a major league talent on guitar. I saw her in the late 90's and she hadn't lost a step and it sounds like she's still going pretty strong.
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10 days ago
alaskaman
I have nothing against this song -- it doesn't reach the highs of his classic work, but so much better than his recent output. To me, it sounds like a Shania Twain sung by Bryan Adams.
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21 days ago
alaskaman
Really interesting results that cross a lot of subgenre's. It was hard to pick some of those slots! My vote for next: -Toto -Foreigner -Rick Springfield
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28 days ago
alaskaman
1. Escape 2. Mood Swings 3. Pyromania 4. Operation Mindcrime 5. Midnight Madness
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Definitely not live there!
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Love "Hold On' and enjoy some of sugary sweet harmonies on some of their other songs. Don't think I've ever heard a full album of theirs -- just half dozen or do of their various hits.
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
Speaking to the original topic -- I agree that they sound FANTASTIC with a really nice, glossy and clear production. Not sure the budget on this kind of recording, but it puts most of the current MR-style releases to shame.
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
That's awesome
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
Agree Don - and I would add the title track and "Never Stopped Loving You" as top tracks. My only quibble with CitG is I can tell Bickler is struggling a little vocally and doesn't sound as comfortable as the earlier albums.
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Caught in the Game Eye of the Tiger Premonition Vital Signs When Seconds Count
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Aussie - I meant to include Armageddonize alongside Bleed and Scream as one of their highlights, perhaps even their best. But since then, their songs (with a few exceptions) just don't have the staying power for me of those two pinnacle albums.
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Agree with BMG -- it seems like everything they release these days is full-throttle intensity, almost as if Martenssen is hopped up on something. Let the song breathe a little bit instead of cranking every instrument up to 10. Maybe they've always been that way, but their songs used to be a lot more memorable. Honestly, after Bleed and Scream (their last cohesive and inspired album), I wou
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
I can't get the samples to play on his website. Anywhere else to access them?
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
I'd rank it second among the four post-reunion albums. "Finger on the Trigger" and "Holy War" are fantastic cuts and, as you say, there is a maturity and wisdom to the songwriting. For me, XXX is far superior and would rank as an equal to Alpha (still trailing the debut). Everything comes together on that album. At one point after Wetton's death, Downes said he was ho
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Wow -- I'm a big fan of Palmer and obviously he is a legend behind the kit. But I don't know that Powell could be considered inferior to Palmer -- just a different style.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Have we had a Toto poll? I don't remember it. That would be my next recommendation.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Is that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for the chorus?
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Battle Lines is by far Wetton's best solo work (imo). That said, there are strong moments on many of his other albums. And "Caught in the Crossfire," as someone mentioned is interesting as a precursor of how Asia would sound a year or two later. I would also recommend Icon (Wetton/Downes) which was their vehicle in between the original Asia's break up and reunion. Some awesome stuff
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2 months ago
alaskaman
!. Empire 2. Operation Mindcrime 3. Promised Land 4. Rage for Order
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Not a fan of that either.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
I don't see any Night Ranger "haters" on here -- just the opposite: a lot of Night Rangers FANS who don't think the new album measures up.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Revolve is a latter-day "almost" masterpiece for me -- better than the Defiants, better than early DD. Only thing that comes close are the best moments on Tokyo Motor Fist -- but Revolve is more consistent and has better production.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Yep - quite nice.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Meh -- they're trying to be epic and creative with this song, but the songwriting just isn't very inspiring (imho).
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