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10 days ago
alaskaman
Correct - in fact he co-wrote the song!
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8 weeks ago
alaskaman
Jeff Porcaro's widow comes off the worst in all this -- greedy for something she absolutely had NO part in creating. On the other hand, Steve Porcaro sounds like the adult in the room.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
How would you rank the following "Steve's" as vocalists? -Steve Perry -Steven Tyler -Stephen Pearcy -Steve Winwood -Stevie Ray Vaughn -Steve Miller -Steve Walsh Bonus option: Stevie Nicks My top three: #1 - Steve Walsh (an all-time great in his prime) #2 - Steve Perry (guessing this will be most people's #1) #3 - Steve Winwood (not a great range, but very emotive in l
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2 months ago
alaskaman
yeah -- a VERY different sound for Cetera. Heavier, rawer. Love "Livin' in the Limelight" (featuring Steve Lukather on guitar). Really like "On the Line" too. Released just before Chicago 16. Once "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" topped the charts, the trajectory was forever set to big ballads for Chicago and Cetera's solo career.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
While I enjoyed Earthrage, I think it suffered from a little Martenson-fatigue. He has put out so much music the past five years with Eclipse, W.E.T. and other artists that it's becoming a bit "samey" sounding to me. Hoping they're inspired to write some great new stuff for this one.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Listening through some of their discography this weekend and am enjoying some of the band's longer, more epic-feeling songs. Off the top of my head, some prime examples: -"Mirror, Mirror" (High and Dry) -"Billy's Got a Gun" (Pyromania) -"Gods of War" (Hysteria) -"White Lightning" (Adrenalize) -"Pearl of Euphoria" (Slang) -"Paper Sun&qu
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5 months ago
alaskaman
Hard to pick which album or even era is my favorite, but would have to say the stretch covering IV, Isolation, and 7th (Fahrenheit was a pleasant little diversion but a lightweight). Love the early and later periods too. Amazing band!
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5 months ago
alaskaman
That is a nice take on a classic song. He oozes sincerity and respect for the source material and has both a great tone (especially in studio) and pitch. I still remember seeing Journey with him a couple years ago and his energy was off the charts (especially compared with the other band members, notably Cain who barely moved the entire show).
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7 months ago
alaskaman
Mutt Lange adding bgv's on all those albums he produced - Def Leppard, AC\DC, Foreigner, the Cars, and more.
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8 months ago
alaskaman
Yeah -- these have been out for a few months. Great stuff. They release albums rather infrequently so nice to have a couple of placeholders, especially of this quality.
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8 months ago
alaskaman
Tom Scholz was a true pioneering genius. The first album was a bonafide classic followed by two very good albums. After that, only a few bursts ("Walk On" would have been so much better with Delp on vocals). Musically, Boston has been in a rut for a couple of decades at least and Scholz sounds like he stopped developing as a human being too. World class ego undaunted by the lack o
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8 months ago
alaskaman
I know they're sending up the stereotypes of the genre, but honestly that was painful to watch. Good song though.
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8 months ago
alaskaman
Extremely solid and in their upper echelon of releases, but still under Mood Swings, United, and Weight of the World for me... Probably #4 overall --
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8 months ago
alaskaman
Asia with a strong new vocalist.
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8 months ago
alaskaman
Ouch! https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/entertainment/brian-may-gardening-injury-scli-intl-gbr/index.html
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9 months ago
alaskaman
Nice song and catchy chorus, but automatic deduction for rhyming "fire" and "higher" -- is there any combination in music more cliched than that?!
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9 months ago
alaskaman
Mostly in agreement with the other posters... Above average Harem Scarem album but by no means the classic that is "united." Death of Me is fantastic.
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9 months ago
alaskaman
Really cool -- thanks for posting.
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9 months ago
alaskaman
Honestly, a very heartwarming thread and a reminder of the importance of community in these times. I discovered this board in the 1990's when I was living in Japan! This is where I first heard about this band called "Harem Scarem" -- ironically, it was easier to pick up their music there than back home! I don't post very much, but am nearly a daily visitor, and have enjoyed t
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10 months ago
alaskaman
Didn't Dan Huff play on the last record, but has indicated he can no longer sing the songs??
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10 months ago
alaskaman
Early thoughts after a couple times through -- Not as immediate or instantly likable as United. That album came out of the blue and ranks as an equal to Mood Swings -- something I didn't think they could ever match. Change the World definitely has its strengths: awesome production, vocals as great as ever, and Lesperance is on fire -- this might be the most technical and brilliant he has
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12 months ago
alaskaman
Big Prize is their best by far to me. But interesting: I just pulled out "Monsters" to have another listen and on the last song "All I Wanted," near the middle of the song I said, "who is singing?!" Took me a minute to place it as Rik Emmett -- Canadian! Definitely adds a nice touch to the song.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
Hmmm... pretty great, but almost sounds on a few songs like there's an outside writer -- did Del Vecchio contribute? A little more generic at times than I'm used to from Harem Scarem.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
You're correct that "Corner of my Mind" is the cream of that crop. There is a finished product of that song by a band named Fiore (produced by Harry Hess) -- the voice isn't as good as Hess, but still a nice recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8hUbG-uARo
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1 year ago
alaskaman
"In the Still of the Night" -- absolutely classic. Especially love the epic sound of the second half. Half agree with Daredevil -- "Is This Love" is terrible. "Here I Go Again" is one of those overplayed anthems from that era (similar in stature to "Livin' on a Prayer") that I find hard to enjoy because I've heard it too many times.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
"More Than a Feeling" by Boston. Sheer musical power and perfection. It never gets old for me.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
Wow, the best thing I've heard from him for a long time. Glad he's still got something left in the tank.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
I think I heard a bit ago they were aiming for a cross between "United" and some of their darker vibe like "Overload." That said, "United" was their best produced album ever -- I hope that would continue for the new album.
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1 year ago
alaskaman
Down Boys and I Saw Red are tops for me.
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