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10 months ago
Mik
The Shotgun Messiah debut was a re-recorded/re-issued version of the Kingpin album 'Welcome to Bop City'. Same line-up, just different band name. Their second album is good too, but the third is an acquired taste. Harry is, as everyone else has suggested, a wonderful guitar player. Bulletboys debut is a classic, and they were a phenomenal live act, no question. Not a big fan of any of the s
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10 months ago
Mik
Doogie sings on one track (a cover of Scorpions 'In Search of the Peace of Mind'), he joins Romero, McAuley and Barden on that track. Only Bonnet is absent from the new MSG
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10 months ago
Mik
Jon sounds like he's channelling Moe from The Simpsons on this...
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11 months ago
Mik
Their previous stuff hasn't blown me away but this is a remarkably good album. New singer is great.
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11 months ago
Mik
Ironically enough Romero sings one of the best tracks on the album ('Sail the Darkness'). JLT's 'Sangria Morte' is pretty decent too. Schenker's playing throughout is excellent.
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11 months ago
Mik
Love Richie Galdieri's voice. He used to be in a very cool NJ band back in the day called Americane that I loved! Featured some of the Sect. 8/Bone Machine guys too as I recall.
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11 months ago
Mik
Possibly the fact that Delp might have had his hands tied (so to speak) by Scholz contractually. Scholz (who let's face it, loves his litigation) probably wanted to preserve every element of the Boston sound, which included Delp's voice, for as long as he could. Also, Delp may well have 'only' written (or co-written) two songs on the debut (plus two on 'Don't Look Back' and 'Third Stage') but t
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11 months ago
Mik
A quick Google image search points to the Sara in the photo being based in Spain, and is a fitness teacher. All looks very dodgy to be fair... https://www.facebook.com/PopFitSara/
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1 year ago
Mik
The new album is very strong. Aside from the two tracks mentioned, 'Bird of Prey', 'Transcendence (featuring Brittney from Unleash the Archers), 'Steal My Crown, and the epic 'The Time Traveller' (featuring Lance King and Matt Barlow) are top quality.
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1 year ago
Mik
It's a nod to The Beatles' 'She's So Heavy' apparently
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1 year ago
Mik
Not even close to being better than the original. They're all so busy over playing (especially Virgil) that they stomped all over the essence of the song. Dino has some voice though...
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1 year ago
Mik
The album is great, another band that continues to, erm, deliver...
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1 year ago
Mik
It was first recorded by a Danish singer, but the song was written by the singer and guitarist of Ednaswap. They recorded it for their debut. All three of Ednaswap's albums are really good, as is their 'Chicken' EP, which was released between their first and second albums (different labels). The EP featured a shorter version of 'Torn' as did their second album 'Wacko Magneto'.
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1 year ago
Mik
You might be right Carl : )
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1 year ago
Mik
Tons over the years... Myles Kennedy in a castle in Italy, Myles in a church in Germany Alex Skolnick trio in an industrial museum in Slovakia, also AST in a former car garage in Germany, a former WWII bunker in Germany, in a pub in Germany with Jen from Evanescence sitting in on guitar (she also sat in with Freak Kitchen in the same pub) Seth Lakeman playing on a pallet in a record company wa
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1 year ago
Mik
Frankie's last wish was for the band to continue apparently...
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1 year ago
Mik
Mats Leven's version of Queen of the Reich has always impressed me. The guy is an unbelievable talent, super nice guy too. Opeth/Talisman's Fredrik Akesson on guitar too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XABuwUGacM8
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1 year ago
Mik
Coverdale got a taste of his own medicine with Slade's 'Lock Up Your Daughters' which is basically 'Fool for your Loving'. Whitesnake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWJFjgcAhjQ Slade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6-TnTFH2NY Although Noddy always said he can't hear any similarities...
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1 year ago
Mik
'Crying Over You' is Platinum Blonde and 'Lonely at Night' is an Orphan track.
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1 year ago
Mik
The whole thing. It's very good. Standouts for me being 'And Then Goodbye', 'Lonely People', 'Need to Believe'... but it's great to hear Steve's voice on something 'new'. Such a talent.
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1 year ago
Mik
Definitely not the Rainbow song. This track does have more than a hint of The Beatles 'Norwegian Wood' about it however...
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1 year ago
Mik
Tons of picks over the years; Steve Morse, Alex SKolnick, Stevie Blaze, Mick Sweda, Chris DeGarmo, Eric Peterson, Nuno, Yngwie, Michael Romeo, Mattias Eklundh, Mappe (Candlemass), all the Amon Amarth guys, Hetfield, Hammett, Nergal from Behemoth... And a lot of sticks too; Kelly Keagy, Jason Rullo from Symphony X, Chad Smith, Ian Paice, Paul Geary (Extreme), Deen Castronovo, Tommy Aldridge, Ge
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1 year ago
Mik
He was fantastic to work with, wicked sense of humour and a brilliant player. Lots of great memories from those recent tours with him.
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1 year ago
Mik
Bernie Torme. I've been Bernie's drummer for the past few years, but I've known him since the '80's. Lovely fella. Losing him was a real blow.
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1 year ago
Mik
Only two tracks from the Australian version made the International release ("She's Got Balls" and "Little Lover"). Different artwork on the Aus. version too. The rest of the tracks have appeared (on '74 Jailbreak' and 'Backtracks').
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1 year ago
Mik
Pretty Maids - 'A Love and A Fiction' (B-Side to 'Hard Luck Woman')
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1 year ago
Mik
Rudy Sarzo and Brian Tichy make up the rhythm section on the record but they're not part of the touring band by the looks of it...
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2 years ago
Mik
Tour manager and drum tech. But I've pretty much always worked in the music industry in some form or other
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3 years ago
Mik
'Strength...' was ready to go in '92 on Geffen, the label did go so far as to ship promos out (I had one) but then they dropped the band. Maybe radio didn't hear a 'single', who knows. Music For Nations ended up sticking it out in '94 but of course by then, no-one really cared for that kind of music. It did OK as I recall (in Europe at least) but nothing startling. 'DCE' was a great record, altho
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3 years ago
Mik
Electric Boys announced on their Facebook page last month that they weren't playing. The band are in the studio recording the new album at the moment.
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