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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Jimmy is indeed a top bloke, I`ve been lucky enough to have done some stuff with him on a couple of occasions. get well soon, mate!
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Curses......
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Great! it`s obvious that there must be two bands plying their trade under the name Wig Wam...couldn`t possibly be the same band I saw last night. Of course we can`t compare Manowar & Wig Wam. One of them is a band and the other is a gay cabaret act...you can choose which is which.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
No, I mean that you have to be bad - and I mean BAD!!! - not to go over well here in Japan. Hence the old `big in Japan` thing. You really donft need to be up to much to be big here. Normally, to be from the west and own a guitar is enough. They are just far less discerning and much more appreciative here.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Dude, they were awful....AWFUL. Of course, they went down a storm, but this is Japan. Need I say more?
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Wanna talk ridiculous? Ifve just got back from a Village Peopl....sorry, Wig Wam show here in Tokyo. Do me a favour....Give me Manowar`s sillyness over this tripe anyday. So the new Manowar album sucks. OK, but `Battle Hymn`, `Into Glory Ride` &`Hail To England` are classic metal albums. They may be past their sell by date, but their place at the head of the table is assured.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I havenft heard the new album as yet, but I have a real soft spot for Manowar. Having worked with them a few years back, I can indeed confirm that Joey DiMaio absolutely 100% believes the whole nine yards and I admire that conviction. I find them no more laughable than Lordi or Kiss, to be honest.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
OK, the debut album from Damage Control - Robin George, Pete Way, Chris Slade & Spike - is available for on line purchase now from Dingwall Music here in Tokyo at the very reasonable price of JPY2,830 (UKP11.87) delivered. If you were thinking of picking the album up - and you really should, itfs a little belter! - then I strongly urge you pick it up from Japan. The exclusive bonus cut is
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Sam wrote:> > And as far as I'm concerned....IF THE BAND WROTE THE SONGS > THEN THEY GODDAMN WELL OWN THEM. > > I'm a musician running a label for musicians. Now, thatfs just plain naive, Sam! Yes, the band owns the song and the copyright to that song but, if the label who paid for the original recording of that song are unrecouped - and trust me, most of the things you are re
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I can sit on the sidelines no more. I was happy to do so until you brought me into this... We’ve locked horns over this before and we are now destined to do it again. Ron Keel has received no royalties from Majestic Rock purely because he is unrecouped on the $5,000 advance he received. As you know, he reneged on our agreement and gave tracks supposedly exclusive to our Japanese release to an
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Just thought some of you might like to know that the current Spock's Beard album is now available in Japan through Dingwall Muisc with a bonus, album length second disc containing demos and unreleased tracks. Likewise, GPS's 'Window To The Soul' is available with two exclusive bonus tracks, 'In His Eyes' & 'The Haunting'. Both are available by paying JPY2,940 in the case of the Spock's Beard
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I posted the following on January 1st and because I think it says all I have to say on the subject, I'll re-post it here for the benefit of those that didn't see it the first time around.... I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew personally for his help and consideration during what's been a very testing year for Majestic Rock. His patronage of the label up until this point in tim
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
A happy new year to all who frequent this site. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew personally for his help and consideration during what's been a very testing year for Majestic Rock. His patronage of the label up until this point in time has been invaluable to us and we very much hope to work with him again at some point in the future. The passion he shows for the genre is exc
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
No, Vow Wow no longer exist. Main man and guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto currently has a version of Bow Wow on the go here in Tokyo which features Vow Wow`s drummer Toshiri Niimi. Keyboard player Rei Atsumi is now into producing bands - he made a great record with a Japanese prog act last year whose name escapes me - and vocalist Genki Hitomi is, would you believe, now a teacher. I think the live show
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I worked with Kip Winger for a few days around the time of the release of the second album when I was at Warners in London and I have to say he was not a pleasant person to be around. Now, there may well have been a valid reason for that, but a fact is a fact. Reb Beach was great and spent most of his time apologising for Kips behaviour.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Just last night, I was having this very conversation via Skype with a high profile British musician with a finished album featuring people you will all know very well indeed - no names being mentioned here! - and I was advising him that, as he has recorded and produced this album, he would do well to trot off to a decent distributor and do a P&D (production and distribution) deal for himself
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
So, MOAM, you didn`t get to see the original band live? This may be why you are so up for this reunion. I did and I think the idea stinks, money or no money.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
..and just because the moneyfs right and they can do it donft mean they should do it. I have my memories. Lewisham Odeon with Sabbath, the Rainbow 1980 and Donington `84. Thatfll do me fine. This will stink badly. Why? Because itfs being done for all the wrong reasons.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Hi Pete. I need to get hold of Steve Grimmett ASAP - can you either have him e-mail me or let me have an address for him? Ta. Geoff
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
In fairness, The B'zz sell in that region on every album here in Japan, so as much as we might like to tell ourselves that it was the Martin & Blades factor that sold discs here, that's not really the case. The new B'zz album 'Monster' is just that, BTW.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Hello Paul. Yep, will do so later today. I'll be around mid evening my time.
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15 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
'Axe' & 'Living On The Edge' came out in a Japan a few years back and now sell for the equivalent of the national debt of a small south american country on Ebay. If I have my way, they'll be available at sometime in the fuiture. Not aware of any showing of the Randy Hansen album on CD.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
I appreciate your comments, Davey me old mate, and I have no problem losing - c'mon, we're used to it by now - but like that...again? Gimme a break!
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Pete, mate - how ya doin'? Love to hear the demos when they're done - Japan awaits, mate! Talkin' of which, love to get the Grim Reaper albums out again over here. Steve's a bugger to get hold of! Hoiw about bringing the Reaper out to Japan? ...ya know whre I am when you wanna chat about it, mate! G.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Schadenfreude. If you don't know what it means can I suggest that you look it up. I, like millions of my countrymen, are feeling pig sick today. Your crass comments ain't helping one little bit...but then, they're not meant to, are they?
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
err...no they won't.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Currently writing material for the next Lionsheart album, I believe.
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Well, either I was out or you have the wrong number....
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
As someone to whom what Cry Havoc sell is a big issue, I'll chip in with tuppence worth here and say that, whoever you are, when you release somethi8ng as strong as CH's forthcoming 'Sign Of The Times' album...well. you can call us back. And for the record, like everybody on this forum I was a big Queensryche fan. Was because they are a bit sad now and 'OM 2' reeked of desperation and was a last
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16 years ago
Geoff Gillespie
Absolutely, positively, undoubtedly the finest metal act to ever come out of Japan was Osaka's SNIPER. Featuring the legendary Reibun Ohtani of Marino on guitar, the band's debut album 'Open The Attack' is a five star solid gold metal classic. Recorded live in the studio, it rocks like an absolute bastard! Sadly, the follow up album, 'Be Quick Or Be Dead' wasn't up to the standard of the debut, t
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