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Someone Else? / 50 Scariest Movies of all time List
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:57:09 AM »
Esquire put together this list of the 50 scariest movies of all time. I don't know who made this list but it is atrocious. I never even heard of many of these movies. I know there are several great movies missing from this list.

No Nightmare on Elm Street, Cujo, Pet Cemetery, The Omen, The Exorcist??? wtf

For those who make a big stink about "if Scott were to in fact leave Queensryche" leaving only two original members. Those two remaining being one of the guitar tandem and the bassist. There are a plethora of bands that have less than three original or even classic era members. This I'm sure will be a long list. But for the sake of comparison, lets take a look see....

Queen: Queen has been trudging around for years with Brian May (guitar) and Rodger Taylor (drums).

Boston: Tom Scholtz (guitar) has been running around with various backing lineups for several years.

Judas Priest: Priest are now down to Ian Hill (bass) being the only original member and Halford on vocals(classic era) gives them two now with Tipton barely playing a few songs.

Yes: Yes is reduced to Alan White (drums) as the only original and Howe (guitar)from the classic era.

Foghat: Roger Earle is now the only original or classic lineup member remaining.

The Guess Who: Gary Peterson (drums) is the only remaining original or classic era member.

Steppenwolf: Barely active but still touring, John Kay being the only original or classic era member.

Grand Funk: though mainly a three piece, they also had a fourth member in Craig Frost during their most popular commercial era. They have continued for years without Mark Farner (lead vocals, wrote most of the songs, guitar) with drummer Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacker.

Dokken: Have been pretty much Don Dokken (vocals) and Mick Brown (drums) for years now.

Styx: Styx has been pretty much just James Young (guitar, a few vocals) from the original lineup and the occasional appearance of Chuck Panozzo (bass). Since Panozzo is relegated to more of a Glenn Tipton status, I'll give them two though since Tommy Shaw (guitar, vocals) is a classic lineup member.

Kansas: Phil Ehart (drums) and Rich Williams (guitar) is all that remains of their classic/original lineup.

Slayer: In their ending years reduced to Kerry King (guitars) and Tom Arrayo (vocals, bass).

Ratt: Ratt is currently down to Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) from their classic lineup.

Quiet Riot: They continue to soldier on with just Frankie Banalli (drums).

Kiss: Kiss has been going for years with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Whitesnake: They have gone on for years with just Coverdale remaining.

Foreigner: They have trudged on and done well with only Mick Jones remaining.

Sweet: has two different active incarnations, each having one original/classic member. In one case the guitarist Andy Scott, the other case the bassist and occasional vocalist Steve Priest.

Faster Pussycat: vocalist Taime Downe is all that remains.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: has been reduced to just Garry Rossington for some years now.

Three Dog Night: Tommy Hutton (vocals, one of three of their lead vocalists) and Danny Allsup (guitar) are all that remain of their original and classic era.

These are the first that came to mind. I'll have fun with this and list several more, there are many.   

Someone Else? / Loudwire Best Metal songs each year 1970-2018
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »
Loudwire best metal songs of each year from 1970 to present. Interesting and certainly debatable list.

Progressive Rock / Electric Moon
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:59:56 AM »
Here is another stoner/space rock band from Germany. Sulla Bassana's (Dave Schmidt) post Liquid Visions band that includes Komet Lulu (vocals, bass), and Marcus Schnitzler (drums) the band has been active since 2009 and has released I believe six studio albums.

This is some ultimate spacey shit here. Love it  ;D

Moon Love:
Lost And Found Souls:
Spacemen: (seizure warning on the video for this one lol):
Kleiner Knaller:

Inferno (full album):
Mind Explosion (full album):

Theory of Mind Live Heidelberg 2014:
Live Leicester 2014:

Progressive Rock / Liquid Visions
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:33:36 AM »
This was a heavy space rock/"Krautrock" band from Berlin, Germany active primarily from 1994-2004. Mainstay members included Hans-Peter Ringholz (guitar, vocals), Dave Schmidt (aka Sula Bassana) bass, and Robert Turkhany (guitar, vocals). Some Pink Floyd influence here but some pretty spacey jams. The band appears to have six releases to their credit.

Pink Cloud:
Masters Of The universe:
Walk Like An Angel:
Yellow Sunshine Paperman:
Morning Rain:
Out Of This Room:
Night Fall:

Hypnotized (full album) 2002:
Liquid Visions (full album) 1998:
From The Cube (full album) 2004:

Live 1995:

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Three Man Army
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:00:17 AM »
British heavy rock band from the first half of the seventies led by brothers Adrian Gurvitz (guitar, vocals and keyboards) and Paul Gurvitz (bass & vocals) formerly of the band Gun. The band released three albums from 1972-1974 in power trio format featuring drummer Mike Kelly, and a guest spot from Buddy Miles on one song for the debut album. The next two albums featured Tony Newman on drums. The band later released another album of unreleased material from the 1973-74 time period entitled Three Man Army 3 in 2005. The Gurvitz brothers teamed up with Ginger Baker of Cream for the Baker Gurvitz Army following the demise of Three Man Army.

These dudes kick some ass, very underrated guitarist Adrian Gurvitz.

Butter Queen (1971):
Polecat Woman (1974):
Today (1974):
Flying (1974):
Take a Look At The Light (1973)
Another Way (1971)
What's Your Name (1971)
Burning Angel (1974)

A Third Of A Lifetime (full album) 1971:
Three Man Army 2 (full album) 1974:
Mahesha (full album) 1972:

Seems like it's been longer than that to me, but yes this month marks the 4th anniversary of the site. 

70's Classic Rock / Roxy Music
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:56:19 AM »
Roxy Music was an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the bands lead vocalist and chief songwriter and bassist Graham Simpson. The other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (Saxophone and oboe), and Paul Thompson (drums/percussion). Other former members included Brian Eno (synthesizers), Eddie Jobson (synthesizers/violin), and John Gustafson (bass). The band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, but reunited in 2001 and toured intermittently until their breakup in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted Roxy Music members for his solo releases.

Their debut album was released in 1972, they incorporated elements of glam rock, progressive and also were a heavy influence on early punk rock and the new wave scene. The band released eight studio albums. Other notable members who passed through the band included Paul Carrack, John Wetton and Rick Wills among others.

Here is smattering of some of their material that I enjoy. You'll notice I prefer their older material when they were a little more harder edged.

Ladytron 1973 Old Grey Whistle Test:
In Every Dream Home A Heartache 1973 OGWT:
Remake/ Remodel:

Live BBC TV 1972: Ladytron & Gray Lagoons:
Live BBC TV 1972: I think this is the full recorded broadcast

Editions Of You 1973
Pajamarama 1973:
If There Is Something (John Peel session 1972):
Amazona 1974:
Out Of The Blue:
Your Applications Failed:
The Bogus Man:
Love Is The Drug:

Stockholm 1976 Live TV Broadcast:

Viva Live
If There Is Something:
Both Ends Burning:
In Every Dream Home A Heartache:

Like A Hurricane (Neil Young cover) live 1982

Progressive Rock / Happy The Man
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:53:44 AM »
Happy The Man is an American progressive rock band formed in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1973. The initial lineup was formed by Stanley Whitaker (guitars, vocals), Frank Wyatt (keyboards, sax, flute), and Rick Kennell (bass, vocals) along with Mike Beck (drums), Cliff Fortney (lead vocals, flute, keyboards), and David Bach (keyboards). Bach was soon replaced on keyboards in 1974 by Kit Watkins. Not long after Dan Owen replaced Fortney on lead vocals. Eventually with Owen's departure Whitaker took on lead vocals in 1975. The band released their self titled debut album in 1977, which Rolling Stone listed as #50 of their 50 greatest prog rock albums. Largely instrumental the album only consisted of two songs that had vocals. In late 1977 Beck left the band and was replaced by Ron Riddle on drums.

The bands second album Crafty Hands was released in 1978, again largely instrumental featuring only one song with vocals by Whitaker. The band was in the process of recording a third album when they were dropped by Arista records, the album was completed but never released until 1983, long after the band dissolved following Kit Watkins departure to join Camel in 1979. Beginnings was released in 1990 which features early recordings of unreleased pre 1977 material. Death's Crown was released in 1999 featuring unreleased material from 1974-1976. The band also released a live album in 1978.

The band regrouped in 2000 with a lineup of:
Rick Kennell: bass (1973-79, 2000-present)
Stanley Whitaker: guitars (1973-79, 2000-present)
Frank Wyatt: keyboards, sax, flute (1973-79, 2000-present)
David Rosenthal: (Rainbow, Billy Joel among others) keyboards (2000-present)
Ron Riddle: drums (1977-78, 2000-02)

Riddle departed in 2002 and was replaced by Joe Bergamini (drums) 2002-present.
In 2004 the band released their last studio album to date The Muse Awakens.

Starborn (1977)
Happy The Man (debut album 1977) full album

WTGB Studios live 1975

Ibby It Is (1978)
Crafty Hands (1978) full album

Some rare footage 1977

Stepping Through Time (2004)

Knee Bitten Nymphs Live 2006
Ibby It Is Live 2005 North Carolina:
Service With A Smile Live:

Tough band to find a lot of good footage of. These guys were pretty good. The first two albums are worth a listen for sure.

Progressive Rock / FM
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:29:24 PM »
FM is a Canadian progressive band formed in 1976 in Toronto. The band was formed by Cameron Hawkins (synthesizers, bass, vocals) and Jeff Plewman (later know as Nash the Slash) on electric violin and electric mandolin. In 1977 they added Martin Deller on drums and released their debut album Black Noise. Their sophomore album Direct To Disc ( this album was also released under the name Headroom) saw Ben Mink replacing Plewman (Nash the Slash) playing the same instruments Plewman played. 

Interesting note on the second album:
The album was made using the direct to disc recording method, in which recording tape is not used. This method requires that the group perform two 15-minute sides live in the studio with no overdubs. The recording is mixed live and transcribed to the master disc as it is being performed. This was a briefly popular format in the 1970s, and like all albums made this way, it was a limited edition, because only so many copies can be pressed from the master disc.

The album was mostly instrumental, consisted of one piece on each side, and was issued on a small label called Labyrinth Records, catalogue number LBR-1001, which suggests it was likely the label's first (and possibly only) release. It was well received by critics who compared the first side to a blend of Yes, King Crimson, and Lighthouse, while the second side took on a jazz feel, concluding with the sound of an unusual instrument: an alpha wave brain monitor plugged into a synthesizer, translating drummer Martin Deller's live brainwaves into a throbbing hum.

The Hawkins, Mink, Deller trio also recorded their third album Surveillance in 1979, and their fourth album City Of Fear in 1980.
In 1983 Ben Mink left the band and Plewman (Nash the Slash returned) the band toured as it's original debut album three piece an then recorded the album Con-Test in 1985 , which also included Mink back in the band but now playing guitar.

The band released one more album in 1987, shifting to a more guitar based sound with three new members joining Hawkins and Nash the Slash. Greg Critchley on drums, Simon Brierley guitars, and Michael Waite bass. This would be the last album by the band until 2015's Transformation album which featured only Hawkins along with a newly assembled lineup.

Nash The Slash died in 2014 at age 66.   

Border Crossing (from Direct to Disc) 1978
Headroom (from Direct to Disc) 1978

Black Noise (full album ) 1977

Starless (King Crimson cover) Live 1977 Kick Ass version, check it out.

Live 1979 soundboard recording Parkwest Chicago WXRT FM

Live at NearFest, Bethlehem, PA 2006

Surveillance album side 1 (1979)

Early live footage 1976 TV Ontario as a two piece with Hawkins and Nash the slash playing all instruments.

Progressive Rock / Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come
« on: June 23, 2018, 02:34:00 AM »
This is the 70's Kingdom Come band that was formed by Arthur Brown. They released three albums before disbanding. Victor Peraino was the keyboardist on their third album Journey in 1972, after which the band disolved. The Journey is notable as being the first album to have the drums recorded solely by a drum machine. The Bentley River Ace machine was used which was manufactured by Ace Tone company of Japan, which later evolved into Roland.

 A number of factors contributed to the end of Kingdom Come, including mediocre album sales, critical disdain, the revolving door membership of the band, and Brown's frustration with the music business in general. The band dissolved rather than officially breaking up, with Brown citing a desire to play simpler music and opt for a simpler lifestyle in general in later interviews. Following their split, Peraino returned to Detroit, where he made an album called "No Man's Land" in 1975 with some local musicians as Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come. Nearly 40 years later, in 2014, Peraino made another album, "Journey In Time" under the same group name, this time with guest appearances from Arthur Brown on 5 of the tracks.

This is a look at the Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come band. This dude is pretty bad ass on the synthesizers and this is some good shit. That probably anybody hardly ever heard. Arthur Brown did make some appearances with this incarnation of the band as well as indicated above.

Live 2014
Time Captives:
Promo video 2014:

Empires of Steel Live:
Empires Of Steel studio version 1975

Future 2014 from Journey in Time w/ Arthur Brown
We Only Come To Help You 2014 from Journey In Time w/ Arthur Brown:
Run Through Your Life:

Garden of Death: 1975 from No Man's Land:
Lady Of The Morning: 1975 from No Man's Land:
Sun Set Sail: 1975 from No Man's Land:
No Man's Land 1975 full album

Live at Wyandotte Art Fair:

Great to see Zal Cleminson back in action with a new band Sin Dogs. Zal was the lead guitarist for Tear Gas, which ultimately became Alex Harvey's backing band as The Sensational Alex Harvey Band in the seventies and then later he was a second guitarist for Nazareth in the late seventies and early eighties. He was part of numerous reunions of the Alex Harvey Band members over the years following Alex Harvey's death paying tribute to the band and Alex. He also performed with Elkie Brooks, Midge Ure, and Bonnie Tyler. In 2008 Zal announced his retirement from music but has now resurfaced with his band the Sin Dogs who released a four song ep last year and toured Scotland and England. The band is working on their debut full length record and are currently booking additional tour dates.

Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs:
Zal Cleminson: Guitar, vocals
William McGonagle: Guitars
David Cowan: Keyboards
Nelson McFarlane: Bass
Scott Cowie: Drums

Live 5/11/17
Season of the Sword: Live Newcastle 1/12/17
The Govan Boy Acoustic Live 6/10/18
Hungry Heart live 2017:
Armageddon Live 5/11/17:
Stick Man live 5/11/17:
Bloodstream Live 2017:

Live full show 5/12/17 Glasgow

Framed (Alex Harvey Band cover) Live 2017

So with all the latest news of several rock star retirements, farewell tours, Klaus Meine turning 70, UFO's Phil Mogg calling it quits next year at age 70. I was thinking what are the current ages of some of the elder statesman of rock and roll and how much longer can they possibly keep performing. Not to mention some are in failing health. So I figured I do a little research and note the ages of some various rock stars and bands/band members that are getting up there, especially those approaching into that 70 year old range that are still performing.   

I have yet to listen to this but will be doing so this evening. Here is a podcast that Focus On Metal's host Richie did interviewing Jason Slater. This is Part 1 of a two part podcast, the second part will be uploaded to the Focus On Metal site next week. This podcast is primarily dealing with his involvement with Queensryche and should provide some interesting insight, information and first hand knowledge about this time in the bands career. I will post this link again next week when the second part of the Jason Slater episode gets uploaded to the site.

All you have to do is go to the link below under EP (episode) #375 Jason Slater: SlaterRyche and click on the yellow download to the right to listen. 

Before I post that link. I wanted to post this as a stand alone thread so that it stands out on it's own and for all discussion of this podcasts content as it relates to what info is contained therein.
All other commentary and/or critique involving the diarrhea that Skippy (Mr. original Warning track listing as it was originally intended) aka Birdbrain will no doubt be spewing like lava in regards to this over at the DTF, that can be shifted over and discussed in the Beat Down Room thread.
I say this because I think there will be discussion both regarding the podcast and info involved as well as no doubt some discussion regarding Birdbrain's commentary over at dtf.
Easy enough directions to follow right. We have a smart and astute bunch here  ;D   

70's Classic Rock / Colosseum/ Colosseum II
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:11:07 AM »
Colosseum was a pioneering English progressive jazz rock band, one of the first bands to fuse jazz rock and blues. Formed in 1968 by Jon Hiseman (drums) and Dick Heckstall Smith (saxophones). They then recruited Dave Greenslade (organ),  Tony Reeves (bass), and James Litherland (guitar, vocals). Their live debut was at the Scene club and was recorded by John Peel for his BBC Radio 1 broadcast which brought them critical acclaim. Their debut album Those Who Are About To Die Salute You was released in 1969.

  Colosseum's second album, later in 1969, was Valentyne Suite,[5] notable as the first release on Philip's newly launched Vertigo label, established to sign and develop artists that did not fit the main Philips' brand, and the first label to sign heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath.

For the third album, The Grass Is Greener, released only in the United States in 1970, Dave "Clem" Clempson replaced James Litherland. Louis Cennamo then briefly replaced Tony Reeves on bass, but was replaced in turn by Mark Clarke within a month. Then Hiseman recruited vocalist Chris Farlowe to enable Clempson to concentrate on guitar. This lineup had already partly recorded the 1970 album Daughter of Time.

In March 1971, the band recorded concerts at the Big Apple Club in Brighton and at Manchester University. Hiseman was impressed with the atmosphere at the Manchester show, and the band returned five days later for a free concert that was also recorded. The recordings were released as a live double album Colosseum Live in 1971. In October 1971 the original band broke up.

Interim 1971–1994[edit]

After the band split, Jon Hiseman formed Tempest with bassist Mark Clarke; Dave Greenslade formed Greenslade together with Tony Reeves. Chris Farlowe joined Atomic Rooster; and Dick Heckstall-Smith embarked on a solo career. Clem Clempson joined the hit group Humble Pie.

Hiseman formed a totally other group called Colosseum II in 1975, with a stronger orientation towards jazz-fusion rock, which featured the well-known guitarist Gary Moore and Don Airey on keyboards. They released three albums before disbanding in 1978.

Reunion 1994–2015[edit]

Remarkably, Colosseum reunited 23 years later (1994) with exactly the same line-up as when they split in 1971.

Colosseum reunited on 24 June 1994 at the Freiburg Zelt Musik Festival, then, a few months later, they played a concert in Cologne on 28 October at E-Werk which was recorded for a TV Special and later released in 1995 as a CD and video. It was then re-released in 2004 as a DVD. The rejuvenated band then played a lengthy tour of mainly German concerts. A second tour followed in 1997, to promote their new studio album "Bread and Circuses". They also appeared at major festivals in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

In 2003 they toured on the back of "Tomorrow's Blues" CD, followed also by gigs in England in 2004. Hiseman's wife, saxophonist Barbara Thompson, joined the band on various occasions before the death of Dick Heckstall-Smith in December 2004, before becoming a permanent member of the band.[6]

In 2005, there were three memorial concerts for Dick Heckstall-Smith, one in Hamburg Germany and two in England. Then on 24 September 2005 they performed in Moscow, followed by more concerts in 2006. In 2007, the made their first appearance in Japan and returned to play more dates in Germany. Further tours of Europe were made in 2010.
Colosseum played their "Summer 2011" tour of 22 gigs in Germany, Italy, Austria, Finland and Poland. The tour started in June and ended on 20 August in Germany, Rostock, at Bad Doberan "Zappanale" festival. According to the interview of the bandleader Jon Hiseman, Bad Doberan was the last concert of the band. Their second 'last' concert was in Poland, Slupsk, at "Legends of Rock" festival on 13 August 2011 and the third 'last' concert in Finland, Δδnekoski, at "Keitelejazz" festival on the 23 July 2011. These announcements were based on Barbara's worsening Parkinson's condition preventing her from playing. However, with the arrival of new medication, her ability to play was renewed, so those announcements proved to be premature and the band continued to record and play until 2015
More studio releases followed,[8] as expanded editions of Valentyne Suite and Colosseum Live, and several compilation sets of earlier work. From 2011 to 2014, Colosseum gradually recorded their final album, ironically titled "Time on our Side", which was eventually released late in 2014, to coincide with their final flurry of dates in Germany and the UK. These included 24 concerts during 2014 in Central Europe, starting 2014-10-23 at Steinegg Festival, Collepietra, Italy. followed by concerts in February 2015 before finally ending on 2015-02-28 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12. At all these concerts, Jon Hiseman confirmed from the stage that this tour would be Colosseum's last.[9]

So, after 23 years, the band played what Jon referred to as 'the last hurrah!' before a packed and very appreciative audience at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London on 28 February 2015. Special 'guest' was Ana Gracey, the daughter of Jon Hiseman and Barbara Thompson, who sang her own composition, "Blues to Music", with Chris Farlowe, which was also included on the final Colosseum CD.

Studio albums[edit]
Those Who Are About to Die Salute You – (1969)
Valentyne Suite – (1969)
The Grass Is Greener – (1970) (U.S. release only)
Daughter of Time – (1970)
Bread & Circuses – (1997)
Tomorrow's Blues – (2003)
Time On Our Side – (2014)

Live albums[edit]
Colosseum Live – (1971)
LiveS  The Reunion Concerts 1994 – (1995)
Live Cologne 1994 – (2003)
Live05 – (2007)
Theme for a Reunion – (2009)

Valentyne suite: full album (a MUST listen album)

Take Me Back To Doomsday Beat Club 1970:
Live Brighton 1971
Stormy Monday Blues live 1971:
Rope Ladder To The moon live Brighton 1971
Lost Angeles:

Live Germany 2014
The Final Show 2015

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