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70's Classic Rock / The Runaways
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:21:14 AM »
The Runaways spawned the careers of Joan Jett and Lita Ford, the two members of this band which went on to have a good deal of commercial success. The Runaways were an all teenage girl band formed in late 1975 in Los Angeles, under the guidance of producer Kim Fowler, by drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett.

 Originally the band was a trio featuring singer and bassist Mickey Steele (who later resurfaced in The Bangles and enjoyed success with that band) her stay was brief and she left before the recording of their debut album (some material featuring her vocals and bass later surfaced and can be found). The band then enlisted Lita Ford on lead guitar, lead vocalist Cherie Currie, and bassist Jackie Fox. Signed to Mercury records their self titled debut album was released in 1976. The bands second album Queens Of Noise was released in 1977 and the band was largely lumped in with the growing punk rock movement. The band toured Japan and were an instant hit there and gained much more success there and in other overseas areas than they did in the US. The Runaways live In Japan album was recorded during this stint. Jackie Fox quit the group on this tour shortly before their show at the Tokyo Music Festival citing allegations that Kim Fowley had raped her, she was replaced on bass by Vickie Blue upon their return home. Cherie Currie was next to depart after a falling out with Ford, which saw Ford take over lead vocal duties when the band released their third studio album Waiting For The Night later in 1977. Also in 1977 the group parted ways with Kim Fowler and their record label.

The bands final album And Now... The Runaways was released in Europe in late 1978, then in Japan in early 1979 on Cherry Red Records, it was released in the US on Polydor and was later re-issued by Rhino records as a picture disc titled Little Lost Girls in 1981 with a different cover photo and song sequence. Vickie Blue left the band in the early phase of the albums recording due to medical reasons and all the bass parts were handled on the record by Lita Ford. Laurie McCallister was hired as a replacement bassist but shortly after Jett and Ford dissolved the band. Ford and West then tried to form a new harder edged band but nothing came of the sessions.   

Joan Jett: Went on to form her band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and forming her own record label Blackheart Records after being unable to secure a record deal. She has enjoyed massive success and a string of hits and continues performing.

Lita Ford: Went on to enjoy a good deal of success and heavy rotation on MTV through the 80's with her solo band, enjoying commercial success with several hit singles and she continues to record and perform after taking a long hiatus from doing so during the years 1996-2007.

Sandy West: Continued to perform in California in the eighties and nineties as the Sandy West Band, sometimes including Cherie Currie. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 205 and died in 2006.

Micki Steele: Joined the Bangles in the early eighties enjoying a string of hits as one of their primary songwriters after bouncing around in a few other bands upon her departure from the Runaways.

Cherie Currie: Following The runaways Currie released a solo album in 1978 titled Beauty's Only Skin Deep and then released a duet album with her sister Marie in 1980 with a backing band made up of most of the members of Toto, they had a minor hit with Since You Been Gone. She also appeared in a number of films. Currie still performs and records on occasion but I don't believe has released anything in recent years.

Jackie Fox: Following her departure from The Runaways she went on to become a lawyer and amateur photographer.

Vicki Blue: Following her stint in The Runaways she went on to film and television production eventually becoming a producer/director including Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and Real Stories of the Highway Patrol. Her production company released the documentary Edgeplay: A Film about the Runaways.

Laurie McCallister: After her very brief stint performing on the bands final tour dates she went on to join the Orchids, another Kim Fowley all girl band that released one album in 1980. She then retired from the music business and worked as a veterinarian technician before her death in 2011 at age 54.

Here are what I consider to be their best material.

Johnny Guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUAs0kCSwv4
Born to Be Bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNEjQe4dLmg
Cherry Bomb:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjFBsujEI4M
You Drive Me Wild:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-K--10T5NY
Blackmail:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoT2IEJXFKw
Secrets:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2LnOX8Nu3E
Queens Of Noise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wI3QP1eNms
I Love Playin With Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEtWlezFtc
Take It Or Leave It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_GBJu3IHJs
Wasted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga-Nwht3frU
Fantasies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8QeEA0qdbQ
Waitin' For The Night:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLg6-NCA5g
I'm A Million: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vh7PiiMtJw
Black Leather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5feJUpcVw
Little Lost Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM5c5C68LzY


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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Lita Ford
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:54:07 PM »
I went to post an interview Classic Rock Revisited did with Lita and was surprised to see that she has not been put up on here yet. So lets fix that.

Lita, who is now 60 and was born in 1958 began her music career at age 16 as the lead guitarist of The Runaways, a band put together by producer Kim Fowley along with drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett that completed it's lineup with Lita on lead guitar, and lead vocalist Cherie Currie. They released their debut album in 1976. Following some personnel changes the band officially disbanded in 1979. I will create  their own thread to cover that band later.

Lita would then launch her solo career releasing her debut album Out For Blood in 1983, the debut release failed to gain much traction and was a commercial disappointment. Her next album Dancin' On The Edge released in 1984 achieved greater success on the strength of the second single Gotta Let Go. Her major commercial breakout album was Lita, released in 1988 and saw heavy rotation on MTV and the album spawned several hits including Kiss Me Deadly, Back To The Cave, and the duet with Ozzy Close My Eyes Forever. Her next album Stiletto (1990) featured Hungry and Lisa but failed to match the previous albums success. Next up was Dangerous Curves (1991) which featured her last charting single Shot Of Poison. She went on to record one more album Black on a German label before taking a long hiatus from music that lasted from 1996-2007.

Lita returned to performing and recording in 2008 first with an assortment of live performances followed by the 2009 release Wicked Wonderland. The album was heavily produced with her ex husband Jim Gillette (we won't get into all that drama) to mixed reviews and some backlash from her fan base. Her next release Living Like A Runaway (2012) was more of a return to form of her past releases and fared better as a result. She released an album titled Time Capsule in 2016, which featured songs from the 80's that she found which she had recorded with the likes of Billy Sheehan, Gene Simmons, Bruce Kulick, Robin Zander, Rick Nielson, Dave Navarro and Jeff Scott Soto. Lita is currently working on a new release due in 2019.

Here is the interview with CRR that I mentioned at the start.
 http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1289     

Some of my favorites from her solo career, many of which were MTV staples back in the day would be.....

First and foremost, the song that brought her to my attention was this one. Total kick ass song and cool video.

Gotta Let Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bkMDbebxc
Dancin' On The Edge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASnO9vc0qVc
Lady Killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0AMEBYSt0
Out For Blood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy9NPNOvSxs
Kiss Me Deadly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNkyQVe1MKw
Close My Eyes Forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy3fJ8Nmzyw
Hungry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6n3FGOQA0o
Fatal Passion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6ikbp93RM
Still Waitin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5hmYd2qCZs
Only Women Bleed (Alice Cooper cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAGXFT4MvnE
Die For Me Only (Black Widow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R49lIP83-B4
Dressed To Kill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFzhcNrmkz4&index=4&list=PL87G7jOs658Jkm7jiZXZFS5Rz9cOqmG4n&t=0s
Back To The Cave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMy1iI87MPc


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Southern Rock / Allman-Betts Band
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:31:03 PM »
Devin Allman and Duane Betts, sons of Allman Brothers Band members Greg Allman and Dickie Betts respectively, have formed a new band called the Allman Betts Band, which also includes Berry Oakley Jr (son of Allman Brothers original bassist Berry Oakley SR) along with slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and a double percussion tandem of R. Scott Bryan and John Lum. Former Allman Brothers band keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and former Greg Allman Band keyboardist Peter Levin perform keyboards on the soon to be released debut album.


Allman Betts Band Finish Album and Announce Tour
http://www.antimusic.com/

The Allman Betts Band have announced that they have finished recording their debut album and will be hitting the road next spring for their first world tour.

They recorded their debut album at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley) and expect to release the effort in the spring of next year. A studio video can be seen here.

Devon had this to say, "What an honor to make a record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. It was very important to me to make a 100% analog recording on 2 inch tape to try and evoke the vibes of the records we grew up with. To do that in such a historic place is so profound to us. Also, producer Matt Ross-Spang is a longtime friend and the perfect cat to help our vision. There's some classic 70's rock feels, some RnB, some Texas, some Nashville....soulful Americana, with teeth. We are stoked to share it with the world in Spring 2019."

Duane added, "I'm very proud of this record. The song always ignites the flame, the connection to the listener and I feel like we have accomplished that. What an honor it was to record in Muscle Shoals, a place so rich in musical history and to work with Matt Ross-Spang who shared the same vision as Devon and I. We are very excited to share with everyone soon!"

The Allman Betts Band will be kicking off their world tour on March 28th in Torrington, CT at the Warner Theatre. Devon is currently on the road and joined by Betts as a special guest. See all of the dates below:

Devon Allman Project w/ Special Guest Duane Betts Dates
Dec 4, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
Dec 6, 2018 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
Dec 7, 2018 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Dec 8, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (Allman Family Revival)
Dec 9, 2018 - Jackson, CA - Jackson Rancheria
Dec 11, 2018 - Bend, OR - Tower Theatre
Dec 12, 2018 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
Dec 13, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
Dec 14, 2018 - Jackson Hole, WY - The Mangy Moose
Dec 15, 2018 - Vail, CO - Vail Snow Days with Shakey Graves
Dec 16, 2018 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater
Dec 26, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
Dec 27, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
Dec 28, 2018 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitinas
Dec 29, 2018 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Dec 30, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Dec 31, 2018 - Macon, GA - Grand Opera House with special guest Berry Oakley Jr.
Jan 20-24, 2019 - Runaway Bay, Jamaica - Gov't Mule's Island Exodus with Gov't Mule, Lukas Nelson & Ron Holloway
Jan 28, 2019 - Park City, UT - The Cabin (Devon & Duane acoustic - Sundance Festival)
Feb 14-18, 2019 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Rock Legends Cruise VI with Roger Daltrey and Buddy Guy
Feb 20, 2019 - Stuart, FL - Lyric Theater
Feb 21, 2019 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
Feb 22, 2019 - Ocala, FL - Reilly Arts Center
Feb 23, 2019 - Ormond Beach, FL - The Pavilion at Destination Daytona
Feb 24, 2019 - Clearwater, FL - Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Feb 25 - March 1, 2019 - Tampa, FL - Keepin' The Blues Alive w/ Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Allman Betts Band Dates
Mar 28, 2019 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
Mar 29, 2019 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey PAC
Mar 30, 2019 - Plattsburgh, NY - The Strand Theater
Mar 31, 2019 Hopewell, NJ - Hopewell Theater
Apr 2, 2019 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
Apr 3, 2019 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
Apr 4, 2019 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Apr 5, 2019 - Stowe, VT - Spruce Peak PAC
Apr 6, 2019 - Staten Island, NY - St. George Theatre
Apr 7, 2019 Reading, PA - Berks Jazz Fest (ABB)
Apr 9, 2019 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Apr 10, 2019 Warrendale, PA - Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 11, 2019 - Homer, NY - Center for the Arts
Apr 12, 2019 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
Apr 13, 2019 - Beverly, MA - Cabot Theater
Apr 14, 2019 Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Memorial Hall
Jun 29, 2019 - New Martinsville, WV - Back Home Festival
Aug 10, 2019 Duluth, MN Bayfront Blues Festival
Sep 1, 2019 - Lakeville, PA - Cove Haven Southern Rock Festival



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QUEENSRYCHE: / The Re-Mastered albums and bonus content, Are they worth it?
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »
Looking into the series of re mastered albums that the band has released and the bonus content. I see that a lot of people harp on them for sonic and sound quality issues, I'm guessing mastered too hot as usually is the case anymore?

Some seem to contain some worth while bonus tracks, others not so much. What is everybody's feel on these. Sound quality? are they worth purchasing again? pro's and cons or complaints?

Here is The Warning
 https://www.amazon.com/Warning-Remastered-Expanded-Queensr%C3%BFche/dp/B000THKEA0
Prices are reasonable, especially purchasing used, not a lot of bonus content though, only two live tracks.

Rage For Order
https://www.amazon.com/Rage-Order-Remastered-Expanded-Queensr%C3%BFche/dp/B000THKF7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543459752&sr=8-1&keywords=queensryche+rage+for+order+remastered

Again not much in the way of quality bonus tracks.

Operation Mindcrime
https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Mindcrime-Queensryche/dp/B0000931QA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543459833&sr=8-1&keywords=queensryche+operation+mindcrime+remastered

Same deal here  :-\

Empire
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Expanded-Remastered-2003-Queensr%C3%BFche/dp/B001KQGEL2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543459902&sr=8-1&keywords=queensryche+empire+remastered

This one you get the three bonus tracks (Last Time in Paris, Scarborough Fair, and Dirty Lil Secret) but these were all included on two disc expanded Sign of The Times anthology set.

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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

 http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/gallery/the-50-scariest-movies-of-all-time/ss-BBLh6F8?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=msnhomepage#image=51

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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.   

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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.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-song-each-year-since-1970/

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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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unfsk-kDA8k
Lost And Found Souls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RK2Gz8J8JA
Spacemen: (seizure warning on the video for this one lol): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIj-QavI31s
Summink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZrSeWsuMVY
Kleiner Knaller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP2msvW_GwQ

Inferno (full album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo24u42nsz0
Mind Explosion (full album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe69ESRC1c0

Theory of Mind Live Heidelberg 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9GGb_dXpmg
Live Leicester 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGZeQpYj3Dw

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWw500HI6L4
Masters Of The universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQS8bWS3CUg
She: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOqTMNW55lM
Walk Like An Angel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj_CrIbqjmM
Yellow Sunshine Paperman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDdaCK4c_zw
Morning Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nono7IhYRs
Out Of This Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNQl6mieRbk
Night Fall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrLSKv-nTJc

Hypnotized (full album) 2002:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDEsPaczyY
Liquid Visions (full album) 1998: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhVSbxzuSt8
From The Cube (full album) 2004: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHP1uvKn4uc

Live 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM2FFfoR7ow





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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):    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOtkvc_lNhA
Polecat Woman (1974):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIlt8mnIbRU
Today (1974):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyHbHgVNAMQ
Flying (1974):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExqetEX4sno
Take a Look At The Light (1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpyrQ0ZElD0
Another Way (1971) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUTjEeKakY
What's Your Name (1971) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMpTZaQI_bo
Burning Angel (1974) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7oQ9MTY66c

A Third Of A Lifetime (full album) 1971: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FkG8gIz3zQ
Three Man Army 2 (full album) 1974: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHgOZRCc-4Y
Mahesha (full album) 1972: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_j_k8lmWuU

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

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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:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCzhAeukF1A
In Every Dream Home A Heartache 1973 OGWT:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56DaSAeZfM
Remake/ Remodel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-zSnO7sbXg&list=PLC5C06E85499082F2

Live BBC TV 1972: Ladytron & Gray Lagoons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCOEmMkB2Ug
Live BBC TV 1972: I think this is the full recorded broadcast  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SYOybhUrA

Editions Of You 1973  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVtZRI2frw
Pajamarama 1973: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLkQacBRjyk
If There Is Something (John Peel session 1972): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4cHS-EqWXA
Amazona 1974: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEJZmmssEN0
Out Of The Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltn-kcRAqI4
Your Applications Failed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9w4XBPwsmM
The Bogus Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS-J1tCQwvg
Love Is The Drug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRLTxIxNtM

Stockholm 1976 Live TV Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G35X8XYAues

Viva Live
If There Is Something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0UvZIZLUTo
Both Ends Burning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tATsP1joTGU
In Every Dream Home A Heartache: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJyZUOs2DXk

Like A Hurricane (Neil Young cover) live 1982 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXoSiL8eiIQ




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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)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eMlI4MzQks
Happy The Man (debut album 1977) full album   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuXFp5-qPcI

WTGB Studios live 1975 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQyBSPisqL8

Ibby It Is (1978) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBBeFZboWvA
Crafty Hands (1978) full album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRera802pUU&index=43&list=RDb8UfqlwiJOk

Some rare footage 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KKenofY3LI

Stepping Through Time (2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7hazRa1Qk

Knee Bitten Nymphs Live 2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjX-NTMOFIU
Ibby It Is Live 2005 North Carolina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ETTX-pShdo
Service With A Smile Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6fWNvOryQ4

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.

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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KcQ77pt49E
Headroom (from Direct to Disc) 1978
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XkxS2rFKuM

Black Noise (full album ) 1977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piLbzT3fpQ

Starless (King Crimson cover) Live 1977 Kick Ass version, check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhSQLQ83IkQ

Live 1979 soundboard recording Parkwest Chicago WXRT FM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r-nrpKHFo0

Live at NearFest, Bethlehem, PA 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqO-B0Si-1M

Surveillance album side 1 (1979) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp8QKRg5KZY

Early live footage 1976 TV Ontario as a two piece with Hawkins and Nash the slash playing all instruments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWNAp7DYFVE
 


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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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yceyks20BQ
Promo video 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clXhLF4tzPs

Empires of Steel Live:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HRvG_9thWo
Empires Of Steel studio version 1975 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0YQlylrdWE

Future 2014 from Journey in Time w/ Arthur Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wqk6M1epOc
We Only Come To Help You 2014 from Journey In Time w/ Arthur Brown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U_J3QTrzec
Run Through Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfiNcsajjI



Garden of Death: 1975 from No Man's Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM4rHrZ5_o0
Lady Of The Morning: 1975 from No Man's Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXHv2DkQUqE
Sun Set Sail: 1975 from No Man's Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqw-MmMLysE
No Man's Land 1975 full album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdDJUr4EudQ

Live at Wyandotte Art Fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER98hKmJl3o


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