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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Top 5 tracks from Condition Human
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:47:49 PM »
I like Just Us, has a soft prog kind of Yes vibe to it. I like that they took a few chances and experimented with a few tunes on that record, same with Bulletproof (love that one). My favorites are the harder songs of course, but I like them all. The whole record has held up well for me too. I listen to it quite often. Hard to argue with your top 5 selection  8)

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Someone Else? / Re: Best (full length) debut albums?
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:41:03 PM »
Those are all great and are in my collection  8) I'll have to think about that one, but for now.
Emerson Lake and Palmer's self titled debut
Asia: Asia
King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced
Lizzy Borden: Love You To Pieces (first full studio album)
       

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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Pledge Music - Bamboozled!
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:24:15 PM »
You gotta be fuckin kidding me  >:( with two weeks until the album release. Son's of BITCHES!!! Guess I'll be making that call to my credit card too for a refund. Luckily they only got me for the cd and tee shirt deal. I feel sorry those that paid for some of the higher priced items or that ordered multiple items  :( and for the fans and people ripped off from them on any of the other bands involved in that shit. That blows. Thank God I ordered that deluxe 2 cd package from Nuclear Blast. Hopefully I'll get that before March 1.   

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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Savatage
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:34:09 AM »
For me, I'm a Jon Oliva guy. I love their material up through Streets, after Jon stepped away and Zack took over most of the vocals it is hit or miss with me. I like most of Handful of Rain, but beyond that I only like a few tracks from Edge of Thorns, Dead Winter Dead and Wake of Magellan. Poets and Madmen is decent with Jon back on lead vocals but doesn't measure up to their earlier work. Degrees of Sanity is Excellent though  8)   

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Progressive Rock / Re: King Crimson
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:40 AM »
50th Anniversary tour dates are up. I'm gonna try and make an effort to hit the Philly show in Sept.

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/king-crimson-announces-more-50th-anniversary-tour-dates/

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70's Classic Rock / Re: HEART
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:18:50 AM »
Heart have patched things up and are returning for a large 2019 Tour.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/heart-returns-to-the-road-in-2019-for-massive-love-alive-summer-tour/

Really think it's about time they brought back some of the classic era members, most of which are still performing.

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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Geoff Tate Interviews
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:16:55 AM »

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The Guitar Gods / Re: Robin Trower
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:12:08 AM »
New Trower song from the upcoming album "Coming Closer to the Day"
Tide of Confusion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi30ztZIWGw&feature=youtu.be

Pretty good tune. This dude will be 74 next month. Still rockin that guitar, one of the best!

Tour dates for this year are out.
http://www.antimusic.com/news/19/February/08Robin_Trower_Streams_New_Song_Ahead_Of_Album_and_Tour.shtml

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70's Classic Rock / Re: Frank Zappa
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:07:37 AM »
The tour dates are starting to come out. A few dates in my area. I passed today on the presale but I think I will end up checking out at least one area show. Tickets for mediocre seats at the South Jersey venue come out to about $85 after fee's which I thought were a little steep for this. They have some ex Zappa band guys involved but only a few that were IMO longevity guys that were on quality material and tours (Ray White, Scott Thunes, Ed Mann). No Vai, Bozzio, Chad Wackerman, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Aynsley Dunbar, George Duke, Roy Estrada, Flo and Eddie, Tommy Mars, Patrick O'Hearn, Ike Willis, Peter Wolf etc, etc, etc, let alone any of the old Mothers of Invention. I don't know how many on that list are deceased or no longer playing , but I'm sure quite a few are still around.


 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-dates-announced/

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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Warning (album)
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:51:55 AM »
This album has stood the test of time for me, I loved it then and still love it now. This record contains IMO six of the bands classics.
Warning
No Sanctuary
NM156
Take Hold of the Flame
Child of Fire
Roads to Madness

The only two songs on this record that I think are occasional skippers for me are Before the Storm and En Force, still good songs, just saying they are probably my least favorite two. But again this is a strong record throughout.

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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Promised Land (album)
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:47:19 AM »
I had just discovered Queensryche when Promised Land came out.  Bought it, and it immediately became one of my favorite albums ever, by anyone.  The Promised Land-Disconnected-Lady Jane sequence, including in-between song segues, is my all-time favorite 1-2-3 punch anywhere.  Pure genius IMO.

The only song I've never got into is My Global Mind - I still skip it to this day.

Setzer: count me in on the Disconnected appreciators' list!  I agree with you, spelling of the song included  :P

We're on the same page. I was already a huge Queensryche fan when this record came out, I had all the previous albums and had seen them live once or twice by this point but unlike a lot of people, this album immediately grabbed me from day one and I loved it. There is something about this record that really hits home and resonates with me and it always has to this day and my front row seat for a date on that tour is still the greatest concert I ever attended and I've been to over 300 concerts. I really don't have any complaints about this record. There are a couple lulls here and there but every song on that record has at least some highlights involved. It's a different animal than the bands prior output but it is Fantastic!   

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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: The Verdict (March 1, 2019) Album Discussion
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:22:08 PM »
After a shitload of listens I love both new tunes (and I'm ready for them to release another one  :D) I give the slight nod to Dark Reverie as my favorite of those two.

Here is probably the first review I've seen yet for the new album The Verdict from The Rock Pit Australia.
  https://www.therockpit.net/2019/album-review-queensryche-the-verdict/ 

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Someone Else? / Re: 2019 Rockers We lost
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:17:06 PM »
Original Helix guitarist and founding member Ron Watson has died at age 62.

 http://fullinbloom.com/original-helix-guitarist-ron-watson-dies-62/

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Someone Else? / Re: 2019 Rockers We lost
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:15:24 PM »
Paul Whaley powerhouse drummer of sixties metal pioneers Blue Cheer passed away of heart failure at age 72. I got to see him live with Blue Cheer and he and the band kicked some serious ass. Awesome drummer.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/paul-whaley-drummer-who-invented-heavy-metal-with-blue-cheer-dies-at-72




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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Queensryche Interview Thread
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:55:59 PM »
This one is an interesting interview. Michael Wilton with Ultimate Guitar. According to Michael Todd LaTorre wrote most of the drum parts for the last two records. Hmmmm  ??? now that is interesting to hear. Scott's involvement may not have been much for some while now then, other than live, leading up to his.... what shall we call it....Leave  :-\ abandonment  :-\ disappearance  :-\

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/queensryches-michael-wilton-says-singer-todd-la-torre-wrote-most-of-drum-parts-for-last-two-albums/

Here is the full interview
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/queensryche_reveal_what_fans_can_expect_from_new_album__why_singer_todd_la_torre_played_drums_on_it.html

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