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QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: 'Till Death Do Us Part (Emily Tate)
« Last post by Rockox on May 25, 2020, 09:10:16 AM »
These guys recently released a video for "We Killed Romance." It's more electronic than the guitar-driven version they've done live.
Someone Else? / Fave Releases of 2020
« Last post by Rockox on May 23, 2020, 09:27:20 AM »
What new stuff have you been listening to that might make a Top 10 by the end of this year? I haven't been listening to a ton of new stuff, but so far I've been digging:

Big Sugar - Eternity Now
Rylie DeGarmo - Perigee
You, Me and This Fuckin' Guy - Garden Variety Fuckers
Hayley Williams - Petals for Armour
Green Day - Father of All Motherfuckers
Ozzy - Ordinary Man

For "new to me" stuff, this year I've been listening to a ton of:

The Anti-Queens - The Anti-Queens (2019)
The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (2019)
The Guitar Gods / Re: David Gilmore
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on May 23, 2020, 02:41:23 AM »
About Face, his 1984 release and second solo album, I bought back in the 80's and like a few songs. This holds true upon a fresh listen. There are a few good songs on this one and some good guitar playing but overall it isn't as strong of a release as the debut solo album. Definitely has that 80's sound and production for better or worse. This album featured Jeff Porcaro (drums), Pino Palladino (bass) and Ian Kewley (keyboards) as the main performers. Guests included Steve Winwood, Jon Lord and Bob Ezrin. I get a bit of a Power Station vibe from some of the songs on this record, that band came out the same year (1984) so I guess it was just a coincidence some of the similarities in the music.   

A few standout tracks.
Until We Sleep:
Blue Light:
Progressive Rock / Re: Pink Floyd
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on May 23, 2020, 02:05:00 AM »
With the Roger Waters talk and discussing his solo albums in the Roger Waters thread. While I'm not a real big fan of his solo output, it made me wanna go back and give a listen to all the old Pink Floyd albums again (pre Dark Side of the moon). I have to say some of that stuff (actually a good portion of it) is tough on the ears man. Very sixties psychedelic poppy stuff followed by lots of improvisational noise and sound effects later on. I have most of the albums from Piper at the Gates of Dawn through Obscured by Clouds (mostly just from being a completist of bands I really like) but I haven't listened to them in a long while (with the exception of Meddle).

I must say other than Meddle, Obscurred by Clouds, and some of the live stuff on Umma Gumma not much of the other stuff does anything for me these days.

A few tracks from Piper at the Gates that I like were,

Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk:
Interstellar Overdrive:

From A Saucerful of Secrets,
There is the epic Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun:

From the More soundtrack album, there are a few good songs
The Nile Song:
Ibiza Bar:
Dramatic Theme:

From Ummagumma,
Careful With That Axe Eugene (Live):
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Live):

Meddle: I like most of this album, especially the two epic songs One of These Days and Echoes.
One of These Days:
A Pillow of Winds:

Obscured By Clouds- Likewise, I like most of this album.
Obscured by Clouds:
When You're In:
Childhood's End:
Free Four:

The Guitar Gods / Re: Roger Waters
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on May 22, 2020, 11:56:57 PM »
Another thing about Roger, that I meant to bring up but forgot. Even prior to his leaving and the ensuing lawsuit to prevent the other members from performing as Pink Floyd. Let us not forget that during his period of taking on complete artistic control of the band leading up to the release of The Wall, I'm pretty sure Waters was the driving force behind the band firing Richard Wright from the band and then bringing him back on a paid salary for The Wall tour, which continued as he was only listed as a special guest on The Final Cut. I believe Waters even put something in the settlement about Wright not being able to be reinstated as a band member, thus Wright was not listed as a full band member but as a guest musician on the Momentary Lapse of Reason, and The Division Bell credits. That was a fucked up thing to do as he was an original member, and say what you will about song writing credits in the later years but Wrights keyboard/synth orchestrations and arrangements were one of the most crucial things with the Pink Floyd sound.       
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Deluxe Version of Frequency Unknown
« Last post by Dream Evil on May 21, 2020, 07:43:31 PM »
I wonder if he ever paid any of those guest musicians or if they were all considered "friendly favors" to Geoff.  :-\

I doubt it  ;D
The Guitar Gods / Re: Roger Waters
« Last post by Dream Evil on May 21, 2020, 07:34:13 PM »
True that Ted. He left the band in 1985. That is thirty five years ago if my math is correct. Quit then sued and has bitched ever since. I'll give him credit where it's due for his part in the genius that was Pink Floyd, but they also put out two damn good releases (not to mention all the great live shows and a few excellent live packages)  without Waters. So if he was so damn important to the band and such the genius behind Floyd, what exactly has he done in the last thirty five years. He has only released four real solo albums and a couple live packages and all the music sounds the same to my ears, and his first two solo albums sucked ass in my opinion. He is an adequate bass player, a great lyricist (not so much on the melodies though)  and that's about all I can say. Overrated? Certainly since leaving Floyd I would have to say absolutely.
The Guitar Gods / Re: Roger Waters
« Last post by ted262 on May 21, 2020, 05:19:04 PM »
His most recent bitching is just ridiculous.  “Waah, they won’t advertise any of my solo stuff on the Floyd social media pages.”

Hey, you fucking quit and then sued them.  Name any business where you get to shit all over the place when you leave then still advertise your stuff on the company's dime.
The Guitar Gods / Re: Roger Waters
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on May 21, 2020, 12:20:49 AM »
I try to seperate the music from the personality most the time, but also must add he's a tough guy to like with his over the top political rants and incorporating and spotlighting that shit in his shows, not to mention his never ending periodic bashing of the other Pink Floyd members, after all he DID quit the fucking band. Don't know why he continues to stir that pot with Gilmore and Mason.  ::)
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