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Buelinator

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Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
Any fans of this band/artist?  I vaguely recall hearing something from him/them a handful of years back on the radio, but nothing more.  A friend of mine just suggested (today) that I check out the Albatross album.  So glad that he did. What an incredible band/album!  Mix STP with some Chris Cornell and maybe something else....  Absolutely worth checking out if you haven't.

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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 10:04:20 PM »
Did some looking into the, wasn't familiar with them at all. Pretty decent band actually.

Albatross; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HmW9rVAtVs
A Million Days;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU4SwIqwcZY
Closer to the Heart - Rush cover;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95VjK9Wzdlg
Shout Tears for Fears cover; Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JoZidqMMIo

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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 02:39:08 AM »
Never heard of those guys but I agree with the STP/Cornell (among some other 90's bands) comparison. Those songs weren't bad, pretty decent band.   
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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 07:08:35 PM »
I like Big Wreck.  Cool band.  Of course, as a Canadian I heard a lot of them on the radio, and still do almost daily on rock radio.

Their biggest hit: "The Oaf"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cLWvGs089s

"That Song", another big hit up here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-AKI951poE

And yet another hit:  "Blown Wide Open"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LIS8PyOYSQ

"Ghosts"  A bit more recent, but bands like this just do not hit it big commercially anymore. Cool vibe here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pghhg40gTs4

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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 01:54:09 PM »
Great stuff.  Yea, it's too bad they haven't gotten more global recognition and/or success, but they don't seem to mind.  I watched an interview with Ian recently and he stated that he'd rather have his artistic pride/dignity than sacrifice it for the sake of making it big in the business.  Good for him - passion & commitment = quality. And good for us who appreciate it.

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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »
New Song, Locomotive. Pretty sa-weet! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oy5QoZiUVw


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Re: Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 01:27:56 PM »
Cool tune A little classic STP/Soundgarden flavor going on there.