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Title: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 24, 2011, 07:43:04 am
...Voices in my head. No, that's not a band either.  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 06, 2011, 04:29:48 pm
Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_star.gif) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)

Whether you know it or not, Colin Hay never quit making music and has been at it since the break up of Men At Work. I happen to run across his latest Gathering Mercury the other day. One of the most recognizable voices and style in the business, it hasn't changed one bit.

Unfortunately, most of this album is solo stuff, very slow, almost folksy. After about the 5th song, they all sounded exactly the same. Oh well, thought I'd give it a go.

I'm reading his concerts on the other hand are a blast. He's quite funny and tells stories between song.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 06, 2011, 04:31:54 pm
Michael Grimm (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_nostar.gif)

Admittedly I am a fan on the side. I recognize Grimm’s talent especially with his gravelly voice singing soul and the blues. I enjoyed his first album and he sang the songs that best capture those talents he can deliver. This release however was a major disappointment. Several times I had to check to make sure it was Grimm who was singing. He voice was so slickly produced; it seems to lose its rawness. Many of the songs like anyone else could sing it. I’ve got to pass on this one and hope he regains that direction that got him into the public's ears.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 06, 2011, 05:23:35 pm
No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom) 1995

No Doubt - Discography For Tragic Kingdom Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/no-doubt-discography/)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2011, 10:21:11 am
P!nk (Missundaztood) 2001

P!nk - Discography For Missundaztood Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/p!nk-discography/)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 07, 2011, 02:31:50 pm
AC/DC (Highway To Hell) 1979

AC/DC - Discography Highway To Hell Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/acdc-discography-(bon-scott-years)/)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 10, 2011, 06:32:56 am
Journey - Eclipse (http://www.amazon.com/Eclipse-Journey/dp/B0051UVA44/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1312982643&sr=8-2) (ECL1P53) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Love, love, love Journey... of the past. Even the early years pre-Steve Perry.

The latest evolution of Journey consists of a youtube phenom Arnel Pineda, who does a damn good imitation of Steve Perry. The problem for me is Journey has set the bar so high and comparisons will be made. And I do compare. Arnel Pineda is good, but not great. With the slick production, it is even more apparent how Perry is missed. The songs written are more rock with emphasis on guitar. Very little keyboard work is present. This makes for a different sounding Journey. None of it is bad. Again, most every song is better than most crap put out today... but still I expect at least one song to grab me... that does not happen

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PS: what's with the expensive CD?


Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 10, 2011, 06:41:00 am
Bad Co - Live At Wembley (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Never tire of hearing a Bad Co. song come on the radio. They have grabbed the basic rock and blues soul of music and together with one of the best voices evah, Paul Rodgers, they have created a range of hits through the years that a joy to hear. The boys decided upon a reunion and we have here a capture of one of those nights. I’d like to watch the DVD of this sometime, but for now, just the music is fine. The recording is a little muddy, or so it seems. Maybe because I’m very use to the studio recordings. The keyboards I thought were missing, but actually they are muted to wall of sound vs standing out. I then have to ask myself, do I really want the studio sound reproduced here? Probably not. I’ll give it a few more listens and open my ears up a tad bit more.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 06:43:59 am

PS: what's with the expensive CD?

How much? I stick to Second Hand Stores and just buy them used.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 10, 2011, 06:47:11 am

PS: what's with the expensive CD?

How much? I stick to Second Hand Stores and just buy them used.

Click on the link I provided to Amazon. $28 (http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss94/jaybo2099/468_jaw_dropping.gif)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 10, 2011, 07:25:19 am
That's just ridiculous. Shame on you Amazon!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2011, 09:42:08 am
The Temper Trap - Conditions

I'm not sure what to think of this band yet. I don't recall how I ran across them. It was probably Pandora. Anyway, the breakout song Sweet Disposition is good and pretty much the formula for the rest of the songs. I swear the drummer does not play a 4/4 beat. He really mixes it up helping with the unique sound these guys have.

My main issue is with the falsetto singing. Not a fan of it, except on occasion. It works here but slew of songs is not to my liking. I definitely need to listen to this several times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vkqx4nRLdc

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 20, 2011, 08:01:15 am
Dave Mason - Live at Perkins Palace (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I've been a Dave Mason fan since his huge album Let It Flow. A master guitarist and amazing voice are unmistakeable. This live album is just Mason with Jim Krieger on Guitar. Some interesting takes on songs. Very intimate feel, but I do miss the rest of the band. I liked what I heard. Recorded well for a 1981 concert, but I don't think I'd listen to it very much.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 27, 2011, 04:59:45 am
Within & Without - Washed Out

A chillwave ( a new term I've not heard before) artist I picked up from Pandora. Got a chance to listen to this yesterday while working in the garage. Perfect background music. Ethereal and transports you if you like. Really can't understand the words to well. It's just the music. I liked Soft the best, most of the songs are consistent on this formula, a couple not so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPkpmEimpw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arfauoVF6aM
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 06, 2011, 10:34:05 am
Led Zeppelin - How The West Won (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

I'm torn. The recording of various live shows are amazing, especially for the years they captured.

But, they do include more audience noise than I prefer. The Bass I feel was really held back in some songs. But, this is me, I am not a fan of jams or extended solos. Maybe actually watching them in concert would have been cool, but to just listen to recorded jam solos does nothing for me. I wasn't a big fan of the drum solo Moby Dick, no less than a live extended version.

I'm glad I got to listen to it, but it only make me appreciate the studio stuff more.

I'm sure Zep was awesome to see in concert.


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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 12, 2011, 07:27:05 am
The Cars - Move Like This (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I'm torn. As others have said, it's like there was no time lost between now (2011) and their last time together 23 years ago. The sound exactly the same. The problem seems to be the songs for the most part sound alike. With that distinctive Guitar rhythm, drum beat and vocals, I couldn't tell a whole lot of difference between them.

Slick production. Sounds fantastic. So yea, I'll listen to it on occasion... just not something I'll be picking up.

Their first single from Move Like This...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqxNzlEFM4

Looks like Storm Thorgerson had influence on the visual style of the video... I'm guessing
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 12, 2011, 07:34:42 am
The Cars - Move Like This (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)



I've only heard a few songs from their new album. But what I have heard I like a lot.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 22, 2011, 01:32:28 pm
Tesla - Twisted Wires & the acoustic sessions

This is an all acoustic album spanning in review their 25 year history. I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of Tesla. I've come to love their bigger hits though and I bow down to them for starting the unplugged sessions and opening the flood gates to other bands following that formula. Some songs just sound so cool acoustically.

The recording is crystal clear. Beyond that, this album is OK. If your fan, I'm sure this is perfect. I just didn't find enough in it to bring me back to it.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 23, 2011, 09:15:57 am
Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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LB is a brilliant complicated man. I don't know what's going on with his solo efforts. When he's in the company others like Fleetwood Mac, magic happens. When he strikes out on his own and does his own thing, I don't get it. I hear little nuggets of what could be gold, but as songs go, there is unevenness and chaotic melody. Not one song on here appears to me to be radio worthy. I'm not sure I'd ever listen to this again. A couple of times I had to do a double take at the CD player and remember who's CD was playing. A couple of songs just sound bad. Like the recording was bad and the timing was bad. Then the next song would be a nice harmonious written and recorded piece.

I praise him for being guitar work and being under-appreciated with skills and talent, but another solo project that just doesn't do it for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2011, 09:20:40 am
Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)


So I take it your Never Going Back Again, huh?  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 30, 2011, 01:08:34 pm
Theory of a Deadman- The Truth Is... (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I don't recall why I even ordered this song, but, I did. I'm glad I did. The kick off song Lowlife really caught my attention. Just solid rock with great vocals. For a power house sounding group with heady guitars, gravely voice and heavy drums, this is refreshingly clear. I love it. The 2nd song The **** Came Back sets the tone for the basic premise of the entire album. Just under the surface kinds of thoughts that I think we can at least relate to in one sense or another. Ok enough with the mental stuff.

It's great rock and I'll be checking out more of these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29RnY0H7cj4&ob=av2e
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Kelpbeds on October 04, 2011, 09:04:43 pm
Lydia-paint it golden

This is some of the best Alt/Indie Music to come around and if you like this genre I can recommend this and there other releases as well.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 05, 2011, 08:11:17 am
Tony Bennett – Duets (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Due to recent Tony Bennett project of Duets II, I would give Tony Bennett and Duets a try. Besides ‘I left my heart in San Francisco’, I got nothing. I know he has a fine voice, just was not sure I’d like his songs.  This was a project of singing the classics with some very established artists like Elton John, Sting, Barbara Streisand, etc. Well… they are OK. I do love the Rat Pack and thought I might love this undiscovered treasure. It did little for me. I think in part I was put off especially on the Duets where to males were singing and the song clearly required male and female singing. Those songs just seem weird.

Over all, I thought many of the guest singers had better voices. I'm sure fans of Bennett or the classics or the guest singers will love it and may actually gain new fans.

Bottom line, this wasn’t for me. I’m kinda hesitant to listen to the new project Duets II with the younger popular singers.



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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 05, 2011, 08:16:02 am
If they have this down the street where I get my CD's, I will definitely check this out. Sucks that it didn't get a better review. I had high hopes for this, even though this is outside my music genre of choice.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 05, 2011, 09:36:44 am
Mötley Crüe (Dr. Feelgood) 1989

Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/motley-crue-discography/msg2406/#msg2406)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 08, 2011, 10:14:54 am
Ozzy Osbourne - Fire In The Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4P-QqcNFbo

I'm actually playing random songs throughout Ozzy's entire catalog as I work on putting together the Ozzy Osbourne - Discography (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/ozzy-osbourne-discography/) thread. Currently I have Fire In The Sky set on loop, for obvious reasons....it rocks!! Am I lying? I think not. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 11, 2011, 01:52:35 pm
So really liking Theory of Deadman's The Truth Is..., I'd give their earlier projects a listen too.

I first listened to Scars and Souvenirs (2008) and liked Bad Girlfriend right off because of it's solid balls to the walls sound. Just simple rock. I did start to recognize a couple of things. Theory of Deadman pretty much write the same thing over and over. Bad situations with life and women and fairly pessimistic.

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Then I cranked up Gasoline (2005)

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This is all starting to sound the same. In my mind, listening to any one song would sound like it came off of any album... take your pick. I did like Santa Monica, but not enough. Just a few songs of their fill my quotient for their music.

Not hating, in fact, still recommending. But like AC/DC or George Thorogood, a few songs at a time are enough for me. Too much of it will just begin to **** me off.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 07, 2011, 05:59:33 pm
KISS (Self-Titled) 1974

KISS (Self Titled) Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1579/#msg1579)

Listening to their debut as I drop buckets of black ink onto Batman and some gnarly branches.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 08, 2011, 07:05:30 am
Man, I have not been keeping this up. I’ve been listening to a boatload of stuff. Mostly older stuff

RUSH - Retrospective I, II, III
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Pink Floyd – All of the albums all the way through (except for the first 3 early albums)

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) - Rupi’s Dance
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Michael Buble – Christmas (Not listened to it yet, but recorded it and listen after Thanksgiving)
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Florence + The Machine - Lungs

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2011, 03:27:53 pm
KISS (Creatures Of The Night) 1982

KISS Creatures Of The Night Review (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2683/#msg2683)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 15, 2011, 03:00:59 pm
So a small review of Red Hot Chili Peppers was on Sunday Morning (http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/sunday/main3445.shtml?tag=hdr;cnav) this past sunday and it sparked my interest. I'm blown away how long they have been around and how old these guys are. So I thought I'd give them a listen. Besides the one or two songs that have been played I know nothing.

Well, the library had 5 of their releases including the greatest hits.

Oh my, I did not think I could dismiss them so fast. Their style is hard to pinpoint, but there was nothing there remotely interesting me. I don't think Anthony Kiedis voice is anything to right home about, in fact, I think it's pretty bad. Sorry, I gave it shot, but dayum, RHCP are not for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 15, 2011, 03:07:05 pm
The Peppers are definitely an acquired taste. It's a cross between funk and alt rock with a whole lot of other ingredients mixed in. If you were to just go with one album, it would have to be Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Mother's Milk. Okay, that's two. But since you have already given them a listen and found it's not to your liking, you could definitely get off on this (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/rainbow-live/)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 18, 2011, 07:49:52 am
Blue Man Group - How To Be A Megastar (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Watching Blue Man Group should be on everyone's bucket list. I think they are very entertaining. Listening to the CD is whole other issue. It's generic Rock with an emphasis on percussion. They even admit that they are striving for the primal emotion. So I don't think people are going to just listen to this CD and get much out of it, but experience the whole show with audio, vision, and feeling.

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BTO - Anthology (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

I've loved BTO from the day they began. For the most part it's simple 3 chord rock with gutsy vocals. A far cry from the Guess Who sound. This double CD pretty much covers any good stuff they have... which is a lot. Some songs surprisingly teeter on lounge music. But if you listen closer and closer, you will start to notice the excellent guitar work. These guys knew how to bend the strings. Some great solo work throughout.
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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2011, 08:01:17 am
Yeah, Blue Man Group is definitely a visual medium.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 20, 2011, 10:01:29 am
Kill Bill Vol 1 (Soundtrack) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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There are some pure jems on this disc and not good. But hey, they worked for the movie(s). I can't believe how crystal clear these are considering some of them are quite old.

It starts off with just a now iconic classic track Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaVNfZWBVhQ

and then I absolutely love this extended version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crHe8LUUObI

I'm waiting for Vol 2  :)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2011, 10:07:56 am
Kill Bill Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmHh5WNMCHU

I use to love this one for like...ever. But the song began to sour on me when every TV show out there started using it in their slow-walk montage scenes. They took a great song and then they beat it into the ground. I lost count of how many times I have seen this song pillage in some way, shape or form.

:::sigh:::

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 21, 2011, 07:41:54 am
Quote
I use to love this one for like...ever. But the song began to sour on me when every TV show out there started using it in their slow-walk montage scenes. They took a great song and then they beat it into the ground. I lost count of how many times I have seen this song pillage in some way, shape or form.

:::sigh:::

When you posted this, I thought it was going to be this song

Battle Without Honor or Humanity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsF45oe6d5o
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2011, 07:47:03 am
When you posted this, I thought it was going to be this song

Battle Without Honor or Humanity


That's the song I meant to post. Got my links crossed up.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2011, 08:14:30 pm
KISS (Killers) 1982

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 30, 2011, 07:44:16 pm
The Script - Science & Faith (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

Up to a month ago, I had never heard of these guys. I am pleasantly surprised to really enjoy this whole album. It's pop music at it's best. Kind of a mash of Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. I especially like For The First Time and the hit Nothing.

While they've got a formula for good music, I can see it sounding the same. Hope they push their creativity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPEBN2dVNUY&ob=av2e

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 30, 2011, 07:50:29 pm
Pulp Fiction soundtrack - various artist

The music works well in the movie, but it has that scattered feeling here on this disk. The only one I really like is Chuck Berry's  - You Never Can Tell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik-RsDGPI5Y

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oh and I forgot, I like this song too for some reason

Maria Mckee - If Love Is a Red Dress

She can hit those high notes... nice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45BvoF1hq50
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 30, 2011, 08:00:00 pm
Kill Bill Vol 2 Soundtrack - Various Artist (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

Not as strong as Vol 1, but there are a couple of keepers here. Most notably Goodnight Moon by Shivaree. The style reminds me a bit of Amy Winehouse. Just a good moody piece.

I like L'Arena by Ennio Morricone and Malaguena Salerosa by Chingon (great Spanish guitar)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqUONe_aAI

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2011, 08:22:12 pm
Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo228wllnYY

How can Chuck Berry be the only song you like from the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack? I bought it specifically for Urge Overkill. Also, I'm detecting a pattern here. Mac is on a Tarantino binge.

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 01, 2011, 08:51:14 am
Actually I do like the Urge Overkill song. That was one of those songs I had to listen to over several times. I just really like the Berry song strongly.

Yea, I am on a Tarantino binge lately. I do recognize his love for music and it's different. I like finding new stuff.
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Post by: Mac on December 01, 2011, 11:03:46 am
Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this album. Sara has a great voice and great range. She shows that in a couple of songs, but still she sounds like a lot of other artists.

I do like the retro sounding swing hit Gonna Get Over You. It reminds me a lot of a little know artist Michelle Shocked.

Here's the goofy video. Goofy in a good way. The very end made me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUe3oVlxLSA

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oyABeNQiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlxB9zGH8GU
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 01, 2011, 11:12:01 pm
KISS (Creatures Of The Night) 1982

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Post by: Mac on December 05, 2011, 01:34:35 pm
Achtung Baby – U2

I have never given much time to U2. I do like some of their hits, but in a passive way. I never felt the need to check them out and see what they are about… until now. I’ve seen the new major enhancements to some U2 projects and people saying blah, blah, blah is the pinnacle of their work. So I decided to check out Achtung Baby.

Not impressed. There is not that magic. That connection. I am not saying they are a bad band. I’m just saying I don’t hear what I really like in other bands. They don't move me. It just happens that way sometimes. So I’m not going to rate it. I’m biased and that would not be fair or logical. Why listen to me when I don’t particularly care for them.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 05, 2011, 01:39:57 pm
You need to start at the top with U2's masterpiece, The Joshua Tree. This is completely different in style and tone to that of Achtung Baby, which was when they were trying to reinvent themselves.
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Post by: Mac on December 09, 2011, 10:42:13 am
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You need to start at the top with U2's masterpiece, The Joshua Tree. This is completely different in style and tone to that of Achtung Baby, which was when they were trying to reinvent themselves.

Thanks, but I've heard enough.

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif) (Patricia Mae Andrzejewski)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FNUhPN9HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I probably haven't listened to Benatar for 10+ years at the very least. I like her stuff, it just seems she faded into the background. This woman is truly a rocker. Her small body with the giant voice puts her into a class by herself. Her husband,Giraldo,  is credited for the composing of just about every song.

This is a great collection. It does require 2 CD's because her catalog of hits is that big. There were only a couple of songs I was not familiar with. The downside, this definitely places me in the 80's mindset. It some respects that cool, but in other respects, it does sound dated. Drum machines, certain keyboard and guitar styles of that time.

Bottom line, give this a listen... Just fantastic stuff.
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Post by: Mac on December 09, 2011, 10:47:41 am
The Essential Guess Who (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KD%2BUMR34L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I'm giving this only 2-1/2 stars because I think they are pushing the hits here. I've been a fan forever and think Burton Cummings voice is so unique to the rock world. His contributions and song writing are hit and miss. The hits are fantastic. The misses are just so-so. And this 2 CD collection apparently anything that had some notice, whether good or bad. I did not recognize about 1/3 to 1/2 the collection. I guess they were hits in their home country of Canada.

There is nothing new here, but just a chance to hear the great songs they've made over the years including the very beginning. Yea, that was not all that great.

I'd recommend a single disc with all their hits, which there are plenty.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 09, 2011, 10:50:34 am

Pat Benatar - Ultimate Collection

I wonder how much different this Ultimate Collection is from the original Set that I have which also was a 2-CD Set. Maybe this is the same Set but with a new Cover?
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Post by: Mac on December 09, 2011, 10:58:45 am
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I wonder how much different this Ultimate Collection is from the original Set that I have which also was a 2-CD Set. Maybe this is the same Set but with a new Cover?

Might be the very similar. I noticed several songs labled as 1999 Remastered and some radio edit  and single edit editions.
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Post by: Mac on December 10, 2011, 06:24:34 am
Adele - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

I got the DVD/CD set and have not watched the concert yet. But I'm here to tell you the audio CD is amazing. The clarity of a live event is perfect. The orchestra comes through balanced and not over bearing. The band is spot on and the more subdued moments of just her and guitar feels so amazingly there with you. Adele voice is without saying... perfect. A beautiful, beautiful recording. Can't wait to watch the concert.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r1Vs7WJhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2011, 12:07:55 am
Helix (Walkin' The Razor's Edge) 1984

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Helix%20275x275/1983WalkingTheRazorsEdge.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/helix-discography/msg4621/#msg4621)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2012, 03:23:53 pm
Helix (Long Way To Heaven) 1985

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2012, 08:34:12 pm
Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture (1997)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Titanic%20275x275/Titanic275x275.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/titanic-(1997)/)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2012, 10:33:16 pm
Titanic: Back To Titanic (1998)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Titanic%20275x275/BackToTitanic1998275x275.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/titanic-(1997)/)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 02, 2012, 03:09:48 pm
Helix (Wild In The Streets) 1987

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Post by: Mac on January 06, 2012, 08:06:23 am
Kansas - Boxed Set (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2Bk0CmMlqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I’ve had this box set ever since it came out years ago. I was a fanatic at that time. Listening to this box set again and I realize I’ve honed down my fanaticism to focus more on ‘good’ songs. This box set has some crap in it. Some were never hits. Some recorded live and sound like crap and alt versions of songs. Altogether this wastes my time with quite a few songs I do not want to listen too. I’m going to sell this and then hunt down the best versions of the best songs for my collection


Yes - Yessong (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Another ‘box set’ that has hits and misses. And the misses here include songs that are missing. I grew up with Yes and I’ve enjoyed most of what they put out. This is a nice collection but not perfect. I again will have to bypass this one and search out a more customized collection of my fav’s.

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BPSX2-OAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I’ve only listened to this once and it delivers pretty much what I was expecting. It is very good. While I playing the songs, I was reading, from the booklet, the short stories associated with each song. It was a bitter sweet feeling. I don’t know if today’s digital world, if things like the booklet are received. While it like DVD extras, they are nice to have. The whole backstory of the album is written in there by Mark Ronson.

Very good songs with passion that Winehouse brought to the studio, but it’s sad to think that she never fully realized her goals.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2012, 05:49:56 pm
No Doubt (Tragic Kindom) 1995

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/No%20Doubt%20275x275/1995TragicKingdom275x275.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/no-doubt-discography/msg388/#msg388)

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Post by: Mac on February 07, 2012, 09:54:43 am
Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

(http://eil.com/Gallery/11009.jpg)

I bought this too when it first came out. Have listened to parts of it on occasion over the years. It's a box set trying capture all generations of The Mac, but concentrate on the successful years. Before digital downloads and the only thing available were actual CD's I would strive for the best package out there. I'm not a completest but did enjoy searching for the most complete set. The Chain at the time was the best out there.

Now listening to it, well, not so much. It has a great number of songs, I don't care for in the least. The first disc includes the early years of Fleetwood Mac. I'm not into blues that much and the other songs are just very different then the hit making machine they became in the 70s'. Then there are a number of songs that members of the band wanted. Hit or not.

Looking at it now, I'll probably sell it. I know I will never listen to 1/4 to maybe half the set. That's still a lot of songs that will get played but better greatest hits sets and digital individual songs available, this package is no longer what I would like.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2012, 10:01:19 am
How much was the set when you bought it? I'm guessing at least 100 bucks right?
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Post by: Mac on February 07, 2012, 10:30:47 am
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How much was the set when you bought it? I'm guessing at least 100 bucks right?

Oh good lord. I don't think so. I mean I don't think I've ever put out that kind of money on any music I've owned. I do remember spending a pretty penny on a couple of imports, in particular at the time April Wine box set.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2012, 12:21:08 am
Van Halen (A Different Kind Of Truth) 2012

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Van%20Halen%20275x275/2012ADifferentKindOfTruth.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/van-halen-discography-(the-david-lee-roth-years)/msg5779/#msg5779)

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Post by: Mac on February 09, 2012, 12:16:44 pm
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Van Halen (A Different Kind Of Truth) 2012

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Van%20Halen%20275x275/2012ADifferentKindOfTruth.jpg)

I pick this sumbeyatch up tomorrow. It'll be interesting to compare and contrast our review.

I would say, from all the different sources I've been reading, it's either been generally well received to it rocks like the old days. So I've got my hopes up. Tattoo was the first released, but hearing other reviews, that's not even on the radar of ones to check out.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2012, 12:33:39 pm
Click the album Cover to take your ass to the review. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2012, 10:35:25 am
I'm STILL listening to Van Halen (A Different Kind Of Truth) 2012
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2012, 09:25:07 am
Adele (19) 2008

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Adele%20275x275/200819.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/adele-discography/msg6201/#msg6201)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 02:03:28 pm
Adele (21) 2011

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 02:07:52 pm
KISS (MTV Unplugged) 1996

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20Thumbnails%20275x275/1996MTVUnplugged.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2697/#msg2697)

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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 22, 2012, 02:29:54 pm
great show....currently listening to silence...weird day...whenever the new book comes out...I find myself looking around online for reactions....so it's a tough day to work if I make the mistake of checking out the web too early...which today I did

:)

hahahaha

I always try and promote that day too...so I am posting art, and adding links to da (or adding the art to groups and "fan clubs" ) whatever you call them trying to drum up some business so to speak.

all part of the job.

now we just need our action figures....a 12 inch chiprocks1 doll.

:)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 02:33:02 pm
No Chiprocks Dolls!!

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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 22, 2012, 02:39:12 pm
too late...already in production.

I hear the Canadian and Yugoslavian versions are even more rare.

;)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 02:41:37 pm
F uck that sh*t!! USA or No Way!!!!

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)

The KISS Unplugged album f ucking ROCKS!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 09:53:20 pm
KISS (Gene Simmons) 1978

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20Thumbnails%20275x275/1978GeneSimmons.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1604/#msg1604)

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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 22, 2012, 10:09:05 pm
uh oh,,,

youoooor my foood.  your my water....gotta be the devil's daughter.

can't get near...can't get far.

oh yeah.

love that record!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2012, 10:12:08 pm
It

F ucking

ROCKS!!!!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2012, 12:14:24 pm
Led Zeppelin (Self-Titled) 1969

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1969LedZepplinI.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6306/#msg6306)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2012, 06:24:22 pm
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II) 1969

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1969LedZeppelinII.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6364/#msg6364)

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Post by: Mac on February 24, 2012, 08:23:16 pm
Carolina Liar - Wild Blessed Freedom

I absolutely loved Carolina Liar's first release. Unique voice, fresh pop-ish rock sound. Then  their sophmore release is a continuation with the equal sound quality. Only this time nothing comes running out of the gate as must listen. Still I've listened several times and enjoy like a nice wine. Easy to the ears with little to ignore. My fav is Miss America, with their first release single Drown coming in 2nd. I'm going to give a couple of more listens to figure out what I want from them.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gFdhSQcEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo0qboohM5Q

I would definitely recommend giving these guys a listen.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 25, 2012, 12:37:49 pm
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin III) 1970

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1970LedZeppelinIII.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6401/#msg6401)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2012, 09:32:20 am
Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV) 1971

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1971LedZeppelinIV.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6435/#msg6435)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2012, 09:18:46 pm
Led Zeppelin (House Of The Holy) 1973

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1973HousesOfTheHoly.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6452/#msg6452)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 28, 2012, 08:50:56 am
Led Zeppelin (Physical Graffiti) 1975

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1975PhysicalGraffiti.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6486/#msg6486)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2012, 10:48:21 am
Led Zeppelin (Presence) 1976

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Led%20Zeppelin%20275x275/1976Presence.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/led-zeppelin-discography/msg6541/#msg6541)

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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 01, 2012, 09:46:11 pm
Here's my playlist for today.

No real reason for the order or selections...I try and keep my day somewhat varied if possible.....I did Chips Four Sticks / 100,000 year challenge and had Led Zeppelin IV out.
It had been FOREVER since I'd actually listened to my vinyl (trying to do all my music playing lately from lps only.)

But If I was to guess I hadn't listened to the record itself in about 15-18 years./

so here's my playlist for March 1 2012.

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/albumsformarch1st2012aaa_1150_w.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2012, 09:54:31 pm
Sheesh! If these were women, you'd be considered a womanizer!!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 01, 2012, 10:01:31 pm
I know I had a productive day...I had a LOT of work....so the music made me move through it....it's nice getting up every 15-20 minutes to flip it over.

Seriously....records just kick CD's asses.  There's so much character and I mean you grab one out...the thing HAS lived, it's fragile, it's got some weight and size, and it's got a presence CD's just lack.  MP3's are even WORSE.  I don't mind that some music that's the only versions we'll know (CD or MP3) but I think vinyl wins the medium contest for home listening.  There's something magical about it.

watching this right now before I play guitar for the rest of the evening...my guitar ****  I can't say P*RN here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGaJj_-itE&feature=related
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 08:35:48 am
Wow, those albums are bring back some long lost memories for me. Especially the Scorpions and Whitesnake. Ah hell, the Yes and LZ too. Gaaa-reat stuff.
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 09:23:54 am
The Definitive Rod Stewart

Primarily picked this up to snatch Stay With Me off of it. I use to follow Stewart in the early days, but when he totally went disco, he lost me. Still had some very good stuff later like the This Old Heart of Mine and Downtown Train. Rod Stewart's work is either I really love it or it does nothing for me. Don't hate anything, just doesn't float my boat.

So it's a good listen, I just happen to go through some songs faster than others.  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SxdC0N3rL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 12:56:15 pm
nice Rod Stewart will always remind me of living with my dad after my parents got divorced I was in about.....4th grade and he had a TON of albums...but he was a big Rod Stewart fan and his voice was just amazing.  I remember the covers too with Rod always looking so aristocratic and like....some shaggy haired, country club, bad boy./  Maybe an unruly rich kid rebelling against his wealthy and far more stuffy straight laced parents.

:)

I recently got heavily into the EARLY Jeff Beck Rod Stewart stuff BIG time... if you haven't heard that it's really cool...I mean at that point their band was basically Led Zeppelin version 2 (or 1 how ever you want to see it) ...I mean in 1968-69 the path the two bands were on was IDENTICAL and Plant and Stewart had in some ways interchangeable voices as crazy as that might sound.

but it's true.

they did a lot of the same songs too....people always accuse Zeppelin of being thieves...but ALL bands did tons of covers or variations of standards, and many got recorded and presented without giving credit to the original artists...that just was a given....Zeppelin because of how popular they got....get's a black eye for it more than most though

:)



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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 02:37:14 pm
one of my favorite Queen songs

will give you inspiration and make you cry at the same time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyd6OLyhPJo&ob=av3e
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 03:06:39 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0&feature=related

looks like it's going to be a Queen day

:)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 08:31:48 pm
Billy Idol (Rebel Yell) 1983

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Billy%20Idol%20275x275/1983RebelYell.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/billy-idol-discography/msg6589/#msg6589)

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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 08:34:06 pm
Steve Stevens for the win.

and props to the Hair!

hahahahah
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 08:42:32 pm
It's not how fast you play, it's how high you can get your hair.(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 10:11:23 pm
Billy and Steve both rocked that stuff high!

:)
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 02, 2012, 10:12:19 pm
did Steve technically have Nikki Sixx hair before Nikki Sixx?

I think so.

put that in the review....the most famous rock hair do...was stolen from Steve Stevens!

hahahah

;)

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2012, 01:17:01 pm
Billy Idol (Whiplash Smile) 1986

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Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 10:12:39 am
The Monkees - Greatest Hits

No explanation necessary.

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 04, 2012, 10:36:35 am
and on the flip side...

Budgie - Very Best of...

If you're not familiar with Budgie, they are the earliest heavy metal band for it's time. The precursor to bands like Metallica and Black Sabbath. The local radio use to play just the one song, Sky High Percentage, which is good, but they have so much more and  I pretty much followed them on their output. I break these guys out about twice a year to get my does of metal. I saw them play in a club one night with girlfriend who was gracious enough to put up with the noise. Almost got into a fight too.  ???

Despite little impact in America with popularity, several bands today are influenced by the likes of Budgie. Metallica, Van Halen


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T4FX7WD5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54H3EUAzpVg

and my favorite is actually somewhat a ballad, with great guitar work.

Parents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHPCtgmtS68

and kick this one up a notch... Zoom Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2CzT0IlhqY
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2012, 01:39:39 pm
KISS (Destroyer) 1976

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2012, 08:02:03 pm
Billy Idol (Vital Idol) 1985/1987

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 07:52:50 pm
Billy Idol (Charmed Life) 1990

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Post by: Mac on March 11, 2012, 11:35:37 am
Essential Blue Oyster Cult

I'll admit it. I'm not fan of the **** stuff, but absolutely love the more melodic tunes like Don't Fear, Shooting Shark and I Love The Night

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514oth54AiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

also

Best of Foghat

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solid classics
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 10:36:59 pm
Madonna (Self Titled) 1983

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2012, 06:56:53 pm
Madonna (Like A Virgin) 1984

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 13, 2012, 12:14:31 pm
Hotel D'Amour (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

I freaking love this album. My use to go to album was Verve Remix. Currently at work, I'm doing a rather repetitive but intensive project that requires concentration and Hotel is the perfect background music.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515BVBM5xiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 12:27:39 pm
Madonna (True Blue) 1986

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 12:30:26 pm
Hotel D'Amour (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)


I will definitely check this one out for sure. Thanks.
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Post by: Mac on March 13, 2012, 01:22:57 pm
Quote
I will definitely check this one out for sure. Thanks.

I kinda thought this would be way to mild or lounge for your taste Kissapalooza (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbanginggenesimmons.gif) I could be wrong.

sample a couple... (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_cool.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8oKaeyGTSg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V20mWIguMRs
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 01:27:41 pm
My taste in music is 'wide ranging' or 'all over the map'. Pick one you think works best for you. As much as I love Metal, I can't listen to it 24/7. I don't have enough studs, spikes and leather to get me through the week.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 01:29:28 pm
FYI, I can listen to Federico Aubele - Postales all day long and not get bored.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 13, 2012, 01:44:30 pm
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My taste in music is 'wide ranging' or 'all over the map'. Pick one you think works best for you.

Cool. I tried like hell to show my son a wide range of music, but he definitely gravitated towards a very specific sound. I thought with his marching band, sax and trumpet playing, he would be more open to a wide range. Even when he got into Rock Band that had promise of recognizing some great rock. Now I don't think music means much to him as it used too.

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As much as I love Metal, I can't listen to it 24/7. I don't have enough studs, spikes and leather to get me through the week.

It's funny. I was having this converstation with my wife this weekend. There are certain groups/artists that I think are have nailed a song just about perfectly and will stop whatever I'm doing to just listen. I'm speaking of AC/DC, Ozzy, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc. On the other side of the coin I can only really listen to maybe 4 or 5 in a row. Then I need break.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 01:48:45 pm
For me, when I say 'too much Metal', I mean more along the lines of 4-5 days straight, before I have to change it up. It gets me revved  up, but I don't always want to stay revved up and need to come back down. That's when I throw in an artist that is a bit more mellow or just a different style all together.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2012, 10:54:09 pm
Madonna (Like A Prayer) 1989

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Post by: Mac on March 14, 2012, 07:01:49 am
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For me, when I say 'too much Metal', I mean more along the lines of 4-5 days straight, before I have to change it up.

4-5 DAYS!!!

Yea, maybe in my younger days.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 20, 2012, 03:19:57 pm
Madonna (Erotica) 1992

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2012, 01:28:52 pm
Van Halen (1984) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2012, 12:05:13 pm
Slash (Self-Titled) 2010

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2012, 01:02:47 pm
Bruce Springsteen (Born In The U.S.A.) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2012, 07:44:52 pm
Tenacious D (Self-Titled) 2001

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Post by: Mac on April 01, 2012, 06:10:26 pm
The Dreamer - Etta James

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This is the last release by the amazing Etta James. It came out late last year with Ms. James telling the world it was her last. Etta James passed away on Jan 20th this year.

The Dreamer just drips in the blues. Classic blues and she does it wonderfully. There is one kind of thumping along track called Too Tired. Actually the tune chugs along great. I just don't like the words. It reads like it sounds. She's just too tired.

The odd thing here is her take on Guns N Roses Welcome To The Jungle. It sounds nothing like the original, thankfully, but I don't think her take on it is all that good or worthy.

Misty Blue is sooooo smooth and bluesy. Probably my favorite.

The title song has some great steel guitar work and not a bad song at all. I don't hear a signature stand out song here. But it does sound very cohesive.

For my thoughts on just one listen, I need to listen a couple more. I have a feeling it will grow on me.

Truthfully, I am not a blues fan. I like it here and there, but not a steady dose.

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2012, 06:45:34 pm
I had no idea she was even still making records at her age. Usually, once singers get into their Golden Years, they tend to just stick with touring behind their classic songs. The only exception of course being Tony Bennett who still puts out new material. Well, that's what I use to think.................
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 03, 2012, 10:18:13 pm
Fleetwood Mac (Rumors) 1977

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 06, 2012, 11:41:47 am
INXS (Listen Like Thieves) 1985

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2012, 06:30:28 pm
INXS (Kick) 1987

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 08, 2012, 11:25:18 am
INXS (Welcome To Wherever You Are) 1992

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 08, 2012, 02:47:19 pm
INXS (X) 1990

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2012, 02:18:22 pm
INXS (Full Moon, Dirty Hearts) 1993

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 10, 2012, 02:33:55 pm
INXS (Elegantly Wasted) 1997

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2012, 12:36:28 pm
Essential Willie Nelson

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51potANmd8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

One of the few country singers I listen too. Willie's voice is so smooth and the playing so simple. He's got a few that just make me stop and think and put me in another place. Unfortunately, many of them not on this collection.

Seven Spanish Angels
Summertime



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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 15, 2012, 10:56:54 am
Howard Stern presents "Van Halen - The Whole Truth" - Complete (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/radio/howard-stern/msg7901/#msg7901)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 17, 2012, 07:04:39 pm
Custom Built - Bret Michaels (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OEyJZxPfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

If you're a Bret Michaels fan, this album will not disappoint. Only in the sense he does what he knows, sings and plays like Poison... except not as memorable songs. It's not bad, in fact it's better than most crap today, but nothing stood out. Except the countrified version of Every Rose. I have no idea what that was about. Did not care for it. It's not horrible, but I'll stick to what I'm grown to love as one of my fav songs.

I really have nothing to take away from this, so I'll just pass on it.

The rest of the album is OK too. The one song that kind of stood out for me is What I Got. It starts off with the classic mouthing scratching. Then it gets into a very familiar tune. I just can't place it. Then kicks in some electric. I think it stands out because of the weird beginning and they way materializes into something else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUOklx4fX44
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 17, 2012, 07:14:36 pm
I think right now, he is in a bit of a mid life crisis. He's still fronting Poison, but has one foot in country and one foot in Metal which is just not a good mix. The easy money is for him to tour with Poison and play the hits. But he has it in his head that if he can crossover into Country that he is going to reinvent himself and get a larger audience. As for this album, I had no idea that he had anything new on the stands. It doesn't sound like something that's gonna appeal to me, especially with a country version of his biggest hit song.

Bah!!!!
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Post by: Mac on April 25, 2012, 07:21:38 pm
So the other night, the afternoon/evening is beautiful and I'm washing the cars cranking out some old favorites of Lake and Starcastle. If you not familiar with either, they have elements of prog rock and at times sound like Yes. Their songs while very mutli-layered, contain amazing writing, excellent vocals and wonderful harmonization. I hate to talk about them both in the same sentence, because while they have similarities, they are distinctly different. Starcastle using keyboards to greater length. They both had great successes, but it was pretty fleeting.

Lake - Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OqjNafBkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFdVXRXcQmc



Starcastle - Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JmdxxCmXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtWnDnlaaI0
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2012, 02:15:48 pm
Tenacious D (In The Pick Of Destiny) 2006

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Post by: Mac on May 01, 2012, 07:08:49 pm
Soundtracks should not be dismissed, as Chip points out in the 500 thread.

So watching Contraband the other night, it starts off in a honky tonk type bar with Don't Break the Needle by J Roddy Walston and the Business playing in the background. Caught my attention. Definitely Boogie Woogie on steroids. Or a Georgia Satellites wanna be? I don't know but I liked it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lkMn-rUYiE

Another absolutely great song from a soundtrack and they actually perform it in the movie is Amphetamine in the Movie Band Slam. Remind me of something like Joan Jett or Lita Ford with Pat Benetar thrown in. If, er when, I get my band together, this song will be in the set .

It-kicks-azzzzzzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVcu3F-2QLo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2012, 08:35:58 pm
Not 'If', but how soon can you start up a band. Time's a-wastin' my friend. I have a van to lug your gear around from gig to gig.
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Post by: Mac on May 01, 2012, 08:46:20 pm
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Not 'If', but how soon can you start up a band. Time's a-wastin' my friend. I have a van to lug your gear around from gig to gig.

Please  don't tell me it's down by the river.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2012, 08:47:54 pm
No comment.
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Post by: Mac on May 03, 2012, 07:06:14 pm
The Ultimate Bee Gees (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I am so torn when it comes to the Bee Gees. Way back when I was just a sperm, I use to listen to some of the early stuff like Lonely Days and How Do Mend a Broken Heart and then a little later, Jive Talkin. This was all pre-the-boys-getting-vice-grips-on-the-nads singing. So

Ultimate has it all. From the early days through Saturday Night Fever and much more beyond. They strangely do not put the song in chronological order. Very odd. They start of with major hits from the movie, then through in a 70's hit. Very, very different music and singing. Anyways, I got it to rip off the best copy from the early years.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517sfyEenTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


My bad.... they used the vice grips in the Jive Talkin years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBw25CrUS-o
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2012, 07:11:14 pm
Nad-singing ftw!!

Aaaaaaiiiiiiieeeeeehhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Mac on May 03, 2012, 07:11:29 pm
Jefferson Airplane ::: Jefferson Starship ::: Starship ::: HITS (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

While I like something out of each generation of Starship, this HITS CD does miss a few. Some I've never heard of. But for the most part, I like this package best out of all the variety of Greatest Hits available.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KzFNyJyOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2012, 07:12:30 pm
What's the track list on the JS Greatest Hits set?
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Post by: Mac on May 04, 2012, 04:16:59 am
Just the JS stuff:

Caroline
Ride the tiger
Miracles
With your love
Count on me
Runaway
Jane
Find your way back
Stranger
Be my lady
No way out
Layin it on the line
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2012, 06:16:23 am
No Winds Of Change? Wtf!
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Post by: Mac on May 04, 2012, 09:58:17 am
Correct ... and no Save Your Love
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Post by: Mac on May 06, 2012, 08:58:17 am
Love is a Four Letter Word - Jason Mraz (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

I've been a fan of his music from the beginning. His wordplay and music style is unique, infectious and just a blast to listen to.

I was excited about the new release from Jason Mraz. I did read reviews before I put it in and was taken back that people were saying this is not typical of his past. It was more mellow.

Well, they were all right. This is one slow @ss album. A little to slow for my taste. Maybe not my taste, but not what I want from Mr. A-Z.
This is still a superbly written and recorded album and outshines most crap that comes out today. But... this album would put me to sleep. And IMO, a couple of songs come ridiculously close to lounge or elevator music. Instead of the great instrumentation with the basic guitar, percussion and keyboards, Mraz incorporates strings and orchestra at times.

I guess an argument could be made, do you want to hear the same formula of past success or do you want something different? I listened to Love Is A Four Letter Word 4 times in a row, to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I've concluded, I really only like three songs off the entire album. The Freedom Song, Frank D. Fixer and The World As I See It. The rest just fade for me.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31TPXlSDaSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjP7VTHUais
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 06, 2012, 09:13:45 am
*Ahem*

Jason Mraz - Discography (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/jason-mraz-discography/msg7528/#msg7528)

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Post by: Mac on May 06, 2012, 09:43:11 am
Yea, yea, yea.... I got your discography right 'cheer
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 06, 2012, 09:49:52 am
That's a mighty small discography you got there. Exercise more.
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Post by: Mac on May 08, 2012, 06:18:43 pm
Getting back to some old school...

38 Special Anthology

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Best of Blondie

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Nothin' But a Good Time: The Poison Collection

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2012, 05:52:06 pm
Ratt (Ratt EP) 1983

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2012, 08:59:24 am
Ratt (Out Of The Cellar) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2012, 09:57:36 pm
Ratt (Invasion Of Your Privacy) 1985

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Post by: Mac on May 16, 2012, 02:03:36 pm
Santo Spirito Blues - Chris Rea

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Still So Far to Go-the Best of Chris Rea

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I've got 1 or 2 other greatest hits packages and there are many more, but reading the reviews, I think this is the one I'll keep. For some reason Chris Rea recorded several different versions of songs over the years. Some quite distinctly different in feel... and sometimes those really don't measure up.

Again, I could listen to Rea anytime, all the time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 18, 2012, 09:09:36 pm
Ratt (Dancing Undercover0 1986

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2012, 04:47:40 pm
Ratt (Reach For The Sky) 1988

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2012, 06:09:40 pm
Ratt (Detonator) 1990

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Post by: Mac on May 24, 2012, 12:32:51 pm
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As much as I like Chris Rea, his catalog is like any other. Rarely does an album fully deliver. I guess I’m now fully in the mode of only wanting the best songs.

So I’ve listened quite a bit to Santo Spirito Blues. The first time my heart didn’t sink, but it wasn’t excited either. This album is loaded with slide (bottleneck) guitar playing. If you like that sound, then you will be in heaven.

The first three songs are pure blues, which I can take in doses, but I thought they sound exactly the same. In fact I had to check because the drum rhythm of the first song, Dancing My Blues Away, stops but starts right up seamlessly into the second song, Rock and Roll Tonight. By the third song, Never Tie Me Down I’m convinced Rea plagiarized himself. But in hindsight, Blues, like Country all sound the same to me.

But something else was really bugging me. The sound was weird. As I listened to it closer, the voice was good. The bass was good. Guitars, keyboards… all good. It was the drums. In particular the Hi Hat and Snare had a very odd sound. I can’t describe it real well, except they sounded like they were recorded in an underground tunnel. The rest of the kit sounded normal.

The 4th song changed my listening experience. The Chance of Love had some energy and movement. It was what I wanted to hear. The rest of the album follows suit and becomes just  stellar.

I think one of my favs is Money which starts off very bluesy, jazzy like with vinyl record crackling, then transitions into a clean Rea classic, where he slowly builds up the instrumentation. I love that kind of song writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPsP6iVxsM
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2012, 02:04:39 pm
Survivor: The Official Soundtrack to the Hit CBS TV Series - 2000

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 02, 2012, 07:56:24 am
Bugsy Malone Soundtrack (1976)

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Post by: Mac on June 02, 2012, 09:46:18 am
Gorillaz - The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

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Ah my fears came true. An old girlfriend introduced me to the Gorillaz way back when. I did like the one singe Dare.
Thought I'd see what else they have with the retrospective. Nada in my opinion.

Dare uh, the music doesn't kick in until about 1:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT4IRH7eEbw
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 02, 2012, 09:51:57 am
Gorillaz is kind of an acquired taste for sure. I like them, but I haven't listened to anything of theirs in a long time though.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 03, 2012, 07:37:36 am
Stone Temple Pilots (Core) 1992

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 03, 2012, 06:10:51 pm
Joan Jett (Fit to Be Tied) 1997

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2012, 07:43:51 am
Night Ranger (Dawn Patrol) 1982

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 07, 2012, 09:37:31 am
Elation – Great White (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

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I’ve been a Great White fan from the start back in 77. I’ve waivered in recent years because, well, I didn’t think anything new was worthwhile. Either the song was mediocre at best or sounded like rehashed previous material. So suddenly I discovered the band was putting out a new album. Here, I thought they had all faded into the sunset.

I pick it up from the library and toss into the car player excited for the something new, something different.

Well it certainly is different. From the very first drum beat, I knew something was weird. Then the band kicks in and it sounded vaguely familiar. Then the singing started. I literally had to pull the CD out to make sure there was not a screw up. Yep, it said Great White on the label. I put it back in and started it again. At this point, I’m thinking Jack Russell’s voice has changed. Either by recording or he had physical change to his voice. It doesn’t really take long to figure something amiss. It wasn’t til I got home to discover a line up change. (I’ll get into the history later).

So I’m listening and really having a hard time getting used to this completely different voice. Then I’m thinking it’s not only the voice that is different but the music as well. This is not the Great White I’ve loved over the years. And finely, the whole production I find different too. I flip to the next song. Even worse. I give it a minute or two and flip to the next. Song after song my heart is sinking. I have not been this disappointed in band in long time. Even the previous stuff I was meh about, while it didn’t excite me, was decent to listen too. Great White replaced Jack Russell with Terry Ilous (XYZ). ??? Never heard of him or the band.
I was especially keen on Audie Desbrow and his very distinctive drum playing. Awesome rhythm artist that actually had an impact on ‘The Sound’ of Great White

Great White now sounds like every other garage band out there. The voice is gone. The silky blues and  multi-layered structured rock songs are no more. And the most important of all the iconic soulful sound of Jack Russell’s voice is nowhere to be heard.

IMO Elation sucks… majorly… on every level.

Recent History: They had the major misfortune of the night club fire killing many people, after that all kinds of drama and fighting within the band. Jack Russell had some bowel issues and surgery. Then Jack slapped the bands face by forming a band with new line up and calling it Jack Russell’s Great White. Needless to say, they kicked him out of the band and plodded on with new singers. Great White has gone through an immense amount of member rotation. With Jack Russell always at the core… until now.
As one reviewer said, Great White should really go by a different name. When your sound changes due to the singer or music or style… come up with a different name.

My rant is over… but a few words on Singers and singing (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/singers-style-and-voice/).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 07, 2012, 10:16:31 am
You can also check out Jack Russell on That Metal Show (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/that-metal-show-(season-10)/msg7873/#msg7873) where he dishes on the current line up of "Great White" and what he is doing these days. Health-wise he doesn't look so good. Very skinny. The years have taken a toll on the man.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 07, 2012, 11:54:10 am
Stillwater (Self-Titled) 1973

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 08, 2012, 01:12:46 pm
Queensrÿche (The Warning) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2012, 02:41:03 pm
Alice In Chains (Facelift) 1990

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2012, 11:31:05 am
Alice In Chains (Dirt) 1992

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2012, 08:36:56 pm
Van Halen (A Different Kind Of Truth) 2012

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 16, 2012, 01:32:33 pm
go (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1999

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 16, 2012, 02:03:48 pm
Analog Man - Joe Walsh (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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Gahhhh. Let me start off by saying Analog Man is better than most dreck put out today. But there is a lot of dreck out there and it doesn't take much to hear something better.

That said, I am soooooo disappointed in this release. Either Joe was lazy or depended or counted on Jeff Lynne for too much control. I don't know. If you know anything about Jeff Lynne, he has a distinctive production style. A 4/4 mundane beat that pretty much is slapped onto every song. It can be said too, that 20 years to put out a record and most like it will be different than expected. I have a feeling hanging with the Eagles had a huge influence on him too.

There is only one song perhaps I'll take away. A slow ballad called Family, because the others quite frankly are very much Jeff Lynne or Eagles. The first song Analog Man has very much the same feel and idea of Space Age Whiz Kid, except better guitar. Lucky That Way is very Eagles-esque. It's OK, but we've heard it many times before. Spanish Dancer you would think would sound, well Spanish. Nope, only a faint hint in the solo. Otherwise just a bad song. The Band Played On has a variety of stringed instruments including Sitar.

The only time Joe stretches are the last two songs, Funk 50 and India. Funk 50 is just slightly different than Funk 49 except slicker and less than 2 minutes. India Joe really tears up the strings.

But... as I said, all under the guidance of Jeff Lynne who puts a 4/4 beat on everything. To make matters worse it Jeff Lynne filling in the other musical instruments. Jeff is not that good of a drummer. Analog Man does use Ringo Starr and Joe Vitale on one song each, but they are so over produced you don't even care. Needless to say, I won't be playing this album much.

If you don't know what I mean by the Jeff Lynne sound just check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEjHHhvR7Y

and listen how soul-less is that of Funk 50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLBEJjRjcis
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 16, 2012, 02:23:50 pm
Bummer dude. I know your a huge fan of his and was expecting better than what came out. Curious to know if he has been writing and recording this specific album for the last 20 years. If he has, it might explain why it doesn't deliver. Usually songs that just sit and sit and sit end up sounding a bit dated, even if Lynne is at the boards during mixing it can still sound a bit dated.

I still need to check this out so I can hear from myself. The reason why I bring this up is that Ace Frehley was in the same boat as far as having a 20 year break between his last release till Anomaly (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/ace-frehley-discography/msg5266/#msg5266) was released. But I know he wasn't working on the album for 18 years of that and when he got down to it, it was more contemporary and alive when it was finally released. As far as I know he had only been working on it for about a year. I think most artist do themselves a disservice working on any album longer than a year. Just look at what Axl Rose did with Chinese Democracy (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/guns-n'-roses-discography/msg4784/#msg4784)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 16, 2012, 07:05:19 pm
Van Halen (Self Titled) 1978

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Post by: Mac on June 17, 2012, 06:10:20 pm
After Hours - Glenn Frey (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I read somewhere that Glenn Frey was done with new rock material. Been there, done that kind of attitude. So he focused on the Classic American Songbook, like many other artists have done. It has influenced him and thought this was a good chance as any to do this project.

Glenn Frey has always had excellent production values. This recording is flawless. Unfortunately, it sounds like something I would hear from a lounge around the corner. I'm old, but not that damn old.

I think it's the voice. Frey has somewhat a unique voice, but for classic songs, one that does not stand out and make it great. Buble, Sinatra, Martin have such great voices that make the music their own. Frey, just made a lounge lizard album. It would put me to sleep in 3 notes.

I will never listen to this again... until I'm in the old folks home.

No thanks.

But judge for yourself.... some samples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HezXTiOCNw
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Post by: Mac on June 24, 2012, 11:21:14 am
Sting Live In Berlin (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

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Time's Makin' Changes - The Best of Tesla (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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Motley Crue Greatest Hits (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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Post by: Mac on June 24, 2012, 02:50:26 pm
That's Why God Made the Radio - Beach Boys (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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Not missing a beat... in celebrating 50 years together... holy cow. These guys still are making great music. Radio continues with some amazing harmonies. This is where they follow what they know. Nothing mind expanding or new, but formula tried and true... and most of all fun.

You'll hear elements of 'In My Room', 'Kokomo' and other classics. They're not stealing from themselves, just celebrating the Beach Boys sound.

It's a mixed bag. Some very listenable songs like the title cut. Also Beaches In Mind, Spring Vacation, Summers Gone.

Just listen to the title song's harmonies... awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAmk-Wk2pNA

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 24, 2012, 02:54:17 pm
I picked up their latest, I just haven't gotten around to listening to it yet.
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Post by: Mac on June 28, 2012, 04:03:03 pm
Beach Boys - 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits (Volume 1) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

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Beach Boys - The Greatest Hits Vol. 2: 20 More Good Vibrations (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

only a smattering of good stuff here. Really stretching 'the Hits'.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 29, 2012, 01:37:17 pm
The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds) 1966

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 29, 2012, 06:34:30 pm
The Beach Boys (Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys) 2003

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 05:08:05 pm
The Beach Boys (That's Why God Made the Radio) 2012

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 03, 2012, 10:38:57 am
Velvet Revolver (Contraband) 2004

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 03, 2012, 03:37:19 pm
Velvet Revolver (Libertad) 2007

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 08, 2012, 06:03:16 pm
Strange Euphoria - Heart

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I won't even rate this. This was not meant for me. This was meant for the true Heart fan and completest.

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Epic Records and Legacy Recordings proudly announce the release of Strange Euphoria, the first definitive career-spanning, multi-label boxed set retrospective chronicling the seminal American rock band Heart, personally curated by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson.

A carefully-considered anthology of biggest hits and best-loved songs set alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances. Strange Euphoria consists of three compact discs, one DVD, and a bonus CD of five Led Zeppelin cover tracks in a deluxe box.
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This is for the **** fan that is looking for related material (Lovemongers), solo work, demo's, unreleased gems, etc. I personally do not like any of that. I look for the polished full sound. Throughout this collection is a lot of stuff I've never heard and those that I have, are not near the quality I expect.

Than again, there are a billion incarnations of Hearts Hits. No sense in retreading that ground once again.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2012, 10:49:29 am
Jefferson Starship (Modern Times) 1981

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2012, 01:22:13 pm
Jefferson Starship (Winds Of Change) 1982

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2012, 08:38:59 am
Jefferson Starship (Nuclear Furniture) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2012, 03:35:36 pm
Starship (Knee Deep In The Hoopla) 1985

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 17, 2012, 09:58:37 am
Night Ranger (Midnight Madness) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 18, 2012, 03:19:16 pm
Saturday Night Fever (Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1977

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 19, 2012, 11:06:52 am
Michael Bolton (Self-Titled) 1983

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2012, 01:54:41 pm
Michael Bolton (Everybody's Crazy) 1985

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Post by: Mac on July 22, 2012, 09:36:44 am
Living Like a Runaway - Lita Ford (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

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Listening to this the first time, I'm unimpressed. In the sense I was expecting more from Lita Ford. It's recorded beautifully, and in some sense it sounds like she never left the 80's. Which for some people that might be what they want an expect. Not me. There's plenty of hair band type sound out there.

I did pick out The Mask right away as something I might like more. The beginning and ending is unique, and then segues into the classic guitar chunka chunka riff, but here the Mask sounds like Heart. It's got some great voice work, good lyrics and chugs along quite nicely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sejPcdzVApQ

So I need a couple more listens to see if anything more stands out. I was really expecting the title song to be good, but IMO, it so far is the weakest. I almost get the feeling she thought of this great title connection to her past, now lets write some lyrics and music. Not so much.
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Post by: Mac on July 22, 2012, 10:47:19 am
A Retrospective - Pink Martini

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I watched Pink Martini perform a few months back on one show and was rather intrigued. I liked what I heard. I don't remember what it was, but it was nothing like I heard before. A mixture of world music, sung in another language, with a jazzy pop sound. Kind of Cirque Du Soliel if you will.

This retrospective is pretty vast. It's hard to label them or explain what their music is. It's eclectic. I don't like it all, but some songs just sound great.

For instance, their performance of Una Notte a Napoli is eclectic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICfue4iDseU

but Hey Eugene is pure pop...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQYu51hlkLk



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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 22, 2012, 11:47:14 am
Night Ranger (7 Wishes) 1985

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 23, 2012, 11:16:02 am
Bryan Adams (Self-Titled) 1980

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2012, 09:45:00 am
Bryan Adams (You Want It, You Got It) 1981

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Post by: Mac on July 25, 2012, 04:21:56 pm
Shape Shifter - Santana (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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Primarily an instrumental album, I think one song has some lyrics, this is the old classic Santana. The early years of just solid Latin Rock spreading it's wings. Nothing really memorable... but dependable. If you like old Santana, every song here will be enjoyable to some degree. Some blues, ballads and signature solo guitar work.

Nothing to write home about. Some great background music.
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Post by: Mac on July 25, 2012, 04:37:55 pm
Clockwork Angels - Rush

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I was reading some reviews before I listened to this. I really try to weed out the fanatic fan and get a reasonable review. What I discovered was, that some of these folks follow Neil Peart in his writing and write some amazing reviews. Fun reviews. But after listening to the album, I've come to find they just love Rush.

I like Rush... a lot. But I'm more on their hits. I don't listen to albums unless it's some of the more established ones like 2112.

I found Clockwork Angels very good. I didn't find it incredibly different than anything else in their catalog. Maybe a little harder edge like in the early years, but nothing stood out.

I'll listen to it some more and try to find those songs I really want to keep.

If you like Rush, thing about checking it out. It's good.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 25, 2012, 04:48:14 pm
I try to be as objective about any singer or band I listen too, especially if I'm going to do a reveiw. I've been openly critical of KISS (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg8467/#msg8467) in that not everything they do is a masterpiece. If I can be honest rating my all time favorite band, I think the reviews as a whole will hold more water and mean something. I have issues with people that just bend over and take it in the ass when new stuff comes out and they get amazing reviews from fans.

I am not a believer that  h a r d c o r e  fans should be compelled to just automatically give out A pluses and 10 Star ratings just because the product exist. So, props to you Mac for telling it like it is. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/notworthy.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 25, 2012, 08:35:01 pm
Queensrÿche (The Warning) 1984

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2012, 01:33:44 pm
Queensrÿche (Rage For Order) 1986

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 27, 2012, 11:56:12 am
Queensrÿche (Operation: Mindcrime) 1988

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Post by: Mac on August 24, 2012, 04:11:18 pm
Queen's Greatest Hits III (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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When this came out I was just so into Queen and wanted the full 3 greatest hits. I remember listening to it the first time and thought WTF. This was scrapping the bottom of the barrel for material.

Well, many many years have passed since I first listened to it. I've changed and appreciate the material on here. The tribute songs by Elton and George Michael, the solo opera stuff by Freddie. It's all good.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2012, 09:13:18 pm
Long live Freddie! Long live Queen!!
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Post by: Mac on August 25, 2012, 01:10:44 pm
I think it's interesting, at least for me, how my listening habits have changed.

I believe I will always love having music on, but what I listen to has changed so dramatically.

I've long gotten rid of my vinyl collection of 100's of albums. I have a ton of self made music collection and a decent collection of commercial product.

But... I don't listen to these much more. I primarily listen to my CD's while washing the car. I listen to podcasts on my 45 minute drive to and from work.

Right now I'm sitting outside, drinking coffee, enjoying the morning, listening to Pandora on my iPad.

As company comes over, I turn on one of the special music channels thru cable. I know that will change when I get my stereo back up and running.

But I've adapted to the changes and thoroughly enjoy music as much as yesterday, if not more.
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Post by: Mac on September 01, 2012, 03:28:43 pm
Tuskegee - Lionel Ritchie (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

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I'm going to give Lionel Ritchie's latest effort a pretty good rating, because 1, this is very listenable. It's his greatest hits re-done in a somewhat country vein. Have to admit his hits are good. Some are fantastic.

But... this is not for me. I just don't see the need to re-record the classics. I guess to bring a new generation back into the mix like Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett and Santana have done.

I'm not gonna crap on it. It's a fine effort and it does have a little different take with the duet thing. That's fine, but I'll pass on this one.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2012, 03:42:32 pm
I'll will stick with the originals. I have nothing but disdain for this need to re-record the songs. It's more about the original Record Company getting too much of the cut and less for the artist than any artistic merit or need for new fans.
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Post by: Mac on September 02, 2012, 06:16:21 am
Yea, agree. But like the movie remakes, go for it if you want and maybe, just maybe it will produce something I might like
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Post by: Mac on September 02, 2012, 12:38:27 pm
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Live 2006 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

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I'm not much of a live recording fan unless it's just superior and there are some very good recordings out there. While this is recorded well, the guest artists have not aged well and they don't sound that great.

Saying that, 8 minute version of Frankenstein with Edger Winter is pretty cool. Some of the other artists just don't stand up too well.
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Post by: Mac on September 02, 2012, 12:43:49 pm
The Script - The Script (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

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I accidentally ran across a Script recording sometime back and it instantly caught my attention. Amazing vocals with some excellent power pop writing. I can like pop... sometimes. The Script has the right formula.

So found the premiere outing by the group and I'm rather impressed. Several songs off here are keepers. And not one song is bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzCLLHscMOw
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Post by: Mac on September 03, 2012, 09:28:44 am
Lita Ford - The Best (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)
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Listening to this for the first time in a very long time, the Best has not aged well on some songs. It's not they are bad, just not what I want to listen to today. I still like the Kiss Me Deadly, Back to the Cave, Close My Eyes, but some of the others have faded in likeability for me.

I kinda like her take on Alice Cooper's Only Women Bleed.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 03, 2012, 09:34:33 am
Ya Gotta Let Go! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbanginggenesimmons.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 16, 2012, 08:21:55 am
Swingers (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1996

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Post by: Mac on September 18, 2012, 03:36:58 pm
Comeblack - Scorpions

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Quote
After the SCORPIONS had announced their leave and advertised their last tour, the most frequently asked question by journalists all over the world, was the one about a possible comeback. "Comeblack" is a pun and a parody at the same time. The idea for this album came up during the rockers' impressive world tour:

"We can't exactly remember the day, the month or the hour, but at some point during this tour we were simply overwhelmed by the success of "Sting in the Tail" and our farewell tour. The idea to go back to the studio was born out of pure excitement ... Screaming fans wherever we went! It was great to share the studio with Mikael and Martin again, going crazy with ideas for a new "project"!"
Bookended by completely new productions of great SCORPIONS songs like "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "Wind Of Change" or "Still Loving You", adapted to today s technical standards, Meine, Schenker, Jabs & co. recorded songs in their very special way. Songs, which had enormous meaning to them during their career, and have since become milestones of musical history, like "Tin Soldier" by The Small Faces, "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones, or Marc Almond s "Tainted Love".

You ask why? The answer is quite simple: This album is an encore for our die-hard fans, to thank them for all the support for so many years. At the same time, this is a tribute to legendary bands from the sixties, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who have inspired us to follow our dreams. We hope you like it as much as we do ... Rock on and ... Comeblack« Scorpions...
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 25, 2012, 02:24:47 pm
Heart (Self-Titled) 1985

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2012, 09:19:07 pm
Wrong thread. I kill you! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/rasp.gif)
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Post by: Mac on September 30, 2012, 09:22:47 pm
You can move it. Me no care
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 01, 2012, 01:52:23 pm
Heart (Bad Animals) 1987

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Post by: Mac on October 01, 2012, 04:03:32 pm
Mascara & Monsters - Alice Cooper (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

The Godfather of rock stage shows. OK, I'm not a die hard fan, but love his hits. Lots of memories trying to restore back to my collection. It is missing one of my fav's... Ballad of Dwight Fry. For the most a solid collection.

I saw his 'Greatest Hits' tour when the first collection came out. Amazing show and total blast. So glad I got to see him and the band.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/85/Mascara_%26_Monsters_album_cover.jpg/220px-Mascara_%26_Monsters_album_cover.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVPFpvQWbKU
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Post by: Mac on October 01, 2012, 04:07:11 pm
So Far: Best of Sinead O'Connor

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I'm not a fan by any means but she did sing one of the greatest songs evah

And honestly, I think the video is amazing in it's simplicity.

Anyway picked it up to replenish my collection. Maybe just maybe something more will catch my attention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 21, 2012, 12:37:47 am
KISS (Monster) 2012

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 22, 2012, 09:23:53 pm
Ace Frehley (Anomaly) 2009

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Post by: Mac on October 27, 2012, 09:00:19 am
Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band

Checking this out again because the Band is coming to town. I haven't listened to this since my vinyl days. It's not one of their better products. Obviously the stand out is the phenomenal title track, but beyond that, it's pretty forgettable.

I really like the hits and always wanted to see the band. Well come to find out the band kicked our their founder Mark Farner. I mean he's the meat and talent of the group. To me, it's a tribute band now. Oh well.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIk6yP-1cQ&feature=related
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 02:09:57 pm
P!nk (The Truth About Love) 2012

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Post by: Mac on October 28, 2012, 02:16:07 pm
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P!nk (The Truth About Love) 2012

How dare you wait this long to listen to my girlfriends latest  >:(
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 02:24:06 pm
I got this when it came out, but I have been juggling so much stuff lately that I needed to find time where I could really listen to this while I had some down time. I didn't want to put this on when I was working and run the risk that it became background noise while focusing on work stuff.

FYI, I find it funny you still think she is your girlfriend when everyone knows that she is mine in mind, body and soul.
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Post by: Mac on October 28, 2012, 02:30:18 pm
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 02:47:45 pm
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How did you know that's what we do during role playing? And no, there is no safety word either.
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Post by: Mac on November 10, 2012, 12:18:57 pm
XXX- Asia (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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I like Asia, but I like the hits of Asia. There hits for a reason. Any and all groups put out filler or mediocre tunes. Unfortunately XXX just seems to be all filler. Asia has a definite sound and it's all here, but nothing stands out at all as killer. None of it is bad, it just all seemed to blend into the background for me.

I've said John Wetton have one of the best voices in the rock world. Strong, distinctive. I think it's less so for this release. Pick it up for a listen if you're an Asia fan.
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Post by: Mac on November 10, 2012, 12:23:10 pm
Between the Lines: Sara Bareilles - Live at the Fillmore (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

Sara Bareilles has a very laid back poppy voice that is so smooth. She's a true talent that not only sings, but plays piano and guitar in her concerts. This performance was a very intimate set on a small stage with the band pretty much in the background. But the band and her make the team. She writes the songs and they do the rest. Beautifully photographed. The sound was flawless. The acoustic numbers were fine, though I prefer the full band.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2012, 12:27:25 pm
Gawd how I love Sara, let me count the ways............ What an amazing voice.
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Post by: Mac on November 11, 2012, 08:34:43 am
The Way It Was - Parachute (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

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Based off solely, instantly loving Something to Believe In (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/the-greatest-songs-of-all-time/msg13605/#msg13605), did I pick these guys up to see what else they can do. While a decent quazi-pop/rock album, nothing jumped out at me. I do know Something to Believe In has something extra going for it. Maybe it was spreading their wings, try bring other musical elements, the gospel choir. It does really stand out from a rather OK album. I'll latch onto the single, but beyond this album is a bust.
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Post by: Mac on November 11, 2012, 08:36:34 am
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Gawd how I love Sara, let me count the ways............ What an amazing voice.

Where the dahell have I been not to hear about her until recently?
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Post by: Mac on November 11, 2012, 08:38:00 am
Losing Sleep - Parachute (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SiCxOazXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Both Parachute's albums were available in the library and thought let's give it a shot. Hoping for another diamond in the rough.

Alsa, not so much. Even less ambitious.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2012, 08:43:45 am
Where the dahell have I been not to hear about her until recently?

I would have thought you got my reviews of her over at the other place.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 11, 2012, 08:51:29 am
Sunken Condos - Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51k2sZhIXhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Sunken Condos is a fine album. It moves, progressive jazz has some great blues. It's the fourth solo album for Mr. Fagen. It never deviates from what Donald Fagen/Steely Dan have produced in the past. That's the love/hate I feel for this album. I don't hate it, but I'm in the mode of finding new refreshing material. This is not. It's new material, but sounds exactly like past material. I know for a lot of folks, that is perfect. Something else to slip into the player. I found nothing spectacular or hit worthy.

If you're a fan, you're probably gonna love this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx_t7doxgH8
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Post by: Mac on November 20, 2012, 06:33:53 am
#3 - The Script (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41g5rfSJ2YL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

As I mentioned a little time back, newly discovered... for me, I found The Script rather refreshing. With their brand new release, I guess I'm still enjoying the new sound. #3 is way more hip-hop driven this time. Almost every song incorporates some kind of rap.

But here's the deal... I kind of like it. This is a rather unique blend of singing and rapping. Maybe its the vocals... maybe it's the tune. Nonetheless, I could actually sit and listen through the whole thing and enjoy it. Yay.

I only found a couple of songs I wanted to keep... Good Ol' Days and Give the Love Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhSMgzzhWaY
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2012, 06:37:53 am
The vocals definitely adds that element of "rap" if you will. Not a straight up rap, but it does incorporate staccato pacing that is inherent with most rap and hip hop songs. I dig the song.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2012, 07:28:30 am
Would you object if I move your No Doubt review over to their Discography thread?
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Post by: Mac on November 20, 2012, 08:26:43 am
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Would you object if I move your No Doubt review over to their Discography thread?

Don't mind at all
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 20, 2012, 08:29:30 am
Don't mind at all

Merged.......
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Post by: Mac on November 26, 2012, 04:02:17 pm
Time Warp: The Very Best of - Ozark Mountain Daredevils (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

(http://d.yimg.com/ec/image/v1/release/43335;encoding=jpg;size=300;fallback=defaultImage)

Even a supposed greatest hits for one of my long time fav groups doesn't deserve 5 stars. There's a few here that are head scratchers. Maybe hey were hits elsewhere, but it's hard to imagine them being bigger than around these parts.

Anyway, the sound is excellent and it brings back a lot of great memories.

Spaceship Orion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQjj9-xsWM
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Post by: Mac on November 26, 2012, 04:10:57 pm
Skyfall Soundtrack - Thomas Newman

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GyE3lZacL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Well, I won't rate this because I didn't listen to it.

This DOES NOT contain the theme song with Adele. WTF!!!

Friggin idiots

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 26, 2012, 04:18:56 pm
This DOES NOT contain the theme song with Adele.

FAIL!
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Post by: Mac on December 03, 2012, 01:46:23 pm
Grrrr - Rolling Stones (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

Duh, it's a greatest hits... with a couple of new tunes.... whatevah!!! They are decent.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5135KR3X2hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Music from another Dimension - Aerosmith (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I'm not a fan by any means, but I really enjoy several of their hits. So either I'm lovin' it or forgetting it. Dimension I will be quickly forgetting.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61olatrtI8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

MTV Unplugged - Florence + The Machine

Typically I love unplugged sets, but that has been more towards hair bands reinventing their music. Florence + The Machine are definitely eclectic and not sure unplugged brings anything new to me. Then again, I don't know much of their stuff outside the hits. This was OK, but it was probably more entertaining to watch.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61KaRDvy%2BUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 07, 2012, 04:48:10 pm
Road to Forever - Don Felder (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

I'm a pretty big fan of the Eagles in all their incarnations of early country through their west coast sound. Don Felder made many great contributions with the band over those years. Then Henley and Frey for a variety of reasons kicked his ass out of the group. By the way check out his bio with the eagles in Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974 - 2001).

That being said, I was not sure what he was going to bring to the table. I've been hearing about this release for a while and well, here it is. Disappointing is the first thing that comes to mind. There was magic when he was part of the Eagles. Maybe he added the right elements, but singing was not one of them. Maybe he was doing the backups? Seriously, this album had such good potential, but the singing is 2nd rate. So much, I can't listen to it if the music was good... which was not bad, but not great. I predict this will be in the bargain bin very quickly.

Yea, I would say my hopes were pretty high. They were very high for Joe Walsh's latest, but that sucked **** too. You know what I think would have worked very well for Felder is guest artists. Since the boy can't sing, bring in the talent. You take care of the music and put 2 + 2 together = Magic. Santana and host of other artists have conceptualized that, maybe he could too.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5116slms1ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Since there really is not a good track off the album, let's go back in time to Felder's solo work for the movie sountdtrack of Heavy Metal

Takin' a Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzd-Kso5P7A
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on December 07, 2012, 05:54:33 pm
I've been listening to a lot of this German Euro Metal band called "Scooter."  Watching their playlist on Youtube was like going back in time because it started in the present and went way back to the late 90s.  And they were VERY late 90s.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 11, 2012, 08:56:20 pm
Might lose a bit of cool cred for this one but this has been in my head for days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObLg_IDzHEY
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 11, 2012, 09:02:49 pm
....but this has been in my head for days.

You might wanna check out Earworms - What Song Is Stuck In Your Head At The Moment? (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/earworms-what-song-is-stuck-in-your-head-at-the-moment/msg605/#msg605) geared specifically for your situation.

FYI, no one on here has street cred unless you kick up 20K to the Bossman.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on December 11, 2012, 09:23:32 pm
I've never even SEEN 20K in my life.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 13, 2012, 10:33:00 am
ZZ Top (Eliminator) 1983

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/ZZ%20Top/275x2751983Eliminator.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/zz-top-discography/msg14692/#msg14692)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 15, 2012, 02:59:31 pm
ZZ Top (Afterburner) 1985

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/ZZ%20Top/275x2751985Afterburner.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/zz-top-discography/msg14780/#msg14780)

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Post by: coolguy44 on December 15, 2012, 03:59:09 pm
im listening to ac/dc back in black!!!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 22, 2012, 07:22:51 am
Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Jc2v9ndpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've been a fan of Bruno Mars before I realized who he was. Supporting acts like B.o.B and Travie McCoy propelled Bruno Mars to notoriety. IMO, he has one of the freshest musical styles of late. Bruno Mars sophomore outing with Unorthodox Jukebox is as expected. Exciting, fun, consistently excellent music while at the same time balancing a whole host of styles with Big Band, Reggae, R&B and Rock. His voice is smooth as ever. I've only listened to this once, but was never disappointed with any of the tracks. My favorite standout is Moonshine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7yFkCMGrLY

and to show you that not only does ballads, he can rock. Check out his live performance Runaway Baby from Grammy's for Doo-Wop and Holligans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fviQQ03fq0I
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2012, 07:39:02 am
"Little Elvis" scene from Honeymoon in Vegas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFDcVvDB1Ko

I think he peaked here.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
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Post by: Mac on December 22, 2012, 07:49:34 am
That is hilarious  ;)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 30, 2012, 06:55:11 am
ZZ Top (Recycler) 1990

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/ZZ%20Top/275x2751990Recycler.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/zz-top-discography/msg15180/#msg15180)

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Post by: Mac on December 30, 2012, 10:14:40 am
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/M83-Hurry-Up-Were-Dreaming.jpg)

While I like some electronic band stuff, I had never heard of this guy until I saw a very extended Cloud Atlas trailer with one of the songs from this album. The combination of visuals and the music was excellent. The music by itself, not so much.

The rest of the album is very much eclectic and different one song from the next. Couldn't get into it. I'm not going to rate it because it wasn't for me. It did well on the charts though when released in 2011.

The last 3rd of the trailer... (Outro - M83)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 31, 2012, 02:56:59 pm
Live at the Royal Albert Hall - The Who (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02halfstar.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aFJBCIH%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Meh.... I have pretty high standards with music, and that goes for live music as well. I don't care what band it is, I expect to hear things clearly and recorded well. With a band like the Who, there is so much lost in a live recording... at least on this CD. Could be I'm sooooo use to the studio stuff, I just expect it.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 02:57:58 pm
What year is this recording? I see John on the cover.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 31, 2012, 03:21:47 pm
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What year is this recording? I see John on the cover.

2001... that's why I was expecting something cleaner.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 03:22:46 pm
That bad, huh?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 31, 2012, 05:18:33 pm
No. Not bad... Just not damn near perfect. There's no reason to listen to these tracks, when they are not recorded as well as studio, have lots of crowd noise, and in this recording, a lot of guest artist. If I was a real Who fan, I'd probably love it, because it would be different than the stuff before.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Michael W. Kellar on December 31, 2012, 05:50:52 pm
Listening to The Queen of Rock & Roll Lita Ford - "Living Like A Runaway"

(http://media.lehighvalleylive.com/music_impact/photo/lita-ford-2da87d453cc71b3e.jpg)

I'mmmmm Baaaaccck to post more and join in the discussions :)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 05:58:59 pm
Welcome back Lita!!!!!!! Oh, you too Michael. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)
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Post by: Michael W. Kellar on December 31, 2012, 06:14:45 pm
Thanks Chip :)
Richard Friend and I were talking today and he told me that I should come back since we were discussing KISS albums briefly on Facebook via my "Project Studio Rebirth 2012" folder - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151241977254823.473094.554729822&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151241977254823.473094.554729822&type=3)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 06:17:32 pm
Yeah, he sent me those pics last night and I had to politely inform him that I already saw those toys when I snuck into your room as you were sound asleep. He was kinda bummed that I didn't bring him along for the break in.

I'm sure you will have plenty to say in the KISS threads. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/rockon.gif)
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Post by: Michael W. Kellar on December 31, 2012, 06:21:30 pm
I am glad that you only snuck in and looked and were nice enough to not take anything, I might have gotten upset if something was missing  ;D

I am sure I will, if I could find the KISS thread  ???
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 06:24:50 pm
Go here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/discography-threads-(band-and-singer-reviews)/msg384/#msg384) to find existing threads on your favorite bands. Just click on the banner of your choice and rock the night away! Also, the Search button up near the top of the page works for quick access.

That's what she said.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Michael W. Kellar on December 31, 2012, 06:25:51 pm
Thanks brutha \m/ o.O \m/
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Post by: Mac on January 01, 2013, 07:00:36 am
That Pic of Lita in a large size poster would look awesome in my garage.
Dayum
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2013, 07:37:20 am
The real Lita would look awesome in my bed. You keep the poster, I'll keep the real deal. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_drool.gif)
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Post by: Michael W. Kellar on January 01, 2013, 07:57:01 am
I have a larger size of the same image saved to my computer :) Might be big enough to print a clear 8x10 :)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2013, 08:01:00 am
You should do a full life-size cardboard cutout and then stand her in front of the living room window for passerby's and watch cars pile up as they check her out. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2013, 05:15:16 pm
Lita Ford (Dancin' On The Edge) 1984

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/Lita%20Ford/275x2751984DancinOnTheEdge.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/lita-ford-discography/msg15355/#msg15355)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 03, 2013, 12:14:54 pm
Lita Ford (Lita) 1988

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/Lita%20Ford/275x2751988Lita.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/lita-ford-discography/msg15399/#msg15399)

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Post by: Michael W. Kellar on January 03, 2013, 04:01:59 pm
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/comicbookinker1971/BacktotheCave_zpseecaf2a1.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: coolguy44 on January 13, 2013, 01:23:16 pm
I am not really sure what I am listening to!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2013, 05:13:22 pm
KISS (Self-Titled) 1974

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20500%20By%20500%20Large%20Scans/275x2751974aKiss.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1579/#msg1579)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 18, 2013, 12:52:28 pm
KISS (Killers) 1982

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20Thumbnails%20275x275/KISSKillersThumbnail275x275.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2682/#msg2682)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 19, 2013, 05:48:47 am
The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get - Joe Walsh

I've been a fan of Joe Walsh from the beginning of his solo days. I had this album in vinyl and probably wore it down to a slinky. It doesn't hurt that it has one of the greatest rock songs ever with Rocky Mountain Way, but the there are several other staples on here as well.

Meadows rocks, There is an element of Jazz with Midnight Moodies, a couple of ballads. What's missing is his signature orchestral pieces he later started to incorporate in his releases.

Not all songs are good, but since most of the songs are short, you'll get through it quickly or just pop through it.

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/45650793/The+Smoker+You+Drink+The+Player+You+Get+155008.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0_KBe8z0h0
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: coolguy44 on January 21, 2013, 01:31:56 pm
Black Eyed Pees (don't ask me why I am listening to this I don't even know)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 21, 2013, 03:37:55 pm
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Black Eyed Pees (don't ask me why I am listening to this I don't even know)

Then why would we care to what your listening too?

Just blurting out you're listening or watching to Blah Blah Blah means nothing to anybody.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: coolguy44 on January 21, 2013, 06:02:48 pm
ok
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2013, 07:43:52 am
12.12.12 (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514n4PlSRGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

12.12.12 is a pristine recording with very little audience noise (yaaa) and only highlighting that artists are sometimes not perfect on their performances. I remember watching this and found that far more entertaining to visually watch the performances. Also since I really, really like only about half the artists, I find justifying owning this whole production not in my interest. I'll just record a couple of songs because they are slightly different than the studio version I already have.
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Post by: coolguy44 on February 04, 2013, 04:42:57 am
CD
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Post by: Mac on February 05, 2013, 04:30:23 pm
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MIj5eom3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I don't recall the Kill Bill soundtrack filled with a lot of movie dialog. WTF, every other track is moments from the movie. Then the songs are OK. Maybe it makes more sense to watch the movie first...

This is explicit and the N word is used in song and dialog, so yea, I won't be buying this, no less recording much of it.

I'm not gonna rate it. I'll watch it when it comes out and return to this later.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 10:17:50 am
Bryan Adams (Cuts Like A Knife) 1983

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/Bryan%20Adams/275x2751983CutsLikeAKnife.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/bryan-adams-discography/msg16773/#msg16773)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2013, 02:32:35 pm
KISS (Gene Simmons) 1978

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20Thumbnails%20275x275/1978GeneSimmons.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1604/#msg1604)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 12:59:18 pm
The Very Best Of Atlanta Rhythm Section (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Wc8z8HCUL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Can we say in unison.... RIPOFF. I heard an ARS song a while ago which prompted me to check out a greatest hits. I found this faux turd. But ya can't blame me for choosing this one. If you do a search on ARS, You will find 10X more albums of collections, hits, etc, then they ever put out. Apparently some of the members, whether original or not, re-recording the hits of ARS. I have yet to find this a good idea. Styx most recently did it for whatever reason and I think it's just a stupid move.

These are ARS songs and do sound somewhat like the originals, but there is some serious magic missing here. This might as well be a cover band record. I breezed through this in about 8 minutes. Just can't take off-shoots of the music I know and love.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 01:04:27 pm
I've never heard of this band till now.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:25:13 pm
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I've never heard of this band till now.

Serious or are you pulling my leg?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 01:33:06 pm
Serious or are you pulling my leg?

Very serious.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:52:26 pm
OK then... It makes sense, the 'original' band has not existed for a very long time, despite a ARS band currently touring.

Atlanta Rhythm Section was considered one of the bigger southern rock band in the 70's. They had some enormous hits like "Doraville", "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight", "Champagne Jam", "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover". I love their take on the classic "Spooky". That was a result of one of the band members being part of the original artist Classics IV. The members were originally studio artists that decided to get together and form a band. They had the classic duel guitar leads like Lynyrd Skynrd and Molly Hatchet, but they had a sound that was less southern, more smooth, mellower and pretty catchy. Live... they would  rock the house.

Here's a few tracks of the real band playing...

My favorite tune... Another Man's Woman... It's kind of like Lynyrd Skynrd's Freebird, building in all out jam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLZWwOGrl-g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHimj-crMrA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMAo0m4E4Lc

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 24, 2013, 01:58:02 pm
Here's a little bit of odd trivia concerning ARS. Back in the day when radio stations played vinyl, a DJ accidentally had it on the 45 setting of playing a 33 RPM record. Suddenly Stevie Nicks voice can be heard. This YouTube presents it very well. Even the signature Stevie Nicks warble is present.

I remember one station playing the whole song, just because they could and it sounded like Stevie Nicks. Some people still don't believe it. Those folks will say Stevie made a recording.

Atlanta Rhythm Section vs. Stevie Nicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckDlGYU4MUQ
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2013, 01:59:11 pm
I may have heard some of their songs on the radio back in the day, but as for the name of the band or even the titles of songs....nada.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 27, 2013, 08:34:09 am
The Beatles (Abbey Road) 1969

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/The%20Beatles%20500x500/275x2751969bAbbeyRoad.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/the-beatles-discography/msg1294/#msg1294)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 02, 2013, 01:13:18 pm
The Next Day - David Bowie (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iAL-zyeoL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I'm a mild David Bowie fan. I really like some of his material. Most of it, I don't.

The Next Day is getting rave reviews. From critics and fans alike. I myself find only one song on here palatable. The rest are not easy to swallow. They tend to be chaotic pieces that I can't find myself getting into. The rhythms are off and very different.

I know I'll never listen to this again. It was that apparent, this album was not my cup of tea.  :-\
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 02, 2013, 01:17:14 pm
Bowie peaked with Under Pressure. No lie.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 02, 2013, 03:52:36 pm
I hated his Tin Machine era
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 05, 2013, 12:45:11 pm
Shock Value II - Timbaland (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

I picked Shock Value up strictly to find anything Esthero. She is featured on one song, so I snapped it up. Putting the disc into the player only sank my heart within a few notes. Timbaland is nothing but pre-manufactured music with lots of autotune and massive amounts of bass. Not that I don't like bass, but this is so ramped up with Bass, it just becomes noise.

That was the first song, so onto the next. Good gawd. More of the same. In fact, I wasn’t sure if it even advanced because it sounded so much like the first. The 3rd song… more crap. Screw this, so I go to the song that features Esthero.

No surprise with the crap music, but I couldn’t even hear her singing.

This is just crap music for the masses that evaporates as soon as it ends.

Well, it never really developed into anything either


Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 05, 2013, 01:00:47 pm
Timbaland is geared strictly toward dance music. So, I was kinda shocked to see YOU with this in your hand. As a Producer, I think he is great and I don't mind the occasional song of his as a singer. Personally, I think his best stuff has been with Nelly Furtado.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 05, 2013, 01:09:22 pm
Like I said, I didn't know what I was walking into.

I think there was a Nelly song on there. Don't matter, couldn't listen to this more than a minute anyway.  :-\
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2013, 05:38:52 pm
P!nk (Missundaztood) 2001

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Pink/250x2502001Missundaztood.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/p!nk-discography/msg416/#msg416)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2013, 12:40:55 pm
Listening to Pandora (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/radio/pandora/msg2039/#msg2039) via Roku on my TV as I work. I have a handful of User-created Channels and the one that I'm current playing is of course P!nk. Although I wish that I could create it specifically to play just her stuff only, I don't mind the random songs that finds its way into the channel when they are good.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2013, 01:48:51 pm
Bon Jovi (Self-Titled) 1984

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Bon%20Jovi/275x2751984BonJoviCover.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/bon-jovi-discography/msg19105/#msg19105)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2013, 08:35:00 am
Listening to Pandora (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/radio/pandora/msg2039/#msg2039) via Roku , more specifically my Michael Jackson created Channel. What's odd is that the first song that comes on is the Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive. Go figure.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2013, 09:09:17 am
Has anyone experience Pandora playing the same song twice inside of 10 minutes? This is the second time they have played The Jackson 5 Who's Loving You. I don't object to this at all, as it's my all time favorite from J5. I was just wondering if this is the norm for Pandora or an anomaly.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on May 21, 2013, 09:40:19 am
Actually in a long play situation (2+ hours) I've never heard a repeat on Pandora.

Was it a slightly different version perhaps?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 21, 2013, 09:41:00 am
Same exact song from the same album.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on May 25, 2013, 09:43:47 pm
I took my mom to the Bryan Adams "Bare Bones" concert at the historic Ryman auditorium the other night and it was surprisingly good, thoughw e both noticed pretty quickly that EVERY single song was a love song.  But the performance was great, it was just him, his acoustic guitar (and sometimes  a harmonica on one of those neck-brace things) and every now and then a guy joined in on the piano.  I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, and it'd the first concert I remember going to in ages, and at the Ryman you're SO close no matter where you are (and we were pretty close).  It was quite an experience, I'm going to have to find some of those songs.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 09:52:34 pm
I'm slowly working my way through his back catalog. You can find it here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/bryan-adams-discography/msg10813/#msg10813).
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on May 31, 2013, 10:00:26 pm
A week ago I was trying to get Mary Elizabeth Winstead's voice in my head for one of my projects.  NOW I can't get this song out of my head.  Now I'm quite interested in hearing the rest of the album when it comes out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIgE_EVK5Lw
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 07, 2013, 10:15:34 am
Random Access Memory - Daft Punk (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01halfstar.gif)

Another experiment in music. I’m always on the lookout for new music. Something that will excite me. Make me stop and listen.

I had been noticing the media blitz of the Random Access Memory in the music sites and advertising. The only thing I know about this group, they were mentioned in another thread (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd%27s-blu-rays/tron-legacy-%282010%29/msg998/#msg998). Other than that… nada. The cover intrigued me. The name intrigues me. So let’s give it a listen, because apparently they are a big deal.

I think I was expecting a lot of synth type music. I start it up and am rather surprised to the contemporary jazz structure.

Then it crashes into a wall. The lyrics are autotuned. Big time. I thought that might be just the beginning, but I have to slog through the whole thing to find out entire song is autotuned.

Next…. Same thing. The song starts off compelling enough to get into, but then Autotune singing. In my book, that is a deal breaker. 

WTF

A few songs in, less autotune, to no autotune… but the singer is OK at best. Nothing to write home about. Very pop-ish sounding tracks.

The last few go back and fourth between some autotune and the OK voice of the singer. No song actually sticks out…. Except that last one that turns into a torturous wall of irritating synth sounds.

What I find about this release is, most of the songs started out with some great potential, but then shifts and it completely changes the product… none of which I ever want to hear again.

I tried... based on nothing, but ultimately this was a total miss.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Upfpq4XnL._SX300__PJautoripBadge,BottomRight,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 08, 2013, 01:02:35 pm
Foreigner - Acoustique
(http://www.foreigneronline.com/content/imgs/AcoustiqueandMoreCDCaseThumb.jpg)

I had heard about this release in a very 'round about way. One of my band members is a big fan of Foreigner. I use to be, but like a lot of other 70's & 80's bands, I just got tired of them. I heard them so much.

So I ran across this video, which has a very cool different beginning for Urgent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sfZXaSiwfU

I liked it so much I wanted to see the rest of the concert and it's attached to this 2CD/DVD release

Listening to the Acoustic version  (http://www.foreigneronline.com/news.html?n_id=746)of hits is rather jarring actually. You can see pretty much the rawness here off their website (http://www.foreigneronline.com/videos.html)

Anyway, they took themselves and stripped the songs down to the core. Like I said, I was jarred at first but after listening to it all, I am very impressed with the results.

The 2nd CD is re-made classic hits with their new singer Kelly Hansen. They mixed it slightly different, which is cool, but it still sounds awesome.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on June 16, 2013, 01:03:44 am
Just saw this, equally blown away by the video and the music (which I'm about to throw onto my iPod)

Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, John Martin - Reload

http://vimeo.com/67556702
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 17, 2013, 10:44:46 pm
The Winery Dogs (Self-Titled) 2013

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers%2002/The%20Winery%20Dogs/275x2752013TheWineryDogsCover.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/the-winery-dogs-discography/msg20019/#msg20019)

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Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 18, 2013, 07:20:10 am
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Just saw this, equally blown away by the video and the music (which I'm about to throw onto my iPod)

Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, John Martin - Reload

Video was cool. The song had some moments I liked. Now I need to check out the Wino's
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 18, 2013, 07:31:02 am
Now I need to check out the Wino's

Best tasting brew evah!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 08, 2013, 01:01:07 pm
Bowie – Best of Bowie
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JDQF9F5ML._AA160_.jpg)
Because I was thinking of adding Suffregate City to our song list, I wanted to hear more. Haven’t listened to Bowie for a very long time. It all sounded good.

Beach Boys - 5oth anniversary Tour Live
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DxlObWqlL._AA160_.jpg)
I have and always will be a Beach Boys fan. I’ve seen them numerous times and distinctly remember introducing them to my daughter and taking my brother to a concert. This is a live collection that is superbly recorded. The harmonies are dead on. In fact I like some of these recordings more than the studio because of the ‘full’ sound. Especially the bass. They dug deep too. Not every song was a hit here. They introduced a new song too. It was OK. The whole set is excellent, but I’m truly interested in about 1/2 of it. If you like the Beach Boys, I highly recommend picking this new release up.

New Kids on the Block – 10
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HqeSlRX%2BL._AA160_.jpg)
From a surprise recommendation (Chip) of the single Remix, from  NKOB 10, I decided I should give the whole thing a listen. I might be surprised some more. Sadly I was not. Remix is on the fence with being pop-ish, but yet it has this very infectious groove with some ‘manly’ vocals. The rest of the album falls on the side of the fence of pure boy band pop. I’ll just take Remix and move on.

Supertramp – Retrospectacle
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VF9F94Y6L._AA160_.jpg)
Supertramp is one of my all time favorite bands. Their sound is so unique. I thought Retrospectacle might offer some gem I’ve not heard before. Even if it’s one song. Well Retrospectable does offer a song or two I have not heard before, but to me, they are not gems. They are very early recordings of the band before they became radio friendly. Production is fine, it’s just the song writing that was still in it’s infancy. Did not care for them at all. Still, 90% of this set is solid and a joy to listen too.

Bob Schneider - Lovely Creatures The Bringdown
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pr7K4kvLL._AA160_.jpg)
On one of my Pandora stations, this song, The Bringdown, came on and caught my attention. It’s somewhat unique… somewhat catchy. So I’m thinking I’ve discovered yet another unknown gem. I got a chance to listen to Lovely Creatures and Perfect Day. I was unimpressed. It seems The Breakdown is kind of unique compared to a bulk of his music which IMO, is mediocre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVY_5GuvCV8
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 11, 2013, 06:13:18 am
Nice run of albums there Mac. I'm not surprised that the new album from NKOTB didn't live up to Remix. Hey, at least we got that song out of them.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 11, 2013, 09:08:59 am
Right, one song is better than none.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 11, 2013, 09:54:46 pm
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive (Rock Band 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zswdbf4zk6A

Paul Stanley just joined Bon Jovi as their new Bass Player.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 21, 2013, 10:01:25 am
The Church - El Momento Descuidado

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/70/El_momento_descuidado.jpg/220px-El_momento_descuidado.jpg)

The Church - Under The Milky Way has been always one of my all time favorite songs. I never tire of it. The other day while listening to Pandora I heard this acoustic version. Come to find out the band has put together not one but two albums of their music stripped down. El Momento Descuidado containing the acoustic version of Under The Milky Way. I've been a fan for the most part on the unplugged versions of songs. To me it's not only a different perspective, but shows how well a strong is written by being played raw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IitCjMUP8FY

the original studio version. I would love for my band to tackle this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6jhpaX7fNQ
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 21, 2013, 10:13:41 am
Quintin Tarantino's Soundtracks

Recently watching Django Unchained, as usual, I noticed the music throughout the movie. Tarantino has a great knack for music and his well of music must be massive. So I've been slowly going through them and snatching up some of the tracks that stand out and I connect with. BUT for some reason, I guess it's Tarantino making some of the decisions, but they all contain dialog tracks sprinkled through the CD. I don't get it.

Anyway Django Unchained has a couple of key songs that I just love. Freedom by anthony hamilton & elayna boynton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyCouqh8iQo

Who Did That To You - John Legend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34I2dCO8U8A
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 21, 2013, 10:24:15 am
More Quintin - Death Proof

There are some key scenes in Death Proof that are captured by the music so well.

Baby it's You by Smith is one of the iconic dance scenes. The original band here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6atUODsWGs

Movie clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Li4ZjBqt0

and just Loooooooooooooooove this song Down In Mexico - The Coasters  and nuff said about the visuals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfXtmnxhtTY

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 21, 2013, 10:31:22 am
MS MR - Second Hand Rapture

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61obQO52rkL._SY300_.jpg)

I don't know what exactly it is about this group, but I just love most of the songs, the extensive percussion (that seems to be more prevalent in songs of late) and well, Lizzy Plapinger's voice is just phenomenal.

Hurricane - MS MR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brJozYDT0Ts

but I heard Fantasy first and it caught my attention very quickly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE5DXUfX0cc
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2013, 10:38:13 am
You know I'm a HUGE fan of Tarantino's movies, but just as important as his written word is of course his song choices which brings something entirely different to a scene. You're spot on with what you've posted so far.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 23, 2013, 11:03:29 am
The Raspberries - Go All The Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybB6BWvb6bk


I have to thank Eddie Trunk for this one who talks on the latest episode of That Metal Show, about his first song he remembered hearing. Yes, I know who The Raspberries are, but I've never sought out to check them out till not. Love the song. Great melody.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on July 23, 2013, 11:46:22 am
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The Raspberries - Go All The Way

From what I remember, that was their only hit (despite the greatest hits CD)  ;D

Go All the Way pretty much reminds me to play in my mind 5 Man Electrical Bands - Absolutely Right.
Has similar grungy guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJUReTLNNYA
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on July 24, 2013, 03:31:22 pm
Trying to sort through my big playlist of "The Kills" (and several other unsorted playlists I've been letting sit on my iTunes), but I keep going back to this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwudqTCkBis

I do need to go on a hunt for more new music soon.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2013, 05:59:10 am
Bret Michaels - Jammin' With Friends Negative (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif) (is that possible? Negative nothing?)

(http://www.bretmichaels.com/music/jwf/images/about/team1.png)

Thanks Bret for one of the worst record projects evah. I am still literally in awe how bad Jammin’ With Friends is. Where do I begin. Let me start off by saying, I’ve been a fan of Poison pretty much from the beginning. All 4 members bring an ingredient and talent to the band to make Poison stand out. Including the pretty awesome voice of Michaels.

None of that to be found here. I can only think Michaels is either wasted or stroking in own ego and not aware. He actually talks one song. Many of others, he barely gets into singing, if that’s what you can call it. The recordings are abysmal. The whole thing sounds like a teenage garage band recording anything that they attempt to play. The guest artists (Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Edwin McCain, Miley Cyrus, Michael Anthony and many more) definitely do not raise the level, but in fact make the head implode with a huge WTF.

Worse is his attempt to reinterpret his Poison music with a country perspective. Holy gawd, what a cluster. I cannot express how bad this is. I know I’ve reviewed albums, especially pop stuff, I made an attempt to at least a listen, despite it not being on my radar… thus shagging it pretty badly. This is just horrendous for any ear.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2013, 07:40:28 am
Haha. Awesome! Even though this is the first I'm hearing about the existence of this album, I kinda knew this was going to be a "country" album. Well, his attempt at one. Your opinion of this is about the same as I had with Bon Jovi's attempt in a different genre. I don't know why these Hard Rock / Metal bands are trying to reinvent the wheel. Stick to what you know and you won't risk alienating your fans that kept you around all these years. Do you reeeeeeeeeally want to bite the hand that literally STILL feeds you by doing something like this? So late in ones career that they want to "cross over" to the other side. You're not going to win any new fans and you drive away the old ones, how's that gonna look in your bank account? Exactly.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2013, 09:34:12 am
The thing is I don't think this Jammin is that crossover to country Michaels has been talking about. That country album is still yet to be done.

This is just a lazy hemorrhoid of his past work. If I was the band, I would be sooooo incredibly pis sed.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 16, 2013, 10:47:58 pm
No idea where to put this.  But seriously, you take this, you mix in some Weird Al style stuff, imagine what could come out the other end...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DlDPeurRw
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 16, 2013, 10:53:07 pm
It's fine in this thread. But you might want to check out some of Mac's threads that are more specific, be it 'Great Videos' or 'Funny Videos'.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2013, 04:45:25 am
Ya fine here, but maybe add some text of the youtube so we can search on it if need be.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 17, 2013, 12:56:49 pm
The title of the video is "Christina Bianco Diva Impressions 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'" you can do a search for that or just her name and it should be the first video to pop up.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2013, 01:01:23 pm
The title of the video is "Christina Bianco Diva Impressions 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'" you can do a search for that or just her name and it should be the first video to pop up.

I think what Mac is referring to here is when we post videos of any kind on Penny Can, we label them accordingly above the posted video so that later, if we type in the Search box on Penny Can, we will be able to find them immediately rather than having to hunt for them.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 17, 2013, 07:42:55 pm
IIIIIII gotcha.  Clever.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 18, 2013, 05:44:24 am
I just tried a 'speriment and added black text to a post. Hmmmm, the search did not find it. Either it takes time to register or the search engine didn't see it hiding in the shadows.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 18, 2013, 11:18:46 am
Verve Remixed: The First Ladies (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03star.gif)

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Verve Remixed Projects. In fact I probably play this box set a couple times a year. Admittedly, the 4 pass in the project was lacking some talent. The First Ladies seems to be somewhat similar. I like some of the tracks, but most are just way overdone.

(http://images.vervemusicgroup.com/images/local/400/bad4bc9a-752a-4f60-9a22-073c03d7f7bc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2013, 10:13:17 pm
Banks - Fall Over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5g_S9Vzp9Hs
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2013, 10:29:32 pm
I'm still OD'in over all these KISS shows being uploaded to YouTube. It's awesome!!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2013, 10:58:14 pm
And while you're still reeling from my lack of familiarity with Breaking Bad, I don't even think I can even name a song by Kiss.  Well, "I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night" is one, right?  ...I should be watching those live concerts, shouldn't I?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2013, 11:05:31 pm
I should be watching those live concerts, shouldn't I?

F*ck yeah you should! Seriously, time to become a member of the KISS Army!! If you do, check out the show from San Diego, 2000 Farewell Tour (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/kiss-live/msg18133/#msg18133) which I love for personal reasons as I was there. But if you want vintage KISS, go with the Rock and Roll Over Tour (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/kiss-live/msg22087/#msg22087), which I gave 10 Stars.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 20, 2013, 08:30:24 am
Kiss? They had some hits... right?
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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2013, 08:38:25 am
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Banks - Fall Over

I rather liked that.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2013, 08:39:15 am
Kiss? They had some hits... right?

Nope. Couldn't tell you a name of any of their songs. Hit Me, Baby, One More Time maybe?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 25, 2013, 12:05:34 pm
With that kind of kiss, you'd need a shot of penicillin after.

Anyway, new thing I'm listening to:

The National - Don't Swallow The Cap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bFnA-8H-5lo
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Post by: Neumatic on August 25, 2013, 12:44:00 pm
I'm not surprised I haven't heard this original version before, but I still gotta post it cause it's so catchy.

Gloria Jones- Tainted Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NSehtaY6k1U
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 25, 2013, 12:50:00 pm
It's funny that you posted the original version because I've come across people that have said the original was by Soft Cell and other people have said that it's an original by Marilyn Manson. Ack!
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 25, 2013, 05:11:54 pm
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Gloria Jones- Tainted Love

Nice. I did not know. Now I do and I like it
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Post by: Mac on August 26, 2013, 05:52:21 am
These guys are passing through town. Never heard of them until I read good reviews in our local 'scene' newspaper.

I really like what I'm hearing here. I do understand the comparisons to Amy Winehouse

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9-JvdNNP-A
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Post by: Mac on September 29, 2013, 06:01:51 pm
Everywhere At Once - Paul Allen And The Underthinkers

(http://theseconddisc.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/paul-allen-everywhere-at-once.jpg?w=300&h=297)

Yes, that Paul Allen from Microsoft. With a lot of help from heavy hitting friends (Ann & Nancy Wilson, Joe Walsh, Chrissie Hynde, Derek Trucks and others) Mr. Allen puts a CD of various, but mostly blues tunes. All recorded very well and strong band, but nothing that really stands out. It is like it sounds, going in a variety of directions with guest artists performing so-so songs.

I do like Divine (vocals by Amy Keys) enough to record it. The rest were just not strong enough. Paul Allen probably pulled out all the stops and hired the best. Recording, performing, writing, etc.

If you like the blues, you just might give this a listen and even more so, enjoy it quite a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1U_ZaSkcts

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Post by: Mac on October 04, 2013, 10:14:10 am
Keith Urban: Livin' Right Now

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513CJJBYWNL._SY300_.jpg)

My bandmate and I are trading Concert DVD’s. I just recently gave him Lindsey Buckingham and Carlos Santana.
He in turn gave me a few. Last night I started to watch Keith Urban: Livin' Right Now. Let me start off by saying I only know of Keith Urban by name. And honestly, I have been actively avoiding anything to do with ‘country’ music.

I started up the DVD with the mindset…. Thrill Me. Well the first of many surprises was to hear Keith talk an Australian accent. Now wait, I’m about to listen to country music… right? With a small intro, the concert kicks into gear. Sparse stage and some pretty fine backing musicians. Just solid playing.

Then I was absolutely blown away at Urban’s guitar chops. Holy crap batman, he can play. Not just great rhythm guitar, but a mean ass lead. And he sings… well… while shredding the guitar.

This is not country. The only thing I heard was the country twang in his voice. Otherwise this is Rock/Pop gold.

This is from a concert in 2005 and it looked and sounded great. The way a concert should be recorded. Nice close-ups. Thoughtful editing for the viewing fan.

I’m a believer. I’ll admit when I see talent… country or not. I will definitely keep his music in my radar.

Here’s one of the songs off the DVD. You Won. I just love the arrangement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Tbj8uTqPI
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 04, 2013, 10:20:09 am
You know my disdain for country music. I was very reluctant to even try out Nashville because of it. But to my surprise, I love the series and more importantly, the music kicks ass (for the most part). But it's not because its "country" though. Most of the songs are either more Rock and Roll for the uptempo songs and the softer acoustic songs are more blues based than anything else. When they do give us country songs on the show, I still cringe. Not my taste. With all that said, I am willing to give Urban a chance based on your recommendation. If I can watch a show about country, I think I can do the same here. Will see if Library has a copy.
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Post by: Mac on October 04, 2013, 10:35:36 am
Agree. I'm on a fine line when it comes to country. I do cringe with the twang and especially the stupid subject of a song... red cup, trucks) But his guitar chops nailed it for me. He's just not singing and strummin', the guy is just a pleasure to watch and listen too. Especially this live performance. (So much, I'm going to talk to the guys about what makes a great performance for viewers. I think it's a ton of things like good material, talent, presence, professionalism, sound, lighting, etc. )

I may hate his studio stuff... I dunno. I don't even know what his hits are. I'm crossing my fingers.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 15, 2013, 11:33:09 am
Irons in the Fire – Redlight King
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_03halfstar.gif)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/723/m737.jpg)

Irons in the Fire is the sophomore follow up to Something for the Pain. I think the planets were aligned when I discovered Redlight King. They are heavy grunge rock band at times immersed in Hip-hop. It’s definitely a unique sound, but I pretty much liked all of Something for the Pain.

I was excited to hear about the follow-up. Always on the outlook for something more than the usual crap being put out.
Irons in the Fire is pretty much a carbon copy formula. Kind of like Nickelback. Found a sound and use it for every song. Unfortunately, most of the songs are mediocre at best. I wound up only ripping one song off this collection. Born to Rise. Irons in the Fire is still a well produced song, but for me it would be just a repeat of what I already own. I’ll pass on it, but would recommend if you’re looking for new material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIsomh4L-bo
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 29, 2013, 06:23:57 am
Lorde - Pure Heroine

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm124162872/pure-heroine-lorde-cd-cover-art.jpg)

Diving Board - Elton John

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm124225893/diving-board-elton-john-cd-cover-art.jpg)

Get Happy - Pink Martini


(http://www.wrasserecords.com/albums/images/pm%20get%20happy%20cover%2070.jpg)

Continuing Story of Radar Love - Golden Earring

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/4256/cover_37213722009.jpg)

Essential Cesaria Evora - Cesaria Evora

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/dro100/o191/o19185trevm.jpg)

Don't Explain - Beth Hart

(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m3bSAtvyBqu3eixy2er_PCw.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 29, 2013, 07:26:23 am
Thoughts on Lorde?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 29, 2013, 09:40:25 am
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Thoughts on Lorde?

Leaning towards Popish. I kind of hear a mix of Adele, Katy Perry and then some various female artists. It's the unique song writing and instruments that mesh well with her semi-unique voice. As long as she doesn't go all pop, she could be really an artist to watch.

She has a style... notice the similarities.

Royals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc

Tennis Courts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ymd-OCucs

Team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g03b4U_aPk
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Post by: Neumatic on November 08, 2013, 10:13:50 pm
Here's an interesting cover of that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDfMDyt7DEg
Lorde: Royals- Violin and Guitar Cover by David Wong and Bryan Mulholland

And checking out some more Hip-Hop Violin (which I've liked for a while), I found this awesome performer (who apparently's been all over TV in the last few days, but of course I wouldn't know that) named Lindsey Sterling.

And she did a cool cover too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2APZN9FJNY
Party Rock Anthem -Violinists can shuffle too

But she also did some cool original songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCsyshUU-A
Shadows - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfZ9BXaNyE
Lindsey Sterling- Moon Trance
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 09, 2013, 04:57:51 am
Isn't she the YouTube star? Or am I'm thinking of someone else?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on November 09, 2013, 06:40:42 pm
I think she is.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 11:38:15 am
Did not care to much for the Hip-Hop Violin (two words I'd never thought I'd say together.... ever), but I really liked the other video's.

Even the violin version of Royals... very cool stuff.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 10, 2013, 11:45:05 am
Diving Board - Elton John

(https://secure.wttw.com/images/products/PELTONP.jpg)

I've been a fan of Elton's since he first started. Ya, I'm that old. Anyway, over time, I've moved onto other things as he has.

With his latest release, I thought I'd give it a listen because the reviews say he's getting back to his beginnings. Well ya and no.

His latest project is bare bones. Keyboard, drums and guitar. This is a very stripped down set of songs and to me all sound the same after the listening to the first few. I know I went through it quickly... once, but there was not one song that sucked me in.

I'm not going to rate it. It just did nothing for me, despite it getting excellent reviews. He's coming through town next month but I've seen him so much and really don't want to see a concert of his bare bones stuff.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 12, 2013, 10:30:56 am
Sammy Hagar & Friends (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01halfstar.gif)

(http://i2.wp.com/screamermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Sammy-Hagar-Friends.jpg?resize=400%2C200)

Sammy’s recent latest effort is a mixed bag of styles, writing and guest artist helping out. I do applaud Sammy for treading new waters. I am not a fan of Sammy, cause I just don’t care for, IMO, his constant screaming a song.  I do really like a handful of his songs… a lot. Montrose, Van Halen and a couple here and there solo stuff.

With that being said, I did walk from this album liking Winding Down. It’s not slam you over the head with noise, but has some nice slide steel guitar to make it stand out.

With all the talent gathered on this album (Featured Guest Appearances: Kid Rock, Neal Schon (Santana, Journey, HSAS), Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, Chickenfoot)), Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Toby Keith, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Bill Church & Denny Carmassi (Montrose)), I didn't hear much of it. Sammy's voice and style just dominate.

The rest did very little for me. Especially his rendition of some of the classics. Magaritaville and Ramblin’ Gamblin Man absolutely suck.

If you’re expecting anything related to Van Halen, forget it. If you’re big fan of Sammy, then you might like this quite a bit. As I said, I'm not a fan, so take my review with a grain of salt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0V705aCYI

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 12, 2013, 08:34:24 pm
I still want to check this one out.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 21, 2013, 10:33:26 am
How cool is this? One of you ol boys turned me onto Lindsey Stirling... Still waiting on the CD from the library

Note, watch through to end for the gag reel

Mission Impossible (Piano/Cello/Violin) ft. Lindsey Stirling - ThePianoGuys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p0BqUcQ7i0

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on December 27, 2013, 08:46:39 am
Muse - The 2nd Law

(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/18338/homepage_large.7c30b60e.jpg)



Putumayo Presents Latin Beats

(http://www.musicline.de/cover/Putumayo+Presents%A5Various_Latin+Beat_0790248031224.jpg)
Yea, first time I've heard Hispanic Rap. Actually Chocolate by Profetas is the best thing on there.



Danger Mouse - Rome

(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/16548/homepage_large.6ea02474.jpg)

Heard Two Against One during 2 Guns. Liked it enough to check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UibsjY5K-c
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 02, 2014, 08:16:54 am
Pharrell Williams - Happy

Watching Despicable Me 2, one song stuck out and it was Happy by Pharrel Williams. It has that soulful popish feel, similar to Bruno Mars and a variety of the new Neo Soul artists out today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

The scene where this was used was pretty cool. Gru feels good because of his new relationship with Lucy. Very infectious.

Pharrell Williams is apparently one of those multi-talented individuals getting into everything. Notice the nuance of his presence in Daft Punk's current hit Get Lucky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 03, 2014, 11:34:14 am
The B itch is Back - Lita Ford (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

(http://cdn.acfrg.com/i/400_422_fit_ffffff__png/ACfrG/productpics_fullsize/2/268588-emp.jpg)

Lita Ford's latest is a live set from L.A.
I think you have to be a die hard fan to like this album. I am not. There is enough wrong with this album to never listen to it again or recommend it.

This is not a horrible recording, but it lacks in in most everything to want to listen to it.

First, the audio recording could have been sooooo much better. Despite hearing all the instruments clearly, for some reason the Bass is overpowering. A couple of songs are just unbalanced. One song in particular, I thought it was my player, but what I figured out is Lita Ford must have leaned back and from side to side while singing. The volume is all over the place.

While I don't know her catalog that well, most of these songs meant nothing to me. Her leading off with Elton John tune of The **** Is Back is simply horrible. The rest of the songs sound very 'garage band' like. Maybe that's the sound she was going for, but I found it frustrating to listen to. My expectations are very high. I expect quality and I would have thought such a seasoned musician like Ford would have matured and created something cleaner.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 03, 2014, 11:39:32 am
Didn't even know this was out. Sucks about the quality of the mix which is something I'm seeing more and more these days. Not sure why the sudden uptick of poor producing these days.
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Post by: Mac on January 03, 2014, 01:00:36 pm
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I'm seeing more and more these days. Not sure why the sudden uptick of poor producing these days.

I 'hear' this time and time again. I come to realize how important the producer's job is. He is outside of the band, but in the band to know good sound, good mix, good writing, instrumentation, etc. I speak of a "Good" producer.

I just imagine a bad producer is at the wheel on these bad sounding recordings. It maybe Lita Ford herself making the judgement calls. Dunno.

But like I said, I'm use to very well produced projects. That's what I like. The old garage band, dirty, slightly messy sound was the 80's. I don't like that. Some people do. Hell, some people love vinyl and the click and pops. That's reminiscing. That's not for me.

I think I mentioned watching P!nk, how bad the sound was. It was in a indoor arena, thus mudding up the sound. And on the flip side, I watch Muse Live at Rome and completely blown away at the clarity of the sound.

I loves me Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.... because their sound recordings are clean. Live they may suck, because they think volume is killer. Yea, right.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 16, 2014, 07:28:10 am
A couple of tracks off the soundtrack for Thanks for Sharing

Hero - Family of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeK0Cwr9sg

Damaged - Kathryn Gallagher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og5jIyytb2M
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2014, 07:46:55 am
Nice find. But no P!nk songs on the soundtrack?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 16, 2014, 08:39:24 am
Surprisingly... No

She does sing a little Come By Here (Kumbayah) with Josh Gad in a scene at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-46VgI2qwDo
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on January 28, 2014, 12:18:37 am
I'm way overdue to go through these posts and hear what I've been missing.  But in the meantime, here's what's in my ears:

Moonlight Breakfast - My Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j8JQiIJ3EhU
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 03, 2014, 07:56:08 am
George Thorogood & The Destoyers – Live in Montreux 2013
George Thorogood is one of those artists (Black Sabbath, AC/DC) where I love their stuff, but can only tolerate a few songs at a time. After that, it just grates on me. I picked this up in hopes to maybe discover something new. I did not, except for extended versions of some songs. It was OK, what I listened to, but offers nothing new

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drv500/v522/v52273gep5p.jpg)

Lindsey Stirling
 – Well, you guys introduced me to this young artist with rather eye opening take on violin composed music in a very contemporary fold. I recently got a chance to hear her premiere self-titled album. My take… it’s OK. In a nutshell it all sounds the same. This is not a bad thing, because I feel this way about classic Jazz in general. I’m sure it’s good for those who love it, but to my untrained ears, it’s all the same. But if you are really into her sound, then you will love the album. I found a song or two I think stood out… just a little.

I imagine there is a time and place to listen to her music. I would think she would be amazing to watch.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/Lindsey_stirling_album_art.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2014, 07:02:09 pm
Vinnie Vincent Invasion (1988)

(http://i.imgur.com/TFoQIfw.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/vinnie-vincent-discography/msg26166/#msg26166)

Click Me For Review ^^
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2014, 08:26:17 pm
Vinnie Vincent Invasion (All Systems Go) 1988

(http://i.imgur.com/KSlKpQb.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/vinnie-vincent-discography/msg26190/#msg26190)

Click Me For Review ^^
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2014, 10:08:27 am
Vinnie Vincent (Euphoria) 1996

(http://i.imgur.com/87UGAtF.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/vinnie-vincent-discography/msg26209/#msg26209)

Click Me For Review ^^
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 17, 2014, 12:03:55 pm
So Intense - Lisa Fischer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41861TY5R9L.jpg)

Because I recently watched the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd%27s-blu-rays/what-are-you-watching-%28dvd%27s-blu-ray%27s%29/msg25687/#msg25687), I wanted to hear the work of these women who devoted their careers to backing up musicians. None which really made it on their own. I had checked out Darlene Love's compilation and found it good, but nothing I would listen to on any regular basis.

Lisa Fischer also has a killer voice and was in fact able to put out solo album. Due to a variety of reasons, it fell flat. I liked a couple of songs. Mainly because most of the songs have that very distinctive late 80's sound with the drums and keyboard and guitars. The songs I like DO NOT have that sound and thus more listenable to me.

Regardless, I walked away with two new... uh, new to me, songs that I rather like. Victory for me.

So far, I've not been able to acquire the other ladies solo projects. I'll keep working on it though.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 25, 2014, 01:17:23 pm
KISS (Creatures Of The Night) 1982

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20Thumbnails%20275x275/1982bCreaturesoftheNight275x275.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2683/#msg2683)

Click Me For Review ^^
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 26, 2014, 03:18:49 pm
KISS (Lick It Up) 1983

(http://i.imgur.com/jYmidyq.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2684/#msg2684)

Click Me For Review ^^

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2014, 07:40:05 pm
KISS (Rock And Roll Over) 1976

(http://i.imgur.com/v6npsdI.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1587/#msg1587)

Click Me For Review ^^
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 20, 2014, 08:56:27 am
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61vJzw9i3BL.jpg)

I guess it's coincidence I picked up to projects geared towards orchestration. I'm always looking for something different, unique. I thought I would really like the orchestration angle on Tull songs and I probably would have loved seeing it. But just listening did not hook me. Maybe a later day.

Symphonica - George Michael

(http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/20/george-michael-symphonica-400x400.jpg)

Same goes for this project, though this live concert resembles more of what the tunes really are. There is no disputing Michael has one of the best voices in the business. This sounds awesome and was probably a visual treat as well, but just listening to the tunes didn't grab me. Many cover tunes of classics (not George Michaels).

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2014, 09:11:16 am
If only Queen had done the smart thing and lured George Michael into the band full time! I would have been okay with that move.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 20, 2014, 09:20:40 am
El Camino - The Black Keys

I don't listen to music radio anymore, so picking up new songs is done through other means. Pandora, sound tracks, commercials, clips, my wife... we were driving home the other night and Little Black Submarines came on and caught my attention. I really liked it. Then I picked up the CD and was over impressed with the whole thing. I recorded most of the tracks on El Camino to keep and play over. Maybe, just maybe, DangerMouse producing had a lot to do with it. I'm not usually into the 'garage band' sound, but this whole recording pushes the limits to edge. If you listen, all the songs seem oversaturated, but listen closer and they are clear, they just have that almost too much volume sound.

I just may have to seek out their other projects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_426RiwST8

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/The_Black_Keys_El_Camino_Album_Cover.jpg)

Horrible cover and booklet. Nothing but a bunch of pictures of old wagons. The vehicle in the cover image is a Plymouth Grand Voyager similar to the navy blue one that the group toured in for the first year and a half of their career.

Quote
I told my brother the idea and my brother was like, "You know, if you name the record El Camino, everybody's going to think of the car the El Camino." And I was like, "Yeah exactly. That's the **** point!" And he was like, "OK, but why don't we just put a car on the cover that's not an El Camino?" And I said, "OK, what kind of car?" He says, "Just put the first car you guys ever toured in on the cover.

I didn't get the joke
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on April 30, 2014, 07:19:21 pm
I dig those guys.  I think I have the whole album, but "Lonely Boy" and "Moneymaker" are in constant play on my iPod.

Right now I'm checking out Courtney Barnett, I heard this song (History Eraser) playing on The **** Podcast, and it was the first time listening to that show I thought "I gotta get this song!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_G5PlEXdk
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on May 06, 2014, 12:54:55 pm
The Very Best of The Meters

I've heard the name. Then my guitarist had to go ahead and introduce me to them and told me to check out the drummer.

Dayum... I like. Yet another style I'm going to have to pay attention to. Love the funky beats. Not sure we will add anything to our set list from them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBnQvd_xzs

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/139/MI0000139078.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
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Post by: Mac on May 07, 2014, 09:55:05 am
Black Crowes Live (2002) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_00star.gif)

A 19 song collection recorded in 2002.

Honestly I don't seek these guys out. We've considered playing 1 or 2 songs from their hits, but beyond that and hearing the hits years ago, they have never sparked my interest.

I picked this up hoping to hear maybe some new perspective on their hits.

What I heard was a badly recorded performance. Garage band style. I literally could not listen to this more than a minute of any one song. Horrible.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 07, 2014, 09:56:50 am
Never owned any of their albums. I've always thought they were overrated....even their "hits" didn't do anything for me.
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Post by: Mac on May 12, 2014, 12:54:17 pm
Linda Ronstadt – Duets

I haven’t listened to Linda Ronstadt since I’ve been in my 20’s when she was super hot musically. Some ‘Duet’ projects from a variety of long time artists have produced gems on occasion. I was hoping something might jump out at me. But sadly no. In fact, this projects sounds more like Muzak for an older generation than care to hear. Even the song with Don Henley didn’t do a thing for me.

(http://blog.sndimg.com/gac/news/linda-ronstadt-2014cdcvr-h.jpg)

Greg Allman – All My Friends, Celebrating the songs & voice of Gregg Allman
   
One of the greatest vocalist ever. A two record set that contains a ton of songs.  I didn’t know about a third of them. With just about every song sung by a different artist, some just didn’t gel with me. I’m sure a lot of has to do with the very iconic sound musically and Allman’s distinctive voice, cemented in place. The new voices just sounded out of place. The sound was phenomenal, but you know what. There is a ton of live recordings from Greg Allman and the band, which would provide a much better experience.



(http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/gallery/abb/admin/allmyfriends392.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 12, 2014, 05:14:58 pm
When did Linda Ronstadt's Duets come out? Even with what appears to be a less than flattering review, I'm still somewhat interested in this.
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Post by: Mac on May 13, 2014, 03:43:05 am
I thought it just came out?
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Post by: Mac on June 02, 2014, 07:32:03 am
Turn Blue – The Black Keys

Brand new release this week, that I was fortunate to be able to pick up at the library. I heard a track from a movie with one of their songs from El Camino and that caught my attention. I’ve tried a couple other prior releases, that didn’t do much for me. But I have found Turn Blue, instantly likeable. I would say, about 75% of the album I’ll be listening to a lot more.

(http://theblackkeys.wmg-gardens.com/sites/g/files/g2000003711/f/201403/TBK_0.jpg)


Corazon – Santana

Another brand new release by one of my all-time favorite artists. Going back to his roots and getting help from huge selection of singers and musical artists, he does it again and creates another fun album. I’m biased… yes. But even for those who are not, it would be hard to crap on this album. Very listenable.

(http://pics.redblue.de/doi/pixelboxx-mss-64793749/fee_325_225_png/Santana-Coraz%C3%B3n-%28Deluxe-Edition%29-CD-DVD-Pop-Rock-CD---DVD)

PS: HBO currently has a special documentary/concert going on now. It's primarly a Santana concert featuring tracks from the Corazon with the featured guests. The audio and video are phenomenal... as usual.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2014, 09:58:17 am
Currently listening to Pandora Radio right now as I work. I have my own creator owned "channels" so that I can get to specific artists that I want. The one I have up right now is of course my KISS channel. But it's damn frustrating in what they chose to stick into my random shuffle and it just doesn't make sense. With a KISS channel, are you really expecting to hear The Eagles' Hotel California and Kansas' Carry On My Wayward Son? No! Look, I actually like those songs, but they just don't belong in my KISS channel.

So, I ask you guys, is there any other alternative online radio services that would be more particular with what they put into the rotation? Spotify? What else? Please let me know you're pros and cons for whatever service you use because I'm 100% willing to move onto something other than Pandora if there is something better. Thanks.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 04, 2014, 10:29:01 am
Seriously, what the f*ck is up with Pandora today? My KISS channel has played a whopping total of 1 KISS song out of 15 songs so far. Hell man, they have played more Guns N' Roses songs on my KISS channel today than I would have gotten had I loaded my GNR Channel!!!!!!
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Post by: Mac on June 04, 2014, 12:38:29 pm
I too have been having similar issues with my Pandora selections. I thought it might be related to me doing nothing, what I mean, is giving thumbs up, thumbs down on songs. Because, like you, my artist tend to drift on the selected artist I want. And too, there are some bizarre songs, I would never expect to hear on that channel.

I’m hearing more about Spotify. Marketing and reviews. I haven’t tried it myself.

Same with Rdio
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Post by: Neumatic on June 19, 2014, 02:20:59 pm
Been waiting to hear more from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan The Automator.  "You And Me" was on my iPod for ages, and I'm glad to see their first video has that same old-school sultry sensibility to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_lKh8OoMPjU
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Post by: Neumatic on July 01, 2014, 11:49:04 pm
I dig Pomplamoose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VW7evu7SJBA
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Post by: Mac on July 02, 2014, 07:06:37 am
Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Ed.)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2014/03/Zep3Box.jpg)

One of my least favorite LZ albums. But you know what, I have probably not listened to the whole thing since my early 20’s because of that perception. Today, I find it refreshing mainly because of the more acoustic slant to this collection. I found several of them just plain beautiful in their simplicity. Really not simple, but multi-layered and it just sounds smooth.

I listened to the additional CD with outtakes, different takes on songs and raw recordings. Gallow’s Pole is about the only one I found to be as entertaining, if not more than the original. Beyond that, I didn’t find much to want to purchase this remastered extended set. Don’t get me wrong. All the songs are great quality. It’s just essentially double dipping for this particular project, IMO.
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Post by: Mac on July 02, 2014, 07:15:32 am
Quote
I dig Pomplamoose.

I found parts of this song and reinterpretation interesting.
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Post by: Mac on July 11, 2014, 06:34:06 am
CROZ - David Crosby (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/TXAAAMXQVERS6DmK/$_35.JPG)

I like David Crosby. I like CS&N. CROZ just didn’t do anything for me. I do think his voice is not as good as it use to be. The production value is spot on, I just was not in the mood for such mellow music. I doubt I return to it. Nothing stood out.
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Post by: Mac on July 11, 2014, 06:53:53 am
Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/G84AAOxy7nNTUqNW/$_35.JPG)

Let me state, I’m not a fan of R.E.M., meaning I can take ‘em or leave ‘em. I won’t turn them off if they come on the radio. R.E.M. have a few songs I hate (Stand, Orange Crush, Shiny Happy People) and they have a few that I absolutely love (Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts).

That being said, I thought I’d give Unplugged a listen too. I think what immediately hit me was how most of R.E.M.’s songs sound exactly the same. Maybe it was due to the acoustic rendition of their catalog, breaking it down to the core writing. I just blew through this 2 CD set because the next song sounded like the previous.

Even Losing My Religion disappointed me. I guess it just highlights how much production and depth songs have. I typically love Unplugged, but looking back, I guess I like the more drastic versions, especially from hair bands.

Not gonna even rate it. Can’t judge it fairly.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 11, 2014, 07:56:21 am
Is this an MTV Unplugged session or just them recording versions of their biggest hits acoustically?
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Post by: Mac on July 11, 2014, 09:10:08 am
Not sure... The way most songs flow into the next it sounds like a small audience hearing one concert.
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Post by: Neumatic on July 14, 2014, 02:13:32 pm
Apparently Nerdist has its' own video embed tech so I don't know if I can embed it here, so here's the link to Weird Al's new music video, "Tacky" (http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weird-al-yankovic-gets-tacky-with-pharrells-happy/).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 14, 2014, 03:01:57 pm
I tried embedding and couldn't get it to work.
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Post by: Neumatic on July 15, 2014, 10:56:43 am
Hey hey hey hey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc&app=desktop
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Post by: Mac on July 15, 2014, 11:01:57 am
The King of parody strikes again.

I can't seem to get his other video 'Tacky' (Parody of Pharrell Williams Happy) anywhere.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 15, 2014, 05:47:30 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Tacky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsWo8apgLys

I can't seem to get his other video 'Tacky' (Parody of Pharrell Williams Happy) anywhere.

Ahem.
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Post by: Mac on August 05, 2014, 07:22:46 am
G I R L – Pharrell Williams (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)
1 star for Happy

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Pharrell_Williams_%E2%80%93_Girl_%28album_cover%29.png)

Aw heck, why not give Pharrell a shot. Bruno Mars did it, maybe I’ll hear some fresh quality stuff here. Besides, when I first heard Happy in Despicable Me 2, I liked it immediately and knew it would be a hit. But now I’m sick of it.

But the album G I R L is a huge disappointment. Not one song except Happy sounds fresh. In fact, 3 of the songs start exactly like Happy with the Ooom, Ooom, Ooom, Ooom, Ooom, Snap beginning.

I thought G I R L lacked any kind of freshness or originality. A huge disappointment. I was expecting at the very least a couple of gems from this. Not so.
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Post by: Mac on August 05, 2014, 07:30:33 am
9 Dead Alive – Rodrigo y Gabriela (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/717/872/7c9234126be6283902063f2aa87698ee_large.jpg?1394191593)

I’ve enjoyed this duo on and off over the years. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with my frame of mind. They typically play aggressive flamenco, with their roots firmly grounded in heavy metal. These guys I feel are far more entertaining watching them, yet in the right listening area, their music is fun.

9 Dead Alive comes off more repetitive than I expected.

Or maybe it’s a situation like my thoughts on George Thorogood or AC/DC. When they come on, I love ‘em. But after a few songs… that’s enough.

Yes, I was pretty tired of the same sound within the first few songs. Excellent playing, just too much of good thing perhaps.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 05, 2014, 08:11:59 am
I can't remember the last new album I listened to from start to finish. I don't know why or what it is. But there has been a huge disconnect for me and new music lately. There really hasn't been anything on radio or TV lately that has just grabbed me by the balls and forced me to go down and check it out (either from the Library or Secondhand store with listening stations). The music I have been filling up on for the past year has been revisiting my old albums or watching/listening to bootleg concerts on YouTube.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on August 05, 2014, 08:18:16 am
It's out there... Ya just have to want to find it.

It seems all my exciting new stuff comes from Movie Soundtracks.
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Post by: Neumatic on August 11, 2014, 09:17:38 pm
I subscribe to a couple bands and musicians on Youtube but I have't heard anything new in a while (it does take a good long while to come out with songs and albums).  We are kind of in the post-album age, aren't we?  It's all about the singles now.

I will say that I do depend on you guys to clue me in to the newest, hippest stuff.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 09:38:32 pm
'Post-album age'. Why? Why? Why? Bring back the 70's and 80's!! You know, if Vinyl never went away in the first place, we wouldn't even be having this discussion right now. Buying an albums worth of songs was also about buying the package too.....the artwork on the cover, and hopefully some cool extras on the inside. If you look at the trajectory of the music industry format to distribute music.....everything has gotten smaller and smaller until one day.....there was no need for packaging at all.

Vinyl>8 Track>Cassette>CD>MP3>Cloud

Sigh.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 09:42:44 pm
Mac has been really good and finding gems for as long as I've known him. He has turned me on to plenty of different bands and singers that I would never known about. He's the man you want to pay attention when it comes to new stuff. As I said a few post earlier with him, there hasn't been anything new or good that I've managed to discover on my own, save for this (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/earworms-what-song-is-stuck-in-your-head-at-the-moment/msg29378/#msg29378), which I'm STILL listening to which is amazing for me that I haven't gotten sick of yet.
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Post by: Mac on August 17, 2014, 10:27:21 am
High Road - Night Ranger

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Uph9wdE0KcY/U088SzDP-hI/AAAAAAAADQw/5bbKZyaa-aE/s1600/night+ranger+high+road.png)

I'm giving Night Ranger's latest studio project a listen. Unfortunately, it's not doing much for me. The selections are a mix from some very hard to some rather mellow (Sister Christian sound alike). I'll give this another listen sometime.

My only take away thus far is an outstanding unplugged acoustic duet L.A. No Name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0zVPWyXC44
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Post by: Mac on August 17, 2014, 10:33:54 am
Chef - Various Artists

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41c1DzhR-BL._SY300_.jpg)

I saw Chef at the theaters and talk briefly about it here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/movies/what-are-you-looking-at-%28multiplex-edition%29/msg29106/#msg29106).

I knew leaving the theater I had to get the soundtrack. The music is up, happy, international and just perfect for a summer outside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNrlXjaxt4
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2014, 10:11:44 pm
Ace Frehley - Space Invader (14 Track Deluxe Edition - 2014)

(http://i.imgur.com/bgFDWhQ.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/ace-frehley-discography/msg31918/#msg31918)

Click Me For Review ^^
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Post by: Mac on August 20, 2014, 02:45:56 pm
Surprised? I don't think so (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/rasp.gif)
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Post by: Neumatic on August 22, 2014, 07:40:16 am
Thunderbusters by Wax Audio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiH1wNmZTII
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Post by: Mac on September 14, 2014, 02:40:31 pm
Mutineers - David Gray

I like David Gray because of his unique voice and interesting writing. From the few albums I've listened to including Mutineers, either Gray knocks it out of the park and captures my attention... or the song is just OK. I've yet to hear anything bad by him.

I've got a number of songs I'll be pealing from this project.

Title track Mutineers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXNsJhb7KAY
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Post by: Mac on September 21, 2014, 03:13:28 pm
Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar - Robert Plant

(http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/robert-plant-lullaby-artwork.jpg)

I picked this brand new release to see what Plant is doing of late. I didn't care for his previous work with Band of Joy and Alison Krauss. This new project while interesting, just didn't make me think must have. The album has a definite sound, one that I'm having a hard time categorizing. It reminds me a lot of the 3rd Led Zeppelin album due to it's very acoustic nature with some searing guitar here and there. It's still far superior to most current music being released. I might revisit this and it might grow on me.
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Post by: Mac on September 21, 2014, 03:18:42 pm
Fireball - Pitbull

In all honesty, I don't Pitbull. I've only seen/heard him a time or two on television. Recently I saw him perform on America's Got Talent with the Rockettes. The song and the dancing had my attention. I'm a sucker for a Latin beat, so this mix with rap was quite.... refreshing? Perhaps. Anyway, enough for me to notice and so I'll look into his other stuff. Who knows.

an abbreviated version on America's Got Talent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVyGFJ0YAWI

and one of many video's he made for the song... By the way, this video could go on the sexy video thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMqgVXSvwGo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 22, 2014, 07:47:44 am
I will definitely check this out. Wasn't a fan of his bluegrass offering, which is where he wants to stay in...or within the realm that is.
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Post by: Mac on November 01, 2014, 04:46:00 pm
Swing Both Ways - Robbie Williams (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/87/Swings_Both_Ways.png/220px-Swings_Both_Ways.png)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFx8ySwOVI

Robbie hits it out of the park again. What can't this man do? A sequel of sorts to Swing When Your Winnig. As you guessed, lots of classic swing with his own swing compositions. This round he duets with some great voices. Michael Buble, Lily Allen.

Not for everybody if your not into that old genre, but I found Robbie putting a great fresh sound to some of these classics

And yes, the title hints at risqué
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Post by: Mac on November 14, 2014, 08:23:13 am
Southbound – Doobies Brothers (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2014/08/The-Doobie-Brothers-Southbound1-300x300.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyqVmmGbdhY

The brand new project by Doobie Brothers shifts directly into the Country Music arena. It never occurred to me the Doobies were country in any respect. They are not, but it’s more country adapting to pop and rock arrangements.

I’ve been a Doobie fan from day one and they are at the top of all my music lists.

So when I heard about this ‘country’ diversion for the Doob’s, I gave out a big ol groan with disappointment. I didn’t know if the music was going to be new or do-over like a lot of bands are doing. To me the do-over signals the band has run out of energy. Also don’t mess with the classics.

I’m here to tell you I’ve given the project a spin and absolutely love it. This album completely surprised me at every track. Maybe because I was expecting the worst? This project is reimagining some of Doobies major hits supported by some of the biggest names in country music. What the Doobies did was just ever so slightly rearrange the song with the guest artist helming the sound. Tom Johnston, John McFee, Pat Simmons, and yes, Michael McDonald start the singing, letting the country artist tackle most of the singing remainder. The sound is full and tight. What I feared most with fiddling with a classic, instead gives the song a fresh and exciting sound. Who’d thunk that possible. It’s a win-win. If you like the Doobies, if you like rock, if you like country, if you like the featured country artist… any one of these… I think you will like this collection.

If this does as well as I hope, I can definitely see a follow up with more songs and country artists and God willing a concert DVD.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 14, 2014, 08:43:47 am
Interesting. How many of the classic lineup is involved with this? Is Jeff Baxter still in the band?
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Post by: Mac on November 14, 2014, 08:55:50 am
Jeff Baxter left long ago with occasional special guest appearances.

Sadly several members have died. Keith Knudsen (drummer; 2005), Michael Hossack (Drummer; 2012), Cornelius Bumpus (Sax; 2004).

The core of the Doobies is Tom Johnston, John Mcfee & Pat Simmons. They've adopted several musicians to fill out the rest of the band.
John Cowan – bass guitar, vocals
Guy Allison – keyboards, backing vocals
Marc Russo – saxophones
Ed Toth – drums
Tony Pia – drums, percussion
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 21, 2014, 05:28:24 pm
Billy Idol (Rebel Yell) 1983

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/Billy%20Idol%20275x275/1983RebelYell.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/billy-idol-discography/msg6589/#msg6589)

Click Me For Review ^^
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Post by: Mac on December 10, 2014, 01:43:23 pm
Rose Ave. ; You + Me (Canadian musician-singer-songwriter Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, and American singer-songwriter Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk.)

(http://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/youmeroseave.jpg?w=380&h=380&crop=1)

A short review... because essentially Rose Ave songs don't deviate very far from sounding alike throughout. Now that can be positive or negative. If you like that sound, like I do, this album is great to sit down and listen to. If you don't like the sound, then it's just deja vu throughout.

Rose Ave is uber laid back. Not a rocker in site, let alone something with energy. This is just smooth low music. P!nk is very distinctive in her duets, but she compliments Dallas very nicely. It's essentially voices, acoustic guitar and keyboards.

I think Rose Ave is a nice addition to the music world.

I added Capsized below, it being my favorite song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjYqdmtRSlI
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2014, 02:34:02 pm
Thanks for this. Gonna see if my local shop has a copy....Used or New.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 13, 2014, 08:37:34 am
Listening to Pandora Radio. I have a lot of work to get done today and just want to have random songs to get me through the grind. I have a few personalized Radio stations within Pandora that hit different genres. Currently playing the 'KISS Radio' channel. This isn't to say that it's just KISS songs. It has random artist that fit within the genre: AC/DC, Whitesnake, Ozzy, etc..... Once I get my fill of that, I will move onto my other personalized Radio stations that include The Beatles, No Doubt, P!nk and Michael Jackson.
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Post by: Neumatic on December 16, 2014, 02:53:31 pm
Taylor Swift mashed with Semisonic.  Interesting.

http://vimeo.com/103735466
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Post by: Neumatic on December 16, 2014, 06:29:35 pm
The 2014 edition of Pop Danthology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOHYCZLmbyc
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Post by: Neumatic on December 30, 2014, 02:40:31 am
About eight times in a row now.  So much for any sense of being tired or ready to sleep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3XY6wfSBw
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 01, 2015, 08:30:50 pm
Still listening to Pandora Radio on a regular basis, more specifically the Ace Frehley Channel. But what's interesting is that it's playing a lot of Iron Maiden songs and I'm really digging what I'm hearing. Yes, it's true, I don't own a single Iron Maiden album. Never have. Sure, I've heard plenty of their songs over the years on the radio and whatnot. But with the amount of songs I have been getting for the last couple of weeks, I'm compelled to check out my local record store and grab whatever CD's or Albums they have on hand. Not gonna cost much either.
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Post by: Mac on January 02, 2015, 02:37:34 pm
Soundtracks - Begin Again and Chef

The music is just awesome in these great little movies.

Here's a scene from the beginning where Mark Ruffalo's character envisions the song Keira Knightley is performing. I just thought is was very creative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=227m6uLCRtU

again, can't recommend either of these movies enough.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 03, 2015, 06:35:52 pm
I just discovered that iHeartRadio has an app for Roku. I mentioned a while back on here (maybe a year ago) that I was looking for a Radio app, but there was nothing out there at all. Jumping in, this app is EVERYTHING I want out of it. First off and the most important is that is has Live Radio stations locally. So, all the radio stations that I listen to are there for me which is great. The great thing is that there are over 1500 Live Stations to choose from so I will be able to add a few from the LA market that I listen to. So, guys, give me your favorite stations that you listen to locally so that I can see if the app has them so I can add them to my Fave folder. Thanks.

The other thing that the app offers is in creating your own custom stations, just like you can with Pandora Radio. iHeartRadio just may in fact replace Pandora because it offers more and I won't have to jump between either one.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 04, 2015, 04:39:31 am
That is great news. I did listen to iheartradio back in the early days. Not sure why I stopped.

Anyway, the only one I listen (Through podcasts) is 97.1 Dave Glover show.

No music... Sorry
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 04, 2015, 09:08:40 am
There isn't anything called 'Dave Glover Show' on the app, but there is a 97.1 in your market called FM News Talk. Is this one and the same?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 04, 2015, 09:25:47 am
Yes... that's the one.

It's a talk show that covers just about everything. They get incredibly silly to the very serious. That's what's great about the show. When they got serious with Ferguson, they took on all callers, brought in some African American's.

Then the next segment might be talking about their favorite TV show as a kid.

I love it. Dave is about mid 40's. They have Max and Tony who are younger (30's) and Mark who is early 60's, so you get all kinds of perspectives and they never hold back.

Note: The Dave Glover Show is hosted on 97.1 a very conservative politics station. Dave's show is defintely the odd man out, but he's the highest rated show (drive time) in the St. Louis area.

That being said, I don't think you'll hear much local talk specific to St. Louis. Dave could be living anywhere and you'll be able to relate to the discussions.

For the money, you should listen when Dr. Lynch comes on. Ho boy, this guy will make your head implode with discussions about paranormal, conspiracies, aliens, etc. Some people hate him, but he's pretty popular on there.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2015, 01:09:25 pm
Okay, having spent a couple of days with iHeartRadio, there is one flaw with their playlist that is a bit much to overcome at the moment. It's not a deal breaker in keeping me from using it. I will definitely keep it just for the Live Radio Stations, which was my primary reason for adding the app to Roku. But when it comes to custom stations, Pandora Radiojust blows it out of the water right now. It offers a better mix of songs pertaining to whatever artist I have selected. iHeartRadio seems to be a bit diverse in their pool of songs and I find myself clicking through more songs than ones I actually listen to, which is wasting my time and counterproductive. With that said, iHeartRadio does have the edge on the fact they don't have commercials every 5 songs, which Pandora does have.  So, there ya have it.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2015, 10:30:09 am
CATalunia Boy's Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2WQoC8WpSU&index=49&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

I saw this video maybe a couple of years ago. Not sure if I ever posted it here or not. Anyway, this is one funny video. The crowd reaction and the one kid trying to keep a straight face makes this a gut-busting laugh out loud 3 minutes. Prepare to be grinning from ear to ear should you watch this. What's even better is that they sound amazing.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 09, 2015, 04:04:15 am
What was that? The story behind it?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 09, 2015, 06:41:17 am
No idea if there is any story behind it. Well, there is ALWAYS a story. Maybe they just wanted to do something fun for those in the audience.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on January 10, 2015, 03:35:55 pm
Okay, since Mac bogarted that video of Chilly Gonzales breaking down "Shake It Off," here's Chilly performing three songs, Live in Graz (2013).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ0ImaGUYZo
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 10, 2015, 07:12:19 pm
Hope this is not a dumb question. Should I know Chilly?
Beyond the one I posted and this one, I never heard of him before.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on January 10, 2015, 07:19:39 pm
I've never heard of him before either, but I'm not going to feel guilty about that-- how can you hear of someone before you hear about someone?

I think, for the most part, we discover artists at just the right time.  Hearing his concerts today was exactly what I was in the mood to hear today, so it was a good day to discover him.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 10, 2015, 07:42:59 pm
Man, I love when that happens. It don't happen very often.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2015, 08:49:03 pm
Currently shopping on eBay looking to upgrade my CD collection with Remasters for the likes of KISS, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Not buying every release but my faves from each one.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on January 22, 2015, 12:50:35 pm
I just heard this one, I like it.  "I Can Lift A Car" by Walk The Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q03YOKrLTPo
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 22, 2015, 08:00:11 pm
I heard lots of influence from Peter Gabriel and maybe some Bowie?

I rather liked that. I've never heard of them before.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 22, 2015, 08:05:03 pm
Just picked up Hozier. I heard Take Me to the Church some time back and it just had a certain hook.

The rest of the album definitely sounds like this song. Some real good songs, some not bad. It's got a very unique overall feel. Maybe some John Legend, some southern gospel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw

and another stand out song... Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQm5Q2yWKcE
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 23, 2015, 03:26:43 pm
Molly Hatchet - Satisfied Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-uZ1zGJrEw


So, I'm in the middle of reading Joe Perry's book and he is talking about Mott The Hoople. Now whenever I hear or see the name Mott The Hoople in print or in conversation, I always think of Molly Hatchet because of their similar initials. They obviously have nothing else in common musically. Anyway, I asked myself, whatever happened to Molly Hatchet and what the f*ck was the name of the song/video where the band was 'in a bar'. I didn't remember the name of the song or even how it went. The only thing I remembered was that it was a song that I watched on MTV endlessly because I thought the song was kick ass. This is literally the first time I've listened to the song since the video came out back in 1984 and you know what......the song still kicks ass!! So, there you have it. I've given you your bedtime story for tonight people of Penny Can......now get lost!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on January 23, 2015, 08:23:34 pm
I absolutely loved Molly Hatchets first two albums. Funny thing is I have never seen a video of theirs. They were one of the few groups I just dug the music do much, I didn't have a desire to see what imagery they put to the song. Molly Hatchet just seemed like nothing I'd heard before.

I was actually saddened about Danny Joe Browns early death. Loved his voice. Even bought his solo stuff.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2015, 03:23:46 pm
KISS / Ace Frehley - The Remasters (1978)

(http://i.imgur.com/SKSXudj.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg33082/#msg33082)

Click Me For Review ^^


Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on February 01, 2015, 07:30:15 am
Because this exists, apparenty: Darude Sandstorm played on Accordions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uizNcQcpK-8
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 12, 2015, 05:34:30 pm
For the past few days I have been listening to a bunch of CDs that I've upgraded to:

Michael Jackson - HIStory
Michael Jackson - Thriller 25th Anniversary Edition

KISS - Self Titled - The Remasters
KISS - Destroyer - The Remasters
KISS - Rock and Roll Over - The Remasters
KISS / Gene Simmons '78 - The Remasters

Kind of swamped at the moment and can't really do a proper review for each. Will definitely do that when time permits and make it a point to compare earlier releases to the Remasters and Special Editions.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2015, 03:33:55 pm
P!nk - Try This (2 CD Uncensored Edition)

Yep, I'm still upgrading my CD collection. I just got this in the mail today. Gonna sell the single disc on eBay. I got the 2 CD Edition for $5. I'll be able to sell the single for the same price. So, it's just an even swap when you think about it. Win win.  :) As for the sound of this one compared to the other, there is no difference. I just wanted to get the DVD with it.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 22, 2015, 04:46:14 am
What is it?

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 24, 2015, 03:12:24 pm
AC/DC - Rock or Bust (2014)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 01, 2015, 10:08:52 am
Honestly I know less than a handful of songs by Lady Gaga, so color me surprised when I'm jamming to You and I on the radio yesterday, not even a clue it's Ms. Gaga. Man, if this doesn't sound like one of those country pop songs.

You and I - Lady Gaga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9YMU0WeBwU

the video is just wild

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2015, 08:59:12 am
I just got KISS' Destroyer Resurrected in the mail. Yep, I finally bit the bullet and decided to get it in spite of the fact that I said I never would. Listening to the Original Pressing right now and after that I will follow it up with Resurrected to compare the two. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2015, 12:49:43 pm
Just got The Beatles - Abbey Road (The Remasters) in the mail today. Rockin' it right now.........
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 14, 2015, 03:15:22 pm
Waste of money... That group will never make it
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2015, 03:19:24 pm
Waste of money... That group will never make it

Ye of little faith. They just booked a gig at an elementary school, payment with 4 little cartons of chocolate milk. So, you gonna clean that egg off your face or at least eat it?  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 15, 2015, 05:04:30 am
Their just a fad... Like hip-hop. Won't be here in a short while
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2015, 07:47:17 am
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault - Stevie Nicks (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Some stellar songs like Starshine, The Dealer and title track, but the rest are either just OK, and some just ill-conceived. We are talking about a major voice here, so the bad songs are way better than a lot of songs... It's just not grabbing me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg0K9uH-zpc

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2015, 07:50:30 am
X Ambassadors - Renegades

I heard this song on a recent Jeep commercial. two things, the commercial was actually endorsing the band and intertwined them into the commercial and 2nd, Renegades is an awesome song. Fits in nicely to a lot of other similar genre sounding songs of late. The library doesn't have any other their stuff, so I went to youtube to check out more. Some good stuff. Gotta keep an eye on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tu4wWSbnIs
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2015, 07:56:00 am
Waiting on You - Vallejo

Talking with my co-worker we were discussing music and bands we like, but people don't know about. He told me about his love for this Austin band - Vallejo. I checked out "Waiting..." and was impressed. Any group that has Sanatana leanings, you can call me intrigued. Enough for me to check out all their albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwhQVu6QSSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_fziZae40Q
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 15, 2015, 09:50:19 am
In a recent episode of Orange is the New Black, I heard Coming Down from The Dum Dum Girls. Never heard it before. Definitely caught my ears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZdbNMDH8hc
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 15, 2015, 05:55:29 pm
Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear 5 Stars


I forgot to write about this one. This was about 6 weeks ago. After getting hooked on the first 3 singles off the album, I decided to check out the album from my Library and it f*cking kicks ass! Love the album from start to finish. I listened to it non-stop for 3 weeks before I had to return it. There are at least another 3-4 songs that are music video-worthy. I've been looking on eBay since then, waiting to find that great deal. Highly recommend this to check out if you have not done so yet.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 16, 2015, 03:58:03 am
Sia... Sia... Sia?

Where have I heard that? Oh yea... I just ordered an album with her on it, that I've been wanting for years. Not because of her only... It's a various artists compilation of chill out and Trip Hop music.

American Rag 1 & 2. I've known about these albums for a long time and they were always incredibly rare and crazy expensive. I don't have a clue why. I've been checking over the years to see what is available. I happened to glance this week one evening and there they were... Good prices. Hope to be getting them soon.

I remember when I ordered them, Amazon through up suggestions for Sia.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on June 26, 2015, 02:16:40 am
I can't tell you how many times I restarted this one while on my walk today... I think I listened to it for half an hour.  And I totally forgot about the Breakfast Club-inspired music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWd3o-xujeE
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 28, 2015, 04:49:20 pm
Disturbed's cover of "The Sound Of Silence."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN8wSwmqjpk

Which finally led me to look up a mariachi version b/c of Arrested Development, this is what I found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzA6kMTbUQI

Kinda wishing now for a full length version with lyrics.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 29, 2015, 11:40:54 pm
Taylor Swift (1989) 2014
(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)



Just like everyone else on the planet, we all know who Taylor Swift is in spite of never listening to single song of hers. Well, personally I had never bothered to listen to anything she did, especially when she was the biggest Country Star. I'm not a fan of the music, so naturally I never had any desire to listen to her stuff . Well, this all changed for me once a couple of her songs (Shake It Off and Bad Blood) dropped as singles. I knew that 1989 was suppose to be heavily influenced from the 80's, making this a true Pop album, far removed from Country. Naturally I was curious to hear what the rest of the album would be. I love the two songs I mentioned, but I was highly skeptical an entire album would deliver. Very happy to say I was wrong. 1989 is a great album. It really exceeded my expectations and yes, it's definitely a Pop album and draws heavily from the best of the 80's. This just might be my new Party Album for the future. She sounds great, but I was more enamored with how the songs were crafted and arranged and how the songs worked in relations with each other throughout the entire album. It was fun to be able to pick up influences from 80's stuff.

A little fun fact about my Taylor Swift night tonight. I put my request for 1989 with my Library over 3 months ago. It arrived today and got to dive into the album tonight. In a twist of fate, Taylor was performing at Petco Park tonight. Totally forgot that she was even in town tonight. So, it was kind of an odd (or preordained) that the album would arrive 3 months to the day that she would be in town. Anyway, if you are looking for an allbum full of catchy tunes that actually sound great and unique from the tired old crap that passes for songs today, definitely give this one a Rent. Personally I will be looking for a Used Copy to Buy on eBay.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on September 06, 2015, 04:51:34 pm
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, John Paul Jones, Roger Taylor, and Milton Keynes form a "Supersupergroup" and perform "Under Pressure."  Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X93nVWNjns
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2015, 05:37:29 pm
Taylor Swift D.L.X. Deluxe Edition(1989) 2014
Target Exclusive


(http://i.imgur.com/ndIiTIx.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/taylor-swift-discography/msg35641/#msg35641)

Click Me For Review ^^

Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on September 20, 2015, 03:49:32 am
Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth ft. Meagan Trainor

So I was looking at billboards top 20 songs, which I rarely do, because I rarely listen to broadcast radio, and I wanted to find something for the band, I came across the Marvin Gaye title. Checked it out and immediately liked it.

I find it has a nice groove, very danceable, but making it a song that sound like it was written in the 70's, but musically sound contemporary.

Check it out.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 12, 2015, 11:54:34 am
Maybe you guys know about Rival Sons already? I just found out about them through a drummer forum, talking about a certain drum technique.

Man, I'm loving this...

Rival Sons - Pressure And Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 20, 2015, 06:53:53 am
Stereophonics Best of... Decade in the Sun (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

I've heard the name, but up until a few weeks ago, didn't have a clue to their sound. A buddy/co-worker turned me onto a hit of theirs. Handbags and Gladrags. This is an old Rod Stewart song, he was not aware of.
They nail this song with just a tad more orchestration. It's very nice. So I picked up the greatest hits from the library and save for 2 songs that are OK, I love each and every song. They range from ballad to rockin. The songs remind me a lot of the songs from my favorite movie Rudderless.

(http://www.everyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/stereophonics-decade-in-the-sun.jpg)

Now, I'm a quest to check out their individual albums and see what I'm missing.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on October 27, 2015, 01:07:06 pm
Keep the Village Alive - Stereophonics

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Stereophonics_-_Keep_the_Village_Alive_%28Album_cover%29.png)

Just digging this group. Like the greatest hits, I loved half the album. The other half was OK. Still pulled some killer tracks off this one.

Keep 'em coming
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on November 15, 2015, 02:23:38 pm
Def Leppard - Def Leppard (2015)

(http://www.melodicrock.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_image_full_node/public/field/image/defleppard-defleppard.jpg?itok=5N9ZK8L_)

Did this come out with little fanfare? I remember a little news about how all the guys were going to sing on it. Except of one song, I couldn't tell. It sounded spot on classic Leppard vocal wise. Music was iconic too. It's like nothing's changed. Thus the good and bad. It sounds like all their other albums. If you like the formulic sound, then you're going to like this. I liked it, but not much stands out for me. I liked a few songs and two of them lean less into arena rock than the others. I guess I'm looking for something different.

The lead off song rocks and sounds very much like their greatest hits. Let's Go'

https://youtu.be/8UgvND5W39U

but I enjoyed Battle of my Own a lot more.

https://youtu.be/bqaKgUKTxtk

There's more good stuff on here. If you like Def Leppard, then you will not be disappointed with this offering... There's something here for you.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 15, 2015, 02:38:43 pm
I totally forgot about this. I remember some press with Joe when he was talking about the idea or intent of what the album would be. Beyond that, this fell completely off my radar. I could have gone another 5 years and never remembered this were it not for you bringing it up. Definitely going to check in at my Library and see if they have a copy for me to check out.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 06, 2016, 03:00:20 pm
I don't post here as much as I should. It's quite a thrill to hear a song that totally grabs you. More often than not, it's usually watching something (TV, Movie, etc).

So we tried Lucifer the other night... and it was OK... we may continue, but it opened with No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant and I loved it. Never heard of it or the group before.

https://youtu.be/bQyfCsr0OVk

Hope to post more as they come to me.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2016, 03:24:43 pm
Great find. As for the series, I'm skipping it as I expect it to be cancelled. It's FOX. If it makes it a full season and has good word of mouth, I may revisit on DVD.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on February 25, 2016, 06:18:33 pm
Upside Down - Paloma Faith

https://youtu.be/lDeB5sDealI

Very poppish, but damn if it doesn't grab me. Heard in the credits of some recent movie. Love it
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2016, 06:46:18 pm
Amy Winehouse - Frank (2003)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on March 29, 2016, 02:43:05 pm
Disturbed performs on Conan.  I like this cover, and I think this performance might be slightly better.  Certainly clearer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 29, 2016, 06:41:47 pm
Coincidence... Maybe. Several the guys at work had me listen to this. They never talk music, but this week... This song. I like it.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on March 30, 2016, 11:46:19 am
I've been listening to Paolo Nutini. Heard just one snippet of a track from a movie, enough to catch my ear.

Iron Sky

https://youtu.be/ELKbtFljucQ



Also Elle King is my favorite go to lately. When I'm listening to spotify outside, I'll crank up her playlist.

Under the Influence

https://youtu.be/RKAoWpaqn5U
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on May 04, 2016, 01:38:34 pm
William Tyler - "Kingdom Of Jones"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDV2tJI3CMU
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2016, 04:17:25 pm
S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

https://youtu.be/zuHZAQbM7MA

I forget where exactly I first heard this. It was probably part of a movie soundtrack. Just love it. I could imagine performing this in my band, getting the crowd going.
Now to check out the rest of the album

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/554babe2e4b0e66924e4a375/t/55834fd1e4b0278a503bc9f3/1434669021421/?format=500w)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2016, 05:06:38 pm
Adele - 25 (2015)

Listened to this the other day. The songs are well crafted and Adele executes them flawlessly. But I don't think it's as epic as it has been made out to be. I think the first 5-6 songs are the best, but everything after that seems to be too much of the same thing. Same tempo, same arrangement. I prefer 21 more. I give 25 4 Stars out of 5.
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on May 09, 2016, 11:57:13 pm
This is pretty cool.. or at least an amusing little bit of eye candy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsEIzG85JjI

Quote from: Digg Video
Oscilloscopes visually measure voltages, which coincidentally is how sound is transmitted before it hits a speaker. But what happens when an oscilloscope measures a funky techno beat?
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on May 10, 2016, 03:34:50 am
I've got that CD. It's from a Sci-Fi soundtrack  ;)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on May 13, 2016, 02:19:25 pm
You know I like me some weird sh1t.  Well this sh1t is weird.  Thanks, io9!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM07r57QqGg
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on May 13, 2016, 02:52:07 pm
Agree... Pretty weird
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 16, 2016, 09:03:57 pm
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2016, 06:47:07 pm
Prince / Batman Soundtrack (1989)
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on June 01, 2016, 07:02:52 pm
I hope you started by saying "Gentlemen: let's expand our minds!"
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Mac on June 20, 2016, 05:30:20 pm
Led Zeppelin II - Train

I'm not really sure why a band would faithfully recreate an iconic album, note for note. Train does a fine job, but nothing new. Pat Monahan does an almost spot on Robert Plant. Again, not sure why someone would buy this over the original

(http://twt-thumbs.washtimes.com/media/image/2016/06/02/music_review_train_c0-625-3000-2374_s885x516.jpeg?b57910c25ff840f8cf0a570ad988a775f4c070ff)

https://youtu.be/8gVBXmVZxfY
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: Neumatic on August 01, 2016, 08:39:02 pm
Some Bill Bailey tracks for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SBue1DuCyc

Dueling Citars.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGYs7QS31V0

Trip-Hop Anthem.  Admit it, this combination never occurred to you before.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwaxWoJPUC0

Kraftwerk.  Arguably his most famous number.
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Post by: Mac on August 02, 2016, 03:40:16 am
That was very entertaining. I'm going to admit, I VR never heard his name or know who is.  :-\

He does seem to have variety
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Post by: Mac on August 06, 2016, 06:17:35 am
just discovered this one...

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

https://youtu.be/tqkPhTJMQDg

changed the video to include Justin Timberlake w/ Drink You Away
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Post by: Mac on August 06, 2016, 08:23:48 am
Yet another artist really digging...

Kaleo

Way Down We Go

https://youtu.be/0-7IHOXkiV8


Broken Bones

https://youtu.be/NOletMMI0B4
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Post by: Mac on August 21, 2016, 07:40:26 pm
Discovering all kinds of music and artists. So exciting.

Out of the gate from Fear The Walking Dead season 2, episode 8, first scene is this little haunting tune.

Jose Gonzalez - How Low

https://youtu.be/AwWkvE4gbqw
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Post by: Mac on August 21, 2016, 07:47:29 pm
This is my brand new find from Spotify and Pandora, the Hipster C*cktail station.
I heard a few songs that caught my ear ( like Kaleo has done ) recently and just love the sound and vibe of Ms. Emerald.

Caro Emerald

https://youtu.be/74LXx0wSqMI

https://youtu.be/CuKgncofDLM
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Post by: Neumatic on September 01, 2016, 07:34:20 pm
Man, I haven't heard from Pomplamousse in a LONG time.  At the end of the video, they explain why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYyT_lSyRTc
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Post by: Neumatic on September 06, 2016, 07:52:42 pm
Because Mac and I are watching "Better Late Than Never," there's the Girl's Generation music video "Gee" that the cast was visiting.  They're not actually IN the video, though, that was a lie.  NBC thought no one would check.  In 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7mPqycQ0tQ
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Post by: Mac on September 07, 2016, 03:38:38 am
Can't believe I'm gonna say this... Pretty good
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Post by: Neumatic on November 06, 2016, 12:53:28 pm
So, I may have mentioned on here that the original Jungle Book might well be my favourite movie.  It was certainly my FIRST one, and always a go-to when I'm feeling down.

Anyway, about a week ago I was shopping around and found an old Louis Prima CD, from, like, the DAWN of CDs.  Bought it, and have been listening to it a couple tracks at a time.  I like it quite a bit, but more than once there's been a song (like "bongo bango bongo I'm so happy in the jungle...") where my mind just goes "that's King Louie!"  I can't NOT picture King Louis singing some of these songs, and it just brings this big doofy smile to my face.  Especially when it happens the first time.  I finished the CD so I don't know the next time I'll have a reaction like that, but it's one of those rare happenstance moments that I just love.
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Post by: Mac on November 07, 2016, 03:26:34 am
That's pretty cool to have that unique experience.
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Post by: Mac on December 18, 2016, 01:23:58 pm
XXIVK Magic - Bruno Mars (2 stars)

(http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music71/v4/72/f9/66/72f966be-808b-8bbd-1391-692f168567aa/source/200x200bb.png)

I've really enjoyed Bruno Mars.... up to this point. Just gave 25K Magic a listen and it's everything I don't like about pop music today. This is so mastered and put through production, shiney and glossy, it just has nothing to grab me. I'm sure it's a perfect product for today's youth with the drum machines, autotune, etc.
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Post by: Mac on January 13, 2017, 07:08:25 am
Tennessee Whiskey is by far one of my favorites that I could listen to over and over. It's just magic.
and this amateur video though unusual for me to listen to, is very good. The guy does a great job and watching his daughter so proud of him is just priceless.

https://youtu.be/FgpF6YodTG4
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Post by: Neumatic on February 08, 2017, 08:03:39 pm
I've loved this song for a while now, but somehow I didn't see the music video until now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3EXHdT8DKM

Vitalic - My Friend Dario

I swear, I can't hear this song only once.
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Post by: Neumatic on February 17, 2017, 07:39:34 pm
New music vide by The Kills.  Would love to see this in VR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMcr4-7hlKs
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Post by: Mac on February 18, 2017, 03:47:59 pm
I try a lot experimenting grabs from the library, but 99% is not worth even talking about.

Currently listening to Train's latest. A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat and digging The News
I've grown to like Train's hits. They just create fresh and different kinda stuff.

https://youtu.be/4uxJ2LtOyRc
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Post by: Neumatic on April 20, 2017, 05:46:04 pm
BLACK SABBATH "Iron Man" - 2 Girls 3 Harps (Harp Twins) HARP METAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UV-2E8kEqg

Oh dude, love this.

You know, way back in the first season days of Game Of Thrones, I was thinking how many SF/fantasy characters were named Stark.. could imagine Tony Star being sent back in time and fighting knights and monsters in Winterfell... this music would have fit that perfectly.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2017, 06:24:10 pm
.. could imagine Tony Star being sent back in time and fighting knights and monsters in Winterfell... this music would have fit that perfectly.

I'd pay to see THAT!
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Post by: Neumatic on April 20, 2017, 06:47:58 pm
Could have an Outlander kinda feel to the whole thing, you know?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 14, 2017, 05:12:39 pm
Motörhead "Heroes" (David Bowie Cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J06yQb4lbPk

I caught this a few days ago and it was a pleasant surprise. This cover is pretty f*cking awesome.
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Post by: Neumatic on August 16, 2017, 07:48:02 pm
Tommy Lee watches kids watch Motley Crue.  He's just so happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ROT_o4q30
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2017, 07:40:52 am
I subscribe to this channel and love it.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on August 17, 2017, 08:54:57 am
very funny.  I love these...but seeing Tommy watch them is really priceless.

:)

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Post by: boyinblack80 on August 17, 2017, 08:59:12 am
just to add...at the end when he takes off the headphones.

he looks great.  Based on his lifestyle...him and Nikki had great genes...because both guys are getting up there and should look like Keith Richards at this point~~!!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on August 21, 2017, 02:52:18 pm
sort of like a shred video....

very funny though..and the cover actually sounds a little like Bon Jovi or something like Mr Big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW5btoF96jc&feature=share
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2017, 07:03:45 pm
Steel Panther - Wasted Too Much Time ft. Stone Sour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klYtT4fabQA&index=7&list=LLTVgXy5pOO9ff20O1Z1QPMw


Big fan of SP. These guys are underrated. Yes, their lyrics are tongue in cheek juvenile, but they can and do write some amazing songs. And they sound f*cking amazing. Case in point....this song kicks ass. Be sure to stay to the very end of the video for a visual treat.  ;)
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 08, 2017, 02:18:22 pm
I got in the wrong biz

:(

:)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 08, 2017, 06:01:56 pm
Not too late to start now. 50 year old rockers are the new 20 year old rockers.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 08, 2017, 07:10:50 pm
That is kinda true!!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 15, 2017, 08:32:54 pm
Taylor Hawkins - Range Rover B*tch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSs9EDzS4Ik


Great f*cking song....and the video is f*cking hilarious! 80's Retro FTW!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 15, 2017, 08:35:42 pm
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hump de Bump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM9uMJWtNww

It's been awhile since I've listened to this one. Totally forgot just how damn good the song is. Flea owns this.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 15, 2017, 08:40:40 pm
I heard a disco song from the Chili Peppers on the radio a few weeks back...this might have been it.

it was really good.

I was telling my wife about 10 months back...I HATED the chili peppers for the last 12 or so years (was a big fan a long time ago) but at some point I just hit the
complete over saturation point with the band...and especially on the radio...I honestly couldn't turn it off fast enough

Now I dig them again which is nice!

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 13, 2017, 10:20:58 pm
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiNnDpIW918

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2WJt6Cpwus


Okay. How did I end up here...posting this video with The Osmonds? Glad ya asked. So, 30 minutes ago, in my News Feed, the trending article was Donny Osmond talking about his (and his Brother's) Metal Masterpiece. Say what? Yeah, so I had to search this out on YouTube and sure enough, this would have been considered "Metal" (kinda) given the time period this came out. It's definitely not what I expected and I'm totally digging this song right now. Posted the Live and Studio version here.



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Post by: boyinblack80 on October 14, 2017, 10:27:39 am
I've always loved this song.

one tricky thing about it is it looks like Donny is singing back up vocals (at least it did to me) but it's another of the brothers who is a dead ringer for Donny.

Love this song by the way....it's really good.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on October 14, 2017, 10:29:12 am
I need to learn that dance.
   :P ;D
Donny is on Keyboard...the brother on bass is a bad ass singer!!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2017, 06:32:26 pm
There are parts of Crazy Horse that are reminiscent of Sparks to my ears.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2017, 06:34:50 pm
Sparks - Big Boy - 11/27/1976 - Capitol Theatre (Official)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYfhFpH95xU

Speaking of Sparks.....one of my fave songs. The groove is awesome.
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Post by: Neumatic on November 16, 2017, 11:03:02 pm
Into Things: Stranger Things Theme (C418 Remix)
Vs. Into You (Ariana Grande) Mashup


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6cYvE0pr4w

Sounds pretty cool, I think.


Lindsey Stirling - Christmas C'mon feat. Becky G

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

First Christmas song I've heard this year, and I quite like it.  Very interesting contrast of styles, too.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2018, 05:07:23 pm
Hear N' Aid - Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5H94GHb-10

CHAINER and brothers and sisters of Rock'n'Roll - Stars (Cover Version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE57Xu3XzPg

I don't care who you get to do a cover, there is no topping the Original. With that said....I was very impressed by the Cover here. I have no f*cking idea who any of these people are or even the bands they come from....but they brought their A-Game for sure. Hear N' Aid gets the A+, Chainer gets an A.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on January 31, 2018, 05:31:42 pm
The Pacheco guy can sing...the rest for me was not really happening for me (just in terms of what I like)

the song is so well written it still holds up though.

cool find

WE ARE CALLING YOU CALLING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on January 31, 2018, 05:33:10 pm
Lola is good too

:)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 31, 2018, 08:56:32 pm
Hear N' Aid KOREA - Stars 2015 (Hear N' Aid tribute cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxutLuUiKW8


Oh f*ck me! Sh*t! This made the hair on my arms stand up. It's THAT f*cking good! How the f*ck did it take 3 years for me to discover this video?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2018, 06:26:59 am
Fozzy - Painless (official video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KhM2QNdMLg


Awesome like. This is going straight to my rotation on my phone. Great video too. Is there anything that Jericho can't do? I wanna see the 'at speed' version of the video so that we can see where he has to sing to a sped up song. It's funny just thinking about that visual itself.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 04, 2018, 08:31:42 am
I like Fozzy too!!  Not heard this song yet.  When I get home I'll pop this on.

Yesterday I was really getting into early thrash metal. I was listening to Death, Nuclear Assault, and Obituary.  Take that for heavy!!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 05, 2018, 12:15:44 pm
slightly odd forum for this...but I am nearly sure you already have this up in another thread...so to avoid a total double post. .......

 I am in fact going through these today (so technically this is what I am listening to right now.)

it's super relaxing and ends with I think some great thoughts on being a player and artist.

rock on Joe~~!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Ri_3nxNH4

time for part 2 now

 ;D
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 05, 2018, 12:56:47 pm
obviously all the parts are good...but part 3 is KILLER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwQFs2hIlXo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2018, 02:36:47 pm
ELDERS REACT TO LED ZEPPELIN VS. GRETA VAN FLEET?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPkNxC6HCSw&t=190s


I love these React Videos. Jump to 2:56 for the perfect response.
LOL
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 29, 2018, 04:47:16 pm
hahahahahahahahah

I'll have to check this out.

oh man,.


just saw this....going to listen to this first

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSoMYqFQfIA
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Post by: Neumatic on April 04, 2018, 07:13:36 pm
"A Bad Mashup" - Pomplamousse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBW7BkBXxo4
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 13, 2018, 11:26:54 am
4MINUTE(포미닛) - 싫어(Hate) MV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_F9HUTYnl0&list=WL&index=8&t=0s


Best "Target" Commercial ever! ;D
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Post by: Neumatic on April 20, 2018, 10:28:52 pm
Grunt Work.  Another soothing song from Pomplamousse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzybnjcN-iA
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Post by: boyinblack80 on April 21, 2018, 11:44:13 am
For Chiprocks

I am sure you are subscribed to the uploader...but fun anyway!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioJIcP1C3hg
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2018, 08:12:11 pm
https://youtu.be/ynlhQo1kLWg.

This song f*cking rocks. The performance is great too. Andrew is always fun to watch live. This song is going into my song list.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 28, 2018, 08:14:19 pm
As for that Taylor/Ace clip, I posted that one couple years ago....along with her putting on the makeup. Still a great vid to rewatch over and over.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2018, 07:00:57 am
Childish Gambino - This Is America (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY

I just can't get this song out of my head since it dropped. It has a great beat and the video is exactly what everyone is talking about. It's shocking and has a great social commentary on the state of America. Great visuals. I'm always getting 'Reaction' vids in my YouTube feeds and I just can't not watch because I like seeing their reactions as well. Lando FTW!
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Post by: Neumatic on June 19, 2018, 09:56:43 pm
I'm sure you've all heard this song, even if you haven't posted it.  But I want to.  Partly because, of course, I have a story to go with this.

When I was in high school, the first friend I met was this kid named Matt, and we got like a house on fire.  There were always these gold  records hanging on the wall in his house and it was Nashville so I never really thought about it, but one day I asked what they were for.  "Oh, my dad was in a band called Toto, he did this song 'Africa.'"

So once this new cover came out and became a meme sensation, part of my brain keeps imagining Matt's dad going "...why am I getting all these royalty checks all of a sudden?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmRovgZsvAQ
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 20, 2018, 04:36:23 am
Weezer - Rosanna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8jr-p0lQZo

Really cool story. Yeah, I watched the performance the other day and I like their version of Africa. Also dig their cover or Rosanna too. So, who is Matt's father in the band? I want to know!
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Post by: Neumatic on July 11, 2018, 10:41:10 pm
An actual rock band performed "Dayman" from "Always Sunny" (couldn't find a thread for it) and it's awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3HTbS7OPqU
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Post by: Neumatic on August 11, 2018, 12:09:05 am
I listened to this song so. man. f*cking. times. tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8twpQTna_9w

I actually need to run it through Audacity, that abrupt ending is really annoying me.  Going to have it repeat and fade out, like a real song.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2018, 01:29:54 pm
Weezer (w/ Weird Al Yankovic ) - Africa (The Forum, Los Angeles CA 8/8/18)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvvHqKljb5Y


Only Weird Al can get away with rockin' out with an accordion.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2018, 03:18:07 pm
TOTO - HASH PIPE (WEEZER COVER) - LIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9OM1nxdYc

Turn around is fair play. Toto does a great job with Hashpipe.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 18, 2018, 11:10:34 am
Steve Perry - No Erasin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oawl9e-tFVM

Perry is back from a self-imposed 20 year hiatus.  I think the song is good...he sounds good. But I don't expect there to be any songs on the forthcoming album where we 'hear' vintage Perry hitting anything close to those high notes he is synonymous for. Like I said, this song is good for what it is and exactly what I expected. Will I check out the album when it drops? Yep.
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Post by: Neumatic on September 24, 2018, 12:01:42 pm
Weezer- Africa (Official Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk5Dwg5zm2U

So many levels of meta going on here.  They're covering a song by another band, with a video recreating one of their own music videos, with another singer impersonating their lead singer.  I love that.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 24, 2018, 02:12:46 pm
Ha! That's awesome. Did you also catch that they shot it in 4:3 to represent the original video aspect ratio? BTW, how the f*ck is it that Al never ages?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 04, 2018, 07:31:24 pm
RATT and Marvin Gaye - “I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57SNPbxi0r0

Okay, this is about the coolest sh*t I've ever heard! It's nuts how Marvin's vocals are locked in so perfectly with Round and Round.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 12, 2018, 02:53:11 pm
Warren Laban - Alone (Heart Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syiwLdPJ6ko

Color me impressed.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 12, 2018, 09:48:03 pm
Lou Gramm - I Want To Know What Love Is @Gathering On The Green - Mequon, WI - 7/14/2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1thQuFkuVmE


I've been listening to Foreigner for years and some of Lou's early solo work when he left the band. But I haven't seen any recent footage of Lou in probably 20 years if not longer. So, seeing this video just now, he is practically unrecognizable from what I remember him looking like all those years ago.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 04, 2018, 09:38:40 pm
Def Leppard - Personal Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YBC3ZVo7R0


I haven't really heard much of anything from Def Leppard since the Sparkle Lounge back in 2008. That's a long ass time. This cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" is better than I thought it would be. It's understated by Def Leppard standards, which I'm fine with.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 20, 2018, 08:05:38 pm
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh | Chris Farley Tribute [HD] | Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp2qkhHU0Mw


This is quite good, touching and sad all at the same time.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 14, 2019, 12:29:53 pm
Weezer - Take On Me (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7RwDnZI7Tw


Gotta love that Weezer has embraced their 80's inner child 1,000%.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 10, 2019, 08:23:41 pm
taking an awesome trip down memory lane...man the amount of talent in this room is surreal...it's inspiring, ass kicking, guitar licking...ear shattering, vocally insane.

we are stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM89fYqvvWw
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2019, 09:02:50 pm
You can never go wrong with Stars.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 10, 2019, 09:20:37 pm
man...such talent....Kevin Dubrow kills it...as does the guy from Blue Oyster Cult. (I mean they all do) of course...and the song...as simple
as it is...really is quite good...it's really a shame we don't see more footage of amazing singers like those who are on this, recording
lead vocals...to me that is really something stunning to witness and INCREDIBLY fascinating...man Geoff Tate sings so freaking raw...as does Halford!!!!  ...one man vs his vocal chords...let it freaking rip!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 10, 2019, 09:44:08 pm
have you seen this??

Rob makes Sammy seem really boring but this is a great little 27 minute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8VQxsTSEvE 
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 22, 2019, 05:24:12 pm
Stevie crushed this...so funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPqQZSWGZws
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 22, 2019, 06:03:30 pm
Yeah, I watched this about an hour ago. Good stuff.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 23, 2019, 02:26:36 pm
waiting for the Iron Maiden guy to drop some new tracks...he actually had to finish his Megadeth story...so he was saying he might have something for me tomorrow or for sure Monday....he's pretty fast so he should be done
and only focused on the Maiden stuff by Monday which is good..

so I am letting my eyes rest for 1 day and spending it going through ALL of Stevie T's channel starting at the oldest stuff...these old videos was where I first saw him...but then lost track of his channel for maybe 4 years
it was a LONG time...but I remember him in the shaggy hair days hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJccFiezLU
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 23, 2019, 02:41:43 pm
this was too funny....so this is the first video where you start to see his "personality" come out.
god the comment section on his videos are worth their weight in gold...so many people have gone back to relive the entire journey@@!  hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV5bOXqIrBE
Title: Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 23, 2019, 03:13:51 pm
dude this video is insane...I am totally trippin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDM77xe5Hs