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What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:43:04 am »
...Voices in my head. No, that's not a band either.  ;D
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 04:29:48 pm »
Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury

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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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 04:31:54 pm »
Michael Grimm

Admittedly I am a fan on the side. I recognize Grimmís 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. Iíve got to pass on this one and hope he regains that direction that got him into the public's ears.

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 05:23:35 pm »
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 10:21:11 am »
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 02:31:50 pm »
AC/DC (Highway To Hell) 1979

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 06:32:56 am »
Journey - Eclipse (ECL1P53)

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



PS: what's with the expensive CD?


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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 06:41:00 am »
Bad Co - Live At Wembley

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. Iíd 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 Iím 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. Iíll give it a few more listens and open my ears up a tad bit more.

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #9 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
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 07:25:19 am »
That's just ridiculous. Shame on you Amazon!
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #11 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

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 08:01:15 am »
Dave Mason - Live at Perkins Palace

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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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #13 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
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2011, 10:34:05 am »
Led Zeppelin - How The West Won

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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