• We must be over the Rainbow!

    11 Oct 2009, 11:20 de pviitane

    Sat 10 Oct – Over The Rainbow

    To be honest, I had severe doubts about this show. My thoughts were along 'old farts', 'rip-off' and other derogatory thoughts.

    Then, however few days before the show I was reading Roy Davies' excellent Rainbow biography ("Rainbow Rising. The Story of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" published by Helter Skelter, 2002) and suffered an acute paradigm shift.

    I came to realize that all these people (with the exception of Jürgen, of course) were once handpicked by The Man Himself and who am I to argue his choices. These musicians have showed talent and ability and were thus selected to join one of the worlds premiere hard rock bands. Later on they may have been sacked by Him but that was the reality when working with a genius striving to find a direction and commercial success.

    Overall, I was very happy I went to see 'Over The Rainbow' as I've grown up with these songs and I was privileged to hear them performed live even if not by the respective line-ups.
  • Song Of The Day - 3rd June 2008: Stand In Line

    3 Jun 2008, 13:45 de GrantRS

    Impellitteri / "Stand In Line" / Stand In Line (1) / Jun 1988

    Artist: Impellitteri
    Original Album: Stand in Line
    Track: Stand in Line

    Here's a band that very few people on last.fm seem to listen to. When this album was recorded the lineup featured Graham Bonnet (of Alcatrazz and Rainbow), Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) and Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot) alongside the young shredder Chris Impellitteri after whom the band was named.

    I can't really say that the album has dated well, but that's not really an issue for me. It's a good performance from Bonnet, backed up by a very capable guitarist and includes a cover of the Rainbow hit Since You've Been Gone which Bonnet originally sang on, only this version has a slightly heavier production and a solo with about three times as many notes in it. Though one is perfectly entitled to prefer Richie Blackmore's original solo.

    There's also a nice instrumental version of Somewhere over the Rainbow which is frequently traded over filesharing networks…
  • Soundtrack of my life! - June 07

    1 Jun 2007, 3:49 de Lozza-licious

    Yeah..I titled it June because I'm addicted to doing this :P Yes, I know I'm sad xD

    1. Put music player on shuffle.
    2. Record songs.
    3. Don't cheat.

    Opening credits: Everything Back but You
    Comment: A reminder not to dwell on the past and to move on! ^^
    Pick some words: "And now you're out there with a bitch, slut, psycho babe. I hate you, why are guys so lame? Everything I gave you, I want everything back but you!"

    Waking up: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
    Comment: Another song about being able to accomplish things and just moving on...yes a good song to make me feel motivated waking up. :)
    Pick some words: "Put your hand in my hand baby, don't ever look back!"

    Average day: Californication
    Comment: Quite depressing that's my normal day...:P
    Pick some words: "Space may be the final frontier, but it's made in a Hollywood basement"

    First date: Stargazers
    Comment: Not really first date-ish...but an awesome song!