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Lug 21 2009, 6:28 di sablespecterFastway / Waiting For The Roar / Waiting For The Roar (1) / ? 1986
OK, so I obliquely (or was it obtusely?) referred to Fastway before but have yet to choose a SotD by them! Not really an excuse for that, so here 'tis.
It would have been easy to choose something from the self-titled debut, which is probably the best known album owing to oft-played tracks Say What You Will or their cover of Uriah Heep's Easy Livin'.
But I have to choose the album-opening* title track to their far lesser-known third album because it's easily my favorite, scoring a solid 70% RDF. (And I see I inexcusably failed to include it in the list of HMs for the AotY Awards for 1986 - now amended.) For a very long time this album wasn't available at all, but it was re-issued in 2006 by the Beat Goes On label.
Everything about this album is good, from the playing, to the songwriting, to the great hard-rocking vocals from Dave King. I still have a hard time believing that this is the same guy that fronts Flogging Molly these days. …
Apr 15 2009, 21:23 di sfusyron2 Live Crew
2 Live Crew Is What We Are
3 Inches of Blood
Fire Up The Blades
The 5th Dimension
Up, Up and Away
The Last Supper
The Archaic Abattoir
Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Riders Of The Plague
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
If You Want Blood You Got It
Highway to Hell
For Those About To Rock We Salute You
Flick of the Switch
Fly on the Wall
Who Made Who
Viv Le Rock
Draw the Line
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes
Living in Darkness
The Goat of Mendes
The Alan Parsons Project
Disturbing the Peace
Mar 13 2009, 5:38 di sablespecterConnections is something new for 2009. It's just like playing Six Degrees of Separation. or Kevin Bacon. Except we're not using Kevin Bacon, just the "small world phenomenon" behind the game, and all connections must be made by using only musicians. But here you're not bound by only six degrees, nor is it a competition to find the fewest number of connections between the two artists. This is just an open call to post as many different paths as you care to identify, and to see if you come up with the same one that I have in mind.
What I initially post will be a simple pair, stated as Artist A:Artist B, and a statement of how many degrees my path contains. (Two artists are considered to have one degree of separation if they have worked together directly.) Then all you have to do is post a comment that shows the full connections signified by that one ":" and explain the connections in your path. For one simplistic example, I might choose two bass players*, Nathen Maxwell:Pete Way.
Dic 1 2008, 3:18 di sablespecterMetallica / Damage, Inc. / Master of Puppets (8) / Mar 1986
sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1986 (RDF: 100%)
The year of thrash metal supremacy! Three of the Big Four release their iconic classics, and the fourth wasn't far behind, recording theirs in the fall. Master of Puppets has always been my favorite of those four, was easily the AotY, is the only Metallica album to rate a full 100% RDF, and of course my favorite of theirs. I think the critics would probably agree with all four of those points!
I saw Metallica for the first time the same month this album was released, opening for Ozzy. We didn't even need to stay for Ozzy after that, but I'm so glad we did because I got my first (and sadly, only) up-close-and-personal look at Cliff Burton after the show, running into him as he escaped the Coliseum to the waiting bus. I remember falling asleep with this on my Walkman countless nights the first few months this was out and on through that long summer before I turned 16. Happy memories.
Dic 1 2008, 3:06 di sablespecterIron Maiden / The Trooper / Piece of Mind (5) / May 1983
sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1983 (RDF: 89%)
Three in a row?! Ah, you must think this is getting boring! Well, lookit it my charts and it's no surprise, is it? I'm only being honest. This is in fact my favorite album of the original Dickinson era. (Tough to compare to the present, but give 25 years of listening to the albums from this decade and then check back. PoM could still be my favorite, then, too!)
So how come it only scores an 89% RDF? The only reason that this album doesn't reach a perfect 100% RDF isn't because I don't like one track. As explained in a discussion with Grant (about a week or so before the 25th anniversary of this album!), it's because two tracks earn pink dots. If you look at the rules for the AotY awards, you see that pink dots count for a half-point, leaving us with 8/9 or 89%.
OK, so why is POM the AotY over the runner-up, which scored 100%? Am I just playing favorites since…
Lug 22 2008, 2:22 di sablespecterHumble Pie / "Stone Cold Fever" / Rock On (4) / Mar 1971
In late 1968, Peter Frampton and Steve Marriott were stifled by their existing bands and ready to break for something different. After a poor show by The Small Faces at the end of 1968, Marriott phoned up Frampton, whom he had met earlier that year, and along with teenage drummer Jerry Shirley and Greg Ridley (Spooky Tooth) on bass, Humble Pie was born with 1969.
The debut, As Safe As Yesterday Is, appeared the following August. It's a somewhat non-directional mashup of heavy blues, rock, folk, and pop, and yet it figures prominently in the history of the origin of heavy metal, or at least in the etymology of the tag. Critic Mike Saunders first used the term in reference to music in his review of the album in the November 12, 1970 issue of Rolling Stone: "Here Humble Pie were a noisy, unmelodic, heavy metal-leaden shit-rock band, with the loud and noisy parts beyond doubt... …
Mar 3 2008, 6:15 di sablespecterSparked by a question from kaleidoscopick, I thought it might be good for fellow vinyl fans to have a look into their collections and ante up!
Lemme know what's in your collection...all in?
Royal Flushes - complete catalogs:
Led Zeppelin is my only complete vinyl discography
Straight Flush - uninterrupted runs in a discography:
Iron Maiden (through Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son)
Black Sabbath (through Seventh Star) - longest run of 12 studio albums, and 14 overall including We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll and Live Evil
Ozzy Osbourne (through No Rest for the Wicked)
Rush (through Grace Under Pressure)
Deep Purple (through Come Taste The Band)
Van Halen (through OU812) - I really didn't want to let go after 1984!
Krokus (through The Blitz)
Journey (through Raised on Radio)
Def Leppard (through Hysteria)
Triumph (through The Sport of Kings) - but see Nagging Big Holes below
Aces - Favorite specific pieces, especially those that may be unusual, meaningful, or high-value:
Gen 7 2008, 21:15 di eroelingTen eerste even uitleg waarop nu pas, ik verveel me nu en dacht hier maak ik misschien nog mensen blij mee:P
Lang lang geleden op Vrijdag 22 juni 2007 stonden we veels te vroeg op (half 6) om even gezellig met een veels te volle wagen naar Dessel te reizen. Daar kwamen we dan ook lekker vroeg aan niet iets voor 8, toen even met de spullen naar de camping lopen, niet dus dat koste ons onze handen en een half uur. Daar aangekomen was het gelukkig nog erg rustig en na een kleine 10 minuten waren we binnen. Maar ook toen waren we er nog niet we moesten nog de hele camping over richting het festival terein zelf om daar ergens onze tent op te mogen zetten. Uit eindelijk was het 10 uur voordat we de tenten op hadden gezet en we eindelijk even konden rusten, naja biertje drinken dan. En een beetje lol gemaakt om 12 uur stonden we dan voor de porten van het festival terein zelf. Binnen even rond gekeken waar je wat kon vinden wat we waren nog nooit naar graspop geweest maar het wijst allemaal voor zich eigenlijk. …
Gen 5 2008, 1:08 di sezzlesBit old now, but reviews for the following can be found on my site www.freewebs.com/sezzles - other than ones i have mentioned before:
Hard Rock Hell 2007 @ Butlins Minehead - Twisted Sister, Saxon, Fastway, McQueen, Turisas, New Generation Superstars.
Hyde Park Calling 2007 @ Hyde park London - Aerosmith, Chris Cornell, The Answer, McQueen and more.
More gigs added when available.