• Cheep Poisoned Leopard

    12 Jul 2009, 16:27 by thebrucewayne

    Sat 11 Jul – Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Poison

    It was nice to see Cheap Trick opening. They did a short set of their popular hits and a couple from their new album, The Latest. Lots of cool banter from Rick Nielsen, and Robin Zander was in good form.

    Poison came on and I didn't know what to expect. Bret Michaels was noticeable hoarse, but he carried the set well, cutting up between (and during) songs about the band's longevity ("22 years!"). There were some great C.C. DeVille guitar solos, a good tribute to the military, Michaels on the harmonica, and very cool pyro.

    It seems Joe Elliott's mike or vocals were a little off during the Def Leppard set, they seemed fuzzy or muffled.

    As I've seen (so far) this summer, most of the big bands have these videos pretty much synchonized to their songs, so they don't stray from the format too awful much. After getting used to the sound, the DL part of the show was a lot of fun. …
  • 50 about my top 50

    7 May 2008, 15:47 by loverockit

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Wham! I was a huge George Michael fan and I liked Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, so I suppose it was a natural extension.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Toto: Africa in one of those infomercials LOL

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
    Scorpions: That'sa hard one, they're not really known for their lyrics, but I guess "just a drop in the rain" from Humanity.

    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    The Angels: I only have their greatest hits album Wasted Sleepless Nights so that one by default.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Oasis: All 6

    6. What is your favorite song by 50?
    Rod Stewart: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy.

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    Michael Penn: Walter Reed does a bit since it's sad they closed it down.

    8. What is your favorite album by 15?
    The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses since it's the only album by them I've heard.

    9. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Crowded House: World Where You Live is one of the best songs ever.
  • Cheap Trick

    23 Jan 2008, 02:52 by lesiku

    Okay, well I guess it's time to make a post about Cheap Trick because they shot up my top artists at an alarming rate. They're up there comfy with Leppard and Kiss, two bands I previously loved very hard.

    Cheap Trick... let's see. If you asked me a year ago, I'd have said "Ugh, I hate Cheap Trick!" The only song Jack.FM ever plays is I Want You to Want Me (Live) and I just found it lame, and repetitive, and I thought the singer sounded like a geek. Oh, how I would eat those words.

    When I realised it was the same band that gave me The Flame when I was 6-years-old, sobbing and sighing over the fact it wasn't written for a girl like me, I pulled an about face. I was very intrigued by the fact I could have such a love/hate relationship for a band. I didn't know much else about them. So I humoured myself. I did some research. Like Kiss, their popularity exploded with a live album, ironically with no hits to their name. …
  • Très amusant.

    20 Jan 2008, 21:37 by lesiku

    My my sister and nephew were over today, so my nephew had run of my computer for a good hour. Which would explain the hip hop hiccup in my playlist. It's only sorta cute. I'm just sorry I never raised him on rock and roll. I've failed him as an aunt.

    So anyway, my top 10 of the week contains not a spot of Def Leppard. That's a little embarrassing and even more hard to believe. Even though I'm engaging in hot Cheap Trick sex these days, I'm still paying about $1000 on prime Lepp tickets this spring. I wouldn't go anywhere near that for Cheap Trick, unless this was 1980 and a make-out session with Robin Zander was included in the price of admission.
  • What my musical universe is like:

    21 Jul 2006, 05:29 by mikeroach113

    You might be wondering what my so-called musical universe is like. Well, it's probably something like this:

    It would be like it is today with just these changes:
    The Wall is the most successful album of all time.
    •"Sentimental Street" is Night Ranger's biggest hit, not "Sister Christian", plus Night Ranger's album "7 Wishes" is one of the biggest selling albums of all-time
    •Shitty boy bands (*NYSNC, Backstreet) and teen pop (Britney, J-Lo, Christina) don't exist
    Peter Frampton's two Atlantic Records releases are million sellers, and don't just have a cult following, and "All Eyes On You" is a #1 single
    •Anime music is played on mainstream radio and Adult Contemporary and AOR radio stations
    •"After The Fire" is Roger Daltrey's biggest and most successful solo single
    Johnny Hates Jazz and John Parr have more than just two top 40 singles
    Foreigner's "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and "I Don't Want To Live…