• Albums Owned...

    2 Jun 2013, 05:56 by NLMenke

    Total: 613; CD: 499; CD-R: 30; tape: 77; vinyl: 4; DVD: 3
    Me total: 366; CD: 329; CD-R: 28; tape: 2; vinyl: 4; DVD: 3
    Parents total: 184; CD: 109; CD-R: n/a; tape: 75; vinyl: unknown
    Sister total: 63; CD: 61; CD-R: 2; tape: n/a; vinyl: n/a
    ~Last updated: November 16, 2014; 12:15am~

    *artists link to last.fm page - albums link to blog*

    .38 Special
    - 20th Century Masters: .38 Special (Me: CD)
    - Special Forces (Parents: tape)

    3 Inches of Blood
    - Fire Up The Blades (Me: CD)

    - Back In Black (Me: CD; Parents: tape)
    - Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap (Me: CD)
    - Live (Sister: CD)
    - The Razor's Edge (Sister: CD)
    - Stiff Upper Lip (Me: CD)

    - A Compilation Of The Best Of Balls To The Wall & Restless & Wild (Sister: CD)
    - Balls To The Wall (Me: CD)

    Adam Ant
    - Friend Or Foe (Parents: tape)

    - Aerosmith's Greatest Hits (Parents: CD)
    - Big Ones (Me: CD)
    - Just Push Play (Sister: CD)
    - Toys In The Attic (Me: tape)

  • Fun survey 3

    22 May 2010, 16:49 by LollyBubbleGum

    Here's how you do it:
    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. No cheating!!

    Opening Credits: Killer Dwarfs - Out On The Streets
    Waking Up: Kiss - Shandi
    First Day At School: Gypsy Pistoleros - Shotgun Kiss Is Ay Que Dolor
    Falling In Love: Danger Danger - That's What I'm Talking About
    Losing Virginity: Wolf - The Parasite
    Fight Song: Agentz - Stick To Your Guns
    Breaking Up: Leatherwolf - Too Much
    Prom: Richie Sambora - Undiscovered Soul
    Life: Kiss - Hate
    Mental Breakdown: Kiss - Deuce
    Driving: Steve Stevens - Dementia
    Depression: L.A. Guns - Face Down
    Partying: Hardcore Superstar - Hello / Goodbye
    Happy dance: Kiss - You're All That I Want
    Betrayal: Vain - Far Away
    Regretting: Black 'N Blue - Stop The Lightning
    Long night alone: Cheap and Nasty - Live In A Lie
    Flashback: W.A.S.P. - Mercy
    Getting Back Together: 58 - Send My Baby Home
  • Top 1000 Albums (1970-2009) - Part I (2000-2009)

    23 Nov 2009, 12:42 by Funkafonik

    Alright, as we near the end of this first Y2K decade, it's time to take a look back at all the best Albums that have been released in the last 40+ years.

    I'll start off this extensive research with 2000, up until 2009. I'll then go back to 1980, all the way up to 1999, to then wrap things up with the 70s and before.

    I'll be choosing my Top 25 Albums for each year; an ordered Top 10, and ~15 others worth mentioning. I'm also considering the live albums and EPs (~5), but they have their own section since songs on these have usually been released on official releases. The final result will be a Top 1000 for Official Albums, and Top ~250 for Live/EP albums.

    These are general rankings of how I see them today, but note that I haven't necessarily discovered and enjoyed all these albums on their released years, some I discovered years later. So these are also based on how important (to me) some of these albums were at the time.

    (**) are the complete albums I was into at that time;
  • Song Of The Day - 17th May 2009: Water on Ares

    17 May 2009, 15:32 by GrantRS

    Steve Stevens / Water On Ares / Memory Crash (4) / 2008

    Stevens is good when he's doing pacey hard rock verging on metal instrumentals, but its when he does slower tracks like this one that no one can touch what he does. (Such is my opinion anyway.)

    One soundbite I thought of to describe this track was 'If Hendrix played chill out music', only that doesn't really work because Hendrix did play a lot of chilled out tracks (eg. Little Wing) that didn't sound much like this.

    Last time I checked this track was streamable on this site. Having read some of the recent entries in last.fm's blog though, I don't know how long it will remain that way. Obviously existing geographical restrictions reply.
  • Stunning instrumentals

    24 Mar 2009, 20:14 by hdsander

  • Song Of The Day - 8th February 2009: Day of the Dead

    8 Feb 2009, 23:56 by GrantRS

    Derek Sherinian / "Day of the Dead" / Mythology (1) / 2004

    Artist: Derek Sherinian
    Original Album: Mythology
    Track: Day Of The Dead

    Although the number of times I've mentioned Sherinian in my journals is becoming completely ridiculous by now, I currently have an obsession with this jazz/metal instrumental featuring Zakk Wylde and Allan Holdsworth, Tony Franklin, Jerry Goodman and Brian Tichy.

    Beginning with a simple and only ever so slightly menacing keyboard riff from Derek, we then have Zakk Wylde render his guitar version as only Zakk Wylde can. Almost the first half of this 8 minute instrumental is a frenzy of metal punctuated by Wylde's aggressive and distinctive rhythm style while Sherinian and (thanks to overdubbing) Wylde trade solos and Sherinian lays down some melodies in his equally distinctive style that, for me, is the perfect accompaniment for CGI footage of planets passing each other in a dramatic shadowy, threatening way.

  • Song of the Day - 3rd February 2009: Tziganne

    3 Feb 2009, 11:14 by GrantRS

    Bozzio Levin Stevens / "Tziganne" / Situation Dangerous (7) / 2000

    Artist: Bozzio Levin Stevens
    Original Album: Situation Dangerous
    Track: Tziganne

    I am really impressed by this (fully streamable on last.fm) album. Surely a case where the end result is greater than the sum of its parts. One of those instrumental albums where every track is blissfully perfect on first listen and no two tracks that sound similar.

    When Steve Stevens does his flamenco thing (see also El Flamingo Suave for an example of this) the results are always jaw dropping, but add into that equation ex-Zappa man Terry Bozzio's show-stealing percussion and the seemingly unfaultable bass work of Tony Levin and I quickly reach a point where I could hardly react any more positively. If we're talking ratings out of ten, this track has enough jaw-dropping awesomeness to qualify for a full ten and has me struggling not to blurt out the all-to-nonsensical 'eleven'.

  • 2008'in enleri

    11 Jan 2009, 05:04 by ucantekme

    en iyi album: Steve Stevens - memory crash
    en iyi sarki: Jesse James Dupree & dixie inc - rev it up and go go
    en iyi konser: Endeverafter
  • Beach Bash

    31 Aug 2008, 21:50 by thebrucewayne

    Fri 29 Aug – Verizon Wireless American Music Festival

    So far... Morris Day was forgettable... When are people going to realize starting anti-war chants in a military town is generally frowned upon, regardless of right or wrong. His primping and prancing was somewhat comical, but tired. The numbers were better than his few known songs.

    Next night -- Billy Idol really rocked more than anyone expected, I think. He put on a great, extended performance and he had the super guitarist Steve Stevens burning up the stage. Stevens stayed out during Billy's "intermission" and blew everyone away (he even played a theremin). DC's The Blackjacks opened for them and this is a band I'm gonna check out more.

    The last night -- B-52's -- Coming on a little later after the city gave out awards for the morning's half-marathon, they put on a great show with Kate and Cindy belting out songs like it was 20 years ago. They sang a few songs from Funplex in between their old favorites. …
  • With a Rebel Yell...

    5 Aug 2008, 23:16 by DiamondDave

    Thu 31 Jul – Billy Idol

    It’s up to London for my first show in a while, this time to Brixton Academy to catch 80s icon and old punk Billy Idol.

    Obligatory alcohol related comment: it’s a Carling Academy venue; nothing much else needs to be said does it?

    Obligatory transport related comment: is it really a good idea to have three lanes at every junction, all of which have to merge into a single lane before the next stretch of road? Every few hundred yards? Maybe that’s got something to do with congestion…

    No support act (again) for this one, so it’s straight on to the main attraction.

    To be honest, not a lot has changed since the last time I’d seen him. Release-wise there’s been a Christmas album (which was thankfully ignored here) and a new best of, but there’s not any reason to expect a significant change in the set list.

    No, the voice isn’t quite what as good as it has been in the past or on record. But then, is this about the voice? No, it’s mainly a nostalgia trip.