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  1. 4 hours ago, Biz Prof said:

    Well, it's been done before, but not to the lengths Rick would go.


    That is actually pretty cool for that guy.  Does anybody remember the song "Willie the Wimp" by SRV, with the chorus "Southside Chicago will think of him often, Willie the wimp and his Cadillac coffin"?  That dude AND his Cadillac coffin were real!


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  2. I'll be in St. Augustine for a few days.  Any cool independent music stores I should check out?  Good breakfast place recommendations?  Also, need one slightly nicer place to have dinner one night for our anniversary.  Doesn't have to be fancy-shmancy - just good food and atmosphere.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!

  3. On 11/7/2022 at 4:06 PM, Brooks said:

    You don't like Riot? A lot of hit or miss tunes on their albums, except for Fire Down Under which is all killer no filler, IMHO

    Just listened to it yet again.  It's OK, but I don't connect with on the same level as the other bands I mentioned.  Like DaveL, I just thought it was funny that the "They Just Seem a Little Weird" book is all about Cheap Trick, Kiss, Aerosmith and...Starz.  One of these things is just not like the others and it reminded me of the many times over the years that people raved about Angel, Riot, and Shooting Star (along with Starz) and I'd listen to them and just shrug my shoulders.

  4. I saw Nazareth about 20 years ago and they came out and OPENED with Razamanaz!  Dan's vocals blew me away.  Hair of the Dog was the first album of theirs I ever heard (on 8-track!) and I could still listen to that every day and be happy.  RIP to one of the greats.

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  5. On 11/2/2022 at 12:34 PM, DaveL said:

    Not a bio, but in the middle of "They just seem a little wierd"  cool book,  which I think would appeal

    to many here...    don't quite get the amount of pages dedicated to Starz but I guess I understand the

    Aucoin/Kiss machine a little better...                      

    I've got that one to read later.  I went straight from the Brian Johnson one to Bon Scott: Have a Drink on Me written by his first wife.

    I just don't get Starz.  A lot of people who love the same bands of that era as me (Cheap Trick, AC/DC, Nugent, Molly Hatchet, etc.) REALLY love bands like Starz, Riot, Shooting Star, and Angel.  I've listened to those other bands many times trying to understand and they just don't connect for me.  The production was nowhere close and none of them were nearly as good as players or as consistent as songwriters.  Different strokes, I guess.

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  6. I just finished Brian Johnson's the Lives of Brian.  He's a great story teller and pretty funny.  The book stops when he joins AC/DC and records and starts touring for Back in Black, but it was a great read none the less.  Fascinating insight into growing up in post-war Newcastle, trying to make it in the music biz with his previous bands, and the crazy dumb luck you have to have and risky decisions you have to make in order to be successful in the music business.  I really wish he would do another book covering the post Back in Black years, but I doubt he will.

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  7. I despised that band at first, but later came to appreciate a few songs.  Mick is the only one in the band who I ever liked as a person though, probably because he just did his job and kept his mouth shut.  I found guitar parts in several Crue songs that I thought were cool so kudos to ol' Mick for that.  I will definitely be checking out his solo album when it finally comes out, which I hope is soon.  The guy was a warrior to put up with those three and his condition.  He's earned his retirement.

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  8. 9 hours ago, topekatj said:

    There are two Hamer Korina V’s at Guitar Center for $4200 each. One is red (good condition) and the other is NAT (excellent condition).


    I actually saw those already.  I've contacted both GC's about them and never get a response.

  9. On 10/1/2022 at 12:27 PM, Dave Scepter said:

    Oh God here we go again... old men whining about fuk'n prices again!.. over and over!!.. This shit will never end! 🤣

    If I went to the grocery store and bread was $15 a loaf, yeah, I'd bring that up!  It's literally remarkable, hence the remark.  And BTW, I'm 27.  I didn't realize that was an "old man".

    OK, I'm not 27 but you didn't know that.

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  10. Is there any reason someone would think a korina Vector is worth $9,000???  WTF were the "limited" Wilcutt differences?  Did they stuff the control cavity with $5000 in cash?



    I guess that makes this one a bargain...



    Sorry if I sound bitter.  I've been trying to grab one of these for years and the asking prices have gotten crazier and crazier, yet I don't see any selling for those ridiculous prices.  I need a "market correction". lol

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