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tommy p

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What is the weight of the wrap? How is the wrap's acoustic tone? Is the wrap waterproof? Does the wrap anger easily? So many questions...
  6. A couple of local players I really respect swear by Stringjoys. I'm going to try some after I run through my current stash of Dean Markleys.
  7. That's my favorite Police song, so of course as YouTube became super-huge I had to look up that show and watch it. Very cool!
  8. Wow! Written by Mitch Perry and Ralph Morman of the Joe Perry Project. That's definitely good enough to make me want to hear the rest of the album. I've got an old Talas LP - I think it's called 'Live Speed on Ice'.
  9. I thought the Kramer Nightswan was cool when it first came out.
  10. I actually saw those already. I've contacted both GC's about them and never get a response.
  11. 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.
  12. 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? https://reverb.com/item/61267546-hamer-usa-korina-vector-brazilian-rosewood-1958-flying-v-style-coa-2007-natural I guess that makes this one a bargain... https://reverb.com/item/46401334-hamer-1997-vector-electric-guitar-used-natural-korina-1997 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
  13. You can set up the green Line 6 DL4 delay pedals to do that. I used mine on Fooled Around and Fell In Love. I imagine there are other pedals other than a straight up volume pedal that could achieve the same results.
  14. I'm the exact opposite...well, on some of the bands you mentioned. All the early Maiden, Priest from Hell Bent for Leather up, and Queensryche all still sound fine to me. Never liked Crue and still don't. I actually do like some of Mick Mars' playing and I will give his solo album a shot if it ever comes out. Vince Neil is the bane of my ears' existence which might have something to do with it. That voice is nails on a chalkboard for me. And you are correct - I think Geezer could and still can play his ass off but that "all over the place" style on bass is not for me in hard rock or metal music (usually). He probably could have been a great jazzer. To think the rest of them thought he wrote the best lyrics and THAT'S what they ended up with? Yikes! I don't really care for Bill Ward's style either. Again, too all over the place for me. BTW, I f'ing LOVE Born Again so everybody can hate on me all they want for that! I'm glad at least one person kind of understood my criticisms even if we still disagree. I love having intelligent musical discussions. I realized long ago that people often revere whatever bands they first listened to when they discovered music and were developing their own taste. Ozzy-era Sabs, Hendrix, and Kiss are all bands I could not care less about but I'm sure plenty of the stuff I like is razz-worthy to many.
  15. I saw Motorhead at the Flood Zone in Richmond, VA in 1994 and that cleared any blockage my ears had ever had since birth.
  16. I disagree on Black Sabbath in two ways. One, I WOULD call them the first real "metal" band and two, I don't think their material with Ozzy holds up at all; it's horribly dated IMO. Whenever I hear an Ozzy era Sabbath song on Ozzy's Boneyard on Sirius, I can't get to the radio to change the station fast enough. I know I'm in the minority with that opinion, but I never thought the music was very good and the lyrics were often terrible and had clunky phrasing. I still say the best thing they ever did was part ways. Ozzy was much better out of Sabbath, and Sabbath was much better with everybody but Ozzy. I realize for a lot of you, YMM[definitely]V.
  17. Holiday - Scorpions, Nazareth, and now King's X adds an "s" for Holidays on their new album
  18. The image of this band was so great! I discovered them late in their career from the Up Around the Bend video. I rushed right out and got Two Steps from the Move, which I still love to this day. Years later I streamed all of the earlier stuff but I found the rest I found to be pretty generic and not at the same level as Two Steps. Glad they're going to do it again though!
  19. I thought it was funny that Dave Mustaine of all people played with no distortion whatsoever.
  20. The Strokes for Last Night also. And the Hoodoo Gurus!
  21. I haven't, but I'm going to try to get a few items listed ASAP. No fees until 10/31 if you take payment in Sweetwater credit.
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