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Axe - Offering

Coney Hatch - S/T

Girls School - Screaming Blue Murder

Headpins - Turn It Loud

Kiss - Creatures of the Night

Krokus - One Vice At A Time

Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love

Rainbow - Straight Between The Eyes

Scorpions - Blackout

Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion

Streetheart - S/T

 

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Well now you done fucked up. Russ and Stefan will not be happy about this.

 

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Tough ...anyone who does not like these threads can easily ignore them....you'd think the ability to not click on an item was a major difficulty....get a grip people....

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Tough ...anyone who does not like these threads can easily ignore them....you'd think the ability to not click on an item was a major difficulty....get a grip people....

Mhm.

 

I'm interested to start heading the other direction. I want to know what I should be listening to from '95-'00.

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Tough ...anyone who does not like these threads can easily ignore them....you'd think the ability to not click on an item was a major difficulty....get a grip people....

Mhm.

 

I'm interested to start heading the other direction. I want to know what I should be listening to from '95-'00.

 

 

I'm actually curious to know what people consider the best of 1993 ...the 1st year of grunge....but I figured it could wait... :lol:

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Tough ...anyone who does not like these threads can easily ignore them....you'd think the ability to not click on an item was a major difficulty....get a grip people....

Mhm.

 

I'm interested to start heading the other direction. I want to know what I should be listening to from '95-'00.

I'm actually curious to know what people consider the best of 1993 ...the 1st year of grunge....but I figured it could wait... :lol:

C'mon, mate. That's a no brainer: Mood Swings.

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'82/'83 was when I took my first steps into the world of rock/metal, so some immediate favourites are:

 

Toyah: The Changeling

Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance

Ultravox: Quartet

Rainbow: Straight Between The Eyes

Diamond Head: Borrowed Time

Manowar: Battle Hymns

Black Sabbath: Live Evil

MSG: Assault Attack

Whitesnake: Saints & Sinners

Accept: Restless And Wild

Demon: The Unexpected Guest

Krokus: One Vice At A Time

Night Ranger: Dawn Patrol

Scorpions: Blackout

Twisted Sister: Under The Blade

Tygers Of Pan Tang: The Cage

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Yeah, like Karpet, I'm all about the other direction. 1993 was still an excellent year, I believe. The only albums from 1982 I'd have given any ear time to at all would be Kiss and Motley Crue. So for the record, my summary of 1982:

 

1. Motley Crue - 'Too fast for love'

2. Kiss - 'Creatures of the night'

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Here's my short list for 1982 - God only knows how I will decide on my top 5, but I've starred the 5 contenders -

 

  1. 707 - Megaforce
  2. Alliance Alliance
  3. Asia Asia *
  4. Balance In For The Count
  5. Gillan Magic
  6. Grand Prix Samurai
  7. Hughes/Thrall Hughes/Thrall
  8. Iron Maiden – Number Of The Beast *
  9. KISS Creatures Of The Night
  10. Magnum Chase The Dragon
  11. The Michael Schenker Group Assault Attack
  12. Michael Stanley Band MSB
  13. Motley Crue Too Fast For Love
  14. Neal Schon and Jan Hammer Here to Stay
  15. Night Ranger Dawn Patrol *
  16. Aldo Nova Aldo Nova
  17. Queen Hot Space
  18. REO Speedwagon Good Trouble
  19. Rainbow Straight Between the Eyes
  20. Shooting Star – 3 Wishes
  21. Spys – s/t
  22. Survivor Eye of the Tiger *
  23. TNT TNT
  24. Toto Toto IV *
  25. Triumph Never Surrender
  26. Uriah Heep - Abominog
  27. Whitesnake Saints and Sinners
  28. Y and T Black Tiger

 

I dearly love those 5 albums......and for those of you that have not heard Eye of the Tiger album, 'that' song is probably the worst track.....killer album.

 

Then you have arguably the best west coast album of all time - Toto - IV

 

Arguably the greatest metal album of all time - Number of The Beast

 

Arguably Night Ranger's best album

 

and Asia's finest moment - the classic AOR debut.

 

Ye Gods...............

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Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about Night Ranger and I even like the Asia disc too.

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Damn forgot about Judas Priest and that Whitesnake release was pretty good too....

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Once again, absolutely awesome year, classic after classic. If you haven't heard most of these (the years 78-85 included), you really have missed out on most of the classic AOR/Melodic rock albums ever released

 

 

Toto - IV

Spys - S/T

Wrabit - Tracks

Balance - In For The Count

Asia - S/T

Aldo Nova - S/T

Tane Cain - S/T

Hughes/Thrall - S/T

Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol

Coney Hatch - S/T

Point Blank - On a Roll

Y&T - Black Tiger

Kim Mitchell - S/T (EP)

Gary Moore - Corridors Of Power

John O'Banion - Danger

Santers - Racing Time

.38 Special - Special Forces

David Roberts - All Dressed Up

Girl - Wasted Youth

Scorpions - Blackout

Toronto - Get It On Credit

RPM - S/T

Shanghai - S/T

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

Cheap Trick - One On One

Axe - Offering

Gowan - S/T

Magnum - Chase The Dragon

Franke & The KO'S - Below The Belt

Gamma - 3

UFO - Mechanix

 

 

 

Triumph - Never Surrender

Harlequin - One False Move

The Johnny Van Zant Band - Last Of The Wild Ones

Buxx - Knickers Down

Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil

Sheriff - S/T

Rush - Signals

Riggs - S/T

Uriah Heep - Abominog

Krokus - One Vice At a Time

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I'd put Gary Moore -" Corridors Of Power" in there.

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I'd put Gary Moore -" Corridors Of Power" in there.

 

You're quite right Thomas. It's on the site as 1983 hence why it's on my list for that year but I forgot it was actually 1982 in Europe. Will change my list for this as it's a brilliant album. I think it was maybe released in the US in 1983 on a different label hence why that year on HH.

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Yes, the US version seems to be 1983 with this cover:

 

Gary-Moore-Corridors-Of-Powe-6978.jpg

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No brainer for me:

 

SCORPIONS - BLACKOUT

IRON MAIDEN - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

 

September 10, 1982. Maiden opening for Scorps. My first live rock show (I don't count Kenny Rogers at Marriott's Great America). My buddies and I were in junior high and left school early to get in line (when they had festival seating) at Portland's Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. Thanks for the fake doctor's note and ride to the gig, Mom!

 

I loved rock prior to that evening having been a huge KISS fan since I was ten in 1978, and of course I was into Van Halen, Journey and such, but that particular night changed everything for me. I became a full-on rocker that day, and I've never looked back.

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In no particular order ...

 

Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance

Rainbow: Straight Between The Eyes

Diamond Head: Borrowed Time

Manowar: Battle Hymns

Black Sabbath: Live Evil

MSG: Assault Attack

Whitesnake: Saints & Sinners

Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast

Scorpions: Blackout

Twisted Sister: Under The Blade

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My Top 10 best of 1982 (in alphabetical order)

Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place
Cold Chisel - Circus Animals
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Kiss - Creatures Of The Night
Rush - Signals
Scorpions - Blackout
Whitesnake - Saints And Sinners
Y & T - Black Tiger
This wasn't too hard coming up with a Top 10 since I've only got about 20 for this year, and some of the others are just for band completeness, rather than being favourites.

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Another pretty quick year to wrap up too;

 

1. Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love - 76
2. Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol - 75
3. KISS - Creatures Of The Night - 71
4. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger - 71
5. Stranger - Stranger - 69
6. Scorpions - Blackout - 65
7. Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place - 59
8. Head On - Washington Battery - 52
9. Johnny Van Zant - The Last Of The Wild Ones - 51
10. Sinner - Wild 'N' Evil - 43

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Asia, Toto ??

 

Number of the Beast would prob top my list but i know you hate Maiden lol.

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Oh how we split our sides laughing ;)

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Oh how we split our sides laughing ;)

...and now I'm just sad.

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Oh how we split our sides laughing ;)

I respect peoples opinion but my gripe is the list is not complete.

 

Surely even for Geoff Asia and Toto would score above 45% ??

 

Both are classics to me.

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Oh how we split our sides laughing ;)

I respect peoples opinion but my gripe is the list is not complete.

 

Surely even for Geoff Asia and Toto would score above 45% ??

 

Both are classics to me.

 

 

I respect peoples opinion, unless their opinion is stoopid.

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Oh how we split our sides laughing ;)

I respect peoples opinion but my gripe is the list is not complete.

 

Surely even for Geoff Asia and Toto would score above 45% ??

 

Both are classics to me.

 

 

I respect peoples opinion, unless their opinion is stoopid.

 

 

I know mate, but you'll get there one day. Just smarten up a bit. One day someone may respect you. Well, maybe... especially if you lose that christianity thing.

 

Anyway guys, I 100% admit that these lists are incomplete. You mention some awful artists there, Glen, and I could mention early Y&T and Van Halen, who would probably both rate above 45% too... amongst many others. But what am I meant to do? In a world of a billion albums, is it really in my best interest to listen to albums I know without an element of doubt that I will not like? I've done it more than enough in the past, obviously, and I need to cull this filthy habit.

 

Yes, I could create bigger lists with 100+ albums rated from 30-55%, but why? Why even bother? I did print the lists from 1980-1983 admitting it was not my thing. If any of my lists from 1984 are incomplete in y'all's eyes (well, except for Karpetface as we really don't care what he says anyway, do we?) then please feel free to get stuck into me. I have stated countless times that 1984 is where it starts for me, and the basic fact is I just don't like pre-1984 music as a whole. I just had to get them out the way quick, but I can assure you that from 1984 onwards I will have nice, full and extensive lists. ;)

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