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Captain Howdy

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    Kane Roberts - The New Normal

    I really like that song. Not one of his best, but still a good song. Hopefully there are stronger tracks on the album though as I would like to hear his guitar work a bit stronger.
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    Midnite City 2

    Actually I listen to most of my music in playlists, and still have no issue. As I say, a great song is a great son. That is what matters, not this does not sound more polished than this.
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    Midnite City 2

    I have said this before and will say it again. As long as it does not sound like a bag of shite or poor demo's, I could not give a tarts furry cup about production as long as the songs are great. I have never ever listened to the first album by these guys and said "boy, they could do with a better production", I just thought "Fuck me this is a great album".
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    Alien - Imagine (John Lennon cover)

    Pass.
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    Kane Roberts - The New Normal

    I certainly do not expect another Saints and sinners as those days have long passed, but I would love if this sounded even remotely like Reckless from the Phoenix Down album. That was an absolute killer track. That said, if we did get another Saints, I do not think anyone would complain.
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    H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

    Except every album isn't weaker than the one before. Address the nation is a million times better than the first two albums, and Into the great unknown is better than Breaking down the walls.
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    H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

    Was it Kenny's ability to release a decent solo album?
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    H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

    How does this change how someone feels about a band? It's not like they killed someone.
  9. Just spotted on Amazon that this was released last month. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FDMZ23T/ref=pd_luc_rh_crh_rh_sim_02_01_t_img_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Details on it are sparse but it seems to be the first four albums with a remaster and a few bonus tracks here and there, plus a CD of random live tracks. Looking at the bonus tracks, only the first three albums have any and they mostly seem to be single edits and maybe live tracks, so just look like single b-sides etc. Not sure what version Galaxy blues is on Night songs as the version I have heard on YouTube is a live instrumental, and Heartbreak station has War stories and Move over on it (which were both on the first best of CD from memory, so not exactly rarities). Might at least be worth picking up for the remaster as £20 is not exactly a huge chunk of change. Cannot really see any other reason to buy it though. Not sure if any of these CDs got individual releases or not though.
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    Midnite City 2

    Have to say, every time the song "Hard to get over you" starts, I go to sing "Ah, I just died in your arms tonight".
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    H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

    I think it is fine for an artist to not like an album as long as they accept that some people do. I think the big problem here is the reaction they got from the die hard crybabies the minute the first single hit. Overall I thought it was an incredibly strong album and while maybe not as strong as ATN, it ranks above BDTW for me (and that is a really good album as well). For a band that I have very little interest in pre-Erik, if this is an album Erik does not like, that at least gives me hope that we will never actually hear a bad album from them.
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    Midnite City 2

    To each their own, but I disagree. Hooks were more obvious on the debut, to the point that the second time I played the album I remembered nearly every song and was even singing along to a chorus here and there. The second album is taking longer to get that kind of recognition.
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    Def Leppard - Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)

    From 84 (the year after Pyromania) until 99 they released 4 studio albums, yes, but from 2000 until 2015 they released 3 studio albums, not 2. Not really that much difference. They also released the covers album, so that was pretty much the same level of output. They still continue to tour regularly and had issues such as Campbells cancer scare and recovery from that, plus the musical landscape is vastly different to that first time scale you mention. Really not sure what your point is here?
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    Def Leppard - Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)

    Their last album in 2015 was a great little album, after a couple of less than stellar releases. As for them being terrible at releasing new music ... come on, ever since the gap between Pyromania and Hysteria, they have always had slightly longer release schedules than most. The shortest gap between albums was probably 3 years. It is not like this is something they only started doing later in their career.
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    Gotthard - Defrosted 2

    Yeah, if you look at some of the bands that have changed singers over the years and still been good, they are usually bands where another member was the main song writer. Motley Crue for instance released a fantastic album after Vince left because Sixx is the main song writer. Warrant is a band that may have got derided somewhat during their heyday, but it was years later once people got beyond "Cherry Pie" that you could see just how great Lane was as a writer, and had he not gone down the drink and drugs route he did, he could have easily transitioned into a Desmond Child role. I think Jani could have written for almost any style of musician.
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    Reece - Resilient Heart

    Looks like a drunk guy walking home
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    Midnite City 2

    Just looked at AOR Heaven, and really not worth me ordering from there. With the postage charge it is only about £1 cheaper than getting it on Amazon as I have Prime and do not pay postage.
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    Reece - Resilient Heart

    Exactly. It is not too bad if you can download the extra tracks individually as you were able to do with the first Halestorm album when they released the deluxe digital version later, but to release two formats at the same time and give one certain tracks the other does not have, that is just shitty business practice to con the die hard fans. I will always accept that Japan gets extra tracks. And will always except when they release a standard and deluxe CD at the same time, so you can choose which format you want, but this kind of practice is just shitty. I remember when they released the first Slash album. There were about 4 different versions of it, all with different bonus tracks. Luckily I held off on it and bought the super deluxe CD that came out in Australia initially, which had every bonus track on it bar one.
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    Gotthard - Defrosted 2

    I am not one of those who hated Gotthard post-Steve, in fact I love some of their songs, but I do not see Warrant as a viable comparison. While Gotthard may have changed their sound a bit, they have done that several times over the years, even with Steve (and yes, so did Warrant). The one thing they did that sets them totally apart from Warrant is Gotthard went out of their way to try and get someone who sounds similar to Steve, Warrant never did that with Jani's replacements. Gotthard post-Steve still sounds like Gotthard, Warrant post-Jani does not sound like Warrant. The one thing that they really do both share in common though is they both lost great singers who just so happened to be their main song writer, and that is where they have both suffered somewhat.
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    Reece - Resilient Heart

    I can understand why sometimes vinyl might have songs in a different order due to run times etc, but to have 3 songs taken off and 2 new ones added just seems to be a bit of a con to be honest, to try and get people to buy the album twice. Vinyl only appeals to a small market compared to CD and digital, so it just seems like a way of pushing vinyl sales. Atlantic has done similar with the new Halestorm album by adding three extra tracks to the vinyl. Lzzy tried to put a spin on it about giving their loyal vinyl fans something extra due to the longer wait or something like that, and that those tracks will become available for everyone else later somehow. Sadly all that says is that you either feel fans of the band who buy vinyl are somehow more loyal/better or you think that fans are stupid and cannot detect a marketing ploy.
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    Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy

    As I have said in the past. Chip's vocals are not a million miles away from Donnie's, but uses way to much autotune, and there is no replacement for Donnie. As soon as you hear Donnie sing his new song, you know it is him even if nobody told you who it was. Chip's new album is ok, but looks like Donnie is gonna blow his effort away with his album. Hell, even if it is not all like this it will probably still be better.
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    Gotthard - Defrosted 2

    I quite like that song, but do not understand why if you have Francis Rossi on it, why not let you hear he is on it. No point having a guest star if you are not even going to allow them to put their unique sound into the song.
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    Midnite City 2

    Might just be a place holder price on Amazon as it is currently listed at £16.82 on the UK site, which is way more than I would expect. The fact it is not even available on AOR heaven yet to order is why I think the price on Amazon is not the final price.
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    Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy

    new Donnie solo single
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    Cold Sweat’s - ‘Break Out’ to be Made Available Again

    Kinda weird that the price here in the UK is cheap as chips. I can buy it on the UK version of Amazon for £15, but on US Amazon its around $40.
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