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Should the following artists be permitted in the Heavy Harmonies database?

  • Bryan Adams
     
    Richard Marx

Personally, I think both of these artists have as much relevance to melodic rock as so many other artists who can already be found in Heavy Harmonies such as Rick Price, John Farnham, Harry Hess (solo), Danny Wilde etc. etc.

 

In particular albums such as Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours and all of Richard Marx's early albums, I feel are very suited.

 

So I say yes, definately to both of them.

 

Your thoughts?

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Bryan Adams=YES

Richard Marx=NO

Yeah I'm thinking that will be the general consensus but it'll still be interesting to see. I know Richard Marx is a bit light and fluffy but he does write some beautiful melodic music and he does have some great rockin' moments as well.

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Bryan Adams - NO F***ING WAY

Richard Marx - NO

 

I think Dan has got the balance just right on this one. I love both artists but where would you stop? Chicago have as much right to be in as Richard Marx, so do most other westcoast artists. And if Bryan Adams gets in then what about Counting Crows & Radiohead & all that other drivel?

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I had to laugh when I read this part about Richard Marx.....'he has some rockin' moments...'...!! :yikes::rofl2:

 

My answers are......Bryan Adams....no....Richard Marx....not now....not EVER.....

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If it weren't for that damn power ballad Bryan Adams did for the "Robin Hood" movie I might have said "yes," cuz some of his earlier stuff was actually somewhat rockin' ("Summer of 69," "Cuts Like A Knife," etc.)... but GOD I hate that Robin Hood song!!

 

Richard Marx: :rofl2: Sorry, I never could take that dude seriously. He had one of the best mullet hairdo's of the late 80s though. :)

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I don't like both of them, except one album by Bryan Adams : "Reckless", which is very good IMHO. I'm not against to see them on HH...

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Both definately seeing as some of the other artists that are here already.

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Both definately seeing as some of the other artists that are here already.

 

Agree 100%!

Don't know what the hell should be wrong with Adams, up to Waking up the Neighbours he was great (and definately rock!) and since then...bah...some great songs killed by poppy production...and well some crap as well, but Leppard and Bon Jovi aren't any better!

 

Richard Marx is AOR

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Bryan Adams - NO F***ING WAY

Richard Marx - NO

 

I think Dan has got the balance just right on this one. I love both artists but where would you stop? Chicago have as much right to be in as Richard Marx, so do most other westcoast artists. And if Bryan Adams gets in then what about Counting Crows & Radiohead & all that other drivel?

I fail to see where Counting Crows and Radiohead come into this question??

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If it weren't for that damn power ballad Bryan Adams did for the "Robin Hood" movie I might have said "yes," cuz some of his earlier stuff was actually somewhat rockin' ("Summer of 69," "Cuts Like A Knife," etc.)... but GOD I hate that Robin Hood song!!

 

Richard Marx: :rofl2: Sorry, I never could take that dude seriously. He had one of the best mullet hairdo's of the late 80s though. :)

 

 

NO SHIT!!! Man I got SO tired of that song that year.. what was it 1991 or 1992 or something?? you couldn't get away from it!!! Now, His earlier stuff IS pretty rockin, so yea He should be allowed Here...

 

Richard Marx?? No FUCKING Way!!!! :loser:

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Richard Marx?? No FUCKING Way!!!! :loser:

 

 

Ohhhh come on now Sean... don't be tryin' to be all troo grimm and mettle here... I seem to remember you ownin' a Richard Marx CD back in the day that you TRIED to keep hidden from me... note I said TRIED... :lol:

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Is Cher on this site? I'll try to check after this, but as a whole I don't think they should be here, but there's no doubt 'Waking up the neighbours' belongs here, as do a couple of Cher albums... but definitely NOT the entire catalogue of any of these 3 artists. I don't even know if 'Repeat Offender' is worthy of a place here, even if 'Angelina' is an amazing track.

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def not the entire catalogue of these guys agreed! esp the modern Adams stuff... yack!

 

I use to like Marx's Rush Street... some awesome tracks... and ive just bought Adams - waking up the neighbours.... but i dont know anything else about them.

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Is Cher on this site? I'll try to check after this, but as a whole I don't think they should be here, but there's no doubt 'Waking up the neighbours' belongs here, as do a couple of Cher albums... but definitely NOT the entire catalogue of any of these 3 artists. I don't even know if 'Repeat Offender' is worthy of a place here, even if 'Angelina' is an amazing track.

Yeah I'm with you Geoff - I think all of these artists have some HH worthy albums but definately NOT their entire catalogue. I think Bryan Adams up til Waking Up The Neighbours, Richard Marx first 3 albums and if I had my way Paid Vacation, Days In Avalon and My Own Best Enemy would be in there as well. While both of these artists did become most well known for their ballads and yes that damn Robin Hood song, if you go back over their works you will find some top quality rockers in there as well, many of which never got the attention they deserve. Oh and Geoff can you tell me which Cher albums/songs you are refering to and I'll check them out. Anyhow, I just wanted to get some other peoples thoughts on this one so thanks for all the replys. Cheers

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Richard Marx?? No FUCKING Way!!!! :loser:

 

 

Ohhhh come on now Sean... don't be tryin' to be all troo grimm and mettle here... I seem to remember you ownin' a Richard Marx CD back in the day that you TRIED to keep hidden from me... note I said TRIED... :lol:

 

 

I did at one time own ONE Richard Marx CD, Ok fine I admit it, so I KNOW How much He sucks now!!!! :rofl2:

 

I got rid of it years ago too, it no longer taints My CD Collection......

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Is Cher on this site? I'll try to check after this, but as a whole I don't think they should be here, but there's no doubt 'Waking up the neighbours' belongs here, as do a couple of Cher albums... but definitely NOT the entire catalogue of any of these 3 artists. I don't even know if 'Repeat Offender' is worthy of a place here, even if 'Angelina' is an amazing track.

Yeah I'm with you Geoff - I think all of these artists have some HH worthy albums but definately NOT their entire catalogue. I think Bryan Adams up til Waking Up The Neighbours, Richard Marx first 3 albums and if I had my way Paid Vacation, Days In Avalon and My Own Best Enemy would be in there as well. While both of these artists did become most well known for their ballads and yes that damn Robin Hood song, if you go back over their works you will find some top quality rockers in there as well, many of which never got the attention they deserve. Oh and Geoff can you tell me which Cher albums/songs you are refering to and I'll check them out. Anyhow, I just wanted to get some other peoples thoughts on this one so thanks for all the replys. Cheers

 

Hey mate,

 

The 3 Cher albums (shamefully) worth checking out are:

 

s/t (1987)

'Heart of stone' (1989)

'Love hurts' (1991)

 

All of them have Desomnd Child / Diane Warren written all over them and 'Heart of stone' is especially excellent.

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I did at one time own ONE Richard Marx CD, Ok fine I admit it, so I KNOW How much He sucks now!!!! :rofl2:

 

I got rid of it years ago too, it no longer taints My CD Collection......

 

Ummm-hmm, SUUUUUURE you "got rid" of it (making "air quotes" with my fingers)... you're just sayin' that cuz I'm on the complete opposite side of the country from you so I can't see for myself... I bet you still bust that Mullet Master out once in a blue moon and "air piano" to "Hold On To The Nights" when nobody's listening, don't you Sean? DON'T YOU? DON'T YOU??? WHY must you turn this thread into a HOUSE OF LIES????

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Totally agree with Geoff - The S/T Cher album is brilliant, as is 'Heart Of Stone' & 'Love Hurts'(and add the mucho underated Black Rose disc to that as well - West Coast perfection). Another case of because of the artists name people assume that they don't belong on the site, yet musically they definately should be. All the early Bryan Adams stuff from the debut through to 'Waking Up The Neighbours should be here and it is verging on the criminal that 'Cuts Like A Knife & 'Reckless' aren't featured. Richard Marx's S/T, 'Repeat Offender' and 'Rush Street' most definately tick all the right boxes as well. Took ages to get Rick Springfield and Michael Bolton's earlier stuff on here, if I remember correctly, which now thankfully, has been corrected.

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