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Damn.... this version of the band was equally as awesome as the Poley fronted version IMO. Laine fit perfectly with the beefed up sound. I loved each of the releases with Laine including "Dawn" which was a damn good record. Anyway, I pulled out the old cassette player today to listen to the radio at work to hear the Ravens rattle after they got stomped by the Giants, and inside the tape player was an old Laine version of Danger Danger compilation I had made. Damn these guys were GREAT!! I still love these tunes and although I'm happy Ted Poley is back in the band and D2 are releasing a new CD, but I'm also kinda sad that there will be no more Laine fronted studio material.

 

Here's what was on that tape:

 

Side 1

 

Six Million Dollar Man

Jaded

Wide Awake And Dead

Goin' Goin' Gone

Dead Drunk & Wasted

Crawl

Afraid Of Love

Don't Break My Heart Again

She's Gone

I Don't Need You

Sorry

 

Side 2

 

I Do

Nobody Cares

Still Kickin'

Punching Bag

Goin' All The Way

Dead Dog

Goodbye

Sick Little Twisted Mind

Helicopter

Heartbreak Suicide

When She's Good She's Good (When She's Bad She's Better)

 

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Show some love for Paul Laine and Danger Danger!!!

 

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That's why I love the 'Live in the nude' album, because it has his version of classic D2 songs. I also prefer the Poley version of D2 but there is no denying that they were excellent with Laine too.

 

I also find 'Dawn' to be the best mid-90s sell-out album out there, and the two he released with D2 after that are just excellent... and of course his version of 'Cockroach'. Great replacement and from all accounts seems like he was a nice guy too. I'm happy Ted is back with D2 but also sad that we may not hear Laine sing with a good band ever again. :(

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Paul Laine's D2 was great. I love 4 The Hard Way! Great album!

 

"Captain Bring Me Down" is one of the greatest ballads of all time!

 

Gildersleeves was great! Dawn deserves another listen. And while Poley's version of Cockroach is better, Laine's version stands on its own as truly fantastic as well.

 

(And, btw, did I mention that "Captain Bring Me Down" is absolutely historic, in terms of ballads?)

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For me, I like to think of the Laine and Poley fronted D2's as two different bands.

Not because I think either of them were bad, but because I like to judge the Laine fronted era on its own merits rather than comparing it to what was the classic sound of the Poley era!

 

Taken as a seperate entity the Laine era stands shoulder to shoulder with the Poley era for great rock music.

 

I love both versions, but like most people, if I was forced to only listen to one era, it would be the classic!

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Paul Laine's D2 was great. I love 4 The Hard Way! Great album!

 

"Captain Bring Me Down" is one of the greatest ballads of all time!

 

Gildersleeves was great! Dawn deserves another listen. And while Poley's version of Cockroach is better, Laine's version stands on its own as truly fantastic as well.

 

(And, btw, did I mention that "Captain Bring Me Down" is absolutely historic, in terms of ballads?)

 

Totally BACKED on "Captain Bring Me Down". :drink::bowdown:

And also on "Jaded", which IMO is the best song in the D2 catalog.

 

I loved the Laine version of the band and overall they might of been a better band with Paul Laine as vocalist.

Don't get me wrong I love the stuff they did with Ted but damn "Four the Hard Way" and "Great Gildersleeves" are awesome cds and as said elsewhere "Dawn" is a damn good cd as well.

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Paul Laine is one mega talented & super nice guy but i have enornous amounts of trouble accepting him in D2.

 

D2 is & will always be Ted Poley.

 

I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2 & looks forward to a new album he has in the works.

I am hoping it's going to be alot like his debut classic SIIYE.

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Paul Laine's D2 was great. I love 4 The Hard Way! Great album!

 

"Captain Bring Me Down" is one of the greatest ballads of all time!

 

Gildersleeves was great! Dawn deserves another listen. And while Poley's version of Cockroach is better, Laine's version stands on its own as truly fantastic as well.

 

(And, btw, did I mention that "Captain Bring Me Down" is absolutely historic, in terms of ballads?)

 

Totally BACKED on "Captain Bring Me Down". :drink::bowdown:

The gents speak the truth. Simply brilliant song.

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

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I think a Stick it in your ear type release is wishful thinking, as I always got the feeling Paul was somewhat embarassed about that album.

I remember when I saw D2 live a few years back, and someone in the audience shouted for them to do "Dorianna" and Paul said something like "Aw man, I was very young when I recorded that...sorry!"

 

I know there was no way the band were gonna perform it, but his comments suggested he had no interest in performing it anyway.

 

Its a markedly different reaction than what I got at a Pretty Boy Floyd gig, where I shouted out for them to do "Everybody needs a hero" and Keri Kelly came over and said "Thanks man".

 

Yeah, I'd love to hear some more stuff like Heart of America, but I aint gonna hold my breath!

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Paul Laine's D2 was great. I love 4 The Hard Way! Great album!

 

"Captain Bring Me Down" is one of the greatest ballads of all time!

 

Gildersleeves was great! Dawn deserves another listen. And while Poley's version of Cockroach is better, Laine's version stands on its own as truly fantastic as well.

 

(And, btw, did I mention that "Captain Bring Me Down" is absolutely historic, in terms of ballads?)

 

Totally BACKED on "Captain Bring Me Down". :drink::bowdown:

And also on "Jaded", which IMO is the best song in the D2 catalog.

 

 

Yeah I think "Jaded" is the best of the Modern-sounding era tunes they wrote too. I think the change of vocalist happened at the right time for the band, as "Dawn" would've sounded pretty stupid with a high-pitched AOR-guy on vocals. Laine is awesome, as his "Stick It In Your Ear" classic shows, and I hope he turns out some new material soon....

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

Yeah, I'll be expecting a Shugaazer-type album. That was okay, but I'm not dying to hear another disc like that. If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

 

One has to wonder that if he has tons of songs like the material on 'Stick it in your ear', then why was his second solo album so weak??

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

Haha... okay - I'm wrong with that one. Then maybe just his two on 'Greatgildersleeves'... what were they - 'Get in the ring' and Six Million dollar man'? Very weak tracks imo.

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One has to wonder that if he has tons of songs like the material on 'Stick it in your ear', then why was his second solo album so weak??

I really liked his second album (it was actually the first one I bought), but from my understanding, it was mostly a collection of demos and leftovers from the debut album and a proposed follow up, and was only released because he had just joined Danger Danger.

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One has to wonder that if he has tons of songs like the material on 'Stick it in your ear', then why was his second solo album so weak??

I really liked his second album (it was actually the first one I bought), but from my understanding, it was mostly a collection of demos and leftovers from the debut album and a proposed follow up, and was only released because he had just joined Danger Danger.

Yeah, that was my understanding of the album too. So one would think they're the best of his songs that supposedly sound like the debut? Whether they're good or not is a matter of opinion, but one thing for sure is that they're nothing like the monster 'Stick it in your ear'. I personally really don't like that album at all.

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

Haha... okay - I'm wrong with that one. Then maybe just his two on 'Greatgildersleeves'... what were they - 'Get in the ring' and Six Million dollar man'? Very weak tracks imo.

 

While those weren't my fav tracks on that disc I didn't hate but I did love the ballad "My Secret".

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

Haha... okay - I'm wrong with that one. Then maybe just his two on 'Greatgildersleeves'... what were they - 'Get in the ring' and Six Million dollar man'? Very weak tracks imo.

 

While those weren't my fav tracks on that disc I didn't hate but I did love the ballad "My Secret".

I knew there was one more! Yeah, I didn't like that one either. In fact, I loved every song on that album except these three. :(

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

Haha... okay - I'm wrong with that one. Then maybe just his two on 'Greatgildersleeves'... what were they - 'Get in the ring' and Six Million dollar man'? Very weak tracks imo.

 

While those weren't my fav tracks on that disc I didn't hate but I did love the ballad "My Secret".

I knew there was one more! Yeah, I didn't like that one either. In fact, I loved every song on that album except these three. :(

 

Even "Cherry Cherry"? :unsure:

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There was a lot of filler on Gildersleeves imo. It wasn't even close to the perfection of Four...

 

I agree it wasn't near as good but it still had some great tunes.

 

 

 

I agree...at least half the cd is pretty damn good. I just remember being disappointed in it after hearing Four. I expected much more honestly...

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I think we all need to ignore this Paul Laine's side of D2

Not in a million years mate.

 

As for his new album, I too would love to hear a 'Stick it in your ear'-style album, but I don't expect it at all.

 

 

Having met Paul @ Firefest I managed to remember to ask him about a new album..... hopefully one wont take too long before it comes out but it'll be a very modern & current type of rock album... we can pretty much forget about a siiye type album even though Paul did say he has tons of songs like it.

 

I just think Paul realises how much of an impact he can have on the fan when does a siiye type album.. :(

If you look at the songs he wrote for D2 while in D2 they were always the weakest tracks on the albums... so I can't say I will be expecting much from this disc.

He wrote "Jaded" and "Captain Bring Me Down" not only my 2 favs on the Four the Hard Way disc but 2 of my fav D2 tunes ever. So I wouldn't say he wrote weak tunes.

Haha... okay - I'm wrong with that one. Then maybe just his two on 'Greatgildersleeves'... what were they - 'Get in the ring' and Six Million dollar man'? Very weak tracks imo.

 

While those weren't my fav tracks on that disc I didn't hate but I did love the ballad "My Secret".

I knew there was one more! Yeah, I didn't like that one either. In fact, I loved every song on that album except these three. :(

 

Even "Cherry Cherry"? :unsure:

Do you know in all honesty I was millimetres away from adding "I even prefer 'Cherry Cherry' to these three songs." Because yeah, I think 'Cherry Cherry' is the next weakest song on the CD, but all of those 3 are worse, imo. At least 'Cherry Cherry' is a decent attempt at some vintage double word attack Danger Danger.

 

As for being disappointed with the disc, I never was. But every now and then I look back at it and think wow, there are actually a few fillers on this one. But the fact is, there are more killer tracks and the killer tracks really are excellent. Kind of make me forget about the duds. :)

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"I Do" is one badass song!!

It is... and 'Grind' still crushes my balls everytime I hear it.

 

'She's gone' is a beautiful ballad and I really dig stuff like 'Dead, drunk and wasted' and 'Dead Dog' .

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