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I'm totally unimpressed. There is no punch, there are no classic D2 harmonies. Just boring AOR-ish type stuff....here's hoping Gotthard's new CD doesn't follow in the same path as this.

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Bang Bang what's that sound, I gave you my love and you shot me down! they will never top that song, so why try?

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I like the samples. Can't wait to hear the whole album!

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I think anyone who was expecting an album that sounded like the first two albums was deluding themselves.

This is pretty much what I expected from D2 in 2009, albeit maybe a little heavier than expected.

Dont hear any modern influences on it, so dont know where that one came from.

 

Anyway, sounds good to my ears, and will defo be grabbing this one!

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Yeah I must admit that I felt it sounded a little safe for D2....more like Ted's solo stuff.

That was my first instinct too. But as Tim says, hopefully it's just the sound quality of the samples and the real thing has a lot more bite and kicks our asses. Ted definitely sounds good on it, though. I must admit I was hoping it'd be at least as heavy as 'The return of the great guildersleeves' though. :) But yeah, looks like they might have gone all the way back to their debut roots. Lucky for them, their first 3 albums (inc. 'Cockroach') are excellent, so can't really go wrong there.

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Those soundbytes are pretty cool - definitely more modern than I was expecting.

 

 

I was thinking the same thing.

 

Ted's voice sounds really good, but Marcello's guitar sounds like it's tuned-down a couple of notes (is that the right terminology, Pete?)... The ONE thing I wanted more than anything else was an 80's-sounding guitar (ala Steve Lynch)... screamy, screachy with lots of high notes and whammy... I don't hear that from the samples at all, and I know for CERTAIN Rob is capable of playing that way as I have the Destiny CD and it is AWESOME.

 

Of course I'll still buy this one, but I wish the guitars sounded 'happier" and a little less "gloomy." Danger Danger is not Puddle Of Mud.

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Man some of you guys could find a modern sound if someone put a 2009 stamp on Keel's 'The Right To Rock'! ;):lol:

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Man some of you guys could find a modern sound if someone put a 2009 stamp on Keel's 'The Right To Rock'! ;):lol:

 

I think I started the comments on the Modern stuff, and I'd add that I don't think it's all that Modern sound at all - apart from the guitar tuning and production techniques. Otherwise is classic DD IMO, just a little more AOR than their last 3 or 4 discs. Poley's clearly been a big influence on the songwriting/direction of this....

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Man some of you guys could find a modern sound if someone put a 2009 stamp on Keel's 'The Right To Rock'! ;):lol:

 

I think I started the comments on the Modern stuff, and I'd add that I don't think it's all that Modern sound at all - apart from the guitar tuning and production techniques. Otherwise is classic DD IMO, just a little more AOR than their last 3 or 4 discs. Poley's clearly been a big influence on the songwriting/direction of this....

Yeah, don't worry mate. That comment wasn't aimed at you. :)

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Man some of you guys could find a modern sound if someone put a 2009 stamp on Keel's 'The Right To Rock'! ;):lol:

 

I think I started the comments on the Modern stuff, and I'd add that I don't think it's all that Modern sound at all - apart from the guitar tuning and production techniques. Otherwise is classic DD IMO, just a little more AOR than their last 3 or 4 discs. Poley's clearly been a big influence on the songwriting/direction of this....

 

like I said more akin to Ted's solo albums....no bad thing.

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Man some of you guys could find a modern sound if someone put a 2009 stamp on Keel's 'The Right To Rock'! ;):lol:

 

I think I started the comments on the Modern stuff, and I'd add that I don't think it's all that Modern sound at all - apart from the guitar tuning and production techniques. Otherwise is classic DD IMO, just a little more AOR than their last 3 or 4 discs. Poley's clearly been a big influence on the songwriting/direction of this....

Yeah, don't worry mate. That comment wasn't aimed at you. :)

 

 

Aim the comment at me if you'd like, I'm speaking the truth so my skin is ryno-lined.

 

Rob Marcello's guitar-work NEVER sounded like this 20 years ago. I'm not saying Danger Danger SHOULD sound like they did in 1989, I'm saying they DON'T.

 

Ted's voice is great, but Rob's guitar sounds like he stole it (and his new style) from the Keith Nelson of Buck Cherry.

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Rob Marcello's guitar-work NEVER sounded like this 20 years ago. I'm not saying Danger Danger SHOULD sound like they did in 1989, I'm saying they DON'T.

 

Marcello wasn't playing with D2 20 years ago...that was Andy Timmons.

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Rob Marcello's guitar-work NEVER sounded like this 20 years ago. I'm not saying Danger Danger SHOULD sound like they did in 1989, I'm saying they DON'T.

 

Marcello wasn't playing with D2 20 years ago...that was Andy Timmons.

 

Yes but Andy only played two solos on the debut("Saturday Night" and "Boys will be Boys").

It was Tony "Bruno" Rey that played on almost every guitar note on that release.

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Tony Bruno, Andy Timmons and Rob Marcello all sound awesome to me. :) I personally think Marcello has a very true "80's sound". In a good way.

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Bang Bang what's that sound, I gave you my love and you shot me down! they will never top that song, so why try?

 

Haha so true. But having other albums makes the sound of the first album so much sweeter.

 

Tony Bruno, Andy Timmons and Rob Marcello all sound awesome to me. :) I personally think Marcello has a very true "80's sound". In a good way.

 

I prefer Tony's sound. My least two favourite songs on the debut are the ones with Andy's solos: Boys Will Be Boys and Saturday Night. Tony was also excellent on both Saraya albums especially the first one.

 

I've just listened to the three mp3 samples and while they're good, they sound like something from their Cockroach album. I notice that they haven't as much keyboards as the debut and can only wonder why they don't bring back Kasey Smith. Ghost of Love is definitely my favourite at the moment and I'll definitely be getting this album as Danger Danger with Ted was always one of my favourites.

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Really? I always assumed Andy was the main man back in the day.

 

Andy came into the project late and from what I've read he was up for the Bad English debut before Neal Schon joined. I'm not sure if that's why he came into the recording late or if the label choice to use Bruno instead.

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Really? I always assumed Andy was the main man back in the day.

 

Andy came into the project late and from what I've read he was up for the Bad English debut before Neal Schon joined. I'm not sure if that's why he came into the recording late or if the label choice to use Bruno instead.

I like a couple songs off the debut and was generally disappointed with it, but the sound they got from "Screw It!" and "Cockroach" is easily my favorite D2 stuff. The debut was just too dated sounding for me even when it came out. Andy upped the ante with, and as far as guitar playing I think Marcello can fill those shoes or at least come close to it. I always thought Tony was mediocre at best and I hate the constipated guitar sound he had.

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Really? I always assumed Andy was the main man back in the day.

 

Andy came into the project late and from what I've read he was up for the Bad English debut before Neal Schon joined. I'm not sure if that's why he came into the recording late or if the label choice to use Bruno instead.

I like a couple songs off the debut and was generally disappointed with it, but the sound they got from "Screw It!" and "Cockroach" is easily my favorite D2 stuff. The debut was just too dated sounding for me even when it came out. Andy upped the ante with, and as far as guitar playing I think Marcello can fill those shoes or at least come close to it. I always thought Tony was mediocre at best and I hate the constipated guitar sound he had.

I tend to be in agreement on the debut, although I maybe wouldnt say "dated" per se.

For me, the debut was far too lightweight, and overly reliant on keyboards, with the guitars seemingly secondary.

There are some great tunes on there like Bang Bang and Naughty Naughty, but overall it just pales in comparison to the far more "rock" orientated Screw it!

 

I can honestly say that the debut rarely gets played by me, but Screw it has been played to death over the years.

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Really? I always assumed Andy was the main man back in the day.

 

Andy came into the project late and from what I've read he was up for the Bad English debut before Neal Schon joined. I'm not sure if that's why he came into the recording late or if the label choice to use Bruno instead.

I like a couple songs off the debut and was generally disappointed with it, but the sound they got from "Screw It!" and "Cockroach" is easily my favorite D2 stuff. The debut was just too dated sounding for me even when it came out. Andy upped the ante with, and as far as guitar playing I think Marcello can fill those shoes or at least come close to it. I always thought Tony was mediocre at best and I hate the constipated guitar sound he had.

I tend to be in agreement on the debut, although I maybe wouldnt say "dated" per se.

For me, the debut was far too lightweight, and overly reliant on keyboards, with the guitars seemingly secondary.

There are some great tunes on there like Bang Bang and Naughty Naughty, but overall it just pales in comparison to the far more "rock" orientated Screw it!

 

I can honestly say that the debut rarely gets played by me, but Screw it has been played to death over the years.

 

I agree with both of you. I love the debut but Screw It buries it IMO.

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Yeah, I actually love the debut ferociously but do admit it would be even better with more balls and I do prefer 'Screw it' and 'Cockroach'.

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as much as i love Screw It I thought it didn't flow all that great at times. I posted this before, maybe even started a thread about it but I would love to see D2 re-record the first album with Andy, pull back the keys a bit and up the guitar's.

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as much as i love Screw It I thought it didn't flow all that great at times. I posted this before, maybe even started a thread about it but I would love to see D2 re-record the first album with Andy, pull back the keys a bit and up the guitar's.

That would be pretty cool. :)

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I don't agree with any of you. This band have made some awesome discs ("Screw It"/"Cockroach"/"4 The Hard Way") but they never topped the debut IMO. Pure 80's Melodic Rock heaven.

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