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My Top 15 best of 1993 (in alphabetical order)


Bad Moon Rising - Blood

Conception - Parallel Minds

Def Leppard - Retro Active

Freak Of Nature - Freak Of Nature

Goo Goo Dolls - Superstar Car Wash

Gotthard - Dial Hard

Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell

Metal Church - Hanging In The Balance

Monster Magnet - Superjudge

New Model Army - The Love Of Hopeless Causes

Pendragon - The Window Of Life

Quireboys - Bitter Sweet And Twisted

Savatage - Edge Of Thorns

Voivod - The Outer Limits



Hmmm, no fun glam sleazy hair bands anymore... I blame Kurt Cobain for everything!!!


Some very good albums in this list, but nothing that jumps out at me with that "Wow, this is the best thing since sliced bread" factor.

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Angra-Angels Cry
Atsushi Yokozeki Project- Raid
Believer-Dimensions
Conception-Parallel Minds
Crush – Kingdom of The Kings
Cynic- Focus
Death-Individual Thought Patterns
Elegy -Labyrinth of Dreams
Grave Digger-The Reaper
Harem Scarem- Mood Swings
Impellitteri- Victim of the System
Inner Strength –Shallow Reflections
Mark Free -Long Way From Love
Mystic Force- Eternal Quest
Not Fragile-Lost In a Dream
Oracle- As Darkness Reigns
Pole Position-S/t
Praying Mantis- A Cry For The New World
Rage- The Missing Link
Reactor- Revelation
Red Dawn –Never Say Surrender
Riot- Nightbreaker
Savatage –Edge of Thorns
Saviour Machine-S/t
Talisman-Genesis
Virgin Steele-Life Among The Ruins
Winter’s Bane- Heart of a Killer
Worth Mentioning
Deppressive Age – Lying in Wait
Gotthard- Dial Hard
Insania- Set Them Free
Joe Stump- Guitar Dominance
Lillian Axe- Psychoschizophrenia
Mayfair- Behind…
Memento Mori-Rhymes of Lunacy
Metal Church-Hanging in the Balance
Skyclad-Jonah’s Ark
Tad Morose-Leave The Past Behind
Thomas Vikstrom – If I could Fly
Xerxes- Beyond My Imagination
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A couple of really odd melody free lists there, imo, but to each their own. I'm only up to K (again) with a handful of random exceptions, and I don't seem to have forsaken melody. ;)

 

1 . Harem Scarem - Mood Swings - 89
2 . Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith - 89
3 . Def Leppard - Retroactive - 87
4 . Danger Danger - Cockroach - 85
5 . Badd Boyz - Badd Boyz - 85
6 . Mark Free - Long Way From Love - 84
7 . Daytona - Best Of - 84
8 . Helter Skelter - Demo - 84
9 . Atsushi Yokozeki Project - Raid - 84
10 . Carousel - Carousel - 84
11 . Babylon AD - Lost Sessions, Fresno Ca 93 - 83
12 . Crown Of Thorns - Crown Of Thorns - 83
13 . Foxx - Gangster Of Love - 82
14 . Every Mother's Nightmare - Wake Up Screaming - 82
15 . Cherry St. - Squeeze It Dry - 80
16 . Steele - Tricks Up My Sleeve - 80
17 . Bonfire - End Of An Era Demos - 79
18 . Biloxi - Checkmate… The Game's Over EP - 79
19 . GWG - Gene Walk Group - 78
20 . Emergency - Boys Will Be Boys - 78
21 . Enuff Z' Nuff - Animals With Human Intelligence - 77
22 . Hittman - Vivas Machinas - 77
23 . Alleycat Scratch - Deadboys In Trash City - 77
24 . Eyes - Windows Of The Soul - 77
25 . 17 - 17 EP - 77
26 . Crystal - Collection - 76
27 . Hard Charlie - Ridin' Hard, Livin' Free - 76
28 . Biloxi - Let The Games Begin - 76
29 . Blackjack Bomber - Blackjack Bomber - 76
30 . Billionaire's Boys Club - Something Wicked Comes - 76
31 . Chase - Pursuit - 76
32 . Inside Out - Inside Out - 75
33 . Alleycat Smile - Alleycat Smile - 74
34 . Arcade - Arcade - 74
35 . Hard Charlie - Ridin' High - 74
36 . Crystal Blue - Out From The Blue At Last - 74
37 . Cobra Dane - Cobra Dane - 74
38 . Big Rat - Big Rat - 73
39 . Blue Murder - Nothin' But Trouble - 73
40 . Burn - So Far, So Bad - 73
41 . Mad Atchu - Liquor Days - 73
42 . Crash Alley - Loud N' Ugly - 73
43 . Fear Not - Fear Not - 73
44 . Doro - Angels Never Die - 72
45 . Far North - What?! - 72
46 . Gynger Lynn - Baby's Gone Bad - 72
47 . Juliet - Juliet - 72
48 . Blueworld - Blueworld - 72
49 . Disturbance - We Come Out At Night - 71
50 . Boysvoice - Dirty Talks - 71
51 . Kelley's Heroes - Kelley's Heroes - 71
52 . Asphalt Ballet - Pigs - 70
53 . J. R. Blackmore Group - Still Holding On - 69
54 . Fashion Police - Plug It In - 69
55 . Escape - Hyp-Selfnosis - 69
56 . Chryztyne - Tales Of Paradise - 69
57 . Bulletboys - ZaZa - 69
58 . Blackfish - Blackfish - 68
59 . Quiet Riot - The Randy Rhoads Years - 67
60 . Bad Moon Rising - Blood - 67
61 . Finister Baby - Take A Lick An' See - 67
62 . Cutlass - No Explanation Necessary - 67
63 . Backstreet Romeo - Backstreet Romeo - 67
64 . Fortune - Fortune - 67
65 . Hot Stuff - Kind Of Crime - 67
66 . Aerosmith - Get A Grip - 66
67 . Child's Play - Long Way - 66
68 . Doubletake - So Many Roads - 65
69 . Joey C Jones & The Glory Hounds - Joey C Jones & The Glory Hounds - 65
70 . Crime - Hard Times - 65
71 . Dirty Lips - Nothing's Better Than Your… - 65
72 . Adam Schmitt - Illiterature - 64
73 . Alien - Alien - 64
74 . B-Joe - Ready - 64
75 . Legend Seven - Blind - 63
76 . Heavensent - Imperfect Angels - 63
77 . Double Heart - Hearts On Fire - 60
78 . Bedroom Love - Dreams Can Be Real EP - 60
79 . Quiet Riot - Terrified - 60
80 . Easy Rider - Back To Old Road - 60
81 . Acrrided - Wild Life - 58
82 . Doxy - Talk Is Cheap - 58
83 . Guns Of Fire - 2BWITHU - 58
84 . Jackal - Vague Visions - 58
85 . Delaurian - Delaurian - 57
86 . Janstate - Shot To Pieces - 49
87 . Axxis - Big Thrill - 48
88 . Blue Noise - Blue Noise (Speak On It) - 7
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A couple of really odd melody free lists there, imo, but to each their own. I'm only up to K (again) with a handful of random exceptions, and I don't seem to have forsaken melody. ;)

I wasn't really into the AOR/Melodic Rock scene, so about 85%-90% of those on your list I'm unfamiliar with (if that's what a lot of them are). The hard rock scene was changing at this point, so I was going off in different directions just to avoid Grunge.

 

BTW, Bon Jovi was 1992, and I've just corrected my list to include Bad Moon Rising as I had that in my 1994 list by mistake.

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Cool, thanks for the Bon Jovi tip. I assume the Aussie version I have with 'Starting all over again' must have been released in early 1993 here? Not sure... but I will change it anyway as I like the original release date...

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Cool, thanks for the Bon Jovi tip. I assume the Aussie version I have with 'Starting all over again' must have been released in early 1993 here? Not sure... but I will change it anyway as I like the original release date...

 

I've got what looks like the European version with just "Save A Prayer" as a bonus track, which I was annoyed to find missing on a later remastered re-release (which had a different live song instead), so I didn't upgrade.

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My Top 15 best of 1993 (in alphabetical order)

 

Bad Moon Rising - Blood

Conception - Parallel Minds

Def Leppard - Retro Active

Freak Of Nature - Freak Of Nature

Goo Goo Dolls - Superstar Car Wash

Gotthard - Dial Hard

Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell

Metal Church - Hanging In The Balance

Monster Magnet - Superjudge

New Model Army - The Love Of Hopeless Causes

Pendragon - The Window Of Life

Quireboys - Bitter Sweet And Twisted

Savatage - Edge Of Thorns

Voivod - The Outer Limits

 

 

Hmmm, no fun glam sleazy hair bands anymore... I blame Kurt Cobain for everything!!!

 

Some very good albums in this list, but nothing that jumps out at me with that "Wow, this is the best thing since sliced bread" factor.

Gotthard - Dial Hard was '94. And any '93 list is wrong, if Harem Scarem isn't mentioned, let alone number one.

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Gotthard - Dial Hard was '94. And any '93 list is wrong, if Harem Scarem isn't mentioned, let alone number one.

 

 

Hmmm, although the booklet and Wikipedia etc states 1994, my CD has "P" and "C" printed as 1993 on the disc.

 

I also checked the "G" album, and it is "P" 1995 (tracks 1-13) and "P" 1996 (track 14), as well as Copyright 1996, so it looks like I may have that wrongly included in my 1995 list.

 

I guess I catalogued them in my database with the earlier dates. Oh well, I guess there's a time-limit preventing me from editing my posts from yesterday.

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My top albums of what I've heard of 1993. Harem Scarem being the clear winner, but Crown of Thorns, Gorky Park, Guardian, and Winger all released their best this year, too.

 

Phil Collins - Both Sides
Mr. Big - Bump Ahead
Crown of Thorns - Crown of Thorns
Gotthard - Dial Hard
Savatage - Edge of Thorns
Fear Not - Fear Not
Aerosmith - Get A Grip
Liaison - Hard Hitter
Joey C. Jones and the Glory Hounds - Joey C. Jones and the Glory Hounds
Midpoint - Midpoint
Guardian - Miracle Mile
Harem Scarem - Mood Swings
Gorky Park - Moscow Calling
Red Dawn - Never Say Surrender
Allison - One
Winger - Pull
XT - Taxfree
Petra - Wake-Up Call
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Gotthard - Dial Hard was '94. And any '93 list is wrong, if Harem Scarem isn't mentioned, let alone number one.

 

 

Hmmm, although the booklet and Wikipedia etc states 1994, my CD has "P" and "C" printed as 1993 on the disc.

 

I also checked the "G" album, and it is "P" 1995 (tracks 1-13) and "P" 1996 (track 14), as well as Copyright 1996, so it looks like I may have that wrongly included in my 1995 list.

 

I guess I catalogued them in my database with the earlier dates. Oh well, I guess there's a time-limit preventing me from editing my posts from yesterday.

 

 

To settle that, I just checked GOTTHARD official website and it's stated that 1994 was the correct one

http://gotthard.com/de/music/albums/dial-hard/

 

so maybe 1993 is the Japanese pressing disc ? sometimes the region got an early advance release like MR.BIG, LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, and several other Cds were released there first before it hits European and American market :)

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Gotthard - Dial Hard was '94. And any '93 list is wrong, if Harem Scarem isn't mentioned, let alone number one.

 

 

Hmmm, although the booklet and Wikipedia etc states 1994, my CD has "P" and "C" printed as 1993 on the disc.

 

I also checked the "G" album, and it is "P" 1995 (tracks 1-13) and "P" 1996 (track 14), as well as Copyright 1996, so it looks like I may have that wrongly included in my 1995 list.

 

I guess I catalogued them in my database with the earlier dates. Oh well, I guess there's a time-limit preventing me from editing my posts from yesterday.

 

 

To settle that, I just checked GOTTHARD official website and it's stated that 1994 was the correct one

http://gotthard.com/de/music/albums/dial-hard/

 

so maybe 1993 is the Japanese pressing disc ? sometimes the region got an early advance release like MR.BIG, LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, and several other Cds were released there first before it hits European and American market :)

 

 

Just had a quick check, and I appear to have the German edition of "Dial Hard" with the same barcode number listed here for 1993 (same year as printed on my disc):

 

http://www.discogs.com/Gotthard-Dial-Hard/master/441212

 

(I'm presuming there are other ones in addition to Germany and Japan)

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Pendragon -The Window Of Life

Robby Valentine - The Magic Infinity

Heart - Desire Walks On

IQ - Ever

Saga - The Security Of Illusion

Valensia - Gaia

Red Dawn - Never Say Surrender

Threshold - Wounded Land

White Heart - Highlands

Big Picture - S/T

The L.A.Cowboys - Endless Summer

Coverdale/ Page - S/T

Enchant - A Blueprint Of The World

Donnie Iris & The Cruisers - Footsoldier In The Moonlight

Crown Of Thorns - S/T

Steve Vai - Sex And Religion

Open Skyz - S/T

Skagarack - Big Time

Romeo's Daughter - Delectable

Carl Dixon - One

Robin Zander - S/T

Jeff Paris - Lucky This Time

Daniel Nelson - S/T

Mark Free - Long Way From Love

Jump -Worlds Of Wonder

Joe Satriani - Time Machine

Def Leppard - Retro-active

Aerosmith - Get a Grip

Doc Holliday - Son Of a Morning Star

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Looking through my rated albums, I find these to be the best from 1993.

  1. Red Dawn - Never Say Surrender - 92 %
    Took a few spins to fully appreciate this gem. Perfect sound, some perfect songs, but not all of them, even if they are close.
  2. Blue Murder - Nothin' But Trouble - 86 %
    Not as good as the debut, but still good.
  3. Robby Valentine - The Magic Infinity - 79 %
    The genius from Holland who does it all on his own. "Only Your Love" is the best song here. Wish he had done more songs like that.
  4. Harem Scarem - Mood Swings - 77 %
    Well, "everyone" seems to love this one, I prefer their first album and surprisingly "Higher". Might be alone to think so...
  5. Def Leppard - Retroactive - 75 %
    The legends in not one of their best albums, but "Miss You In A Heartbeat" and "Two Steps Behind" are great ballads.
  6. Eyes - Windows Of The Soul - 70 %
    Can't go wrong with Jeff Scott Soto, can it? But in this case, it kinda did. He was better in W.E.T. and Talisman.
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Aerosmith

Alleycat Scratch

The Almighty

Biloxi

Bjork

Carcass

The Cranberries

Sheryl Crow

Death

Diamond Head

Emergency

Entombed

Every Mother's Nightmare

IQ

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Meat Loaf

Mercyful Fate

Pearl Jam

Rags

Paul Rodgers

Rush

Shotgun Messiah

Slam St. Joan

Van Halen

The Wildhearts

Get A Grip

Deadboys In Trash City

Powertrippin'

Checkmate … The Game’s Over

Debut

Heartwork

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Tuesday Night Music Club

Individual Thought Patterns

Death & Progress

Boys Will Be Boys

Wolverine Blues

Wake Up Screaming

Ever

The Last Rebel

Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell

In The Shadows

Vs

A World Behind The Beat

The Hendrix Set

Counterparts

Violent New Breed

Saved By Grace

Live: Right Here, Right Now

Earth vs. The Wildhearts

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Aerosmith

Alleycat Scratch

The Almighty

Biloxi

Bjork

Carcass

The Cranberries

Sheryl Crow

Death

Diamond Head

Emergency

Entombed

Every Mother's Nightmare

IQ

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Meat Loaf

Mercyful Fate

Pearl Jam

Rags

Paul Rodgers

Rush

Shotgun Messiah

Slam St. Joan

Van Halen

The Wildhearts

Get A Grip

Deadboys In Trash City

Powertrippin'

Checkmate … The Game’s Over

Debut

Heartwork

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Tuesday Night Music Club

Individual Thought Patterns

Death & Progress

Boys Will Be Boys

Wolverine Blues

Wake Up Screaming

Ever

The Last Rebel

Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell

In The Shadows

Vs

A World Behind The Beat

The Hendrix Set

Counterparts

Violent New Breed

Saved By Grace

Live: Right Here, Right Now

Earth vs. The Wildhearts

 

Oh, for fuck's sake ....

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Oh, for fuck's sake ....

 

 

If you want to correct it, I think you get about one day to edit your post before it becomes locked permanently...

 

 

I don't know that you get only one day to edit your post but then I remember, if you're a donor, you can edit anytime you want, so maybe later if you decided that this site is useful and want to support this site, you can wire some bucks to Dan's paypal (the owner) :)

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Oh, for fuck's sake ....

 

 

If you want to correct it, I think you get about one day to edit your post before it becomes locked permanently...

 

 

I don't know that you get only one day to edit your post but then I remember, if you're a donor, you can edit anytime you want, so maybe later if you decided that this site is useful and want to support this site, you can wire some bucks to Dan's paypal (the owner) :)

 

 

If I had the cash to spare, I would gladly donate ... fingers crossed, the money I've been waiting on since my divorce will turn up soon ...

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A lot of pretty good releases.....my number 1 is Mud Slick - Keep Crawling in the Mud

 

The Almighty - Powertrippin'

Annihilator - Set The World On Fire

Arcade - S/T

Bad Moon Rising - Blood

Badd Boyz - S/T

Biloxi - Let The Games Begin

Daddy Dynamite - Lookin For Trouble

Emergency - Boys Will Be Boys

Entombed - Wolverine Blues

Fight - War of Words

Finster Baby - Take A Lick An See

Mark Free - Long Way From Love

Gotthard - Dial Hard

Harem Scarem - Mood Swings

Mind Bomb - S/T

Metal Church - Hanging in the Balance

Monster magnet - Superjudge

Mud Slick - Keep Crawling in the Mud

Nasty Idols - Vicious

Overkill - I Hear Black

Jeff Paris - Lucky This Time

PC69 - Games People Play

Pole Position - S/T

Paul Sabu - S/T

Sargant Fury - Little Fish

Shotgun Messiah - Violent New Breed

Sic Vikki - Kiss Me In French

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

Zar - From Welcome To Goodbye

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strong candidate for the top ten position for me are DEF LEPPARD, ENUFF ZNUFF, HAREM SCAREM, MARK FREE, MR.BIG, and RED DAWN.

I think ANNIHILATOR, GOTTHARD, SAVATAGE, SIC VIKKI, and MUD SLICK also probably can make a good contender

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strong candidate for the top ten position for me are DEF LEPPARD, ENUFF ZNUFF, HAREM SCAREM, MARK FREE, MR.BIG, and RED DAWN. AND B.JOVI.

I think ANNIHILATOR, GOTTHARD, SAVATAGE, SIC VIKKI, and MUD SLICK also probably can make a good contender

 

 

See, I fixed for ya, buddy!

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