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Title: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 21, 2009, 08:27:11 PM
Kick ass tunes.  Go:

I tend toward glam, heair metal, and good stuff of the like.  Here is "I'll Be Waiting" by Talisman, featuring singer Jeff Scott Soto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ate3PCkraJI
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 28, 2009, 12:29:10 PM
Cheap Trick:  I Can't Take It.  Robin Zander is an awesome and criminally underrated singer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-HZsigMODE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on May 28, 2009, 01:10:18 PM
Who's the nOOb?

No youtube here:

 
Helix-Deep Cuts The Knife.
Cobra-Blood On Your Money (Pre Survivor Jimi Jameson)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on May 28, 2009, 02:01:00 PM
Blue Murder - Vally of the Kings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1k81E_1UGI

"Cry if you must, but die you will.  The valley of the kings must still be filled."   :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 04, 2009, 07:01:30 PM
Drunk Thursday.  New Thing, by Enuff Z' Nuff.   :metal :metal :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCiqL5wtNTs
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 04, 2009, 07:18:41 PM
Stone Fury-- Break down the Walls!!! :metal :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U1g5bfu7-0
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on June 04, 2009, 07:22:15 PM
You children and your Satan. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Pp2gpLZcc)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on June 05, 2009, 04:56:16 AM
Stone Fury-- Break down the Walls!!! :metal :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U1g5bfu7-0

Absolutely!
I almost listed this but I figured it'd be too obscure. I had this on tape. Unfortunately it's long gone.
I remember this being a great album. I gotta find it!

Great job King!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on June 05, 2009, 05:20:53 AM
Gonna Find The Sun - Jorn Fucking Lande !!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 05, 2009, 03:42:07 PM
Stone Fury-- Break down the Walls!!! :metal :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U1g5bfu7-0

Absolutely!
I almost listed this but I figured it'd be too obscure. I had this on tape. Unfortunately it's long gone.
I remember this being a great album. I gotta find it!

Great job King!!

I also had this on cassette and loved this album.  The guitarist went on to be in a band with Billy Sherwood of Yes fame and it was called World Trade.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 10, 2009, 08:42:07 PM
Complete guilty pleasure:  A band called T-Ride, featuring Geoff Tyson, former student of Joe Satriani.  "Backdoor Romeo".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-iFXmzl1M
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 11, 2009, 07:19:58 PM
"Dreams in the Dark" by Badlands.  Jake E. Lee (of Ozzy fame) on guitar and Eric Singer on drums (later to join Kiss).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo0gtjBFNs



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Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 03, 2009, 08:29:06 PM
"Two Sides of Love" by Sammy Hagar, pre-Van Halen.  Great guitar, great chorus, all-around excellent tune.  You can hear how young Sammy's voice sounds.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26lk4_sammy-hagar-two-sides-of-love_music
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 03, 2009, 10:32:42 PM
Now we shall archive this thread, and it shall be renamed to "the bible according to Cozmo", and we will spread the good word to the humble townsfolk.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on July 04, 2009, 09:12:54 AM
Savatage  Power of the night ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfk0AMK737k
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 09, 2009, 07:22:54 PM
Now we shall archive this thread, and it shall be renamed to "the bible according to Cozmo", and we will spread the good word to the humble townsfolk.

And don't forget it.   ;)

Thursdays = Cozmo.  Swoon at your leisure.

I was going to try to find "The Girl Gets Around" by Hagar (in keepin gwith last week), from the Footloose soundtrack, but couldn't find a version that's do it justice.  So enjoy this.  Today's offering is a bit off the normal track, "Behind the Wall of Sleep" by the Smithereens.  Probably my favorite song by these guys, just excellent almost rockabilly kinda vibe in parts (on the studio version, at least).  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNZbP3ZVem4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 16, 2009, 06:48:53 PM
In homage to our fearless leader, here's Y&T's "Summertime Girls".  Bikinis, 80's rock, excellent vocals (courtesy of Bosk's buddy Dave Meniketti), and an excellent guitar solo.  Catchy-assed tune.  How can you possibly go wrong???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhigmNrfEsU
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on July 16, 2009, 07:04:53 PM
The solo in this song kicks ass for a 80's rock ballad.  Giant ------ I'll See You In my Dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iug0X6cJDDM
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 17, 2009, 06:39:27 AM
Shooting Star-Last Chance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWGerfjaApg

Alcatrazz-Jet To Jet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ztfjxlgor4

Armored Saint-Nervous Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hguyFfjtjZg
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 07:42:02 AM
Screwed, Blue, & Tattooed by Sleeze Beez.  Appears to be exactly the kind of dirtbag 80's hair rock that I love.  BVD, this may be a band worth looking into.  I need to research further myself.  I just happened to stumble on these guys the other day and thought "oh yeah, this looks to have potential."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjwUpm36pe8
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 22, 2009, 07:44:52 AM
Cool. I've been meaning to get into more 80s stuff. I've recently been listening more to White Lion (I only have one album) and Dokken (I only have two albums). I quite like Back for the Attack, although Under Lock and Key isn't anywhere near as good.
I haven't had much time to explore much "new" stuff in the last few months though. Probably time for some more random picks.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 22, 2009, 07:46:25 AM
  I quite like Back for the Attack, although Under Lock and Key isn't anywhere near as good.
 
Back For The Attack is really all you need for Dokken.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 07:46:48 AM
BFTA is excellent, but for me, UL&K will always be their best album.  Love it.  I used to have a copy of White Lion's Pride and it is an excellent album.  Vito Bratta is excellent.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 22, 2009, 07:49:39 AM
Pride is the White Lion album I have. ALL YOU NEED IS ROCK N ROLL, BABY!
So should I feel any need to check out any more Dokken, or should I just stick with the ones I've got? I just want more stuff like that. I do seem to much prefer the music at the tail end of the 80s :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 07:54:12 AM
Tooth and Nail is an awesome album as well.  Just Got Lucky, Tooth and Nail, Heartless Heart, Into the Fire, Bullets to Spare.  And, of course, Alone Again.  Awesome.  I need to go dig that one out myself and give it a listen again.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 22, 2009, 07:58:18 AM
Yeah, T&N is defintely their best studio album. I don't know. I like their stuff in general, but I could never really throw on one of theor albums and really rock out.

I saw White Lion (open for Y&T/Ace Frehley) back in 1987. Maybe someone could link a recommendation, because I really was not impressed by them.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 08:04:05 AM
Their two biggest hits were Wait and the slightly less well known Tell Me.

Wait
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-KACyK50sY

Tell Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgMZPhp8rvA

Of course there's When the Children Cry, but I personally don't care for it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 22, 2009, 08:14:06 AM
Well, obviously I'm familar with Wait...
Find me a rockin' tune please..
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 08:20:04 AM
You don't like Tell Me?

Okay, here's a live version of "All You Need is Rock and Roll".  There was no actual video for it, so this is about the best audio available on the net.  Song starts around 1:41.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI71RrmR3RU
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 22, 2009, 08:21:56 AM
Testament - Return to Serenity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bry_6P_1co4&feature=related

Second best guitar solo of all time by anybody.  Ever.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 22, 2009, 08:23:35 AM
What's the first best?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 22, 2009, 08:24:57 AM
Paul Gilbert's solo in Upon The Door on Sola Scriptura.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 24, 2009, 11:14:54 AM
Seeing how I didn't post last night, here's an extra for the week.  "Soap on a Rope" by Chickenfoot (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith).

:metal :metal :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMgTGx-m0iw
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on August 13, 2009, 02:05:42 PM
Not knowing what tonight has in store, I will post up a video prior to Thirsty Thursday Evening:

Alcatrazz - God Blessed Video.

Cheesy assed video, but Graham Bonnet can sing like nobody's business.  This song makes me wanna jump in a Cheetah or on a PCJ-600 and cruise the strip on Ocean Beach, stopping off at my room at the Ocean View motel before going around the corner to the Pole Position club for a little R&R.  Surely this isn't an insanely obscure reference, right?  Either way, it also has Steve Vai and that's always a good thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N19Pu1KM3b4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on August 20, 2009, 10:40:25 AM
Mr. Big Live in San Francisco (1992).  Covering "Shy Boy" a song written by Billy Sheehan in his old band (prior to Roth), Talas.  Great guitar and bass acrobatics going on.  Pay attention to the unison parts in the 2nd verse.  Awesome.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8359079621747116950&hl=en
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on August 27, 2009, 09:04:29 AM
I saw the "Never Enough" thread on the DT side and was reminded of an excellent L.A. Guns song by the same name.  Excellent 80's glam rock, and a cool, tongue-in-cheek Ed-Sullivan-esque video.  God, I love the 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmYt0e88ANo
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on August 27, 2009, 09:49:59 AM
Mr. Big Live in San Francisco (1992).  Covering "Shy Boy" a song written by Billy Sheehan in his old band (prior to Roth), Talas.  Great guitar and bass acrobatics going on.  Pay attention to the unison parts in the 2nd verse.  Awesome.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8359079621747116950&hl=en

One of my all-time favorite songs....
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: 73109 on August 27, 2009, 09:51:50 AM
Nothing as it Seems-Pearl Jam
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on August 27, 2009, 09:52:15 AM
Mr. Big Live in San Francisco (1992).  Covering "Shy Boy" a song written by Billy Sheehan in his old band (prior to Roth), Talas.  Great guitar and bass acrobatics going on.  Pay attention to the unison parts in the 2nd verse.  Awesome.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8359079621747116950&hl=en

One of my all-time favorite songs....

That song is the aural (not oral) equivalent of an ass kicking.  But a good ass kicking, if there is such a thing.  How did you like the DLR version from Eat 'em and Smile?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on August 27, 2009, 09:56:53 AM
Mr. Big Live in San Francisco (1992).  Covering "Shy Boy" a song written by Billy Sheehan in his old band (prior to Roth), Talas.  Great guitar and bass acrobatics going on.  Pay attention to the unison parts in the 2nd verse.  Awesome.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8359079621747116950&hl=en

One of my all-time favorite songs....

That song is the aural (not oral) equivalent of an ass kicking.  But a good ass kicking, if there is such a thing.  How did you like the DLR version from Eat 'em and Smile?


I like all the versions since they pretty much stay close to the original.....The original Talas one will always have a dear spot in my heart...but the DLR/Mr Big and even solo Vai ( with Billy as part of the Brood)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 03, 2009, 01:46:49 PM
The mere mention of the band Stryper can either have people laughing on the floor or remembering a better time in music.  I went back and checked out a few tunes I remembered and was pleasantly surprised.  I'd forgotten what good songs they were.  Here is one of them, "Calling On You".  They might have been "God Rock", but some of the lyrics were vague enough that they could be interepreted as being about everyday life, relationships, etc, and this song is no different.  Great, simple guitar parts, big drums, and awesome harmonies.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI8ylsHKIMg
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 04, 2009, 06:23:10 AM
We'll go with a two-fer of Stryper this week.  Here's "Always There For You".  Michael Sweet hits some awesome notes in this one, especially at 3:26.  Damn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCx-rjMIXk
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 04, 2009, 11:08:12 AM
Cozmo another good 80's song that rings christian is Kansas when they got Elefante as their singer.  Fight Fire with Fire.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM1rB1rGS44
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on September 04, 2009, 12:04:32 PM
We'll go with a two-fer of Stryper this week.  Here's "Always There For You".  Michael Sweet hits some awesome notes in this one, especially at 3:26.  Damn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCx-rjMIXk

SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 04, 2009, 01:03:05 PM
Cozmo another good 80's song that rings christian is Kansas when they got Elefante as their singer.  Fight Fire with Fire.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM1rB1rGS44

Very nice!  Not a song I was familiar with, but it's catchy.  Great singer.  Loved the harmonies also.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 10, 2009, 11:14:25 AM
Today's pick is Yngwie Malmsteen's "Heaven Tonight".  Yngwie Malmsteen has an ego the size of Sweden, but nobody can deny that the dude f*ckin owns.  This is probably the single most pop-oriented song he ever put out.  I think it's damn good.  Great harmonies, off the charts guitar solo, and a chorus that sticks in your head.  Bonus for the fact that it's Joe Lynn Turner on vocals.  One of my all time favorite singers.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrROerBxpk#t=0m15s
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on September 10, 2009, 11:31:09 AM
This is indeed a great song from one of Yngwie's better albums. I really love JLT's voice here. Too bad he only lasted thru one album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 10, 2009, 11:34:05 AM
My other favorite with JLT is "Hold On".  JLT's voice is stratospheric on that one.  Also, YJM's tone on the "Hold On" solo is one of the awesomest and scariest guitar tones I've ever heard.  It's very abrasive and has this ungodly reverb.  Wicked.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on September 10, 2009, 12:16:47 PM
My other favorite with JLT is "Hold On".  JLT's voice is stratospheric on that one.  Also, YJM's tone on the "Hold On" solo is one of the awesomest and scariest guitar tones I've ever heard.  It's very abrasive and has this ungodly reverb.  Wicked.

That whole album is underrated.  Dreaming, Riot In the Dungeons, Deja Vu and Crystal Ball... really inspired stuff.  The sweet melodic quality of Turner's vocals really plays off beautifully against YJM's brand of riffage.  The combination makes the music come across even heavier than Yngwie's other albums. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 10, 2009, 12:22:39 PM
I've heard Dreaming and Deja Vu also.  I well have to pick up a copy of this album.  Somehow, I have not gotten around to getting it yet and I know I would totally love it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 10, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
Today's pick is Yngwie Malmsteen's "Heaven Tonight".  Yngwie Malmsteen has an ego the size of Sweden, but nobody can deny that the dude f*ckin owns.  This is probably the single most pop-oriented song he ever put out.  I think it's damn good.  Great harmonies, off the charts guitar solo, and a chorus that sticks in your head.  Bonus for the fact that it's Joe Lynn Turner on vocals.  One of my all time favorite singers.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrROerBxpk#t=0m15s

Big Joe Lynn Turner fan here.  I did see Yngwie back up Triumph but was underwhelmed. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on September 10, 2009, 02:42:11 PM
What year was that King? I saw him open for AC/DC twice in 85, and for Dio in 1990. I also saw him at The Campus Club in Providence the night after the LA Rodney King Riots.


Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 10, 2009, 04:52:46 PM
What year was that King? I saw him open for AC/DC twice in 85, and for Dio in 1990. I also saw him at The Campus Club in Providence the night after the LA Rodney King Riots.




In 1986 on The Sport of Kings tour.  Great show but I laughed at what my friend said about Yngvie.
Yngvie does a guitar solo,........ add keyboards, bass and drums to the same solo and it's an instrumental.  Add vocals over the same solo with the other instruments and you've got a song! :D :D
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 08, 2009, 07:57:56 AM
Good God, it's been too long.  I'll try to get a few in today.  To start off, the Deep Purple thread reminded me about Black Sabbath's "Trashed" with Ian Gillan on vocals.  Absolutely terrifyingly awesome vocals and equally good guitar work.  If this song doesn't make you want to break the speed limit, nothing will.

The video is fairly NSFW.  A lot of the video has nothing to do with the song, oddly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEawt270iGI
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2009, 08:12:14 AM
Good God, it's been too long.  I'll try to get a few in today.  To start off, the Deep Purple thread reminded me about Black Sabbath's "Trashed" with Ian Gillan on vocals.  Absolutely terrifyingly awesome vocals and equally good guitar work.  If this song doesn't make you want to break the speed limit, nothing will.

Two links for it.  This one is the audio and a pic of the album cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItNANLI6vQE

The actual video, which is fairly NSFW.  A lot of the video has nothing to do with the song, oddly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEawt270iGI

My wife saw this tour.  She loved it.  Man it's been awhile since I've heard that song.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2009, 08:16:02 AM
Cosmo, remember this Lita Ford song, Gotta Let Go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIo2o5RCMMs
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 08, 2009, 08:21:54 AM
Yes!  Excellent tune!  It's actually on my "Youth Gone Wild: Heavy Metal Hits of the 80's" CD collection from Rhino Records.  Great stuff.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on October 08, 2009, 08:29:38 AM
Good God, it's been too long.  I'll try to get a few in today.  To start off, the Deep Purple thread reminded me about Black Sabbath's "Trashed" with Ian Gillan on vocals.  Absolutely terrifyingly awesome vocals and equally good guitar work.  If this song doesn't make you want to break the speed limit, nothing will.

Two links for it.  This one is the audio and a pic of the album cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItNANLI6vQE

The actual video, which is fairly NSFW.  A lot of the video has nothing to do with the song, oddly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEawt270iGI

Agreed.  I know the Dio-Sabbath albums get loads of attention, but that whole Gillan-Sabbath album Born Again is pretty dang good too.   I remember watching the video for Zero The Hero way back when and thinking how f&cking creepy and doomy-heavy that song was.   Iommi's riff and solo was unlike anything he'd done before. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 08, 2009, 08:31:54 AM
I'll add this disc to the list of albums I need to get my hands on.  A buddy of mine played "Trashed" for me once and I was blown away.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have known about it.   :tdwn
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 08, 2009, 12:27:51 PM
I was once in a band called "Chucklehead".  The greatest musicians I'd EVER been in a band with.  Our singer suggested a song from Kim Mitchell, called "Go For Soda".  We were like "WTF song is that?  Sounds like a pretty (insert unsavory/offensive/derogatory adjective here) name for a song."  Then he played it for us.

We were like "Damn, that's a kick ass song."

I would post the link to the original video, but you would spend too much time being like "This is ridiculously (insert unsavory/offensive/derogatory adjective here)" and wouldn't be paying attention to the song.  So here it is with just a title screen.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn2TChegK9U
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 08, 2009, 02:19:40 PM
I was once in a band called "Chucklehead".  The greatest musicians I'd EVER been in a band with.  Our singer suggested a song from Kim Mitchell, called "Go For Soda".  We were like "WTF song is that?  Sounds like a pretty (insert unsavory/offensive/derogatory adjective here) name for a song."  Then he played it for us.

We were like "Damn, that's a kick ass song."

I would post the link to the original video, but you would spend too much time being like "This is ridiculously (insert unsavory/offensive/derogatory adjective here)" and wouldn't be paying attention to the song.  So here it is with just a title screen.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn2TChegK9U

Loved Kim in Max Webster.  Also the song they did with Rush, "Battlescars".  Also  Pye Dubois, who wrote with Neil on a few Rush song was in Max webster
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 08, 2009, 03:56:03 PM
Good God, it's been too long.  I'll try to get a few in today.  To start off, the Deep Purple thread reminded me about Black Sabbath's "Trashed" with Ian Gillan on vocals.  Absolutely terrifyingly awesome vocals and equally good guitar work.  If this song doesn't make you want to break the speed limit, nothing will.

Two links for it.  This one is the audio and a pic of the album cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItNANLI6vQE

The actual video, which is fairly NSFW.  A lot of the video has nothing to do with the song, oddly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEawt270iGI

Agreed.  I know the Dio-Sabbath albums get loads of attention, but that whole Gillan-Sabbath album Born Again is pretty dang good too.   I remember watching the video for Zero The Hero way back when and thinking how f&cking creepy and doomy-heavy that song was.   Iommi's riff and solo was unlike anything he'd done before. 

Born Again really wan't bad at all. A little short maybe, and did we really need Hot Line?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 16, 2009, 09:30:08 AM
A two-fer from Rainbow this week, each featuring one of my faves on vocals:

First up is "Stone Cold" with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals.  This dude has such a sweet voice.  So mellow, but he can totally own.  See the Malmsteen "Heaven Tonight" clip I posted previously.  Should come as no surprise, since the band was half Deep Purple, but this song kinda has Deep Purple written all over it.  The big huge organ chords in the pre-chorus and the big vocals sounds VERY DP-ish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62zOXvSrh0

Next up is a live version of "Since You Been Gone".  Technically, no, it's not a Rainbow song, and the clip I've selected isn't even Rainbow, it's Alcatrazz, featuring Graham Bonnet and a very young Steve Vai.  Rainbow, however, had the most popular cover of this song of all the different bands who've covered it and Grahm Bonnet used to be in Rainbow, so it's close enough.  I am figuring the audio probably came direct from the soundboard mix, as when he holds the mic to the audience, you hear nothing but the background singers.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WZJCre59vk
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on October 16, 2009, 11:32:55 AM
Sweet.  Wish YouTube wasn't now blocked at the office, but I will check these out at home later.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EstyMaJ on October 16, 2009, 11:39:58 AM
Rat - Lay it Down
I still love playing that on guitar 
I know i know WTF
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on October 16, 2009, 11:41:06 AM
No, that's actually a great riff.  I never thought about covering that song, but it would probably be pretty fun to play.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EstyMaJ on October 16, 2009, 11:45:11 AM
No, that's actually a great riff.  I never thought about covering that song, but it would probably be pretty fun to play.
It is lots of fun!!! add roll off's and a little more muff near the end of the riff makes it even more fun better  heh
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 16, 2009, 11:48:04 AM
It is a pretty killer riff.  I used to do this in an old band and it seemed to go well.  We used to love to play this as part of a trio of tunes - Lay It Down, Lick it Up (Kiss), and Slide it In (Whitesnake).   :rollin

Also, the double bass in this song is very cool.  Kinda intermittent, not like a constant double bass.  One of the primary things about this song that gives it a real "feel".
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EstyMaJ on October 16, 2009, 11:51:22 AM
It is a pretty killer riff.  I used to do this in an old band and it seemed to go well.  We used to love to play this as part of a trio of tunes - Lay It Down, Lick it Up (Kiss), and Slide it In (Whitesnake).   :rollin

Also, the double bass in this song is very cool.  Kinda intermittent, not like a constant double bass.  One of the primary things about this song that gives it a real "feel".
Thats a great 3some of songs lol very clever
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 16, 2009, 12:13:57 PM
indeed very clever.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 16, 2009, 02:02:42 PM
Rat - Lay it Down
I still love playing that on guitar 
I know i know WTF

Of the 80's hair metal bands I'd rather listen to the more serious songs like Lay It Down.  I remember hearing Warrent doing Uncle Toms Cabin and thinking, why don't they write more songs like this.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on October 16, 2009, 06:23:00 PM
A two-fer from Rainbow this week, each featuring one of my faves on vocals:

First up is "Stone Cold" with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals.  This dude has such a sweet voice.  So mellow, but he can totally own.  See the Malmsteen "Heaven Tonight" clip I posted previously.  Should come as no surprise, since the band was half Deep Purple, but this song kinda has Deep Purple written all over it.  The big huge organ chords in the pre-chorus and the big vocals sounds VERY DP-ish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62zOXvSrh0


Heh... I like this tune, from Straight Between the Eyes album.  I've really been getting into Joe Lynn Turner-era Rainbow lately.  I never thought I would like this stuff (too commercial for my prog-snob tastes), but you're right about JLT's voice... irresistibly sweet.   And of course Ritchie Blackmore is always  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 17, 2009, 07:45:56 AM
I remember hearing Warrent doing Uncle Toms Cabin and thinking, why don't they write more songs like this.

I agree. Uncle Tom's Cabin was great, but the rest of their stuff sucks! But they were a great live band. I saw them in a club (opening for Paul Stanley) and an arena (opening for Crue) and they handled both very well.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 22, 2009, 10:01:07 AM
Me?  I liked Uncle Tom's Cabin.  It was like "Hmmm.  Hair bands being serious?  I'm cautious about this, but it sounds good."  All things considered though, I'd rather my hair bands sing about partying and drinking and screwing.  Stick with what you know, I figure.

So several things today.  First off and completely off topic, Henry Rollins is cool.  I have ZERO knowledge of his music, except for having seen "Liar" on Beavis and Butthead.  What I do know is that anytime I've seen quotes from him or seen him on any sort of VH-1 show where they have a ton of guest commentators, he ALWAYS has something awesome to say.  With that:

"Whenever I get dumped, I nail the door shut so that no one can come inside, get a towel and clip it around my neck so it's like a Superman cape, take off my shoes so I can slide across the room, and...get a fake mic, like a celery stick or a pen, and I play any record that features the vocalist Ronnie James Dio. And you can just pretend you're Dio, because on every album he does, he has minimum one, usually three, *EVIL WOMAN LOOK OUT!*- songs. And if you wanna point like Dio, it's a three-finger point. (heavy metal voice) 'The exit is that way. Evil LURKS! Evil lurks in twilight! Dances in the DARK! Evil woman! Just WALK AWAY!'"

It involves Dio, who is  :metal so I guess it's not SO off topic.


The  Power Metal Album Generator!!  (http://www.vempire.net/powermetal/)


Now for today's pick.  BlobVanDam turned me on to Steelheart.  I'd only ever really heard "I'll Never Let You Go" as most people had, so he urged me to check them out, based on the video for "Sticky Side Up".  I was sold.  Great stuff, through and through.  Michael Matijevic is an awesome singer, the kind that belts those "grab your balls and sing" notes.  GOD, I love hair metal.

Sticky Side Up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZr0yMQ0v8E

Everybody Loves Eileen (a favorite I've adopted on my own)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUVfzSCh9yw
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 22, 2009, 10:08:36 AM
:metal
Steelheart's second album is one of my very favourite albums of all time. Matijevic is a crazily good singer. I actually really love their third album "Wait" too, but it's mostly not hard rock at all. It's mostly soft acousticy with light percussion. Their first album is actually my 3rd favourite album of theirs (out of only 4, and the 4th one is terrible).
What's interesting is that Matijevic has most of the writing credits on all of Steelheart's music, which is rare for a vocalist. It's the only reason I gave their third album a chance at all, since he was the only original member on the album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 22, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
So in rockspeak, would we say he "Coverdaled" the third album?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 22, 2009, 03:28:32 PM
Coz, Henry Rollins has always come off cool, I agree with you there. And that quote about Dio is awesome.

Steelheart??

Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 26, 2009, 11:06:11 AM
Well Cosmo, I figured I'd post a vid of a long lost band today.  I always loved this song. 

It's Helix---Deep Cuts The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6xumk3lSE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 26, 2009, 11:10:31 AM
Steelheart??

Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad...

I'll take that to mean you couldn't actually have listened to the links I posted.  ;)


Well Cosmo, I figured I'd post a vid of a long lost band today.  I always loved this song.  

It's Helix---Deep Cuts The Knife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6xumk3lSE

Excellent.  TAC had mentioned this one earlier and I forgot to post a link for it.  Thanks!  Excellent tune!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 10, 2009, 10:33:09 AM
Been a while.  I'll return here with something entirely unexpected.

The only punk band I've ever listened to is a band called the Descendents.  Excellent ballsy stuff.  Mostly ballsy.  They had some stuff that was a little more laid back, almost poppy.  Also, their songs are usually pretty short.  So I'm going to post a handful of them here.  I know some people approach punk with some trepidation and I would likely be one of those people, but I think my track record for finding listenable things has proven itself.   :lol

The first is "Suburban Home", from the album "Milo Goes to College".  This song was featured on the commercials for "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland".  It is also featured on my phone whenever somebody calls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFDIwYht-fk


Next, "Silly Girl", from my favorite Descendents album, "I Don't Want To Grow Up".  This song, while a little hard-edged, kinda reminds me (the lyrics make this obvious) of being a teenager in the summertime, free of any of life's concerns except for that girl down the street that caught your eye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n36hDSK-vhA


The next couple of tracks highlight another facet of their style.  They're pretty funny at times.  This one, "Coolidge", from the album "All", is a pretty groovin' song.  Listen for the apology around 1:42 for a laugh.  Of note also, is this is one of the very few Descendents songs with a guitar solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Za542m5AA


The next is "I Wanna Be a Bear", from "Milo Goes to College".  Singing about something for the sake of having something to say.  Pretty funny, but slightly NSFW-ish language.  Could also be mistaken for JP's theme song?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOt0o1rU-0


The last one I'll post is indicative of another aspect that comes out in many songs.  Very serious themes regarding relationships.  This one is called "Clean Sheets", from the "Somery" album.  A little more on the serious side than the previous songs.  Also, another of the few that has a guitar solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e07qBeiutc


As I said, I know this kind of stuff isn't usually up peoples' alley, but if you have time, check the songs out and let me know what you think.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 12, 2009, 09:22:03 AM
Hopefully I didn't scare anyone off.  :p
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on November 12, 2009, 02:51:54 PM
I've always been a big fan of Bad Religion
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 13, 2009, 06:19:09 AM
Not a band I'm familiar with.  What's a song I should check out?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 13, 2009, 10:52:22 AM
hmm.....

youtube Scatterbrains - Don't Call Me Dude.

lots of fun that one.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: icysk8r on November 23, 2009, 12:40:28 AM
Dude, I love 80's hair metal.  Motley Crue and Poison FTMFW!

Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asYKHetZFds

Fallen Angel - Poison - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71gEULkXzec

Ballads:

Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4457H6Gxd8

Something To Believe In - Poison - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk11Ywen5a4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 25, 2009, 12:57:18 PM
youtube Scatterbrains - Don't Call Me Dude.

lots of fun that one.

Hahaha.  Pretty good one.  Thanks!

Dude, I love 80's hair metal.  Motley Crue and Poison FTMFW!

If you hadn't noticed, so do Blob and I.  Others may like some here and there, but I think we're pretty much the only remaining die-hards around here.  I love Poison and Motley Crue.  Dr. Feelgood is the equivalent of a 4:50 ass kicking.  Awesome.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 25, 2009, 12:57:42 PM
Update for today.  Paul Gilbert.  Anybody who has a clue about me knows how much I love Paul Gilbert.  He pretty much owns on a guitar.  Half decent voice also.  I'll post a few of my favorites of his solo stuff here.  First off is "Bliss" from the "Burning Organ" album.  Flat out unbelievable stuff.  Totally tears it up on this one.  The beginning organ part is especially cool if you have headphones on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1swrG-Pcx2Q


Next is a classic example of Paul's ridiculously cornball sense of humor.  The song is called "I Am Satan", also from the "Burning Organ" album.  A cool little tune, complete with acoustic guitar and (I think) major 7 chords.  Just a story about this guy who is afraid his girl will find out that he's actually Satan.   :lol  Pay attention to the very beginning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNajM6RDws


Next is one of Paul's best known solo tunes, "Down to Mexico", from the "Flying Dog" album.  Straight up rocker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXWdIGtDMiE



There are SO many more great Paul Gilbert examples I could post and maybe I'll post more next time.  In the meantime, enjoy!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on November 25, 2009, 01:30:29 PM
My friends had Paul Gilbert's albums but I never really listened to his music(Solo).  Of course I had the first 2 Mr. Big albums.  Mabye I'll give his solo stuff a spin.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 26, 2009, 09:46:11 PM
I was watching That Metal Show the other night and they had Stephen Pearcy and Warren DiMartini on as guests. I realize that it was a repeat as they were pimping Def Lep's Pyro reissue (which was released the same day as BC&SL), but it really brought back some memories. Pearcy looked horrible..as always!

Well Cosmo, I figured I'd post a vid of a long lost band today.  I always loved this song. 

It's Helix---Deep Cuts The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6xumk3lSE

King...one of the 10 best hard rock songs of the 80's!

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on November 27, 2009, 08:52:31 AM
I was watching That Metal Show the other night and they had Stephen Pearcy and Warren DiMartini on as guests. I realize that it was a repeat as they were pimping Def Lep's Pyro reissue (which was released the same day as BC&SL), but it really brought back some memories. Pearcy looked horrible..as always!

Well Cosmo, I figured I'd post a vid of a long lost band today.  I always loved this song. 

It's Helix---Deep Cuts The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6xumk3lSE

King...one of the 10 best hard rock songs of the 80's!



I was suppoesed to see them with Motley Crue at the Manning Bowl(What a shit hole) in the 80's but their equipment didn't show dammit!  But I still got to see Y & T, Accept, and the Crue. :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on November 27, 2009, 09:04:50 AM
Here's a little Gary Moore from the 80's.   Out in the Fields with Phil Lynott.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-3ecGiY02E
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 27, 2009, 09:07:42 AM
King, another of my favorites. I believe this, along with Military Man, were Phil's last recordings. Run For Cover was a good album, though I would've rather had gary song all of the songs instead of having Glenn Hughes sing a few, although All Messed Up  :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 03, 2009, 11:17:42 AM
I hope somebody liked those Paul Gilbert tunes.

How about a few (nearly) forgotten 80's tunes.  YtseBitsySpider's post in the DT-Sde chat reminded me of the song Call To the Heart by Giuffria.  Undoubtedly, there was a case of Aqua Net just off screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkmPBSueLvk


Burning Heart by Vandenburg.  Adrian Vandenburg went on to further obscurity with Whitesnake.  The "Whitesnake" s/t album had John Sykes on guitar.  Vandenburg was brought in to replace him after Coverdale went nuts and fored everyone.  He appears in all the videos, but played the music for none of them (save the solo on Here I Go Again).  Prior to recording Slip of the Tongue, he injured his wrist and Steve Vai came in to record everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY3L-QR2Jb4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 03, 2009, 01:27:36 PM
After a brief Giuffria discussion in another thread, I feel compelled to discuss and recommend House of Lords.  Really, really good band from the late '80s and early '90s (they are putting out new albums again, but I consider the early era to really be their lifeblood).  Their first two albums, self titled and Sahara, are definitely great albums.  I never really heard their follow-up, Demons Down, but have heard it is solid and perhaps better than the first two.  They did a reunion album in around 2003 or so called The Power And The Myth.  Derek Sherinian played keys on it.  I thought it was okay, but not as good as their earlier stuff.  I think they've done another album or two since then.  Some clips of this very good band:

Sahara (live in 2008) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR537Jy6j4c) Pretty good version of one of my favorite songs of theirs, but Giuffria is no longer in the band)

Can't Find My Way Home (1990 - official video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOpvjeTVMGk&feature=related)  Really good cover tune.  Slow build, but when it finally kicks in at the solo at 2:15, it really starts rockin'.

Love Don't Lie (1988 - official video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yYWExIi1x0&feature=related)  Epic '80s power ballad.  If you like power ballads, this is as good as it gets.  Criminally overlooked and unfortunate that they debuted so late in the '80s or they could have been bigger.

I'm definitely going to have to add this to the OCRT thread...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 03, 2009, 01:29:18 PM
Not a band I'm familiar with.  What's a song I should check out?
Their song Generator is just pure awesome, you can also check out their classic songs like Infected or I Want to Conquer the World
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 03, 2009, 01:35:36 PM
Not a band I'm familiar with.  What's a song I should check out?
Their song Generator is just pure awesome, you can also check out their classic songs like Infected or I Want to Conquer the World

I'll look into those.  Thanks for the tip.


House of Lords

I look forward to listening to these.  "House of Lords" and "Sahara" were both released on Gene's short-lived "Simmons Records".
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 03, 2009, 01:43:03 PM
Yes.  And say what you will about Gene, but at the very least, the man (1) is a brillaint businessman and (2) has excellent tastes in the music outside of Kiss that he has gotten behind and promoted.  Those two albums, as well as Doro Pesch's debut solo album, for example, are just terrific.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 03, 2009, 01:50:01 PM
And Van Halen.  For that matter, almost the beginnings of Dokken:

Quote
Some sources list the show where Gene discovered the band (Van Halen) as being the Starwood in Hollywood, however the story does not begin there. Another contemporary band playing the Los Angeles rock scene was the "Boyz" which included future Dokken members George Lynch and Mick Brown.

The band's vocalist, Michael White recalled, "in 1976 we played a Halloween show at Gazzarris on the Sunset Strip. The club was packed and most of the kids who came to the show that night were dressed up in KISS makeup. We played mostly our own tunes, but in order to get gigs we played some ZZ Top, KISS, etc. We ended our first set with 'Firehouse', a KISS song. As we were walking off the stage, I noticed an extremely tall guy approaching me. To make a long story short, the man was Gene Simmons. He was at the club partying with Paul Stanley. They weren't wearing any makeup and really enjoyed seeing all these kids dressed up like them. They really liked our version of their song. Gene said that their label Casablanca was looking to sign some new bands. He asked where we were playing next so he could bring the record company out to see us. I told him that we were playing the following week at the Starwood, another infamous club in Hollywood. Van Halen had the good fortune to be on the bill with us (we shared billing with Van Halen at several shows in the mid 70's).

Gene showed up with the record company, but our show was really off that night. On the other hand, Van Halen had a great set. They impressed Gene so much that he flew them to NY to record some demos. Casablanca didn't sign Van Halen, but after returning to LA with those tapes, Van Halen shopped them to WB and the rest is history"
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 03, 2009, 02:03:59 PM
Meh.  If Gene and other label execs weren't at those shows to see Y&T in the first place, they never would have discovered those two little opening bands with the funny names.


(and  >:(  :censored :rant: @ that quote for not mentioning who the headliner was!)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 03, 2009, 02:06:04 PM
:rollin

Gene apparently also suggested that George Lynch change his name to Jon Lynx if he wanted to become successful.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 03, 2009, 02:14:52 PM
I can't remember now if it was Dave Meniketti or Joey Alves who told me this story, but in retrospect, it's pretty funny.  Van Halen was opening for them (I think it was that same Starwood gig).  Joey had been hanging with Eddie and listening to him play.  He came bursting into the dressing room and said something along the lines of, "you guys have gotta hear this kids play!"  Dave:  "Hear who?"  Joey:  "This Van Halen kid."  Dave and the rest of the band erupt in laughter over the guy's name, thinking it has to be a joke that someone with a name like "Van Halen" could ever expect to be in a rock band (yes, this coming from Meniketti and Kennemore. :lol ).  Joey eventually pursuades them to listen to him, so they watch the show from backstage.  They are impressed.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 03, 2009, 04:01:13 PM
Absolutely fantastic. In other news, happy hour rules!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 17, 2009, 05:39:38 PM
Bump! I figured I'd bring a classic artist video.  Good ol' Alice Cooper Teenage Frankenstein! :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdXGkrUgMHI&feature=PlayList&p=4BA006EA454D65E2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on December 17, 2009, 09:44:56 PM


Burning Heart by Vandenburg.  Adrian Vandenburg went on to further obscurity with Whitesnake.  The "Whitesnake" s/t album had John Sykes on guitar.  Vandenburg was brought in to replace him after Coverdale went nuts and fored everyone.  He appears in all the videos, but played the music for none of them (save the solo on Here I Go Again).  Prior to recording Slip of the Tongue, he injured his wrist and Steve Vai came in to record everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY3L-QR2Jb4

Had the pleasure of actually seeing Vandenburg live on Staten Island, they had this little known band as their opening act, you may have heard of them   Metallica
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 28, 2009, 03:09:28 PM
Bump! I figured I'd bring a classic artist video.  Good ol' Alice Cooper Teenage Frankenstein! :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdXGkrUgMHI&feature=PlayList&p=4BA006EA454D65E2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9

I saw this tour twice. One of the best ever..The Nightmare Returns!! Good call King!
Vinnie Vincent opened in Worcester and was very sick but still managed to come out and play 3 songs.


Oh..and for GuitarCozmo:
http://www.bravewords.com/news/129169
 :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on December 28, 2009, 03:48:46 PM
I have the House of Lords discog...mostly untouched..perhaps its time for a 'referesher'



did someone say Paul Gilbert........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lopEivpvqek

(sorry if this one is in here already)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 28, 2009, 04:23:16 PM
Bump! I figured I'd bring a classic artist video.  Good ol' Alice Cooper Teenage Frankenstein! :metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdXGkrUgMHI&feature=PlayList&p=4BA006EA454D65E2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=9

I saw this tour twice. One of the best ever..The Nightmare Returns!! Good call King!
Vinnie Vincent opened in Worcester and was very sick but still managed to come out and play 3 songs.


Oh..and for GuitarCozmo:
http://www.bravewords.com/news/129169
 :lol

TAC, I saw Alice at the Worcester Aud with Moterhead opening!  I made a promise never to see Motorhead just as a joke to spite my friend.  I didn't know Motorhead was opening and as I walked in they were playing the Ace of Spade and I went screaming down the hall, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The next day as I was working, my friend was let into my house by my parents and he hung Lemmy pictures over 10 Geddy Lee pictures and it took me a week to figure out what he did. DOH!

My revenge was to put a bumper sticker on his car reading, "Bigger than John Holmes".  He was getting beeped at for 2 weeks & couldn't figure out why.  When he saw it, he knew right away it was me.  He loved it(who wouldn't :D)  Two weeks later somebody stole the bumper sticker off his car! :D  Go figure.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 28, 2009, 07:26:25 PM
Oh..and for GuitarCozmo:
http://www.bravewords.com/news/129169
 :lol


Hah.  This really shouldn't come as any kind of surprise to anyone, really.  Too funny.

did someone say Paul Gilbert........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lopEivpvqek

NICE!  Tho TAC doesn't like them, I totally love Mr. Big.  I hope that this current reunion bit has them finding their way stateside.  No way I'd miss it.

Here's another of my favorite Mr. Big performances - Baba o' Riley, from the Live in San Francisco home video.

EDIT:  That one is gone apparently.  Here's a good copy from Budokan, with another bit "I Love You Tokyo" at the end, which I don't recognize.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTRcvyuaqJA
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 29, 2009, 07:54:28 AM


TAC, I saw Alice at the Worcester Aud with Moterhead opening!  I made a promise never to see Motorhead just as a joke to spite my friend.  I didn't know Motorhead was opening and as I walked in they were playing the Ace of Spade and I went screaming down the hall, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The next day as I was working, my friend was let into my house by my parents and he hung Lemmy pictures over 10 Geddy Lee pictures and it took me a week to figure out what he did. DOH!

My revenge was to put a bumper sticker on his car reading, "Bigger than John Holmes".  He was getting beeped at for 2 weeks & couldn't figure out why.  When he saw it, he knew right away it was me.  He loved it(who wouldn't :D)  Two weeks later somebody stole the bumper sticker off his car! :D  Go figure.


 :lol
Good stuff.

Yeah, that was the second leg of the Raise Your Fist And Yell tour. I saw the first leg at the GARDEN!! They had Ace Frehley and Faster Pussycat opening. When we got to the show, we found out Ace would not be performing. WTF??
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 29, 2009, 11:28:09 AM
I loved Ace and I've seen him a few times.(The old Narrcicus club in Kenmore Square in Boston for one!)  Faster Pussycat wasn'y my thing though.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 30, 2009, 06:32:58 AM
I loved Ace and I've seen him a few times.(The old Narrcicus club in Kenmore Square in Boston for one!)  Faster Pussycat wasn'y my thing though.

I saw him at Narcissus!! A killer show. If I get a chance I'll post some pics!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 30, 2009, 07:06:14 AM
I loved Ace and I've seen him a few times.(The old Narrcicus club in Kenmore Square in Boston for one!)  Faster Pussycat wasn'y my thing though.

I saw him at Narcissus!! A killer show. If I get a chance I'll post some pics!

If
I remember TAC he was late getting on stage.  Is that correct?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: skydivingninja on December 30, 2009, 07:10:10 AM
Hey Cozmo, finally got some Mr. Big over here!  Back at Budokan '09 has some really good stuff, especially the Baba O'Riley cover where Billy Sheehan has to do the guitar parts.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 30, 2009, 08:30:03 AM
Their cover of Baba o' Riley has always been a favorite of mine.  That's a great set list on that recording.  Awesome!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 30, 2009, 08:46:48 AM
I loved Ace and I've seen him a few times.(The old Narrcicus club in Kenmore Square in Boston for one!)  Faster Pussycat wasn'y my thing though.

I saw him at Narcissus!! A killer show. If I get a chance I'll post some pics!

If
I remember TAC he was late getting on stage.  Is that correct?

I don't remember, King,. While it was not uncommon for me to drink at concerts, it was very uncommon for me to be DRUNK, and this show was one of 'em.   :lol
This show was in either Nov or Dec of 92.

Here's a couple of pics:
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z246/TACPics/AceNarc1.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z246/TACPics/AceNarc2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 30, 2009, 10:44:47 AM
Great pics TAC.  I might have to listen to Trouble Walkin'................... :metal "everybody's nightmare"
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 30, 2009, 10:50:49 AM
Trouble Walkin' is a great album! Did you get his new one? It's awesome!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 30, 2009, 10:54:51 AM
Despite what the masses may think, I thought all of Ace's solo stuff had a good vibe to it.  Second Sighting was his weakest offering, but still not TOO bad.  Anomaly IS pretty damned awesome.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on December 30, 2009, 11:00:14 AM
Trouble Walkin' is a great album! Did you get his new one? It's awesome!

Just got it for Christmas, listened to it twice.  I really like it, but I need to soak it in a little more.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on December 30, 2009, 11:01:07 AM
I agree, it's all good.

Second Sighting isn't that bad. I think you can basically edit out the Todd stuff from the first 2 albums and make one great Ace album.

Loser In The Fight has such a good groove to it, and I freaking love The Acorn Is Spinning.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 22, 2010, 01:12:38 PM
Bumped from the grave, it would appear.

Here's "Anytime" by McAuley Schenker group.  This is one of those songs that you can just totally get lost in and after it's over with, be like "Damn, why couldn't I have written that song?"  Killer.  Admittedly, I'm not very well versed in their work, but Robin McAuley has an awesome voice and we all know Michael Schenker can bring it.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg-PTOxR_pQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on January 22, 2010, 02:17:44 PM
Bumped from the grave, it would appear.

Here's "Anytime" by McAuley Schenker group.  This is one of those songs that you can just totally get lost in and after it's over with, be like "Damn, why couldn't I have written that song?"  Killer.  Admittedly, I'm not very well versed in their work, but Robin McAuley has an awesome voice and we all know Michael Schenker can bring it.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg-PTOxR_pQ

Man I forgot about this song.  Great chorus.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 22, 2010, 02:19:07 PM
It really is.  Power ballads are a dime a dozen, but this one really has a chorus that grabs you and stays with you.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on January 22, 2010, 02:21:18 PM
It really is.  Power ballads are a dime a dozen, but this one really has a chorus that grabs you and stays with you.

McAuley seem so familiar.  What other bands did he sing in?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 22, 2010, 02:25:57 PM
Nothing I'm HUGELY familiar with:

http://www.robinmcauley.com/discography.html

Of note, he is now the singer for Survivor.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on January 22, 2010, 02:31:21 PM
Nothing I'm HUGELY familiar with:

http://www.robinmcauley.com/discography.html

Of note, he is now the singer for Survivor.

I new I heard that he replaced somebody!  He replaced Jimi Jamerson in 2007.  Thanks GC.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on January 23, 2010, 06:59:25 AM
Speaking of Jimi Jameson, here's his pre Survivor band..Cobra.
This is a great early 80's tune..
Blood On Your Money
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7RwF1oO6Mo&feature=related

From the same MSG album as Anytime, which BTW was to me, the worst of the 3, but it did have a couple good songs. The best McCauley Schenker song was on this album.
It's called Never Ending Nightmare
Here's the promo vid of the edited version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7RwF1oO6Mo&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on January 24, 2010, 10:04:22 PM
PUT SOCKS OVER YOUR EARS, FOR THEY ARE ABOUT TO EARGASM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LF0UdUZsGQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on January 25, 2010, 05:39:31 AM
Interesting SF. It seems like 2 different singers..I checked out Fool's Gold and it was a different singer..no?
How about a little histiry,

Intereresting. You can definitely hear the 80's influence..Scorpions/Lucifer's Friend/Shy
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on January 25, 2010, 09:02:09 AM
Every album has a different singer, mostly due to line up changes. Oh, and they are a Finnish band.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 08:40:12 AM
I see now why I called this the Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread.  :lol

Anyway, I heard a song last night I hadn't heard in a long time.  I wanted to share it for all those who are familiar to listen to again and for those who aren't, as you need to hear it.  It's Stevie Ray Vaughan's rendition of Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing".  Now the Jimi version was unique on its own, but the main differences:  way shorter, xyolophone (which I never cared for), and lyrics.

Now admittedly, I heard the SRV version first and MANY times before ever hearing the Hendrix version, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have mattered.  For me, this is about as close as anybody gets to becoming one with their instrument.  For SRV, the guitar is an extension of his hands.  Like his blood flows through that guitar as a living part of him.  It's that amazing to me.

So there are a few things in particular I like about this version.  First off, the tone.  SRV has always had a guitar tone that could make mere mortal guitar players tremble.  It is at its absolute finest here.  The dynamics.  It starts out quiet and laid back, when the band comes in and has little accents throughout, then at the "chorus" it's like BAM!  Here I am, baby!  It's loud and passionate and amazing.  Then it quiets down again, etc.  Also, it shows what an overall great guitarist he was.  He knew when to lay back and when to lay it all out.  He's got some stunning licks in this one, but some nice lyrical lines also.  To take such a short and to the point song by Hendrix and craft it into a master class in blues guitar is awesome.

Here it is, over a Fender promotional video, mixed with various old SRV footage.  I think it really adds to the song though, given his love of Fender guitars.  Also, at one point they show back and forth footage of him and Hendrix, illustrating the way he paid tribute to his idol in his live performances.  Very cool.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdYRzH10L2M
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 03, 2010, 08:50:49 AM
I think the timing is right to recommend Mean Streak, by Y&T.  A classic in every sense of the world.  (and Jeff Scott Soto can't sing it)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 08:54:50 AM
You raise a good point.  with that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W0iCAa361o

I always pick out the little things about a song that give it that extra oomph.  One of the things I love about this song is that little "Meeeeean Streeeeeak" harmony in the chorus background.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 03, 2010, 08:58:12 AM
Tough song to sing, too, from what I hear.  Notice in this clip that when Jeff Scott Soto attempts it, he has to pass it back to Meniketti halfway though:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMhbowNH6_4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 09:04:03 AM
Surprising, because Jeff Scott Soto is a badass singer.  Great voice.  I heard his first album with Talisman and WOW did his vouce ever sound amazing.  I posted a video of theirs as the first post in this thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ate3PCkraJI
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 03, 2010, 09:24:18 AM
Is that the same Jeff Scott Soto who sang on the first 2 Yngwie albums? It doesn't sound or look like him.
Coz, that video had some gruesome posing going on..
..and Mean Streak kicks all sorts os f##king ass!! :metal :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 09:27:00 AM
Yes, the same guy.  He had much smaller hair previously, especially like on the live versions of "I'll See the Light Tonight".  He does sound a little different, but still, really great voice, whether then or now.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 03, 2010, 09:33:18 AM
Yes, the same guy.  He had much smaller hair previously, especially like on the live versions of "I'll See the Light Tonight".  He does sound a little different, but still, really great voice, whether then or now.
I saw Yngwie from the 5th row opening for AC/DC. Soto walked out and I thought..who's this midget?  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 09:34:32 AM
Hahahaha.  He certainly isn't Joe Lynn Turner, but the dude is a pretty damn good singer.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 03, 2010, 02:13:48 PM
When I saw SRV live, he did, Life Without You, and all they had was one, white spotlight on him and one white spotlight on a disco ball.  It was truly a goosebump moment.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Samsara on March 03, 2010, 02:29:35 PM
I think the timing is right to recommend Mean Streak, by Y&T.  A classic in every sense of the world.  (and Jeff Scott Soto can't sing it)

*falls asleep*
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 03, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
:lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 12:28:38 PM
Having been reminded of this thread, I offer Gypsy Road, by Cinderella.  This is one of the bands that I'll be seeing at the M3 Rock Fest.  It's going to be killer.  Tom Keifer is a great singer, but (unbeknownst to most) a really fantastic guitarist as well.  Gypsy Road is unquestionably my favorite Cinderella song.  It's a fun, drivin' to the beach with the top down kinda song.  My former band used to do this song and it was one of the highlights of the night for me.  Crank the speakers and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j7E7pvLxmI
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 01:08:12 PM
I always wanted to play some Cinderalla tunes, but could never find anyone (myself included) willing to tackle the vocals. 

Yeah, one of my all-time favorite bands from that period.  I always irked me to no end that they always seemed to take second fiddle to Poison, who were FAR less talented in terms of both musical and songwriting ability. 

Long, Cold Winter has got to be one of the most solid albums in the genre.  Not really a weak song on the album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 01:22:55 PM
I gave Gypsy Road and Shake Me my best efforts.  I actually didn't do too bad on Gypsy Road.  Shake Me was a little more difficult.  But yeah, definitely a great band and a great album.  Quite different from what Poison was doing no doubt.  It's almost like you were able to take Cinderella a little more seriously then Poison.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 01:27:36 PM
It's not that Long Cold Winter was bad, but it wasn't what I was into at the time. But as far as their first album, I actually liked it a lot, the front cover not withstanding...
I loved Once Around The Ride and Push Push.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 01:34:01 PM
Also, Heartbreak Station just might be my favorite hair metal power ballad.  My old singer and I used to do that one acoustic all the time at gigs and I absolutely loved it.  Killer.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 01:38:50 PM
It's almost like you were able to take Cinderella a little more seriously then Poison.

This, but without the word "almost."  :biggrin:  Hard to believe I have never seen them in concert.  

And  :tup for Heartbreak Station.  ...well, at least the song.  The album I thought was hit and miss.  I love the first two albums.  After that, their output was still very good, but I liked their earlier stuff better.  I know the later material arguably made more "artistic integrity" because they had, through their success, earned the right to make the music they wanted to make without as much oversight and input by the label.  But while I enjoy blues-based rock, I just didn't enjoy the particular way they incorporated blues, R&B, and funk into their music on the later albums.  There was almost more of that than there was "rock" in the later material, if that makes sense.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 02:12:53 PM
I see what you mean.  Honestly, I don't have any of their later albums, so I wouldn't know.  :lol

I saw them in 98 at the Odeon in Cleveland.  They opened with "The More Things Change".  Very cool.

I'm seeing them at M3 this summer also.   ;D
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 10, 2010, 02:14:45 PM
Cinderella one only of of 2 hair metal bands with a blues feel to them.  I'd say Great white also.  I can't think of another 80's hair metal band like them.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 02:18:00 PM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 02:18:08 PM
Agreed.  Another thing I like about Great White is when I heard them doing the cover of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".  I heard it on the radio and thought "Wow, this must be some old Zeppelin live performance I hadn't heard before."  No, it was Great White.  I was blown away at his ability to cop Plant's vocals.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 10, 2010, 02:20:18 PM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront.  

I forgot about Whitesnake. :facepalm:  Though less so when Vai came in the band.   Blue Murder, Jelly Roll comes to mind.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 02:25:08 PM
Agreed.  Another thing I like about Great White is when I heard them doing the cover of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".  I heard it on the radio and thought "Wow, this must be some old Zeppelin live performance I hadn't heard before."  No, it was Great White.  I was blown away at his ability to cop Plant's vocals.
Great White certainly had their moments. Save Your Love was a great song.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 10, 2010, 02:28:18 PM
Agreed.  Another thing I like about Great White is when I heard them doing the cover of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".  I heard it on the radio and thought "Wow, this must be some old Zeppelin live performance I hadn't heard before."  No, it was Great White.  I was blown away at his ability to cop Plant's vocals.

They had that Zep thing down. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOV7kAGt1vs
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 02:30:59 PM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront.  

I forgot about Whitesnake. :facepalm:  Though less so when Vai came in the band.   Blue Murder, Jelly Roll comes to mind.

Yeah, definitely less when Vai was onboard.  I didn't mention Blue Murder (or other spinoff bands or "supergroups" like Badlands, for example) simply because Sykes came from Whitesnake where he had already been doing blues-rock/glam, and just basically continued doing the same thing (which I am not saying is a negative.  I like them/him a lot.  Just sayin' he continued in the style he had already been doing).
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 02:33:14 PM
Bosk, if you like John Sykes, you have to get Thin Lizzy's Thunder & Lightning. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. Either that, or get the Live on the BBC live album, which is their legendary final show at Reading 1983.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 02:37:48 PM
I've been meaning to for quite some time.  I never really got into TL in the early days, but Sykes did a few TL tunes on Blue Murder's live Screamin' Blue Murder disk as a tribute to Phil, and I really dug them.  I like a lot of what Sykes as done.  I hated Nuclear Cowboy, but the rest of his albums that I have heard have been pretty good.  They guy definitely has his own very recognizable style, and his vibrato is just ridiculous.  I've never figured out how he could bent his high E into the next zipcode and back so slowly and methodically and both have it sound great and not break the string.  :lol  Too bad Viv got the Def Lep gig instead of Sykes.  I'm sure Sykes would have been more outspoken about keeping the rock elements still in the band (which is probably why he didn't get the job).
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 02:55:41 PM
Is it true that Sykes was up for it?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 03:01:27 PM
That's my understanding. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 03:09:34 PM
Well that's interesting. He made a great album with Whitesnake. You know, Vivian was so great with Dio...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 03:52:08 PM
You know, Vivian was so great with Dio...

Yes, and ironically (at least in the context of this conversation), he was also great with Whitesnake.

You know, he definitely can still play.  He does some really nice guitar work with Lep, but it's much more understated and subtle since it's not the same kinds of in-your-face riffage and pyrotechnic soloing that he did with Dio and 'Snake.  My beef isn't at all with the quality of his playing.  It's just that Lep has opted to go almost entirely pop-rock, and Viv is perfectly content with that direction.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 03:55:38 PM
Bosk, I decided to youtube some Badlands. I remember being very unimpressed with their album (I've told you that before), but I'm willing to go back and give it a shot, so I may pick it up if the opportunity arises.
Anyway, I found this online. It's pretty good. I don't recognize the bassist, I see Tommy Aldridge on drums, but look who's playing keys!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzmCHAFSyjo
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 10, 2010, 04:14:14 PM
Bosk, I decided to youtube some Badlands. I remember being very unimpressed with their album (I've told you that before), but I'm willing to go back and give it a shot, so I may pick it up if the opportunity arises.
Anyway, I found this online. It's pretty good. I don't recognize the bassist, I see Tommy Aldridge on drums, but look who's playing keys!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzmCHAFSyjo

Uh...the bass player is Marco Mendoza.  :lol  I'm at work and can't keep it up on screen long enough to get a good look at the keyboard player, since there don't seem to be any good shots of him.  But I guessed before I opened it that it would be Derek, and judging from the angle of the keyboard rig, I would guess I am right.  :lol  BTW, that looks professionally shot.  Is that from a DVD?  If so...DO WANT!!!

As for Badlands, I cannot recommend them enough.  Fantastic band!  I've seen lots of live clips that didn't impress me, but their studio work yeilded some of the best music in my entire CD collection.  First album was more hair metal.  Second and third were a bit bluesier and heavier.  This vid, from the second album, is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQaEmAQS4fE

And, BTW, this is double appropriate for this thread, since I am recommending a band Cozmo would approve of, and the drummer in the video (and on that album) was also the singer in Racer X with Paul Gilbert.  Double Cozmo points FTW!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2010, 04:34:08 PM
Yeah it is Derek. Very cool video! I'm actually interested in it myself.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 10, 2010, 04:58:58 PM
You raise a good point.  with that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W0iCAa361o

I always pick out the little things about a song that give it that extra oomph.  One of the things I love about this song is that little "Meeeeean Streeeeeak" harmony in the chorus background.

I had that same lightning shirt back in the 80's  LOL
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 10, 2010, 08:41:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQaEmAQS4fE

And, BTW, this is double appropriate for this thread, since I am recommending a band Cozmo would approve of, and the drummer in the video (and on that album) was also the singer in Racer X with Paul Gilbert.  Double Cozmo points FTW!

Good call.  I hadn't heard this song, but it's very good.  JEL's solo starts out kinda laid back, but by the end, he's in full-on shred mode.  Damn!  And yes, Jeff Martin is an excellent drummer.  He played a lot on PG's first solo album and did all the drums on PG's live album, Beehive Live.

I remember an interview with Paul, I think, where he said Jeff is one of the loudest singers he's ever heard, because in the early days, they basically plugged his mic into a little guitar amp at practice, so he had to REALLY belt to be heard over everyone.  Here's their cover of "Godzilla" from the Superheroes album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5h8g-0Nazk

Another, and probably my favorite Racer X song (odd since it isn't as hair-raisingly metal as their earlier stuff), is "Bolt in my Heart" from the Technical Difficulties album.  That's Jeff Martin's motorcycle you hear at the beginning and end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ2Kp-B50vU
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 07:24:19 AM
One thing about Jake on most of the Bandlands songs:  His playing is very...kinetic, for lack of a better term.  I don't know how to describe it, other than just to say there is a constant sense of "motion" in that his fingers are always moving.  He doesn't just keep repeating and playing the exact same chords or riffs over and over and he doesn't just hold chords and let them ring, but he's constantly throwing in little runs or playing around with the chords in such a way that he doesn't keep playing the same chord the same way each time.  Hard to explain beyond that, but with that description, listen back to the song and I think you'll see what I mean.

And Coz, how is it that you've never heard that song before?  I am shocked and disappointed.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 07:53:00 AM
Well, I don't have Voodoo Highway, but I'm pretty sure I should.  I have the first album and I need to dig that back out.  I do understand exactly what you mean about his playing.  Always doing some sort of thing that catches your attention and kinda keeps you hooked.  It's a tough thing to be able to pull off.  Not everybody can do that effectively, but he certainly does.

I've come to the conclusion that I need to start buying about 2-3 cds every payday or something.  Go back and buy up all these old albums that I've heard cuts off of, but never actually OWNED.  Like "Never Enough" by L.A. Guns.  I've heard the song, but never heard the album.  I'm sure there's great stuff on it.  My old singer is an L.A. Guns fan and urged me to check them out.  Or any number of other bands of the like.  Given how much I love this kind of music, I highly doubt I'd be disappointed.  I'm just lazy, I guess.  This of course includes the Y&T we spoke of and the Meniketti stuff.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 08:00:08 AM
If I didn't already have them, Voodoo Highway and Dusk would both definitely be on my "must buy" list.  Problem is, they're both out of print, so if you find them, you will likely pay and arm and a leg lining somebody's pockets other than the band.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 11, 2010, 08:09:45 AM
(good stuff some Badlands talk -  not like that other thread I just posted in)


If you like Whitesnake, I can't see you can't like most of Jorne Lande's stuff. You should check out his Whitesnake live medley....amazing!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 08:20:14 AM
Undoubtedly.  Those are a good place to start.  Also, here's some of the ones I'd likely grab:

L.A. Guns - Cocked and Loaded
Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In
Cinderella - Night Songs and/or Long Cold Winter
Great White - Once Bitten
Warrant - DRFSR
Ratt - Out of the Cellar
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance or Great Radio Controversy
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
Slaughter - Stick it to Ya
Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation

There are plenty of other artists I should be buying old albums of - Twisted Sister, old Crue, Faster Pussycat, Keel, Helix, Love/Hate, Pretty Boy Floyd, Britny Fox, Hanoi Rocks, Danger Danger, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, W.A.S.P., Kix (though Steve Whiteman really irks me), Fastway, Nelson, etc.  Any suggestions of albums or of better albums than what I've suggested are welcome.

I also wonder about old Scorpions, though not realy hair metal.  I know all the hits you hear on the radio, but have to wonder about all the deep cuts that nobody knows about, except fans.  I know nothing aside from what I've heard on the radio.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: millahh on March 11, 2010, 08:25:25 AM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront. 

I always found the Crue to be very bluesy at their core...only it was filtered through glam, sleaze, strippers and cocaine.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 08:34:20 AM
Scorpions are interesting if that's the route you want to go.  They have a few different hits packages that are good.  For the deep cuts, that's a different story.  The only albums I would be interested in for deep cuts would possibly be Lovedrive, Animal Mag, Blackout, Love At First Sting, Face The Heat, and Humanity, Hour 1.  Unless you are a big fan of the latter stuff, the deep cuts on the later albums after LAFS (other than Face The Heat and Humanity) aren't really worth it in terms of buying the whole album.  A lot of the older, hard core fans might recommend the earlier stuff.  I'm not as familiar with the early albums, but some fans swear by them.  If I were doing some limited Scorpions purchasing to try to get the best of their catalog, and didn't want to buy a bunch of albums, I would probably buy, in this order:  a hits package (Bad For Good is easy to find, and is okay; there's a much better one that I can't remember that name of, but it's a 2-disk set and has a BNL on the front cover whose naughty bits are covered with strategically-placed scorpions), followed by their two "classic era" live albums (World Wide Live and Live Bites), and then Humanity.  Yes, you're not getting many deep cuts off the classic albums and you're not getting anything really obscure, but you're getting a really good sampling of truly some of the best of their material over their entire history while only buying four albums.  (Note on the live albums, in the unlikely event you've never heard them at all:  They sound too good to be true.  Don't know if it bothers you if live albums are overdubbed and sound too perfect.  Then again, the Scorps are so polished and perfectionist live that maybe they just are that good.)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 08:34:46 AM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront. 

I always found the Crue to be very bluesy at their core...only it was filtered through glam, sleaze, strippers and cocaine.

The big four?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on March 11, 2010, 08:44:26 AM
Whitesnake also comes to mind as a true blues-rock and hair metal band.  Tons of others were blues-influenced, but as far as really having blues at the core of their sound, Whitesnake should jump right to the forefront. 

I always found the Crue to be very bluesy at their core...only it was filtered through glam, sleaze, strippers and cocaine.

Agreed.  The key to that was Mick Mars transforming his blues chops into his trademark sleaze-metal riff sound.  Ten Seconds to Love!!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 09:00:02 AM
Rather fitting - I've chosen to make the Crue's version of "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" our opener for Saturday night.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 09:03:57 AM
You should write and perform an original song called "Teh River."
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 09:10:11 AM
Hahahaha.  I will take that into consideration.

Whenever I leave work, I come down one of the kinda side streets that runs perpendicular to Front Street, along the Susquehanna River.  Often, when I reach and turn onto Front Street, I (embarassingly enough) cannot stop myself from pointing and doing my best Geddy Lee "TEH RIVER!!" impression.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 09:13:26 AM
:rollin  But how do you pronounce "teh?"
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 09:15:08 AM
Well, I just have to sing it like normal, but I guess I really SHOULD try to pronounce it "teh".  Somehow.

Did you ever get to see that Mr. Big show yet?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 09:22:01 AM
It's next on my list after finishing my boss's Taldega Nights DVD that he lent me several months ago.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 09:23:30 AM
I'm looking forward to your review.  The G3 stuff is pretty good.  I love that there's an outlet like that for shredders to do just that and not be snubbed for it.  Great set lists from all on that one.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 11, 2010, 09:26:17 AM
Yeah, definitely.  And the DVD isn't bad at all for fan-shot footage.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 11, 2010, 10:03:18 AM
I always found the Crue to be very bluesy at their core...only it was filtered through glam, sleaze, strippers and cocaine.

The big four?  :biggrin:

I missed this earlier.

Is there any other way?  Although, if I had my way, I'd replace the cocaine with legendary amounts of Jack.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 07:26:10 AM
Let's see how much good shit I can pack into one day, shall we?

L.A. Guns - Electric Gypsy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV0DW1AyF2E
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 07:49:17 AM
Because of this thread, I am doing a Badlands marathon this morning.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 07:55:32 AM
Outstanding.  An old buddy of mine that knows me well enough to know my taste in music suggested the following "must-haves" when I asked him for hair metal suggestions:

Bulletboys -- Bulletboys
Def Leppard -- High n Dry and Pyromania
Dokken -- Back for the Attack
LA Guns -- L.A. Guns
Skid Row -- Skid Row
Tora Tora -- Surprise! Attack
Whitesnake -- Whitesnake

Yeah, I know, Def Leppard and Whitesnake aren't necessarily "hair metal" but they're within reach.  I do have Whitesnake, Skid Row and Back for the Attack.  I'm familiar with the Def Lep albums also, so I'm left a little unfamiliar with the Bulletboys, L.A. Guns, and Tora Tora albums.  Anyone familiar?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 07:58:04 AM
Because of this thread, I am doing a Badlands marathon this morning.


"when I'm down.........and feeling low......and confusions touch my soul...how I need......a place where I can hide away"
(the Bo~american idol version)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 12, 2010, 08:01:18 AM
Outstanding.  An old buddy of mine that knows me well enough to know my taste in music suggested the following "must-haves" when I asked him for hair metal suggestions:

Bulletboys -- Bulletboys
Def Leppard -- High n Dry and Pyromania
Dokken -- Back for the Attack
LA Guns -- L.A. Guns
Skid Row -- Skid Row
Tora Tora -- Surprise! Attack
Whitesnake -- Whitesnake

Yeah, I know, Def Leppard and Whitesnake aren't necessarily "hair metal" but they're within reach.  I do have Whitesnake, Skid Row and Back for the Attack.  I'm familiar with the Def Lep albums also, so I'm left a little unfamiliar with the Bulletboys, L.A. Guns, and Tora Tora albums.  Anyone familiar?

Bulletboys  one and only hit  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obgDJazEftU

Tora Tora  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKs4yiiCaG0   nothing original here

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 08:03:57 AM
Smooth Up In Ya, I know and it's not bad.  I've actually had several people tell me to check out the Bulletboys.  I'm pretty much on a kick to suck up any old hair metal I can, so that I can become even more of an authority on it.  :)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2010, 08:11:31 AM
I always liked Saigon Kick.  saw them open up twice for Extreme.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4pM7OP86Ks
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 08:13:39 AM
Not a Bulle Boys fan at all.  Sorry.  I gave them a shot back in '91.  Didn't take.

Because of this thread, I am doing a Badlands marathon this morning.


"when I'm down.........and feeling low......and confusions touch my soul...how I need......a place where I can hide away"
(the Bo~american idol version)

:metal  I'm going to have to find some people who can play some Badlands.  I'd love to demo a few songs of theirs if someone could lay down the instrumental tracks.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 08:20:07 AM
I always liked Saigon Kick.  saw them open up twice for Extreme.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4pM7OP86Ks

Great tune.  They were another suggestion of my old singer.  Others he suggested are:

Black n Blue -- Black n Blue
Blue Murder -- Blue Murder
Dangerous Toys -- Dangerous Toys
Jackyl -- Jackyl
Loverboy -- Get Lucky
Ratt - Dancing Undercover
Saigon Kick -- Saigon Kick and The Lizard
Shotgun Messiah -- Second Coming
Vixen -- Vixen
White Lion -- Pride
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 08:21:33 AM
That list tells me one thing, Coz:  You're getting older; a little bolder; you're in the lost and found.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 08:31:09 AM
Older and Bolder?  Hell, I'm 18 and I barely make a sound.

But for the purposes of shameless self plugging, I make a sound on our website (www.myspace.com/brokincyrcle).  Just uploaded our "demo".  Basically 5 cover tunes chopped up into under a minute pieces and run into one continuous song.  I sing the first 4, my guitarist sings the last.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 08:37:39 AM
The Cult - Love Removal Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vneFS48Z4Ws
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 09:13:52 AM
W.A.S.P. - Blind in Texas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUJ9tftPsGY
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 12, 2010, 09:46:12 AM
Saigon Kick's The Lizard has some awesome stuff on it, Cozmo. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 09:54:39 AM
Need some Slaughter in their too...

Maybe some Burining Bridges
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 09:57:13 AM
I burinate all my bridges.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 12, 2010, 09:59:12 AM
Cheap laughs FTW
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 10:00:09 AM
Not familiar with that album.  Who's it by?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 10:10:10 AM
Can't believe I never actually saw this video before:  Warlock - All We Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmnVNxEmBn4).  Classic '80s.  Too bad they were kinda overlooked here in the states.  I remember trading away my copy of Appetite For Destruction for this Warlock album--yes, it's that good.

Another semi-obscure one:  Kick Axe - On The Road To Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEQa1Q983I).  Just... :metalol:

Lastly:  House Of Lords - Can't Find My Way Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOpvjeTVMGk)

Enjoy, me little glammies.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 11:59:43 AM
Can't believe I never actually saw this video before:  Warlock - All We Are (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmnVNxEmBn4).  Classic '80s.  Too bad they were kinda overlooked here in the states.  I remember trading away my copy of Appetite For Destruction for this Warlock album--yes, it's that good.

Another semi-obscure one:  Kick Axe - On The Road To Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEQa1Q983I).  Just... :metalol:

Lastly:  House Of Lords - Can't Find My Way Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOpvjeTVMGk)

Enjoy, me little glammies.  Enjoy.

All We Are is killer.  Fantastic choice.  Just makes you want to pump your fist in the air and shout along.

On the Road to Rock.  :metalol: is right.  Good tune, but it looks like these guys raided the dressing room that Manowar and Twisted Sister were sharing.  :rollin

House of Lords, I know we'd discussed them before.  Another band I really need to check out, for certain.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:02:20 PM
Helix - Heavy Metal Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN14WuW22p8
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:15:04 PM
Love/Hate - Rock Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilA3NB-X0Pg#t=01m00s
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 12:23:04 PM
Holy Moses in a reed canoe, this thread always transports me back to high school.  I'm still brushing the memories away from my face.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
I have H.O.L full discog..definately some good tunes in there......there's something about their guitarist too..he did something with someone..once...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:26:37 PM
As suggested by lonestar, some April Wine - Roller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12WzAeKZ4aA

Another, that's a fave of mine, Sign of the Gypsy Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38CIbuOPHw
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 12:27:29 PM
oh and bosk...I'll see your obsurity.....and raise you some Giuffria.

I am mr.obscure music finder after all I shant be one'upped.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 12:29:25 PM
 :metal

The one time I saw them was at a small club in Sac.  Won the tickets of the local radio station via my supreme Yes knowledge.  Very fun show.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:30:42 PM
oh and bosk...I'll see your obsurity.....and raise you some Giuffria.

I am mr.obscure music finder after all I shant be one'upped.

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=7842.msg267680#msg267680
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:33:36 PM
Hurricane - I'm Onto You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DssSCNufJ5U

Apparently this band was fronted by current Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen.  It also featured two metal giants' younger brothers, Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo.  Funny enough, Rudy's brother played guitar and Carlos' brother played bass.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 12:34:00 PM
NOOOooooooooooo......cut down by my own reckless......Lilian Axe.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:36:30 PM
I know the name, but I don't know anything by them.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 12:41:08 PM
I noticed earlier you mentioned Black&Blue.  They were the only band I ever saw that got bood off the stage.  They were opening for Triumph and all the fans were way to impatient and rowdy drunk for Triumph.  When Black&Blue came out for their encore, the crowd bood so much that the lead singer threw down the mike, gave the crowd the ol' one finger salute, and stormed off.  We all cheered, loudly.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:41:42 PM
:rollin

You hear about things like that happening, but you never see it.  Ugh, that couldn't have been pretty.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 12:47:31 PM
It was on the Thunder Seven tour, when Triumph was about as big as they were gonna get.  All through Black&Blue's set, there were guys parading huge Triumph banners around the arena.  It was quite likeley the most 80's moment I had in the 80's.  Many years later, I felt a little bad for them, but at the time(I was 17 or 18), I was loaded with beer and teenage angst and didn't give a shit.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 12:50:40 PM
^^what a tour that would have been to see^^ Thunder Seven was a massive musical stepping stone in my listening life.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:50:55 PM
Quiet Riot - Slick Black Cadillac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XooKTRbCUr4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 12:54:46 PM
^^what a tour that would have been to see^^ Thunder Seven was a massive musical stepping stone in my listening life.
Mine was Allied Forces, but yeah, the show was totally fucking  :metal.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 12:57:00 PM
Also, did bosk1 go MIA all of the sudden?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 01:02:28 PM
Kix - Cold Blood

I've opened for Steve whiteman's band, Funny Money several times and the guy is a bit of a self important douchebag.  Or at least he comes off that way.  Either way, this is a great tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq5_tGLsfe4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 01:51:12 PM
Dangerous Toys - Scared

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVqeoI4klLE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2010, 01:57:50 PM
It was on the Thunder Seven tour, when Triumph was about as big as they were gonna get.  All through Black&Blue's set, there were guys parading huge Triumph banners around the arena.  It was quite likeley the most 80's moment I had in the 80's.  Many years later, I felt a little bad for them, but at the time(I was 17 or 18), I was loaded with beer and teenage angst and didn't give a shit.

HA!  That also happended to Fastway opening for Rush in 1984 for the GUP tour I saw.  I also saw Triumph on the Thunder 7 tour but Mountain opened up and.......they......SUCKED.  They were fighting on stage and sounded like crap.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 02:15:41 PM
Autograph - Blondes in Black Cars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tREbXcNu8OQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 02:18:02 PM
Dokken - In My Dreams

It might be cliched and overplayed, but it's hair metal badassery at its finest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlkD0ZDYOG4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 02:28:08 PM
oh and bosk...I'll see your obsurity.....and raise you some Giuffria.

I am mr.obscure music finder after all I shant be one'upped.

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=7842.msg267680#msg267680

:lol  I was going to see his obscurity and raise him some Angel, but since you referenced the very thread I was going to, I'll just link him to my post a little farther down where I mention them and link some more House of Lords videos:  http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=7842.msg267934#msg267934

But I'll still go for some HoL-related obscurity and raise you some Lanny Cordola:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYBr1e2Y2XU&feature=PlayList&p=E55219FE9BC1CBD8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=105
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 02:31:45 PM
Actually, let me go even more obscure than that and see if I can stump even Cozmo with these guys:  Die Happy - Perpetual Motion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTV7ZONkWs8&feature=PlayList&p=B6ABFFCA7D6C462F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43)

Without looking it up, do you know the Badlands tie-in?

Another one from them that is probably even better:  Temple of Soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0_Mm_f3fLg&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2010, 02:55:18 PM
Here is my shot at trying to win the obscurity award, Demon, with Don't Break the Circle....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TLXjpGzF4g&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TLXjpGzF4g&feature=related)



ahhhhh, the memories.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 12, 2010, 02:58:02 PM
Actually, let me go even more obscure than that and see if I can stump even Cozmo with these guys:  Die Happy - Perpetual Motion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTV7ZONkWs8&feature=PlayList&p=B6ABFFCA7D6C462F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43)

Without looking it up, do you know the Badlands tie-in?

Another one from them that is probably even better:  Temple of Soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0_Mm_f3fLg&feature=related)

The singer SOUNDS familiar, but I'm not sure if that's it.  I have no idea.   :blush

Home now, so not sure what else I'll e posting today, but I'll try to pop back in later.  Off to Chinese buffet now!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 02:59:57 PM
Nah, not the singer.  Bass player is Greg Chaisson.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 12, 2010, 05:01:53 PM
When someone mentioned Warlock  I immediately thought of Warlord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU_ALeCVHn0


and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02hWQNVm8Ng&feature=related

Drummer went on to join Fates Warning and Chroma Key
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 05:08:51 PM
I hath been out-obsucred...Im surprised some pesky site owner hasn't relieved me of my title.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 12, 2010, 05:11:19 PM
Nah.  You've still recommended me droves of bands I have yet to check out, so...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 12, 2010, 05:25:12 PM
I redeem myself thusly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYRxf13tIg


There is simply no answer for this song.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2010, 05:33:33 PM
I redeem myself thusly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COYRxf13tIg


There is simply no answer for this song.

OMG I forgot about that song.  It might as well be John Parr's, St Elmo's Fire.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 13, 2010, 08:51:28 AM
quite possibly the best soundtrack for a cartoon in history.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 14, 2010, 12:12:21 PM
As suggested by lonestar, some April Wine - Roller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12WzAeKZ4aA

Another, that's a fave of mine, Sign of the Gypsy Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38CIbuOPHw

This is a great album!

Wow.. what memories brought up in this thread. Lots of bands that I had seen...Black n Blue, Warlock, House Of Lords, Hurricane...

I never saw WASP, unfortunately.

And wki, good call on the Warlord!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 17, 2010, 11:56:37 AM
Picked up L.A. Guns' first album.  Absolutely killer.  Here's the opening track, No Mercy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3lxE4EsaSo
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 17, 2010, 04:10:12 PM
Coz..I just couldn't do LA Guns..sorry!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 18, 2010, 08:33:13 AM
I'm getting much more into them, especially on the urging of a good friend of mine.  A singer in a few of the bands I was in, plus a hair metal fan, who just happens to be a big L.A. Guns fan also.  I also grabbed the "Meniketti" album from iTunes as well.  Really good disc, as bosk has said many times.  Dave's voice sounds great and there's some really excellent soloing as well.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 18, 2010, 01:41:49 PM
Not a song recommendation, but in other news, I finally moved my gig directory to my online Google Maps.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115871855234909793954.000482146cef673eecc8c&z=3

I basically went through and pinpointed every place I've ever played.  IF I have forgotten any, it's no more than 2-3, if even that.  There were a few I couldn't remember the names of, but I marked them anyway.  One, we didn't actually PLAY there, I just marked it for coolness, as it was an interesting part of our travels.  Probably 90% of these gigs were with the Kiss tribute, Cold Gin.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2010, 01:47:29 PM
Not a song recommendation, but in other news, I finally moved my gig directory to my online Google Maps.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115871855234909793954.000482146cef673eecc8c&z=3

I basically went through and pinpointed every place I've ever played.  IF I have forgotten any, it's no more than 2-3, if even that.  There were a few I couldn't remember the names of, but I marked them anyway.  One, we didn't actually PLAY there, I just marked it for coolness, as it was an interesting part of our travels.  Probably 90% of these gigs were with the Kiss tribute, Cold Gin.

That is great Cosmo!!!  Cosmo's, "Quest for the West" should be next!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 18, 2010, 01:49:33 PM
Unfortunately, I think those days are over now.  Looks like the closest I played to you was Manchester.  That would've been in '97.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
Unfortunately, I think those days are over now.  Looks like the closest I played to you was Manchester.  That would've been in '97.

20 minutes from my house Cosmo.  I know how you feel.  I now am the master of my own chair.  I'm the Archie Bunker of my era. ;)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 18, 2010, 01:54:35 PM
Nothing wrong with that.  Archie Bunker was a cool guy!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2010, 01:57:53 PM
Nothing wrong with that.  Archie Bunker was a cool guy!

I do tell my wife to get me a beer and she does so it can't be all bad!

BTW, I can't remember if this is posted but I loved this Vinny Vincent song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH8IBOcXzxs&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 18, 2010, 02:07:06 PM
Slaughter, with special guest Vinnie Vincent.  :lol

Excellent song.  Mark Slaughter's voice is in awesome form there.  Holy crap!

EDIT:  Also, I didn't realize that Mark Slaughter didn't always have dark hair.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2010, 02:17:37 PM
Slaughter, with special guest Vinnie Vincent.  :lol

Excellent song.  Mark Slaughter's voice is in awesome form there.  Holy crap!

EDIT:  Also, I didn't realize that Mark Slaughter didn't always have dark hair.

Yea!  And the drummer went on to drum for Nelson.  I Saw Slaughter open up for Kiss on the Hot in the Shade tour and Mark ran into the crowd and he is ONE SMALL DUDE  with a BIG VOICE!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 24, 2010, 12:48:32 PM
Just saw the new Ratt tune "Best of Me".  Not a bad song at all.  It's kinda catchy.  Also, I hadn't realized that Carlos Cavazo is with the band now.  Killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1k6c5UDw0
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 24, 2010, 01:27:59 PM
Slaughter, with special guest Vinnie Vincent.  :lol

Excellent song.  Mark Slaughter's voice is in awesome form there.  Holy crap!

EDIT:  Also, I didn't realize that Mark Slaughter didn't always have dark hair.

Best Vinnie Vincent track was Twisted.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2010, 01:47:43 PM
Just saw the new Ratt tune "Best of Me".  Not a bad song at all.  It's kinda catchy.  Also, I hadn't realized that Carlos Cavazo is with the band now.  Killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1k6c5UDw0

Not bad at all.  I see DeMartini still has his chops.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 24, 2010, 01:58:04 PM
The only real problem with Ratt back in the day was the suck ass singing. Their first two albums had plenty of nice licks.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2010, 02:06:06 PM
The only real problem with Ratt back in the day was the suck ass singing. Their first two albums had plenty of nice licks.

he can only be worse live now TAC.  But it's a catchy tune.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 24, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
Well if the studio can't help him, he must be atrocious live. I still can't believe that Bon Jovi opened for them in 1985. I didn't go to that show. Do you remember that tour?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2010, 03:42:23 PM
Well if the studio can't help him, he must be atrocious live. I still can't believe that Bon Jovi opened for them in 1985. I didn't go to that show. Do you remember that tour?

I didn't see that tour.  I first saw Bon Jovi open for the Scorpions on the Love at First Sting Tour in 84 and then Ratt/Poison tour of 87.  Ratt=good, Poison= :tdwn on that tour
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 24, 2010, 03:44:17 PM
I saw the Scorps/BJ tour in Providence. I assume you went to Worcester?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2010, 04:09:30 PM
I saw the Scorps/BJ tour in Providence. I assume you went to Worcester?

Of course! ;D  I remember the day well.  It was June 12th 1984.  My parents were mad because it was 2 days before sophmore finals.  Rock n Roll was my school! :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 24, 2010, 04:12:11 PM
June 9th , 1984  Providence
I bought one of those Bon Jovi sleeveless sweatshirts. :loser:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2010, 04:16:48 PM
June 9th , 1984  Providence
I bought one of those Bon Jovi sleeveless sweatshirts. :loser:

HA!!! I bought the short sleeve BJ  looking at a girls legs in high heel pose and on the back, Bon Jovi in the same pose with the bandana's tied to his legs. :loser:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 24, 2010, 04:56:54 PM
June 9th , 1984  Providence
I bought one of those Bon Jovi sleeveless sweatshirts. :loser:

June 14th ( my 20th birthday)  I can remember MSG being empty during the entire Bon Jovi set, the lights went out for the Scorpions and when they came back on, not an empty seat in the house.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 25, 2010, 06:29:29 AM
Hahaha.  It always amuses the hell out of me when that happens.  Seen that happen several times.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2010, 07:25:43 AM
June 9th , 1984  Providence
I bought one of those Bon Jovi sleeveless sweatshirts. :loser:

June 14th ( my 20th birthday)  I can remember MSG being empty during the entire Bon Jovi set, the lights went out for the Scorpions and when they came back on, not an empty seat in the house.
Happy belated birthday! :D

Bon Jovi put on a great set. I was familiar with Runaway, but I bought their "tape" after going to that show. I'll never forget that version of Get Ready.
That was a great weekend. I saw the Scorps/BJ on Saturday, and the night before the concert, on Friday we went to see This Is Spinal Tap IN THE THEATER!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2010, 07:53:26 AM
I got Bon Jovi's album 2 weeks before the show and was happy to hear them play Roulette live.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 25, 2010, 11:13:58 AM
Just listed to the tune (thanks to some prodding from Cozmo).  Not bad.  My best short explanation:  it's a cookie-cutter Ratt song.  And I don't mean that in a bad way.  Ratt was never a very deep band.  They wrote catchy, upbeat guitar rock songs, did it pretty well, and you either liked them for it or you didn't.  Pearcy never had a great voice, but had a very distinct one.  DeMartini was their axe-slinger, and had a knack for writing very good solos.  The rythm section (second guitar, bass and drums) did their job.  This is a band that really shouldn't stray too far outside their box, and from the sound of this song, they're not trying to.  And that's fine.  It was good to hear some of the classic '80s bands like Tesla and Scorpions update their sound a little bit this last decade with Into The Now and Humanity, Hour 1 (respectively).  They knew what to tweak and incorporate to sound updated without sounding like they were reaching too far.  I think Ratt would have souned foolish if they tried something like that.  Instead, they did what was right up their alley.  And given the long break they've taken from really doing anything new, it doesn't sound stale or rehashed to me.  I haven't been into them for a long time, but I may just pick up the album.  Given that Carlos is also a very competent player, I'm curious to know whether he will bring anything new to the table for them, or if he is just taking a backseat to DeMartini and basically filling Robin Crosby's old role.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 25, 2010, 11:32:09 AM
I wasn't a huge Ratt fan, but despite that, I did like this song.  And I totally see what you mean about them being better off sticking to what they do.  They're JUST one of those bands that seem best suited to sticking with what you know.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 25, 2010, 08:04:46 PM
Only Warrant album I could stomach...Dog Eat Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxws3H5ZIkg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWwCMRBGqjY&feature=related

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 27, 2010, 09:22:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ThBLACIzU&feature=related


hey operator.....
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 29, 2010, 09:02:25 AM
Only Warrant album I could stomach...Dog Eat Dog

Hadn't heard the first one, but not bad.  I do like Machine Gun. Excellent.

hey operator.....

Pretty cool!  This sounds familiar to me, like it sounds like another band or something.  I cannot put my finger on it for the life of me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 29, 2010, 09:32:18 AM
Only Warrant album I could stomach...Dog Eat Dog

Hadn't heard the first one, but not bad.  I do like Machine Gun. Excellent.

hey operator.....

Pretty cool!  This sounds familiar to me, like it sounds like another band or something.  I cannot put my finger on it for the life of me.

Aldo Nova????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GylirgHFqeQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 29, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
they sound like a bunch of them too me....I haven't wiki'd coney hatch but maybe the lead singer went on elsewhere.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 31, 2010, 06:55:27 AM
I bought that album in anticipation of seeing them open for Maiden.


Here's a band called Shy. I had this album Excess All Areas. It's AOR metal from the mid/late 80's. I believe Tony Mills now sings for TNT. The first time I heard Circus Maximus, I immedeately thought of Tony Mills.
Here's Emergency.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apmWdCSc11w&feature=PlayList&p=7F68DD81BAA33915&index=0&playnext=1
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 01, 2010, 05:32:14 PM
HOLY SHIT!! Thirsty Thursday and Yuengling lager and someone played "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine on the jukebox.  Awesome!!  :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 02, 2010, 07:07:36 PM
"I keep a one track mind, when I see you from behind!..."

Yeah...  The solo from 2:30 to 4:00 or so is  :omg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFfMZpoatpE&feature=related

Same solo, but improvised a bit differently from 2:40 to 4:30 or so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm8CoyET29I&feature=related

Together, I give these solos  :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: out of  :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 06, 2010, 02:53:45 PM
No new videos to add, but I just want to say that I am halfway thought the new Slash solo album that came out today, and I would highly recommend it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on April 06, 2010, 03:38:21 PM
No new videos to add, but I just want to say that I am halfway thought the new Slash solo album that came out today, and I would highly recommend it.

Who's vocals have you like the most Bosk1?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 06, 2010, 03:41:18 PM
Wow, after one spin, it's hard to say.  There are a lot of good performances and a lot of talent.  I will say Fergie was an unexpected surprise.   I thought she was great.  But as of right now, I can't pick a favorite. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 06, 2010, 04:47:06 PM
"I keep a one track mind, when I see you from behind!..."

Yeah...  The solo from 2:30 to 4:00 or so is  :omg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFfMZpoatpE&feature=related

Same solo, but improvised a bit differently from 2:40 to 4:30 or so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm8CoyET29I&feature=related

Together, I give these solos  :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: out of  :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:

Very interesting.  Something about that main riff sounds familiar.  I think what I'm hearing is a similarity to Vandenberg's "Burning Heart".  Think about it.  Not close to the same, but a very similar feel.

Great solos.  Especially impressive is watching him shred in the second one, eyes closed, not even looking at the guitar, but still staying in key and ending on a solid note choice.  Is that the Bonnie Raitt Strat he's playing on those?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 06, 2010, 06:20:01 PM
Is that the Bonnie Raitt Strat he's playing on those?

Yeah, he loves that Strat on that song.  Some interesting notes on this song:  Dave started extending and improvising the solo when he incorporated this song into the sets with his solo band in the early 2000's.  After Nyman joined the reunited Y&T in 2003 or so, they extended it into the full-blown duel tradeoff solo you see in those (although poor Nymann never seems to get much camera time when he picks up the second part of the solo).  Another interesting trend that developed with the song when it is played in N.Cal. (don't know if it has caught on elsewhere)...There is a group of girls that typically get right down in front, center stage, at most of the shows.  I know most of them.  Anyhow, at one show (I think it was Dave's 50th birthday bash, but it might have been a different one), one of the girls began passing out blow pops at the beginning of the song, and the girls would...um...get a bit suggestive with them during the song.  If you notice Dave looking down in the front of the audience and almost laughing during some clips of that song, that may be why.  It's now firmly established Y&T tradition.
:sucka:

EDIT:  Actually, I just noticed, you can see someone hold one up at 4 seconds in on the second video.  She holds it up for a few seconds, then it disappears, and then she waives it around for the rest of the intro.  :lol  I'm guessing there were more off on the right side judging from Phil laughing.  EDIT2:  Yup.  You can see another one on the far right at 4:40 when Nymann starts his solo.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 15, 2010, 11:58:32 AM
Thirsty Thursday is here again!  Much drinking shall be undertaken tonight.

Here is my all-time favorite Joe Satriani song.  "Crushing Day" from Surfing with the Alien.  Ass-kicking rhythm, very memorable melody, and absolutely unbelievable soloing.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbTYs-ajHUk
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2010, 02:00:28 PM
Thirsty Thursday is here again!  Much drinking shall be undertaken tonight.

Here is my all-time favorite Joe Satriani song.  "Crushing Day" from Surfing with the Alien.  Ass-kicking rhythm, very memorable melody, and absolutely unbelievable soloing.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbTYs-ajHUk

I havn't played that album in at least 10 =+ years. Wow!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 20, 2010, 05:18:38 AM
WhiteSnake - Live in The Shadow of the Blue


good stuff!!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 20, 2010, 09:39:18 AM
Damn, that looks like an excellent live album.  May have to look into getting it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 20, 2010, 09:54:58 AM
While I'm at it here's another excellent tune - "Drinking Again", by the band Neverland.  This song was on one of the all-time awesome soundtracks, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey".  The band recorded one (mediocre) album and disappeared, but this song is the standout on the album.  Even on the soundtrack, amid the likes of Kiss, Megadeth, King's X, and others, this song held its own quite well.  Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPA-mIBbjfg
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on April 20, 2010, 10:59:49 AM
While I'm at it here's another excellent tune - "Drinking Again", by the band Neverland.  This song was on one of the all-time awesome soundtracks, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey".  The band recorded one (mediocre) album and disappeared, but this song is the standout on the album.  Even on the soundtrack, amid the likes of Kiss, Megadeth, King's X, and others, this song held its own quite well.  Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPA-mIBbjfg

I'll have to pull the CD out Cosmo, I remember I got it for Winger, Battlestations.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 20, 2010, 11:15:05 AM
Battle Stations was AWESOME!  The only song on that album I didn't care for was Richie Kotzen's "Dream of a New Day", but even then, it wasn't bad.  One of the most unbelievable soundtracks I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 01, 2010, 09:08:42 AM
How about some Aldo Nova. Monkey On Your Back!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs6iMer68co
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 03, 2010, 02:20:22 PM
Anybody into John butcher or when it was John butcher Axis?  Here's Goodbye Gaving Grace.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKPfsRmPmuE&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on May 04, 2010, 08:29:52 PM
I know this is already in the Y&T thread, but I have to post it here as well.  Brand, spankin' new Y&T song and video, and it absolutely delivers:  http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=139544
 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 25, 2010, 11:52:40 AM
Mega bump

So while at the M3 Rock Fest last weekend, we got to check out a band that an old friend of mine has been telling me about for a LONG time, called ZO2.  I never really checked them out, because I'm usually a bit stubborn about checking out anything new.  My friend knows these guys and kinda works with them on the side a little, so I thought "Okay, it's really important to him that I check these guys out, so why not?"  Am I ever glad I did.  A 3-piece band, these guys totally deliver.  They pulled off a great cover of Tom Sawyer in the midst of the set, which was quite cool as well.  They played a few tunes off their new album and plenty off the other couple of albums.  So they're not really NEW to the music scene, but just haven't broken big yet.

So anyway, I had a copy of their first album that this friend had given me years ago, that I just never got around to listening to.  So I dug it out and listened to it and totally love it.  Here's one off that album, Tuesdays and Thursdays, called "Paper Breakup".  I love the vocal harmonies.  Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGg22B3PppM

Note - Slightly maybe questionable for work graphic in the video player.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 25, 2010, 01:59:31 PM
Cozmo, I checked them out from the chat thread and I too loved the harmonies. I liked the good feeling vibe I got from the songs.  I never heard of them till you linked it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 25, 2010, 02:27:03 PM
Very cool.  I've noticed that there are a lot of videos of them doing cover songs on YouTube, but also a lot of their originals.  I'm always impressed at the very cool harmonies.  Red Line Highway is a good one from the new album.  From Tuesdays and Thursdays, a couple of other good ones are "Radio" and "Fly on Your Wings".

Radio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGKGoyy2olA


Fly on Your Wings:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob5f0Z7Zxfc
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on June 27, 2010, 08:23:52 PM
Anybody into John butcher or when it was John butcher Axis?  Here's Goodbye Gaving Grace.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKPfsRmPmuE&feature=related

I saw The John Butcher Axis at The Living Room in Providence around 1989. Might be the drunkest I ever was at a concert! :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on June 28, 2010, 10:21:35 AM
More Y&T from a festival show in Europe where they unleashed on of the more rockin' tunes off the new album:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g30SqnU4ALc&feature=related 

Terrific performance, and the solo at 2:24 is just...    :eek
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 28, 2010, 11:06:21 AM
Anybody into John butcher or when it was John butcher Axis?  Here's Goodbye Gaving Grace.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKPfsRmPmuE&feature=related

I saw The John Butcher Axis at The Living Room in Providence around 1989. Might be the drunkest I ever was at a concert! :lol

I saw him in 1983 playing at a football field in Lawrence Mass.  I was 15 and my mom & dad picked me up after it was over. :blush
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 28, 2010, 12:47:40 PM
More Y&T from a festival show in Europe where they unleashed on of the more rockin' tunes off the new album:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g30SqnU4ALc&feature=related 

Terrific performance, and the solo at 2:24 is just...    :eek

Damn.  Very nice.  Solo was great.  Loved the dual harmony bit.  Pretty cool tune.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 05, 2010, 12:07:12 PM
Okay, so Mrs. Cozmo showed me a video yesterday from a band I'd never heard of, called Sons of Angels.  The song is called "Cowgirl".  I'd never heard this song before and Mrs. C was incredulous.  I was impressed that she knew Headbanger's Ball-worthy music that I didn't know.  I pointed out that bands like this came around when Nirvana and Pearl Jam were coming onto the scene and were likely very short lived.  I didn't start getting into good music of the like, until the late 90's.  It's easy to see how one-album bands could've potentially slipped through the cracks for me - bands like Roxy Blue, for example.  ANYWAY, here's Sons of Angels - "Cowgirl".  Let me know if any of you recognize it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TUnsW8ejl0
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2010, 06:45:51 AM
Excellent find - Talas on a Buffalo Entertainment TV show, from 1979.  Amazing footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSvnamksy48
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jsem on November 08, 2010, 06:58:04 AM
Excellent find - Talas on a Buffalo Entertainment TV show, from 1979.  Amazing footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSvnamksy48

Talas! Pwnage band
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2010, 07:00:33 AM
Loved them.  "The Talas Years" was the first album I had, which was "Sink Your Teeth Into That" and "Live Speed on Ice" on the same disc.  Then I later started to find their old stuff and totally loved it.

I played at a placein Rochester, NY called The Penny Arcade.  There's an original Talas 8x10 in there amongst a ton of others.  I actually took a picture of it, I was so beside myself.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on November 08, 2010, 07:58:47 AM
Excellent find - Talas on a Buffalo Entertainment TV show, from 1979.  Amazing footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSvnamksy48

Talk about a flashback.  I haven't listened to Talas in about 20 years.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2010, 08:06:32 AM
They did several reunion shows in the late 90's, one that they released on a CD called "If Only We Knew Then What we Know Now".  The set list (on the CD, anyway) was:

1. Sink Your Teeth into That
2. High Speed on Ice
3. Expert on Me
4. Never See Me Cryn
5. Power to Break Away
6. Thick Head
7. Tell Me True
8. You
9. Most People
10. Any Other Day
11. King of the World
12. Shy Boy
13. 21st Century Schizoid Man
14. See Saw
15. Battle Scar

I also have a live DVD of a show they did in Buffalo in the late 90's.  Excellent set, they closed the set with I'm Your Captain and Helter Skelter.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 08, 2010, 08:09:25 AM
Thirsty Thursday is here again!  Much drinking shall be undertaken tonight.

Here is my all-time favorite Joe Satriani song.  "Crushing Day" from Surfing with the Alien.  Ass-kicking rhythm, very memorable melody, and absolutely unbelievable soloing.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbTYs-ajHUk

that is my favorite as well....and my most listened to album of all time......strangely for me...even though the songs are so simple, it's like reading the Lord of the Rings, every time I put that disc on, I discover something new..some new nuance or pattern or inflection.

(listen to be with the big musik werds)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2010, 08:32:25 AM
Undoubtedly.  There's always some little nuance that you pick up each time.  Fortunately for me, I have the tablature book for that album, so I can "see" all the little things going on all over the place.  Extremely cool.

After having heard that Ice Nine was inspired by Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle", I picked up a copy.  Damn cool story (bro).
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 25, 2011, 09:04:03 AM
It's been too long since this thread has been bumped.  It must be the time of year or something, since I'm feeling an obligation to make my annual (or so) Badlands recommendation.  I give you Healer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-2YSHdjfIw).  Great tune.  Coz, I think you will like.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2011, 09:27:24 AM
A pretty decent tune.  Not quite as on par with their earlier stuff, but not bad.  Gillen was a great singer.  Too bad about all the shit that apparently went down with those guys.

Another favorite of mine that I (surprisingly) haven't posted here:  Danger Danger's "Bang Bang"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jAUBRMdLI4
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 25, 2011, 09:31:55 AM
What I really like about that third album is that it is really gritty and unpolished, which gives it a dark, raw vibe.  Part of the reason for that is that the tracks weren't really "finished."  They were good demos, and not much more.  But they captured a very good band in a very dark part of their history, with their label support and cohesiveness as a band evaporating and their lead singer dying.  Pretty powerful stuff.

I'll check out the Danger Danger song.  I know I know that tune, but I can't remember how it goes.  But I've got Babylon AD's Bang Go The Bells going in my head right now as result. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2011, 09:33:50 AM
Yeah, that would undoubtedly make for a much darker sounding bunch of tunes.  Damn.  I'll have to check out some of the other tunes from that album.

I know the song you're referring to.  Also a good tune.  :tup
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 25, 2011, 09:37:24 AM
I think you might have been the one who first sent me a YouTube link to that song back when I mentioned that I work with Dan De La Rosa's wife and that they live up the hill from me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2011, 09:46:24 AM
Doesn't sound familiar, considering I don't know who that is.  ???
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 25, 2011, 09:52:40 AM
Oh.  :lol  (one of Bab. AD's guitarists)  Must have been someone else then.

Speaking of other songs from the album...just found this:  Lord Knows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT858SXYP9U).  One of the most emotional tracks on Dusk.  I didn't realize it had been written so early or that it had actually been performed way back in '89.  This is a GREAT performance.  
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2011, 10:02:42 AM
Funny, because I tried to look the guy up and was confused as to why I wasn't finding him in any band articles on wikipedia.  Then I realized I was looking up Bang Tango, not Babylon A.D.  :lol

Damn.  That was excellent!!  Great vocals and the guitar solo?  Wow.  Superb.  JEL has a really SRV-ish kinda tone going there and I LOVE it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on January 25, 2011, 10:33:39 AM
Thirsty Thursday is here again!  Much drinking shall be undertaken tonight.

Here is my all-time favorite Joe Satriani song.  "Crushing Day" from Surfing with the Alien.  Ass-kicking rhythm, very memorable melody, and absolutely unbelievable soloing.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbTYs-ajHUk

great minds
also my favorite sach tune...I just wish I could play the guitar so I could play this song...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on January 25, 2011, 02:43:31 PM
Glad to see this thread again.  Funny because on my way to vitis my mom, this song came up on shuffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cztAWGEx-A
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on January 25, 2011, 03:05:38 PM
This thread is practically the GMD version of the Old as Mold fogey thread. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 25, 2011, 07:49:05 PM
I love it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: sonatafanica on January 27, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs4v-zexx8M
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on January 27, 2011, 04:33:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs4v-zexx8M

I love Patton.  Very funny, but thems are fightin' words sona!!! :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on January 28, 2011, 01:42:51 PM
This should be called The GuitarCozmo Festival.
http://www.bravewords.com/news/155012
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 28, 2011, 02:06:52 PM
I went to last year's M3 show, it ws fucking awesome!  This looks like a great lineup.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 08, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZn2Fv7dzec  First time I heard this song back in 1987 or so, this was literally my facial expression:  :omg:  I immediately traded my copy of Appetite for Destruction for this album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 09, 2011, 07:03:25 AM
It's coming off a little dramatic for my tastes.  Also, you shouldn't trade Appetite for anything.  That album, no matter how many times you hear it, is a timeless classic.  Also:

1) It's an audio textbook on how to play rock drums.
2) There isn't a song on it that would be out of place in a strip club.

Also, I got my tickets for M3.  SO looking forward to it.  Also, picked up the new Mr. Big disc on iTunes yesterday.  Great stuff.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 09, 2011, 07:14:09 AM
Warlock was actually a damn good band. I never really got into them though. Saw them once.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 09, 2011, 01:33:00 PM
I wish I had seen them.  Doro's solo band afterward had some really strong output as well, but she ultimately started doing WAY too many ballads and not enough rockers for my taste.


Also, you shouldn't trade Appetite for anything.  That album, no matter how many times you hear it, is a timeless classic.  Also:

1) It's an audio textbook on how to play rock drums.
...

There are some good songs, but that band just fell out of favor with me very quickly.  I can assure you, the trade was well worth it.  :)  However, I have to admit, I wasn't really into drums back then, so I've never paid close attention to the drumming.  I'll have to take a closer listen from that angle.

I'll also add that if the day ever comes that I actually DO get to see you play and jump up on stage with you, I would TOTALLY be down for doing Paradise City.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 09, 2011, 02:17:53 PM
The drums on it are really solid all the way through.  Hard and heavy skins bashing that always perfectly fits the song.  Also a good primer on the use of cowbell in rock.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 09, 2011, 02:20:10 PM
It's a good drum primer the way the Highway To Hell album was for my generation.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 09, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
Agreed. Good call.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on February 16, 2011, 11:39:56 AM
Not knowing what tonight has in store, I will post up a video prior to Thirsty Thursday Evening:

Alcatrazz - God Blessed Video.

Cheesy assed video, but Graham Bonnet can sing like nobody's business.  This song makes me wanna jump in a Cheetah or on a PCJ-600 and cruise the strip on Ocean Beach, stopping off at my room at the Ocean View motel before going around the corner to the Pole Position club for a little R&R.  Surely this isn't an insanely obscure reference, right?  Either way, it also has Steve Vai and that's always a good thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N19Pu1KM3b4


cool pick!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 16, 2011, 11:45:00 AM
That guy's voice is ridiculously good.  "Since You Been Gone" is another favorite, which I believe is somewhere in this thread also.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on February 16, 2011, 06:20:03 PM
That guy's voice is ridiculously good.  "Since You Been Gone" is another favorite, which I believe is somewhere in this thread also.

agreed..
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on February 16, 2011, 06:27:27 PM
For SGC

ANGEL- Dont Leave Me Lonely

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSlBCTbkKw8&feature=related

Over and Over   :tup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHi4UCtHSMs&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 16, 2011, 06:50:14 PM
Posting from my phone, so I'll check these out tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on February 16, 2011, 07:44:37 PM
Montrose- Space Station #5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6BTTJo1KmM
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on February 17, 2011, 06:44:38 PM
Graham videos led me to MSG..which I absolutely love..Gary Barden was a great vocalist 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCm3bZTv8qg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on February 17, 2011, 07:45:44 PM
Graham videos led me to MSG..which I absolutely love..Gary Barden was a great vocalist  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCm3bZTv8qg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related

Werd!!

I saw MSG a few times with Gary.. amazing!! a great time in metal!

Feels Like a Good Thing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on February 21, 2011, 06:33:29 PM
A guilty Pleasure... a big Skid Row vibe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfbxl1rmLw
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 23, 2011, 05:22:06 AM
Graham videos led me to MSG..which I absolutely love..Gary Barden was a great vocalist  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCm3bZTv8qg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related

Werd!!

I saw MSG a few times with Gary.. amazing!! a great time in metal!

Feels Like a Good Thing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related


The second MSG album is one of my favorite of all time, probably Top 5! On And On was one of the most influential rock tracks of my life. Love Looking For Love, Secondary Motion, and But I Want More!!
 Feels Like A Good Thing rocks. Such a great solo. Any love for Built To Destroy?
So much to say on the Schenker thing..but I can't right now. Will have to pick it up when I come back from vacation.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on February 23, 2011, 07:43:11 AM
Graham videos led me to MSG..which I absolutely love..Gary Barden was a great vocalist  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCm3bZTv8qg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related

Werd!!

I saw MSG a few times with Gary.. amazing!! a great time in metal!

Feels Like a Good Thing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jxQCqIGyWg&feature=related


The second MSG album is one of my favorite of all time, probably Top 5! On And On was one of the most influential rock tracks of my life. Love Looking For Love, Secondary Motion, and But I Want More!!
 Feels Like A Good Thing rocks. Such a great solo. Any love for Built To Destroy?
So much to say on the Schenker thing..but I can't right now. Will have to pick it up when I come back from vacation.

HAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS rOCK WILL NEVER DIE   ON IT...BESIDES IT INCLUDES cAPT nEMO


damn caps lock  lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 01, 2011, 02:11:56 PM
For SGC

Salty Dog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9hsrhNtjCk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9PJQDwZ89U&playnext=1&list=PLE1DA4738FA4C80B7
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 01, 2011, 02:14:25 PM
Walking out the door, will check it later.  I did get to check out the Angel and MSG tunes above.  All very cool stuff.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 01, 2011, 02:18:48 PM
Law and Order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxkqOB9nTSQ&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 01, 2011, 02:19:56 PM
Walking out the door, will check it later.  I did get to check out the Angel and MSG tunes above.  All very cool stuff.

glad you enjoyed SGC... enjoy my friend..

I have a zillion more to share..PM me also
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 02, 2011, 07:58:52 AM
One of my favorite early 80's album was Heavy Pettin's Lettin' Loose from 1983. Musically they sit right between Def Leppard's High n Dry and Pyromania, with a little Saxon as well. I wore this casette out in high school!
Here are a few tracks:

Hell Is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt5_ekvYyp0

Victims Of The Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlJyZag9C-M

..and for Coz: Love On The Run
(has a wicked High n Dry vibe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvNJD4bbQQ


Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2011, 08:07:52 AM
Driving back from Maine last night I played something I haven't played in a long, long time. Badlands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IepGiupfguM
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 02, 2011, 09:29:14 AM
One of my favorite early 80's album was Heavy Pettin's Lettin' Loose from 1983. Musically they sit right between Def Leppard's High n Dry and Pyromania, with a little Saxon as well. I wore this casette out in high school!
Here are a few tracks:

Hell Is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt5_ekvYyp0

Victims Of The Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlJyZag9C-M

..and for Coz: Love On The Run
(has a wicked High n Dry vibe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvNJD4bbQQ







awesome picks King!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 02, 2011, 11:16:47 AM
One of my favorite early 80's album was Heavy Pettin's Lettin' Loose from 1983. Musically they sit right between Def Leppard's High n Dry and Pyromania, with a little Saxon as well. I wore this casette out in high school!
Here are a few tracks:

Hell Is Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt5_ekvYyp0

Victims Of The Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlJyZag9C-M

..and for Coz: Love On The Run
(has a wicked High n Dry vibe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvNJD4bbQQ







awesome picks TAC!!

Fixed! :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2011, 11:19:07 AM
I'm so cool, I steal others props.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 02, 2011, 11:22:01 AM
I'm so cool, I steal others props.
That you are, my friend!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2011, 11:23:51 AM
I'm so cool, I steal others props.
That you are, my friend!

Nope. It is I that bow to you.   BTW I heard a new song off the Mr. Big cd on Nicks radio show and it was very good.  I might have to get it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 02, 2011, 11:26:36 AM
I'm actually interested. I was interested the first time around and was disappointed, but this has to be better.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 02, 2011, 11:29:22 AM
Got it.  YBS said he really didn't like it much.  On the other hand, I quite enjoyed it.  All of the tracks are available to listen to on YouTube now.  For example:

http://www.youtube.com/user/chrkube#p/u
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 02, 2011, 11:31:37 AM
Got it.  YBS said he really didn't like it much.  On the other hand, I quite enjoyed it.  All of the tracks are available to listen to on YouTube now.  For example:

http://www.youtube.com/user/chrkube#p/u

Will check 'em out.  Thanks Cozmo.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 02, 2011, 11:43:06 AM
whoooppppsss...

Great Picks TAC!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 02, 2011, 12:05:05 PM
OK after 2 Mr. Big tracks down, I can't listen to anymore. My complaint is the same as it was the first time around. Gilbert and Sheehan are playing DOWN to the songs. Sure, their playing is impeccable and perfectly executed, but c'mon..let's push some limits here. Way too much talent to be playing shit like this! >:(
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on March 02, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
I have the CD+DVD on order.  I loved Undertow and ordered the album based on that.  I understand TAC's point of view, I didn't really get heavily into Mr. Big's back catalog, but was hoping to that this time it might be different.  If the quality is as high as Undertow I will be very pleased.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 03, 2011, 10:41:17 AM
OK after 2 Mr. Big tracks down, I can't listen to anymore. My complaint is the same as it was the first time around. Gilbert and Sheehan are playing DOWN to the songs. Sure, their playing is impeccable and perfectly executed, but c'mon..let's push some limits here. Way too much talent to be playing shit like this! >:(

I agree. not a fan of Mr Big. the vocals are so mediocre also.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 03, 2011, 12:28:52 PM
Warrior Soul

We Cry out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-DBDhEBCE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 11:19:14 AM
Killer Dwarfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Y6ZTQcau0&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 11:25:23 AM
The Great Mitch Perry

Heaven

Show on the Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6mKitkjI8A&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 04, 2011, 11:33:53 AM
I had the first 3 Heaven casettes. Loved them.
I recently downloaded the CDs.
Don't go where angels fear to tread. :metal

Wasn't Alan Fryer supposedly the runner up to Brian Johnson for the AC/DC gig?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 11:50:16 AM
I had the first 3 Heaven casettes. Loved them.
I recently downloaded the CDs.
Don't go where angels fear to tread. :metal

Wasn't Alan Fryer supposedly the runner up to Brian Johnson for the AC/DC gig?

Yes, Alan I know did get a shot at AC/DC..wow that was so long ago
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 11:54:54 AM
For TAC.

some of my friends growing up. Reb B and Ted Polley had a hand in this..
Irene was the nicest, I dated one fo her friends...great times

XENON
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6gM6XA3QVg ( this one is mind melter for me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSFcWHBX6xM&feature=related and my fav song by them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYflHO_G9dY&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 04, 2011, 11:55:43 AM
Warrior Soul

We Cry out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-DBDhEBCE

I love love love  Warrior Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_rqVYvgZo
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 12:11:36 PM
Shotgun Messiah

Violent New Breed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYRuVC68SuY&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 04, 2011, 01:02:17 PM
EPICVIEW, the Xenon vids were pretty good (and very 80's  :lol)
Definitely cool though.  :tup
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
EPICVIEW, the Xenon vids were pretty good (and very 80's  :lol)
Definitely cool though.  :tup

Thanks Bro...isnt that soooo 80s!!!! they were very good.. Im glad you enjoyed TAC!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 01:31:46 PM
Warrior Soul

We Cry out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-DBDhEBCE

I love love love  Warrior Soul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_rqVYvgZo


nice pick wkiml!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 02:38:16 PM
VAIN

NO RESPECT

( I wore this album out)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOY0DAnr7rQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 04, 2011, 02:46:38 PM
Malice

Sinister Double

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJYO0EqsQS0&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=MLGxdCwVVULXfvKhU1LiaVHg5q21_62tje
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 05, 2011, 06:10:30 AM
I loved Malice. I have License To Kill on CD. They have some good tunes, and IMO, created the perfect metal song....Breathin' Down Your Neck. (Can't link from phone...)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 05, 2011, 01:50:15 PM
 :metal Legends!

TT QUICK

Frontburner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXzmcGZGfE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 05, 2011, 02:28:34 PM
Varga

Freeze Dont Move

( I aways thought these guys were ahead of the curve..sorta like COC was)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEuvT83C8ik&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 06, 2011, 07:09:38 AM
:metal Legends!

TT QUICK

Frontburner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXzmcGZGfE

wow  flashbacks

Mark is singing with Accept now, seeing them next month cant wait
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 06, 2011, 06:11:42 PM
:metal Legends!

TT QUICK

Frontburner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXzmcGZGfE

wow  flashbacks

Mark is singing with Accept now, seeing them next month cant wait


wkiml.. yep, I sw he is now in Accpet..perfect for his voice
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 07, 2011, 05:41:29 AM
The latest Accept album rules! :metal


Here's Malice's Breathing Down Your Neck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFR3W_aj3WA
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 07, 2011, 10:05:12 AM
The latest Accept album rules! :metal


Here's Malice's Breathing Down Your Neck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFR3W_aj3WA

SWEET!!!!!! OLD SKOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

great picks TAC!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 07, 2011, 10:12:18 AM
TT QUICK

VICTIMS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN176thPVZk&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on March 07, 2011, 02:13:57 PM
Blood of the Nations was an absolute stellar album.  Great songs all the way through, Mark makes you forget about UDO in a second, great stuff.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 08, 2011, 08:45:10 AM
Blood of the Nations was an absolute stellar album.  Great songs all the way through, Mark makes you forget about UDO in a second, great stuff.

TT Quick.. was THE BALLZ!!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 08, 2011, 09:42:45 AM
Victims is a great track. I must admit that I never got into TT Quick. I remember the name, but I guess I never gave them a shot. What is their best album?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on March 08, 2011, 10:09:57 AM
Victims is a great track. I must admit that I never got into TT Quick. I remember the name, but I guess I never gave them a shot. What is their best album?

I preferred Metal of Honor their first full release...they have a myspace page as well as other sources where you can listen to a sampling
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 08, 2011, 10:32:33 AM
You guys remember White Tiger? Neil.... all show no go to me, but fun guys to party with..
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: EPICVIEW on March 08, 2011, 10:35:18 AM
Victims is a great track. I must admit that I never got into TT Quick. I remember the name, but I guess I never gave them a shot. What is their best album?


Yea..that tune useed to kick my $ss in..it had it all for the time period..

Metal of Honor is pretty EPIC...it has more power then should be allowed by law..LOL
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 11, 2011, 06:02:48 AM
Why is it that tsunamis seem so damn frequent of late.  I don't remember them in the 80's.

I do!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2JsvLi5PR0

(I actually have this album!)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on March 11, 2011, 06:57:55 AM
Holy crap.  I remember this band.  This is the first time I've heard them since the 80's!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on March 11, 2011, 07:01:41 AM
I have it on vinyl. There was a big deal about them because they half the members were American and half were Japaneese. I put this on CD sometime last year.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2011, 02:28:43 PM
I heard Rainbow's "Death Alley Driver" last night, for the first time.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Ho. Lee. Shit."  F*cking amazing.  I  :heart Joe Lynn Turner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvn_rxdOwQ
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 24, 2011, 02:31:53 PM
I heard Rainbow's "Death Alley Driver" last night, for the first time.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Ho. Lee. Shit."  F*cking amazing.  I  :heart Joe Lynn Turner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvn_rxdOwQ
Saw them do that live in 83. What a great song.  I believe Aldo Nova opened for them and played these 2 songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWzU8UO0E9Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs6iMer68co

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on May 25, 2011, 02:47:09 PM
I heard Rainbow's "Death Alley Driver" last night, for the first time.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Ho. Lee. Shit."  F*cking amazing.  I  :heart Joe Lynn Turner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvn_rxdOwQ

For the first time ????
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on May 25, 2011, 03:16:36 PM
I heard Rainbow's "Death Alley Driver" last night, for the first time.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Ho. Lee. Shit."  F*cking amazing.  I  :heart Joe Lynn Turner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvn_rxdOwQ

For the first time ????
Yeah, no kidding! C'mon Coz!

My favorite song off that album is Eyes Of Fire. Has a real Dio era feel.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on May 25, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
I heard Rainbow's "Death Alley Driver" last night, for the first time.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Ho. Lee. Shit."  F*cking amazing.  I  :heart Joe Lynn Turner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvn_rxdOwQ

Yup.  That tune's basically an inversion of Deep Purple's "Highway Star", but still a great reworking with JLT on vox.

I was shocked to realize that I ever-so-slightly prefer the Rainbow albums with Joe Lynn Turner over the Rainbow Dio albums. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 25, 2011, 08:42:43 PM
I know, I know, I'm a n00b.  My love of JLT's voice was, in all honesty, based on four songs.  Heaven Tonight, Hold On, Street of Dreams, and Stone Cold.  I decided, after seeing him with Big Noize and getting to hear him sing Stone Cold (seriously, a chillingly awesome high point in my life), that I'd check out his old Rainbow albums.  I've listened to Difficult to Cure and though his voice is great, the songs mostly left me kinda "meh".  Maybe a few more listens will bring me around.  I will give Straight Between the Eyes a listen tomorrow, probably.  I have a feeling I'm going to like it much better than Difficult to Cure.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on May 26, 2011, 05:56:37 AM
Better late than never mate, great song.  JLT is a powerhouse, IMO he is very underrated, perfect voice.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: LudwigVan on May 26, 2011, 08:27:52 AM
GCoz, it may be worth it to check into the one Deep Purple album that JLT made, Slaves and Masters.   I think you'd like at least a couple of the tunes off of it.  This is the tracklisting:

"King of Dreams" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:28
"The Cut Runs Deep" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 5:42
"Fire in the Basement" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 4:43
"Truth Hurts" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:14
"Breakfast in Bed" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:17
"Love Conquers All" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 3:47
"Fortuneteller" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 5:49
"Too Much Is Not Enough" (Turner, Held, Greenwood) – 4:17
"Wicked Ways" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 6:33
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 26, 2011, 08:29:32 AM
I forgot about King of Dreams.  What a great tune.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on May 26, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
Coz, while listening to Straight Between The Eyes, pay special attention to the great Tearin' Out My Heart. The vocal melody in the verses is reproduced musically in ITPOE Pt. 1.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 26, 2011, 11:22:08 AM
Hah.  I'd have to go back and listen to ITPOE, and re-familiarize myself with it.  Bits of Tearin' Out My Heart were reminiscent of Dreamin' (Tell Me), from JLT's Malmsteen days.  So far I'm already liking SBTE a lot better than DTC.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on May 26, 2011, 04:33:56 PM
GCoz, it may be worth it to check into the one Deep Purple album that JLT made, Slaves and Masters.   I think you'd like at least a couple of the tunes off of it.  This is the tracklisting:

"King of Dreams" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:28
"The Cut Runs Deep" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 5:42
"Fire in the Basement" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 4:43
"Truth Hurts" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:14
"Breakfast in Bed" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 5:17
"Love Conquers All" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 3:47
"Fortuneteller" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 5:49
"Too Much Is Not Enough" (Turner, Held, Greenwood) – 4:17
"Wicked Ways" (Blackmore, Turner, Glover) – 6:33

You know, I was a little disappointed with this album, it just fell a bit flat for me.  I should give it another shot.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on June 01, 2011, 06:02:16 AM
There's some kind of remastered live DVD for Deep Purple just released....I saw the audio up for um...taking at a usual spot that I go. There was a new release remaster of a Black Sabbath cd too....from 1983 though the title escapes. I can listen and comment on both should any of you be looking to purchase them.



on another note....


Judas Priest - Private Property

in my big ear covering headphones has been thumping my skull non stop...in fact that entire Turbo album has been getting big spins from me.
So much nostalgia for me on that cd.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on June 22, 2011, 07:05:28 AM
New King Cobra video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMxsvdyZSfk&feature=player_embedded#at=49


Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 09:24:51 AM
Oh holy shit.  Been a while since this thread was dusted off.  With good reason today.  I heard a song on the radio last night that I hadn't heard in YEARS.  As I stood listening to it, I was gripped by memories of being a teenager and discovering this band.  Listening to their first album over and over and over and over, MANY years after the rest of the world had discovered them.  As I listened, I just couldn't help but have a smile on my face, almost to the point of giddiness.  I can't remember the last time a song prompted that kind of reaction in me.  The song?

Something About You, by Boston.  I just listened to it again and almost have chills.  So fucking AWESOME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTE4ulSi4Y
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 20, 2011, 11:09:20 AM
Coz, a great song indeed.
Good choice. Often overlooked on an album that is so full of awesomeness.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 11:20:58 AM
Absolutely.  I LOVE it when you hear something you haven't heard in a long time and it makes you feel that good inside.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 20, 2011, 12:37:10 PM
Absolutely.  I LOVE it when you hear something you haven't heard in a long time and it makes you feel that good inside.

Damn you and your subliminal messages. :lol  Alright I'll crank it on the way home.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 12:40:26 PM
:rollin  I totally missed it.  I still have that album somewhere.

On cassette.

I heard that the remaster of that album was VERY well received by critics and fans.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 20, 2011, 03:25:51 PM
So it's very easy to sing with Boston driving home.  I had it on random and Amanda came on next.  I love singing harmonies.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 03:39:35 PM
You and me both. I always sing harmony when I'm driving, anytime I can.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 20, 2011, 03:58:15 PM
They must think we're talking to ourselves. :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: MasterShakezula on October 20, 2011, 04:02:24 PM
I can't say I like Boston too much, but I LOVE early Chicago, and that's also a band named after a major US city.

Do you gentlemen enjoy that group, particularly their early works from the 70s before they sold out?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 04:14:57 PM
Eh. I saw them live a couple years ago with the Doobie Brothers and I was underwhelmed. Some decent radio hits but I was never a big fan.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: MasterShakezula on October 20, 2011, 04:17:50 PM
I see..

How many of their studio albums have you heard?

I'd say their first 3 are some of my favorite from the late 60s-very early 70s, with their first being one of my favorite albums period.  Highly recommended

Unless you've already heard them. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 20, 2011, 04:57:45 PM
Seems lately when I'm in the car with The Lovely Mrs. TAC, she always puts the radio on that damn shuffle, and Boston is always playing on at least two stations every trip up the dial.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 20, 2011, 05:01:20 PM
I see..

How many of their studio albums have you heard?

I'd say their first 3 are some of my favorite from the late 60s-very early 70s, with their first being one of my favorite albums period.  Highly recommended

Unless you've already heard them. 

I haven't. They're not particularly up my alley though. Too 70's AM radio-ish for me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 20, 2011, 05:45:40 PM
Seems lately when I'm in the car with The Lovely Mrs. TAC, she always puts the radio on that damn shuffle, and Boston is always playing on at least two stations every trip up the dial.

TAC, remember the 3rd Stage tour and they played I think 9 nights?  I saw them on the 4th night.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 20, 2011, 06:02:27 PM
Seems lately when I'm in the car with The Lovely Mrs. TAC, she always puts the radio on that damn shuffle, and Boston is always playing on at least two stations every trip up the dial.

TAC, remember the 3rd Stage tour and they played I think 9 nights?  I saw them on the 4th night.
Yes, 9 sold out shows at The Centrum. WTF! I saw the 9th! That was a great concert event t shirt too. I remember the buzz around the Centrum that night was that there was going to be a special guest. We had heard it could be Joe Perry or Sammy Hagar.

I still have pieces of the ballons that they dropped from the ceiling in my ticket stub scrapbook.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wkiml on October 21, 2011, 09:37:10 AM
I see..

How many of their studio albums have you heard?

I'd say their first 3 are some of my favorite from the late 60s-very early 70s, with their first being one of my favorite albums period.  Highly recommended

Unless you've already heard them.

I totally agree didn't get into until much later in life, but COZ you need to check out the earliy stuff Terry Kath was an amazing guitarist and really shines on these early albums
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2011, 09:51:04 AM
Just listened to the whole album earlier this week (doing my write ups in preparation for my Top 50 list ... it ranks pretty high).  Absolutely dynamite album - start to finish.... and this is one of the better tracks.  Delp's voice is something to behold.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 21, 2011, 02:44:21 PM
So I had my I-Pod on shuffle driving home today and Breaking The Chain by Dokken came on and there I go singing away in my car.  What a great tune.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 21, 2011, 03:05:32 PM
So I had my I-Pod on shuffle driving home today and Breaking The Chain by Dokken came on and there I go singing away in my car.  What a great tune.
A great tune!
I remember when Breaking The Chain came out. I got their first album on cassette and I was so disappointed. Only that and the great Paris Is Burning was even listenable.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 21, 2011, 03:07:32 PM
So I had my I-Pod on shuffle driving home today and Breaking The Chain by Dokken came on and there I go singing away in my car.  What a great tune.
A great tune!
I remember when Breaking The Chain came out. I got their first album on cassette and I was so disappointed. Only that and the great Paris Is Burning was even listenable.

Their second album killed though.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 21, 2011, 03:40:05 PM
I was never crazy about Dokken. What was strange was that they were a band where I liked their singles, but hated their album tracks. Usually it works the other way around.
Plus I saw them twice opening for Priest and Aerosmith, and I thought Don Dokken was a dick, just how he spoke to the crowd. For some reason though, I liked them a lot more on the Monsters Of Rock tour.
BTW, when they opened for Priest, I was watching Judas Priest on stage when I look to my left and who is standing there?
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z246/TACPics/Dok.jpg)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 21, 2011, 06:06:02 PM
Great pick TAC!!  I also saw Dokken with Areosmith.  I'm guessing it was the Permanent Vacation tour.  I also saw Dokken on the Monsters Of Rock Tour in Oxford Me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on October 21, 2011, 06:07:01 PM
Great pick TAC!!  I also saw Dokken with Areosmith.  I'm guessing it was the Permanent Vacation tour.  I also saw Dokken on the Monsters Of Rock Tour in Oxford Me.
Saw the Monsters Of Rock at Giants Stadium 6/26/88. :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on October 21, 2011, 07:52:06 PM
Great pick TAC!!  I also saw Dokken with Areosmith.  I'm guessing it was the Permanent Vacation tour.  I also saw Dokken on the Monsters Of Rock Tour in Oxford Me.
Saw the Monsters Of Rock at Giants Stadium 6/26/88. :metal

Yeah, those picks you showed was awesome.  I don't know how you did so many show dealing with a camera.  My wife wants me to bring a camera to the Pats games and I hate it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on November 22, 2011, 08:53:54 AM
Have to post this video.  It has become a tradition for Y&T to play two shows at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California, every November.  The shows have become somewhat legendary among the Y&T fanbase, and the weekend usually includes large groups of fans getting together for parties, dinners, and other stuff the entire weekend.  Anyhow, if you are a fan of guitar-driven, blues-based rock, here is an awesome rendition of a Dave Meniketti solo tune from his blues album he released about 10 years ago:  Until The Next Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_cVepIHez0)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 22, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
Damn.  That was quite excellent.  Even though it's a low quality recording, it sounds like he has an amazing guitar tone.  Really very cool tune and excellent guitar work.  :tup
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on November 22, 2011, 09:03:10 AM
Yeah, he's always put an emphasis on getting good natural tone without excessive use of effects. 

BTW, sorry for the "double post," so to speak.  After I PM'd you the link, I thought, "that should just go in the OCRT so other people can check it out."
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 22, 2011, 09:10:44 AM
I love that plucky, twangy tone that Strats get.  They're just twangy enough to give solos some personality without crossing over into Telecaster territory and sounding too countryish.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on November 22, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
Have to post this video.  It has become a tradition for Y&T to play two shows at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California, every November.  The shows have become somewhat legendary among the Y&T fanbase, and the weekend usually includes large groups of fans getting together for parties, dinners, and other stuff the entire weekend.  Anyhow, if you are a fan of guitar-driven, blues-based rock, here is an awesome rendition of a Dave Meniketti solo tune from his blues album he released about 10 years ago:  Until The Next Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_cVepIHez0)

Both of Dave's solo records are brilliant.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on November 22, 2011, 04:19:17 PM
Indeed.  Some of the best rock to come out since 2000.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on November 22, 2011, 05:29:21 PM
Indeed.  Some of the best rock to come out since 2000.

Yep, I really can't decide which one I like more.  His blues stuff is really impressive, but his more straight rock stuff on the self titled is just gold.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on November 22, 2011, 06:09:59 PM
I've played a bunch from both of those albums at jams and other musical gatherings.  (probably just over half the songs off of each, actually)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 19, 2011, 08:12:35 AM
Well, thanks to a new thread I saw this morning, had to come in here and throw on some Heavy Metal Shuffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dis39LcsbCU


EDIT:  Oh, wow.  Live version...from 2010!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7VhGzR8xOM

"Nobody told us it was only a song."
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 01, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
Can't remember whether it's been mentioned in this thread already, but I had the urge to dust off Whitesnake's s/t 1987 album the other day.  The album is solid all the way through, but side 1 (back in the day when this was owned by most on cassette tape) is perhaps the most consistently awesome "side" of music a band has ever put out.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on February 01, 2012, 10:29:47 AM
Pound for pound, one of the best hair metal albums in the late 80s.  Coverdale was in his vocal prime.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 01, 2012, 10:31:13 AM
Agreed.  And so was Sykes in terms of both playing and songwriting.  It's a shame they couldn't find a way to make that relationship continue to work.
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Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 01, 2012, 10:31:47 AM
Ridiculously awesome.  Cryin' in the Rain is a complete ass-kicking from start to finish.  The solo section in particular is outright punishing.
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Post by: bosk1 on February 01, 2012, 10:33:49 AM
I used to love playing the riff from the verses over and over and over...
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Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 01, 2012, 10:35:05 AM
Me too.  It's a great riff.  Also, the riff from Bad Boys.

Now go listen to "Black Hearted Woman" from the first Blue Murder album and tell me it isn't a throwaway from Whitesnake '87.

Edit:  Or listen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Yy6_qttpE
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 01, 2012, 10:38:36 AM
Oh, I know.  I thought that from the first time I heard it.  Billy, Valley of the Kings, and Ptolemy also each remind me in different ways of Still Of The Night.  The connection isn't quite as strong with those as the Bad Boys/Black Hearted Woman connection, but there is still a similar vibe.

EDIT:  And the first time a truly appreciated what a deceptively high range Sykes has was the first time I tried singing Valley Of The Kings.  I can pull it off, but it's serious work.
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Post by: TAC on February 01, 2012, 10:45:15 AM
Pound for pound, one of the best hair metal albums in the late 80s.  Coverdale was in his vocal prime.
I still cannot refer to this album as a hair metal album. I mean, John Sykes, Ainsley Dunbar, and Neil Murray couldn't be further from hair metal musicians.
Even the touring band of Sarzo, Campbell, Aldridge, and Vandenburg weren't even close to a hair band.
Although I'll give you that their hair was very teased in the videos.
Similarly, I've heard Tesla referred to as a hair metal band, which they clearly were not.

The remake of Crying In The Rain is a Sykes tour de force!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 01, 2012, 10:47:59 AM
Did you ever see his live solo from Crying in the Rain at Rock in Rio, 1985?  If not, set aside 10 minutes and watch it.  Seriously.  It's unbelievable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnzfE8war2w
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 01, 2012, 10:57:32 AM
Did you ever see his live solo from Crying in the Rain at Rock in Rio, 1985?  If not, set aside 10 minutes and watch it.  Seriously.  It's unbelievable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnzfE8war2w
Incredible..

..and Cozy Powell :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on February 01, 2012, 11:55:08 AM
Pound for pound, one of the best hair metal albums in the late 80s.  Coverdale was in his vocal prime.
I still cannot refer to this album as a hair metal album. I mean, John Sykes, Ainsley Dunbar, and Neil Murray couldn't be further from hair metal musicians.
Even the touring band of Sarzo, Campbell, Aldridge, and Vandenburg weren't even close to a hair band.
Although I'll give you that their hair was very teased in the videos.
Similarly, I've heard Tesla referred to as a hair metal band, which they clearly were not.

The remake of Crying In The Rain is a Sykes tour de force!

Agreed... I should've put that as "hair metal" (emphasis on the finger quotes).  The album and music itself wasn't that, but the band got lumped in to that genre - for better or worse.

Will have to check out these YT clips later.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on February 01, 2012, 12:30:00 PM
Can't watch Youtube at work. >:(
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on February 01, 2012, 01:21:32 PM
Always loved that 85 version of Crying in the Rain, amazing!!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 28, 2012, 08:17:20 AM
Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

that is all
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on March 28, 2012, 08:50:36 AM
Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

that is all

Eh.  I'll see your Vixen and raise you...Warlock -- Burning The Witches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33TbR_1Mx7g).  :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on March 28, 2012, 09:01:46 AM
That was awesome.  I have a smile in my pants now.  Might have to watch that 16 more times, so they pass the million mark.  And deserving of two bull horns!  :2metal:

Not quite as metal, but definitely great chick-rock - Chrissy Steele - Love You 'til it Hurts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaH2WD9Rws)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on March 28, 2012, 09:06:18 AM
Don't forget Phantom Blue!

Never Too Late (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNzXlPaTcIY)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on March 28, 2012, 09:18:16 PM
Need me some Lee Aaron now


Hey Coz thanks for fixing my Mahogany Rush screw up in the Rushmore thread.  I typed to fast.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 16, 2012, 01:54:03 PM
Here is a pair from some of our Canadian friends (thanks for making me take a trip down memory lane, lonestar!):

Heavy Metal Shuffle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dis39LcsbCU)

Alive and Kickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXjbttfgYqM)

EDIT:  And for all those '80s metal fans who are also Transformers fans (i.e., Blob), I have to submit one under their "fake" name of Spectre General:  Hunger (from the 1986 Transformers movie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwEiiVyPwA)

:mtmte:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on April 16, 2012, 02:39:29 PM
That was awesome.  I have a smile in my pants now.  Might have to watch that 16 more times, so they pass the million mark.  And deserving of two bull horns!  :2metal:

Not quite as metal, but definitely great chick-rock - Chrissy Steele - Love You 'til it Hurts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaH2WD9Rws)

Got that album. It is excellent.

I always loved Harlow with theresa Straley. A heavier version of 80s Heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gr0lb5BAgU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ7yRa6u0ZU&feature=related
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Post by: kingshmegland on April 16, 2012, 04:54:56 PM
Wow, she has a killer voice.  Never heard that band before.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on April 17, 2012, 03:00:58 PM
Wow, she has a killer voice.  Never heard that band before.

yeah, one great album then nothing.

Another favourite female singer was Joanna Dean. More straight forward rock but a great bluesy voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAa4cpvZkXg

And this one. Saraya had two great albums, the 2nd being quite Queensryche- Empire ish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojjS6ESAHk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wW5ahkygg&feature=related
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 18, 2012, 12:23:56 AM
Here is a pair from some of our Canadian friends (thanks for making me take a trip down memory lane, lonestar!):

Heavy Metal Shuffle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dis39LcsbCU)

Alive and Kickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXjbttfgYqM)

EDIT:  And for all those '80s metal fans who are also Transformers fans (i.e., Blob), I have to submit one under their "fake" name of Spectre General:  Hunger (from the 1986 Transformers movie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwEiiVyPwA)

:mtmte:

hehe :metal Coincidentally, you have no idea how many times I listened to that song yesterday (plus the rest of the soundtrack, plus the King Kobra version).
I have Vices, but never much got into it. Maybe I should give it another chance, given how much I love their Transformers contribution.

:mtmte:
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 18, 2012, 07:01:55 AM
I have Vices

I don't.  :(  It's pretty high up on my "out of print obscure '80s metal albums to eventually acquire if I can someday find them" list (along with Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell (Make A Difference Foundation) and Sahara (House Of Lords)). 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 18, 2012, 08:00:13 AM
I have Vices

I don't.  :(  It's pretty high up on my "out of print obscure '80s metal albums to eventually acquire if I can someday find them" list (along with Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell (Make A Difference Foundation) and Sahara (House Of Lords)).

See Ytse's title.

Im on it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 10:16:24 AM
For those of you who may not have seen it in my M3 review, here's a newer track from Night Ranger, called Growin' up in California, from 2011's "Somewhere in California" album.  This is the kinda thing you'd want to crank in the convertible, while doing 80 down the highway.  Preferably the PCH.  Awesome.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6CfEKIubSY
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 24, 2012, 10:38:37 AM
It has that 80's fun lovin' Night Ranger sound of the 80's.  Like The Secret Of My Success.

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 10:40:34 AM
And You Can Still (Rock in America).  It's songs like these that are what I love most about 80's music.  The way that you can't help but feel in a good, fun mood from listening to it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on May 24, 2012, 10:50:44 AM
Damn fine Coz.  Damn fine.  lyrics aren't all that deep (they aren't too cheesy though).  Good hooks, good guitar licks, nice vocals... me likey.
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Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 10:55:15 AM
Glad you like it.  The lyrics DO strike the perfect balance of lack of depth and a touch of cheese (not to be confused with "the cheese touch").  If I grew up in California, I would love this song even more than I do now.
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Post by: jingle.boy on May 24, 2012, 11:15:54 AM
At first, I was thinking it was incredibly cheesy, but then it dawned on me, and just gave me the same sense as Rock 'n' Roll Band.  They're just telling a story about one part of their life.  Nothing wrong with that at all.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on May 24, 2012, 11:54:22 AM
Alright Coz.  In your honor I'm playing the 7 Wishes album in my office right now!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 12:27:36 PM
Excellent.  Good album.  I was pleasantly surprised that they did Four in the Morning at M3.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on May 24, 2012, 01:34:43 PM
For those of you who may not have seen it in my M3 review, here's a newer track from Night Ranger, called Growin' up in California, from 2011's "Somewhere in California" album.  This is the kinda thing you'd want to crank in the convertible, while doing 80 down the highway.  Preferably the PCH.  Awesome.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6CfEKIubSY

That NR album is awesome... my second favourite album of last year.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 01:55:55 PM
Lay it On Me was the only other one they played from SIC, but based on those two, I really need to get this album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 11, 2012, 03:39:46 PM
Zombie thread bump.  Found my old Paul Gilbert "Raw Blues Power" disc with his uncle Jimi Kidd and was reminded what an excellent tune 12 Days of the Blues is.  Upbeat, great guitar, and some pretty humorous lyrics in some parts.  Fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiqsH-UTZNk
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 12, 2012, 01:03:25 PM
Another excellent one I'd forgotten about.  Jason Becker covers Dylan's "Meet Me in the Morning".  A FAR better version than the original, IMO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihzWUhBf6g
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 12, 2012, 03:23:17 PM
Damn it's been a long time since I heard that cover.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on October 12, 2012, 11:21:55 AM
Man...the '70s...  :lol  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5pcCTQuD68
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2012, 11:13:13 AM
Okay, I know I throw the Y&T name around a lot, but just have to mention them again.  Background:  It has become a tradition over the last decade or so that in November, they play a weekend of shows at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California, and it has really turned into a giant fan appreciation night where a lot of cool things happen.  This year, they recorded and released a 2-disk collection of songs from the show.  A lot of times, they will extend the show a bit by taking fan requests and deviating from the set list just to have a little fun and play some stuff people want to hear that they don't normally play as often.  It's really cool when they do it.  And obviously, having 14 studio albums worth of material, they can't possibly remember every song.  But this time was pretty cool.  Here are a pair of fan requested songs.  Lipstick & Leather isn't that big a surprise, since it was more or less a B-tier single for them in the '80s, and finds its way into the set lists regularly enough.  But Sail On By is a pretty deep cut on a pretty obscure album, and they haven't played it in awhile, so it was cool that they not only played it, but played it so well.  REALLY nice performance of both songs, as well as Dave just having fun with the crowd:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ji9JwFFUuE&list=PL73uwrdmu_M6iZVBbxpoxU1RMilktfZgY&playnext=9&feature=autoplay

Cozmo, I highly recommend for your viewing pleasure.
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Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2012, 11:15:52 AM
I thought for sure you were going to say they DID do War Pigs this time.  :lol  I'll give it a listen shortly.  Have to bring it up via phone since Youtube is now no longer properly accessible here.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2012, 11:28:18 AM
I thought for sure you were going to say they DID do War Pigs this time.  :lol 

:rollin

I just posted on the Y&T/Meniketti forum:  "Dave, if there ever ends up being a "next time," can we do War Pigs?"
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2012, 11:35:42 AM
Okay, here are a couple of non-Y&T recommendations:

Kick Axe - Dreamin' About You (live):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_9f3PEU6fs

House of Lords - Someday When (new official video):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6gk6GYgfs
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2012, 11:42:35 AM
Another new one: 

Doro - Raise Your Fist In The Air (official video):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCOGy0CvR9Y
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on December 07, 2012, 03:58:20 AM
House of Lords - Someday When (new official video):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6gk6GYgfs

The latest album (which this song comes from) is absolutely killer.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 07, 2012, 06:17:11 AM
Good tunes.  I thought Sail on By was an excellent song.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 18, 2013, 12:06:53 PM
This song came up jokingly in a discussion with one of my frieds a few minutes ago, and I immediately thought of this thread:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfxel7IgXSk

Not sure I'd consider it a "recommendation," per se.  Overly sappy ballad that is somewhat hard to take seriously.  But it's also not bad, and Britney Fox were a good, but unfortunately underrated band that didn't quite get the break they deserved due to (1) coming on the scene just a bit late and (2) people mistaking them for a mere "Cinderella rip-off" band and not realizing that they were half of the founding members of Cinderella in the first place (or knowing, but just not caring). 

Some stronger entries from them:

Long Way To Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEIi46NAno&NR=1):  One of the stronger tracks from their debut album, and IMO better than the more familiar Girl School.  Really cool and deceptively simple riff.  (Man, to think what DeMartini and Crosby from Ratt or someone like Jake E. Lee could have done with this riff!)  This song also shows off Michael Kelly Smith's ability to craft incredibly melodic solos with plenty of hook and just the right amount of flash to impress without distracting from the melodic aspects.

Six Guns Loaded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k51LWVRJDY):  TERRIFIC song off their third album.  This album as a whole was outstanding.  They really made a great move by dumping Dizzy Dean on lead guitar and vox, and replacing him with Tommy Paris.  He was not only a better player and singer, but helped them move away from the "Cinderella clone" image and form their own identity.  Unfortunately, the timing was all wrong for them.  It was 1991.  Not hard to figure out why hardly anyone noticed this album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 18, 2013, 12:11:05 PM
Long Way to Love is excellent.  I'll check out the others.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on January 18, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
Damn... I vaguely recall this act.  Couple of good tunes there bosky (the latter 2 - that power ballad was unimpressive ... most unimpressive :bosky:)

Thought I'd leave this here.  Not sure if these guys got any exposure south of the border.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLvsQbvHog

Everything that was glorious about glam/hair metal.   :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 28, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
Breaking with tradition just a bit since this isn't really a "band" recommendation, but I have to recommend a recent live video of two bands that are definitely relevant to this thread.  This is Todd LaTorre of Queensryche performing with Stryper.  Todd absolutely tears it up here on Stryper's Surrender and Iron Maiden's The Trooper.  Check it out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DO0Z9HxC0Rw
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 30, 2013, 11:17:09 AM
I saw this the other day and forgot to check out the video.  So extremely badass.  I'm still pretty blown away by how awesome Stryper was at M3 last year.  I'm looking forward to hearing some proper recordings of Todd, as all I've heard are live videos.  But, since I haven't been paying much attention, maybe there are already some studio recordings of the new QR that I missed?  I don't know.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 30, 2013, 11:20:01 AM
I'm looking forward to hearing some proper recordings of Todd, as all I've heard are live videos.  But, since I haven't been paying much attention, maybe there are already some studio recordings of the new QR that I missed?  I don't know.

Not really.  There was a video "trailer" or sorts for when they went in the studio that had a mashup of some of the demo stuff they've done, but while it sounded good, it was all clips and hard to sort out.  There aren't any real studio recordings of him yet.  But soon...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 30, 2013, 11:23:08 AM
What I HAVE heard of him has been outstanding, so I'm definitely looking forward to getting to hear him in something other than a live video.  Should be killer.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on June 17, 2013, 10:48:29 AM
You know what's awesome?  The Ventures' extended version of Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZHBg6Y3vyc
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on November 07, 2013, 09:36:52 AM
American Angel - How Can I Miss You  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gF7TUhyRo
A local band that never quite made it but put out some really great songs. 

Valentine - Never Said It Was Gonna Be Easy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGLf1QBHgc
One CD, One great CD!

Morning Wood - Not Scared Anymore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYRbEupohMA
Featuring the great Tony Harnell who in my opinion is one of rocks greatest singers.

Tyketto - Wings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THwaMBFlhjk
Damn good band.  I had the pleasure of seeing them live quite a few times.



Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 08:15:37 AM
Good stuff.  I'd heard of Tyketto and actually HAVE that album.  I think I listened to it once, but I think I need to go dig that CD back out and give it another chance.  Never heard of the other three, but Harnell DOES have a damn good voice.  And the singe rin American Angel appears to have been going for a bit of a Jeff Keith kinda look in the live shots.  :lol

Here's a classic.  Tonight It's You, from Cheap Trick's 1985 album Standing on the Edge.  Written by then bassist Jon Brant and songwriter Mark Radice, this song is everything that's great about Cheap Trick.  Restrained verses with little vocal quirks from Rick Nielsen that give way to a powerful pre-chorus as the band lets loose.  Then a near anthemic chorus that showcases one of the (in my opinion) greatest sounding vocal harmonies ever recorded.  The whole song just builds.  RZ in the lower register for the first verse, then cranks it up an octave for the second verse, then he's ALL over the bridge.  Then ending the entire song with that eargasm vocal harmony lingering?  It doesn't get much better.  God, I love this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL251usi-K8
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on December 06, 2013, 08:35:53 AM
Awesome thread - like a who's who of my CD collection and you started it with Talisman - impeccable taste  :hefdaddy

Did you ever do a Top 50 Sir GuitarCozmo??   
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 08:41:01 AM
Thanks.  That whole first Talisman album is amazing.  JSS is a ridiculous singer.  Listen to the solo in "Just Between Us" and tell me it doesn't remind you of Whitesnake's "Is This Love".

Actually, I've thought about it, but man would I ever have a hard time with it.  I really should sit down and try to figure one out.  It would take a long time for me to really be honest with myself and map it out, but in the end, I think it would be worth it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on December 06, 2013, 08:50:23 AM
Thanks.  That whole first Talisman album is amazing.  JSS is a ridiculous singer.  Listen to the solo in "Just Between Us" and tell me it doesn't remind you of Whitesnake's "Is This Love".

Actually, I've thought about it, but man would I ever have a hard time with it.  I really should sit down and try to figure one out.  It would take a long time for me to really be honest with myself and map it out, but in the end, I think it would be worth it.

You're darn right it would!
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2013, 09:03:52 AM
It would probably be the most followed Top 50.  Don't disappoint your fans.   ;)

Yeah, I think American Angel's singer had the Jeff Keith image for a while.   I forgot to mention that Morning Wood also featured Al Pitrelli and Danny Miranda. Now I think Tony Harnell is working with Bumblefoot.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 09:06:11 AM
I really do think I'm going to have to do this now.  :lol

Interestingly, there would be songs on where people would be like "Never would've expected that, but it makes sense."
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on December 06, 2013, 09:08:10 AM
Now I think Tony Harnell is working with Bumblefoot.

........and back with TNT
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2013, 09:09:38 AM
Eddie Trunk's 30th Anniversary Show:

Tony Harnell
Billy Sheehan
Ron Thal
Mike Portnoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auntaVfNSZI


Now I think Tony Harnell is working with Bumblefoot.

........and back with TNT

Again?  I must have missed that news. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 10:13:04 AM
I see that people are doing a lot of Top 50 albums threads, but are there a lot of top 50 songs threads?  I'd have a much harder time coming up with my 50 favorite albums, I think.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2013, 12:54:36 PM
I would go crazy trying to do one of those.  Not sure what criteria I would use.  If I were strictly going by what albums I think are "best" and that I like the most, it would be a boring list because there would be a TON of Dream Theater, Neal Morse, and Transatlantic dominating too many spots.  But then there are older albums that are hard to fit in where I feel like they are influential, and I loved them awhile back, but they haven't stood the test of time with me and I don't like them much anymore.  And then there are also some where I wouldn't normally consider them as good as anything else in my top 50, but just feel like a top 50 list doesn't feel right without including something by certain bands.  So, yeah, I have no idea how I would go about that either.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: lonestar on December 06, 2013, 12:57:59 PM
For mine, my main criteria was that in some point in my life, an album had a serious impact or some long term playtime. For example, I had the Plimsouls on my list, though I maybe listened to them just a few times since I was in my teens, but for a few years, they were a constant.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 12:58:46 PM
I mean, there are way more songs that mean something to me than there are albums.  That said, I could muster up a top 50 albums, if I really sat and thought about it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2013, 01:50:03 PM
I mean, there are way more songs that mean something to me than there are albums.  That said, I could muster up a top 50 albums, if I really sat and thought about it.

Done yet?    ;D     :hat
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2013, 01:54:00 PM
Nah, not today.  Plus, it'd be a long time til I could post one.  The waiting list is already long, and people like to tease a handful of albums every few days and it takes forever, it seems.  I wouldn't even be up til lke March.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on December 06, 2013, 01:59:17 PM
I would go crazy trying to do one of those.  Not sure what criteria I would use.  If I were strictly going by what albums I think are "best" and that I like the most, it would be a boring list because there would be a TON of Dream Theater, Neal Morse, and Transatlantic dominating too many spots.  But then there are older albums that are hard to fit in where I feel like they are influential, and I loved them awhile back, but they haven't stood the test of time with me and I don't like them much anymore.  And then there are also some where I wouldn't normally consider them as good as anything else in my top 50, but just feel like a top 50 list doesn't feel right without including something by certain bands. So, yeah, I have no idea how I would go about that either.

that sounds like a plan to me  :biggrin: Just limit each band to 2 entries. That's what I did- makes it easier but also harder too.
I want to see that top 50, Sir Guitar Cozmos' too.

Oh, and those first 2 Tyketto albums are awesome. Danny Vaughan is a great singer.
That Valentine album is great.
Didn't really like the Morning Wood but it was fine for what it was. TNT's Tell No Tales is up there but after that not much of their stuff did it for me. Harnell was excellent with Starbreaker and Westworld.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWPEuGDGw74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiZndRpe7J0
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on December 06, 2013, 06:24:40 PM
I would go crazy trying to do one of those.  Not sure what criteria I would use.  If I were strictly going by what albums I think are "best" and that I like the most, it would be a boring list because there would be a TON of Dream Theater, Neal Morse, and Transatlantic dominating too many spots.  But then there are older albums that are hard to fit in where I feel like they are influential, and I loved them awhile back, but they haven't stood the test of time with me and I don't like them much anymore.  And then there are also some where I wouldn't normally consider them as good as anything else in my top 50, but just feel like a top 50 list doesn't feel right without including something by certain bands. So, yeah, I have no idea how I would go about that either.

that sounds like a plan to me  :biggrin: Just limit each band to 2 entries. That's what I did- makes it easier but also harder too.
I want to see that top 50, Sir Guitar Cozmos' too.

Oh, and those first 2 Tyketto albums are awesome. Danny Vaughan is a great singer.
That Valentine album is great.
Didn't really like the Morning Wood but it was fine for what it was. TNT's Tell No Tales is up there but after that not much of their stuff did it for me. Harnell was excellent with Starbreaker and Westworld.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWPEuGDGw74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiZndRpe7J0

Westworld were really good.  I saw them live in Brooklyn a few years back.  Tony's voice was still so powerful.  You posted a link to one of my favorite Westworld songs.  When I first heard that track, it reminded me of TNT big time.  Tell No Tales and Realized Fantasies were my two favorite TNT releases.

I was a huge fan of Valentine when they first released that CD.  It was disappointing that they didn't last so long though I know a few years back they released a new CD.  I was glad to see that Hugo kept putting out music. I have the first two which are really good.

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on December 06, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
I would go crazy trying to do one of those.  Not sure what criteria I would use.  If I were strictly going by what albums I think are "best" and that I like the most, it would be a boring list because there would be a TON of Dream Theater, Neal Morse, and Transatlantic dominating too many spots.  But then there are older albums that are hard to fit in where I feel like they are influential, and I loved them awhile back, but they haven't stood the test of time with me and I don't like them much anymore.  And then there are also some where I wouldn't normally consider them as good as anything else in my top 50, but just feel like a top 50 list doesn't feel right without including something by certain bands. So, yeah, I have no idea how I would go about that either.

that sounds like a plan to me  :biggrin: Just limit each band to 2 entries. That's what I did- makes it easier but also harder too.

So are you telling me *I* need to do one now?  :lol

And that 2 entries per band rule makes it REALLY tough.  That means a BUNCH of Poison albums I'm going to have to leave off...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on December 07, 2013, 06:02:41 AM
So are you telling me *I* need to do one now?  :lol

And that 2 entries per band rule makes it REALLY tough.  That means a BUNCH of Poison albums I'm going to have to leave off...

I'd be all over this like a pack of hyena's on flesh and blood.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 07, 2013, 06:29:41 AM
*groan*
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on December 07, 2013, 01:56:22 PM
I would go crazy trying to do one of those.  Not sure what criteria I would use.  If I were strictly going by what albums I think are "best" and that I like the most, it would be a boring list because there would be a TON of Dream Theater, Neal Morse, and Transatlantic dominating too many spots.  But then there are older albums that are hard to fit in where I feel like they are influential, and I loved them awhile back, but they haven't stood the test of time with me and I don't like them much anymore.  And then there are also some where I wouldn't normally consider them as good as anything else in my top 50, but just feel like a top 50 list doesn't feel right without including something by certain bands. So, yeah, I have no idea how I would go about that either.

that sounds like a plan to me  :biggrin: Just limit each band to 2 entries. That's what I did- makes it easier but also harder too.

So are you telling me *I* need to do one now?  :lol

And that 2 entries per band rule makes it REALLY tough.  That means a BUNCH of Poison albums I'm going to have to leave off...

As long as the Winger stays in...
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 07, 2013, 07:47:43 PM
You know that's gonna be in TAC's top 10.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 14, 2014, 07:41:03 AM
So I saw Biff Byford on That Metal Show the other day and after seeing Paul Gilbert's page on his website about musicians with similar first and last names (Robbie Robertson, Kris Kristofferson, Vinnie Vincent, Steve Stevens, etc.), celebrating Biff Byford, I thought I'd look into them a little.  I haven't gotten far.  I just checked out the video for Sacrifice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d_6BkhKPAk

And WHOA, holy shit!  That was awesome!  Now I recognize that's their latest stuff, so it's gonna be very well produced, compared to their older stuff.  Which is where I'm going.  There's a lot of back catalog Saxon stuff, and I have no idea where to start.  I know there's some Saxon fans on the forum, so some suggestions would be excellent.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on February 14, 2014, 07:54:24 AM
I think TAC and/or Lowdz were the two bozo's that got me to buy into a killer Saxon (early years) box-set, and their Live DVD from a couple of their Wacken appearances.  Yeah, they put on a great show.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 14, 2014, 01:05:40 PM
OK, Bozo reporting!

Coz, Saxon is a great band. I'll make the same recs for you as I did for J-Boy.

The first would a box set of their first 6 albums called Saxon: The Carrere Years (Carrere was their label in those days)
http://www.amazon.com/Carrere-Years-1979-1984-Saxon/dp/B0079043T8/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_aud?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392407459&sr=1-1&keywords=saxon+the+carrere+years

It contains their first 6 albums plus a Live Album
Saxon
Wheels Of Steel
Denim & Leather
Strong Arm Of The Law
Power And The Glory
Crusader

The first four have a fairly raw production. I liken the jump from Strong Arm to Power And The Glory like going from Highway To Hell to Back In Black, if you follow.

If you can swing the Box set, I'd get that. If not, the two to get would be P&G and Wheels Of Steel.

After Crusader (released in 84), they struggled through the rest of the 80's and I lost touch with them. It wouldn't be until Lionheart was released in the early 00's that I would reconnect with them. In fact their last half dozen albums have been excellent, including Sacrifice, which may be the best of the bunch.

I would also recommend :
Heavy Metal Thunder:Eagles Over Wacken
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Metal-Thunder-Eagles-Wacken/dp/B007G8SET8/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392407302&sr=1-7&keywords=Saxon

It is their Wacken performance of a couple years ago, and has a great cross section of their entire career.

I think Saxon would be a great find for you. They are a legendary metal band.

Enjoy, brother!

Oh and BTW, Yuengling will start being distributed up here in March!! :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 14, 2014, 01:14:29 PM
  I'd have a much harder time coming up with my 50 favorite albums, I think.

  Not sure what criteria I would use.

The criteria I used was basically, if I could only listen to 50 albums for the rest of my life, which ones would they be and why.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 14, 2014, 01:31:31 PM
Outstanding.  That's a lot of excellent information.  I'll get right on with some listening, ASAP.  Thanks!

And hell yeah!  Good for you.  Yuengling is still my favorite.  However, if you ever manage to visit Rochester - You absolutely have to hit up Rohrbach Brewery.  Try their Scotch Ale.  You won't be sorry.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on February 14, 2014, 03:37:21 PM
Outstanding.  That's a lot of excellent information.  I'll get right on with some listening, ASAP.  Thanks!

And hell yeah!  Good for you.  Yuengling is still my favorite.  However, if you ever manage to visit Rochester - You absolutely have to hit up Rohrbach Brewery.  Try their Scotch Ale.  You won't be sorry.

I grew up in the town next door to Rochester...Massachusetts that is! :D

Speaking of Scotch Ale, I recently discovered Innis & Gunn, in Disney World, of all places. Man, that stuff is potent.


Keep me up to date on the Saxon.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: wolfking on February 14, 2014, 03:40:06 PM
Lionheart was my first Saxon album and is still my favouriter.  Probably for that reason.  Quality band.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 25, 2014, 08:23:11 AM
Y&T all the way back in 1974:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z08FRNp6o48&feature=player_detailpage
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 25, 2014, 08:30:17 AM
Wow that has 70's written all over it.  Not only in the hair and outfits, but the thick maj/min chords and embellishments on them (in a higher register, as opposed to more lower register power chords), drenched in really shallow phaser, and the abrupt chord stops and such.  Lots of 16th note triplet drum fills.  Wow.

That said, still really cool.  Good stuff.  And a killer solo.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on February 25, 2014, 08:55:07 AM
Yeah, that's all pretty spot on.  They are obviously more well-known for their '80s output, but they really got their start in the '70s.  They tried to get back to an updated version of that '70s sound in the mid-90's, with mixed results.  Here is a great example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u679RWMJ2j4

Kind of a spacey intro for about 1:40, followed by extreme wah abuse when the main riff eventually kicks in, and a REALLY fun solo around the 4:00 mark.  I wish there was a good live version of this song out there.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 03, 2014, 06:58:39 AM
What I'm listening to in the office today:

(http://i.imgur.com/DWRVJeN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 03, 2014, 07:09:17 AM
The track list:

(http://i.imgur.com/4CuPxji.jpg)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on April 03, 2014, 07:15:08 AM
I would love to hear the original Once Around The Ride.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on April 03, 2014, 08:55:03 AM
Is that a bootleg, or is it an official release?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 03, 2014, 09:07:15 AM
I have no idea.  My guitarist gave it to me.  From a quick look around online, it appears that it's probably a bootleg.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on April 03, 2014, 09:14:52 AM
If it came from C.C. Deville then surely it's legit ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 03, 2014, 09:16:45 AM
No, no, he's the singer!  He just plays guitar on a handful of songs.  My guitarist is a slender guy with long straight jet black hair.  He gets compared to Satan a lot, for some reason.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 27, 2014, 11:36:03 AM
I got to wondering what happened to the guys from Roxy Blue.  Turns out, the guitarist, Sid "Boogie" Fletcher is now a dentist:

http://www.dental1memphis.com/#!about/cipy

Singer Todd Poole, has a new band in Memphis, called 714.  I checked out some of the songs and I gotta say, they're not bad.

http://714memphis.com/videos.php

Interestingly, "Beautiful Tonite" and "World Breaks Down" would not at all have been out of place on a second Roxy Blue album.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: El Barto on July 16, 2014, 07:14:49 PM
OK, Bozo reporting!

Coz, Saxon is a great band. I'll make the same recs for you as I did for J-Boy.

The first would a box set of their first 6 albums called Saxon: The Carrere Years (Carrere was their label in those days)
http://www.amazon.com/Carrere-Years-1979-1984-Saxon/dp/B0079043T8/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_aud?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392407459&sr=1-1&keywords=saxon+the+carrere+years

It contains their first 6 albums plus a Live Album
Saxon
Wheels Of Steel
Denim & Leather
Strong Arm Of The Law
Power And The Glory
Crusader

The first four have a fairly raw production. I liken the jump from Strong Arm to Power And The Glory like going from Highway To Hell to Back In Black, if you follow.

If you can swing the Box set, I'd get that. If not, the two to get would be P&G and Wheels Of Steel.

After Crusader (released in 84), they struggled through the rest of the 80's and I lost touch with them. It wouldn't be until Lionheart was released in the early 00's that I would reconnect with them. In fact their last half dozen albums have been excellent, including Sacrifice, which may be the best of the bunch.

I would also recommend :
Heavy Metal Thunder:Eagles Over Wacken
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Metal-Thunder-Eagles-Wacken/dp/B007G8SET8/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392407302&sr=1-7&keywords=Saxon

It is their Wacken performance of a couple years ago, and has a great cross section of their entire career.

I think Saxon would be a great find for you. They are a legendary metal band.

Enjoy, brother!

Oh and BTW, Yuengling will start being distributed up here in March!! :metal
The Wacken DVD is awesome. It pleases me greatly that Saxon is so highly regarded in Europe; those guys deserve it. They're essentially headliners emeritus at Wacken nowadays (2 weeks will be their 9th). It's too bad they have such a small fanbase here, but that's not altogether bad for those of us that are among the few. We saw them late last year at HOB and it was a fantastic show. The 800 or so that were there were all diehards and unbelievably enthusiastic. The band actually seemed pretty surprised by the reaction, particularly when Nigel Glockler was introduced (his first show back in Dallas). That always makes me happy.

As for your first six recommendation, sound of course. However I'd probably start any list with Power; quite possibly one of my top-ten albums and certainly their masterpiece.


edit: looks like I was referring to a different Wacken DVD. The one you linked to is highlights from 07, 09 & 12. I've got a DVD of a full Wacken show, but I'm not sure which one (not '12). I'm guessing 09, but there doesn't seem to be an official release of that one. It's got Fritz Randow on drums and the giant eagle lighting rig.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU6j31nrLMs
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 17, 2014, 09:59:31 AM
I DID actually get around to checking out those albums.  Good stuff all the way around, really.  That characteristic early 80's lack of polish is evident and not too off-putting.  I will say, that it's not stuff that I'd likely listen to in regular rotation all the time, at least not without giving each a few more listens, to really get into them more.  But again, pretty good stuff.

That said, I've decided I want to kinda go through the alphabet of bands I want to check out more of and really commit to hearing more good music.  The other day, I listened to Anthrax's Spreading the Disease album.  Holy shit was that a fantastic album!  No sure who I'll check out for each letter, but I'll figure it out as I go along.

I believe Britney Fox may be up next.  :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 17, 2014, 10:02:56 AM
I believe Britney Fox may be up next.  :metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XOWYe9TgaU
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 17, 2014, 10:15:09 AM
Oddly, I knew what that was going to be before I clicked it.  Classic.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on July 17, 2014, 10:23:31 AM
:lol  If there is anyone who would have known what that was before clicking it, it would be you.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: El Barto on July 18, 2014, 08:29:08 AM
That said, I've decided I want to kinda go through the alphabet of bands I want to check out more of and really commit to hearing more good music.  The other day, I listened to Anthrax's Spreading the Disease album.  Holy shit was that a fantastic album!  No sure who I'll check out for each letter, but I'll figure it out as I go along.

I believe Britney Fox may be up next.  :metal
As I've mentioned in the past, Spreading the Disease was a seminal album for me. One of the 10 or so that were the most important in setting my interests, right up there with Back in Black, Women and Children First and Stained Class.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 18, 2014, 08:37:48 AM
Sweet.  It could easily become a staple of my library.  One thing I've always liked about them is that their sound is extremely tight.  Every note seems like it's hit with surgical precision.  And the guitar tone isn't a fuzzy mess, it's a very "contained" sounding distortion.  I hear what I'm referring to in my head, but have a hard time articulating it.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 18, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
Spreading The Disease is an awesome album, as is Power & The Glory! :metal :metal

Coz, for the B's have you ever checked out any Blackfoot?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on July 18, 2014, 12:42:20 PM
Not really.  I know Highway Song and Train, Train, like most people, but that's pretty much it.  Highway Song plods along too much for me.  Train, Train is pretty decent.  Now if those two songs are NOT indicative of how much MORE Blackfoot rocks, then I could be interested.  If those are pretty average examples indicative of everything else, I would likely pass.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 18, 2014, 02:30:36 PM
Highway Song is just a poor man's Free Bird.

Train, Train is an OK song.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on July 18, 2014, 03:02:01 PM
Highway Song is just a poor man's Free Bird.

I would agree with that, for sure.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on July 18, 2014, 03:05:21 PM
Spreading The Disease is an awesome album, as is Power & The Glory! :metal :metal

Coz, for the B's have you ever checked out any Blackfoot?

Love STD and TP&TG. Don't mind Blackfoot either.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on July 18, 2014, 09:43:29 PM
Spreading The Disease is an awesome album, as is Power & The Glory! :metal :metal

Coz, for the B's have you ever checked out any Blackfoot?

Love STD and TP&TG. Don't mind Blackfoot either.

Ditto -  STD made the runners up in my current Top 50.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 02, 2014, 08:20:39 AM
So in the past few weeks, I've checked out a bunch of old albums that I never got around to listening to, some I've heard a million times.  Here's the update:

Black n' Blue - s/t:  Not bad, a solid meh.  Decent first effort, but it hasn't inspired me to want to check out anything that came after, but maybe their subsequent were better.
Britny Fox - s/t:  Excellent Cinderella clone, and for obvious reasons, of course.  Good album, but where Tom Keifer's voice is tolerable, after a while, Dean's voice gets a little irritating.
Cinderella - Night Songs:  Like a lot of these bands, I've know all the hits, but never took the time to listen to the full albums.  It should come as no surprise that this one is a winner.
Def Leppard - Pyromania:  I know I've heard this whole album before, but not enough.  It was time to really give it a good listen and of course, it's killer.  Such amazing classics.
Extreme - Pornograffitti:  In my CD player right now.  Probably will be for weeks.  This whole album is just freakin' amazing.  Killer riffs, hair rasing solos, and unbelievable harmonies.  On my zillionth listen.
Firehouse - s/t and Hold Your Fire:  Both excellent albums, that I only knew the major hits from.  Seeing them at M3 in recent years made me want to check out their old albums.  Good stuff.
Marty Friedman - Dragon's Kiss:  Out of control shred fest, like Becker's Perpetual Burn (Another I listened to recently).  Love it.  Makes me feel 18 again, hearing stuff like this.
Giant - Last of the Runaways:  Good album, fairly straightforward for me, not sure what all the hype has always been.  Maybe I didn't listen to it right.
Hurricane - Take What You Want:  I could definitely listen to more of this.  I'm On to You was my (and most peoples') only experience with this band, but this is a pretty good album.
Impellitteri - Stand In Line:  REALLY nice.  Especially with Graham Bonnet on vocals.  They do a great cover of one of my faves, Since You've Been Gone.  Awesome guitar work all over.
Vinnie Moore - Mind's Eye:  Outstanding album.  Really just amazing all over.  I'd seen this and countless others in old Shrapnel ads and just never got around to them.  Glad I did.

So yeah, a good lot of listening, and it helps that I've moved into a new office, where I can listen to stuff a little more freely while I'm working and not bother anyone, so that's good.  I'm thinking I make make a shot at listening to a bunch of the other old Shrapnel releases I never got to hear.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: jingle.boy on September 02, 2014, 08:42:41 AM
Firehouse>Hold Your Fire.

They did a couple of decent albums in the 90s too.

And Pornograffitti is  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Big Hath on September 02, 2014, 09:19:49 AM
And Pornograffitti is  :hefdaddy

so much this
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on September 02, 2014, 09:28:49 AM
After your post about it in the album intros thread, I had to go dig the album out.  So much win.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on September 02, 2014, 10:01:56 AM
I saw Firehouse perform in my hometown before they were Firehouse.  They were called White Heat, and performed all the songs from the s/t.  Apparently they had to change their name shortly before the record came out, somewhat like DT/Majesty.

Oh, it was a great show, BTW.

Agreed about Pornografitti.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on September 03, 2014, 10:28:19 AM
I saw Firehouse open for Tesla/Great White in 1989. They were lumped into a bunch of bands that I could not get into. Just seemed to have nothing to offer that I couldn't get anywhere else or better.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on September 03, 2014, 03:26:53 PM
Firehouse>Hold Your Fire.

They did a couple of decent albums in the 90s too.

And Pornograffitti is  :hefdaddy

didn't hate anything after HYF. They just lost it. First two were gold though. Some duff tracks on both but plenty of highs.

Pornograffitti is awesome. So many different types of songs yet it all just works. Made my top 50.
Nuno  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 03, 2014, 03:58:41 PM
I was lucky enough to see Extreme on the Pornograffitti, III Sides & WFTP tours.  All ass kicking shows! :metal
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on September 03, 2014, 04:01:59 PM
I was lucky enough to see Extreme on the Pornograffitti, III Sides & WFTP tours.  All ass kicking shows! :metal
I just could not get into Extreme.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 03, 2014, 04:06:33 PM
Did you see them live Tim?  Whole different ball game.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on September 03, 2014, 04:13:42 PM
Did you see them live Tim?  Whole different ball game.

Yeah, I know. I saw them at Great Woods open for DLR and Cinderella in '91.
I was glad I saw them, and they were OK.

But I more then remember them having this great live reputation around here way before they were signed. I knew a kid that would help load equipment when the played The Living Room.

They just weren't playing my kind of hard rock.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 03, 2014, 04:17:51 PM
That I understand but you know me, music whore.  I love many style of music which really brought me to DT.

I played a ton of Jimi Survivor today as well as the first 5 albums of The Outfield since the man writer, lead guitarist passed away a few months ago.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on September 03, 2014, 04:20:15 PM
I heard that. I think The Outfield's drummer played on an Alice Cooper album along the way. Last Temptation, maybe.

Both bands way too poppy for me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: kingshmegland on September 03, 2014, 04:22:32 PM
Would it make you feel better to know my cousin. *Cough* all the Priest albums for me so I'm looking forward to diving into them again beside the 2 disk I got.  It's hard to go back and buy ever single album you owned as a kid.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on May 11, 2015, 12:44:22 PM
AKA the Guitar Cozmo Festival

http://bravewords.com/news/extreme-cinderellas-tom-keifer-sebastian-bach-dokken-faster-pussycat-stephen-pearcy-and-many-more-confirmed-for-riki-rachtmans-cathouse-live-at-irvine-meadows
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 11, 2015, 12:48:19 PM
Oh.

Holy.

Shit.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 09:05:04 AM
Enuff Z'Nuff is putting out an album with some unreleased songs.  Three songs have been released already, with Donnie on vocals.  Sofa king good.

Rockabye Dreamland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vep0k9GNKL0)
She Makes it Harder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW9YYfFhF8s)
Good Luv (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6rWMrXZ5V8)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
Also, I'll readily admit that I'm probably the one and only fan of Enuff Z'Nuff on this board, and I'm okay with that.  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on November 07, 2016, 09:09:44 AM
I'm pretty sure I got one of their songs in a roulette once, so there's at least one other fan around here somewhere.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 09:14:51 AM
Hmph.  Interesting.  I never would've imagined.  There's just something about Donnie Vie's voice that I dig.  Very strange, because at times, he almost has a John Lennon-ish quality to his voice, and I can't stand John Lennon's voice.  Somehow he takes that quality and makes it not so bad.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on November 07, 2016, 09:16:45 AM
Also, I'll readily admit that I'm probably the one and only fan of Enuff Z'Nuff on this board, and I'm okay with that.  :lol

Not a huge fan - had Animals...........on cassette as a kid and wasn't rapt in it , but later got Strength and enjoyed that more.  The World Is A gutter is a fave that I remember,.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 09:17:57 AM
The first album is still my favorite.  Strength is pretty good.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Lowdz on November 07, 2016, 10:58:27 AM
Never did anything for me. I hated the singers voice too.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bosk1 on November 07, 2016, 11:03:30 AM
Not my thing either.  But it's just so cool to see this thread resurrected that I don't even care.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Stadler on November 07, 2016, 11:13:22 AM
Also, I'll readily admit that I'm probably the one and only fan of Enuff Z'Nuff on this board, and I'm okay with that.  :lol

Shouldn't surprise anyone that there's two fans of that band here.   I don't have much - I think Strength and Paraphernalia - but I'm a sucker for that Cheap Trick pop-metal stuff, and Fly High Michelle just fits that bill perfectly.   And I too love Vie's singing. 
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Prog Snob on November 07, 2016, 12:41:46 PM
Also, I'll readily admit that I'm probably the one and only fan of Enuff Z'Nuff on this board, and I'm okay with that.  :lol

I could probably say that about a lot of bands that I listen to as well, but yeah. I'm okay with that, too. :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 07, 2016, 02:34:44 PM
Never even gave Enuff znuff a chance. I mean WTF kind of name is that? Didn't they have a member named Joey Znuff or something like that? They came out when a whole group of GnR wannabes came out. I just looked at them pathetically.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 03:10:05 PM
Did you ever actually give them a listen?
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 07, 2016, 04:32:10 PM
Also, I'll readily admit that I'm probably the one and only fan of Enuff Z'Nuff on this board, and I'm okay with that.  :lol

Shouldn't surprise anyone that there's two fans of that band here.   I don't have much - I think Strength and Paraphernalia - but I'm a sucker for that Cheap Trick pop-metal stuff, and Fly High Michelle just fits that bill perfectly.   And I too love Vie's singing. 

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Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 06:01:33 AM
Did you ever actually give them a listen?

No, but remember back in the day, there was no youtube or Spotify to sample stuff. You had to make a decision on word of mouth (which I didn't know anyone that was into them) or radio (which they weren't on). Maybe you might catch an opening band and get turned onto them. But sometimes all you have is a look at an album, picture, genre, band name, etc... and make a decision based on that. Nothing about Enuff znuff even remotely interested me. Sure, I missed out on a number of bands, but there was no other recourse.

If you want to recommend a um...classic track and a more recent one, I'll check it out.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2016, 06:20:20 AM
Well, I was going to recommend the first album, actually:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-txRraTohVU

Barring the time to invest in that, here are a few classics.  They haven't done a ton of very recent stuff.

I've chosen to give you studio versions devoid of any video content so that all you have to go on is the audio:

New Thing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgR0cLz56Vk)

Fly High Michelle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpGhjx0fYww)

Baby Loves You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY_TtI72wTc)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: bl5150 on November 08, 2016, 06:24:25 AM
I played Enuff Znuff - The World Is A Gutter in my first podcast.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2016, 06:26:10 AM
The World is a Gutter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdweaBcAWM)
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 08, 2016, 08:30:27 AM
"Fly High Michelle" was on the radio, and all over MTV back in the day.

I didn't like it very much, but at that point in time, I was buying EVERYTHING, because there were a ton of "deep tracks" that were better than the hits on most rock albums, so I bought the album.

I didn't find any good songs, so no fan here.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 09:10:31 AM
Oh, I remember Fly High Michelle. Wow. So bad.
Checked the others.
They are definitely bottom of the barrel late 80's crap.

Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2016, 09:19:35 AM
Just like Winger.   ::)  You're making it much more difficult for me to take your opinions on 80's music seriously, you know that, right?  :lol
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 09:27:15 AM
Just like Winger.   

Exactly!  ;D

Winger is really a different kind of suck though.


You're making it much more difficult for me to take your opinions on 80's music seriously, you know that, right?  :lol

 :lol

Well, I think the sleaze/sex rock thing appeals to you than it does to me. But at the time, what I hated about bands like this is that they just seemed like no talent wagon jumpers. There were so many of them that came out in the late 80's just trying to cash in.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2016, 09:33:16 AM
no talent wagon jumpers

I would say the same about most of the bands that are celebrated with regularity around these parts, but that wouldn't necessarily be any more accurate than you feeling that way back then.  To-may-to, to-mah-to, I guess.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
no talent wagon jumpers

I would say the same about most of the bands that are celebrated with regularity around these parts, but that wouldn't necessarily be any more accurate than you feeling that way back then.  To-may-to, to-mah-to, I guess.

Oh for sure.


BTW it's to-may-to.  ;D
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Stadler on November 08, 2016, 09:53:43 AM
The thing about Enuff Z'nuff (the bass player's name is Chip Z'nuff, though that's not his real name) was they were a second-tier band, but they weren't one of a thousand bands that all looked the same.  Those LA Guns/Faster Pussycat/SleezBeez/ clones all had the same black jeans, ripped t-shirt, bracelet-into-the-full-tat-sleeve, moussed hair, and nose ring thing and for me, I couldn't tell them apart.   Enuff Z'nuff stood out because they were basically Day-glo clowns without the fem angle from Poison.  Plus, I liked the Chicago angle, that Midwestern sensibility ala one of my favorite bands (and one of their favorite bands as well) Cheap Trick.   

Plus, there's supposedly a story about Chip and Madonna that is...  well... with all the drinking I did in college, I am glad that never happened to me.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 10:10:15 AM
Well, as much as I thought they sucked, I still had a little respect for LA Guns, as they seemed to be splintered from GnR.
But Faster Pussycat?? Damn, literally the worst band I've ever seen.

Just as the LA sleaze scene was really breaking, I blindly attended Faster Pussycat's show at the Living Room (tiny club) in Providence in Sept of '87. They were so f'n bad, I almost skipped GnR's show there a month later, which thankfully I didn't. Poison did come a month or so after that, I believe, and I almost went because I knew they'd be huge, but I just didn't like their music enough to make the effort to attend.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on November 08, 2016, 10:11:08 AM
The thing about Enuff Z'nuff (the bass player's name is Chip Z'nuff, though that's not his real name) was they were a second-tier band, but they weren't one of a thousand bands that all looked the same.  Those LA Guns/Faster Pussycat/SleezBeez/ clones all had the same black jeans, ripped t-shirt, bracelet-into-the-full-tat-sleeve, moussed hair, and nose ring thing and for me, I couldn't tell them apart.   Enuff Z'nuff stood out because they were basically Day-glo clowns without the fem angle from Poison.  Plus, I liked the Chicago angle, that Midwestern sensibility ala one of my favorite bands (and one of their favorite bands as well) Cheap Trick.   

Plus, there's supposedly a story about Chip and Madonna that is...  well... with all the drinking I did in college, I am glad that never happened to me.

I saw them earlier this year at M3 with Chip on vocals and he did well.  However, I've seen video of other more recent shows, that left me very underwhelmed.

Donnie is now doing songs on Youtube under the name Guilt n Shame.  No idea what Johnny Monaco is up to.  He sounded a HELL of a lot like Donnie.
Title: Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
Post by: TAC on November 08, 2016, 10:23:13 AM
In the early 80's I did have a couple Hanoi Rocks tapes and I did enjoy them.


One band that I did like was Shooting Gallery. Stadler, I'm going to assume you saw the Revenge club tour? Shooting Gallery was the opening band, and having never heard of them, they literally blew me away. the drummer was awesome. Come to find out, the guitarist was Andy McCoy from HR.

(https://img.discogs.com/AtnuDxY5J7-HrSWceQ3i-0s8b5Q=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-3210802-1320639903.jpeg.jpg)

Restless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPn-NaB2lsM

Nature Of My Business
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR4fBC4HmYI

Especially for Coz!
I Mess Around
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WIw0tAhfRU



Laugh if you must, but these guys put on one of the three best opening acts shows I have ever seen. I bought the album the next day.