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Anyone else a big fan of this? I hadn't listened to this in a while, but flipped it on last night and was reminded of how good it is.  Catchy melodies all over the place, great 2-part harmonies, and just a really nice overall vibe.
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Re: Shaw/Blades - My Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 07:36:14 PM »
Man, I haven't listened to it in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Btw, it's on my I pod. :lol
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Re: Shaw/Blades - My Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 07:50:15 PM »
This belongs in the other 90's music wasteland thread.
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Re: Shaw/Blades - My Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 08:34:49 PM »
Man, I haven't listened to it in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Btw, it's on my I pod. :lol

Crank it up. :coolio

This belongs in the other 90's music wasteland thread.

You shut your dirty, whorish mouth. :biggrin:

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Re: Shaw/Blades - My Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 05:18:41 PM »
Man, I haven't listened to it in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Btw, it's on my I pod. :lol

Looks like we're on an island with this one. :lol :(

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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 05:27:49 PM »
I can see it now..

"You be Shaw and I'll be Blades....and then after we'll switch"
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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 05:30:08 PM »
Love their first album!  I think the last time I spun this cd was probably about half a year ago.

I went through a phase in high school where I was absolutely convinced the Damn Yankees was the most talented band on earth.  So it was natural that I checked out Shaw Blades.  I have a lot of Night Ranger, Jack Blades solo, etc, and listen to that every once in a while too.

Favorite songs from it:  Come to Be My Friend, Blue Continental, Down That Highway...  Although I don't think there's any "bad" songs by any means.  I'm not a big covers guy so I never checked out their "Influence" album.  I think by the time that came out I was more into prog and just not interested anyway.

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Re: Shaw/Blades - My Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »
Man, I haven't listened to it in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Btw, it's on my I pod. :lol

Looks like we're on an island with this one. :lol :(

Don't let that headbanger Tim message with us! :lol
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 06:00:02 PM »
Don't let that headbanger Tim massage with us! :lol

You can be Shaw and Tim can be Blades  :eyebrows:
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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 06:09:36 PM »
I can see it now..

"You be Shaw and I'll be Blades....and then after we'll switch"


You shut your dirty, whorish mouth. :biggrin:

 :coolio :hat

Love their first album!  I think the last time I spun this cd was probably about half a year ago.

I went through a phase in high school where I was absolutely convinced the Damn Yankees was the most talented band on earth.  So it was natural that I checked out Shaw Blades.  I have a lot of Night Ranger, Jack Blades solo, etc, and listen to that every once in a while too.

Favorite songs from it:  Come to Be My Friend, Blue Continental, Down That Highway...  Although I don't think there's any "bad" songs by any means.  I'm not a big covers guy so I never checked out their "Influence" album.  I think by the time that came out I was more into prog and just not interested anyway.

I never did check out that Influence record they did, but I should.

Most of those Night Ranger hits from the 80s have aged really well, IMO.  And of course I have been a Styx fan for a long time.

For me, I was really wanting a 3rd Damn Yankees record, so Hallucination was like the next best thing.  Sometimes you get two singers who voices mesh perfectly together, and I think Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades are a fine example of that.   I probably like the first four songs, Down That Highway and I Can't Live Without You the most, but yeah, not a bad song on there. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 06:13:29 PM »
Don't let that headbanger Tim massage with us! :lol

You can be Shaw and Tim can be Blades  :eyebrows:

As long as Shaw is on top.

For the billing....


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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 03:16:19 PM »
I got it when it was released and liked it. A bit too hippy for me but it's ok. Not played it in years though.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 10:08:20 AM »
I don't get a hippy vibe from it, but I never buy into that stereotypical thinking when it comes to supposed hippy music anyway. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 08:38:39 AM »
HUGE fan of Jack Blades.  I have this, "Influences", and both his solo albums.  All very good, if a little different.   I love how Jack and Tommy's voices blend. 

And don't get me started on Night Ranger.   Excellent!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 05:27:44 PM »
I don't get a hippy vibe from it, but I never buy into that stereotypical thinking when it comes to supposed hippy music anyway. ;)

Anything with jangly acoustic guitars is hippy shit to me 😀
Will dig this one out again as soon as I feel up to braving the attic.
And yeah, their voices blend so nicely. I'll take Damn Yankees though.

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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2017, 06:30:43 PM »
Lol Brent. For me it's all about the harmonies and how crafted the vocals are. It's an art to sing a line, nevermind harmonies that fit a song.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 06:46:45 PM »
I'm over here king  ;D
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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 06:47:25 PM »
   I love how Jack and Tommy's voices blend. 

Well said.  The way their voices blend have a very Simon and Garfunkel feel to them, and that is a really good thing.

And don't get me started on Night Ranger.   Excellent!!

Sentimental Street is a really good forgotten 80s tune!

I don't get a hippy vibe from it, but I never buy into that stereotypical thinking when it comes to supposed hippy music anyway. ;)

Anything with jangly acoustic guitars is hippy shit to me 😀
Will dig this one out again as soon as I feel up to braving the attic.
And yeah, their voices blend so nicely. I'll take Damn Yankees though.

To me, Hallucination was a more laid back Damn Yankees album, without Nugent's ripping guitar licks of course.   Like I said earlier in the thread, I always wanted another DY album, so for me, Shaw and Blades doing that CD was the next best thing.

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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
The funny thing is I was re-reading the thread and responded to your earlier post missing that I already responded.   Damn 49 is hitting me hard! :lol

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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2017, 07:13:56 PM »


And don't get me started on Night Ranger.   Excellent!!

NOT! More like Light Ranger.

What a tease that first album was. Guitarist plays for Ozzy, first single (Don't Tell Me You Love Me) is a ripper, and then the album absolutely blows.


I do like Blades' voice. But even Damn Yankees sucked. Not even Ted Nugent could make that project rock enough.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 07:25:06 PM »
Listen metal head.  7 Wishes album and tour was awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2017, 07:41:14 PM »
I'm such an ass. I can't help it. :D
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Re: Shaw/Blades - Hallucination (1995 singer/songwriter album)
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2017, 08:01:20 PM »
 :lol

It's ok. I live in so many different musical worlds as you know.
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 08:17:37 PM »
I'll say this though, Jack Blades has an awesome voice.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 08:21:14 PM »
  But even Damn Yankees sucked. Not even Ted Nugent could make that project rock enough.

Not that something has to ROCK to be great, but have you heard the whole second album or just the hits?  Don't Tread On Me, Dirty Dog, This Side of Hell, Uprising and Fifteen Minutes of Fame all rock pretty good.  :metal

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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2017, 08:22:23 PM »
I his voice and he could sing when it was hard ot soft.
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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2017, 08:26:10 PM »
  But even Damn Yankees sucked. Not even Ted Nugent could make that project rock enough.

Not that something has to ROCK to be great, but have you heard the whole second album or just the hits?  Don't Tread On Me, Dirty Dog, This Side of Hell, Uprising and Fifteen Minutes of Fame all rock pretty good.  :metal

The first album was so disappointing, I never gave the second one a listen. Maybe I'll check it out..
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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 08:26:54 PM »

Not that something has to ROCK to be great, 

Oh, and yes it DOES! :P
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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2017, 08:27:39 PM »
  But even Damn Yankees sucked. Not even Ted Nugent could make that project rock enough.

Not that something has to ROCK to be great, but have you heard the whole second album or just the hits?  Don't Tread On Me, Dirty Dog, This Side of Hell, Uprising and Fifteen Minutes of Fame all rock pretty good.  :metal

The first album was so disappointing, I never gave the second one a listen. Maybe I'll check it out..

You ought to.  The first album is good, but definitely sounds very bubblegum pop rock, especially in the sound and production.  The second has a lot more grit, power and balls.

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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2017, 08:28:27 PM »
What Kev said.
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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2017, 08:28:51 PM »
It has been taken under advisement.
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2017, 08:29:28 PM »
I'm still expecting epic fail from you ;), but at least we tried.  :corn

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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2017, 08:34:32 PM »
 :lol

It's not Tim's style buy it has more grit.
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2017, 08:36:02 PM »
The second one may get an upgrade from "blows" to "sucks" - I think that's how it works.
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2017, 08:38:02 PM »
The second one may get an upgrade from "blows" to "sucks" - I think that's how it works.

 :lol

Yup, that's a whole grade level up!
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