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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #420 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.
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« Reply #421 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #422 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?
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« Reply #423 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #424 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
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« Reply #425 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #426 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
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« Reply #427 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

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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #428 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."
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« Reply #429 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.

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« Reply #430 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

Both of Dave's solo records are brilliant.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #431 on: November 22, 2011, 04:19:17 PM »
Indeed.  Some of the best rock to come out since 2000.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #432 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #433 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)
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #434 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.

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


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

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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #435 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #436 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #437 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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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #438 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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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #439 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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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #440 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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Yy6_qttpE

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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #441 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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« Reply #442 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!
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #443 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnzfE8war2w

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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #444 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.

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

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« Reply #445 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.
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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #446 on: February 01, 2012, 12:30:00 PM »
Can't watch Youtube at work. >:(
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« Reply #447 on: February 01, 2012, 01:21:32 PM »
Always loved that 85 version of Crying in the Rain, amazing!!
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« Reply #448 on: March 28, 2012, 08:17:20 AM »
Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #449 on: March 28, 2012, 08:50:36 AM »
Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

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Eh.  I'll see your Vixen and raise you...Warlock -- Burning The Witches:metal
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« Reply #450 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
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« Reply #451 on: March 28, 2012, 09:06:18 AM »
Don't forget Phantom Blue!

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« Reply #452 on: March 28, 2012, 09:18:16 PM »
Need me some Lee Aaron now


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Re: The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread
« Reply #453 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

Alive and Kickin'

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)

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« Reply #454 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

Got that album. It is excellent.

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

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