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The Occasional Cozmo Recommendation Thread

Started by Sir GuitarCozmo, May 21, 2009, 07:27:11 PM

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King Postwhore

Wow, she has a killer voice.  Never heard that band before.
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

Lowdz

Quote from: kingshmegland on April 16, 2012, 03:54:56 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.

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wW5ahkygg&feature=related

BlobVanDam

Quote from: bosk1 on April 16, 2012, 12:54:03 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)

: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:

bosk1

Quote from: BlobVanDam on April 17, 2012, 11:23:56 PMI 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)). 

YtseBitsySpider

Quote from: bosk1 on April 18, 2012, 06:01:55 AM
Quote from: BlobVanDam on April 17, 2012, 11:23:56 PMI 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.

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

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

King Postwhore

It has that 80's fun lovin' Night Ranger sound of the 80's.  Like The Secret Of My Success.

"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

jingle.boy

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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Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

jingle.boy

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.
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King Postwhore

Alright Coz.  In your honor I'm playing the 7 Wishes album in my office right now!
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

Sir GuitarCozmo

Excellent.  Good album.  I was pleasantly surprised that they did Four in the Morning at M3.

Lowdz

Quote from: Sir GuitarCozmo on May 24, 2012, 09:16:24 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.

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

That NR album is awesome... my second favourite album of last year.

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

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

Sir GuitarCozmo

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihzWUhBf6g

King Postwhore

Damn it's been a long time since I heard that cover.
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

bosk1


bosk1

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ji9JwFFUuE&list=PL73uwrdmu_M6iZVBbxpoxU1RMilktfZgY&playnext=9&feature=autoplay

Cozmo, I highly recommend for your viewing pleasure.

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

bosk1

Quote from: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 06, 2012, 10:15:52 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?"

bosk1

Okay, here are a couple of non-Y&T recommendations:

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

House of Lords - Someday When (new official video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6gk6GYgfs

bosk1

Another new one: 

Doro - Raise Your Fist In The Air (official video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCOGy0CvR9Y

wolfking

Quote from: bosk1 on December 06, 2012, 10:35:42 AM
House of Lords - Someday When (new official video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6gk6GYgfs

The latest album (which this song comes from) is absolutely killer.

Sir GuitarCozmo

Good tunes.  I thought Sail on By was an excellent song.

bosk1

This song came up jokingly in a discussion with one of my frieds a few minutes ago, and I immediately thought of this thread:  https://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:  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:  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.

Sir GuitarCozmo

Long Way to Love is excellent.  I'll check out the others.

jingle.boy

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.

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

Everything that was glorious about glam/hair metal.   :hefdaddy
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bosk1

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DO0Z9HxC0Rw

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

bosk1

Quote from: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 30, 2013, 10:17:09 AMI'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...

Sir GuitarCozmo

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.

Sir GuitarCozmo

#488
You know what's awesome?  The Ventures' extended version of Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZHBg6Y3vyc

Prog Snob

American Angel - How Can I Miss You  https://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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGLf1QBHgc
One CD, One great CD!

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

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