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« on: November 14, 2012, 09:32:29 AM »
Big Wreck appears to be back together and releasing a new album called Albatross.  New single alread out.
I saw them open for DT at a bar in South Florida with like a few hundred people....on FII tour.  First time seeing DT....amazing to see them in a bar!
Big Wreck was amazing...HUGE fan.  The singer Ian Thornley is great, and released a couple solo albums.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 10:18:08 AM »
I only know That Song.  Like it.  Believe their from up here, aren't they?
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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »
Decent band, but not my cup of tea.  I saw them in a small bar in the mid 90's.  What was interesting was the opening band for them- nickelback.  Really really not my cup of tea.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 10:22:04 PM »
I quite enjoyed the new album.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 12:30:30 PM »
Bumping this thread...

I'm a huge Big Wreck fan, these guys are killer!  Their latest album "Albatross" is fantastic, beautiful song writing, the guitar layering is great, amazing vocals, etc...

Ian Thornley, their singer and main guitarist is absolutely jaw-dropping, I think DTF will enjoy this tasty video (also note the JP Music Man Guitar):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkYGGrL3ytk




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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 10:04:06 AM »
Bumping this again, Big Wreck's got a new album coming out soon!

The album is called "Ghosts" and will be released on June 10th for Canada and July 15th for the US.

The first single from the album is the title track "Ghosts" and the official music video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pghhg40gTs4

Additionally, the entire album is available to be streamed worldwide through several official sources approved by the band. One of the sources can be found on CBC Music here:

https://music.cbc.ca/#/play/Dave-Shumka/playlist/Big-Wreck

I've listened to the album about two times all the way through and I have to say I'm loving it! Great mixture of rock, some progressive elements, great guitar layering and the bass and drum rhythm section is stellar on this record!

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 03:30:05 PM »
I'm bumping this thread in light after listening to their Ghosts album on Spotify a few weeks back.  I rarely heard of anything from them, prior to this listen, but a couple of people in the Alter Bridge Nation forums liked this album a lot and convinced me enough to take a listen to it.  It was well worth it.  It's a great interesting mixture of sounds like mikeyd stated.

Favorite songs from it: Ghosts, Hey Mama, My Life, Diamonds, and Still Here.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 05:50:05 AM »
Damn I like this single a lot.  I'll listen to the whole album.
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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 02:34:37 PM »
On first listen I prefer Albatross (the album before this one) much more but I'll spin this one more I'm sure. I'm definitely a fan of Ian Thornley and the band.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 10:33:29 AM »
I've had Ghosts for a couple weeks now and I have to say its absolutely killer! The song writing is top notch and the performances from each member are great!

Standout tracks:
I Digress
Hey Mama
Friends
Break
Diamonds
War Baby

But honestly, there isn't a bad song on the album. Each song seems to balance being carefully crafted with the proper amount of raw emotion.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 09:24:59 AM »
Big Bump

Big Wreck's new album Grace Street came out today. I've listened to it once through, it's pretty cool. Overall, seems a little more stripped back and chill, but it's still got a couple rockers that really dig into the groove.

Kinda poppy single:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW1DXCQ07yA

Very Zep-like song that I love:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDmQqK8vDy0

Long instrumental, kinda jazzy in spots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLh7hKTLLc

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 05:04:53 PM »
bump.

they just covered their Canadian forefathers Rush with "Closer to the Heart"

odd arrangement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CRk9_pzWBs

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 05:11:00 PM »
^^ Odd arrangement, yes.  However, I would prefer it if they put their own spin to it rather than replicate it note by note which is just not going to work well in comparison to the original so this cover works well for me much better than say DT's cover of Xanadu.

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
I really liked that cover. They definitely put their own stamp on it. Good stuff.

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
Bumping this thread...

I'm a huge Big Wreck fan, these guys are killer!  Their latest album "Albatross" is fantastic, beautiful song writing, the guitar layering is great, amazing vocals, etc...

Ian Thornley, their singer and main guitarist is absolutely jaw-dropping, I think DTF will enjoy this tasty video (also note the JP Music Man Guitar):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkYGGrL3ytk
That was awesome!  I could definitely hear some Trevor Rabin influence in his shredding techniques. Thanks for posting that link.  :tup
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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »
Bumping this thread...

I'm a huge Big Wreck fan, these guys are killer!  Their latest album "Albatross" is fantastic, beautiful song writing, the guitar layering is great, amazing vocals, etc...

Ian Thornley, their singer and main guitarist is absolutely jaw-dropping, I think DTF will enjoy this tasty video (also note the JP Music Man Guitar):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkYGGrL3ytk
That was awesome!  I could definitely hear some Trevor Rabin influence in his shredding techniques. Thanks for posting that link.  :tup

No problem! I had to click the link to see what the video even was, 5 years flies by!

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Re: Big Wreck
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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2019, 11:18:01 AM »
A friend of mine messaged that to me very early this morning. Very sad.
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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 10:37:38 AM »
North American Tour (including St.Paul, MN on October 9th).

I haven't seen them since 1997 when they opened for Dream Theater at First Avenue.

I wonder who they have on guitar to replace Brian?


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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2019, 11:22:16 AM »
All right, I'll go to the LA show.  Should be ok in terms of attendance.  600 people.  Should be easy to accomplish.  They came and did two shows in SoCal to celebrate In Loving Memory Of... last year and the OC show did not do so hot (300 people capacity and only 200 people came).  Having another band play in the larger room in the same place did not help at all as well.  However, I'm sure the LA show (which was at the Roxy) did fine and I'm sure this show will do fine since it's the only show in SoCal and it's for a new album.  I hope the sound will be better in comparison to last year's show in the OC.  I couldn't hear much from Ian's guitar playing or vocals.

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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2019, 10:15:27 PM »
bump.

new album "But for the Sun" released tomorrow, August 30th.

among others I'm sure, the album is streaming on their YouTube page
https://www.youtube.com/user/bigwreckmusic/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2019, 12:58:30 PM »
The new record is KILLER.

Seriously awesome stuff!

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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2019, 09:31:14 PM »
LOVE Big Wreck, ever since I saw them open for Dream Theater on FII tour in a small club in FL.
Sad about founding member/guitar player dying.  Big Wreck is essentially a 3 piece now.
Damn Ian Thornley is the soul of that band.  Amazing guitar work, vocals, and songwriting.
His solo album is my go-to music for chilling in the pool.
May be my favorite band.
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2021, 01:19:39 AM »
Well, this was brought to my attention.  Big Wreck had a new song out last month.  They had Chad Kroeger of Nickelback sing the second verse on it.  There is actually some history between Big Wreck and Chad Kroeger as Kroeger signed Ian Thornley's solo act, Thornley, to his record label when Big Wreck had a pause in the 00s.  This song is all right.  Kinda takes me back to the 00s period.

Middle Of Nowhere (feat Chad Kroeger)

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2021, 11:34:35 PM »
Big Wreck released new song "Bombs Away" today. This band (and Ian Thornley) is just a hidden gem in music over the last 25+ years. Ian seems to always find a way to write interesting music that lends itself to a great melody.  :metal

https://youtu.be/ZImrFEkGjGs

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2022, 06:53:44 AM »
bump.

they released a new EP last year "7.1" on November 19th.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6fF0RwxKsajChTSJrHsZLN

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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2022, 12:13:48 PM »
bump.

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Re: Big Wreck
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2024, 07:46:52 PM »