Discussion:
Best Albums of 1979
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dougal
2009-02-11 02:58:53 UTC
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Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).

Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)

That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?

dougal
WeReo_ScoTTy
2009-02-11 03:00:33 UTC
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Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
The wereo is mightier than classic rock from any year. I am the only one who
matters on the Internet.
Mark Bedingfield
2009-02-11 03:28:12 UTC
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Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.

The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky

Actually there were shitloads ;)

Mark
Stephenc.
2009-02-11 04:49:10 UTC
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On Feb 10, 10:28 pm, Mark Bedingfield
Post by Mark Bedingfield
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
Mark- Hide quoted text -
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1979 was a great year for music!

Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker
Stephenc.
2009-02-11 05:21:15 UTC
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Post by Stephenc.
On Feb 10, 10:28 pm, Mark Bedingfield
Post by Mark Bedingfield
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
Mark- Hide quoted text -
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1979 was  a great year for music!
Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Oh No! How could I forget three of my favorite albums of all time?:

Fear of Music- Talking Heads
Armed Forces- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.

Steve
grinner
2009-02-11 07:46:42 UTC
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On Feb 10, 10:28 pm, Mark Bedingfield
Post by Mark Bedingfield
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
Mark- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
1979 was a great year for music!
Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Oh No! How could I forget three of my favorite albums of all time?:

Fear of Music- Talking Heads
Armed Forces- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.

Steve
----
it was a good year, the last of the seventies.
rmjon23
2009-02-11 08:15:59 UTC
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UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its influence
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.

I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop Schenker's
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.

But absolutely worth it!
d***@altavista.com
2009-02-11 14:44:10 UTC
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Post by rmjon23
UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its influence
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop Schenker's
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era. All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.

-d
TheChris
2009-02-11 16:10:03 UTC
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Post by rmjon23
UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its influence
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop Schenker's
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era. All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what you
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.

I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....

I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
d***@altavista.com
2009-02-11 19:21:13 UTC
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Post by rmjon23
UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its influence
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop Schenker's
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what you
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers. I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows. That album's killer. There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.

Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-) I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close. I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup. They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.

-d
TheChris
2009-02-11 20:32:15 UTC
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UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its
influence
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on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop
Schenker's
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Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by rmjon23
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what you
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers. I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows. That album's killer. There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-) I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close. I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup. They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
-d
I'm pretty sure I saw them with Chapman - who I liked a lot. No place to
Run and 'Wild, Willing' are tops in my book.

I saw them a few years later with Atomik Tommy M - Missdemeanor tour -
my absolute FAVORITE CD.... I know you're going to hate reading that..
Maybe it's #2 after Lights Out, but, I can put Missdemeanor on autopilot
any day...

I think that's the last time I saw them....

Moore is pretty awesome.. Aging myself here, I saw one of his 'Minds
Eye' showcases in NYC... I have a signed copy of that.

Back to UFO - a bit of gear memory....

All of them used 220 Volt amps.. Marshalls straight from England. I
asked him why they just didn't rent 110 models for the states, and he
said something about them 'not sounding the same'.... I thought it was
odd for a guy to say that when the bulk of his rig was an ADA MP1 :)
d***@altavista.com
2009-02-11 21:39:30 UTC
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UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its
influence
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Post by rmjon23
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop
Schenker's
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by rmjon23
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell
to
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the
universe.
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what
you
Post by TheChris
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers.  I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows.  That album's killer.  There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-)  I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close.  I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup.  They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
-d
I'm pretty sure I saw them with Chapman - who I liked a lot. No place to
Run and 'Wild, Willing' are tops in my book.
I saw them a few years later with Atomik Tommy M - Missdemeanor tour -
my absolute FAVORITE CD.... I know you're going to hate reading that..
Maybe it's #2 after Lights Out, but, I can put Missdemeanor on autopilot
any day...
I think that's the last time I saw them....
Moore is pretty awesome.. Aging myself here, I saw one of his 'Minds
Eye' showcases in NYC... I have a signed copy of that.
Back to UFO - a bit of gear memory....
All of them used 220 Volt amps.. Marshalls straight from England.  I
asked him why they just didn't rent 110 models for the states, and he
said something about them 'not sounding the same'.... I thought it was
odd for a guy to say that when the bulk of his rig was an ADA MP1 :)
See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era. I
won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. I could listen to those three albums
every day. How's that for dating oneself??

Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with the
Moore/Bonham lineup. They played well together. Not sure what
they're up to these days. The "You Are Here" studio album with Moore
is worth picking up. The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?)...not
so much.

The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it. Way was usually half in the bag, and Mogg
was always looking for someone to punch. A bunch of tragic figures
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.

-d
dougal
2009-02-12 00:24:28 UTC
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Post by rmjon23
UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its
influence
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by rmjon23
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop
Schenker's
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by rmjon23
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell
to
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the
universe.
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what
you
Post by TheChris
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers.  I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows.  That album's killer.  There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-)  I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close.  I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup.  They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
-d
I'm pretty sure I saw them with Chapman - who I liked a lot. No place to
Run and 'Wild, Willing' are tops in my book.
I saw them a few years later with Atomik Tommy M - Missdemeanor tour -
my absolute FAVORITE CD.... I know you're going to hate reading that..
Maybe it's #2 after Lights Out, but, I can put Missdemeanor on autopilot
any day...
I think that's the last time I saw them....
Moore is pretty awesome.. Aging myself here, I saw one of his 'Minds
Eye' showcases in NYC... I have a signed copy of that.
Back to UFO - a bit of gear memory....
All of them used 220 Volt amps.. Marshalls straight from England.  I
asked him why they just didn't rent 110 models for the states, and he
said something about them 'not sounding the same'.... I thought it was
odd for a guy to say that when the bulk of his rig was an ADA MP1 :)
See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era.  I
won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album.  I could listen to those three albums
every day.  How's that for dating oneself??
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with the
Moore/Bonham lineup.  They played well together.  Not sure what
they're up to these days.  The "You Are Here" studio album with Moore
is worth picking up.  The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?)...not
so much.
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue.  You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it.  Way was usually half in the bag, and Mogg
was always looking for someone to punch.  A bunch of tragic figures
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
I saw UFO four times, twice with Shenker and twice with Chapman.
Shenker is all that and a bag of picks. I was familiar with Chapman
from his previous band, I think called Lonestar. Their stuff was
pretty similar to UFO, lots of mid-tempo rockers. WW and the Innocent
is full of good songwriting; unfortunately the tide was turning for
all hard rock by the early 80's.

Sometimes I find myself hoping that the guys in UFO and other fave
bands made enough money and saved it, so they are still touring
because they don't need the money. It blows the rock and roll
lifestyle image to imagine them destitute, no insurance or retirement,
getting by with the occasional gig.

dougal
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on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop
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licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell
to
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the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the
universe.
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know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers.  I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows.  That album's killer.  There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-)  I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close.  I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup.  They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
-d
I'm pretty sure I saw them with Chapman - who I liked a lot. No place to
Run and 'Wild, Willing' are tops in my book.
I saw them a few years later with Atomik Tommy M - Missdemeanor tour -
my absolute FAVORITE CD.... I know you're going to hate reading that..
Maybe it's #2 after Lights Out, but, I can put Missdemeanor on autopilot
any day...
I think that's the last time I saw them....
Moore is pretty awesome.. Aging myself here, I saw one of his 'Minds
Eye' showcases in NYC... I have a signed copy of that.
Back to UFO - a bit of gear memory....
All of them used 220 Volt amps.. Marshalls straight from England.  I
asked him why they just didn't rent 110 models for the states, and he
said something about them 'not sounding the same'.... I thought it was
odd for a guy to say that when the bulk of his rig was an ADA MP1 :)
See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era.  I
won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album.  I could listen to those three albums
every day.  How's that for dating oneself??
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with the
Moore/Bonham lineup.  They played well together.  Not sure what
they're up to these days.  The "You Are Here" studio album with Moore
is worth picking up.  The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?)...not
so much.
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue.  You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it.  Way was usually half in the bag, and Mogg
was always looking for someone to punch.  A bunch of tragic figures
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
I saw UFO four times, twice with Shenker and twice with Chapman.
Shenker is all that and a bag of picks. I was familiar with Chapman
from his previous band, I think called Lonestar. Their stuff was
pretty similar to UFO, lots of mid-tempo rockers. WW and the Innocent
is full of good songwriting; unfortunately the tide was turning for
all hard rock by the early 80's.
Sometimes I find myself hoping that the guys in UFO and other fave
bands made enough money and saved it, so they are still touring
because they don't need the money. It blows the rock and roll
lifestyle image to imagine them destitute, no insurance or retirement,
getting by with the occasional gig.
dougal
What's amazing about Schenker is that he does what he does , and he
hardly ever uses his pinky.

WW&I wasn't bad at all...for 2nd tier UFO albums. No Place To Run was
disappointing for me, the production was terrible. George Martin, no
less.

-d
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licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl
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their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally
hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The
East,
a
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crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the
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were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious
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the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined &
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spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the
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For wh
at
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you
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know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick
(my ot
her
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favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out
in t
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Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers.  I saw him live a couple times, and both were
g
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shows.  That album's killer.  There was another live album of h
is that
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made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more
song
s,
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too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-)  I'd
give
my
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left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic
lineup with Schenker up close.  I caught them a few years back
with the
Moog/
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Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup.
 They
were
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actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
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I'm pretty sure I saw them with Chapman - who I liked a lot. No
place
to
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Run and 'Wild, Willing' are tops in my book.
I saw them a few years later with Atomik Tommy M - Missdemeanor
tour
-
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my absolute FAVORITE CD.... I know you're going to hate reading
that.
.
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Maybe it's #2 after Lights Out, but, I can put Missdemeanor on
autopi
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any day...
I think that's the last time I saw them....
Moore is pretty awesome.. Aging myself here, I saw one of his
'Minds Eye' showcases in NYC... I have a signed copy of that.
Back to UFO - a bit of gear memory....
All of them used 220 Volt amps.. Marshalls straight from England.
 
I
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asked him why they just didn't rent 110 models for the states,
and he said something about them 'not sounding the same'.... I
thought it wa
s
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odd for a guy to say that when the bulk of his rig was an ADA MP1 :)
See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era.
 I won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's
probably their heaviest/angriest album.  I could listen to those
three albums every day.  How's that for dating oneself??
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with
the Moore/Bonham lineup.  They played well together.  Not sure what
they're up to these days.  The "You Are Here" studio album with
Moore is worth picking up.  The one that came after (Monkey
Puzzle?)...not so much.
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue.  You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if
he wasn't feeling up to it.  Way was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg was always looking for someone to punch.  A bunch of tragic
figures really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT
higher that where they ended up, if it weren't for their
self-destructiveness.
-d
I saw UFO four times, twice with Shenker and twice with Chapman.
Shenker is all that and a bag of picks. I was familiar with Chapman
from his previous band, I think called Lonestar. Their stuff was
pretty similar to UFO, lots of mid-tempo rockers. WW and the Innocent
is full of good songwriting; unfortunately the tide was turning for
all hard rock by the early 80's.
Sometimes I find myself hoping that the guys in UFO and other fave
bands made enough money and saved it, so they are still touring
because they don't need the money. It blows the rock and roll
lifestyle image to imagine them destitute, no insurance or
retirement, getting by with the occasional gig.
dougal
What's amazing about Schenker is that he does what he does , and he
hardly ever uses his pinky.
WW&I wasn't bad at all...for 2nd tier UFO albums. No Place To Run was
disappointing for me, the production was terrible. George Martin, no
less.
-d
Man, I PRAY to that album... What's not to like?? Big Bonham sounding
drums, crisp solos.... Martin did that, and Cheap Tricks 'All Shook Up'
that year...
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WW&I wasn't bad at all...for 2nd tier UFO albums.  No Place To Run was
disappointing for me, the production was terrible.  George Martin, no
less.
-d
Man, I PRAY to that album... What's not to like?? Big Bonham sounding
drums, crisp solos....  Martin did that, and Cheap Tricks 'All Shook Up'
that year...
I'll have to listen again...I remember the album sounding "dull" and 1-
dimensional in terms of sound. I always wished the highs were
cripser. Maybe I was just pissed that Schenker was gone :-)

-d
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disappointing for me, the production was terrible.  George Martin, no
less.
-d
Man, I PRAY to that album... What's not to like?? Big Bonham sounding
drums, crisp solos....  Martin did that, and Cheap Tricks 'All Shook Up
'
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that year...
I'll have to listen again...I remember the album sounding "dull" and 1-
dimensional in terms of sound. I always wished the highs were
cripser. Maybe I was just pissed that Schenker was gone :-)
-d
Maybe I have to also... Now that you mention 'dull' and '1-dimensional' -
I seem to remember those fitting nicely :)

Again, I saw that tour, so it holds a special place... I LOVE the title
cut, and Letting go, and Mystery train - Chapman rips!
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disappointing for me, the production was terrible.  George Martin, no
less.
-d
Man, I PRAY to that album... What's not to like?? Big Bonham sounding
drums, crisp solos....  Martin did that, and Cheap Tricks 'All Shook Up
'
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that year...
I'll have to listen again...I remember the album sounding "dull" and 1-
dimensional in terms of sound.  I always wished the highs were
cripser.  Maybe I was just pissed that Schenker was gone :-)
-d
Maybe I have to also... Now that you mention 'dull' and '1-dimensional' -
I seem to remember those fitting nicely :)
Again, I saw that tour, so it holds a special place...  I LOVE the title
cut, and Letting go, and Mystery train - Chapman rips!
Nothing against Chapman, I agree he's a really good guitarist. The
songs on WWI surprised me by how solid they were. "Profession of
Violence" is excellent...I think it's in the Popoff book where he
describes composing the song knee-deep in the ocean on a Caribbean
beach at sunset with his acoustic guitar.

But imagine stepping in & having to make UFO fans forget Schenker?
That wouldn't be fair to anyone.

Chris, I'm impressed...I didn't realize you were such a big UFO fan!

-d
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that year...
I'll have to listen again...I remember the album sounding "dull" and 1-
dimensional in terms of sound.  I always wished the highs were
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Again, I saw that tour, so it holds a special place...  I LOVE the
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cut, and Letting go, and Mystery train - Chapman rips!
Nothing against Chapman, I agree he's a really good guitarist. The
songs on WWI surprised me by how solid they were. "Profession of
Violence" is excellent...I think it's in the Popoff book where he
describes composing the song knee-deep in the ocean on a Caribbean
beach at sunset with his acoustic guitar.
But imagine stepping in & having to make UFO fans forget Schenker?
That wouldn't be fair to anyone.
Chris, I'm impressed...I didn't realize you were such a big UFO fan!
-d
You have NO idea... They're in my top five...
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era. I
won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. I could listen to those three albums
every day. How's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they hadn't
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you heard
first - that's what you make your impression from. My first exposure was
the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of 'Just
another Suicide' :) However, they impressed me live that day..
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Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with the
Moore/Bonham lineup. They played well together. Not sure what
they're up to these days. The "You Are Here" studio album with Moore
is worth picking up. The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?)...not
so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO - and
a few boots...
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The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it. Way was usually half in the bag, and Mogg
was always looking for someone to punch. A bunch of tragic figures
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era. �I
won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. �I could listen to those three albums
every day. �How's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they hadn't
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you heard
first - that's what you make your impression from. My first exposure was
the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of 'Just
another Suicide' :) � However, they impressed me live that day..
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with the
Moore/Bonham lineup. �They played well together. �Not sure what
they're up to these days. �The "You Are Here" studio album with Moore
is worth picking up. �The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?)...not
so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO - and
a few boots...
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. �You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it. �Way was usually half in the bag, and Mogg
was always looking for someone to punch. �A bunch of tragic figures
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.

The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era wah
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.

From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed his
money well at all.

I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go," "You
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.

Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some of
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)

Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.

I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there is
not one copy to be found in any of them.

Some day...

-misha
Berkeley, CA
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You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
Was not aware of that...then again, I never listened to much Vinnie
Moore .
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The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era wah
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
What I love about Schenker's playing and phrasing is how he can sound
so ballsy, while dripping with so much melody at the same time. I
heard about the Pignose story, so I found myself listening to the old
albums trying to figure out where he could've used it.
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From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed his
money well at all.
Beyond the money issues, he's been cursed with a lot of other things,
alcohol being the biggest one. It was heartbreaking to find out with
so much talent had a hard time coping with success, expectations,
other people.
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I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go," "You
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Nevison was a tool...Even I could've done a better job producing those
albums. Other than Obsession, they all sound like they were recorded
inside a cardboard box.
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Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
Ha..that's funny. Is he still with them? I'm sure they'd agree!
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I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there is
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Ouch..that's a shame. I'm glad I picked one up when it first came
out, it's a must for any UFO fan.

-d
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That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they hadn't
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the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of 'Just
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I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO - and
a few boots...
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The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. ï¿œYou never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if he
wasn't feeling up to it. ï¿œWay was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg
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was always looking for someone to punch. ï¿œA bunch of tragic fig
ures
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Post by d***@altavista.com
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era wah
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed his
money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go," "You
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some of
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there is
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my list
then :)

"Another Piece of Meat" - greatest metal riff.... EVER! :)
Amazing Disgrace
2009-02-12 14:53:47 UTC
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era.
ï
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¿½I
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won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. �I could listen to those three a
lbums
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every day. �How's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they hadn't
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you heard
first - that's what you make your impression from. My first exposure
was
Post by d***@altavista.com
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the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of
'Just
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
another Suicide' :) � However, they impressed me live that day..
Post by d***@altavista.com
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with
the
Post by d***@altavista.com
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Moore/Bonham lineup. �They played well together. �Not s
ure what
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they're up to these days. �The "You Are Here" studio album with
Moore
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is worth picking up. �The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?).
..not
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so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO -
and
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a few boots...
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The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. �You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if
he
Post by d***@altavista.com
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wasn't feeling up to it. �Way was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg
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was always looking for someone to punch. �A bunch of tragic fig
ures
Post by The Chris
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really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-destructiveness.
-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era wah
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed his
money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go," "You
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some of
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there is
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my list
then :)
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think the
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into an old
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
Dr. Zontar
2009-02-12 15:17:55 UTC
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I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think the
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into an old
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I'll have to try that (only with my Ampeg head). I've only been using
the Pignose for low-volume practice when my wife's asleep.

Here's a stupid Pignose question - what polarity is the AC jack? I
tried a One-Spot 1/8" plug with it, and it didn't work. Is it tip-
positive?

- Rich
Amazing Disgrace
2009-02-12 15:25:16 UTC
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Post by Amazing Disgrace
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think the
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into an old
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I'll have to try that (only with my Ampeg head). I've only been using
the Pignose for low-volume practice when my wife's asleep.
Here's a stupid Pignose question - what polarity is the AC jack? I
tried a One-Spot 1/8" plug with it, and it didn't work. Is it tip-
positive?
- Rich
dont remember, too long ago... think maybe i used batteries
TheChris
2009-02-12 15:50:25 UTC
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out Era.
ï
Post by d***@altavista.com
¿œI
Post by The Chris
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won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. ï¿œI could listen to those three a
lbums
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
every day. ï¿œHow's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they hadn't
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you heard
first - that's what you make your impression from. My first
exposure
Post by Amazing Disgrace
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was
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of
'Just
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
another Suicide' :) ᅵ However, they impressed me live that day..
Post by d***@altavista.com
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with
the
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Moore/Bonham lineup. ï¿œThey played well together. ï¿œNot s
ure what
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
they're up to these days. ï¿œThe "You Are Here" studio album with
Moore
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
is worth picking up. ï¿œThe one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?).
..not
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO -
and
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
a few boots...
Post by d***@altavista.com
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. ï¿œYou never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if
he
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
wasn't feeling up to it. ï¿œWay was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
was always looking for someone to punch. ï¿œA bunch of tragic fig
ures
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher that
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-
destructiveness.
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
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-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era wah
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed his
money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go," "You
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some of
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there is
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my list
then :)
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think the
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into an old
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I remember hearing that Zappa used them... But, he was such a studio
wizard, I'm sure he could coax anything from anything...

I always use dirt boxes...I just use amps for clean sounds...

Lately, it's been me and my DanElectro Nifty-Fifty in the house...
That's a cool practice amp...

My Guild Thunderbird project is in FULL swing!
Amazing Disgrace
2009-02-12 16:20:48 UTC
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out
Era.
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ï
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¿½I
Post by The Chris
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won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. �I could listen to those three a
lbums
Post by The Chris
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every day. �How's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they
hadn't
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Post by The Chris
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you
heard
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first - that's what you make your impression from. My first
exposure
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was
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of
'Just
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
another Suicide' :) � However, they impressed me live that day..
Post by d***@altavista.com
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with
the
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Moore/Bonham lineup. �They played well together. �Not s
ure what
Post by The Chris
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they're up to these days. �The "You Are Here" studio album with
Moore
Post by The Chris
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is worth picking up. �The one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?).
..not
Post by The Chris
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so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO
-
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and
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
a few boots...
Post by d***@altavista.com
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. �You never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if
he
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
wasn't feeling up to it. �Way was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg
Post by The Chris
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was always looking for someone to punch. �A bunch of tragic fig
ures
Post by The Chris
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really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher
that
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Post by The Chris
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where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-
destructiveness.
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Post by The Chris
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-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era
wah
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed
his
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go,"
"You
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some
of
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there
is
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my
list
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
then :)
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think
the
Post by Amazing Disgrace
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into
an old
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I remember hearing that Zappa used them... But, he was such a studio
wizard, I'm sure he could coax anything from anything...
true, but theres also a clip of him playing it on some old 70s daytime talk
show, maybe the mike douglas show, and its just him, an SG and a pignose,
and he's soloing to a backing track.. and it sounds JUST LIKE THAT.
TheChris
2009-02-12 16:40:26 UTC
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See...for me, the golden age was the Force It -to- Lights Out
Era.
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ï
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¿œI
Post by The Chris
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won't even listen to Obsession anymore, even though it's probably
their heaviest/angriest album. ï¿œI could listen to those three a
lbums
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
every day. ï¿œHow's that for dating oneself??
That material - to me - is like those first Kiss albums - they
hadn't
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
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Post by The Chris
found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you
heard
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Post by The Chris
first - that's what you make your impression from. My first
exposure
Post by Amazing Disgrace
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was
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
the crushing riff to 'Too Hot To Handle' and the sweet strings of
'Just
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
another Suicide' :) ᅵ However, they impressed me live that day..
Post by d***@altavista.com
Check out their "Showtime" DVD and/or CD...pretty good stuff with
the
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Moore/Bonham lineup. ï¿œThey played well together. ï¿œNot s
ure what
Post by The Chris
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they're up to these days. ï¿œThe "You Are Here" studio album with
Moore
Post by The Chris
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is worth picking up. ï¿œThe one that came after (Monkey Puzzle?).
..not
Post by The Chris
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so much.
I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by UFO
-
Post by Amazing Disgrace
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and
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
a few boots...
Post by d***@altavista.com
The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
issue. ï¿œYou never knew when those guys were going to blow up.
Schenker, from what I've read, was notorious for mailing it in if
he
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
wasn't feeling up to it. ï¿œWay was usually half in the bag, and
Mogg
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
was always looking for someone to punch. ï¿œA bunch of tragic fig
ures
Post by The Chris
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really, in the sense that they should've made it a LOT higher
that
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
Post by d***@altavista.com
where they ended up, if it weren't for their self-
destructiveness.
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Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Post by The Chris
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-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era
wah
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
From what I've been able to tell, Michael Schenker has not managed
his
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think it
pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go,"
"You
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and Michael
BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs around
that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because some
of
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what Michael
did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a real
version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on UFO.
It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are priced
stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there
is
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
Post by d***@altavista.com
not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my
list
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Post by TheChris
then :)
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own, think
the
Post by Amazing Disgrace
guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort of
classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into
an old
Post by Amazing Disgrace
Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I remember hearing that Zappa used them... But, he was such a studio
wizard, I'm sure he could coax anything from anything...
true, but theres also a clip of him playing it on some old 70s daytime talk
show, maybe the mike douglas show, and its just him, an SG and a pignose,
and he's soloing to a backing track.. and it sounds JUST LIKE THAT.
Well, that's pretty cool...
h***@hotmail.com
2009-02-12 17:54:04 UTC
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their heaviest/angriest album. �I could listen to those three
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every day. �How's that for dating oneself??
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found their groove yet... But, honestly, it's tied to what you
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first - that's what you make your impression from. My first
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another Suicide' :) � However, they impressed me live that
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is worth picking up. �The one that came after (Monkey
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..not
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I have all those recordings - I have pretty much everything by
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The flipside of the classic UFO lineup was the...combustibility
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-d
One day... I'll get that book about them by Poppov..
You Are Here uses A LOT of melodic material from Vinnie Moore's
previous solo work.
The solo on "Just Another Suicide" is perfect Schenker: compact,
featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
beginning, build up, and elegant ending. On that record he played
through a Pignose (!) with his V and the ubiquitous-from-that-era
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set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
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money well at all.
I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think
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Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
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BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
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that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though. Obsession
sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and aggressive
soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because
some
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of
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the phrases sound more like what Jabs did later on that what
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did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a
real
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version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on
UFO.
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It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are
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stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there
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not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
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then :)  
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classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into
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Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I remember hearing that Zappa used them... But, he was such a studio
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true, but theres also a clip of him playing it on some old 70s daytime
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compact,
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featuring his incredible ability to play off the melody, with a
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set at midway for tone. His vibrato is impeccable there.
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I agree with dv: Schenker sounds ANGRY on Obsession, and I think
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pushed his playing to another level, esp on "Pack It Up And Go,"
"You
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Don't Fool Me," and "Hot 'N Ready." Those solos were set up in a
wildly different context from the ones on Lights Out: Producer Ron
Nevison found an empty huge US mail sorting hall in LA, and
Michael
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BLASTED through his Marshalls a bunch of solos and fills and they
picked the best ones. Michael was also, I'm guessing influenced by
seeing/hearing some of the hotshot LA guitar players in clubs
around
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that time.
Lights Out is, all-in-all, a better UFO record though.
Obsession
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sounds like UFO hired a hotshot guitarist, and yet it's still
Schenker! (I liked Michael's contributions to Lovedrive, too, esp
"Another Piece Of Meat," which is terrifically fast and
aggressive
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soloing by Michael...it almost sounds like Jabs to me, because
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did later on. I wonder if some day it will come out that that solo
featured bits of BOTH guys?)
Vinnie Moore has said that touring with UFO is like being in a
real
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version of Spinal Tap.
I only recently found out that Martin Popoff had done a book on
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It apparently went quickly out-of-print, and used copies are
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stratospherically. And I have access to 25-30 libraries, and there
is
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not one copy to be found in any of them.
Some day...
-misha
Berkeley, CA
You're shitting me about the Pignose.... Man... that's next on my
list
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then :)  
I had one back in the day. I didnt like it too much on its own,
think
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the
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guitar solo in Frank Zappas' "Pajama People"... now thats the sort
of
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classic Pignose sound on its own. HOWEVER I used it as a preamp into
an old
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Heathkit Twin clone and holy cow, THAT was a fabulous sound.
I remember hearing that Zappa used them... But, he was such a studio
wizard, I'm sure he could coax anything from anything...
true, but theres also a clip of him playing it on some old 70s daytime
talk
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show, maybe the mike douglas show, and its just him, an SG and a
pignose,
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I can't believe all these posts, and not one person mentioned Kenny
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I think it's a case of, you gotta know when to fold 'em :)
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I can't believe all these posts, and not one person mentioned Kenny
Rogers and his terrific album "The Gambler".
Kenny Rogers and his terrific album "The Gambler".

-d (all you had to do was ask)
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UFO's Strangers In The Night was released in Jan 1979. Its influence
on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
I wore out the grooves on my first LP copy trying to cop Schenker's
licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what you
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers.  I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows.  That album's killer.  There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-)  I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close.  I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup.  They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
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Yeah, I saw them on the "Strangers" tour with Judas Priest and
Schenker had just left. I still grieve.
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on guitarists seems to have vastly exceeded its general notoriety.
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licks; it ended up looking like someone had used the vinyl to chop
their blow: ridiculous nicks and scratches. Totally hideous.
But absolutely worth it!
To bookend SITN, there was also Priest's Unleashed In The East, a
crushing live metal album, especially for that era.  All the songs
were amped up/sped up/taken up 10 notches for a ferocious farewell to
the "old" Priest, right before they went streamlined & commercial.
Both those live albums are excellent, SITN covering the hard rock
spectrum, and Unleashed taking care of the metal side of the universe.
-d
No talk of live albums is complete without Pat Travers' 'Go For what you
know' IMO.... that album SMOKES.
I'm a HUGE UFO fan... Saw them in 1980 open for Cheap Trick (my other
favorite band)... but, I never got into Strangers beyond 'Out in the
Streets'.....
I MUCH prefer 'Regenerator'.. I don't know why...
Ditto on Travers. I saw him live a couple times, and both were great
shows. That album's killer. There was another live album of his that
made the rounds, not sure if it was the King Biscuit one or the
Whistle Stop/whatever, but that one was even better...had more songs,
too.
I have the King Buiscit one.... The one I have is cursed with horrible
production... I also have this 'Hot Shot' era DVD called 'Live from the
Front Row'... It's actually not a DVD, but a DVD audio disk (first one I
ever saw) Supposeed to be a 5.1 mix of some show... Sounds TERRIBLE...

I have a bunch of PT boots from various periods - the BEST is the
Rockpalast DVD from 76/77 with him, Cowling, and McBain (McBrain?)
drumming...
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Don't get me started on UFO, we'll be here forever ;-) I'd give my
left 'nad to go back in time for a chance to see the classic lineup
with Schenker up close. I caught them a few years back with the Moog/
Raymond/Jason Bonham/Barry Sparks and Vinnie Moore lineup. They were
actually really good, but it wasn't the same.
-d
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Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
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1979 was  a great year for music!
Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker- Hide quoted text -
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Fear of Music- Talking Heads
Armed Forces- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.
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Tonio K! Wow, good call.

I met him when I first moved to Austin. He was playing at Antones
with his group "16 Tons of Monkeys". We talked for about 30 minutes
about a mutually mis-trusted industry weasel we'd both had the
displeasure of working with. Nice guy.

Is the cat still in the freezer?
Dr. Zontar
2009-02-11 13:26:50 UTC
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Post by Stephenc.
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.
Wow. I thought I was the only one who ever heard that album. I got it
because of Dick Dale's guest appearance, but was very impressed by
Tonio's warped songwriting.

- Rich
mercutio
2009-02-11 13:43:13 UTC
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On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:21:15 -0800 (PST), "Stephenc."
Post by Stephenc.
Post by Stephenc.
On Feb 10, 10:28 pm, Mark Bedingfield
Post by Mark Bedingfield
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Communiqué - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
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1979 was  a great year for music!
Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Fear of Music- Talking Heads
Armed Forces- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.
Probably 1 of the most underated albums EVER! Put Up Your Flag and
H-A-T-R-E-D classics that I still listen to today

Jim
Post by Stephenc.
Steve
Stephenc.
2009-02-11 15:47:02 UTC
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Post by mercutio
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:21:15 -0800 (PST), "Stephenc."
Post by Stephenc.
On Feb 10, 10:28Êpm, Mark Bedingfield
Post by Mark Bedingfield
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
You missed a couple my friend.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
CommuniquŽ - Dire Straits
George Harrison - George Harrison
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The B52's - The B-52's
Discovery - ELO
Dynasty - Kiss
5 - JJ Cale
Frenzy - Split Enz
Highway to Hell - ACDC
In thru the Outdoor - Led Zep
Live Killers - Queen
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Sky - Sky
Actually there were shitloads ;)
Mark- Hide quoted text -
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1979 was Êa great year for music!
Cool For Cats- Squeeze
Entertainment!- Gang Of Four
Eat To The Beat- Blondie
Labour Of Lust- Nick Lowe
Repeat When Necessary- Dave Edmunds
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
Bop Till You Drop- Ry Cooder
Squeezin Out Sparks- Graham Parker- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Fear of Music- Talking Heads
Armed Forces- Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Life In The Foodchain- Tonio K.
Probably 1 of the most underated albums EVER!  Put Up Your Flag and
H-A-T-R-E-D classics that I still listen to today
Jim
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Life In The Foodchain was the hardest album I have ever tried to find.
After Steve Simels (in Stereo Review) called it the greatest album
ever, I began my search for the it. After trying about 30 stores in
the Cincinnati area, I finally found a copy at a small record store
near the University of Dayton. I still listen to it all the time, but
I think Tonio K.'s next two albums, Amerika, and the EP La Bomba, were
even better.

Steve
Dr. Zontar
2009-02-11 13:24:29 UTC
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Post by Stephenc.
Duty Now For The Future- Devo
A greatly underrated album. I like the first one better, because it
was more punk, less techno, and had a stronger lyrical statement. But
"Duty Now" has some great songs.

- Rich ("This monkey wants a word with you!")
GreenDistantStar
2009-02-11 05:24:12 UTC
Permalink
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I'm not so sure there *were* ten 'best' albums in 1979...there was a lot of
disco and bad punk to navigate through in '79 ;>)

But one album does stand out as *the* best, and that is Bill Nelson's 'Red
Noise' - Sound on Sound; it sounds as fresh and crisp today as it did then.

It's a masterpiece of snappy riffs, strange modalities, electronic jiggery
pokery, manic yet intelligent lyrics and 'sterilize a cow at 20 paces' guitar work.

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/111

Any guitarist who hasn't delved into Nelson's work has a colossal
treasure-trove awaiting them.

GDS

"Let's roll!"
TheChris
2009-02-11 14:25:53 UTC
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Post by GreenDistantStar
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I'm not so sure there *were* ten 'best' albums in 1979...there was a lot of
disco and bad punk to navigate through in '79 ;>)
But one album does stand out as *the* best, and that is Bill Nelson's 'Red
Noise' - Sound on Sound; it sounds as fresh and crisp today as it did then.
It's a masterpiece of snappy riffs, strange modalities, electronic jiggery
pokery, manic yet intelligent lyrics and 'sterilize a cow at 20 paces' guitar work.
http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/111
Any guitarist who hasn't delved into Nelson's work has a colossal
treasure-trove awaiting them.
GDS
"Let's roll!"
Absolutely......
WeReo_ScoTTy
2009-02-12 02:49:56 UTC
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Post by GreenDistantStar
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I'm not so sure there *were* ten 'best' albums in 1979...there was a lot
of disco and bad punk to navigate through in '79 ;>)
But one album does stand out as *the* best, and that is Bill Nelson's 'Red
Noise' - Sound on Sound; it sounds as fresh and crisp today as it did then.
It's a masterpiece of snappy riffs, strange modalities, electronic jiggery
pokery, manic yet intelligent lyrics and 'sterilize a cow at 20 paces' guitar work.
http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/111
Any guitarist who hasn't delved into Nelson's work has a colossal
treasure-trove awaiting them.
GDS
"Let's roll!"
You mean he has a colossal CROCK OF SHIT awaiting him.
GreenDistantStar
2009-02-12 03:58:07 UTC
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Post by WeReo_ScoTTy
Post by GreenDistantStar
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I'm not so sure there *were* ten 'best' albums in 1979...there was a lot
of disco and bad punk to navigate through in '79 ;>)
But one album does stand out as *the* best, and that is Bill Nelson's 'Red
Noise' - Sound on Sound; it sounds as fresh and crisp today as it did then.
It's a masterpiece of snappy riffs, strange modalities, electronic jiggery
pokery, manic yet intelligent lyrics and 'sterilize a cow at 20 paces' guitar work.
http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/111
Any guitarist who hasn't delved into Nelson's work has a colossal
treasure-trove awaiting them.
GDS
"Let's roll!"
You mean he has a colossal CROCK OF SHIT awaiting him.
If by "CROCK OF SHIT" you mean....."A continuation of decades of successfully
producing quality music" then you're correct.

http://www.billnelson.com/

Your ignorance is truly staggering.

GDS

"Let's roll!"
KillMaster
2009-02-12 15:26:35 UTC
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Post by WeReo_ScoTTy
Post by GreenDistantStar
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I'm not so sure there *were* ten 'best' albums in 1979...there was a lot
of disco and bad punk to navigate through in '79 ;>)
But one album does stand out as *the* best, and that is Bill Nelson's 'Red
Noise' - Sound on Sound; it sounds as fresh and crisp today as it did then.
It's a masterpiece of snappy riffs, strange modalities, electronic jiggery
pokery, manic yet intelligent lyrics and 'sterilize a cow at 20 paces' guitar work.
http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/111
Any guitarist who hasn't delved into Nelson's work has a colossal
treasure-trove awaiting them.
GDS
"Let's roll!"
You mean he has a colossal CROCK OF SHIT awaiting him.
so u are waiting for him PiGGy?
White Spirit
2009-02-11 10:04:30 UTC
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Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rainbow - Down to Earth.
jtees4
2009-02-11 12:19:29 UTC
Permalink
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Pretty damn good year.
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Angus Manwaring
2009-02-11 20:11:42 UTC
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On 11-Feb-09 12:19:29, jtees4 said
Post by jtees4
Post by dougal
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Pretty damn good year.
Call me a miserable old git, but I'd take 1969 anyday. :)



All the best,
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Mark Bedingfield
2009-02-11 23:24:55 UTC
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Post by Angus Manwaring
On 11-Feb-09 12:19:29, jtees4 said
Post by jtees4
Post by dougal
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Pretty damn good year.
Call me a miserable old git, but I'd take 1969 anyday. :)
Miserable old git ;-)

Mark
RichL
2009-02-12 01:53:33 UTC
Permalink
Post by Angus Manwaring
On 11-Feb-09 12:19:29, jtees4 said
Post by jtees4
Post by dougal
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Pretty damn good year.
Call me a miserable old git, but I'd take 1969 anyday. :)
That makes two of us. You beat me to it.
Angus Manwaring
2009-02-12 19:39:08 UTC
Permalink
On 12-Feb-09 01:53:33, RichL said
Post by RichL
Post by Angus Manwaring
On 11-Feb-09 12:19:29, jtees4 said
Post by jtees4
Post by dougal
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Pretty damn good year.
Call me a miserable old git, but I'd take 1969 anyday. :)
That makes two of us. You beat me to it.
And Jimi didn't even release an album that year! :)



All the best,
Angus Manwaring. (for e-mail remove ANTISPEM)

I need your memories for the Amiga Games Database: A collection of Amiga
Game reviews by Amiga players http://www.angusm.demon.co.uk/AGDB/AGDB.html
b***@hotmail.com
2009-02-11 13:53:04 UTC
Permalink
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
I agree with a lot of previous posters, but also:

Billy Thorpe-Children of the Sun
XTC - Drums & Wires
Bruford - One of a Kind
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man & Looking Sharp
Mick Taylor - self-titled

and of course The Clash, The Police, Graham Parker, Talking Heads,
Elvis Costello, etc... what a year!
b***@techie.com
2009-02-11 16:23:49 UTC
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Post by b***@hotmail.com
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man & Looking Sharp
YESS! But the first one is called "Look Sharp". Masterpieces....both
of 'em.
TheChris
2009-02-11 20:33:16 UTC
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Post by b***@techie.com
Post by b***@hotmail.com
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man & Looking Sharp
YESS! But the first one is called "Look Sharp". Masterpieces....both
of 'em.
Look Sharp is TIGHT!! That bass player/drummer/guitar player are like a
fine Swiss watch...

Sunday Papers is a groove masterpiece!
Meat Plow
2009-02-11 17:21:47 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:58:53 -0800 (PST), dougal
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Go back one more year and you have Van Halen's first album arguably
one of the all time best debuts in rock history.
TheChris
2009-02-11 20:33:42 UTC
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Post by Meat Plow
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:58:53 -0800 (PST), dougal
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Go back one more year and you have Van Halen's first album arguably
one of the all time best debuts in rock history.
Is VH2 chopped liver?? :)
Les Cargill
2009-02-11 23:38:31 UTC
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Post by Meat Plow
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:58:53 -0800 (PST), dougal
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
<snip>

It's all a masterpiece, especially if you know the Ditch
Albums. It's not his best record, but it broke
him and the Horse out.

I heard that SOB and never played jazz again.
Post by Meat Plow
Go back one more year and you have Van Halen's first album arguably
one of the all time best debuts in rock history.
That was a jaw-dropper, right there.

--
Les Cargill
rmjon23
2009-02-12 01:46:18 UTC
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Post by Meat Plow
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:58:53 -0800 (PST), dougal
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
<snip>
It's all a masterpiece, especially if you know the Ditch
Albums. It's not his best record, but it broke
him and the Horse out.
I heard that SOB and never played jazz again.
Post by Meat Plow
Go back one more year and you have Van Halen's first album arguably
one of the all time best debuts in rock history.
That was a jaw-dropper, right there.
--
Les Cargill
I vividly recall hearing "You Really Got Me" on my classic rock (all
there was) station in Denver, circa February, 1978. It completely
knocked me on my ass, and I wasn't really even a guitar player then. I
remember staying glued to the radio till the end of the set to hear
the DJ tell us Who The Fuck That Was. He said "Van Halen." I thought
it was the name of the singer.

From Ian Christe's 2007 book, _Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen
Story_:

"When _Van Halen_reached RIAA diamond certification in August 1996,
marking over ten million copies sold, Van Halen would soon become one
of five rock bands with two albums selling over ten million, joining
the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Def Leppard. More people
owned Van Halen's first album alone than lived in any of the forty
least-populated U.S. states. If the album _Van Halen_ were a country,
it would have roughly as many citizens as Belgium, Portugal, or
Greece. Overall, more Americans had paid money for all of Van Halen's
albums combined than had typically voted in any U.S. election." - pp.
207-208
Jim
2009-02-11 18:20:59 UTC
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It was an interesting time. Disco was in its well deserved death
stages. And a couple of "novelty" sounding bands like The Cars and The
Knack got LOTS of air time, signaling a change.

I just looked at a list of the top 200, and I actually bought some of
them. I don't buy much of today's music. When I saw most of the
performers on the commercials promoting the Grammys, I said "WHO?"

I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.

I actually saw The Knack last summer, and they put on a good show. But
I get the feeling that a lot of today's "footnotes" won't be around in
29 years!
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
iL_weReo
2009-02-11 19:10:57 UTC
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It was an interesting time.  Disco was in its well deserved death
stages.  And a couple of "novelty" sounding bands like The Cars and The
Knack got LOTS of air time, signaling a change.
I just looked at a list of the top 200, and I actually bought some of
them.  I don't buy much of today's music.  When I saw most of the
performers on the commercials promoting the Grammys, I said "WHO?"
I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.
I actually saw The Knack last summer, and they put on a good show.  But
I get the feeling that a lot of today's "footnotes" won't be around in
29 years!
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal- Hide quoted text -
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I thought we had outgrown awl this carp by now. You don't see ME
posting to asshole lists like these, do you? Alwthough as you know I
saw The Beatles live, Jimi, Janis and awl that.

I am the only one who matters in the newsgroups. Let us Heed and
Harken and adjust ourselves UP to Nuclear Warrior and the California
Jam Wereo please.

I am the only one who matters.
KillMaster
2009-02-11 23:59:14 UTC
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Post by iL_weReo
It was an interesting time.  Disco was in its well deserved death
stages.  And a couple of "novelty" sounding bands like The Cars and The
Knack got LOTS of air time, signaling a change.
I just looked at a list of the top 200, and I actually bought some of
them.  I don't buy much of today's music.  When I saw most of the
performers on the commercials promoting the Grammys, I said "WHO?"
I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.
I actually saw The Knack last summer, and they put on a good show.  But
I get the feeling that a lot of today's "footnotes" won't be around in
29 years!
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
I thought we had outgrown awl this carp by now. You don't see ME
posting to asshole lists like these, do you? Alwthough as you know I
saw The Beatles live, Jimi, Janis and awl that.
I am the only one who matters in the newsgroups. Let us Heed and
Harken and adjust ourselves UP to Nuclear Warrior and the California
Jam Wereo please.
I am the only one who matters.
Why DON’T u SHUT THE FUCK UP & DIE PIG?

People need to GOOGLE: LIFESHINE PEDOPHILE and see the SHIT that u
post about young boy u MOLEST u STUPID FAT GEASY STINKING INFECTIOUS
WARTHOG SLOB
White Spirit
2009-02-12 13:22:58 UTC
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Post by Jim
I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.
I don't believe it. People addicted to computer games don't have the
time or the attention span necessary to develop an interest that takes
long-term effort, so the interest is going to be very short-lived at best.

Anyway, Nuclear Warrior is doing away with classic rock and that means
Guitar Hero is also on his way out >>>
WeReo_ScoTTy
2009-02-12 20:34:05 UTC
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Post by Jim
I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.
I don't believe it. People addicted to computer games don't have the time
or the attention span necessary to develop an interest that takes
long-term effort, so the interest is going to be very short-lived at best.
Anyway, Nuclear Warrior is doing away with classic rock and that means
Guitar Hero is also on his way out >>>
Very well said, White Spirit.
Angus Manwaring
2009-02-12 19:36:57 UTC
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On 12-Feb-09 13:22:58, White Spirit said
Post by White Spirit
Post by Jim
I also just caught a TV news public interest type story about how Guitar
Hero is adding to the interest in CLASSIC Rock, and fueling students for
classes to play REAL guitar.
I don't believe it. People addicted to computer games don't have the
time or the attention span necessary to develop an interest that takes
long-term effort, so the interest is going to be very short-lived at best.
Doesn't seem to have been the case with my son. He's now bought his second
real guitar, the first one only lasted a couple of weeks, and he's been
putting lots of effort into it. I'm actually very impressed with his
progress.



All the best,
Angus Manwaring. (for e-mail remove ANTISPEM)

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Arlowe
2009-02-12 00:23:36 UTC
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Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Wow...
My kinda stuff.
I would add Frank "the Scrutinizer" Zappa's Joe's Garage
& Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Some of my favorites came out the year before.
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
Who Are you
Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus
Bat of of Hell
Blondie's Parallel Lines
Elvis Costello's This years model
The Cars
Dire Straits
Mark Bedingfield
2009-02-12 00:35:31 UTC
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Post by Arlowe
Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Wow...
My kinda stuff.
I would add Frank "the Scrutinizer" Zappa's Joe's Garage
& Talking Heads' Fear of Music
Some of my favorites came out the year before.
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
Who Are you
Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus
Bat of of Hell
Blondie's Parallel Lines
Elvis Costello's This years model
The Cars
Dire Straits
Amen. Dire Straits and War of the Worlds are downright awesome. I got
WOTW on SACD it is spooky as hell when the lid comes off in surround.
The hair on the back of my neck stands on end.

Mark
Adams661
2009-02-15 09:41:06 UTC
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Post by dougal
Time for our yearly look into the wayback machine and remember these
albums released in 1979 (that would be thirty years ago for no
particular reason except I was still a teenager).
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young (electric Hey Hey is a masterpiece of
distortion)
London Calling - The Clash (their Exile on Main Street)
The Wall - PF (who could get this released and mount the tour today?)
At Budokon - Cheap Trick (don't even play like you've never sung to a
Cheap Trick song)
Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty (overrated but influential none the
less)
In Through the Out Door - LZ (was this their last? and 30 years later
Plant wins a Grammy for a folk record. Next, Jimmy Page tours with
Brooks and Dunn)
The Long Run - Eagles (not a fan but I love Joe Walsh. The Eagles have
sucked since Desperado)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp (you could not get away from this
record all year)
Highway to Hell - AC/DC (f*ckin yeah)
Regatta de Blanc - Police (this record floored me when I heard it.
Much more rocking than you'd think)
That, my friends, is maybe the last of the great classic rock years.
All of the above have one thing in common and that is staying power.
What ten releases of last year will we be talking about in 30 years?
dougal
Placed against other years and how history will record it.
1979 wasnt a good year for music.
The great music that matters isnt what we think it is.
Its what future listeners will think after were dead and gone.
I dont believe anything that was posted will be considered notable or
hold any place under the term great after its all said and done

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