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OnlySaneMan
Epworth, North Lincs UK
48 posts
Reg: 12/7-11
Posted: 2012-01-23 19:10   » Email
And a year older, and all I have done is my fooking tax return! Seems like everyone else is busy as no posts for last ten days!!!
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-24 09:58
it is the most boring month of the year ,roll on summer

OnlySaneMan
Epworth, North Lincs UK
48 posts
Reg: 12/7-11
Posted: 2012-01-24 10:41   » Email
hallelujah brother!
NP: creed my sacrifice

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-24 11:46
Happy birthday Andy!

If it's any consolation, my birthday (New Years Eve) gets lost and buried deep within all the festivities - along with sod-all presents!

January, sick and tired you've been hanging on me!! Sad

PS I've done tax returns before now, so I have sympathy!
Wink
[Edited 2012-01-24 11:48]

OnlySaneMan
Epworth, North Lincs UK
48 posts
Reg: 12/7-11
Posted: 2012-01-25 08:19   » Email
Thanks Giles, appreciate that.

At least we have a new album by the greatest band in the world to look forward to!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy
NP: Not alot just Brahms & Lizt (hic)
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-25 10:15
Any body heard the new van halen single tattoo ...

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-25 11:02
Any body heard the new van halen single tattoo ...


The Van Halen brothers plus Dave Roth probably have.
Wink

OnlySaneMan
Epworth, North Lincs UK
48 posts
Reg: 12/7-11
Posted: 2012-01-25 13:57   » Email
What a band, never seen the likes. They went from hero to zero in such a short space of time!!

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-25 16:14
Believe this or not; I saw them support Black Sabbath (VH were unknown in the UK at the time). I also saw Def Leppard and Bon Jovi as support acts starting out too!
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-26 17:58
1978 i believe giles they did the vic hall in hanley and apparently blew everyones mind they were on fire sabbath went on after and did there set but all the talk was about vh.They broke new ground with eddies guitar playing and no matter what you think about dlr vocal ability hes one hell of a frontman,its a shame they sacked micheal anthony for this new album .I saw tesla blow def leppard away when they supported them at the nec they rocked the place

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-27 10:55
Yes, it would have been 1978. It was the 'Never Say Die' tour. There was a lot of 'tongue wagging' and anticipation surrounding the support act Van Halen prior to the show - the fact that Gene Simmons (KISS were monstrous at the time!!) had connections with the band created a lot of attention for them. I saw them a few years later supporting the 'Women and Children...' tour and they were pissed-up as it was Alex's birthday - wasn't impressed then.

I saw Leppard support AC/DC (with Bon Scott) in 1978 ('Highway to Hell' tour) too, and they were mocked for being so young - one of the guitarists was 16 I think!!?? I saw Iron Maiden (with Paul Di' Anno) support Priest in the same year. Also, that year I went to see Uriah Heep ('Conquest' tour) their support act was Samson with a funnily little vocalist called Bruce Bruce (Dickenson)!!?

I know you are all going to think 'he (Giles) doesn't look old enough'! :-) ;-)
NP: 'The Marketing Man' - new song by me in progress
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-02-05 22:25
I realize everyone must say this but dont you think all the new music thats out today sounds the same.Perhaps its an age thing and our parents probably said the same when the first sabbath album came out NOT but if you listen to a sky channel like scuzz all the music is really predictable two bars of drop z tuned guitar then some bloke SINGS well makes a noise like a stuck pig and then all hell lets loose...dont get me wrong i dont mind some heavy stuff but they dont seem to have any individuallity.I really cant imagine that any of todays bands will be around or touring in thirty years time,perhaps we have reached a point in time where nothing is new anymore...have we finally exhausted all the guitar chords...is there a new genre waiting to happen...As a music shop owner i try to keep an eye on the latest music and trends and what guitars bands are playing and for the last few years its les pauls strats and flying v style guitars,all of these were designed in the late fifties early sixties..I am so glad to have been born in the sixties and witnessed the mega music of my youth and the guitar work of randy rhoads eddie van halen and dave meneketti the drumming of john bonham cozy powell and leonard haze new and exciting times that were so enjoyable to be a part of ...i must be old..

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-02-06 08:52
I think A LOT of popular and rock music is of lesser quality than that of 'yesteryear'. If you watch re-runs of TOTP you will notice classic after classic (literally classics!) - can you say that with 'singles' today?? As far as hard rock/metal is concerned, for me, Anthrax were the beginning of the end on many levels - not least the stupid beards, pants and caps!

Melody, harmony etc seem to be pretty much close-to-absent from hard rock/metal from the 90s onwards - it's essentially focused on anger - which belittles this art form. To me, hard rock has often been too formulated in general - it's one reason why I write my own songs. Demon are one of the very few that get (or certainly got) the balance right; painted many pictures in different colours and textures but retained their hard rock edge. For example, Spaced Out Monkey has a bit of everything in good balance!! An excellent and ridiculously underrated record.

Progressive rock doesn't 'suffer' from this kind of formulation within its genre so much.

This is just my opinion.

Of course, I could just be an old git!!??? Laughing
[Edited 2012-02-06 09:04]
NP: Saga - Don't be late!

OnlySaneMan
Epworth, North Lincs UK
48 posts
Reg: 12/7-11
Posted: 2012-02-10 12:00   » Email
I dont think it is a question of us all getting old or being old, I think it is because we have had the pleasure of growing up at a time when nearly all music was experimental.

From Phil Spectre and his wall of sound through to the beach boys and then onto prog rock / heavy rock etc.

The problem with today is that the kids have little time and even less money, for gods sake even I can rip sounds from records and mix them to make something listenable.

When I was a kid yes I was aware of music but the first music to really grab me was punk, sex pistols / clash / vibrators etc. But when the pistols split, that to me was the end of punk, so what next? AC/DC is what, and that lead to me getting into the history of music, which is really interesting, for example on one of DC's first tours of the UK they had a band in Newcastle support them where the lead singer used to wander round the crowd with the guitarist on his shoulders, guess what, that band was called Geordie and that lead singer ended up taking over after Bon's sad demise. Another connection was that Brian Johnson used to front a Saturday morning kids show called Geordie (how original) and DC were on a couple of times.

What do the kids of today have?

As for me well there are a couple of bands which stand out:

Rammstein - I dont speak a lot of German but think that with their individual sound with that guys voice is brilliant.

Foo Fighters - I was not a big Nirvana fan but I do appreciate Mr Grohls punk past, and to me the best band out of America for a long time

Audioslave - Again did not really like the bands which made up this one but love what they did as Audioslave.

Queens of the Stoneage - Yet another band with connections to the punk era.

You might not like these choices and think that I have a single track mind when it comes to music, but what I listen to is very varied from Bach to ZZ Top or the Stranglers it depends on my mood.

Old we maybe but I think we are the lucky ones, because with the exception of rock 'n' roll we have seen everything and will continue to do so untill we unfortunately die!
NP: sex pistols

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-02-10 15:59
I agree that that was a lot of experimentation in the 60s, 70s and 80's as the pop and rock was relatively new, but is there any necessity to diminish quality when ideas run out? Nu-metal, thrash, grunge? Can anyone honestly say that is musical progression in metal? It's difficult to put into words really without sounding like 'in my day...', but I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about. Don't get me wrong, I don't think we should be stuck in the past and not experiment, but rock merely amounts to 'anger' these days and pop amounts to either dance or some 'X-Factor-winner-style' solo singer! Would Abba and Bob Dylan make it today?????
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-02-10 16:52
totally agree with you both...we must be old ha ha
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