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Τρίτη, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Paul Gilbert Jimi_Kidd - Raw Blues power 2002


AllMusic Review by Jesse Jarnow


There was almost certainly a lot of lip-pooching going on at the sessions for Raw Blues Power, which teams shred virtuoso Paul Gilbert with his uncle and childhood hero, Jimi Kidd, for a disc of blues-rock. The results certainly sound nothing like anything resembling traditional blues, instead gravitating more toward the late 20th century bastardization of the genre as a platform for fast playing. Accepting that as a genre of its own, Raw Blues Power contains some fine dual playing from Gilbert and Kidd. The songs are mostly interchangeable and veer toward power pop at times (such as the anthemic "Freedom"). For Gilbert, late of Mr. Big, the project is surely a step in an interesting -- or at least new -- direction. The record doesn't necessarily push in bold new directions, but it's well played, well produced, and the musicians are clearly having a good time at the gig.

Tracklist:

Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [01] Girls watching
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [02] A 180
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [03] Pacific Coast Highway
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [04] Good foot
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [05] 12 days of the Blues
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [06] Freedom
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [07] Stranded
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [08] Play guitar
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [09] Sookie Sookie
Paul Gilbert & Jimi Kidd - [10] Blues power


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Δευτέρα, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Morel-mute landscapes





Το συγκρότημα δημιουργήθηκε το 1985. Ο 1ος δίσκος «10000 Μέρες από ‘δώ…» κυκλοφόρησε τον Απρίλη του 1987, μετά από δυο χρόνια ηχογραφήσεων (studio Syn Ena), ανακατατάξεων, διαξιφισμών κλπ περιπετειών. Ο δίσκος ανακηρύσσεται από περιοδικά και μουσικοκριτικούς ως ο καλύτερος Post New Wave με Ελληνικό στίχο. Το διάστημα 1986 - 1988 οι «MOREL» παίζουν σε όλα τα στέκια της εποχής -είτε μόνοι είτε με άλλους καλλιτέχνες και γκρούπ- (Παύλος Σιδηρόπουλος, ο Δ. Πουλικάκος κι Αδέσποτα Σκυλιά, Watercolours, No Mans Land, Εκών Άκων, Λευκή Συμφωνία, Antitropau Council, Villa 21, Last Drive κ.α). Ο 2ος δίσκος των «MOREL» «Βουβά Τοπία» κυκλοφόρησε το 1988 από την Ano Kato Records, ηχογραφήθηκε σε 144 ώρες (studio Tracks) βάσει αυστηρού προγράμματος, χωρίς καμία απώλεια, κανένα πρόβλημα αντίθετα με τον πρώτο. Οι κριτικές και πάλι διθυραμβικές ενώ το συγκρότημα προτάθηκε παμψηφεί να εκπροσωπήσει στο τμήμα της Σύγχρονης Μουσικής την Ελλάδα στην επερχόμενη (Δεκ. 1988) Biennale στην Bologna. Το LP «Βουβά Τοπία» θεωρείται από πολλούς ως μοναδικό στο είδος του. Το 1993 διδάσκεται ως θέμα Σύγχρονης Μουσικής στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Βοστόνης. Στην ΕΡΑ2, καλύπτει μουσικά τα δελτία ειδήσεων. Το 1999, τα «Βουβά Τοπία» συγκαταλέγονται στον κατάλογο με τα καλύτερα 100 LP όλων των ειδών και όλων των εποχών στην Ελληνική Δισκογραφία. Το LP «Βουβά Τοπία» δεν κυκλοφόρησε ποτέ σε cd. Οι Morel έχουν αφήσειπ'ισω τους 2 LP, 5 συμμετοχές σε συλλογές, 1 soundtrack, 50 live εμφανίσεις, διαφημιστικά, πολλά κομμάτια στο 4κάναλο ή στο συρτάρι, πολλές υποσχέσεις, πολλά όνειρα, ανεκπλήρωτα…


Τα μέλη του συγκροτήματος :

Γιώργος Κούκιος - φωνές , κιθάρες
Μιχάλης Βερναρδάκης - κιθάρες , μπάσο
Γιώργος Ανδρέου - sampler
Νίκος Σιδηροκαστρίτης - τύμπανα

Οι πληροφορίες είναι από το site "www.koukios.eu".


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Πέμπτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Ken Hensley - Eager To Please (1975)




Kenneth William David Hensley (born 24 August 1945) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s.[1]

He wrote or co-wrote the majority of Uriah Heep's songs during this period, including the hit singles "Lady in Black" (on which he sang lead vocals), "Easy Livin'" and "Stealin'", as well as "Look at Yourself", on which he also sang lead vocals, and "Free Me".


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Tracklist:

01 - Eager To Please
02 - Stargazer
03 - Secret
04 - Through The Eyes Of A Child
05 - Part Three
06 - The House On The Hill
07 - Winter Or Summer
08 - Take And Take
09 - Longer Shadows
10 - In The Morning
11 - How Shall I Know

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Δευτέρα, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Crimson Glory - Astronomica






Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow (later changed to 'Beowulf'). Their current line-up features long-time guitarists Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson, bassist Jeff Lords, and drummer Dana Burnell. The band formed in Sarasota, Florida. As a pioneer of the American progressive metal movement, Crimson Glory rose to international fame in the 1980s and was ranked as one of the early "flagship bands of progressive metal" along with Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, who were responsible for creating and developing that genre. Crimson Glory has released four studio albums and one EP. They broke up in 1992, but decided to reform six years later.


Astronomica is the fourth album by the American progressive metal band Crimson Glory, released in 1999 via Spitfire Records (USA) and Rising Sun (Europe). After a long hiatus following their less-than-successful album Strange and Beautiful, the band reformed with Wade Black on vocals and Steve Wacholz (of Savatage fame) on drums. Although he is pictured in the album artwork (with the intention of being the new drummer), Wacholz never actually played on the record - a drum machine was used. Wade Black's vocal delivery was not appreciated by all fans, who were accustomed to Midnight's voice. Still, the album was greeted as a successful comeback.

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Πέμπτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Alice Cooper - Dirty Diamonds




Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by fans and peers alike to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock"; he has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre, theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.[2]

Dirty Diamonds is the 24th studio album by Alice Cooper, released on July 4, 2005 internationally, and August 2 in the US.


1. "Woman of Mass Distraction" Alice Cooper, Damon Johnson, Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric,3:59
2. "Perfect" Cooper, Johnson, Roxie 3:30
3. "You Make Me Wanna" Cooper, Roxie, Garric, Boston 3:30
4. "Dirty Diamonds" Cooper, Johnson, Garric, Boston 4:02
5. "The Saga of Jesse Jane" Cooper, Roxie 4:15
6. "Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)" Cooper, Johnson, Roxie 3:28
7. "Pretty Ballerina" Michael Brown 3:01
8. "Run Down the Devil" Cooper, Mark Hudson, Mike Elizondo,Benji Hughes 3:29
9. "Steal That Car" Cooper, Johnson, Roxie, Garric 3:16
10. "Six Hours" Cooper, Roxie 3:24
11. "Your Own Worst Enemy" Cooper, Roxie 2:15
12. "Zombie Dance" Cooper, Roxie, Boston 4:27
13. "Stand" (bonus track on all releases) Cooper, Boston, Bridget Benenate, Xzibit 4:04
14. "The Sharpest Pain" (bonus track on Russian and Australian releases)

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Κυριακή, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys (part 1)





Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I is the second studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1987. It marks the first appearance of vocalist Michael Kiske, and is considered the album that created the genre of European-style power metal. It was an album dominated by guitarist Kai Hansen, due to an injury to co-guitarist Michael Weikath which prevented him from performing on much of the album. "Future World" was released as a single and a music video was made for "Halloween" but with 8 minutes omitted from the song. The band originally planned to release Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I and Part II as a double album, but their record label refused, insisting that the albums be released separately. Much later in 2010, both albums were released together with bonus tracks.


Track listing

Side one

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1. "Initiation" Kai Hansen 1:20
2. "I'm Alive" Hansen 3:22
3. "A Little Time" Michael Kiske 3:59
4. "Twilight of the Gods" Hansen 4:29
5. "A Tale That Wasn't Right" Michael Weikath 4:42

Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6. "Future World" Hansen 4:02
7. "Halloween" Hansen 13:18
8. "Follow the Sign" Hansen, Weikath 1:46

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If you're out there all alone
And you don't know where to go to
Come and take a trip with me to Future World

And if you're running through your life
And you don't know what the sense is
Come and look how it could be, in Future World

We all live in happiness our life is full of joy
We say the word "tomorrow" without fear
The feeling of togetherness is always at our side
We love our life and we know we will stay

Cause we all live in Future World
A world that's full of love
Our future live will be glorious
Come with me - Future World

You say you'd like to stay,
But this is not your time
Go back, find your own way to Future World

Life can be for living
Just try and never give in
Tell everyone the way of Future World

One day you'll live in happiness
With a heart that's full of joy
You'll say the word "tomorrow" without fear
The feeling of togetherness will be at your side
You'll say you love your life
and you'll know why

Cause we all live in Future World
A world that's full of love
Our future live will be glorious
Come with me - Future World

Scream it out

Cause we all live in Future World
A world that's full of love
Our future live will be glorious
Come with me - Future World

Κυριακή, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

The butterfly ball & Wizards convention - 1974 -1976



Deep Purple have always been known for their contributions to the hard rock genre. Despite this heavy reputation, the individual members have all worked outside the rock field from time to time on solo material or sessions, exploring different and often seemingly unlikely musical avenues. This compact disc brings two such projects together for the first time.
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THE BUTTERFLY BALL, masterminded by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover shortly after he had left the band, forms the first half of the set and features appearances from many well known rock musicians like Ronnie James Dio (RIP), Eddie Hardin, Ray Fenwick, Tony Ashton, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
Glover also turns up on THE WIZARD'S CONVENTION, which forms the rest of this package. Eddie Hardin brought Glover together with the then current Deep Purple members Jon Lord, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale and numerous other guests. Side by side this material forms a fascinating side line to the Deep Purple story.