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  1. Thread: Whitesnake

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    You knew all was lost when you saw Rudy Sarzo and...

    You knew all was lost when you saw Rudy Sarzo and couldn't ID him right away because even he'd frosted his hair. ;)
  2. Thread: Whitesnake

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    :lol

    :lol
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    The Bounty and Missing...bring it. Oh?...

    The Bounty and Missing...bring it.



    Oh? I'll take it.



    That would be very cool to hear.
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    Yuck! What role would Rik play in one of the...

    Yuck! What role would Rik play in one of the blandest rock acts ever? Collect a paycheck? Michael Sweet has no business being there, either, but yet he's made it his business. :p



    Wow. I've...
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    Ouch!

    Ouch!
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    Whoa!

    Whoa!
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    I know, but I don't know if it's 100%. Just an...

    I know, but I don't know if it's 100%. Just an itch. I mean, they did all regroup for "Grand Parade." There's that.



    I think BÖC's pretty consistent, at least up through The Revölution by...
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    My buddy Brett had this issue of Guitar Player...

    My buddy Brett had this issue of Guitar Player (with the flexi-disc) back in the day!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luazBVOYa9c
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    Get everything he made from '73-79!

    Get everything he made from '73-79!
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    Yeah, I know they've been sitting on it for years...

    Yeah, I know they've been sitting on it for years and years. But I wonder why? If it's a sales concern, they should make a three-fer Blu-ray set of complete shows from AF/NS/T7. Those were their...
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    But the sound is terrible. There's no pro-shot...

    But the sound is terrible. There's no pro-shot video of T7, right? The KLOS broadcast from their L.A. stop is up in its entirety, but that's audio only.
  12. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Radio + MTV played them to death and back, but I...

    Radio + MTV played them to death and back, but I didn't complain too often, since their videos looked like this!
    ...
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    Dated? No way, we need to bring 'em back....

    Dated? No way, we need to bring 'em back. Seriously, the stuff he starts doing at 7:15 is extra-groovy. Thanks for posting those!
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    :horns:cool:horns

    :horns:cool:horns
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    His voice is the seventh (C#) string in that...

    His voice is the seventh (C#) string in that song! :lol
  16. Thread: Whitesnake

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    It doesn't even LOOK like Dean! :lol

    It doesn't even LOOK like Dean! :lol
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    No kidding. There's video from the Never...

    No kidding. There's video from the Never Surrender tour. There's a complete show from A Sport of Kings. But no T7. :p
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    But Rik's got one of the best helium voices,...

    But Rik's got one of the best helium voices, m'man! :lol (But how about that guitar!?)
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    Hey! That's the late Chris Achilleos, not Dean!

    Hey! That's the late Chris Achilleos, not Dean!
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    Rik is indeed a guitar god, m'man! I can't wait...

    Rik is indeed a guitar god, m'man! I can't wait to hear what you think of "Time Goes By"!
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    I like it, but you're right that it's a little...

    I like it, but you're right that it's a little more varied. But it's a classic in my book. "Just a Game," "Movin' On" and "Lay It on the Line" sell it for me. Everything else is a bonus. It also has...
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    Glad you dig 'em! :horns

    Glad you dig 'em! :horns
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    Savage! :D

    Savage! :D
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    ^Yes, it is!

    ^Yes, it is!
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    One could assume Vangelis was a trained organist,...

    One could assume Vangelis was a trained organist, but he was completely self-taught. His parents tried to set him up with piano lessons when he was a kid, but he was like "Nope, not for me." He took...
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    Color me envious.

    Color me envious.
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    That is something else...and then the camera eye...

    That is something else...and then the camera eye cuts to that full bank of volume/sustain/expression (etc.) pedals!
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    Major league Van candy...Jon sings a bit in the...

    Major league Van candy...Jon sings a bit in the middle, and a little more, but this is mostly instrumental.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ahk-d8oLPY
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    :up Nice. That's about forty dollars, which is a...

    :up Nice. That's about forty dollars, which is a lot less than I see "like new" copies going for elsewhere.
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    :up:up:up:up:up

    :up:up:up:up:up
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    I agree. For two hallmark scores that will...

    I agree. For two hallmark scores that will forever duke it out, Blade Runner continues to come out on top.
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    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/vang...

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/vangelis-oscar-winning-composer-chariots-of-fire-blade-runner-dead-obit-1355854/
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    That was Keyboard. However, they did manage to...

    That was Keyboard. However, they did manage to list everything Vangelis was using in Nemo at the time:

    "In the 1982 Keyboard magazine interview several instruments were noted; a Minimoog, Yamaha...
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    The news has hit the major outlets. MSN posted a...

    The news has hit the major outlets. MSN posted a nice lengthy obit.

    "He evolved into a one-man quasi-classical orchestra, using a vast array of electronic equipment to conjure up his enormously...
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    Required listening for the serious prog rock fan....

    Required listening for the serious prog rock fan. :horns
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    Ditto! I walked into the Wherehouse and went...

    Ditto! I walked into the Wherehouse and went "What's this...new album? Trippy cover. Cool track titles. Take my eleven bucks!" I played Sides A/B front to back (and flipped it over) for a week!
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    I hear that. I hope we've hit the bad news quota...

    I hear that. I hope we've hit the bad news quota for the rest of the year, because this one's a whopper.
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    It's a good semi-sequel to Rosetta, which I felt...

    It's a good semi-sequel to Rosetta, which I felt was the best thing he'd done in years (and fans seemed to unanimously agree).

    Another one that grew on me like a rash was The City, the follow-up...
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    Indeed, it was mind-boggling. That's the best...

    Indeed, it was mind-boggling. That's the best descriptor.
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    Beaubourg is a weird one. I read a long time ago...

    Beaubourg is a weird one. I read a long time ago that he made it very quickly to fulfill his contract. I avoided it for many years, but then I heard it and ended up digging it. It's two sides of...
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    Apparently some website tried to dispute it (they...

    Apparently some website tried to dispute it (they specialize in hoaxes), but it's official. Vangelis died in a hospital in France.
    ...
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    Nice! I LOVE Soil Festivities. I always go out of...

    Nice! I LOVE Soil Festivities. I always go out of my way to give it a rec because it seems to get lost in the shuffle. I love the album art/photography, too.
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    Amen. Vangelis was still making great music, too....

    Amen. Vangelis was still making great music, too.

    I think I'll put on L'Apocalypse des Animaux. It's lovely. One of his best.
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    R.I.P. Vangelis

    http://elsew.com/data/latest.htm#19-5-2022

    “We regret to announce that the world renowned composer Vangelis has passed away on Tuesday, May 17th, late at night.”

    It's feeling like the end of an...
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    !!!! How much was it? ...

    !!!! How much was it?

    https://c.tenor.com/pog4XSZ6IawAAAAC/tenor.gif
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    If you can get one for under $50, jump on it....

    If you can get one for under $50, jump on it. Prices on Clamazon/feeBay are positively screamy.
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    That's the next thing I'm puttin' on! In...

    That's the next thing I'm puttin' on! In 3...2...1...
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    Because Hollywood sucks. I, too, will stick with...

    Because Hollywood sucks. I, too, will stick with the original. At least it has George C. Scott and Martin Sheen!



    Nothing from our heyday is safe. They remade Point Break. Talk about a movie...
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    Masters of Horror was a great anthology. John...

    Masters of Horror was a great anthology. John Carpenter directed a couple, "Pro-Life" and "Cigarette Burns" (with Norman Reedus). Don Coscarelli of Phantasm fame directed "Incident on and Off a...
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    That was another left-fielder. And freakin'...

    That was another left-fielder. And freakin' expanded!!!
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    2014. It will set you back a few more nickels...

    2014. It will set you back a few more nickels now, but you definitely want it.

    https://www.discogs.com/release/5514488-Tangerine-Dream-Wavelength
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    I heard it BLOWS (itself out). :lol

    I heard it BLOWS (itself out). :lol
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    Todd's a big boy, but "smoking health nut" does...

    Todd's a big boy, but "smoking health nut" does sound...oxymoronic? :lol
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    To be fair, what band is still putting it out the...

    To be fair, what band is still putting it out the same way they did thirty-plus years earlier? They're not twentysomethings anymore. Todd's not yet fifty but he performs like someone many years...
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    I thought Firestarter had already been remade (or...

    I thought Firestarter had already been remade (or was that a sequel?).

    Well, I still can't believe it. I thought they'd iced the idea of remastering Firestarter, and...BOOM. There it is. Fuck,...
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    HOLY SMOKE! :O Firestarter is getting a...

    HOLY SMOKE! :O

    Firestarter is getting a remaster. On disc & vinyl 7/22.

    https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/tangerine-dream-firestarter-cd
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    You mean Scott Rock? What's the deal with him,...

    You mean Scott Rock? What's the deal with him, anyway? Has he left the band without leaving the band?
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    Hence the dismay over A Sport of Kings, which...

    Hence the dismay over A Sport of Kings, which "sports" several songs forced on them by the label, including "Just One Night," which Eric Martin recorded for his first album.

    Mike Levine talks...
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    That's what I've read, that they were in the...

    That's what I've read, that they were in the eighty-minute zone. It's not like they didn't have enough material for a two-hour show.

    When I saw Rush on the Presto tour, the complete show was two...
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    I think Rik was the only guy with prog roots....

    I think Rik was the only guy with prog roots. With Gil also writing and singing, their hard rock format was locked down, which I was totally fine with. They did what they did very well. I prefer...
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