3 jan. 2009, 20h14m par neeshThese albums have shaped me into the wide-ranged aficionado I am today. I grew up in a household with my ma who came to the US from the Caribbean as a young woman in the late 60's (she's a fan of Elvis Presley and the Golden Oldies as well as Hindi/Bollywood tunes in addition to Trinidadian music, Norah Jones and appreciates anyone who's "got pipes on 'em") and two much older siblings. My brother was a house/club DJ so that shit was bumping constantly and is embedded in my brain. My sister was into R&B like Tevin Campbell, Jodeci and whatnot yet also smooth jazz. I was all about solo chick singers, Disney tunes, Show Tunes, Carnival music, salsa, merengue and dance hits from all eras (especially disco and club remixes of pop hits) until the fifth grade when I got my hands on Tragic Kingdom and Razorblade Suitcase. Thus began my foray into alternative rock, interrupted only for a brief moment when I became Bad Boy records obsessed as a tween. I first heard ... …
16 nov. 2008, 23h43m par aulismediaMixed feelings here: good thing is that Brian May and Roger Taylor are still active, and any type of music from them is a treat, bad thing is that they call it Queen and defame the band's name. Paul Rodgers ((formerly of Bad Company, Free, The Firm and The Law) is not Freddie Mercury it all doesn't make much sense.Continue reading the entire review: Queen — The Cosmos Rocks
8 sept. 2008, 17h31m par joiletjake…when talking about my music taste that is.
Today it is two years since I joined last.fm and where these years have gone is a question that I can’t answer since it feels like it was yesterday it all happend. Almost precisely one year ago I was writing a journal similar to this where I described how my music taste had changed over the year. This journal will head in the same direction and is going to reflect my thoughts about the year that has passed.
This year I feel that my taste have changed and have become more broader than it was just three or four months ago. Two years ago it mostly consisted of British bands such as The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Cream, with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The last three mentioned names were the key objects of my collection and 80% of it was related to them and bands they used to play in. "Not very open minded" would probably be the first comment one would say and I can’t agree more. …
6 sept. 2008, 1h44m par 0k0k0k0This is a tl;dr piece. Of rehashed ideas over and over again. You have been warned.
1. Visual appeal equals musical appeal.
Obvious cases of visual kei faggotry and metal posturing idiocy aside, it’s to say that artsy music videos and photoshoots do not mask the fact that the musicians are just terrible at rousing emotions other than righteous loathing back at them. And even then on the other end, mesmerizing soundscapes wafting from the stage, emanating from spaced-out statues with guitars or what have you. As dorky as they look, no different from the classroom nerd, unmoving but for the subtle flicks of the picks on their fingers, fact remains…. They’ll never get laid.
That, and the other lesson so implicitly overt.
2. If it sucks live, it sucks.
At its basest classification, only two types of music exist. Studio version and live version. One of those clearly plays with sounds difficult/impossible to replicate under real time circumstances…
30 mai 2008, 22h40m par sablespecterBlue Murder / "Sex Child" / Blue Murder(2) / Apr 1989
Artist: Blue Murder
Original Album: Blue Murder
Track: Sex Child
After reading & discussing my love of the first Fantastic Friday selection, Thunder and Lightning, Kris pointed me to Blue Murder, which is the group that John Sykes formed with Carmine Appice on drums and Tony Franklin (The Firm) on bass after he (Sykes) was summarily dumped from Whitesnake by David Coverdale after merely supplying all the great guitar work on the 1987 Whitesnake album! Well!
Smart move by Geffen Records to get Sykes signed and hooked up with the veterans, because they immediately started turning out some heavy riffs and great blues-influenced hard rock here! It sounds a bit dated now, mostly due to Bob Rock's overblown production, and so it is very much "of its time" but the songwriting is strong and you can't denounce the musicianship.
(However, Geffen should have seriously considered also hiring somebody to give the band some sound sartorial advice…
1 avr. 2008, 11h12m par kindelan
14 mars 2008, 15h38m par truBallerAZ Undeniable IN STORES APRIL 1st!!
1. The Game Don’t Stop
3. Life On The Line
5. What Would You Do ft/ Jay Rush
6. Dead End
7. Parking Lot Pimpin’
9. Go Getta ft/ Ray J.
10. Now I Know
11. A. Game
12. The Hardest ft/ Styles P
Undeniable Released: 1st quarter April 1, 2008 Singles: "Life On The Line"/"The Hardest"
The Hardest ft. Styles P
AZ in the Internet:
12 mars 2008, 15h22m par truBallerI made a videography of all AZ musicvideos from his first album in 1995 till now.
Sugar Hill ft. Miss Jones (Doe Or Die)
Gimme Yours ft. Nas (Doe or Die)
Doe or Die (Doe or Die)
Hey AZ (Pieces of a Man)
What's the Deal (Pieces of a Man)
Problems (9 Lives)
Everything is Everything (9 Lives)
I'm Back (Aziatic)
The Come Up (A.W.O.L.)
The Format (The Format)
The Hardest ft. Styles P (Undeniable)
10 oct. 2007, 2h17m par talonkrass1. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen (Eruption)
2. Steve Vai - Solo, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth (For The Love Of God)
3. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin, Yardbirds, The Firm (The Song Remains the Same)
4. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd (Run Like Hell)
5. Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix Experience (All Along the Watchtower)
6. Zakk Wylde - Solo, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society (Stronger Than Death)
7. Randy Rhodes - Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot (Crazy Train)
8. John Petrucci - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment (Paradigm Shift)
9. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Solo (Texas Flood)
10. Slash - Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit (Welcome to the Jungle)
29 sept. 2007, 23h37m par MetallicaACDCThis is a quiz I made up just for fun, not to try and make people look stupid. If you want, you can post your honest answers in a response then look and see how many you got right and post it. Or you can lie and say you got all 25 right and that you're a rock 'n' roll genius. Whatever, I don't care. Just trying to make something cool... (Answers are at the bottom; No peeking at the artist connections either!)
1. Who of the following has never been the lead singer for Iron Maiden?
a. Paul Di'Anno
b. Biff Byford
c. Bruce Dickinson
d. Blaze Bayley
2. True or False?: Van Halen's album 1984 was released in the year 1984.
3. What is the correct spelling of the band whose name is pronounced (LEH-nerd Skinnerd)?
4. Which of the following Metallica albums does NOT contain an instrumental track?
a. Kill 'Em All
b. Ride the Lightning
c. Master of Puppets
d. ...And Justice for All
5. What country do the Scorpions hail from?
6. Who originally wrote the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"?