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Heavy Blues
Heavy Blues
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Electric Blues!!, June 2 2015
This review is from: Heavy Blues (Audio CD)
Yes, HEAVY ELECTRIC BLUES, in the tradition of the late 60's - early 70's power trios such as CREAM, THE HENDRIX EXPIRENCE, BLUE CHEER and ZZ TOP. Other amazon ca reviews are handing out stars due to the guitarists age, suggesting it's a miracle that the man wants to ROCK! Well Randy is showing no signs of retreating to a musical life of tea biscuits and warm milk before a 7pm bedtime! Age is indeed only a number and you really are as old as you feel. Anyone who takes the time to listen to CBC Radio1's "Vinyl Tap" music show, hosted by Mr. Bachman, will hear the excitement in his voice when he gets a chance to spin the sounds of his own self-recognized hero's such as THE WHO or LED ZEPPELIN and DEEP PURPLE. I suspect Randy has wanted to make a recording like this for a long time whether his buddy Neil Young makes challenges to him or not. The songs on this album for the most part show quality in the songs themselves. While not a 5 star product, RANDY BACHMAN has released a album that gives his true fans a much needed breath of fresh musical air.

The Who: Tommy Live
The Who: Tommy Live
DVD ~ The Who
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE WHO - Tommy: Live In Los Angeles 1989 With Special Guests, May 3 2015
This review is from: The Who: Tommy Live (DVD)
Well some purist fans of The Who might poo-poo this extended musicians version of the band, this performance of Tommy should be larger than life and bold. The music of The Who, along with Steve Winwood, Elton John, Billy Idol, Phil Collins and Patti LaBelle (stepping in for Tina Turner as the Acid Queen), that is contained within this disc is a defining statement of rock royalty on display. This is a must have for any music fans collection.

Ray Davies and the Kinks: Return to Waterloo - Come Dancing
Ray Davies and the Kinks: Return to Waterloo - Come Dancing
DVD ~ Tim Roth
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE KINKS - Come Dancing: Arista Music Video Anthology /RAY DAVIES & KAST-OFF KINKS - Return To Waterloo, April 22 2015
It's stunning for a great rock band like The Kinks to have so little visual product out in the retail marketplace. This release has long been out of print all over the world. I was lucky to find a copy from a seller based in the E.U. for about $19.50 CAN. Even if the Come Dancing Video Anthology clocks in at a mere 37min it's still worth the price of admission! Great Kinks klassic songs like the rocking "Do It Again", the awesome video story-line in "State Of Confusion", also "Come Dancing", "Predictable" & "Don't Forget To Dance" were all hits on early MTV broadcasts. The rest of the "Come Dancing Video Anthology" feature is rounded out by 3 live tracks "Lola", "You Really Got Me", "Celluloid Heros" all taken from the "One For The Road: Live In Providence R.I. U.S.A. On The Kinks 1979/80 American Tour" - DVD. All in all this a great little production of amazing music videos from THE KINKS! As For "Return To Waterloo", we have a film that leans heavily toward an art house style production, think Andy Warhol's early 70's film output and you'll get a rough idea of the content of this movie short. Ray Davies wrote the script and the songs in the films soundtrack and recorded this music with members of The Kinks past and present. These musicians have billed themselves as "THE KAST OFF KINKS" in the 2000's with Ray Davies joining them on-stage now & then. This is about the only way music fans will see some sort of reunion by The Kinks. As for a reunion of the original members of The Kinks, this sadly will never happen with original members now past away or in serious i'll health. Ray Davies appears to have a love/hate relationship with THE KINKS visual recorded history, refusing to sign off on the PBS production documentary movie "THE KINKS - Do It Again!" for worldwide dvd release. Well we can only hope that he has a change of heart at some point, until then we have this, THE KINKS - Come Dancing: Video Anthology & RAY DAVIES - Return To Waterloo: A Short Film - DVD to hold us over.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ASIA - circa 1990 delivers the goods during this live concert., Sept. 5 2014
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ASIA - Live In Moscow: 1990 - DVD/CD, Eagle Rock/Eagle Vision 2003 Release.

ASIA: Geoff Downes- Keyboards, Vocals
Carl Palmer- Drums, Vocals
Patrick Thrall- Guitars, Vocals
John Wetton- Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitars

Asia as a live concert act in 1989/90 are a tight, well oiled machine. With Pat Thrall stepping into the bands guitar slot for this limited reunion tour after a 5 year plus hiatus, this Asia line up performs with a sharpness and musical skill that would compare to any top hard rock act who have been touring non-stop. Appearing in front of over 40,000 fans over 2 nights in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow Arena, Asia clearly gets a surge of energy from the rabid crowd. This release on both DVD/CD contains the band's sets from both nights. The band performs tracks from its total history of recorded releases: ASIA- Asia, ASIA- Alpha, ASIA- Astra and newly recorded songs in 1989/90 from ASIA- Then & Now. The original Asia members: Downes, Palmer & Wetton always quality musicians, step their performances up a notch. For myself the MVP of this project is the guitar skills of Pat Thrall. His style and tone give the Asia catalog a more aggressive and heavy edge. The guitarists crisp and melodic solos easily compare and elevate any of the recorded studio work by previous Asia guitarists: Steve Howe(asia- alpha), Mandy Meyer(astra) and Steve Lukather(then & now). This release is highly recommended.

Shinedown: Live From the Inside
Shinedown: Live From the Inside
DVD ~ Shinedown
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shinedown on their 1st album tour cycle., June 8 2014
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This is a very enjoyable DVD. Shinedown's original line-up had more of a carefree rock n roll vibe than later versions of the band. Although both versions have excellent musicians in their ranks the original members had more swagger in their steps, free to talk about the benefits and destruction of alcohol & drugs on the touring road as seen in the extra tour document included within the dvd.

Jonas Live As We Roll
Jonas Live As We Roll
DVD ~ Jonas
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jonas & Massive Attraction, Keep The Flame Burning Strong For A Hi-Energy Classic Hard Rock Sound, Jan. 7 2014
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After seeing a few videos("Big Daddy","Like A River"and "Edge Of Seventeen") of the band from the 1st Jonas recording in 2005. Jonas was chosen to open all dates on the Van Halen- Greatest Hits Tour with Sammy Hagar. While Van Halen clearly struggled with their on-stage chemistry due to feuding between Sam vs Ed over Eddie's pre-show drinking that was starting to compromise the guitar hero's on-stage performance and Sam vs Alex, Ed's manager. Reviews for the tour were mixed at best but for the amazing shows put on by Jonas as they stormed the stage every night with a confidence of seasoned pros! This live concert dvd filmed at the end of that tour with Van Halen finds the boys in Jonas taking to the stage at a sold out show in Montreal. Lead singer Jonas Tomalty may have the best new hard rock voice to come along in a generation. With a combination of power & finesse, think of Jim Morrison meets Paul Rodgers. Yes its very high praise to associate Jonas Tomalty with those legends but in my opinion, he is just that good. Period. In Corey Diabo, Jonas have a guitarist with skills that shine like a diamond. Catch the emotion he uses in his solo in the live version of "Like A River", its amazing! He shows us his mastery over his instrument, dazzling with stunning licks & riffs! Diabo has the knack of laying down his solos using a guitarists bag of tricks without ever making the listener think he is over playing. Jonas & Massive Attraction give hard rock fans some music they can really sink their collective teeth into as they enjoy the bands strong songwriting and skillful on-stage performances

Made in Japan [Import]
Made in Japan [Import]
DVD ~ Whitesnake
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5.0 out of 5 stars D.C. & WHITESNAKE still magic!, May 9 2013
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This musical document shows what happens when u have a talent base on the stage that is near perfection! Great audio/visuals bring this concert from the arena and into your living rooms. Newer songs from the long play's released during the decade of the 2000's hold their own along with the classic Whitesnake faves. Now I finally know why Robert Plant shrugs off D.C. The man and his talent. its because he is jealous of ground D.C. Continues to break, writing, recording and touring amazing hard rock documents even as D.C. might be in the winter of his career. Even tho I love Plants pass work, we must give credit when credit is due when D.C. & Whitesnake are cementing the bands musical legacy.

Fix: The Ministry Movie [Import]
Fix: The Ministry Movie [Import]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ministry - Fix, April 21 2013
Well not versed in the internal politics of past and present members of Ministry like others who have written reviews here on Amazon. I did enjoy this film. At points it was hard to tell if some scenes from the bands tour in 1996/97 were serious on the spot spur of the moment acts or planned out before filming. All in all I really liked this production. Ministry is a band that has lived in the shadows of the music scene. Not wanting or not able to embrace media coverage that would help the bands image and selling of product, Ministry remains a could of, would of, should of image of ground breaking music artists and a career run into the ground by writers block brought on by addiction.

Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe (DVD)
Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe (DVD)
DVD ~ Michael Schenker
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4.0 out of 5 stars MSG rocks!, April 16 2013
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Temple of rock is a great dvd. Quality a/v makes for amazing viewing and listening of this great guitarist. Although Michael Schenker has had show business ups and downs thru out his recording and touring life but he really pulls himself together for this release. With the help of former Scorpions Herman and Francis and lead vocals from Doogie White the overall talent rises higher than any other M.S.G. release.

R.E.M.  Road Movie                     >
R.E.M. Road Movie >
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5.0 out of 5 stars REM - Road Movie - DVD, April 6 2013
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I love this dvd! Anyone who says it sounds bad, music mix audio etc. Well they must be playing the disc on a cheap system. To me, this is REM's punk/hard rock era, a real rock band! The setlist is awash in a wall of distortion in both amps in guitars! Even older hits are given a heavy guitar make over. The punk attitude of the band during this era is awesome, the this is the way we sound, like it or not! I like the use of a 2nd guitarist in order to get the heavy distorted guitar mix across to the fans in the building and in the mix of Road Movie. Those who think REM are about Shiny Happy People and Losing My Religion well this dvd is not for you! Rock music is about taking chances and that is why I love REM during the Monster/Road Movie era!

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