R. Gorham

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (50 of 71)
In My Own Words:
Rock & roll and my Rottweiler.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 401,650 - Total Helpful Votes: 50 of 71
Kiss, Best Of Vol 2 ~ Kiss
Sure KISS has way to many compilations (8?), countless tribute albums, and 4 live albums (and a 'best of' live album)... but this "Millennium Collection Vol. 2" is different and worth having if you lost interest in the band in the 1980's like I did. I was heavily into KISS in the 1970's and owned all their releases from their debut through "Dynasty". In the 1980's they started out incredibly strong (and heavy) with "Creatures Of The Night". However, after "Creatures", KISS jumped off the deep end and their hits became far and few between. Not to mention several personnel changes, the overall quality of songs, and cheap album cover designs. I suddenly… Read more
We Are Not Alone ~ Breaking Benjamin
We Are Not Alone ~ Breaking Benjamin
I firmly believe that Breaking Benjamin will rise above the cluster of other great rock bands of the new millenium (i.e. - Stereomud, Earshot, Seether, Three Days Grace, Ra, Saliva, etc). Not quite sure what it is, but the sound the band emits is uniquely their own. The guitars are hard. The vocals are crisp and audible. The drumming is steady and the bass is the backbone... sometimes just thumping along, other times thunderous. Ben (the 'broken' one) Burnley has his hand in writing all the songs along with the help of his bandmates, Markus James (bass), Jeremy Hummel (drums) and Aaron Fink (lead guitar). "So Cold" is their first hit of 2004. Other hits should follow. CD liner… Read more
Let's Dance ~ David Bowie
Let's Dance ~ David Bowie
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's Swing!, July 7 2004
Bowie never ceases to amaze me - exploring so many vast and different styles of music. Pop, rock, space, punk, alternative, electronica, and in the 80's Bowie sprang out on the dance floor. "Let's Dance" (1983) is yet another chapter in Bowie's huge catalog. I admire his risk taking, and art of reaching out and daring to try something new. "Let's Dance" features 3 huge dance club hits in "China Girl", "Modern Love" and the booming title track. There are two other stand out tracks in "Without You" (Bowie slows it down on this one) and "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)". The remaining 3 tracks are decent filler. Several of the songs… Read more