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20 minutes ago, Oblong said:

Def Leppard is like another hair band guy from the era, David Coverdale.... they take themselves way too seriously.  Spinal Tap nailed it with "Lick my love pump".  It's fun music... that's it.  Don't pretend it's Bach.  Or Mach.

 

David CoverVersion (thank you Robert Plant) has always been the red-headed stepchild of rock. He was the lead singer in Deep Purple for a period but was overshadowed by the incredible vocal talents of the bassist Glenn Hughes. He was always considered a poor man's Plant and when Whitesnake finally achieved success, it seems his ego got way out of control.

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2 hours ago, Biff Mayhem said:

David CoverVersion (thank you Robert Plant) has always been the red-headed stepchild of rock. He was the lead singer in Deep Purple for a period but was overshadowed by the incredible vocal talents of the bassist Glenn Hughes. He was always considered a poor man's Plant and when Whitesnake finally achieved success, it seems his ego got way out of control.

And then he went and worked with Jimmy Page 😅

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3 hours ago, Oblong said:

Def Leppard is like another hair band guy from the era, David Coverdale.... they take themselves way too seriously.  Spinal Tap nailed it with "Lick my love pump".  It's fun music... that's it.  Don't pretend it's Bach.  Or Mach.

 

Early Def Leppard - pre-Hysteria - less so. That was more NWOBHM stuff. It got bad when they broke America with Pyromania - no one had heard of them hear until Hysteria came out.

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57 minutes ago, Blue Square Thing said:

Early Def Leppard - pre-Hysteria - less so. That was more NWOBHM stuff. It got bad when they broke America with Pyromania - no one had heard of them hear until Hysteria came out.

1980 -1982 Local stoner on the radio used to play a lot of NWOBHM on his Saturday night show so my love for them and UFO began. Pyromania and Hysteria were such a departure.

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1 hour ago, Tigertown Rats said:

And then he went and worked with Jimmy Page 😅

Which is what prompted Plant's snarky moniker.

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1 hour ago, Biff Mayhem said:

Which is what prompted Plant's snarky moniker.

Ahh, makes perfect sense. With regard the Def Leppard, I have always had the impression that Joe Elliott thought very highly of himself as well. Must be lead singer syndrome... Def Leppard was also one of the last Spotify holdouts. For a long time the only thing available was the Mirror Ball live album (which wasn't very good).

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Def Leppard had a dispute with their publishing company, maybe they didn't own the rights or sometihng, so they went into the studio and redid their songs and now own those.   There's also two versions of Pour Some Sugar On me.... one starts off with "Love is like a bomb" and the other "step inside walk this way"

A friend of mine drove Joe Elliot around town when he was here.... went to see two movies.  Only tipped $10 which he said was quite low for that kind of work.

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Oblong said:

A friend of mine drove Joe Elliot around town when he was here.... went to see two movies.  Only tipped $10 which he said was quite low for that kind of work.

He's from Yorkshire though. $10 is an extravagant tip for up there...

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3 hours ago, Biff Mayhem said:

1980 -1982 Local stoner on the radio used to play a lot of NWOBHM on his Saturday night show so my love for them and UFO began. Pyromania and Hysteria were such a departure.

I think we've had this conversation before haven't we? I maintain that High n Dry is a decent album but On Through the Night is meh etc...?

I don't object to Pyromania too much - there's some decent stuff on there, although Photograph is probably a bit bubble-gummy. But compared to Hysteria it's still got some roots here I think. Pour some sugar has far too much Poison in it for my taste.

Oddly I came across some UFO the other day on a random Spotify list which took me back a bit. I had a tape off the radio of a live set they did at somewhere like Donnington or Knebworth back in the mid-80s I think. Saxon and, obviously, Maiden were the key bands getting real attention here - other than Motorhead of course, although that's an entirely different kettle of fish.

Now I feel old 🙂

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3 hours ago, Blue Square Thing said:

I think we've had this conversation before haven't we? I maintain that High n Dry is a decent album but On Through the Night is meh etc...?

 

Now I feel old 🙂

I don’t recall this conversation. I love High N Dry (especially No No No). On through the night has a lot of balls but the production is lacking. 
 All I know is Pete Willis must have really pissed them off if he wasn’t invited back when Steve Clark died. 

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Do any of you know of a service or APP or something that does concerts you can watch on your TV?  A streaming service or just where you can purchase a concert or something?  The only thing I miss about my Comcast were the few concerts I recorded on NPR or something to watch while having a drink.  I am trying to find an equivalent streaming service.  DVD's are no good, I just want to be able to hit a couple buttons and get some great live concerts on the TV.

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4 hours ago, John_Brian_K said:

Do any of you know of a service or APP or something that does concerts you can watch on your TV?  A streaming service or just where you can purchase a concert or something?  The only thing I miss about my Comcast were the few concerts I recorded on NPR or something to watch while having a drink.  I am trying to find an equivalent streaming service.  DVD's are no good, I just want to be able to hit a couple buttons and get some great live concerts on the TV.

We need a website that streams videos. For free even. Maybe one day. 

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In all seriousness, there's like a kajillion full concerts on youtube, in 4k, for free. 

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4 hours ago, John_Brian_K said:

Do any of you know of a service or APP or something that does concerts you can watch on your TV?  A streaming service or just where you can purchase a concert or something?  The only thing I miss about my Comcast were the few concerts I recorded on NPR or something to watch while having a drink.  I am trying to find an equivalent streaming service.  DVD's are no good, I just want to be able to hit a couple buttons and get some great live concerts on the TV.

https://www.nugs.net

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note: my buddy was Bob's cameraman on this tour: 

 

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12 hours ago, Yoda said:

We need a website that streams videos. For free even. Maybe one day. 

Yeah I guess that was kind of dumb I did not think of Youtube.  I generally feel pretty up to date with tech, but now I feel old for not thinking of youtube.  Is there a good search pattern to make sure you do not get crappy sound from some dudes cell phone at the concert or do you just type in the band with live then scroll a bit to find something that looks crisp?

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BTW, I am loving that Seger concert. I had heard from multiple sources that his voice was shot but it sounded good in this.

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28 minutes ago, Biff Mayhem said:

BTW, I am loving that Seger concert. I had heard from multiple sources that his voice was shot but it sounded good in this.

Seger is so freaking good man.   He went from being not much in my musical consciousness to like basically 2nd favorite.   I saw him twice in Detroit a couple years ago when it was supposed to be his last shows and while he does look like an old dude doing rock and roll, his voice definitely wasn't shot.    There were rumors that he was going to do a few more "final" shows this past summer which of course didn't happen.  I'm hoping there will be one more opportunity to see him play, and I totally recommend doing it...

most overrated tune:  Old Time Rock & Roll obviously

most underrated tune:  The Fire Inside

RIP Alto Reed.  

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2 minutes ago, pfife said:

Seger is so freaking good man.   He went from being not much in my musical consciousness to like basically 2nd favorite.   I saw him twice in Detroit a couple years ago when it was supposed to be his last shows and while he does look like an old dude doing rock and roll, his voice definitely wasn't shot.    There were rumors that he was going to do a few more "final" shows this past summer which of course didn't happen.  I'm hoping there will be one more opportunity to see him play, and I totally recommend doing it...

most overrated tune:  Old Time Rock & Roll obviously

most underrated tune:  The Fire Inside

RIP Alto Reed.  

I had to google Rob McEnally the guitarist. Dude has chops.

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Just now, Biff Mayhem said:

I had to google Rob McEnally the guitarist. Dude has chops.

If it's the same dude from last tour then yeah he rips.  He's pretty prominent on that Hired Guns documentary on Netflix I think we've discussed on here before.  He crushes it on like the greatest collection of axes ever

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1 hour ago, pfife said:

Seger is so freaking good man.   He went from being not much in my musical consciousness to like basically 2nd favorite.   I saw him twice in Detroit a couple years ago when it was supposed to be his last shows and while he does look like an old dude doing rock and roll, his voice definitely wasn't shot.    There were rumors that he was going to do a few more "final" shows this past summer which of course didn't happen.  I'm hoping there will be one more opportunity to see him play, and I totally recommend doing it...

most overrated tune:  Old Time Rock & Roll obviously

most underrated tune:  The Fire Inside

RIP Alto Reed.  

I'd love to see him as well. My buddy who toured with him said he would fly himself and the band home after EVERY SHOW and then fly back to the next gig. Also said he always had the Tigers games on when he could. Pretty cool. 

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2 hours ago, John_Brian_K said:

Yeah I guess that was kind of dumb I did not think of Youtube.  I generally feel pretty up to date with tech, but now I feel old for not thinking of youtube.  Is there a good search pattern to make sure you do not get crappy sound from some dudes cell phone at the concert or do you just type in the band with live then scroll a bit to find something that looks crisp?

I get it man. There's so much to keep track of these days. For the most part it's a little hit and miss. Doing like Biff said and including HQ should help. 

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2 hours ago, Yoda said:

I'd love to see him as well. My buddy who toured with him said he would fly himself and the band home after EVERY SHOW and then fly back to the next gig. Also said he always had the Tigers games on when he could. Pretty cool. 

a former co worker of mine is neighbors with his sister in law so she got to know him pretty well.  Her garage is basically a bar so he liked coming over when he went to the SIL's house.  She said he's the coolest most down to earth guy.  Just a regular dude.  He had a big anniversary party and my co worker was invited. The tickets were these framed items that looked like concert tickets.  Said his house is pretty damn impressive as you'd expect.

Regarding Old Time Rock and Roll, I may have told this before, but it was someone else's song.  He rewrote the lyrics except the chorus.   Played it on tour in Europe and the crowd really liked it.  He decided to put it on the album at the last minute, it was done at Muscle Shoals, not with the Silver Bullet Band.  He didn't give himself a writing credit and said after Risky Business it was the dumbest business decision he ever made. He has no control over it in terms of publishing or copywright.

 

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