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  1. ElPatanico

    The N Word As it is Found In Rock

    I am not a fan of censorship, but I am also not a fan of the N word, or any other racial slur. I don't care what race you are... It's just an expired way to think, in my opinion. I'm not going to jump on a soap box and preach about it. I just won't take one word people that talk like that...
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    How is it possible to like classical rock nowadays?

    Is this really a serious post? First and foremost, evolution isn't ALWAYS a great thing. In my honest opinion, most "rock music" SUCKS these days. There is a lot less talent involved in the actual writing, making and playing of the music. I'm also not the biggest fan of "modern...
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    Thread Closed What Are You Listening To?

    It's alright. The "Brad Gillis Whammy Bar" get's old quick, but it's still a solid listen.
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    Geezer Butler Says Black Sabbath Have ‘Finished Recording’ New Album

    I agree, completely. However, I am a KISS fan. I picked up the last 2 KISS albums, so it would be quite hypocritical of me to ignore the new Sabbath. What bothers me most is the title. 13???? Seriously? As for Eddie Trunk... He has the gall to consistently bash KISS for not...
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    Gene Simmons VS pop stars II

    Ya, exactly. What is the difference, though? Beyonce does it at a televised inauguration for the president. Still a televised event. The Paul Lynde Halloween special was lip synched, as well as many others. Considering those events were supposedly "live," what leg does Simmons actually have...
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    How did the emerging bands of 60s get influenced by blues musicians in America??

    Another documentary worth looking up is from the "Metal Evolution" series where they interview old British musicians about the music of the lates 60s and early 70s.
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    How did the emerging bands of 60s get influenced by blues musicians in America??

    I'm not so sure about the vocalist part. To me, vocals have always been the "icing on the cake." Personally, I prefer an untrained vocalist to a trained one. The untrained vocalists tend to show more personality, in my opinion.
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    KISS (Official Thread)

    Well, they got the "who's names don't matter" part right, considering most newer fans don't even know the current Catman and Spaceman actually are not "the real deal."
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    How did the emerging bands of 60s get influenced by blues musicians in America??

    A lot of those musicians in the Yardbirds and what not were actually trained musicians. That's likely where the "jazz" influence you hear comes from. Influence is one thing, but it doesn't necessarily mean they will "sound like" their influences completely. That's what I've always liked about...
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    Gene Simmons VS pop stars II

    That's cool and all, but KISS has lip synched on several "live" TV appearances over the years. At this point, a little lip synching wouldn't do Mr. Stanley much harm. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge KISS nerd, but at this point I really wish Simmons and Stanley would just "shut up and play."
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    Thread Closed What Are You Listening To?

    Nice score.
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    Fandango vs 'Ot 'n' Sweaty

    I love Cactus, but that particular album isn't near their best, in my opinion. Still, my vote is for Cactus.
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    California Jam 1974 Live Battle

    Thank ya!
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    California Jam 1974 Live Battle

    Damn. Tough one. The behind the scenes stories about this gig are hilarious. Blackmore throwing a fit over not wanting to play before Sabbath/dark, hiding in road cases. I always see California Jam 2 on vinyl. Does anyone know if the first Cali Jam was ever released on vinyl?
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    KISS (Official Thread)

    What is a "roll out?"
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    Uriah Heep (Official Thread)

    I own "Sweet Freedom," but I played it once, said "EW" and threw it in with the rest of my collection. This thread makes me wanna break it out and give it another chance. :P
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    Derek St.Holmes (Official Thread)

    Yep. Most people say Nugent's best work was with St. Holmes. While I would agree it was Nugent's best "solo work," it still doesn't touch some of the incredible early Amboy Dukes material.
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    KISS (Official Thread)

    Happy Birthday to Paul, one of my heroes. I hope he can get his voice back to the way it was. It really makes me sad to see him struggling to sing live. However, only Paul Stanley would have the cajones to get out there and keep trying. Happy Birthday, Paul and KISS!!!
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    Imp's Top 100 Albums Of The '70's

    I commend you for it!
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    Free (Official Thread)

    Have you heard the Blue Cheer version of "The Hunter?" That one is my favorite!
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    Your collection

    I've stopped reading reviews over the years. When I was younger, I couldn't tell you just how many bands I passed on due to someone giving the band a terrible review. Too many people have a social agenda when it comes to music. I'd rather form an opinion on my own.
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    selling your soul in music

    Ithink "selling your soul" basically means "doing whatever management, booking, record labels, etc. wants you to do to make it." Abandoning your own morals and principals for the big payoff of money and fame. I'm not a religious person. I believe the "devil" represents "the evils of shedding...
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    1972!

    Space truckin!
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    Thread Closed What Are You Listening To?

    I need to hear more by this band. I only have "Or All Around Us," which I hear isn't them at their best. I like the album and eventually hope to hear more, including the one you posted.
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    {RESOLVED} Buy/sell

    I buy/sell/trade vinyl on a pretty regular basis. I work in a record store and have access to loads of vinyl, not to mention buying records/collections in my own spare time, etc. I have done it for years. I've been a member of this forum a short time, but I've already received requests from...

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