Re: Secret Santa 2011 Review orkstu Fri Feb 03 05:00:19 2012
nice guess....apologies for the hastily arranged artwork et al, glad the majority tickled your fancy On Jan 5, 7:38 pm, Steve M <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Sixteen tracks that cover a variety of styles and includes music from > many groups that are new to me. Of the bands I’ve heard before or have > something by there is only one track that I already own. > > 1. Voice of Eujena by Brother Cane > A gentle start to the disc from a band I’ve never heard of. Very > enjoyable and worth checking out further. > > 2. Lit Up by Buckcherry > A band I’ve heard a few times before but never been moved to > investigate. This track I liked a lot and it’s convinced me that maybe > it’s time to take a closer look. > > 3. Gonna Raise Hell (live) by Cheap Trick > A decent track that went on a bit too long for me – just under nine > and half minutes – good guitar and drum solos that didn’t outstay > their welcome. > > 4. Watch ‘Em Burn by Joanne Shaw Taylor > An ok track that I felt would be better shorter as I found it somewhat > repetitive. May grow on me with repeated listens. > > 5. No Big Thing by Lit > Another new band to me that I enjoyed. Catchy chorus that has stuck > with me, making this a group that I’ll be checking out further. > > 6. Elektro Vakuum by Mardugada > Ok song that didn’t really grab me. I felt it sounded dated and the > verse vocals brought Mott the Hoople to mind – although I’m not really > sure why. > > 7. Slut Machine by Monster Magnet > Good song on first couple of listens but one that I’ve begun to get > bored by. Monster Magnet have always been a band to listen to in small > doses to me. > > 8. Tonight the Stars Revolt! by Powerman 5000 > With it’s almost spoken verses and much more aggressive chorus this is > one of the heavier tracks in the collection. Enjoyed this a lot and > will be checking them out further. > > 9. Superhero by Reef > A catchy chorus and an ok song but didn’t do a lot for me. > > 10. 321 by Scorpions > This is the one song that I already own. A great track from a band > I’ve been a fan of since I first heard them all those years ago. Great > heavy sound and a very infectious chorus in typical Scorpions style. > > 11. Out of Tune by Supermarine Spitfire > Dated sound, particularly the vocals, that didn’t really click with > me. > > 12. Live Your Life (Down) by Tantric > A slower paced track that then turns heavier before slowing again, > from a band new to me, and one that I shall definitely be > investigating further. > > 13. Hell to La by The Jokers > With a sound and vocal style that reminded me of Wishbone Ash I’d mark > this one as good and say I’ll probably be checking them out too. > > 14. Starlite by Young Heart Attack > Really didn’t do anything for me and is my least liked track on the > disc. > > 15. Right Where I Belong by 3 Doors Down > Another band I’d not heard before with a catchy song that means I’ll > more than likely be checking them out further. > > 16. Crazy or High by Black Label Society > Even though I do own some of their albums, none have this song on > them. This is a great track that has me wanting to add to my Black > Label Society collection. > > With only a couple of songs that didn’t really strike a chord with me > I’d say my Secret Santa has put together a successful CD that has > introduced me to a number of new bands that I’m looking forward to > investigating further. Thanks SS! > > And who do I think my SS is? > I came to my conclusion by the process of elimination, with three or > four people to make the final choice from I finally decided to guess > at Orkstu. > > Steve M :-) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "classic rock magazine readers" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/classic-rock-mag-readers?hl=en.