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Title: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-05-21, 13:11:19
Are you looking for challenging music ? - something that shakes you, and grips you, and transports you to places you never dreamed of ?

Well then, stop here for a spell. You'll find an assortment of some of the absolute best progressive artists and groups, from delicate and lyric (e.g. Jeff Buckley), to harsh and battering (e.g. Zero Hour).

These acts I can guarantee for !  Each of them is worth an experience, each is unique, seeking, challenging, and exciting.

I have probably missed some, and therefore I would be happy to receive proposals for further pantheon groups. But they have to be professional, special, suffused with intelligence, passionate, and they have to rock.

Feel free to post anything that comes to your mind, in this thread, or to Nicky007b at gmail.com.


My prog pantheon

Active groups & artists

A.C.T - Silence, Epic, Friends
Adagio - Archangels, Dominate, Underworld, Ignis
Aghora - Formless, I
Alice in Chains - Black, Tripod, Flies, Dirt, Facelift, Live, Unplugged, Music Bank
All That Remains - Many, Overcome
Amorphis - Red Cloud, Beginning, Skyforger, Waters, Eclipse
Anathema - Disaster, Judgement, Alternative 4, Eternity
Andromeda - Extension, Chimera, II=I
Angra - Holy Land, Fireworks, Temple, Rebirth
Animals as Leaders - Weightless, I
Annihilator - Metal, Self-titled
Anthrax - Worship, We've Come, Stomp 442, White Noise
Anthriel - Pathway
Anubis Gate - Andromeda, Detached, Horizons, Self-titled, Forever, Purification
Arcane Roots - Blood & Chemistry
Architects - All Our Gods, Lost Forever, Daybreaker
Arcturus - Sideshow, Sham
Arena - Contagion, Visitor, Unquiet Sky, Seventh Degree, Lion's Cage, Pride, Im?, Pepper, L&L, S&M
ARK - Burn The Sun
Ascension of the Watchers - Numinosum
As I Lay Dying - Ocean, Powerless
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare, Diamonds, City, Self-titled, Live in the LBC
Bal-Sagoth - Chthonic Chronicles, Atlantis Ascendant, Power Cosmic, Battle Magic, Ultima Thule, Lemuria
Baroness - Purple, Yellow & Green
Jeff Beck / with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas - Live+, Guitar Shop, Jeff
Between the Buried and Me - Misdirect, Colors
Beyond Twilight - Section X, Love, Devil
The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal
Black Sabbath - I, Paranoid, Heaven and Hell, Master, Vol. 4, 13
Blind Guardian - Opera, Imaginations
Borknagar - Urd
Jerry Cantrell - Trip, Depot
Charred Walls of the Damned - I
Circus Maximus - Nine, Isolate, 1st
Cloudscape - Crimson Skies, Global Drama, I
Conjure One - I, Holoscenic
Conquering Dystopia - Self-titled
The Contortionist - Intrinsic, Language, Exoplanet
Rusty Cooley - I
Alice Cooper - Killer, Nightmare 1 & 2, Babies, School
Chris Cornell / Audioslave - Euphoria Morning (with Eleven), Carry On, Out of Exile, Revelations
Crimson Glory - Astronomica
Cynic - Traced, Focus
Darkology - Fated to Burn, Altered Reflections
Deadsoul Tribe - Crows, I, Tree, Word
The Deadstation - Abyss
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus, Drought
Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works, Miss Machine, Calculating, Irony
Dimmu Borgir - Armageddon, Misanthropia
Disillusion - Splendor, Gloria
Dominici - O3: A Trilogy
Down - Over The Under, NOLA
Dream Theater - Self-titled, Dramatic, Clouds, Chaos, Octavarium, Train, Six, Scenes, Infinity, Awake, Seasons, 
    Live Scenes, Score, Budokan, Images, Unite
Bob Dylan - Changin', Highway 61, Freewheelin', Bringing, Harding, Self Portrait, Blonde, Slow Train, Another Side,
    Nashville, Christmas
Eleven / Alain Johannes - Euphoria Morning, Howling Book, Avantgardedog, Spark, Thunk, Eleven
Emperor - Nightside Eclipse, Prometheus, Anthems
Enslaved - Axioma, Vertebrae, Ruun
Eumeria - Rebel Mind
Extreme - III Sides, Punchline, Pornograffitti, Saudades, I
The Faceless - Autotheism, Planetary Duality
Fates Warning - Gray, Still Life, Parallels, Inside Out, Symmetry, FWX, Disconnected, No Exit, Guardian,
    Spectre, Bröcken
Faith No More - Angel Dust, Real Thing, Sol, King, Year, Brixton
Fear Factory - Genexus, Industrialist, Mechanize, Obsolete, Digimortal, Demanufacture, Archetype, Transgression,
    Hatefiles, Soul, Concrete
Fish - Crows, Return to Childhood, Suits
Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side, Capitalist, War, Fist
Flying Colors - I
Peter Gabriel - Lamb, Car, Passion, Us, So, Big Blue Ball, Scratch
Lisa Gerrard / & Pieter Bourke / Dead Can Dance - Duality, Serpent's Egg, Spleen
Gojira - Flesh, Mars
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
Guns N' Roses - ChinDem, Illusion I & II, Live Era, Destruction, Lies, Spaghetti, Best of
Steve Hackett - Wild Orchids, Please Don't Touch
Hacride - Back to Where You've Never Been
Haken - Visions, Aquarius, Mountain
Michael Harris / Thought Chamber - Perceptions, Views, Orchestrate
Gary Hughes / Ten - Twilight, King, Essential, Babylon, Evermore, Stormwarning, Veritas
Iced Earth - Armageddon, Crucible, Burden, Dystopia, Horror Show
Ihsahn / Peccatum - Eremita, angL, Ashes, After, Moribund
Immortal - All Shall Fall, Northern Darkness
In Flames - Playground, Purpose, Clarity, Reroute
Judas Priest - Nostradamus, Jugulator, Angel, Demolition, Redeemer, Evil (Live), Live in London, Painkiller,
    British Steel, Ram, Turbo, Screaming, Defenders, Stained Class, Wings
Kalisia - Cybion
Kamelot - Ghost, Halo, Winter, Epica, Siége, Dominion
Kashmir - E.A.R., Zitilites
Keep of Kalessin - Epistemology, Reptilian, Kolossus, Armada
Karnivool - Asymmetry, Sound Awake
Killswitch Engage - Incarnate, Disarm
King Crimson - ConstruKction, Believe, Beat, Pair, Court
Korn - III, Other Side, Mirror, Untitled, Untouchables, Issues, Leader, Peachy, I
Leo Kottke - Greenhouse, 6- and 12- String Guitar, Leo Live
Lamb of God - VII: Sturm und Drang
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander - Astrology, Queen, Lady Macbeth, Red Planet, Shangri-La
Leprous - Coal, Congregation, Bilateral, Poppy
Live - Distance, Samadhi, Copper
Jeff Loomis - Zero, Oblivion
Magnum Breath Of Life, Storyteller, Vigilante
Manic Street Preachers / James Dean Bradfield - Postcards, Truth, Western, Everything, Enemy, Lifeblood, Bible
Manowar - Triumph Of Steel, Warriors
Mars Volta / At The Drive-in - De-Loused, Francis, Amputechture, Bedlam, Relationship, Casino
Mastodon - Skye, Mountain
Brian May - Back to the Light
Mayhem - Grand Declaration of War, Chimera, Ordo
Paul & Linda McCartney - Band on the Run, Ram
Megadeth - Countdown, Rust in Peace
Meshuggah - Koloss, obZen, Catch Thirtythree, Nothing
Metallica - Death Magnetic, Black, St. Anger, Load, ReLoad, Justice, Master
Ministry - From Beer to Eternity
Mnemic - Mnemesis, Sons of the System, Passenger
Moby - Play, 18, Innocents, Animal Rights
Monuments - Amanuensis, Gnosis
Morbid Angel - Altars, Blessed, Covenant, Illud
Alanis Morissette - Pill, Junkie, Rug, Havoc
Neal Morse - Testimony 2, Sola Scriptura, ?, One
Muse - Black Holes, Absolution, Resistance, 2nd Law, Symmetry, Drones
Nachtmystium - Assassins, Addicts
Negură Bunget - Maiestrit, Virstele, Om
Nevermore / Warrel Dane - Endeavor, Obsidian, Neon, Dead Heart, Enemies, Ecstasy, Voyager, War Machine (WD),
    In Memory, I
Clive Nolan / & Oliver Wakeman - Alchemy, Caamora, Jabberwocky
Mike Oldfield - QE2, Exposed, Amarok, Crises, Five Miles Out, Islands, Heaven's Open, Ommadawn, Tubular Bells I,
    Platinum, Discovery, Incantations, Hergest Ridge
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, Blackwater, Watershed, Sorceress, Deliverance, Heritage, Pale Communion, Arms, Still Life,
    Damnation, Morningrise, Orchid
Orphaned Land - Mabool, ORwarriOR, El Norra Alila
Outworld - I
Pain of Salvation - Passing Light, Scarsick, "BE", Road Salt One & Two, Remedy Lane, Perfect Element I
Pallas - XXV, Dreams, Cross, Sentinel
Mike Patton / Tomahawk - Irony (Dillinger with MP), Tomahawk
Pearl Jam / Eddie Vedder - Vs., Pearl Jam, Riot Act, Legs, Backspacer, Vitalogy, Ten, No Code, Yield, Wild
Pendragon - Passion, Pure, Not World, Fallen, Believe
Periphery - Difficulty, Juggernaut, Personal, I
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Robert Plant - Clarksdale, No Quarter, ReArranger, Fate, Zen, Dreamland, Pictures, Moments, Nirvana, Shaken
Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson - Deadwing, In Absentia, Incident, Planet, Grace, Lightbulb, Downstair, Sunday,
    Voyage 34
Protest the Hero - Volition, Scurrilous, Fortress
Psychotic Waltz - Grace, Everflow, Mosquito, Bleeding
Queens of the Stone Age - Era, Lullabies, Deaf, R
Queensrÿche - Soldier, OM I & II, Rage, Promised Land, Art, Q2k, Hear, Empire, Tribe, Warning, I
Trevor Rabin - Talk, Can't Look Away, Live in LA, Jacaranda
Radiance - The Burning Sun
Radiohead / Thom Yorke - OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Thief, In Rainbows, Bends, Eraser
Redemption - Fullness, Coil, Origins, Snowfall, I, Frozen (Live)
Refused - Freedom
Revocation - Great Is Our Sin
Riverside - Movement, Syndrome
Rodriguez - Cold Fact, Coming From Reality
Royal Hunt / André Andersen - Collision Course, Changing Skin, Fear, Mission, Watchers, X, Paper Blood,
    Black, Eyewitness, 2006 Live, Paradox, Target, III, Show Me
Rush - Clockwork, Snakes, Counterparts, Waves, 2112, Farewell
The Safety Fire - Mouth Of Swords, Grind The Ocean
Saturnian - Dimensions
Scar Symmetry - Progress, Holographic, Symmetric
7 Horns 7 Eyes - Throes of Absolution, 7 Horns 7 Eyes
Seventh Wonder - Escape, Waiting, Become, Mercy
Shadow Gallery - Room V, Digital
Shadows Fall - Fire From The Sky, War Within
The Shadow Theory - Veil
Billy Sheehan - Age Of Impact, Cosmic Troubadour, Baptizm Of Fire
SikTh - Opacities, Dead Day
Sixx:A.M. - This Is Gonna Hurt
Slash - Apocalyptic Love (with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators)
Slayer - Reign In Blood, Repentless
Slipknot - Hope, Subliminal, Iowa
Sort Sol - Circle, Snakecharmer, Glamourpuss
Soundgarden - King Animal, Superunknown, Upside
Sparks - Kimono, Propaganda, Indiscreet, Woofer, Li'l Beethoven, Bergman, Exotic, Lovers, Big Beat
Spock's Beard - SB, Octane, Feel Euphoria, Snow
Stride - Imagine, Bah Humbug, Music Machine
Subsignal - Beautiful, Touchstones, Paraiso
Symphony X - Iconoclast, Paradise Lost, Odyssey, V, Olympus, Tragedy, Damnation
Synkronizity - Cultivation
Tangerine Dream - Underwater Sunlight, Electric Mandarine
TesseracT - Polaris, Altered State, One
TestAmenT - Dark Roots, Live in London, Formation
Textures - Dualism
The Tea Party - Interzone, Triptych, Transmission, Splendor, Circles, Alhambra
Them Crooked Vultures - I
3 - End, Wake
Threshold - Critical Mass, Clone, Wounded Land, Extinct Instinct, Hypothetical, Subsurface, Dead Reckoning
Glenn Tipton - Baptizm Of Fire, Edge
To-Mera - Exile, Transcendental, Delusions
Tool - 10,000 Days, Lateralus, Ænima, Undertow, Opiate
Tribulation - Children Of The Night, Formulas Of Death
Trivium - Shogun, Crusade, In Waves, Ascendancy
Ulver - Blood Inside, Wars Of The Roses
U2 - Joshua Tree, Unforgettable Fire, Rattle And Hum
Steve Vai - Real Illusions, Fire Garden, Ultra Zone, Sound Theories, Ultra World, Alien, Passion, Sex & Religion
Vanden Plas - Christ 0, Daylight, God
Van Halen - III, Balance, I
Veil of Maya - Matriarch
Vintersorg - The Focusing Blur, Orkan
Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day, Nine Lives
W.A.S.P. - Golgatha, Babylon
Watain - Wild Hunt, Lawless Darkness
Roger Waters - Final Cut, Radio K.A.O.S., Flesh, Amused, Ca Ira, Pros & Cons
Winger - Karma
Wintersun - Time I, Wintersun
Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestite, Celestial Lineage
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps, Harvest, Freedom, Gold Rush
Zero Hour - Metamorphosis, Towers, Specs, Fragile
Zierler - ESC


Past masters

Jon Anderson - Change We Must, City Of Angels, Song of Seven, Olias, Earth Mother Earth
Beatles - Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's, White, Let It Be, Submarine, Mystery, Revolver, Rubber Soul, Help!
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
Blind Faith - I
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs, Ziggy Stardust, Blackstar, Station, Earthling, Outside, Hunky Dory, 'Hours...', Reality,
    "Heroes", Heathen, Scary Monsters, Next Day, Young Americans, Space Oddity, Low, Lodger, Let's Dance, World
Jeff Buckley - Grace, Sweetheart, Mystery
Johnny Cash & Rick Rubin - American Recordings I-VI
City Boy - Earth, I, Heads, Book, West, Ritz, Personal
Coverdale and Page - Self-titled
Cream - Wheels, Disraeli, Fresh, Goodbye
Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
Dire Straits - I, Communiqué, Movies, Love, Alchemy, Brothers, Street
Doors - Sun, Days, I, Parade, Hotel, Woman
Electric Light Orchestra - New World Record, Blue, Discovery, Time, Eldorado
Explorers Club - Age Of Impact, Mammoth
Genesis - Lamb, Duke, England, Wind, Trick, Three, Foxtrot, Cryme, Abacab, Self-titled, Invisible, Dance
Iron Butterfly - Metamorphosis, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Michael Jackson - Dangerous, Thriller, Bad
Jethro Tull - Benefit, Thick, Aqualung, Stand Up, Wraps
Elton John - Yellow Brick Road, Captain Fantastic, Don't Shoot, Caribou, Honky Chateau, West Coast
Jon and Vangelis - Page Of Life, Private Collection, Mr Cairo, Short Stories
Led Zeppelin - II, I, III, IV, Houses, Graffiti, Presence, In, Coda
Tom Lehrer The Year That Was, More, Songs
John Lennon - Imagine, Plastic Ono Band
Marillion (Fish era) - Straws, Childhood, Fugazi, Script, B'Sides
Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn, Favour, Balance, Children, Dream, Chord, Days
Jimmy Page / Coverdale and / The Firm - Clarksdale, No Quarter, Coverdale and Page, The Firm I
Pantera - Trendkill, Reinventing, Driven, Cowboys, Vulgar
Pink Floyd / David Gilmour / Rick Wright - Meddle, Wish, Dark Side, Wall, Final Cut, Animals, Atom Heart,
    About Face, Lapse, Bell, Ummagumma, Saucerful, Pulse, DG I, Island, Broken China (RW), Relics, Piper
Queen - Heaven, Sheer, Night, Day, Innuendo, Magic, News, II, I
R.E.M. - Automatic, Out Of Time, Reveal, Green, Reconstruction
Rolling Stones - Request, Banquet, Flowers, Bleed, Exile, Aftermath
Santana - Supernatural, I, Abraxas
Sieges Even - Paramount, Navigating, Change
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Silence, Bridge, Bookends, Concert In Central Park
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness, River, Born To Run, Wild, Born In The U.S.A.
Steppenwolf - Monster, I, 7, Second
Supertramp - Crisis, Crime, Quietest, Breakfast, Indelibly
10cc - Soundtrack, Dare, Sheet, Bends, Tourists, Let Live
Tiny Tim - God Bless
Traffic - Eagle, High Heeled Boys, Far From Home
Venom - Black Metal, Welcome To Hell
The Who - Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, My Generation
Yes / ABWH - Going, Ladder, Talk, Heaven & Earth, Fly, Tormato, House of Yes, Topographic, Edge, 90125,
    Generator, Union, Keys, ABWH, Drama, Relayer, Fragile, Magnification, Yes Album, Time And A Word


Other groups & artists that I enjoy listening to nowadays

Abigail's Ghost    Abyssal Ascendant    The Acacia Strain    Accept    AC/DC    Ace Mafia    Acrassicauda    Ryan Adams    Adrenaline Mob    Aeon Zen    Aerosmith    Björn Afzelius    Agalloch    Agent Steel    Agni    Christina Aguilera    Aklash    All Shall Perish    Alpha Rev    Alter Bridge    Amaran's Plight    Amaseffer    Amon Amarth    Amoral    Anacrusis    Angels of Babylon    Karl Anthony    Arcade Fire    The Arcane Order    Arch Enemy    Army of Anyone   Artillery    Assignment    Astral Doors    Atheist    Atomic Soul    At Vance    Audrey Horne    August Burns Red    Avantasia    Ayreon    Angelo Badalamenti    Bad English    Jon Balke    Banyan    Baptized in Blood    Barren Earth    Bathory    Beardfish    Jason Becker    Behemoth    Benny Anderssons Orkester    Beyond Fear    Big Big Train    Bigelf    Biohazard    Black Crowes    Blackfield    Black Flag    Black Grape    Black Keys    Black Label Society    Black Mountain    Blind Ego    Bloodbath    Blotted Science    Blue Öyster Cult    Blur    Mark Boals    Boil    Bombus    Joe Bonamassa    Book of Reflections    Born of Osiris.   Breaking Benjamin    Brujeria    Tim Buckley    Bullet For My Valentine    Carter Burwell    Burzum    Cairo    Camel    Isobel Campbell    Cancer Bats    Candlebox    Candlemass    Cannibal Corpse    Johnny Cash    Bob Catley    Nick Cave    Celtachor    Celtic Frost    Cephalic Carnage    Children of Bodom    Chimaira    Chimp Spanner    Chon    Chroma Key    Circle II Circle    City of Fire    Kelly Clarkson    Clash    Clawfinger    Coheed and Cambria     Phil Collins    Communic    Conception    Converge    D.C. Cooper    Corrosion of Conformity    Cradle of Filth    Ben Craven    Credo    Creed    Creedence Clearwater Revival    Crowbar    Cryptic Vision    Cult    Cult of Luna    Cure    D-A-D    Dagorlad    Darkane    Dark Suns    Darkthrone    Dark Tranquillity    Darkwater    Dave Matthews Band    Miles Davis    Day Six    The Dear Hunter    Death    Death Cab for Cutie    Death Grips    Decapitated    Decemberists    Deconstruction    DeeExpus    Deftones    Delirious?    Demians    Depeche Mode    Dio    Disturbed    Divine Heresy    Dixie Dregs    Arne Domnérus & Gustaf Sjökvist    Dordeduh    DragonLord    Dreamscape    Dredg    Drugstore Fanatics    Nick D'Virgilio    Dying Fetus    Dyscaphia    Eagles of Death Metal    Echoes    Echoes of Eternity    Edenbridge    Eden's Curse    Edge of Sanity    Eidolon    Jonathan Elias    Emerson, Lake & Palmer    Eminem    Emmure    Engine    Brian Eno    Enochian Theory    Ensiferum    Entombed A.D.    Ephrat    Epysode    Eternal Sand    Evans|Blue    Jace Everett    Evergrey    Everlast    Bryan Ferry    Fight    Firehose    Firewind    Flower Kings    Foo Fighters    For All We Know    Lita Ford    Frameshift    Chris Francis    Frederiksen/Phillips    Freedom Call    FuryBorn    Galahad    Gazpacho    Ghost    Paul Gilbert    Glass Hammer    G. Love & Special Sauce    God Is An Astronaut    Godley Creme    Godsmack    Gods Of Hellfire    Gorillaz    Grand Magus    Graveyard    Peter Green    Green Day    Greyhaven    Gromth    Dave Grusin    GWAR    Gypsy Kings    g//z/r    Haji's Kitchen    Halford    Hammerfall    Hammers of Misfortune    Hard Rain    Haunted    Head    Headspace    Hellacopters    Helloween   High on Fire    HIM    Hodson    House of Lords    Hurt    I    Ill Niño    Illusion Suite    Images At Twilight    Incubus    Inepsys    Instant Suppression    Into Eternity    IQ    Iron Maiden    Isis    It Bites    Izz    Jadis    Jane's Addiction    Keith Jarrett    Ron Jarzombek    Jolly    Jon Oliva's Pain    Jorn    Journey    Kaipa    Kansas    Katatonia    Alicia Keys    Kid Rock    Kingcrow    Kingdom Come    Kino    Knight Area    Kreator    Kroke    Krux    Kull    Kvelertak    Kylesa    Kyuss    James LaBrie    Laleh    Jørn Lande    Landmarq    Mark Lanegan    Daniel Lanois    Last Chance to Reason    Last Crack    Life of Agony    Limp Bizkit    Linear Sphere    Linkin Park    Liquid Tension Experiment    Little Feat    Loch Vostok    Lordi    Lost Horizon    Lostprophets    Lost Weekend    Love    Love Battery    Steve Lukather    Lunatic Soul    Machine Head    Mad Season    Magellan    Magenta    Magic Pie    Magma    Mahavishnu Orchestra    Yngwie Malmsteen    Manfred Mann's Earth Band    Guy Manning    Marillion (Hogarth era)    Marilyn Manson    Masterplan    MC5    Bobby McFerrin    John McLaughlin    Mekong Delta    Al Di Meola    Mercenary    Mercyful Fate    Pat Metheny    Mew    Mindflow    Mithras    Moonsorrow    Steve Morse (Band)    Mötley Crüe    Mr. Big    Mudhoney    MullMuzzler    Mutiny Within    My Chemical Romance    Myrath    Myrkur    The Naked and Famous    Dave Navarro    Nazgûl    Necrophagist    Neurosis    Neville Brothers    Nico    Nightingale    Nile    Nine Inch Nails    Nirvana    NonExist    Norther    Novembre    The Ocean    Oceansize    Omega Experiment    Opus Atlantica    Roy Orbison    Martin Orford    Osada Vida    OSI    Ozzy Osbourne    Pagan's Mind    Pain    Pantommind    Paradise Lost    Passenger    A Perfect Circle    Persefone    Phideaux    Poison    Porno for Pyros    Poverty's No Crime    Pretty Maids    Primal Fear    Primordial    Primus    Prymary    Pure Reason Revolution    Pygmy Love Circus    Pyramaze    Quandary    RacerX    Rage Against the Machine    A. R. Rahman    Rammstein    Ratt    Chris Rea    The Reasoning    Red Dragon Cartel    Red Hot Chili Peppers    Ring of Fire    Rise to Remain    Lee Ritenour    Robbie Robertson    Rocket Scientists    Michael Romeo    Roots    Don Ross    RPWL    Sabaton    Sade    Saga    Sanctuary    Saosin    Joe Satriani    Satyricon    Savatage    Saxon    Saybia    Scale the Summit    Scratch Matinée    Screaming Trees    Section A    Sepultura    Sevendust    Seventh Key    Sex Pistols    Marco Sfogli    Shadowland    Shinedown    Shining (NO)    Sigur Rós    Silent Call (SE)    Silent Force    69 Eyes    Skillet    Skyfire    Skyharbor    Slamer    Slavior    Smashing Pumpkins    Michael W. Smith    The Smiths    Soft Machine    Soilwork    Solar    Solbrud    Solution .45    Sonata Arctica    Sonic Youth    Soulfly    Special EFX    Spheric Universe Experience    Spiral Architect    Squarepusher    Staind    Star of Ash    Star One    Stealing Axion    Steel Prophet    Mike Stern    Cat Stevens   Stick to Your Guns    Stiltskin    Roine Stolt    Joss Stone    Stone Sour    Stone Temple Pilots    Storm Corrosion    Stormlord    Strapping Young Lad    Structures    Stray Dog Strut    Styx    Sublime    Suffocation    Summoning    Sun Caged    Sunn O)))    SuperHeavy    Suspyre    Sylvan    System of a Down    Talk Show    Talk Talk    Tangent    Geoff Tate    Teenage Fanclub    Temple of the Dog    Tesla    Therion    Thinking Plague    Third Eye Blind    Steve Thorne    Thorns    Thrice    Tiamat    TILES    Time Symmetry    Tomorrow's Eve    Toto    Devin Townsend    Toxic Smile    Transatlantic    Type O Negative    Ufych Sormeer    Ugly Kid Joe    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain    Van der Graaf Generator    Vangough    Velvet Revolver    Vildhjarta    Voivod    Volbeat    Volumes    Votum    Martha Wainwright    Rufus Wainwright    Wallflowers    Watchtower    Muddy Waters    Scott Weiland    John West    While Heaven Wept    Whitechapel    White Lion    Whitesnake    William Blakes    Damian Wilson    Ray Wilson    The Winery Dogs    Wings    WinterStrain   Steve Winwood    Wolverine    Written in Torment    Wuthering Heights    Robert Wyatt    Xerath    XTC    Michelle Young    Frank Zappa    Rob Zombie

As you can see, there's a lot of variation, a group for every mood 8)


Groups & artists that I have enjoyed listening to

Abba    Adam and the Ants    Alan Parsons Project    Tori Amos    Animals    Asia    Bad Company    Joan Baez    The Band    Barclay James Harvest    Syd Barrett    Beach Boys    Bee Gees    Blood, Sweat and Tears    Bon Jovi    Boomtown Rats    Boston    Bread    Jack Bruce    Chris de Burgh    Burning Red Ivanhoe    Kate Bush    Byrds    J.J. Cale    Canned Heat    Carpenters    Chicago    Eric Clapton    Joe Cocker    Leonard Cohen    Coldplay    Colosseum    Ry Cooder    Chick Corea    Elvis Costello    Country Joe & the Fish    Crosby, Stills and Nash (& Young)    Deep Purple    John Denver    Derek and the Dominoes    Céline Dion    Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show    Donovan    Dragonforce    Eagles    801    Elbow    Enya    Eurythmics    Everly Brothers    Fabulous Four    Family    Fleetwood Mac    Focus    Free    Frost*    Rory Gallagher    Grateful Dead    Guess Who    Arlo Guthrie    Bo Hansson    Hawkwind    Heart    Jimi Hendrix    Hollies    Hoola Bandoola Band    Hot Tuna    Humble Pie    Billy Idol    It's a Beautiful Day    Jean-Michel Jarre    Jefferson Airplane    Billy Joel    Janis Joplin    C.V. Jørgensen    Karunesh    Kinks    Kitaro    Annie Lennox    Lovin' Spoonful    Lynyrd Skynyrd    Made in Sweden    Madness    Madonna    The Mamas & the Papas    Manticora    Massive Attack    Matisyahu    John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers    Curtis Mayfield    Meat Loaf    Melanie    Midnight Sun (DK)    Patrick Moraz    Motörhead    Mountain    My Dying Bride    Oasis    Olivia Newton-John    Tom Paxton    Peter, Paul and Mary    Police    Iggy Pop    Portishead    Pretenders    Procol Harum    Rainbow    Otis Redding    Lou Reed     Return to Forever    Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber    Pugh Rogefeldt    Linda Ronstadt    Roxy Music    Bianca Ryan    Scorpions    Pete Seeger    Shubidua    Paul Simon    Slade    Spencer Davis Group    Sting    SW-80    Talking Heads    Taste    Temptations    Ten Years After    Texas    Jukka Tolonen    T. Rex    Ike & Tina Turner    TV-2    Uriah Heep    Vangelis    Vanilla Fudge    Velvet Underground    Rick Wakeman    West, Bruce & Laing    Wilco    Robbie Williams    Yanni    Yardbirds    Paul Young


Fave groups currently

Fear Factory    Periphery    Bal-Sagoth    Ministry    Wintersun    Veil of Maya    Pain of Salvation    Opeth    SikTh    Architects    Muse    Tesseract    The Black Dahlia Murder    The Faceless    Meshuggah    R.E.M.    Moby    The Contortionist    Live    Conjure One


There's more to my listening profile, but due to character limits, I'v had to continue it in my next posts further down. There you'll find lists of fave musicians, a list of classic songs, a list of groups (for me) to check out, and a shopping list (for me too) ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: PH on Mon, 2007-05-21, 15:05:12
Those are all "the greatest".

Have you ever considered listening to some smaller bands?
I think you might like bands like:
- Satellite (Evening Games (brilliant album), melodic keyboard driven neo-prog from Polen)
- Magic Pie (Both albums, I especially love the new album, it's so good! It sounds a bit like Dream Theater at times! Very cool guitarwork, nice riffs. A bit Spock's Beardish too.
- which brings me to this one: I see Spock's Beard is missing in your list. It's also one of those "greatest". And Neal Morse too!
- Overhead you can download their first album from their website. RECOMMENDED TO FLOYD FANS!
- A.C.T, can't recommend them often enough. They're very underrated, they should be amongst "the greatest"
- The Watch, nice Genesis clone! And Neuschwanstein, old Genesis clone.


Apart from the ones I already recommended to you! ;)
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-05-21, 15:57:10
Thanks a lot, PH. Got'm noted.

I'm always happy to get tips, particularly from people I share my passions with as closely as I do with you, PH.

Spock's Beard were a hair's breadth from making it into my "sure" list. But I have to listen more to them.

I find Neal Morse great too, but that's more for his courage and lyrics than for his music.

I like A.C.T a lot, and sure, they are underrated, but I wouldn't rate them at the level of Arena or Dream Theater.

The other groups, I don't really know yet, but with your recoms, I'll get their albums, once the finances budge from the absolute zero point.



Nicky's listening profile continued


Fave singers

Abbath Doom Occulta    Eric Adams    Damon Albarn    Ray Alder    Russell Allen    Tarkan Alp    Ian Anderson    Jon Anderson    Johannes Andersson    Mike Andersson    Phil Anselmo    Tom Araya    Torben Askholm    Matt Barlow    Nick Barrett    Adrian Belew    Gary Belin    Burton C. Bell    Joey Belladonna    Matthew Bellamy    Chuck Billy    Cedric Bixler-Zavala    Wade Black    Blackie Lawless    Stu Block    Randy Blythe    Mark Boals    Bono    Christina Booth    Élodie Bouchonnet    David Bowie    James Dean Bradfield    Matthew Bradley    Steve Broughton    Jeff Buckley    Tim Buckley    John Bush    Brett Caldas-Lima    Jerry Cantrell    Kelly Carpenter    John Carson    Sam Carter    Johnny Cash    Bob Catley    Gary Cherone    Kelly Clarkson    Les Claypool    Kurt Cobain    Phil Collins    Alice Cooper    D.C. Cooper    Chris Cornell    David Coverdale    Attila Csihar    Roger Daltrey    Benoît David    Jonathan Davis    Jon Davison    Céline Dion    Charlie Dominici    Bret Douglas    Lee Douglas    Joe Duplantier    Nick D'Virgilio    Joey Eppard    Michael Eriksen    Everlast    Eduardo Falaschi    Kobi Farhi    Henrik Fevre    Fish    John Fogerty    Anders Fridén    Peter Gabriel    Lisa Gerrard    Daniel Gildenlöw    David Gilmour    Mikee Goodman    Devon Graves    Andrew Groves    Sammy Hagar    Rob Halford    Jacob Hansen    Matt Heafy    Anita Hegerland     Mikko von Hertzen    James Hetfield     Justin Hill    Steve Hogarth    Joshua Homme    Gary Hughes    ICS Vortex    Ihsahn    Doug Ingle    Michael Jackson    Mick Jagger    Floor Jansen    Irene Jansen    Björn Jansson    Ross Jennings    Alain Johannes    Elton John    Daniel de Jongh    Janis Joplin    Alien Jourgensen    Tomi Joutsen    Blake Judd    Steen Jørgensen    Tommy Karevik    John Kay    Maynard James Keenan    Myles Kennedy    Khan    Jens Kidman    Julie Kiss    Mark Knopfler    Leo Kottke     Ed Kowalczyk    Andi Kravljaca    Andy Kuntz    Hansi Kürsch    Tommy Körberg    Phil Labonte    James LaBrie    Jørn Lande    Lana Lane     Blackie Lawless    Geddy Lee    Tom Lehrer    John Lennon    Ted Leonard    Mats Levén    Kenny Lübcke    Jeff Lynne    Dennis Lyxzén    Mac    Paul Mackie    Russell Mael    Jari Mäenpää    Maniac    Paul Manzi    Jeff Martin (TTP)    Lol Mason    Paul Masvidal    Andre Matos    Brian May    Paul McCartney   Casey McPherson    Arno Menses    Freddie Mercury    Midnight    Gus Monsanto    Ivan Moody    Alanis Morissette    Jim Morrison    Neal Morse    Dave Mustaine    Rick Mythiasin    Aaron Neville    Clive Nolan    Obsidian Claw    Sinéad O'Connor    Tim "Ripper" Owens    Ozzy Osbourne    Dave Padden    Ian Parry    Passenger    Mike Patton    Grant Petty    Mike Pinera    PJ Harvey    Robert Plant    Greg Puciato    Trevor Rabin    Alan Reed     Maggie Reilly    Danishta Rivero    Byron Roberts    Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.    Henry Rollins    Axl Rose    Matt Rose    Erik Rosvold    Luiss Roux    Kristoffer Rygg    Herman Saming    Diana Serra    M. Shadows    Shagrath    Natasha Shneider    Simo Silvan    Simone Simons    Helen Sjöholm    Einar Solberg    Spencer Sotelo    Rob Sowden    Layne Staley    Jasper Steverlinck    Eric Stewart    Michael Stipe    Joss Stone    Agnieszka Swita    Geoff Tate    Jonny Tatum    Corey Taylor    Thebon    Theresa Thomason    Tiny Tim    Glenn Tipton    Daniel Tompkins    Bonnie Tyler    Steve Vai    Eddie Vedder    David Vincent    Vintersorg    Vurtox    Rody Walker    Roy Ward    Roger Waters    Scott Weiland    John West    Robbie Williams    Ann Wilson    Damian Wilson    Philip Wilson    Steven Wilson    Kip Winger    Steve Winwood    Paul Wrightson    Neil Young    Thom Yorke    Paul Young    Mikael Åkerfeldt    Christian Älvestam


Fave guitarists

Tosin Abasi    Abbath Doom Occulta    Willie Adler    Carlos Alomar    Christian Andreu    Frank Aresti    Trey Azagthoth    Michael Philip Barber    Nick Barrett    Rajk Barthel    Zoltan Bathory    Reb Beach    Corey Beaulieu    Jeff Beck    Adrian Belew    Nuno Bettencourt    Rafael Bittencourt    Doug Blair    Jake Bowen    James Dean Bradfield    John Browne    Øystein G. Brun    Richard Brunelle    Peter Buck    Buckethead    Vinny Burns    Martin Buus    Rob Caggiano    Brett Caldas-Lima    Jerry Cantrell    Dino Cazares    Adam Christianson    Eric Clapton    Tony Clarkin    Rusty Cooley    Dimebag Darrell    Chris DeGarmo    Santiago Dobles    K.K. Downing    Jon Drenning    Joe Duplantier    Nick van Dyk   Björn Eliasson    Torben Enevoldsen    Niclas Engelin    Rune Eriksen    Exo    Richie Faulkner    Robin Finck    Stephan Forté    Chris Francis    Marty Friedman    Robert Fripp    Reece Fullwood    Reeves Gabrels    Galder    Björn Gelotte    Ghul    Paul Gilbert    David Gilmour    Peter Green    Jonny Greenwood    Joel Gregoire    Charles Griffiths    Karl Groom    Adrien Grousset    Andrew Groves    Steve Hackett    Mårten Hagström    Kirk Hammett    Jeff Hanneman    Michael Harris    George Harrison    Mats Haugen    Head    Matt Heafy    Jimi Hendrix    Bart Hennephof    Richard Henshall    Oli Herbert    Kie von Hertzen    Mikko von Hertzen     Brent Hinds    Mark Holcomb    Joshua Homme    Jason Hook    Luke Hoskin    Steve Howe    Jonathan Hultén    Hupogrammos    Scott Ian    Ihsahn    Tony Iommi    Ben Jackson    Jochem Jacobs    Ron Jarzombek    Jesper M Jensen    Marcus Jidell    Alain Johannes    Adam Jones    Alien Jourgensen    Blake Judd    Acle Kahney    Pepper Keenan    Bill Kelliher    Myles Kennedy    Kerry King    Jacob Kjaer    Jonas Kjellgren    Mark Knopfler    Leo Kottke    Robby Krieger    Øystein Landsverk    Johan Liefvendahl    Alex Lifeson    Lori Linstruth    Karl Logan    Jeff Loomis    Kiko Loureiro    Arjen Anthony Lucassen    Flemming C. Lund    Tom MacLean    Jari Mäenpää    Brian Maillard    Misha Mansoor    Teemu Mäntysaari    Mattias Marklund    Jeff Martin    Mike Martin    Paul Masvidal    Jim Matheos    Niall Mathewson    Chris Maudling    Brian May    Brian McAlpin    John McLaughlin    Keith Merrow    Nick Midson    Tim Millar    John Mitchell    James Monteith    Keith More    Tore Moren    Alan Morse    Steve Morse    Mark Morton    Munky    Dave Mustaine    Timo Niemistö    Per Nilsson    Ed O'Brien    Obsidian Claw    André Olbrich    Mike Oldfield    Kim Olesen    Criss Oliva    Jimmy Page    Eric Peterson    John Petrucci    Mike Pinera    Graham "Pin" Pinney    Daniel Pålsson    Sin Quirin    Sami Raatikainen    Trevor Rabin    Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt    Johan Reinholdz    Javier Reyes    Patrick Reyes    Rene Rieland    Dan Rock    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez    Michael Romeo    Jim Root    Stefan Rosqvist    John Roth    Steve Rothery    Jens F. Ryland    Yossi Sassi    Mike Scaccia    Jon Schaffer    Arne Schuppner    Tom Searle     Marco Sfogli    David Shankle    Marcus Siepen    Silenoz    Alex Skolnick    Mike Slamer    Slash   Sol'Faur    Oliver Steele    Kristofer Steen    Markus Steffen    Mike Stone    Izzy Stradlin    Jesper Strömblad    Jason Suecof    Tor Oddmund Suhrke    Matti Svatitzki    Patrik Svärd    Synyster Gates    Teloch    Loïc Tézénas    Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal    Mick Thomson    Fredrik Thordendal    Glenn Tipton    Jasun Tipton    Pete Townshend    Steve Vai    Knut M. Valle    Eddie Van Halen    Bernie Versailles    Vintersorg    Vurtox    Paul Waggoner    Dustie Waring    Jeff Waters    Gary Wehrkamp    Benjamin Weinman    Dan Weller    Steven Wilson    Michael Wilton    Thomas Youngblood    Zacky Vengeance    Adam Zaars    Tore Østby    Mikael Åkerfeldt    Fredrik Åkesson


Fave bassists

Kylan Amos    Johannes Andersson    Felipe Andreoli    Sean Andrews    Michael Anthony    Apollyon    Tom Araya    Pat Badger    Lee Barrett    Al Barrow    Glenn Barry    Matthias Becker    Bryan Beller    Frank Bello    Rein Blomquist    Andreas Blomqvist    Dan Briggs    Jack Bruce    Adam Burton    Geezer Butler    Simen Daniel Børven    John Campbell    Justin Chancellor    Stuart Chatwood    Tony Choy    Johnny Christ    Greg Christian    Les Claypool    Randy Coven    Benoist Danneville    Gert Daun    John Deacon    Alex Dean    Joey DeMaio    Devillian    Joe DiBiase    Steve DiGiorgio    Lee Dorman    Mike Duda    Chris Dunn    Colin Edwin    David Ellefson    John Entwistle    Ward Evans    Henrik Fevre    Fieldy    Magnus Flagge    Peter Gee    Randy George    Thibaut Gerard    Adam Getgood    Kristoffer Gildenlöw    Alan Goldstein    Billy Gould    Paul Gray    Rick Grech    Mark Greenwell    Colin Greenwood    Paolo Gregoletto    Mark Harrington    Jonne von Hertzen    Ian Hill    Oliver Holzwarth    Peter Iwers    Ed Jackson    Jon Jeary    John Paul Jones    John Jowitt    Chris Kael    Shawn Kascak    Todd Kerns    Jukka Koskinen    Jean-Michel Labadie    Dave LaRue    James Leach    Geddy Lee    Shane Lentz    Michael Lepond    Tony Levin    Jeff Lords    Dick Lövgren    Alistair MacLatchy    Tom MacLean    Sean Malone    Luís Mariutti    Mike Martin    Duff McKagan    Steve McKenna    Martin Mendez    Dave Meros    Thomas Miller    Mike Mills    Hugh "Skoll" Mingay    Arif Mirabdolbaghi    Steen Mogensen    Graeme Murray    John Myung    Glen Møllen    Mike Neal    Necrobutcher    Lars Norberg    Håkan Nyander    Cliff Orsi    Andreas Passmark    Hans Persson    Haynes Pherson    Jason Porter    Steve Reyes    Jeanne Sagan    Ian Salmon    Troy Sanders    Per Schelander    Ralf Schwager    Daniel Scrivener    Kenneth Seil    Billy Sheehan    Jim Sheppard    Martin Skrebergene    Tommy Stinson    Adam Freeman Swan    Sean Tibbetts    Remko Tielemans    Troy Tipton    Pete Trewavas    Robert Trujillo    David Vincent    Roger Waters    Alex Webster    Amos Williams    Liam Wilson    Kip Winger    Nicky Wire    Klaus Wirzenius    Wizziac     Christopher Wolstenholme    Uri Zelcha


Fave keyboardists

Don Airey    André Andersen    Tony Banks    Richard Barbieri    John Bechdel    David Bertok    Roddy Bottum    Ronnie Brown    Kevin Codfert    Uri Dijk    Geoff Downes    Brian Eno    Lasse Finbråten    Rick Flores    Chris Franke    Edgar Froese    Trent Gardner    Arbise Gonzalez    Matt Guillory    Antti Hakulinen    Paul Haslinger    Martin Hedin    Paul Hodson    Tony Hymas    Doug Ingle    Steinar Sverd Johnsen    Mark Kelly    Juha Kuoppala    Tom Lehrer    Ray Manzarek    Andre Matos    Jonny Maudling    Kevin Moore    Patrick Moraz    Mustis    Lars A. Nedland    Clive Nolan    Erik Norlander    Ryo Okumoto    Mats Olausson    Oliver Palotai    Michael Pinnella    Chris Pitman    Laurent Pouget    Dizzy Reed    Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.    Jordan Rudess    Demi Scott    Daniel Scrivener    Hugo Sheppard    Derek Sherinian    Mark Stanway    Andreas Söderin    Richard Tandy    Diego Tejeida    Max Thomas    Vangelis    Rick Wakeman    Richard West    Bobby Williamson    Rick Wright    Finn Zierler


Fave drummers

Chris Adler    Steven Adler    Tobias Ørnes Andersen    Mark Arrington    Daryl Atkins    Martin Axenrot    Nicholas Barker    Kevin Bartlett    Danilo Batdorf    Charlie Benante    Laurent Bendahan    Bill Berry    John Bonham    Mike Bordin    Paul Bostaph    Terry Bozzio    Brain    Stef Broks    Bill Bruford    Jeff Burrows    Ron Bushy    Matt Cameron    Jim Capaldi    Danny Carey    Moe Carlson    Richard Christy    Louie Clemente    Jeremy Colson    Scott Columbus    Ricardo Confessori    Jason Costa    Shawn Crahan    Brann Dailor    John Densmore    Avi Diamond    Mike Dupke    Mario Duplantier   Nick D'Virgilio    Frank Ferrer    Kevin Figueiredo    Brent Fitz    Dan "Loord" Foord    Colin Fraser    Tomas Fredén    Josh Freese    Matt Garstka    Paul Geary    Jim Gordon    Sam Greenland    Casey Grillo    Dave Grohl    Mike Guy    Tomas Haake    Kai Hahto    Matt Halpern    Brian Harris    Gavin Harrison    Truls Haugen    Raymond Hearne    Roel van Helden    Mike Heller    Hellhammer    Scott Higham    Gene Hoglan    Dave Holland    Alex Holzwarth    Horgh    Dominic Howard    Paul "Wak" Jackson    Harry James    Johanne James    Bobby Jarzombek    Fredrik Joakimsson    Joey Jordison    Mikko Kaakkuriniemi    Matt Kanzler    Baard Kolstad    Navene Koperweis    Jari Kuokkanen    Kaj Laege    Roger Landin    Norm Leggio    Thomas Lejon    Jakob Ljungberg    Dave Lombardo    Martin Lopez    Ray Luzier    John Macaluso    Dave Mackintosh    Yan Maillard    Chris Maitland    Jens Maluschka    Mike Malyan    Mike Mangini    Florent Marcadet    Nick Mason    Matt McKenna    Nick Menza    John Merryman    Asgeir Mickelson    Keith Moon    Sean Moore    Greg Morgan    Rod Morgenstein    Ian Mosley    Adel Moustafa    Dan Mullins    Henrik Ohlsson    Kenneth Olsen    Mike Park    Neil Peart    Simon Phillips    Akos Pirisi    Mick Pointer    Mike Portnoy    Jay Postones    Cozy Powell    Aquiles Priester    Chris Quirarte    Sean Reinert    The Rev    Rhino    Blake Richardson    Scott Rockenfield    Giann Rubio    Alex Rüdinger    Jason Rullo    Johnny Sandin    Pete Sandoval    David Sandström    Dan Searle     Philip Selway    Gil Sharone    David Silveria    Brent Smedley    Travis Smith    Matt Sorum    Jeremy Spencer    Rob Stankiewicz    Ringo Starr    Thomas Stauch    Daniel Svensson    Allan Sørensen    Morten Sørensen    Roger Taylor    John Tempesta    Matt Thompson    Scott Travis    Trym    Lars Ulrich    Alex Van Halen    Dirk Verbeuren    Vyl    Steve Wacholz    Brooks Wackerman    Tom Walling    Bill Ward    Roy Ward    Paul Westwood    Van Williams    Mark Zonder


Fave composers

André Andersen    Burton C. Bell    David Bowie    Brett Caldas-Lima    Dino Cazares    Rusty Cooley    Rune Eriksen    Edgar Froese    Rhys Fulber    Trent Gardner    Garm    Daniel Gildenlöw    Mats Haugen    Alien Jourgensen    Acle Kahney     Ed Kowalczyk    Lennon/McCartney    Jeff Loomis    Ron Mael    Jari Mäenpää    Misha Mansoor    Chris Maudling    Jonny Maudling    Clive Nolan    Obsidian Claw    Mike Oldfield    Jimmy Page    John Petrucci    Einar Solberg    Daniel Scrivener    Tom Searle    Michael Stipe    Glenn Tipton    Roger Waters    Dan Weller    Mikael Åkerfeldt


Fave lyricists

Jon Anderson    Burton C. Bell    Brett Caldas-Lima    Sam Carter    Bob Dylan     Daniel Gildenlöw    Mikee Goodman    Alien Jourgensen    Ed Kowalczyk    Blackie Lawless    Jari Mäenpää    Neal Morse    Clive Nolan    Obsidian Claw    John Petrucci    Byron Roberts    Spencer Sotelo    Michael Stipe    Glenn Tipton    Roger Waters


Fave producers, mixers, and masterers

Roy Thomas Baker    Glen Ballard    Burton C. Bell    Jens Bogren    Brett Caldas-Lima    Dino Cazares    Adam Dutkiewicz    Brian Eno    Bob Ezrin    Bruce Fairbairn    Børge Finstad    Flood    Rhys Fulber    Jacob Hansen    Trevor Horn    Ihsahn    Acle Kahney    Neil Kernon    Mutt Lange    Daniel Lanois    Jari Mäenpää    Jonny Maudling    Obsidian Claw    John Petrucci    Nick Raskulinecz    Bob Rock    Rick Rubin    Andy Sneap    Tony Visconti    Andy Wallace    Steven Wilson    Muff Winwood


Fave illustrators

Daryl Atkins    Roger Dean    Cameron Gray    Martin Hanford    Hipgnosis    Simon Lee    Jean Michel    Mattias Norén    Niall Parkinson    Luis Royo    Travis Smith    Hugh Syme    Storm Thorgerson    Mark Wilkinson


Fave record labels

Atlantic Records    Candlelight Records    Century Media Records    Frontier Records    Indie Recordings    InsideOut Music    kscope    Metal Blade    Nuclear Blast    Rhino    Roadrunner    Season of Mist    Snapper Music    Sony Music Entertainment    SPV    Sumerian Records    Swan Song    13th Planet Records


Classic songs

I've stopped the list with 2016 as I increasingly listed entire albums.

Architects:  All Love Is Lost                                      (2016)
Architects:  Deathwish
Architects:  Downfall
Architects:  The Empty Hourglass
Architects:  From The Wilderness
Architects:  Gone With The Wind
Architects:  Gravity
Architects:  A Match Made In Heaven
Architects:  Memento Mori
Architects:  Nihilist
Architects:  Phantom Fear
David Bowie:  Blackstar
David Bowie:  Dollar Days
David Bowie:  Girl Loves Me
David Bowie:  I Can't Give Everything Away
David Bowie:  Lazarus
David Bowie:  Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
David Bowie:  'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Periphery:  Absolomb
Periphery:  Catch Fire
Periphery:  Flatline
Periphery:  Habitual Line-Stepper
Periphery:  Lune
Periphery:  Marigold
Periphery:  Motormouth
Periphery:  Prayer Position
Periphery:  The Price Is Wrong
Periphery:  Remain Indoors
Periphery:  The Way The News Goes...
Darkology:  Beyond The Grave                                   (2015)
Darkology:  The Eyes Of The Machine
Darkology:  Fated To Burn
Darkology:  Festival Of Fear
Darkology:  Holy
Darkology:  Kill Me If You Can
Darkology:  The Nightmare King
Darkology:  On Morrow's Break
Darkology:  Quantum Genocide
Darkology:  Shadows Of Oth
Darkology:  21st Century Frankensteins (Nobot II)
Fear Factory:  Anodized
Fear Factory:  Autonomous Combat System
Fear Factory:  Battle For Utopia
Fear Factory:  Church Of Execution
Fear Factory:  Dielectric
Fear Factory:  Expiration Date
Fear Factory:  Genexus
Fear Factory:  ProtoMech
Fear Factory:  Regenerate
Fear Factory:  Soul Hacker
Keep of Kalessin:  Cosmic Revelation (Intro)
Keep of Kalessin:  Dark Divinity
Keep of Kalessin:  Epistemology
Keep of Kalessin:  The Grand Design
Keep of Kalessin:  Introspection
Keep of Kalessin:  Necropolis
Keep of Kalessin:  The Spiritual Relief
Keep of Kalessin:  Universal Core
Lamb of God:  512
Leprous:  Down
Leprous:  Lower
Leprous:  Moon
Leprous:  Rewind
Leprous:  Slave
Leprous:  Third Law
Refused:  Old Friends / New War
Cloudscape:  New Design                                         (2014)
House of Lords:  Battle
Winger:  Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine
Winger:  Rat Race
Yes:  Believe Again
Yes:  The Game
Yes:  In A World Of Our Own
Yes:  It Was All We Knew
Yes:  Light Of The Ages
Yes:  Step Beyond
Yes:  Subway Walls
Yes:  To Ascend
Alice in Chains:  Hollow                                            (2013)
Arcane Roots:  Belief
Arcane Roots:  Resolve
Arcane Roots:  Second Breath
Arcane Roots:  Triptych
Boil:  Vindication
David Bowie:  Where Are We Now ?
Dream Theater:  Along For The Ride
Dream Theater:  Behind The Veil
Dream Theater:  The Bigger Picture
Dream Theater:  The Enemy Inside
Dream Theater:  Enigma Machine
Dream Theater:  Illumination Theory
Dream Theater:  The Looking Glass
Dream Theater:  Surrender To Reason
Hacride:  Requiem For A Lullaby
Kashmir:  Peace in the Heart
Kashmir:  Seraphina
Kashmir:  This Love, This Love
Keep of Kalessin:  Introspection
Killswitch Engage:  Always
Leprous:  Chronic
Leprous:  The Cloak
Leprous:  Coal
Leprous:  Echo
Leprous:  Foe
Leprous:  Salt
Leprous:  The Valley
Clive Nolan:  King Explains
Protest the Hero:  Clarity
Protest the Hero:  Mist
Subsignal:  A Long Way Since The Earth Crashed
Circus Maximus:  Architect Of Fortune                         (2012)
Circus Maximus:  Burn After Reading
Circus Maximus:  I Am
Circus Maximus:  The Last Goodbye
Circus Maximus:  Reach Within
Fear Factory:  Depraved Mind Murder
Fear Factory:  Difference Engine
Fear Factory:  Disassemble
Fear Factory:  God Eater
Fear Factory:  Human Augmentation
Fear Factory:  The Industrialist
Fear Factory:  New Messiah
Fear Factory:  Recharger
Fear Factory:  Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed
Fear Factory:  Virus Of Faith
Flying Colors:  The Storm
Jeff Loomis:  Continuum Drift
Jeff Loomis:  Escape Velocity
Jeff Loomis:  Mercurial
Jeff Loomis:  Requiem For The Living
Jeff Loomis:  Sibylline Origin
Jeff Loomis:  Tragedy and Harmony
Jeff Loomis:  The Ultimatum
Matisyahu:  Sunshine
Monuments:  97% Static
Alanis Morissette:  Guardian
Passenger:  Let Her Go
Periphery:  Erised
Periphery:  Ji
Rush:  Caravan
Rush:  Clockwork Angels
Rush:  The Garden
Rush:  The Wreckers
Saturnian:  Aphotic
Saturnian:  Construct-Illusion
Saturnian:  Dimensions
Saturnian:  Eternal Eclipse / Lament For The Lost
Saturnian:  Immaculate Deception
Saturnian:  Into Ethera
Saturnian:  Origins Of The Future
Saturnian:  The Shadow Of Prophecy
Saturnian:  Traces Of The Past
Saturnian:  Wreathed In Flame
Marco Sfogli:  The Forest
Slash with Myles Kennedy:  Anastasia
Soundgarden:  Been Away Too Long
Synkronizity:  Best I Am
Synkronizity:  The Follower
Synkronizity:  Intent
Synkronizity:  Moment Of Confusion
Synkronizity:  Synchronicity
Synkronizity:  Tight Rope
TestAmenT:  Dark Roots Of Earth
To-Mera:  Descent
To-Mera:  Inviting The Storm
Wintersun:  Darkness And Frost
Wintersun:  Sons Of Winter And Stars
Wintersun:  Time
Wintersun:  When Time Fades Away
Animals as Leaders:  Odessa                                       (2011)
Anthrax:  Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't
Anthrax:  In The End
Arena:  Catching The Bullet
Arena:  The Ghost Walks
Arena:  The Tinder Box
Alice Cooper:  I Am Made Of You
Benny Anderssons Orkester:  Allt Syns
Dream Theater:  Breaking All Illusions
Dream Theater:  Lost Not Forgotten
Dream Theater:  On The Backs Of Angels
Dream Theater:  Outcry
Dream Theater:  This Is The Life
Epysode:  Last Sunset
Epysode:  Obsessions
Eumeria:  Father
Eumeria:  Legion
Eumeria:  Rebel Mind
Five Finger Death Punch:  Under And Over It
Gromth:  Enemy
Jolly:  The Pattern
Mindflow:  Break Me Out
Opeth:  The Devil's Orchard
Pendragon:  This Green And Pleasant Land
PJ Harvey:  The Glorious Land
PJ Harvey:  The Last Living Rose
PJ Harvey:  Let England Shake
PJ Harvey:  The Words That Maketh Murder
Queensrÿche:  Around The World
Redemption:  Blink Of An Eye
Redemption:  Departure Of The Pale Horse
Redemption:  Let It Rain
Redemption:  Perfect
Symphony X:  Dehumanized
Symphony X:  The End Of Innocence
Symphony X:  Iconoclast
Ten:  Stormwarning
TesseracT:  Eden
Textures:  Consonant Hemispheres
Textures:  Reaching Home
Yes:  Into The Storm
Yes:  Sad Night At The Airfield
Yes:  We Can Fly
Anthriel:  Chains Of The Past                                        (2010)
Anthriel:  Guardian
Anthriel:  Mirror Games
Avenged Sevenfold:  Victim
Charred Walls of the Damned:  Ghost Town
Charred Walls of the Damned:  From The Abyss
Charred Walls of the Damned:  Manifestations
Fear Factory:  Christploitation
Fear Factory:  Controlled Demolition
Fear Factory:  Designing The Enemy
Fear Factory:  Fear Campaign
Fear Factory:  Final Exit
Fear Factory:  Industrial Discipline
Fear Factory:  Mechanize
Fear Factory:  Metallic Division
Fear Factory:  Powershifter
Five Finger Death Punch:  Far From Home
Peter Gabriel:  The Power Of The Heart
Haken:  Celestial Elixir
Haken:  Streams
Keep of Kalessin:  The Awakening
Keep of Kalessin:  Dragon Iconography
Keep of Kalessin:  The Dragontower
Keep of Kalessin:  Reptilian Majesty
Manic Street Preachers:  The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
Manic Street Preachers:  Hazelton Avenue
Manic Street Preachers:  I Think I Found It
Manic Street Preachers:  (It's Not War) Just the End Of Love
Manic Street Preachers:  Some Kind Of Nothingness
Negura Bunget:  Dacia Hiperboreana
Radiance:  The Burning Sun
Royal Hunt:  King For A Day
Royal Hunt:  The Last Leaf
Royal Hunt:  Sixth Sense
Royal Hunt:  The Well
Seventh Wonder:  Alley Cat
Seventh Wonder:  The Great Escape
Seventh Wonder:  Long Way Home

The list is continued in my next post ....

- Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2007-05-21, 18:23:49
Yay! Another one that actually likes 6 Degrees from DT!

What's your opinion on Threshold?
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-05-21, 18:46:21
Yay! Another one that actually likes 6 Degrees from DT!

You're wrong, Appelmoes, I'm crazy about it. I've been listening to little else this past week (except, of course, Arena). Now I'm getting into Train of Thought, and it also seems to be a killer.


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What's your opinion on Threshold?

Critical Mass is my favorite T-album at this point. That's probably because there are a lot of relatively quiet moments on it, and I like Threshold more than thrash-old.



Classic songs continued

Adagio:  Archangels In Black                                         (2009)
Alice In Chains:  All Secrets Known
Alice In Chains:  Check My Brain
Amorphis:  Silver Blade
Amorphis:  Skyforger
Amorphis:  Sky Is Mine
Animals as Leaders:  CAFO
Anubis Gate:  Options - Going Nowhere
Anubis Gate:  Pyramid
Anubis Gate:  Yiri
Dream Theater:  The Best Of Times
Dream Theater:  The Count Of Tuscany
Dream Theater:  The Shattered Fortress
Five Finger Death Punch:  Hard To See
Guilt Machine:  Green And Cream
Guilt Machine:  Leland Street
Guilt Machine:  Over
Guilt Machine:  Twisted Coil
Kalisia:  Cybion
Muse:  Guiding Light
Muse:  Resistance
Muse:  Undisclosed Desires
Queensrÿche:  Remember Me
Queensrÿche:  At 30,000 Ft
Subsignal:  Paradigm
Subsignal:  The Sea
Subsignal:  Walking With Ghosts
Subsignal:  Where Angels Fear To Tread
Them Crooked Vultures:  Elephants
Them Crooked Vultures:  Interlude With Ludes
Winger:  After All This Time
Winger:  Always Within Me
Winger:  Come A Little Closer
Winger:  Supernova
Winger:  Witness
Avenged Sevenfold:  Dancing Dead                                  (2008)
Avenged Sevenfold:  Demons
Avenged Sevenfold:  Girl I Know
Avenged Sevenfold:  Until The End
Bullet For My Valentine:  Forever And Always
Caamora:  Embrace The Fire
Caamora:  The Bonding
Cloudscape:  Alagoas
Cloudscape:  Darkest Legacy
Cloudscape:  Fragile
Cynic:  Evolutionary Sleeper
Warrel Dane:  Brother
Dominici:  Liquid Lightning
Enslaved:  Ground
Gojira:  A Sight To Behold
Guns N' Roses:  Chinese Democracy
Iced Earth:  A Gift Or A Curse ?
Iced Earth:  Come What May
Judas Priest:  Awakening
Judas Priest:  Dawn of Creation
Judas Priest:  Exiled
Judas Priest:  Future Of Mankind
Judas Priest:  Lost Love
Judas Priest:  New Beginnings
Judas Priest:  Pestilence & Plague
Judas Priest:  Prophecy
Judas Priest:  Revelations
Keep of Kalessin:  Against The Gods
Keep of Kalessin:  Ascendant
Keep of Kalessin:  Escape The Union
Keep of Kalessin:  Kolossus
Keep of Kalessin:  The Mark of Power
Keep of Kalessin:  A New Empire's Birth
Keep of Kalessin:  The Rising Sign
Keep of Kalessin:  Warmonger
Jeff Loomis:  Cashmere Shiv
Jeff Loomis:  Jato Unit
Jeff Loomis:  Opulent Maelstrom
Jeff Loomis:  Race Against Disaster
Jeff Loomis:  Shouting Fire At A Funeral
Metallica:  The Unforgiven III
Nachtmystium:  Assassins
Opeth:  Burden
Martin Orford:  Ray Of Hope
Royal Hunt:  Chaos A.C.
Royal Hunt:  Exit Wound
Royal Hunt:  The First Rock
Royal Hunt:  Hostile Breed
Royal Hunt:  Principles Of Paradox
Scar Symmetry:  Morphogenesis
Scar Symmetry:  Prism And Gate
Slipknot:  Snuff
To-Mera:  The Lie
Trivium:  The Calamity
Trivium:  Throes Of Perdition
Anubis Gate:  Beyond Redemption                                          (2007)
Anubis Gate:  Snowbound
Anubis Gate:  This White Storm Through My Mind
Avenged Sevenfold:  Afterlife
Circus Maximus:  A Darkened Mind
Circus Maximus:  Mouth Of Madness
Chris Cornell:  No Such Thing
Dominici:  The Monster
Dream Theater:  Forsaken
Dream Theater:  In The Presence Of Enemies
Dream Theater:  The Ministry Of Lost Souls
Five Finger Death Punch:  The Bleeding
Gary Hughes:  In My Head
Gary Hughes:  See Love Through My Eyes
Gary Hughes:  Veritas
Gary Hughes:  Wide Awake In Dreamland
Iced Earth:  The Clouding
Kamelot:  Blücher
Kamelot:  The Human Stain
Kamelot:  Solitaire / Rule The World
Korn:  Bitch We Got A Problem
Korn:  Hold On
Korn:  Kiss
Manowar:  Die For Metal
Neal Morse:  The Conclusion
Neal Morse:  The Conflict
Neal Morse:  The Door
Neal Morse:  Heaven In My Heart
Pain Of Salvation:  Enter Rain
Porcupine Tree:  Sentimental
Redemption:  Memory
Riverside:  Rapid Eye Movement
Rush:  Armor And Sword
Rush:  Faithless
Rush:  Far Cry
Sieges Even:  Iconic
Sieges Even:  Tidal
Silent Force:  Walk The Earth
Symphony X:  Seven
Symphony X:  The Sacrifice
3:  All That Remains
3:  Been To The Future
Threshold:  Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams
Eddie Vedder:  Guaranteed
A.C.T:  This Wonderful World                                                  (2006)
A.C.T:  Truth Is Pain
All That Remains:  Not Alone
Army of Anyone:  A Better Place
At Vance:  Crucified
Bal-Sagoth:  Arcana Antediluvia
Bal-Sagoth:  Beneath the Crimson Vaults Of Cydonia
Bal-Sagoth:  The Hammer Of The Emperor
Bal-Sagoth:  Invocations Beyond The Outer-World Night
Bal-Sagoth:  The Obsidian Crown Unbound
Bal-Sagoth:  Shackled To The Trilithon Of Kutulu
Bal-Sagoth:  Six Score And Ten Oblations To A Malefic Avatar
Bal-Sagoth:  The Sixth Adulation Of His Chthonic Majesty
Bal-Sagoth:  To Storm The Cyclopean Gates Of Byzantium
Bal-Sagoth:  Unfettering The Hoary Sentinels Of Karnak
Bob Catley:  End Of The Story
Bob Catley:  Spirit Of Man
Bob Catley:  Last Snows Of Winter
Bob Catley:  Spirit Of Man
Dream Theater:  The Spirit Carries On  (Live)
Enslaved:  Heir To The Cosmic Seed
Steve Hackett:  Down Street
Steve Hackett:  Man In The Long Black Coat
In Flames:  Come Clarity
Kamelot:  Center Of The Universe
Kamelot:  Karma
Mastodon:  Siberian Divide
Mastodon:  Sleeping Giant
Mercenary:  Redefine Me
Muse:  Invincible
Muse:  Map Of The Problematique
Muse:  Supermassive Black Hole
Muse:  Take a Bow
Negura Bunget:  Țesarul De Lumini
Outworld:  City Of The Dead
Outworld:  The Grey Tide
Outworld:  I Thanatos
Outworld:  The Never
Outworld:  Outworld
Outworld:  Polar
Outworld:  Raise Hell
Outworld:  Riders
Outworld:  Warcry
Queensrÿche:  If I Could Change It All
Queensrÿche:  Re-Arrange You
Scar Symmetry:  The Illusionist
Scar Symmetry:  The Kaleidoscopic God
Seventh Wonder:  Banish The Wicked
Slamer:  Jaded
Spock's Beard:  On A Perfect Day
Stiltskin:  She
Ten:  Elysian Fields
Ten:  Rome
Ten:  This Heart Goes On
Ten:  Through The Fire
Ten:  Yesterday Lies In The Flames
To-Mera:  Blood
To-Mera:  Born Of Ashes
To-Mera:  Phantoms
To-Mera:  Realm Of Dreams
To-Mera:  Traces
Vanden Plas:  Postcard To God
Adagio:  Dominate                                                                   (2005)
Adagio:  R'lyeh The Dead
Tori Amos:  Sweet The Sting
Anubis Gate:  A Perfect Forever
Arcturus:  Deamon Painter
Arcturus:  Hibernation Sickness Complete
Arcturus:  Shipwrecked Frontier Pioneer
Arena:  The Eyes Of Lara Moon
Arena:  Opera Fanatica
Avenged Sevenfold:  Seize The Day
Beyond Twilight:  Ecstacy Arise
Beyond Twilight:  The Path Of Darkness
Beyond Twilight:  Section X
Beyond Twilight:  Shadow Self
Circus Maximus:  The 1st Chapter
Kelly Clarkson:  Breakaway
Coheed and Cambria:  Welcome Home
Dream Theater:  Octavarium
Judas Priest:  Angel
Judas Priest:  Revolution
Judas Priest:  Worth Fighting For
Kamelot:  The Black Halo
Kamelot:  This Pain
Kino:  Losers' Day Parade
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Our Time Now
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Shine On Golden Sun
Mars Volta:  The Widow
Nevermore:  Born
Nevermore:  Sentient 6
Nevermore:  This Godless Endeavor
Opeth:  Ghost Of Perdition
Pallas:  Ghostdancers
Pallas:  The Last Angel
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation:  The Enchanter
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation:  Shine It All Around
Porcupine Tree:  Lazarus
Primal Fear:  Diabolus
Redemption:  Sapphire
Redemption:  Transcendence
Royal Hunt:  Not My Kind
Royal Hunt:  Season's Change
Royal Hunt:  Seven Days
Seventh Wonder:  Day By Day
Seventh Wonder:  In The Blink Of An Eye
Shadow Gallery:  Rain
Sieges Even:  The Lonely Views Of Condors
Sieges Even:  Stigmata
Spock's Bread:  She Is Everything
Stride:  Imagine
Ulver:  Blinded By Blood
Steve Vai:  Dying For Your Love
Andromeda:  Arch Angel                                                          (2004)
Andromeda:  The Words Unspoken
Angra:  Wishing Well
Borknagar:  Traveller
Cloudscape:  Aqua 275
Cloudscape:  Everyday Is Up To You
Cloudscape:  Under Fire
Dillinger Escape Plan:  Unretrofied
Disillusion:  ...And The Mirror Cracked
Disillusion:  Back To Times Of Splendor
Disillusion:  A Day By The Lake
Haunted:  Abysmal
Haunted:  All Against All
Iced Earth:  Hollow Man
Iced Earth:  When The Eagle Cries
Mayhem:  Chimera
Mayhem:  Dark Night Of The Soul
Mayhem:  Impious Devious Leper Lord
Mayhem:  My Death
Mayhem:  Rape Humanity With Pride
Mayhem:  Slaughter Of Dreams
Mayhem:  You Must Fall
Orphaned Land:  Building The Ark
Orphaned Land:  A Call To Awake (The Quest)
Seventh Key:  Winds Of War
Skyfire:  Tranquillity's Maze
Slipknot:  Before I Forget
Ten:  Apparition
Ten:  The One
Vintersorg:  The Essence
Wintersun:  Battle Against Time
Wintersun:  Beautiful Death
Wintersun:  Beyond The Dark Sun
Wintersun:  Death and the Healing
Wintersun:  Sadness And Hate
Wintersun:  Sleeping Stars
Wintersun:  Starchild
Wintersun:  Winter Madness
Adagio:  Chosen                                                                   (2003)
Anathema:  A Natural Disaster
Anathema:  Pulled Under At 2000 Metres A Second
Anathema:  Violence
Arena:  Ascension
Arena:  Mea Culpa
Arena:  Painted Man
Arena:  Witch Hunt
Circle II Circle:  Into The Wind
David Bowie:  New Killer Star
Eleven:  Hidden
Eleven:  Howling Book
Eleven:  Kill Me No More
Fish:  The Field
Fish:  Scattering Crows
Gary Hughes:  Excalibur
Gary Hughes:  King For A Day
Gary Hughes:  Shapeshifter
Muse:  Apocalypse Please
Muse:  Falling Away With You
Muse:  Stockholm Syndrome
Muse:  Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist
Nevermore:  Noumenon
Nevermore:  Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday
Nevermore:  Who Decides
Redemption:  Departures
Royal Hunt:  Can't Let Go
Royal Hunt:  Edge Of The World
Royal Hunt:  Eye Witness
André Andersen:  Coming Home                                                  (2002)
André Andersen:  Desperate Times
André Andersen:  Eclipse
André Andersen:  Tell Me Why
Arcturus:  Nightmare Heaven
Blind Guardian:  And Then There Was Silence
Blind Guardian:  Precious Jerusalem
Blind Guardian:  Under The Ice
Phil Collins:  Can't Stop Loving You
Phil Collins:  Testify
Dream Theater:  The Great Debate
Peter Gabriel:  Sky Blue
Korn:  Hollow Life
Manowar:  An American Trilogy
Manowar:  The Fight For Freedom
Manowar:  Swords In The Wind
Manowar:  Warriors Of The World United
Alanis Morissette:  Precious Illusions
Alanis Morissette:  21 Things I Want In A Lover
Opus Atlantica:  Edge Of The World
Pain of Salvation:  Second Love
Pearl Jam:  I Am Mine
Pearl Jam:  Thumbing My Way
Porcupine Tree:  Gravity Eyelids
Porcupine Tree:  Trains
Shaman:  Over Your Head
Sort Sol:  Holler High
Symphony X:  Awakenings
Symphony X:  The Odyssey
Threshold:  Avalon
Threshold:  Critical Mass
Threshold:  Round And Round
Vanden Plas:  Cold Wind
Wilco:  Ashes Of American Flags
Robbie Williams:  Feel
Andromeda:  Arch Angel                                                        (2001)
Andromeda:  Crescendo Of Thoughts
Andromeda:  Eclipse
Andromeda:  Extension Of The Wish
Andromeda:  The Words Unspoken
ARK:  Just A Little
Bal-Sagoth:  Atlantis Ascendant
Bal-Sagoth:  The Chronicle Of Shadows
Bal-Sagoth:  Cry Havoc For Glory, And The Annihilation Of The Titans Of Chaos
Bal-Sagoth:  Draconis Albionensis
Bal-Sagoth:  The Dreamer In The Catacombs Of Ur
Bal-Sagoth:  In Search Of The Lost Cities Of Antarctica
Bal-Sagoth:  Star-Maps Of The Ancient Cosmographers
Judas Priest:  Close To You
Judas Priest:  Hell Is Home
Judas Priest:  Lost And Found
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  The Nightingale
Marillion:  Between You And Me
Opeth:  Blackwater Park
Opeth:  Bleak
Opeth:  Dirge For November
Opeth:  The Drapery Falls
Opeth:  The Funeral Portrait
Opeth:  Harvest
Opeth:  Leper Affinity
Pendragon:  If I Were The Wind (And You Were The Rain)
Porcupine Tree:  Shemovedon
R.E.M.:  I've Been High
Royal Hunt:  Days Of No Trust
Royal Hunt:  Dreamline
Royal Hunt:  Judgement Day
Royal Hunt:  The Mission
Sort Sol:  Brogue
Sort Sol:  Daddy Howard In Queens
Sort Sol:  Elia Rising
Sort Sol:  Next Century
The Tea Party:  Apathy
The Tea Party:  Soulbreaking
The Tea Party:  Walking Wounded
Yes:  Give Love Each Day
Arena:  The Butterfly Man                                                            (2000)
Arena:  Moviedrome
Dream Theater:  John & Theresa Solo Spot
Eleven:  Beautiful Self
Eleven:  Cool Cruel Baby
Eleven:  What Can I Do
Eleven:  You're Not Alone
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Alexandria
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Asherah
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Secrets Of Astrology
Mayhem:  A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun
Mayhem:  Completion In Science Of Agony
Mayhem:  Crystallized Pain In Deconstruction
Mayhem:  A Grand Declaration Of War
Mayhem:  In The Lies Where Upon You Lay
Mayhem:  A Time To Die
Mayhem:  To Daimonion
Mayhem:  View From Nihil
Nevermore:  Evolution 169
Nevermore:  Heart Collector
Nevermore:  Insignificant
Royal Hunt:  Intervention
Michael W. Smith: Above All
Symphony X:  Egypt
Symphony X:  Evolution
Ten:  Silent Rain
Ten:  The Stranger
Ten:  Valentine
U2:  Beautiful Day
The Wallflowers:  Letters From The Wasteland
Bal-Sagoth:  Behold, The Armies Of War Descend Screaming From The Heavens!  (1999)
Bal-Sagoth:  Callisto Rising
Bal-Sagoth:  Of Carnage And A Gathering Of The Wolves
Bal-Sagoth:  The Empyreal Lexicon
Bal-Sagoth:  The Scourge Of The Fourth Celestial Host
Bal-Sagoth:  The Thirteen Cryptical Prophecies Of Mu
Bal-Sagoth:  The Voyagers Beneath The Mare Imbrium
David Bowie:  Something In The Air
David Bowie:  Thursday's Child
Chris Cornell:  Follow My Way
Chris Cornell:  Pillow Of Your Bones
Chris Cornell:  Steel Rain
Crimson Glory:  Edge Of Forever
Crimson Glory:  The Other Side Of Midnight
Crimson Glory:  Touch The Sun
Dali's Dilemma:  Miracles Of Yesteryear
Dream Theater:  Fatal Tragedy
Dream Theater:  The Spirit Carries On
Everlast & Santana:  Put Your Lights On
Michael Harris:  Transmigration Of Souls
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Night Falls
Lana Lane & Erik Norlander:  Queen Of The Ocean
Live:  The Dolphin's Cry
Live:  Run To The Water
Live:  Voodoo Lady
Live:  Where Fishes Go
MullMuzzler:  His Voice
Queensrÿche:  The Right Side Of The Mind
Royal Hunt:  Fear
Royal Hunt:  Follow Me
Royal Hunt:  Lies
Royal Hunt:  Sea Of Time
Special EFX:  Hold On
André Andersen:  Burning Bridges                                         (1998)
André Andersen:  Changing Skin
André Andersen:  In My Arms
André Andersen:  Never Look Back
André Andersen:  1000 Miles Away
André Andersen:  Wings Of Tomorrow
Angra:  Paradise
Arena:  A Crack In The Ice
Arena:  Double Vision
Arena:  The Hanging Tree
Arena:  The Visitor
Bal-Sagoth:  Battle Magic
Bal-Sagoth:  Blood Slakes The Sand At The Circus Maximus
Bal-Sagoth:  Crystal Shards
Bal-Sagoth:  The Dark Liege Of Chaos Is Unleashed At The Ensorcelled Shrine Of A'Zura-Kai
Bal-Sagoth:  Naked Steel (The Warrior's Saga)
Bal-Sagoth:  Return To The Praesidium Of Ys
Bal-Sagoth:  A Tale From The Deep Woods
Bal-Sagoth:  Thwarted By The Dark (Blade Of The Vampyre Hunter)
Bal-Sagoth:  When Rides The Scion Of The Storms
Explorers Club:  Fading Fast
Explorers Club:  Fate Speaks
Explorers Club:  Last Call
Explorers Club:  No Returning
Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke:  Sacrifice
Korn:  Freak On A Leash
Madonna:  Frozen
Manic Street Preachers:  The Everlasting
Massive Attack:  Angel
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant:  Most High
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant:  Shining In The Light
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant:  When The World Was Young
Symphony X:  Church Of The Machine
Symphony X:  In The Dragon's Den
Symphony X:  Lady Of The Snow
Threshold:  Goodbye Mother Earth
Threshold: The Latent Gene
Van Halen:  From Afar
Van Halen:  Once
Van Halen:  Without You
Scott Weiland:  Where's The Man
Zero Hour:  The System Remains
Dream Theater:  Anna Lee                                                    (1997)
Dream Theater:  Hollow Years
Dream Theater:  Lines In The Sand
Dream Theater:  Peruvian Skies
Dream Theater:  Take Away My Pain
Dream Theater:  Trial Of Tears
Faith No More:  Stripsearch
Queensrÿche:  I Will Remember  (Unplugged)
Royal Hunt:  Long Way Home
Royal Hunt:  Message To God
Symphony X:  The Accolade
The Tea Party:  Temptation
Threshold:  Lake Of Despond
Glenn Tipton:  Baptizm Of Fire
Angra:  Carolina IV                                                            (1996)
Angra:  Deep Blue
Angra:  Holy Land
Angra:  Make Believe
Angra:  The Shaman
Angra:  Silence And Distance
Arena:  Empire Of A Thousand Days
Arena:  Fool's Gold
Arena:  Sirens
Bal-Sagoth:  As The Vortex Illumines The Crystalline Walls Of Kor-Avul-Thaa
Bal-Sagoth:  To Dethrone The Witch-Queen Of Mytos K'unn
Bal-Sagoth:  And Lo, When The Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud ...
Bal-Sagoth:  In The Raven-Haunted Forests Of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign And The Hues Of Sunlight ...
Bal-Sagoth:  The Splendour Of A Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath The Blazon Of The Hyperborean Empire
Bal-Sagoth:  Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
Bal-Sagoth:  Summoning The Guardians Of The Astral Gate
Nevermore:  The Sorrowed Man
Royal Hunt:  Epilogue
Tipton, Entwistle & Powell:  Crime Of Passion
Tipton, Entwistle & Powell:  Never Say Die
Tipton, Entwistle & Powell:  Searching
Steve Vai:  The Crying Machine
Steve Vai:  There's A Fire In The House
Steve Vai:  Warm Regards
Yes:  Be the One
Alice In Chains:  Brush Away                                             (1995)
Alice In Chains:  Grind
Arena:  Out Of The Wilderness
Arena:  Solomon
Bal-Sagoth:  A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria
Bal-Sagoth:  Into The Silent Chambers Of The Sapphirean Throne
David Bowie:  I'm Deranged
Dream Theater:  A Change Of Seasons
Extreme:  Tell Me Something I Don't Know
Marillion:  Cannibal Surf Babe
Alanis Morissette:  All I Really Want
Alanis Morissette:  Forgiven
Alanis Morissette:  Head Over Feet
Alanis Morissette:  You Oughta Know
Queen:  Heaven For Everyone
Queen:  It's A Beautiful Day / Postlude
Queen:  Made In Heaven
Queen:  Mother Love
Queen:  Too Much Love Will Kill You
Queen:  A Winter's Tale
Royal Hunt:  Step By Step
Van Halen:  Not Enough
Van Halen:  The Seventh Seal
Jon Anderson:  Under The Sun                                     (1994)
Jeff Buckley:  Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley:  Lilac Wine
Dream Theater:  Innocence Faded
Dream Theater:  Lie
Dream Theater:  Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
Dream Theater:  The Silent Man
Guns N' Roses:  Sympathy For The Devil
Manic Street Preachers:  She Is Suffering
Pendragon:  Fallen Dreams And Angels
Queensrÿche:  Damaged
Queensrÿche:  Lady Jane
Soundgarden:  Black Hole Sun
Traffic:  Holy Ground
Yes:  The Calling
Yes:  I Am Waiting
Yes:  Talk
Coverdale & Page:  Don't Leave Me This Way                (1993)
Coverdale & Page:  Take Me For A Little While
Céline Dion:  The Power Of Love
Pearl Jam:  Go
Robert Plant:  If I Were A Carpenter
Robert Plant:  29 Palms
Psychotic Waltz:  Ashes
Threshold:  Sanity's End
Sort Sol:  Let Your Fingers Do The Walking
Sort Sol:  Written In The Wind
Dream Theater:  Another Day                                      (1992)
Dream Theater:  Surrounded
Extreme:  Am I Ever Gonna Change
Faith No More:  Midlife Crisis
Peter Gabriel:  Blood Of Eden
Manowar:  Achilles, Agony And Ecstasy In Eight Parts
Brian May:  Back To The Light
R.E.M.:  Drive
R.E.M.:  Everybody Hurts
R.E.M.:  Man On The Moon
TestAmenT:  Electric Crown
Vangelis:  Conquest Of Paradise
Guns N' Roses:  Civil War                                             (1991)
Guns N' Roses:  Dust N' Bones
Guns N' Roses:  Estranged
Guns N' Roses:  November Rain
Michael Jackson:  Black Or White
Jon & Vangelis:  Wisdom Chain
Metallica:  Enter Sandman
Mike Oldfield:  Heaven's Open
Sort Sol:  Daughter Of Sad
Special EFX:  Quiet Beauty
Zucchero & Paul Young:  Senza Una Donna
House of Lords:  Can't Find My Way Home                           (1990)
Judas Priest:  Battle Hymn
Judas Priest:  Living Bad Dreams
Judas Priest:  Night Crawler
Judas Priest:  Painkiller
Judas Priest:  A Touch Of Evil
Mike Oldfield:  Amarok
Psychotic Waltz:  Another Prophet Song
Psychotic Waltz:  I Remember
Neil Young:  Love And Only Love
Bad English:  Forget Me Not                                                   (1989)
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Behind The Veil
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Guitar Shop
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Savoy
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Stand On It
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Two Rivers
Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas:  Where Were You
Alice Cooper:  Poison
Faith No More:  From Out Of Nowhere
Peter Gabriel:  A Different Drum
Peter Gabriel:  The Feeling Begins
Peter Gabriel:  Of These, Hope
Peter Gabriel:  With This Love
Daniel Lanois:  The Maker
Marillion:  The Space...
Neville Brothers:  Yellow Moon
Trevor Rabin:  The Cape
Trevor Rabin:  Cover Up  (Live)
Trevor Rabin:  Eyes Of Love
Trevor Rabin:  I Can't Look Away
Trevor Rabin:  Promises
Trevor Rabin:  Sorrow (Your Heart)
Neil Young:  Rockin' In The Free World
Dead Can Dance:  The Host Of Seraphim                 (1988)
Lita Ford:  Kiss Me Deadly
Judas Priest:  Blood Red Skies
Judas Priest:  Heavy Metal
Judas Priest:  Monsters Of Rock
Moody Blues:  I Know You're Out There Somewhere
Robert Plant:  Heaven Knows
Robert Plant:  Ship Of Fools
R.E.M.:  You Are the Everything
Guns N' Roses:  Sweet Child O' Mine                        (1987)
Heart:  Alone
Manowar:  Defender
Marillion:  The Last Straw
Marillion:  Warm Wet Circles
Mike Oldfield & Bonnie Tyler:  Islands
Mike Oldfield & Anita Hegerland:  North Point
Mike Oldfield & Anita Hegerland:  When The Night's On Fire
U2:  Where The Streets Have No Name
Roger Waters:  The Tide Is Turning

Continued in my next post ....

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2007-05-21, 18:52:51


But welcome, we're all crazy guys (except me, of course).

Nicky.

Hmm, i don't know. I think i'm pretty sane. (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a213/lexaco/rolleye00181.gif)

 ;D
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2007-05-21, 20:30:27
Hey, just realised that Train of Thought gotta be on the "sure" list too.

OK, Octavarium, here I come ....

Nicky.


Classic songs continued

Bon Jovi:  Living On A Prayer                                       (1986)
Europe:  The Final Countdown
Judas Priest:  Turbo Lover  (Live)
Metallica:  Master Of Puppets
Queen:  Who Wants To Live Forever
Queensrÿche:  I Dream In Infrared
Queensrÿche:  I Will Remember
Queensrÿche:  Walk In The Shadows
Tangerine Dream:  Dolphin Dance
Tangerine Dream:  Ride On The Ray
Tangerine Dream:  Song Of The Whale
Tangerine Dream:  Underwater Twilight
Eurythmics:  There Must Be An Angel                            (1985)
The Firm:  Satisfaction Guaranteed
Heart:  What About Love
Marillion:  Blue Angel
Marillion:  Childhood's End ?
Marillion:  Lady Nina
Jethro Tull:  European Legacy                                       (1984)
Marillion:  Assassing
Marillion:  Jigsaw
Marillion:  Punch And Judy
Limahl:  The NeverEnding Story
David Bowie:  Cat People                                              (1983)
David Bowie:  China Girl
David Bowie:  Criminal World
Dio:  Holy Diver
Genesis:  Home By The Sea
Jon & Vangelis:  And When The Night Comes
Michael Jackson:  Beat It
Mike Oldfield & Roger Chapman:  Shadow On The Wall
Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly:  Moonlight Shadow
Ozzy Osbourne:  Bark At The Moon
Robert Plant:  Thru' With The Two Step
Yes:  Changes
Yes:  Hearts
Yes:  It Can Happen
Yes:  Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Asia:  Heat Of The Moment                                           (1982)
Chicago:  Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Mike Oldfield:  Mount Teide
Mike Oldfield:  Taurus II
Robert Plant:  Moonlight In Samosa
Robert Plant:  Slow Dancer
Electric Light Orchestra:  The Way Life's Meant To Be      (1981)
Jon & Vangelis:  And When The Night Comes
Jon & Vangelis:  I'll Find My Way Home
Saga:  Wind Him Up
Black Sabbath:  Heaven And Hell                                   (1980)
David Bowie:  Ashes To Ashes
David Bowie:  Scream Like A Baby
City Boy:  Life On The Balcony
City Boy:  Speechless
Dire Straits:  Tunnel Of  Love
Peter Gabriel:  Biko
Genesis:  Behind The Lines
Genesis:  Duchess
Genesis:  Heathaze
Genesis:  Man Of Our Times
Genesis:  Misunderstanding
Mike Oldfield:  Conflict
Mike Oldfield:  QE2
Mike Oldfield:  Sheba
Mike Oldfield:  Taurus 1
Mike Oldfield:  Wonderful Land
Bruce Springsteen:  The River
City Boy:  The Day The Earth Caught Fire                      (1979)
City Boy:  It's Only The End Of The World
Led Zeppelin:  All My Love
Mike Oldfield:  Tubular Bells Live
Pink Floyd:  Another Brick In The Wall
Pink Floyd:  Comfortably Numb
Neil Young:  Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
Neil Young:  My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
Neil Young:  Powderfinger
Neil Young:  Thrasher
Kate Bush:  Wuthering Heights                                     (1978)
City Boy:  Cigarettes
City Boy:  5.7.0.5.
City Boy:  Goodbye Laurelie
City Boy:  Raise Your Glass
City Boy:  What A Night
City Boy:  The World Loves A Dancer
Dire Straits:  Down To The Waterline
Dire Straits:  Sultans Of Swing
Genesis:  Undertow
Gerry Rafferty:  Baker Street
Bruce Springsteen:  Because The Night
Styx:  I'm Okay
Van Halen:  Runnin' With The Devil
Yes:  Circus Of Heaven
Yes:  Future Times
David Bowie:  Sound And Vision                                  (1977)
City Boy:  Bordello Night
City Boy:  Dear Jean
City Boy:  The Man Who Ate His Car
City Boy:  One After Two
City Boy:  Young Men Gone West
Electric Light Orchestra:  Big Wheels
Electric Light Orchestra:  It's Over
Electric Light Orchestra:  Night In The City
Electric Light Orchestra:  Standin' In The Rain
Electric Light Orchestra:  Steppin' Out
Electric Light Orchestra:  Sweet Talkin' Woman
Electric Light Orchestra:  Turn To Stone
Yes:  Awaken
Yes:  Going For The One
Yes:  Wonderous Stories
David Bowie:  Station To Station                                    (1976)
David Bowie:  Word On A Wing
Chicago:  If You Leave Me Now
City Boy:  Deadly Delicious
City Boy:  Dinner At The Ritz
City Boy:  5000 Years/Don't Know Can't Tell
City Boy:  The Greatest Story Ever Told
City Boy:  The Hap-Ki-Do Kid
City Boy:  Haymaking Time
City Boy:  Moonlight (Shake My Head And Leave)
City Boy:  Oddball Dance
City Boy:  Sunset Boulevard
Eagles:  Hotel California
Electric Light Orchestra:  Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra:  Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra:  Rockaria!
Electric Light Orchestra:  Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra:  Tightrope
Genesis:  Afterglow
Led Zeppelin:  Nobody's Fault But Mine
10cc:  I'm Mandy Fly Me
Alice Cooper:  Only Women Bleed                                    (1975)
Alice Cooper:  Welcome To My Nightmare
Elton John:  Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Elton John:  Tower Of Babel
Led Zeppelin:  Kashmir
Pink Floyd:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pink Floyd:  Wish You Were Here
Queen:  Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen:  '39
Sparks:  Get In The Swing
Sparks:  Hospitality On Parade
Sparks:  The Lady Is Lingering
Bruce Springsteen:  Born To Run
Supertramp:  Easy Does It
Supertramp:  A Soapbox Opera
Supertramp:  Two Of Us
10cc:  I'm Not In Love
Abba:  Waterloo                                                           (1974)
David Bowie:  Big Brother
David Bowie:  Diamond Dogs
David Bowie:  1984
Electric Light Orchestra:  Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Genesis:  Carpet Crawlers
Genesis:  The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Genesis:  Lilywhite Lilith
George McCrae:  Rock Your Baby
Lynyrd Skynyrd:  Sweet Home Alabama
Queen:  Brighton Rock
Queen:  Father To Son
Queen:  Killer Queen
Slade:  Far Far Away
Sparks:  Amateur Hour
Sparks:  Equator
Sparks:  Hasta Manana, Monsieur
Sparks:  Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Sparks:  Reinforcements
Sparks:  Thank God It's Not Christmas
Sparks:  This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
Supertramp:  Hide In Your Shell
Traffic:  Love
Yes:  The Gates Of Delirium
Yes:  To Be Over
Genesis:  Firth of Fifth                                                   (1973)
Elton John:  Candle In The Wind
Elton John:  Funeral For A Friend
Elton John:  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John:  I've Seen That Movie Too
Paul McCartney & Wings:  Band On The Run
Pink Floyd:  Money
Pink Floyd:  Time / The Great Gig In The Sky
Rolling Stones:  Angie
Slade:  Merry Xmas Everybody
Sparks:  Girl From Germany
Yes:  The Ancients
Yes:  The Remembering
Yes:  The Revealing Science Of God
Yes:  Ritual
David Bowie:  Starman                                                    (1972)
Alice Cooper:  School's Out
Genesis:  Supper's Ready
Jethro Tull:  Thick As A Brick
Elton John:  Rocket Man
Moody Blues:  I'm Just A Singer In A Rock And Roll Band
Moody Blues:  Lost In A Lost World
Lou Reed:  Walk on the Wild Side
Uriah Heep:  Easy Livin'
Black Sabbath:  Children Of The Grave                              (1971)
Black Sabbath:  Sweet Leaf
Alice Cooper:  Dead Babies
Alice Cooper:  Desperado
Deep Purple:  Fireball
Genesis:  The Fountain Of Salmacis
Hoola Bandoola Band:  Juanita
Jethro Tull:  Aqualung
Jethro Tull:  Locomotive Breath
Janis Joplin:  Me And Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin:  Move Over
Led Zeppelin:  The Battle Of Evermore
Led Zeppelin:  Black Dog
Led Zeppelin:  Rock And Roll
Led Zeppelin:  Stairway To Heaven
John Lennon:  Imagine
Moody Blues:  One More Time To Live
Moody Blues:  The Story In Your Eyes
Pink Floyd:  Echoes
Pink Floyd:  One Of These Days
The Who:  Baba O'Riley
The Who:  Won't Get Fooled Again
Beatles:  Let It Be                                                               (1970)
Beatles:  The Long And Winding Road
Black Sabbath:  Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath:  Iron Man
Black Sabbath:  Paranoid
Black Sabbath:  War Pigs
Chicago:  25 or 6 to 4
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Up Around The Bend
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Who'll Stop The Rain
Deep Purple:  Child In Time
Derek and the Dominos:  Layla
Bob Dylan:  The Boxer
Bob Dylan:  Early Mornin' Rain
Bob Dylan:  Let It Be Me
Bob Dylan:  Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan:  The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
Bob Dylan:  Take a Message to Mary
Free:  All Right Now
Iron Butterfly:  Butterfly Bleu
Iron Butterfly:  Shady Lady
Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys:  Machine Gun
Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys:  Who Knows
Jethro Tull:  Inside
Jethro Tull:  Nothing To Say
Jethro Tull:  Singing All Day
Jethro Tull:  To Cry You A Song
Jethro Tull:  With You There To Help Me
Led Zeppelin:  Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin:  Friends
Led Zeppelin:  Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin:  Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin:  Tangerine
Rodriguez:  Crucify Your Mind
Rodriguez:  Sugar Man
Santana:  Black Magic Woman
Santana:  Incident at Neshabur
Santana:  Mother's Daughter
Santana:  Oye Como Va
Santana:  Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
Simon & Garfunkel:  The Boxer
Simon & Garfunkel:  Bridge Over Troubled Water
Steppenwolf:  Renegade
Cat Stevens:  Wild World
Neil Young:  After The Gold Rush
Badfinger:  Come And Get It                                          (1969)
Beatles:  Because
Beatles:  Carry That Weight
Beatles:  Come Together
Beatles:  Here Comes The Sun
Beatles:  I Want You
Beatles:  Oh! Darling
Beatles:  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Beatles:  Something
Beatles:  You Never Give Me Your Money
Blind Faith:  Can't Find My Way Home
Blind Faith:  Had To Cry Today
Blind Faith:  Presence Of The Lord
Blind Faith:  Sea Of Joy
Blind Faith:  Well All Right
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Cotton Fields
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Down On The Corner
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Fortunate Son
Fleetwood Mac:  Albatross
The Hollies:  He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
King Crimson:  The Court Of The Crimson King
Gershon Kingsley:  Popcorn
Led Zeppelin:  Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Led Zeppelin:  Communication Breakdown
Led Zeppelin:  Dazed and Confused
Led Zeppelin:  Good Times Bad Times
Led Zeppelin:  Heartbreaker
Led Zeppelin:  How Many More Times
Led Zeppelin:  The Lemon Song
Led Zeppelin:  Living Loving Maid
Led Zeppelin:  Thank You
Led Zeppelin:  What Is and What Should Never Be
Led Zeppelin:  Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin:  Your Time Is Gonna Come
Procol Harum:  A Salty Dog
Rolling Stones:  Gimmie Shelter
Rolling Stones:  Honky Tonk Women
Santana:  Evil Ways
Santana:  Waiting
Santana:  Shades Of Time
Santana:  Soul Sacrifice
Steppenwolf:  Monster
The Who:  The Acid Queen
The Who:  Amazing Journey
The Who:  Christmas
The Who:  Go To The Mirror!
The Who:  The Hawker
The Who:  I'm Free
The Who:  1921
The Who:  Pinball Wizard
The Who:  We're Not Gonna Take It!
Beatles:  Back In The USSR                                              (1968)
Beatles:  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Big Brother and the Holding Company:  Piece Of My Heart
Cream:  Crossroads
Cream:  Deserted Cities Of The Heart
Cream:  Pressed Rat And Warthog
Cream:  Spoonful
Cream:  Those Were The Days
Cream:  White Room
Doors:  Hello, I Love You
Doors:  Love Street
Doors:  Not To Touch The Earth
Doors:  Spanish Caravan
Doors:  Summer's Almost Gone
Doors:  The Unknown Soldier
Doors:  Wintertime Love
Doors:  Yes, The River Knows
Jimi Hendrix:  Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
Jimi Hendrix:  Voodoo Chile
Iron Butterfly:  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Rolling Stones:  Jumpin' Jack Flash
Rolling Stones:  Sympathy For The Devil
Simon & Garfunkel:  Mrs. Robinson
Steppenwolf:  Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf:  Magic Carpet Ride

Continued in my next post ....

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-05-22, 11:05:59
Hey, just realised that Train of Thought gotta be on the "sure" list too.

OK, Octavarium, here I come ....

Nicky.

Hello Nicky, I see that you finally got the quote thing  ;)

Did you check the EP A Change of Seasons ? A real gem too ...
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-05-22, 11:18:07
Hello Nicky, I see that you finally got the quote thing  ;)

Yeah, Bupie, I did it for your sake ;)  I just haven't figured out how to draw several quotes that way. Doesn't really matter though.


> Did you check the EP A Change of Seasons ? A real gem too ...

I think I'm more for the later DT albums. I'm real hot on Six Degrees and Train, and I think Octavarium will get there too. When I heard Scenes recently, it didn't grip me nearly as much. Something happened to DT between Scenes and Six that I'm real happy about.


Classic songs continued

Beatles:  All You Need Is Love                            (1967)
Beatles:  It's All Too Much
Beatles:  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Beatles:  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beatles:  She's Leaving Home
Beatles:  When I'm Sixty-Four
Beatles:  With A Little Help From My Friends
Country Joe & the Fish:  I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die
Cream:  Strange Brew
Cream:  Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream:  SWLABR
Cream:  Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Cream:  We're Going Wrong
Doors:  Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Doors:  Break On Through (To The Other Side)
Doors:  The Crystal Ship
Doors:  The End
Doors:  I Looked At You
Doors:  Light My Fire
Doors:  Love Me Two Times
Doors:  My Eyes Have Seen You
Doors:  People Are Strange
Doors:  Strange Days
Doors:  When The Music's Over
Doors:  You're Lost Little Girl
Bob Dylan:  As I Went Out One Morning
Peter Green (with John Mayall):  The Supernatural
Jimi Hendrix:  Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix:  Purple Haze
Love:  Alone Again Or
Moody Blues:  Nights In White Satin
Pink Floyd:  Arnold Layne
Procol Harum:  A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Rolling Stones:  Let's Spend The Night Together
Rolling Stones:  Ruby Tuesday
Rolling Stones:  She's A Rainbow
Beach Boys:  Sloop John B                                (1966)
Beatles:  Eleanor Rigby
Beatles:  Good Day Sunshine
Cream:  I Feel Free
Cream:  N.S.U.
Fabulous Four:  Puff, The Magic Dragon
Jimi Hendrix:  Hey Joe
Kinks:  Sunny Afternoon
Lovin' Spoonful:  Summer In The City
Rolling Stones:  Lady Jane
Rolling Stones:  Mother's Little Helper
Rolling Stones:  Paint It, Black
Simon & Garfunkel:  Sounds Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel:  Scarborough Fair
Beatles:  Dizzy Miss Lizzy                                  (1965)
Beatles:  In My Life
Beatles:  It's Only Love
Beatles:  I've Just Seen A Face
Beatles:  Michelle
Beatles:  Norwegian Wood
Beatles:  Run For Your Life
Beatles:  Think For Yourself
Beatles:  Ticket To Ride
Beatles:  Yesterday
Byrds:  Turn! Turn! Turn!
Bob Dylan:  Desolation Row
Bob Dylan:  Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan:  Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan:  Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan:  Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan:  Tombstone Blues
Rolling Stones:  As Tears Go By
Animals:  The House Of The Rising Sun               (1964)
Beatles:  A Hard Day's Night
Bob Dylan:  Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Bob Dylan:  The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Bob Dylan:  The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan:  With God On Our Side
Kinks:  You Really Got Me
Beatles:  Money                                                (1963)
Bob Dylan:  Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan:  Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan:  A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan:  Masters Of War
Little Eva:  The Loco-Motion                               (1962)
Everly Brothers:  All I Have To Do Is Dream        (1958)

This list of classic songs is by no means complete. I'm aware that there are many more great songs and pieces.

Now and then I stop in my tracks when I hear a song of ineffable striking beauty, a song that gets stuck in my mind, and that gets my finger stuck on the repeat button. 

It's interesting to see these songs juxtaposed in time.

The list can also be useful for newbies to a group, as these songs are good starters.


You can find my list of "Groups & artists that I want to check out (more)" and Shopping List further down.

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-05-22, 19:06:57
When I heard Scenes recently, it didn't grip me nearly as much. Something happened to DT between Scenes and Six that I'm real happy about.

Funny that you mention it!
The first 4 studio albums are different than Scenes indeed, and from Six Degrees up till Octavarium it's also different than both Scenes and the first 4 albums.

Here are some changes that were made during their career:

When Dream And Day Unite Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, James Myung, Kevin Moore and Charlie Dominici

Images And Words Charlie left (fortunately!) Kevin Moore still plays the keyboards and James LaBrie came in.
Awake No drastic changes since I&W, maybe a bit heavier.

Falling Into Infinity Kevin left and is replaced by (in my opinion) the not really interesting Derek Sherinian. He plays a bit like Kevin though.

Scenes From A Memory Derek left and Jordan came in. Something interesting happened. Jordan gave the boys some inspiration it seems. The keyboards become much more important.

Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence Jordan is at home and feels he can do what he wants to. He doesn't sound restricted anymore (it seems). LaBrie starts to sing better!
Train Of Thought No drastic changes since SDOIT, maybe a bit heavier.
Octavarium No drastic changes since SDOIT, maybe just a bit more symphonic.
Systematic Chaos No drastic changes since SDOIT, but again a bit heavier I guess.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-05-22, 20:02:30
Scenes is a great album, and it has everything that we love about heavy metal: power, pulse, melody, top-notch musicianship, interesting lyrics; it's just not that different from several other albums by other excellent metal groups. Somehow the guys (particularly LaBrie), just didn't yet compose and perform with so much conviction as later.

Six Degrees is an absolute adventure, and we have musicianship with a tremendous conviction, backing up an amazingly vital and nuanced LaBrie.



Groups & artists that I want to check out (more)

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- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-05-22, 20:37:48
Scenes is a great album, and it has everything that we love about heavy metal: power, pulse, melody, top-notch musicianship, interesting lyrics; it's just not that different from several other albums by other excellent metal groups. Somehow the guys (particularly LaBrie), just didn't yet compose and perform with so much conviction as later.

Six Degrees is an absolute adventure, and we have musicianship with a tremendous conviction, backing up an amazingly vital and nuanced LaBrie.

Nicky.

I beg to differ. SFAM is a concept album and one of the best i might add. It's the follow up, maybe you knew that already but i'll indulge you anyway  ;), to Metropolis pt I on Images And Words. The first intention was to write a song, well epic is a better word, called Metropolis pt II which would have been released on Falling Into Infinity (which would become a double CD). But one of the reasons why that didn't happen was because of the record company. They wanted to see 'Hits'.  ;) That's why they co-writed a song with Desmond Child ( You Not Me). Radio-friendly songs so to say. Kind of hate that point of view from the Record Label 'cos that's why we had to wait a few more years more to finally hear classics as Raise The Knife, a song which was meant to be released on that Double Album.The other reason was that MP and JP weren't convinced about the story of Metropolis pt II so they through everything upon the table and started to rewrite the puzzle. This ended up as Scenes From A Memory. A story about a guy who sees flashbacks of a life he supposed to have led in a former life, only this time as a young girl called Victoria who was in love with the Miracle and The Sleeper.  ;)
And why she was killed by the way. ;)

*And we're so breaking the rules in this sub-forum.
:D
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-05-22, 20:53:59
I really like this discussion. It shouldn't really matter where it takes place (as long as it's not in a Britney forum), rules don't rule any longer.

It's great being in the company of DT experts, and I'm learning a lot about the group and their music and ideas.

However, there's one thing I'm certain about: Something happened to DT during the making of Six Degrees that raised them to ethereal heights that only Arena have tasted.

Nicky.


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Suspyre: Time / Divide    Audioslave: I    Magenta: Metamorphosis / Seven    Cat Stevens: Bull / Tillerman    WinterStrain: Sands    Osada Vida: Party    Zee: Identity    Section A: Sign / Sacrifice    Tommy Shaw: Ambition    Van der Graaf Generator: H / Godbluff / Pawn    Tomahawk: Anonymous / Mit Gas    Bob Catley: Legends / Empires    John Macaluso & Union Radio: Waves    Savatage: Streets / Winter    Eyedea & Abilities: E&A    Tribal Tech: Rocket    Dire Straits: Alchemy / Communiqué / Love / Money    Nolan & Wakeman: Hound    Queensrÿche: Cover    Jadis: Photoplay    Spheric Universe Experience: Anima / Torments    Hurt: Vol. II    Karnivool: Themata    Machine Head: Empires    Cryptic Vision: World    Mind's Eye: Hurricane    Credo: Rhetoric    Watchtower: Control    Peach: Birth    Blind Ego: Mirror    Magic Pie: Circus    Beardfish: Void / Sleeping, Pts. 1 & 2    It Bites: Ships    Saga: 10,000    Pathosray: I    Satellite: Night    Ricocher: Heartland    Ray Wilson: Change    Sylvan: Paradise    Karl Anthony: 20 Years Later    Conception: Parallel    Michael Pinnella: Gate    Galahad: Empires    Planet X: Quantum    Rick Wakeman: Journey / Out There    Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant    Hammers Of Misfortune: Locust    Damian Wilson: Cosmas    Dark Suns: Grave / Existence    Bauhaus: Sky    Wuthering Heights: SALT / Madding    Ozric Tentacles: Floor / Strangeitude    Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes: Live At The Greek    Eagles of Death Metal: Peace    Derek Sherinian: Inertia    Joey Eppard: Future    Whitesnake: Good    John McLaughlin: Floating Point    Allan Holdsworth: Wrong    Pantera: Power Metal    Bryan Beller: View    Type O Negative: Life    Dark Tranquillity: Void    Miseration: Demons    Robert Fripp: Exposure    Roy Harper and Jimmy Page: Jugula    Dio: Dream Evil    Pestilence: Testimony    Isis: Radiant    Jukka Tolonen Band: Paramaribo    Control Denied: Fragile    Masterplan: World    Watain: Darkness    Barren Earth: Red River    Eden's Curse: Second Coming / I    Martin Gore: Counterfeit    Jasun Tipton: Seduction    Grateful Dead: Europe '72    Kingdom Come: Self-titled    Everly Brothers: Best of    Captain Beefheart: Safe As Milk / Trout Mask Replica    Frank Zappa: Apostrophe / Money    Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood    Spirit: 12 Dreams    Kaleidoscope: Tangerine Dream    Tribe Of Judah: Exit Elvis    One Sonic Society: One / Sonic / Society    Frederiksen/Phillips: Self-titled    Supertramp: Quietest / Breakfast


I might not always buy the albums listed, but at least this list reminds me of the groups I'd like to pursue further.

Thänx för 'ëm tïps, güÿs

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Tue, 2007-05-22, 21:31:57
Oi! I don't agree on a lot of things :o

Peter can talk to you about rules though.

Here's what I have to say ;)
I don't think DT hit their top on 6 degrees, imo their best effort of songwriting and composing was on SfaM, but that's just an opinion.
And I really think there are more bands of DT-allure then just Arena. To me Ayreon, Threshold, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica and many other bands are of the same status :)
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2007-05-23, 01:11:14
Oi! I don't agree on a lot of things :o

Peter can talk to you about rules though.


Hey Nicky, you're not getting away with it so easy!


My opinion

SfaM was in it's day one of the best albums about and a real cut above the rest of thier output to that point, I can play that album over and over.
Now Six Degrees even better still and definatly thier high point, have to agree there, an utterly majestic album that just sends me off into extacy....not too many full albums do that The only ones I can think off right now would be -

Arena - Contagion & Peppers Ghost
Stranglers - Black & White & Suite XVI
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Credo - Rhetoric
Threshold - Critical Mass
IQ - Dark Matter & The Seventh House
Pilgrym - Pilgramage
Spock's Beard - Snow
Rush - Moving Pictures
Kino - Picture
Alice in Chains - Jar Of Flies
Iron Maiden - Number Of the Beast
Symphony X - V
Rhapsody - Dawn of Victory
Magazine - Real Life


More than I thought! and for many, varied reasons.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 09:33:54
Oi! I don't agree on a lot of things :o

I got a bit exalted there, Appelmoes (I hope you don't think it too intimate that I omit the ??, we know each other quite well now, at least musically). I meant what I wrote, one can hardly exaggerate how good Six Degrees and the following albums by DT are, but of course, I don't want to manipulate: Everyone should find for themselves, which music touches them. As PH said earlier: If you like jazz, then go for it, as long as you f...... turn off that b..... radio. And it of course also depends very much on one's age, which music one goes for. I could be your father, were it not for my good looks (I'm more handsome than your Gelert figure).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Peter on Wed, 2007-05-23, 10:04:31
Well, I'm not the one who stands beside everyone with a stick in his hand to smack 'em up, right...

The rule of staying on topic in a thread makes sense, though, if you look at the following scenario: a reader (like many) uses the "unread posts since last visit" funtion to see what's new. Now people post about DT in a thread called "Nicky's faves". Maybe a reader is not so interested in "Nicky's faves", so he dismisses the thread, but might be interested in DT nevertheless and then misses the discussion...

:D
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 10:19:40
Hey Nicky, you're not getting away with it so easy!

No, God already told me that, Johninblack.

Checked up your website, saw your photos. You look like some of the guys I drink pints with at the local Diligencen. Maybe you and I can do that one day (after a blowout Arena concert).

I could imagine that Scenes was a bomb when it turned up. (I was into plink-plonk new age music at the time, not enjoying it too much though.)

But as you say, Six Degrees is just simply righton better, let's not mince words. But of course, it's like comparing infinity with more infinity.

Now I'm realising that Train and Octavarium are just as good as Six Degrees, so see you soon at the looney bin. I'll have to leave Systematic Chaos for next life.

I always enjoy reading fave lists by fellow initiates. I noted misses in my collection. How about freshening up your Listening Profile? And keep the groups down to under twenty, else it gets confusing.

Could you tell me (no, us, of course) a bit about Stranglers, Credo, Pilgrym, Rhapsody, and Magazine, as I don't know their music. (I hope that Peter doesn't discover the dissolution of the rules involved here.)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 10:29:30
Well, I'm not the one who stands beside everyone with a stick in his hand to smack 'em up, right...

Pity, I'll have to court someone else now.


> Maybe a reader is not so interested in "Nicky's faves", so he dismisses the thread, but might be interested in DT nevertheless and then misses the discussion...

I would say here (seriously for once) that we don't have more talking going on in this forum presently than we can quite easily read the whole caboodle.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 10:52:05
The rule of staying on topic in a thread makes sense, though, if you look at the following scenario: a reader (like many) uses the "unread posts since last visit" funtion to see what's new. Now people post about DT in a thread called "Nicky's faves". Maybe a reader is not so interested in "Nicky's faves", so he dismisses the thread, but might be interested in DT nevertheless and then misses the discussion...:D

Someone who's not interested in my faves can b..... well stay out of my discussion on DT  ;D

OK, logout and do something else now. You guys really know how to take my time  ;D ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2007-05-23, 13:11:00
Could you tell me (no, us, of course) a bit about Stranglers, Credo, Pilgrym, Rhapsody, and Magazine, as I don't know their music. (I hope that Peter doesn't discover the dissolution of the rules involved here.)
Nicky.

No problem my friend, however I'll post it in a new post in the 'Off Topic' section. That image of Peter with a big stick is doing strange things to my head!
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-05-23, 17:36:06
Nicky is climbing the net forum 8)

Almost 100 now! Go nicky!
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Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 18:22:34
Nicky is climbing the net forum 8)

Almost 100 now! Go nicky!
[/offtopic]

This is my 100th post, and now I reveal my true identity:

I AM AGENT 007 AKA JAMES BOND

The next person who posts, I will reveal and expose fully.

So, who dares?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-05-23, 18:40:31
*pick me!!
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-05-23, 18:54:16
*pick me!!

OK, Appelmoes, I always knew that you were the moes daring member of this forum.

Yes, you tried to shanghai a lady from the States, and it didn't work out, because she didn't like your stewed apples.

You became Christian because your parents couldn't accept your prog interest, and you had only Christ to turn to.

You turned to Threshold because Arena turned their backs on you, and now that you're exposed, Peter will exclude you from The Shattered Room.

More?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Peter on Thu, 2007-05-24, 16:53:54
.....*rustle* .... *clash*...now where's that d**n stick again....  8)        ;D
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-05-24, 20:23:19
Good Lord, what do I do now? ....... OK, I just worked up my faves list, brought in Spock's and Queen under "Genius", and Threshold under "Enjoy" (remember, Mr. Cider, I'm an oldie).

So, rules rule again.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2007-05-24, 21:07:59
Mr. Cider, that's a first :) I like it 8)
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Assignment on Mon, 2007-05-28, 13:57:36
Hi Nicky,

check out Genius - episode III - I am just listening to it - a project like Ayreon, tons of different vocals, very bombastic - conceptual piece - sounds really good - production is awesome. I think I´ll get the first two parts as well  :)
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-05-31, 17:59:02
Check out Genius - episode III - I am just listening to it - a project like Ayreon, tons of different vocals, very bombastic - conceptual piece - sounds really good - production is awesome. I think I´ll get the first two parts as well  :)

Thanks for the tip, Goran. I'll keep it in mind. Gotta listen to Ayreon first though. Human Eq and Electric Castle are on their way from Caiman (through Amazon).

Just realised that I've become a Herald. Means I have to start doing some talking.  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2007-06-01, 11:27:48
Thanks for the tip, Goran. I'll keep it in mind. Gotta listen to Ayreon first though. Human Eq and Electric Castle are on their way from Caiman (through Amazon).

Just realised that I've become a Herald. Means I have to start doing some talking.  ;D

Nicky.

Be careful with Caiman : it's not the best way to get cd's boxes in great shape since they don't use bubble envelops (don't know if this the proper term but maybe you get the point). The delivery is also longer than usual, but that is less annoying to me. Anyway, unless when they are the only seller, I don't deal with them anymore.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-06-01, 11:44:56
You're right about that, Bupie. I've received several hundred CD's and DVD's from Caiman, and in something like one out of eight cases, the CD holder in the middle is so damaged that I have to replace it. And it's also true that they are not among the fastest Amazon suppliers. On the other hand, Caiman are among the cheapest, and in the maybe six cases in which there has been something wrong with the CD, they have simply sent me a new one without further ado. So, all considered, I'm quite satisfied with Caiman.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2007-06-01, 14:25:45
They have a really impressive catalog, indeed.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-06-13, 11:47:44
The first non-British&American group makes it into my list of Genius: Vanden Plas. Christ 0 is insanely good. Andy has a perfect English delivery, and he goes far beyond the basics of English. The other guys are masters of their instruments. The lyrics are poetic and engaging. The moods very differing. The production excellent.

Guys, this is true Genius!

So the Germans insist on making topnotch rock, and that's just great. (Gotta German Mum, so that doesn't bother me.)

I was so inspired by this album that I purchased Dumas' book Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (in French, Bupie, so we can parlez-vous).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: johninblack on Wed, 2007-06-13, 19:30:13
Vanden Plas. Christ O is insanely good. Andy has a perfect English delivery, and he goes far beyond the basics of English. The other guys are masters of their instruments. The lyrics are poetic and engaging. The moods very differing. The production excellent.

Guys, this is true Genius!


You would have my total agreement on that. Sometimes you listen to an album and you just KNOW you still will be listening to it for years to come, for me it's one of those.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-06-13, 20:49:28
Interesting, Johninblack. Particularly Postcard To God has got me addicted; I have to hear it again and again. That song's simply got (prog) hit quality. (I just don't understand why they can't play such great songs in the radio, instead of all the miserable hit-factory trash they send. God, why don't people know better?)

John, you might be able to write a bit about earlier Vanden Plas albums, and how's Abydos? A year ago, I had enough money to simply buy whole catalogs (at least I allowed myself that), but now I really have to save. I guess that's what one could call proggie karma.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2007-06-13, 21:09:46
Hmm, I've seen Vanden Plas albums, but never thought of buying one, but know I will think twice when I see one in the store :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-06-13, 21:17:04
Well, then start with Christ 0, Appelmoes. You won't regret it, for sure. It's actually quite similar to Threshold, a bit heavier, and more melodic imo.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2007-06-14, 14:38:25
Well, then start with Christ 0, Appelmoes. You won't regret it, for sure. It's actually quite similar to Threshold, a bit heavier, and more melodic imo.

Nicky.

*agrees with Nicky.  :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2007-06-14, 18:18:08
The title is Christ O. Is it religious or anti-religion or something?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-06-14, 18:49:23
The title is Christ O. Is it religious or anti-religion or something?

That's what I was wondering.
A quick research gave me an answer: Christ 0 is loosely based on the story of the count Monte Christo.

There's also a song called "Postcard To God", but I don't know the lyrics to that one.
And a cover of Gethsemane, a song of the Jesus Christ Superstar movie.

But why the album is called Christ 0 (zero) instead of Christo is still a question to me.
It seems that a lot of bands are on the edge of provoking, which I absolutely don't like, but maybe I'm totally wrong.
Religion is "hot" so it seems. But very often in the extreme wrong way. I simply hate the things Marilyn Manson does (to give an extreme sample). He is just actively provoking.
That's so wrong wrong wrong. Free media isn't always good, you know...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-06-14, 18:57:12
The title is Christ O. Is it religious or anti-religion or something?

Appelmoes, the title is actually Christ 0 (Christ Zero).

In my understanding, it's a very Christian album. The Vanden Plas guys are so intelligent that they naturally have searched a lot within i.a. Christian contexts.

On top of that, Dumas' Monte-Cristo brims over with intriguing religious and psychological content. At this point, having spent many hours over the past few days with my original French version, I can only compare this masterpiece to Shakespeare's Hamlet and Goethe's Faust, with regard to both content and dimension.

But Andy & Co. are too ingenious to just copy Dumas. Their main dramatic twist is that, contrary to Dumas' protagonist, in Christ 0 the man breaks entirely down, and cannot find his God any longer - Christ Zero. A terrible drama, and a tremendous album.

Hey, kiddo, stop asking questions and get the CD instead. If you're disappointed, I'll take a cart of apples with me next time Arena play in Amsterdam.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-07-24, 13:37:18
Friends, you might like to look at my listening profile again. I've added a lot of new stuff, like my fave songs, which could give you some good tips, coming from someone who's been around for a looong time; also an attempt at a definition of prog rock (for the hairsplitters); lists of fave singers, guitarists etc.

As I like using the abbreviation "i.a.", I'll explain it to you: It's short for Latin "inter alia", and means "among other things", and thus it has a different meaning than "e.g.", with which it is often confused. Just for clarity (which I like).

Implicitly I'm encouraging all of you to pep up your LP's, which (putting it nicely) could be far more interesting.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-07-24, 14:04:50
And you Nicky, are a worthy addition to the Shattered Room! *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-07-24, 14:47:34
Friends, you might like to look at my listening profile again. I've added a lot of new stuff, like my fave songs, which could give you some good tips, coming from someone who's been around for a looong time; also an attempt at a definition of prog rock (for the hairsplitters); lists of fave singers, guitarists etc.


Hi Nicky,

I took a look at your shopping list. Here are my two cents about the albums I know :

John Petrucci: Suspended Animation  Heard and saw extracts on Youtube and liked them a lot (especially the slow-paced Wishful Thinking). So it's on my list too. Unfornately, JP website, the only official supplier for the CD, claims it's out of stock ...

James LaBrie: Elements Of Persuasion  Sorry for James but this is the worst LP I have listened to in ages. Sold it back without any regret.

Shadowland: Ring Of Roses  Definitively worth the try. Jigsaw, in particular, is a mindblowing song.

Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors  I prefer by far Internal Exile but it's still a good album. If you liked Marillion with Fish, you should like VIAWOM too.

Jadis: Photoplay Bought it when I was in a Jadis mood but it didn't convince me. Should give it another try, though.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-07-24, 17:24:42
PH, thanks for your nice compliment,  *horns* to you too, and Bupie, thanks for your extensive feedback. Discussing music and tipping each other is one of my favorite activities (well, more precisely my second fave, the first doesn't belong here (it's not a French site, Bupie)).  ;D

Yeah, I just checked up Suspended Animation on Amazon.com, and it's not there either. But the record company will have to make some extra copies. I mean, it's Petrucci ....

Re Elements Of Persuasion, I'm surprised about your take on it, Bupie. It got praised highly by Amazon reviewers, like:

Anyone who likes early Dream Theater 'Images and Words' and 'Awake' will probably enjoy this. It sounds more DT-like than their more recent releases, even though there are no other DT members involved. I'd say it's as good as those early albums, even without Petrucci, Moore and Portnoy.  - Mr. K. I. Fairbrother

I can understand the need for James to do solo work as he doesnt get much space to stretch out lyrically on DT releases, he is usually relegated to penning one solitary track on each album.... Buy this, its great!  - dagonlives

Did you give it the prog-obligatory three runs, Bupie?

Thanks for the other comments too, corroborates (we need some of these fancy words in the Room too) my desire to get the albums.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Proglady on Tue, 2007-07-24, 19:17:34
I could post a review of a friend which likes “Elements Of Persuasion” very much, but it is in german.  ::)
If a reviewer dislikes the album doesn’t necessary mean the music is all bad, because this guy is only writing about is taste and how the music appealed to him. The same goes the other way around.  ::)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2007-07-24, 19:37:20
If a reviewer dislikes the album doesn’t necessary mean the music is all bad, because this guy is only writing about is taste and how the music appealed to him. The same goes the other way around.  ::)

Right, Proglady.

> I could post a review of a friend which likes “Elements Of Persuasion” very much, but it is in german.  ::)

It would interest me very much. You could post it on the German-language forum in the Room. I'm fluent in German (and English, Danish, Swedish, and almost in French), so there is no language problem for me.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Proglady on Tue, 2007-07-24, 19:56:58
Right, Proglady.

> I could post a review of a friend which likes “Elements Of Persuasion” very much, but it is in german.  ::)

It would interest me very much. You could post it on the German-language forum in the Room. I'm fluent in German (and English, Danish, Swedish, and almost in French), so there is no language problem for me.

Nicky.

 :o Wow cool, I only speak german and a little english!

Since it is only a link which is leading you to the review, I think it mite be okay here. Here it is: http://www.rocktimes.de/gesamt/l/james_labrie/elements_of_persuasion.html

I do have "Elements Of Persuasion" and will give it a spin now.  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2007-07-25, 09:54:29

Re Elements Of Persuasion, I'm surprised about your take on it, Bupie. It got praised highly by Amazon reviewers, like:

Anyone who likes early Dream Theater 'Images and Words' and 'Awake' will probably enjoy this. It sounds more DT-like than their more recent releases, even though there are no other DT members involved. I'd say it's as good as those early albums, even without Petrucci, Moore and Portnoy.  - Mr. K. I. Fairbrother

I can understand the need for James to do solo work as he doesnt get much space to stretch out lyrically on DT releases, he is usually relegated to penning one solitary track on each album.... Buy this, its great!  - dagonlives

Did you give it the prog-obligatory three runs, Bupie?

Nicky.


I gave it the three runs but it was extremely painful ...

I too felt sorry that James was not more involved in DT's writing process but after listening to EOP, I have a beginning of explanation ...

Speaking of reviews, here is another one taken from Progarchives http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=36490 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=36490) : not from me but it sums up pretty well my feeling about EOP ... that doesn't sound AT ALL like I&W IMHO.

I read that some Roomers like this album and I know that most DT fans like it too. That's fine with me (and for James, I guess  :)) but I don't share their feelings on this one. Will be nice to have your opinion on it, Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-07-25, 10:10:19
Will be nice to have your opinion on it, Nicky.

I certainly will, Bupie (once I've become a breatharian and can save money on food and spend it on CD's instead  ;D), and you'll give me your take on Paradise Lost (although for Frenchies, France is Paradise). Start with The Sacrifice (track 9), and let it spellbind you, like it has me (and seemingly Maddox).

I think you once said that you liked the Room best of all music forums. I agree with you. So, kudos to Cap, and to the rest of you guys. As Jasun Tipton would say, You rule!  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-07-25, 10:26:49
Speaking of reviews, here is another one taken from Progarchives http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=36490 (http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=36490) : not from me but it sums up pretty well my feeling about EOP ... that doesn't sound AT ALL like I&W IMHO.

I read that some Roomers like this album and I know that most DT fans like it too. That's fine with me (and for James, I guess  :)) but I don't share their feelings on this one.

There seem to be real big differences in the take on this album. As I've gotten around to liking James, I'll have to give it a proper listen. Objectively seen, I don't consider James a "great" singer, but, you know, it's like with the wife of your best friend: You might not think that she's the greatest woman on earth, but you get around to liking her, because you start seeing her through the eyes of your friend, who loves her (in principle, at least); and the DT guys are some of my best friends, although it's not reciprocal (yet), so .... I guess one could spin a lot of psychology on this one.  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2007-07-25, 20:58:23

I too felt sorry that James was not more involved in DT's writing process but after listening to EOP, I have a beginning of explanation ...

I agree with you on this, Bupie. The strange thing with DT is that most lyrics are written by Portnoy/Petruci. Which is a shame since both James Labrie and John Myung for instance has written pretty nice lyrics for DT in the past. As a singer James isn't really a top vocalist, in fact i sometimes label him as the 'weakest link' in DT. On the album he's fine (which i would be too by the way  ;)) but live he always was ehm...not very good. But he also isn't a great songwriter. With any other band you never know who wrote a specific song and if you would you couldn't tell the difference since the writing was the same. But that isn't the case with DT. You can always tell if the lyric was written by James or was written by the other two.
But on the other hand that what makes James' solo albums so personal and quite good. If you let go of the thought that James is the vocalist of DT that you are listening to a good prog/rock/metal album.

But as always, each to his own opinion of course.

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*abouth EOP: that doesn't sound AT ALL like I&W IMHO.


I definitely agree.  :o
Anyone who wrote that should do a crash course in DT all over again and again.

There's no album in the world which you can compare Images & Words with.  :-\

Oh, and nicky: hope you don't mind this rather long post of mine.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Mon, 2007-10-01, 13:21:52
Kudos, Nicky, for your extensive and informative listening profile! *horns*

And interesting Dream Theater discussion earlier on in this thread (page 1). I love DT! I’m not sure a big change occurred between Scenes and Six Degrees, I think the change between Infinity and Scenes is much bigger. DT did a “Marillion” there (releasing an ambitious, complex, epic concept masterpiece after releasing their most poppy, record company influenced album), Infinity can be viewed as their Holidays In Eden and Scenes as their Brave (and to draw the analogy further, Six Degrees as their Marbles). My thoughts on their albums (from I&W onwards, don’t have their debut):

Images And Words: Great songs, but I don’t like the polished production, least of all the horrible thin ‘80s plastic sound of the drums (ABWH comes to mind with Bruford on the electronic drum kit). But not to be dismissed as it is one of the foundations of progressive metal.

Awake: The first DT album I got, blew me away and still my third favourite DT album. A lot more heavy and aggressive than I&W and a much better production, a more organic and less polished sound. Maybe because I started with this one and got to know I&W later on the latter was a bit of a disappointment. And to all the critics who say DT’s music is void of emotion: just listen to Space-Dye Vest!

A Change Of Seasons: The title track is a great epic! I don’t listen to the live songs often.

Falling Into Infinity: Their most "commercial" one, but still good. Love Trial Of Tears and Peruvian Skies.

Scenes From A Memory: They wanted to do a classic concept album DT-style and succeeded marvellously! My favourite DT album.

Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence: Stunning album, although I prefer and mostly just listen to disc 1. My fourth favourite DT-album.

Train Of Thought: They wanted to do a classic metal album DT-style and succeeded marvellously! My second favourite DT-album.

Octavarium: I’m divided on this one. It’s a good album but it doesn’t really capture me somehow, don’t know why as it does have all the ingredients and great songs.

Systematic Chaos: On my shopping list, the snippets I’ve heard and the reviews made me drool. :P
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2007-10-01, 16:33:35
Kudos, Nicky, for your extensive and informative listening profile! *horns*

And interesting Dream Theater discussion earlier on in this thread (page 1). I love DT! I’m not sure a big change occurred between Scenes and Six Degrees, I think the change between Infinity and Scenes is much bigger. DT did a “Marillion” there (releasing an ambitious, complex, epic concept masterpiece after releasing their most poppy, record company influenced album), Infinity can be viewed as their Holidays In Eden and Scenes as their Brave (and to draw the analogy further, Six Degrees as their Marbles).

Very interesting comparison. I must confess that I prefer HiE to Brave and FII to SFAM but, as you can see with my avatar, I don't have problems with albums with a more poppy/commercial approach  :) The difference between the two bands is that Marillion still uses and outside producer when Portnoy and Petrucci handle the production duties since SFAM.

It's also amazing to see that, despite playing totally different kinds of music, Marillion and DT share a lot of fans.

By the way, am I the only one to thing that Petrucci's solo on Take away my Pain is pure Rothery  ???

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My thoughts on their albums (from I&W onwards, don’t have their debut):

Images And Words: Great songs, but I don’t like the polished production, least of all the horrible thin ‘80s plastic sound of the drums (ABWH comes to mind with Bruford on the electronic drum kit). But not to be dismissed as it is one of the foundations of progressive metal.

Awake: The first DT album I got, blew me away and still my third favourite DT album. A lot more heavy and aggressive than I&W and a much better production, a more organic and less polished sound. Maybe because I started with this one and got to know I&W later on the latter was a bit of a disappointment. And to all the critics who say DT’s music is void of emotion: just listen to Space-Dye Vest!

A Change Of Seasons: The title track is a great epic! I don’t listen to the live songs often.

Falling Into Infinity: Their most "commercial" one, but still good. Love Trial Of Tears and Peruvian Skies.

Scenes From A Memory: They wanted to do a classic concept album DT-style and succeeded marvellously! My favourite DT album.

Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence: Stunning album, although I prefer and mostly just listen to disc 1. My fourth favourite DT-album.

Train Of Thought: They wanted to do a classic metal album DT-style and succeeded marvellously! My second favourite DT-album.

Octavarium: I’m divided on this one. It’s a good album but it doesn’t really capture me somehow, don’t know why as it does have all the ingredients and great songs.

Systematic Chaos: On my shopping list, the snippets I’ve heard and the reviews made me drool. :P

If I had to make a ranking of DT albums, it would be :

1. I&W : Wonderful from beginning to end (agree with you on the drums sound, though). Definitively a classic of prog-metal
2. SDOIT : their proggiest and most versatile album. A double CD with zero defect (well, OK, Misunderstood could have been two minutes shorter) !
3. FII : it has its ups and downs but the ups (especially Lines in the Sand and Trial of Tears) are very, very up ...
4. ACOS : great epic and very emotive Elton John's covers. The other covers are good too.
5. Awake : a dark gem but I must admit that I don't play it so often because the most metallish (?) songs don't fit my taste (Lie, The Mirror, Scarred)
6. Octavarium  : very eclectic. Honestly, there is not one song on it that I don't like but so far, I don't see the masterpiece that others see in the title track
7. Systematic Chaos : it lacks a bit of eccentricity but all songs vary from good to excellent. I think an outisde producer would have helped, though
8. ToT : I'm not a metal fan so it's not easy for me to swallow this one in one piece but I also lack the great melodies that fulfil their other albums. But every DT fan has to have it, at least for SoC  *horns*
9. WDADU : good debut album with lot of promises but, all in all, it's just an average heavy metal album IMHO
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-10-02, 09:07:52
If I had to make a ranking of DT albums, it would be :

1. I&W : Wonderful from beginning to end (agree with you on the drums sound, though). Definitively a classic of prog-metal
2. SDOIT : their proggiest and most versatile album. A double CD with zero defect (well, OK, Misunderstood could have been two minutes shorter) !
3. FII : it has its ups and downs but the ups (especially Lines in the Sand and Trial of Tears) are very, very up ...
4. ACOS : great epic and very emotive Elton John's covers. The other covers are good too.
5. Awake : a dark gem but I must admit that I don't play it so often because the most metallish (?) songs don't fit my taste (Lie, The Mirror, Scarred)
6. Octavarium  : very eclectic. Honestly, there is not one song on it that I don't like but so far, I don't see the masterpiece that others see in the title track
7. Systematic Chaos : it lacks a bit of eccentricity but all songs vary from good to excellent. I think an outisde producer would have helped, though
8. ToT : I'm not a metal fan so it's not easy for me to swallow this one in one piece but I also lack the great melodies that fulfil their other albums. But every DT fan has to have it, at least for SoC  *horns*
9. WDADU : good debut album with lot of promises but, all in all, it's just an average heavy metal album IMHO

Woups, I forgot SFAM  :-[  Is it a sign ?

I guess it would rank at position n° 8, (far) ahead of ToT. There is so much praise about this album that I was a little bit deceived when I finally got it. What can I say : it's good but it's just too much. Slightly overrated IMHO.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: johninblack on Tue, 2007-10-02, 09:36:29
1. SDOIT
2. SFAM
3. Octavariun
4. ToT
5. SC
6. I & W
7. Awake
8.ACOS
9. WDADU
10. FII

For me SDOIT and SFAM are way out in front and will always fill positions 1 & 2. The rest are like most lists of favorites, subject to change for no reason other than mood, and which one I played last
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-02, 18:52:41
2. SDOIT : their proggiest and most versatile album. A double CD with zero defect (well, OK, Misunderstood could have been two minutes shorter) !

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I REALLY like that song from start to very finish!

-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-10-02, 18:54:07
Make room.  :P

1 -  Metropolis pt II: Scenes From A Memory
2 - Images & Words
3 - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
4 - Awake/Train Of Thought  ;D
6 - Systematic Chaos
7 - Octavarium
8 - Falling Into Infinity
9 - When Day & Dream Unite

You may have noticed that i not voted for A Change Of Seasons. Though one of the best epics i've ever heard, it isn't really an album. So.. ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2007-10-02, 19:02:30
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I REALLY like that song from start to very finish!

-Paco

Seconded!!!  :o :o :o

Each to his own of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2007-10-03, 09:48:20
Seconded!!!  :o :o :o

Each to his own of course.  ;)

But I DO love it too  >:( They just should have turned all those electric apparels off when they left the studio after recording the song ...  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2007-10-03, 09:50:47

You may have noticed that i not voted for A Change Of Seasons. Though one of the best epics i've ever heard, it isn't really an album. So.. ;)

Yes but it still exceeds 60 minutes of playing time ...  :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Wed, 2007-10-03, 13:00:22
Very interesting comparison. I must confess that I prefer HiE to Brave and FII to SFAM but, as you can see with my avatar, I don't have problems with albums with a more poppy/commercial approach  :) The difference between the two bands is that Marillion still uses and outside producer when Portnoy and Petrucci handle the production duties since SFAM.

It's also amazing to see that, despite playing totally different kinds of music, Marillion and DT share a lot of fans.

By the way, am I the only one to thing that Petrucci's solo on Take away my Pain is pure Rothery  ???
Yeah, despite the differences DT and Marillion seem to go together well, don't they. I will listen to Take Away My Pain bearing that in mind, hadn't noticed.

I also like more poppy, commercial stuff like Asia, ELO, Alan Parsons Project for instance, no problem with that (however Are You Sitting Comfortably and Nomzamo are the only two IQ albums I don't have ;D).

Actually, I probably play Holidays In Eden more often than Brave. Veering into off off topicness here, but I want to make the observation that's a problem with long concept albums, you don't play them often, because they need to be heard from beginning to end and you may not find the moment often, especially not for the double albums. In my case this goes for Brave, Scenes From A Memory, Generation 13, Subterranea, Electric Castle, Wall, Lamb... The concept albums I play most are the more concise Dark Side Of The Moon, Misplaced Childhood and also The Visitor and Contagion. Arena had a point in limiting the latter to a single album not crammed up til 80 minutes instead of a double album.

Do I see Peter looming with that stick again ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-10-03, 13:30:34
I also like more poppy, commercial stuff like Asia, ELO, Alan Parsons Project for instance, no problem with that

Hey, come on, Erik, listen once more to the lyrics of Asia and E.L.O.. They're so banal that it makes even early Beatles seem philosophical.

I was high on E.L.O. once, long ago, even went to a concert with'm, but I wasn't either thinking much about lyrics in those days. Despite Jeff Lynne's obvious musical talent, he was on automatic pilot when he wrote his lyrics.

Alan Parsons Project, that's a completely different kettle of fish ("just two lost souls ...."). Alan was around the Floyd guys too much to be run-of-the-mill  ;D

> Do I see Peter looming with that stick again?

Peter is a very lenient Cap. He lets us romp - and prob laughs a bit and thinks "man, what a freak show!"  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Wed, 2007-10-03, 19:27:05
Hey, come on, Erik, listen once more to the lyrics of Asia and E.L.O.. They're so banal that it makes even early Beatles seem philosophical.

I was high on E.L.O. once, long ago, even went to a concert with'm, but I wasn't either thinking much about lyrics in those days. Despite Jeff Lynne's obvious musical talent, he was on automatic pilot when he wrote his lyrics.
I agree you have to (be able to) largely ignore the lyrics, but musicwise it's enjoyable and infectious stuff. Good to sing along to in the car. The heat goes on! *horns* Another advantage is that with these bands I have someting I can put on that my girlfriend actually likes ::)

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Alan Parsons Project, that's a completely different kettle of fish ("just two lost souls ...."). Alan was around the Floyd guys too much to be run-of-the-mill  ;D
Good pun ;) , but the APP lyrics are a mixed bag, there are some pretty cheesy lyrics among those as well!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-10-03, 23:56:05
Another advantage is that with these bands I have someting I can put on that my girlfriend actually likes ::)

Yeah, I know that one too (but don't tell her that I said it).

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-10-04, 00:04:38
Good to sing along to in the car

You mean you even sing this stuff  :o  It's gettin worse and worse. Next thing is that you tell us that you put it on together with the candlelights and Bordeaux for your romantic rendezvous.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Thu, 2007-10-04, 09:07:56
Next thing is that you tell us that you put it on together with the candlelights and Bordeaux for your romantic rendezvous.
I'm not telling you what I put on at those occasions 8), but rest assured that they are Asia-free ::)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-10-04, 10:04:34
I'm not telling you what I put on at those occasions 8), but rest assured that they are Asia-free ::)

Yes, you put on the John Wetton solo albums instead  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-10-04, 10:07:49
I also like more poppy, commercial stuff like Asia, ELO, Alan Parsons Project for instance, no problem with that (however Are You Sitting Comfortably and Nomzamo are the only two IQ albums I don't have ;D).

It's not too late to get them  ;)

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Veering into off off topicness here, but I want to make the observation that's a problem with long concept albums, you don't play them often, because they need to be heard from beginning to end and you may not find the moment often, especially not for the double albums. In my case this goes for Brave, Scenes From A Memory, Generation 13, Subterranea, Electric Castle, Wall, Lamb...

So true : it took me months to get to the end of Subterranea second CD : I always had to leave the home/car before it ended ...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-10-04, 11:02:10
So true : it took me months to get to the end of Subterranea second CD : I always had to leave the home/car before it ended ...

Right, it can be a slow process getting to know a CD or book properly from beginning to end. But what I experience is that if it's real great stuff, then I keep returning to it, and I get so familiar with the well-tried material that I can quickly get to the new stuff, and slowly I get through it all.

That's been the case with the Arena- and DT-albums, because they're so rich that I can't absorb an entire CD the first few times.

With the Monte-Cristo book, I'm still prowling around the first chapter, because it's so rich in expression, both linguistically and emotionally; I'v now spent about thirty hours on the first ten pages of this book, but I consider that they'v been well spent.

Rather go in depth with the best than f* around with mediocre stuff (I'm thinking mainly of albums, books, and films here, Paco). I think that's something that comes with age, isn't it Bupie?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-10-04, 11:13:32
Yes, you put on the John Wetton solo albums instead  :D  ;D

I'm sure Paco could get something out of that   ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2007-10-04, 13:57:29
I really should try the John Wetton albums. JM's on it eh?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-10-04, 14:26:32
I really should try the John Wetton albums. JM's on it eh?

Yes, on the most recents ones and on the Icon albums. Haven't heard them so far. I only know Battle Lines and this one is without JM.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sat, 2007-10-06, 19:42:39
What do you guys recommend of John Wetton's stuff? Do you at all?

-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2007-10-08, 14:38:31
What do you guys recommend of John Wetton's stuff? Do you at all?

-Paco

I can recommend Battle Lines. It is a pleasant album but don't expect to be challenged : this is very mainstream light rock.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2007-10-08, 15:46:01
I can recommend Battle Lines. It is a pleasant album but don't expect to be challenged : this is very mainstream light rock.

But very melodic nontheless!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2007-10-08, 16:55:42
But very melodic nontheless!

Tom

Indeed. Are the two Icon albums in the same vein ?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Mon, 2007-10-08, 22:05:39
No Man's Land is a recommended live album (the only Wetton solo album I have), but it actually contains little of his solo work. It does contain great performances of tracks by King Crimson, Asia, UK, by an excellent band with David Kilminster, Martin Orford and Steve Christey.

Tracklist

1. Intro-Guitar Concerto/The Last Thing On My Mind 
2. Sole Survivor 
3. Book Of Saturday 
4. Emma 
5. Tatras 
6. In The Dead Of The Night 
7. Bygosh 
8. Easy Money 
9. Rendez-Vous  6:02
10. The Birth Of Igor 
11. After All 
12. Starless 
13. Night Watch 

For more details here's the DPRP roundtable review (http://www.dprp.net/reviews/wetton.htm).
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Tue, 2007-10-23, 16:17:31
6. Octavarium  : very eclectic. Honestly, there is not one song on it that I don't like but so far, I don't see the masterpiece that others see in the title track
I agree with you, Bupie, on the title track. I regard it as DT paying an enjoyable tribute to their prog heroes, not as a brilliant new masterpiece in its own right. It is a bit too derivative to be taken seriously, in my humble opinion (do I hear someone say IQ - Harvest of souls?).
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2007-10-23, 17:02:46
I agree with you, Bupie, on the title track. I regard it as DT paying an enjoyable tribute to their prog heroes, not as a brilliant new masterpiece in its own right. It is a bit too derivative to be taken seriously, in my humble opinion (do I hear someone say IQ - Harvest of souls?).

I am ashamed to confess that I haven't  listened to Harvest of Souls yet because Dark Matter is still on my "maybe I'll buy it someday" list ...  :-[
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2007-10-23, 19:15:11
Well, buy it!!*
It is worth your money and you'll like it if you like Arena. Dark Matter is dark indeed.

-Paco

*You hear this recommendation by someone who is very careful about buying something.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Thu, 2007-10-25, 11:41:13
I am ashamed to confess that I haven't  listened to Harvest of Souls yet because Dark Matter is still on my "maybe I'll buy it someday" list ...  :-[
Harvest Of Souls is a cool track, but I prefer the originals, i.e. Supper's Ready and Heart Of The Sunrise! ;)
Anyway, Dark Matter is definitely a recommended album!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: johninblack on Thu, 2007-10-25, 14:15:39


*You hear this recommendation by someone who is very careful about buying something.



Not as carefull as me ;D and I say 'what are you waiting for....BUY IT'

The cover art alone is worth the money ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2007-10-25, 14:39:52
Well, buy it!!*
It is worth your money and you'll like it if you like Arena. Dark Matter is dark indeed.
-Paco
*You hear this recommendation by someone who is very careful about buying something.

Not as carefull as me ;D and I say 'what are you waiting for....BUY IT'
The cover art alone is worth the money ;D ;D

Harvest Of Souls is a cool track, but I prefer the originals, i.e. Supper's Ready and Heart Of The Sunrise! ;)
Anyway, Dark Matter is definitely a recommended album!

OK, OK, enough, guys, I am gonna break my wallet once again. Anyway, considering my avatar, this seems natural ...

Oh, by the way, I just understood how the multi-quote works. Cool, but it took me quite a long time  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-12-07, 14:09:47
Just added the list "Favorite albums" to my LP.

This list will naturally be subject to most changes.

Realised that SyX's Paradise Lost is real high up on the list. Just got blown away by it, whooo !

Hey guys, how about being more forthcoming with your LP's ? It's always interesting to see what's up at the moment with fellow roomies.

And we also still have our thread "Which groups are prog?". Hey Erik, come back ! Guys, it's hard work, but isnt hard work the most gratifying ?  ;D  (Hear a guy of German heritage talkin here)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2007-12-07, 14:22:08

Hey guys, how about being more forthcoming with your LP's ? It's always interesting to see what's up at the moment with fellow roomies.

Nicky.

It would take me several days of work to enter my collection ... There is even a Ten album in it, that shows how wide the range is  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-12-07, 16:16:19
There is even a Ten album in it, that shows how wide the range is  ;D

Or should we say "qualified", Bupie ?  ;D

>It would take me several days of work to enter my collection ...

Nobody wants to know about all your goofy teenage albums, just the creme de la creme, Bupsie.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2007-12-20, 19:13:12
I'v seen so many recoms of Sonata Arctica, i.a. from Appy, that I'm now thinking of buying a CD by them.

Is there anyone here who can give me a characterisation of their albums?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2007-12-21, 12:38:18
So I take it that nobody here likes SA, or if there is, it's supposed to remain a secret forever  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: johninblack on Sat, 2007-12-22, 14:24:37
http://www.myspace.com/sonataarctica

I guess this will give you a taste....
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-12-26, 10:25:47
Thanks, John. I already was there. Gave me a bit of an impression. However, it's always nice to get characterisations from fellow proggies who know what they're talkin about.

Strangely we're only 4-5 people around here who make the effort to deliver characterisations of bands and albums. I thought that that would be one of the most interesting activities in a place like the Room. But maybe birthday and Christmas wishes are more interesting for most people here  ???

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2007-12-26, 10:50:22
Thanks, John. I already was there. Gave me a bit of an impression. However, it's always nice to get characterisations from fellow proggies who know what they're talkin about.

Strangely we're only 4-5 people around here who make the effort to deliver characterisations of bands and albums. I thought that that would be one of the most interesting activities in a place like the Room. But maybe birthday and Christmas wishes are more interesting for most people here  ???

Nicky.

Okay, Nicky. Since you ask.  ;)

I'm not worth as an reviewer when it comes to Sonata Arctica. The reason is quite simple: Don't like their music. It simply isn't my cup of tea. Tried them once, several times actually but it really doesn't click.
The same goes for bands like Blind Guardian for instance. Have two albums of them, their latest and about Middle Earth (too lazy to check for the titles. sorry  :-[) but although i somewhat like the latter it isn't 'me' anymore.

I guess i could've like them when i was about twenty or so, because back then i was a real metal head but times have changed i guess.  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2007-12-26, 16:33:08
Thanks, Mad. I already had a feeling that SA might not be my thing, and your opinion confirms it. So iac I'll let it rest.

I agree with you on Blind Guardian. A friend of mine recommended Impressions, which I then bought. It's good, but not good enough for me to pursue BG further.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-02-07, 11:51:09
Thanks, Mad. I already had a feeling that SA might not be my thing, and your opinion confirms it. So iac I'll let it rest.

I agree with you on Blind Guardian. A friend of mine recommended Impressions, which I then bought. It's good, but not good enough for me to pursue BG further.

Nicky.

Hi Nicky,

Since I am in a symphonic metal phase and I have explored all the main female fronted bands in this area, I'm gonna take a look at SA and I will let you know what I think of them. So far, songs like White pearl, black ocean or Kingdom of heaven seem rather interesting ...

But I can understand what Maddox means when he says  "when I was twenty or so"  :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-02-07, 12:03:24
Since I am in a symphonic metal phase and I have explored all the main female fronted bands in this area, I'm gonna take a look at SA and I will let you know what I think of them. So far, songs like White pearl, black ocean or Kingdom of heaven seem rather interesting ...

I will welcome your take on SA, Bups. While you're at it, take a look at Stratovarius too. Some people claim that they're more prog than SA.

I just purchased After Forever's latest self-titled album. (Yeah, sometimes there's a windfall  ;) ) Looks promising.

But not that I'l let the dames seduce me more in this direction; I aint French  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-02-08, 10:35:52
Just finished writing up my profile at Amazon, so if you wanna know more bout a real prog weirdo, then here it is guys:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A88MRQ0UXD16Y

Planning to write some more Amazon reviews and try help promote criminally ignored talent like Arena and Ten.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-02-28, 10:08:16
Hm, this did it (Amazon.com, the reviewers alias is It's Me, "Really"):

"Steve Lukather:  Ever Changing Times

Lukather's Best Solo Effort So Far
It's Me, "Really" (Houston)  February 26, 2008

Not only Steve Lukather's best solo album, but this may be a contender for the best album of 2008. Steve Lukather finally puts all his skills together into one cohesive, song-based album. It's long on great melodies and skillful playing, and Steve's lyrics continue to get better with each album. It's rare that a player will hit his stride as a writer so late in his career, but that's exactly what Steve Lukather has done here. Features guest appearances from Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Babko, Lee Sklar, Abe Laboriel, Jr., Greg Mathieson, and Lukather's two oldest children among others."

So Lukather's album found it's way onto my SL. Who would have thought that? (I might even end up getting a Toto alb, ooo). But I must admit that I did get caught already by the first video I saw with him. Thanks, Bups and Cap  :)

I'm posting this here, because I'm in an undercover competition with Paco for longest LP-thread. Dont tell him. I'm leading  8)

Nicky.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-02-28, 10:41:20
Most of us are a nice bunch of people. Some are... a bit... strange... But nice too. ;)

Take a look in the mirror, Paco  ;D

That's maybe cheating a bit ... but in love and PL-threads ......  :D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-02-28, 21:08:41
Hm, this did it (Amazon.com, the reviewers alias is It's Me, "Really"):

"Steve Lukather:  Ever Changing Times

Lukather's Best Solo Effort So Far

[...]

So Lukather's album found it's way onto my SL. Who would have thought that? (I might even end up getting a Toto alb, ooo). But I must admit that I did get caught already by the first video I saw with him. Thanks, Bups and Cap  :)

I'm posting this here, because I'm in an undercover competition with Paco for longest LP-thread. Dont tell him. I'm leading  8)

Nicky.

Guys, what's happening here ? I leave two days and when I come back everybody's got found of Steve  ???  ;D  Do you see that, Teunis ?

Well, to be honest, I don't find Ever Changing Times better than Luke or Candyman, his previous solo efforts. Not adventurous enough and with too many fading outros when a great solo is on its way ... But it's still a very good album and Steve, Abe Laboriel Jr and Lee Sklar are really killers with their instruments !
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2008-02-28, 21:15:22
Lee Sklar... isn't that the long bearded guy from Phil Collin's band?
You don't easily forget a man like that.

-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-02-28, 21:36:48
Lee Sklar... isn't that the long bearded guy from Phil Collin's band?
You don't easily forget a man like that.

-Paco

Yes, that's it. Never heard of him before I saw him last year with Toto as a replacement for injured Mike Porcaro. And he is a very impressive bass player, I can assure you !
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-02-28, 22:37:58
Well, to be honest, I don't find Ever Changing Times better than Luke or Candyman, his previous solo efforts. Not adventurous enough and with too many fading outros when a great solo is on its way ... But it's still a very good album ....

Several reviewers consider his lyrics to have improved, and that's a major criterion for me, Bups.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2008-02-29, 03:31:30
Lee Sklar... isn't that the long bearded guy from Phil Collin's band?
You don't easily forget a man like that.

-Paco

Yes, that's it. Never heard of him before I saw him last year with Toto as a replacement for injured Mike Porcaro. And he is a very impressive bass player, I can assure you !

Egads, I remember that guy too -- that beard is hard to forget.   I saw him years ago playing with James Taylor.  Looked him up on Wikipedia; apparently he's played with approximately the whole world.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Sklar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Sklar)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-02-29, 08:59:10
Yeah, fabulous beard !

Glad to have it in my thread  8)

Whaddaya say now, Paco  ;D

Man, I'v never before seen a discography like the one on Wiki for LS. Amazing  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-02-29, 10:10:47
Yeah, fabulous beard !

Glad to have it in my thread  8)

Whaddaya say now, Paco  ;D

Well, it must be very difficult to wield such a beard. ;D
If I want to see a beard like that, I'll wait for 5th december.
I prefer the more compact beards.

-Paco

PS: Now it seems like I'm helping you defeat me. (regarding the longest LP-thread.)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-02-29, 17:50:22
I wonder what would happen if his beard got caught between the strings?

I bet it would sound great.  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: bluepony on Mon, 2008-03-03, 18:36:43
... and I bet it would also look funny!  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-03-03, 20:58:30
... and I bet it would also look funny!  ;D

 ;D

Well, we're the only one laughing about it so it's safe to assume that the rest don't have a sense of humour.  ;) :P
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Mon, 2008-03-03, 21:35:24
... and I bet it would be painful for the old man...















And funny! ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sun, 2008-04-27, 11:13:43
Congrats Nicky, today a year ago you signed up for this forum! ;)

Now you've got a good reason to drink lots of beer today mate......and so do I! ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-04-27, 11:53:52
Thanks, Tom. Been a long and winding journey - and ahead is hopefully an even longer one.

Met several great people here in the Room - you're one of them  :)

Hope that - and looks like - despite some differences, we can always keep in mind our shared passion for great music  *horns*

And with these two posts, I'v left Paco('s) faaar behind  ;D

Aaand, fortunately Lady 007 has some great beer in her Malmö fridge ... but better wait till later in the day, so she doesnt think I'v become an alco  :-\

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-04-29, 21:43:48
So, I decided to order my fave groups alphabetically. It got to annoying me having to grade them in relation to each other; comon, they're all fabulous  *horns*

And I have to do something to stay ahead of Paco  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2008-04-29, 22:01:08
So, I decided to order my fave groups alphabetically. It got to annoying me having to grade them in relation to each other; comon, they're all fabulous  *horns*

And I have to do something to stay ahead of Paco  ;D

Nicky.

Hey I have my list in alphabetical order too. What a coincidense! :o

 ;D

My list needs to be updated though... :-\

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-04-30, 19:29:49
I got my monthly allowance from the State today, and I thought I better get some cd's before I hit rock bottom again (sooner than is comfy). I went to see my prog friend Mads at Fona, and it turned out that he had some real good offers for me:

Ten:  Return To Evermore   Wonderful, beautiful, sublime ..... It may have transpired that I'm a BIG Ten fan. They're one of my five fave groups - equal to Arena in my (crazy) mind. But Twilight Chronicles is still the best  *horns*

Section A:  Parallel Lives   Mads told me that they were close to Dream Theater and Seventh Wonder, and had his alltime fave singer Andy Engberg in the mix. I sure wasnt gonna leave that page unturned !  A Scandinavian group. I can see Tom getting all antsy now:  Yup, I'l tell you later what they're like, Tom.

Metallica:  Ride The Lightning  &  ReLoad   Now that Metallica have become one of my fave groups, I gotta bc them - and with great joy !

Zep:  The Song Remains The Same   A classic dvd. Not only is the music terrific, but each of the four guys got to live out a dream in a beautiful visual recording along with their music.

10cc:  How Dare You   Also a classic. Imaginative prog. Songs like Art For Art's Sake and I'm Mandy Fly Me have gone into the rock canon. Something for Paco.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Sat, 2008-05-03, 23:54:36
Section A:  Parallel Lives   Mads told me that they were close to Dream Theater and Seventh Wonder, and had his alltime fave singer Andy Engberg in the mix. I sure wasnt gonna leave that page unturned !  A Scandinavian group. I can see Tom getting all antsy now:  Yup, I'l tell you later what they're like, Tom.

Need...to...know...now! What are they like!?!?!? ;D

No but serious, you made me quite curious!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-05-04, 10:41:48
Tom, they actually are quite close to SW & CM, not so much to DT.

The music is real hot  *horns*

the concept and lyrics so-so  :-\

It's a general issue with Scandinavian groups that their lyrics arent up to the standards of, say, Arena and DT. Probably they concentrate so much on emulating the Anglo-American groups musically that the lyrics become subordinate to that. Here Mikael Åkerfeldt is a rare exception; I find his lyrics as visionary as those of Clive and JP - isnt that so guys ?

I'll give you the link to Batman's fine review of Parallel Lives on Amazon.com. I agree with him, except that I think that the music is so terrific that I would give the album a full five stars.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RGUR59H9E961S/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?%5Fencoding=UTF8&ASIN=B000CSUV7W&nodeID=5174#wasThisHelpful

Iac, Tom, Mad, and John, this album is difphünerdly something for you guys  ;D

Btw Batman's real name is Murat Batmaz. He's a member of the Room and he comes around for an occasional visit. However, he favors the beer other places  :D

If you go out on Amazon.com for reviews (imo the best site for that), then I can recom that you go for Batman's reviews - as I wrote in the comment: always informative, fair, and precise  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-05-04, 20:04:37


Iac, Tom, Mad, and John, this album is difphünerdly something for you guys  ;D



Zeker weten?  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-05-05, 00:51:15
Zeker weten?  ;D

Suck her wet in what, Mad ?

Hey Cap, I was just reading aloud what Mad had written  :o

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2008-05-05, 17:48:15
Suck her wet in what, Mad ?

 ;D

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-06-12, 12:29:19
I just added Mike Oldfield and Queens Of The Stone Age to my prog pantheon (and a yard to my leadership in the LPLC).

Mike Oldfield is an old field! sorry, I mean love, and I dont know why I havent added him earlier. Do you, Tom ?   ;D

QOTSA are a new love, and they're among the best, so naturally they belong there. Thanks, Tom.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-06-12, 12:59:53
Mike Oldfield is an old field! sorry, I mean love, and I dont know why I havent added him earlier. Do you, Tom ?   ;D

I don't have a clue... ;) But tell me about his music, is it any good? :D

Quote
QOTSA are a new love, and they're among the best, so naturally they belong there. Thanks, Tom.

Well, you have to thank them for playing at Pinkpop!

But I listened to a couple of songs on their MySpace (TheirSpace? ;D) yesterday evening and I really liked what I was hearing!

But maybe we should have this conversation in the topic you opened yesterday... ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-06-12, 13:28:20
I don't have a clue... ;)

OK Tom, I'l send you some. How many do you need ?  I used to sell o's and å's, but I expect a better bizniz with clues  ;D


But tell me about his music, is it any good? :D

Betcha Tom. Everything from Tubular Bells to Crises is sheer brilliance. Then he got newagy, and I got rocky, so we lost track of each other (or more modestly, I lost track of him).

My fave two albums by MO are QE2 and Exposed. I played them hundreds of times during the 80's. I also went to three concerts with him at the time, which I enjoyed immensely (one was at the Roskilde Festival).

QE2 is an entirely instrumental album - OK there are some voices, but they sing jabberwocky - with a lot of melody and wonderful English folk music mixed in, i.a. bagpipes.

Exposed is a live album with some wonderful spiritual atmospheres and some great electric guitar playing.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2008-06-12, 13:39:02
OK Tom, I'l send you some. How many do you need ?  I used to sell o's and å's, but I expect a better bizniz with clues  ;D

I don't think your bizniz will be better when dealing in clues, because I really don't have a clue how many I need! And if I don't have a clue, who else around here will? ;D


Quote
Betcha Tom. Everything from Tubular Bells to Crises is sheer brilliance. Then he got newagy, and I got rocky, so we lost track of each other (or more modestly: I lost track of him).

My fave two albums are QE2 and Exposed. I played them hundreds of times during the 80's. I also went to three concerts with MO at the time, which I enjoyed immensely (one was at the Roskilde Festival).

QE2 is an entirely instrumental album - OK there are some voices, but they sing jabberwocky - with a lot of melody and wonderful English folk music mixed in, i.a. bagpipes.

Exposed is a live album with some wonderful spiritual atmospheres and some great electric guitar playing.

To be honest this doesn't sound like it would fit in with my musical preferences but I'm willing to give it a try sometime soon, so we'll see!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-06-13, 09:33:10
Tom, I'm quite sure you'l like his stuff from the Platinum to Crises period. It's actually very rocky, much more than people usually associate with Mike Oldfield. He was one of the most original prog musicians during the 70's and 80's, and one can see him as a precursor to Arena.

Isnt that so, Steve ?


I don't think your bizniz will be better when dealing in clues, because I really don't have a clue how many I need! And if I don't have a clue, who else around here will? ;D

Right and wrong, Tom. Looks like everybody else here has the clues they need, so you'r the only one who doesnt have any, and I aint gonno base my bizniz on you alone  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Mon, 2008-06-16, 10:55:51
So, I decided to order my fave groups alphabetically.

Provided you were a fan, how would you sort "Manfred Mann"? By Mann or Manf?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-06-16, 11:58:27
I have Watch by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. It stands on the rack before The Mango Jivers.

 ;D

But else, good question, Deenie. Yeah, my appraisal would be that MMEB is the name of the band, so you have to take it from the beginning, m-a-n-f- ....

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-07-04, 19:55:10
In my list of stuck-on songs, I have a lapse between 1983 and 1991, interestingly with Jon & Vangelis at both ends. Were there any great songs released in that period ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Fri, 2008-07-04, 23:31:28
In my list of stuck-on songs, I have a lapse between 1983 and 1991, interestingly with Jon & Vangelis at both ends. Were there any great songs released in that period ?

Nicky.

How about On the turning away by Pink Floyd.

The Wake by IQ

Fish Marillion

Genesis Duke

To name but a few. Although I have to agree the eighties was a bit sparse for classic music.

(hope you're impressed I didn't mention ABWH  Doh)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-07-06, 18:21:14
Just added Brian May to my prog pantheon  *horns* *horns* *horns*

and to my SL:  Stardust We Are (thanks, Mad), Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (thanks, Iggy), and The Real Thing (thanks, Mike Patton, you crazy s.o.b., I'v really gotten into FNM lately)  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-07, 01:26:38
And also Riverside's gotta go into the pantheon, no doubt in my mind any longer.

I'm totally blown away by the instrumental Rapid Eye Movement (the title piece). I'v been playing it the whole evening, over and over. It brought out some of the same feelings I had some 35 years ago when I first heard Floyd's Echoes. Very much the same mood. But REM is completely up-to-date, has a good solid base and lots of novel effects.

Guys, give this piece some spins and tell me what you think of it.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-07-07, 18:52:12
Yes, a strong contender for the highlight of my life.  In fact, I love the bonus disc as a whole, the 'Crazy Diamond' excerpt, the breathing-in-a-spacesuit noises, I could go on.  I wonder if they can top REM with their next release?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-07, 19:12:08
Yes, a strong contender for the highlight of my life.

Above Ms Jones ?  - and me ?   :D :D :D


I wonder if they can top REM with their next release?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure they will. They have everything goin the right way. They're one of the big names of InsideOut, they're invited to big venues all over the world, they're cult in Poland, and most importantly, they're big in the Room   ;D

One thing I'm sure of is that they're hearing so much about their deficient English that there'l be a great improvement here on their next album.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2008-07-07, 20:25:34
Above Ms Jones ?  - and me ?   :D :D :D

I couldn't possibly comment.  ;D


Yeah, I'm pretty sure they will.

I certainly hope they will.  What I was thinking was I didn't think they could better 'Second Life Syndrome' and then they went and did it, so who knows what joys will come next?  *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-07, 23:54:05
... I love the bonus disc as a whole, the 'Crazy Diamond' excerpt, the breathing-in-a-spacesuit noises, I could go on ...

Shropshire Laddie, I don't see how Disc Two could be a bonus disc when the title song/instrumental is on it and not on Disc One, and when Disc Two is even better than Disc One. I mean, it would kinda deceive the purpose. Unless you meant the b*ers disc, Steve  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-07-12, 19:39:38
Mike Oldfield still sounds good to me. And Maggie Reilly sings like a (w*) dream. Just added her to my fave singers. (Beginning to get some ladies in there.)

Queens are drivin me crazy (even more than Appy, Paco and Bupie are doin it) with their Rated R - but who cares ?  Does it make any difference ?  Gelert is still way ahead of me  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-07-12, 22:47:37
Shropshire Laddie, I don't see how Disc Two could be a bonus disc when the title song/instrumental is on it and not on Disc One, and when Disc Two is even better than Disc One. I mean, it would kinda deceive the purpose. Unless you meant the b*ers disc, Steve  ;D

My apologies, double-oh-ten, I seemed to have missed this when you originally posted it.  :-[  It is bizarre to have the title track on a bonus disc, especially when it's such a classic.  But that's how it's described in many places - progrock.co.uk and Amazon for starters.  I don't know if it's correct or not, of course, I'm only repeating it!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-07-15, 17:01:55
Just added Nevermore to my fave groups. I'm completely addicted to This Godless Endeavor for the time.

Imagine Opeth without the growls but in all other ways even wilder, nearing the insane, and an incredible production too - that would be TGE  *horns*

The only problem I have is that the lyrics and graphics are darker than Opeth's too ... hm ... but the music - takes your breath away !!!

To all Opeth fans:  Check out this amazing group !

Nevermore are based in Seattle - one of the great prog centers  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-07-15, 19:39:08
Nevermore is truly magnificent. Of course, a bit on the hard and noisy side for me, but Warrel Dane is a genius. Generally speaking, the lyrics are superb. Very dark, as you say, but man can he hit the nail on the head some times.

And while we're at it, check out the all new Warrel Dane solo album. I think it's the best he's done. More melodic and song-based than Nevermore, and with truly great lyrics.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-07-15, 19:57:49
Nevermore is truly magnificent.

Suprised that you like it, Deenie. You don't usually go for such "noisy" music. But great to share  :)

Yes, Warrel is genius. So is Jeff Loomis, his guitar playing is unbelievable. And the drums and bass are extraordinary too, huh ?


And while we're at it, check out the all new Warrel Dane solo album.

Praises To The War Machine. Yeah, I have it too. Fabulous too !

It's more accessible than TGE, and it helped me get into TGE.

Back-cataloging Nevermore is top priority for me now  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-07-15, 23:24:25
Oooooohhhhh.... you haven't got the first one yet?

Lucky bastard. Look forward. Look very forward... and make a note of the time and date when you first laid ears on "Sanity assassin"...

...hell, while you're at it, jot down what the weather is like as "Garden of gray" and "Hurting words" leap out of the speakers, too.

Suprised that you like it, Deenie. You don't usually go for such "noisy" music. But great to share  :)

I believe if it is melodic, and good enough, I'll be able to appreciate it. I would still prefer the noise to be removed, I guess... I don't think I've ever appreciated the noise itself. Power, however, I understand. Might, raw and unforgiving... cool. *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-07-15, 23:45:38
Hey, Deenie, how did you come across Nevermore in the first place ?  I mean, it's not like you go to the baker and ask for a (rock'n')roll and they exclaim "Nevermore!!!"

I only know about'em cause my friend Mads at Fona is a true prog cognoscente  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-07-16, 08:56:59
Oh, it started with Sanctuary. I was quite taken by "Future tense", which they had a video for. This was from their second album, Into the mirror black, which I bought and enjoyed. "Eden lies obscured"... Aaahhh rrrghghhh... I was already aware of them at the time of their first album, Refuge denied, but I never got to listen to them much.

Naturally, when Warrel went on to form Nevermore, I joined the ride.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2008-07-16, 21:46:53
Queens are drivin me crazy (even more than Appy, Paco and Bupie are doin it) ...
I'm surprised to not find my name in there, Nicky!  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2008-07-16, 22:06:28
Well, you were away. But don't worry, you're back in the DNCC again  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2008-07-16, 23:42:53
Well, you were away. But don't worry, you're back in the DNCC again  ;D

Nicky.

Driving Nicky Crazy Competition?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2008-07-18, 21:11:06
Driving Nicky Crazy Competition?

I think Nicky will win that competition.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-07-18, 21:43:52
Driving Nicky Crazy Competition?

Good guess, Paxi. Only the last C should be "Club"  :)

You're a member, so it's good for you to know  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-07-18, 23:19:55
Good guess, Paxi. Only the last C should be "Club"  :)

You're a member, so it's good for you to know  ;D

Nicky.

So that makes me DNCCM!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2008-07-28, 20:05:15
Due to the ravings of Stevie and Proglady, and a tempting review in Progarchives (yes, Bups & Paxi, I go there sometimes)

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3062

I'v added Osada Vida's The Body Parts Party to my SL.

WinterStrain's Shifting Sands and Gary Hughes' Once And Future King, Part 2, have also been added recently.

Deenie, maybe other roomies are interested too:  What are the easiest ways to get Shifting Sands ?  (How about driving down and delivering copies personally ? )  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Proglady on Tue, 2008-07-29, 01:40:43


Deenie, maybe other roomies are interested too:  What are the easiest ways to get Shifting Sands ?  (How about driving down and delivering copies personally ? )  ;D

Nicky.

Yep, I would like to know that too!  :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-07-29, 11:58:39
 :D Personal delivery?! Shouldn't be too hard to arrange as long as we don't enjoy much success...

The single best way to obtain the album is through a webshop that will be set up on the site of our own label. Details will come later, but soon.

The label is a bit of a project, to be honest. I want it to be able to take on other bands that play Arctic Prog! Maybe we'll even indulge in bands of inferior styles >:(

Bottom line is, the bands will get paid 6 or 7 times more than they are today, provided the retail prices are kept at about £10 or more. This will be made possible by the same technology that seems to kill off big parts of the music business. Times are a'changing, and we have a new reality to live with.

I've read over and over again that people would buy (more) albums if the money went to the artist and not to some money mongering suit somewhere. Let's see how this goes, then. There are other aspects, too. How 'bout we gave the postal services less money? If you have a jewel case lying about, and a CD-R... how 'bout we send you a properly produced booklet and inlay card, you download the tracks and burn the cd and throw it all into your jewel case?

...for instance...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-07-29, 19:11:24
Arctic Prog

 8) Deenie.

How about tryin to get the Circus Maximus guys involved ?  Do you know them personally ?  In my book CM and Opeth are the biggest Scandinavian prog names at the moment.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-07-29, 21:00:15
:D Personal delivery?! Shouldn't be too hard to arrange as long as we don't enjoy much success...

The single best way to obtain the album is through a webshop that will be set up on the site of our own label. Details will come later, but soon.

The label is a bit of a project, to be honest. I want it to be able to take on other bands that play Arctic Prog! Maybe we'll even indulge in bands of inferior styles >:(

Bottom line is, the bands will get paid 6 or 7 times more than they are today, provided the retail prices are kept at about £10 or more. This will be made possible by the same technology that seems to kill off big parts of the music business. Times are a'changing, and we have a new reality to live with.

I've read over and over again that people would buy (more) albums if the money went to the artist and not to some money mongering suit somewhere. Let's see how this goes, then. There are other aspects, too. How 'bout we gave the postal services less money? If you have a jewel case lying about, and a CD-R... how 'bout we send you a properly produced booklet and inlay card, you download the tracks and burn the cd and throw it all into your jewel case?

...for instance...

I like your thinking.

I have always had a problem with downloading music due to the fact that some of the booklets etc are brilliant. I like the artwork as well. I always wondered why bands don't provide pdf's (or something similar) with downloads.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Tue, 2008-07-29, 22:42:51
Sorry for hijacking your thread, Nicky...

That pdf thing is one of the ideas we'll be looking at.

How 'bout a downloadable file that when you burn it to disc, you'll have a video CD that play the songs over the stereo while artwork, lyrics and pictures are shown on your screen, be it TV or computer?

@Nicky:  I don't know anyone from Circus Maximus, but I like the way their music seems a bit more song oriented than usual for modern prog bands.

I am an old aquaintance of the keyboard player in Pagan's Mind, though. He grew up here. We even started to write a song together, once, but then he moved south.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-08-08, 16:13:38
Just added Mercenary to my prog pantheon !

That they're Danish, adds to my joy  :)   but it has no bearing on my decision to promote them:  They simply are terrific !

I'd have done it even if they'd been North Korean  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2008-08-14, 15:47:38
Added Iced Earth to my prog pantheon - on the basis of only one album, Framing Armageddon, but it's simply so great that it suffices.

FA covers a tremendous amount of territory, sometimes moving near Blind Guardian, Kamelot, and Mercenary, sorta in that vein.

Looks like the oldest active roomie is also the heaviest, something that oughtta be terribly embarrassing to you guys, idling away your time with bimborock and wimprock. How about flexing your b*s ? - if not, your wives will start thinking that they're lesbian  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2008-08-14, 18:38:32
idling away your time with bimborock and wimprock.

And prog rock.  Don't forget prog rock.  ;D


How about flexing your b*s ?

Steel ones don't flex.  ;)

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-08-17, 19:59:47
Linkin Park have slowly grown on me, and I particularly like their latest studio album, Minutes To Midnight. Got all three of their studios now - the other two are Hybrid Theory and Meteora.

They're by no means prog in the sense of DT or Arena, but there's a lot of fine melody, gripping rhythms, vivid observations, exquisite moods, and nice details.

So I added Reanimation - the "evil twin" of Hybrid Theory; Collision Course, their pairing with Jay-Z; and Live In Texas to my SL.

Anyone else into Linkin ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-08-19, 21:50:27
Anyone here into Emerson Lake & Palmer ?

I'd like to try'm out. Didnt listen much to'm at the time, but they seem to have had somethin to say, and now I'm curious.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2008-08-19, 22:34:50
Anyone here into Emerson Lake & Palmer ?

I'd like to try'm out. Didnt listen much to'm at the time, but they seem to have had somethin to say, and now I'm curious.

Nicky.

Certainly am. I am not fanatical about them but my personal favs are Pictures at Exhibition or Trilogy which are probably not everyone's first choice.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Draco chimera on Sun, 2008-08-24, 14:22:38
Linkin Park have slowly grown on me, and I particularly like their latest studio album, Minutes To Midnight. Got all three of their studios now - the other two are Hybrid Theory and Meteora.

They're by no means prog in the sense of DT or Arena, but there's a lot of fine melody, gripping rhythms, vivid observations, exquisite moods, and nice details.

So I added Reanimation - the "evil twin" of Hybrid Theory; Collision Course, their pairing with Jay-Z; and Live In Texas to my SL.

Anyone else into Linkin ?

Nicky.
I do. What a great band ! My favourite song on the last album is "Leave Out All The Rest".
I have been told that we won't have to wait too long for the next release. :P
I saw "Reanimation" in a shop, but i've prefered to buy a triple CD of Jimi Hendrix at a very interesting price (CDs are so expensive in France !)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: bluepony on Fri, 2008-09-05, 13:02:40
Looks like the oldest active roomie is also the heaviest...
A good thing you said "active", Nicky! ;)

I'm going to see my brother's band MinDead tomorrow. It's - FINALLY!! - their CD release party. And I'd say they're pretty heavy!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2008-10-10, 18:20:52
I just added Scar Symmetry to my prog pantheon. These guys are unbelievable.

Now the question (for me) is whether they are top league. Yeah, they're that good, guys !

Whaddaya say, Mad ?

And from f*in Avesta in the Swedish jungle, no, taiga, or whatever the f* they got up there - who cares, as long as they make great music  *horns*


Here's what Gabriel J. Coco writes about Holographic Universe on Amazon.com:

"Holographic Universe is absolutely incredible. Good lord the title track is amazing.

Everything you've heard is absolutely true. There is clean singing, but there is still plenty of roaring, and for the life of me I don't think there are really any singers in this genre (Gothenburg melodic death) that can presently touch him. Christian is totally on top of this. The guitars, drums, overall production is just so well done that, even though if it may take a second to really grasp everything that is going on, you HAVE to listen.

I can see where some of the people get bent out of shape over the lighter side of the singing, but quite honestly, it just fits.

This album is a natural progession over Pitch Black Progress. HUGE in scope, and incredibly complex. Some of the songs are a bit long, but yeah, I've been listening to the title track on repeat on the way to work (it clocks at over 9 minutes) and I really just don't care, it's that good.

Opeth, another exceptional group, is one of the few other bands that can hold my attention sustained for that long (don't compare the two bands though, they are different in too many ways) despite some longer tracks.

One of the reasons this album works so well it is one of the first I have heard that I thought right off the bat, just about anyone can get into this. This band is on the verge of making the heavy generally acceptable to the heavy fearing one.

Holographic Universe KILLS."

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:25:08
... so I better write up some stuff on my own thread.

Added Orphaned Land to my prog pantheon, as they kick ass  *horns*

First Israeli group, but probably not last, to go there.

Added Floor Jansen to my fave singers, as she sings like a dream (not only wet, Bupsie). Now both sisters are there  *horns*

Moreover, After Forever are my fave group in this genre - symphonic metal or whatever.

Got quite a number of dames now in my list of fave singers. The list was for a long time a stag party  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:37:27
Moreover, After Forever are my fave group in this genre - symphonic metal or whatever.

If you want to add to that: Edenbridge is amazing!


Got quite a number of dames now in my list of fave singers. The list was for a long time a stag party  ;D

I almost read something else there...  :-[
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:46:12
If you want to add to that: Edenbridge is amazing!

Thanks (double), Paxi. I'l check'm out  :)


I almost read something else there...  :-[

This time I'm the one who didnt get it. I thought I had a pretty dirty mind, but I seem to be trumped  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2008-11-18, 10:58:44
Thanks (double), Paxi. I'l check'm out  :)
Nicky.

I'll check them too since I have not heard a single note of their music so far  ???
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2008-11-18, 16:53:28

Added Orphaned Land to my prog pantheon, as they kick ass  *horns*

I most definitely agree.  8)

Quote
First Israeli group, but probably not last, to go there.

What? Still no Amaseffer?  ??? :o ??? :o

Be ashamed!  >:( ;D

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: h9 on Tue, 2008-11-18, 17:20:02
I most definitely agree.  8)

What? Still no Amaseffer?  ??? :o ??? :o

Be ashamed!  >:( ;D



I prefer to hear Orphaned Land (especially for 'Mabool' and 'El Norra Alila'). Nice combination between metal and arabic's nuance. Little different with 'Myrath', a progressive metal band from Tunisia that has a unique voice (English with Arabic Accent  :D). Both of them are Rocks.
By the way, what about 'Trespass' ? Israeli symphonic prog band that very English. Firstly, i think they are comes from Britain. I recommend 'In Haze of Time' as a nice opus from 'Trespass'.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2008-11-18, 18:25:29
What? Still no Amaseffer?

Cause of your ravings, Mad, and cause several great musicians have contributed ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaseffer ), I'v added Slaves For Life to my SL. Lets see if Uncle Rocky turns up, or when some other income makes it possible for me to buy cd's again. (Libraries in Denmark arent anywhere near having such cd's.)

Re my prog pantheon, I was thinking primarily of Ephrat. From my hearings on MySpace, I have big expectations.

Hanin, thanks for your recoms of Myrath and Trespass. I'l keep'm in mind  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2008-11-18, 22:21:06
Re my prog pantheon, I was thinking primarily of Ephrat. From my hearings on MySpace, I have big expectations.

And rightly so! Fabulous album!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-02, 12:57:19
Just added Thomas Lejon to my fave drummers  *horns*  after seeing and hearing him on the YouTube video that Paxi gave us the link to  :)

That guy's awesome on his drums !  Whadaya think, Deenie ?

Got four Swedish drummers on my fave list now:  Thomas Lejon (A.C.T & Andromeda), Martin Lopez & Martin "Axe" Axenrot (Opeth), and Henrik Ohlsson (Scar Symmetry).

Don't know much bout drummin, but I sure can hear that these guys can play like crazy  *horns*

Can't add any more to my LP, no more space  :'(

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-01-02, 13:44:46
Yes, Thomas Lejon is really good.
If I can make a suggestion: Morgan Ågren is also a great Swedish drummer. He is the drummer for Kaipa and has performed with Frank Zappa as well.
I think he's really good.

And I see that Gavin Harrison isn't in your list...


-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-02, 14:04:27
Thanks, Paxi  :)

Gavin has been a candidate for a while. Have to get back to PT sometime .....

Havent considered MÅ yet, but I got MindRevolutions (imagine the R turned backwards), which I'l listen to soon and have an ear out for MÅ.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-01-02, 14:11:20
I think Morgan Ågren is getting better with every new release. On "Angling Feelings" he really shines.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-30, 00:46:48
Added Jeff Buckley to my prog pantheon. No discussion there, that guy is supernatural  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Fri, 2009-01-30, 01:58:15
Added Jeff Buckley to my prog pantheon. No discussion there, that guy is supernatural  *horns*

Nicky.

I currently find "Hallelujah" annoying.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-30, 20:14:27
I personally love Halleluja (a song written by Leonard Cohen), but one of the great things about Jeff Buckley is that there are so many different moods, all transformed by his very special singing  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-01-30, 20:26:11
:D

It's either Death Metal or Singer/Songwriter stuff with you. ;D ;)
Nothing in between?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-01-30, 20:35:10
It's genius and originality that grip me, Paxi, and that can go from feather-light ethereal (like some of Buckley's and Anathema's stuff) to brutal (like some of Scar Symmetry's stuff).

I have no principles re music, only a lot of experience and great demands - and they sure are being satisfied in these times  *horns*

If you look at my prog pantheon, you'l find almost all genres represented. These are simply the artists that do it best imo  8)

And I wanna keep my lead in this thread  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2009-01-31, 18:23:00
Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, but I'm hearing it alot at the moment... :-\
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-02-01, 13:37:39
Added Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam to my prog pantheon  *horns*

Pearl Jam alone wouldnt get there, but Eddie's singing really strikes home with me, and his soundtrack of Into the Wild is wonderful  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2009-02-01, 13:50:21
I don't know why but Pearl Jam never "did it" for me. Given other stuff I'm into they should have been an obvious "like" much like The Flower Kings I guess.

That's a lot of words for me, that........
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-02-01, 20:44:19
I'm with you there, Johnny. PJ are an excellent group, but somehow they lack that somethin extra special and magic  ??? - except Eddie's singing, which I do find special and magic  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Tue, 2009-02-03, 15:43:51
PJ are an excellent group, but somehow they lack that somethin extra special and magic  ??? - except Eddie's singing, which I do find special and magic  *horns*

I'm just wondering....Why did you add Pearl Jam to your prog pantheon when they "'somehow lack that somethin extra special and magic" in your book? After reading your comments it would make a lot more sense to just add Eddie Vedder to your list.

Pearl Jam is a great band though, I really like them!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-02-04, 00:49:21
I'm just wondering....Why did you add Pearl Jam to your prog pantheon when they "'somehow lack that somethin extra special and magic" in your book?

Well, Tom, to avoid you gettin a headache, I'l explain:  They were on the verge of getting there for many years, but everytime I checked'm out again, I just found that their music lacked that extra. But Eddie is an amazing singer, and when I heard Into The Wild, I was really overwhelmed; and since PJ is his band, well, .....


Pearl Jam is a great band though, I really like them!

Are they among your top twenty, Tom ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-02-04, 21:08:35
That's some list you got there, dude.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-02-04, 21:36:39
Are they among your top twenty, Tom ?

Well no, I don't think so. But I do enjoy their music very much. What do you think is their best album?

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-02-25, 11:17:10
Hm, missed those last two posts somehow. Maybe I was too busy on the Neverboard  :P


That's some list you got there, dude.

If you mean mine, thanks, Matt.

Yeah, spent quite a lot'o time on it. But since music is my big passion (as you guys may have discovered by now) it's been a pleasure for me.

I have two main purposes with it:

1. Clarifying my own position in rock.

2. Helping others find useful stuff. When there's somebody with whom I share some groups, s/he might be interested in some of the others in my LP, simple as that  :)


What do you think is their best album?

The only one I'v heard over ten times (sufficiently attentively) is the self-titled album. I like that one a lot. But somehow I have problems getting thru a whole PJ album, I get bored after a while  :(


And now it'l be even harder for Paxi  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-02-25, 20:28:23
And now it'l be even harder for Paxi  ;D

Whatever that means...

Does it have something to do with male features again?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-02-26, 22:28:53
Just added two albums to my SL. Think you'l find'm interesting. The second directly on Tom's recom  :) ... oh yeah, and maybe also cause of two interesting musicians  ;)

Also added Dire Straits to my Past Masters. Their first self-titled album was a bomb in the rock scene when it was released - I can still recall the excitement - and it's still an album in use here in Vangede  *horns*


Does it have something to do with male features again?

Yes, I lead  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2009-02-26, 22:47:38
Just added two albums to my SL. Think you'l find'm interesting. The second directly on Tom's recom  :)

I feel flattered! ;D I already bought a lot of albums that were recommended on this forum and I think that's one of the great things about this place!

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-02-27, 10:14:57
Also added Dire Straits to my Past Masters. Their first self-titled album was a bomb in the rock scene when it was released - I can still recall the excitement - and it's still an album in use here in Vangede  *horns*
Nicky.

I will say more : their first four albums are unescapable  *horns* and Telegraphe Road is not far from being a prog epic. Alchemy is also a greta live album !

The last two studio albums, on the other hand  :-X
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-02-27, 15:52:49
Just added Criss Oliva to my fave guitarists. Formidable guitarist, and always controlled  *horns*

R.i.p. Criss. God only knows where your genius would'v taken you, had not that idiot of a drunkard ...  :( :'(

Got quite a number of guitarists on my list now ... but guys, isnt it great that there are sooo many fabulous guitarists around ?  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-02-27, 16:15:02
Also added Fredrik Åkesson  *horns*

Funny, re ELO & ELP, with Åkerfeldt and Åkesson, the difference is a fourth-order notch. But they play the same type'o music  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2009-03-15, 16:37:44
I will say more : their first four albums are unescapable  *horns* and Telegraphe Road is not far from being a prog epic. Alchemy is also a greta live album !

The last two studio albums, on the other hand  :-X

Seconded.  Telegraph Road is my favorite Dire Straits track.  I would happily listen to that on repeat!  I brought Alchemy ages ago especially for Telegraph Road (live). In my opinion the Alchemy version is superior to the studio 'Love Over Gold' version. *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-04-05, 16:37:51
Just added Extreme's III Sides To Every Story, Waiting For The Punchline, and Saudades De Rock to my SL.

Man, how could I have missed this band ?

Guess partly cause I was "missin" during the 90's  :-\

Jonesy, I now understand your enthusiasm for these guys  *horns*

Roomies, if ya like Queen, Faith No More, and that sorta stuff, and gopher intelligent lyrics, then Extreme's somethin for ya  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-04-19, 10:26:44
Just added Extreme's III Sides To Every Story, Waiting For The Punchline, and Saudades De Rock to my SL.

... and now I'v added Extreme to my pantheon. III Sides is dazzling  *horns*

Thanks, Jonesy  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-05-03, 11:40:20
Added Down to my pantheon. Over the Under hits spot on  *horns*

If Pantera is yer thing, then Down'l be too.

Noone else here into any of'm ?

Often Pantera are compared with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. I find Pantera and Down far more edgy and exciting than the others.


Also added Hawkwind's Space Ritual to my SL:  http://www.amazon.com/Space-Ritual-Hawkwind/dp/B00005MCX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1241339663&sr=1-1

... and Gazpacho's Tick Tock, and the Arriving Somewhere dvd - for some strange reason  ;D ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-05-09, 20:19:37
... Mastodon belong in my pantheon.

Havent even heard Crack The Skye yet, and it's supposed to be even better.

Thanks, Tom  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-05-11, 17:56:46
Gotta get into Primus. Added Pork Soda to my SL.

I'v heard lotta good stuff bout'm, from a nutty guy called Steve Jones among others  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-05-11, 18:00:49
... Mastodon belong in my pantheon.

Havent even heard Crack The Skye yet, and it's supposed to be even better.

Thanks, Tom  ;)

I think once you purchase Crack The Skye it won't leave your cd-player for months! *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-06-02, 15:15:20
I think once you purchase Crack The Skye it won't leave your cd-player for months! *horns*

Sounds good, Tom (i.e. your prophecy)  :)


I removed the year of release from my stuck-on songs, leaving it for solely the uppermost song that year. It's interesting (for me, at least) to see how the years can vary in that respect. E.g. there are over twenty songs for 2005 (and that's not cause of Ten), and only four for 2004 (two of'm Ten) ???

And it seems that for me, rock started in 1966  8)

I didnt get into it then - I was only eleven and deeply into Beethoven and stuff - but when I was in the GDR, Autumn 1967 - Summer '68, rock was so coveted that I got interested  :)


And I'm still the leader, Paxi  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-06-02, 15:49:16
And I'm still the leader, Paxi  ;D
A self-proclaimed leader of what, Nixy? ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-06-02, 16:07:37
A self-proclaimed leader of what, Nixy? ;D

What's your IQ, Paxi ?  ::)

And now I'm even more of a leader  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-06-02, 16:09:15
Alright then.
As you wish.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-06-02, 23:50:03
I think once you purchase Crack The Skye it won't leave your cd-player for months! *horns*

Tom

I personally, politely of course, disagree.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-06-03, 14:44:05
Alright then. As you wish.

One can only achieve such leadership by hard work, Paxi  ;D


I personally, politely of course, disagree.  ;)

OK, so I'l keep it on my cd-player for over a month, just to annoy you, Mad  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-06-03, 16:09:11

OK, so I'l keep it on my cd-player for over a month, just to annoy you, Mad  ;D

Nicky.

Like they say in the States: Knock yourself out.  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-06-03, 17:38:54
And it seems that for me, rock started in 1966  8)

Make that 1965. That's the year when Beatles released Yesterday, and then Michelle, and Rolling Stones released As Tears Go By. Till then we'd had rock'n'roll, which was dance music. Then all of a sudden came songs that were more for listening than dancing. So what was this ?  Yes, guys: The birth of ROCK  *horns*

Now tell me what you think of my fabulous new theory  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2009-06-04, 00:17:25
Make that 1965. That's the year when Beatles released Yesterday, and then Michelle, and Rolling Stones released As Tears Go By. Till then we'd had rock'n'roll, which was dance music. Then all of a sudden came songs that were more for listening than dancing. So what was this ?  Yes, guys: The birth of ROCK  *horns*

Now tell me what you think of my fabulous new theory  ;)

Nicky.

I think that indeed 1965 is a great year but because of another birth (my modesty preventing me from going into details  ;D)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-06-04, 12:47:23
Now tell me what you think of my fabulous new theory  ;)

OK, so nobody finds this interesting  :(

Should I take it that nobody here is interested in music history, or history in general ... as long as there's prog and Guinness around  ???

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2009-06-04, 15:15:46
OK, so nobody finds this interesting  :(

Should I take it that nobody here is interested in music history, or history in general ... as long as there's prog and Guinness around  ???

Alright then. I LOVE music history. I'm reading about music all the time.

But I'm sorry, I don't see the Beatles as a rock band... :-\ Perhaps some songs have some aspects of soft rock, but they're FAR from a rock band.
It's way too soft to be rock.

Rock has to have guitars! And rock isn't about "I want you so bad, it's driving me mad"...
I absolutely can't believe why everybody loves the Beatles so much...

And of course, Prog started with King Crimson's "In The Court Of The Crimson King".

What exactly do you want to discuss about? And why not open a new topic for it? ;)


-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2009-06-04, 15:58:34
But I'm sorry, I don't see the Beatles as a rock band... :-\ Perhaps some songs have some aspects of soft rock, but they're FAR from a rock band.
It's way too soft to be rock.

I absolutely can't believe why everybody loves the Beatles so much...

Hum, PH, I am not exactly a specialist nor a fan of the Beatles, to say the least (don't have any of their albums), but some of their songs/albums are definitively rock and even close to prog rock. So I think you only have a very partial knowledge of the Beatles' music.

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Rock has to have guitars!

Not necessarily  :) ... but the Beatles had two of them  ;)

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And rock isn't about "I want you so bad, it's driving me mad"...

Why couldn't it be about that sometimes  ???



Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2009-06-04, 16:09:14
Now tell me what you think of my fabulous new theory  ;)

Frankly, Nicky, is the adjective "new" really appropriate here ?  :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-06-04, 20:55:12
OK, so nobody finds this interesting  :(

Should I take it that nobody here is interested in music history, or history in general ... as long as there's prog and Guinness around  ???

Pretty much, yeah.   ;)  One semester in high school, I took drafting to get out of having to take more history.

Seriously though, I think rock started before the Beatles.  Guys like Chuck Berry were being pretty rocky in the 50's.

I'd have to agree with Bupie that the Beatles do indeed count as rock (although they have songs that could also be called folk, similar to Bob Dylan).  I also must say (as I have before) that I'm not all that excited by the Beatles either.  One reason isn't their fault (or if it is, I don't blame them for it) -- I've just heard so freaking much of them in my life that I don't really need to hear them anymore.  Overplay over 40+ years eventually wears one out.  The other is that, although they did break some ground in their era (some songs could be argued to be proggie for those times), they're pretty dated now.  I'll admit that taken at face value, they do have lots of 'good songs', but I'm just no longer interested in them.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-06-04, 20:56:08
About the Beatles: What bupie said.

It's not mainstream, not populair music though they had their fair share of hits, but some tracks are indeed close to prog as close as close to prog can ever be.
So if it's not prog: then it's rock.

And their cool. Were cool. Eh...whatever.  :P
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2009-06-04, 23:21:34
Hum, PH, I am not exactly a specialist nor a fan of the Beatles, to say the least (don't have any of their albums), but some of their songs/albums are definitively rock and even close to prog rock. So I think you only have a very partial knowledge of the Beatles' music.

You're absolutely right about the last sentence. So I apologise for my (somewhat) harsh outings earlier.
Which songs/albums are close to prog rock? That's what I'd like to know, because I DO acknowledge their BIG influence in music history!

Not necessarily  :) ... but the Beatles had two of them  ;)

Hehehe, you're right. :)


Why couldn't it be about that sometimes  ???

Alright. But the lyrics to that song... I couldn't bare listening to that song because of the lyrics. I think it's just terrible.
And I've heard that many of the Beatles lyrics consist of only a few sentences which were repeated all the time.
No... that's just wrong...
:P

But I have to admit that I'm not much of a Rock listener. Well, not classic (and I mean real classic) rock, like the Beatles or Rolling Stones or whatever.
I think that's because of the age gap. It sounds dated to me, but I can imagine that some of the older guys here have some nostalgia feelings when listening to their songs.
And as I already said, I acknowledge their huge influence in today's music.

Or in other words:
I find Muse far more interesting. They are really a Rock Band and I find they are closer to Prog than what I've heard of the Beatles. ;)


-Paco
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-06-05, 17:52:18
Which songs/albums are close to prog rock? That's what I'd like to know, because I DO acknowledge their BIG influence in music history!

I should let better suited Roomies answer -and it's Nicky's thread, after all ;D-  but I think that Sergent Pepper's and Abbey Road should be worth the try ...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-06-05, 21:03:02
It was all a ploy to gain more headway  ;D

No, seriously, guys, thanks, and particular thanks to Paxi, you're often the one who picks up on a good discussion, and these are the sorta discussions that I really like, with many different experiences and views clashing, giving us all a lotta stuff to think about  8)

OK, now my mustard:


Alright then. I LOVE music history. I'm reading about music all the time.

Great, Paxi  8)


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But I'm sorry, I don't see the Beatles as a rock band... :-\ Perhaps some songs have some aspects of soft rock, but they're FAR from a rock band.
It's way too soft to be rock.

Well, imo Beatles made both pop, rock'n'roll, rock and folk.

I think a song like Come Together is definitely rock, of course in the softer end of the spectrum.

But my point was that the transition from r'n'r to rock happened with these two great groups at the time, Beatles and Stones, making songs that were more for listening than dancing.

And Bups, yes, I think that it is a, if not new, then unusual approach, as I'v never seen it before.


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Rock has to have guitars!

Yes, in general, but there are many notable exceptions, e.g. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, much of Rick Wakeman's and Patrick Moraz' music, where these great keyboard wizards do such amazing stuff that you forget about guitars.

If anything, rock has something to do with electric instruments in general, and if one prefers, one can track the origins of rock back to the introduction of electric guitars in jazz.


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And rock isn't about "I want you so bad, it's driving me mad"...

Paxi, I know that you're very alert to lyrics, and that's great, but I can name many well-established bands whose lyrics don't rise much above your quotes. In fact, my latest, very much enjoyed, discovery, Coverdale - Page's self-titled album, is an example. The only song on that album that has lyrics to really reflect on is the last track; but the music and vocal delivery on this album is sooo good, and, altho very bluesy, it's definitely a rock album.


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And of course, Prog started with King Crimson's "In The Court Of The Crimson King".

Obviously there are different opinions on that matter. In my book, prog started with Floyd in 1965, or at least in 1967 with Floyd's Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Beatles Sgt. Pepper, and the genesis of Genesis. King Crimson were founded two years later, in 1969.


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What exactly do you want to discuss ? And why not open a new topic for it? ;)

In the Room, you never know what will catch on and what will be glossed over  ;D

As we saw, it needed some extra prodding to get you guys goin - and then you did bigtime, great - and if you, Paxi, hadnt responded, this matter could have easily died right there.



One semester in high school, I took drafting to get out of having to take more history.

Is that why you drink draft beer, Greenie ?  ;D


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Seriously though, I think rock started before the Beatles.  Guys like Chuck Berry were being pretty rocky in the 50's.

Isnt that basically rock'n'roll tho ?

I'm pressing the point that the difference lies in whether the music is mainly for dancing or for listening.



I should let better suited Roomies answer - and it's Nicky's thread, after all ;D-  but I think that Sergent Pepper's and Abbey Road should be worth the try ...

Abbey Road is my fave Beatles album, and together with The White Album, the most rocky. I'd definitely recommend AR to you, Paxi, I'm sure you'l enjoy it (just don't think too much about the lyrics and just enjoy the pristine music), and at this point of history, you can probably get it very cheap, and prob even Daddy has it  :)


... but I can imagine that some of the older guys here have some nostalgia feelings when listening to their songs.

 :P


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And I've heard that many of the Beatles lyrics consist of only a few sentences which were repeated all the time.
No... that's just wrong...
:P

One has to realise that there's a world of a difference between early Beatles and Abbey Road (their last recorded album). Beatles are at least progressive in the sense that there's hardly any other band that progressed sooo much from genesis to (no, not armageddon, that's exaggerating, let's say) breakup, and imo they really, more than any other band, created the transition from r'n'r to rock.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Sat, 2009-06-06, 12:56:25
I think there's some truth in Paco's statement about the King Crimson debut being the real start of prog, as it can be considered the first quintessential prog statement (loads of mellotron, epics, etc) and KC was the first band that made such a high impact prog statement with their debut album (I know Nicky will say that this was Floyd's Piper, but that one is more psychedelic rock than prog rock). The beginnings of prog do lie before it though with The Nice, Floyd and The Beatles.

I agree with Nicky that the Beatles made an amazing progression, they started as a pop band but from Rubber Soul and Revolver onwards they really created a revolution in rock music and music in general. Any real music lover and certainly prog lover should own at least some of their later albums, i.e. Sgt. Pepper, White Album and Abbey Road. By the way, the Beach Boys have not been mentioned in this discussion, the Sgt Pepper rival/influence Pet Sounds is not to be dismissed here! More a revolutionary album for pop music than rock music of course, but still.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-06-07, 12:37:16
Any real music lover and certainly prog lover should own at least some of their later albums, i.e. Sgt. Pepper, White Album and Abbey Road.

... if not all. This was Music History in the making at the time. And let's not forget Let It Be, and Yellow Submarine, which iac has the great All You Need Is Love.


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By the way, the Beach Boys have not been mentioned in this discussion, the Sgt Pepper rival/influence Pet Sounds is not to be dismissed here! More a revolutionary album for pop music than rock music of course, but still.

Pet Sounds is enjoyable occasionally, but nothing near the grandeur of Sgt. Pepper. When I'm Sixty-Four, Fixing A Hole, and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (LSD) can still get me rockin  *horns*


It's not mainstream, not popular music though they had their fair share of hits, but some tracks are indeed close to prog as close as close to prog can ever be.

Isnt being prog closer to prog than "indeed close to prog as close as close to prog can ever be," Mad ?  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-06-07, 20:23:59
Anyone heard (of) this album:

Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes:  Live At The Greek

I read some great reviews and put it on my SL.

Here's the beginning of the Amazon review by sambucab (Seattle, WA), July 6, 2000:

"Possibly the best live album ever released. Even better than The Song Remains The Same. This is Led Zeppelin live as they've never been heard! What started as a one-off fund rasier in London grew to what is now a full fledged tour. Why? Because this band belongs in the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame NOW! You've never heard Zep songs this lush in a live setting. The Crowes have the Zep songs down pat (I've read that they sat around listening to all the Zep albums). From the first note to the last, what a treat. All the force of Zep plus two other guitars and a keyboard player."

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-06-25, 17:59:30
Just added DT's Trial of Tears (on FII) to my stuck-on songs.

Whew, what a piece  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-06-25, 21:25:17
Just added DT's Trial of Tears (on FII) to my stuck-on songs.

Whew, what a piece  *horns*

Nicky.

Brilliant piece of music, that is.  8)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Thu, 2009-06-25, 21:59:08
Totally agree! One of the or maybe the best track on said album!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-06-26, 10:20:05
I agree too  8)

Lines In the Sand is another standout track, though. Maybe less immediate but nonetheless stunning  *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-06-26, 11:11:02
Lines In the Sand is another standout track, though. Maybe less immediate but nonetheless stunning  *horns*

Spot on, Bups !  It is absolutely stunning  *horns*

I also added Lines to my stuck-on list.

I have an absolute rule that there may not be more than three songs from an album on my list, so I have to stop now  >:( ;D


I also added Chris Cornell's Follow My Way (on Euphoria Morning). He proves himself to be one of rock's outstanding singers on this song, and Alain and Natasha create a very special mood  *horns*  (waiting for you guys)


And I added Beatles' Let It Be, an old love that I hadnt thought of earlier for my list  8)


And guys, thanks for helping me leave Paxi even further behind (not only the Rainbow Parade)  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-06-26, 14:15:45
And I added Beatles' Let It Be, an old love that I hadnt thought of earlier for my list  8)

A sing-along (false of course  ;D) favorite of mine  *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-06-26, 15:03:51
A sing-along (false of course  ;D) favorite of mine  *horns*

I always call these hum-along favourites for the same reason. ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-06-30, 12:34:24
As you know, I'v really fallen into Infinity  ;)  and as it seems to me that Derek played a major part in making this album a masterpiece (minus four tracks), I'v checked up on Wikipedia and Amazon, and eventually decided to add DT's Once In A LIVEtime and Derek's Inertia to my SL.

Any'o you guys into his stuff ?

Btw, Bups, Steve Lukathim plays on Inertia  ;) ;D

Wikipedia - Derek Sherinian: "In 1994, Derek replaced Kevin Moore in the progressive metal band Dream Theater, originally just for the band's promotional tour for Awake. In early 1995, however, he was made a full-time member of the band. He recorded the albums A Change of Seasons (1995), Falling Into Infinity (1997), and Once In A LIVEtime (1998) with Dream Theater before being replaced in January 1999 by Jordan Rudess because of creative differences. Sherinian remained on good terms with the band, and reunited with Dream Theater for a one-off concert in 2004, which was recorded and released on When Dream and Day Reunite (2004). The band's performance of Metropolis Pt. 1 featured an extended improvisation between Sherinian, Jordan Rudess, and John Petrucci."

Any'o you guys know what these "creative differences" were about ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Tue, 2009-06-30, 14:19:14
Any'o you guys into his stuff ?

There's a lot of instrumental noodling on his solo stuff. ;)
I think he wanted to show the rest of the world that he can surpass Jordan. :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2009-06-30, 15:29:16
As you know, I'v really fallen into Infinity  ;)  and as it seems to me that Derek played a major part in making this album a masterpiece (minus four tracks), I'v checked up on Wikipedia and Amazon, and eventually decided to add DT's Once In A LIVEtime and Derek's Inertia to my SL.

Any'o you guys into his stuff ?

Btw, Bups, Steve Lukathim plays on Inertia  ;) ;D

I knew for Steve L and Inertia. So I have it, of course  ;D : it's some kind of instrumental prog-jazz-metal that needs many listens to get into. So far, after only two complete listens, I can't give my opinion on it since I don't really have one. Though, I would say that I have the feeling that (as in DT) Derek is not willing to be as much in front and demonstrative as Jordan ... which is a good point for me since I am not fond of Jordan' soli to say the least  :P

OIALT is a must-have on DVD for the audio comments of the band (hum, well, the band minus Myung  :)) that are really funny. Let's imagine two hours of humourous talking and anecdotes. For the music itself, it shows a lot of energy but James is really struggling. I prefer it to LSFNY, though.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-07-01, 11:42:27
I think he wanted to show the rest of the world that he can surpass Jordan. :D

Possibly  ???


... which is a good point for me since I am not fond of Jordan' soli to say the least  :P

Interesting, Bups. What struck me while listening attentively to FII was that here were some keyboard passages that matched JP's in intensity.

I'm not gonna go into a discussion of which of the three DT keyboard players was best / fitted best, as I don't (yet) have any opinion on that matter; I'm only phenomenologically relating that some of Derek's stuff on FII is as gripping as the best JP stuff. I'm pretty sure now that Derek has the second solo on Deep In Heaven, altho it sounds as wild as JP's.

Therefore I can't get why he left / had to leave DT.

Don't mistake me tho:  I'm exceedingly happy with Jordan at the keys.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2009-07-01, 12:51:20
Therefore I can't get why he left / had to leave DT.

As far as I know, Petrucci, Portnoy and Rudess felt such a great chemistry during the first LTE recording that Portnoy (and the other DT members ?)  simply decided to fire Sherinian to replace him by Rudess ...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-07-01, 14:13:54
Therefore I can't get why he left / had to leave DT.

DT asked Jordan Rudess to join them already back in 1994, after Kevin Moore left the band. At the same time Jordan was asked to join the band Dixie Dregs as well, and in the end Rudess chose the Dregs, primarily as being a part time member of the band would have less of an impact on his young family, a choice he was not given with Dream Theater. He did play a few shows with DT in 1994 though, but then DT found a more permanent replacement for Kevin Moore in Derek Sherinian.

Then in 1997, when Mike Portnoy was asked to form a 'supergroup' by Magna Carta Records, Rudess was asked to be keyboardist in the band. This time he accepted the offer and after releasing 2 albums with Liquid Tension Experiment it became evident to Portnoy (and Petrucci) that Rudess was what Dream Theater needed. In 1999 they asked Rudess to join the band, and when he accepted they released Derek Sherinian to make way for him.

Next to this Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci felt that Derek Sherinian was a bit too 'rock 'n roll' on stage with his flashy clothes and sunglasses. They felt that this didn't fit with what DT tried to represent. He remained on good terms with the band though, which you can see on the 'When Dream And Day Reunite-DVD' where he joins the band on stage for Metropolis Pt. 1. John Petrucci was also one of the guest musicians on Derek's solo-album 'Blood Of The Snake', so no hard feelings at all here.

Hope this helps! ;)

Tom (Phew, it's been a while...)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-07-01, 14:48:28
Hope this helps! ;)

Yes, very much so, Tom. Thanks.

And Bups, thanks for your comment too  :)


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Tom (phew, it's been a while...)

It sure has. We've missed you  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-07-01, 15:19:03
Nicky, where's your wiki?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-07-09, 13:05:55
Edited my LP today:

Upgraded Santana and Steppenwolf to Past Masters (from "Other groups ..."), as I realised that they have been essential in forming my musical consciousnesss.

Added Dave Gilmour's, Roger Water's, and Rick Wright's solo-releases to Pink Floyd's in my prog pantheon.

Added DT's Another Day, Floyd's Time / The Great Gig In The Sky, and Sieges Even's Iconic to my stuck-on songs, cause these songs are of course terrific.

I'm wondering once again how I can have a gap between 1986 and 91, and between 83 and 86 in my stuck-on list. Are there really no memorable songs from 84, 85, and 87-90 ?

Any tips, guys ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-07-09, 13:21:01
[Dire Straits'] Alchemy is also a great live album !

I took you up on that one, Bups. Altho I once attended a concert with DS in Cop (long ago), I never really listened to any live album with'm. Would be interesting. So I added Alchemy to my SL. Thanks  :)


The last two studio albums, on the other hand  :-X

I think I agree with you there, Bups:  I listened to On Every Street recently, and found it rather boring. The lyrics didnt either grip me in any way.

Strange that Mark Knopfler lost it sooo much. The stuff he's done recently really seems sleepytime to me. Or am I mistaken ?  ;)


I also had to remove Flower Kings from my SL. I tried once again with Paradox Hotel, but it bores me. And Roine's accent annoys me. Why hasnt he learnt English properly, like Mikael and Daniel have ?

Sorry guys, I'm just not into that sorta stuff. Maybe I was once, grooving for hours to Floyd's, Genesis', and Yes' lengthy free associations (and a good joint always helps in such situations) ... but no more.

Today I go for thoroughly thought thru, composed, and recorded music with complex passages and lots of exciting details. DT is probably the archetype of my taste today. Nevermore excite me just as much, but admittedly they are not as varied as DT.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2009-07-10, 11:25:30

I'm wondering once again how I can have a gap between 1986 and 91, and between 83 and 86 in my stuck-on list. Are there really no memorable songs from 84, 85, and 87-90 ?

Any tips, guys ?

Nicky.

Ah, the old antiphony that rock was dead, and prog rock even more, in the 80's. Well, I was 20 in 85 so I will sure find a lot of songs to put on your stuck-on list  :)  If I don't mistake, Misplaced Childhood was released in 85 so it already gives you Kayleigh, Lavender and Childhood's End  8).


I took you up on that one, Bups. Altho I once attended a concert with DS in Cop (long ago), I never really listened to any live album with'm. Would be interesting. So I added Alchemy to my SL. Thanks  :)

I hope you will enjoy it. I I think that most proggies would. Plus, it was released when the band was at the peak of its form IMHO.

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I think I agree with you there, Bups:  I listened to On Every Street recently, and found it rather boring. The lyrics didnt either grip me in any way.
Strange that Mark Knopfler lost it sooo much. The stuff he's done recently really seems sleepytime to me. Or am I mistaken ?  ;)

 Frankly, I don't know enough of his recent work to make any comment. I just let it go by the time of Money For Nothing, a song that I really dislike  :P (which is rather strange since it's probably their biggest success).

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I also had to remove Flower Kings from my SL. I tried once again with Paradox Hotel, but it bores me. And Roine's accent annoys me. Why hasnt he learnt English properly, like Mikael and Daniel have ?

I have given up too on TFK but I plan to come back to them one day ... maybe when my vacations count on months instead of weeks  ;D since it is a music that needs time and perseverance ...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-07-10, 11:43:12
If I'm not mistaken, Misplaced Childhood was released in 85, so that already gives you Kayleigh, Lavender and Childhood's End  8).

Excellent tip, Bups. It's time I give my Fish-Marillion albums a run again. Thanks  :)


... since it is a music that needs time and perseverance ...

... or a couple of extra joints  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2009-07-10, 15:35:30
... or a couple of extra joints  :P

Can I join? ;D

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-07-10, 16:33:17
... or a couple of extra joints  :P

Wristful thinking...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-07-10, 17:08:55
I took you up on that one, Bups. Altho I once attended a concert with DS in Cop (long ago), I never really listened to any live album with'm. Would be interesting. So I added Alchemy to my SL. Thanks  :)

I think I agree with you there, Bups:  I listened to On Every Street recently, and found it rather boring. The lyrics didnt either grip me in any way.

Strange that Mark Knopfler lost it sooo much. The stuff he's done recently really seems sleepytime to me. Or am I mistaken ?  ;)


I also had to remove Flower Kings from my SL. I tried once again with Paradox Hotel, but it bores me. And Roine's accent annoys me. Why hasnt he learnt English properly, like Mikael and Daniel have ?


I hope you will enjoy it. I I think that most proggies would. Plus, it was released when the band was at the peak of its form IMHO.

 Frankly, I don't know enough of his recent work to make any comment. I just let it go by the time of Money For Nothing, a song that I really dislike  :P (which is rather strange since it's probably their biggest success).

I have given up too on TFK but I plan to come back to them one day ... maybe when my vacations count on months instead of weeks  ;D since it is a music that needs time and perseverance ...

Amazingly, I think I agree with both of you about Dire Straits.  It's really not that strange that their biggest success would be one that you didn't like much -- think about what kind of music is usually a success on that scale.  We're the kind who tend to appreciate music the general public won't give a chance.  I don't really think it's such a bad song, but it's more of a novelty, and it got played so much that even if you didn't start out hating it, you probably ended up tired of it.  I think Knopfler did what a lot of gifted musicians do after a while -- he drifted off in a direction that isn't that interesting to his old fans.  Even my beloved Peter Gabriel did that, although I do feel obligated to give the newer stuff another chance since he's who he is.  Knopler did good stuff with DS, but I don't worship him so much that I feel I have to listen to soundtracks.  BTW, I have Alchemy (only on vinyl, unfortunately), and my recollection is, it's quite good.

I also feel the same as you guys about Flower Kings.  I really want to like them, but they just do too much directionless wandering (a.k.a. noodling) to hold my interest.  Many other notable prog bands have a lot of long songs too, but it usually feels like they've got a purpose for the long instrumental parts. I'd say Genesis does virtually no noodling, despite having many prog-length songs.  Yes probably noodles more, but even then, it usually seems like they're doing it together as a band and not just fiddling around for the sake of fiddling around.  With the FKs, it seems like they just noodle until they feel like getting back to the song by which time I've lost interest.  I hadn't noticed a problem with Roine's vocals, but that may just be because by the time he gets around to singing them, I've dozed off.   :-\
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-07-10, 21:15:20
With the FKs, it seems like they just noodle until they feel like getting back to the song by which time I've lost interest.  I hadn't noticed a problem with Roine's vocals, but that may just be because by the time he gets around to singing them, I've dozed off.   :-\

 ;D Greenie.

I have a bit of the same problem with The Tangent, altho not quite as much. Roine seems to be into noodles.

Guess there are other Roomies who like noodles and sausages more than I do  :D

Nicky.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2009-07-10, 22:27:50
I have a bit of the same problem with The Tangent, altho not quite as much. Roine seems to be into noodles.

I guess Roine is being held back by Andy there. But I LOVE Roine's voice. much more than Andy's.

Guess there are other Roomies who like noodles and sausages more than I do  :D

I like Dream Theater Noodles, but sausages taste like rain.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-07-11, 10:20:33
But I LOVE Roine's voice. much more than Andy's.

I'l allow that Roine puts a lot of passion into his singing, and that's of course a quality  8)

But if I was his manager, I'd give him English lessons. In prog, you don't get away with being so remiss. E.g. the Amazon guys are extremely picky, and that's good, cause it keeps the quality of prog at the very top  *horns*


I like Dream Theater Noodles ...

Except that I'd call it Pasta Deluxe  ;D


... but sausages taste like rain.

That's only if ya idle too long. Ya gotta bite into'm (ouch)  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sat, 2009-07-11, 11:21:40
That's only if ya idle too long. Ya gotta bite into'm (ouch)  ;D

You're giving me advice on how to eat sausages? :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-07-11, 11:32:51
You're giving me advice on how to eat sausages? :D

I'v actually always enjoyed sausages and burgers, Paxi. Until about 25 years ago, I ate masses of the stone-age types, but after that I converted to the non-violent types (soy, quorn, wheat). During recent years, some excellent veggie sausages and burgers have come on the market, which you can also throw on the grill. Just also to indicate that one doesnt need to change one's lifestyle when going veggie  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Sun, 2009-07-12, 15:33:45
Re: Dire Straits, it happens I also recently put Alchemy on my shopping list! I had discarded Dire Straits some time ago (literally, got rid of On The Night because among the really good tracks a few tracks really began to annoy me: Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life and Heavy Fuel), but they did make some great music and I just got the wrong live album, should be getting Alchemy instead, if just for Telepgraph Road.

Re: Flower Kings, same here, doesn't click with me, have tried Retropolis and Stardust We Are. I do like the very first album The Flower King though (released under the name Roine Stolt), like its "mood" and has less noodling and great guitarwork. The vocals are still an issue though.
As for noodling, DT are kings of noodling of course, but it's more to my liking in the context of their music.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-07-12, 15:41:16
As for noodling, DT are kings of noodling of course, but it's more to my liking in the context of their music.

Maybe it's cause I'v worked a lot with the electric guitar and keyboards myself. The stuff JP and Jordan do hardly ever seems senseless or boring to me; it invariably ranges somewhere on the scale from interesting to exciting to divine.

Mike's stuff also grips me more and more, the more I get into DT.

Jamie is in my book a fine singer, altho not brilliant.

JM is of course excellent too, how excellent I havent yet figured for myself .....

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2009-07-14, 23:18:19

Amazingly, I think I agree with both of you about Dire Straits.  It's really not that strange that their biggest success would be one that you didn't like much -- think about what kind of music is usually a success on that scale.  We're the kind who tend to appreciate music the general public won't give a chance.  I don't really think it's such a bad song, but it's more of a novelty, and it got played so much that even if you didn't start out hating it, you probably ended up tired of it.  I think Knopfler did what a lot of gifted musicians do after a while -- he drifted off in a direction that isn't that interesting to his old fans.  Even my beloved Peter Gabriel did that, although I do feel obligated to give the newer stuff another chance since he's who he is.  Knopler did good stuff with DS, but I don't worship him so much that I feel I have to listen to soundtracks.  BTW, I have Alchemy (only on vinyl, unfortunately), and my recollection is, it's quite good.

Words of wisdom  :)

Re: Dire Straits, it happens I also recently put Alchemy on my shopping list! I had discarded Dire Straits some time ago (literally, got rid of On The Night because among the really good tracks a few tracks really began to annoy me: Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life and Heavy Fuel), but they did make some great music and I just got the wrong live album, should be getting Alchemy instead, if just for Telepgraph Road.

You should not be disappointed  :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-07-20, 17:42:24
Just added Fish to my pantheon. He's a fabulous singer, and his lyrics are intriguing  *horns*

In my experience, the excitement of early Marillion went with Fish. He got some great musicians to work with him on his albums  8)

I have Suits and Field Of Crows. I can warmly recommend both  ;)

Any more, guys ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2009-07-20, 17:56:38
Just added Fish to my pantheon. He's a fabulous singer, and his lyrics are intriguing  *horns*

In my experience, the excitement of early Marillion went with Fish. He got some great musicians to work with him on his albums  8)

I have Suits and Field Of Crows. I can warmly recommend both  ;)

Any more, guys ?

Yes. Try his first solo-release 'Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors' and his latest album '13th Star'. I really like 'em.

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-07-20, 21:42:17
Like Tom already said, Vigil is a must have.
Personally i don't like 13th Star.
Suits and Fields Of Crows are quite good but you should also check Felini Days. Fields and Felini are both underestimated albums for i'm concerned.

And last but certainly not least: You should give a go on Sunset On Empire.
That's his second-best.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: erik on Tue, 2009-07-21, 21:55:57
Definitely get Vigil, that's the only one I have, really good. Don't get Suits, I did but did not like it and sold it in the end. :-\
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2009-07-21, 23:36:33
Internal Exile is my favorite but I also like Vigil and Sunsets very much. I don't know Suits nor Raingods nor Fellini and so far, Fields and 13th Star have not really grabbed me.

 A great artist, anyway  *horns*

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-08-03, 18:02:36
Thanks for the tips for Fish-albums, guys  8)

At this point, I have to have all his studio albums, nine altogether, + one in the making.

I saw in the Wikipedia article about him ( Fish (artist) ) that there are about twenty live albums with him, more or less official. Any tips here ?  ;)


I added Big Brother & The Holding Company to my Past Masters. These guys were amazing. You hear Janis delivering herself totally in her singing. This is a testimony to one of the greatest and most genuine rock artists, who ended up being sacrificed on the rock altar  *horns* *horns* *horns*   (whatever that means)

Jonesy, Aswas, Iggy, Greenie, were any of you oldies into Big Brother and/or Janis at the time ?  ;)


Also added Eddie Vedder's song Guaranteed from his soundtrack Into The Wild to my SO-list. Wonderful song  *horns*

Greenie, Tom  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Mon, 2009-08-03, 19:55:13

Jonesy, Aswas, Iggy, Greenie, were any of you oldies into Big Brother and/or Janis at the time ?  ;)

Nicky.

I'm not quite enough of an oldie to have heard them while Janis was still with us, but I did enjoy them during my college days.   One of my best friends was a fanatic about music from that era (Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, The Blue Cheer, etc.).  Janis's name was spoken with reverence.

I've got the solo Eddie Vedder on my to be checked out list.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-08-06, 17:07:27
Added Jeff Loomis to my pantheon  *horns*

+ the tracks Jato Unit and Cashmere Shiv from his album Zero Order Phase to my SO-list  8)

Didnt take long  :)


Also added Enslaved's Ground from their album Vertebrae  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: aswas on Sat, 2009-08-08, 00:36:36
Nicky,
Janis Joplin could so easily get immersed into her songs to the point that when she sang them, she looked like she was about to explode.  But man she could belt the blues more than just about anyone else. Still have a vinyl of her, all wrapped in plastic, never opened...Pearl
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-08-08, 10:46:39
Yeah, guess these things happen to proggies: I can't even remember why I decided to check up Dave Matthews Band on Wiki, but from this article, they seemed interesting to me, so I went out on MySpace to give'm a run. The first three songs were nice, but when I hit Time Bomb, I got stuck (yaknow, in a nice way ;D ;) ), and within an hour, Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ended up on my shopping list  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Sat, 2009-08-08, 10:49:59
Yeah, guess these things happen to proggies: I can't even remember why I decided to check up Dave Matthews Band on Wiki, but from this article, they seemed interesting to me, so I went out on MySpace to give'm a run. The first three songs were nice, but when I hit Time Bomb, I got stuck (yaknow, in a nice way ;D ;) ), and now, somehow, Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ended up on my shopping list  8)

Nicky.

They're sort of a refreshing kind of pop.  They're quirky enough that they're not the same old thing, and they tend to do interesting things with vocals and odd timings.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-08-09, 09:18:48
Yeah, I agree with your characterisation, Greenie  8)


Added Mark Arrington to my fave drummers. What he does on Zero Order Phase is beyond my wildest dreams  *horns*

Sh*, everything on that darned album is f*in over the top !!!

Tom, I can understand why you'v gone underground  ;D


Neil Kernon has also done an fabulous job producing it, adding keyboards and programming etc.

I think that those three guys knew that they were doin sumthin very special.

Maybe one day I should add a "Fave producers" to my LP ... except presently I don't feel quite up to grading'm  :-\


Mark was the original drummer for Nevermore  8)

Wiki, Nevermore (album):  "Nevermore was singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard's first release after the break with their previous band - Sanctuary - in 1994. Having recruited drummer Van Williams and former Sanctuary touring guitarist Jeff Loomis, they formed the band Nevermore and began working on this, their eponymous debut.

This was Nevermore's first and only album to feature original drummer Mark Arrington, although he is not credited as the drummer on the album. He did play the majority of the tracks, however."

 ???


Jonesy also reminded me of Ziggy Stardust on the Now Playing Thread. Gotta get that great album, so I added it to my shopping list. I have Diamond Dogs, which probably is my fave Bowie album - all nice and grungy and gooey  ;D   guys, let's not forget that once Bowie was transforming rock, record by record  *horns*  - and a coupl'o other Bowie albums from later times that, altho they'r good too, I don't listen much to  :-\

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-08-13, 13:15:30
As I can see that I'm rather remote from Room lore with my current musical preferences and thoughts, I'v spent some time updating my LP instead of posting.

Added Cream and Doors to my Past Masters, as they were groundbreaking bands, and Doors were actually the first rock band that really gripped me (with Waiting For The Sun), and shortly after Cream did the same with me. Before Doors I'd heard some rock pieces that I liked by different bands, but with Doors it became a true passion  *horns*

With Cream, I'd say that there was a period during '67-68 when they ruled the prog scene. Then Zep took over in '69. Whadaya say, Jonesy ?

Made some further, less important changes in my LP.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-08-13, 16:00:28
With Cream, I'd say that there was a period during '67-68 when they ruled the prog scene. Then Zep took over in '69. Whadaya say, Jonesy ?

I don't know, I'm not old enough to remember. My grandfather spoke highly of them, however ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-08-13, 17:31:49
As I can see that I'm rather remote from Room lore with my current musical preferences and thoughts, I'v spent some time updating my LP instead of posting.

Added Cream and Doors to my Past Masters, as they were groundbreaking bands, and Doors were actually the first rock band that really gripped me (with Waiting For The Sun), and shortly after Cream did the same with me. Before Doors I'd heard some rock pieces that I liked by different bands, but with Doors it became a true passion  *horns*

With Cream, I'd say that there was a period during '67-68 when they ruled the prog scene. Then Zep took over in '69. Whadaya say, Jonesy ?

Made some further, less important changes in my LP.

Nicky.

I've always liked the Doors quite a lot.  And, as it happens, I really like Waiting for the Sun in particular also.  I never thought of them as prog, but I think you could indeed look at them that way, given the norm for music during that period.  'The End' was a favorite during my particularly nihilistic period.   Nowadays, they come under the heading of "always happy to listen to them when they come on, but I rarely go out of my way to play them."  Along with Zep, The Who, and some others, they're great without question, but I've heard them a lot, so a little taste now and then is about right.  Cream I don't know as well, although I've certainly heard all the well-known songs.  I generally like them, and my main useful(?) comment is that I tend to like Eric Clapton more with Cream than without.  The Yardbirds weren't bad either.   ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-08-13, 17:50:10
I don't know, I'm not old enough to remember. My grandfather spoke highly of them, however ;D

In your family, Jonesy, your granpa could easily have been yer older brother - or even sister  :P


I've always liked the Doors quite a lot.  And, as it happens, I really like Waiting for the Sun in particular also.

Nice, Greenie  :)


I never thought of them as prog, but I think you could indeed look at them that way, given the norm for music during that period.

Yeah, I'd think so. They definitely had a new sound, Jim Morrison had some very special lyrics, and there was a progression from album to album, at least up to Waiting For The Sun.


Cream I don't know as well, although I've certainly heard all the well-known songs.

That's probably cause you'v lived in the States all your life, Greenie. Times werent as global then. Among European proggies, I think Cream were the biggest band at the time of Disraeli Gears and Wheels Of Fire.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-08-13, 18:01:13
That's probably cause you'v lived in the States all your life, Greenie. Times werent as global then. Among European proggies, I think Cream were the biggest band at the time of Disraeli Gears and Wheels Of Fire.

That may be somewhat true, although Cream were by no means ignored in the U.S.  Certain of their songs still get fairly consistent radio play to this day.  I think the main reason I know the Doors better is that during college (when I first became truly immersed in music), everyone I knew played the Doors, and only a couple people played Cream.  This may have something to do with the Doors often being associated with the drug culture...   ::)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Thu, 2009-08-13, 18:16:17
In your family, Jonesy, your granpa could easily have been yer older brother - or even sister  :P

Grampa Sue-Ellen gets a lot of bad press, is all ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-08-17, 16:29:33
Listened to Jon Anderson's Change We Must, and was reminded of how great this guy is - his music, his spirit, his poetry. So I added him to my prog pantheon (should'v done so long ago), and moved "Jon & Vangelis" from "Past masters" to this insertion. (Hope you'r pleased, Iggy and Aswas)  :)

Also added Roger Waters to my pantheon, and removed him from my Pink Floyd line. He has an impressive "solo" catalogue, or more correctly, it's Roger and friends. Till now, with Dave and Rick, I like their Floyd stuff more than their solo stuff, so I keep the solo albums under the Floyd heading.

But of course great stuff, all'o it  *horns*


Realised that I had to have Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA after reading the article below, so I added the album to my SL  8)

Some thirty years ago, Springsteen was my fave artist for a while. I really dug Darkness, The River, and Born To Run.

These days I only play him rarely. He doesnt seem to come up with anything really new, or ?

Any'o you guys into Springsteen ?  ;)


From AARP - The Magazine (Sept-Oct 2009):

"Ron Kovic's book Born On The Fourth Of July inspired Bruce Springsteen to write the 1984 hit Born In The USA.

Ron Kovic: 'In the late 1970's I was living in Hollywood at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. I'd sleep and then write every day. I'd take a break in the afternoon and sit at the pool to clear my head. One afternoon I was watching this young man in the pool, swimming up a storm. He looked familiar, like Bruce Springsteen. I went over to him in my wheelchair. 'Excuse me, you probably don't know me, but my name is Ron Kovic. I'm a Vietnam veteran, and I wrote a book called Born On The Fourth Of July.'

He looked surprised. 'You're that guy ? I just read your book. I couldn't put it down.' Two or three days later I opened up the front door of my hotel room. An album and a bunch of tapes fell down. He had picked up Darkness On The Edge Of Town and some of his earlier albums. He had written: 'If my music can touch you and move you as much as your book moved me, that will mean a lot to me. Bruce Springsteen.'

He invited me to see him at Winterland in San Francisco. All of a sudden he told the story to the audience about how he picked up Born On The Fourth Of July and how much it had meant to him. He went on to talk about how he met a guy named Ron Kovic. Then he sang Darkness On The Edge Of Town. He said, 'This one's for you, Ron.' I sat there in my wheelchair with tears in my eyes.'"


I agree with Ron and Bruce (and Oliver Stone) that Americans have done a lot of crap, but I do believe, like these three guys also seem to, that the Americans have protected us in the free world from far worse crap budding here and there all over the world !

And they make some f*in great prog  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: aswas on Mon, 2009-08-17, 21:24:48
Great info Nicky, and yeah glad to hear you like A Change We Must. I need to add some stuff too.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-08-17, 22:50:01
Listened to Jon Anderson's Change We Must, and was reminded of how great this guy is - his music, his spirit, his poetry. So I added him to my prog pantheon (should'v done so long ago), and moved "Jon & Vangelis" from "Past masters" to this insertion. (Hope you'r pleased, Iggy and Aswas)  :)

Also added Roger Waters to my pantheon, and removed him from my Pink Floyd line. He has an impressive "solo" catalogue, or more correctly, it's Roger and friends. Till now, with Dave and Rick, I like their Floyd stuff more than their solo stuff, so I keep the solo albums under the Floyd heading.

But of course great stuff, all'o it  *horns*


Realised that I had to have Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA after reading the article below, so I added the album to my SL  8)

Some thirty years ago, Springsteen was my fave artist for a while. I really dug Darkness, The River, and Born To Run.

These days I only play him rarely. He doesnt seem to come up with anything really new, or ?

Any'o you guys into Springsteen ?  ;)

Nicky.

I like much of Jon Anderson's stuff Olias is still my favourite though.

I too enjoy Roger Waters stuff Amused to Death gets my vote here.

And Finally I have listened to Bruce Springsteen but find it fairly repetitive. Always well played but not the top of my playlist.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: aswas on Tue, 2009-08-18, 02:42:18
Olias is my favorite also Maybe because it was Jon's first, or maybe because he locked himself in his garage for 6 months and also went crazy while writing it, or because he played all the instruments. But it is a cd full of Jon's inspirations
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-08-18, 14:13:56

Realised that I had to have Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA after reading the article below, so I added the album to my SL  8)

Some thirty years ago, Springsteen was my fave artist for a while. I really dug Darkness, The River, and Born To Run.

These days I only play him rarely. He doesnt seem to come up with anything really new, or ?

Any'o you guys into Springsteen ?  ;)


I briefly liked Springsteen when he was just getting famous, but I burned out on him years ago.  He's undeniably a great songwriter, but I tend to enjoy other people's performances of his songs more than his own.  Mannfred Mann's covers of 'For You' and 'Blinded by the Light'  are particularly notable for those with a proggy bias.   That said, by all reports, he puts everything he's got into his live shows, so if you like him, you'll probably love him live.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-08-19, 11:57:16
That said, by all reports, he puts everything he's got into his live shows, so if you like him, you'll probably love him live.

Funny, that's the same with the Stones:  They havent put out a classic for decades, but their concerts kick ass, for their fans iac.

Another funny thing is that in Denmark, "live show" means something else than what Bruce and Stones are doing on stage  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-09-07, 15:51:44
I did some editing in my LP:

In recent months, I hit the ceiling several times. Each time, I removed some space between the items, and cut album titles down to one or two words.

Until now: I hit the ceiling again, but this time I simply couldnt see how I could cut down on space used. So after some creative thinking, I got the bright idea (as sooo many times before, guys) of moving my shopping list to the next post of mine, just after Paxi's now intermediate post. Now aint that ingenious ?  ;D

I think I'l start a consulting firm for Listening Profiles. How much are you willing to pay, güÿs ?  :-*

Now that I have sooo much more space to play around with, I added some notes under some'o my lists. You can take a look  ;)

And for good measure, Joey Eppard's Back To The Future (thänx, Tom), and Children Of Bodom's Hate Crew Deathroll (thänx, FONA-Mads, what an album title ! ) to my SL.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-09-25, 13:29:19
Actually I continue to sign in to update my LP.

Unfortunately Mercenary didnt live up to my expectations, and I removed'm from my pantheon. They'r good ... but not that good.

Still have to wait for a Danish pantheon group. Shouldnt pushit .....

Otoh I realised that The Who had to be on my Past Masters list. Tommy was a bomb in those days (before any sorta Butterfly Man was invented)  ;D  and Who's Next was and is still terrific  *horns*

Made a couple more additions ... but I aint gonna tellya which  ;D

Nicky.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-11-08, 20:54:04
Added Peter Gabriel to my pantheon.

Inspired by the profile that Jonesy gave us the link to, I delved deeper into PG's biography (Wiki, MySpace) and music. This led me to the conviction that not only is he a great musical innovator and supporter, and humanist, but also his music in itself is pantheon  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky´s faves
Post by: Cardiacs on Mon, 2009-11-09, 09:49:11
Quote from: johninblack
Hey Nicky, you're not getting away with it so easy!



Arena - Contagion & Peppers Ghost
Stranglers - Black & White & Suite XVI
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Credo - Rhetoric
Threshold - Critical Mass
IQ - Dark Matter & The Seventh House
Pilgrym - Pilgramage
Spock's Beard - Snow
Rush - Moving Pictures
Kino - Picture
Alice in Chains - Jar Of Flies
Iron Maiden - Number Of the Beast
Symphony X - V
Rhapsody - Dawn of Victory
Magazine - Real Life


More than I thought! and for many, varied reasons.

Now that John is more my cup of tea than the monster Nicky posted - Stranglers, Floyd, Maiden, Magazine? Absolutely!
And by the way one of the tracks on Suite XVI borrows heavily from Cardiacs....thanks to the still very active and quirky Toy Dolls heart & ears of the guitarist.

Also the doubkle meaning of the album title Suite XVI only hit me a few weeks ago....because I rarely have anyone to talk face-to-face to about The Stranglers, so I hadn't really had the title coming out of my mouth that often.   ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-11-09, 15:19:47
the monster Nicky posted

I just like a lotta music, Cardiacs. That's reflected in my LP. All the bands, musicians, albums, and tracks there have given me some enjoyment. I like to express that  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Cardiacs on Mon, 2009-11-09, 17:29:05
No probs with that..and nothing negative in my use of the word monster Nicky.

I use it as in the old-fashioned meaning of monster i.e. large. In Ireland in the early 20th century public meetings used to simply be called monsters.
That said, where do you find the time & energy to write that much?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-11-10, 13:40:37
No probs with that..and nothing negative in my use of the word monster Nicky.

 :)


Quote
I use it as in the old-fashioned meaning of monster i.e. large. In Ireland in the early 20th century public meetings used to simply be called monsters.

And you also have "monster albums" like The Wall and Scenes From A Memory - and Zero Order Phase  ;)


Quote
That said, where do you find the time & energy to write that much?

Well, it started (just like yours) with a list of just the names of some twenty groups that were my fave groups « on: Mon, 2007-05-21, 12:11:19 »  ;D

Consequently got some tips from Roomies here, and from other friends elsewhere, read thousands of reviews on Amazon & Co., read about groups on Wiki, browsed thru cd-collections at shops and libraries, while memories emerged in my 54-y/o brain .....

..... and 2½ years later we have a monster LP  ;D


Actually, I do have the impression that it's interesting to other people, cause often when I'm in Nicky007 adding and editing, which I do several times a week, I see that there are other Roomies and guests visiting.

My prog pantheon is very stable now. When a new band or musician arrives there, I'v really checked up all nooks and crannies of the band. When I'v seldomly removed a band, I'v been even more thorough.

With the stuck-on list, I'm also quite thorough. These songs are really great songs !

Otoh with the "Other groups ...", a group or musician gets there if there's just something special about them, if they rise above the grey mass in some way or other  :)

However, as I'm a Christian and respectful of other religions, I avoid groups that are outright anti-religious  :-\


Would be great if other Roomies would expand on their LP's and Summaries ...  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2009-11-10, 14:08:25

Actually, I do have the impression that it's interesting to other people, cause often when I'm in Nicky007 adding and editing, which I do several times a week, I see that there are other Roomies and guests visiting.


Indeed  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-11-10, 16:14:07
Would be great if other Roomies would expand on their LP's and Summaries ...  ;)

I'll get to work on that.  I did a minor update a few months ago, I think, but I did it in a separate post in my thread.  Perhaps I should adopt the convention of adding to the original post though.  I think I'm going to list additions separately from my original list though -- I find the progression of what gets added kind of interesting.  I suspect my additions will look fairly similar to a lot of others with the exception of having a big fat Devin Townsend in glowing letters.   ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Cardiacs on Wed, 2009-11-11, 17:53:24



Well, it started (just like yours) with a list of just the names of some twenty groups that were my fave groups « on: Mon, 2007-05-21, 12:11:19 »  ;D



No, not like mine at all. You misunderstand me. I was where you are now with hundred of bands about 20 years ago. I've been through the musical discovery stage you're going through now.  Don't be fooled by my short list. Those are just some of my favouirites.

Plus I was sticking to what the initial post of the Guidelines for Profiles thread by Peter asked posters to observe  i.e. brevity.   ;)  when he wrote: "Please keep your lists at a senseful (sic) length. Listing more than 50 or so albums makes reading the list uninteresting"

Either you didn't read the guidelines or perhaps you didn't think they applied to you!  :o  ;)  ;D
Nevermind you've got some great stuff in there but also some questionable stuff.

In my experience I find, and I'm sure you have too, that you have to wade through a lot of shite to get to the golden nuggets!  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-11-12, 11:33:34
I was where you are now with hundred of bands about 20 years ago.


Well, I'm here today with thousands of bands  ;)

The bands in my LP are only the bands that I see something in. I'v of course been listening to several times that number.

As you write:

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you have to wade through a lot of shite to get to the golden nuggets!

Fortunately there are lotta golden nuggets too. This age we live in is a great time for music  *horns*


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perhaps you didn't think they applied to you!

 ;)

Cap's a real nice guy, but I don't agree with him on everything  :D

My LP is among other things an invitation to discuss music and philosophy, and you'v taken it up, Cardiacs  8)


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also some questionable stuff

OK: ...  ;)


Thanks for your comments, Cardiacs. I like people with attitudes and positions who like to share'm with others. Let's see some more'o that in the Room  :) ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-11-12, 12:07:13
Added Judas Priest to my pantheon. I'm simply overwhelmed by their Nostradamus  *horns* *horns* *horns*

Can only agree fully with the Amazon.com review by Graham T. Ferguson (Davenport, Iowa):
    
"How did they do this???

Epic, heart-wrenching, beautiful, haunting, inspired, an absolute masterpiece! It's truly astonishing this late in the game, Judas Priest makes something this special and gets almost no credit for it, while other metal bands half their age are just struggling to string together 50 minutes of competent music! How did they do this???

I'm usually much more specific in my reviews, but I'm so moved by this record, I can't bring myself to pick it apart. It's a wonder!

There was talk of a live performance of this whole record for DVD, I hope so much that they do it!"


Inducted Rob Halford into "Fave singers", and Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing into "Fave guitarists", and Don Airey into "Fave keyboardists" (also cause of his work with Ten)  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-11-13, 14:59:58
I read the nine reviews on Amazon.com on Cardiacs' Sing To God, Pts. I & II. These reviewers (maybe one of'm our Cardiacs) are extraordinarily enthusiastic, and I can't recall any album that got five stars from all (nine) reviewers.

One of the most interesting reviews is that of tryptikon (Western AR, USA): "I kid you not. This 2-CD set is the peak of genius that is Cardiacs, the greatest band you've never heard of. Trimmed to a lean, mean, music machine of 4 dazzling musicians on this set- down from a previously larger ensemble of 7, this is a band that references rock music's greatest bands throughout their music, fusing them together to create their own uniquely intoxicating brew. Take equal parts Queen, Abbey Road-era Beatles, Mongoloid-era Devo, Gabriel-era Genesis, and a bit of avant-garde noodlings here and there for measure, and you might begin to describe this CD set. It rocks. It soothes. It's weird. It's danceable. It's Cardiacs. Your CD collection sucks without it."

Well, I took his last sentence literally and added this album to my SL. I'm pretty curious now .....  :)


Added some Priest and Into Eternity albums too (naturally).

Wonder when I'l be able to afford'm  :-\

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-11-19, 17:27:20
Added Trivium to my pantheon  *horns*

Their Shogun is simply awesome !!!

I'v been listening to it the whole day, and altho I'm far from having fathomed it, it's clear to me that Shogun is a monumental rock album.

It's actually more like Mastodon's Crack The Skye than I thought initially, and it's in league with Skye and Scar Symmetry's Holographic Universe - three formidable albums !

So guys, if ya like Skye and HU, then Shogun will get ya rockin'  8)


Some people may think that I'v watered down the concept of "pantheon" with so many groups, but guys, it's not my fault that so many great albums are being released these days - and btw the Greeks and Romans ended up having quite a number of gods in their pantheons  :-\


Hey guys ... guys ... have you gone into hibernation ?  :o

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Thu, 2009-11-19, 17:37:32
Hey guys ... guys ... have you gone into hibernation ?  :o

Yes.  In the winter I become a green aquatic bear.  I still need to update my profile, but I'm finding the prospect daunting.  I think we need to send a van out with men with butterfly nets to recover our missing members.  We need their energy back!  You personally are doing a yeoman job of keeping the conversation going, but it would still be nice to have our usual number of varied outlooks.  Maybe we should threaten to show up at their homes and sing "Snoopy, Come Home!"
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2009-11-19, 17:49:53
Yeah, most of all I'm actually missing Paxi Boy, cause he was the one who posted most personal stuff, altho I think that you, Greenie, and Bella have also shared some nice stuff. I mean, I'm happy that Roomies get their homework done and travel, but that doesnt change my outlook on life much, unless they add a personal touch to it  :-\

Also, it's of course interesting that a Roomie is listening to this and that album, but it's far more interesting to be told why s/he's into that stuff, and to get a personal take on it.

We're actually enuff Roomies active now to upgrade the Room in that way, and I think if we did, Paxi and Jonesy would be more tempted to return  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-11-19, 20:27:56
A few years ago i went to see Iron Maiden over here in the Netherlands.
The opening guest was ...

Tata...

Trivium.

I can't say i didn't like them but the relationship between Trivium and me will never be a fruitful one.  :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2009-11-28, 11:31:14
At last I found a stuck-on song for 1988 (now I'm only missing 1990):  Judas Priest's Heavy Metal. Great song  *horns*

Here's a link to the original studio version:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1hLiqwq7c

I think even Deenie will like this (no growl, no backward drums, no bass drum onslaught, no naked goats, no nothin except great playin and singin)  ;)


I also found a great live recording of Burn In Hell with Ripper as frontman:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAaYpMnHKAk&feature=fvsr

Priest have been fortunate to have had two of the greatest singers ever, and only that (except for beginnings):  Rob Halford and Tim "Ripper" Owens  *horns*

Rob is back in Priest, Ripper did a great stint in Iced Earth (now Matt Barlow is back there), and in 2009 Ripper released his solo album Play My Game  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2009-11-28, 21:10:22
Ah, I love "Ram it down" *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-11-29, 15:38:07
And here's Priest's Angel, showing already in 2005 the amazing depth that Priest have achieved:  http://www.myspace.com/judaspriest  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-11-29, 15:47:43
Ah, I love "Ram it down" *horns*

Yeah, RID and Painkiller are great albums indeed.
I have lots of Priest's albums but mainly on vinyl. I've never had the drive to also buy it on cd except for RID and Painkiller.

Nowadays i have serious troubles with Rob's vocal skills.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2009-11-29, 16:12:54
If you heard Nostradamus, you wouldnt believe you'r listening to not only the same group, but the same four guys on the guitars and vocals  ;) *horns*

Not that the precursors to Angel are bad, they'r just rather regular; with Rob's return on Angel, Priest have become heavily progressive  8)

So now I'm wondering:   W-H-A-T  H-A-P-P-E-N-E-D   ???

Anyone have a clue ?

Of course, for me the fact that Priest are Birmingham - well largely: they started in Walsall; I'm Selly Oak - adds to it  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2009-11-29, 22:10:14
Walsall rules!! *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2009-11-29, 22:19:35
Walsall rules!! *horns*

You will be glad to know that Mrs I was born in Walsall then.   ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-11-30, 08:46:48
You will be glad to know that Mrs I was born in Walsall then.   ;D

Does she know that it's the birthplace of the great group Judas Priest, Iggy ?

Guess if Rob had been straight, he would'v snitched her  ;D

It's weird:  I havent been to B'ham since I was about eight, and that was only a two-day visit. ( I remember that I got my sis to spirit away the contents of the newspaper glass for my coin collection (but don't tell'm at the hotel)  ;D )

But Ms 007 and I are (or at least I am) talkin bout takin a trip around the UK for our honeymoon. Iggy, if ya got some bitters in the fridge, and some Priest on the hifi, we'd like to come by  ;)  (Greenie, we won't pass by you, cause Ms don't like Guinness and green men)  ;)

Got a great inductee in my 1990 slot at last:  Priest's A Touch Of Evil  *horns*

Anyone say "Priest mania" ?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-11-30, 15:15:20
Anyone say "Priest mania" ?  ;D

Well, for someone self-proclamed extremely religious, it took you a very long time to finally turn to the Priest, me thinks  ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-11-30, 17:19:32
Tellya, she was ... woo-hoo-hoo  :o

 ;D

Then seriously, Bups, I'd think that Priest would be somethin for you too, one of the most intelligent hard-heavy bands around, without being tooo heavy and growlish  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-11-30, 19:05:57
Then seriously, Bups, I'd think that Priest would be somethin for you too, one of the most intelligent hard-heavy bands around, without being tooo heavy and growlish  ;)

Probably but in the esoteric department, I am more interested by UFOs than by priests at the moment. But that could change : give me a little time to digest the twenty or so UFO studio albums while you do the same with the -probably, I didn't check- similar amount of Priest albums  ;)

I think that Halford's voice is a bit too much on the screaming side for my taste, though  :(
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-11-30, 20:40:58
Does she know that it's the birthplace of the great group Judas Priest, Iggy ?

Guess if Rob had been straight, he would'v snitched her  ;D



Nicky.


LOL Nicky. She left when she was very small and grew up in the Bahamas.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Mon, 2009-11-30, 20:43:44

Iggy, if ya got some bitters in the fridge, and some Priest on the hifi, we'd like to come by  ;)  (Greenie, we won't pass by you, cause Ms don't like Guinness and green men)  ;)

Nicky.

The Bitter doesn't live in the fridge. And Priest don't live on the hifi. In fact I don't believe I have any JP in my collection.   :o



But Ms 007 and I are (or at least I am) talkin bout takin a trip around the UK for our honeymoon.

When is the happy day? How long are you coming for?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-12-01, 16:52:04
I think that Halford's voice is a bit too much on the screaming side for my taste, though  :(

Right, I can understand that some people think so. Rob's style is similar to early Geddy Lee, and both seem to have taken over from Percy.

Personally tho I consider Rob one of the most exciting singers around.

He has mellowed a lot with time (like the other guys). On Nostradamus he's less wild but just as expressive, maybe even more so.


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in the esoteric department, I am more interested in UFOs

What's sex with a UFO-babe like, Bups ?  ;D


The Bitter doesn't live in the fridge

...for long, I guess  ;D


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In fact I don't believe I have any JP in my collection.

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When is the happy day?

When you get some Bitter in the fridge and Priest on the hifi - and if the priest aint too bitter  ;D ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Tue, 2009-12-01, 22:54:00
Bitter is supposed to be warm not cold.  >:(

Lager needs to be cold to make it taste better.  ;D

A bit like cheap white wine.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Tue, 2009-12-01, 23:28:59
Bitter is supposed to be warm not cold.  >:(

Lager needs to be cold to make it taste better.  ;D

A bit like cheap white wine.

Must be due to the time Nicky spent over here as a boy.  Pretty much all of us over here want all our beer cold, including me.  We even brew some that is worthy of being tasted nowadays, and we still feel that way.  Bud, however, can't be made to taste good no matter how cold you make it.

Pretending to be on topic: Woo, Priest!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2009-12-01, 23:44:10
I can't imagine a beer that is well served warm.  :o

That has the ability to give you a slight but ever present headache.  :-\

Beer ---> cold.

Period.

Ontopic, just like our little green man: Priest!  *horns*

I've recently obtained [read: downloaded] Nostradamus, because of Nick's recommendation.
I've heard the first cd.

It's good.
But if i may say so, it has does reminds me of King Daimond from time to time.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-12-02, 12:15:41
I can't imagine a beer that is well served warm.  :o

I'l second that  :P

Some beers, like Chimay, are so good that you can drink'm at room temperature, but they certainly improve with cooling.


Must be due to the time Nicky spent over here as a boy.

I was 7 & 10. I liked root beer, and that sure had to be cold  8)


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Woo, Priest!

Greenie, man, can't ya get anything right:  You don't woo the priest !  You use the priest after ye'v wooed (and yoo-hooed) the girl  ::)

You'l never get any  :) ;) 8) :-* *horns*  if ya continue like that !


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But if i may say so, it reminds me of King Daimond from time to time.

 :o ::) :P

Mad, you'r ... yes: MAD !!!

King Diamond  ::) ::) ::)

OK then:  Amaseffer remind me of Lordi !  :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-12-02, 15:47:27
I'l second that  :P

Some beers, like Chimay, are so good that you can drink'm at room temperature, but they certainly improve with cooling.

Well, maybe the 'foreign' beers are different but over here when you'll drink warm/room temperature beers, you're bound to get some stomach problems.
Or it'll just hit you in the face. Drunk after one sip of beer.

Horrific.  :-X :-X :-X

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:o ::) :P

Mad, you'r ... yes: MAD !!!

King Diamond  ::) ::) ::)

OK then:  Amaseffer remind me of Lordi !  :P

Nicky.

Maybe far fetched but you have to admit that there are similarities between both bands.
High scream like singing, a tad dark lyrics (though Daimond's are more horror-ish then Priest's), metal like the old days.

The only real difference besides the age of the bands is that Priest sings more about Heavy Metal.
Tracks like Ram It Down and Heavy Metal are proof of that.   
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2009-12-02, 18:52:38
Mad, what I'v tried to bring across is that Nostradamus is a very special album, of enormous scope like The Wall, and in many ways similar to it.

Give it some runs and time to sink in  ;) :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-12-02, 19:10:12
Mad, what I'v tried to bring across is that Nostradamus is a very special album, of enormous scope like The Wall, and in many ways similar to it.

Give it some runs and time to sink in  ;) :)

Nicky.

Will do that, Nicky.  ;)

This evening will be round 2.  :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2009-12-04, 12:33:41
This evening will be 'round 2.  :D

Mud, 2 is either night (a.m.) or afternoon (p.m.) ::)

 ;D


Did some editing:  Realised that Metallica had to be pantheon, and that probably the Black album is my fave with'm.

Moved Phideaux higher up my SL, as they seem to be hot with several Roomies now.

Added some Priest albums.

And Them Crooked Vultures, a collaboration of John Paul Jones, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl. Exciting !  Got good reviews too  8)

But next purchase, definitely: PT's Incident  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2009-12-04, 14:01:11
Mud, 2 is either night (a.m.) or afternoon (p.m.) ::)

 ;D



To be honest, this week it's been rather difficult for me to determine if it's either morning, afternoon or evening.  :-\ ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Manatee on Fri, 2009-12-04, 18:17:43
Mud, 2 is either night (a.m.) or afternoon (p.m.) ::)

 ;D

Unless he's talking to me, in which case his 2 is either evening or morning over here.   ;)

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Did some editing:  Realised that Metallica had to be pantheon, and that probably the Black album is my fave with'm.

Moved Phideaux higher up my SL, as they seem to be hot with several Roomies now.

The Black Album (aka Smell the Glove if you're a Spinal Tap fan) is the only Metallica I have actually.  It's quite good, although it got massive airplay here, so I'm a little tired of it.  The albums after it seemed sort of ho-hum.  I think their hardcore fans prefer the earlier stuff.

Phideaux:  *horns*  'nuff said.

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But next purchase, definitely: PT's Incident  *horns*

Nicky.

Can't go wrong with that one.   *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2010-01-04, 17:49:43
Nicky for the Priest stuff i would recommend

Painkiller
British Steel
Screaming for vengance
Hell bent for leather
Defenders of the faith

Classics one and all  *horns*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2010-01-06, 11:38:09
Classics one and all  *horns*

Right, Funkster ... but try the recent Priest albums, particularly Angel and Nostra - whew, what a group  *horns*

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2010-01-17, 12:18:02
Added Avenged Sevenfold to my pantheon. Their City of Evil is ... well, evil - in the good sense  :)

I also listened to some tracks from their latest self-titled album on MySpace, which I also enjoyed a lot.

Surprisingly versatile band, and M. Shadows is a stunning singer.

Well, guys, you got some good stuff waitin for ya, if/when ya feel like some topnotch progmetal: A7, Nostradamus, Jeff Loomis, Trivium's latest stuff, Into Eternity  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2010-02-21, 13:02:43
OK, Aqua 275 did it  *horns*

Added Cloudscape to my pantheon  8)

Man, do these guys rock !!!


"I am the myth, enlightened and above you all
I inherit the haven which nature provides
A threshold to aquatic landscapes

Above the surface the gateway rises
Enter the island, see whats beneath
Only an entrance, never an exit
Limited access ends life as you know it

The ocean gave and I gave it back
Gods of the deep see my creations
To see their excellence throw away your prejudice

Crash into the waves
Feeling the cold
Down below
Make your final dive into the sea
Welcome to this world"

- Aqua 275

Cap, somethin for you ?  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2010-02-21, 13:27:17
Added Avenged Sevenfold to my pantheon. Their City of Evil is ... well, evil - in the good sense  :)

I also listened to some tracks from their latest self-titled album on MySpace, which I also enjoyed a lot.

Surprisingly versatile band, and M. Shadows is a stunning singer.

Well, guys, you got some good stuff waitin for ya, if/when ya feel like some topnotch progmetal: A7, Nostradamus, Jeff Loomis, Trivium's latest stuff, Into Eternity  ;)

Nicky.

If you like Avenged 7fold than you'd be happy to know that they've entered the studio with a certain M. Portnoy to record a new album.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2010-02-21, 14:04:39
... they've entered the studio with a certain M. Portnoy to record a new album.  ;)

Yup, he told me  ;D

That's the way the butter flies  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Sun, 2010-02-21, 22:11:15
OK, Aqua 275 did it  *horns*
...

The ocean gave and I gave it back
Gods of the deep see my creations
To see their excellence throw away your prejudice

Crash into the waves
Feeling the cold
Down below
Make your final dive into the sea
Welcome to this world"

- Aqua 275

Cap, somethin for you ?  ;)

Nicky.

Hmmm, that track is definitely a huge rocker, especially at bridge and chorus. Massively talented, those guys.
Will let the myspace playlist sink in a bit.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-02-22, 08:55:39
I was actually thinking of the lyrics, Cap, but I'm happy that you like their music  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-04-05, 18:57:44
Great, now at last I found a Danish rock group that's worthy of pantheon status:  Anubis Gate  *horns*

Andromeda Unchained is a terrific album !  Here Anubis are in class with Seventh Wonder and Circus Maximus, and just as good - really !

They have a fine balance between heavy, melody, and musicianship. The lyrics are good, without being extraordinary, similar to SW's lyrics. There is plenty variation, and delicious shifts and twists. Some nice space travel atmosphere too, here and there  :)

The singing is rather low in the mix, but that's typical of Danish bands. In this country, English lyrics and vocal expression arent yet prioritised equal to the music. That's why there's still too much growling to my taste  :-\

On Andromeda there's no growling at all, and Jacob Hansen is a quite good singer  8)


Their latest album Detached is supposed to be just as excellent.


Mad, you never told us how great these guys are  >:( ;D

Actually one of the main reasons I decided to try'm out was that I noticed your repeated NP's with'm  :)

Cap, Tom, Iggy, you guys will like'm too - maybe even Teunis, as there's no growl  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2010-04-05, 21:30:43

Mad, you never told us how great these guys are  >:( ;D

One tiny error.
It will never happen again, I promise.  :-[ :-[ :-[  ;D

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Actually one of the main reasons I decided to try'm out was that I noticed your repeated NP's with'm  :)


Weird thing is that I actually hardly play the albums anymore.
There's so much to listen too in so little time.  :-\
Music is great but it would be even better if there were 30 hours in one day.  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2010-04-05, 21:44:10
Cap, Tom, Iggy, you guys will like'm too - maybe even Teunis, as there's no growl  ;)
In that case I'm curious  ;). Found their MySpace meanwhile, listened to a track called 'Yiri', it rocks! Melody, good musicianship indeed and I like the style of the singer  8). Okay, I'll listen to more when I've got more time, promising  *horns*.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Tue, 2010-04-06, 14:50:24
Cap, Tom, Iggy, you guys will like'm too - maybe even Teunis, as there's no growl  ;)

Took a trip to their myspace... omg, another DT.... ?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2010-04-06, 15:08:32
Took a trip to their myspace... omg, another DT.... ?

 ::)

Watch out, Cap, or I'l start callin ya Bligh (HMS Bounty)  :P

Nothin against DT (as ya know), but Anubis are much closer to Seventh Wonder  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2010-04-06, 15:37:28

Nothin against DT (as ya know), but Anubis are much closer to Seventh Wonder  8)

Nicky.

I'll drink to that. ;)


Meaning: I agree.   :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2010-04-06, 16:06:59
I'll drink to that. ;)

I'm happy that you agree with me so much, Mad, but I don't want you to end up needing a Minnesota  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Tue, 2010-04-06, 22:41:19

Nothin against DT (as ya know), but Anubis are much closer to Seventh Wonder  8)

Nicky.

By the way, I've just discovered that they are working one a new album as we eh...speak.

Seventh Wonder that is.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2010-04-07, 12:17:16
By the way, I've just discovered that they are working on a new album as we eh...speak.

Great, I'm really happy about that !

Especially considering that they were about to stop due to poor sales.

But that's the way it is:  Only few people care for quality rock  :'(

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2010-04-07, 16:28:28
Great, I'm really happy about that !

Especially considering that they were about to stop due to poor sales.

But that's the way it is:  Only few people care for quality rock  :'(

Nicky.

Hmm, I think it's more like 'only a few people care enough for quality rock and buy the artists stuff'.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: aswas on Sun, 2010-04-25, 18:30:14
you got that right totally Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: aswas on Sun, 2010-04-25, 18:32:24
Dumb question, but how do you update your listening profiles? I have added many to my collection, and I wanted to update it, if its ok. aswas
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Sun, 2010-04-25, 21:44:54
You just go back to the post where you entered your list and you click on the Modify icon (upper right side of your post)  :) And of course when you have finished writing, you save.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-04-26, 13:26:52
Amorphis  -->  Pantheon

Anubis Gate's  The Detached  -->  Pantheon


Of course it's OK to update ones LP, Aswas  :)

I do it almost every day - and Cap hasnt complained  ;D


I actually find LP's very interesting. That's why I'v put in so much effort into mine. I wish that more proggies would do so.

I'v never seen a so extensive LP as mine. Have you ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-05-24, 10:16:05
Haken --> Prog pantheon


Arcturus --> Prog pantheon

Sideshow Symphonies is absolutely stunning - unusual and thrilling, unbelievable musicianship  *horns*


Here are some lines from the Amazon.com review by Nicholas Adam Chupka "Metalhead" (Derwood, MD), September 29, 2005:

An absolutely sick display of dark cosmic atmospherics

"The ultimate selling point for this album must be the songwriting. Where The Shame Mirrors and La Masquerade were impressive in their eclectic qualities, Sideshow Symphonies features what might possibly be the most cohesive songs in the band's career. I was seriously hesitant about expecting too much from this new release, but I cannot get over the focus and purpose of these tracks. Instead of focusing on the avant-garde, Arcturus wisely focus on the songs themselves, and allow the avant-garde, black metal, and gothic influences to remain just that: influences.

I'm not sure I have ever heard a metal vocal performance that so carefully selects lyrical content so that when it is coupled with the vocal delivery, it creates an instrument of importance which matches that of the drums, guitars, bass, and keyboards.

The end result is an album undeniably Arcturus for all those who know the sound. The bonus is that this well-deserving band has figured out a way to match the songwriting genius of its individual members' other projects (Winds, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, etc.) without sacrificing a single ounce of the twisted soundscapes which have made this band one of the most respectfully original outfits in the modern metal scene."


Noone else into this group ?


Great news: "There are rumours circulating the internet that Arcturus may reform with Garm as the vocalist. Hellhammer has recently confirmed that an Arcturus reunion is inevitable, and that Garm has shown interest in participating. Furthermore, ICS Vortex has mentioned he plans to resurrect "a band or three" in a blog he posted shortly after being removed from Dimmu Borgir. Vortex has also stated on his myspace page that he was told by an alien that regarding an Arcturus reunion, 2011 is a lucky number."

- Wiki - Arcturus


Let's hope !

I'l sure be there  *horns*


"... he was told by an alien that regarding an Arcturus reunion, 2011 is a lucky number."  ;D

These guys are far out .... but in a good way  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2010-05-24, 10:22:02

I'v never seen a so extensive LP as mine. Have you ?

Nicky.

No, you're right.  :o

Here in the Room it's still the largest one and its even expanding from what i can tell.  ;)

I like that you put so much effort in it, Nicky.  8)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-05-24, 10:26:48
I like that you put so much effort in it, Nicky.  8)

Thanx, Mad, I really appreciate your feedback  :)

It's a lotta fun for me, and I hope it helps music lovers find the good stuff  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2010-06-19, 13:28:35
The Tea Party --> My prog pantheon  *horns*

Interzone mantras is hot as hell - and very spiritual too  ;)

They'r very eclectic, but put an original spin on everything. And Jeff Martin is one of the most expressive singers around  8)

Mad, thanx for gettin me onto this band  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2010-06-25, 11:24:39
To-Mera --> Prog pantheon

Man, these guys are so good  *horns*

Just read in Wiki (under Transcendental, their debut album): "The album has been likened to the works of bands such as Symphony X, SikTh, Dillinger Escape Plan and Opeth."

No wonder that I like it !  Three of my pantheon groups  8)

But To-Mera are highly original too  :)

Guess I gotta check up SikTh .....

Anyone here know'm ?

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Mon, 2010-06-28, 10:50:07
Guess I gotta check up SikTh .....

Anyone here know'm ?

Yup, I have one of their albums, Death Of A Dead Day. It's actually quite extreme, their sound is made up of the 'deathcore' of BTBAM and the disturbing, treathening sound of Meshuggah. A friend of mine introduced me to them a few months ago, but I'm still not sure what to think. It's very mood-dependant. The first track is a real killer though. I gotta say, the more I listen to it - every once in a while - the more I'm able to appreciate the album as a whole. I don't know if I'll eventually end up liking it, but we'll see.

Hope this helps! :)

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-07-19, 20:54:13
OK, I made some additions to my LP:


A foreword, to get non-Roomies interested, as I think that my LP can be of use to people searching for good prog, either newbies or folks wanting to extend their prog collection.


A new section, "Fave producers". These are producers who obviously have made an artist or a group so much better.

I have excluded producers who produce albums by their own groups (like Clive), even when they'r excellent.

Naturally this section is shorter than the other fave sections, as it takes more time (for me iac) to identify a great producer than a great singer or guitarist.

So here are some obvious producers of excellence:

Nick Raskulinecz:  Trivium's Shogun (he made a tremendous difference here), Alice In Chain's Black Gives Way To Blue, Rush's Snakes And Arrows, and Deftones' Diamond Eyes.

Rick Rubin:  He not only produced, but did a lot else to ensure the success of the amazing American Recordings with Johnny Cash.

Andy Sneap:  He produced Nevermore's Dead Heart In A Dead World, Enemies of Reality (Remix), This Godless Endeavor, Year Of The Voyager (CD & DVD), The Obsidian Conspiracy - an amazing feat considering the density of the music.

So guys, give me some recoms for further great producers  ;)


Of course, my shopping list is burgeoning ... but there should be some relief coming up, as I'l be getting a proper wage from August on  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2010-07-31, 14:24:42
Adagio --> Prog pantheon

These guys are obviously very ambitious, and they have now become one of the most exciting progmetal groups imo, maybe not as insanely ingenious as DT and SyX, but definitely in league with Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder, and Anubis Gate.

Listening to their album Dominate, at first I perceived them as leaning rather heavily on SyX, but with the epic R'lyeh the Dead (Track 5, 8:25), I could hear that they are highly original.

Their lyrics are dark and evocative.

And guitarist and main composer Stephan Forté goes into my fave guitarists list.

So kudos to Adagio, a great progmetal group  *horns*

And my first French pantheon group  8)


Also To-Mera guitarist Tom MacLean goes into my fave guitarist list  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2010-08-12, 14:21:21
Them Crooked Vultures --> Prog pantheon

Their album really lives up to all the hype and all my expectations. Brilliant album  *horns*

Well, you bring together three such amazing talents, and you can hardly expect anything less than that  :)

And Dave is back on the drums, which he really masters  8)

I must say that I find the Foo Fighters rather bland  :-\

Tip: Take TCV in small doses initially, as it's pretty harsh stuff, everything but easy listenin. Trust Josh Homme  ;D


Hey Paxi, now I can hardly see you any longer  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2010-08-12, 19:59:39
Hey Paxi, now I can hardly see you any longer  ;D

Because of the smoking talents of these bands?
Or did your spectacles fall off because of the head banging?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Fri, 2010-08-13, 14:52:30
I must say that I find the Foo Fighters rather bland  :-\

I on the other hand like Foo Fighters (without 'The') very much. Have you given them a proper chance? I mean, you found Coldplay dull as well, an now you were recently listening to their latest album... ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2010-08-13, 15:43:22
an now

Looks like Cap's started a vogue  ;D


Quote
Have you given them a proper chance?

Yeah, I think so. With (not the then) Foo Fighters and Coldplay, I like a song or two, but then it just seems too much automatic pilot to me.

I listen to lotta different stuff, cause I really like music, and I like to know what's goin on, but Tom, what I really go for is the intense stuff, stuff that gets my adrenaline coursin, stuff that gets me headbangin, rockin, joinin in with the singin and instrumentation.

Dream Theater are intense, Jeff Loomis and Nevermore are, Priest and Glenn from 1996 on are. That's the stuff that really carries me away.

Then of course there are lesser degrees, all the stuff in my pantheon. When we get to the non-pantheon stuff, it verges on lounge or noisome to me.

That's just me guys  ::)


Well, now it's off to the record store to get a birthday present for a good friend of mine, who's celebrating his 65-year birthday tomorrow out in the countryside. A cd with classical music of course (no more info now).

65 is big in Denmark, cuz it's when most people retire, at least people who like their jobs. People who don't, often find an opportunity to stop earlier.

Now that there's so much goin on in the Room, I'l see if I can turn up shortly tomorrow ...

Nicky.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Fri, 2010-08-13, 19:54:36
Yeah, I think so. With (not the then) Foo Fighters and Coldplay, I like a song or two, but then it just seems too much automatic pilot to me.

Strange, you seem to listen a lot to acts like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog but you don't like (if i'm correct) Foo Fighters (without the 'the' ;))

Foo Fighters aren't Grunge but worthwhile to listen to in my humble opinion.
Somewhat rockier maybe.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2010-08-14, 11:48:31
Mad, my absolute fave grunge band from the time by far is Alice In Chains. When I heard them for the first time five years ago I was  :o - awesome !

They knocked me over again with their recent Black Gives Way To Blue  *horns*

And they paved the way for Jeff Loomis and Nevermore, which are, as you know, at the absolute top of my list.

I'v listened to Pearl Jam off and on for many more years, since about 1990, and I like them, more than e.g. Foo Fighters and Coldplay, but nothing like AIC. The main reason why PJ are in my pantheon is because of Eddie, who's an unbelievable singer  *horns*

By the way, his Into The Wild is a wonderful album  ;)

Soundgarden, yeah, nice stuff, somewhat monotonous, but again, Chris is a terrific singer  8)

As you know, I'm really hot on his Euphoria Morning, cuz Alain and Natasha contributed with their very special stuff  :)

Temple Of The Dog I have in my collection, but I actually havent listened that much to it. It hasnt made much of an impression on me - yet - but I guess I should give it a spin again. Thanx for remindin me, Mad  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2010-12-03, 12:42:12
Keep of Kalessin --> My pantheon

These guys are unbelievable !!!

Similar to Arcturus, Scar Symmetry and Opeth  8)

Tom, Mad, Funky, Iggy  ;)

You can find the entire Reptilian on YouTube.

Here, start with this, a killer song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvQnP2mzIgc&NR=1

Nicky.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2010-12-03, 17:51:38
*sigh* :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2010-12-04, 10:26:04
*sigh* :)

 :)

I'm just wonderin what's happened to my metal buddies  ???

Hey guys, you'v drunk far enuff. Get yerself up from the floor, go out and p* & p*, and brace yerself for some m-e-t-a-l !!!

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2010-12-27, 12:22:45
Mats Levén --> Fave singers
Sami Raatikainen --> Fave guitarists
Necrophagist --> Other groups

 ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2011-01-04, 17:41:25
Sparks --> Prog pantheon  *horns*

Russel Mael --> Fave singers

Super stuff, very original, imaginative, melodic, and intriguing  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: funkster on Thu, 2011-01-13, 11:20:29
What about this Nicky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loyq_JCjZJY

Your kind of thing ?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2011-01-14, 15:41:26
Your kind of thing ?

Absolutely .....  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky's faves
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-03-13, 10:55:41
That image of Peter with a big stick is doing strange things to my head!

Still ?  ;D ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-03-13, 19:29:26
Hm, now I can afford to buy a cd occasionally, but it don't seem to stop my Shopping List from growin  ;D

Latest addition:  Shining's Blackjazz

It's, well, black jazz - not for Caps  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2011-08-24, 15:06:07
Just added two great bands to my pantheon list:  Annihilator  &  Protest the Hero  *horns*

Two maple leaf groups - or "maple leaf mayhem", as it's been called  ;D


Annihilator's Metal is a tremendous album, already a classic, real heavy, exciting and varied, with a lotta fine surprising flourishes packed in  8)

Here's what Wikipedia says about it:

In 2007, Annihlator released the cd titled "Metal". It's ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (long-time vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). Metal also features sensational performances by some of metal’s finest players and Annihilator’s good friends, like Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Danko Jones (Danko Jones), Michael Amott and Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), William Adler (Lamb Of God), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Jesper Strømblad (In Flames), Steve ´Lips` Kudlow (Anvil), Anders Bjørler (The Haunted), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator), Jacob Lynam (Lynam) and more.

"If you pick up only one metal cd this year [2007], pick this one up! If it wasn't for Annihilator, there wouldn't be an In Flames." - Jesper Strömblad (In Flames)

"I listen to Jeff's new Annihilator cd 'Metal' in my car while zipping my son, Justis, off to high-school each morning. He puts it in the cd player and shows me all his favorite spots; it makes me proud that he digs good metal!" - Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

"Annihilator's ‘Metal’ is, and will live on as, a classic record." - Willie Adler (Lamb Of God)

"The whole concept of the album is definitely fun and you don't have to be a guitar player to enjoy it either. It's Annihilator, it's Metal. End of story." - Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)

"With all the guests on the new Annihilator album, 'Metal', it's obvious how much of an influence Jeff Waters has had on musicians everywhere. Now it's time for the next generation to find out how great this band is." - Danko Jones (Danko Jones)

- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilator_(band)

Funky, Mad, Tom, Iggy, Bupie  ;)


Protest the Hero initially made me think "Mars Volta on speed" - as if MV werent already crazy enuff  :o

But listening closer, you realise that PTH are very original indeed  *horns*

There's a fabulous energy that rips ya away (if you'r not too bourgeois), lotta wild twists and turns. Nonetheless, after some listens, you realise that everything is well thought out and has a purpose  8)

Funky, Iggy, Tom  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-09-25, 10:18:04
Dali's Dilemma --> Pantheon list

Man, these guys are simply toooo gooood  *horns*

Obviously pantheon - the fastest entry of any group in my book  :)

Whew, this energy !  They flow effortlessly from Shadow Gallery type rock to DT, to Malmsteen, SW, like Bigelf, just more confidently - the right word here - or, should we say, a comet in Metalworld  8)

Man, I can hardly contain my enthusiasm for this group  :o

Thanx again, Mad, what would the world be like without you  :)


I also spent some time with Black Sabbath recently - you guys may have noticed it - and realised that:

Black Sabbath --> Pantheon  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-10-23, 16:59:05
I wanted to somehow credit Trent Gardner for composing those amazing songs on Age of Impact, so I added a new category "Fave composers". Realised that there are some who really stand out  *horns*

Also got some more albums under "Genesis" but not self-titled and Invisible Touch  ;)

Hm, gotta soon strike that million, cuz my shopping list is humongous  :-[

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2011-10-29, 11:37:22
Added At The Drive-in to my pantheon list  8)

Probably Chinese to you guys, but ATDI is "proto Mars Volta", the group where Omar and Cedric experimented and developed their special MV-style from 1993 to 2001, starting out as a Black Flag (a cult group in the 80's) style band, adding their madness and Hispanic roots, and ending up with the one and only: Mars Volta  *horns*

Ordered Adagio's Archangels in Black - gotta get more into that group  :)

Hey Bupie, all this great French metal comin out these days, how are you with it ?  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Iggy on Sat, 2011-10-29, 18:27:10
Just added two great bands to my pantheon list:  Annihilator  &  Protest the Hero  *horns*

Two maple leaf groups - or "maple leaf mayhem", as it's been called  ;D


Annihilator's Metal is a tremendous album, already a classic, real heavy, exciting and varied, with a lotta fine surprising flourishes packed in  8)

Here's what Wikipedia says about it:

In 2007, Annihlator released the cd titled "Metal". It's ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (long-time vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). Metal also features sensational performances by some of metal’s finest players and Annihilator’s good friends, like Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Danko Jones (Danko Jones), Michael Amott and Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), William Adler (Lamb Of God), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Jesper Strømblad (In Flames), Steve ´Lips` Kudlow (Anvil), Anders Bjørler (The Haunted), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator), Jacob Lynam (Lynam) and more.

"If you pick up only one metal cd this year [2007], pick this one up! If it wasn't for Annihilator, there wouldn't be an In Flames." - Jesper Strömblad (In Flames)

"I listen to Jeff's new Annihilator cd 'Metal' in my car while zipping my son, Justis, off to high-school each morning. He puts it in the cd player and shows me all his favorite spots; it makes me proud that he digs good metal!" - Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

"Annihilator's ‘Metal’ is, and will live on as, a classic record." - Willie Adler (Lamb Of God)

"The whole concept of the album is definitely fun and you don't have to be a guitar player to enjoy it either. It's Annihilator, it's Metal. End of story." - Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)

"With all the guests on the new Annihilator album, 'Metal', it's obvious how much of an influence Jeff Waters has had on musicians everywhere. Now it's time for the next generation to find out how great this band is." - Danko Jones (Danko Jones)

- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilator_(band)

Funky, Mad, Tom, Iggy, Bupie  ;)


Protest the Hero initially made me think "Mars Volta on speed" - as if MV werent already crazy enuff  :o

But listening closer, you realise that PTH are very original indeed  *horns*

There's a fabulous energy that rips ya away (if you'r not too bourgeois), lotta wild twists and turns. Nonetheless, after some listens, you realise that everything is well thought out and has a purpose  8)

Funky, Iggy, Tom  ;)

Nicky.

I bought Fortress by PTH but don't really get it yet. I guess I should spin it a few more times.

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-10-30, 18:08:34
I bought Fortress by PTH but don't really get it yet. I guess I should spin it a few more times.

Yeah, I'd certainly say so. Very fast and complex music, but definitely worth the effort  *horns*

Great to share again, Iggy  :)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2011-11-06, 11:13:24
Subsignal --> Pantheon list

There are some groups that just have it, you hear it rightaway  *horns*

They'v taken the Holzwarth brothers' solid dynamic rhythm, and added more melody and harmony, and created some fabulous music  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2011-11-12, 13:57:09
Anthrax --> Pantheon list

Great band, Worship Music is fabulous, and Joey Belladonna is a terrific singer  *horns*

Took some time, eh, Funky ? But the later Anthrax albums do take time  ;)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2012-06-11, 14:06:33
You a fan of Primal fear Nicky ? Very priest influenced in fact i believe the singer auditioned after Rob Halford left back in the 1990s.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2013-01-10, 14:52:14
Just upped TesseracT to my pantheon  *horns*

Young intellidjent Reading-based metal group - super  8)


A tesseract is a 4-dimensional cube  :o

Try to meditate on that - quite mind-expanding  8)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2013-03-19, 14:10:48
Added Steve Hackett to my prog pantheon  *horns*

I don't think I need to argue this case for Roomies  ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2013-03-20, 01:10:49
Actually, you do. ;)
Sort off.

His work with Genesis stands out without question.
His solo work however, does little to me.
Only his Genesis-tribute albums (I and II) are worth to listen to, in my humble opinion.

Each to his own opinion, of course. ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2013-03-20, 08:41:27
Sacrilege! :o
;)

I'd say his first two solo albums are a must have for any Genesis enthusiast.
Also, I remember having heard "To Watch The Storms" and being pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2013-03-20, 11:13:31
His work with Genesis stands out without question.

 *horns*

Quote
His solo work however, does little to me.

Wild Orchids in itself merits pantheon status  *horns*

Quote
Each to his own opinion, of course. ;)

Oh rilly  :o

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2013-03-23, 11:07:02
Inducted Immortal to my pantheon  *horns*

It's been a real long journey with them. I first listened to them some years ago. Their music seemed very thrashy monotonous, and their dress-up gaudy. Until I experienced them at Copenhell. Very intense and fulfilling ! My friend Fona Mads told me to get Sons Of Northern Darkness, which I did. After a few runs in the open, I decided to listen to them with earphones, and cranked up the volume ... and what an adventure !

They'r very Norwegian. The lyrics are about their proud legacy and their will to keep their independence. The music reflects the looong dark winters, and then the sun rises above the mountains and lights up the dramatic landscape. They'v carved out a niche in metal that can initially seem rather monotonous, but with repeated listens, the experience really overwhelms  8)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2013-05-25, 13:09:34
Five Finger Death Punch -> Prog pantheon

They'r simply tooo goood  *horns* *horns* *horns*


Here are three fabulous songs by'm:

Far From Home   www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBMT3OMEPwk

Hard to See   www.youtube.com/watch?v=otsMXq-1xQw

Over and Under   www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk75fFXqH4

Not that I expect you guys to play'm  ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2013-05-25, 17:39:14
Five Finger Death Punch -> Prog pantheon

Nice & romantic :P  Just ordered 'War Is The Answer' 8)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2013-05-27, 13:37:16
Nice & romantic :P  Just ordered 'War Is The Answer' 8)

Great, Jonesey  *horns*

I think you'r the only one nowadays who likes sharing music with me  :)

So we'll sit in our wheelchair, smoke a joint for good ol' times sakes, and enjoy some cheap thrills  ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Teunis on Mon, 2013-05-27, 19:52:33
Five Finger Death Punch -> Prog pantheon

Here are three fabulous songs by'm:

Not that I expect you guys to play'm  ;)
I did :). And I really liked the first one. Second one not bad except some parts and the third one .... couldn't hear it till the end, you'll probably know why ;).
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2013-05-27, 21:06:33
I did :)

Yes, Teunis, you have always been very forthcoming. Altho my tastes in music differ more from yours than most Roomies', you have more often been willing to try out my proposals. You know what the word "share" means  :)

NP  The bus and train, gotta get home from work, get some food, and off to bed  ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2013-06-04, 16:55:00
Traffic -> Pantheon

About time - eh  ???

Traffic got lost in the Cream & Blind Faith euphoria, but they definitely are pantheon  *horns*

Jonesy, Iggy, Funky - what do you guys say ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Steve Jones on Tue, 2013-06-04, 21:35:57
Traffic got lost in the Cream & Blind Faith euphoria, but they definitely are pantheon  *horns*

Jonesy, Iggy, Funky - what do you guys say ?

Definitely a fine band.  I'm off to see Steve Winwood in 13 days time, not quite the same thing I know, but the lineage is there 8)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2013-06-07, 10:32:57
OK, Jonesey, here's wishin ya a great concert. Steve Winwood is definitely worth an experience  *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-06-23, 12:15:04
In Flames -> Pantheon

That concert at Copenhell, man, one of the best concerts I'v experienced  *horns*

Got me into listening to my Come Clarity (2006), and Reroute to Remain (2002), and this time it really clicked  8)

Gotta get the newest now: Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011), and A Sense of Purpose (2008).

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2013-07-06, 09:38:25
Slipknot -> Prog pantheon

Took quite some time for me. These guys are definitely at the cutting edge of metal. Very heavy and jarring, but also surprisingly melodic, and the lyrics, donna quite yet, iac above average .....  *horns*

Probably removes me even further from you guys  :-\

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Draco chimera on Sun, 2013-07-07, 18:14:58
Probably removes me even further from you guys  :-\

- Nicky

Well in my case I have to admit I have drifted quite far from metal lately. But there's only so much to listen to, there'll always be a common ground. ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-07-07, 19:50:16
But there's only so much to listen to, there'll always be a common ground. ;)

Well, to my mind there's quite a lot to listen to. My assessment is that I'v listened seriously to over 2000 groups the past 10 years, and there are still many that I havent quite got to, like in my "List to check".

But yes, Draco, you and I have quite some common ground, including Arena and Linkin Park  :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2013-07-22, 09:37:26
Outworld -> Pantheon

I clicked to the reviews in Metal Archives of their sole full studio album, self-titled, and noticed that there were two 100%, two 99%, one 97% etc, and headings like "The best album ever created!", "This is awesome!" etc - and these are senior metal reviewers ! - so naturally my curiosity was roused  ???

And yes, very much satisfied, and enthused. Initially it sounds somewhat raw ... but after a few runs - whooee  *horns*

Jonesey, can you join me with this one  ;)

Probably Funky too, and maybe Mad and Iggy ....  :)

-Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2013-08-01, 21:48:54
I will give this some investigation, Mr. Nick. ;)

The youtube link you provided is good, but nothing special.
Maybe that'll change. ;)

Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2013-08-29, 17:05:16
Disillusion -> Prog pantheon

Disillusion are one of the most innovative and exciting groups around.

They'r from Leipzig. This city got one of the worst deals under communism. I guess all this shit has really progressed to somethin now  *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-09-01, 10:48:54
Hacride -> Prog pantheon

Impressive  *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sun, 2013-09-01, 11:15:43
With so many 'gods' in your pantheon, there's noone left to worship. Besides, it's getting pretty crowded up there. Aren't they arguing who's the highest?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-09-01, 11:51:44
 ;) Paxi

I got a good answer to that: "The more you love music, the more music you love" !

Guess I'm pretty crazy about music  ;)

I worship them all. I'm deeply into all of my pantheon groups.

The greatest of'm all - in recent times - is of course Outworld I  *horns* *horns* *horns*

And I sure am wondering why no other Roomie is listenin to'm  ???

Is it cuz you'r afraid of losing your footing ? cuz that's what's gonna happen ....  ;)

And Teunis, there's about ten seconds of growl in it - so that should be overcomable - else be prepared for a wild ride  :)

But Disillusion and Hacride are pretty well up there too  8)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sun, 2013-09-01, 12:15:34
;) Paxi

I got a good answer to that: "The more you love music, the more music you love" !

Yeah, I love that quote! 8)

Guess I'm pretty crazy

Yup.

The greatest of'm all - in recent times - is of course Outworld I  *horns* *horns* *horns*

Ah yes, noted. I'll go listen to them again today.

And I sure am wondering why no other Roomie is listenin to'm  ???

I did! >:(

Is it cuz you'r afraid of losing your footing ? cuz that's what's gonna happen ....  ;)

It's a really nice album, but remember that everyone responds in a different manner to the same music. I like it and it has something special for sure, but I don't think it's that much ground breaking as you stated. Same goes for Marillion for instance. Most people like it, but you don't. It doesn't mean that you, or Marillion is wrong.

But Disillusion and Hacride are pretty well up there too  8)

I'll check them out.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-09-01, 13:01:35
Same goes for Marillion for instance. Most people like it, but you don't. It doesn't mean that you, or Marillion is wrong.

After having listened to Seasons End some 5-6 times, I actually quite like it. The Space... even made it to my "Classic songs" list  8)

I'll do the same with my other H-Marillion albums. Jonesey lost his marbles to Marbles, and his opinion does mean quite somethin to me  :)

But nothin near groundbreaking as Outworld I is. Paxi, this is an album one has to hear five times thru before making any real sense of it  ;)

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Yup

Thanx, Paxi, I'v heard it before  :o

Actually I consider myself to be a quite thoughtful, integrated person  :)

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I'll check them out.

 8) Paxi, nice to share  :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2013-11-19, 20:31:21
Some of you might be happy to know that I inducted Guilt Machine into my Prog Pantheon, and three of the songs On This Perfect Day (which it is for GM) to my Classic Songs - check'm up  *horns*

I'm truly impressed: Lots of good melody, intensity, atmosphere, interesting lyrics, and I'm very much impressed by Jasper Steverlinck' singing - he masters the English language and has a lot of expression, wonder where he comes from (Marshland, of course, but I mean musically)  8)

 And I'm still ahead of you, Paxi, with the length of my LP (both Long P* and Listening Profile thread)  ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2013-11-20, 08:47:38
Some of you might be happy to know that I inducted Guilt Machine into my Prog Pantheon, and three of the songs On This Perfect Day (which it is for GM) to my Classic Songs - check'm up  *horns*

I think Guilt Machine is a very cool project/band. Let's hope they make more albums.

I'm truly impressed: Lots of good melody, intensity, atmosphere, interesting lyrics, and I'm very much impressed by Jasper Steverlinck' singing - he masters the English language and has a lot of expression, wonder where he comes from (Marshland, of course, but I mean musically)  8)

You'll find all of that in Arjen's other projects as well.

And I'm still ahead of you, Paxi, with the length of my LP (both Long P* and Listening Profile thread)  ;D

I'm not playing, Nicky. This kind of competitive behaviour occurs mostly in toddlers. ;)
It's sad that every forum seems to have an old grey man full of wisdom, but yet we're left with you... You're probably the oldest toddler around. ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2013-11-21, 21:20:56
You're probably the oldest toddler around. ;D

Yeah, maybe I should cut down a bit on those abbey beers  :o

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I'm not playing, Nicky.

Why dontcha just admit that you'v lost, Paxi, and I'm the greatest  *horns* *horns* *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2013-11-22, 22:54:44
oh dear...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2013-11-22, 23:13:45
Why dontcha just admit that you'v lost, Paxi, and I'm the greatest  *horns* *horns* *horns*

I admit that I've lost, and you're the greatest...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2013-11-23, 00:26:45
I admit that I've lost, and you're the greatest...

 ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sat, 2013-11-23, 09:58:24
;D

;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2013-11-24, 21:22:22
;)

You could'v omitted that last ;) Paxi, it hurts my ego *horns*

 ;)

Well, anything to keep my lead ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-01-20, 15:48:29
Just realised that I was missing Anathema in my pantheon list :o

Of course they'r pantheon - aint they, guys ;)

Maybe I should also sum up on my latest pantheon additions: Bal-Sagoth, Guilt Machine, Guns n' Roses, Hacride, Slipknot.

Just in case you guys didn't know, all these groups are pantheon >:(

Well, anything to keep my lead - hey Paxi ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Mon, 2014-01-20, 16:25:30
Just realised that I was missing Anathema in my pantheon list :o

Of course they'r pantheon - aint they, guys ;)

Maybe I should also sum up on my latest pantheon additions: Bal-Sagoth, Guilt Machine, Guns n' Roses, Hacride, Slipknot.

Just in case you guys didn't know, all these groups are pantheon >:(

Isn't your pantheon a bit overcrowded? Do you love each band up there equally?
Perhaps it's time to kick some out of there and find a new hierarchy order system. ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-01-20, 16:37:28
Isn't your pantheon a bit overcrowded?

Nope, they'r all my best friends. I'm a pretty roomie guy ;D

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Perhaps it's time to kick some out of there and find a new hierarchy order system ;)

I'd kill myself first :'(

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Do you love each band up there equally?

Well, maybe not ... but if I'd start making a prioritised list, I'd spend the rest of my life moving bands around ;D

But OK, now that you asked:

Beatles - absolute first !!! They created rock and prog  *horns*

My top league, in chronological order: Beatles, Floyd, Zep, Yes, Queen, Dream Theater, Outworld, Bal-Sagoth 8)

But that doesn't mean that there aint songs by other artists up there ;)

Interestingly, the 80's are devoid of any topleague group. We had to wait till the 90's for DT to get their act together ???

"Have you ever really been touched ?" Yes, every day, by my pantheon bands :-*

So I think I'll just leave it at that :-X

Nobody really understands my passion for music :'( - well you, if anyone, Paxi :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-01-23, 14:16:48
Added Textures to my pantheon, on the basis of their fabulous album Dualism (their latest, from 2011)  *horns*

You Marshies aint so dumb ;)


So, in my book(keeping), the frontline prog countries are: Britain, USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Austria, Israel, and Brazil.

Strangely, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, and the Czech Republic seem to be behind - or ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-01-30, 14:17:11
Added John Lennon to my Pantheon  *horns*

I'v been slow in catching up with his things.

Mac otoh I'm rather in doubt about. He's a great person, no doubt, and what he did in Beatles is uberpantheon - of course - but his music post-Beatles seems rather middle-of-the-road to me :-\

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-01-30, 14:41:50
Added some great Bob Dylan songs to my Classic Songs list. Dylan's influence on rock and prog is humongous  *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2014-02-05, 01:20:42
Added some great Bob Dylan songs to my Classic Songs list. Dylan's influence on rock and prog is humongous  *horns*

- Nicky

I disagree.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2014-02-05, 08:44:38
I disagree.

Yeah me too. Bob Dylan's influence on Prog is minimal. Of course some individual people (Neal Morse for instance) are influenced by him, but not because he's so proggy or something. He's a Folk singer/songwriter and as such there is some influence to be found in the Folk department of Prog, but Prog Folk is not a very big genre. And I don't think Nicky listens to Prog Folk. ::)

But it's hard to convince Nicky of his evil actions. ;)

Am I right Nicky? :-*

;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2014-02-05, 13:39:46
Am I right Nicky? :-*

;D

Of course not, Paxi: Bob Dylan's impact on my generation in the Western World is second only to The Beatles. The difference is mainly that everybody was listening to Beatles, while with Dylan, interest was restricted to mainly the educated middle class. But nobody could be ignorant of Dylan, he was all over the place. Think of songs like Blowin' In The Wind, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, The Times They Are A'Changin', Highway 61, Desolation Row, John Wesley Harding, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' On Heaven's Door - man, everyone and his brother (in my generation) knows these songs.

All rock musicians of my generation know how much they owe Bobby Boy. Any established rock group will make a cover of a Dylan song now and then, and sing it with great passion - I guess with the exception of our household groups Arena and Dream Theater ;)

Whilst it's true that Dylan's music was not prog, his lyrics created revolutions - and that's beyond prog. Probably no other musician, not even Pete Seeger, had that impact on the 60's youth to transform society.

And Bobby is a real cool guy. His fame has not gone to his head. He travels around, meets everybody eye to eye, and sings his wonderful songs to anyone who wants to listen  *horns*

And forget about "prog folk", Paxi ::)

And guys, thanx for givin me more lead ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2014-02-05, 17:59:45
;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2014-02-05, 23:33:30
I still disagree.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2014-02-06, 09:04:19
 ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-02-06, 14:24:56
I still disagree.

And why, Matt ?

Or do you just have a need to disagree, no matter what :P

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2014-02-06, 21:23:25
Because despite Dylan's well - earned legendary status he's not the best singer, is he?

He's not as bad as Shane MacGowan though. He couldn't carry a note in a bucket!
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-02-07, 14:13:43
As you say, Matt, Dylan is legendary - bigger than life ! So you don't gauge him with ordinary human measures ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Fri, 2014-02-07, 16:38:14
You don't have to be a good singer to be prog, right?
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-02-07, 16:44:09
Why, are you thinkin of becoming "a singer in a rock'n'roll band", Paxi ?

You can pop right up from the marsh - and grrrooowl ;D

- or be marsh-mellow - but then it's best if you actually sing well :D

Bupie, you remember "I'm just a singer in a rock'n'roll band" ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-02-07, 16:50:10
He's not as bad as Shane MacGowan though. He couldn't carry a note in a bucket!

This is a pretty silly story, but wiki-true ;)

MacGowan got his first taste of fame in 1976 at a concert by British punk band The Clash, when his earlobe was damaged by Jane Crockford, later to be a member of The Mo-dettes. A photographer snapped a picture of him covered in blood and it made the papers, with the headline "Cannibalism At Clash Gig". Shortly after this, he formed his own punk rock band, The Nipple Erectors, later renamed "The Nips".

- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_MacGowan

He should be happy that she didn't bite a meter lower - ouch >:(

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Fri, 2014-02-07, 17:08:04
Bupie, you remember "I'm just a singer in a rock'n'roll band" ?
Frankly ? No but I was 7 when it was first released so ...  :)

For my generation, it was more "And then the man, he steps right up to the microphone"  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-02-07, 20:26:06
Frankly ? No but I was 7 when it was first released so ...  :)

Guess I was 17 then ;)

It was 1972 ... whew man !

I clearly remember when Seventh Sojourn came out - it was a bomb! Today it sounds like polished pop rock - just like the Beatles albums - but at the time it was real heavy, and then there was melody, pulse and all. It was my fave album for a while. I and my friend Rune played it to death.

I'm Just A Singer is arguably the heaviest song by the Moodies. It still sounds fabulous  *horns*

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_J-hmyAS6c

Note their singing style, it's very special, I can't recognise it from any other group 8)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2014-02-08, 18:55:48
As you say, Matt, Dylan is legendary - bigger than life ! So you don't gauge him with ordinary human measures ;)

- Nicky

Just stating an observation.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2014-02-08, 18:57:43
This is a pretty silly story, but wiki-true ;)


Just stating the obvious!  :P
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Sat, 2014-02-15, 22:04:36
I never listened to more from Dylan than what happened to come up on the radio while driving a car, and usually always changed stations right away. The guy might be a philosopher of some sort, but musically? Basically it isn't my taste what he plays, but adding his voice, I ask myself why anyone bought his records. Street musician stuff.

*Dylan rant end, sorry for the off-topicness, Nicky.*
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2014-02-16, 12:10:17
The guy might be a philosopher of some sort

I choose this part of your rant, Cap ;)

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*Dylan rant end, sorry for the off-topicness, Nicky.*

You obviously had the need, Cap. I'm more indulgent with Caps ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2014-02-16, 13:09:17
Here are two of my fave Dylan songs:

Bob Dylan:  A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall   www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEYOG3m0Zuk

Bob Dylan:  The Times They Are A-Changin'   www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7K28ZJS-Ic

You guys could try listen to'm ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Sun, 2014-02-16, 21:41:10
I know these songs well. My dad had a Bob Dylan period a few years back. It's not really bad. But I'm on Peter's side on this. 'Street musician stuff'. Sounds a bit harsh, but I agree that it seems pointless to buy a record since most of his songs are much alike. I don't really care much whether he is a great singer or not, I think that's not really what matters. The music is more important (or else we could just as well read poetry). And I don't really like his music. Yet I recognise his importance in the evolution of music in general. But not specifically prog.

It's alright if you want to like it Nicky.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-02-17, 09:37:15
It's alright if you want to like it Nicky.

That's nice of you, Paxi :-*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-03-07, 12:05:15
Arcane Roots -> Prog Pantheon

Amazing, they got it right on first shot *horns*

There's simply everything on Blood & Chemistry: melody, rhythm, excellent instrumentals, singing, lotta vocal harmony, djent when it gets too sweet, great variation and balance - super 8)

Reminds me of Tesseract, Periphery, Mars Volta (also in the vocals) - great cocktail :)

Thanx again, Cap :)

Don't even know how you are with this album

Give ya guys Triptych again:

Arcane Roots:  Triptych   www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-DLaueRF2M

"But as the doctor came around,
No one dared to make a sound.
The architecture, gave up the sects and it made no sense at all.
So when the arcs had run aground,
And the visitors allowed.
We gave conjecture, one by one and it made no sense at all."

And here's the full album Blood & Chemistry. Worth a listen or two, guys ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-DLaueRF2M

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Peter on Fri, 2014-03-07, 23:10:41
Arcane Roots -> Prog Pantheon

Amazing, they got it right on first shot *horns*

There's simply everything on Blood & Chemistry: melody, rhythm, excellent instrumentals, singing, lotta vocal harmony, djent when it gets too sweet, great variation and balance - super 8)

Reminds me of Tesseract, Periphery, Mars Volta (also in the vocals) - great cocktail :)

Thanx again, Cap :)

*blush* What an honour to be the one who introduced you to one of your pantheon bands. Really. And Welcome ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-03-10, 14:17:17
*blush* What an honour to be the one who introduced you to one of your pantheon bands. Really. And Welcome ;)

It's even more of an honor for me to get such a compliment from you, Cap :)


Tangerine Dream -> Prog Pantheon

Edgar & Co. are simply formidable *horns*

At the moment it's only the albums Underwater Sunlight & The Electric Mandarine Tour, but there definitely will be more comin on. I might have to start a sub-PP on TD ;)

Here it's Jonny M who I have to thank - for this and infinite more :)

Secret between you and me: Bal-Sagoth is everything that I am.

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-03-10, 16:15:45
Added some Arcane Roots songs to my Classic Songs list: Triptych, Belief, Resolve, Second Breath.

Listen to'm in this order, guys ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2014-03-27, 07:51:46
It's alright if you want to like it Nicky.

Hahaha! ;D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2014-04-16, 21:08:06
Added Winger to my pantheon *horns*

Usually when I have three songs in my classic songs list, particularly from one album, it's time to consider whether I may have identified a pantheon group ;)

That's what happened here. The album is Karma - super 8)


Also added Vintersorg's Orkan to my pantheon. I already had Mr. V there cuz of his fabulous The Focusing Blur, where he plays with popular ideas about nuclear physics and relativity - fun for me as a trained physicist - and covers all genres convincingly.

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-06-26, 16:21:11
Just inducted Trevor Rabin into my Prog Pantheon. I consider his Can't Look Away a masterpiece. + Yes' Talk, which is very much his album *horns*

Four of the songs on Can't Look Away found their way to my Classic Songs list 8)

Great musician. Gonna get some more of his solo albums asap .... :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2014-06-26, 16:32:27
Just inducted Trevor Rabin into my Prog Pantheon. I consider his Can't Look Away a masterpiece. + Yes' Talk, which is very much his album *horns*

Four of the songs on Can't Look Away found their way to my Classic Songs list 8)

Great musician. Gonna get some more of his solo albums asap .... :)

- Nicky

Don't know anything from his solo-stuff but his work with Yes is outstanding.
I even like the Rabin-era better than the Howe-era.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-06-26, 16:37:04
I even like the Rabin-era better than the Howe-era.

Now ya'r movin into dangerous territory, Mad >:(

But anything to keep my lead ;D

Mad, you obviously don't know the classic Yes albums well. Listen properly to Going, Ladder, Fly. That should change your mind ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Thu, 2014-06-26, 20:06:26
... the classic Yes albums ...

Going, Ladder, Fly.

Something seems to be going wrong here... ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2014-06-26, 22:01:36
Something seems to be going wrong here... ;)

Paxi, I deliberately didn't write: "classic Yes albums: Going, Ladder, Fly". I didn't want to set Mad onto Topographic; that would probably only confirm his present priorities ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-07-07, 12:57:59
Inducted Synkronizity and Conquering Dystopia into my Prog Pantheon.

For those who know me, this is obvious ;)

I guess anything with Jeff Loomis and Santiago Dobles would be Pantheon *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2014-08-05, 17:52:39
I expect that Bupie will be happy to hear that I have added Blind Guardian to my Pantheon *horns*

A Night At The Opera is absolutely glorious!

And I like Imaginations From The Other Side too a lot.

Gotta get some more albums by this amazing band .....


I also added Slash. His Apocalyptic Love, with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, is superb *horns*

And Charred Walls of the Damned, with Tim Ripper Owens (nuff said), Richard Christy as main songwriter and on drums (Death, Iced Earth), Jason Suecof (producer and guitarist on a wealth of albums), and Steve DiGiorgio on bass (Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Iced Earth) - a stellar constellation *horns*

Yup, Paxi, there are many Gods in my Pantheon ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2014-08-27, 11:30:49
Yup, Paxi, there are many Gods in my Pantheon ;)

Sometimes it feels good to be a Pagan ...
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2014-08-27, 14:19:27
Sometimes it feels good to be a Pagan ...

I thought you were a good Christian, Paxi ;)

Well, guess I'm a hopeless music geek :-[


Added Slayer and Morbid Angel to my Pantheon. With Bal-Sagoth I'v gotten more into extreme metal *horns*

But there's a lot more to Sagoth ;)

Slayer raised the aggression and intensity from Metallica. MA raised the bar even further.

Already MA's debut Altars Of Madness is a masterpiece, musically and lyrically, real challenging and gratifying *horns*

Slayer don't grip me quite as much, and I find them a bit much anti-Christian, but they have an important historical role, so they get to be Pantheon 8)

I will follow Slayer's and MA's catalog from Reign In Blood and Altars on .... :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Bupie on Wed, 2014-08-27, 17:09:51
I thought you were a good Christian, Paxi ;)
Yes, he probably is ... but the statement wasn't his  :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2014-08-27, 19:39:47
Yes, he probably is ... but the statement wasn't his  :D

LOL! :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2014-08-27, 21:37:25
Yes, he probably is ... but the statement wasn't his  :D

Yeah, sorry, Bups, I was a bit too fast there, it's usually Paxi who's sniffing around in these crannies of the Room ::)

LOL! :D

It wasn't funny, Paxi >:(

 ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2014-11-09, 18:40:37
So some catching up ;)

Added to my pantheon: Neal Morse, Neil Young, Radiohead, Thom Yorke *horns*

All four suites of Sola Scriptura to Classic Songs 8)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2014-11-09, 22:04:37
So some catching up ;)

Added to my pantheon: Neal Morse, Neil Young, Radiohead, Thom Yorke *horns*

Of course you have. ;)
Why wouldn't you?
It's only ... logical.  8)

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All four suites of Sola Scriptura to Classic Songs 8)

- Nicky

Indeed they are. :)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2014-11-10, 08:25:01
It's only ... logical.  8)

Mad, you also agree that Neil Young and Radiohead are pantheon ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2014-12-06, 20:08:26
Added Saturnian to my Pantheon - super stuff *horns*

But I'm probably alone with this here :(

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2014-12-08, 23:19:40
Mad, you also agree that Neil Young and Radiohead are pantheon ?

- Nicky

Yep, both artists should be in any civilized collection, especially when your into classic rock/rock music.  ;)
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2014-12-19, 19:23:31
Between the Buried and Me -> Prog Pantheon

Tom, you were right  ;) *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2015-02-02, 10:30:55
Magnum -> Prog Pantheon

Not so progressive, but quality hardrock / metal with intelligent lyrics *horns*

And they get an extra point for being from Birmingham :-[ but I didn't say that ;D

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2015-02-17, 13:26:51
I'm sorry, guys, I hope you can forgive me, I mean, I'm supposed to be Mr. Heavy here :-[  but Black Holes is simply tooo good *horns*

Muse -> Prog Pantheon

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2015-04-08, 20:43:25
Yup, listened a lot to Muse since then. They'r really fabulous *horns*

Three more groups go to my prog pantheon:

Alanis Morissette, Von Hetrzen Brothers, Megadeth -> prog pantheon

I'm only doin this to confound Paxi :o

 ;D

Alanis' music is maybe not quite pantheon, altho she does have some super passages here and there, but she is very earnest and expressive, and one learns a lot about things from a modern woman's perspective. Women wanna be in on everything now, and we men can only be happy about that, help them join in, and enjoy the dialectics of it :)

Von Hertzen Brothers are obviously pantheon with their music. In fact I haven't even studied their lyrics properly, waiting for the New Day Rising cd. Anyone beyond Teunis and me who's gotten into this superb band ?

I listened a lot to Rust in Peace, it was great, but didn't quite make it to my pantheon :-\

When I recently listened to Countdown to Extinction, I could immediately hear that this was extraordinary, pantheon *horns*

I think that there's some kangarooish Frenchie who's happy to hear this ;)

I also upgraded Keep of Kalessin due to their amazing album Epistemology. E.g. Obsidian Claw belongs in the exclusive "Fave Composers" list - together with Clive and Glenn :)


What I don't understand about you guys is why you limit yourselves so much. I mean, one can listen to something as melodic and scintillating as Muse or Von Hertzen Brothers, and then rig up for the fascinating onslaught of Keep of Kalessin or Bal-Sagoth. To me, it's like having to decide between beer and wine, or cats and dogs - I mean, why not enjoy all life's wonderful manifestations ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2015-04-09, 08:56:18
What I don't understand about you guys is why you limit yourselves so much. I mean, one can listen to something as melodic and scintillating as Muse or Von Hertzen Brothers, and then rig up for the fascinating onslaught of Keep of Kalessin or Bal-Sagoth. To me, it's like having to decide between beer and wine, or cats and dogs - I mean, why not enjoy all life's wonderful manifestations ?

Who are you to say that 'we' limit ourself so much? What is that based on? On what's posted here? Trust me, I don't post about all the music I listen to but I dare to say my taste in music is quite diverse. We have prog in common but where you're steering more towards death/extreme metal I actually listen to a lot more pop/alternative i.e. more accessible music these days (However, no Alanis I'm afraid ;)). It's just the other side of the spectrum, but that doesn't mean that I limit myself.

Oh, by the way: Von Hertzen Brothers are *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2015-04-09, 10:53:01
Who are you to say that 'we' limit ourself so much?

Tom, I didn't have you in mind - we haven't seen much of you lately :)

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... you're steering more towards death/extreme metal ...

I don't like the designation "death metal", and I don't use it. I think that one should keep death and metal apart - except where it makes sense to sing of death. Also "death metal" is used by people outside of the metal community to disparage metal, or just as a reflex to anything growly or thrashy. Nothing could be more out of place :(

I use "extreme metal" to characterise Bal-Sagoth, Saturnian, Keep of Kalessin, and the like. I don't need to explain that designation to you guys ;)

One can also use "black metal" for all these groups, and "epic metal" for Sagoth. "Philosophic metal" would be very descriptive, as these three groups continuously push the limits in all areas within music, lyrics, and visuals.

To me a proggie is one who probes the depth of all quality rock (and metal) ;)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2015-04-09, 13:18:08
Tom, I didn't have you in mind - we haven't seen much of you lately :)

That's because I'm a busy daddy nowadays. :P

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I don't like the designation "death metal", and I don't use it. I think that one should keep death and metal apart - except where it makes sense to sing of death. Also "death metal" is used by people outside of the metal community to disparage metal, or just as a reflex to anything growly or thrashy. Nothing could be more out of place :(

Fair enough. :)

Have you heard the latest Arena-album? If not, go and get it. It's pretty awesome. *horns*

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Thu, 2015-04-09, 14:50:05
Have you heard the latest Arena-album? If not, go and get it. It's pretty awesome. *horns*

Yeah, I'm still a BIG Arena fan, got Unquiet Sky at the top of my shopping list, next purchase ....

You otoh should listen to KoK's Epistemology, redefines metal *horns*

Overwhelming on first listens, but I think that you'l be receptive :)

Tip: There's piles of melody, and some stellar guitar-playing, and drums and bass .... ;)

And give Jagged Little Pill a few runs - much better than you think - I'm sure that Madame Butterfly can confirm this 8)

That's because I'm a busy daddy nowadays. :P

Altho not "Big Daddy" ;D

Did you get more than the one ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2015-04-09, 14:56:13
Yeah, I'm still a BIG Arena fan, got Unquiet Sky at the top of my shopping list, next purchase ....

Nice. I'm curious what you make of it. Please expand on it in the too quiet Arena-corner of the Room when you have it.

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You otoh should listen to KoK's Epistemology, redefines metal *horns*

Overwhelming on first listens, but I think that you'll be receptive ;)

I looked it up on Spotify and it's there. I'll put the songs in my 'waiting list' and listen to them when I can find the time. :)

Tom
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2015-08-12, 14:58:25
Refused -> Pantheon

Their album Freedom from 2015 is stellar, highly varied progmetal and metalcore.


Johnny Cash -> Pantheon

His American Recordings are spellbinding, sooo much expression !!!


Jon Davison -> Fave singers

This guy really added something to Yes  *horns*

Paxi, I'll get back to you on H&E and other things ....  :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Wed, 2015-08-12, 20:50:22
Jon Davison -> Fave singers

This guy really added something to Yes  *horns*

Paxi, I'll get back to you on H&E and other things ....  :)

Yep, he's a good singer. Although, he gets a lot of negative critisism for sounding like a copy of Jon Anderson. In my opinion he sounds nothing like him. His tone is very different. There's a brief moment where he reminds me a little bit of Jon Anderson. But just because he has a high voice and his name is also Jon, people start jumping to conclusions.

Anyway, check out what he did with Glass Hammer too. Some good stuff.
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2015-08-16, 18:56:21
Leprous -> Pantheon

Roy Thomas Baker & John Petrucci -> Fave producers

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2015-08-17, 13:06:33
Anyway, check out what he did with Glass Hammer too. Some good stuff.

I have The Inconsolable Secret, which I listen to rarely. I'll see if he adds something special. Thanx for the tip, Paxi :)

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: PH on Mon, 2015-08-17, 16:35:36
I have The Inconsolable Secret, which I listen to rarely. I'll see if he adds something special. Thanx for the tip, Paxi :)

- Nicky

He is not on "The Inconsolable Secret"... Try "If", "Cor Cordium" and "Perilous". He also does some guest vocals on "Ode To Echo".
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2015-08-17, 18:35:04
He is not on "The Inconsolable Secret"... Try "If", "Cor Cordium" and "Perilous". He also does some guest vocals on "Ode To Echo".

I know, Paxi, I would've kinda noticed that. I thought that I phrased it suchly ???

I probably won't be listening to these for a while. GH's style is a bit off for me. But I'll give TIS another run one of these days - just for the heck of it :)

Give Sagoth's The Power Cosmic another run soon. You (plural) are really missing something there. That's like not having seen Kubrick movies :(

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2015-09-08, 19:09:48
Lamb of God -> Pantheon

PJ Harvey -> Pantheon

I saw LoG live at Copenhell. At the time they seemed too rough and unmelodic for my taste. So I forgot about'm. They've become more visible in Rockworld, and then there's all that hullabaloo about Randy Blythe in The Czech Republic. I read that they were very satisfied with VII: Sturm und Drang, so I decided to give it a run. It quite surprised me, it was far more classic and melodic than I had expected, still original and edgy.

PJ Harvey I of course had heard about - who hasn't? - and I had tested her a bit and quite liked what I heard. I then fell over Let England Shake for a small price and decided to give it a run ... and nicely surprised was I. Very original, biting, melodic, nicely instrumented, and the lady can sing - man!


Nothing really for me to comment in the plenum this time - and nobody comments my stuff - well, hardly - so if ya wanna know why I'm not active in the Room ;)

If you guys wanna keep the Room alive, ya gotta do better :-\

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Wed, 2015-12-09, 18:06:24
I added some groups to my Prog Pantheon lately. I'll admit that it now looks very much like a Hindu Pantheon ;D

Well, "The more one loves music, the more music one loves", and I'll add: The more one wants to honor the great musicians in the World *horns*


So here are the latest pantheon groups, with comments:

U2: Altho U2 have long ago ceased to be progressive, their Joshua Tree was a groundbreaking album, and also the surrounding albums "The Unforgettable Fire" and "Rattle and Hum" were, yes, an unforgettable fire ;)

Darkology: Michael Harris and Kelly Sundown Carpenter, their Fated to Burn is formidable, sounds a bit like Outworld I, and again Kelly has written some remarkable lyrics, and he delivers them stunningly. Also Michaels bro Brian Harris on drums, and Mike Neal on bass, excellent musicians.

Zierler: I actually haven't heard their debut album ESC yet - the cd is slow in getting out on the market - but I've read about Finn Zierler's work with it, and seen the members list - Finn Zierler, Kelly Sundown, Bobby Jarzombek, Per Nilsson, Truls Haugen - and that's enough for me to know that it's pantheon. Finn Zierler was the mastermind of Beyond Twilight, also pantheon with me, and Kelly sang on BT's studio album Section X, my fave BT album. So I expect to hear some of that on ESC.

Venom: I regard them as the pioneers of Black Metal, at the time relentless and true artists. Their second album is even called "Black Metal", first time used for an album or band. What I also like about them is that they didn't burn churches and other idiotic stuff, in fact they never had any major tiff with the law - which is actually surprising considering their attitudes at the time.

Ulver: Started with Black Metal, but has become so much more, one of the most wide-ranging and original bands around.

Wolves in the Throne Room: Their latest album, the instrumental Celestite, is absolutely magnificent, you think you're hearing the drama of Creation.

Any comments ?

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2015-12-14, 17:06:51
Well , I love U2 up to Pop but not bothered with them much since. October/war/Unforgettable fire and Joshua Tree is an amazing run of albums.

Not a fan of Venom but I can understand the influence they had on the metal scene in general and extreme metal in particular. Then again I rarely , if at all , listen to metal at the moment so I am not the best person to comment  ???
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: funkster on Mon, 2015-12-14, 17:08:09
I have dabbled with Ulver and some of it is decent but no to wolves in the throne room for me

Good discussion as always Nicky  :D
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2016-11-14, 20:44:09
Thanx, Funky :)

Great: Thanx to Cap's doubling of the character limit, I can now have all the groups that I have enjoyed listening to thru the ages in the first post in my LP, including the albums of my pantheon groups that I have listened to.

As I felt that my current self had been lost in this vast list, I added the section "Fave groups currently" with just the few main groups.

I'd be interested in your thoughts about these groups - but only after several proper listens - this music merits it ;)


Did I say that Sixx:A.M. was not quite pantheon ???

Well, guess I changed my mind about that. Not so prog, but exceptionally well-crafted and -executed rock, and evocative lyrics *horns*

- Nicky
Title: Re: Nicky007
Post by: Nicky007 on Fri, 2016-11-18, 15:55:07
Added Live (the group) to my (most) faves. Their music really grows, and Ed's lyrics are sooo evocative - amazing *horns*

- Nicky