Monday, December 28, 2009

Steve Perry - Street Talk (1983)

Steve Perry (born Stephen Ray Perry; January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey from 1978–1987 and 1995–1998. Perry had a successful solo career (currently on hold) throughout the late eighties and early nineties.

Perry was named the 76th greatest singer of all-time by Rolling Stone Magazine on its list of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time," citing his pure vocal tone, technical skill and ability to reach, and sustain, notes over a wide range. Steve Perry is eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist (since 2009) and as a member of Journey (since 2000). Perry presently lives in Del Mar, California.

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Steve Perry - Street Talk (1984)
His first solo album, originally released in 1984. Street Talk contains Perry's biggest hit as a solo artist, "Oh Sherrie", written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford. The song hit #1 on the Billboard charts and the accompanying music video (also featuring Swafford) was a hit on MTV. Other singles included "Foolish Heart" (peaked at #18), "She's Mine" (peaked at #21), and "Strung Out" (peaked at #40).

There were a number of nods to Perry's pre-Journey band Alien Project on this album—in fact, that band was originally going to be called Street Talk. In the liner notes, Perry dedicates the album to Richard Michaels (the bassist for Alien Project). Also, drummer Craig Krampf was a member of Alien Project later in the 1970s. Street Talk is certified as 2x Platinum (2,000,000) in sales by the RIAA.


Tracks:

01. Oh Sherrie
02. I Believe
03. Go Away
04. Foolish Heart
05. It's Only Love
06. She's Mine
07. You Should be Happy
08. Running Alone
09. Captured by The Moment
10. Strung Out

NOTE:
Perry's vocal classification is tenor altino, a term used to describe a man who sings in the highest possible male register (above tenor and including what would, if sung by a woman, be called alto or mezzo), using a natural or "full" voice and employing falsetto only in his extreme upper register. Depending on whether the definition being used includes chest voice or is limited to falsetto only, this is also a form of countertenor.

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Trixter - Discography

Trixter is an American hard rock band from Paramus, New Jersey. The band achieved moderate success in the early 1990s but disbanded for several years as glam metal lost mainstream popularity. The original members reunited in 2008 to tour and record new material. Trixter was formed in 1983 by Steve Brown and Peter Loran. After the addition of new drummer Mark Gus Scott in 1984, they played their first live gigs. In 1988 bassist PJ Farley joined Trixter, finalizing the lineup. In May 1989 the band landed a deal with Mechanic/MCA Records.

In September 1989 the band went to Hollywood to record their debut album with producer Bill Wray. Trixter was released in May 1990 with the song "Line of Fire" as the single for rock radio. The song slowly climbed the charts, reaching #1 on Z-Rocks Top 100 by July 1990.

Along with the release of the album, Trixter also filmed their first video for the song "Give It to Me Good". In September the band headed out on a nationwide tour and after two weeks they landed the opening slot for Stryper. In mid-October Trixter joined Don Dokken for another tour around the USA. It was on this tour that MTV added the video for "Give It to Me Good". Within one week the video was #1 on the Dial MTV top ten video countdown. The video stayed #1 for five weeks straight.

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Trixter - Trixter (1990)
Their self-titled debut album. It attained gold status, reaching #28 on the Billboard 200. The album did spawn three minor hit singles, "Give It to Me Good" (#65), "Surrender" (#72), and "One in a Million" (#75)

Tracks:
01. Line of Fire – 4:40
02. Heart of Steel – 4:11
03. One in a Million – 5:05
04. Surrender – 6:05
05. Give It to Me Good – 3:29
06. Only Young Once – 5:42
07. Bad Girl – 4:19
08. Always a Victim – 4:13
09. Play Rough – 4:04
10. You'll Never See Me Cryin – 5:00
11. Ride the Whip – 5:07
12. On and On – 5:03



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Trixter - Hear! (1992)

Tracks:
01. Road of a Thousand Dreams
02. Damn Good
03. Rockin Horse
04. Power Of Love
05. Runaway Train
06. Bloodrock
07. Waiting In That Line
08. Nobody's a Hero
09. Wild is The Heart
10. What it Takes
11. As The Candle Burns
12. On The Road Again

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Trixter - Undercovers (1994)
Undercovers (often misspelled Undercover) is an album of cover songs Released in 1994. The album failed to chart.

P.J. Farley - Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Drums, Producer, Engineer
Peter Loran - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Scott - Drums
Steve Brown - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer, Lap Steel Guitar, Producer, Harp, Dobro
Rob Ellis Karten - Piano, Organ (Hammond)

Tracks:
01. Pump It Up
02. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
03. Terrible Lie
04. Take the Long Way Home
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Revolution
07. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Unplugged Version)
08. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) (Live)

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Trixter - Alive in Japan (2008)
Mark Scott Drums
P.J. Farley Bass, Vocals
Pete Loran Vocals
Steve Brown Guitar, Vocals

Tracks:
01. Rockin' Horse
02. Heart Of Steel
03. Road Of A Thousand Dreams
04. Bloodrock
05. One In A Million
06. On The Road Again
07. Power Of Love
08. Ride The Whip
09. Nobody's A Hero
10. Line Of Fire
11. What It Takes
12. Give It To Me Good
13. You Got It (New Studio Track)
14. When You Close Your Eyes (New Studio Track)

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Friday, December 25, 2009

White Lion - Discography

White Lion - is an American/Danish glam metal band that was formed in New York City in 1983 by Danish vocalist Mike Tramp and American guitarist Vito Bratta. Mainly active in the 1980s and early 1990s, the band achieved double platinum status with their #8 hit "Wait" and #3 hit "When the Children Cry". White Lion disbanded in 1991, but was reformed again by Tramp in 1999 with all new musicians.

After moving from Denmark to New York in 1983, vocalist Mike Tramp (ex-Mabel,ex-Studs) met Staten Island guitarist Vito Bratta (ex-Dreamer) and decided to form a band. The two recruited drummer Nicki Capozzi and bassist Felix Robinson (formerly of Angel) and named the group White Lion.

White Lion was signed by Elektra Records in 1984 and recorded their debut Fight to Survive. However, Elektra was unhappy with the final recording, and after refusing to release the album, terminated their contract.

Both Capozzi and Robinson soon left the band. Nicki Capozzi was replaced by former Anthrax drummer Greg D'Angelo, and Felix Robinson was replaced by bassist Dave Spitz (brother of Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz). Within a month of joining, however, Dave Spitz left to play bass with Black Sabbath and was replaced by James LoMenzo.

The album Fight to Survive was eventually re-recorded with new line-up & picked up by RCA and released in Japan in 1984. The small US independent label Grand Slam records finally released Fight To Survive in the US on November 9, 1985. A few months later, Grand Slam records went bankrupt.

Unlike most bands of their genre, White Lion recorded occasional songs that addressed social or political issues such as apartheid ("Cry for Freedom") and the effect of divorce on children ("Broken Home"). The song "Little Fighter" was about the Rainbow Warrior, a ship owned by the environmental group Greenpeace that was destroyed by operatives of the French intelligence service. This concern for political and social issues was also hinted at in the cover art to their album Big Game, which featured a lion's head hidden in tall grass with the White House in the background.

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White Lion - Fight To Survive (1985)
Their Debut Album, released by Asylum Records in 1985 - and Grand Slamm Records in America. In This Album, Dave "Beast" Spitz played the Bass.

Tracks:
01. Broken Heart
02. Cherokee
03. Fight to Survive
04. Where do We Run
05. In The City
06. All The Fallen Men
07. All Burn in Hell
08. Kid of 1000 Faces
09. El Salvador
10. The Road to Valhalla

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White Lion - Pride (1987)
The 2nd studio album by the American/Danish hard rock band White Lion, released on June 21 1987, by Atlantic Records. The album featured the two top ten hits Wait and When the Children Cry. It remained in the Billboard Top 200 for a full year, selling two million copies in the US alone.


Tracks:
01. Hungry – 3:55
02. Lonely Nights – 4:11
03. Don't Give Up – 3:15
04. Sweet Little Loving – 4:02
05. Lady Of The Valley – 6:35
06. Wait – 4:00
07. All You Need is Rock 'N' Roll – 5:14
08. Tell Me – 4:28
09. All Join Our Hands – 4:11
10. When the Children Cry – 4:18

~ All songs written by Bratta and Tramp

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White Lion - Big Game (1989)
Their 3rd Studio Album. In the first half of 1989, still riding high off of the multi platinum success of Pride, White Lion re-entered the studio following the completion of their Pride tour to record the next album, a decision the group later came to regret due to the effects of fatigue from the heavy touring. A musically eclectic follow-up to Pride, the album featured the singles "Little Fighter", "Cry for Freedom", and a cover of Golden Earring's "Radar Love". The album quickly went gold but, without a hit single, sales slowly declined, peaking at #19 on the album charts.


Tracks:
01. Goin' Home Tonight – 4:57
02. Dirty Woman – 3:27
03. Little Fighter – 4:23
04. Broken Home – 4:59
05. Baby Be Mine – 4:10
06. Living on the Edge – 5:02
07. Let's Get Crazy – 4:52
08. Don't Say It's Over – 4:04
09. If My Mind is Evil – 4:56
10. Radar Love – 5:59
11. Cry for Freedom – 6:09

~ All songs written by Bratta and Tramp, except "Radar Love".

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White Lion - Mane Attraction (1991)
The 4th studio album of White Lion. It was released in 1991 by Atlantic Records, and reached #61 on The Billboard 200. After two years of writing and recording, White Lion released Mane Attraction in the summer of 1991. More of a "back to basics" album, centering on strong hooks and melodic hard rock, the album was received well by the fans. Unfortunately, the album failed to reach the top 20 like the last two albums. It received little or no airplay due to the recent Grunge explosion and subsequent backlash on all things "hair metal". The album also contained White Lion's only instrumental song, "Blue Monday", a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, who had died while the band was writing for the album.


Tracks:
01. Lights And Thunder – 8:10
02. Broken Heart – 4:09
03. Leave Me Alone – 4:26
04. Love Don't Come Easy – 4:11
05. You're All I Need – 4:29
06. It's Over – 5:19
07. Warsong – 6:59
08. She's Got Everything – 6:56
09. Till Death Do Us Part – 5:33
10. Out With the Boys – 4:35
11. Blue Monday – 4:23
12. Farewell to You – 4:22

~ All songs written by Bratta/Tramp


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White Lion - Return Of Pride (2008
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Tracks:
01.
Sangre DeCristo
02. Dream
03. Live Your Life
04. Set Me Free
05. I Will
06. Battle At Little Big Horn
07. Never Let you Go

08. Gonna Do It My Way
09. Finally See The Light
10. Let Me Be Me
11. Take Me Home (European Bonus Track)

NOTE:
Greg D'Angelo and James Lomenzo left the band soon after the album's release, citing "musical differences", but White Lion carried on with bassist Tommy "T-Bone" Caradonna and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Y&T). After briefly touring in support of Mane Attraction, Tramp and Bratta decided to call it a day, their last show being held in Boston at the Channel Club in September 1991.

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Poison - Discography

Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. To date, the band has sold more than 25 million records worldwide, including 14.5 million in the United States alone. After 25 years, the band is still recording music and performing.

Poison was formed in 1983 under the name Paris and consisted of lead vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. Moving to Los Angeles on March 6, 1984, they started playing big clubs and several other clubs. The name Poison was picked by the band after seeing Spinal Tap.

During this period, Poison's manager negotiated a deal under which the West Hollywood club, The Troubador, would pay for shows.At this time, Smith left the band to return home to Pennsylvania, which led to an audition session that was won by C.C. DeVille.

Michaels, Dall, Rockett and DeVille signed to independent label Enigma Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music) for approximately $30,000. Their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released August 2, 1986


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Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In (1986)
Though not a success at first, the album steadily built momentum and peaked at #3 on the charts on May 23, 1987. The album spawned four singles, three of them charting successfully: "Talk Dirty to Me", "I Want Action", "I Won't Forget You", and "Cry Tough". The album is a prime example of the glam metal genre both musically and image-wise. The album ultimately has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, one of their bests sold albums.


Tracks:
01. Cry Tough
02. I Want Action
03. I Won't Forget You
04. Play Dirty
05. Look What The Cat Dragged In
06. Talk Dirty To Me
07. Want Some, Need Some
08. Blame it On you
09. No.1 Bad Boy
10. Let Me Go to The Show


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Poison - Open Up And Say... Ahh!
(1988)
The second studio album of Poison, released in 1988 through the Enigma label of Capitol Records. The album, which ultimately sold eight million copies worldwide, proved to be the band's most successful release. It spawned four hit singles, which are "Nothin' but a Good Time", "Your Mama Don't Dance", "Fallen Angel", and their only number one single to date, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". The album is widely considered a classic in the glam metal genre.

Open Up and Say... Ahh! reflects a style commonly characterised as glam metal, a form of heavy metal which had its genesis on the East Coast of the United States (and, in particular, the sound of New York City band Kiss), but which was transplanted to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s. However, the album contains less of a heavy metal influence than a typical glam metal album, rather being more traditional rock and roll-based. The west-coast influence is reflected more prominently on the album than on its predecessor, Look What the Cat Dragged In, with aspects of Van Halen styled Californian stadium rock becoming increasingly apparent.

The album was recorded and mixed at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Paul Stanley from KISS (whose song "Rock and Roll All Nite" had been covered by Poison the year before) was originally selected to produce the record, but was unable to fulfill the role due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, the band worked with Tom Werman. Werman was an experienced rock producer, having worked with artists such as Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, and M�tley Cr�e.

The original front cover of the album, which featured model "Bambi" dressed as a luminous red demon with a protruding tongue (similar to Gene Simmons of Kiss), caused controversy amongst church and parental groups. In previous U.S. releases, the album was released with a censored cover in which most of the model�s face was obscured. The 2006 remastered CD release features the original cover art.

Tracks:
01. Love on The Rocks
02. Nothin' But A Good Time
03. Back To The Rocking Horse
04. Good Love
05. Tearin' Down The Walls
06. Look But You Can't Touch
07. Fallen Angel
08. Every Rose Has It's Thorn
09. Your Mama Don't Dance
10. Bad To Be Good

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Poison - Flesh & Blood (1990)
Their 3rd studio album released in 1990 through the Enigma label of Capitol Records. The album peak at #2 on the Billboard charts and it sold over 7 million copies worldwide. The album spawned two top 10 singles: "Unskinny Bop" and "Something to Believe In", as well as three other hit singles: "Ride The Wind", "Life Goes On", and "(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice".


Tracks:
01 - Strange Days of Uncle Jack
02 - Valley of Lost Souls
03 - Sacrifice (Flesh & Blood)
04 - SwampJuice - (Soul O)
05 - Unskinny Bop
06 - Let It Play
07 - Life Goes On
08 - Come Hell or High Water
09 - Ride the Wind
10 - Don't Give Up An Inch
11 - Something to Believe In
12 - Ball and Chain
13 - Life Loves A Tragedy
14 - Poor Boy Blues

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Poison - Swallow This (Live) - (1991)

Tracks: Disc 1
01. Intro
02. Look What the Cat Dragged In
03. Look But You Can't Touch
04. Let It Play
05. Good Love
06. Life Goes On
07. Ride the Wind
08. I Want Action
09. Drum Solo
10. Something to Believe In
11. Poor Boy Blues
12. Unskinny Bop

Tracks: Disc 2
01. Love On The Rocks
02. Guitar Solo
03. Every Rose Has Its ThornPoison Live
04. Fallen Angel
05. You Mama Don’t Dance
06. Nothin’ But A Good Time
07. Talk Dirty To Me
08. So Tell Me Why
09. Souls On Fire
10. Only Time Will Tell
11. No More Lookin’ Back (Poison Jazz)

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Poison - Native Tongue (1993)

Their 4th Studio album released in 1993 through Capitol Records. It peak at #16 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 21, 1993.

01. Native Tongue (1:01)
02. The Scream (3:49)
03. Stand (5:15)
04. Stay Alive (4:23)
05. Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice) (4:14)
06. Body Talk (4:01)
07. Bring it Home (3:55)
08. 7 Days Over You (4:13)
09. Richie's Acoustic Thang (0:56)
10. Ain't That the Truth (3:25)
11. Theatre of the Soul (4:41)
12. Strike Up the Band (4:15)
13. Ride Child Ride (3:53)
14. Blind Faith (3:32)
15. Bastard Son of a Thousand Blues (4:57)


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Poison - Crack a Smile... and More! (2000)

Their 5th studio album released on March 14, 2000 and peaked at #131 on The Billboard 200. The life cycle of Crack a Smile, which began in 1994, was brought to an abrupt halt in May 1994, when vocalist Bret Michaels lost control of his Ferrari. Michaels suffered a broken nose, ribs, jaw, and fingers and lost four teeth.

After his recovery in 1995, the band continued recording. To the band's dismay, however, Capitol Records had by this time decided to put the album "on the back burner", and instead released a Greatest Hits record. It was not until March 14, 2000 that the record was finally released. The album's eventual release was prompted by strong fan demand, with promotional copies and bootlegs selling for $50 or more.

Tracks:
01. Best Thing You Ever Had – 4:18
02. Shut Up, Make Love – 3:52
03. Baby Gets Around a Bit – 3:37
04. Cover of the Rolling Stone (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show cover) – 3:09
05. Be the One – 5:39
06. Mr. Smiley – 2:42
07. Sexual Thing – 3:37
08. Lay Your Body Down– 5:27
09. No Ring, No Gets – 3:26
10. That's the Way (I Like It) – 3:39
11. Tragically Unhip – 2:54
12. Doin' as I Seen on My TV – 2:52
13. One More for the Bone (Outtake track) – 3:18
14. Set You Free (Outtake track) – 3:56
15. Crack a Smile (Unfinished Demo) – 3:46

BONUS TRACKS (C.C. DeVille on acoustic guitar).
01. Face the Hangman (Outtake from Open Up and Say... Ahh!) – 3:20,
02. Your Mama Don't Dance (Live on MTV Unplugged) – 3:13,
03. Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Live on MTV Unplugged) – 4:37,
04. Unskinny Bop (Live on MTV Unplugged) – 4:02,
05. Talk Dirty to Me (Live on MTV Unplugged) – 4:05


NOTE:
The album featured guitarist Blues Saraceno. Saraceno was hired as the band's guitarist following the firing of Richie Kotzen. Like Kotzen, Saraceno was given considerable creative freedom. Indeed, Saraceno's writing and performing contributions dominated the album.

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Poison - Power To The People (2000)
Released on June 13, 2000 on the band's independent label, Cyanide Music. It marked the return of the original lineup, togeather for the first time since 1991's Swallow This Live with the return of C.C. DeVille who replaced Blues Saraceno. The album is a half studio, half live album consisting of five newly-recorded studio tracks and 12 live tracks from Poison's successful 1999-2000 Comeback tour. The album charted at #166 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album was re-packaged and re-released in 2006 as Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg without the studio tracks or drum and guitar solos. (Live hits only version).

Tracks:
01. Power to the People
02. Can't Bring Me Down
03. The Last Song
04. Strange
05. I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine [with C.C. DeVille on lead vocals]
06. Intro/Look What the Cat Dragged In (Live)
07. I Want Action (Live)
08. Something to Believe In (Live)
09. Love on the Rocks (Live)Justify Full10. C.C. (Solo) (Live)
11. Fallen Angel (Live)
12. Let It Play (Live)
13. Rikki (Solo) (Live)
14. Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Live)
15. Unskinny Bop (Live)
16. Nothin' But a Good Time (Live)
17. Talk Dirty to Me (Live)

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Poison - Hollyweird (2002)

Tracks:
01. Hollyweird
02. Squeeze Box

03. Shooting Star
04. Wishful Thinking

05. Get 'Ya Some
06. Emperor's New Clothes
07. Devil Woman
08. Wasteland
09. Livin' In The Now
10. Stupid, Stoned & Dumb
11. Home (Bret's Story)
12. Home (C.C.'s Story)
13. Rockstar (Bonus Track)

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Poison - Poisond (2007)

Tracks:
01. Little Willy [Sweet cover] 3:18
02. Suffragette City [David Bowie cover] 2:57
03. I Never Cry [Alice Cooper cover] 3:33
04. I Need To Know [Tom Petty cover] 2:21
05. Can’t You See [The Marshall Tucker Band cover] 4:57
06. What I Like About You [The Romantics cover] 2:59
07. Dead Flowers [Rolling Stones cover] 4:21
08. Just What I Needed [The Cars cover] 3:36
09. Rock ‘N Roll All Night [KISS cover] 3:35
10. Squeeze Box [The Who cover] 2:30
11. You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (1986 Demo) [Jim Croce cover] 3:06
12. Your Momma Don’t Dance [Loggins & Messina cover] 3:01
13. We’re An American Band [Grandfunk Railroad cover] 3:09
14. Sexy Back [Justin Timberlake cover] 3:34 (Bonus)

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Poison - Live, Raw & Uncut (2008)
A music dvd/cd combo from the Hard rock band Poison, released in July 15, 2008 for their summer tour. It sold around 2,400 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart. The cd is Poison's first full live cd, the previous live cd Swallow This Live included studio tracks and Power to the People was considered a half live, half studio album."Live, Raw & Uncut" features 14 live Poison hits from their 2007 tour. The dvd is a live concert from 2007, recorded at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri, in support of their 2007 cover album Poison'd."Live, Raw & Uncut" also includes a photo gallery and behind the scenes footage. The dvd features a slightly different track list to the cd, containing four extra tracks.

Tracks:
01. Intro
02. Look What the Cat Dragged In
03. I Want Action
04. Ride the Wind
05. I Won't Forget You
06. C.C.'s Guitar Solo
07. I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine
08. Something To Believe In
09. Rikki's Drum Solo
10. Unskinny Bop
11. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
12. Fallen Angel
13. Talk Dirty to Me
14. Nothin' but a Good Time

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Poison - Seven Days Live (2008)
Released August 26, 2008 on Armoury Records. The timing for the release of this CD is unfortunate. Barely a month ago the far superior Live, Raw & Uncut live CD/DVD was released by a different record label. - releasing two different live CDs in a month is a bit of hair metal overload.
Seven Days Live is the CD version of a 1993 concert recorded in London. It was originally released on DVD in 2006 and on VHS back in 1993. At the time C.C. Deville was not in the band, and Richie Kotzen was Poison's guitarist. For some reason, they chopped five songs from the original concert that were on the DVD, but not on this CD.

The 10 songs (plus a drum solo) on Seven Days Live include Poison's biggest hits such as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Unskinny Bop." The sound quality is decent, although the background vocals are sometimes a little shaky.

Tracks:
01. Ride The Wind
02. Something to Believe In
03. Stand
04. Fallen Angel
05. Look What The Cat Dragged In
06. Drum Solo
07. Until You Suffer Some Fire and Ice
08. Unskinny Bop
09. Talk Dirty To Me
10. Every Rose Has It's Thorn
11. Nothin' But a Good Time

NOTE:
Seven Days Live is the only recording of the Richie Kotzen era.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

RP Band - Discography (OPM / Rock)

RP Band - Strange Storms
2nd Album of RP band (aka. Rock Project), released 1988. This Legendary band composed of Bob Aves (Guitarist) and (Rock Vocalist) Goff Macaraeg. "Damsel of Distress", "You" & "Starlight Blue" Were among the hits being airplayed by NU 107 during the 1980's. Since the release of their 1st album Street Legal (1986), OPM Rock has never been the same.

Anyone who listens to their music is being transported 10 years ahead of Rock music, because of Bob's guitar sound. And lyricist / singer Goff made it possible that his high vocal range made us think this is a "Foreign Band".


Tracks: (Listen Online or Download For Study)
* Uploaded Jan 2012
01. Strange Storms
02. You
03. Wheel Of Love
04. Damsel In Distress
05. Wild West
06. Don't Shake It
07. Top Secret
08. Starlight Blue

Bob Aves with his 12 String guitar












Goff Macaraeg - Playing "In the Garden of Eden"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blind Vengeance - Discography

Blind Vengeance was a short-lived heavy metal band that formed in Canada (Oshawa, Ontario) 1982 Talented teen singer Harry Hess was the strength of the endeavor, along with experienced drummer Darren Smith. In 1984, Blind Vengeance signed with Attic Records and finished work on a debut album, Taste of Sin. When no other recordings came about, Hess and Smith put a quick end to Blind Vengeance and formed a new band, Harem Scarem, with bassist Mike Gionet and guitarist Pete Lesperance.

Harold Hess : Vocals
Darren Smith : Drums
Bill Brough : Bass
Darryl Frattura : Guitar

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Blind Vengeance - Taste of Sin
(1984)

Tracks: (Click a song to Listen Online)
01. I Might (You Will)
02. Give Me The Night

03. Manikan

04. A Taste Of Sin

05. One Night To Love

06. Free Meat

07. Metal Over Mind

08. Night Music

09. Grave Maker
10. Leave Me Tonight


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Blind Vengeance - Blind Vengeance (1985)


Tracks: Same as their first Album with different track arrangement
01. Night music
02. Leave me tonight
03. Manikan
04. Gravemaker
05. Metal over mind
06. I might (you will)
07. Give me the night
08. A taste of sin
09. One night to live
10. Free meat

NOTE:
The songs doesn't appeal as Melodic as the Harem Scarem today. This proves how our talents keeps on growing as we pursue them.
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Alter Bridge - Discography

Alter Bridge is an American rock band based in Orlando, Florida. The band was formed in 2004 by then-former members of Creed, Mark Tremonti (lead guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums), which had gone through a breakup due to issues with singer Scott Stapp. Joining Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), formerly of The Mayfield Four.

Kennedy, Tremonti, Phillips and Marshall started a new band and soon after juggling a few names (one of which was One Day Remains, which eventually became the title for their debut album), settled on the moniker Alter Bridge, which was named after a bridge in Detroit near Tremonti's home on Alter Road. The bridge led to a bad side of town and the neighborhood children were not allowed to cross because of this. Thus, according to Tremonti, the name of the band symbolizes going over into the unknown and starting something new.

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Alter Bridge - One Day Remains (2004)
Alter Bridge released their debut album, One Day Remains, on August 10, 2004 along with their first single "Open Your Eyes", which was followed by "Find The Real" and "Broken Wings". "Find The Real" was used as theme music to the WWE 2005 Royal Rumble. The album has been certified Gold in the United States, with sales worldwide reaching 750,000.

Tracks: (Click a song to Listen online or Download for Study)
01. Find the Real
02. One Day Remains
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Burn It Down
05. Metalingus
06. Broken Wings
07. In Loving Memory
08. Down to My Last
09. Watch Your Words
10. Shed My Skin
11. The End Is Here

NOTE:
All songs written solely by Mark Tremonti, except for tracks 1-3, 5, and 11, written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy. The song "Metalingus" has been used since late 2004 as the theme song for WWE superstar Edge.

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Alter Bridge - Blackbird (2007)
the second album of rock band Alter Bridge. The album was released on October 9, 2007. The first single, "Rise Today", was released on July 30, 2007. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, selling 47,000 copies in its first week on the charts. As of December 2008, Blackbird has sold 227,000 copies.

Tracks: (Click a song to Listen online or Download for Study)
01. Ties That Bind
02. Come to Life
03. Brand New Start
04. Buried Alive
05. Coming Home
06. Before Tomorrow Comes
07. Rise Today
08. Blackbird
09. One By One
10. Watch Over You
11. Break Me Down
12. White Knuckles
13. Wayward One

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

John Waite - No Brakes (1984)

John Waite (born John Charles Waite, 4 July 1952, Lancaster, Lancashire, England) is a rock singer and musician. He was the lead vocalist for the bands The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, he scored a #1 hit in the United States with "Missing You" in 1984.

Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success and a solid following for their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the Babys produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group broke up.

Waite subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album Ignition, which produced the hit single "Change". The Chrysalis 45 failed to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 during its initial release but was a top track on AOR (Album-Oriented Rock) radio stations as well as a very popular music video on MTV as the 'new' cable channel celebrated its first full year of operation. The pulsating track was written by Holly Knight and in 1985 was included on the Platinum selling Vision Quest soundtrack. (The single was reissued and this time it reached the Top 50 on the Hot 100.) "Going To The Top" was released as the original follow-up single to "Change".

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John Waite - No Brakes (1984) John Waite – lead vocals Gary Myrick – guitars Curly Smith - drums Donnie Nossov - bass Bruce Brody - keyboards Steve Scales - percussion Tracks: (Download zip files)
01 - Saturday Night
02 - Missing You
03 - Dark Side of the Sun
04 - Restless Heart
05 - Tears
06 - Euroshima
07 - Shake It Up/Dreamtime
08 - For Your Love
09 - Love Collision

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Guns N' Roses - Discography

Guns N' Roses is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. The band, led by frontman and co-founder Axl Rose, has gone through numerous line-up changes and controversies since its formation. The band has released six studio albums, three EPs and one live album during its career.

The band has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide, including over 43 million in the United States. The band's 1987 major label debut album Appetite for Destruction has sold in excess of 28 million copies and reached number one on the United States Billboard 200. In addition, the album charted three Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Sweet Child o' Mine" which reached number one. The 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and have sold a combined 14 million copies in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide. After over a decade of work, the band released their follow-up album, Chinese Democracy, in 2008.

Their mid-to-late eighties and early nineties years have been described by individuals in the music industry as the period in which "they brought forth a hedonistic rebelliousness and revived the punk attitude-driven hard rock scene, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.

The group was formed in early 1985 by Hollywood Rose members Axl Rose (vocals) and Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar), and L.A. Guns members Tracii Guns (lead guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums). The band created its name by combining two of the group members' names. A short time later, bassist Ole Beich was fired and replaced by Duff McKagan. After a short while Tracii Guns was replaced by Slash; after Tracii didn't show up to rehearsal. Slash had played with McKagan in Road Crew and Stradlin during a short stint in Hollywood Rose. The new line-up came together quickly, but after deciding to go on a "tour" from Sacramento, California to Duff's home town of Seattle, drummer Rob Gardner quit and was replaced by Slash's close friend Steven Adler. The band, which continued to be called Guns N' Roses even after the departure of Tracii Guns, established its first stable line up on this so-called "Hell Tour". In an interview, Slash stated, "That [trip to Seattle] is really what cemented the band" and established its chemistry.

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Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
The debut studio album released in 1987, it was well-received by critics and topped the American Billboard 200 chart. As of September 2008, the album has been certified diamond (plus 18x platinum) by the RIAA, accumulating worldwide sales in excess of twenty-eight million as of October 2008.The album still remains the fastest-selling debut album in history.

While the songwriting credits are credited to all five band members, many of the songs began as solo tracks that individual band members wrote separate from the band, only to be completed later. These songs include "It's So Easy" (McKagan) and "Think About You" (Stradlin). "Rocket Queen" was an unfinished Slash/Adler song that was written from their earlier band Road Crew, whereas "Anything Goes", written by Hollywood Rose and included in their compilation album The Roots of Guns N' Roses, was later re-written for Appetite.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. It's So Easy
03. Night Rain
04. Out Ta Get Me
05. Mr. Brownstone
06. Paradise City
07. My Michelle
08. Think About You
09. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. You're Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen
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Guns N' Roses - Lies (1988)
The 2nd studio album in 1988 (see 1988 in music). According to the RIAA, it has sold 5 million copies in the United States and about 12 million copies worldwide to date.
Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Reckless Life
02. Nice Boys
03. Move to The City
04. Mama Kin
05. Patience
06. Used to Love Her
07. You're Crazy
08. One in A Million

NOTE:
"Mama Kin" is an Aerosmith cover, originally recorded on their 1973 debut album. "Nice Boys" is a Rose Tattoo cover.

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Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 (1991)
This album debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts, selling 685,000 copies in its first week, behind Use Your Illusion II's first week sales of 770,000. Each of the Use Your Illusion albums have been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA. Illusion I has sold 17 million copies worldwide. Spader Music Magazine listed the album in one of its greatest albums columns.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Right Next Door To Hell
02. Dust N' Bones
03. Live And Let Die
04. Don't Cry (Original)
05. Perfect Crime
06. You Ain't The First
07. Bad Obsession
08. Back Off Bitch
09. Double Talkin' Jive
10. November Rain
11. The Garden
12. Garden Of Eden
13. Don't Damn Me
14. Bad Apples
15. Dead Horse
16. Coma


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Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion 2 (1991)
The 4th studio album by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was one of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, and as a result the two albums are sometimes seen together as a double album. Bolstered by the lead single "You Could Be Mine," Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies in its first week and debuting at #1 on the U.S. charts, ahead of Use Your Illusion I's first week sales of 685,000. It was also #1 on the UK Albums Chart for a single week. Illusion II has sold 18 million copies worldwide. Spader Music Magazine listed the album in one of its greatest albums column.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Civil War
02. 14 Years
03. Yesterdays
04. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
05. Get In The Ring
06. Shotgun Blues
07. Breakdown
08. Pretty Tied Up
09. Locomotive (Complicity)
10. So Fine
11. Estranged
12. You Could Be Mine
13. Don't Cry (Alt. Lyrics)
14. My World

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Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident? (1993)
The 5th album by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. The album is unique for the band, consisting entirely of cover versions, mostly of punk and glam rock songs of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many of the tracks were recorded with original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin during the Use Your Illusion I and II sessions and then were later re-recorded by Gilby Clarke.

This was the last Guns N' Roses album to feature lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum as well as the only album to feature Gilby Clarke. "The Spaghetti Incident?" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling about 190,000 albums in its first week of release.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking a song or Download for Study)
01. Since I Don't Have You
02. New Rose
03. Down On The Farm
04. Human Being
05. Raw Power
06. Ain't It Fun
07. Bick Makane
08. Hair Of The Dog
09. Atttitude
10. Black Leather
11. You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
12. I Don't care About You

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Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy (2008)
The 6th studio album released on November 23, 2008, worldwide, except in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2008. It is the band's first studio album since 1993's "The Spaghetti Incident?". As of June 25, 2009 the album has sold a total of 5.4 million copies worldwide and was certified as platinum.

Tracks:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Shackler's Revenge
03. Better
04. Street Of Dreams
05. If The World
06. There Was A Time
07. Catcher N' The Rye
08. Scraped
09. Riad N' The Bedovins
10. Sorry
11. I.R.S.
12. Madagascar
13. This I Love
14. Prostitute


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Guns N' Roses - Get In The Ring (2009)

Tracks:
01. Get The Ring 05:41
02. Out Ta' Get Me 04:24
03. Catcher In The Rye 05:53
04. Dust N' Bones 04:58
05. Symphaty For The Devil 07:37
06. You Ain't The First 02:36
07. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory 03:35
08. Shotgun Blues 03:23
09. The Garden 05:22
10. 14 Years 04:21
11. Down On The Farm 03:29
12. Garden Of Eden 02:42
13. Sorry 06:15
14. Attitude 01:27
15. You're Crazy (Acoustic Version) 04:10
16. One In A Million 06:09
17. Think About Me 03:52
18. My Michelle 03:40

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