Friday, September 18, 2009

Spiderman - OST (Original Soundtrack)

Spider-Man - OST (Original Soundtrack - 2002)
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. The first installment in the Spider-Man series, the film, directed by Sam Raimi and written by David Koepp, stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, and Willem Dafoe.Spider-Man - OST (Original Soundtrack - 2002)

Tracks: (Listen Online as you click a song or Download for Study)
01. Music From And Inspired By Harris - Theme From SpiderMan
02. Chad Kroeger - Hero
03. Sum 41 - What were all about
04. Black Lab Durham- Learn To Crawl
05. Bleu - Somebody Else
06. Alien Ant Farm - Bug Bytes
07. Default Hora - Blind
08. Corey Taylor - Brother
09. Greenwheel - Shelter
10. The Strokes Casablancas - When It Started
11. The Hives - Hate to say I told you so
12. Theory Of A Dead Man - Invisibleman
13. Pete Yorn - Undercover
14. Macy Gray - My Nutmeg Phantasy Morello Mix
15. Injected - IIVV
16. Jerry Cantrell - She Was My Girl
17. Main Titles - Spider-Man
18. Danny Elfman - Farewell
19. Aerosmith Harris - Theme From Spiderman

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Steeler - Steeler (1983)

Steeler was an early 1980s American heavy metal band from Nashville. Band members included: Ron Keel on vocals and guitar, Michael Dunigan on lead guitar, Bobby Eva on drums and Tim Morrison on bass. They released a 45rpm vinyl single called 'Cold Day in Hell' and the B-side had the song 'Take Her Down'.

Eva left the band after a short while and was replaced by drummer Mark Edwards. This new line-up did not last long and released no albums or singles.

Soon, Dunigan and Morrison left Steeler and were replaced by Rik Fox on bass and an 18 year old Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen. The new line-up released the band's first album, Steeler, it saw moderate commercial success and is now a sought after album for many fans of Malmsteen and Keel.

The final line-up of Steeler saw the departure of Malmsteen, Fox and Edwards who were all replaced by Kurt James on lead guitar, Greg Chaisson on bass and Bobby Marks on drums. This line-up also released no albums or singles. Due to constant change in band members, Steeler never got the major record label it required and Keel decided to split up the band and start a new project.

During Steeler's short time in the world of Heavy Metal, the band became quite popular in LA and even performed to some sold out venues.

Long after the split of the band, Keel felt it was appropriate to produce a compilation album with songs from the single, album, live show bootlegs and unreleased tracks. This album was released in 2005 and was titled 'Metal Generation: The Steeler Anthology.'

Steeler (Ron Keel & Yngwie Malmsteen) - Steeler (1983)

Tracks: Listen Online as you click the song or download for Study
01. Cold Day in Hell
02. Backseat Driver
03. No Way Out
04. Hot on Your Heels
05. Abduction
06. On The Rox
07. Down to The Wire
08. Born to Rock
09. Serenade
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boston - Discography

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz. They have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States.

Early years (pre-1976)

Boston began when Tom Scholz, an MIT engineering graduate who worked at Polaroid, began to create a series of tape recordings in his home studio accompanied by guitarist Barry Goudreau, drummer Jim Masdea (with whom Scholz played in a prior band), and singer Ron Patti from the band Boston Creme. The roots of the first album were created in these early demo sessions with songs such as "More Than a Feeling," "Hitch a Ride," "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time" and "Rock & Roll Band." Scholz soon became frustrated with the limitations of the technology at the time and his inability to capture the sound he wanted. He soon began building and designing his own equipment.
The first tapes Scholz produced were rejected by the record labels. A second set of tapes with Scholz on guitar (which he learned to play in Goudreau's band), newly hired singer Brad Delp on vocals and Masdea on drums, drew the attention of executives at Epic Records, a division of CBS. The label was dissatisfied with Masdea's performance, and he was replaced by Sib Hashian. The label also insisted that Scholz re-record the demo tapes in a professional studio with a full band, which led to the hiring of bassist Fran Sheehan. With the exception of "Let Me Take You Home Tonight," which was recorded in California, Scholz duped the record company and re-recorded the other seven tracks in his home studio.

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Boston - Boston (1976)
The resulting debut album, Boston, was an enormous success and helped revive the popularity of mainstream rock at a time when disco was beginning to dominate radio airplay and an ascendant punk was attracting critical acclaim. The record ranks as the best-selling debut album in U.S. history, with over 17 million copies sold, a rank it still holds. During the summer of 1976 Boston got much publicity when they toured with Black Sabbath and Moxy. The band then embarked on a worldwide tour to support the new album. This helped establish Boston as one of rock's top acts within a short time. The album spawned one Top 10 single, "More Than a Feeling" and two other Top 40 hits, "Peace of Mind" and "Foreplay/Long Time". Additionally, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts. Eleven years later, Boston would reappear in the Billboard Top 200, reaching #101.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking the song or download for Study)
02. Peace Of mind
05. Smokin'
08. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
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BOSTON - Don't Look Back (1978)
Despite much bickering between Epic and Scholz, the second Boston album had the finishing touches put on it just two years after the debut album's release. The result was Don't Look Back, which was officially released by Epic in 1978. At the time this was considered a long gap between albums, but Scholz still considered Don't Look Back to be a rush job and was unhappy with the album's second side in particular. This was confirmed on the Third Stage episode of In the Studio with Redbeard when he said that "CBS had no confidence in a second Boston album" and "Epic/CBS was trying to cash in on the success of the debut album". Although it sold four million copies in its first month, overall Don't Look Back sold less than half as well as the extraordinarily successful first album. Another tour followed, and the album's title track became a Top 10 hit, peaking at #4. Additionally, two other singles, "A Man I'll Never Be", and "Feelin' Satisfied" went Top 40 and Top 50 respectively. Despite the success, Scholz's relationship with Epic continued to deteriorate steadily. Scholz eventually began the process of working on Boston's third album, determined to complete the album at his own pace.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking the song or download for Study)
04. A Man I'll never Be
07. Used to be Bad News
08. Don't be Afraid
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Boston - Third Stage (1986)
Throughout all of the adversity, progress continued to be made on the still untitled third Boston album. A tape of a song they had been working on, "Amanda", leaked out of the studio in 1984 and was widely bootlegged throughout the fan community who were eager for new material. While the sound was somewhat different from the first two Boston albums, the result was strong praise and support from the band's fans.

"Amanda" became the lead single when Third Stage was finally released in 1986, after Scholz signed a new contract with MCA Records. Loosely built around the theme of life's "third stage" (the onset of middle age), the album was a big hit and was widely discussed in the non-music press. During Boston's subsequent tour the new album was played, in sequence, in its entirety. Third Stage became the strongest charting Boston release to date. The album and lead single "Amanda" both went to #1 on Billboard, and subsequent singles, "We're Ready" and "Can'tcha Say" were Top 10 and Top 20 respectively. Third Stage sold over 4 million copies to date.
Boston also participated in a local charity concert sponsored by Tea Party Concerts to benefit AIDS awareness. This move was lauded by local radio personalities, owing to the stigma attached to AIDS at that time. Boston has continued involvement in a number of charities, including anti-domestic violence groups and local homeless programs. (Boston Herald, 1988; Boston Globe, 1988; In 1990 a jury ruled in favor of Scholz in the CBS lawsuit, and the court awarded him 1.6 million dollars in punitive damages.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking the song or download for Study)
01. Amanda 4:16
02. We're Ready 3:58
03. The Launch 2:55
04. Cool the Engines 4:24
05. My Destination 2:19
06. A New World 0:36
07. To Be a Man 3:30
09. Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still in Love 5:13
10. Hollyann 5:11
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BOSTON - Walk On (1994)
In the wake of Third Stage, Scholz headed back to the studio to work on an album tentatively titled Boston IV. This was the first album without Delp, because of his prior commitment to Barry Goudreau's band RTZ. The departure of Delp officially reduced Boston to a one-man band, and left Scholz as the last original member. With Scholz working at his usual slow pace, 8 years passed before Walk On was released. Walk On included vocalist Fran Cosmo who had previously performed in Goudreau's band, Orion the Hunter, a project that also featured songwriting and backing vocals from Delp. Unlike the previous albums, Walk On went platinum but only reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It failed to reach the usual multi-platinum level or chart in the Top 5 like all their previous albums. It produced no hit singles, although "I Need Your Love" was widely played on rock radio and did enter the Billboard Top 100 Singles chart. Delp left RTZ and re-joined Boston for the Walk On tour, sharing lead vocal duties with Cosmo on stage.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking the song or download for Study)
02. Surrender to Me - 5:34
03. Livin' for You - 4:58
04. Walkin' at Night - 2:02
05. Walk On - 2:58
06. Get Organ-ized/Get Reorgan-ized - 4:28
08. What's Your Name - 4:28
09. Magdalene - 5:58
10. We Can Make It - 5.30
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Boston - Corporate America (2002)
Boston released a compilation album in 1997, entitled simply Boston: Greatest Hits. The album featured all of the band's hit singles except "We're Ready", along with three new songs, "Higher Power," (the first new Boston song with Delp on vocals since 1986), "Tell Me" (with bassist David Sikes on vocals) and an instrumental version of the "Star Spangled Banner." Smith and Sikes left the band in late 1997 after the "Greatest Hits" tour. Scholz headed back to the studio in 1998 to begin work on a fifth album, which eventually turned out to be Corporate America. Two tracks were leaked in 1999, but the album did not come out until 2002. The title track of "Corporate America" was uploaded by Tom Scholz to under the pseudonym of "Downer's Revenge" in early 2002 in order to test the album's appeal to a younger demographic.

November 2002 marked the official release of Corporate America on the independent label Artemis Records. This album featured the largest Boston lineup ever; returning members included Delp and Cosmo on guitar and lead vocals, Scholz on lead guitar and organ, and Gary Pihl on guitar, along with the new members: Anthony Cosmo (Fran Cosmo's son) on rhythm guitar, Jeff Neal on drums and Kimberley Dahme on bass and vocals. Dahme, Delp and Cosmo all contributed lead vocals to the album. The group embarked on a national tour in support of the album in 2003 and 2004. Also in 2006, the first two Boston albums appeared in remastered form.

Tracks: (Listen Online by clicking the song or download for Study)
01. I Had a Good Time - 4:15
02. Stare Out Your Window - 3:19
04. With You - 3:28
05. Someone - 4:10
06. Turn it Off - 4:37
07. Cryin' - 5:19
08. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love - 5:14
10. Livin' for You [Live] - 5:07

Boston lead singer Brad Delp took his own life March 9, 2007 at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Police found Delp dead in his bathroom. Police Lt. William Baldwin called the death "untimely" and said that no foul play was indicated. Delp was alone at the time of his death according to the police report. According to a New Hampshire TV website, Delp was preparing for a summer tour. The Associated Press reported that his death was a result of suicide and that he was found by his fiancée. The AP also reported that, according to the New Hampshire medical examiner, Delp's death was the result of suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning (from 2 charcoal grills) as evidenced by carboxyhemoglobin. Delp's last concert with Boston had been at Boston Symphony Hall on November 13, 2006 at a concert honoring football great Doug Flutie.

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In the spring of 2008, Scholz and Sweet introduced a new Boston lineup, which subsequently did a North American summer tour, playing 53 dates in 12 weeks (on a double bill with Styx). Scholz was the only founding member of Boston to play on the tour, although longtime member Gary Pihl was also part of the band. In addition to Scholz, Sweet and Pihl, the new lineup also featured Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme and Jeff Neal.

In January 2009, Greatest Hits was rereleased as a remastered disc, and a new album is in development, expected to be released in 2009. Tommy DeCarlo is expected to be amongst one of the main vocalists for the album. Michael Sweet of Stryper, and other musicians will be part of the album personnel.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Slaughter - Stick it To Ya (1990)

Slaughter - Stick it To Ya (1990)
Produced By Mark Slaughter & Dana Strum
Mark Slaughter - Lead Vocals, Guitar, and Keyboards
Tim Kelly - Guitar
Dana Strum - Bass
Blas Elias - Drums
With: Todd Cooper - Horns

The debut album from hard rock band Slaughter. It was released in 1990 by Chrysalis Records. It sold over 2 million copies. It was also nominated for a best metal album of the year at the 1991 American Music Awards show.

Tracks: (Listen Online as you click the song, or Download for study)
01. Eye to Eye 3:58
02. Burnin' Bridges 4:06
03. Up All Night 4:17
04. Spend My Life 3:21
05. Thinking of June 1:05
06. She Wants More 3:54
07. Fly to the Angels 5:07
08. Mad About You 4:08
09. That's Not Enough 3:26
10. You Are the One 3:56
11. Gave Me Your Heart 3:50
12. Desperately 3:34
13. Loaded Gun 4.19
14. Fly to the Angels (acoustic) Bonus Track 3:22
15. Wingin' It Bonus Track 1:12

Mark Slaughter is the former singer of Vinnie Vincent

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Keel - The Final Frontier

Keel is an American heavy metal band founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. They were known for their rock anthem "The Right to Rock." The band was active until 1989, with a brief reunion in 1998. Keel reunited in 2008 and is currently touring for their 25th anniversary.

Keel was formed by former Steeler vocalist Ron Keel. The original members were Ron Keel on vocals, David Michael Phillips on guitar, Marc Ferrari on lead & rhythm guitars, Bobby Marks on drums and Kenny Chaisson on bass guitar. Within months, Phillips left to join King Kobra and was replaced by Bryan Jay. This was the lineup for their 1984 debut album Lay Down the Law. After the album's release, Marks left and was replaced by Steven Riley, who subsequently left early in the recording of the band's second album to join W.A.S.P., and was in turn replaced by Dwain Miller, forming a lineup which would remain stable for almost 4 years. Their second album, which caught the eye of Kiss's Gene Simmons was The Right To Rock, released on March 26, 1985. Their Simmons-produced third album The Final Frontier was released on April 30, 1986. It included the single "Because the Night", a song that was co-written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen and had been a hit for Smith in 1978.

In 1986, Keel actually won the Best Band of the Year award in the 2nd annual Metal Edge magazine reader's poll, beating such noted bands as Iron Maiden & Judas Priest. In 1987, the song "Rock & Roll Outlaw" (a cover from the 1978 self titled debut of Australian hard rock band Rose Tattoo) appeared on the soundtrack of the movie Dudes. Their fourth album, Keel, was released on June 21, 1987, recorded with producer Michael Wagener. An unreleased track from the album, Ferrari's "Proud To Be Loud", would eventually wind up on Pantera's Power Metal album, which Ferrari produced early in 1988.

Ferrari & Jay both left in 1988, after touring in support of the Keel album. They were replaced by keyboardist Scott Warren & guitarist Tony Palamucci. Their fifth album, Larger Than Live, was released in 1989 with six new studio recordings, including a cover of the 1980 Humble Pie song "Fool for a Pretty Face". Also on the album were six live tracks recorded in March 1989. Following the shooting of the music video for the song "Dreams Are Not Enough" on that same year, Ron Keel announced the disbandment of Keel.

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Keel - The Final Frontier (1986)
Ron Keel - lead vocals, guitar, keyboardsMarc Ferrari - lead guitar, backing vocals
Kenny Chaisson - bass, backing vocals
Dwain Miller - drums, backing vocals
Bryan Jay - lead guitar, backing vocals
Gene Simmons - producer
Joan Jett - guest rhythm guitar
Jamie St. James - guest backing vocals
Gregg Giuffria - guest backing vocals
Mitch Perry - guest rhythm guitars

Tracks: (Listen Online as You click the song or download for study)
01. The Final Frontier 3:20
02. Rock and Roll Animal 4:47
03. Because the Night 3:47
04. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 4:06
05. Arm and a Leg 3:08
06. Raised on Rock 3:10
07. Just Another Girl 3:16
08. Tears of Fire 4:20
09. Nightfall (Instrumental) 1:56
10. No Pain No Gain 3:44

Keel reformed briefly in 1998 (with Ferrari) to release an album of songs that were mostly written in the late 80's. Once Keel had run it's course, Miller recorded with Outlaw Blood while Ferrari formed Medicine Wheel. Keel fronted an all female band called Fair Game, then unbelievably changed his name to Ronnie Lee Keel and performed as a country artist before forming Iron Horse.

Albums to be posted soon:
Keel - Lay Down The Law (1984)

01 - Thunder and lightning
02 - Lay down the law
03 - Speed demon
04 - Princess of illusion
05 - Born ready
06 - Metal generation
07 - Till hell freezes over
08 - Tonight you're mine
09 - Let's spend the night together
10 - Somewhere in the night [Fair game]
11 - Blind faith [Fair game]
12 - Rock 'n' roll outlaw [Dudes soundtrack]

Keel - The Right To Rock (1985)

01 - The right to rock
02 - Back to the city
03 - Let's spend the night together
04 - Easier said than done
05 - So many girls, so little time
06 - Electric love
07 - Speed demon
08 - Get down
09 - You're the victim (I'm the crime)
10 - Easier said than done [remix]

Keel - Keel (1987)

01 - United nations
02 - Somebody's waiting
03 - Cherry lane
04 - Calm before the storm
05 - King of the rock
06 - It's a jungle out there
07 - I said the wrong thing to the right girl
08 - Don't say you love me
09 - If love is a crime (I wanna be convicted)
10 - 4th of july

Keel - Larger Than Live (1989)

01 - Evil, wicked, mean & nasty
02 - Riding high
03 - Die fighting
04 - Dreams are not enough
05 - So many good ways to be bad
06 - Fool for a pretty face
07 - Hard as hell [live]
08 - Rock and roll animal [live]
09 - Private lies
10 - Rock and roll outlaw [live]
11 - The right to rock [live]
12 - Cold day in hell

Keel VI - Back In Action (1998)

01 - Back in action
02 - Reason to rock
03 - United nations
04 - Friday every night
05 - Reach out and rock somebody
06 - Hold your head up
07 - Proud to be loud
08 - Answers in your eyes
09 - Lay down the law '84
10 - Speed demon '84

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