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ALICE COOPER  "trash"  cd,, 1989:

his eighteenth studio set...
only one song on It I do not like, the hit Poison, which incidently was his biggest his
since "only women..."...
album was one of his biggest sellers also...
an average album from Alice IMO...

my favourite track is one of the ballads from it:



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NEIL YOUNG  "freedom"  cd,  1989:

Aaahhhhhh (he sighs!).... 
its always good to revisit an old friend, this time it is Uncle Neil....
after a decade of sub-par albums Neil returned with one of the best of his career...
nothing folky, just a good solid album...

the track below has to be one of the best live tv rock performances off all time by anyone, anywhere...



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KISS  "monster"  cd,  2012:

twentieth studio set (and most recent) from these Glam Rockers...
purchased from a discount bin...
twelve tracks, and as the sticker says boldly "no filler, no ballads, just full throttle rock and roll"..LOL!
actually, the band aren't wrong, there are no fillers, no ballads and it is rock and roll...
normally, I don't like much of Gene's music, but on this occasion he excels with three of my favourites being his
songs, even guitarist Tommy Thayer chips in with a track called "outta this world" in which he accentuates the same
sort of words and phrasing that Ace Frehley used to...
is he paying respect to the original spaceman or taking the piss, I cant tell, but I love the track...
all up a surprisingly good album from KISS

from the album, my favourite track:



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KISS  "alive!" cd,  1975:

another blast from the past...
their first live set, a double vinyl album...
contains now, what we know, to be their "classic" material...
a blistering assault on the ears...
the band were truly at their best around this time...
up there with Neil's "live rust" and Dire Straits "alchemy" for me

not the 1975 version but the best version of the song:



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Doobie Brothers - World Gone Crazy

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Released in 2010 after a ten year hiatus, I think the album sounds good. Maybe they had needed the break - there are serious songs and some quite emotionally stirring ballads sitting cheek by jowl with good ol' rock n roll. Quite well balanced IMHO and it comes across as though they were having a bit of fun. By this stage, they would know exactly what they were doing, musically speaking - they sit easy together. As an aside, there is a rumour of a new album sometime this year. 

Coupla guests making an appearance on a few tracks. These are some stand outs, for me ...

"I Know We Won" with Willie Nelson ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi46aeorR3A

"Old Juarez" - channelling Santana a wee bit, maybe?? ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLO_SIHwVhE

"Don't Say Goodbye" - Michael McDonald here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9GEipcx5Eg

"Far From Home" - get out the tissues ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkYn8nfHhb8

"Chateau" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhmwQ5z-e4

A remake of "Nobody" - gotta love the video ... 



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im going to have to check the album out on Spotify after hearing a couple of your links Ruby...
a classy band IMO, but my missus hates them!
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^Ooer. Sorry to hear that CH!
Probably depends on the album. I think they had some mid-career misses themselves. Lol!
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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not a problem Ruby, she dislikes Steely Dan, Chris Rea and Jackson Browne also...stupid woman! (not that i'd get away with saying
that to her though, LOL!
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^Hmmmm - I highly recommend restraint. Lol!
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KINGFISH  "kingfish"  vinyl, 1976:

Grateful Dead side project for Weir, Kelly and Torbert....
1970s rock/soft rock/country crossover material here...
all originals except for a cover of Marty's "big iron"...
a very good album IMO.

from the album, one of the tracks that sum up the sound of the album:



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