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#81 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 08:54 PM

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Been listening to rock music for a very long time but the first album that really got me starting to pay attention to it was Posted Image

It's a good one.  Their best, IMO.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

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All the Kiss answers - even in a prog community - are exactly why Kiss are in the Hall of Fame when folks have questioned how that could be so (because they are a joke, because they....).  One of the most influential American bands of the last 40 years.
I mock them today for being garbage often overlooking that so many went through a KISS phase.

I used to mock them but in the past 10 years or so I've found some great songs in their catalog. I "get it" more than before :)

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 06 March 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 04 March 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostPresto-digitation, on 04 March 2017 - 07:57 AM, said:

All the Kiss answers - even in a prog community - are exactly why Kiss are in the Hall of Fame when folks have questioned how that could be so (because they are a joke, because they....).  One of the most influential American bands of the last 40 years.
I mock them today for being garbage often overlooking that so many went through a KISS phase.

I used to mock them but in the past 10 years or so I've found some great songs in their catalog. I "get it" more than before :)
Not only do they have great songs, they have a very diverse catalogue. Pop, rock, metal, disco, country, etc.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

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View PostJohnRogers, on 04 March 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

Led Zeppelin songs playing on NYC's WPLJ FM radio.

JR, do you remember the "Get The Led Out" segment on PLJ ??  ... Carol Miller, I think
I do and I think Carol Miller did it for some time as well.

I think she is still doing her GTLO show on W104.3 NYC on Tuesday nights.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

KLOS and KMET in Los Angeles (and KROQ too) were huge in my world in 1981/82.. a great time to discover so much music.  

Iron Maiden were my first Metal band and they're still my favorite. Hearing Number of the Beast in mid-1982 changed everything for me.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 06 March 2017 - 05:44 PM, said:

KLOS and KMET in Los Angeles (and KROQ too) were huge in my world in 1981/82.. a great time to discover so much music.  

Iron Maiden were my first Metal band and they're still my favorite. Hearing Number of the Beast in mid-1982 changed everything for me.

I do remember a guy in my high school electronics class bringing a cassette and saying "Dudes, you gotta listen to this!"

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

I was 7 years old when my brother brought this home. The rest as they say...

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

Van Halen were the first rock band I ever loved as a kid.....

When it comes to modern metal, I would say that Evanescence got me listening to more modern rock....And so my love for Evanesence (And some guidance from Segue Myles) got me into Lacuna Coil and Lacuna Coil got me into Delain and Delain got me into Within Temptation and then Within Temptation got me into Sirenia, Epica, Haelstorm etc....

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:41 PM

View Postfraroc, on 08 March 2017 - 03:49 PM, said:

Van Halen were the first rock band I ever loved as a kid.....

When it comes to modern metal, I would say that Evanescence got me listening to more modern rock....And so my love for Evanesence (And some guidance from Segue Myles) got me into Lacuna Coil and Lacuna Coil got me into Delain and Delain got me into Within Temptation and then Within Temptation got me into Sirenia, Epica, Haelstorm etc....

Nightwish is sadly missing from that list.

Also...try Sonata Arctica. Very similar to many of these bands with an excellent male vocalist. Try songs off Reckoning Night.





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