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  1. Found this on the web tonight . Super cool . Alex and Geddy together again. At the South Park 25th anniversary concert , Red Rocks !!!!!
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  2. Heart-Dreamboat Annie (10/10) one of the best debuts ever Mick
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  3. Released this day in 1971 Happy 51st !
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  5. Queensryche- Operation: Mindcrime Love this album!
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  6. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak Pink Floyd - Animals
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  9. My wife is a huge ONJ fan. She has been weepy the past 24 hours and playing Olivia constantly. She got to meet her in person in Vegas a few years back...a thrill of lifetime for her. She has heard from dozens of friends that she hasn't heard from in many years because they thought of my wife first when they heard the news of her passing. She asked me today if I felt like her when Neil passed. I told her that I absolutely did. Then she says to me but I didn't see you cry? That's right I said, you didn't SEE me cry. RIP Olivia.
    7 points
  10. I was sorry to see this! I always liked her voice. She had 2 battles with breast cancer and became a great advocate for cancer patients and causes. I used to work at a bank and my coworker would always sneak the volume up on the easy listening station when she came on! RIP sweetie.
    7 points
  11. Heart-Little Queen (10/10) i love 80's Heart outside songwriters, cheese and all. BUT........70's/early 80's Heart was such a fierce beast. What a fantastic worthy follow up to the debut. Mick
    7 points
  12. 47 years ago tonight I witness the Mighty Sabbath for the second time in Asbury Park.
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  13. A couple albums I seem to play pretty often on my birthday each year! Aerosmith - Pump Queen - The Miracle And a couple other favorites of mine David Bowie - Aladdin Sane Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
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  14. Rush- Roll The Bones I still can't get over the fact this used to be one of my least favourite Rush albums, I now I play nearly every week, sometimes daily.
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  16. ….might wanna edit that first sentence
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  17. Saxon- Power And The Glory Rush- A Farewell To Kings
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  18. My friends and I played the debut album all the time back in the day. Great riffs and solos, good bass work and competent drumming. I like every track, and Take A Friend rocks hard!
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  19. Among other inductees, two of the game's most under recognized players were posthumously inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Minnie Minoso put up numbers after 30 that would rival all but the best in the history of the game. Unfortunately, ignorance, prejudice, and fear limited the numbers he could muster up to that time. It is too bad he didn't live to see this day. It is difficult to know exactly how great of a player Buck O'Neil was, but he may have been the best person ever to play the game. I don't think he played a game in either the AL or NL, but despite having every reason to hate those who kept him from doing so, he only exuded love for all. He was instrumental in establishing the Negro Leagues Hall of Fame and Museum, and happily promoted the game all his life. I wonder if Geddy was in Cooperstown today, given his generous donation to the museum, a must see for anyone who cares about the history of baseball. I haven't heard anything and doubt he would go, but you never know. To the others inducted, Gil Hodges, Tony Oliva, David Ortiz, Jim Kaat, and Bud Fowler, who encountered racism in the Reconstruction Era, congratulations on your Hall worthy careers.
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  21. Black Sabbath----------------> Never Say Die. Remastered Edition.
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  22. Why didn`t you walk in circles, thus spreading the cold/heat across both ears?
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  23. Great summertime album Van Halen - 5150
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  24. Aw that's sweet Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, it's so nice to be remembered. Enjoying the afternoon reading then dinner with hubby.
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  25. I always took it for granted that the crowd was packed with die hard Rush fans that night, so I never really looked at that moment where the audience drowned out the announcer as anything out of the ordinary for a room full of very excited Rush fans. The out of the ordinary thing, and the thing that really does drive home the narrative that the mainstream finally "got" Rush around that time, was the fact that the RRHOF decided to induct them at all. I don't need to go into how stupid the Rock Hall is with most of their induction decision making, and how many other bands need to be in that are even longer overdue than Rush was at the time. It's clear to see something in the mainstream perception of Rush had changed in the years leading up to that induction. Perhaps the Behind The Lighted Stage film had something to do with it, or the Rolling Stone cover they finally got on around the time Clockwork Angels came out. Honestly everything from VT onwards seems like a huge ramp up in acclaim and popularity. However the actual album was perceived, fans were thrilled that they had returned after the long hiatus when Vapor Trails came out. The Rock In Rio show also seemed to confirm that they still had die hard fans on an international scale. Feedback, R30, and Snakes And Arrows all then seemed to be the perfect amount of nostalgia to remind both fans and perhaps curious new listeners of the great artistic heights this band reached in the 70s. Also, it would've been around this time that lots of other nerdy franchises as media were suddenly breaking into the mainstream, so I'm sure Rush received a bump from the greater acceptance of all nerd culture as normal pop culture at the time. Lastly there was Clockwork Angels, which was heralded by many as a bright return to form and the long awaited full prog concept album that they never quite did in their prog years, complete with a corresponding novel. Again, the precise quality of the music isn't really the important thing here, though its praises were pretty heavily sung. It was more the fact that after having already been "back" from the hiatus, and then hinting at the possibility of returning to the the style of their most celebrated period, they actually did it, and they did it as well as they could. The following CA tour and R40 were massive celebrations of the legacy of all those not wasted years, as well as the Time Stand Still documentary. But it was during all of this hype that one could really start to see how their success had been reflected in the famous creations of those once outcast kids (the South Park Tom Sawyer into, the Family Guy clip where Chester The Cheetah praises Neil Peart, the 2112 references in the book Ready Player One, the movie I Love You Man, and many more things). Rush fans had broken into the mainstream, and then they brought Rush right along with them. So it's not surprising that all those Rush fans drowned out the announcer after he said "from Toronto," but it perhaps a surprising testament to the band and the fans that the RRHOF actually decided to induct them. Oh also Dave Grohl was there, and he knows how to get a crowd going. Rock's greatest ambassador is a massive Rush nerd, and that's perhaps the icing on the cake.
    6 points
  26. Thank you one and all. It's been a good day so far.
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  27. I am about to confirm an interview with dUg for this week. Looking forward to it! And I got the album yesterday too!
    5 points
  28. Saw Metallica on Thursday. One of only a handful of US stadium shows they're doing this year. I missed the first band, Ice Nine Kills, because of traffic getting to the stadium. Gretta Van Fleet was the other opener and they did their usual good job of being Led Zeppelin cosplayers. It's what they're best at, so I guess they'll stick with it. Awful stage presence. The singer just stood there for the most part and sang. He didn't move around much and never engaged with the crowd. He really needs to work on his stage persona. It might work well in small venues but the band is decently known. So, he needs to learn how to play to bigger crowds otherwise they're not going to get many more gigs like this. Metallica sounded great and the crowd was really into everything except for the song they did off St. Anger. I guess they wanted to know what it was like to silence fourty thousand people at once. At 60, Kirk is still nailing all the solos. Everyone played great, yes, even Lars. He doesn't play like he used to 35 years ago but still plays with intensity and energy. James, as always was the great front man he's been for decades. His monster riffs engulfing the air. Rob did whatever it is that he does. The set was mostly older songs. This was my seventh time seeing them but it's the first time I saw them play Ride The Lightning. It's always cool when you can see a band multiple times and still hear something different live. Here's the setlist. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/metallica/2022/highmark-stadium-orchard-park-ny-7bb396f4.html
    5 points
  29. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful surprise. This is the first time they've performed together since R40, isn't it? For a long time I thought we'd never see that again, and even with the announcement of Geddy and Alex being at the Taylor Hawkins tribute shows in about a month, I still had my doubts they would actually play and not just make some nice speeches. But who would've guessed this would be the context of this moment, a South Park 25th anniversary concert at Red Rocks, with Primus sharing the stage. I absolutely believe Les Claypool wasn't kidding even a little bit when he started talking about this being one of the greatest moments of his life. To being playing Rush with Geddy and Alex, in front of a great crowd at a legendary venue, honestly what could top that? Not much in the way of gigs, that's for sure. I'm so happy Geddy and Alex decided to do this.
    5 points
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