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This playlist, on the otherhand, is just darn good rock and roll!
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Axe - Offering
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
The Babys - ST
Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings [3 Disc Special Edition]
Not familiar with it at all. That's also DT?
It's a Joan Baez song, that's what made it so surprising.
Diamonds & Rust that is.
AXE - It's okay, but not great. Sounds like Whitesnake. I have that Iron Maiden-single, but I can't remember Maiden's version of this song? Maybe I only listened to it once back in '83, and my memory ain't THAT good anymore.
PRIEST - Awesome!!!
THE BABY'S - Never really liked this band, and do NOT like this one!!!
DREAM THEATER - As I said: (Almost) an excact copy of the original song, but with crappy vocals!! Good drums, though.
I have all 4 of these, completely forgot about that Dream Theater one though.
I had the Axe and JP albums when I was younger, didn't realize at the time that either of those were covers. FOund out years later, they're fine covers in my book because I thought they were originals!
The Baby's song is ok, I like the geetaring, just makes it sounds a bit more mean.
Yeah...I completely forgot about Dream Theater and Stargazer. Really nice geetaring....hell, the whole band sound TIGHT.
Nice picks, Scottie!
Now, can I top this?
I have that Axe CD, but forgot, didn't know about the Montrose cover. Yeah, I have that Montrose CD, Sammy Hagar was my favorite singer and still probably is. I'll have to dig out the axe CD. Nice find.
That Axe disc is solid, I think you'll remember a lot of the tunes on it