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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]
I hope, I'l get the time later today, to listen to the music. I've heard JP's version of "Diamonds And Rust" many, many times, and it sound like one of their own songs, meaning it sounds great. One of many true classic Priest-albums.
Hmmmm, I must say, that there's a good chance, that I won't like DT's version of "Stargazer". Don't mess with perfection. Either it's crap (and I think it is, because I don't like the singer of DT) or else it's an exact copy of the original song (only with crappy vocals).
For the most part, I don't like it, unless they can bring something new to an old song.
Like in the case of Diamonds & Rust- very imaginative...shockingly so because it is so contrary to that treatment!
To a lesser extent but still impressive, was the interpretation of I Love How You Love Me.
Liked 'em both!
Thanks Mike! Covers are a tough topic for sure... But, believe it or not, I had a final list put together when I came across this Babys tune late and I thought this was a cool track for Mr. Pell if he catches the post! And you did!
Thanks for the listen and the feedback!
Oh, an old song for the old Mr. Pell eh...and the group are the Babys.
How appropriate, LOL!
Nope, he's old.
There goes YOUR shot at fame, lol!
You have just become an unmentionable!
Unmentionable because you forgot what word you wanted to use since you're so old?
No, it originally was going to be an adjective, then I stopped.
The full thought was unmentionable ball-busting prick...just like YOU, LOL!
Mike The Proudly Profane
I Got The Fire (5/5) - Very, very nice. Like the original, this song totally kicks butt. Great riff and vocals as well.
Diamonds & Rust (5/5) - I've never heard either version of this song. And I would have never, ever guessed it was a cover. I'm assuming it's quite different than the original. Anyway, this makes me wanna check out some more Judas Priest.
I Love How You Love Me (2/5) - Not crazy about this one. I do like John Waite's voice, so that helps bump it to a 2, but overall I just don't feel it.
Stargazer (4/5) - Musically, I like this one a lot. And although I like James Labrie, I'm not crazy about his vocals on this. Of course, the original was sung by RJ Dio, so those are big shoes to fill. Oh yeah, I own this album but really haven't listened to the covers on it very much.
Thanks Boss!! I think DT selects the coolest songs to cover and while Labrie can be annoying, he doesn't have that same affect on me for the most part. Have you ever heard A Change Of Seasons? Loads of killer covers and Meldey's of covers...Way Cool!!!