Classic Rock Bottom


So what are you listening to right now?  Any genre is cool.


For me:


Scott's Hidden Treasure

Depeche Mode - Wrong (courtesy of Niels)

Kim Mitchell - Akimbo Alogo (courtesy of Jon)

Next week's Album of the Week (hint: think orchestra)

Shinedown - The Sound of Madness

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I have that Europe album and of course I have the Dio album!

My latest playlist:

Action - S/T

Richie Kotzen - Into The Black

Richie Kotzen - Return of the Mother Head's Family Reunion

Kelly Keagy - I'm Alive

Indigo Dying - S/T

Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine

Exodus - Let There Be Blood

Dee Snider - For The Love of Metal

Jorn - Lonely Are The Brave

CJSS - Praise The Loud

Queen - Classic Queen

Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden - Legacy of the Beast Tour '19: Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA USA (3 LP Vinyl Bootleg of show I was at!)

AOR in need is HARD&HEAVY indeed.
2028. Jag Panzer ‎– Ample Destruction ℗1984/©2013 (11)
2029. Joel Hoekstra's 13 ‎– Dying To Live ©2015 (6)
2030. Joe Stump's Reign Of Terror ‎– Light In The Sky ℗1996 (0)
2031. Joe Stump's Reign Of Terror ‎– Second Coming ℗1997/©1999 (3)
2032. Joe Stump's Reign Of Terror ‎– Conquer & Divide ©2002 (10)
2033. Judas Priest ‎– Jugulator ℗1997 (5)
2034. Judas Priest ‎– Demolition ©2001 (9)
2035. Ken Tamplin And Friends ‎– An Axe To Grind ℗1990 (2)
2036. Ken Tamplin And Friends ‎– An Axe To Grind ℗1990/©2020 (0)
2037. Ken Tamplin & Friends ‎– Wake The Nations (CD+DVD) ©2003 (0)
2038. Kiss ‎– Lick It Up ℗1983 (21)
2039. Kitsutaka, Fumihiko ‎– Fumihiko Kitsutaka's Euphoria ©1994 (2)
2040. Korpiklaani ‎– Karkelo ©2009 (8)
2041. Krüger ‎– Ордамор (Ordamor) ©2010 (0)
2042. Lord ‎– Fallen Idols ©2019 (6)
2043. Mad Hatter's Den ‎– Welcome To The Den ©2013 (10)
2044. Magic Kingdom ‎– Symphony Of War (2CD) ©2010 (0)
2045. Mahogany Rush ‎– Mahogany Rush IV / World Anthem ℗1976/1977/©2008 (20)
2046. Martín, Rafa ‎– Corazón De Hierro ℗1995/©2000 (0)
2047. Mavrin ‎– Неформат 2 (Unformat) (EP-CD+CD-ROM) ©2010 (0)

($2094.88 - $2534.34)

I don't have those two Judas Priest albums. I bought Jugulator but absolutely hated it so I got rid of it and never bought Demolition.

I have the Kiss album and did a Cassette Chronicles article on it. 

And that Joel Hoekstra's 13 album is phenomenal! I still bring it with me to work everyday so I can listen to it whenever I want.

I bought "Jagulator" when it came out. Gave it a superficial sample, and only had one question on my mind: WTF!? Then I put it on the "later" pile. And I only ended up having "Demolition", because it was the CD of the Month at Columbia House, and first I forgot to cancel it, then I was busy to return it. So I heard both albums in full for the first time just now.

In meantime, two things worked in favor of these CDs.
1. With the return of Halford, Judas Priest managed to record a few stinkers... and
2. I went in with different expectations... so,

"Jagulator" has these needless (sometimes lengthy) intros at the beginning of EVERY single song which killed the flow, with occasional and just as boring, although, shorter outro's. The other error was allowing Ripper to sing like he replaced King Diamond, not Halford. Impressive low and high registers, just out of place on this album. The music is great, and so are the solos. An easy fix would be to trim the songs down to the good parts and pull an "Ozzy Osbourne" by replacing Ripper with Halford. I'd say "Jagulator" is a diamond in the rough.

"Demolition" showed restraint in intros, and while Ripper was still exhibiting vocal ranges, he strayed from the extremes. The quality of the songs as well as the solos are of the same as on the previous release. With a total of 13 tracks, there is room for a compact sacrifice, (perhaps 8 would be a good number) but overall I'm pleased with "Demolition".

Almost wish I could agree with what you wrote because you do a good job of selling what you think of the albums.

But I just have no interest in hearing the albums at this point.

There goes my commission.

Iron Maiden—Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Europe—Start From The Dark
Supertramp—Breakfast In America
Kansas—Point Of Know Return
The Alan Parsons Project—Turn Of A Friendly Card
Judas Priest—Living After Midnight: The Best Of Judas Priest


I've got the Maiden album of course.

That Europe album is on my want list.

567. Opeth - Blackwater Park

568. Peter Frampton - Premonition 

569. Ace Frehley - Origins Vol. 2

570. Great White - Recover Deluxe Edition

571. Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

572. Winger - Demos + Rare Tracks

573. Opeth - Deliverance 

574. MacAlpine - Eyes Of The World

575. 38 Special - Special Forces

576. The Answer - Never Too Late

577. Black Tide - Chasing Shadows

578. Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain’t No Grave

579. Opeth - Damnation 

I've got the Ozzy and .38 Special albums. I believe I have that MacAlpine album on cassette, but I haven't listened to it yet.

I don't think I've heard of that Winger album.

This week's playlist:

Kate Voegele - Don't Look Away

Al Kooper - Black Coffee

Marc Cohn - The Very Best Of

Marc Cohn - Join The Parade

U.D.O. - Mastercutor

Laura Branigan - The Best Of

Metal Church - The Dark

Metal Church - Blessing In Disguise

Judas Priest - Ram It Down

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Judas Priest - Firepower

Scandal featuring Patty Smyth - Warrior

Whitesnake - Snakebite


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