Damn it! I was really looking forward to this CD, and what I ended up with is a major disappointment.
The title of this CD is Michael Schenker Group Twenty-Five Years Celebration.
The sticker on the front says Featuring: All Original MSG Singers. (Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, Leif Sundin, Kelly Kelling, Chris Logan, Jari Tiura)
What you really get is 12 tracks sung by Tiura, which is arguably the worst singer in the mix. Two Tracks from Kelly Keeling, and 1 each from Logan, Sundin, Bonnet and McAuley.
My question is this: How the hell is this a 25 year celebration when over 50% of the songs are by one singer? Sad!
Schenker sounds awesome. His playing is excellent as always. The vocals from Tiura just do not work for me at all. The writing on this CD seems kind of weak to me as well. I am having trouble finding a song that doesn’t sound like one of the others on this CD. The lone highlights to me, are Rock ‘N’ Roll (not the Zepplin song by the same name) sung by Graham Bonnet, and Tell a Story sung by Robin McAuley.2 standout tracks out of 19? Sad by any means.
Tread at your own risk with this one. For MSG diehards only.
- Setting Sun
- Angel of Avalon
- Dreams Inside
- Dust to Dust
- Voice of My Heart
- Journey Man
- Big Deal
- St. Ann
- Shadow Lady
- Love Trade
- Human Child
- Bitter Sweet
- Blind Alley
- Life Vacation
- Rock ‘N’ Roll
- Tell A Story
- Life Goes On (Instrumental)
For some reason I missed this group’s release not once but twice. This CD was originally released in 1989 and then remastered by Spitfire records in 2001.
I stumbled on this one in the used bin at the local record store and decided to give it a spin.
This is a pretty good Southern Rock Record. Heavier than ZZTop or Skynyrd, but not by much. If you enjoy those groups you will probably like this.
I prefer the harder numbers on this CD, so the stand out tracks are Don’t Dog Me, Get off my Jollies, and Bent for Silver.
It is a relatively short listen, 11 tracks clocking in just a little over 37 minutes. This CD may not set everyones world on fire, but it is definitely a necessity for the Southern Rock fans out there!
- Don’t Dog Me
- Sorry’s all I got
- Waiting for the Potion
- Get off my Jollies
- Shiny Mama
- Bent for Silver
- Love Comes Loose
- Dig a Hole
- San Loco
I first caught part of this movie on SciFi, and decided to watch the rated version on DVD.
I was greatly surprized by this flick. It is definitely a B-Movie, but a fun one nonetheless.
The DVD adds some cut scenes (mostly gore) and some nudity that was not present in the cable tv version of the movie. The premise of the movie is this:
A handicapped rock climber goes back to his cabin years after his injury to discover that the cabins in the area are being attacked by a bigfoot creature.
All campiness aside, this movie tries to establish itself with such small appearances by Lance Henriksen and Paul Gleason. The rest of the cast are a bunch of unknowns. The cast matters little though, the monster in Abominable is the star of the movie.
I enjoyed this movie, and while it isn’t perfect, it is one of the better bigfoot movies I have seen. It is definitely worth a rental!
I recently saw the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Masscare and decided to give the original movie another look.
It has been so long since I have seen it, I recalled very little of it.
I am proud to say that the 1974 version of he Texas Chainsaw Massacre is everyting a Horror Classic should be! More gore than most people are accustomed to seeing, and a story that gets creepier as time progresses.
If you have yet to see the original version of this movie, of which the prequels, sequels and remakes continue to be made, do yourself a favor and see this one first!!
It is a great horror flick!