måndag 20 februari 2017

Joe Lynn Turner - The Sessions

I got Joe Lynn Turner's The Sessions today; A collection of studio recordings by JLT featuring several well known names in the business such as Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Tony Franklin, Reb Beach, Steve Lukather, Michael Schenker and many more.

I'm not going to review this track by track because I don't know what to say other than that I really enjoyed listening to it and felt that it deserves recognition.
I really recommend this if you're a fan of JLT, he's done a superb vocal job on these tracks. Throw a song at him and he'll sing it effortlessly, with his own touch added to it.
Check out the tracklist below and you'll see the variation; You'll find songs by Red Rider, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Supertramp, Queen, Iron Maiden and The Doors, to mention a few.

My thought after listening to the album is simply; Is there anything this vocal powerhouse can't sing? I highly doubt that. Check the album out, folks. :)

Tracklist:

1. Stone Cold (With Vivian Campbell)
2. Lunatic Fringe
3. Let The Music Do The Talking (With Al Pitrelli, Carmine Rojas & Pat Torpey)
4. Mirror Mirror (With Icarus Witch)
5. Hellraiser (With Steve Lukather, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Paul Taylor)
6. 14 Years
7. Dance The Night Away (With Reb Beach)
8. Back In Black (With Phil Collen)
9. All Shook Up (With Michael Schenker)
10. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (With Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tony Franklin & Doane Perry)
11. All Day And All Of The Night (With Brad Gillis, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright)
12. Bloody Well Right (Dave Kerzner)
13. The Seeker (With Leslie West)
14. Jungle Love (With Steve Morse)
15. Two Minutes To Midnight (With Richie Kotzen)
16. Fat Bottomed Girls (With Reb Beach)
17. Riders On The Storm (With Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper)

lördag 24 december 2016

Rick Parfitt ~1948-2016~


First of all; Merry Christmas.

Secondly, 2016 can go and fuck itself. We lost so many loved ones this year; I and my sister lost Grandpa in January and the rest of the year has just continued with deaths among some of our finest musicians and actors. I’ll sound very crass now, but 2016 really turned into a big obituary and I fear it’s not over yet.

We lost yet another legendary, amazing musician today – Rick Parfitt of Status Quo.

My family had gathered for Christmas dinner and were exchanging gifts when my cousin checked his phone and told us that ”Rick Parfitt has passed away”. I didn’t know how to react, I was dumbstruck by the news.
I’ve grown up with Status Quo’s classics, and was introduced to them properly when I got to know one of my closest friends, a dedicated Status Quo fan, whom I soon have known for 10 years.

I saw Quo for the first time at Sweden Rock Festival 2013, and I absolutely loved their set. Their music is timeless and there is so much going on. Their interaction with the crowd is so amazing to witness. One of my strongest memories from that set was when Rick spotted said friend of mine, and you saw how he lit up at the sight of her. They really love their fans, and the fans love them.  

The second time I saw them was in July this year at Furuvik, with the same friend. This time Rick wasn’t there, as he’d suffered a heart attack a few weeks prior to this gig so he was recovering from that trauma. Later on in the autumn it was announced that he probably would never return to the band, and he sadly never did.

I’m really saddened about this; my heart goes out to Rick’s family, fellow band members and also to my friend whom I’ve cheekily referred to as “Rick’s girl” for years.
Rick was a real rock star who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. There will be nobody like him, and he will never, ever, be forgotten.

Always in our hearts, Goldilocks. <3


Rocking at Sweden Rock Festival 2013

Rick and Francis




torsdag 24 november 2016

Legends Never Die


This day 25 years ago the world lost one of the greatest musicians and frontmen ever, Freddie Mercury, from Aids.
I myself was too young to understand, but Mum got really upset about it. Having been a Queen fan since her teens, this was a big loss for her. She sat crying by the kitchen table when dad came home from work, asking if one of the cats had died. “No, Freddie Mercury has"

I and my sister grew up with Queen and Freddie; I remember “singing” along to Living On My Own and You Don’t Fool Me and meowing along to Delilah when I was little.
I became a fan for real as a teenager, after watching the Greatest Video Hits DVD with Mum, and the love for the band has not faded, more than 10 years later. I still find Queen’s music interesting and exciting, I don’t get tired of them. I do have phases when I don’t listen that much to them, like every music lover has occasionally, but then you hear a song and you’re reminded of why you love them so much.

Queen always been there for me and they made me the person I am today. Without Queen I don’t know what my life would have looked like today. I’ve made so many amazing friends from all over the world through their music and they helped this insecure teenager to gain confidence; you don’t have to do or look like everyone else.

Thank you, Freddie and Queen. 

  

"When I look, and I find, I still love you. I still love you."