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tiptop22

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  • Birthday 08/15/1968

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  1. It truly was an awesome release...the Holy Grail at that time. Time for a Blu-Ray or is that being greedy bearing in mind what we've had this year already?
  2. For me they are the greatest American Rock Band. I was 12 when John Bonham died, I was just discovering rock music at that time. AC/DC were the first band I loved and were the gateway into the wonderful world of music from there. As it was 1980 of course Back in Black was the album of the day at that time so was a good place to start!!! I first heard Eruption at 12 and thought what the f**k is that? Blew my mind. Saw them at Donington 1984 just after my 16th birthday, whilst they were internally falling apart that show blew me away. They've neglected Europe for so long now though. I've seen them 4 times and two of those were supporting Bon Jovi for Gods sake!! Van Halen though in many ways though were my Zeppelin at that time and from thereon in though, I flipped over them and I still love them now. I've compared them to LZ on a forum before and been lambasted for it but maybe I didn't explain accurately enough. Of course LZ are the greatest but VH at that time dragged rock kicking and screaming from the 70s to the 80s. Those albums with Roth in particular each in their own way had that unexplainable 5th element that just makes them so special. Even Diver Down!!! They weren't afraid to experiment and each had their own quality that bought something together to make something quite incendiary...sound familiar? I even loved the other incarnations, when Roth quit (or was fired depending who you believe) I was gutted but Hagar joined and bought something else to the band. The best thing they did it not get a Roth replacement per se but someone who replaced Roth...if that makes sense!!! I even liked the Cherone era...someone had to!!! Awesome band. I just wish they'd do something like about releasing some material be it live DVD's Hagar era remasters or expanded/deluxe edition albums. Ah well you can dream?
  3. Hi all, I have a question which I'm not sure if there's a definitive answer to or if it's been mentioned before but I'll apologise in advance if it has. My question is does anybody know the exact date of the first rehearsal of the four guys playing together? The famed Train kept a Rolling rehearsal? I've heard mid August 1968 but not an exact date? Anybody know any more? Many thanks for the answer...much appreciated.
  4. Thanks very much...I'll dig out my TBL issues. I'll also read the Mick Wall book again just in case.... Purely from a selfish point my interest was that my actual birthday was 15th August 1968, thought it may be too good to be true!!!
  5. Hi all, I have a question which I'm not sure if there's a definitive answer to or if it's been mentioned before but I'll apologise in advance if it has. My question is does anybody know the exact date of the first rehearsal of the four guys playing together? The famed Train kept a Rolling rehearsal? I've heard mid August 1968 but not an exact date? Anybody know any more?
  6. What I loved about them was their fearlessness, every album took chances, the albums either worked and didn't to varying degrees but they did what they wanted and to Hell with anyone else and they deserve admiration and respect for that even if you don't like them. They adopted the same attitude live as well, an etirely different beast to their studio work but still undeniably them...if that makes sense!!! The first band I really "listened" to...So much going on. I love them!!!
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