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Catherine Warr

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  1. He's looking particularly thin in the arms in those ones - or is it just the lighting?
  2. Did Zep make any strange hotel requests? Anything like Van Halen's no brown M&M's request?
  3. Totally didn't expect that song
  4. I agree with SteveAJones. Most of their songs sound like whiny wallowing of self pity by a depressed "kevin" teenager. (Look up Ed Gein's Kevin sketches if you don't know who he is.) Their songs are incredibly simple, made up of three chords at most and you can learn their whole album in a week or so. Their solos are non descript and Cobain's vocals sound like a dying whale.
  5. He's got almost the same face as Bowie!
  6. I find Nirvana to be incredibly overrated.
  7. Rush - Spirit of Radio "I don't know why nobody told you How to unfold your love I don't know how someone controlled you They bought and sold you...."
  8. For all those overly obsessed fan girls. *cough* redhairedqueen *cough* EDIT; found a better picture
  9. Most of the albums I get are very cheap (anything from £1 - £5) so the only really expensive ones were Led Zep IV and The Wall. I mainly shop for them in car boot sales which means most of the really valuable ones are either too expensive or simply not there, that's why there's a lot of not so good ones. I do actually have a few Thin Lizzy ones, but I've lost them somewhere, and the main reason why I've bought all the Pink Floyd ones is because they were sold in a bundle (I think about five of them for a fiver) so I thought I might as well get them whilst they're available.
  10. PART III – 1977 – 1981 1977 – Bat Out of Hell* – Meatloaf, Changes One* - David Bowie, Classic Rock* - London Symphony Orchestra, Rumours – Fleetwood Mac, Let There Be Rock* - AC/DC, The Light Shines On* - Electric Light Orchestra Yet another 6 parter! Starting with Bat Out of Hell, Meatloaf’s most famous album, a mix of hard rock, heavy metal and piano. The songs are mainly ballads, most of them stretching well over five minutes. I’m quite a fan of this album, although I only really like about half of the songs on the album. Changes One is a compilation of David Bowie songs up to about 1977. It has all the classics, although some of the song choices do puzzle me as they’re not exactly the greatest. Classic Rock is basically an album full of instrumental, classical versions of famous rock songs. The only reason I actually bought this was because I was studying Music for GCSE, and most of the lessons revolve around classical music. As I hadn’t actually listened to classical at all in my life, I used this to slowly introduce myself to it. It contains rock’s best, with things like Bohemian Rhapsody, Life On Mars and Whole Lotta Love. I’ve never really been into Fleetwood Mac, as they often cross into folk territory, and I’m not a real big fan of folk. Around half of the album is straight up folk, but with a few exceptions like The Chain and Go Your Own Way that are slightly less folky. It’s like Pink Floyd; I don’t necessarily like the music, but I like it enough to appreciate the talent required. AC/DC’s 1977 release is pretty much like all their albums released in the middle period of the seventies; apart from High Voltage, their debut album, it contains maybe two or three hits and the rest are regular fillers. On top of that most of the songs generally sound the same, and that trend has carried through right up to present day. Electric Light Orchestra suffers the same fate; over the stretch of their 13 albums maybe only seven or eight songs are solid numbers, although each of their songs sounds different from each other. This album, which is a compilation album, has about four good songs. 1978 – The Second Movement – London Symphony Orchestra, Powerage – AC/DC The second album in the classical rock series is just as good, if not better than the first. This time including songs like Space Oddity and Hey Joe (the Billy Roberts version; i.e. a cover of a cover.) Powerage again suffers the same fate as Let There Be Rock, this time with only maybe two good songs, the rest sounding the same and acting as B-sides or fillers. The good thing is that you only have to wait another year for possibly their best album, Highway to Hell, but sadly that’s not on the review list as I’ve not got it. 1979 – ELO’s Greatest Hits – Electric Orchestra, The Wall – Pink Floyd As you can tell the first album is a greatest hits one, so you’re guaranteed basically for it to have good songs in it. I’m not going to spend too much time on it as there’s not much else to say about it. The Wall. Probably only known to most people for its anti-education song, (you know the one, so I won’t bother playing it) and the fact that it’s a very famous concept album that probably brought about the end for Pink Floyd. It’s a double album, which means most of the time you’re listening to a series of songs that act only to carry on the storyline, a tale of a rock star named Pink who, through a bad childhood full of over-protective mothers and bad education decided to shut himself in a wall in his mind. It also has giant butts, too. In terms of actual song quality, around half of them are good, with certain songs like The Thin Ice and Happiest Days of our lives standing out particularly well. 1980 – Heaven and Hell* - Black Sabbath There’s only one entry for 1980, and it’s the first album in which Ronnie James Dio takes over from Ozzy Osbourne. Personally I feel that once Ozzy went the real sound of Black Sabbath went with him, but I do appreciate Dio’s voice, as he is able to make softer, more acoustic songs sound just a bit better with his softer voice than Ozzy’s wild droning. He also gets +1 for effort. 1981 – Greatest Hits* - Queen, Time* - Electric Light Orchestra. Queen. Undoubtedly one of the best groups of all time. And this album is no different. Despite the fact that my record has a huge scratch on side 2 which makes that side virtually unplayable. Derp. I, luckily, managed to find it online so now I can listen to side 2 in comfort. Needless to say, it’s great. Time was Electric Light Orchestra’s attempt at making a concept album. At first I was sceptical, thinking that they wouldn’t be able to pull it off. (Remember Rolling Stones’ infamous concept album?) Surprisingly, it actually works. It tells the story of a man living in the 1980s who finds himself in 2095 and coming to terms with his surroundings. I didn’t expect this from a mainly singles oriented band, but it works really well.
  11. Never really lived up to the hype for me. I got bored after the first 3 episodes.
  12. Kudos to who can spot the movie reference.
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