Mittwoch, September 22, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

The Boys are back !!

Scott Gorham und Brian Downey reformieren eine neue Besetzung
und gehn im Februar auf Deutschland Tour.

THIN LIZZY is one of rock music's most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Led by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Still In Love With You", "Cold Sweat", "Emerald" and "Don't Believe A Word".

Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of THIN LIZZY's commercial success was in 1983, followed by the band's premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of 36.
24 years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is THIN LIZZY still retains all of its vibrancy and influence.

A new lineup has formed to take LIZZY's music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in THIN LIZZY with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by DEF LEPPARD's Vivian Campbell (guitar), bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) and THE ALMIGHTY's Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.
Alongside the new lineup, Universal Music has committed to a series of re-issue, deluxe and special releases of classic THIN LIZZY material over the next 18 months. More details to follow.
THIN LIZZY has confirmed a 2011 Germany tour.

THIN LIZZY 2010 is:

Scott Gorham - Guitar
Brian Downey - Drums
Darren Wharton - Keyboards
Vivian Campbell - Guitar
Marco Mendoza - Bass Guitar
Ricky Warwick - Lead Vocals / Guitar

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Samstag, September 18, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

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Sonntag, September 12, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Golden Earring - Cut. After spending much of the late '70s and the early '80s as a cult band, Golden Earring returned to an international level of popularity in 1982 with the hit single (and popular MTV attraction) "Twilight Zone." This song and seven others are featured on Cut, a solid album that found Golden Earring starting to deviate from the pop/rock formula they perfect on No Promises...No Debts and Prisoner of the Night. Like those albums, Cut works its way through a series of guitar-based rock songs built on strong hooks. However, the band allows themselves to instrumentally stretch out a bit on some of the songs this time out. The most notable example is the midsection of "Twilight Zone," where George Kooymans lays out an exploratory series of guitar solos that build to crescendo over the taut bassline provided by Rinus Gerritsen. The other songs on Cut aren't as tightly crafted and hook-laden as those on the last few albums, but there are still plenty of strong tracks: "Baby Dynamite" is a power ballad about a fame-seeking girl that is built on a nicely harmonized chorus and "Lost and Found" is a strong mid-tempo rumination on the end of a relationship that boasts an impassioned yet subtle vocal performance from Barry Hay.
However, the best non-"Twilight Zone" track on the album is the least typical: "The Devil Made Me Do It" is a witty, fast-paced pop-rocker about love gone bad built on an eccentric but effective combination of mock-gospel call and response vocals and an energetic horn section. Some of the tracks fall short of the mark ("Future" runs a decent riff into the ground by failing to develop it in an interesting way), but the album contains enough strong tracks to make it worth a listen for the Golden Earring fan.

- Rinus Gerritsen / bass, keyboard
- Barry Hay / flute, Vocals
- George Kooymans / guitar, vocals
- Cesar Zuiderwijk / drums
- Robert Jan Stips / synthesizer

1.The Devil Made Me Do It (3:25)
2. Future (5:25)
3. Baby Dynamite (5:15)
4. Last of the Mohicans (4:09)
5. Lost and Found (4:00)
6. Twilight Zone (7:58)
7. Chargin' Up My Batteries (4:17)
8. Secrets (4:04)

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Sonntag, September 05, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Wild Horses was formed in the summer of 1978 by ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson and ex-Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain. At an early stage the line-up featured former Stone The Crows and Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and former Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones, but eventually stabilised with the addition of drummer Clive Edwards (ex-Pat Travers, Uli Roth) and guitarist/keyboardist Neil Carter (ex-Wilder, Gilbert O'Sullivan). This line-up recorded the Trevor Rabin-produced The First Album in 1980, released by EMI who signed the band after their 1979 Reading Festival appearance.
Auf diesem Festival sah ich die Band und war sofort von dem Sound überzeugt, der mich an Thin Lizzy erinnerte. Nicht zuletzt wegen dem genialen Gitarren Spiel von Brian Robertson. Die erste CD war dann schlicht gesagt der Hammer. Sehr gut arrangierte Songs die einem wie bei Lizzy im Gehörgang blieben. Tolles Album für Freunde des Gitarren Rock. Mein Fav ist und bleibt Reservation. Unbedingt antesten und kaufen. Für mich ein Milestone. ******(6)

Carter left the band in August 1980 after the band's UK tour with Ted Nugent in order to join UFO and later Gary Moore. His replacement was guitarist John Lockton (ex-The Next Band, Red Alert) whose first appearance was on the band's Japanese tour in the autumn of 1980 followed by the release of the Stand Your Ground album in the spring of 1981.

In June 1981, Robertson and Edwards both left Wild Horses in the wake of the band's Paris Theatre show in London. Robertson teamed up with Motorhead a year later and recorded Another Perfect Day in 1983, before moving on to join fellow Scotsman Frankie Miller on the Dancing In The Rain album in 1986. Edwards continued with a number of different acts, including Bernie Marsden's S.O.S., Grand Prix, and Lionheart.

Bain assembled a new Wild Horses line-up featuring Lockton, former Lautrec stepfather and son team, Reuben (vocals) and Laurence Archer (guitar), and The Def Leppard E.P. credited drummer Frank Noon. The Archers and Noon left only months later and went on to form their own band, Stampede, and Wild Horses ceased to exist, with Bain joining his former Rainbow bandmate Ronnie James Dio in Dio, while Lockton became a member of German hard rockers Victory.

Wild Horses members Laurence Archer and Clive Edwards were part of the UFO line-up that recorded the High Stakes & Dangerous Men and Lights Out In Tokyo albums in the early 1990s, before spending time in Medicine Head.

Both The First Album and Stand Your Ground were re-issued on CD in Japan and Europe in the 1990s; the latest set of re-issues came on 26 May 2009 through UK-based Krescendo Records. (Wikipedia)

Learn more about Wild Horses at Facebook …hosted by Lee Jones > Hello Lee :)!/pages/Wild-Horses/259180840670?ref=ts

Jimmy Bain - bass/vocals
Brian Robertson - guitar/vocals
Neil Carter -guitar/keyboards
Clive Edwards - drums

1. Reservation
2. Face Down
3. Blackmail
4. Flyaway
5. Dealer
6. Street Girl
7. No Strings Attached
8. Criminal Tendencies
9. Nights On The Town
10. Woman
11. Rocky Mountain Way
12. Saturday Night

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