Def Leppard Hysteria 30Th Anniversary Editions-3 Decades Of A Great Classic

Def Leppard’s Hysteria is one of my favorite Def Leppard albums of all time and this coming August Def Leppard will be releasing 30th anniversary editions of Hysteria. As we all know that this is one of their albums that took three years to make but when it hit the stores in August 1987 it sold like crazy and of course features several hit singles from the album.This album is a timeless classic and one of Def Leppard’s greatest rock albums.

The Def Leppard 30th anniversary editions will be sold in 4 different ways one,the CD it self, two, the two LP vinyl, three,the 3 CD deluxe and the super deluxe edition box set that includes the album and a whole bunch of other cool stuff in this amazing Def Leppard box set to celebrate 30 years of Hysteria. I can just go back in time to 1987 and remember the first time hearing this album and with the first opening guitar riffs from Women and the whole band kicking in the album gets off to a great start plus this record I would listen to over and over because not only is Hysteria a great album it’s a massive creative rocknroll work of art. Hysteria is one of those albums with great songs that will get ya rocking and rolling.

Every song on this album is amazing including Animal,Pour Some Sugar On Me,God’s Of War, Hysteria and the rest on this 30 year old classic that stands the test of time and is loved by many long time Def Leppard fans and the new generation of fans as well. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Hysteria has been released and it’s sold millions of copies and is still one of Def Leppard best selling albums 30 years later. From what I read on the 3oth anniversary editions the deluxe box set is gonna include In The Round live audio singles,remixes and B Sides and I also remember y brother having the 45 R.P.M single of Pour Some Sugar On Me and on the flip side was single Ring Of Fire which is great rocking B side to Sugar. So many great things about this album including 12 songs that gives you 62 minutes and another classic produced by Mutt Lange who has worked with many other great bands including Ac/Dc. I would say for those Def Leppard fans that want the whole nine yards when the 30th anniversary editions of Hysteria hit the stores and online,I would suggest getting the super deluxe edition box set it may be high cost but from what I have read about the box set and what it features,it’s worth spending the extra money. The powerful vocals of Joe Elliott, the great bass work of Rick Savage, the massive drum work of Rick The Thundergod Alan,and the guitar works of Steve Clark and Phil Collen gives Hysteria a great album of 12 songs that still delivers after 3 decades of being released. The 30th anniversary editions of Hysteria including the box set is gonna sell like crazy and I bet the deluxe box set will really sell because of everything that’s included. So get Excitable and get ready for the 30th anniversary release of Def Leppard’s Hysteria.

Remembering Chris Cornell-A Great Performer Gone Too Soon

Many fans are remembering Chris Cornell because of his great work with Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog,Audio Slave and his solo material. The first time I heard and saw the video for Soundgarden’s Outshined back in the early 90’s I was blown away by the lead singer’s strong  voice and noticed he can really hit the notes then after a while I find out the lead singer’s name Chris Cornell. Ever Since I heard Of Soundgarden I became a fan right away plus heard their other songs, Rusty Cage, Spoonman, black Hole Sun and many others plus every song had that powerful Chris Cornell voice that would just knock you off of you feet. Everything that Chris Cornell has done in his music career,is a great and wonderful masterpiece.

The first time I heard of Temple Of The Dog is when I have seen the video for Hunger Strike and the band included members of SoundGarden and members of Pearl Jam and this track the vocals were both done by Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. The video of this song is just amazing  plus I watched it online last week because it’s a great video and I have not seen this video in years plus as you can tell by the video part of it was filmed during the day and the other part was filmed during the evening time. This video is a true classic from the 90’s and one of my favorites.

I have also heard some songs from Audioslave and there sound is also amazing plus the songs Like A Stone is one of my favorites. But going back to Soundgarden I still remember the 1994 album Badmotorfinger and that album has so many great Soundgarden classics including Rusty Cage,Outshined and Jesus Christ Pose. Another album of theirs called Superunknown also has some great songs on it including  Black Hole Sun, Spoonman,Fell On Black Days and The day I Tried To Live. That album also still features Chris Cornell’s great powerful voice and guitar work.

Chris Cornell has done so many great things in his career from Soundgarden to his own solo material plus also to be honest the first time I heard of Soundgarden is when I saw the video for Outshined from Badmotorfinger so I still need to give the early albums a listen.One day about a few weeks back when i was on Facebook and learned that Chris Cornell passed away age the age of 52 years young, I was very sad to hear that news and also  his family,friends,bandmates and his fans were all just heartbroken. Since his passing many bands have paid their respects to Chris Cornell by playing some songs from either Soundgarden or any other work that Chris Cornell has been involved in. Megadeth is one of the bands that paid tribute by doing a cover of Outshined and their cover was rocking and well done and also I have watched a live Guns N Roses clip of them covering black Hole Sun and Axl’s Voice on this song was a perfect fit and the whole G’ N R gang just rocked it out! Chris Cornell will always be remembered for his great and amazing music that touched the heart of so many fans of Soundgarden, Audioslave,Temple Of The Dog and his own solo material that we all love.

Roger Waters-Is This The Life We Really Want? First new Album In 25 Years

I have been a huge Roger waters fan for years of his work with Pink Floyd and his solo material plus the other day I listened to Roger waters Is this The Life We Really Want? his long awaited follow up to 1992’s Amused To Death and to say I was blown away by this new record. Lot of the material on the new record sounds like classic 70’s Pink Floyd a mixture of Dark side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals. The intro track called When We Were Young  that starts off the new Roger waters album sounds like a bit of the intro Speak To Me from Dark Side Of The Moon.

The Second track Deja’Vu sounds a little bit like Breathe but slower and the words to this song are just beautiful and touching to the heart plus Roger’s vocals on this song and the rest of the album is just amazing and for those who have not heard this album yet, it’s worth listening to. I gave this album a full listen via Spotify and once I listened to all 12 songs of the album that ran a total of 54 minutes, I was sitting there by my computer for like 5 minutes just amazed and blown away how amazing this new album is and although it’s been 25 years since we have heard a new Roger Waters album,it was worth the wait. Another one of my favorites is the song called Picture That and when you listen to the upbeat part of it, it has the feeling of Sheep from the 1977 Pink Floyd classic Animals so with a lot of the songs on the new Roger waters album it kind of brings you back to that early to late 70’s Pink Floyd era. One of the tracks called Bird In A Gale has a bit of the sound effect from Dogs in it and this whole album just keeps getting better and better with each track you listen to. The Cover Design for this album is also beautiful as well and it fits the album very well.

The song Smell The Roses,which is the first single from the new album has a bit of a mixture of  Echoes and have a Cigar plus not only does it have great words but this is a song that you can dance to because of the amazing groove to it  and with all the amazing songs on the album, Smell The Roses is my favorite from Is This The Life We Really want? Wait For Her is another beautiful song from this album and then  another intro ocean’s Apart before it goes into the closing track A Part Of Me Died and then when that song ends with the closing sound effects it sounds a bit like you are listening to the closing sound effects of The Dark Side Of The Moon. Everything that Roger waters has done in his 50 year career from his work with Pink Floyd to his solo material is just pure magic and his new album Is This The Life We Really want?, still shows that Roger Waters can create a great masterpiece album with amazing music that will blown your senses away. This new Roger waters album is a true work of art from start to finish.

 

Blondie Pollinator Amazing Creative Album

Last week I gave Blondie’s Album Pollinator a full listen and this album is great and well created. Lead vocalist Debbie Harry still has the great powerful voice that she has had since the 1970s and 1980s and can still rock it.Every track on this album has that great Blondie sound but the tracks Long Time and Fun are my favorites from this new Blondie album and this is their first album in 18 years since the last studio album No exit that was released in 1999. When I was listening to Pollinator via Spotify I was just blown away by the hard work and creativity of this album plus to me it sounded like a mixture of old style Blondie of the 70’s and 80’s with also some new styles but either way it’s a great an amazing album.

I have been a huge Blondie fan for years and everything they have done over the years is amazing and the new album Pollinator shows that Debbie Harry and the rest of The Blondie gang can  still keep on rocking despite of what their ages are because, age is only a number and that’s a fact when you play music.After I gave all 11 songs a full listen I was like wow not only is this a great album but a lot of the songs on here are gonna sound great live plus on  Pollinator ,you can dance to every single song and I was jamming and dancing to all 11 songs on this amazing and great album.

The Artwork of this album is also amazing and the artwork also fits the album title perfectly giving it a great feel and touch to it. Others songs Including Best day Ever, My Monster ,Gravity, along with the rest of the songs are just superb and amazing. The videos for Long Time and Fun are great videos as well which I watched after listening to the whole album of Pollinator. A while back I was saying to myself I have not heard any new Blondie music in years then last week when I was online and an ad read Pollinator the new album from Blondie out now and from there my mind was thinking OK time to go on Spotify look up this album and give it a listen.The second the play button was pressed I was knocked out of my seat.

For anyone who has been a Blondie fan from the start to the new generation of fans you gotta give Blondie’s Pollinator a full listen from the beginning until the end and you will find out how true this new album from Blondie packs a punch of music excitement. I have read a lot of reviews on this album and from what I have read everyone loves it and I’m one of those who thinks that this is a great record that will be played a lot and an album that Blondie fans will talk about for many years to come. Blondie’s Pollinator is truly an amazing powerful album with a list of winning hits.

 

 

 

 

Pink Floyd 50Th Anniversary-A Salute To A Long Time Rock Band

From the first Album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to The Endless River  here is a salute to Pink Floyd as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary. I have been a huge Pink Floyd fan for years and just love there music plus there classic 1973 album  The Dark Side Of The Moon, is one of my favorites of all time.Pink Floyd has gone through many line up changes plus different band names before they were known as Pink Floyd and I remember reading in a book that I have called Pink Floyd Learning to fly on how former frontman Syd Barrett came up with the name of the group.

Syd Barrett owned 2 albums by 2 bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council then took the 2 first names of the artists and ended up calling the band Pink Floyd. When Pink Floyd put out there first single Arnold Layne back in 1967 it became a hit plus the song talks about a man who likes to dress up in women’s clothing. There first album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was record At Abby Road Studios during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper.The entire Debut Pink Floyd album is a true masterpiece and to get the full enjoyment of it it’s best listened with headphones.

The second album A Saucerful Of Secrets is just 3 tracks with Syd Barrett then the other 4 were with new member David Gilmour. This album’s title track goes for almost 12 minutes with space effects  and then slow tempo with harmonizing at the end. Pink Floyd has also put out other great albums including Meddle,The Dark Side Of The Moon,Wish You Were Here,Animals The Wall ,A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and many others. Here is to Pink Floyd on 50 years of  great music.What’s also great is that there are a lot of Pink Floyd Tribute bands that pay homage to Pink Floyd.

 

Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Turning 30 -One Of Pink Floyd’s Great Albums

This year Pink Floyd’s classic 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason will be turning 30 and I still remember when this album came out for the very first time. Back in 1987 on MTV I saw the video for Learning To Fly and thought what a great song and video plus David Gilmour’s lead guitar and vocals just amazing. Of course this is the follow up to the 1983 album The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is the bands first album without Roger waters who left the band in 1985 to become a solo artist and the other Floyd members carried on.

I remember hearing this album in it’s entirety for the very first time and was blown away by this classic album.The opening instrumental Signs Of Life is just beautiful with the sound effects and the keyboards coming in along with David Gilmour”s amazing guitar work.Then after that track reaches the end it goes in to Learning To Fly which opens with the words into the distance a ribbon of black stretched to the point of no turning back and those words that open that song beautiful and amazing. The 3rd track The Dogs Of war now this is another one of my favorites on this album starting out with the keyboards and synth plus David Gilmour singing his heart and soul out on this track and then 2 plus minutes in the track goes into rock city with the whole band jamming plus killer sax added as well.

When that song ends the 4th track One Slip starts opening with some  sound effects and then starting with the keyboards drums and then at the same time all the instruments and David Gilmour’s vocals get it all started plus this is a song that I can crank up loud and dance to. The 5th track On The Turning Away which is a slow balled is a very beautiful and moving song plus this song brings a very important message it;s a great piece from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Track 6 Yet Another Movie/Round And Around  starts out with drum intro and then the band and words coming in and closing with the short instrumental Round And Around. The 7th track A New Machine part 1,is a 2 plus minute piece with just synth and David Gilmour singing and then it goes into track 8 the instrumental Terminal Frost with lots of amazing and clean Guitar work.Track 9 A New Machine part 2 is a quick 38 second track with synth and Gilmour singing a few lines and then going into the 10th and final track Sorrow.First you hear a bit of bass and then a rocking guitar intro and then it gets rocking. over 2 minutes in Gilmour’s Vocals come in then you have a minute plus of instrumental work then some quick words then the last 2 minutes instrumental with the instruments fading out at the end. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a great Pink Floyd classic album.

Remembering George Micheal-A Salute To A Great Icon

From his days with Wham to his solo carer George Micheal had many amazing hits we all know and love and today and everyday every single fan including myself is remembering George Micheal. I can remember back in 1984 when I first saw the video and heard  the song Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham plus how I was knocked out with that great singing voice that George Micheal had and the energy he put into the video. That video and song is still one of my favorites from the 80’s and during that time I was in the 7th grade and just a young 12 year old kid.

There were also other great songs from The Wham era including Wham Rap [Do What You Do], Careless Whisper, I’m Your Man, Everything She Wants, Edge Of Heaven and many others. His solo material is also mind blowing and his album Faith is a true George Micheal classic. I remember when my brother got Faith on vinyl back in the day and we played it all the way through from start to finish. Every song on that album is a masterpiece including the title track,Father Figure I Want Your Sex, Monkey etc. All of his solo albums are great but gotta say out of them all Faith is my favorite one. He may be passed on but the music and memory of George Micheal will always live on in each and every  true fans hearts

Def Leppard Hysteria 30 Years On-One Of Def Leppard’s Finest Classics

 

This coming August will be 30 years since Def Leppard released there masterpiece Hysteria so now we look back about Def Leppard Hysteria 30 years on. Hysteria was released on August 3rd,1987 and this album took there 3 years to make and it features several singles from the album including  Animal,Pour Some Sugar On Me,Hysteria,Rocket and many others from this amazing 1987 classic of great rocking Def Leppard tracks.

I can still remember when this album first came out and seeing the record album in one of the stores and looking at the cover and thought what a cool and amazing album cover. My brother got this on vinyl and the minute he got home we put this record on the turntable and turned up the volume. Hearing the opening guitar on Women just blew me away then the whole song just goes into full rock mode. That and the other 11 songs on this album are just pure Classic Def Leppard. Def Leppard Hysteria ,one of Def Leppard’s finest classic’s 30 years and counting!

 

Favorite Classic Albums-Great Timeless Masterpieces

There are many favorite classic albums that I just love and like to listen to from time to time. One of my favorites is Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd also what I like about this album is that all 10 songs are just amazing plus gotta love David Gilmour’s guitar work and great vocals as well and Time, Money and us and them  are a few of the amazing songs on the amazing 1973 classic and almost 44 years later this is still a well known classic.
Another favorite classic album is 2112 by Rush and this album I just love. It opens with the 20 minute track putting out great rocking riffs  by all 3 members and Great powerful vocals by Geddy Lee. Other tracks on here are also great classic including Passage To Bangkok and Something For Nothing. 2112 is a great classic album by Rush.There are many more classic albums that I enjoy including Def Leppard’s Hysteria,PInk Floyd’s The wall, Eagles,Hotel California and many other classic albums that are out there to enjoy for long time fans of these bands and also for a new generation of fans who are hearing these classic albums for the very first time in there lives.