Shuffle Mode – “Weekend Off Edition” – 7/22/07

Tale Of The Tape:
Dell DJ 30 (1st gen)
3436 songs (288 full albums) – Still haven’t used half the memory.

I listened to a lot of CDs up in the music room this weekend but I did have to show my face downstairs at some point. So I took my Dell DJ with me and did what I had to do with one earpiece in. First 25 songs (band-song-year):

  1. Allen-Lande – ‘Truth About Our Time’ – 2005
  2. Alice Cooper – ‘School’s Out’ – 1972
  3. Iron Maiden – ‘Gangland’ – 1982
  4. Running Wild – ‘Poisoned Blood’ – 1994
  5. Black Sabbath – ‘Wishing Well’ – 1980
  6. Westworld – ‘Suicide’ – 1999
  7. Quiet Riot – ‘Itchycoo Park’ – 1993
  8. Black Sabbath – ‘I Witness’ – 1994
  9. UFO – ‘Fool’s Gold’ – 2000
  10. Saxon – ‘Street Fighting Gang’ – 1980
  11. Scorpions – ‘Du Bist So Schmutzig’ – 1999
  12. Axe – ‘Sting Of The Rain’ – 1997
  13. Vinnie Vincent Invasion – ‘Deeper And Deeper’ – 1988
  14. Black ‘n Blue – ‘Best In The West’ – 1986
  15. Def Leppard – ‘White Lightning’ – 1992
  16. KISS – ‘Sweet Pain’ – 1976
  17. Iron Maiden – ‘Powerslave’ – 1984
  18. Autograph – ‘More Than A Million Times’ – 1987
  19. KISS – King Of The Mountain’ – 1985
  20. Dio – ‘Blood From A Stone’ – 1993
  21. Rush – ‘We Hold On’ – 2007
  22. REO Speedwagon – ‘Another Lifetime’ – 2007
  23. Jag Panzer – ‘Burning Heart’ – 1998
  24. Surrender – ‘One Tough City’ – 1991 (2005 reissue)
  25. Twisted Sister – ‘Silver Bells’ – 2006

Bonus Track: Saxon – ‘Iron Wheels’ – 1993

Weekend playlist

Nothing beats a weekend off when Saturday and Sunday is a part of your weekly grind. We had planned to do a nice cookout in the backyard…..Christmas in July. We had the palm tree made of Xmas lights, the food, the Holiday music but our friends and family all had plans. We found out days in advance so we planned a slumber party for my daughter with her best friend. Basically, I hid upstairs in the music room.

Now you all may laugh but, in between episodes from BEVERLY HILLS 90210 Season 1 DVD, I listened to a lot of music. I pulled out a lot of Great White and it’s been a very long time since I listened to them since the fire.

  • Great White – Back To The Rhythm (2007): The new album was just released this past Tuesday, I think it’s very good. I’ll have a review this week.
  • Great White – Sail Away (1994): This is my favorite album by the band. It’s a nice slower bluesy acoutical record, not what you would expect from a Hard Rock band in ’94. Helped me through some tough times way back when.
  • Great White – Can’t Get There From Here (1999): An excellent album that I will review soon as well. This was a “comeback” album but they never really left the party. They toured this record with Poison, Ratt, and LA Guns on Poison’s reunion tour in ’99.
  • Great White – Once Bitten (1987): I wanted to go back and re-live high school with this one. Great memories.

Man cannot live on Great White alone so I had some more albums queued up:

  • Angra – Fireworks (1998): Great Power/Progressive Metal band from Brazil. This was their fourth proper album (they had the E.P.s mixed in between releases) and it is my favorite. It’s also the last with André Matos on vocals.
  • Angra – Aurora Consurgens (2006): The latest release by the band that I keep pushing aside for newer purchases.
  • Stryper – The Roxx Regime Demos (2007): Just picked this up this past Tuesday with the new Great White. It’s the songs the band demoed as Roxx Regime that got them their label contract.
  • Axe – Five (1997): Great AOR/Hard Rock and a major comeback.
  • Axe – The Crown (2000): Another solid blend of AOR and Melodic Hard Rock, well worth checking out.

Notice how I broke up all those ‘A’ bands with an ‘S’? I also had some greatest hits CDs going:

  • Ratt – Ratt’n’Roll ’81-’91 (1991)
  • Dokken – The Very Best Of Dokken (1999)
  • Twisted Sister – Big Hits & Nasty Cuts (1992)
  • Journey – Greatest Hits (1988)

It was a loud weekend!