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!

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3 comments on “Weekend playlist

  1. Increible weekend Steve. I dont have those AXE albums but i have their old ones like LIVING ON THE EDGE, or NEMESIS that i love very much.
    About GREAT WHITE, i am more a fan of their old records but i still think they never made a bad album. I am going to buy their new album too of course.
    I like VIPER more then ANGRA but ANGELS CRY and HOLY LAND were not bad.
    I also listen to some great albums at the weekend:
    LILLIAN AXE:FIELDS OF YESTERDAY 1999
    KROKUS:HELLRAISER 2006
    KICK AXE:VICES 1984
    ANDI DERIS:COME IN FROM THE RAIN 1997
    HALFORD:CRUCIBLE 2002
    LOUD´N´NASTY:TEASER TEASER 2004
    KING DIAMOND:THE PUPPET MASTER2003
    KING DIAMOND:THE EYE 1990
    DARK ANGEL:LIVE SCARS 1990
    MEPHISTO:METAL OF DEATH 2005
    TANKARD:B-DAY 2002
    And i saw two dvd´s:
    VOIVOD:DVOD 1 with old video clips and stuff
    EXODUS:LIVE AT THE DNA 2005
    And i still had time to go out Saturday night to have a metal party at a local pub with my girlfriend and friend.

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