Saturday, December 16, 2006

80s Metal Stripped Vol 1

Ok so the snippets from this one aren't so bad. But then most of the songs on this CD were already tame, power ballad-esq.

This one will go on my list of favs!

How did they go so wrong with Volume 2???

Silent Lucidity by Queensryche was always a fantastic song, no matter what! The only song on here that I didn't like was "When the Children Cry" - White Lion...cuz I didn't like it in the 80s either. Ok, so it was ok, the first hundred times, after that it got a little old. Worth a listen - "I saw Red" Warrant & "When I Look into Your Eyes" - Firehouse.

Some things just don't make sense...

Like VH1 Metal Mania Stripped Volume 2. I have seen the series advertised & thought oh yeah I NEED these Cds... So I get my self to amazon...
and start listening to the samples... Telsa's No way out was good, Whitesnake's Here I go again - ok I didn't hate it, Winger's Madeline wasn't any worse than the original, Dokken's Into the fire, I was wishing for more. And Nelson...come on, felt like I was listening to 98 degrees...

Ok so over all, the samples weren't selling me on the CD. Maybe someday I'll download a song or two, but I'm not going to invest in the WHOLE series.

After all how can you REALLY strip down Metal??? Then it isn't metal anymore, is it???

Decide for yourself, you can click the link above & take a listen. Of course they are just brief snippets of the song. I would think they would want to play the best parts...but maybe they don't want to sell the CDs...

Of course Metal purists will argue if any of the bands featured were ever "Metal" to begin with...

If I am wrong & you can't live with out this in your collection then feel free, maybe I'm just a 80s hair band snob!

Friday, December 15, 2006

whitesnake - here i go again

Ok gonna try this again, video didn't show up last time.


These guys are still making music. They rocked when I saw them in concert a couple of summers ago.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Last minute holiday shopping is always the best part of the season!!!

I know that I took care of at least a few on my list with iTunes Essentials – Handpicked Holiday Hits

My sis is huge into her ipod & now her dh has one... I love that you can either download a cert or get cards! I also know that our Wal-Mart has them to buy as well...Shop at Wal-Mart

I just wish my Dad was so easy! What do you get the guy who has everything, but needs everything??? I'm thinking clothes... Can't think of anything else he needs & he doesn't want anything.

The kids are done (woohoo) we got the Princess a Disneys Princess Dress up trunk with accessory.(ok, so wigs, dresses, shoes...) and the Prince got a Game Boy Micro Black. He wanted a DS, but he is only 7... I got the micro on Black Friday, so got a great deal on it, maybe in a year or 2 he'll be ready for a DS (or whatever they have then).

DH is impossible, we weren't getting anything. Cuz we need a new printer. But I want a good one, photo, office, scan, fax....I want it all & I don't want to have to spend 2x the cost of the printer to refill the ink.... Guess that's asking too much!

The Epson Stylus Photo R380 Inkjet Printer is one that is high on my list, but then I am just not sure about the ink consumption. I really like & at the same time dislike the separate color cartridges...

Of course a $140 printer is a good printer to me...Considering the last printer I bought was $30 & that was only cuz it came with both ink cartridges ($55 worth of ink..) DUH!!! That was a no brainer, of course I tossed the printer because it took the same ink as my all in one... Ahhh where are those deals now....

Whitesnake-Here I Go Again

I know can't be alone when I say this vid is HOT!!! Made me want a Jag.

Alice in Chains - Don't Follow

So it's not an 80s band or song. But it always inspires a sing along at our parties! We have done this in basements, bars, around bonfires, to quitar, to the CD... I know the vid isn't the greatest, but it's better than some of the covers....

Monday, December 11, 2006


Once you start looking you can find a ton of 80s hair band stuff out there! I am constantly listening to our Sirius 80s hair band station. We have Dish so I just click over to 6023 & dance away!!!

I wouldn't call myself a metal freak, I have always been more of a pop, glam rock, power rock kind of girl! Granted the classics are not lost on me, I am just as likely to be listening to Ozzy as I am Bon Jovi!

As big into the music as I am I can't say I've been to a ton of concerts. In fact I've only been to 1 80s hair band concert & that was Cinderella 2 years ago! They toured with Quiet Riot, Firehouse & "Ratt". I say "Ratt" becasue of course it wasn't all of Ratt & the lead singer they brought wasn't quiet right for the sound. Talented sure, but not who my companions wanted to hear!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Poison - Something To Believe In

One of our more popular choices for party music. It always inspires a sing along!!!