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Votes Judas Priest Album
8 British Steel
7 Screaming for Vengeance
6 Painkiller
3 Defenders of the Faith
3 Killing Machine
3 Point of Entry
3 Firepower
1 Turbo
1 Ram it Down
1 Hellbent for Leather
1 Stained Class
1 Redeemer of Souls
1 Angel of Retribution
1 Album
1 Album

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R4 - Judas Priest by ConnorsConnors, 22 Sep 2020 10:28


Band Song Punters
Kyuss Catamaran @ApeGotFire
Dan Sultan Cadillac & Mustang @KjDraven
Fear Factory Cars @Stormclaw
Primus Jerry was a Race Car Driver @Mozarticus
The Clash Brand New Cadillac @sfpodge
Elvenking Devil's Carriage @geekOnaught
Shonen Knife Cycling is Fun @brettenlund
The Clash Car Jamming @thecheese01, @Se77Evans
KISS Comin' Home @Scott2803
Iron Maiden Coming Home @KjDraven
Wolfmother Gypsy Caravan @BlairKuraban
Mad3 Caravan @OlDirtyGaijin
Rush Caravan @Adelaiderocker
Queen I'm in Love with My Car @WattoTony
Anthrax Cadillac Rock Box @TGUZ72, @_shmick
Black Sabbath Planet Caravan @robcad
Our Hollow Our Home Weight & Carriage @daisie05330445
Millencolin Move Your Car @7RockLists
Shihad Life in Cars @KlausBremner
Cockney Rejects Police Car @manikato888
Butthole Surfers Let's Talk about Cars @KlausBremner
Jello Biafra & The Melvins Yuppie Cadillac @KlausBremner
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Band Song Punters
The Chats Bus Money @thecheese01
Shihad Boat Song @KlausBremner
ZZ Top Waitin' for the Bus @Stormclaw, @WattoTony
David Lee Roth Big Train @ApeGotFire
Alestorm Shit Boat @KjDraven
Pearl Jam Love Boat Captain @KjDraven
Pink Floyd Bike @brettenlund, @Adelaiderocker
Motorhead Bomber @geekOnaught, @daisie05330445, @OlDirtyGaijin
Guided By Voices Biker's Nest @geekOnaught
SNFU Drunk on a Bike @geekOnaught
Amyl & the Sniffers Stole My Push Bike @geekOnaught
Midnight Oil Section 5 (Bus to Bondi) @EJW_Stein
The Blues Brothers B Movie Box Car Blues @BlairKuraban
Autograph Blondes in Black Cars @Scott2803
The Bennies My Bike @7RockLists
Queen Bicycle Race @TGUZ72
Iggy Pop Bulldozer @sfpodge
Custard Bedford @cricketflog
The Who Magic Bus @robcad
Deftones Be Quiet & Drive @Se77Evans
Rush Red Barchetta @missbarbell
The Presidents of the United States of America Dune Buggy @clarke371
Volbeat Battleship Chains @spearl69
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Band Song Punters
Red Hot Chili Peppers Aeroplane @7RockLists, @TGUZ72, @KlausBremner, @Se77Evans
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine Airplane Food @OlDirtyGaijin
Kraftwerk Autobahn @WattoTony
The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High @KjDraven
Luca Brasi Aeroplane @Stormclaw
Nirvana Aero Zeppelin @Adelaiderocker, @robcad
The Black Keys Aeroplane Blues @Mozarticus, @sfpodge
My Checmical Romance Ambulance @geekOnaught
Flanders Asking for a Backseat @thecheese01
Tricklebolt Air Balloon @BlairKuraban
Pallas Ark of Infinity @missbarbell
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance @clarke371
Futures Aeroplanes @daisie05330445
KALEO Automobile @spearl69
ZZ Top Arrested While Driving Blind @BlairKuraban
Less Than Jake Abandon Ship @brettenlund
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“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Compiling lists here for our 2nd 30 Day Song CHallenge.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Teenage Bottlerocket 1 Freak Out! Dec12. Has one of my favourite songs of the year in Headbanger! (A song originally recorded by the guys when they were called Sack. In fact, I only really know that song and the title one that kicks the album off. I like the chorus (inc the riff) in Cruising For Chicks. Done With Love and Never Gonna Tell You are very good. The 2nd half is definitely weaker, though Summertime near the end stood out. Overall, an album of solid punk tunes with 1 real standout. Jul18. Solid LP with a few of their best tracks. Inc their best song, the re-recorded Sack song, Headbanger. Also love Cruising for Chicks, Never Gonna Tell You, & Summertime. Sept20. Well obvioulsy this album just keeps growing on me, as 7 songs before this listen are in my 2012 H100. I have already spoken about by favourites here. Necrocomicon is one of their oddball songs about a comic book of the dead. A lot of fun. Done with Love has also rocketed up my 2012 H100 too. The obligatory horror song is here in Punk House of Horror. These aren't usually my favourites and this one is not either, but still a good mid album song. If the catchiness of Never Gonna Tell You doesn't get you to move something in response, you are dead inside. In the Pit just went up my list of cool songs. Expresses my feelings exactly about fucking jocks in the pit thinking it is cool hurting others. Odd lyrics aside, Mutilate Me is their biting guitar and class rhythm at its finest. Who Killed Sensei is flat-out punk rock. I enjoy the second half a lot more than I did on those early listens, obviously. Summertime is often my go-to song when people ask to post songs about Summer. Love it. Don't Go with the Flow was the highlight this time through for me. A very cool song I have overlooked in the past and a very good finish to a fine album. 4.5/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 1 Tales from Wyoming Sept20. In My Head kicks off with Ramones-like reckless riffing. Then we have a couple of briliant pop-punk love songs als in a way only the Ramones could have gotten away with. But Teenage Bottlerocket are getting brilliant at them to. I Found the One is good, but Nothing Else Matters (When I'm with You) is brilliant. Only these guys could cram in so many Metallica references into one song. It is close to the best pop-punk love song of all time and even the metalheads should melt to this one. It reminds me of Nerf Herder's Pantera Fans in Love. Not sure how, but they manage to even go one better on the next song. They Call Me Steve is another love song, but this time told from the perspective of 'Steve', the character from Minecraft. This was a hit with my kids back in 2015. All the references are fun, but the song itself is up there with their best. My son especially liked Cockroach Strikes Again which was weird as it is about a serial killer. I was a little worried :P It is a strangely catchy song though. Been Too Long really stood out this play through. I know some of these songs so well, then others like this, hardly at all. Haunted House had a fair run in the car too. It's aged a little more than the others here for me. Bullshit has some cracking riffing. Actually, I am loving this song now. Like Freak Out I had this album pegged as having a much weaker second half, but enjoying a lot of the songs on there this time around. TV Set is pretty cool and whilst these guys do a lot of poppy songs about love, I really did not expect an acoustic and cello song on their albums. What a really mellow and cool way to finish the album. Nice. 4.5/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 2 They Came from the Shadows Sep20. The band really hit their stride on this album. I already have a couple of early tracks and later tracks in my 2009 H100. What a cracking opening with Skate or Die, a short ode to skating I am sure most punks know. I Don't Want To Go is another of their repeat the main lyric for a chorus songs. It is a cracker though. Then we hit the brilliant Bigger Than Kiss that I am sure all rock lovers of some kind can get something out of. I love it. Some of the guitar work is very cool too. Do What? really grew on me. It is a song I did not really know and liked it these run-throughs. That distinctive ringing guitar sound is back for Not OK, another very good song as the opening run continues. We have a ride of good, but not great, songs through the middle, the hihglight being the Bad Religion-like riffs in Fatso Goes Nutzoid. The thumping Be With You is where things pick back up again. Jerk is pretty cool and then the cracking title track with its fun-as rhythm. Todayo is a pretty good finisher too. Definitely my favourite of their albums so far ;) 4/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 0 Total Sept20. Wow, these is a cool jump up from the debut. The band just seems to gel so much better and having the sceond vocalist works so well. This is a cracking start to an an album too. Loved Radio and So Cool and I already have the fantastic Stupid Games in my 2005 H100. Fall for You continues the fun and the guitars for Crashing are very cool; the vocals, not so much. I imagine Cody penned Lost In Space. His other band, The Lillingtons cover different and weird topics like this. It's a pretty damn good song too. Blood Bath at Burger King is also Lillington-like creepy fun. Veronica and the dual vocals of Repeat Offender are pretty cool. We have the cool A-Bomb on here too (I reviewed it on an EP) and then finish with So Far Away. The band are on their way. A couple of quirky songs, but they don't quite stand out like on later albums. Everything here is still a little samey. There are advances in songwriting and I like what is here. It's hard to rate when you know what is to come ;) Same score, but I'd place slightly above previous album, Another Way. 3.5/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 0 Warning Device Sept20. Their Bottlerocket track serves more as a quick introduction to the album here. In the Basement is a brilliant pop-punk song, with that cool ringing guitar sound. Gave You More Heart has more of a slower but riff-driven beat and ups the catchiness. I love the little lead break in this one too. She's Not the One is one of their repeated lyrics songs that they do, but I still get hooked. I love the guitars in this one. Pacemaker was not an early favourite but really grew on me - more of a straight ahead rocker. Another that really grabbed me this run through was Social Life. Perhaps b/c it just really resonated with our current situation of isolation and not having a social life. Welcome to the Nuthouse is one of their quirky numbers that has always been a heap of fun. Not sure why this one was not already in my 2008 H100. After that we have some sappy, but still very enjoyable, songs about love and then lost love in the title track. In fact, I was quite surprised to find this is the theme behind most songs on the record, limiting its scope a little and making tracks like In the Basement and Welcome to the Nuthouse stand out even more. Was heading towards a 4, but sticking with the same as first two albums. 3.5/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 0 Another Way Sept20. I don't really know the songs from this one. It sounds quite samey, but after a few spins some favourites emerged. I love the overall sound, but think they got better when Cody joined. Sharing vocals helps. I had to look up what Go Stag meant. It is a cool start to the album. Then we have some good songs, but repeating 'go-go' in two of four songs to go with the repeated 'whoah-whoahs' I know will be too much for some. It is going to take a few more listens for favourites to stand out through the middle of this album. Go-Go and Mini Skirt are probably my picks at this early stage. I like the finish to the (actual) album with the slower Rathead where they really get their Ramones on and the final, title track is the best here. What awesome guitars and driving riffs. Something about the rhythm of this songs really stands out. 3.5/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 0 Stay Rad! Sept20 Okay, so have enjoyed Teenage Bottlerocket's humour and I have several of the jokey songs favourited here too, but I just felt some of them fell flat in this album. For example, I Wanna be Your Dog and Wild Hair just don't do it for me. On the flipside (ironically), my favourite song on here is Stupid Song. I can so relate to that, when you just want to chill and not have to listen for amazing drum fills, shredding guitar, arpeggios, and intellectual lyrics. Sometimes, it just takes a stupid/simple song to put you in a good mood. This is one of those, whislt being an ode to all stupid songs. Opener You Don't Get the Joke is a lot of fun too. Creature from the Black Metal Lagoon is their horror-themed with stupidity song. It's a pretty good song, but it's not going to be a favourite. I don't mind Death Kart, Everything to Me and I Never Knew but overall, I felt there is a lot of filler here. 3/5
Teenage Bottlerocket 0 A-Bomb EP Sept20. A-Bomb has a cool sense of ugency about it and is a good start. Teenwolf sets into a very cool groove and riff, and then some cool bass later on, but I am not a fan of the vocals here. Going Slow is much the same. Job On Me changes things up with some shouted vocals right at the start. Ray's vocals are a bit harsher than later albums. I know people that don't listen to this stauff might say it all sounds the same, and unfortuantely here, it is a bit too samey. I think this is a good start, but I know so much better is to come. Still, I liked averything here. 3/5

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Votes Teenage Bottlerocket Album
30 Freak Out!
29 Tales from Wyoming
23 They Came From The Shadows
14 Total
11 Warning Device
11 Another Way
8 Stay Rad!

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R3 - Teenage Bottlerocket by ConnorsConnors, 12 Sep 2020 05:16

Compiling all my L.A Guns album CCs here in one place.

L.A Guns 0 Hollywood Vampires Jan13. Another from the end of the 'cock rock age'. This was quite an experimental album actually. I really liked it back then, but it got put on the shelf as my taste changed. Songs that still stand out: Over the Edge (4/5), Some Lie For Love (4/5 - not so much the chorus, but I like the verses), & Wild Obsession (4/5 what a groove). Includes the slow songs I Found You & It's Over Now (4/5) that I really like, but Crystal Eyes did not do it for me (2/5, a little long too). The rest includes a few bordering on 4/5 and are all good too, making this year a real hard one. Sept20. Oh man that build into Over the Edge is brilliant. There is a bit of Middle-Eastern mysticysm and a bit of Cinderella to it too. But what a cracking song. Some Lie 4 Love and Kiss My Love Goodbye are great stompers with some fantastic guitars. So much going on here in such simple sounding songs. Nothing wrong with Here It Comes either; a song I don't know as well as others here. Check out the change ups late in the song. Then comes the first of three ballads on here (Crystal Eyes) and they are all bloody good. The boogie stomp and anthemic Wild Obsession brings back the horn section that this band has tried on first three albums. This song just works and you can't not tap along to this. There is not a lot of sleaze-rock on this album, but Dirty Luv brings a little. Whilst it would have fit right in on their debut, it actually seems a little out of place here. My Koo Ka Choo brings back the horns. It is sappy, boppy and cliched and really should not work, but I love it. Hard to explain really, but it is a lot of fun. It's Over Now is as good a ballad as this scene pumped out. Lovely. Snake Eyes Boogie does everything it says on the cover. They are having a lot of fun making this album. Then comes the third cracking ballad: I Found you. I really loved this one back in the day. It's funny b/c I just did not like the slow songs from some bands, like Motley Crue and I would have thought the same of these guys after 1 album, but they really nailed them with Ballad of Jayne and the 3 on here. Then to continue the 'you never know what you're gonna get', we have a brooding and groove heavy and wild Big House. These guys really grew as a band over three albums in just over three years and hit their peak just as their scene was forgotten (like many others). A pity. They had a great thing going here and I love listening to this album again. 5/5
L.A Guns 1 Cocked & Loaded Sept20. I had L.A Guns first 3 CDs and I remember them getting better and more diverse with each listen. Then I stopped :(. I thought this one was the best rocker and listening now it still seems that way. Letting Go is a cool 1 minute intro into Slap In the Face, which is a stomper. In fact, I have all songs up to #8 already in my #1989H100, so this is a cracking first half. Rip and Tear thumps along and it surprises me songs like this were not as big as what the other half of this band became. Sleazy Come, Easy Go is good and yep, a fair sleaze-rock track. Never Enough if just brilliant; Lewis nails the vocals on this one. If this doesn't get you moving, you are dead inside. Malaria is a real rumbler where Tracii gets to show some chops. Then we hit one of the best ballads of the 80s, The Ballad of Jayne. How every other hair metal/sleaze rock/ L.A band went on to have sappy ballads all over the radio and TV and yet this one was not huge amazes me. (In a bit of trivia, it is about Jayne Mansfield, playboy and Hollywood star, who Siouxsie & Banshees also sang about and mother of actress Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order). Magdalaine is an interesting song with acousitc flourishes in a fast paced rocker, showing more signs of where the band would head on their next album. Give a Little and 17 Crash aren't as strong as the first half but bring a bit more of the sleaze-rock that sound like their first album and wouldn't be out of place on a Crue record. Showdown (Riot on Sunset) is similar, but adds a horn section which reminded me a little of how The Saints did it. This sounds like L.A Guns' Wild Side. Wheels of Fire has a cool riff and a song I have not paid as much attention to as I should have. This alsbum runs deeper than I previously gave it credit for. I Wanna be Your Man is a rock by numbers, fist in the air finisher. Okay, so almost every song in my H100 now. A cracking album. And all this in a year after their debut. Wow. Not sure what I rate the next one now, as it was my favourite in the day, but this is right up there. 4.5/5
L.A Guns 0 Waking the Dead Sept20. Nothing like diving right back in. Phil Lewis rejoins the band we they put out 2 albums in 2 years. Maybe that was too much too fast; Tracii Guns left the band after this album. A pity, as it sounds like they were just building towards something big again. The first couple of songs here rock. OK, Let's Roll is close to a punk song - that rumbling bass. What a start. The title track is okay - it certainly has Motley Crue stylings. Parts of Revolution sound familiar. (Did Tracii use this in Brides of Destruction?) In any case, this is a kickass start to the album. You just knew a ballad was coming to calm things down and here it is, track five called The Ballad. I love both bands, but I think L.A Guns have it over Motley Crue for slow songs. I never really gelled with Crue slow songs except Home Sweet Home as a concert closer. The Ballad is not up to previous namesakes, but it is still decent. Frequency is a bass-heavy rumbler, then Psychopathic Eyes pumps you up to Motorhead levels. Hellraiser's Ball has a cracking groove to it. Nothing wrong with the last couple here either. Thoroughly enjoyable album. 4/5
L.A Guns 1 ST Sept20. No Mercy is a kickass opening track. Such a fun beat, great chorus and Tracii gets to show off his guitars skills, all in under 3 minutes. This and One More Reason were already in my 1988H100. Sex Action is a good song too. Lyrics may be a bit daft, but what a driving riff. Electric Gypsy and Nothing to Lose continue the fun. Cry No More is a nice little acoustic interlude, that seems weird after what comes before it, but is a nice lead-in to the slower One Way Ticket. The lyrical content could do with some variety, but if you like songs about city life, sex and women, there is plenty here for you. Down in the City is a decent end, but overall, the second half here is quite weak. Still, they do the sleaze rock better than most. A solid first album. 3.5/5
L.A Guns 0 Tales from the Strip Sept20. Oh wow, It Don't Mean Nothing opens with a riff straight from a Nirvana song (well sounds like one anyway), but that doesn't last long before the song settles into a typical L.A Guns tale of city-life with a fun, driving beat. I really liked this one. Only second song in and we slow down for Electric Neon Sunset but it is not really a ballad - it reminds me of slow brooders like Over the Edge from Hollywood Vampires - so that is a good thing. Gypsy Soul is a typical L.A Guns song and another I enjoyed. Original Sin also reminds me of a Nirvana song at the start - particularly the drumming. But this is by no means a 'grunge' album. I just hear these little similarities. The band on the whole are definitely back to their sleaze-blues-influenced rock. Hollywood's Burning is a cool, anthemic rocker. Rox Baby Girl is also old-school L.A Guns fun. Skin and Shame show more modern rock leanings but are both decent songs and Reserrection is a good cross of the same and 70s rock, in an Aerosmith sort of way. The last two tracks are okay, but the album does feel a little long and a couple of tracks I did not mention could definitely have been culled. Probably a slight step back from last album, but overall, pretty good. 3.5/5
L.A Guns 0 The Devil You Know Sept20. Rage is a pretty kick-arse opener. It has a bit of a punk delivery. Stay Away is a solid rocker - nothing more. I preferred Loaded Bomb, even with the keyboards ;). It has some real 90s guitar moments in it too. Ending similar to Soundgarden circa Badmotorfinger. The title track has leanings towards their 80s sound. It is good, but not the best here. The cool rocking vibe of Needle to the Bone is a lot more fun. What a cool song. Going High has a cool groove and even soars in parts. Don't Need to Win in all ways old-school L.A Guns; the good and the bad. Down That Hole has some very cool guitars in it. The we have a slower song and a bonus rocker to finish. Neither are brilliant, but again, I did not mind them either. Overall, a pretty consistent album: song lengths a little too consistent. I also note the production is a little rougher here, in a good way. The last album just seemed a bit to 'polished'. The Guns guitars are defnitely back here and I enjoyed this one. 3.5/5
L.A Guns 0 Hollywood Forever Sept20. I remember listening to this album and liking several songs, just none of them enough to put into my strong #2012H100. (A lot of good albums this year for me). The title track opens the album and it is a good example. It is a really good rocker but just doesn't quite have enough for me to thumb for my H100 list. The mix just doesn't quite sound right either. It just lacks bite and the punch of the bass and drums. Second song is okay and the third is ordinary at best. Burn adds a bit of country-tinged rock that reminds me of Cinderella's Heartbreak Station album. Vine Street Shimmy is certainly back to their roots of sleaze-rock. It has a great swing to it. Dirty Black Night is similar. Underneath the Sun is a pretty boring slow song. A pity, as I really like a lot of L.A Guns' slow songs. Queenie is a cool, swaggering, dirty rock song in the style of old pub rock heroes like Rose Tattoo. Venus Bomb is pretty good and I Won't Pay immediately gets your attention with its simple chant for a chorus. It has some nice shredding too. Arana Negra has a great driving riff and is a cool song. I like most of this, there is just little to really leap out at me at this stage. Still, an enjoyable listen. 3.5/5
L.A Guns 1 Man in the Moon Sept20. So, Jizzy steps up to the plate, but is ousted by the returning original singer in Phil Lewis for this album. (Same thing happened to Jizzy when he sang for RATT too by the sounds of it). I know I have listened to this album, but not enough to comment on without having another listen. Man in the Moon has a pretty cool groove and is a decent song without being a brilliant opener. Wow. Beautiful starts just like a Grinspoon song. A nice little song. Spider's Web sounds like it could have been from Hollywood Vampires sessions, so that is a good thing. Don't Call Me Crazy is a little too close to Ballad of Jayne in the verses, so it is a nice slow song. Hypnotized starts all ACDC-like and is a pretty cool mid-album rocker. Fast Talkin' Dream Dealer has a real 80s groove and feel to it. It rumbles along at a fun pace with plenty of moments for Tracii to show his licks. Out of Sight is a bluesy number and the get a bit Zeppelin-like in the music to the slower Turn It Around. Scream is another ode to life in the city and a good rocker to finish here. I listened to this several times and enjoyed it. I just had trouble picking standouts. Spider's Web was probably my favourite, but this was just consistently good. 3.5/5
L.A Guns 0 Shrinking Violet Sept20. Alright, another vocalist. This time it is Jizzy Pearl. I liked his work in Love/Hate and he surely suits the L.A Guns sleaze rock sound better, so lets hope this is a return to their roots after completely losing their way over last two albums. yep, from the opening chords of Girl, You Turn Me On they are mostly back to their roots, even in the lyrics. There are some really cool parts to this song. The title track has some good guitars, but is not a strong song overall. Man, Jizzy does the slow songs very well. That is good, because writing slow songs was a strength of L.A Guns on their peak albums. Dreamtime is not quite back to their best, but a decent slow number here (and features Gilby Clarke on guitar). Not sure I would have backed it with another slow song (Barbed Wire), especially one that is almost 6 minutes. I'll Be There has a stomping start but doesn't really go anywhere. California is a pretty cool song and has a chorus very similar to a song Slash later put out. That is interesting. The last three songs all vary completely in style and feel like they were added to fill out the album. Weird. This would have made a really good EP. Anyway, not bad and a lot better that last two. 3/5
L.A Guns 0 The Missing Peace Sept20. Man, modern production does not really suit these sleaze-rockers. This seems even 'flatter' than on Hollywood Forever. So, Lewis and Guns reunited for this, but left long time members behind. Gotta feel for drummer Riley especially. I also think a bit of the magic is missing. On their last album together, they sounded like they were really building to something for a second time. Maybe the third run at it will take time too. It's All the Same to Me makes me feel exactly as the title expresses. Speed has a decent riff and pace, but just does not do it for me, especially as the only single here. A Drop of Bleach and Sticky Fingers have some good moments. The ballad here is Christine - it is pretty standard affair. Baby Gotta Fever has a good old school beat to it (but some lame lyrics). Don't Bring a Knife Gun Fight is a decent modern rock song, but not so sure on the backing vocals. It has a cool, rumbling beat and some nice shredding, but again, is good, not great. From there there are decent songs, mostly slow songs, to the end of the album. The title track has some decent dynamics to it. It seems to me the return of Tracii was not the smoking gun… sorry. I will see myself out. In all, a decent album, but nothing here really grabs me to include in my H100 list. I am sure they will build with their next album back together like they did last time they reunited. 3/5
L.A Guns 0 Vicious Circle Sept20. Okay, so here is where the rift occurs. A pity after such an awesome album in Hollywood Vampires. This kicks off with Face Down which is menat to be a fist pumping rocker, but falls flat, and to be honest, I reckon I prefer every song on the last album to this. Long Time Dead has some almost industrial rhythms and it was clear the direction of the music was in debate. Killing Machine takes the industrial vibe further from their own sound that they had just discovered. Fade Away is an acoustic, country-tinged slower song. It is okay, but Cinderella did this sound better years before. The horns return for Nothing Better to Do, but so does the Ministry-lite driving rhythm. Still, this is the best so far. This could have been a cool sleaze-rock belter with its cracking chorus, but it just sounds like they have completely lost their way. There is something off about Chasing the Dragon too (the electric part), but there are some cool parts too. It's not a terible ride to the end, but it ain't grand either. Wow, I am really surprised in the difference between this and previous album. 2/5
L.A Guns 0 American Hardcore Sept. Okay, so after the turmoil and disaster that was last album Vicious Circle, singer Phil Lewis is gone and then bassist Nickels (though he still has writing credits for most of the album). The cover of the album alone is enough to make you worried. Looks like something Suicidal Tendencies would have. That in itself is not a worry - I like Suicidal - but L.A Guns' attempt to change sound went badly before and I am worried what is going on here. Well, okay, less industrial rhythm and more 'let's sound like Pantera'. Wow. After a few songs in, the Pantera influence is obvious and they also remind me a bit of Australian band Mantissa here. This could be a bonus for some, but it is really odd when listening to the band's discography in order. And I don't think they do this sound well. It does not sound natural at all. Not only that, some of this is terrible! Take Pissed and Kevorkian for example. Oh and it just gets worse with Hugs & Needles. Despite probably the best riff I have heard so far, some absolute horrible songwriting here. I like to try and have a few listens of each album. I will force myself to at least have a second here. Nope. I couldn't do it! 1/5

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: R2 - L.A Guns - Connors by ConnorsConnors, 01 Sep 2020 04:14
Votes L.A Guns Album
51 L.A Guns
50 Cocked & Loaded
32 Hollywood Vampires
16 The Missing Peace
15 The Devil You Know
15 Man In The Moon
13 Tales from the Strip
12 Hollywood Forever
10 Waking the Dead
9 Vicious Circle
4 Shrinking Violet
2 Rips the Covers Off
2 American Hardcore
1 Cuts EP

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R2 - L.A Guns by ConnorsConnors, 01 Sep 2020 04:13

Putting all my OZZY album CCs here for easy sorting.

Ozzy Osbourne 3 No More Tears Aug20. It could be the involvement of Lemmy in the writing process for several songs, but it surprised me how much better this album was than the one before. I love this album and as I am going through the discography, it still sits at the top at the moment. Great riffs and very catchy rock tunes open the album in Mr Tinkertrain and the cool I Don't Wanna Change the World. Mama, I'm Coming Home is his best slow song for ages - those just haven't worked on previous couple of albums. I am sure this would be considered an even bigger album if it did not come out in such a big year for rock. Desire is pretty good but could be cut a bit. No More Tears opens with the brilliant bass line (written by Mike Inez), has a brooding riff and just great dynamics all round. Hellraiser and Zombie Stomp are similar rolicking affairs. Time After Time is another good slow song, as is the closer, Road to Nowhere. I would have thought three slow songs would be too much here, but they are all very good. And nothing wrong with the songs I did not mention in between either. I enjoyed all of them on this run, with Desire and Won't Be Coming Home both caught my attention this play through. May not be as much guitar magic on here for the metal-heads, but just enjoy the songs here a whole lot more that other albums. 4.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 3 Blizzard of Ozz Aug20. I love the opening riffs of I Don't Know. I certainly was not expecting the mid-song slow section. A good opener to the album. Crazy Train is a brilliant song (and Top10 in my 1980H100). Goodbye To Friends is a decent slow track and sounds like one Ozzy had to write to 'move on' from Sabbath and Dee is a nice little acoustic interlude. I know Mr Crowley is a bit of a fan favourite, but it doesn't do a lot for me, especially the keyboards. It is Randy Rhoad's guitars that make the song. Is No Bone Movies about not watching porn anymore? Revelation is another slow (and rather boring) keyboard-driven track, until it gets to the amazing Rhoad's riffing to end it. Steal Away (The Night) picks up the pace and is a pretty cool song. It could easily have been a single, in fact - it sounds very accessible with a distinctive chorus. And another cracking solo. a good finish (to the original album), and if it wasn't for this, my score would be lower, as I was losing interest. Still, a brilliant track and a few other very good ones. 3.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 0 Ordinary Man Feb20. 1st listen (though I had heard a few pre-release tracks, which I really liked). One thing I did notice is this album has a very high (and clean) production level. This is not a 'let's make an album before it's too late' album either; this sounds like Ozzy at the top of his game. The songs are good, Ozzy sounds fine and there is some great playing on here. The first two songs (Straight to Hell and All My Life) are very good and the guitars in both are a highlight. For a slow track, the guitars wail in Goodbye too. Oh wow, and then the track kicks into a fast tempo about half way through. I love the theatrics and change-ups in Under the Graveyard. This is a belter of a song. Today is the End has a bloody catchy chorus. The rest of the song is has some great sounds. A nice contrast. It's a Raid is different… and full on. What a cool track. Love the driving riffs. I did not like the last track, which is not really an Ozzy track anyway. Not sure why it is on here. But in all, some of this has to rank up there with his best solo work. Wow, after writing this I just had a look at the players on this LP. Many of my favourites. Duff McKagan on most songs (as bass and writer). I see none of them were listed for the last track ;) Aug20. I am still enjoying this, but there a a few misses too. The varied writing rises it above last album, but I am reducing the score slightly, which puts it on par with some of his early stuff for me. 3.5/5
Ozzy Osborne 1 Down to Earth Aug20. Overall, this album sounds a little darker than the last couple. The first two tracks (Get Me Through and Facing Hell) are based on brooding Alice In Chains-like riffs and provide a good start to the album. I quite like Dreamer which reminds me a lot of John Lennon's Imagine. No Easy Way Out gets all grungey and sounds like it could have been on the Singles OST. It really channels some Soundgarden here. Which means I like it ;) That I Never Had is a cool mix of 90s and and some 80s sounds. Another good rocker. Junkie takes this to another level with a nice groove heavy riff. Running Out of Time is another good slow song. The last three tracks are the weakest. None are bad - just middle of the road, mid-paced rockers of which the last song is the best. I liked this album. It taps more into the sounds of rock that I enjoy. 3.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 6 Diary of a Madman Aug20. I love the chugging riff that drives Over the Mountain. It has a few little guitar flourishes throughout to keep it interesting too. A good start to the album. Flying High Again has a little too many 80s cliches, but it is a fun track and I love the rhythm of the song. You Can't Kill Rock and Roll goes a little too far towards the soft rock of the 80s for me. It is not a song that needed to go for 6 minutes, despite some great playing by Rhoads. How good is the bass behind Believer? A positive-message song over probably the darkest sounds on the album: interesting. Little Dolls has a similar pace and rythm. Tonight is the piano-driven ballad. I actually don't mind most Ozzy slow songs I have heard and this is up there too. Again, Rhoads shines. S.A.T.O starts to build into a finish to the album, but then the first half of the title track keeps you waiting, slowing right down, with only short moments of heaviness. Of course this all changes for the haunting build-up into the solo, then it finishes with a choir of vocals over the heavier guitars. Not bad, but not a song I would want on repeat. From the start, I was liking this more than the previous album, but it just doesn't build. Both albums fire their best shots early. I'm going with the same rating, as they are hard to split. 3.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 3 Ultimate Sin Aug20. The first (and title) track is not bad. It ends with some cool guitars, but not on par with previous opening or title tracks from Ozzy's first three albums. Secret Loser is okay, Never Know Why is bland, other than the guitars in parts. From there, after a few listens, several tracks grew on me. I'm not sure about the chorus, but Thank God for the Bomb sounds good and has a pretty cool groove. Although the songs are pretty similar in pace through the middle, they aren't bad. I found myself singing along to Lightning Strikes. Killer of Giants evokes a bit of old Black Sabbath with a pretty heavy riff, but also lighter moments that would not be out of place on a Led Zeppelin track. This one really grew on me. Fool Like You is a decent too and last song, but first single from the album, Shot in the Dark has some very accessible moments, like they were trying to write a hit, but ultimately is another good song. There are not really killer tracks like the previous three Ozzy albums, but this album seemed more consistently good. It didn't really have the weak moments either. It was missing a slow ballad - not surprising as the one on last album was no good. Hard to place, but overall, I preferred it over Bark at the Moon but just below the first two albums. 3/5
Ozzy Osbourne 1 Black Rain Aug20. Okay, first couple of listens, and this is certainly different than the rest of the catalog I have just listened to. Not sure how to describe it, but it is certainly influenced by nu-metal, alt-rock and industrial rock. Not Going Away is not bad, but hard to describe. There are some Alice In Chains moments in the guitars, but they are accompanied by almost electronic rhythm section and lots of commercial rock tropes. I Don't Wanna Stop has a real stomping rhythm and semi-industrial vibe that reminds me of bands like Static-X. Black Rain takes the repetitive, industrial vibe even further, though it doesn't emerge from its mid-paced beat. I like the harmonica and tuned down change later in the song. Once I got over the surprise, these first three tracks actually grew on me. Lay Your World On Me is a forettable slow number and the boppy beat of The Almighty Dollar is jarring. The faster, punk like beat of 11 Silver is good and is also part anthemic rock, part Rammstein. I like Civilize the Universe - it reminds me of a band like Filter. Slow song Here for You falls a little flat, but is not terrible. The last two songs aren't bad rockers either. This is definitely different, but I quite enjoyed several songs. There is nothing here to elevate this to be among Ozzy's best, but overall, it is not bad. 3/5
Ozzy Osbourne 2 Bark at the Moon Aug20. Once again Ozzy kicks off with a very good opening track. Here it is the title track - easily the best song on the album. Then it is a trip through middle of the road 80s rock with all of the cliches. Echoey vocals, keyboards, single floor tom hits. Not that anything is bad, it just doesn't stand above the crowd. After an organ intro, Centre of Eternity jumps into a solid riff and quicker pace. The slow So Tired sounds just that. Slow Down has a good chugging riff, but holy shit, those keyboards during the chorus: why? Waiting for Darkness threatens to be a brilliant end to the album, but does not quite get there. So, after leaving Black Sabbath in 1979, Ozzy put out 3 albums by the end of 1983. Each one with a great track and 2-3 good to very good tracks. I can't help but think what might have been one killer album with a bit of patience. Anyway, here we get another decent album. That's all. 3/5
Ozzy Osbourne 0 No Rest for the Wicked Aug20. I played this through several times whilst working and writing, and after the first track, nothing leapt out at me at all. Everytime I started tapping away it was becasue the album had ended and jumped to other Ozzy tracks. Skipping through again to write about specific songs. I really like Miracle Man; it has a solid, thumping beat and the story behind it is great. Devil's Daughter is pretty good too, but a tad long. In fact the first five tracks are all decent and based on good riffs, but just seem to merge together. Fire in the Sky changes the pace a little at least. Not a bad slow song, but not one of Ozzy's best either. I did not like Tattooed Dancer at all. I probably would have if I listened to this at the time when I was a teenager, but it does nothing for me now. Hero has some very good shredding and a soaring chorus. It is my pick of a lacklustre second half that is closed out by the boring The Liar. 2.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 1 Scream Aug20. Yep, the huge rock production has gone through the roof on this one. On first play, it reminds me of the last album a bit. Let It Die is a pretty good rock song. It is a little long, but some cool dynamics in second half. Let Me Hear You Scream is a modern rock song that gets straight to the point. I quite like this one TBH; it packs a lot in to its 3 1/2 minutes. Soul Sucker has a coll down-tuned guitar in it that reminds me of guitars from Alice In Chains' Dinosaurs… album, but the main part of the song is a tad boring. Some cool riffing during the change-up late in the song though. Probably one I need more listens of before I decide. But I don't have time now - moving on. Again, it is not that this is a bad album, it just lacks a little imagination and grunt. Plenty of driving riffs and rhythms, so I should love this, but there just aren't the standout songs. The big, anthemic, chanted choruses lose their impact (see Fearless where the song is otherwise very good) and the slower songs just don't grab you. But, I like the overall sound, and with more time with the album, I am sure I will find more of the songs I love. But after a few plays, I have to move on. 2.5/5
Ozzy Osbourne 1 Ozzmosis Aug20. Whilst I liked the songs on previous, No More Tears, I felt there was something in production holding the album back as a whole. That is even worse here. There is just something that seems to 'flatten' the sound, instead of letting the heavier bits chrunch and bite. It also doesn't help that all song lengths seem to have been pushed out. There is nothing here under 4 1/2 minutes. The album opens with a fan favourite, Perry Mason but like Mr Crowley, it just doesn't appear to me. There is a good riff there with some solid bass, but it just doesn't hit you. I Just Want You is close to terrible and should not be the second song here. I can't believe is was a single. Ozzy got the slow songs right on the previous album; here they fall flat - except for See You on the Other Side, which is a decent song with great chorus. But why put three slow songs in the first five of an album? The mid-paced rockers in middle of the album are pretty bland. Parts of My Little Man are okay. It is a boring couple more songs to finish. So, basically, one slow song from this in my H100. Not sure how No More Tears is my favourite Ozzy album so far but the albums either side, my least favourites. 2.5

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Top 100

  1. Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987) CCs 5+/5
  2. Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood (1989)
  3. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)
  4. Poison - Apen Up and Say… Ahh! (1987)
  5. Bon Jovi - New Jersey (1988)
  6. Skid Row - ST (1989)
  7. Aerosmith - Pump (1989)
  8. ACDC - Back In Black (1980) CCs 4.5/5
  9. Metallica - Kill 'em All (1983) CCs 4.5/5
  10. Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
  11. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
  12. Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
  13. Husker Du - New Day Rising (1985)
  14. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987) CCs 4.5/5
  15. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
  16. Minor Threat - Out of Step (1983) CCs 4.5/5
  17. Cosmic Psychos - Go the Hack (1989)
  18. Bad Religion - No Control (1989)
  19. L.A Guns - Cocked & Loaded (1989) CCs 4.5/5
  20. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace with God (1988)
  21. X - X-aspitations (1980) CCs 4/5
  22. Ramones - End of the Century (1980)
  23. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
  24. Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love (1981)
  25. The Fun Things - ST EP (1980) CCs 5/5
  26. Minor Threat - ST EP (1980) CCs 4.5/5
  27. The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987) CCs 4/5
  28. Bad Religion - Suffer (1988)
  29. Faster Pussycat - Wake Me When It's Over (1989)
  30. Kings of the Sun - ST (1988)
  31. Alice Cooper - Trash (1989)
  32. Fang - Landshark (1982)
  33. Agent Orange - Living in Darkness (1981) CCs 4/5
  34. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) CCs 4/5
  35. Motorhead - Ace of Spades (1980)
  36. D.O.A - Hardcore '81 (1981)
  37. The Clash - Sandanista! (1980)
  38. Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes (1980)
  39. Beastie Boys - Liscenced to Ill (1986)
  40. ACDC - Blow Up Your Video (1988) CCs 4/5
  41. The Pogues - Peace & Love (1989)
  42. Circle Jerks - Group Sex (1980)
  43. Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In (1986)
  44. The Cult - Love (1985)
  45. Descendents - Milo Goes to College (1982) CCs 4/5
  46. Ramones - Brain Drain (1989)
  47. Husker Du - Zen Arcade (1984)
  48. Iron Maiden - Killers (1981) CCs 4/5
  49. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind (1983) CCs 4/5
  50. Ramones - Pleasant Dreams (1981) CCs 3.5/5
  51. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
  52. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
  53. Jane's Addiction - ST (1987)
  54. Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil (1983)
  55. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
  56. ACDC - For Those About to Rock (1981) CCs 3.5/5
  57. Ramones - Animal Boy (1986)
  58. Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey (1986)
  59. The Exploited - Punk's Not Dead (1981)
  60. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
  61. Wipers - Is This Real? (1980)
  62. Billy Squire - Don't Say No (1981)
  63. Black Flag - Damaged (1981) CCs 3.5/5
  64. Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (1982)
  65. Goanna - Spirit of Place (1982)
  66. The Cult - Electric (1987)
  67. Wipers - Over the Edge (1983) CCs 3.5/5
  68. ACDC - Fly on the Wall (1985) CCs 3.5/5
  69. Cosmic Psychos - Self-Totalled (1987) CCs
  70. Minute Men - Double Nickels on a Dime (1984)
  71. Guns 'N' Roses - Lies EP (1988)
  72. The Stems - At First Sight (1987)
  73. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986) CCs 3.5/5
  74. Operation Ivy - ST (1989)
  75. Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987) CCs 3.5/5
  76. L.A Guns - ST (1988) CCs 3.5/5
  77. D-A-D - No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims (1989)
  78. Medadeth - Peace Sells… But Who's Buying? (1986) CCs 3.5/5
  79. U2 - Rattle & Hum (1988)
  80. Medadeth - Killing is My Business… and Business is Good! (1985) CCs 3.5/5
  81. FUGAZI - 13 Songs (1989) CCs 3.5/5
  82. Husker Du - Flip Your Wig EP (1985)
  83. Wipers - Youth of America (1981) CCs 3.5/5
  84. Husker Du - Metal Circus EP (1983)
  85. Angry Samoans - Back from Samoa (1982) CCs 3.5/5
  86. Warrant - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989)
  87. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands (1987) CCs 3.5/5
  88. Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
  89. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz (1980) CCs 3.5/5
  90. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
  91. Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation (1987)
  92. Descendents - ALL (1987) 3.5/5
  93. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman (1981) CCs 3.5/5
  94. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time (1986) CCs 3.5/5
  95. ALL - Allroy's Revenge (1989) CCs 3.5/5

Honorable Mentions

(Many of which, I know I like, but need to listen to as a whole album more - hence they are not above)

  1. The Almighty - Blood, Fire & Love (1989)
  2. Bad Brains - ST (1982)
  3. Bad Brains - Rock for Light (1983)
  4. Bad Brains - I Against I (1986)
  5. Bad Brains - Quickness (1989)
  6. Adolescents - ST (1981)
  7. Suicidal Tendencies - ST (1983)
  8. Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army (1987)
  9. Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today (1988)
  10. Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu[ (1989)
  11. Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart (1983)
  12. Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey (1986)
  13. Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs & Stories (1987)
  14. The Saints - Monkey Puzzle (1981)
  15. The Saints - All Fool's Day (1986)
  16. The Saints - Prodigal Son (1988)
  1. Band - Album (198?)

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

OK, another decade list to do.

Feel free to post yours below.

Comments on mine are welcome :)

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Votes Ozzy Osbourne Solo Album
93 Blizzard of Ozz
79 Diary of a Madman
48 No More Tears
44 Bark at the Moon
36 The Ultimate Sin
26 No Rest for the Wicked
14 Ozzmosis
13 Ordinary Man
12 Down to Earth
4 Black Rain
4 Scream

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

R1 Ozzy Osbourne Solo by ConnorsConnors, 24 Aug 2020 01:43

A thread for the new series.
Feel free to post your own lists under the main one if you wish ;)

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Putting most of old subrace traits into the TTs helps to fill them out too, and encourages you to dive deep into a TT to follow your heritage.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Heritages - & TTs by ConnorsConnors, 21 Aug 2020 00:52

In any case, WHEN I get to look at Heritages, @Vamprey (Shane) has already started a wonderful looking document.

BUT, ALL of those Heritages will change - and obviously, the two elven entries there will be combined into one.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

For example. In the Elf Heritage, you may choose the Fey and Arcana TTs and call yourself an eladrin.

If you want to be more like a Wood Elf, then you choose Fey, Survivor and Plants or Beasts as your TTs.

As much as I love writing subraces for D&D, I wanted to take the completely opposite approach with B&B.

Not sure how many of you are familiar with Pathfinder 2E, but my Heritages are going to be more like their Ancestries rather than D&D races.

This will mean not as many defined racial/heritage traits assigned to each Heritage.

Only those traits that truly make you an Elf will be in the Traits section at the bottom.

It is your choices of TTs and Talents that define your tribe/home/subrace/etc.

Some Talents might even have subrace names, like 'Eladrin Feystep'. By choosing that, you are defining your character as having eladrin Heritage. It is not a Talent sitting there for one particular subrace.

And yes, your elven Heritage may end up sounding a little mixed. You may well be from a community that has what D&D would define as high elves, wood elves and eladrin.

Your parents might have been of different 'subraces'. You might just pick up different things from all the elven groups.

In any case, your Heritage will just be Elf. YOUR choices from there can help define your ancestry or subrace if you like to think in those terms.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Heritages - Elf Example by ConnorsConnors, 20 Aug 2020 23:36

On the Races Page (and in Shane's first draft of our Heritages document), you might see there is only one Dwarf. No subraces. That is how I plan to go.

There are two elves, but I intended to cut that back to just one Elf Heritage.

Rather than do traits and have subrace define your features, I wanted to take the reverse approach.

So basically your chosen Talent Trees and Talents will define your 'subrace' which is not going to be a term at all.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Heritages by ConnorsConnors, 20 Aug 2020 23:35

So, I am going with Heritages in this game rather than Races.

These Heritages are also going to be more fluid, without defined 'subraces'.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Heritages by ConnorsConnors, 20 Aug 2020 23:32

Uploaded something for you to work with Connors.

Put all the Concept and Entry Edges, but only a couple of the Talent Trees, so still lots to do.

Core - Concepts, Edges & Talent Trees v1.0

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