Wednesday, November 21, 2007

5 things in music that I am thankful for in 2007

I could have picked many for 2007, but I decided to narrow it down to just five. Here they are in no real order.

1)Hanoi Rocks-I am thankful for them because their 2007 release "Street Poetry" demonstrated that a veteren band can grow and still put out an amazing release.

2)Fu Manchu-They have been at it for a long time and they had begun to sound a little tired plus they ran into some record label problems. Yet in 2007 they put out "We must obey" and made me thankful for their fire.

3)Steve Blaze and Lillian Axe-Normally when a hard rock bands returns after a long time and they only have original member then the results are normally weak. However sole original member guitarist Steve Blaze put together a solid band. They released "Waters rising" which was not only good, but a real attempt at growing as both writers and players.

4)MetalMind productions-Poland based label that for the last few years has specialized in re-releasing 1980's metal albums from acts such as Cyclone, Znowhite, Realm, Heathen and more. The re-masters I have heard sound great and some of these are being released on CD for the first times.

5)Music bloggers and music website writers-The people who don't get paid, but write about music and bands because they love it, want to spread the word or just like writing. Many of the bands I learn about these days are through these kind of sources.

***Have a great Thanksgiving! I will be writing tomorrow in case you get bored of eating and watching football and decide to drop by.


Blogger Hard Rock Hideout said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mark!

I should have a post or two up tomorrow as well!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

love those thankfuls

9:45 PM  

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