Find us a pub in Watford........
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Good point. Scratch that.........
Take a look at this website www.thehornswatford.co.uk holds up to around 200 though you don`t need as many as that for a good atmosphere. They have all sorts of rock bands on. Last band I saw there played covers of songs by Queen, Meat Loaf, Focus, Thin Lizzy, Mike and the Mechanics etc.
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I'll meet you there."
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Chance would be a fine thing. We're toying with the idea of adding keyboards (if I buy one), and that would be first on the list. I was introduced to Journey by this track, played on Paul Gambaccini's Saturday afternoon show years ago, which was how my love affair with ARS (American Rock S--- as my brother calls it) began. This track, on a Rega Planet/Mira combo, might very well be the most fun I've ever had with hifi..............
Funny enough it was the first Journey track I heard too. Used to rent a room in a house where a music journalist also rented. He had two promo copies of the Frontiers album and he gave me a copy as he thought I`d probably like it. Liked it so much I went out and bit by bit collected their back catalogue. To this day I blame British radio for not playing this band enough and making me miss out on ten years of Journey. If you ever do cover it I may come and see your band! (live near Watford)
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Hi nandjg, you`re right those mid 70`s albums are great! Obviously a different style compared to the Perry era and I`m fortunate to like them both! As well as the two albums you mentioned there`s a third called `Look Into The Future` which I like a lot. Got it on vinyl whilst the other two I have on cd. Heard sometime ago that all three were due to be remastered but it seems to have been delayed? Not everyone is mad about Aynsley Dunbar but I think he`s a really good drummer. If you haven`t already, check out Jefferson Starships `Freedom At Point Zero` album which he also plays on. Felt a bit sorry for Greg Rolie being gradually edged out of band by Perry. I think Steve Perrys got a superb voice but Rolies a decent singer too. All the best.
Hi nandjg, just read your reply and good to hear from you to! I can imagine if someone was into Journey early on and then Perry came along and changed the sound they would be a bit cheesed off. I heard the Perry stuff first and then backtracked. Fortunately for me I like both but I would have to say I think of them as two different bands. It would have been nice if the original lineup had done two or three more albums. Oh well.
I`ve only got four or five Santana albums (shameful!) so if you highly recommend it I shall certainly seek out `Oneness`. Thanks for the recommendation, I`m always looking to add to/improve my collection.
Back to Journey. Those first three albums were advertised in Classic Rock ages ago and listed as remastered but theres still no sign! I hate that, when you`re really looking forward to some albums being re-issued and it never happens or takes forever! Lets hope its soon.
Jefferson Starship. Warning! Be very cautious with this lot. They really are a hit and miss affair. However, after all these years of collecting I can honestly say that `Freedom At Point Zero` is still in my top 20 favourite albums of all time. They actually only had this six man line-up together for this one recording and I`ve always wished they`d stayed this way for much longer. There`s loads of good songs on this album including an epic called `Awakening` that really should be known by more classic rock fans than currently do. Keep on rockin`!
My Exit Music - Someday Zero
Awesome album. One of the best CD's worth of music ever to grace my ears.
Mostly been listening to Fletwood Mac, Alice Cooper and Inxs !!
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