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So far :)
Started off with this one..
Another thread, on another forum led me to replay this CD again. As much as I've enjoyed Porcupine Tree over the years I just cannot take to this one at all.
Pulled out my favourite Jackie Leven CD to erase The Incident from my mind..
Now thats better
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Another CD that's not been played for a while..
Opening track, "Love is the Drug", can't think of many better basslines.
I'm not sure about it. I think it has some strong tracks but it doesn't really make me want to listen to it too often. I always go slightly against the tide with Marillion anyway - my favourite albums of the h era are 'This Strange Engine' and 'Seasons End'. I think it is very decent but I've seen people describing it as the best album of 2012 and I think that is possibly going a bit far.
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
hey dib thanks for this..... what a great sound and find
I've been a fan of Jackie Leven for 20 years and have most of his albums. Sadly he passed away last year, but left a great body of work behind. He had a very eventful life to say the least, and this was his first solo album from about 1992 after overcoming heroin addiction and a near fatal assault a few years previously. A larger than life character especially on stage, his live shows were great fun. A fabulous raconteur as well as singer.
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Don't think much to this, anyone else like it?
Ah cheers for the reply, yeah I really like Slash and friends, I have Slash's first album and really like it but just don't get on with this one. Can't believe you saw them at Download - must have been amazing. I will be interested to hear what you think of this one when you hear. Cheers for that.
On a slightly different note Norwich not doing to well at present - unfortunately. Hoping we will pick up soon.
Agree, this is a bit so so compared to the last studio album.
Made in Stoke however is what is should be, live n loud!
Saw them at download too in 2010, was there mainly for the DC. I loved seeing Saxon again too!
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