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Going to see Heart on Thursday. I'm psych'd! Banana

But didn't they suck when they were popular--has something changed? Confused



Wha???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Eek Eek Eek

Ann Wilson had one of the clearest and most powerful voices in rock, the music was not one-dimensional like so many others, the tunes have stood the test of time well, and the band's musical talents were first class. Few people I know who like rock, did not rock to Heart!

No doubt age has been little if any kinder to them than any other classic rock band of that era, but from everything I've heard, they still put on one hell of a show! Cool


Well, they might have sold out a bit in the 1980's.

I got to see them in 2011, and Ann can still sing like she always has! Nancy still sexy even at her age!
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Going to see Heart on Thursday. I'm psych'd! Banana

But didn't they suck when they were popular--has something changed? Confused



Wha???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Eek Eek Eek

Ann Wilson had one of the clearest and most powerful voices in rock, the music was not one-dimensional like so many others, the tunes have stood the test of time well, and the band's musical talents were first class. Few people I know who like rock, did not rock to Heart!

No doubt age has been little if any kinder to them than any other classic rock band of that era, but from everything I've heard, they still put on one hell of a show! Cool


Saw them at Massey Hall maybe 18 months ago and both Ann and Nancy killed it. Great singing, great playing. I'd say Ann is singing better than ever.

They did a great job on the R&R Hall of Fame show, and nice to see the reunion of the original lineup (plus Roger Fisher's replacement, Howard Leese), if only for one song, and even if Roger Fisher tried as hard as he could to upstage the sisters.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Going to see Heart on Thursday. I'm psych'd! Banana

But didn't they suck when they were popular--has something changed? Confused



Wha???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Eek Eek Eek

Ann Wilson had one of the clearest and most powerful voices in rock, the music was not one-dimensional like so many others, the tunes have stood the test of time well, and the band's musical talents were first class. Few people I know who like rock, did not rock to Heart!

No doubt age has been little if any kinder to them than any other classic rock band of that era, but from everything I've heard, they still put on one hell of a show! Cool


Saw them at Massey Hall maybe 18 months ago and both Ann and Nancy killed it. Great singing, great playing. I'd say Ann is singing better than ever.

They did a great job on the R&R Hall of Fame show, and nice to see the reunion of the original lineup (plus Roger Fisher's replacement, Howard Leese), if only for one song, and even if Roger Fisher tried as hard as he could to upstage the sisters.

I don't know if they're good or bad singers, they really were too minor a group for any of us to pay attention to, but the few songs I heard (their one or two hits), man were those bad.
Maybe we paid more attention up here because they were honourary Canadians.

They really did suck in the 80s. But they had some very well crafted commercial rock songs in the 70s.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Going to see Heart on Thursday. I'm psych'd! Banana

But didn't they suck when they were popular--has something changed? Confused



Wha???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Eek Eek Eek

Ann Wilson had one of the clearest and most powerful voices in rock, the music was not one-dimensional like so many others, the tunes have stood the test of time well, and the band's musical talents were first class. Few people I know who like rock, did not rock to Heart!

No doubt age has been little if any kinder to them than any other classic rock band of that era, but from everything I've heard, they still put on one hell of a show! Cool


Saw them at Massey Hall maybe 18 months ago and both Ann and Nancy killed it. Great singing, great playing. I'd say Ann is singing better than ever.

They did a great job on the R&R Hall of Fame show, and nice to see the reunion of the original lineup (plus Roger Fisher's replacement, Howard Leese), if only for one song, and even if Roger Fisher tried as hard as he could to upstage the sisters.

I don't know if they're good or bad singers, they really were too minor a group for any of us to pay attention to, but the few songs I heard (their one or two hits), man were those bad.


Of course, to each their own when it comes to taste, be it music or wine, but there is no questioning Heart's commercial and critical success measured by sales and Grammy nominations at least:

Dreamboat Annie (1976) – 100 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Little Queen (1977) – 41 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Magazine (1978) – 25 weeks on chart, platinum selling

· Dog & Butterfly (1978) – 36 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Greatest Hits Live (1980) – 25 weeks on charts, multi-platinum selling

· Heart (1985) – 92 weeks on charts, five times platinum selling, Grammy nominated

· Bad Animals (1987) – 50 weeks on charts, three times platinum, two Grammy nominations

· Brigade (1990) – 49 weeks on the charts, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated


Just sayin'........ Smile
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Originally posted by bman:
Of course, to each their own when it comes to taste, be it music or wine, but there is no questioning Heart's commercial and critical success measured by sales and Grammy nominations at least:

Dreamboat Annie (1976) – 100 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Little Queen (1977) – 41 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Magazine (1978) – 25 weeks on chart, platinum selling

· Dog & Butterfly (1978) – 36 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Greatest Hits Live (1980) – 25 weeks on charts, multi-platinum selling

· Heart (1985) – 92 weeks on charts, five times platinum selling, Grammy nominated

· Bad Animals (1987) – 50 weeks on charts, three times platinum, two Grammy nominations

· Brigade (1990) – 49 weeks on the charts, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated


Just sayin'........ Smile

Well if I thoughts sales or Grammy's (which I think even less than than the Academy Awards) were an indicator of quality I guess I'd be impressed.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by bman:
Of course, to each their own when it comes to taste, be it music or wine, but there is no questioning Heart's commercial and critical success measured by sales and Grammy nominations at least:

Dreamboat Annie (1976) – 100 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Little Queen (1977) – 41 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Magazine (1978) – 25 weeks on chart, platinum selling

· Dog & Butterfly (1978) – 36 weeks on chart, multi-platinum selling

· Greatest Hits Live (1980) – 25 weeks on charts, multi-platinum selling

· Heart (1985) – 92 weeks on charts, five times platinum selling, Grammy nominated

· Bad Animals (1987) – 50 weeks on charts, three times platinum, two Grammy nominations

· Brigade (1990) – 49 weeks on the charts, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated


Just sayin'........ Smile

Well if I thoughts sales or Grammy's (which I think even less than than the Academy Awards) were an indicator of quality I guess I'd be impressed.


Not sure what other objective measures exist but like I said, in matters of personal taste, to each their own! Smile I sometimes (but very rarely) drink Canadian wine and am not ashamed to admit it! Wink
I'm with The Old Man concerning Heart. Meh. Although Nancy Wilson was pretty hot, still not bad truth be told.
I read the band's semi-autobiography, Kicking and Dreaming. During the 80's, if you weren't on MTV, you were dead. So their label assigned them a new woman manager. (Think the short German chick from the Austin Powers movie.) She forced them to "sex it up" with the big hair and blousy clothing to cater to the leering MTV crowd. Also had them start recording songs from other songwriters for the first time. But the sisters got in one of their own with "Barracuda". It was pointedly about their manager. (Also one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, imo.)
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
I read the band's semi-autobiography, Kicking and Dreaming. During the 80's, if you weren't on MTV, you were dead. So their label assigned them a new woman manager. (Think the short German chick from the Austin Powers movie.) She forced them to "sex it up" with the big hair and blousy clothing to cater to the leering MTV crowd. Also had them start recording songs from other songwriters for the first time. But the sisters got in one of their own with "Barracuda". It was pointedly about their manager. (Also one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, imo.)


Yeah but Barracuda, which is a good song imo, was written in 1977. Well before their downfall during the 80's.
Wow, so little love for Heart here? Eek

I've seen them four or five times over the past couple of years (including being at the RnR HoF ceremony) and they are very good as a live band. Not only does Ann still have a great/powerful voice but Nancy's guitar playing is also excellent.
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Wow, so little love for Heart here? Eek

I've seen them four or five times over the past couple of years (including being at the RnR HoF ceremony) and they are very good as a live band. Not only does Ann still have a great/powerful voice but Nancy's guitar playing is also excellent.

For me they're one of those bands I respect based upon their accomplishments, but they were never really my cup of tea. I'm sure many here will call blasphemy on this, but I feel the same way about The Doors, The Stones, Springsteen, and a few other legendary groups. Never got into it...
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
Wow, so little love for Heart here? Eek

I've seen them four or five times over the past couple of years (including being at the RnR HoF ceremony) and they are very good as a live band. Not only does Ann still have a great/powerful voice but Nancy's guitar playing is also excellent.

For me they're one of those bands I respect based upon their accomplishments, but they were never really my cup of tea. I'm sure many here will call blasphemy on this, but I feel the same way about The Doors, The Stones, Springsteen, and a few other legendary groups. Never got into it...


I get you on those...but for me only cause their best music (Other than Springsteen) was made either before I was even a fertilized egg or at best in diapers Smile Only the Stones even have a rotation in my iTunes catalog
Bands are all subjective, but for me Heart rocks! And they sure did last night.
First half of the performance they sang contemporary Christmas songs (it was a Christmas concert, after all.) And like any Christmas special, they brought out some guests: Richard Marx, Pat Monahan, and Shawn Colvin. Then out walked the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, for a duet with Nancy.
After the intermission, they started blasting the hits: Barracuda , Heartless , and Even It Up .
And then Nancy lit up a 2 minute guitar riff solo to introduce Crazy on You!
For their encore, they revisited their version of Stairway to Heaven, complete with a choir onstage.

Say what you will, Ann can still blow the roof off with her voice, and Nancy shows no sign of slowing, either. She is just so damn cute with her little skip-dancing, while jamming on those chords.
I was about 25' from the stage, and I know they wear stage makeup, but they sure didn't look (or act) over 40 to me.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
I read the band's semi-autobiography, Kicking and Dreaming. During the 80's, if you weren't on MTV, you were dead. So their label assigned them a new woman manager. (Think the short German chick from the Austin Powers movie.) She forced them to "sex it up" with the big hair and blousy clothing to cater to the leering MTV crowd. Also had them start recording songs from other songwriters for the first time. But the sisters got in one of their own with "Barracuda". It was pointedly about their manager. (Also one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, imo.)


Yeah but Barracuda, which is a good song imo, was written in 1977. Well before their downfall during the 80's.

Hmmm, you're right. Perhaps a re-read is in order.
Saw the Seattle Symphony and full Choral (120+ voices) perform an enthusiastic and stirring rendition of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (The Choral) last night. Wow! My wife and I keep laughing as we catch each other continuing to hum the theme. One of the half-dozen or so greatest orchestral pieces ever written.
With my wife, daughter, Allred and Domino on Saturday, we saw the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Grams, perform a program "Scottish Fantasy" including Land of the Mountain and the Flood Overture by MacCunn, Scottish Fantasy for Violin by Bruch, and Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish" by Mendelssohn.

The soloist on the Bruch piece was Michael Ludwig who was simply amazing. What a fantastic evening.
Went to Vegas and saw the Zac Brown Band at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The band was amazing as usual, but the venue was really nice. I'd make a trip to Vegas just to see some good shows at the Joint.
Will be seeing Billy Joel at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday Night. I really despise arena shows these days, but it's sort of a bucket list item for my fiance.
Matthew Sweet at the Belly Up two weeks ago. Was 20th anniversary of Girlfriend album tour. Rocked it out and was easy to stand right up front with less than a full house.
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With my wife, daughter, Allred and Domino on Saturday, we saw the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Grams, perform a program "Scottish Fantasy" including Land of the Mountain and the Flood Overture by MacCunn, Scottish Fantasy for Violin by Bruch, and Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish" by Mendelssohn.

The soloist on the Bruch piece was Michael Ludwig who was simply amazing. What a fantastic evening.


Sounds great! Were we still in the area, the Haggis's would have loved to join you.
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Matthew Sweet at the Belly Up two weeks ago. Was 20th anniversary of Girlfriend album tour. Rocked it out and was easy to stand right up front with less than a full house.


Saw him in '94. Girls I know weren't born yet. Jesus...
Cool, I saw him back then a few times also while stilling in Philly. He still seems like a pretty depressed guy. Never addresses the audience, no stories, back to audience for much of the show but he also played and sounded great.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
With my wife, daughter, Allred and Domino on Saturday, we saw the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Grams, perform a program "Scottish Fantasy" including Land of the Mountain and the Flood Overture by MacCunn, Scottish Fantasy for Violin by Bruch, and Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish" by Mendelssohn.

The soloist on the Bruch piece was Michael Ludwig who was simply amazing. What a fantastic evening.


Sounds great! Were we still in the area, the Haggis's would have loved to join you.



The Haggis's at Scottish Fantasy? That should have happened. Big Grin
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
With my wife, daughter, Allred and Domino on Saturday, we saw the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Grams, perform a program "Scottish Fantasy" including Land of the Mountain and the Flood Overture by MacCunn, Scottish Fantasy for Violin by Bruch, and Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish" by Mendelssohn.

The soloist on the Bruch piece was Michael Ludwig who was simply amazing. What a fantastic evening.


Sounds great! Were we still in the area, the Haggis's would have loved to join you.



The Haggis's at Scottish Fantasy? That should have happened. Big Grin


Precisely!
Tony Bennett

Blessed to have seen him for the third time in my life tonight, and it was certainly the best show of the three. What an amazing talent and personality. A true American treasure.
Flew to Miami for Arctic Monkeys. What a city. New fave for sure. Brilliant spot. A touch warmer than Toronto, you might say.

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