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Vandenberg's Moonkings


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good stuff can't wait for the album
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The album is quite poor I believe. The songs are okay, but the singer is annoying to my ears and the production is very thin (it sometimes sounds like a good demo).

I listened to MKII and the new Europe back to back, and the difference is huge in terms of songwriting and production.

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on a similar theme...

Was re reading an Adrian Vandenberg interview in Classic Rock, must have missed previously , but he states he turned down the WS job before Sykes was offered it, late 83 I guess.
How differently 1987 might have turned out sans Sykes! Presumably more like SOTT, without Vai’s ‘sonic tapestries’!

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Anyway, I wish DC recorded with AV these days. Their work on Restless Heart was much more to my liking than recent pompus guitar-driven cacophony...
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I like the album and the songs, including the singer. Hard Way, Tight Rope, Reputation, Angel in Black, What Doesn't Kill You are some of my favorites from the album. They have a very Whitesnake-ish and original Vandenberg band feel to them. Good to listen to these songs loud in the car. The rock songs have a nice Vandenberg crunch to them, and What Doesn't Kill you has a nice acoustic mixed with familiar Vandenberg style, a whisper to a scream type of song. I have been enjoying the album every day in my car stereo. Does the album re-invent the rock wheel ? No, but it is nice to hear Vandenberg still rocking out. Plus, some of the song lyrics have some meaning for me.

However, the production of the album is not the greatest, in my opinion. The tone of the guitar does not sound right. It has more of a demo sound, in my opinion.

I wish Vandenberg would get a proper production for his albums, the 80s albums from Vandenberg were mastered much better.

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