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Living Loud CD


I've just had my first run through of the Living Loud CD. A good listen, but it did not blow me away on first hearing.

The album contains five new songs written by Barnes/Daisley/Kerslake/Morse plus six songs originally done by Ozzy Osbourne when Daisley was writing for him. I'm not familiar with Ozzy's albums (his vocal style just annoys me), but there are some fine songs there.

Jimmy Barnes is in good voice, and it's the most enjoyable Barnes material I've heard for many years. Steve Morse is in good form too, some solos smoke, but I don't have the point of reference of the Randy Rhoads version.

Overall, on first listen I'd put the album in the same category as the middle-range Gillan material - good, interesting, familiar, but not essential. It's the sort of album I'd enjoying listening to, but doubt I'd rush out to hand over my A$26 if not for the purple connection.

I reserve the right to modify my views after a few more listens.
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I got an advanced copy of it and have listened to it a few times,nothing too special imho.
Steve Morse plays the Ozzy stuff with a very subdued approach,not what I expected for this type of guitar playing,he does Randy worse than he does Ritchie,I don't know,I guess I could be missing the point here. emoticon
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It makes sense if we consider that Morse is not a Hard Rock guitarist.Rhoads was more of a HR guitarist than Blackers and the Ozzy tracks are definitly more Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
That's if you think that Morse is not capable of playing HR emoticon

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Capable?
I believe he is,and always will. emoticon
But that doesn't mean he is better at it than some,or even as good at it than some.
One things for sure,if Rhoads was more hard rock than Blackmore,then he must have been a better guitarist,cos more is better in this case,and hard rock is what Blackmore has been labled mostly as.(not by me though)
I don't remember actually comparing Rhoads to Blackmore in the least,when I stood right in front of him,nearly grabbing his guitar on the BOO tour.
He was a great talent,but I wouldn't go that far. emoticon

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I don't have this (yet) but I find it hard to see what Steve has to gain from involvement in this (specifically the Ozzy covers). Randy's solos were so well devised, beautifully played and structured - any attempt to copy them will inevitably pale in comparison. If Steve does his own thing on the solos and doesn't stick to Rhoads blueprint then the songs are going to suffer - the solos were such an integral part of the songs.

It'd be interesting to hear all three versions back to back, mind you. The original, then the Ozzy remake minus Kerslake and Daisley, and then the Kerslake/Daisley version minus Ozzy! emoticon

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This CD doesn't appear to be available in the UK. Just the single.
Does anyone know whether they will be releasing it over here or will I have to import a copy?

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I agree with Big J. I doubt I'll even buy this.
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For those interested, there is a Bob Daisley/Jimmy Barnes interview re Living Loud at:

http://www.undercover.com.au/idol/livingloud.html
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I haven't heard this CD but it seems like just yet another 'buck' turning production from what I've read. The usual formula of some old, some new,some borrowed, some blue, no doubt. There isn't enough new to fill a CD so it's padded with good but old songs you've heard before.

Randy Rhodes for all he was supposedly a wonderful player, had a very nasty of habit of playing solos which were seriosuly out of key from the rest of the band. There are inumerable live examples of him playing something that neither fitted the song, nor was even musical and definately wasn't in the correct key, maybe he took a lot of drugs or something. I think, although I don't know, that he apprently did this 'out of key' stuff on purpose, because he thought it would be a bit different, which of course it was, different but awful. Whenever he did it it sounded totally and utterly sh1te, but he certianly did it frequently live, not sure about the studio stuff. I wouldn't have thought Mr Morse would get anywhere near doing a good take of Randy Rhoades, becuase Mr Morse at least normally plays in key.

A lot of people say that Randy Rhodes was an amazing player, but personally I think Jake E Lee wiped the floors with him totally and he played in key!

Ritchie Blackmore plays a much classier understated style than either Morse/Rhoads/Lee. Blackmore misses out all the bumble bee tapping and other rubbish you get from the others and his playing is more listenable for it. I think however Jake E Lee is technically miles ahead of Ritchie, but not as listenable overall. Rhandy Rhoads for me is above all just boring!

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...on the other hand Ritchie is much more technical than he is given credit for.
He just doesn't rely in it,or constantly emphesise it.
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