Madhouse – Armored Saint vs Anthrax

Posted in Anthrax, Armored Saint, Challenge, Same Title Different Song on October 1, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent

Madhouse  (John Bush/Dave Prichard/Phil E.
Sandoval/Joey Vera/Gonzo) from “March Of The Saint” (1984)

I got an urge to tell a story
Mad house set to unload
I try my best to keep a distance
From going down loony road
But I crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you
move – to the groove
Right down loony road
This certain pad will make your heart beat
Rum, sex, drop hit the floor
Next day you feel your head spin
Back up again, do it some more
Then I get crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you move
And then it feels good there
You better raise your beer to the mess

Chorus:
The only place for you to be – Mad house
Back in touch with insanity – Mad house
It don’t matter what you do – Mad house
Just as long that it’s good
for you – Mad house
Right down loony road
I got an urge to tell a story
Mad house set to unload
I try my best to keep a distance
From going down loony road
I just get crushed with that temptation
For the place that makes you move
And then it feels good there
Raise your beer to the mess

Chorus:
Mad house, mad house
Mad house, mad house

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II
Outstanding instrument:  Guitar, Drums

Some Words:

“The only place for you to be – Mad house
Back in touch with insanity – Mad house”

Final Score: XII

Madhouse  (Bellardini, Joseph A, Bello Frank, Benante Charlie, Rosenfeld Scott Ian, Spitz Daniel Alan) from “Spreading the Disease” (1985)

White coats to bind me, out of control

I live alone inside my mind

World of confusion, air filled with noise

Who says that my life’s such a crime?

 Trapped, in this nightmare

I wish I’d wake

As my whole life begins to shake

Four walls, surround me

An empty gaze

I can’t find my way out of this maze

’cause I don’t care

Fall in, fall out

Gone without a doubt, help me

I can’t take the blame

They don’t feel the shame

 It’s a madhouse

Or so they claim

It’s a madhouse

Oh, am I insane?

My fears behind me, what can I do

My dreams haunt my sleep at night

Oh no, won’t learn their lesson, white fills my eyes

And only then they see the light

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument:  Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass

Some Words:

“Trapped, in this nightmare  I wish I’d wake, As my whole life begins to shake”

Final Score: XV

And Today’s winner is: ANTHRAX

Another Fistful of Madhouses

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Fire – Jimi Hendrix vs The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Posted in Challenge, Jimi Hendrix, Same Title Different Song, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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FireJimi Hendrix

Album: Are You Experienced? – Released: 1967

Alright, now listen, baby

You don’t care for me

I don’-a care about that

Gotta new fool, ha!

I like it like that

 I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Listen here, baby

and stop acting so crazy

You say your mum ain’t home,

it ain’t my concern,

Just play with me and you won’t get burned

I have only one itching desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Oh! Move over, Rover

and let Jimi take over

Yeah, you know what I’m talking ’bout

Yeah, get on with it, baby

That’s what I’m talking ’bout

Now dig this!

Ha!

Now listen, baby

You try to gimme your money

you better save it, babe

Save it for your rainy day

I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your FIRE

The main lyrics in this song (“Let me stand next to your fire”) came from a time when the band had just finished a gig in the cold around Christmas, 1966. They went to bass player Noel Redding’s mother’s house. When they got there, Jimi asked Margaret, the mother, to “Let me stand next to your fire” so he could warm up. They had a German Shepherd that way laying by the fire, which inspired the line, “Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over.” (thanks, Jayson – Atlanta, GA) – Songfacts

Hendrix is legendary for theatrics like setting his guitar on fire and playing it with his teeth (not at the same time). This was the song he was playing when he set it on fire for the first time. At a concert in London in 1967, he doused his guitar in lighter fluid and burned it.

Musicanship: IIIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: IIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass

Some Words:  “Oh! Move over, Rover and let Jimi take over”

Final Score: XVIII

Gary Moore covered this song

FireThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Album “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” Released: 1968 – Charted: 2 USA – 1 UK

I am the god of hell fire and I bring you:

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

I’ll see you burn!

You fought hard and you saved and learned

 but all of it’s going to burn.

And your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Now’s your time burn your mind.

You’re falling far too far behind.

Oh no

oh no

oh no

you gonna burn!

Fire

to destroy all you’ve done.

Fire

to end all you’ve become.

I’ll feel your burn!

You’ve been living like a little girl

in the middle of your little world.

and your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Nows your time burn your mind

you’re falling far too far behind.

Oohhh

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

You gonna burn … burn … burn …burn … burn … burn

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

Fire

I’ll take you to bed

 

Vocalist Brown and organist Vincent Crane are the genius behind the band.

Their album is a unique insight into actions that lead to a miserable life. All cuts on the album were penned by Brown and/or Crane (they wrote “Fire” together)

The album was produced by Kit Lambert and Pete Townshend.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument:  Keyboard

Some Words: “I am the god of hell fire and I bring you…”

Final Score: XV

And today’s winner is: JIMI HENDRIX

Boston

Posted in Boston on September 16, 2012 by fliker1970

Let Me Take You Home Tonight by Boston – 1976

Now I’m not like this, I’m really kind of shy
But I get this feeling whenever you walk by
I don’t wanna down you, I wanna make you high
If you you could see your way to me, come on and let me try.

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

You must understand this, I’ve watched you for so long
that I feel I’ve known you, I know it can’t be wrong
If we just get together, I want to make you see
I’m dreaming of your sweet love tonight, so mamma let it be

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

I don’t wanna make excuses, I don’t wanna lie
I just got to get loose
With you tonight

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight.

I don’t wanna make excuses, I don’t wanna lie
I just got to get loose
With you tonight

I don’t wanna down you, I wanna make you high
And I get this feeling whenever you walk by
If we just get together, I wanna make you see
I’m dreamin’ of your sweet love tonight, so mamma let it be.

Let me take you home tonight
Mamma now it’s alright
Let me take you home tonight
I’ll show you sweet delight
I wanna show you sweet delight, show ya sweet delight
Pretty mamma wanna show ya sweet delight

Let me take you home tonight
You know I wanna take you home
Let me take you home tonight
I don’t wanna be alone
Let me take you home tonight
Let me take you home tonight
Let me take you home tonight

Great song if delp can write this well he shouldve done it more often boston is defineately one of my top 5 fav bands and Brad Delp will truely be missed – steven, chesapeake, VA

Recorded without Scholz, this was the only track on the album he did not produce. The record company sent the other band members to Los Angeles to record some songs for the album, and this is the only one they used. Scholz added his parts in later.

This was released as the B-side of “Long Time,” their second single.

Boston (1976)

Brad Delp, the original lead singer. Along with Scholz, Delp was the only other person signed to Epic Records as Boston.

The debut album, Boston, released on August 8, 1976, was an enormous success. The record ranks as the best-selling debut album in U.S. history with over 17 million copies sold.

During the summer and fall of 1976, Boston attracted much publicity due to the unprecedented record sales by an unknown act, its unique sound, and singer Brad Delp’s vocal abilities. However, there was “a conscious effort to de-emphasize Scholz as the total mastermind behind Boston.”

After opening for Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat and others, the band embarked on a headlining tour in the winter and spring of 1977 to support the album. This helped establish Boston as one of rock’s top acts within a short time, being nominated for a Grammy award as a “Best New Artist”. Boston was the first band in history to make their New York City debut at Madison Square Garden. The album spawned three singles, “More Than a Feeling”, “Long Time” and “Peace of Mind”, all of which made the national charts. Additionally, the album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for 132 weeks.

Boston is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and deservedly so. Because of the rise of disco and punk, FM rock radio seemed all but dead until the rise of acts like Boston, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every song on Boston‘s debut album could still be heard on classic rock radio decades later due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz. Tom Scholz, who wrote most of the songs, was a studio wizard and used self-designed equipment such as 12-track recording devices to come up with an anthemic “arena rock” sound before the term was even coined. The sound was hard rock, but the layered melodies and harmonics reveal the work of a master craftsman. While much has been written about the sound of the album, the lyrics are often overlooked. There are songs about their rise from a bar band (“Rock and Roll Band”) as well as fond remembrances of summers gone by (“More Than a Feeling”). Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s.

Camel

Posted in Camel with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by fliker1970

Mystic Queen from “Camel” – 1973 (Peter Bardens)

Have you seen the Mystic Queen
Riding in her limousine
Over hills and dales ’til morning…
If you like I’ll take you there
Find some colours you can wear
Colour that you’ve only seen while sleeping.

Learn how to play «Mystic Queen».

Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971.

Andrew Latimer – guitar, vocals on “Slow Yourself Down” and “Separation”
Peter Bardens – organ, mellotron, piano, VCS 3 synthesizer, vocals on “Never Let Go”
Doug Ferguson – bass guitar, vocals on “Mystic Queen” and “Curiosity”
Andy Ward – drums, percussion

Camel Timeline

Such an amazing gig!

“Freefall”  by Kids for Kids:

Bad Boys x 4 (Peter Criss, Great White, MSG, Whitesnake)

Posted in Challenge, Great White, MSG, Peter Criss, Whitesnake on September 1, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent


Bad Boys  – Peter Criss
(Criss, Jim Roberge)

From: Let me Rock You (Released May 1982)

I met a lady dressed in black
She sure looked strange to me
I said, baby where’s a hot place to go
She said Ruby‘s ain’t for me
I said, mama I can go anywhere I please
I been to places that would bring the devil to his
knees

She just looked at me and said
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

She looked at me with her coal black eyes
As she took me by the hand
She said Ruby’s just ain’t the place
You see it’s more like another land

And as we stood outside the door
You could smell it in the air
You could hear the screams and feel the heat
But I really didn’t care

She kept telling me
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

[Solo]

And as she pushed me through the door
The place was bright with flames
She said I tried to warn you boy
Cause Ruby is my name

I should have listened when she said
Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night
I don’t wanna hear it again

Don’t go where the bad boys go
If you can’t fight
Don’t go where the bad boys go
When it’s late night

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III

Some words: “Don’t go where the bad boys go, If you can’t fight”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – Great White
(M. Kendall, J. Russell, G. Holland, L. Black, A. Niven)

From “Great White” – 1984

Young boy, a hard, gin, ride
On the loose again
Live fast to play both sides
I’m out to win

I’m no loser
I have nothing to lose
My life ain’t easy
But it’s mine to use

Raised on the streets
I know
To get what you want
You gotta take control

I’m on the run, bad boys
I’m on the loose, bad boys

I’m on my way, I’ve paid my dues
Pull of the trigger, time starts to crawl
Two lives have ended
When the hammer falls

Raised on the streets
I know
To get what you want
You gotta take control

The lost years were long
Each night was cold
The way I felt
Feel the snow

I’ve done my time
Paid what I owed
Don’t want those walls
Of steel and stone

I put myself behind the wall
Now that I’m back, ain’t gonna fall

Jack Russell – lead and backing vocals
Mark Kendall – guitar, backing vocals
Lorne Black – bass
Gary Holland – drums, backing vocals

Musicanship: III
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “I’m no loser, I have nothing to lose”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – McAuley Schenker Group
(McAuley, Schenker)

From “Save Your Self” – Released October 10, 1989

Never Enough, never enough ,
It’s too little for me
Cry wolf, cry cry wolf,
The black sheep of the family
Give an inch, give an inch,
Always taking a mile
Lie down with the push and shove
Yeah I can make you smile

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

It’s really tough, really tough
When you ain’t got no money
Livin’ rough is heavy stuff
Where ya gonna get your milk and honey
I wanna be in the movies
See myself on the silver screen
Romeo playin’ all those parts
In positions you ain’t never seen

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

The kinda things we like to do
You don’t wanna know if it’s good for you
We’re so bad through and through
The same could happen
It’s gonna happen to you
New York, New York city
My kinda town
But L.A. on a sunny day, wow!
When you’ve got the roof down
There’s blonde hair everywhere
They sure have got the style
The bad boys taken everythin’
Drivin’ everybody wild

Bad boys
Never seem to care about anything
Bad boys
You don’t wanna mess around
Bad boys
Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun
Bad boys
We really don’t care

Musicanship: III
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “Playin’ with the girls havin’ lots of fun”

Final Score: XIII

Bad Boys – Whitesnake
(David Coverdale,John Sykes)

From “Whitesnake” – Released 7 April 1987

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family
I’m in an’ out of trouble
I’m the talk of the town
I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down…I steal around,
like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street, wild in the city

I see you, you see me
Just a back street boy in society
With high-heeled women full of
champagne an’ lies
Getting wild in the street
Til the hot sunrise
Stealing ’round like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city
Wild in the city
Wild in the city
Bad, bad Boys
Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family
I’m in an’ out of trouble
I’m the talk of the town
I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down…I don’t care what the people think
I can’t hear what the people say
I steal around like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day
Bad, bad Boys Running undercover of moonlight
Bad, bad Boys
Getting wild in the street
Wild in the city

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: II

Some Words: “I don’t care what the people think
I can’t hear what the people say”

Final Score: XIV

And…Today’s winner is: WHITESNAKE

 

 

Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki’s Neverland

Posted in Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki's Neverland on August 29, 2012 by fliker1970

Reversing Time (From 2008 Album: Reversing time) with Mike Baker from “Shadow Gallwey” on vocals

Why can’t I heal this life?
I do see myself dissolving, like a lie

Cannot stop, this Wheel spins
Reversing the time as I need it to be, I take my leave

What I can’t refuse is this hope of reaching you
You left me
Like the time, it has forgotten me, has forsaken me
I’m alone, it left me

Looked into this mirror
Couldn’t see what is left of me
Of the past I tried to see
Only dust, only holes of me

What I can’t refuse is this hope of reaching you
You left me
Like the time, it has forgotten me, has forsaken me
I’m alone, it left me

Reversing Time is the first studio album of the Greek – Turkish band Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki’s Neverland, released in February 2008.

Current members:

Oganalp Canatan – Vocals
Iris Mavraki – Vocals
Onur Ozkoc – Guitars
Burak Kahraman – Guitars
Emrecan Sevdin – Drums
Can Dedekarginoglu – Bass
Guney Ozsan – Keyboard

Guests:

Hansi Kürsch / Blind Guardian – To Lose The Sun – Lead & Backing Vocals

Tom S. Englund / Evergrey – World Beyond These Walls – Lead & Backing Vocals

Mike Baker / Shadow Gallery  – Reversing Time (song) Lead & Backing Vocals
Gary Wehrkamp / Shadow Gallery  – Mountain of Joy – Lead guitar
Hakan Sensoy (Conductor) Philarmonia Istanbul Orchestra  – Reversing Time – All tracks except demo versions
Ozan Alparslan / Ozan Alparslan Project Reversing Time All tracks – Additional Orchestral Arrangements

Discography

Studio albumsReversing Time (2008)
Ophidia (2010)

 

Race With The Devil – Gene Vincent vs The Gun

Posted in Challenge, Gene Vincent, Same Title Different Song, The Gun with tags , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song (Plus great versions)

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Race With the Devil/”Gonna Back Up Baby” (Capitol F3530 US) (9/10/56) (Capitol 45-CL 14628 UK), No. 96 – Gene Vincent

Well I’ve led an evil life, so they say But I’ll out run the devil on judgement day, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! Well me and the devil, at a stop light He started rollin’, I was out of sight, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man! Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! Well, goin’ pretty fast, looked behind A-hear come the the devil doin’ ninety-nine, I said Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah! (Let’s drag now) Well thought I was smart, the race was wonA-hear come the devil doin’ a-hundred and one Move, hot-rod, move man! Move, hot-rod, move man! Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line (Let’s drag again) Well, goin’ pretty fast,looked behindA-hear come the the devil doin’ ninety-nine, I saidMove, hot-rod, move man!Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah!Well I’ve led an evil life, so they sayBut I’ll hide from the devil on judgement day, I saidMove, hot-rod, move man!Move, hot-rod, move man!Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line.

Gene Vincent–most famous for his classic 1950s rendition of “Be-Bop-A-Lula”–is one of the most influential rock and roll artists of all times. Elvis Presley adopted his loose-hipped style, and bands from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles toured Britain with him throughout the fifties and early sixties. Led Zepplin‘s Robert Plant lauds Vincent as his favorite vocalist of all time, Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck claims Vincent is the reason he played music, and Paul Westerberg of the Replacements calls him “the soul of Rock and Roll.” But beyond his undeniable musical importance lay a man with an almost pathological personality whose creative talents and volatile temper never failed–for better or for worse–to touch those around him. Elvis Presley, with his suggestive gyrations, was disturbing to mainstream America in the 50s. Gene Vincent, with his earthy lyrics, moans and pants, and full-on bodily contortions was downright shocking.

Musicanship: III
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Some words: “It’s only Rock and Roll but I’ll out run the devil on judgement day”

Final Score: XIV

Version by The Stray Cats

Race With The Devil – The Gun (1968)

You better run (3x)
from the devil’s gun

the race is on, (2x)
so you better run
from the devil’s gun.

Strange things happen
If you stay
The devil will
Catch you anyway
He’ll seek you here
He’ll seek you there
The devil will
Seek you everywhere.

When he finds you,
Soon find out
the devil’s fire
Just won’t go out
He burns you up
from head to toe.
The devil’s grip
Just won’t let go.

The Gun was a late 1960s British rock guitar trio who had a single British Top Ten hit, “Race With The Devil” and recorded two albums before disbanding. Two of its founders, brothers Paul Gurvitz  and Adrian Gurvitz, later took the name Three Man Army recording 3 albums and then, after joining up with Ginger Baker, the Baker Gurvitz Army. recorded three albums, Baker Gurvitz Army, Elysian Encounter & Hearts On Fire, during the same time the Gurvitz brothers recorded 2 albums with Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) drummer Kick Off Your Muddy Boots and Paradise Ballroom under the name of the Graeme Edge Band. This was not a touring band it also featured Ginger Baker.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar

Some Words: “Amazing Hard Rock”

Final Score: XIV