Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 14, 2013

BRYAN ADAMS...Cuts Like a Knife  (1983)
Cuts Like A Knife, the third album from Bryan Adams, was released 30 years ago in 1983 and it reached number 8 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  This is a very good record and we give it a 4 out of 5 stars.  It had been a very long time since I had heard this album. In fact, with the exception of the 3 popular tracks ("This Time," "Straight From The Heart" and the title track) it was as if I was hearing a new album.  Because of their familiarity those 3 tracks were the highlights but that doesn't take away from the rest of the album.  "What's It Gonna Be" was a catchy rocker while "Don't Leave Me Lonely" had me headbangin'. Adams and producer Bob Clearmountain crafted a true rock 'n' roll album with good songs, Adams powerful vocals and a good mixture of hard rock and cool power ballads.  As I  was getting this review ready I played it twice. I recommend you do the same.
(CD, vinyl)

Michael Bland, currently with Soul Asylum, is 44; Derrick of Jimmie's Chicken Shack is 41;


1964 Billboard magazine reports that the Beatles own 60% of the current music charts
1981 Eric Clapton cancels his U.S. tour after he checks himself into the hospital in St. Paul for bleeding ulcers
1984 Rainbow perform their final concert ever in Japan. Ritchie Blackmore ended the band as he was about to rejoin with Deep Purple
2005 U2, The Pretenders and Buddy Guy are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll hall of Fame
2006 The Rolling Stones play the Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the first time ever. That same day Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne is released, featuring Dee Snider, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford, Judas Priest and Whitesnake, among others
2006 Scott Stapp of Creed files a lawsuit in L.A. to block World Wide Red Light District from releasing or promoting a ‘99 sex tape featuring Stapp, Kid Rock and four women
2006 Operation: Mindcrime II by Queensryche is released
2012  Quiet Riot announce their third new lead singer in 18 months.  This one is Scott Vokoun

Who should have the rights to the Queensryche name...Geoff Tate or Michael Wilton?


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