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Old 01-14-2018, 03:53 AM   #161
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I saw Bryan Adams last night with my parents and some old family friends. He's been a guilty pleasure for many many years, I grew up listening a lot to Waking Up the Neighbours (know that album back to front), Reckless too. They were great. He played WAY too many slow ballads (four acoustic) that could only possibly be enjoyable for mega fans, and closed the show with two acoustic songs, which was a major bummer. I would really have liked more upbeat rockers, a ton of tracks from Waking Up the Neighbours that I really would have appreciated as that's when he's at his best, just playing shameless upbeat rock/pop love power ballads. But the highlights were great fun, even though yes he's hardly a beacon of artistry. One Night Love Affair, Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Run to You (great start to the concert), Heaven, It's Only Love, Summer of 69, Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You, Cuts Like a Knife. He also played new songs, some of which were quite shit, but there was a song called Brand New Day (which came out in 2015 off his latest new album) and it's the perfect example of what artists of his vintage should do if they're gonna put out new music - upbeat pop/rockers that fit your sound without challenging it too much, and that seem pretty effortless. U2 could learn a lot from it. It was a great song.

The dude has played at least 40 shows a year every year this millennium, by the way. Whatever you think of him that's pretty impressive and good fan service.
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Coincidentally, it's also good self-service.
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My twitter profile is public, so you should all be able to see this: me in my absolute fucking element
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Haha, that's awesome.

When I went to see QOTSA two months ago, I think I played air guitar during the whole show.
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I saw Bryan Adams last night with my parents and some old family friends. He's been a guilty pleasure for many many years, I grew up listening a lot to Waking Up the Neighbours (know that album back to front), Reckless too. They were great. He played WAY too many slow ballads (four acoustic) that could only possibly be enjoyable for mega fans, and closed the show with two acoustic songs, which was a major bummer. I would really have liked more upbeat rockers, a ton of tracks from Waking Up the Neighbours that I really would have appreciated as that's when he's at his best, just playing shameless upbeat rock/pop love power ballads. But the highlights were great fun, even though yes he's hardly a beacon of artistry. One Night Love Affair, Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Run to You (great start to the concert), Heaven, It's Only Love, Summer of 69, Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You, Cuts Like a Knife. He also played new songs, some of which were quite shit, but there was a song called Brand New Day (which came out in 2015 off his latest new album) and it's the perfect example of what artists of his vintage should do if they're gonna put out new music - upbeat pop/rockers that fit your sound without challenging it too much, and that seem pretty effortless. U2 could learn a lot from it. It was a great song.

The dude has played at least 40 shows a year every year this millennium, by the way. Whatever you think of him that's pretty impressive and good fan service.
Bryan Adams and Phil Collins were both ruined by movie theme ballads in the 80's and were never the same after.
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Wasn’t until the 90’s for Adams.

I will always stand by Reckless. Great pop rock album.
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It was the 90s for both, really. And I love that song . It's the only thing by Adams I'll refer to as a guilty pleasure. Otherwise, I think he's fucking great.
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I will always stand by Reckless. Great pop rock album.
I've got that too. It's a belter. His voice is so suited to the music. Plenty of other artists have done it without making it as addictive because their voices don't strain to the music like Bryan's does.

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It was the 90s for both, really. And I love that song . It's the only thing by Adams I'll refer to as a guilty pleasure. Otherwise, I think he's fucking great.
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Going to see The Chameleons tonight. I'm very, very excited. Never expected to see them live.

(I know Mark Burgess normally plays as ChameleonsVox, but this has only been promoted as The Chameleons. Not sure what the deal is there.)
Pretty sure it's called that in the US due to another band having the name here first or something /toolazytogoogle.
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I saw Bryan Adams last night with my parents and some old family friends. He's been a guilty pleasure for many many years
At least you feel guilty, I guess.


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Bryan Adams and Phil Collins were both ruined by movie theme ballads in the 80's and were never the same after.
Yep. That Robin Hood song is one of the biggest pieces of shit I've ever heard.

The guy has an awful singing voice, too.
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don't you like some shithouse hair metal band a lot
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Wasn’t until the 90’s for Adams.

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You are correct, I stand corrected. 1991 for what Laz accurately describes as a huge piece of shit.
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It was the 90s for both, really.
No, Collins' downfall started in 1984 with that awful "Take a Look at Me Now" song. (and sadly he took Genesis down with him soon after)
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Pretty sure it's called that in the US due to another band having the name here first or something /toolazytogoogle.
I think they originally went by "Chameleons UK" in the states if memory serves.

Edit: Or I may be thinking of Charlatans UK.

#alsotoolazytogoogle.
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I think they originally went by "Chameleons UK" in the states if memory serves.

Edit: Or I may be thinking of Charlatans UK.

#alsotoolazytogoogle.
You're right. I'm mixed up. I can't recall the reason for why they were touring with vox at the end of the name. There was one though, because I remember looking it up.
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Jesus that's way way too young.

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Very sad news. Some of my earliest musical memories were hearing “Linger” and “Zombie.” RIP.
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Fuck. Loved her voice, The Cranberries put out some great music - Salvation, Zombie and Linger (to name a few). Rest in peace.
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