Some years ago, while helping someone to pack up her stuff before moving to the south of France, I was asked to use my advanced online tracking skills to replace a ‘misplaced’ album, by some singer/songwriter I never heard of. With some persistence I was able to find all tracks, and without listing to the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Did I Play That?
Exactly ten year ago today, Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze’s musical Tanz der Vampire (based on Roman Polanski’s The Fearless Vampire Killers —or— Pardon Me, But You’re Teeth Are In My Neck) premiered in the Raimud Theater in Vienna, Austria. That calls for a little celebration. Although I’ve know of Tanz since ’97, the first… Posted , filed under Did I Play That?, Life, Music & tagged with Jim SteinmanTanz der Vampire.
The amount of singles that were released from Bonnie Tyler’s Faster than the Speed of Night album is astonishing. There are nine tracks on the album, and seven of them were released as single. And the other two were used as b-sides. Some of the album cuts that were used as b-side would later reappear… Posted , filed under Did I Play That?, Music & tagged with Bonnie TylerJim Steinman.
While watching the new Heaven and Hell DVD Live at Radio City Music Hall, it came to me. Listening to “The Mule” on Deep Purple’s Made in Japan just confirmed it: solo spots are overrated. While I’m perfectly fine with a guitarist shredding away during an extended solo in a song, I can’t stand it… Read more »
After the release of Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, it became very clear to me: Diane Warren is the devil incarnate. Or at least, she has sold her eternal soul to Lucifer in exchange for the opportunity to write the most craptacular and dull song to ever disgrace any album with… Read more »