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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Side question, would the folks picking "Sister Christian" have picked it if the movie "Boogie Nights" had never been made?
    Yes. The haunting use of the song in "Boogie Nights" was pitch-perfect, though.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    I've always like Judas Priest's "Here Come the Tears." Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and Suicidal Tendencies' "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" fit the power ballad song format though death row and chronic depression aren't exactly your typical power ballad song topics. Anyway, I'm picking those.
    "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".

    The ballad thing has never done much for me. I have always been a "head banger" and tend to forward through the ballads. "Crying" by Joe Satriani is a great slow-song though!

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    You guys are still alive? *snicker*
    Jeez, don't laugh. I'm an '80s high school boy and I turn 40 this year.

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    You guys are still alive? *snicker*
    Yes... we are the ones with the good record collections.

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Yes... we are the ones with the good record collections.
    My dad says different, and Bob Feller called, he wants his shtick back.

    Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players?

    I'd put you as 70/30 odds you have one that works, I'd put you at 60/40 that you have used it in the last 60 days, and I'd put you at 40/60 that you have a bit of money invested in being able to play those scratchy little buggars.

    GL

    /listening to some Sinatra at work today.
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    Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players?
    Nah, I gave up that technology years ago... but I still call my new CD's "Records"

    /listening to some Sinatra at work today.
    I have one CD by him, the one with the CB Orch at the Sands.

    Otherwise my crooner of choice is George Jones.

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Nah, I gave up that technology years ago... but I still call my new CD's "Records".
    Sell out!

    I worked on my neighbors dairy farm when I was a kid. Their tractors has 8 track players on them, so I remember buying a 3 Dog Night 8 track at a garage sale so I had something to listen to in the field.

    GL

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Jeez, don't laugh. I'm an '80s high school boy and I turn 40 this year.
    I just turned 36 ...

    I have no illusions of being cool anymore. I have my hands full just trying to be the "cool uncle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    Sell out!

    I worked on my neighbors dairy farm when I was a kid. Their tractors has 8 track players on them, so I remember buying a 3 Dog Night 8 track at a garage sale so I had something to listen to in the field.

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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    White Lion - When the Children Cry.

    My fingers burst into flame as i typed that.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".
    You mean..."the sands of time for me are running Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooow.....

    He carries that forever! Also one of my favorite songs of all-time.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    White Lion - When the Children Cry.
    You beat me to it. That's the one I was going to mention.

    Also like Patients - Guns N Roses; Angel - Aerosmith; and Is this Love - Whitesnake.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    My dad says different, and Bob Feller called, he wants his shtick back.

    Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players?

    I'd put you as 70/30 odds you have one that works, I'd put you at 60/40 that you have used it in the last 60 days, and I'd put you at 40/60 that you have a bit of money invested in being able to play those scratchy little buggars.

    GL

    /listening to some Sinatra at work today.
    I turn 40 next month and yes, I have a turntable (Technics linear tracking direct drive that I have had since about '85). It works (had it refurbed in mid 90's) and we have used it recently WE especially use it arounfd the holidays to play some old classics that we don't have in other forms yet. 8-tracks and cassettes have been out of the picture a long time though CD's are our primary music medium, but we are moving to digital. Part of our tax retrun may net us some MP3 players. Already have a lot of music on the computer.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
    "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".

    The ballad thing has never done much for me. I have always been a "head banger" and tend to forward through the ballads. "Crying" by Joe Satriani is a great slow-song though!

    When you know that your time is close at hand... maybe then you'll begin to understand that life down here is just a strange illusion.
    Arenas went nuts for that song at concerts too.

    I'm with you on ballads. Got no use for them for the most part. I don't mind starting slow if you're going to pick up the pace, but if I want to hear something about love gone wrong I'm listening to the blues.
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    Re: Your Favorite Power Ballads

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Arenas went nuts for that song at concerts too.

    I'm with you on ballads. Got no use for them for the most part. I don't mind starting slow if you're going to pick up the pace, but if I want to hear something about love gone wrong I'm listening to the blues.
    I was always partial to "Children of the Damned" for pure glowering greatness.

    I got thrown up on at an Iron Maiden concert in high school. Powerslave tour, IIRC.


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