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New Release Tuesday: What Will You Buy?

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments

Every Tuesday, tons of new albums are thrust at consumers. Sometimes the albums are really anticipated, others largely ignored. I was just looking through the new release list and these stuck out at me:

Them Crooked Vultures - (self-titled)
The Doors - Live in New York
Rush - Working Men (Live)
Cinderella - Live in Concert
Rainbow - Anthology

And a couple cool DVDs, too:

Billy Idol - In Super Overdrive Live
The Rolling Stones - In the 1960s

Of this list, I'm most interested in Cinderella and Them Crooked Vultures. The Cinderella CD actually also includes a DVD of the concert, which is kind of nice. I'm not sure why no one has bothered to update Cinderella's official website with news of this "new" album, but whatever.  About a month ago, the interwebs was buzzing that this "new" Cinderella release would mean a possible tour. From what I've heard, it is possible the band may be back doing something this summer. Beyond that, I'll let you all speculate...but it's possible I'll have some special news about this very soon. Again, I do repeat the word *possible.*

All that said, which CDs will you be getting this week? Anything I left off the list?

 


Reader Comments (13)

Cinderella are becoming just like Motley Crue. A new greatest hits and/or live cd and/or dvd every few years. A pathetic cash grab for the holidays. Its sad to see how far many of my idols have fallen.

I'll maybe pick up the Billy Idol dvd though. Billy fucking rules. Thanks for the list Allyson. Rock on.
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
i just picked up the steel panther cd the other day what a great cd a must for any rock fan and cinderella is suppose to be comin out with some new material soon but ill ignore whats on the list
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Cinderella. What a sad tale he can't sing for us anymore, most likely. I'm game to check it out. They out rock nearly everybody. Right up there with the other big boyz, Crue, Ratt and the other Metal Monsters, et al. I hope they're comin' out with new material, GlamR Arch. That would be a miracle from what I've heard about poor Tom's vocal cords. Dee Snyder was talkin' about it on That Metal Show a while back. Apparently, he's done irreparable damage to his voice no surgery a la Tyler can save. And you know how Tyler used to torture his own voice, too. Both of them, to beautiful effect, I might add. As you know, I've been getting obsessive compulsive about singers lately and Tom Kiefer is one of the few who totally sang unatural to his voice yet made it sound effortless and natural. One of the greatest Glam Metal voices of all time!

I'll get the Stones, too. I don't think that collection has been previously released on DVD, just VHS...

p.s. Hey, Kenny O and GlamR, pleez check out my other comments in the new usual haunts. Love to get your feedback on my weird and bizzarro trapezoidal metal observations, if you haven't done so already, pleez, I want to know what you think of all the lists I put up in various spots on here, if you wouldn't mind. Also, do you guys have the "Shocker" soundtrack? GlamR. Got the Steel Panther album, too! I was supposed to see 'em in Baltimore at Ram's Head Live thus summer and they frickin' cancelled, dang! You seen 'em? Al has and sez their killer as I'm sure you have read on here. The Spinal Tap of the 80's...er... um... early 90's... er... of the new century!... Think I may have to roll out to Vegas for those boyz. Not only does the famous ad campaign tagline, "What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas" pertain to Metalboy!, I might just stay in Vegas forever, myself, once I get out there! Like a kid in a candy store. And if Steel Panther still does their regular gig out there, fogetaboutit (another popular phrase out there.)!...

Disclaimer: Typos, rockers, tramps and thieves...
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I just talked to Jeff LaBar. Tom told him that he's about ready to hit the road, but Jeff was very hesitant to say they would record any new material. I would like to see something new from the band, but don't expect anything anytime soon.

However, you should *definitely* check out Freakshow, which features some killer guitar work by Jeff LaBar. It's been out for several months, but it's still in my personal playlist quite often.

Of those you listed, I really liked what I heard of Them Crooked Vultures. I think that one may become one of my favorites over time.
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I'm waiting for the DVD with Hanoi Rocks last show.
32 tracks - that's one helluva gig!
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
This one is for you Kenny Ozz....
The new Motley Crue Greatest Hits comes out today too. ;) I'm personally looking forward to Them Crooked Vultures. I can't wait to get my hands on it!
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Sixx
Cinderella. I believe this show was recorded at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and I was at that show, so to have a DVD of it would be cool.
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Not that we need to pick it up since I'm sure most of us already own all of these songs, but Motley Crue's (latest) Greatest Hits is out today.

I wanted to buy Them Crooked Vultures until I heard a few preview tracks. Just not impressed, which is a shame. I had high hopes for that.

I'm actually looking forward to picking up the latest from Norah Jones. I know it's not glam or metal, but I have my guilty pleasures...

Ryo Vie
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November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyoVie
Please not another Live Cinderella Disc, Enough is enough either a new original cd or nothing. Pick Up the new WASP cd its one of the best this year.
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
I've gotta second what JT said about Freakshow. what a killer record! almost nobody talks about it, but it's one of the best hard rock albums of 2009 IMHO. them Crooked vultures is a very interesting project. I love the way they have combined modern sounds with a touch of late 60s psychedelia. Josh Homme's vocals are the weak link. i think if they had teamed up with a better vocalist this project would be amazing because the instrumental passages are phenomenal.
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Thinking outside the box here....

I wonder if Keifer would agree to a replacement singer for the bulk of the high register stuff that Ko'd his voice?? He could still do the lower register stuff, like the opening verses to Nobody's Fool, Coming Home, etc., and play guitar and and do background for the rest.The man can compose some really good shit, and can play the guitar and keyboards quite admirably.It's a shame to have that go to waste because he deep sixed his voice over the years....
November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary
if tom cant sing anymore call it a day you cant replace his voice, and metalboy yes i do have the shocker cd, actually have on ccassette originally lol good album bonfire's sword and the stone kicks ass which was originally recorded by paul dean of loverboy which was also written by kiss but not recorded but i have managed to find a demo of it on the net by kiss.
November 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Glam Rocker Archie! You are a true Glam Rock and Roll animal!

In the words of Judas Priest, "Down on your knees and repent if you please!"...

Tough call on Kiefer. Gary has a point. It could work. But image is half the battle and the image of Cinderella is just seared in our heads with Kiefer's over the top, giant ego (and, here is someone who could never have one big enough, in my book, to fit his genius.) ruling the stage, struttin', catching guitars and playin' the lead, then throwin' 'em away, screamin' his guts out, walkin' over to an acoustic on a stand and playin' it all the while havin' a Thunderbird slung down his back. Anything less, just wouldn't cut it.

But Gary's idea might work if Tom started a new band with a new mix of players. He could play lead guitar and piano, etc. Write the material. Have a new frontman vocalist. Hell, I hate to say it, but he could probably go it alone like Jimmy Page in terms of how Zep was set up (JT, tell Jeff sorry, but he's got Freakshow anyway, which I'm gonna check out. Great name, too!, BTW).

Hell, he always made Le Bar play second fiddle anyway when it came to the leads, even steppin' on 'em and always playing the main lead. It actually kinda used to piss me off seeing the routine on those early "Night Songs" vids on MTV when they first came out. But I kinda got over it when I realized Kiefer's stuff is just so phenomenal. It's that weird thing of forgiving some hot dog football player, etc., cuz he's just so incredibly talented, it just doesn't matter if he's hot doggin', or not"!

Never saw Cinderella live (Ugh! I could kick myself!), but we've seen them in action on that old live DVD and the vids with the role playing and Kiefer definitely plays the big dog on stage. Not takin' anything away from Le Bar and his talent, but that's just the way it was.

Of course, I'd love to eat my hat and see Cinderella miraculously appear, the original line-up, of course, and Kiefer just pickin' up where he left off. But I'm going with Dee Syder's comments on That Metal Show, that "Tom just destroyed his voice". Makes you think it could never be. But I want to believe what JT says what Tom told Jeff, so let's keep our fingers crossed.

But, I'm a firm believer in Kiefer, regardless, and he's got the talent to write songs for a quartet set up that would be just as killer as Cinderella, yet would probably be a purer Rock and Roll like approach, cuz Kiefer really started exploring that as well as the blues from "Long Cold Winter", on. But who am I to say, cuz however he does it, I'd be all ears.

That said, he'd be awesome in the lead guitar roll, singin' backups and layin' back just knowin' he wrote all the material a la Nicki Sixx and Donnie Parnell, for example (even tho they are bassists). Even if he doesn't have his voice, he's still got the chops, I bet, and by now if he's still writing regularly, he's got the hit quality material laying in wait.

But it could only work, to me, without doing any Cinderella material. Or if that's just implausible, if they wanted to mix in some in (We don't want riots at any shows, hahaha!!!), it could be done tastefully as Gary suggests. His new set-up idea could work because the onus would be off Kiefer because of the powerful display he would demonstrate on lead guitar.

GlamR Arch!...

"Shocker" rules!

You can get that on CD pretty cheap on Amazon, if you want. Got the Bonfire cut off it, "Sword and the Stone" on my "A" list Glam Metal Greats playlist. That led me to get a lot of Bonfire stuff. I'm really into the whole 80's/'90's (no? really? Hahaha!!!) soundtrack thing. I always used to peruse the soundtrack bins at Tower and HMV back in the day and discovered that so many of our faves had non lp cuts on a lot of the stuff.

Like how about the original "Transformers" Soundtrack? Not only is Lion killer (got all their stuff! I like "Trouble In Angel City" best) but those two Kick Axe non-lp cuts on it are, too, where they had to be credited as Spectre General for contractual reasons. That's on iTunes! Recommend this for all, if you don't already have it.

Also, GlamR, talk about Holy Grail Soundtrack non-lp Glam Metal cuts, do you have Kick Axe's cover of Humble Pie's "Thirty Days In The Hole" from the "Up The Creek" Soundtrack?

Whoa!

You can only get it on LP. Or as a bonus track, supposedly, on the original cassette issue of Kick Axe's killer "Vices" album.

I found it surreptitiously on the Net, and considering I have no idea what the hell I'm doing with these computers (cantchya tell, boyz?), I have no idea how I did it, but I managed to pull it down into my playlist. You can even hear the crackles of the record from the recording of whoever made it. Awesome! (Hahaha!!!)

Viola! Bringin' It Back Alive on BBG!

What a sight! And what a SITE!

p.s. So much for short commentaries. I'll try and chop it down more, guys, but I just had to remove some of this Glam Metal Shrapnel from my frickin' head!

p.s.s.t Gonna check out Them Crooked Vultures, too. Thanks for that Al, Bob, JT, et al. I read about this one also, elsewhere last week or somethin' too... It's the 60's psychedelia touches Bob mentions that I'm curious about. Bob, just finishing up that Hendrix (RIP -- only 27.) biography, "Room Full of Mirrors". Man, that cat, did it all and all in such a short period of time, and I dare say, he was Glam before Glam! Read it y'all and you'll see what I'm talkin' about, for sure!

Disclaimer: The usual typos, tangents, exaggerations and inaccuracies.
November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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