Southern Hard Rock-Metal

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Post#16 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm

I forgot to mention the 1978 album by AMBROSE, "Bust Your Nose".

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Post#17 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:44 pm

Have you checked out this thread?

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Post#18 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:50 pm

According the search function noone (!!!) has mentioned EMPYRE "The foundation" (1986) yet, regarding this topic.

Perfect Hard Rock with this unique feeling that also makes LEGEND, ASHBURY etc. something special.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc8d6i_sb-8

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Post#19 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:33 pm

That's because Empyre is utterly awful. :P

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Post#20 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:44 pm

Keir wrote:That's because Empyre is utterly awful. :P
Can someone call the doctor, please?
I think Keir's got some kind of rare illness called "Bad taste". :lol:

But seriously, what's wrong with this band (and especially that song)?

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Post#21 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:44 pm

Nasty Uwe wrote:
Keir wrote:That's because Empyre is utterly awful. :P
Can someone call the doctor, please?
I think Keir's got some kind of rare illness called "Bad taste". :lol:

But seriously, what's wrong with this band (and especially that song)?
The Empyre song left me cold to be honest.
It's played a bit too straight and without enough feeling for my tastes.
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Post#22 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:50 pm

Keir wrote:Have you checked out this thread?
Thanx for the tip on the thread, to be honest i felt like reading comments by people who ,say,are metal fans and have just discovered the gargoyle or the first crimson glory lp,i wont expand but hard rock is really much more than what was mentioned ,i feel the corroseum is not a hospitable place for real hard rock conversations,so i will settle with the general agreement that the ashbury lp is great as great is ,say ,the queensryche warning lp to the metal scene,keir great job on that comp you made,cheers!!!

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Post#23 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:41 pm

EMPYRE doesn't do it for me either, sorry mate. It's OK but rather lightweight and generic. IMO it's more of an AOR-lite metal title. When the cover art is the best thing going for it, I tend to stay away. Just my opinion though, if you dig it, rock on!

Keir- I do recall that thread, kudos for dredging it up! IMO bands like ALKANA and SPIKE don't have the southern flavor. They're good bands in their own right, and do play an interesting style of energized, late 70s-early 80s rock-metal, but I'd say bands like Ashbury and Outlaws have more in common with CHARLIE DANIELS BAND and that ilk, and I don't hear that country-southern twang on albums like 'Welcome to <y Paradise' and 'The Price of Pleasure'. Now I could see a comparison between those two and IMPECCABLE.
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Post#24 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:31 pm

God, how did I miss this thread? Some great mentions here, particularly Blackhorse and Ambrose (the latter record continues to escape me). I'll certainly check out the ones I haven't heard before too.

I agree with Nightsblood when it comes to Alkana and Spike. The former made a really good album, but I can't really hear any southern country/blues in there.

Did anyone mention Hydra yet?
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Post#25 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:10 am

Hydra get overlooked a lot.
The title track of their 2nd LP, "Land Of Money" contains just about everything that made 1970's Southern Rock/Hard Rock great. Great twin guitar melodies, soulful singing, epic song structure, unexpected tempo changes and terrific musicianship.
The first album probably has a more cohesive overall sound, and is thus remembered best, but all three of their studio albums have many worthwhile moments.
I don't think Stillwater or Potliquor have been mentioned yet. They're both much lighter than most of what's been mentioned, but have some outstanding moments.
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Post#26 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:37 am

Sorry to be a thread-hog, but i just realised that neither i nor anyone else had mentioned San Antonio's ULTRA.
They were active from 1975-1977, but only put out a very scarce self-financed five song promo during this time.
Denis Bergeron's Monster Records eventually released a 16 song, remastered, self-titled album comprising the band's entire recorded studio output in 2000.
Basically, two whole albums worth of quality material on a single disc.
It was later re-released by Rockadrome with superior artwork and more extensive liner notes.
Well worth hearing, they played classic Hard Southern Rock, with wonderfully tight guitar harmonies, strong melodies and lashings of that trademark Texan raunch.
See here for info:
http://www.rockadromerecords.com/366/ul ... ck009-v-2/
and check out the song "Mutants" on the mp3 jukebox on the right hand side of the page to hear why i'm gushing about 'em.
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Post#27 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:08 pm

Ultra were good and the Monster records release has some good stuff on it. The track "Mutants" is not a million miles away from metal iMO.
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Post#28 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:24 pm

Just found out that BBC 4 TV in the UK are having a Southern Rock night tonight!
Programmes start at 9pm with an hour long documentary called "Sweet Home Alabama : The Southern Rock Saga".
This is followed @ 10pm by "Southern Rock At The BBC".
At 11pm it's "Old Grey Whistle Test : Lynyrd Skynyrd In Concert".
Finally @ 11:45 it's "Old Grey Whistle Test : Macon Whoopee".
Then they repeat the first two programmes beginning at 12:45am for those of you just getting home from the pub.
Yee-ha!
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Re: Southern Hard Rock-Metal

Post#29 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:02 pm

This thread had to be resurrected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPLcpCjwOTo

If any of you folks here have rare, obscure, unknown Southern Rock for trade (vinyls, cds, mp3s etc etc whatever) GET IN TOUCH

Always looking for that kind of stuff
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Re: Southern Hard Rock-Metal

Post#30 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:49 pm

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