Friday, March 31, 2006
In view of the fact that I haven't posted a review for a while, I popped over to The Music Memoirs to check out this week's 'Top 5 on Friday'. Pretty good one this week, and one I feel I can do! Top five albums you wish you had in your collection:
- Chinese Democracy by Guns N Roses - because it would mean that Axl had finally got his act together and released his first album of original music since the Use Your Illusion albums. I'm seeing GNR live in June at the RDS arena in Dublin, and I would love to have had the new album to listen to before then.
- Decade of Decadence by Motley Crue - there are still quite a few Crue albums I have to get (and by the looks of it I will have to spend a lot of time on eBay since the High Street is proving to be rubbish) but Decade of Decadence was the first album I bought by them, years and years back and it was on a cassette which has long since died. I loved it, it's a great collection, and I want it back again.
- Best of Ballads and Blues by Poison - okay, so I know it's another collection, and let's face it, with iTunes I could probably compile kick-ass collections myself of my various favourite bands, but it's easier to have them do it for me.
- Never a Dull Moment by Tommy Lee - again with the eBay trawl I guess. Never seen it in a shop, downloaded a couple of tracks from iTunes, and I generally would just like to have it in the collection. Fame '02 is particularly good.
- Hmm, why is the last one always so difficult? The next Velvet Revolver album, to see if their follow up is as good as Contraband? The second Brides of Destruction album, even if Nikki Sixx isn't on it, just 'cos the first was so much fun? How about whatever Motley Crue come up with, since they say they are going to be recording again once the current tour is over? I really don't know! Maybe I should just go for someone completely new as an experimental thing: let's say City of Evil by Avenged Sevenfold - just because the last band I heard called the most dangerous band in the world was GNR, and I love them. Plus Avenged Sevenfold will be supporting GNR at some of their European concerts so you never know, I might end up seeing them in June too.
Possibly not the most imaginative list, but it's honest. Or at least, it is until I remember whatever crucial album I've missed.