Monday, October 16, 2017

Mr Big - 15th Oct 2017 Defying Gravity Asia Tour @ Singapore Kallang Theater - ulasan/review

Salam and Hi Everyone.
Mr Big is back to play and its happiness all around.
First in English and then lots of talk cock in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language.

Just for one song.. its just Billy Sheehan, Eric Martin, Pat Torpey and Paul Gilbert.

Other than that Matt Starr plays the drums while..
-Pat Torpey plays Percussions/Tambourines and backing vocals on other songs.
-Pat Torpey appears only on after the 3rd or 4th song and occasionally leave the stage.
-Pat Torpey always received the loudest applause and cheers for the night everytime - when he first appeared, when he takeover the drums, when he finished Just Take My Heart, and during the individual band members introduction.
-I think Pat Torpey did not say anything to the audience last night if I remember correctly. Yes, no cover version song encore.

Below are the front and back design for the 2017 Defying Gravity Asia Tour Tshirt Merchandise.

Its awesome evening, I was supposed to be working night shift yesterday, but its Mr Big and so it need favours from colleagues to allow me a chance to not miss Mr Big.
There are a lot of nice overseas bands playing within the same period in this month or two..
Dream Theater, Loudness (opening for Sebastian Bach), Belinda Carlisle.. (LOL!!)..
but you cannot have have everything in a short period of time budget wise, work and family commitment wise,  and you have to choose wisely from past experiences, and unless its TOTO, Mr Big is the best "superband" I have ever seen and I want to see them again and again. Of course Belinda Carlisle is a compulsory attendance for me everytime too.

So, watching Mr Big is like watching Toto. I dont know whom to look at.
At least watching Iron Maiden, you basically knows whom to focus on at which parts of the shows, and backpacking different places watching Iron Maiden multiple times means I can afford to OGLE at Dave/Adrian/Bruce/Janick of course Steve Harris playing on stage (except Nicko he is somewhere buried).
But its seldom to see Mr Big. So its a big deal for me.

the price ticket is worth it just to see Billy Sheehan plays for 2 hrs. (no he did not bring out his double neck).
Simply exhilarating , enjoyable, thrilling, awe-struck, happy to see Mr Big perform.
Pat Torpey I had already mentioned above.
Amazing amazing songs, and the bonus are the solos section by Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert.

Billy Sheehan also does the bulldog sound.
Billy Sheehan closing speech is always very uplifting and he knows how to win over the crowd.
He really says some nice things at the ending yesterday... about when Mr Big is asked all over the world everytime by the media on the question " Where is some of the most amazing places you have played?"

Eric Martin is singing very well. He got a few mic problems at the first two songs. Some swaps done.
Matt Starr seems to be doing the backing vocals a lot, head tilted to his left to sing on the microphone and not looking at where he hits his drums and cymbals. LOVE IT!!!!! if he is going to be THE permanent "very special guest" for years to come.
There was a comedy when after throwing his drum stick to the sky he failed to catch it and he candidly blame the spotlights or something.
He wore a Motorhead England tshirt yesterday.

The songs..  They are on stage for about 2hr and 8 mins.
Six New Songs played.
I got worried when I saw their setlist for North America a few months back but then coming to the Asia part of the World Tour,
its all very good.. Six New Songs and a longer playing time. They even play Promised Her The Moon. This is not exactly a constant song on the setlist thru the years and even on the earlier part of this World Tour.

Daddy Lover Brother Little Boy
American Beauty 
Alive and Kickin
Just Take My Heart (Pat Torpey on drums)
Take Cover
Green Tinted Sixties Mind
Everybody Needs  A Little Trouble
Price You Got To Pay
Paul Gilbert solo
Open Your Eyes
Forever And Back
Wild World
Damn I'm In Love Again
Promised Her The Moon
Rock N Roll Over
Around The World
Billy Sheehan solo
Addicted To That Rush
To Be With You
Colorado Bulldog
Defying Gravity.

so six new songs from new album.
so no cover version of Deep Purple or Judas Priest or Grand Funk during the encore.
Paul Gilbert does not play the drum last night.
Paul Gilbert does not sing Highway To Hell last night.
Eric Martin plays acoustic guitar for Forever And Back and Wild World and.. the next song? (I have forgotten).

THIS IS A CRAZY BAND THAT PLAYS ALL THEIR POP HITS FIRST, and FINISH THE SHOW WITH NEW SONGS!!!!! (because they know the audience will love the new songs as much as the old ones? haha)

(more photos right at the end with CAPTIONS at each photo, mostly not all... ok.. bye).

.Apa Khabar Semua..

Hai korang,

OK aku dah berbual kon cakap omputeh so mari cakap melayu lak.
Apa nak cakap eh?
Puaka kan, tetiba macam2 band nak perform.

So aku pilih nak gi tengok Mr Big la. 
Pengsan la tengok semua kan..
Aku dah la kerja shift, everytime nak tengok band rock main je kena tengok rota kerja.

kawan aku wassap Loudness Malaysia nye show kat KL pergi ke? pasal gossip nya ada May/ Wings dan Metalasia juga kan? Dia memang minat Loudness, rumah macam kedai cd Loudness aje dia kumpul mungkin dah lebih 20 tahun nye koleksi...
So aku cakap tak boleh..
aku bilang aku weekend tu aku kena kerja malam, dah la Sabtu aku nak tengok Belinda Carlisle main kan.. so aku tak boleh gi la..
Dia nye reaction " ERK??!! kau gi tengok Belinda Carlisle? "

Hah.. Jangan memain, kadang2 tu aku rasa Belinda Carlisle lagi best dari Iron Maiden. haha.

OK Mr Big, terbaik dari ladang kentang potato McDonalds Amerika Syarikat.
Terutama sekarang sokongan peminat makin kuat dengan kesihatan peribadi drummer Pat Torpey terganggu.
Tapi semalam memang nampak pada aku la, dia macam makin sakit sey....
Boleh tahu la kan... korang tahu " salah bantal? ", hah.. macam gitu la bila tengok dia, tapi dia ni macam " salah bantal " satu badan..
Dia lebih kepada main tambourine je, tapi ada lagu dia main percussion lain.
Drum kali ni dia main lagu Just Take My Heart aje.

So sila ambil perhatian bila kawan atau drummer sakit, tolonglah tiru Mr Big apa dorang buat untuk drummer bukan sakit sebarang tapi sakit Parkinson.

OK yang lain lain tu cammana nak cerita. ?
-Eric Martin hensem giler. Suara maintain.
-Billy Sheehan cam aku cakap atas, duit tiket tu kalau dia sorang je la naik pentas main live dengan backing cd pun aku akan bayar. Giler ah Billy Sheehan. DAHSYAT MAKDATOK! apa dia buat siot macam orang tengah main mahjong pun ada.
-Paul Gilbert.. hahahaha... ni kira tengok Paul Gilbert main depan mata macam aku ni beruk sarkis tengok belon terbang.. mulut melopong.
-Matt Starr kelakar siak, lambung stik tak boleh tangkap abis tu cam marah2 bumbung ke hapa entah hahahaha. Aku suka dia nyanyi backing ah.. tak pandang sey ketuk mana.
-Pat Torpey aku dah cerita atas, lagi sekali.. aku rasa kalau penyakit boleh sembuh dengan sorakan peminat, Pat Torpey dah sihat semalam.

Jadi tu je la....
setlist ke, apa aku tak berbual kon cakap melayu, aku dah cakap kat omputeh nye...
rasanya omputeh lagi banyak colok la aku..

nanti la aku cerita2 lagi k.. 

Hingga kelain kali bye.. nah layan gambo,,,

Paul Gilbert Cheers!!!!!!!

Eric Martin on acoustic guitar.........
This is the part with the nice new sweet song Forever And Back, (Billy Sheehan does sweet backing vocals) and then Wild World Cat Stevens.

Billy Sheehan bass solo and he can solo for one hour no problem....

One leg standing

Pat Torpey when he first appeared. I think after Undertow.. or was it before Temperamental. I had forgot.

Paul Gilbert solo.

Billy Sheehan with his very nice speech right at the end.
Final night of the Asian section of the Defying Gravity World Tour.

p.s - aku tanya Berteromber, dia baru review tu Defying Gravity kan?

So aku tanya... " ada lirik tak dalam inlet? "

so dia jawab " takde "....

OK....   hahahahaha... KIV je la dulu album "original." terbaru ni. tapi aku tak tipu la, sedap2 lagu baru, 1992, Defying Gravity...fuuhh aku suka aku suka aku suka Defying Gravity ni lagu ni..
dan lagu Forever and Back..

jiwang giler siot lagu ni... Billy Sheehan backing vocal ah ah ah tu..

"I am the Beast and you're the Beauty..."
" I've been a fool to my Princess.. "
sweet giler lagu ni siap lirik kelakar pasal kaki minum dan main judi... lepas tu janji nak jadi baik...siap bukak bank akaun nak save duit.
lawak.. tapi sweet giler 

geng lipat kain mesti suka nye...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Def Leppard Hysteria Expanded 3cd Deluxe 30 Years & Iron Maiden Fan Club Magazine no 106.

Hi All.
Lots of photos on this post but minimum text I hope.
As usual first talking cock in English, and then talking cock in Bahasa Melayu (Malay language).

Incoming Iron Maiden Fan Club Magazine edition 106
and Def Leppard Hysteria 30 Years Deluxe 3cd Expanded edition.

Lets start with Def Leppard...

I will show all photos of the packaging for those interested.

This album is basically imbedded into many rock fans ears and brains thru all these years.

Remember that I only listen to the ripped-format while walking, waiting for bus and trains and inside public transportations of bus and trains,
and plus being aware of the songs since its release many years ago..

The remastered version do not make much difference to me.

I only got it for the 2nd and 3rd cd of In The Round In The Face cd official format.
I want to collect a live album officially release on the Hysteria tour, so this is my chance.
Again, a hit and miss live album..
Some portions are amazing, some are boring.

But if you love anything on the late STEVE CLARK.. THIS 3cd version is a MUST!!!!

Click to make it bigger.

Hai Semua...

Macam aku cakap kat atas.. kalau korang minat Def Leppard,
berapa korang menyampah pun album ni pasal terlampau pop sangat...,
tapi ni album dan lagu2 dia dah konfem terpahat dalam sanubari korang sejak berpuluh tahun lepas.
Memang banyak lagu dari album ni gerek..
terbaik dari ladang.

So kalau korang fikir nak beli versi 3cd ni... 
aku tak boleh cakap ni paling gerek la...
lagipun kalau korang dah ada...

tapi kalau korang nak simpan satu live cd zaman Hysteria yang official punye walau korang dah ada videotape ke hapa ke, ni la tempatnye..
walaupun aku rasa konsert tu pun tak complete kot...

Apa pun.... cam aku cakap jugak.. kalau korang minat Steve Clark.. ni la album nye versi 3cd ni..

We're fighting for the Gods Of War.

Moving on to Iron Maiden new fan club magazine...

Very very good issue as usual.

44 pages all full colour, no advertisement just pure Maiden with lots of cute pretty photos and superb and informative text , and essays and writeups.

But its not all fun and happiness.. There is a very nice reflective and memorable text , a full page write up on the passing of Mr Khan.

So you have the preview of Bruce Dickinson new biography.. The Rock In Rio 1985 quote is amazing really..
Interview with the book editor.
Interview with Metal Blade CEO on him being an Iron Maiden fan.
Interview with the artist for the Legacy Of The Beast Comic book.
John McMurtrie accompanies his photo spreads with lots of nice captions and stories...

Plus lots lots more... of both text, stories, articles and of course photos.
Anyway Dave Murray is really looking cute on the front cover. Its from the last night of the British UK Tour 2017.

So here are some of the pages...

IJAU... Adrian Smith ambik gambo untuk kau ni.. haha.

Tulis tangan tu untuk buku dia tu...
ceritanya dia kasi kat editor dia 7 buku dairi penuh tulisan tangan yang tak boleh dibaca...
nasib ada orang kerja dengan Iron Maiden boleh cakap kat editor apa tu perkataan2 yang ditulis tu..

Bruce dengan Rod Smallwood tengok peninggalan Apollo yang terbakar zaman dulu bunuh angkasawan 3 orang tu...

Aku suka tengok foto Iron Maiden beraksi atas stage dari belakang....
Walaupun tengok dorang main dan dapat diri kat tempat dekat dan best, tapi tak nampak semua...
Tak boleh nampak apa Nicko buat...

Dan foto ni, dalam keadaan best giler tu... Dave Murray kat tepi tu......ngah buat apa tu...


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ghost -The First Ritual Demo 2009 bootleg & gezek foto2 Makanan aku makan masa Book Of Souls UK Tour backpack tu hari..

Hi, as usual I will begins in English and ends my usual nonsensical "talk-cock" in Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language).

I am a sucker for Ghost, the Swedish pop/rock band who sings about unholy beings and stuffs. Or Ghost BC or how you want to call it.

I have no idea who they were until I saw them warm-up for Iron Maiden in Belgrade Serbia.
I was early then to check-out this hype band call Ghost, and it turn out to be a game-changer moment. Love their love show, and now I would like to say I am a fan who try to follow news about them.
Though, I have to say I HATE all the band members squabbles, court actions and problems.
I just hope whoever Papa Emeritus gets as the Nameless Ghouls musicians will be great as always.

So this is a another item I got regarding Ghost.
Its a very pretty looking pirate bootleg CD packaging of what is actually consist of the 3 songs from Ghost demo from 2009.
Legends say this demo was originally distributed as a cassette tape format of total Seven pieces only.

Three demo songs happily bouncy Roxette-style songs celebrating Lucifer and other unholy beings and things.

Prime Mover, Ritual , Death Kneel.
All songs will re-appear when they record their first album Opus Eponymous.

These are the pretty packaging photos. A nice cd to give yourself a treat occasionally.

this is a video I took of them, for the whole song of Year Zero.
It was at Belgrade, and you can see Iron Maiden props, stage presentation and lightings all in place covered by black curtains...

Very nice very catchy Abba/Roxette Swedish Pop lives on with Ghost.

"Belial, Behemoth, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Satanas, Lucifer"
Welcome to Year Zero indeed...

So as the above photos, especially the first one...

- That Opus Eponymous is a Japanese version,
GET THAT Japanese version simply because of the extra song which is  "Here Comes The Sun" from the Beatles. A very superb cover of a George Harrison Beatles classic.
And of course Japanese pressings has some cute inlets which makes it more worth it for a Ghost release.

- That Meliora Redux is a Swedish version release.
GET THAT version simply because of the extra song which is "Zenith".
I have no idea why the best song from Meliora is not on the Meliora album. LOL!!!
I think this is still the only place to get Zenith on CD.
Ohh and Meliora Redux has the Popestar EP on it too...

- That Infestissumum album, I hope to get the Japanese version next because there is one more song of Ghost I want on cd format that I do not have yet, so its on the Japanese version of Infestissumum.
Yes.. I am a sucker for Ghost.
The worst disapoinment was I am suppose to catch Ghost supporting their new album Meliora at Donington on the last day of 2016 Donington (Maiden headlining that evening), but then something happen, a virus or something and Ghost cancelled at the last moment.
Well, hope to see them again next time...

All the above previous albums and full packagings of each cd packagings are all here..

Next post I want to show you some great food I ate while backpacking across UK for The Book Of Souls Tour. (sample photos below LOL!!!)

Salam semua, dan aloha..
Apa khabar, semoga sihat2 selalu..

ok.. aku dah merapu omputeh kat atas ni, so macam aku cakap panjang lebar kat atas la, aku ni terpeleot sikit bila kena mengena ngan band nama Ghost tu.
Suka sangat first time tengok dorang main, terus kumpul2 cd2 dorang.
Cam puaka band ni, lain2 cetakan lain2 isi. So memang nak kena plan la kan kumpul cd2 dorang.
Ni pun aku kalau ada peluang aku nak sambar Inffestissumum cetakan Jepun pasal aku tahu ada 3 lagu extra, dan satu lagu tu aku belum ada dalam bentuk cd.
Sorry la eh, kadang2 aku cakap gini, korang jangan cakap aku ni macam sial ke, menunjuk ke berlagak ke nak itu nak ini..., riak ke.., pasal kalau korang rasa begitu, korang salah masuk blog la kan..
Sapa yang korang passion macam aku, tahu la apa aku nak cerita sebenarnya. Berkongsi maklumat, berkongsi pendapat, dan berkongsi sesuatu yang aku minat giler...

ok aku stop sini pasal kalau tidak cuma ulangan apa aku cakap tadi kat atas...
sapa tak pernah tengok foto2 packaging lain Ghost cetakan Jepun ke, versi Redux ke,
sila klik link kat atas...

Nanti sambung pasal Ghost ok? .....

Gezek pasal Makanan pulak...

lepas tunjuk pasal semayang jemaat kat mesjid kat Liverpool tu hari,
lepas ni aku nanti aku nak tunjuk foto2 makanan2 sepanjang aku backpack kat UK sorang2 tengok Iron Maiden merata... bulan mei lepas sebelum Ramadhan tu hari...
ni gezek dulu....

Ni bawah ni masa aku kat Bristol...
last tu kat Birmingham...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ParadiseLost -OneSecond 20th Anniversary 2cd, HansenXXXWacken Live, Helloween Japan only Sweet Seductions boxset

Firstly, a happy new year to all Muslims celebrating the new Islamic year of 1439 last Thursday evening.
As usual I will start in English and then in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language. 
Lots of photos as usual, with a bit of review and opinion, plus lots of talk cock.

"Washes of digital sound
that had more in common with Depeche Mode
than Celtic Frost."

says this write up...

I bought this album again!! albeit 20 years gap. LOL!!!
Paradise Lost can play anything.
Though with new album MEDUSA they go back to their traditional death doom, growling, s... l... o....w... style.,  this is from what I hear on the internet, I have not yet bought the cd.
Even much slower than Plague Within before this.

I love this One Second album from last time it came out.
Basically its the best album that neither Depeche Mode or Pet Shop Boys did not make. 
Superb electronicpop songs like Mercy, Lydia, Disappear, One Second, This Cold Life, but do not be mislead about all the comments in the internet and magazines too much, there are still some very nice heavy fast songs here for example Say Just Words and Soul Courageous.
In addition , Blood of Another has this haunting keyboards sound.

Now, I bought it again for the Paradise Lost One Second 20th Anniversary Edition.

Not exactly so much for the remastered version, as I have no problem with the original pressing,
but because of the 2nd CD.

So now I have a official live CD of the concert that supports the One Second album.
SIX SONGS at least from One Second is played live on the 2nd cd in this 20th Anniversary release.
Plus more songs from Draconian Times album to backwards from their early days.., like True Belief, Shadow King etc..

A very nice live album, so its worth the buy for me this anniversary edition.

HANSEN & FRIENDS Thank You Wacken Live.

I bought this double disc (one cd and one dvd), is because there is a few nice live rendition of the Hansen XXX album.
This show was performed before the release of that XXX studio album.

Songs like Born Free and Burning Bridges are as great as any Helloween Classic.
Contract Song is hilarious and very funny, like any funny Helloween song.
The stage banter is comedic.
A very good buy. I dont have time to watch the DVD, as I only rip the music to my player and listen to the songs only when I am walking, waiting or riding on the public buses and trains.

I enjoyed this live album very much. I saw a bit of the dvd footage and its very nice too.

Oooohh The musicians and guest singers are great, the lady singer Clementine sounds and looks good too.
Ooohh and of course Michael Kiske is in the album too...

So if you are a Helloween fan, this is a very very good buy.

Speaking of Helloween..

There is a very very nice JAPAN RELEASE ONLY call Sweet Seduction.

It will be a 4 disc set of 3cd and 1dvd.
It will have few songs songs from each and every Helloween studio albums VOTED BY HELLOWEEN FANS IN JAPAN.
I think all the 3 cds will have a total of 46 songs with two unreleased songs in Japan.
Plus the dvd will have the music videos.

I hope to get my hands on this release. It will come out in November probably to coincide with the
Pumpkin United World Tour.
And I saw this so-called possible setlist of Pumpkin United.
What a dream setlist indeed.

So lets hope Pumpkin United play shows in both Malaysia and Singapore, so I can go two shows.

And if Helloween's PUMPKINS UNITED open for Iron Maiden on Maiden's heavily rumoured and gossip by fans worldwide of 2018 LEGACY of the BEAST tour,
then... I have an even stronger excuse for my what is now seems an annual backpacking adventure to see Iron Maiden play in different places, cities and countries again and again. If i can save up without disrupting my real life responsibilities that is, Lol!!!

Till Next Time, good bye..


OK, aku cuma cakap sikit je la tapi aku rasa nanti mesti panjang.

Pertama sekali paling atas tu, lagi sekali lepas 20 tahun, aku beli lagi album Paradise Lost One Second.
Memang, ni album memang terkejut beruk waktu tu.. dan akan lagi tambah terkejut beruk dengan beberapa album selepas ini lewat 90an dan awal 2000an.

Macam aku cakap kat atas ni la album paling terbaik yang Depeche Mode mahupun Pet Shop Boys tak keluarkan.
OK pasal PSB lagi happy sikit, memang sesuai lebih kepada DM.
Seperti sapa pernah baca blog ni, band music paling setan untuk aku ialah DM.

DM ialah satu2 nya band yang paling sesuai main kat Festival Hellfest. Main headliner malam.
Tentu seronok kalau Iron Maiden headline satu malam Hellfest atau Donington, dan DM headline lagi satu malam.

Apa pun, khabarnya Hellfest nye tiket dah habis dijual, padahal headliners dan banyak bands belum diumum, 
walau desas desus banyak kat forum Maiden ialah maiden akan headline Hellfest 2018.

Masa aku gi dulu Hellfest, masih boleh dapat tiket selepas Iron Maiden announce akan headline, tapi nampaknya sekarang tiket sold out dulu sebelum diumumkan..
Hellfest sangat best dan memang bands yang beraksi berbagai ragam dari pop rock sampai Tsujder sampai Emperor (dengan drummer Faust) seperti tahun aku pergi..
dengan clash giler2...
waktu Soundgarden main pentas utama, Paradise Lost main pentas kecil dalam khemah besar giler (teka la band mana aku gi tengok main kan? ) haha.
waktu Iron Maiden headline main 2 jam kat pentas utama, Watain main pentas kecil dalam khemah.
Memang giler babi clash2 kat Hellfest.

Aku pernah terfikir nak backpack lagi sekali, kalau Iron Maiden headline la, tapi dengan keadaan sekarang tiket dah sold out sebelum announcement band, aku rasa takkan dapat gi sana lagi la. haha.

OK nak cerita pasal album2 atas tu pun aku dah cakap omputeh, so korang baca yang text omputeh atas je la ...

Hansen and Friends XXX Live In Wacken, aku memang rekemen sapa minat Helloween beli.
Pasal ni memang lagu2 pengaruh style Helloween lama.
Kai Hansen kan..


Dan... Helloween Sweet Seduction yang atas tu pun, memang dahsyat kan, punya susah nak dapat informasi album ni, tapi ada la dalam internet senarai lagu yang dipilih oleh peminat2 Helloween di Jepun yang undi untuk koleksi giler babi terbaik dari ladang ni..

Aku harap aku memiliki koleksi unik ni, dan kalau ada kat tangan aku, aku cerita la kat sini nanti..

Dan paling last tu, aku jumpa kat satu website Brazil kot? entah betul entah tidak, tapi nampak macam realistik susunan lagu2 yang dijangka merupakan setlist untuk PUMPKIN UNITED.

Sekali je la kan Helloween main di Singapura/Malaysia kan waktu album apa eh, Gambling With The Devil nye tour,
aku takkan lupa Andi Deris cakap dia tengah berpeluh macam babi.
""Sweating Like  A Pig".
wahhh happy days...
Tu la, minat Helloween tapi peluang nak tengok mereka beraksi susah....

Aku rasa sangat terkilan ialah kerana tour Straight Out Of Hell, dorang tak main di Singapore atau KL, ni kerana album tu sangat dahsyat, dan lagu2 setlist untuk tour tersebut sangat dahsyat, dahsyat serupa semua planet di cakerawala tersusun satu barisan...

OK dah tu je...

nak borak banyak sangat nanti dah macam encylopedia lak posting... nanti sambung...