Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Instagram account/ legacy of the beast angan2 mat jenin building castles in the air

Salam and greetings. A short post first in English and then in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language.

Just for laughs,
I got myself an Instagram account.
Nothing serious, 
just another avenue for me to talk cock, slander, gossip, and insult whoever and whatever with photos I took myself. ((snigger)).







I think The Live Chapters of The Book Of Soul could possibly be the BEST EVER Maiden live album. Even better than Live After Death.
I cannot wait to get my hands on the physical version and then I will talk more.

I have been building castles in the air..

So this kinds of self-explanatory.





Taking into consideration..
- RAMADHAN for 2018 is 15th May to 14th June
- Eid Fitr for 2018 is 15th June
- priorities in life - family
- work/job - whether I still have one
- work/job - finding cover when applying leave
- money for flights, bread and fruits while backpacking
- sleeping - I will arrange my plans so I end up sleeping a lot in airports and minimum accomodations
- tickets - I GOT THEM last night during the fan club advance sales. No more physical tickets for me as I am trying to really budget and I just will use e-tickets. Its fucking expensive to obtain the real ticket, nice to keep as a memory but fucking expensive.
- so lets see how...
if my building castles in the air day dream fail to become a reality.. its ok. I have tried.


And the rumours going around the internet is that HELSINKI will sold out and there will be a second night added. (Thats why they have planned a 3 day gap between Helsinki & Stockholm).


Salam Semua...

OK, saje je nak bilang... actually aku speku blog aku ni yang baca berapa orang je... dan dorang semua pun dah tahu...

tapi saje je nak bilang kat sapa2 yang baca ni, aku dah buat instagram. 
Macam real je kan...  saje saje nak syok sendiri.

KORANG JANGAN GELAK AH!!!!  Kasi aku chance k.

Nanti aku letak la sikit2 foto eh.....  Takde benda personal pun...semua merapu2 je..

Kenapa CATCH THE RAINBOW?

Pasal tu la band kegemaran aku selain Maiden, aku tahu Rainbow sejak aku umur 7 tahun , so aku dah layan dan takut dengar lagu KILL THE KING sebelum aku kenal apa tu Iron Maiden,

dan juga... untuk aku, aku nak kejar dan tangkap pelangi... paham? 
tak paham.... bagus. haha..


OOOHHH

Aku ada angan2 Mat Jenin macam aku cerita cakap omputeh kat atas...

Banyak benda nak fikir kan, pasal ni adalah syok sendiri aku. Dan aku harus pastikan dunia realiti aku yang paling penting. Dan itu bukan sesuatu yang mudah. 
Maiden ni semua hanyalah satu mainan di minda.

ooo kalau jadi.. utara utara ni kalau summer mau puasa 21 jam 22 jam satu hari? haha...
tu hari aku gi tengok 2014 ACDC. Sabbath, Maiden, Rainbow semua tu.. puasa dari kul 2.30pagi sampai 9.30malam.
well... tengok la cammana....     
aku tahu travelling dan kalau tak larat tak yah puasa...
tapi.... kalau aku backpacking sorang2 pasal nak tengok Iron Maiden main merata tempat lain2 suasana dan peminat2 semua giler babi nye standing section,
kalau aku tak puasa, kongajar gitu eh rasanya...
haha...
tengok la, ni semua angan2 mat jenin je dulu... haha.
kalau tak jadi.. tiket semua burn la... well... thats life.

K tu je..

Aku speku kan... bulan 11 dan 12 ni kan, dua tiga hari aku buat satu blog....

momentum datang balik gitu dan banyak benda nak borak...

k bye.













Friday, November 17, 2017

midnite and Live Chapters is on Itunes/Prime Domestic / merapu meraban.

Salam and greetings. A short post first in English then in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language.

A Very Happy Midnight just now.
Its 17th November and just after midnight Singapore time, Iron Maiden new live album "The Live Chapters" of the Book of Soul World Tour is released and its the "Mastered For Itunes" version.



This is what I like about modern technology.. Even in the "ass of the world" as far as heavy metal and hard rock is concerned, you can still support the band you like by paying for their music, and you got it at the struck of midnight of the launch day.

I use this to convert to mp3 and store it on my Sony Walkman to listen to while walking, waiting for and taking the public transportation of buses and trains.
This is basically the only way I am listening to music now. 
I do hope to get a physical cd version just for keepsake also.



I will review this album once I got the cd version. 
I immediately listen to The Red And The Black, and the instrumental section was amazing on the Tokyo recordings.
(I never notice the keyboards was so loud when I hear this live).
Now I am listening to The Great Unknown, and this is simply fantastic version.
Though I love Tears Of A Clown and enjoy the song on the live shows I attend in 2016, but I do agree it slows down the momentum and Great Unknown is a nice replacement for 2017 part of the tour. On this recording the song simply sound amazing. Its the Newcastle show, I was not there, I start my backpacking on the next show after that, Glasgow onwards.

Of course this being a audio version with constraints on CD and LP space,
so lots of Bruce chatter is cut.
Bring back great memories of backpacking alone to see them play all over in 2016 and 2017.
Ohhh I am listening to Book Of Soul title song now, Donington!! It was raining, it was flooding...
and as Bruce says.. " Welcome to DOWNPOUR Festival"...
OK stop here for time being...
I am just listening to this " itunes remasters" version for this new live Maiden, and I think its amazing recordings and performances...
Argentina singalong for the song Iron Maiden is something I have never heard before and this is going to be a new audience participation song LOL!!!

Anyway, the Legacy of the Beast 2018 dates are out, I guess I have to find a way, discipline myself to try to backpack for one or two shows.
its going to be tough as I just done the backpacking for the 2017 Scotland, Wales, England Book Of Soul Tour, and 2016 I was in Donington, plus catching Rainbow plays Germany,
but lets see how it goes...
Advance tickets for the Maiden European 2018 shows will come out on Monday, and if I can get my hands on some advance tickets, then I will see how it goes.

Ohh... Something to anticipate..

Probably The best Malay Language album of the year 2017 is coming out soon.
I am sure I will like the album a lot.
Its by a band called PRIME DOMESTIC, and they are from Malaysia.

I hope to get the cd soonest, and I already got a ticket to see them play in December with another rock band that I like, XPDC.




Hope I can make it though I am supposed to work that weekend. LOL!!!
And as can be seen, the ticket I obtained was not print properly.. it looks funny.

More to come....


Hi Semua..   tetiba je kan aku rajin buat blog... haha.

OK OK, macam aku cakap kat atas...

GIGIH ok tunggu tengah malam, pasal hari ni 17hb kan Live Chapters keluar...
So aku memang suka dengar lagu2 Iron Maiden versi "Itunes Remasters" kerana pada aku dia sedikit lembut untuk pendengaran aku 

Pasal aku kan sekarang cuma dengar muzik kebanyakkan nya hanya waktu jalan kaki, naik bas, naik tren je
jadi keselesaan dan kemudahan mendengar muzik waktu jalan kaki dan naik turun bas dan keretapi adalah penting. Macam2 foto2 atas tu la aku pakai sekarang aku rasa aku pernah cerita dulu.

Jadi.. Book Of Souls tour, apa aku boleh cakap... terbaik dari ladang...
mungkin terbaik dalam sejarah Iron Maiden dari segi sambutan peminat satu dunia.
Dia cakap 2 juta orang tengok konsert dorang pada 2016-1017?
So dari 2 juta boleh kira aku tujuh kali dalam 2 juta tu. hahaha....

Ohhh dates Legacy of the Beast.. Aku ada plan giler.. plan giler nak backpack lagi...
Tengok cammana...
Aku dah pernah backpacking masa bulan Ramadhan tahun 2016 tengok Maiden dan Sabbath kat Donington, ACDC kat Manchester dan Ritchie Blackmore kat Loreley Jerman,
Puasa dari kul 2.30 pagi sampai 9.30 malam , dan buka puasa masa tengok rock band main, kurma standby dalam seluar jeans haha. 
Kalau korang nak lahar aku, ni bukan blog untuk korang...
dan korang sila rasa besar diri dan megah sombong kerana fikir korang lebih mulia dari aku yang ntahapahapani.

so anyway aku rasa kemungkinan aku nak backpacking bulan Puasa lagi.... haha. Tapi tengok la sempat kot aku saving duit tiket konsert dan flight.
Kalau tak berjaya, takpelah, tapi aku akan cuba. Bak Cina cakap " JIA YU!!!!".

Hidup ni, kadang2 kita kena bermula dengan ANGAN ANGAN MAT JENIN!!!! 
Orang panggil " Yoh Yoh Oh!! ". takpe... kita ketawa sama sama.


Ooohh kumpulan PRIME DOMESTIC nye album penuh nak keluar.
tak disangkal lagi, album Prime Domestic nye album ni aku speku akan jadi album terbaik Melayu untuk tahun ini.
Dan konsert mereka pada 9 Disember ni, aku speku akan jadi konsert Melayu terbaik jugak tahun ni.
Aku dah standby tiket. Print huru hara siak kedai... korang tengoklah kat atas tu...
kang Security kat pagar mesti tengok berkali2 tau nanti haha... 
Tapi ok la kan, memang original pe.
Aku dah "laporkan" kat " duta" cawangan kedai tersebut. HAHAHAHA.

Tapi aku kerja siak hujung minggu tu.. kerja malam lagik.
So kena plan cammana.

Tapi aku harap aku dapat hadir....












Monday, November 13, 2017

Dehaan (METALLICA using another name plays Kill Em All in full ) 8th June 2013 Detroit live CD.

(Firstly - Belinda Carlisle full audio bootleg of her Live In Singapore show on past Saturday, I have updated on my previous post. I hope you Belinda Carlisle fans will like the bootleg.)

OK, Salam and Greetings. As usual first in English and then lots of talk cock in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language.

I enjoyed listening to the Hardwired To Self Destruct album, and I really love the Metallica show in Singapore supporting the then just released Hardwired album.

So it kind of rekindles my affection for Metallica big time and seeing them with Rob Trujilo live on the last two of their tours here I cannot deny METALLICA sounds so good live with Rob. Yes, Jason Newstead is sadly missed but its their band they can do what they like, if a fan do not like it, he can vote with his money and his time.

So I got myself an official LIVE METALLICA cd of Deehan.
I will give my short opinion review and photos of the packaging for those who have never seen the packaging...



Deehan logo is covering the Metallica logo on the cover..




It features the current foursome, and on the first day of the Orion Festival 2013,
June 8, Detroit Michigan.
it was scheduled as a band called Deehan, but its actually Metallica and they play the full Kill Em All album.

The sound is very good on this official cd. I like it. I really think this is a very fun and happy performance.
There is a pro-shot video on youtube but I dont really have time to sit down and watch it, I only listen to music, and I listen to music on the go using headphones while walking and on public transport so the audio is important to me. Visuals not so, if I want, I try to see the band live.

This is some of the reasons why I buy the original release for listening pleasure:
- I like the studio album so I want a full live album version of the same album.
No matter how you look at it, its impossible to find a live recording with all the songs played. So this is it.
- Four Horsemen is in full. Yes... in full with all the middle parts.
- No Remorse is in full as in FULL. I really have a fetish for this song. LOL!!! ATTACK!!!!!!!!!
- Pulling Teeth Anesthesia in full first time since 1986 final show of the Sweden show before the accident of Cliff Burton.






OK OK.. tukar cenel....  

Cakap melayu lak, berbual melayu pasar je pun....

Giler ah, tetiba je berturut2 buat posting blog... Baru review persembahan terbaik dari ladang si Belinda Carlisle terus tukar borak pasal Metallica lak....

ok la kalau tak sendu blog aku, aku tahu kadang2 dua minggu sekali pun takde posting... haha..


DEHAAN ni kan, korang semua tahu kan pasal band ni, ni Metallica guna nama ni kat jadual waktu festival Orion 2013 hari pertama.
Tapi ada dorang tinggalkan clue gitu... so kalau sapa tahu, tahu la, sapa tak tahu tak tahu la depan pentas yang dijadualkan..

Jadi Dehaan ni nama pelakon pilem Metallica tu yang filem wayang tu.
So Metallica sambut Kill Em All 30 Tahun dengan main semua lagu dalam Kill Em All.
Jadi banyak lagu rare jangan di bawa, dan lagu2 tu semua dimain penuh, mana yang celah celah dalam lagu tu semua dorang main cam lagu Four Horseman kat tengah tu, No Remorse penuh, Phantom Lord siap ada intro tape, dan semua lain2 jugak.
Bass Solo Take One tu dimainkan pertama kali sejak last Cliff Burton main sebelum eksiden dia mati kena hempap bas.
Cuma Rob terus masuk mula bass solo, patut tunggu cakap "Bass Solo Take One" dulu kan...

Kira seronok ler dengar rakaman ni. Ada la lawak2 James Hetfield berbual dengan penonton.

So aku beli la rakaman rasmi ni, maklum berita banyak cakap Metallica rugi besar pasal buat festival Orion ni. Support sikit si Metallica ni... hahaha.

Metal Militia, Jump In The Fire, Motorbreath, dan lagu2 lain... No Remorse memang lagu kegemaran aku... ATTACK gitu kan... so senyum sorang2 dengar rakaman ni masa tunggu bas kat bus stop. HAHA.

K dah tu je.. nanti sambung k. Tengok la kalau aku dapat Black Sabbath Live last kopek tu ngan Iron Maiden live chapters tu aku berbual kons pasal tu semua dulu,
kalau tak aku sambung berbual kon pasal Metallica k..

Maklum macam aku cakap kat atas, aku dah kena badi suka kutuk2 si kangkang tu. 
Sekarang aku dah minat giler kat dia sejak album Hardwired keluar, dan tengok dorang main yang kat Changi dan tu hari Indoor stadium...
cam jatuh cinta lak dengan si kangkang tu....

Sekarang pun dia dah jarang kangkang kan... haha...

K aku dah melalut!!  bye dan ATTACKKK!!!!!! haha.








Sunday, November 12, 2017

Belinda Carlisle Live - Heaven 30th Anniversary 11th November 2017 @ Star, Singapore. Review/Ulasan/Bootleg

Hi all. A short review and opinion of Belinda Heaven 30th Anniversary show last night...
I will just narrate in English for this one.

As I am bias, I will rate this show as my second favourite live show of the year 2017.

Number one will be all the Iron Maiden shows that I attend backpacking all over Scotland, Wales and England watching Maiden plays their full UK Tour in May.

Its a treat to able to watch Iron Maiden a few times and also Belinda plays in one year. Two of my favourite "white people" band/performer. But To say these two are my favourites is a bit understatement actually.. LOL!!

Firstly... lets get something out of the way..
BELINDA did you use backing tape for some of the chorus last night??
If you do, there is no need. Your audience are the Hardcore fans surely, they will do the backing vocals in their minds at least.
If you don't, Forgive me.
Anyway, her keyboardist did the live backing vocals mostly.

Secondly, Heaven On Earth is not my favourite album of hers, not even 2nd or 3rd favourite. Some great fast songs, but for me REAL will always be her best solo album.
I think many of her fans will be happy she did Big Scary Animal last night.
I also think Live Your Live Be Free and Runaway Horses are superior albums.
Still Heaven is a great album, but this is Belinda Carlisle and her solo albums are mostly great.
Though the new latest one, I do not understand it (yet!).

What a show last night.
The momentum is amazing from start to finish. She is a master of performing live.
The exciting and thrilling pacing of the show keeps going, even when she plays her slow songs.
There are abundant of nice fast numbers in the setlist.
Live the songs transformed to even better. Heaven Is A Place On Earth is stretched more with audience participation at the start and the band playing on at the end, Valentine is so punchy live and of course Big Scary Animal.
And I will never get tired of that Beatles' George Harrison guitar solo on Leave A Light On.

Belinda's backing band is made up of a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and drummer.
Really rocking band and they are simply awesome.

Belinda is on top form, over 90 minutes and her voice is amazing.
Just like Bruce Dickinson she gets better live with age. (LOL!!)

Minimum talk-cock with the audience, she just let the music do the talking.

Its lovely to watch her full show at last, and not some "sharing the stage with other perfomer" shows where she performed shorter sets.

Song selection wise, Singapore get more songs than most shows in UK for the current tour,
its the same amount of songs like the London show,
but she swapped Runaway Horses with La Luna for the Singapore show compared to the UK ones for this Heaven On Earth 30th Anniversary tour.

I Feel Free
Nobody Owns Me
World Without You
I Get Weak
Circle In The Sand
Fool For Love
Summer Rain
La Luna
Should I Let You In?
Vision Of You
We Can Change
Valentine
(We Want) The Same Thing
Leave A Light On
Heaven Is A Place On Earth

1st encore
Big Scary Animal
Mad About You
Live Your Live Be Free

2nd encore
Love Never Dies

so not even one Go-Gos song. No We Got The Beat.
no Lay Down Your Arms, no I Plead Insanity, no Little Black Book.., no Always Breaking My Heart (Roxette's Per Gessle wrote this song for Belinda use)
no so many songs!!... if its up to me she would spent the whole night singing the songs I want.

I was just feel she should do Falling Into You  live.
THATS HER SONG!!!!!!!!  before Celine Dion hijack it. Damn it!!
Maybe one day... one day..... hoepfully she will release the demo to that song she did.

so she plays the whole Heaven On Earth album. 
Six songs from Runaway Horses (very happy she played Valentine)
One each from Real, her first album, and Live Your Live Be Free.
so that makes it NINETEEN songs.
Really no complaints, especially as its a Heaven 30th Anniversary celebrations.

She talks about Rick Nowells. She called " MAD GENIUS!!"

I always think she got the best song writers , musicians and backing vocals for her studio albums.
I especially like the songs written by the Go-Gos guitarist Charlotte something for Belinda.

Anyway, as its a Heaven tour, she should call up Wilson Philips all 3 of them to do her backing vocals. LOL!!

Thats about it, worth the ticket, worth it for not coming to work for the night. LOL!!

I have this crazy idea of doing a full backpacking British Tour when Belinda does her next British Tour.

Ohhh she did say " See you Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary "...
Hurray!!

Lastly, I really love the way the whole show proceed last night, I mean from the moment I take the escalator to go up, scan the ticket, security checks and everything.

The organiser/promoter are very good, and their staff superb too. Again no complaints but lots of compliments from my point of view.

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just in case anybody is interested...

This is the boots from last night... Its just for myself ok...
but there maybe be someone who understand how to listen to a fan bootleg..
though I am very happy with the outcome.

I created a rushed simple cover though -





This is the upload
((((((PLAY IT LOUD!!!!!)))))))




and this is the link  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE82RlT9sCs


For fellows fans only..






Thursday, November 2, 2017

Helloween -Sweet Seductions (3cd+1dvd) Japanese Only release - review/ulasan/photos...

Salam and Hello to everyone. As usual a short review/ulasan and photos show-off for those who wants to see the packaging in English and then in Bahasa Melayu Malay Language.

The photos will be to the end of the post.

Helloween's Sweet Seduction boxset total 4 discs (3cd + 1dvd) released only for the Japan market on 1st November 2017 and I got it on the exact day as they mailed it out much earlier.

It was reported that the selection of the songs for the 3 cds are voted by Helloween Japanese fans.





The cutesy Obi Strip for this release.

So below photo you get two seperate booklets, 
one are informations and colour artworks in English,
the other one is a black and white for the Japanese stories and lyrics.





So you got fast songs, slow songs, mid tempo songs, exciting songs and boring songs packaged in a simply Pretty box with Cute booklets and inlets like only the Japanese knows how to do it.

I like the Kai Hansen / Michael Kiske era albums but when it comes to Andi Deris era its hit and misses.

Some albums of Andi Deris era I do not really like and have no interest in listening again, but some like Straight to Hell are simply for me one of their best.
Maybe I will revisit some Helloween albums and like them better next time.

Or maybe its just I prefer Helloween when they are making happy music? I dont know.

But if you are a fan of Helloween or constant listener of Helloween, this so called "Japanese fans Best Of Helloween" boxset will please you.

You ask 10 Helloween fans to choose their favourite songs to fill up 3 cds, and surely you got 10 completely different selections.
I for one would cramp more Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske singing, and I would definitely drop King For A 1000 Years and replaced it with Keeper of Seven Keys as the 13 minutes epic to fill up the 3 cds.

So you have 
46 songs on 3 cds and 21 music videos on one dvd.

All songs are only from Helloween's studio albums so the breakdown is 

for  the 3 cds..,
4 songs from Walls Of Jericho

4 songs from Keepers Part 1
5 songs from Keepers Part 2
2 songs from Pink Bubbles 
2 songs from Chameleon

3 songs from Master of the Ring
4 songs from Time Of The Oath
3 songs from Better Than Raw
4 songs from Dark Ride
2 songs from Rabbit
2 songs from Keepers Legacy
2 songs from Gambling with the Devil
2 songs from Seven Sinners
3 songs from Straight out of Hell
2 songs from God Given Right
2 more songs are also from the special edition of God Given Right but never released in Japan before so for the Japanese fans its like a 2 new songs introduction.

Meanwhile ,
The 21 songs that appears on the dvd are video clips that are quite different from the selections of songs on the cds, so you will have songs like Forever and One, and Light The Universe which never appears on the cds.

So basically this is a very well thought out packaged and songs selections for the 4 discs if you like Helloween.

Thats about it, enjoy the packaging of this Japan only Sweet Seductions photos till the end of the post.



All the 4 discs have different artwork....







They even have the Pumpkin United new song promotions in Japanese text...
so this is quite a last minute thing to be included in this packaging...


Songs selection of this release...


Hi Semua, apa khabar...

Apa nak cerita pasal Helloween, korang samada suka atau tak suka...

ni pun apa aku tahu adalah koleksi lagu Helloween dari semua zaman dari Walls Of Jericho sampai God Given Right,
yang khabarnya diundi peminat mereka di Jepun untuk rilisan istimewa Jepun ni.

ada 46 lagu dalam 3 cd, ada 21 lagu dalam sekeping dvd.

Senarai dia tak sama untuk cd dan dvd, jadi memang berbaloi la, banyak lagu berlainan dalam format berlainan, memang seronok.
Cuma aku tahu bila aku nak tengok bahagian dvd dia, mungkin tak tengok terus... aku rip je cd ni letak dalam walkman aku dan dengar masa jalan kaki dan dalam public transport.. 
takde la nak dengar atau nak tengok kat rumah....

Jadi macam aku cakap kat atas kat cakap omputeh tu, satu cd tu lagu2 zaman Kai Hansen nyanyi dan Michael Kiske nyanyi.
lagi 2 cd semua lagu zaman Andi Deris.

Aku ada muslihat sikit zaman Andi Deris, contoh macam lagu "Are You Metal " , aku macam... nak tido siot. Punya la boring..

"Are You Metal?"..  apa siak?  no.. aku kat kerja suka cerita ngan kawan yang minat Depeche Mode, dengar pandangan dia dan analisa dia pasal DM. haha.
So aku konfem tak metal. haha.
Walau aku punya cita2... ialah Depeche Mode headline Hellfest satu malam, dan malam lagi satu Maiden.
Ohh ye, Hellfest tiket dahbis, aku ada yo-yo-oh ingat nak gi lagi pasal gossip kat tenet banyak cakap Maiden akan headline macam 2014, tapi belum announce lagik tapi puaka tiket dah bis... Dulu tak macam ni, sekarang Hellfest makin popular kot dan Hellfest ni kecik...
dalam 45,000 je tak macam Donington aku rasa 100,000 tiket pun dorang boleh jual setiap hari nye event.
Aku suka Hellfest, sapa nak gi backpack tengok festival rock omputeh dengan macam2 band aneka ragam, Hellfest is alright even korang gi sorang. Kul 2 pagi last band korang tak mau camping, korang boleh balik bandar Nantes, siap ada kedai2 halal masih operasi kat bandar tu boleh makan2.. tapi besok nya first band main kul 11 pagi jangan tak bangun..  haha.


Apa pun, raya tahun depan ialah 14 Jun. Bulan puasa start 14 May.
Apa pun... gigih menabung untuk backpacking 2018 Legacy of the Beast Tour, tapi nampaknya tour ni ialah untuk Eropah saje.
Ceritanya Maiden dah tempah studio sama yang rakam BNW dan TBOS bulan feb tahun depan.
Jadi, rasanya akhir tahun depan ialah rilisan album studio mungkin yang terakhir.
Ni semua biasa la gossip dan khabar angin peminat2 tapi kadang2 khabar angin tu possible betul ye tak?
Dan 2011 tahun baru cina dah lama kan?
jadi aku speku 2019 punya tahun baru cina, Maiden main rantau ni.
pasal dorang tentu nak lari dari kesejukkan benua mereka tinggal, so gi la main rock konsert kat Asia ke Australia ke South America hapa ke yang panas sikit, sambil buat duit.
apa pun, 
ni semua angan2 mat jenin je la kan..

tapi lepas album tu seven sinners yang ada Are You Metal kebabai tu, yang keluar lepas tu Straight Out Of Hell, aku mungkin pilih album ni sebagai antara terbaik atau terbaik dalam sejarah Helloween...
Apa aku tahu ni album dorang main kat Indon kot? entah.. aku ada dengar bootlegs rakaman di Jepun masa tour album ni, dashyat giler persembahan dan pilihan lagu2 dalam konsert untuk promote Straight Out Of Hell.

lepas tu keluar paling last tu, yang kulit album gambar salji tu God Given Right , aku dengar sikit kat internet... lagu2 dari album tersebut...
sedap la jugak, tapi malas nak dengar lagi sekali...

Tapi macam aku cakap.. mungkin lain kali dengar balik dan cukupkan korum Helloween aku..

so zaman Andi Deris ni aku ada sikit masalah sikit ada album suka ada langsung switch off,
zaman Kiske, Chameelon pun aku suka...
haha...

ohh yeah.... last Helloween datang main ialah tahun 2005, so aku speku Pumpkin United harapnya beraksi di Singapore/Malaysia ye tak?
Tentu boleh jual tiket kerana semua pun ada, dan lagu2 dalam setlist pun lagu2 pop hits mereka ramai yang suka.


Aku rasa ni koleksi sangat best la...

layan foto lagi.. dan bye...












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.


Undertow..
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.

Setlist 
Daddy Lover Brother Little Boy
American Beauty 
UNDERTOW!!
Alive and Kickin
Temperamental
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
1992
Encore
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.
NO SWAPPING OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AT ALL.
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).

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.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.

KELAKAR TADI BARU JADI..
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.
Dahsyat.
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.
Apa pun, SORAKAN PALING GEMURUH SETIAP KALI IALAH UNTUK PAT TORPEY.

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...