One of the guitar heroes of fusion, Al di Meola was just 22-years-old at the time of his debut as a leader but already a veteran of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. The complex pieces (which include the three-part "Suite-Golden Dawn," an acoustic duet with Corea on "Short Tales of the Black Forest," and a brief Bach violin sonata show di Meola's range even at this early stage. With assistance from such top players as bassists Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Barry Miles, and drummers Lenny White and Steve Gadd, this was a very impressive beginning to di Meola's solo career.
"Founded 1984 in New York, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys recorded A Subtle Plague's first demo. (…) The brothers Simmersbach, Analucia DaSilva, Pat Ryan and changing drummers achieved wide notoriety as one of the best live bands in the U.S. underground (…) Their communal way of touring and devoted fans led to Germany's Rolling Stone magazine calling A Subtle Plague "the Grateful Dead of the '90s"…" ~wikipedia
Maxi Dance Sensation is another great compilation of current dance tracks that can easily become classics 90's. Enjoy!
All three movies are based on the same premise: there is a gigantic, mechanical, cube-shaped structure of unknown purpose and origin, made up of lots of smaller cube-shaped rooms. Each of these rooms has 6 doors, one on each side of the cube, which lead into adjacent, identically decorated rooms. Some of these rooms are "safe", while others are equipped with deadly booby traps such as flamethrowers and razorwire. In some cases it is possible to detect a trap by throwing an object into the room first, although this method is less reliable in the later films.
In each case, a group of strangers awakens in this mysterious structure, without any knowledge of how or why they are there. In order to escape from the prison, they must band together and use their combined skills and talents to avoid the traps and navigate out of the maze, while also trying to solve the mystery of what the cube is and why they are in it. However, the pressure of being in the cube generally turns one of the prisoners into a homicidal maniac who preys on the others.
Japanese rock audiences always seemed to have a thing for melodic rock radio bands from the U.S. – Mr. Big, Ratt, and Cheap Trick reigned supreme in the land of the rising sun at various points. Another you could add to the list was Night Ranger. When the band came out of retirement and decided to fire up their engines once more, Japanese dates were set in support of their 1997 release, Neverland…