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Kolrus - The Reveal

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    In 16th place with 2 points is
    Aris, Bubbly, Sawduck

    Warrant - Cherry Pie

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: Yes

    My rating: ★★☆☆☆



    Review

    Well here is where I stand with this song, I’m not a fan of it though I very much like Warrant. Any other song by them would have scored higher I think. This was a commercial success when released, highly influenced by the likes of Def Leppard and Skid Row sounds. I read that it wasn’t really a band discussion but rather a record label’s to write and release this poppy number. I don’t really know what it is that puts me off this song because I do like songs that sound similar and Jani’s voice is great. I didn’t want to score it lower as it is definitely a genre track but unlucky picking this one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    I'm still not entirely sure what counts as "Hair Metal"


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,601 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU


    I'm still not entirely sure what counts as "Hair Metal"

    You know it when you hear it




  • I'm still not entirely sure what counts as "Hair Metal"

    Steel Panther, and every band they rip the piss of, I reckon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    In 19 place with 1 point is
    Hillbilly

    Hanoi Rock - Back To The Mystery City

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: No

    My rating: ★★☆☆☆



    Review

    Not heard this song before and I’m not overly familiar with the band. I can see how Guns ‘N Roses were influenced by these guys, similar look and sound in their early career. This song has a punk sound to it which I’m not really into. I was sure I knew the verse sample and indeed it is from Mony Mony by Tommy James and The Shondells. The rest of the song is nice hard rock, I can go with that. I will check out more of this band. Kudos for picking an unreleased track and something new for me. Unfortunately not the sound I was hoping for.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    In 3rd place with 14 points is
    Shane

    Autograph - Turn Up The Radio

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: Yes

    My rating: ★★★★★



    Review

    Brilliant pick, love this song. It is on my daily playlist. That opening, you just know it is going to be a fun track. It has everything in abundance, guitar, drums, vocals are all excellent. Very sign-along lyrics. It is a bit poppy but heavy enough to keep me interested. I have not heard too much of Autograph, they are another band I want to listen to more too. This is their signature song. Got lots of airplay on MTV and probably heavily pushed by their record label. Songs like these are usually a dime a dozen but this one works really well, an excellent pick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    ShaneU wrote: »
    You know it when you hear it

    This is what people always say, but its never the case for me. I find it to be one of those vague sub-genres that only a handful of songs (that I've been assured are indeed Hair Metal) seem to actually fit into.

    Its not a diss at all, I like the majority of the songs that have appeared in the round, its just a sub-genre I've never been able to quite pin down without googling "is (insert song here) considered hair metal"?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    In 2nd place with 15 points is
    Stu

    Kiss - Sure Know Something

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: No

    My rating:
    ★★★★★



    Review

    Surprised I wasn’t familiar with this song. From one of the earlier Kiss albums, Dynasty. The version nominated was the unplugged one but I have listened to the original also and I have to say I like both equally. Starts a little funky and I wasn’t immediately drawn to it but as soon as the corus kicks in it gets heavy. Very catchy and I found myself singing this to myself long after listening to it. Easy lyrics to follow along to, I could see this one being popular at gigs. A great pick, especially staying away from the more well known Kiss songs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 76,754 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I'm still not entirely sure what counts as "Hair Metal"

    I think any 80s rock song where long permed hair or mullet hair is in the video :P

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    In 1st place with 16 points is
    LeVar

    Dokken - Dream Warriors

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: Yes

    My rating: ★★★★★



    Review

    Not a song I'd listen to often, but each time I hear I think, a great sound. Love the power chords here and the corus is great from an equally great verse build up. Guitar solo is pretty generic but works great here. Doken is a band I need to listen to more, I keep forgetting how excellent they were. Written for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3, with the promo video featuring Patricia Arquette and Robert Englund. This is really the kind of sound I like, a great pick.

    P.S. and you dont know what hair metal is.....


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  • Worthy winner LeVar, great pick. Haven't heard that song in years and I'm delighted to be reminded of its existence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido


    The winner of Kolrus is...

    CeeJay


    Congratulations CeeJay, fantastic scoring all game and a very deserving winner.

    Very unlucky to Stu and LeVar, very good scoring also, just piped to the post by a couple of points.

    Well played to EN also, you were not letting that wooden spoon go from round 2

    Thanks indeed to everyone who took part, I had a lot of fun running this, found some great music along the way. I didn't realise how much time running a walrus would take, but if you haven't ran one yet, I'd highly recommend it.

    A specail thanks must go to Rikand, I know you didn't play but you brought a brilliant game to our community, thank you dude.

    Thats all from me, hope everyone had fun and took my reviews in good spirits. Next up for me is the overrated song tournament starting July 19th, hope to see you all then.

    Your winning entry.

    Category|Song|Pos|Pts
    Unchated | Pentatonix - Daft Punk | 6 | 14
    Changed Your Mind | George Ezra - Paradise | 15 | 5
    Debut | Lady Gaga - Just Dance | 5 | 14
    Dancefloor | Love Inc. - You're A Superstar | 1 | 18
    Original | Robyn - Dancing on my Own | 1 | 18
    Female Voice | Monster by Dodie | 5 | 15
    Bon Jovi | Wanted Dead or Alive | 7 | 10
    Hair Metal | Heart - Alone | 7 | 10


    Player|R1|R2|R3|R4|R5|R6|R7|R8|Total
    CeeJay|14|5|14|18|18|15|10|10|104
    Stu|12|15|9|9|16|12|15|15|103
    LeVar|19|16|8|4|14|17|8|16|102
    Seph|13|18|16|2|17|7|10|5|88
    Shelly|15|2|17|17|4|8|13|4|80
    SawDuck|1|12|12|14|12|11|12|2|76
    Shane|11|17|13|6|3|18|5|14|87
    Bubblypop|18|9|2|16|15|4|8|2|74
    Homer|10|10|5|8|13|13|12|8|79
    Ari|17|19|4|7|8|6|9|11|81
    Liz|9|7|3|13|10|16|11|9|78
    Barna 77|16|8|10|16|11|5|1|9|76
    Sinead|4|6|17|15|9|2|14|7|74
    Necro|7|4|15|1|1|19|10|13|70
    Beaker|2|11|11|10|6|9|6|6|61
    Aris|8|3|14|5|7|10|7|2|56
    HillBilly4|3|13|6|12|2|14|3|1|54
    Purple|6|14|7|11|5|1|2|12|58
    EN|5|1|1|3|4|3|4|3|24


    Player | Song | Position | Points
    LeVar | Dokken - Dream Warriors | 1st | 16
    Stu | Kiss - Sure Know Something | 2nd | 15
    Shane | Autograph - Turn up the radio | 3rd | 14
    Necro | Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane | 4th | 13
    Purple | Mama's Boys - Loose Living | 5th | 12
    Ari | David Bowie/Queen - Under Pressure | 6th | 11
    CeeJay | Heart - Alone | 7th | 10
    Barna, Liz | Whitesnake - Here I Go Again | 8th | 9
    Homer | Alice Cooper - Poison | 10th | 8
    Sinead | Pantera - Cemetery gates | 11th | 7
    Beaker | Fozzy - Live wire | 12th | 6
    Seph | Van Halen - Jump | 13th | 5
    Shelly | Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady) | 14th | 4
    EN | Phantom Blue - Going Mad | 15th | 3
    Aris, Bubbly, Sawduck | Warrant - Cherry Pie | 16th | 2
    HillBilly | Hanoi Rocks - Back to Mystery City | 19th | 1


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Kolido wrote: »
    In 1st place with 16 points is
    LeVar

    Dokken - Dream Warriors

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: Yes

    My rating: ★★★★★


    Review

    Not a song I'd listen to often, but each time I hear I think, a great sound. Love the power chords here and the corus is great from an equally great verse build up. Guitar solo is pretty generic but works great here. Doken is a band I need to listen to more, I keep forgetting how excellent they were. Written for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3, with the promo video featuring Patricia Arquette and Robert Englund. This is really the kind of sound I like, a great pick.

    P.S. and you dont know what hair metal is.....

    Yeah, still not entirely sure what Hair Metal is, and shocked I topped the round. :pac:

    This was one of the few songs I was 100% certain was Hair Metal and one I'm a big fan of.

    Glad it's one you like too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Congrats cee_jay, well played.

    Great Walrus Kol, cheers for running.




  • Player | Song | Position | Points
    Stu | Kiss - Sure Know Something | 1st | 16
    LeVar | Dokken - Dream Warriors | 2nd | 15
    Shane | Autograph - Turn up the radio | 3rd | 14
    Necro | Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane | 4th | 13
    Purple | Mama's Boys - Loose Living | 5th | 12
    Ari | David Bowie/Queen - Under Pressure | 6th | 11
    CeeJay | Heart - Alone | 7th | 10
    Barna, Liz | Whitesnake - Here I Go Again | 8th | 9
    Homer | Alice Cooper - Poison | 10th | 8
    Sinead | Pantera - Cemetery gates | 11th | 7
    Beaker | Fozzy - Live wire | 12th | 6
    Seph | Van Halen - Jump | 13th | 5
    Shelly | Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady) | 14th | 4
    EN | Phantom Blue - Going Mad | 15th | 3
    Aris, Bubbly, Sawduck | Warrant - Cherry Pie | 16th | 2
    HillBilly | Hanoi Rocks - Back to Mystery City | 19th | 1
    [/QUOTE]

    What now? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,679 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris


    Thank you for organising Kolido, another great competition!!




  • Congrats to Ceejay. Thanks to Kolido for running a great game.

    We remember this game's fallen heroes...Hurt and EN.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,965 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido



    What now? :pac:

    Decent quality control is hard to get these days. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 76,754 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Congrats cee_jay, great walrus Kol, very enjoyable


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    Kolido wrote: »
    Sticking to his guns to pick all female acts, I suppose it did limit this category a bit.
    Not as much as the Bon Jovi round!
    Still, you've got to have standards. Well, I mean the generic "you", clearly you have no standards :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    Kolido wrote: »
    In 12th place with 6 points is
    Beaker

    Fozzy - Live Wire

    Heard the artist: Yes
    Heard the song: No

    My rating: ★★★☆☆
    Fozzy are playing Opium in December, I'll see you there Beaks :D

    https://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/fozzy/


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,919 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cee_jay


    Great walrus Kol. I especially enjoyed the controversy in certain rounds :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ ari101


    Congrats Cee_jay and EN, some great choices along they way! Great stuff Kolido sorry I missed it live. I thought I'd gotten close to Hair Metal with a Bowie/Queen song but I remain a bit unsure :pac: that said I'm delighted you discovered an appreciation for the song :)

    It's funny the round I would have looked forward to, the one that motivated me to enter was my worst score :D Very happy with overall mid table mediocrity :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭ Sawduck


    Great work Kol and great songs entered into this, congrats CeeJay on your victory


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 78,251 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sephiroth_dude


    Congrats cee_jay.

    Great Walrus Kol, thanks for running it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,229 ✭✭✭ Barna77


    Congrats cee_jay, and thanks to Kolido for running the game




  • Thanks for running Kolido, must say I'm very happy with a top-half finish. :)

    Congratulations cee_jay for a great win, and to EN for some serious spooning. :pac:

    Time for one last plug: your next fix of Walrus (with a dash of Heeps) is available for signups. Many thanks to the 16 people that have already entered, it would be great if I could get twenty!

    Sign up thread.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 609 ✭✭✭ Hillybilly4


    Well done cee jay!
    I'm very happy with my final round wooden spoon :D
    Nice one Kolido, thank you for running this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,591 ✭✭✭ SineadSpears


    ah sugar, i've not been online much and missed the reveals again.


    congrats on the top spot ceejay!! :cool:

    and thanks for running Kolido. I didn't do too well myself but I enjoyed going over the reveal anyway :)


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