13-03-2004 20:39 This is the #1 of all times! All the cd's I have and I've been listening to in the last 10 years can't beat this record! I still don't know why this record didn't get platinum ! Everything on this record is right! The songs are magical great! And the performance can't be better! SPYZ: thanks so much for making that cd! Jay
14-03-2004 03:25 Because the world wasn't ready yet. Minds are so closed and people won't accept something diffrent. This CD and Heavy Metal Soul By The Pound are 2 of the best CD's made, and both have not left my changer in years!! Jimi "Big Daddy" Hazel
16-03-2004 04:37 Thanx Joan and Jay! At the time of making the Strength, I remember thinking to myself, WOW! We've really made a great piece of work that should elevate Spyz to the level that I thought we could not have achieved with Peter and Anthony. And in one respect we did-that being the songwriting. Strength proved to be a blessing despite the shitty disrespectful job that Sylvia Rhone and the rest of the non-compus-mentus shitheads at East West. The blessing was Rick and I took our songwriting to a place we had never gone before. It took me years to be able to listen to that cd, without getting angry about the waste of something so personal. But the people who got Strength made all the difference! They listened and understood! That mattered more than anything else! I have favorite Spyz songs, but I have three favorite Spyz cds! Strength In Numbers, Heavy Metal Soul By The Pound and the one we've yet to write! Still Keeping It Real in 2004! HMS4L! JH daveVV
16-03-2004 08:23 hell, ain't nothing wrong with 'temporarily disconnected' either! all great stuff! i've found that hmsbtp is good music for hiking/walking. Pierre,zsfs
16-03-2004 14:53 hell, ain't nothing wrong with any Spyz albums at least... If we go back in the forum, a few subjects ago, we can see that even if S.I.N is very well represented in the topics about our favourites 5 spyz 's songs, we can also see that Shivering Tom, MT, Jasko, Sam Nabors, Franck Graham,(and I) love songs from every Spyz albums !!!
For sure, we all hope that the best Spyz album is to come.
As KDB sayz: Peez. Jimi "Big Daddy" Hazel
16-03-2004 16:33 The way I see it is, everyone has their own likes and dislikes! Mine are purely my own! Since I've said what my favorite Spyz cds are, my least favorite is Temporarily Disconnected! It has it's moments, but for me, it was like taking a step backwards. That cd would have been fine after Gumbo but coming after Strength was a big mistake. And that was all my fault. Rick and I were deep into tracking songs for the Black Angus project, and I got suckered into to doing TD. As that old saying goes, fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me! It was a mistake that I lived with everyday, until I redeemed myself with HMSBTP! Wait until the book comes out, you'll understand much better! But for those who dig TD, more power to ya! Just don't ask me to sign it, I might snap it in two! HMS4L! JH Oriol
16-03-2004 19:03 Hey you guys, greetings from Barcelona.
Ok... "Strengh in numbers" is a masterpiece", no doubt about that. I don't know in USA, but in the 90's here we used to talk about that record as (like a singer friend of mine used to say) "this cd is full of music made BY musicians FOR musicians". And Jimi, don't blame me, but the TD cd got good songs that only spyz could have done. Okay okay, it's probably not the best spyz album, but songs like "Choose me" made the record worthwhile. Jimi "Big Daddy" Hazel
16-03-2004 21:21 Hi Oriol!I've always said there are moments on TD that cannot be denied. True, there are songs that could have only been done by Spyz,BUT like I said, it was the wrong disc at the wrong time for the wrong reasons! I consider it a pimple on the ass of life! It's been popped, so I don't have to deal with it ever again! HMS4L! JH Shivering_tom
26-03-2004 18:03 "Why?" on TD is a very good piece, I think ...
But Strengh and HMSBTP are my Fave ! Until Now ) Jimi Hazel
26-03-2004 19:35 "Why?" Is truly one of my favorite songs on TD! Adriana
27-03-2004 00:32 The most beautiful song is Understanding and the coolest is I'm not going! And Why is a nice song too. Temp Disc is a great record to me. The best is SIN. I wish you record some songs of the 1st 2 cds with the 3 of you as a new studio album. With a brutal up-to-date sound. Those songs still will kick the asses of most bands around. They deserve to get a second life! Adriana
27-03-2004 00:36 Oh I forgot a smily GCleff
29-03-2004 06:00 In my opinion S.I.N. is the definitive Spyz album its the one that I pull out when im trying to educate my comercially brain washed friends and say check this s--t out. As for TD I liked it but I understand what you mean Jimi when you say it has moments but I think you may be being a little hard on yourself look at it this way (WARNING!!! FOR THOSE SENSITIVE FOLKS TURN AWAY NOW) TD is still better than Colidescope why is that? Could it be that Jimi can out play Vernon while changing the baby, could it be that Rick can put a hurtin on Doug (even though Dough has more effects than any bass player on the planet) And Tony should be required by law to wear a radiation symbol on his chest with a glowing Bio Hazard on his back (Will is the s--t too its just a shame he spends most of his time reelin Vernon in from wherever he goes during his solos) now before you LC fans start tellin the UN I have WMD's and threatnin to take me out I like LC but they aint Spyz on there worse day. Yeah I said it (Warned you) Pierre,zfsf
29-03-2004 09:16 From Adriana
- Quote :
- "Those songs still will kick the asses of most bands around. They deserve to get a second life!"
Yup !!! You're totally right !!! Maybe a Recorded Show. I live Spyz album is something really missing in my record Library.
And like Tom say's, "Spyz Will always Kick asses" of the most bands around..."
HMS4L, Pierre, zfsf Jimi Hazel
30-03-2004 18:43 Hi Pierre! It's funny you should mention a live Spyz album! We have one that we're hoping to put out this year! It's called, Can You Hear The Sound? and we'll be looking for a "smart" company to release it in Europe! It was gonna be released next month, but the company we were dealing with (SPV) punked out at the last minute! Keep the faith! We'll release it before the year is out! HMS4L! JH Corrine
30-03-2004 19:00 DAMN, GCLEFF! I think you've kicked some LC fans in the balls with that post! OUCH! But I must say, I agree wit cha! I like LC too, but there's something magical about Spyz that LC doesn't have. Spyz may be the last of a dying breed, a band that can play, write, produce and spank any other band without even trying, and not be egotistical about it! I was at the December 18th gig @ cbgbs, and I was blown away by everything they did! Musically, no one can touch them! But it was the warmth and love for the people they have! I felt honored to be in their midst, and at the same time, I felt like I was hanging with my best friends! LC is good, but Spyz are the REAL DEAL! For me, Heavy Metal Soul By The Pound is my favorite cd! SIN is my second choice! Thanks, GCleff for telling it like it T.I.S.! Jay
02-04-2004 17:48 The thing that Spyz have that LC is lacking is a sense of humor! I love LC, and Fishbone, Body Count, Bad Brains and the rest of the brothers who showed my black ass how to bang my head. In all, Spyz have always been my fav (and I'm not sucking-up cause it's yo site.) The album I'm not hearing enough about in Gumbo. That CD changed the face of "black music" to me. GCLEFF is hating on Vernon, but don't. He and Jimi (Hazel and Hendrix) tought me how to play guitar. They all are my inspiration, even though I'm not good enough to hold any of there axes!! It's not about hating on any of these groups, they all are great (LC's latest could have been better, though.) I would die to see Spyz, LC, and Fishbone play a show togather, I think the earth would stop spinning. HMSBTP is the Bible of rock, but there is room for everybody.