New super group “Black Swan”

http://bravewords.com/news/black-swan-dokken-whitesnake-msg-mr-big-members-join-forces-in-new-band

McCauley, Pilson, Beach and Starr. Lot’s of talent here.

Robin still sings great and Beach is a monster player, even if he isn’t exactly my cup of tea. Pilson is cool, I usually like everything he is involved in. Let’s wait for that single.
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  • Black Swan was a terrible movie. But they're probably named after one a zillion pubs in the UK.
    When I was 16, I had three bumper stickers on the back of my Dodge Dart: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The WHO.  Not much has changed. 
  • LerxstFanLerxstFan Posts: 4,658
    I hear "supergroup" these days and almost without hesitation ignore it totally. I like Robin's voice, so I might give this one a chance though. 

  • Duojett71Duojett71 Posts: 9,372
    ....because the world needed another band that starts with the word Black....

    It has my attention though. All quality musicians....especially Reb Beach. Great player. I always liked what McAuley did with Schenker and Pilson is always good to have in any band.

    Someone needs to tell Matt Starr to lose that stupid looking mustache or whatever the hell that is....

  • Seven MoonsSeven Moons Posts: 8,736
    Clearly another Frontiers records random supergroup...   you don't even need to listen to it to know how it will sound.  I avoid that kind of stuff like the plague. 
  • McCauley sounds great on the latest Schenker releases, hasn't lost a thing since the 80s even live.  Beach's playing doesn't do much for me except for Dokken's Erase the Slate.  Might be worth listening to, but I'm with Seven Moons in thinking that if it has the "Frontiers" sound to it, I'll have to pass.  
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,579
    I'll give it a listen - songwriting is where these things fall down, too many of them sound the same. 
    The last REALLY good thing that came out of a collaboration (IMO) was the first "Allen/Lande" album. They've done more, but not as good. Presumably they have a load of songwriters that churn out stuff that sounds the same (Eurovision reject material). They occasionally strike gold (the first Place Vendome album, maybe Starbreaker), but got to wade through a lot of crap to find it. 

  • JoebuddhaJoebuddha Posts: 2,110
    I have to say that when I went to Schenkerpalooza a few years ago McCauley was by far the stand out guy out of all the singers. His voice was in so much better shape than any of the other singers that I went and checked out the McCauley Schenker stuff and I like it. I have wondered since then what he was doing so I'll probably check this out. I loved Reb on the first Winger album but that was long time ago and I haven't kept up with his Dokken, Whitesnake stuff.

  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,579
    Honestly? He saves his best stuff for WInger. I don't think they've made a bad album, although they're probably best when they just rock. They try and go experimental at times, which is hit and miss. 
    And the vocals are MUCH better from album 2 onwards (I gather he triple-tracked everything because he didn't feel confident in his voice to start with).
  • First single with video now available.

    I like it at first listen. Thoughts?

  • Duojett71Duojett71 Posts: 9,372
    First single with video now available.

    I like it at first listen. Thoughts?

    Solid track. Reb Beach is a badass. Always liked him. Great tone to. McAuley sounds great. I would buy the album based off this.
  • When did Ming the Merciless start playing in bands?

    When I was 16, I had three bumper stickers on the back of my Dodge Dart: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The WHO.  Not much has changed. 
  • LerxstFanLerxstFan Posts: 4,658
    McAuley sounds awesome. I liked Reb's playing in this as well. I'm looking forward to hearing more. 

  • EugenicScumEugenicScum Posts: 5,323
    Came here to post something mean about the Random Frontiers Music Release Generator but dammnnnn that was great!
    Check out my band: Bevar Sea
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,579
    Not bad, not bad at all. I could get into this. 
  • Just watched the video again. Yeah, McAuley and Beach knock it out of the park for real. Pilson is just a cool guy, I find that guy impossible to dislike. This is some great stuff. Maybe there's hope to Frontier releases after all.
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