I got this CD to review thinking it was that band Arcade Fire, or someone like that-- a current popular band-- Panic in the Arcade? Something like that. What exactly is an arcade? Well, it's nothing more than a walkway covered with arches-- which is pretty cool-- so I guess it's an okay band name. It's more specific than if you called your band "Hallway."
My first experience with an arcade was the Penny Arcade at Cedar Point, the Midwest amusement park. I was always fascinated with that place, but returning years later, I realized it wasn't the games that I loved, it was the intricate vaulted ceiling in this place. It's quite spectacular. When they tear THAT down (please tell me they haven't) that park will be finally all but dead to me.
Back to the CD, it's heavy metal, and from 1993, which in rock terms is ancient history. Not bad for heavy metal, it kind of sounds like 2nd-rate Aerosmith. But even cut-rate Aerosmith is better than 99 percent of the bands out there. But next time, you know, I'm going to be a little more careful while shopping!
Everything Exactly As It Happened - Ray Speen's diary, journal, autobiography in progress, EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS IT HAPPENED, is just that, no more, no less. Read all about his life, constant...
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