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deanc

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How could anyone forget the awesomeness of Playing to Win?

Playing to Win was the title song of LRB's 2nd studio album with JF which was recorded in the US. It was penned by Farnham, and was LRB's only major hit during Farnham's rather disjointed time with the group.
The writing credits for the song somehow included ALL LRB's band members! The related ludicrous negotiations over credits and future percentage of royalties for the song was the beginning of the end for JF at LRB. Due to this and related ongoing disputes, JF left the band about 12 months later..
 
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Plugger35

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Playing to Win was the title song of LRB's 2nd studio album which was recorded in the US. It was penned by Farnham, and was LRB's only major hit during Farnham's rather disjointed time with the group.
The writing credits for the song somehow included ALL LRB's band members! The related ludicrous negotiations over credits and future percentage of royalties for the song was the beginning of the end for JF at LRB. Due to this and related ongoing disputes, JF left the band about 12 months later..

What about this LRB hit with Farnham? From memory it was a top 10 hit on Countdown, not sure how it went overseas but it was an absolute banga.

 

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edgie

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Stryper actually had some really strong 80s metal that could sit alongside the likes of Maiden or Priest, the strength of their music obviously overlooked by the Bible bashing and silly image, but they could be proper melodic and heavy. Bit of a diamond in the rough discovery.

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CrowsB4hoes

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Stryper actually had some really strong 80s metal that could sit alongside the likes of Maiden or Priest, the strength of their music obviously overlooked by the Bible bashing and silly image, but they could be proper melodic and heavy. Bit of a diamond in the rough discovery.

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I caught them here when they last toured. Their usual lead guitarist couldn’t tour because of his mums I’ll health or something.

So Michael Sweet had to do lead guitar as well as sing without a rhythm guitar. My god, he is freaking talented that bloke.

Funny story though I guess he doesn’t drink so he was complimenting the Gov on how good their coffee was. The crowd was like, what the? The Gov coffee is sh*t. That’s an American for you.
 

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