Monday, February 13, 2017

Eagles - Try And Love Again - with lyrics

I build and publish a lot of Eagles song on my Classic Rock Ballads YouTube channel, but I don't see how I could possibly avoid it even if I wanted to. The Eagles recorded a ton of outstanding hits since the early '70s, and most of them being rock's greatest ballads, including Try And Love Again". Written by Randy Meisner, and recorded on their Hotel California album in 1976. Yeah, wow, it's been that long!, seems like yesterday. With Meisner singing lead vocals for this cut, that unmistakable perfect harmony the Eagles are iconic for, flows through this song flawlessly from beginning to end. Really great song, hope you all enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dokken - Alone Again - with lyrics

Dokken is an American heavy metal band formed in 1979 In Los Angeles, Ca.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Heavy Metal music, however, many of Rock's greatest Power Ballads have been recorded by Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands.
In 1984 Dokken made their contribution to the Power Ballad genre with "Alone Again"
Not a great ballad, but not bad. It did reach #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984.
Pretty basic ballad, The song was written by singer Don Dokken and bassist Jeff Pilson. Its lyrics talk about a man's depression after a break-up. The original music video had a story similar to a lot of other power ballads.
I used none of the original footage for this video, (I just didn't care for any of it). So I just created my own video, hope you all enjoy it.. 

Don Dokken sings perfect pitch on this song, the rhythm and tempo are great for a ballad. With the exception of a short unnecessary screaming guitar solo, this is a not a bad power ballad.