Official "The Last Hero" Thread (pre-release discussion)

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby cheesedip1 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:50 am

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MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I finally watched all of the "Behind the song" videos, and I'm really surprised that both Myles and Mark thought that Poison In Your Veins was going to be their first single. Not only that, but Myles worked very hard apparently to make it as "single-friendly" in the chorus as possible, and the song is just so... monotonous. Apparently I don't see that they see in the song.


Totally agree man. Poison is probably the worst song they've ever done. It's so bland. No offense.


You're entitled to your own opinion, of course. But you're wrong. That chorus melody is a thing to treasure forevermore (see what i did there?)


I still think it's pretty average at best. I'd listen to "we dont care at All" any day before Poison.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby MylesKennedyIsGod » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:54 am

cheesedip1 wrote:
MylesKennedyIsGod wrote:
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MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I finally watched all of the "Behind the song" videos, and I'm really surprised that both Myles and Mark thought that Poison In Your Veins was going to be their first single. Not only that, but Myles worked very hard apparently to make it as "single-friendly" in the chorus as possible, and the song is just so... monotonous. Apparently I don't see that they see in the song.


Totally agree man. Poison is probably the worst song they've ever done. It's so bland. No offense.


You're entitled to your own opinion, of course. But you're wrong. That chorus melody is a thing to treasure forevermore (see what i did there?)


I still think it's pretty average at best. I'd listen to "we dont care at All" any day before Poison.


I'm sorry, but if you're not a troll then you're deaf...I can see you (or anyone else) arguing its an average song. I get it. I don't see it that way whatsoever, but 'the worst' in AB's catalog? LULZ
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby austinjhnsn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:59 am

Opinions are opinions........
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby MylesKennedyIsGod » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:11 am

austinjhnsn wrote:Opinions are opinions........

Very true. I shouldn't be so snobbish considering I mostly post around the times AB/Tremonti/SMKC albums are released. But I really do like Poison. And not a big fan of WDCAA. But we can't deny we all love AB--thats all that matters forevermore
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MylesKennedyIsGod wrote: we can't deny


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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby fix » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:55 am

MylesKennedyIsGod wrote:But we can't deny we all love AB--thats all that matters forevermore


I see what you did there... :humina

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby antiwal » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:08 am

In other news.....MY CD HAS ARRIVED!!!! OMG, Amazon delivered a day early!!!! The downside? I gotta get through the whole day at work until I can hear it. AAARGHHHHHH!!!

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby The Plotblocker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:41 am

MylesKennedyIsGod wrote:
cheesedip1 wrote:
MylesKennedyIsGod wrote:
cheesedip1 wrote:
MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I finally watched all of the "Behind the song" videos, and I'm really surprised that both Myles and Mark thought that Poison In Your Veins was going to be their first single. Not only that, but Myles worked very hard apparently to make it as "single-friendly" in the chorus as possible, and the song is just so... monotonous. Apparently I don't see that they see in the song.


Totally agree man. Poison is probably the worst song they've ever done. It's so bland. No offense.


You're entitled to your own opinion, of course. But you're wrong. That chorus melody is a thing to treasure forevermore (see what i did there?)


I still think it's pretty average at best. I'd listen to "we dont care at All" any day before Poison.


I'm sorry, but if you're not a troll then you're deaf...I can see you (or anyone else) arguing its an average song. I get it. I don't see it that way whatsoever, but 'the worst' in AB's catalog? LULZ


I have to say I do not understand the hate PIYV is getting either. I loved from the moment that pinch drops everything in. Granted it is not one of their best songs, but no where near the worst either. For me personally, that "honour" goes to One By One. Such a bland boring song imo.

Out of interest, what are other best and worst from the boys? Already covered my worst. My fave is Down To My Last. So simple yet so fucking beautiful.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby antiwal » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:45 am

Poor One By One :(. Never understood the hate. It would probably be in my top 10 AB tracks.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby WaywardOne » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:49 am

One Drew Remains wrote:I wonder how many of us have actually listened to AB since day one. I can remember going to Walmart on my 30 minute lunch break that day in August '04 and instantly falling in love with Metalingus before having to go back to work.


This guy has! I don't remember exactly when i bought ODR but I heard Open Your Eyes on the radio and that prompted me to go out and buy it. I really liked Alter Bridge then but they didn't quite reach that elite, life-changing-band status until Blackbird came out!

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Crumbso » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:01 am

WaywardOne wrote:
One Drew Remains wrote:I wonder how many of us have actually listened to AB since day one. I can remember going to Walmart on my 30 minute lunch break that day in August '04 and instantly falling in love with Metalingus before having to go back to work.


This guy has! I don't remember exactly when i bought ODR but I heard Open Your Eyes on the radio and that prompted me to go out and buy it. I really liked Alter Bridge then but they didn't quite reach that elite, life-changing-band status until Blackbird came out!


Heard 'The End is Here' in late '04. Love ODR to pieces and very happy with the direction AB has taken. Fortress was the shit, great album.

The main thing I miss is the live shows from 04 - 08. Greatest live band ever back then.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby VigilantSteve » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:39 am

WaywardOne wrote:
One Drew Remains wrote:I wonder how many of us have actually listened to AB since day one. I can remember going to Walmart on my 30 minute lunch break that day in August '04 and instantly falling in love with Metalingus before having to go back to work.


This guy has! I don't remember exactly when i bought ODR but I heard Open Your Eyes on the radio and that prompted me to go out and buy it. I really liked Alter Bridge then but they didn't quite reach that elite, life-changing-band status until Blackbird came out!

I'm from day one as well. I can't remember exactly where I bought the album, but when I found out that 3 of the 4 members of my favorite band at the time were starting a new band and releasing an album I was eagerly counting down the days to the CD release. I still absolutely love the ODR album, even if I don't think it's the holy grail like some people on this board...I very much prefer the direction they took since then and prefer Elvis' production (overall), though I definitely do miss Mark's clean tones.

That being said, the 60 second preview of Breathe sounds INCREDIBLE and hope the rest of the song lives up to that. Just based on the preview, I can't believe that the song was a B-Side.

Apparently, assuming my local post office doesn't screw up (they frequently do, unfortunately), I should have the album when I get home today based on my updated tracking info from Best Buy. :rockon

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Ubik » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:57 am

Just watching a vid on a news site and the advert beforehand was for The Last Hero! No doubt due to my youtube history but even so, cool.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby WaywardOne » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:09 am

Crumbso wrote:
WaywardOne wrote:
One Drew Remains wrote:I wonder how many of us have actually listened to AB since day one. I can remember going to Walmart on my 30 minute lunch break that day in August '04 and instantly falling in love with Metalingus before having to go back to work.


This guy has! I don't remember exactly when i bought ODR but I heard Open Your Eyes on the radio and that prompted me to go out and buy it. I really liked Alter Bridge then but they didn't quite reach that elite, life-changing-band status until Blackbird came out!


Heard 'The End is Here' in late '04. Love ODR to pieces and very happy with the direction AB has taken. Fortress was the shit, great album.

The main thing I miss is the live shows from 04 - 08. Greatest live band ever back then.


I almost died a little on the inside when I misread that as "Fortress was shit" :lol

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:37 am

antiwal wrote:In other news.....MY CD HAS ARRIVED!!!! OMG, Amazon delivered a day early!!!! The downside? I gotta get through the whole day at work until I can hear it. AAARGHHHHHH!!!

There are always ways of "leaving early," my friend...


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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby fix » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:15 am

Just got my vinyl! :) Too bad I don't have anything to play it with haha! Will have to wait till tomorrow for the iTunes version.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby austin. » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:53 am

Will I get an email or something with my copy of The Last Hero free via my ticket purchases?

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby abw1987 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:13 am

austin. wrote:Will I get an email or something with my copy of The Last Hero free via my ticket purchases?

I would think so. When I bought the album/t-shirt bundle I got a link to download SMAL and MC. I bet a similar link will be distributed on release day.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Buffon » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:49 am

antiwal wrote:Poor One By One :(. Never understood the hate. It would probably be in my top 10 AB tracks.


Fantastic song. That bridge is one of the standout moments on the entire album, and the chorus harmonies were the first time I realized Tremonti was a good singer.

Their worst has to be All Ends Well. Nickelback-tier lyrics, Lars Ulrich-tier drumming, and just a bit all round cringe-worthy, with a feeling of going back to the Life Must Go On well with decidedly diminishing returns (My Champion is very much in the same category but with better drumming, still makes the bottom five).

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Buffon » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:55 am

Crumbso wrote:
WaywardOne wrote:
One Drew Remains wrote:I wonder how many of us have actually listened to AB since day one. I can remember going to Walmart on my 30 minute lunch break that day in August '04 and instantly falling in love with Metalingus before having to go back to work.


This guy has! I don't remember exactly when i bought ODR but I heard Open Your Eyes on the radio and that prompted me to go out and buy it. I really liked Alter Bridge then but they didn't quite reach that elite, life-changing-band status until Blackbird came out!


Heard 'The End is Here' in late '04. Love ODR to pieces and very happy with the direction AB has taken. Fortress was the shit, great album.

The main thing I miss is the live shows from 04 - 08. Greatest live band ever back then.


Did Mr. Phillips drum properly during this period?

I remember him being absolutely awful on the Amsterdam DVD and pretty much every live vid I watched around the Blackbird tour, and my first time seeing them in person (Carnival of Madness 2011) cemented it. Consistently ruining the songs and Myles's vocals by playing at 3x tempo for whatever reason (I'm sure he had a good one, just can't quite figure it out).

He sorted it out on the Fortress tour, which coincidentally is the best they've ever sounded in my book.


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