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After, by critics, well received first album and public acclaim, Point Blank proved, for the first time in the history of YU rock, that English language and musical expression in its blues form couldn't have been a barrier for approaching wider audience. That fact opened the door to formation of the steady blues scene first in Belgrade, then in other cities like Novi Sad, Nis, Zagreb, etc. Finally blues became incorporated into Yugoslav musical body for good. At the time of the first LP Timothy Davis unfortunately left, and was briefly replaced by the newcomer Sasa Labudovic. However, by second album group's direction was begining to shift away from the blues as evidenced in numbers such as Glass Rider and Sisters of Mercy, as well as experimenting with rhythm in Broken Toillette's Seat Blues, showing necessary complexity in arrangements throughout the material. Well composed, arranged and imaginative, Dr. Project - Point Blank, the second album remains possibly the finest Point Blank's album to date. In late summer 1986, not long after very successful Mid-European tour, due to internal stresses D. Markovic departed to form his own group, Di Luna Blues Band, which is doing well since then. Replacement was found in Aleksandar Kozakijevich with whome band kept on constant gigging across former Yugoslavia. By the end of 1991 along came well known crissis. Yugoslavia was splitted and the band fell apart altogether. Point Blank went down into a period of hibernation. During 1995 and 1996, Point Blank came out as trio, D. Crncevic (vocal, guitars) with R. Bulatovic (bass) and M. Karlovic (drums), cutting rather disappointing, Southern Comfort, their third album, falling apart for the second time after a handful of gigs. In attempt to put up Point Blank on its feet again, D. Crncevic gathered completely new outfit consisting of one time member A. Kozakijevich (guitar), D. Grujic (keyboards), D. Petrovic (bass), G. Ilic (drums), (who replaced B. Balos), with the addition of the third guitarist B. Milosevic. This lineup recorded much improved Sunny Sky, the fourth album, by the end of summer 1997. In that formation Point Blank has been touring Yugoslavia, Macedonia and Italy during 1997 and 1998. Not long after Christmas 1998 all members left except keyboards player Darko Grujic and founder member Dragoljub Crncevic. Two young musicians were brought in, Zoran Milenkovic on bass and Jovan Pejcinovic on drums, which rounded up new, rejuvenated quartet, ready to bite down hard! After a couple of months of rehearsing during 2000 this new formation occupied studio, for a week’s time during December the same year, and recorded excellent LP having John O'Leary, prominent British harmonica hero, as a guest. LINK: https://www.pointblank.rs/about_us.html
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Point Blank, probably, the first real blues band in former Yugoslavia, enough honest and brave to dive deep into the blues idiom at the time which was over piled with music so much different from blues, as well as fighting against, for so, so long, firmly established opinion that Balkans couldn't cope with such kind of feelings arose from dark depths of American black society's spiritual tradition. English language finally cemented down the prejudice, casting away an idea to playing blues music as already highly respected form of musical expression. But..., as always happens, something was creeping out from the cellar! The very beginning of the summer 1983 found Dragoljub Crncevic-Baki, the prodigal son, and two, the off-road pals of his, one Timothy Davis an American, the other Michael Sulc an Australian, coming to visit Baki's hometown Belgrade, in which somewhere in shadows languished Dragan Markovic, a. k. a. Mare di Luna, waiting for an opportunity to knock! That summer was good as any other, and almost out of nothing came out the very first true YU blues outfit, Dr. Project - Point Blank. During that summer, Dr. Project - Point Blank boasted quite a reputation as a blues group through live appearances, which led to an idea of recording the very first YU LP in English, entirely self composed, which would range from bottleneck to all-electric city blues based on Chicago and Detroit downtown guitar styles. Again, as usually happens, drummer Michael Sulc got homesick and left. Not long after that another fine drummer, Miroljub Vilotijevic, was augmented to the group. The wheels started turning...! Mr. Djordje Debac, musical producer of PGP-RTB, was wise enough, after listening to demo, for not longer than five minutes, to give the group their first contract. The necessary time for recording in studio came along. The very outfit, mentioned above, comprising of D. Crncevic-Baki (vocal, guitars), D. Markovic (guitars), Timothy Davis (vocals, bass) and M. Vilotijevic (drums, percussion), brought out their first born and gave him his Christian name, The Blues!
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A cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1964 song of the same name. Annotations that are not specific to this version can be found on the original. Style-wise, it differs greatly from both the folk-rock vibe of the original and the typical hard rock/metal style of most Disturbed songs. In their place is an orchestra that booms in crescendo as the song goes on, alongside David Draiman’s own vocals that become more powerful. This has resulted in perhaps the most successful single for Disturbed since Down With The Sickness, topping the US Hard Rock Digital and Mainstream Rock charts as well as reaching #42 on the Hot 100, the highest number charted by a Disturbed song.
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A cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1964 song of the same name. Annotations that are not specific to this version can be found on the original. Style-wise, it differs greatly from both the folk-rock vibe of the original and the typical hard rock/metal style of most Disturbed songs. In their place is an orchestra that booms in crescendo as the song goes on, alongside David Draiman’s own vocals that become more powerful. This has resulted in perhaps the most successful single for Disturbed since Down With The Sickness, topping the US Hard Rock Digital and Mainstream Rock charts as well as reaching #42 on the Hot 100, the highest number charted by a Disturbed song.
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EMI re-released the album as a three disc box set in April 2010. This remastering collected all permutations and remixes of tracks released by the band. The third disc comprised the video collection on DVD, but it does not include the video for “Say the Word”. Band changes - Arcadia continued the Duran Duran tradition of a slick image. For the Arcadia incarnation of their ever-changing band aesthetic, Le Bon, Rhodes, and Roger Taylor donned an upmarket ‘gothic’ look of black tuxedos, vintage formal wear, and bow ties. The three also dyed their hair black, as seen when they performed (as Duran Duran, with Andy and John Taylor) at the 1985 Live Aid concert in Philadelphia. By the time the video for their single “The Flame” was made in early 1986 (in which John Taylor made a cameo), Rhodes had changed his hair colour to golden blond and Le Bon returned to his regular highlighted hairstyle. Other appearances: The group did a variety of promotional appearances on television, but never toured. When Duran Duran released their Notorious album and toured, “Election Day” was included as part of the set as well as “Some Like it Hot” from The Power Station. Drummer Roger Taylor retired from the music business for 15 years after the release of the Arcadia album, but returned to rejoin the original Duran Duran lineup in 2001. Band Members are:Simon Le Bon – vocals (1985-1986); Nick Rhodes – keyboards (1985-1986); Roger Taylor – drums (1985).
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Music career of ARCADIA : So Red the Rose (1985) The group recorded just one album, the platinum-selling So Red the Rose. It peaked at #30 in the UK and #23 in the US, and featured the UK/US Top 10 single “Election Day”, as well as the top 40 hits “The Promise” and “Goodbye Is Forever”. It also contains the single “The Flame” and the promo-singles “Missing”, “El Diablo”, and “Keep Me in the Dark”. Simon Le Bon described So Red the Rose as “the most pretentious album ever made,”[2] while AllMusic called it “the best album Duran Duran never made”.[3] Musicians who contributed to the album included guitarists David Gilmour[4] (Pink Floyd) and Carlos Alomar, pianist Herbie Hancock, Sting (who provided backing vocals on “The Promise”), Grace Jones (who provided the spoken-word interlude on “Election Day”), bass player Mark Egan of the Pat Metheny Group (whose distinctive fretless sound can be recognised in “The Promise”, “El Diablo”, and “Lady Ice”), and David Van Tieghem, a percussionist from New York. Solemn closing song “Lady Ice” features a long intro in which certain sounds sound just like those in the background music of the sniper scene in the film Full Metal Jacket. Full Metal Jacket was released two years after “Lady Ice” was hamberlain. The band also recorded and released the standalone single “Say the Word” for the Playing for Keeps movie soundtrack, which was not included on So Red the Rose. VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEvK8bCYWHo
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ARCADIA was a New wave British group formed in 1985 by Simon John Charles Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran as a side, or better like Darkest, exotic and mystic side, project during a break in that band’s schedule. The project was only active during 1985 and 1986 for just one album, So Red the Rose, which was certified Platinum in the United States and included the singles “Election Day”, “Goodbye Is Forever”, “The Flame” and “The Promise (ft. David Gilmour and Sting)”. Drummer Roger Taylor appeared in only a few band photographs and in none of the music videos, and stated he was only to be involved in the recording side of the project .Roger also had minor involvement in The Power Station, the other Duran Duran splinter group formed by Duran Duran’s Andy and John Taylor alongside Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson of Chic Someone for sure still remember the great hit of them “Some Like It Hot”…or John Taylor`ş solo project united with his role in the same coordinates with movie where his songs had the mission for support John himself like pioneer in whole story…. The name of the band was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting Et in Arcadia ego (also known as “The Arcadian Shepherds”.
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