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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just bought the Cross album Mad, Bad and dangerous to know (finally!) and think it is OK. Not great, but OK. Never heard Old man lay down before. I think it is one of the better songs on the album! But the very best thing about the album is its cover, looks fantastic!
What's your opinion on this album?


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Blue Rock" is a vastly superior piece of work.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, much better than Mad, Bad and Dangerous. I would rank the The Cross albums as following:
1. blue Rock
2. Mad, bad and dangerous
3. Shove it
But again, the sleeve of MBADTK is so wonderful! Better than any other sleeve, including those of Queenalbums.



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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´m agree with Big... Blue Rock is better than Mad Bad And Dangeorus To Know!

The Cross was a Great Band its a shame that they made only 3 albums!


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 09:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed on Blue Rock being the best one.

MBADTK is a great rock record. Though it was great when it came out, listening to it nowadays it sounds a bit outdated.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blue Rock it is. What song would you credited to be a typical The Cross song?


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone got pictures of the cover?


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1086347&BAB=E

I love the first track.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Typical'? Hmm... dunno - but Life Changes and Hand of Fools are sure among the best tracks Roger EVER recorded outside Queen.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is not the cover :S...


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

masterstroke_84 wrote:

That is not the cover :S...

That's indeed not the cover - doesn't even come close!

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awful cover, IMHO http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Gallery/Cross/madbad.jpg And again some good words about BR - BR's cover is much better.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blue Rock is a great album, such a shame you can't find it in any ordinary music store....
I only got a bootleg of Blue Rock where it is put on one CD together with Mad, Bad and dangerous...


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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great assessments guys!

As someone once pointed out to me, Blue Rock also had relatively less Roger songwriting input!




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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blue Rock, I agree, is probably a more 'complete' album. It's a little sad that they split up right after that.
I also heard some live recordings and they were really good.
There are also some good numbers in "Shove it", although the title track and the single 'cowboys and indians' are really junky: 'contact' and 'love lies bleeding' are really nice, as of course Heaven for Everyone, Roger version.

DO you know anything about the other members, what they're doing, etc etc... (Spike excluded of course)

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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roy_fokker wrote:


DO you know anything about the other members, what they're doing, etc etc... (Spike excluded of course)


Take a look at sleeves of most of Queen/solo releases since 1992 and you'll see what Joshua is doing...

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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought I heard one of the The Cross members is involved with the musical We Will Rock You. I am not sure what his name is and I can't look for it now as I am at work ;)


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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KJ wrote:

I thought I heard one of the The Cross members is involved with the musical We Will Rock You. I am not sure what his name is and I can't look for it now as I am at work ;)

Err... I don't think so!?

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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got all three albums. Blue Rock is great. I love Bad Attitude. Great opener.


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Posted: 08 Dec 06, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best chance to get Blue Rock is on German ebay - it was not released in the UK

Here is an auction that ends in less than 2 hours, the seller sends worldwide


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