Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed

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wanderingjew
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Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Wed, 04/4/12 7:41 PM
I was looking for a song called "The Way" on youtube by a band called Fastball that came out in the late 90's. 
Somehow or another I get them and the mid 80's Hair Band Fastway confused- just by name only.
 
I remembered the band Fastway and wondered what ever happened to the lead singer from Fastway- well It looks like I found out- he's  now the lead singer of a pseudo Irish Punk band called Flogging Molly.
 
Two videos approximately 25 years apart - two totally different looks and two totally diferent sounds.
I know both songs, I never would have connected the two.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Thu, 04/5/12 8:44 AM
'90s sap-meister Michael Bolton started out in heavy metal in the '70s!

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Thu, 04/5/12 9:14 AM
Dale, we discussed this one before, but it is a good example of one band undergoing a dramatic transformation:
 
Early version
 

 
Later Version
 


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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Thu, 04/5/12 8:29 PM
Tony
 
The difference with Ministry is that  both the original techo pop/new romantic sound and the subsequent industrial sound although different were both derivatives of punk rock
(even early 90's grunge was a derivative of old school metal, post punk and punk) and also Al Jorgenson's voice obviously processed quite a bit- well you can still almost tell its him.
 
This guy, Dave King just completely reinvented himself. I looked up his bio- it wasn't even gradual -it was just a complete turn around (although it took 10 years to go from one extreme to the other) even his vocals are completely unrecognizable from Fastway to Flogging Molly.
 
I remember seeing Fastway in 84- they opened for the late great Ronnie James Dio
 
Speaking of complete turnarounds
 
When Dio was an unknown in the early 60's he was more Frankie Avalon than the metal master he was in the 80's
 
Here are 1961 and 1983 respectively
 

 

 

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Thu, 04/5/12 10:14 PM
ScreamingChicken,- Michael Bolton was Michael BOLOTIN back in those days
he used to play Connecticut all the time in the late 70's

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Tue, 04/10/12 8:38 AM
I still can't believe WanderingJew started a thread in Miscellaneous - Off Topic & "Lighter Fare" 

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Tue, 04/10/12 7:32 PM
joerogo


I still can't believe WanderingJew started a thread in Miscellaneous - Off Topic & "Lighter Fare" 

 
I have to fill my quota of 2 a year.
 

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Wed, 04/25/12 1:33 PM
Hi WanderingJew sorry for the off, off-topic post but I'd like to get in touch about the possible use of a photo of yours. can you send me an email, or PM? Thanks.

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Re:Different look/different sound 25 years apart! Who would have guessed - Thu, 04/26/12 7:36 AM
Then of course this classic: