Best of Night Ranger Live
The Best Of Night Ranger Live is an album by Night Ranger released in 2005. The recording is the same as the Japanese release Live In Japan'97 and the American version Live in Japan: Greatest Hits Live
Neverland (Night Ranger album)
Neverland is the seventh studio album by Night Ranger, released on July 22, 1997. This album featured a reunion of all five original bandmembers and marked the first time they recorded together in a decade. "New York Time" was the first single/video released in Japan. "Forever All Over Again" was the first single released in the U. S. Billboard called the song a "wistful, rock-edged ballad" in which the band members "duplicate their well-known sound", it Bubbled Under the Hot 100 at #2 and received significant airplay in the Adult Contemporary market. "Forever All Over Again" is still featured in the set lists of their headlining shows. "Forever All Over Again" - 4:59 "Neverland" - 3:41 "As Always I Remain" - 4:35 "Someday I Will" - 4:16 "My Elusive Mind" - 3:56 "New York Time" - 4:40 "Walk in the Future" - 4:01 "Slap Like Being Born" - 3:55 "Sunday Morning" - 4:56 "Anything for You" - 4:29 "I Don't Call This Love" - 4:09 Jack Blades - Bass, Lead vocals Brad Gillis - Guitar, Backing vocals Alan Fitzgerald - Keyboards Kelly Keagy - Drums, Lead vocals Jeff Watson - Guitar, Backing vocals Allmusic.com review of Neverland
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh
Hole in the Sun
Hole in the Sun is the ninth studio album by Night Ranger, released internationally on April 23, 2007 with Frontiers Records. The album was released in the U. S. on July 1, 2008. The album features Great White keyboardist Michael Lardie as a replacement for Alan Fitzgerald, who left the band several years prior. Hole in the Sun would be the last to feature guitarist Jeff Watson who parted ways with the band before the album was released. "Tell Your Vision" - 4:59 "Drama Queen" - 3:56 "You're Gonna Hear It From Me" - 3:50 "Whatever Happened" - 3:44 "There Is Life" - 5:33 "Rock Star" - 4:17 "Hole In The Sun" - 4:50 "Fool In Me" - 4:09 "White Knuckle Ride" - 4:15 "Revelation 4 AM" - 4:52 "Wrap It Up" - 4:19 "Being" - 4:44 "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" "Sister Christian" Jack Blades - lead & backing vocals, bass guitar Kelly Keagy - drums, backing & lead vocals Brad Gillis - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals Jeff Watson - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals Michael Lardie - keyboards, backing vocals
Jeff Watson (guitarist)
Jeff Watson is an American guitarist known as one of the founding members and lead guitarist of the band Night Ranger, in which he has played as co-guitarist with guitarist Brad Gillis. He appeared as a special guest on Douglas Docker's Docker's Guild project. Watson has released solo albums. In 2007, he left the band to pursue more challenging opportunities and Reb Beach replaced him on tour. During 2009 Jeff was part of Dennis DeYoung's travelling band. Lone Ranger Around the Sun Dawn Patrol Midnight Madness Seven Wishes Big Life Man in Motion Neverland Seven Hole in the Sun Mother's Army Planet Earth Fire on the Moon In 1986, Jeff released an instructional guitar video titled Jeff Watson: Star Licks Master Series, for Star Licks Productions. Official website Mania
Man in Motion (Night Ranger album)
Man in Motion is the fifth studio album released in 1988 by the hard rock/arena rock band Night Ranger. Original Night Ranger keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald had left the band prior to recording sessions for the album, new keyboardist Jesse Bradman is featured as his replacement; this effort would be their last studio album with bassist/vocalist Jack Blades and guitarist Jeff Watson until Neverland in 1997. "Man In Motion" – 4:26 "Reason To Be" – 4:10 "Don't Start Thinking" – 4:42 "Love Shot Me Down" – 4:04 "Restless Kind" – 4:40 "Halfway To The Sun" – 5:18 "Here She Comes Again" – 4:20 "Right On You" – 4:12 "Kiss Me Where It Hurts" – 4:33 "I Did It For Love" – 4:46 "Woman In Love" – 4:43 Night Ranger Jack Blades – bass, lead vocals Brad Gillis – guitars, vocals Kelly Keagy – drums, lead vocals Jeff Watson – guitars, vocalsAdditional musicians Jesse Bradman – keyboards, backing vocals Claude Gaudette – keyboards Joyce Imbesi – keyboards Alan Pasqua – keyboards Eric Persing – keyboards John Purdell – keyboards, backing vocalsProduction David Cole – executive producer Ron Da Silva – assistant engineer Brian Foraker – producer, mixer John Hanlon – recording Keith Olsen – producer, mixer Mark Segal – recording Squeak Stone – assistant engineer