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PostSubject: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 2:08 am

Did you guys know that Pete Willis of def leppard fame recorded with 2 bands after Def Leppard? One was called  Gogmagog and the other was Roadhouse....



   Paul Di'Anno – lead vocals
   Pete Willis – guitars
   Janick Gers – guitars
   Neil Murray – bass
   Clive Burr – drums, percussion
...........


Paul Jackson
Pete Willis
Richard Day
Wayne Grant
Frank Noon
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 6:22 am

Yup. Gogmagog is okay, but Roadhouse is excellent.

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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 8:23 am

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Paul Di'Anno – lead vocals
Pete Willis – guitars
Janick Gers – guitars
Neil Murray – bass
Clive Burr – drums, percussion

That line up sounds killer in theory...

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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 8:26 am

*Peter Griffin kicks someone* ROAD HOUSE!
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 8:50 am

Required Fields wrote:
*Peter Griffin kicks someone* ROAD HOUSE!




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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 11:34 am

Gogmagog was a project put together by record producer Jonathan King and it's pretty bad. They only produced a three song EP called I Will Be There. The title track is a cover of a Russ Ballard song and is very poppy. If you are expecting kick-ass NWOBHM you are going to be sorely disappointed. Oh, Jonathan King is also a convicted pedophile. So there's that.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 11:46 am

Witchfinder wrote:
Gogmagog was a project put together by record producer Jonathan King and it's pretty bad.  They only produced a three song EP called I Will Be There.  The title track is a cover of a Russ Ballard song and is very poppy.  If you are expecting kick-ass NWOBHM you are going to be sorely disappointed. Oh, Jonathan King is also a convicted pedophile.  So there's that.

I don't think it's that bad. Maybe the expectation was high given the musicians involved, I don't know. Reminds me a lot of Alice Cooper.

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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 11:50 am

Eyesore wrote:
Witchfinder wrote:
Gogmagog was a project put together by record producer Jonathan King and it's pretty bad.  They only produced a three song EP called I Will Be There.  The title track is a cover of a Russ Ballard song and is very poppy.  If you are expecting kick-ass NWOBHM you are going to be sorely disappointed. Oh, Jonathan King is also a convicted pedophile.  So there's that.

I don't think it's that bad. Maybe the expectation was high given the musicians involved, I don't know. Reminds me a lot of Alice Cooper.

You're right. I was very disappointed when I heard it because I expected some killer heavy metal based purely on the lineup.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 3:03 pm

Roadhouse are excellent. Will investigate more!
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2015 8:20 pm

Roadhouse sounds great! I need to hear more from them.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 12:30 am

Yeah Pete Willis.....the balls of Def Leppard

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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 7:55 am

Shawn Of Fire wrote:
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Paul Di'Anno – lead vocals
  Pete Willis – guitars
  Janick Gers – guitars
  Neil Murray – bass
  Clive Burr – drums, percussion

That line up sounds killer in theory...

Agreed, I was quite excited upon hearing about it (about 5 minutes ago) and now I am ehhh.. Turns out Di'Anno hated it and only did it for the money. It's OK and not bad by any means, just not what I expected.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 10:02 am

Eyesore wrote:
Yup. Gogmagog is okay, but Roadhouse is excellent.


I agree. Excellent line up for Gogmagog yet unimpressive, but Roadhouse rocked!
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 10:48 am

When Def Leppard added Phil Collins as the guitar player -
I saw the change over - into a more glam - pretty - thing.
I was curious as to why Pete Willis got canned - he looked cool....
someone said booze - Like Dave Maistaine from Metallica - thus....
ah - how they mighty are fallen -
wonder if Pete could live on royalties of that one lp- etc.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 11:28 am

Never heard of either one of those groups and honestly wasn't much impressed by either sample posted. The Roadhouse sounded ok, but not good enough to warrant the hefty price tag some Amazon sellers are asking. I don't care how rare it is if it doesn't sound good to me.

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I was curious as to why Pete Willis got canned - he looked cool....
someone said booze - Like Dave Maistaine from Metallica - thus....

If the old Vh-1 'Behind the Music' was any indication, he was a drunk with little-man syndrome. Get a few drinks in him and he was ready to fight the world. I guess he became more trouble than he was worth on guitar.

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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 2:22 pm

Glower wrote:
When Def Leppard added Phil Collins as the guitar player -

I think you've got the wrong guy there... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 4:31 pm

Citanul wrote:
Glower wrote:
When Def Leppard added Phil Collins as the guitar player -

I think you've got the wrong guy there... lol!

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 6:16 pm

In the second song from Gogmagog, I swear Dianno is singing he's "living in a f**kin' towel". Is the third song about self lovin'? (I was gonna go with spanking the monkey but I didn't want MG to get angry) Smile These 5 guys were capable of so much better than this.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 6:21 pm

Ok. the Roadhouse track was better, but didn't really knock me down. Reminds me a bit of Giant meets Winger. Imho, that's not a bad thing.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSat May 02, 2015 10:19 pm

the sentinel wrote:
Ok. the Roadhouse track was better, but didn't really knock me down. Reminds me a bit of Giant meets Winger. Imho, that's not a bad thing.

That description stokes my interest.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSun May 03, 2015 7:34 am

I did not know about any of Pete Willis post Def Leppard recordings. I remember rags like Hit Parader would have news blurb that Pete Willis was putting the finish touches on his new band's recording, other times the finishing touches on his solo album, but no material ever saw the light of day, if these stories were even true to begin with
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeSun May 03, 2015 9:36 am

I knew about GogMaGog, but I had no idea that Pete was in another band. I decided to give the Roadhouse album a listen on YouTube and I thought it was pretty good. Considering the talent in GogMaGog, I was expecting it to pack a bigger punch. That was really quite boring.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeMon Mar 09, 2020 2:33 pm



I heard recently - that Willis was kicked out of the band because he wasn't photogenic -
That he was short - the least attractive - etc -
Def Lep / management wanted the MTV candy coated look.
Enter GIRL - Phil Collen. ( muscle-head ? The new Thor at 54 ha ha ).

Willis always claimed that Steve Clark was way worse of a drinker / partier than he was.
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PostSubject: Re: PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD)   PETE WILLIS (DEF LEPPARD) Icon_minitimeTue Mar 10, 2020 3:56 am

Fun fact: One of the tracks from the Roadhouse album and three of its b-sides were co-written by Frank Noon, who played drums on the Def Leppard EP.

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