dio - rainbow in the dark

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  1. tamer_of_banthas

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    i don't care if i am unhip. was bound to happen sooner or later. Dio flippin rocks
     
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    Halford, Dickinson, Dio. The Holy Trinity of metal singers.
     
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    I sort of shake my head and pinch the bridge of my nose at some Dio lyrics: “Ride the ti-GAH!!!” But not without appreciation and respect...that guy could SANG and those are some slammin, well-produced rock mixes with great tight playing.

    The bass sound from Dio hits are pretty much my tonal goal when I play bass. I guess when I’m wearing my bass I am transformed into a magical bringer of the fi-YAH. Also blood, steel, stone, leather and all that.
     
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    a giant voice in a little body. Dio was a fantastic vocalist.
     
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    More Richie than Dio, IMO.
    Great singer. His lyrics underwhelm, at least for me.
     
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    I should also mention that when I’m flippin stations and hear Rainbow in the Dark, Holy Di-VAH, Man on the Silver Mountain or Last in Line, I turn it up. The rock pow-AH of those songs is a lot of what I remember fondly about 1980s rock radio.

    I think an argument could be made that those songs hit as hard as anything; for me more recent downtuned stuff sounds messier but doesn’t sound “more badass.” A lot of Metallica stuff contains interesting parts but I don’t think the songs as a whole, or the mixes, are necessarily “meaner.” I hear it as “messier.”

    But all that is subjective and just my ears and opinion. Anyway, yeah, that stuff flippin rocks.

    Dio gets some extra points for having a little self-parody fun in Tenacious D’s movie “The Pick of Destiny,” I think.

    I should also mention that there are many ways in which I am unhip, so take my Dio opinions with a grain of salt...
     
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    Another vote for flippin' rocks.

    Last time I saw Dio was 2000, in Atlanta. It was a triple-header, with Doro Pesche, then Yngwie, then Dio.
     
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    This song is bada$$. Das Racist gave it props to great effect too :D
     
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    Nothing beats Dio when I'm in the mood for metal. Lock up the wolves is one of my favorite, unless we are talking music videos. How could you not love the epic metal-ness of Dio just walking around with a medieval sword in Holy Diver?
     
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    One of the first songs I learned how to play on bass.

    I still play it from time to time :twisted:
     
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    You can see his stripes. But, like, that’s okay, ‘cause you know he’s clean.
     
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    I can see what you mean!
     
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    Dio is my favourite singer of all time. His lyrics made perfect sense to me when I was a teenager, and to be honest I still don't question them now even though I'm 55. Count me in as one of the unhip.
    His run of albums with Rainbow, Sabbath and Dio, from Rising to The Last In Line is superb.
     
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    I dig Holy Diver more, but Rainbow in the Dark is cool too. Vivian Campbell rules on those tracks:



     
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    As well as being one of the nicest guys in the business...

    dio1w.jpg
     
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    Last In Line was my favorite song by him, and one of the first I really sat down and learned. I'd forgotten all about it until someone mentioned it above
     
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    For those who haven’t heard this ...
     
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    Live Evil from his Sabbath days is awesome
     
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    Metal music aside - that guy just had power, and nuance. My older brother was playing early Rainbow stuff in heavy rotation when I was little. Of course, it was new back then. I always thought this track was a good showcase of his talent:
     
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