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Talas (Featuring Billy Sheehan)

Talas, タラスAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 11, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • ASIN: B000001CAQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Talas: The Early Years December 24, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
Talas was and still is the world's most underrated rock 'n roll band. Their live shows and state of the art lighting, in the late 70's and 80's, catapulted them into the local limelight creating a cult of die-hard Talas followers. The power-trio consisted of Billy Sheehan (bass, vocals), Paul Varga (drums, vocals) and Dave Constantino (guitar, vocals). Each member had conquered his instrument with expertise and soon became "gods" in the eyes of all local musicians. Talas had the abililty to take any cover song and make it their own. Their stage show was mesmerizing, their energy seemed limitless and when they played, they played loud. The louder, the better. Talas was a force to be reckoned with. They were unstoppable and untouchable. They left audiences stunned and amazed. Talas gradually introduced their own songs into the set list and before long they were recording what would be the first Talas album. It was to be the most eagerly awaited album of the year. Fans waited patiently for the release of the album (which has been conveniently remastered to CD) and the wait was well worth it. The album features songs written by every band member. Each member of Talas has the knack of focusing in on the melody, an art which some bands choose to ignore. The words and music prepare the listener for the ultimate hooks. Talas created their own style and sound. Dave Constantino's proficient guitar work let's him roll off riffs and leads that are reminiscent to the great guitar heroes. Paul Varga is an accomplished drummer who confronts his craft head on and whose sound is the blueprint for Talas. Billy Sheehan, the bass virtuoso, has gone on to become one of the world's most recognized players. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars These guys rock August 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Sure, everyone knows Billy can play the bass. But take a listen to Dave and Paul. These guys can put 95% of todays players to shame. I just got a copy of the SHYBOY demo CD, (SHYBOY - the band, is Dave and Paul's current band) these guys can still play. If your ever in Buffalo catch thier show!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who was Talas? November 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Friend of mine called me on the horn and was all excited: he'd found "Talas" at a half price book store in the used CD rack. I never heard of a Talas. He told me, 'you think Mel Schacher (of Grand Funk Railroad) played a mean bass? You NEED to hear THIS!!'
Now I've held Mel and his buffalo f@rt bass as an idol for 25 years. He was an ex-banjo player of all things. Grand Funk was a power 3 piece band and two of them played lead, one of them on bass: Mel.
Finally I got "Talas". This album grows on you. First time I heard it reminded me of a second rate Night Ranger or something. The lyrics aren't that great, but that bass! I'll have to admit it, Mel could NEVER sustain the effort like Billy does! Now I'm on the hunt for more of Talas.
If you are into bass guitar, you ought to give this a listen. The sound clips on amazon don't give you any real idea of the bass riffs Billy pulls off (except the very last of 'She Don't Know' which fades out in the last seconds).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Humble beginnings... December 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This CD can only scratch the surface of the shear POWER this band had! I was fortunate enough to grow up in upstate NY and witness these guys LIVE! I don't mean once or twice, I mean any weekend that they were playing in the area! I've collected original club(signed)posters,picks and other assorted stuff!I understand that the "live" energy can't be completely relayed through this CD but, if given the chance, this will grow on you! My own personal copy(on vinyl)has long since went to the big turn-table in the sky but,the CD is a MUST-HAVE whether your a Talas or SHEEHAN fan! In my opinion, the intensity of this band has NEVER been matched!!! If you've ever seen them, you'll know that this CD is NOT "sugar-coated" in any way!!!!!!!
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