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PostSubject: Gotthard   Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:51 pm

I know RockerChic knows these guys Wink

Great melodic hard rock. Newest cd Domino Effect is kick ass.


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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:04 pm

LOVE, love, love Gotthard! cheers When I first heard them many years ago (my friend Peter from Zurich turned me onto them -- Gotthard is from Switzerland), I immediately liked the music, but not the singer's voice. I didn't hate it, but it just took some more listening and discovering the rest of their catalog to realize how well he uses it and how he fits perfectly in the band. I would love to see them live and it really killed me not to be able to see them at last year's Firefest. Crying or Very sad

Right now, the obsession that just won't go away is David Readman's voice. He put out a solo album this past August, but his day job is singing for Pink Cream 69. He took over the gig after Andi Deris left in 1994. Simply amazing voice and not too shabby to look at either, ladies. I love you Oh, look, YouTube links below! How convenient! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:55 pm

I've only heard a handful of their songs but love what I've heard. I've meant to pick up one of their albums but haven't as of yet...one of these days lol!

BTW Debbie where in NYC are you? I grew up on Staten Island!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:58 pm

Mindy wrote:
I've only heard a handful of their songs but love what I've heard. I've meant to pick up one of their albums but haven't as of yet...one of these days lol!

BTW Debbie where in NYC are you? I grew up on Staten Island!

lmao that's where she's from mindy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:59 pm

iRockJava wrote:
Mindy wrote:
I've only heard a handful of their songs but love what I've heard. I've meant to pick up one of their albums but haven't as of yet...one of these days lol!

BTW Debbie where in NYC are you? I grew up on Staten Island!

lmao that's where she's from mindy!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG too funny!!! FINALLY someone with the same accent as me! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:24 pm

Mindy wrote:
iRockJava wrote:
Mindy wrote:
I've only heard a handful of their songs but love what I've heard. I've meant to pick up one of their albums but haven't as of yet...one of these days lol!

BTW Debbie where in NYC are you? I grew up on Staten Island!

lmao that's where she's from mindy!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG too funny!!! FINALLY someone with the same accent as me! Laughing

yah i seemingly have one of those too Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:02 pm

Oh yes, lawng eyelund Laughing Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:09 pm

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Oh yes, lawng eyelund Laughing Wink

LAWNGUYLAND sheesh get it right!!!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:16 pm

oh fuhgeddaboutit!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:57 am

Wow, Mindy, small world! Shocked Can't recall knowing a "Mindy" in my travels, but I could be wrong? Venture onto Bay Street back, when it was the place to be way back when, at all?

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:23 am

I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:57 am

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I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing

I think it's pronounced "Gott-ard". I could be wrong, but since they are from Switzerland (and I know they speak German out there), the pronounciation is bound to be drastically different than what we may think. Shocked

Will ask some of my "experts". Wink

Edit: Question posed. Will get back to you. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:20 pm

Rocker Chic wrote:
greg wrote:
I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing

I think it's pronounced "Gott-ard". I could be wrong, but since they are from Switzerland (and I know they speak German out there), the pronounciation is bound to be drastically different than what we may think. Shocked

Will ask some of my "experts". Wink

Edit: Question posed. Will get back to you. Very Happy

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I'm curious to know myself. I mean, I have never heard anybody pronounce it and didn't realize they were a German band.
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:23 pm

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I'm curious to know myself. I mean, I have never heard anybody pronounce it and didn't realize they were a German band.

Actually, Swiss. Don't let my Zurich friend (*huge* Gotthard fan) hear you say that. Wink

Still no definitive answer yet. They seem to be enjoying toying with me right now to amuse themselves. Good thing for them that I still love 'em. Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:38 pm

greg wrote:
I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing

Forgot to mention (and due to the tawnting, they have reminded me of) other band names that can conjure up the same image, so to speak:

There's "Pink Cream 69" (of course), "Big Cock", and let's not forget "The Poodles". Laughing

Ah, those crazy Europeans! clown

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:13 pm

greg wrote:
I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing

That can get you slapped, Greg. Shocked

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PostSubject: Proper Pronounciation...   Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:04 pm

From someone who lives in Switzerland:

The band is called after a big mountain in Switzerland.

it's pronounced in german as "GOTT-HARD"


So, there you have it, kids! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:21 pm

i knew you would get the info Deb!

oh and Steve Lee is HOT!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:38 pm

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i knew you would get the info Deb!

oh and Steve Lee is HOT!!!!!

Hey, they're my peeps! Cool And, yes, is a pretty smokin' rock dude. Embarassed Too bad the only video I have of him is from the single "Lift U Up" (what a fantastic song!). Hint, hint... Wink

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Collecting a few others to my favorites page (THERockerChic, of course!). Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Rocker Chic wrote:
iRockJava wrote:
i knew you would get the info Deb!

oh and Steve Lee is HOT!!!!!

Hey, they're my peeps! Cool And, yes, is a pretty smokin' rock dude. Embarassed Too bad the only video I have of him is from the single "Lift U Up" (what a fantastic song!). Hint, hint... Wink

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oh yeah i owe you some stuff!!!!!!! lol, you will have it on the 26th. we're on right!??!??!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:05 pm

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oh yeah i owe you some stuff!!!!!!! lol, you will have it on the 26th. we're on right!??!??!?!

LOL! Thank you... And, yes, so far we're still on! Very Happy

BTW, look at my post above, I edited it with something special just for you. queen

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:08 pm

Mindy wrote:
greg wrote:
I'll have to listen to a bit of them and decide if I can get into their music. I think their band's name is kind of funny... Laughing

"Whatcha got there Greg?" Greg says," Gothard!" "Come again?" Laughing

That can get you slapped, Greg. Shocked

Laughing

Laughing I like it rough anyways... j/k Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:20 pm

deb you rock!!!!!!!!!!

i I love you steve lee so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:39 am

Well it appears that I started off a bit of a controversy by asking for the proper pronounciation of "Gotthard". Here's what they have to say:

"Gotthard is not a mountain, but actually the longest railway tunnel in the world. How you actually pronounce it, I can't help you with."

"Firstly Rocker Chic, some of the others are right, it's pronounced Gott-hard, and Jason, actually yes, it IS a mountain."

"I double checked, and it IS a tunnel that runs through the Alps from one end of Switzerland, through Italy. So the Alps are the mountains, and the Gotthard Railway Tunnel (its full name) IS the tunnel."

"Gotthard is a tunnel through the Alps. The word itself isn't pronounced with a gap making it sound like 2 words, although the localised accents will make it sound that way with the heavy H sound."

"From Wikipedia St. Gotthard Pass (Italian: San Gottardo) (el. 2108 m.) is a high mountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo in the canton of Ticino, and Göschenen in the canton of Uri, connecting the northern German-speaking part of Switzerland with the Italian-speaking part, along the route onwards to Milan.

Though the pass was locally known in antiquity, it was not generally used until the early 13th century, because it involved fording the turbulent Schöllen, swollen with snowmelt during the early summer, in the narrow steep-sided Schöllenen Gorge, below Andermatt. As early as 1236, it was dedicated to the Bavarian Saint Gotthard of Hildesheim.

The 15-kilometer-long St. Gotthard Tunnel opened in 1882 for railway traffic at a cost of 177 workers' lives and replaced the pass road [1]. A 17 km road tunnel opened in 1980, with far fewer resulting deaths (53). A second rail tunnel through the pass, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, is currently under construction. Swiss authorities aim to have fewer than 10 construction-related deaths (the current tally stands at 7). When completed, it will be the longest rail tunnel in the world at 57 km. This tunnel, combined with two shorter tunnels planned near Zürich and Lugano as part of the AlpTransit initiative will reduce the 3 hour 40 min rail journey from Zürich to Milan by one hour, while increasing the size and number of trains that can operate along the route because the line is nearly level, compared with the spirals of the older tunnel.

Pictures can be found here:

http://www.pictures-switzerland.com/gotthard/."


The friend who turned me onto them hasn't materialized yet with his answer. I'm sure that he'd make sure we all knew the "real" answer! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Gotthard   Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:36 am

Ok I just asked their webmaster for their MySpace page and he told me it's pronounced Gott-Hard! Laughing
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