10 years

7 years 2 weeks ago #163227 by fizzy
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Now it's pretty much 10 years since Dave Lepard died. I was wondering, what has changed in all those years? Have you achieved your goals and aspirations and how much of an influence did RIS have on you and perhaps still has?

"So you ask me how it feels to be a stick in the wheel
I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"
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7 years 2 weeks ago - 7 years 2 weeks ago #163253 by fizzy
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I guess I should make a start then :)

I am 26 now, still have a day-time job that makes me unhappy and still like sleaze rock n'roll the most. In between many things have changed though. First of all I moved to England when I was 20, started to study music and finally managed to play in a rock band.

However, after 3 amazing years (just being generally happy with my life) things changed. Due to my studies and no progress with the band I realised that being a touring musician is not what I want to be. The dream of becoming a rock star faded at that time too. I quit my band and devoted my life to becoming a professional composer as I knew that music is the only thing I have a passion for and could eventually make a living of. For 3 years I then didn't touch the guitar nor listened to any of my favourite music but practiced piano like mad (at this point it is fair to say that I have no talent whatsoever for the instrument). I finished my studies and realised that I didn't know what to do next, I felt lost. As it happens I got a job somewhere that payed the bills. Although being commited to becoming a composer, I lost the hunger and desire I had when I wanted to become a rock star. My life went on pretty unspectacular form then on. This is where I am at the moment. There seem to be little perspectives, which is frightening.

One day at work last summer, I listened to RIS and it still resonated within me. I am sorry to say this here, but for me there is something special in the way Dave delivered this thoughts on that record, something that couldn't be matched by the other records and other records from other bands. I then slowly started to listen to rock music again and met a few of my former bandmembers (there is talk of perhaps playing in a band again) and now I am here again as well.

Of all the great rock records (I am talking AfD etc.) none was able to re-kindle the rock musician in me apart from RIS and that is why I think this record is something special, that will probably never be matched in this form.

"So you ask me how it feels to be a stick in the wheel
I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"
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7 years 1 week ago - 7 years 1 week ago #163278 by fizzy
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As it is the day today, I have decided to pay tribute by rearranging 'Breakin' The Chainz' for piano.
I hope you enjoy :)




The score:

I am not intending to sell this music, so I hope this is no copyright infringement

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wouldn't even cross my mind"

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7 years 1 week ago #163288 by mrs v. viper
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I'll try.

hmm so I started to listen to crashdiet alot 2008 I think. I started to travel to Sweden to see them live in 2010, where I met this guy from the forum here, AxlWhite that I started talking to alot. I started to study Graphic Design in 2011, mainly because I wanted to have some sort of thing to pay the bills later in life because at the time all I wanted was to become a Visual Artist. A series of Illustrations I made that were the central part pf my entry Portfolio to Art School was directly inspired by Crashdiets Songs. I also thought I liked designing for bands. Similar as fizzy my approach started to fade during my studies tho. I realised I quite loved the analytical aspects of conceptualising design solutions, it quite speaks to my "science" part of my brian and I found it to be the perfect crossover between art and analytical thinking. I also discovered a deep fascination for Typography and nowadays I guiess I could say I'm a fullblooded graphic design person haha. Can't really imagine to do anything else. I am still studying, but I'm almost done, and where I'll end up afterwards I dont quite know yet but I dont think finding a job that I like won't be too hard, because without being arrogant I am quite good at what I do. I also spend one term studying Graphic Design at the University of Arts in London, which was a great way to gain new influences.

Since 2010 I think I made my best friends through crashdiet. A huge amount of my closest friends I would have never met otherwise. I did make friends at uni aswell, but I guess that only makes 1/3rd of my social circle. I am together with Axl since 1,5 years now and even tho the whole Germany/Sweden deal kinda sucks sometimes I couldnt be happier in that department of my life. So I guess I see RIS as this thing that got a big train started that touched me in a very personal, social way. The other Albums are important for me aswell, but you can't deny they wouldnt be there if it wasnt for the first one. And I couldnt be more grateful, especially because I dont think I would have gotten as far with my professional aspirations without these people that I met having my back. Idk, meeting your boyfriend on a bandforum kinda makes into a big deal I guess. :P

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7 years 1 week ago #163298 by fizzy
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mrs v. viper wrote: I am together with Axl since 1,5 years now


:ohmy:

There is a surprise!!!

where is he? I miss him :P

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7 years 1 week ago #163302 by mrs v. viper
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He keeps having log in troubles :(

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7 years 1 week ago #163304 by fizzy
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mrs v. viper wrote: He keeps having log in troubles :(


You are the moderator, solve it! :P

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7 years 1 week ago #163307 by mrs v. viper
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Haha I don't have that kind of rights. But we're working on it ;)

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7 years 1 week ago #163308 by peterlondon
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fizzy wrote:

mrs v. viper wrote: He keeps having log in troubles :(


You are the moderator, solve it! :P


You've got PM Anna :P

“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.
Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there
was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than
when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
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7 years 1 week ago #163316 by mrs v. viper
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so thanks to Peter we might get him back in a couple if minutes :)

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7 years 1 week ago #163322 by axl whïte
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peterlondon wrote:

fizzy wrote:

mrs v. viper wrote: He keeps having log in troubles :(


You are the moderator, solve it! :P


You've got PM Anna :P


Wickedly Winning! Right here fizzy!

Huge thanks to the ever helpful peter aswell!

I'm alive and sometimes well, currently unemployed so I play guitar at least 4 hours a day instead. Quit my bands which I suppose you could check out at soundcloud, rotox.official or something. Some embarrassing solos of course aswell as backing vox for me but who am I to apologoze for unapologetic black sleaze?

Really hoping for the almighty Dïet to continue like the ever hardship-defying piece of anti-culture that its always been. I mean never forget turbonegro didmt get big until they stayed completly silent for 4 years, without a singer. So hope never dies!

Listen to an album from a band you've never heard of every day, get enlightened! :)

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7 years 1 week ago #163325 by fizzy
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axl whïte wrote:


:woohoo:

"So you ask me how it feels to be a stick in the wheel
I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"

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7 years 1 week ago #163326 by axl whïte
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And I also have to add that I find the stories here very touching. I can especially relate to fizzys musical endeavours although my own journey is different. And it feels really good to 'come out' as it were I guess? Haha Im so gay for anna <3 not joking either, she's the best if you havent noticed yet ;) Aint no mountain high enough!

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7 years 1 week ago #163327 by mrs v. viper
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Haha, I guess Peter can officially add "Dating site creator" to his resume :p

I am gay for you too <3

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7 years 1 week ago #163328 by fizzy
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I listened to your songs on soundcloud, it sounds good man, not my cup of singer but the music is cool!
Your playing is much better than mine ever was, I am not kidding!!!

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wouldn't even cross my mind"

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7 years 1 week ago #163329 by axl whïte
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fizzy wrote: I listened to your songs on soundcloud, it sounds good man, not my cup of singer but the music is cool!
Your playing is much better than mine ever was, I am not kidding!!!


That means a fuckload actually, because I used to watch your dont care about nothing cober in absolut awe. Never understood how you got certain bettencourt licks down either, I remember talking about that.

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7 years 1 week ago #163330 by fizzy
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haha!

I was picking up the guitar again recently and wanted to go through Pornograffitti but haven't managed to learn much so far :(

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6 years 9 months ago #163470 by nage
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Well...
Once upon a rainbow there was this Japanese band (Fizzy knows!) called X JAPAN.
Yes, my story starts with my love for Japanese stuff, eg. anime, manga, rock, metal.
And back in 2008 this Japanese back was making huge comeback and I got involved at this mental forum xfreaks.com where I started chatting to people from wherever. And among these X Freaks was a sweetie, who loved rock 'n' roll and looked.... well yeah, he got the looks. ;D So me, being a music stalker, went onto his last.fm profile and checked the tunes. I also spoke to him and he introduced me to Hanoi Rocks and... *drumroll* Crashdiet!
In June 2008 I moved to London, and thanks to Facebook, by a weird chance, met this Japanese guy (a guitarist) who absolutely doesn't care for Crashdiet, but loves Hanoi Rocks. :D So I had my musician friend and life was great, saw HR play Astoria 2 (basically I was meant to go back to Slovakia in September to do my MA degree, but I stayed in London to see Hanoi Rocks in October... haha. don't tell my mom!)... and then here on the forum, as well as on sleazeroxx forum I met this weird dude.... techwrekkie!! Aaaa...... haha. His name is Alex. So we met up, started that whole Crashdiet UK street team.... flyered around the town like psychos... I got so drunk one night, I just remember telling Simon Cruz's girlfriend at the time, at the Intrepid Fox (RIP, the pub's gone): YOU ARE SOOOO CUUUUUTE. Just wasted out of my face. Poor Alex, he kinda had to drag me to his place because there was no chance I'd make it home alive that night. I was still throwing up in the morning. Hahahaha... Oh gods, it was nice to be.... 22?

Rest in Sleaze.
I love it.
I had a break from rock 'n' roll, just like Fizzy, I suppose. And Alex is going through the same phase now himself. (won't see him here) We're still friends btw. :)
I'm still rekindling my love for glam and sleaze... adding other bands to my playlists (just started listening to Killswitch Engage as I simply needed something heavier).

Certainly Crashdiet brought me plenty good. The memories... my my. Standing on the chair at The Intrepid Fox when the bartender (Kieron; still a friend sorta :D ) put Crashdiet on and dancing it away with another Crash fan (she was some Polish girl, no idea who though) on another chair across the room. It was solid epicness.

Also..... Peepshow. Yes. When I was checking out Crashdiet on MySpace, I found Johnny Gunn there. Obv good looking guy. They were playing a gig in London just a month after I spotted his face. Thanks to that I became friends with Rusty, the guitarist. Took a couple of years but eventually we sort of became a couple... London - Scotland. It just didn't work in the end.
I was pretty pissed off that night Crashdiet played The Underworld - because you left the longer slot to King Lizzard (what a rubbish band) and not Peepshow. So while I was happy to see you play live, I was a bit mad too.

Among other things, Crashdiet gave me friends like Fizzy and Anna! I also started studying graphic design (because wtf to do with my life??) and she was helping me there. ;)
Fizzy, Fizzy. It's a bloody shame you moved back to Germany. :(

I wish this board was as alive as it used to be.
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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #163472 by fizzy
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Thanks for sharing your story nage. You never know, perhaps I come back...:)

And yes, I wish the forum would be as active as it used to again :(

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wouldn't even cross my mind"

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #163518 by Sandy Sikk
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Hi there :)
First of all, I've gotta say that it's kinda nice to see so many "old" names here again, people that I haven't seen or spoken to in years. I haven't been on here in quite a while myself, a lot of things sure have changed and I have to get used to everything again, haha.

So, to get on topic again (warning, wall of text coming up):
I think I started listening to Crashdiet back in 2008, I remember my brother and me watching a video by Hardcore Superstar on youtube when I saw one of the suggestions on the right, which was "In The Raw". I asked my brother what the hell "Crashdiet" was supposed to be, and then he showed me that video. Damn, I fell in love with that song instantly. I asked my brother a couple of questions about this band, and he pretty much summed their story up. A couple of days later I was at a record store and I found one copy of TUR, which I bought right away. Christ, it was the only album I had been listening to the following weeks. In the first few weeks I didn't really care about the other record or who the singer was... but a bit later I thought "alright then, I'll give the other album a try. Can't be bad." and oh boy, I realized that RIS, somehow, was even better and I was like "this. this is the best record I've ever heard :O". I still don't know what it was that gave that feeling. I mean I loved TUR, but back then it felt like RIS filled in somehting that was missing in my life. I have no idea how to properly describe that feeling, but good lord, it felt amazing.
From this time on all I really cared about was this music, this band and later also this forum... man, I spent a lot of time here. I mean, I found one of the best friends I've ever had on here (hey Anna :D) and I'm so thankful for that.

I have to say that RIS changed the way I looked at things. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around the fact that the singer of my favorite band (and album) was gone forever. I was thinking about this frequently to be honest. It was pretty much the first time that I started to think about serious matters like this. It had never crossed my mind before but I can say for sure that all of this, the music and the drama around it, played a huge role in the development of my character. From this moment on it was like my "innocent" kiddy-thoughts were gone and everything became much more serious and dark. That's okay though, since I felt like I was seeing things more realistically (later also quite pessimistic tbh, it's related but still a different story), which in my opinion was a good thing.
So yeah, that's pretty much how RIS influenced me back then.
I haven't listened to it in quite a long time now, though... Actually, I haven't listened to sleaze/glam related stuff in general for the last few years. The last time I did something related to this was when I saw Mötley Crüe live in November (?) last year, but that's it.

Hmm... when I think about it, I used to listen to music all day long, every day. But in the last couple of years.. I kind of just stopped. Not completely, but the amount of time I dedicated to listening to music throughout the day has decreased quite a lot.
I still play guitar but unfortunately not as much as I used to, since haven't felt like playing for a long time now. I pretty much completely stopped writing songs, too...

Apart from that:
Well, I'm 21 now and I wish I could say that I'm doing good but that would be a lie. My plan/goal was to study English and Swedish (or Polish, I wasn't quite sure). I can't do that now though, because I left the last* school early, without taking my A levels.. So there's that. (*I had to make a few detours to get to the point that I could take my A levels, meaning I had to change school multiple times because I flunked out of the original school). So right now I'm unemployed, looking for an apprenticeship or something like that, but I have no idea what exactly I want to do... I guess I'll figure it out somehow.

Man, somehow I'm really glad to be back here. Takes me back a couple of years :D

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6 years 9 months ago #163521 by mrs v. viper
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Sandy Sikk wrote: From this time on all I really cared about was this music, this band and later also this forum... man, I spent a lot of time here. I mean, I found one of the best friends I've ever had on here (hey Anna :D) and I'm so thankful for that.


haha hey there. It's a shame we haven't seen each other in such a long time :ohmy: I have a kickass place now, you should visit me. I'd come down but I'm broke. My Computer broke and it's pretty much the end of my financial world atm. I can't believe I'm 26 and still as broke as when I was 16 :D So here's one thing that didn't change in 10 years.

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