Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

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Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby def » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:18 pm

I really like the song. It is not pure Survivor, but its grows and I hope, he will finalize his works after these years and publish the record. He might even top Tom Keifer's working procedures :wink: . I am eager to buy it. Seems to be a good piece of classic rock and it is long overdue to hear him singing again.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby jaxmanjoe » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:54 am

Not bad. I think it would be much better at a faster tempo and with some more refined guitars, but it's got some potential...
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:55 am

I just listened to it. Will have to listen to a few times to really decide what I think of it.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:03 am

Where did you guys find the song?

I can't even find a listing anymore for Dave's own website.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby jaxmanjoe » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:18 am

It's on his main page. Starts playing automatically...

http://davebickler.com/
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:18 pm

jaxmanjoe wrote:It's on his main page. Starts playing automatically...

http://davebickler.com/


Thank you!
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:19 pm

I like it. I might like it better than any of the other 3 or 4 of his songs that he posted before?
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby G.I.Jim » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:37 pm

Are you guys tone deaf, or just hearing something I'm not hearing?? He is EXTREMELY pitchy in the song and is flat all over the place! I couldn't listen past the 2:00 mark. I love Dave's voice (during his Survivor days), but to me... this sounds horrible. What the heck happened? :shock:
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:08 pm

G.I.Jim wrote:Are you guys tone deaf, or just hearing something I'm not hearing?? He is EXTREMELY pitchy in the song and is flat all over the place! I couldn't listen past the 2:00 mark. I love Dave's voice (during his Survivor days), but to me... this sounds horrible. What the heck happened? :shock:


Well, it is just a demo, I guess?
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby G.I.Jim » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:31 am

Journey/Survivor wrote:
G.I.Jim wrote:Are you guys tone deaf, or just hearing something I'm not hearing?? He is EXTREMELY pitchy in the song and is flat all over the place! I couldn't listen past the 2:00 mark. I love Dave's voice (during his Survivor days), but to me... this sounds horrible. What the heck happened? :shock:


Well, it is just a demo, I guess?


There's nothing wrong with throwing demos out there, but if you're a singer of his caliber you should make sure you're singing in key. To me though, it's more than just the pitch issue. The song just doesn't do anything for me. Glad you guys like it though.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Don » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:36 pm

Maybe he can get Steve Perry to help him finish it up. Nobody's in a rush, right?
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby BARON BLOOD » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:09 pm

The song is very good......the singing is horrible........Pitch problems indeed like JIM says !......
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby jaxmanjoe » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:33 pm

If we hated every song sung with a terrible vocal performance, we'd hate every Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, etc., song. Too many to name. :) The song is still decent, though. I'd still like to see the tempo brought up. Think that would do wonders for it.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby BARON BLOOD » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:46 pm

TOM PETTY , BOB DYLAN ....... NEIL YOUNG !!!......it's part of their sound.......NOT DAVE BICKLER......
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:43 am

Definitely sounds like a demo. I would say if this is the only indication of his upcoming album, then I probably wouldn't purchase it. It's one thing if this is 1995, and Dave wants to experiment with the detuned type of "grunge" sound that many of the 80's artists attempted to do during the decade. But, seeing as how the late 2000's seemed more "friendly" to the AOR sound, Dave should be going for a more classic sounding album. Especially, since we haven't heard anything from him in awhile.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby def » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:59 pm

As my avatar name indicates that I am not overly opposed to artists, who take their time to finish a record, but the solo album is in the mix now for nearly two years. Maybe some inspiration for the album title is needed. I have a few proposals borrowed from rock music history:

COME UNDONE
NO EASY WAY OUT
MIX IT UP
INFINITY
DISCIPLINE
ENDLESS CIRCLES
FINISH WHAT YA STARTED
GRAND ILLUSION
GET IT ON
LAZY
WAIT
FORGET ME NOT
FOREVERMORE
REVELATION
STORIES WE COULD TELL
MAKE IT REAL
ROAD TO NOWHERE

and

AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:27 am

It is pretty ridiculous how long it's taking for him to release the album. He's been saying coming soon for more than two years. It might be more like 4 or 5 years now? If he's not careful, he'll cross-over into Frankie Sullivan and Steve Perry territory, where you promise an album that either takes 15 years to release, or never gets released at all.

I really hope that Dave does release his solo album. For two reasons. One is because I love his singing. The other is because we know damn well that Frankie is incapable of releasing a new album anymore, and Dave's album could be the closest that we come to a new Survivor album. You know, other than a Pride Of Lions CD from Peterik that is.
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby def » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:18 pm

DB has just put a version of a track called "Sky Is Falling" on his website; maybe just a coincidence Ides Of March had a b-side with the same title
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:37 am

def wrote:DB has just put a version of a track called "Sky Is Falling" on his website; maybe just a coincidence Ides Of March had a b-side with the same title



Yeah, The Ides song is also on their "Vehicle" album.


Thanks for posting the info about the song on Dave's website!
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby def » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:18 am

Can't believe that I opened the thread almost 4 years ago. I love the 'dave bickler new project' snippets that recently have been posted on youtube. I will buy the record and hope he will sell it signed. Thumbs up for Dark Licht!
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Journey/Survivor » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:38 pm

def wrote:Can't believe that I opened the thread almost 4 years ago. I love the 'dave bickler new project' snippets that recently have been posted on youtube. I will buy the record and hope he will sell it signed. Thumbs up for Dark Licht!



So, is there a new claim that his solo album is coming out soon?
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby def » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:56 pm

He is in the final mix for some months now an he once twittered that the record is planned für a 2017 release. Hope he finds a label... :D
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Re: Dave Bickler: Rough mix of 'Hope'

Postby Mikele » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:13 pm

Not sure, but I think he mentioned a digital release once. My bet is he's gonna release it on his own
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