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Glad To See Another Tribute

Postby Distant Voice » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:33 pm

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Musician Ted Fiorino uses all different musical genres to express himself.

The lead singer of Damned Society, a new-aged, energetic band, Fiorino also sings in the Colorado Symphony chorus and is the lead singer for Lights, a tribute band to1970s icon Journey.

Saturday, Fiorino will perform with Damned Society and Lights at the first annual 9-11 tribute concert at Two Rivers Park.

Lights performed a free concert for valley residents during Strawberry Days in June.

"I feel the country is in a lot of turmoil and people are going to be faced with a hard decision about what they want to happen," Fiorino said. "It was a terrible catastrophe, and people need to take the time to really reflect what's going on in the country and what we can do to make the world a better place."

Fiorino wants the concert to have a patriotic feeling and plans on having a moment of silence in remembrance of Sept. 11.

Swapping between an established 1970s persona and a cutting-edge personality isn't easy, Fiorino said.

Doing his "Steve Perry thing" - the lead singer of Journey - is like jumping into character, whereas leading Damned Society is personally expressive, Fiorino said.

Fiorino's exposure to a variety of music began the day he was born.

His mother who went to the prestigious Juilliard music school in New York, exposing Fiorino to all types of dance, theater and music. As a child, Fiorino acted in television commercials for Kool-Aid and First Bank.

The first band Fiorino started was a Christian-based band, and in 1991, Fiorino performed for Pope John Paul II via satellite.

"I've always gotten a lot of enjoyment out of all different genres of music," Fiorino said.

Fiorino is a fan of tribute bands and has thought of starting a Led Zeppelin tribute band or a Stone Temple Pilots tribute band but for now, he'll just have to stick to classical, Lights and Damned Society.

"I'm really excited to come back to the Valley," Fiorino said. "We really enjoy our stay every time we come."
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Re: Glad To See Another Tribute

Postby perryfaithful » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:29 pm

How about this one??

"Generally, reunion tours, like people who look the same, are pretty lame. Journey (without Steve Perry) comes to mind. As does the recent Tesla get together. However, the Jerks don’t look the way they used to. They are all in their 40s, balding and burned out. However, they are still making music, still full of piss and vinegar and still attracting scads of new fans. How can they not? Bands far and wide have credited the Jerks as major influences, from Green Day to Rancid to Foo Fighters to the Beastie Boys. It’s just not right for a new generation of angst filled youngsters to miss the chance to see punk icons. See, they’re not really jerks after all.

The Circle Jerks with GBH, Wednesday, September 15, doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m., $16.50 all ages, Big Easy, 416 S. 9th St. Tickets at Ticketweb. "
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Re: Glad To See Another Tribute

Postby Tornado_Jackson » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:44 am

perryfaithful wrote:How about this one??

"Generally, reunion tours, like people who look the same, are pretty lame. Journey (without Steve Perry) comes to mind. "

:cry: :cry: Oh jeez. Well, I guess, that does it. This truly spells the end of an era. :cry: :cry:
Just because some no-name critic with a typewriter in a little shanty up in Hoboken says so, then clearly, it MUST be true. Inarguably, this band sucks and has no choice but to hang it up IMMEDIATELY. The musicians have no talent and really nothing to offer a paying audeince. To hell with the fact that they tour relatuvely succesfully year after year and have a very dedicated loyal fanbase that enjoys their shows and their soulful dedicated craft.
Screw it all to hell.
Just because this schlub says the word, oughtta make it so.
Is that correct?

In fact, just what was your point in posting this?
To somehow substantiate once and for all that you and your few tendentious posting ilk are not alone in your opinion that others dislike the current Journey lineup?
Next time save yourself the trouble. Nobody here doubts that their are plenty in existence that share in your opinion. We know they exist. It's just nobody really gives a damn. Got it?

Don't like the band?
Hate Augeri?
Miss Perry?
Wish it was still 1986?
Got it.
Complaint lodged.
Now go try your hand at something radical, moving on.


Re: Glad To See Another Tribute

Postby perryfaithful » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:57 am

Ment to ask......has anyone ever seen The Circle Jerks??
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