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Artist: Magdallan

Title: Big Bang

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Magdallan Big Bang Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Intense

Catalog Number: FLD9098


Ken Tamplin
Ken Mary
Lanny Cordola
Kim Bullard
Brian Bromberg


1.  End of the Ages  
2.  Radio Bikini  
3.  Shake  
4.  Wounded Hearts  
5.  Love to the Rescue  
6.  Old Hard Line  
7.  Dome of the Rock  
8.  Big Bang  
9.  House of Dreams  
10.  Cry Just a Little  
11.  Heartbreak Woman  
12.  This Is 4U  
13.  End of the Ages reprise  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: January 1, 2002 at 15:17
While the lyrics can't withstand careful scrutiny, there are plenty of kick-ass songs on this quasi-Christian AOR CD. Ken Tamplin's voice is in fine form and, when he doesn't let it get out of control ("Big Bang"), it rivals a Coverdale or a James Christian. "House of Dreams" is a MUST-HEAR ballad as is the sheer AOR perfection of "Radio Bikini", "Love to the Rescue", "Cry Just a Little Bit" and "Wounded Hearts". P.S. Avoid the 1993 follow-up, Magdalen, with even hokier lyrics and no Tamplin.

From: Steve F. Date: February 10, 2003 at 2:52
Possibly the most over-the-top album production-wise. I shudder to think how much time and money the band spent in the studio, what with all those over-dubs and all. The songs themselves are all right, but trying to reproduce them live would have been a disappointment after this!

From: purrfect-kat Date: May 21, 2003 at 13:32
House of Dreams is a very cool ballad but unfortunately I can't say that about the rest of the cd.

From: koogles Date: May 21, 2003 at 22:51
Maybe the purrfect-kat needs to go to the vet and get her ears checked. "Wounded Hearts"... listen to it in all its Whitesnake-esque splendor.

From: purrfect-kat Date: May 22, 2003 at 4:22
Take a pill and chill . . . Wounded Hearts is a good song but I like House of Dreams the best.

From: Joe Date: January 12, 2004 at 6:02
Koogles hits it on the nose. Wounded Hearts, Radio Bikini ,House of Dreams among the best. The more you listen ----the more you like !! For tons more great Tamplin tunes visit www.kentamplin.com Don't forget the other band he formed -"Shout"-

From: illimey Date: March 20, 2004 at 0:20
Oh dear... got this in the mail today via ebay and threw it at my CD player... couldn't listen to the whole thing. Where the heck are the songs amidst all the stiched together chunks of noise? Granted, when common sense prevails and the band actually plays some music the results are awesome (Wounded Hearts) and I will listen to the rest (from Dome of the Rock on) later. But so far, this disc is a HUGE disappointment. Way, WAY, WAAAAAAYYYYYYYY over the top.

From: illimey Date: March 27, 2004 at 21:39
So - I listened to the rest of this CD. I won't be making that mistake again.

From: Scott Date: April 21, 2004 at 11:31
A collaboration of Guiffria/House of Lords guitarist Lanny Cordolo and former shout guitarist/vocalist Ken Tamplin. "Big Bang" is overproduced, commercial pop metal/AOR. Lots of hooks, loads of talent, but way to clean and overproduced. Layer upon layer of vocals and overpolishing just robbed the rock n roll right out of this album. "House of Dreams" is a fantastic ballad. "Radio Bikini" is a decent hard rocking political rant. But otherwise, this isn't one of Tamplin's best. I much prefer his s

From: vandervelde Date: September 16, 2004 at 21:10
Great sound, great production( i love this overproduced albums) but it has very little killer songs....Radio Bikini two ballads Wounded and House and the rest are IMO very average( in terms of melody, guitarplaying is breathtaking)...6/10

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2004 at 0:38
IMO, this is below average hard rock with no syand-out tracks at all. I had it, sold it and have not missed it one day since. Well played, just no good songs to back it up, IMO.

From: lucasgordon Date: July 9, 2006 at 18:28
********************************Un clásico, después de tantas producciones nuevas, era el momento para traerles a sus manos este clásico, valga la reiteración de “Big Bang”, un disco que tiene 14 años, poca difusión en estos días pero que merece realmente un verdadero y sincero comentario de lo que la gente en muchos países desconoce. Magdallan es la banda formada por Ken Tamplin y Lanny Cordola. Ambos son pilares del hard rock-AOR norteamericano.

From: lucasgordon Date: July 9, 2006 at 18:29
Ken Tamplin, dotado de su poderosa voz y fuertes convicciones religiosas, ha sido el mentor de Shout en los ochentas, y como solista ha encontrado un éxito impresionante en su pais natal asi como en Europa, paralelamente en sus discos ha grabado junto a Reb Beach (Winger), Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr Big), Marty Friedman (Megadeth) y Doug Aldrich (Whistenake) por solo mencionar algunos. Lanny, el maestro tras las seis cuerdas ha grabado con Doro (Warlock), House of Lords, Giuffria y Bill Ward

From: lucasgordon Date: July 9, 2006 at 18:29
(Black Sabbath).Quieren mas luminarias, porque este disco no solo brilla por su excelente música, sino (lógicamente) por quienes ponen manos en este redondo. Tras la batería esta Ken Mary (House of Lords, Chastain, Impellitteri, Kip Winger), en teclados Kim Bullard (Fiona, Enuff Z’Nuff, Eddie Money), Brian Broomberg (Bobby Kimball -voz de Toto-) en bajo, y James Christian (voz de House of Lords) aparece entre los invitados, poniendo mas magia en las cuerdas vocales.

From: lucasgordon Date: July 9, 2006 at 18:30
Así que en resumen, tenemos un seleccionado de artistas y un batido de excelentes melódicas canciones del mas armónico hard rock-AOR, todo esto resumido en este infaltable clásico. El hit? “Big bang” cual da nombre al opus. Ahora entienden porque lo llamo asi? ************************Lucas H Gordon www.myspace.com/lucasgordon

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 22, 2006 at 10:57
Good grief. Where do I begin? This is supposed to be Ken Tamplin and Lanny Cordola's "Collaborative masterpiece" (according to the mail order catalog I got this disc from anyway) but what I got was a disc full of some of the most over the top, schlocky AOR/prog/hair metal that I have ever had the misfortune to sit through. I now see why I got this disc for a mere $2.50 - the catalog company must have hundreds of copies and can't get rid of them! Avoid, avoid, avoid!!

From: headbanger4life Date: March 2, 2007 at 3:47
I think this one started out with the wrong track (although it wouldn't have helped overall). Then 'Radio Bikini' kicked in. Corny name but it's a really good song. I also liked the ballads 'Wounded Hearts' and 'House Of Dreams'. There were a lot of fillers on here and even some songs with horns It was kind of a mixed bag and didn't flow well. It was borderline average in my book. I much prefer a release by Shout or House of Lords over this.

From: hair metal again Date: February 4, 2011 at 3:24
nice debut by MAGDALLAN.great production,some good songs and a kinda strange approach sometimes is what you get.i guess that this is because lanny felt free to put many semi acoustic parts that he likes so much and change the structure of the songs .standouts here are "wounded hearts" ,"radio bikini" and "cry just little".good release

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 6, 2011 at 13:17
This CD is so deliriously over-the-top in the production department that it would take an expert archeologist at least three years to uncover all the layers, but that would be forgiveable if the songs were better. But they're not, so just rip "Radio Bikini" & "Wounded Hearts" to your iPod and then toss the CD in the trash...there's no point in trying to sell it, as there are a a few million copies floating around out there for dirt cheap, and with good reason).

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 29, 2012 at 18:03
A good project with some ambitioned moments but any Ken Tamplin solo album could be far better than this IMO...Ken Mary & Lanny Cordola also provided experience to the cause but just to save the nation because this without being a bad album is far distanced of the greatness that each of these musicians has offered in the past with bands or as solo artist..."Radio Bikini"(has some cool bass lines that is the "mark" of the track),"Wounded Hearts","Love To The Rescue"(rocks!),"Dome Of The Rock"(rocks!),"House Of Dreams"(solid and nice softy)& "Cry Just A Little"(a rocking catchy one)are my faves...86/100

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