Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best Tracks Now Better on Different Album
Milo Miles | Cambridge, MA USA | 02/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The version of "We Got To Get Out of This Place" on this album is indeed a mess, but that's because it's a butchered, shortened version of the whole live performance, which can now be heard on *The Best of the Frost,* which, despite its title, consists of the live tracks from the Grande Ballroom not included on this record. If you dig Dick Wagner -- and hard-rock-guitar nuts certainly should -- the so-called Best of is the place to hear him stretch out with the Frost. "We Got To Get Out of This Place" is 17 minutes long on that record -- but it finally makes sense!"
R. Dillard | 02/12/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this album cover as I was searching for some music. I purchased this album some 30 years ago. I never new Dick Wagner was in the band. The Frost...well I didn't care too much for this album, it was weak. I thought I would share a little about what I knew back then about Dick Wagner. He and two other guys did an album that I own a demo of called Ursa Major. It was some 30 years later here at CD Now that I was able to finally get the CD. I have rocked over 35 years, own several hundred rock cds, and still the Ursa Major CD is one of the best! It blew me away over 30 years ago and I still jam to it. I knew back then one of Dick's band members left to go sell insurance, and the other dude played some. Dick went on to jam with Alice Cooper, I recently learned, no wonder I like that band. I've played guitar and wrote songs over 30 years and if I had to get rid of all my music, the Ursa Major CD would be one of the last. So, for all the people that mention Dick Wagner and have not heard the Ursa Major CD. You will be glad you got it. It was definately a 5-star CD. It's sad that they broke up and never released it until recently. Give it a listen and consider when it was recorded, and imagine what they could have done if they had stayed together. I know Alice Cooper never in all that he did surpased Ursa Major. Yes I said that, not to be rude, the CD was just that good. I guess as American rockers I haven't heard as good a CD as Ursa Major in some time. I would compare it to as good of stuff as Train did on their first CD. That says plenty."
Decent Saginaw, Michigan Rock
Timothy R. Gerard | Haslett, Michigan United States | 07/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, so Dick Wagner was on my brother's paper route big deal, right? Well I can tell you back in '67-72 Dick Wagner was a big deal. First with the Bossmen and then with the Frost, this guy is one good guitar player. Would Lou Reed and Alice Cooper play
with a slouch? This group put out three decent lp's. This one, with selections live from the Grande Ballroom is no exception. The studio cuts vary from the folksy "Linda" to the country twang of "Sweet Lady Love". Point being, this outfit was versatile, and live they had you standing the whole concert. I've seen the Frost many times at Daniel's Den and was never disappointed. The competition included SRC, the Rationals, the MC 5, the Stooges, the Bob Seger System, the Amboy
Dukes (w/ Ted Nugent), Frigid Pink and Savage Grace to name a few. I saw them all, and they had nothing NOTHING, on the Frost live. Put on Rock 'n Roll Music at any party, crank it up and see what happens. Grand Funk lite my a**!!"