Dio appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Squidfinger, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Let's face it, the man is one of the pivotal figures of hard rock/metal. Rainbow was great, the two albums he did with Sabbath were great, and then his solo career set the bar for years to come. He molded the template for power metal along with Iron Maiden. He invented the devil horns salute!

    Cheesy? Undeniably so. Entertaining? Hell yes! Amazingly talented? Yup.

    I was watching the Sacred Heart DVD yesterday and I was thinking why am I so entertained by this. Then it hit me, this was fun metal, not angry/sad metal. His cheese goes hand in hand with his entertainment, along with amazing voice.

    Bow to the master.
  2. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    We're a ship without a storm
    The cold without the warm
    Light inside the darkness that it needs, yeah

    We're a laugh without a tear
    The hope without the fear
    We are coming - home

    We're off to the witch
    We may never never never come home
    But the magic that we'll feel
    Is worth a lifetime

    We're all born upon the cross
    The throw before the toss
    You can release yourself
    But the only way is down

    We don't come alone
    We are fire we are stone
    We're the hand that writes
    Then quickly moves away

    We'll know for the first time
    If we're evil or divine
    We're the last in line
    We're the last in line
  3. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    You gotta love the D!

    Dio has rocked for a long, long time,
    Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
    He has songs of wildebeests and dangers,
    He has soared on the wings of a demon.

    It's time to pass the torch,
    You're too old to rock, no more rockin' for you.
    We're takin' you to a home,
    But we will sing a song about you.

    And we will make sure that you're very well taken care of.
    You'll tell us secrets that you've learned. Raow!
    Your sauce will mix with ours,
    And we'll make a good goulash baby.
    Dio, time to go!
    You must give your cape and scepter to me.
    And a smaller one for KG.
    Go! Go! Dio! Dio!
  4. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I saw Dio fight a giant spider with a laser sword. What band has the guts to fight a giant spider with a laser sword these days? None. That's who.

    Long live Dio!

    \m/ :D \m/
  5. Dio kicks arse...he really is all about entertaining the fans and is really fun to see him live.
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I like Dio's solo career, but that's about it... I didn't really like Rainbow, too much Blackmore. And I won't even talk about his Sabbath stuff.

    This will kind of derail the thread a bit but... is Dio gay? "Rainbow in the Dark?"
  7. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I loved all the songs in the Heaven and Hell album. At the risk of getting flamed, IMO, Ronnie kicks Ozzy's fat ass in the vocals department. His NIB in Live Evil kicks booty!
  8. Well..........Let me just say I voted Dio for president. :bassist:
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    We Rock!
    We Rock!
    We Rock!
  10. eldave777


    May 24, 2005
    Dio is proof that dynamite comes in small packages.

    'when you listen to fools....the mob rules'! :bassist:
  11. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    It's the same old song
    You've gotta be somewhere at sometime
    They never let you fly

    It's like broken glass
    You get cut before you see it
    So open up your eyes

    You've got desire
    So let it out
    You've got the fire
    Stand up and shout-shout

    I have seen DIO 5 times, Once with Rainbow once with Sabbath and the rest solo. I was never dissapointed once. Bob Daisely is a monster on the bass and his first two solo disc's were what Metal was all about in the 80's.
    I also thought that the Rainbow stuff is awesome, Mistreated and Man on a silver mountain, Tales to Babalon, One of my favorite alltime records is the often forgotten Mob Rules!! Slippin away and country Girl are killer, One of Sabbaths best albums.
    Long Live Rock&Roll
  12. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Ronnie James Dio AKA Ronnie Padavona from Cortland, NY. First recording band was Elf ... I have the disc.

  13. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    [​IMG]it's time to pass the torch
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    You're missing the infamous 'Ronnie and the Redcaps".

    I've heard that first seven inch.

    No so good.
  15. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA

    Yeah, I've heard it's not so great. It's amazing though that he's been in bands since the 50's !!!!

    Yet another reason to love Dio: he played bass in ELF! Only in the beginning though I think.

    The Redcaps:

    Is it just me or does he look like he's already thinking about dragons and rainbows in that Redcaps pic?

  16. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    All hail mighty DIO!
  17. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Dio Sabbath sucked.... cept for mob rules and sign of the southern cross.

    He looks like a friggin leprochaun.
  18. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA

    Yes, he does look like a leprochaun but that's why I find watching him so entertaining.

    Dio's stage presence > Ozzy's stage presence
  19. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Dont get me wrong, I love Sabbath w/ Ozzy...but Dio transformed that band. They were really falling apart at end of the Ozzy years. Heaven & Hell is a fantastic album. Listen to Never Say Die, then Heaven and Hell and you'll see what I mean.