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LauriPorra
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:52 am    Post subject: Stratovarius 1985! Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

The original Stratovarius bassplayer John Vihervä posted this great picture in Facebook so i figured i should post it here too.

Behold Stratovarius in 1985!



This is the caption John wrote for this picture:

Because almost no one has ever seen the original line-up of
Stratovarius, here we are in early-85. From left to right: John
Vihervä, Staffan Stråhlman and Tuomo Lassila. This was also the first
Stratovarius gig poster.


Be sure to check out the great bassplaying of John in his current band, The Ben Granfelt band.
On a funny side note. I used to play in BGB between 00-04. Anyways for good music go to www.bengranfelt.com

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:05 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Very cool pic! Bigok
I remember those days, those clothes and those hairstyles very well. I also married in 1985. Very good year, actually!

Those guys were very cute! Bigok

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:41 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

That's awesome XD It's great to see more pictures of Strato, and especially ones that no one has seen in a long time Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:39 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh

har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

mayhem-for-all wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh

har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)


"The older the berry........the sweeter the juice" Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
mayhem-for-all wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh

har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)


"The older the berry........the sweeter the juice" Laughing


In case you haen't noticed "There are no berries"

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Shocked What? No berries? You must be joking! No berries? Juice? Yes? No?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

AAAAAAAAA wrote:
Shocked What??No berries??You must be joking! No berries??Juice? Yes? No?

No juice either.
It seems like you have to go get some.
The journey to the market may take Days, months, Years but don't give up.

Meanwhile we won't miss you.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

:lol:Of course you DOOOO. In secret. You are a big joker Mayhem... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Come on Quakers, your best gig is being unpredictable and finding shocking ways to insult Tolkki, this was too easy, you insult yourselves by stating the obvious

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Epic stances, epic hair, epic photograph.

Overall WIN. An important part of Strato-history!

Thanks Lauri.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

waooooo Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Great pic.
That was the year when Stråhlman changed the name of the band from Black Water to Stratovarius.It's really curious to see how bands change. The music was completely different in that days. Then Tolkki entered the band as we all know and we had Twilight Time and Dreamspace (that was the first musical change and when the thing started to be a bit succesful) Then Tolkki "recruit" TK, JJ, JM and JK and the music started to be what Stratovarius was in all these years. And for that we are talking here.

Now it's another change. And the future seems pretty good again. Usually, nobody seems to look at the roots, so it's really good to see Lauri posting this.

I just hope to see the topic here and not moved to the Flames section cause I think it's good for new fans too and would be cool to travel through time seeing how important was each member of the band.

But I suppose it depends of AAAAAAEIOU

Laughing Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

This is probably the only pic I've seen that's from the Black Water -era (you know, the time when the band wasn't yet called Stratovarius Smile ). Cool!
I think Tolkki said in a Radio Rock interview once that Tuomo and Stråhlman had made the name up in a rehearsal Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Keyssion wrote:
This is probably the only pic I've seen that's from the Black Water -era (you know, the time when the band wasn't yet called Stratovarius)


Yeah, is weird because that is not the "Stratovarius" that I know! Laughing

They look like the guys from Europe (the band).

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh


Are you insane? In 1985 Timo Tolkki was very good looking, slim, and very attractive. Nuff said. Buh

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

browneyedgirl wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh


Are you insane? In 1985 Timo Tolkki was very good looking, slim, and very attractive. Nuff said. Buh

Yeah we Strato fans know but A people ain't fans.
they are people hanging around forums just to mock other people and cause chaos.
the enjoy it and we hate it.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

mayhem-for-all wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up Laughing Yelrotflmao Biggrinumbrella1 Biglaugh


Are you insane? In 1985 Timo Tolkki was very good looking, slim, and very attractive. Nuff said. Buh

Yeah we Strato fans know but A people ain't fans.
they are people hanging around forums just to mock other people and cause chaos.
the enjoy it and we hate it.


Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/ sonderausgabe_1/gruppen/stratovarius/ timo_tolkki_1983_fotostratovarius.jpg

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

browneyedgirl wrote:
Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/ sonderausgabe_1/gruppen/stratovarius/ timo_tolkki_1983_fotostratovarius.jpg


Where did it go wrong! Shocked Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:10 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

NeverendingAbyss wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/ sonderausgabe_1/gruppen/stratovarius/ timo_tolkki_1983_fotostratovarius.jpg


Where did it go wrong! Shocked Shocked


He probably married a great cook! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

awesome pic thanks lauri!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

The pic's awesome! I had never seen it.

browneyedgirl wrote:
NeverendingAbyss wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/ sonderausgabe_1/gruppen/stratovarius/ timo_tolkki_1983_fotostratovarius.jpg


Where did it go wrong! Shocked Shocked


He probably married a great cook! Very Happy


I think he already looked more buff just a few years later... say, in Twilight Time time... time... time time time.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Nice picture!

And nice haircuts as well :p

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

eagledreamr wrote:
Nice picture!

And nice haircuts as well :p

Yeah. I want one like that. ;( Everybody had that! Spiky/fluffy/whatever on front (I'm not good in English hair style words Very Happy) and long in the back... Cool McGyver, here I come!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

GLAM METAL ATTACK Laughing! Although I loved that hair-stlye Very Happy!
Nice pic BTW Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

awesome!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

bangs is the term for having the shorter cut hair in front of the face.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Intiaani wrote:
The pic's awesome! I had never seen it.

browneyedgirl wrote:
NeverendingAbyss wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/ sonderausgabe_1/gruppen/stratovarius/ timo_tolkki_1983_fotostratovarius.jpg


Where did it go wrong! Shocked Shocked


He probably married a great cook! Very Happy


I think he already looked more buff just a few years later... say, in Twilight Time time... time... time time time.


Yes, there are a couple pics on some of the older threads that show TT dressed to the nines and lookin good! I think in one pic he had a yellow suit but I am not positive about that. Confused Maybe I will look for the pic later. Oh, and there is the Dreamspace pic that really is good of all the guys!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

thanks Lauri for the pic Smile

and yes TT was cute

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