Stratovarius 1985!

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Stratovarius 1985!

Post by LauriPorra » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:52 am

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!

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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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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by browneyedgirl » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:05 am

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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Post by Kecos » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:41 am

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 :P

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:48 am

Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:39 am

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:41 am

mayhem-for-all wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)
"The older the berry........the sweeter the juice" :lol:

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:49 am

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
mayhem-for-all wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
har har your TT insulting jokes ar quite old you know.
(if they never were new)
"The older the berry........the sweeter the juice" :lol:
In case you haen't noticed "There are no berries"

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by AAAAAAAAA » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:03 am

:shock: What? No berries? You must be joking! No berries? Juice? Yes? No?

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:15 am

AAAAAAAAA wrote::shock: 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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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by AAAAAAAAA » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:17 am

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

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by Rebel » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:27 am

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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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:54 am

Epic stances, epic hair, epic photograph.

Overall WIN. An important part of Strato-history!

Thanks Lauri.
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Post by stratoleo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:13 am

waooooo :shock:
Stratovarius is the best band in the world

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by RazielSR » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:41 am

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

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Post by Keyssion » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:26 pm

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 :) ). Cool!
I think Tolkki said in a Radio Rock interview once that Tuomo and Stråhlman had made the name up in a rehearsal :D

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Post by Polaris » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:59 pm

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! :lol:

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

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:50 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
Are you insane? In 1985 Timo Tolkki was very good looking, slim, and very attractive. Nuff said. :buh:

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by mayhem-for-all » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:57 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
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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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Good thing Timo wasn't in the band back then....that boardwalk might not hold up :lol: :rotflmao1: :umbrella: :laff:
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/sonder ... varius.jpg

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:46 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/sonder ... varius.jpg
Where did it go wrong! :shock: :shock:

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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:10 am

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

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/sonder ... varius.jpg
Where did it go wrong! :shock: :shock:
He probably married a great cook! :D

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by lalodrums2 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:24 pm

awesome pic thanks lauri!

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by Intiaani » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:14 pm

The pic's awesome! I had never seen it.
browneyedgirl wrote:
NeverendingAbyss wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:Yep, he was cute!

http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung/sonder ... varius.jpg
Where did it go wrong! :shock: :shock:
He probably married a great cook! :D
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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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by eagledreamr » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:52 pm

Nice picture!

And nice haircuts as well :p
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Post by Intiaani » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:13 pm

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 :D) and long in the back... 8) McGyver, here I come!
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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by ggonza43 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:31 pm

GLAM METAL ATTACK :lol:! Although I loved that hair-stlye :D!
Nice pic BTW :)
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Post by KilledByDETH » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:58 pm

awesome!!!!!!

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by icecab21 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:00 am

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

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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by browneyedgirl » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:01 am

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/sonder ... varius.jpg
Where did it go wrong! :shock: :shock:
He probably married a great cook! :D
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. ??? 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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Re: Stratovarius 1985!

Post by Eikasia » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:31 am

thanks Lauri for the pic :)

and yes TT was cute

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