The Jesus Lizard – Live – Review

December 21, 2007

The Jesus Lizard was rhythmic, sweaty, loud, and sexual. Singer David Yow gyrates, howls, and flails, molesting the audience at every available opportunity.

Catch 22 – Live – Review

June 13, 2005

Ska bands are generally the most captivating bands live. Catch 22 don’t stop or slow down for 21 tracks. How did that audience last?

The Dan Band – Live – Review

April 13, 2005

Dan got his push from a fuck-filled “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in Old School, and singing “Feel Like Making Love” to a 13-year old in Starsky and Hutch.

The Mars Volta – Live – Review

March 8, 2004

The biggest complaint about The Mars Volta is that, although their full-length is damn near impeccable, their live shows feel like an exercise is wankery.

AC/DC – Live – Review

August 6, 2003

Released in 1992, Brian’s voice is clearly shot as his once-powerful scream is reduced to an almost painful gurgle. The band rocks as powerfully as ever.

Ben Folds – Live – Review

July 13, 2003

Perfect vocal pitch, extra energetic piano arpeggios, brilliant ad lib, and an Elton John cover. The classics are here, including material from the ‘Five era.

The Black Crowes – Live – Review

January 17, 2003

This double live CD, recorded during the band’s 2001 (and final?) tour, seems as neat a way as any to tie a bow around the band’s career.

Judas Priest – Live – Review

May 31, 2002

As live albums go, it’s OK, but because of its reliance on the weak Turbo material, it pales in comparison to Unleashed in the East.

Judas Priest – Live – Review

May 31, 2002

Offers a strange and rearranged “Screaming For Vengeance,” a spirited “Rock Hard, Ride Free” and “Hell Bent For Leather,” which can do no wrong.

Yngwie Malmsteen – Live – Review

April 19, 2002

Recorded live in Brazil in 1998, Live is a pretty straight-up live performance (hence the name), with no frills, overdubs, extra features, or backstage antics.

Taildragger – Live – Review

June 3, 2001

The Southern twang in Jon McGee’s voice is not an affectation, the ZZ Top cover is straight-up and fits flawlessly into the set, and the vibe is upbeat and fun.

Metal Church – Live – Review

June 1, 2000

Ripping open with catchy thrasher “Ton Of Bricks,” Live captures this “almost” band criss-crossing the country in ’86 after their second album, The Dark.

Lee Rocker – Live – Review

June 1, 2000

Tho’ there’s exceptions, I’ve never fuckin’ liked modern rockabilly, I just don’t give a shit. It’s boring.

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