Blue Oyster Cult - A Long Day's Night
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(Oct 08, 2002)
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- Songs: Stairway to the Stars, Burning for You, OD'd on Life Itself, E.T.I., Dance on Stilts, Harvester of Eyes, Buck's Boogie, Quicklime Girl, Flaming Telepaths, Harvest Moon, Last Days of May, Cities on Flame, M.E. 262, Perfect Water, Lips in the Hills, Godzilla, Don't Fear the Reaper, Dominance and Submission, The Red and the Black
Top Customer Reviews
*Picture Quality: 5 stars: Sharp and clear throughout. Excellent lighting; Simple but effective stage effects.
*Sound Quality: 4 stars: Mostly excellent. Buck's vocals on his first couple tracks seemed like they should have been brought out more in the mixing. Seemed slightly hard to hear. His guitar work is phenomenal and inventive as always, and those parts come through loud and clear. Mixing is a bit off in general from time to time, but nothing too distracting. My four star rating means excellent, but not perfect.
*Band Performance: 5 stars: They seem to be in good spirits, and all members are in fine form. Buck's guitar solos will still astound you, and they are always mixed properly for maximum effect. Allen Lanier even does a couple extended guitar solos that surprised me with how good they were.
*Packaging: 4 stars: Standard keep case with attractive folded sheet with a few photos inside. No liner notes. Missed those!
*DVD extras: 4 stars: The concert itself is 2 hours long. Then there is roughly 15 minutes of interviews with band members, which was only vaguely interesting, but nice to see anyway. First time I've ever seen Allen actually speak--He needs to speak more, as he was the most interesting to listen to. There's a behind the scenes thing too. About 10 to 15 minutes long. Again, only vaguely interesting, and you get to hear about one-third of "The Vigil" in rehersal through the documentary camera's microphone, which sounds awful, but still worth watching. The DVD's interface is a sore spot with me.Read more ›
They were awesome live, just awesome. Well, fast forward 20 years and they really do seem like they've still got "it".
Hey, they did put out some albums that were DOGS back in the 80's (Club Ninja, cough cough), but they had such a solid body of work that you still had to love them.
The quality and depth of that body of work is evident here. My man Buck Dharma still reigns as one of the top 3 Guitarists of all time - the man is as talented as they come. Period. He's still got more talent in one finger than most people have in both hands.
Buck alone is worth buying this DVD for. Eric Blooms' voice is fried - gone - kaput - but hey, you try screaming your brains out for 30 plus years straight... He's still very listenable if you are a Fan. Bobby Rondinelli on drums is EXCELLENT - only vaguely aware of his name before this, but he drums his butt OFF in this concert. He's a very good fit to the band.
All in all, this DVD is well worth the money. It ain't quite the BOC of my youth, but then I WAS drunk every time I saw them back then : - )))
BOC still rocks, still has talent, and is still relevant. Pick this one up, put your best black concert t-shirt on, open a cold beer, and take a trip back in time to when life was simpler and the music was better!!!
To experience a Buck Dharma,a.k.a.Donald Roesner, performance, is to see both an instrumental virtuoso and a singer/songwriter laureat. It's as if Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix somehow comingle within his unassuming personage. Eric Bloom is the Frank Sinatra of hard rock. His phrasing is as crisp as a potato chip, every line focused and understandable. Listen, you can actually hear the words,and on a live album no less! Keyboard/guitarist Alan Lanier is the umlat in the Oyster. His guitar gives BOC its legendary crunch, and his keyboards adds a layer, a tension, a patina, a counter point. The two non-original members are not your typical metal mercinaries. They have been with BOC for a combined twelve years, considerably longer than the life span of most bands. Bobby Rondelli is a heavy hitter - a jacked-up Jabba the Hut with a proud pedigree (Sabbath, Rainbow). Danny Miranda works his bass like a bebop hepcat crashing his bull fiddle through the sound barrier, all geeked up on Lord knows what. Their presence cannot be underestimated.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really only bought the concert for two songs but blue oyster did a fine job of delivering the songs. Don't fear the reaper man..Published 14 months ago by The critic
I love Blue Oyster Cult since 1979. All my friends love the classic songs of that great group. Their music, in the '70s, was very impressive because of its sound (a mixed sound of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gabriela Nemer Ribeiro
show is really good..its worth the money ..enjoy the band..guitar work outstanding..vocals..as with many older bands not terrific.. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Thomas T
This performance from 2002 during the summer solstice is a fairly solid show from an aging, yet seasoned band that has made their mark within the annuals of rock history. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Thirty-Ought Six
I've seen BOC several times, but not for many years. Always loved their melodic power. The band is in very good form here. Good quality sound and picture. Well worth the money.Published 23 months ago by Jack D
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