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Great except for Doogie,
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This review is from: Schenker, Michael - Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe (DVD)
What a concert! I almost gave it 4 stars because of Doogie. Either the songs are out of his range or he is lazy. I suspect it is a little of both, as sometimes he is spot on, with higher notes, then botches the words. How do you screw up the lyrics to On and On? Or course he messed up the words to a few others, and on all of the songs, he just slurred the words to the point of not being able to clearly understand them. Gah! It was painful to watch him reach for high notes, and even more painful that he came up singing flat a lot. A few spots were wince worthy. Now that I have Doogie out of the way, let me just say that everything else MORE than makes up for him. The older Michael gets, the better he plays. He has such a clear and pure tone. It is wonderful to see him back in top form, clean, healthy, and enjoying being on stage. And although, a lot of Scorpions fans hate Francis Buchholz, I loved seeing him back on stage, and having fun. He was always my favorite Scorpion, and since it has been over 20 years, and nothing has been proven in court, perhaps there is no there, there. At any rate, this was a top notch concert and a top notch DVD. The camera work was great. Now everyone can see Michael's solos, up close and personal. He is phenomenal. And he plays 99.99% using only 3 fingers. He can do more with 3 fingers than other guitarists will ever do with 4. The solo for Rock Bottom, as always, was jaw dropping. The camera work made me feel like I had a front row seat. And of course, they even took a shot of the obligatory upside down Marshall amp. :-) Gotta love Michael's sense of humor. If you are a Michael Schenker fan, or just a fan of hard rock, I highly recommend this DVD. It is AMAZING!