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phenomenon that is Ghostland Observatory. Experience the inferno of this band s live shows and you ll start to get it. As one pundit quipped, It s tough to believe just two dudes create this monstrosity of sound! Two small-town Texas dudes with very distinct personalities: producer/drummer Thomas Turner, heavily influenced by electronic artists from Daft Punk to Green Velvet and rockers like The Clash, and front man Aaron Behrens, who was singing Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire when he was 9 and whose charisma inspires comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince.
The two met through an Austin Chronicle ad, and as their MySpace page describes it, Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock n roll souls.
That certain something also drives audiences wild as Behrens sings and struts to frantic garage riffs and thumping dance-punk beats. We want the crowd to lose it, he says, we want them to feel what we feel...lose their own egos.
This army of two reached the top of the underground scene through sheer hard work, spending countless hours in their south Austin studios, releasing two albums in less than a year, promoting their own shows and moving audiences coast to coast, including performances at Lollapalooza and the ACL Festival.
This is their national television debut, recorded July 10, 2007. Ghostland Observatory has created a sound that blends buoyant electronics, drums, hyper driven guitar and ecstatic vocals - dance music that rocks, and rock music with soul. Maybe the best word to describe that sound is BALLSY.
1. Piano Man
2. Ghetto Magnet
3. Stranger Lover
5. Sad Sad City
6. All You Rock & Rollers
7. Shoot 'em Down
8. Midnight Voyage
10. Move With Your Lover
11. Heavy Heart
12. Robotique Majestique
13. Silver City
14. Rich Man
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I wish Amazon had a 3 criteria rating that would make for a quicker, more accurate and fair rating of Cd's, DVD's and Blu-ray's.
2. Quality of Audio
3. Quality of Video (for DVD's and Blu-ray's)
Artists that wish to have there performances recorded and recognized should be held to a standard. Poor Audio or Video, no matter how good the performance, is still a bad product. Those who would still purchase sub-standard Audio or Video quality recordings and rank that product highly just because of performance are not doing the industry or the band justice. Demand better and we will get it, settle for less and that's what you'll get.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Live From Austin Texas features songs taken from his performance on the popular show Austin City Limits. In the course of the show, Brown and his band often dazzle with virtuoso performances of tunes that run the gamut from big band to Cajun and from rock to country. But what detracts from a potential five-star performance is how the show peters out on the last few cuts into a lackluster melange of medleys and just plain aimless noodling.
One can always argue what could have been included or omitted to make a DVD better. Brown's career spans so many decades that he had lots of choices. In this case, he was likely constrained by the format and may have used the venue as an opportunity to show the wider world the breadth of his talent not only as a musician, but as a raconteur. In my opinion, the best cuts by far are Born In Louisiana, Honky-Tonk, and Bits and Pieces.
The DVD comes typically housed in a plastic case of the type most often used for movie DVDs and contains a little commentary on Gatemouth Brown's career and barely adequate information about both the film and the music. I would not use this DVD as a vehicle of introduction to Brown's music, but I can certainly recommend it as a worthy addition to the music video collection of anyone who is already a fan.
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Purchased this for my son and he loved it. He is a Ghostland Observatory crazy fan. This is such a great video and cdPublished on October 11, 2010 by J. Taylor
Any of you that aren't familiar with Ghostland Observatory, you're in for a treat.
This is an excellent performance filmed at the world famous, AUstin City Limits. Read more
It's the only thing that can sustain me when I am craving a live show. While there is nothing that can replicate Ghostland live, this DVD is fantastic and highly recommended!Published on January 17, 2010 by Eric Matheson
This is a great concert. Its just really silly and fun and high energy. I love to watch and just enjoy there emotions. Read morePublished on November 9, 2009 by Robert Jones
didnot know what i was in for just looking for something different from the first beat i couldnt take my eyes off them or ears.. Read morePublished on December 18, 2008 by veronica
This is a mini concert for those of us who are Ghostland fanatics.
If you haven't been to a show in a while, or ever, this is a decent substitute for a live show. Read more
I first heard of this guy when he was a sessions man on Professor Longhair's "Rock & Roll Gumbo" album. Read morePublished on August 10, 2008 by Stephen Maestas
These guys are good. The singer is like a mix between Freddy Mercury, "Mick" Jagger and some native american added into the dancing. Read morePublished on March 8, 2008 by Athos G. Colon