Live at Montreux 2005 [Blu-ray]
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Along with Patti Smith on vocals, guitar and clarinet, the band line-up includes original Patti Smith Group members Lenny Kaye (guitar & vocals) and Jay Dee Daugherty (drums), Tom Verlaine of Television on guitars and long standing band member Tony Shanahan on bass, keyboards and vocals. / Track Listing: 1) Redondo Beach 2) Beneath The Southern Cross 3) Dancing Barefoot 4) Free Money 5) Ain't It Strange 6) 25th Floor 7) Like A Rolling Stone 8) 7 Ways Of Going 9) Peaceable Kingdom 10) Because The Night 11) Not Fade Away / Memento Mori 12) People Have The Power
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But for me, "The Coop", as many of his fans called him back then, was a defining influence on my life.
I first discovered Alice as a teenager in the seventies. If it is your high school years that define who you will become in your adult life, the fact that Alice Cooper was my adolescent hero probably explains a lot.
You see, I discovered Alice completely by accident. I was 15 years old and had bought tickets to see The James Gang (Joe Walsh's first band) at the Paramount when word came down that they had cancelled the show. My options at the time we're either get my money back or exchange the tickets for another show. It just so happened that Alice Cooper was playing Seattle a few weeks later as part of the "Killer" tour.
To a lot of my rocker pals at the time, the fact that the guy's name was Alice was enough to convince them to stay far away.
The only thing I really knew about Alice back then was that "I'm Eighteen" was a pretty damn decent rock tune, and that according to Circus Magazine he was known to rip up live chickens onstage.
Freak Show? Hell, yeah, at fifteen I was most definitely in.
For the next two years after seeing Alice Cooper that night--basically my entire time in high school--I listened to Alice Cooper every single day.
Although everybody from Kiss back then to Marilyn Manson now would basically devote entire careers to stealing his act, what I witnessed on the Killer tour that night was like nothing I had ever seen before.Read more ›
A memo should go out to all bands and music DVD producers that says at minimum: "1) Music DVD's should be produced to the highest standards. 2) The musical performances within should represent the talent that made the studio recorded CDs sell. 3) Theatrics are very cool too, as long as you can pull them off without deterioration in the quality of the music."
Let's break it down then for Live at Montreux:
1 - "Music DVD's should be produced to the highest standards." - The picture quality in Live at Montreux is outstanding. It's a high-def recording that is stunning in its clarity. Unfortunately, the director has chosen to indulge in what he feels is "cool production" versus giving the viewer a front row seat to the performance. The visual often jumps around similar to the music video format of "4 seconds then cut to another view". In fact there are segments where I couldn't count 2 seconds off before the camera angle switches. It was like staring at a strobe light. This made for a viewing experience that ruined the illusion of having a front row seat to the show.
However, the Welcome To My Nightmare theatric 4-song medley was an exception to this abomination. The director must have become as captivated as I was, because the shots actually lasted long enough to take them in before changing angles.
The sound is great in Dolby 5.1. You get your choice between Dolby Stereo, Dolby 5.1 or DTS. Dolby 5.Read more ›
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The world doesn't really need another live Alice album, but it's hard to argue when the albums are so good. It really doesn't matter which musicians Alice uses. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maria Van Vlack
ISaab Hayes was my man.I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him. He's QUITE A LEGEND. I will never forget him.I play his music daily. .Published 11 months ago by Nanette johnson
A familiar blend of rock, punk and poetry....
This 2005 Montreux concert was in support of her 2004 album "Trampin'". Read more