Re: Concert DVD's do you........
posted at 9/20/2012 3:47 PM EDT
I'll have to report back from home, but for now:
* Use Your Illusion I & II Tour. I think it was the Japan show. It was decent, but this was 1992 or thereabouts. Axl had already largely fried his live singing voice as compared to, say, the 1988 Ritz show. And of course, he insists on running around the stage ontop of his tar-caked lungs, so he's out of breath half the time.
Duff was so wasted he looked like he was about to topple over at any moment (and if you read his autobiography...he was). Ditto Slash, except Slash had some superhuman capability to play under any condition....
If you like Gn'R, I'd say the way to go is the '88 Ritz show. Shame really.
* SRV. Combines concert in 1982 and 1985. Great recordings.
* Stones: Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. Agree with lefig. This was from their Exile tour. Great music, but Mick was already starting to dress glam....so they looked a little absurd.
* Hendrix: Woodstock '69. Agree with Zilla. Great stuff.
* Paco De Lucia: This is the guy whose flamenco concert I was recently very impressed by. Great stuff. Largely very complex improv around basic rhythms.
* Nirvana: Live at the Reading '92. If you like Nirvana, this is strongly recommended. Though I prefer to just listen to the audio.
I may be blanking on some. I know I also have some others I've got to watch. One being another SRV DVD. Austin Texas Limits. Blanking on the date. Possibly 1983. Also, a B.B.King show with a who slew of other blues greats showing up for various songs.
A little cheating: The youtube of the VHS tape of the 1995 Live at the Moore concert by Mad Season (Layne Staley singing) that I've raved about here ad nauseum.
Wish they would put that on DVD. The youtube bit is only 6 or so songs from the show, which had more.