I would have gone to see Motley Crue but where they're playing in my part of the country (Washington D.C. area) they're charging huge amounts of money for any good seats. It's the most expensive heavy metal/glam metal concert I've ever heard of. I wish I had seen them when they were on their Shout At The Devil tour! I think there was more or less around that time, probably a little later a concert with Guns 'n Roses and Aerosmith that I wish I had gone to see. Crue and G 'n R are probably the two concerts I missed that I wish I had seen the most.
Went to the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper show in St. Louis on Wednesday (7-9). There ended up being 3 bands that night. The Raskins started things off. I had not heard of them before the show. They did ok, the singer seemed to lock into the drummer more than the rest of the band. He sang with his back to the crowd for most for their set looking at the drummer. Not sure if it was so he could hear the music from the amps or what was up.
Alice Cooper was next with a typical Alice show. Off the charts. His new guitarist is really good, and the 3 guitar attack hits like a huge wall of sound. All of his theatrics crammed into a 50 min. set. He should have been the headliner.
Motley came out next. Started with Saints of Los Angeles. Band sounded good throughout the show. Vince not so much. If you could hear him he was winded even in the opening song. He did not get any better either. He probably didn't sing 1/2 of the words to any song. Sound had him mixed out to help hide this. No drum solo from Tommy was a let down. I have always heard how great his solos are and how you have to go to one of their concerts to see it. Pyro was one heck of a show in itself. I think they got louder as they made it through the set. They ended with Kickstart My Heart, so much smoke, fire, lights, fireworks, you could only see Vince and Mick because they happened to be at the front edge of the stage. This show was outdoors and my eyes were burning due to the amount of smoke. Encore was Home Sweet Home. They performed this on a secondary stage set up about halfway back through the reserved seating. That was pretty cool. I'm glad I got to see them at least once.
I sort of expected what we got out of Vince. I saw him on a package tour with Poison over 10 years ago and it was about the same thing then. A lot of people are saying that it is because he has been doing it for 35 years. This makes me wonder why Alice Cooper or Kiss can still sound good. Granted neither as good as they did starting out but, at least they make sure the vocals can be heard in the mix.
With this being said if I had the chance to go see them again on this tour I would go in a heartbeat.
Sorry to hear that Vince Neil was a letdown! You just reminded me that a very long time ago, probably in the mid 80's on the radio one night, I think it was late on Saturday nights, thee was a show where they would play a band in concert every week, One week they played a Motley Crue concert and it was from somewhere around their Theater Of Pain tour so Vince was very young then and obviously not burned out yet from touring all his life. Even so, his singing was so bad that my friend who had come over to my house to listen to it with me was laughing and I was laughing too. The rest of the band sounded OK but Vince sounded like a little kid more than a man and his voice was cracking and breaking up and he was out of tune as well! Bottom line is Vince Neil has never been a good singer live in concert - he only sounds good in the recording studio where they can enhance his voice electronically.
Post by jacoby3mnk on Jul 13, 2014 10:50:33 GMT -6
I understand that people may have an off night. The reviews I have read and then seeing this twice myself I don't think that's the issue. I think that Vince isn't that good of a singer. Performer he is great.