Lahr - A Scottish Review
How do you begin to sum up this concert? I suppose two words spring to
mind - FUCKING BRILLIANT!
This was by far the best show I've seen from the current band, and
only an obsessed TMIB fan wouldn't have been pleased with it.
The band were due on at 9.30-11.00 but it was after 11.00 before they
came on, and without any background howls (except from the crowd),
they went straight into...
Hush - A really good, solid version, and just as with the early shows
last year, the whole band (especially Steve) had big grins on their
Fireball - again a very tight version of the song. Paicey really
thundered through this one and Roger's bass solo was very nice. And
as the song came to an end they started playing the usual riff that
went on to become...
Into The Fire - Yes! The first (and only) addition to the set. Gillan
is singing brilliantly tonight. You wouldn't have thought it had been
over 25 years since they last played this track live (okay, they'd
rehersed it the night before). Morse has already made the song his own
by using one of his solos rather than Ritchie's original one. The
track is still a little rough though, and came apart a little bit with
the last few beats. They've still to come up with a proper way to end
Ted the Mechanic - Okay, by now you get the idea (ie a great
concert). Nice noodling from Steve during the quite bits.
Black Night - Some very good interplay from Steve and Jon. And a good
Sing-A-Long with Steve. He now stands in the centre of the stage for
all his solos (still grinning).
Bloodsucker - Possibly the best I've heard Ian sing this. All the high
notes were brilliant.
Cascades - That man Morse just gets better and better. This was one of
the best solos I've heard from him. As Roger said in his studio
update, Steve is using an Echo effect, and this was in evidence
Woman fromTokyo - Good (I'm running out of things to say here)
No One Came - As good as it ever was (very!)
Smoke on the Water - A longer intro from Steve than he did last year
and a great (but a little shorter thasn usual) solo from Jon.
When a Blind Man Cries - Regular reader probably know this is my
favorite DP track and tonight Steve really excelled. His solo was
Speed King - Great interplay from Jon and Steve (again). Very tight
Drum Solo from Paicey. A long bit of guitar/vocal work. At one point,
Gillan makes some very wierd noises, and Steve turn to the crowd,
gives a bewildered look, grins, and copies it note perfect. And Roger
finally notices the idot near the front waving a Scotland flag (though
I had Fedor next to me...)
Perfect Strangers - Excellent!
Highway Star - As fast and furious as ever. And Gillan notices the
To quickly sum up the band were great. Roger kept a very tight rythmn
The AMDP get together was myself, Fedor, Benny, Olle,Stephen and
Angelo. Stathis was there, but I missed him.
I'll give a background review in a day or so - but I finally did a
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