LA HOB Thurs. Night Review
Well, tonight was the second of four shows. Last night's show was good, but a
little sloppy. The sound was great, but the band definitely had room to
improve. It didn't take long for the little bit of band rust to disappear
because they turned in one of the best DP shows I've ever seen.
Zebrahead was the name of tonight's opening act, and I hated them. A bunch of
white kids rapping (barking) over ska/hip-hop influenced tunes while jumping
and down like a pogo stick. No, DP fans are not going to find that
entertaining. I know I've read Mr. Paice calling rap music, crap, so why are
were being forced to listen to this noise? At least the kids seems a little
more competent than last night's Far. But I couldn't understand one word that
the singer said during the set. Thank God, they only played for 30 minutes.
Does anyone have the phone number of the New Meanies manager - quickly??!!
Magnificient. Outstanding. Explosive. Flawless. Brilliant. Super-Duper.
All these words can be used to describe DP's show this evening. It was one of
those special nights when all the ingredients which make up a wonderful DP
night gelled. I'm convinced that the energy of the psyched audience greatly
added to the show, as well. Jon, Roger and Little Ian were really good
tonight, but the VIP awards go out to Steve and Big Ian. Steve was just a
pleasure to listen to during the show; he played well on all the songs. Mr.
Gillan was full of energy and in a great mood. Oh, and his singing was
He still needed to check the lyric book a few times, but hey, he's got all
these new songs on his mind right now - give him a break ;-) Also, Ian made a
very big announcement before Seventh Heaven, telling the audience that the
of the new CD will be ABANDON.
hope I got that right, he said it Friday and Saturday as well. Ian, and the
band, seemed to have a lot of fun tonight. Hell, Big Ian played bartender and
passed out beers to the crowd...what a guy!!! Favorite Songs Tonight:
Heaven, PoH, Black Night was fun, Fireball. Unfortunately, some assholes
started causing problems towards the end of the show, pushing and shoving to
get to the front of the stage. That distracted from the show a bit. But
than that, the show was purfectly purple. Other notables: Same set list as
Wednesday, with the addition of Rosa's Cantina. Jon had his old leslie
speakers back on stage tonight. Many of us on the floor saw a camcorder on
second floor railing all night, so look for the show on trading lists soon.
Of course this review is IMO and YMMV if you were there ;-)
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