Just got back from the Aerosmith / Motley Crue concert in Raleigh.
The verdict: Crue was... well, so so. Not bad, but certainly not what I would expect from a chart-topping band. They played poorly and lazily.
Aerosmith, on the other hand, was FREAKING AWESOME/ One of the best live performances I've ever seen... tight band, and they really put their hearts into it.
Am exhausted now, but more to follow tomorrow, and maybe some pics.
Posted by mouse goddess on :
DH and I have seen Aerosmith several times, and they have always put on a great show....If you catch them on the second leg of a tour they always play older stuff, and don't pimp whatever new crap they have as much. I'm glad you had a great time.
Posted by Cinnamon on :
So jealous - I wish they were coming over here.
As far as I can tell from the footage of performances I've seen the Crue's current problem is largely that Vince is totally unfit and out of shape, so running around a stage and singing at the same time is a bit beyond him these days. Mick has never moved much because of the spinal problems, but he is a pretty damn good guitarist who tends to get overlooked due to the OTT nature of the other three guys.
Was it mainly a problem with Vince and the singing or were they all a bit off? I'm still kicking myself for not going to see them on the Carnival of Sins tour and am hoping for a chance before they go too far downhill.
Posted by SmirkDirk on :
I saw this show in Charlotte a few weeks back. I was appalled by Motley Crue and how sloppy they were. I had actually been looking quite forward to them, but some of the songs were hardly recognizable. They definitely need to retire. We'll have to find a nice home for them somewhere. Aerosmith on the other hand, was just great. They even did Seasons of Wither here in Charlotte, which was unexpected since its not a very big hit. Did they do it in Raleigh too?
Posted by AnglRdr on :
A friend of ours saw them (worked narcotics security, actually) when they were here, and he was appalled by how juvenile the Crue were acting. He said it was like they were still living in 1984 and hadn't grown at all, and were just touring for the money as opposed to experiencing some growth as musicians.
He did say that Aerosmith was amazing, though.
Posted by Mr.Furious on :
quote:Originally posted by AnglRdr: A friend of ours saw them (worked narcotics security, actually) when they were here, and he was appalled by how juvenile the Crue were acting. He said it was like they were still living in 1984 and hadn't grown at all, and were just touring for the money as opposed to experiencing some growth as musicians.
Sounds like my experience with David Lee Roth. He opened up for Bad Company when I was still living in PA (probably around 1998), and his show was grotesque. Bad Company was really good, however.
Posted by Tzarina on :
Vince Neil has always been lazy in concert. I saw them for the first time about 15 years ago and he skipped words and whole lines of song and was all out of breath running around the stage. The Crue has never been great in concert.
Tommy's solos were always kind of fun, though. Do they still hang him upside down?
Posted by Lawgiver on :
I've seen Aerosmith several times also, they are great. I've also had the misfortune to see the "Crud" back in the late 80s early 90s ? (lots of drugs then, my mind is somewhat of a blur) and I didnt care for them.
When Aerosmith/Crud were in Nashville last week, I could actually hear the concert from my house, I live about 4-5 miles as the crow flies from Starwood and have never heard anything before, but it was really cloudy and rainy so that had to done something to the accoustics. I dont know, it was weird.
Posted by Syllavus on :
My mom and sister went to see that show when they were up around Boston, the verdict was pretty much the same: Aerosmith = awesome, Motley Crue = meh.
Posted by DesertRat on :
What really impressed me about Aerosmith was that, while they did a few of their "crowd-pleasing radio favorites," they also did several less-well-known songs-- songs that are new to casual fans like me. I really enjoyed that... it was a lot more engaging that just a summary of the "Greatest Hits."
Additionally, they whipped out a couple ollllld-school blues standards--stuff from years and years back. I had no idea what a badass blues band they could be, if they really wanted to. Some of the younger fans were a bit put off by them stepping out their genre, but I was quite surprised and impressed.