, attached to 2016-10-31

Review by lofus99

lofus99 Okay. How about we have an objective review of the musical costume, from someone who was not there and did not have any financial investment in needing to like it. I love the album and they played it very well. But that is all they did. Not even one jam. And unfortunately, before I sat down to listen to the costume set, I listened to the original a couple of times. The original, very clearly is as amazing as it is because of the incredible vocals. The boys did their best, but let us face it, singing is not their strong point. Because this album really needs strong vocals, I thought it was not the best choice for them. It is a great, legendary album and I am a huge David Bowie fan and he died this year so that makes sense as a tribute, but unless you were there, this is not worth a repeat listen.

I saw somebody above say that this was a top-five Halloween set?? Do not think so. I am a huge fan of the Halloween sets and I have them all and have listened to them many, many times. I have even been to a couple of them. Except I did not bother getting the wingsuit set as virtually everybody was dismissing it and I have no desire to listen to a bunch of new songs of theirs, before they had properly worked them out. And from my very objective position, I would say that the only question is whether this musical costume or wingsuit was the least inspiring of them all. A lot of people get wrapped up judging the costume set by how much they like the album played. Talk about not being objective. When I read the comments, most people tend to judge a show by how well the band improvised. I would think that costume sets should be judged in the same fashion. And if one does that, there is no question that Loaded was the best Halloween costume they ever did. Then I guess you would have to pick the thrilling chilling sounds for number 2. My personal favourite is Remain in Light, but objectively I would have to put that at number 3. Waiting for Columbus at number 4 And then tied for 5th would be, White Album, Quadraphenia, Dark Side and Exile. All being monstrous albums by the biggest names ever in the history of rock 'n' roll. But for the most part, they just played them with one or 2 jams. Of course, if I had been there I would have been over the moon to see them play such legendary albums. But when you listen objectively, not too much going on. But that Loaded set is completely insane, full of wicked jamming. And the vocals were right where the boys need them to be. Simple and easy.


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