Re: Mike Portnoy Pokes Fun At James Labrie ...
Posted by: RAMSAY ()
Date: November 13, 2019 06:36AM

The big problem for LaBrie was the food poisoning incident. He sounds superb on Images And Words and Awake, but it was some point after that - not sure which tour - where he ate something very nasty and severely damaged his vocal chords throwing up. He still sounds traumatised when speaking about what happened and what it did to his voice. I don't think he's ever been quite the same live since.

With regards Portnoy, I spoke to him a few years back and genuinely think he's ecstatic about all the projects he's been a part of, which he couldn't have done had he still been in DT. However, this was around the time of The Winery Dogs second album and it was very clear that he absolutely wanted to be part of a proper full time band and thought that was going to be the Dogs. Which was obviously never going to happen with someone as independently minded as Kotzen around. But I suspect that's what Portnoy really misses and craves more than anything. And DT do miss him too, because he's got such strong musical and thematic ideas. I can't quite put my finger on it, but as much as I like their albums without him, there's a spark, maybe an unpredictability, that's just missing. Yeah, sometimes he missed the mark and tried to fit in with certain styles, but it was always about pushing the band in new directions and since he's left it just feels like they're chasing their own tales to an extent.

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