RE: Most Dissapointing Band -- It's a Tie!
Posted by: Rocker Chic ()
Date: August 23, 2000 12:53AM

Maybe the timing wasn't the greatest since I had just left the Slaughter/Dokken/Cinderella/Poison show... But I was such a big fan of Tesla that I just had to go check out Bar 7 later that night.

First up, was LA Guns with the original members, sans Kelly Nichols. Absolutely THE WORST show that I have ever seen! I was never a huge LA Guns fan in the first place, but I liked a few of their songs. They came out on stage completely smashed and barely able to stand (mind you, they continued drinking on stage throughout the show).

Phil Lewis was the worst. He would just come out and say strange things at strange times: After the fourth song, he yells, "Thank you! Good night!" Huh? Then later he blurts, "I just smoked some marijuana before coming on stage! [looking rather proud of himself]" Then he says, "This club sucks! The microphones suck! The monitors suck!... The crowd's okay, though."

Soon the crowd wasn't so forgiving... They quickly got tired of this crap and started booing them, and telling them to go home and get off the stage. Not pretty. After what turned into an eternity, they finally ended their show. The only saving grace was Traci Guns. He was the only one who looked and behaved like he was sober. He consistently played well and his stage presence was professional. If it hasn't happened already, I'd say LA Guns will soon be history... And this time, for good.

Bar 7... Well, I had been looking forward to this. I had only gotten to see Tesla once, so I was eager to hear what the new stuff that Jeff and Tommy were working on sounded like. I was extremely exhausted but I decided to stay anyway. (Apparently the rest of the crowd was there to see Bar 7 too since they were still there even after that horror called "LA Guns.")

Whether it was because it was such a late hour (about 2:30am!) or not -- I'm not sure -- but Jeff Keith was clearly drunk (and carried a beer out with him and they were quickly replenished throughout the show) and very unprofessional. His voice wasn't up to par and the songs sounded like I was listening to some garage band in my neighborhood.

Tommy is a very talented guitarist, but even he seemed to be under the influence. His playing seemed off and it had no energy to it. They played many, many new songs before they even played anything from Tesla (which everyone was dying to hear judging by the huge cheer when they announced it) but their performance of it (can't even remember which song it was right now -- I must have blocked it from my mind) left much to be desired. At that point, I had had enough and left extremely disappointed.

I should have taken my cue from Kieran and his wife to call it a night and go home. What a waste of time, money, and energy.

Rocker Chic



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RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 168 Kevin 08/22/2000 02:16PM
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RE: Here's a thought 192 Mark 08/25/2000 03:34PM
RE: Here's a thought 265 sfk kurt 08/25/2000 09:30PM
RE: Here's a thought 230 Kilzer 08/26/2000 06:51AM
RE: Here's a thought 262 sfk kurt 08/26/2000 07:18AM
RE: Here's a thought 207 Kilzer 08/26/2000 07:59AM
RE: Here's a thought 209 sfk kurt 08/26/2000 11:27AM
RE: Here's a thought 205 Kilzer 08/26/2000 01:11PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 193 Mark 08/25/2000 03:30PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 204 SC 08/22/2000 12:21PM
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RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 188 sfk kurt 08/22/2000 09:52PM
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RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 181 KISSaholic 08/24/2000 12:01AM
You people are very shallow.... 219 Kilzer 08/24/2000 04:49PM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 191 SC 08/24/2000 07:57PM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 206 sfk kurt 08/25/2000 09:28AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 196 Kilzer 08/25/2000 11:57AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 190 SC 08/25/2000 12:39PM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 173 sfk kurt 08/25/2000 09:23PM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 217 SC 08/26/2000 12:44AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 233 sfk kurt 08/26/2000 04:27AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 216 Kevin 08/26/2000 11:15AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 197 sfk kurt 08/26/2000 10:51PM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 191 Kilzer 08/27/2000 01:41AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 192 Kevin 08/27/2000 05:51AM
RE: You people are very shallow.... 214 sfk kurt 08/28/2000 04:03AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 209 Tom Krupa 08/22/2000 10:11PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 294 Andrew Paul 08/23/2000 12:43AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Band -- It's a Tie!184 Rocker Chic 08/23/2000 12:53AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 197 Mrpool 08/23/2000 02:46AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 201Surfpunk08/23/2000 03:54AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 192 Carl 08/23/2000 04:01AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 194Tony M08/23/2000 04:46AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 198 Kieran 08/23/2000 07:35AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 213 mike 08/23/2000 07:45AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 196 Maciej 08/24/2000 06:56AM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 190Peter M. Bietenholz08/24/2000 04:56PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 240 Rob 08/23/2000 01:43PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 206 JoeMo 08/23/2000 10:29PM
Great White played in live-playback in madrid 304 Pablo - Spain 08/23/2000 02:24PM
RE: Most Dissapointing Live Band 215 KISSaholic 08/23/2000 11:53PM


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