Perfection, just like comparing Picasso to Leonardo
Jesse L. Crawford | Dallas, TX | 05/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like most of the reviewers before me, we admit that this is not the best Bad Brains Live CD if you only consider the audience size and participation, production, etc. But when you listen to the raw energy of the band, the individual and combined musical performances by each member(much better than the "Youth are getting restless")and the song selections...you will understand and experience the true Bad Brains at their best.
HR seemed to be inspired during his vocal performances on their classics, and Dr. Know's guitar solos are sonically stratospheric.
On an artistic level, comparing their two live CDs are just like comparing Picasso to Leonardo. Both are creative geniuses, however Leornado is technically proficent where Picasso's work seems raw and more emotional. I believe the "Live" CD is true raw perfection where the "Youth Are Getting Restless" is obviously more polished.
I had this on cassette and fnally found a copy on CD...it is in my permanent rotation! Get it now!!!"
Awesome live Brains.
H3@+h | VT | 04/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really great "Bad Brains" album, with a good live performance, and even better song selection. Included is "Right Brigade", "I Against I", "Re-Ignition", and the cover of "Day Tripper". I could listen to this punk reggae forever. But, even though this and "Spirit Electricity" are great live albums, neither is as good as "The Youth Are Getting Restless". That's 17 tracks of furious perfection. Too bad they don't play like it anymore."
This is an ESSENTIAL
H3@+h | 03/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It isn't that this is the best Bad Brains album ever, it definitely isn't. It isn't even their best live album - The Youth are Getting Restless is superior- it is that this album is still one of the 10 best hardcore albums ever. The sheer power of Bad Brains doesn't dissapoint and HR is in fine form. It is not as slow as I against I and not as frantic as Rock for Light, but it has its own appeal. This is perhaps the album where Bad Brains are most effective at fusing punk and raggae together within their songs rather then just within their set. A definite must have."