If you liked Raunch-n-Roll yer gonna Love this
Jerome E. Owens | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the 2 concerts Raunch-n-Roll were made from.If you were a fan of BOA this is the recording you've been waiting for these last 35 years.If you weren't you may become a fan .This is high energy rock in it's highest form!
As a freind exclaimed,"Why didn't they give us this,then?!"Sadly,album length especially LIVE albums were notoriously short.This has all the hits on Live Mutha! and then some.Uncle Lijah,Fever in my mind,Full Moon Ride,Keep the Faith!
This is Jim Dandy and the Original Lineup at their utmost Ultimate Peak!
If you're about to buy a "Best of...." STOP! It's all right here!
Tommy Aldridge fans, we've been cheated for 35 years!!
JESSE R. MC Glown | Enterprise, AL | 09/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You could say the same thing for BOA fans, too. It was only a few years ago that Raunch 'n' Roll itself finally came out on CD...my dream was that, someday, they'd flesh the original album out, adding the previously unreleased numbers from the show ( and possibly remix at the same time, bringing the drums 'up' just a bit, pun intended ). This release exceeds my wildest expectations: BOTH Paramount concerts, unedited ( according to the liner notes ). Some weird things going on with the mix, though: Tommy's snare and hi-hat are panned to one side, with his double bass drums left and right ( the primary panned opposite the snare, along with the ride cymbal; makes for good stereo under headphones! ). Jim Dandy's vocal level is somewhat inconsistent; low at times and "in your face" at others...plus the crowd is obnoxiously loud in places, yet subdued in others. It's not a bad mix by any means. Let's just say it's "interesting". Yes, there is redundancy here, with almost every track appearing twice on this release. BUT, it's fascinating to hear the minute differences between performances of the two different shows ( if you want to explore redundant, check out Deep Purple's 3-CD set featuring all three 1972 Japan shows, from which Made in Japan was culled ). Drummers: Tommy Aldridge BLAZES through both solos from "Up"...the solo from the classic release was heavily edited. Each of these two versions of "Up" feature his solo being about two minutes longer; phenomenal chops. This guy was twenty two years old, and at least twenty years ahead of his time! Two reasons I gave this four stars instead of five are the somewhat inconsistent mix, but mostly for the absurdly high price...the fleshed-out Led Zeppelin release, The Song Remains the Same, can be found at any Wal-Mart for $15.99 BOA fans deserve better treatment than to be scalped in this manner. That said, hard-core BOA fans had better snatch this one up quickly: it's supposedly a limited edition, and will likely go out of print ( the aforementioned Deep Purple set did ). If you grew up listening to Raunch and Roll as your favorite Black Oak album, you'll love this version."
If you own Raunch 'N' Roll you dont need this
S. T. Shriver | 05/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I already owned Raunch 'N' Roll live. This is nothing more than the same thing on two seperate discs. There are a couple of tunes not included in the original, but this isnt worth the time or money. I was very disappointed to find out that I had bought a double cd that was essentialy the same playlist on each cd, only played in a different order.
If you already own Raunch 'N' Roll but want those "bonus" tracks, I suggest you buy the Black Oak Best of album, you will get the same "bonus" tracks plus alot of other songs not included in this hoax."