"I'm lucky enough to live in Wisconsin, just an hour away from the BoDeans hometown of Waukesha, so I get the opportunity to see them in concert quite a bit. I always have this disc in my car to listen to before and after concerts, and anytime I'm in BoDeans concert withdrawl! Nothing is as good as seeing them live (WHAT A SHOW!!), but this disc really gives to a glimpse of what they are all about...some great all-American rock-n-roll. Everyone should have at least one BoDeans CD (I have them all), and if you can only get one, this is the one to get!"
Paul F. Starrs | El Cerrito, CA, and Reno, NV USA | 12/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's impossible not to like this album -- and in the time-tested trials of modern times and parenthood, I have to admit that it was when my children punched the eject button on my CD player and disappeared with the first of the "Joe Dirt Car" CDs that I realized that this was not only a vintage recording, but also a sure-fire hit. When the 11 and 9 year-old crowd confiscate your CD, the artists must be onto something. So what's so great? The live album, obviously, is a part of it; also the great possiblities of an album with applause and audience interactions. There are enough strong words to give some pause to the parental set -- but the heck with that, this is just great rock 'n' roll. Whatever has happened to these guys? I've loved (equally, but differently) Black and White and, now, Joe Dirt Car. Dig in and dig hard; it's fun music, though the lyrics remain obscure enough to give passing pause.We'll figure them out, eventually. And if not, it's those chords that will endure."
An exceptional live offering
Paul F. Starrs | 09/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't understand why this band is not immensely popular. Their music contains beauty, emotion, fire, and everything you could possibly want in a song. This is a tight, musically superior offering that includes some of their finest work performed in an environment where the bond between performer and audience is obvious and conveyed. I've never had the opportunity to see this band live, but should I get that opportunity, I certainly won't pass it up. If you want good rock'n'roll, fine song writing, meaningful lyrics and top notch musicians all performed as well as can be - this CD is for you. I bought it and it's become one I can listen to over and over. IT'S THAT GOOD."
My Mom of all people turned me on to this CD.....
Lori | Iowa | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a true lover of the "not so famous" bands who truly have that edge that turns me on! This CD is just that. My Mom turned me on to this CD a couple years ago, and ever since then, I can honestly say that it is one of my favorites! (FYI-my Mom is a cool 61 years old). She was fortunate enough to see the Bodeans live in Boulder,CO about a year ago, and she still talks about it to this day.
When you listen to this CD, you don't know whether to concentrate on the instrumentals, the lyrics, or the "kick ass" time the crowd seems to be having. I truly get jealous of those who were fortunate enough to participate in such a truly awesome compilation of songs! I'm looking forward to catching the Bodeans live myself...definately on my "to do" list! I had to promise my 21 year old daughter to take her along. This goes to show you that this music is enjoyed by music lovers of all ages.
Great CD, great band, great time....it doesn't get any better than this!"