Dramarama At Their Best!!
M. Henry | Olympia, WA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dramarama are at their best, when they are performing live. I have had the pleasure of seeing them on the Wonderamaland tour and these six songs capture that moment in time perfectly. If you have not had the opportunity to witness this band in their element; I highly suggest purchasing this disc.
Mr. E Boy is in rare form- full of feedback and remarkable solos- trashier than ever! And, while Mr. Easdale may not be able to stare you down through your speakers; you are able to feel the intense glare of his lyrics fully realized on this essential cd. Finally, you can hear the radio staples, "Anything, Anything" & "Last Cigarette", as they were meant to be felt- LIVE!! (and in your face)
The remaining tracks feature a blistering cover of the New York Dolls' classic "Private World", fan favorite "Some Crazy Dame" and a frenzied performance of "Spare Change". The album ends with "Would You Like", a track which far exceeds the power of the studio version.
All in all, this album is shorter than any Dramarama performance I have ever seen; however, it captures perfectly their energy and spirit- which is the definition of a great live album. Besides, this album came out in between Wonderamaland & Vinyl; and was a very unexpected treat for any Dramarama fan- and Live @ the China Club remains an audio treat to this day."