Best live in a dive yet!
Jake-Up | Bemidji, Minnesota | 02/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I already own the previous six Live in a Dive records and would have to say that this one is the best!
The guitar playing is great, drumming is amazing, Joey Cape's voice is legendary and the comic in the booklet is funny too.
Good first LAGWAGON cd."
goose | homewood, IL | 07/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd has some of the best lagwagon stuff ever made. They put 22 songs on the cd so you get a lot for your money compared to most cds. They put an acoustic version of "alien 8" and then their regular one after it which was ok but they talked way too much and said hey you want to hear us sing and the first thing that should come to mind is ya I didn't buy this cd to hear you run your mouth. Some of their best stuff on the cd include "violins" it also has a good intro when joe yells violins. "Messengers" is about the same quality as the older version, "never stops" is probably a little better than the old version, Sick is way better than the old version which also was great. "island of shame" is about equal to the old one, "Give it back" is a little worse but is still great. " after you my friend" and "may 16th" are worse cause they added some comments in the middle of the songs that ruined them. "razor burn" was also much better. Falling apart was another that was about the same. "Sleep" had a long boring intro before the song, They also put "beer goggles" on the cd which would have been unforgivable if they hadn't. "beer goggles" has to be lagwagons best and most interesting song. The only new song I liked was "the Chemist" Which they said was there least favorite new song. "Bombs away" "burn" "Coffee and Cigarettes" and "stokin' the neighbors" all were great too. "stokin' the neighbors" is a halarius song. A lot of people I know said the've done some midnight landscaping too except they usually do so sober. The other stuff wasent bad but some of it was seems like it was just put on the cd to give the band a break in between the better stuff. If you've never had a lagwagon cd and want a good sample of all their best stuff this is what you would want to listen to."
The wagon still rockin & rollin along at breakneck speed
M A JONES | TENBURY WELLS, WORCS United Kingdom | 03/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well i never--after thinking the Caper couldnt top the live experience created on the Gimme Gimmes awesome Barmitzvah bash, he gets hold of that microphone again and proves otherwise !.With the incomparable back catalogue at their disposal, Big Joe , Big Bitch and the boys just roll out the classics one after another (and still find time for a little drop of reggae inbetween AND a great singing cameo by Leon on "Coconut" as well). The Hollywood crowd are treated to timeless punk chestnuts such as Violins, After You My Friend, Razorburn, May 16th, Bombs Away and Stokin' The Neighbours--the list goes on. The Wagon play with such great energy, and the love every minute of it just as much as the crowd, and leading them throughout the extravaganza is the finest frontman in the rock n roll cosmos--Joey Cape. The man is a true colossus, a true demi-god (pocket sized version obviously !)--a man who can do everything (sing ,strum that guitar, bang the drums and in his spare time produce and promote bands AND run his own record label. He is quite simply the greatest (forget Elvis and other such impostors), the Caper is the man. I cannot wait for the next studio album from the Wagon (building further on Blaze, which was a belter and well worth the wait), and also cannot wait for the next tour of England (as i for one will be right at the front paying homage to the greatest band in the universe)."