"Unlike a lot of people, I prefer studio music over live music when it comes to recordings, but this is my fav NUFAN album ever. These guys are totally awesome live, and it translates remarkably well onto the CD. The song selection is great as well, and I simply can't get enough of this album."
A good NUFAN retrospective
D. Coubal | 11/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In terms of technical ability you can't knock NUFAN at the time they made this live record. Despite changing lineups after every album they've ever made, the people on this record know the songs well and play them perfectly. Some real NUFAN classics are present and correct; Soulmate, On the Outside, Feeding the Fire and Justified Black Eye are all just as you'd want to hear them. The main flaws with this record are more down to the changing musical tastes of the band themselves. There are too many slow ones! When you're playing live everyone expects to hear the up-tempo danceable numbers, not the tearful slow stuff! Growing Down or Revenge would have been welcome instead of Chasing Rainbows etc. But I guess there's always songs you wish a band had played live. Pretty good all round. If you like rock ('cos let's be honest, they're not really punk are they?) you'll like this."
4 and a Half Stars
sellout_justin | middle o' nowhere | 06/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like no use, I have two of there other albums (Making Friends and More Betterness), but IMO, this one is the best. It has a really good mix of songs (Soulmate, Straight from the Jacket, Room 19...), and they all sound as good as the actual recordings they were on. I think that the live version of "Soulmate" on this cd is better than the studio one, and that doesnt happen very often. Not all of the songs are Great, But Most of them are."
It doesn't get much better than this.
Chad Trotter | Laguna Niguel, CA | 10/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm one of those people that will take live music over studio music any day of the week. I've been a fan of NUFAN for many years now, and I was stoked to hear that they were making a live album, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The raw energy is there, and it fuels the band and spills out into the crowd... It's really an experience.My favorite parts of this CD are when Tony (the singer) lets the crowd take over the vocals, and you can hear everyone in the crowd singing in harmony with one another. "On The Outside" and "Coming Too Close" are two songs that are awesome in this respect. Sometimes it gives me the chills when I hear it because it's almost like I'm there in the crowd, singing along.So anyways, if you enjoy NUFAN, this is a must-buy. If you're new to NUFAN, this is a great place to start. If you love live music, this is also a must-buy... There just aren't any reasons to let this one pass you by."