Re: Old School, but Still Going Strong
- I'd like to echo Butterbust - Happy Birthday Lips!
I was at the Halford show in Brooklyn on Friday night....I didn't
notice the Anvil shirt - wish I had.
I thought he was really good....it seemed like there were some mic
problems - a lot of feedback at times.
But - I'll tell you - he's got one hell of a band!! The song
selection was very strongly from the new record...which, in my
opinion, is not as good as "Resurrection" - but still damn good after
a few repeated listens. I had to keep in mind that these were warm-
up shows for a bigger tour coming up in a couple of months - so I'm
thinking the band probably played as many new songs as possible -
just to see what works live, and what doesn't.
At the Friday night show - he did play a couple of Fight songs -
"Into the Pit" & "Nailed to the Gun" - which both sounded great. I
agree - the Priest song selection was way too obvious...but, it was
still a great show. I mean - when else are you going to see Halford
in a club-like atmosphere like that, right??
Symphony X sounded really good, too - but we only caught the last 15
minutes of their set. Perhaps a bit too theatrical for my
tastes....but I'd definitely check them out again. Jersey boys!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, butterbust <no_reply@y...>
> Happy Belated Birthday LIPS!young
> Saw Halford this weekend in Brooklyn, and there was a (not so)
> lady wearing an ANVIL T-shirt. I informed her that it was cool andMy
> that LIPS' birthday was this weekend. She informed me that was why
> she wore the shirt! Well she sure put me in my place.
> Good performance from Halford & Co., especially on Saturday night.
> only complaint is that some of the weaker songs (in my opinion )from
> Crucible were aired rather than a few of the better ones. Incouple
> particular I would have much rather heard "Betrayal" rather
> than "Crystal" or "Sun" or "Trail Of Tears." Also the Judas Priest
> selections were obvious: "Breaking the law", "You've Got Another
> Thing Comin", "Living After Midnight" (yawn). Opening the show
> with "painkiller" into "Jawbreaker" was quite cool however! A
> of Fight tunes and some the best from Resurection("Silent Screams"the
> would have been cool but anyway). Good performance, better sound
> second night but identical sets.this
> Symphony X was an excellent opener and I look forward to seeing
> great band again when they headline on March 14. Good Stuff.a
> LIPS, again Happy Birthday. Hope that you enjoyed Florida, now play
> show in NEW YORK, man! All the best.