: Favorite Concert DVDs?
2005-11-14, 02:42 PM
Who ever wrote that piece is clearly not a hip fan, or just doesnt understand why the hip are what they are.With all due respect, the fact that you're willing and able to put up with Downie's chatter doesn't make you a more "legitimate" fan than those who'd rather not have to listen to it.
I remember seeing the Hip during their "Road Apples" tour. At the time, Downie wasn't doing his "stream of consciousness" schtick and, yet, the band was not in the least bit dull. In fact, they kicked @ss. Imagine that.
When I saw them during their "Day for Night" tour, they still played well but now Downie was "expressing himself artistically" and interrupting perfectly good instrumental portions of songs with his yammering. It was, in my humble opinion only (of course), irritating and pointless and only detracted from the band's performance.
I was a fan of the Hip until "Day for Night", after which Downie's "artistic-ness" seemed to overwhelm both him and the band. In my opinion only (of course). ;)
2005-11-14, 02:50 PM
I think we all have opinions on Gords "Style". I have liked the Hip since I was 14. Maybe he does go on too much during shows...but to say not to buy this DVD because of that is just outright wrong...its one of the best mixed DVD's on the market.
2005-11-14, 02:59 PM
I think we all have opinions on Gords "Style".Agreed.
but to say not to buy this DVD because of that is just outright wrong...its one of the best mixed DVD's on the market.I respectfully disagree. For a person to buy a DVD because it's well-mixed and not because he/she might enjoy its content, seems to make little sense.
And I wasn't suggesting that no one buy it, I was saying that it was a deal-killer for me.
2005-11-14, 03:07 PM
I was referring to the quote that was in a few message son this thread. Not to you personally. I agree with content being a major factor but if you enjoy the hips music in a well mixed environment for the first time having the ability to view it anytime on dvd and listen to it...shoudn't be a deal killer. Plus there are tons of songs on the dvd where he doesn't babble as some say. For 10.99 its worth the risk.
2005-11-14, 03:08 PM
Fair enough. :cool:
Well After seeing some of the comments here. I popped the $10.99 for the HIP DVD From Future Shop this weekend and
I certainly can't say I was dissapointed, For the price its a great addition
to anybody's collection that likes Hip tunes, Unfortunately It seems to set off a somewhat strange reaction in my thunderstorm sensitive Border Collie and Had him Running
to the basement for Cover,LOL even at very low levels so I am not gonna get to watch it as much as I would probably like too or as Loud as I would Like too,:( .
2005-11-14, 03:55 PM
Coudl it be Gord's babbling rhetoric that could have caused that? lol
2005-11-14, 04:00 PM
Ouch! I felt that jab! ;) :D
2005-11-14, 04:14 PM
LOL...sorry eljay I couldn't resist. No harm no foul I hope...:)
Yea I figured I would set myself up for a few good ones With that comment.:o ;)
2005-11-14, 05:30 PM
Re: The HIP
I still can't believe this DVD was only 10.99 at Futureshop. It certainly is the best production i have ever put through my dvd player.
I picked this one up also. A great deal and a fine DVD. Gotta love Gord!
2005-11-14, 06:10 PM
Gord does tangent a bit (kinda like Morrison did)... it took me a while to get used to it... but it is the show.
Geez, the CD's sound good. My compliments the the chef, Mr. Bob Ludwig.
2005-11-14, 07:00 PM
Over the past couple of weekends I have bought the new Motley Crue / Hip / Queen and Audio Slave DVDs. While I am glad I bought the Audioslave DVD, partially please with Queen but I am not happy with the other two. The one thing they have in common and that I don't like about any of them......Bands that feel the need to introduce EVERY and EACH song! If the band has any self confidence, they will just play the songs. The odd introduction or insight is great but EVERY ONE...!!!! It spoils the flow of the concert and takes away from the feeling of spontaneity.
2005-11-14, 07:55 PM
LOL...sorry eljay I couldn't resist. No harm no foul I hope...:)No problem, Poolshark. Besides, I'll get you back somehow... :cool:
2005-11-15, 05:03 PM
My compliments the the chef, Mr. Bob Ludwig.
He has his name on many great albums!
2005-11-15, 05:07 PM
Bought the new U2 DVD today! It brought back memories of seeing them in Toronto in Sept. A must buy for U2 fans. The production is great and the DTS sound rocks!
2005-11-15, 11:57 PM
Has anyone seen the new 3 Doors Down - Live - Away From The Sun Superdisc anywhere in Canada yet? It was released last Tuesday (Nov 8) in the US but I can't find a hint of it in Canada?
This looks like it should be good.
2005-11-16, 07:25 AM
I also just picked up the new U2 and the double cd/dvd for Green Day.
U2 is a great DVD. It brought back alot of memories from when I was 14 and just finding out about them...songs like running to stand still and sunday bloody sunday. THe production value is great...as to be expected from a band that puts on a show like that. I really think the Edge is one the most under rated guitarists in the world.
Green Day: Not a bad DVD...found the camera moved around too much and seems liek it was edited with a hacksaw. I am not a huge fan of them but found some value in watching the dvd since I had never seen them live before.
2005-11-16, 09:01 AM
Undoubtedly the best I have seen and own are:
THE BAND / Last Waltz
ROGERS WATERS / In the Flesh
which is footage from their 2002 tour which I saw at Molson Ampitheatre in the summer of 2002 and is the best concert I have ever ever seen.
SRV / Austin City....
I would be interested in hearing what people think of Cream's new DVD and am waiting desperately for Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert ion MSG to be put on dvd.
Craig:o :o :o
2005-11-18, 12:05 AM
Bruce Springsteen's BTR 30.
Remastered disc is nothing to write home about but the 2 DVD's are what all Bruce fans have been waiting for , for decades.
"Wings for Wheels" is a documentary on the making of the Born to Run album which includes some amazing rare footage of the recording sessions as well as rare concert footage from that year.
Disc 2 is the Hammersmith Odeon concert from the same year with incredible audio.The video is old and it shows. Dark and grainy but mesmerizing to watch.
From the opening piano notes of Thunder Road to last dance moves of Quarter to 3 , Bruce show shows even then that he was a cut above the rest.
If your a Brucefag or just a fan of rock 'n roll , it is well worth it.