AXS and VH1Classiics have been running some really good concerts lately. Unfortunately, some aren't so good. As I type, Styx is on VH1Cl and this appears to be one of the better ones. REO Speedwagon was on not too long ago and while the mains tracks were good, at the end of most, they tended to just go on and on and on and on and on more or less making noise instead of music, sometimes for longer than the song itself, or so it seemed. The Mute button got a workout during that one.
One that really disappointed me recently was Jefferson Starship on AXS. They made a big deal about some kid's orchestra as their background. Now, that would have been fine, if they were in the background, but they were more or less the primary focus. I couldn't even hear the Starship members playing or singing. Had it been billed as the kids group with Starshiop supporting them, that would have been fine. There's no disputing the kids were good, but that isn't what I expected to see or what I tuned in for.
Chicago was pretty good too.
Some of them are newer performances, reunion tours you could say. But others are vintage like the Queen concert.
I've seen a couple with McCartney also.
Frampton was OK, but didn't seem to have the proper energy. It was almost Frampton - Lite.
The Who, Fleetwood Mac and Alice Cooper were pretty good as were Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones and a few others.
Crosby, Stills and Nash was outstanding.
Edited by SayWhat?, 27 April 2013 - 04:35 PM.