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Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Timewarrior2001, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Timewarrior2001

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    I cant wait, I am off to see Skid Row tonight, VERY small venue, so should be a close intimate gig.

    I know they are not the same as they were with Seb bach, but you know a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do.


    I have not seen the band since the slave to the grind tour in 1991, that was at Birminghams NEC.
    I got my tickets on tuesday and they are numbered 64, 65 and 66!!!!


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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    I'm going to see them at The Garage in Glasgow on Sunday! Can't wait! Let me know what the setlist is please and post any photos! Have a great time!! :D
     
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    What a show!!!!!!

    SkidRow in a club that doesn't even hold 300 people in the stage area!
    Talk about intimate, the guys were posing mid song for photos!

    I must say this, and it pains me to say it, I love seb bach, he was to me the ultimate frontman....but he was not so good at singing live, Johnny solinger kicks fucking ass, the guy is a great live singer.

    From what I remember the set list included:

    Piece of me
    18 and life
    slave to the grind
    Monkey business
    get the fuck out
    big guns
    sweet little sister
    I remember you
    psycho therapy (sung by rachel bolan)
    Youth gone wild
    a very short rendition with snake playing a few bars of sweet home alabama for johhny solinger and the crowd singing it....dunno why johnny is from Texas lol.

    Man I have not rocked my ass so much since i was a kid. The energy from the band went up and up as the crowd responded and they were truelly blown away. They could not believe the crowd everyone front to back was rocking, bouncing, singing. Watch out for Scotti hill, the guys never missed a note while pulling faces and smoking for the crowd. Also the new drummer is damned good too.

    All in all a fantastic night.


    Crappy phone pics to follow....
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    You fucking beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kickass::kickass: (and I think you might have meant Psycho Love, not Psycho Therapy. ;) )

    Awesome, you have just got me even more excited about this show!! Totally agree about Baz, every live thing I've seen of him singing he's been awful! Great stuff, thanks for sharing!!! :D
     
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    No I mean Psycho Therapy by the ramones, dedicated to them too :)

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    Like I said the quality is supercrap, had I known the guys didnt mind cameras I woulda took my digi. However these are off my phone, that didnt like the stage lights too much.
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    Oh I beg your pardon, I thought you might have got mixed up. ;) Listening to Psycho Love now, love that bass intro!!

    Have they got Bret Michaels singing for them now?!?! :lol: Looks really small! I dunno how big the Garage is (one of the few venues in Glasgow I've not been to) but I know it's not that big. Ooooh, so excited about this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kickass:
     
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    I didnt mean that to sound harsh metallicat.....couldn't think of a better way to say it though.

    You are gonna have fun, I hope they mention us guys down in Boro, after all we are the worst town in England to live in!!!! but Skid Row seemed mighty pleased with the crowd.
     
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    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

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    Wasn't taken that way at all! No worries duder!! :cool:

    I can't wait! Do you know what time they finished? Just so I know which train to get back home.
     
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    Holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fucking show that was!! I arrived in Glasgow around half 6 and headed to the venue. Never been there before so I wasn't entirely sure where it was. Walked the entire length of Sauchiehall Street and eventually found it at the very end and joined the queue just as it started to piss down with rain. Wonderful! So about half an hour later I get in and go and have a drink before the bands start. I didn't have to wait long before the first band came on. They were called Victorious and they were brilliant!!! The singer looked like a young James Hetfield, he even sang like him and his stage manners were pure Hetfield! He should have been playing the white explorer, not the other guitarist!! They were fab and even did a cover of Iron Maiden's Wrathchild. So off they go and then the next band's stuff is getting set up. Seeing them wandering about the stage before hand, I knew they were going to be utter shite cos they looked like a cross between My Chemical Romance and the Misfits. Total emos! And I was right! Man, I don't think I've ever seen a worse support act! I have to give them some kudos cos they were very energetic and into it, but their music was diabolical! The singer's voice was 1000% times whiner than Gerard Way's if that is actually possible!!! If a Glasgow crowd doesn't like you then they will let you know and boy did they let these guys know. I felt kinda sorry for them cos it must be horrible to have people shouting crap at you when you're doing your best. That's why I always nod along and clap a support band no matter how shit I think they are. It's only polite cos they're trying their best. So eventually they went off and everything got set up for the main event. The lights dimmed and the Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop blasted out over the speakers. Everyone was singing along, especially on the "Hey ho! Let's go!" part. Then the guys run onstage and straight into Makin' A Mess. I was disappointed to see that Snake wasn't there but as Johnny explained later on in the set, he was in jail!! Oh dear!! Haha! They'd got Ryan Cook from Hair Of The Dog to fill in for him instead. I tell you, Johnny's so much better than Sebastian Bach ever was live!!! He had great banter with the crowd in between songs and kept calling us "crazy Scottish fuckers". About halfway through the set Rachel took to the mic and was telling us how honoured he was that we'd come to see them when his idol The Sex Pistols were playing on the same night. He thought it was great how many different bands we were all into and started reading band names off shirts. He couldn't see what was on mine and said to me, "What's on your shirt? I can't see." so I moved my bag strap and camera and yelled "GUNS N' ROSES!!" all the while thinking, "OH MY GOD!! RACHEL BOLAN JUST SPOKE TO ME!!! ARGH!!!" After that they went into the Ramones' Psycho Therapy. The acoustic rendition of I Remember You was such a highlight for me. The crowd were SO loud!!! Johnny just stuck the mic out for most of the song and we all sang along. Gave me goosebumps!!! Ryan threw out his plectrum and me and this other guy both went for it. We had a bit of a scramble but he got to it before me, I patted him on the back and said well done mate, then he smiled and handed me it. That was so sweet of him!! So I thanked him loads and gave him a big hug. Another highlight for me was when Johnny was talking about how much the UK loved rock and metal, that we shouldn't care what anyone thought and "if anyone has a problem with that tell them to GET THE FUCK OUT!!" Holy shit I went crazy when they played that and I really hurt my throat screaming every word!!! They did a short little punk song which they said was just for Scotland but I haven't a clue what the hell it was!!! The last song was of course Youth Gone Wild which had the crowd bouncing off the ceiling!!! The band was so good and the crowd loved it!! When the band was throwing out plecs and drumsticks, Rachel threw his towel out - straight into my hand!!! Score! I've never had one of those before!! I had a fantastic time and would definitely go back and see them again!! From what I can remember they played Makin' A Mess, Sweet Little Sister, Monkey Business, Big Guns, Slave To The Grind, 18 & Life, Piece Of Me, I Remember You, Get The Fuck Out, Psycho Therapy, Disease and Youth Gone Wild.
    All I can say is, Sebastian who??? ;)

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    Told ya they fuckin rocked!

    I'm gonna get so much shit for this, but compared to that show, iron maiden live is shite!!!!

    When I saw maiden on the brave new world tour, the security were total cocks, kept assaulting the fans for standing too close to the barriers at the side and stuff.

    At this place (skid Row) it was all about having fun!


    There wa sonly one support band in Middlesbrough, that was Sign. they were pretty cool although a bit weird with the makeup. Were not Emo though.
     
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    Skid Row without Sabastian is just not Skid Row. I remember you too is horrible. The new singer guy sounds ok in the live videos but recorded is terrible

    I like Snake he is a great guitar player. He was at the DOWN show in Phoenix hanging out with Phil Anselmo by the sound board.
     
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    Skid row without Sabastian Back is better than Iron Maiden live? That is probably the funniest thing I have heard in months. Thanks for the laugh though. :kickass:
     
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    I was soooo tempted to reply with a simple......whatever!

    but no, I am sure others may want to know why I said that.

    Read what I said in full.

    A small show where the crowd is not assaulted by "security" because they inadvertently stood inside the 3 metre unmarked permiter around the SIDES of the standing area. Is better than the big arena shows that iron maiden put on. I havent seen maiden since brave new world tour, I have friends that vowed after the last tour they wouldnt waste their money, and these are people that even bought the albums with Blaize singing!!!

    All I am saying is that I have seen bands like Iron maiden, Kiss, Guns and roses, metallica, megadeth, alice cooper, pantera, sepultura, Aerosmith Plant and page, green day, smashing pumpkins, Marilyn manson, offspring, Paradise Lost, fait no more, soundgarden.....need I go on? All at big venues, and they did not rock as much as Skid row with Johnny Solinger. I saw Skid Row back in 1992 and heard Seb bach singing then, I saw Bach with Guns and Roses last year and he was still shite at singing live. I enjoyed Skid Row more last Firday than ANY other show bar one. And thats probably by a band that are so small you wont have heard of them.....the WiLDHEARTS.

    To put it bluntly, Iron maiden live shows are not that energetic anymore, I really am going right of the maiden, I dont feel they have produced a great album since Seventh Son. Yes they have had albums with good songs on since, but never a great album.

    I guess if Maiden played in a club with up to 300 people in it, then it may feel different, but that aint really going to happen is it?
    Its also why I take my hat off to the good ladies of the iron maidens, for playing clubs and bringing good quality musicianship and great iron maiden songs to the smaller clubs, where you can jump around and behave like a kid and have FUN.
     
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    I would agree. I saw Skid Row years ago with Sebastian and he was HILARIOUS. He just has a way of saying things that make you laugh.
     
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    That sucks about the security. The ones in Glasgow were great, had a great laugh with the crowd and enjoyed the show too because they weren't needed to do anything as everyone was just have a fab time.

    Not emo? Then what would you clas them as? They were so bad, I don't think I have ever seen a worse support band imo!
     
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    I'd say they were like skid row, hardrock/metal
     
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    No way, how on earth did you find your way here??? You guys kicked ass!! I was on your side as well, 2nd row. I was really wanting one of your cd's but you'd run out by the time you came off stage. I was gonna go look for one at the merch booth but it was all shut up after the band's had finished.

    I just got my Megadeth ticket through the post today! That'd be great if you could get a support slot with them. I saw your singer wearing an (I think) Arsenal Of Megadeth shirt during Skid Row and was laughing to myself as it looked like Hetfield in a Megadeth shirt!! :lol:
     
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    Skid Row's new singer is ok. Still not the same.
     
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    No he is not the same, but then the musical direction of Skid Row is not the same either.

    I thought he sang the old skid row songs very well live, and could easily compare him with seb bach live, as I saw Seb with Guns and roses in 2006. He is not the same caliber of frontman, he does a very very good job though.

    And for the record I am still a fan of Seb bach, but just thought johnny solinger did a great job at the gig.
     

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