Fireworks

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Stone Temple Pilots - 'Alive In The Windy City' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/be/f9/e2/2652_stonetemplepilotsaliveinwindycity_1345825423.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 24, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
24521   0   1   0   0   0

Not an exciting product.

It’s quite surprising that the Stone Temple Pilots, who have been knocking about for 20 years now, haven’t released a live video or DVD before. The show itself is a couple of years old, filmed in Chicago (no surprise, given the title) in March 2010.

Some live DVD’s are memorable, and some are not so memorable. There’s AC/DC’s last one, which was beautifully put together, or Iron Maiden’s ‘En Vivo’. Then again, it could be argued that it all comes down to your love of the band. This is fair enough, but a casual interest in a band (like my own on STP) could be boosted by a top class performance and product. Alas, after sitting through this a few times it looks like it’s gonna be relegated to the ‘coaster’ pile.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


‘Alive In The Windy City’ is not an exciting product. As is the norm with live DVDs these days the sound is first class, although the audience don’t get enough of a look in (although they are certainly heard), meaning it often sounds pretty much like a studio recording, mainly due to the band being very tight. There’s 18 songs spanning the band’s career pretty effectively, from opener ‘Vaseline’, through the likesof ‘Big Empty’ and ‘Trippin On A Hole In A Paper’. The stage is a reasonably small one, with some pretty cool backgrounds projected behind the band, and although Scott Weiland moves about a fair bit he doesn’t tend to interact with the crowd too much. The whole style and camerawork come over as a bit amateur compared to many other live shows I’ve seen, with a the colour a bit washed out for my tastes. Musically, it’s STP with no surprises or revelations. After a few songs their grungeness gets grating, and after an hour you don’t really care about much any more.

For a fan of the band, this should suffice as a live DVD, and I guess that’s who it’s aimed at. Even so, it’s not a great show, or even a great DVD. Then again, maybe this was the band at their absolute best. I don’t know, I just know that I’ve seen better.

Alan Holloway

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site