Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Y&T: "Live At The Mystic"

Rating: Live
Label: Frontiers 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Yesterday and today - a completely different animal live on stage in 2012 from the original line-up. Well, yeah. Meniketti - the last black tiger standing as all the other original band members are either struck down or basically down for the count. Phil Kennemore, no longer with us (R.I.P.) and the days of Joey Alves and Leo Haze are sadly long gone. It's basically the same situation going on with Y&T as you have with the Whitesnakes and Motörheads. Lemmy and Coverdale are the leading stars and there's no band without them. Thank God that the bozos of Thin Lizzy have finally understood this since the same goes for their band and the obvious lack of Phil Lynott.

'Live At The Mystic' - the double live recorded album captured over two dates at Petaluma, California, US of A. The new boyos: John Nymann (guitars) Brad Lang (bass) and Mike Vanderhule (drums) are certainly doing their best to stay true to the classics. "Black Tiger", "Dirty Girl", "Mean Streak", "I Believe In You", "Rescue Me", etc. However, I really do miss a couple of goodies such as "Summertime Girls", and not to mention a bunch of tracks from the in my opinion excellent, "In Rock We Trust". It's otherwise the nice/safe recording with 22 tracks and the rather rough and tough honest live sound.

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