Saturday, May 21, 2016

GAMMA RAY: "Lust For Live"

Rating: Live
Label: earMUSIC 2016
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

For the first time available as audio? Indeed. Lust For Live was originally released in 1993 on DVD and of course VHS only. The latter. No doubt the worst music media concept ever! You could literally "pause" Kai Hansen or any other person for that matter and they'd still be jumping up and down for hours like a mental fookin' rabbit on speed. They really should have replaced the pause button with a more correct description... Jump! What ever happened to your old VHS copy? In the bin of course. I forgot to mention the absolutely best thing about the shitty concept of VHS. The tape merely lasted the odd 8 year or so and then it's fooked. Brilliant. Just fookin' brilliant.

The pressing issue and real subject on our hands. Does the world really need yet another Gamma Ray live album? How many are there now? oh well. That's obviously up to you to decided. However, the attempt to hold the fan's attention and interest by going from view-able media to listening only? Clearly not the best of idea and especially not in this particular time and era. There's only so much guitar widdling and Teutonic live melodies one can take, even in the comfort of one's own home. Remastered. New liner notes and pictures. Final verdict: We need more live albums transfered to DVD/Blu-ray and not the other way around. Thank you very much.

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