Originally Posted by Pezman
As a whole, I'm able to overlook a few bad tracks RH. The live crowd is what made that album great. I agree with the Geldof rubbish, not to mention the Scorpions choice (oh the Irony of them playing) but the album stands up very well.
I've never heard the Rush in Rio shows. One problem I had with "Different stages" is that they butchered Neal Peart's drum solo's grrrr, so that is always a negative. If R.I.R. has a less slick and better mixed sound then I can see why people like it more. I guess I'll have to check it out.
"Exit..Stage Left" was my fave live work from them...even if it was a quickie package to capitalize on the "Moving Pictures" popularity..."Rio" has been getting raves...maybe I will check it out.
You brought up The Scorpions....actually "The Tokyo Tapes" from them isn't bad (1978)...I like a lot of early Scorpions stuff, but it's not for everyone...that Uriah Heep-like sound has aged very badly and is now very hard to listen to....but it does have great Hendrix-like guitar work from some guy called Ulrich Roth....
Just my thoughts on them.