Live at the Fillmore

Live at the Fillmore

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by Big Head Todd & the Monsters
     
 
Still slogging it out in the jam band asylum, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, like Blues Traveler, had that one uncharacteristic big hit ("Bittersweet") that gave them a taste of the big time, but didn't allow them to keep basking in its glory. That said, the band has a loyal following that's large enough to warrant it playing San

Overview

Still slogging it out in the jam band asylum, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, like Blues Traveler, had that one uncharacteristic big hit ("Bittersweet") that gave them a taste of the big time, but didn't allow them to keep basking in its glory. That said, the band has a loyal following that's large enough to warrant it playing San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium . This live double-disc set is drawn from two evenings of performances at the fabled venue. The trio of Todd Park Mohr, Rob Squires, and Brian Nevin is augmented by keyboardist Jeremy Lawton, percussionist Gary Greene and backing vocalist Hazel Miller. Sonically this joint rules! It's loud, proud, and full of a righteous raw ambience. The material ranges from across the band's studio catalog but the majority of tracks are taken from the band's last album, Crimes of Passion, with six from Sister Sweetly -- among them "Bittersweet," and "Broken Hearted Savior." There are also cuts from Riviera and Beautiful World to round out the package. These performances are edgy, overdriven, and the true measure of what the Monsters are like as a live band. If they've been cleaned up, they don't feel like it, and the sheer raucousness of the presentation, even on the softer material, gives it a freshness and immediacy that is sorely lacking in other live albums. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768471429
catalogNumber:
84714

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Head Todd & the Monsters   Primary Artist
Hazel Miller   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Todd Park Mohr   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Nevin   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Rob Squires   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Jeremy Lawton   Pedal Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Gary Greene   Percussion,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Robert Squires   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andy Torri   Engineer
Todd Park Mohr   Composer
Mike Wells   Guitar Techician
Matt Schneider   Lighting Director
Todd Kurnat   Art Direction
Matt Jones   Monitor Engineer

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Live at the Fillmore 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rhythm-n-Ales More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite live albums, bar none! Todd Morh is one of my favorite guitar players. I like many diffrent genres of music, blues, blugrass, folk, even some jazz and classical. I cut my teeth on rock & roll, and it's what keeps me feeling young. This album has a classical rock & roll feel with a fresh new face. Many years ago, I saw him live, along with Dave Mathews, here in Syracuse, NY and was very impressed. The music has energy and emotion that draws you in. I especially love the version of circle's on this album. I actually dig just about every track. I like Mark Knopfler and Pat Methany, to give you some idea as to my idea of good guitar players that have the ability to get you lost in the emotion of the song with every riff and crescendo.