>>61514570 My dad saw him at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh on his final tour and he said it was pretty bad for the most part. The teleprompters were so huge you could read them halfway across the concert hall and Frank would repeatedly mangle lyrics or try and fail to hit certain notes. There were times when he still had it; my dad recalled that he nailed Fly Me To The Moon and New York, New York.
>>61514546 Or better still, Chuck should just take up permanent residence in his home turf in St. Louis like Les Paul did in his later years when he played weekly gigs at the Iridium Club. The fact that he's still doing globetrotting tours at almost 90 has gotta be draining as hell.
It must be hard to do all that at an advanced age especially knowing what you used to be 40-50 years ago and knowing it'll probably be a little worse every night.
The killing part is that this is the only life Chuck knows - any memories of being a normal schlub who played gigs by night and worked blue collar jobs by day are so far in the past that they may as well have been on another planet altogether.
>>61514926 In a lot of cases you go to see a legend, not necessarily for excellent musicianship. It was an honor to see Les Paul still going out there every Monday night and playing as good as he was able to at 90 years old with painful arthritis and blown hearing that would cause him to mistake a B note for a C and whatnot.
>>61515205 Les and BB King still had more musicianship in their 80s than Chuck Berry does now. He doesn't even play anything that sounds like music anymore (once in a while a recognizable lick comes through). More like a 5 year old banging on a guitar.
>>61515212 *Slipknot Still, it does not go full Edgy 2000's mode like most Nu-Metal bands, it still has some excellent riff and vocal works (The fucking screams, holy shit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQMiPM8U0QQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS0mQ25ezq4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zRPiM3VMZw
>>61515205 Yeh once you're a legend, people will literally pay money for your used socks and undergarments just because you wore them. Salvador Dali in his later years would often start the day by drawing something, usually a small, black-and-white abstract picture, and say "It feels good to make an easy $10,000 before breakfast."
>>61515281 My dad saw Ravi Shenkar on his final tour when he was like 92 and he was playing faster, tighter, and with more precision than Chuck is now. Anyone's gonna lose some ability at that age, but it takes an exceptional level of fail to get as bad as the video I linked.
>>61515366 Dali's later years were fucked up. His wife had Alzheimer's and accidentally gave him incorrect meds so he damaged his nervous system and lost the use of one hand. Later on, he made a couple of suicide attempts by purposely starving himself. His house also burned down and a lot of his artworks were lost - some people suspect that he set the fire on purpose.
>>61515294 So I'm listening to Slayer's last four albums again. I'll give you a more comprehensive review later, but from where I am now (Cast Down) the songs feel rushed: ideas change too quickly and climaxes come too soon. The album would have probably been better off if it were eight five-minute long tracks than thirteen three-minute jingles.
>>61515717 Yeah I know about guys like Champion Jack Dupree, but then again most of them were still performing into their dotage because they needed money. BB King wasn't exactly poor in his later years.
Also Chuck Berry is worth about $10 million which isn't huge, but more than enough to comfortably live on.
>>61515719 I think that's made on purpose, 8-10 minutes of pure anger gets stale, that's why Hardcore Punk songs are very short, same thing for some earlier Slayer records, Reign in Blood was filled with fast, punching tracks that don't go beyond 2-3 minutes (except for a few)
>>61515596 He tends to get shit on rather unfairly because he was a hard right wing Catholic who dicksucked Franco so hard that you hear it from halfway across Europe. The media and art Bohemians love Picasso because he was a self described commie atheist who said he wouldn't go anywhere near Spain as long as Franco breathed.
>>61515792 And here we go again with the 'HURR DURR WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE ONLY THRASH ALBUMS FOR THEIR WHOLE LIFES AMIRITE XDDXDXDXXDXDDX UBVOAT PLS !' Experimenting with music is a wise choice, specially after releasing a ground breaking record Sure, you don't appreciate the hard work behind the alternative albums, well go back to listening to their older stuff, or listen to other bands who stayed TRVE TO THE METALLUM KVLT !!!1
>>61515824 Reign in Blood flowed well. Each track led into the next and did its job in building the intensity of the overall sound leading to the climax. No track really felt like filler. Maybe the sheer boredom felt during Exile and Seven Faces was a strategic move to make Bloodline sound more significant. If it is, I don't like it.
>>61515952 >Reign in Blood flowed well As much as I love that album, I gotta deny that, each track has a completely unique flow, it starts off explosive with Angel of death, then goes full Hardcore Punk mode with Necrophobic, Criminally insane is too slow and groovy for this, even if the later riffs and vocals are quit fast, the only real flow is the Post-Mortem/Raining Blood one >>61515921 Kill 'Em All is their only true ''''''''angry'''''' album, and it's not even that angry, second angriest one is Justice for all, but it sterile production and lack of heaviness to the click click drums and guitar works kills it
>>61516086 I would add the what felt like a half cadence between Altar of Sacrifice and Jesus Saves, and the sudden stop at the end of the latter that absolutely called for a mid-tempo solo drum lick with cymbals, but the flow of an album isn't dictated by the beginnings and ends of the tracks. It is as I said the building of intensity.
>>61516432 It is a god-tier rock album can't deny that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQnvHuzahP4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNXmKiEqVx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFBbOHohwR8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoQHRyh03_8
>>61516260 I heard that that was because James's guitar tone ended up on the same frequency as the bass so they just had to turn it all the way down. As for the typewriter key-sounding drums, the sound engineer who worked on Justice claimed that "Lars made me adjust the drumming track until we got that clickty-clack noise because that's how he liked it."
>>61516443 >building of intensity With tracks like Angel of Death, Necrophobic and Epidemic to end with quite chaotic but Underwhelming Raining Blood (The only thing that make it feel as powerful as it is is the atmospheric intro and Post-Mortem's sinister riff and Aray's scream)Reign in Blood feels like having the wank of you life to get distracted by your dog and end up cumming to him >pic related, a more dynamic and healthy Punk Thrash album
>>61516626 Their '15 summer tour was pretty good, they were playing well for the most part and if you sat far enough away that you couldn't see his face, you'd think Mick is still in his 40s. Keith though is strictly ornamental at this point.
"After attending a BB King show where he spent the better part of 30 minutes bantering the crowd and not playing a single note, someone finally yelled 'Hey BB, play your guitar!' to which he replied 'It may not look like it, but I have a knife underneath this tuxedo.'"
>>61523403 I guess a lot of people would be surprised at that when they're used to thinking of him as a benevolent grandfatherly figure, but when he was getting his start as a young man in the 40s-50s, he had to play in some pretty rough, seedy clubs. The blues scene wasn't exactly family friendly in those days.
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