the Elder LIVE
Aaron Philpott on 09/07/2006
and most importantly DOWN UNDER!!
We love this album, right?
The Oath would set things off wonderfully, and I would be a great finisher.
Dark Light without Ace would break my heart though. I think its the only song I could handle Tommy singing though. Or 200 Man. Ace\'s material is sacred.
The Elder is full of awesome songs.
The Oath, Only You, and Under The Rose being particular highlights.
Can you just imagine this concert?
The Oath absolutely pummeling the audience.
Fanfare, a moment to watch the amazing smoke and laser effects KISS would put on for us.
Just A Boy, with its sweet Star-child chorus, epic lyrics, and tasteful solo.
Dark Light next up. This song speaks for itself! It rocks! Maye an extended solo from Tommy?
Only You, simply put, one of Gene\'s best songs, followed by
Under the Rose yet another of the Demon\'s best efforts.
A World Without Heroes, we know they can play this one, no excuses!! =)
Mr Blackwell, could this have Gene\'s blood act at the beginning? Seems to fit! This would also mean 5 Gene songs in a row. This song would be pretty heavy live. I reckon it would surprise a few.
Escape from the Island would provide a great pick me up for the crowd and gives Eric a great chance for a solo in the middle.
Odyssey would be bloody great live. Another chance for Paul to shine. Live it would be good because Paul cant harmonize with himself live. Although his ovice is so good I wouldnt be surprised if he could defy all science and logic and be able to sing with two voices at once.
I would be the big Rock and Roll All Nite style finish. It\'s an anthemic, uplifting, inspiring party song. The dual vocals would be great to. It wouldnt be bad to possibly hear them all trade verses perhaps. Just a thought. The sound of 20,000 people clicking their fingers would definitely make the hairs on my neck stand up.
This gig would definitely be a pleasure to watch. It almost seems as if they wrote and recorded the album with the idea of playing it start to finish in mind. The way I included the individual solos just seemed perfect. Especially with the bass intro that already exists on Mr Blackwell. During Espace From the Island it seems that a drum solo belongs in the middle. 5 Gene tunes in a row might be difficult though. Gene might forget the words! Which annoys me I might add. Just watch Unholy on the ROCKS THE NATION dvd, its bad. I Love it Loud is another one he always bombs. He tries to say he\'s in the moment, but I\'ve seen countless junkie LA bands sing their songs live and they dont forget the words, and Gene\'s totally clean. Axl Rose seemed to be able to remember his words, but then again he had an auto cue. Not in the early days though. What about all these weed smoking rappers? They memorise pages of lyrics just for one song!! Anyway......
back to the matter at hand.
THE ELDER in its entirety live in concert!!
Come on KISS, do it!
Would this concert be too short though? I mean, Id rather it if KISS didnt play any non Elder songs.....
well, maybe after \'I\' they could do an encore and play a handful of classics. Which would also give Paul a chance to sing some more songs, seeing as he only has 3 songs to himself on (music from) the Elder.
What do you guys reckon? I\'d love to hear your input guys....