come, the see and the win - everything. Jesus wept, including the complete
smoke of Los Angeles, or whatever the boys have brought us over here from
across the ocean. -
To take one thing ahead - Mötley Crüe we still love you, whatever
happened in the past, and however often or not, you come over here to
Europe. But right now at this very moment, nothing matters. Up there the
big band is exploding, torturing every single ear within this sporthall in
Winterthur in Switzerland. And there are 6.000 ears belonging to 3.000
Fact is also, due to the terrible foggy atmosphere, I've shot the most
terrible pictures of my entiere carriere, I guess. Whereby this has not
been a lack of my knowledge or something about my camera. But this
voluminous fire - magic of Mötley Crüe doesn't allow a normal
photographing. But who cares, the only thing what counts is the fact, -
they are here right now and up there, the gods of sleazerock - performing
within the so called Spirit of Rock festival. And the put out such an
energy, that you probably could heat the whole city of Winterthur for a
night or even two.
Starting off the evening is a british rockband named Violent Storm. But
they are not able to heat up the mood in here. K.K. Downing of Judas
Priest produced their debut album and even played on it, but to be honest
I can't discover any Priest influences or whatsoever.
Compared to Papa Roach, the second band on the bill, who truly go their
individual way and get along very well with all those Crüe fans here.
You can see, that this is the next generation of Rock'n'Roll. They are
still young, though they are going for quite a while now. They are
selfconfident and winners. And Papa Roach have changed their style and
their attitude. It's not so much alternative anymore, but rather straight
Hardrock with Punk influences. Only the old hits remind us at their past
shoot off times.
Although not every die hard MC fan in here can cope with this band. Or
should I better name it - the non accepting of any other style of music
than onle one line. But at least the front in the audiance show a lot of
enthusiasm, and singer Jacoby Shaddix smashes himself into the audiance
for a little thank you.
There is a huge impression within a Papa Roach performance. But it gets
lost a bit within this big venue. When I saw them last time, about six
months ago in a little club in Munich it came across even better, -
actually miles better. view
That's why exspecially I feel the difference so much.
With the 'Last Resort' this set comes to an end, and the fans are still
waiting only for one thing.........
this my friends, starts with an eruption of all vulcanos on this earth in
a double dimension. Holy shit , this here is the very last day. One
explosion is followed by another, and the flames reach the ceiling. My
compliment goes to the pyro technician. This man is an artist and the
piece of art moves in a dimension which would never be allowed in Munich
for instance - no way.
But finally it has been a little too much of this fireing, and the local
police prevented the encore of this show unfortunately.
within this short 75 minutes Mötley Crüe shoot off an energy level,
beyond of condition critical. Starting off the set with 'Dr.Feelgood,
followed by 'Shout At The Devil' which after 20 years still sounds up to
date and absolutely stunning. And right now, nobody in here stands still
and sings along with them. And the boys don't leave out anything. The risk
of a heartattack is increasing, and we have given in already our ears. Who
Vince Neil does a great thing, Nikkis Sixx seems like 35 and not like 48,
that's how old he really is and looks phantastic. Only Mick Mars doesn't
seem that healthy, but he still plays a great guitar. And there is Tommy
Lee's silhouette in the back. Unfortunately we don't see him really
because of all this smoke.
is perfect, the setlist, choreography, the magic and the pyro, despite a
little technical sound problem, which is disolved easily and quick. It's
almost a bit too perfect for my taste. But again - who cares. The fans luv
it. Up there are their idols, their heroes, not from this world and
untouchable, and every scandal what happened in the past is forgotten, as
if it had never existed.
cultstatus is increasing at at least another 5 grades on a scale. And if
Vince Neil would do a prayer and Nikki Sixx plays chess up there. It won't
matter, because it's them, who are up there enjoying us with their pure
presence. Facts like pure records sales or whatsoever vanish into Nirvana.
For 3.000 fans this is pure happiness including xmas, eastersunday and
birthday at once until the magic is rudely interrupted by the local
Maybe next time The Crüe should take a little less pyro with them and put
even more into the performance itselves. Hey guys, you don't need that
much smoke and sensation besides. You are the sensation yourself for f...
sake. It's overwhelming, it's asolutely stunning to have you here.
However, the slogan still is:
'Kickstart My Heart' with all it's possible power and a smoke poisoning.
who cares - that's Mötley Crüe and hopefully still be it for a long time
and - yeah, please come back again to Europe soon...