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|Canned Heat - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1973|
Actor: Bob Hite
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Canned Heat was one of the hardest living and hardest working bands of the late sixties and all throughout the seventies. Led by the inimitable Bob The Bear Hite a huge man with a personality to match they established them... more »
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Greg T. from PALM SPRINGS, CA
Reviewed on 3/24/2010...
Get your boogie on with Canned Heat !
This is a great mid 70's set, essential
for any blues fan.
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Fletcher D. (Fletch)
Reviewed on 10/29/2009...
If you like 70s era rock/blues music, then you should pick up this DVD. I'm a Canned Heat fan, and I thought this was great performance footage of them. People that are critical of this film on Amazon are really just nit-picking. So what if Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown sits in on a few tunes? It's all quality music.
Needs more Bob "The Bear" Hite vocals
D. Brown | Oak Grove, Mo USA | 12/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Going into this dvd I knew it was recorded past their peak yrs still I had hope... Well sadly my hopes were dashed for several reasons. First Bob "The Bear" Hite only sings on 4 songs out of the 10 here...the Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown songs are not that good he seems to have a big ego and everytime the band starts to kick in and jam around him he quiets them down so he can do some lame "trick" playing on guitar or harmonica that to me just comes across as silly and boring... there are a few good moments in his 4 songs but not enough...the 2 songs sang by James Shane are OK blues numbers but are mostly showcase songs for his singing and playing not band songs... Bottom line I love Canned Heat and it was interesting to see The Bear and guys from this era of the band - just wish I could report that it was a better show.."
A bluesy good show
Marc Harris | 02/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While not being a big fan (this DVD was given to me), I rather enjoyed this performance, with some real gems here and there. Filmed in the early 70's apparently, it has a refreshing lack of slickness that you get with modern day stuff, and captures the spontaneity of the show. Gatemouth Brown is featured very prominently on this short set list. Although he tends to grandstand quite a bit and some of the showboating got old after a while, his singing and playing is first rate. Hearing Bob Hite sing is the epitome of Canned Heat, but I was blown away by the soulfulness of the guitar player's two stints singing lead vocals. It was like a cross between Greg Allman and John Hiatt. Just superb! Hearing this DVD made me think ZZ Top and others must have really soaked in alot of this stuff, very similar boogie shuffle blues/rock sound. Really tight rythym section for the most part, and the extended jams were fun. As for negatives, you might've thought that a band with such an apparent rich history would be given a bit more extras and/or extra footage than just this particular concert, with it's short set list, made even shorter with Gatemouth Brown singing on 4 of the songs. Old as the footage is, the sound and video are pretty decent. Perhaps any video of the band period is a rare thing, and if so, it makes this all the more interesting to watch. 3 and 1/2 stars."
Canned Heat-Live at Montreux 73
Jim Wiles | 03/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a Canned Heat fan, I am very happy they finally released more than a couple songs on one DVD. This looks like it would have been a fun show to attend. We even get to see Bob The Bear play guitar. (Basic stuff) The addition of Clarence Gatemouth Brown is entertaining but, I would have liked to see Canned Heat do a few more of their songs. This video is still a great blast from the past. This is a great buy for any true Canned Heat fan.