Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Carl Palmer Band|
Actor: Carl Palmer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Recorded live in concert in Bucharest Romania this DVD captures The Carl Palmer Band performing the music of ELP and others. The energy of Carl Palmer live in concert is captured in this 87 minute DVD that showcases his mo... more »
Kenneth L. Matthews | San Antonio, Texas | 07/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still can remember seeing ELP during-- "The Welcome Back My Friends"...tour back in the 70's. On the floor with my High School friends in a quad music sound ( 4 speaker set-up )in the HemisFair Arena. The show was delayed at first because our 'Tower of the Americas' ( 750-foot tower ) had a FM radio-station at the top that was broadcasting music out of Keith's keyboards. ha! ha! They had to wrap his tower-keyboard with aluminum foil wrap to block the FM music. That was one of the best shows that I've ever seen in the 70's. Well, you can never replace Keith Emerson but...
Seeing ( DVD ) The Carl Palmer band:
Carl Palmer- drums
Paul Bielatowicz- lead guitar
Dave Marks- 5 string bass guitar.
DVD listing of songs:
1. Intro Music ( Halloween Drums/ Can Can 0:54
2. Peter Gunn 2:58
3. Barbarian 4:40
4. Hoedown 5:02
5. Enemy God 3:28
6. L.A. Nights 5:45
7. Guitar Medley ( "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" ) 4:16
8. J. Section 2:19
9. Bass Solo 6:48
10. Bullfrog 4:46
11. Toccata 8:18
12. Canarto 4:02
13. Tarkus 6:32
14. Fanfare For the Common Man 9:09
15. The Drum Solo 6:41
16: Carming Burana 6:57
17. Trilogy 1:27
This is a true power trio band. To watch the song 'Hoedown' live with a lead & bass guitars both playing Keith's lead keyboard parts was unreal. The bass player ( Dave Marks ) sounds like Joe Satriani old bass player Stuart "Stu" Hamm and alot like Les Claypool ( Primus ) who is doing solo stuff. Also, Kim Stone ( The Rippingtons ) type of bass playing sounds--you can hear this on his bass solo. He uses a 'sound-on-sound' technique where he records a bass/ drum pattern, then a rythem, then melody and does a solo on top of that!! ..........to The Police ( STING ) song called, "Message in a Bottle" and got the croud sing too! What a great bass player Dave is on this DVD.
What can I say about Carl Palmer that you don't already know about...he does some stick-tricks with his cymbols during his drum solo. Still fast and good with his drumming techiques. His 'drum solo' is part of the song, "Fanfare-" and not separate like listed on the DVD.
The wild & crazy ( fast ) playing of Paul Bielatowicz on lead guitar plus, to come up with Keith's parts on keyboards is outstanding. His solo has the song, "The Flight of the Bumble Bee" which sounds so cool!
You ELP fans got to see this one.
San Antonio, Texas
The Bare Necessities
Matt | Clearwater, Fla. | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pare down Emerson Lake & Palmer to power chord metal, no keyboards, no romantic vocals. Carl Palmer Band presents the essence of ELP melodies, intricate and heavy. If you like Mr. Palmer's mastery of skin and sticks, you need to rent this DVD and copy it. If you want to support the music industry by all means buy this selection from the ELP website. If you are on a low budget, buy from Amazon. I would not recommend shoplifting or supporting the Chinese blackmarket, though those always are illegal options. But I digress. Carl beats the living dogmeat out of his drums on this DVD. If you like precision violence, or shock and awe, you will like The Carl Palmer Band. There is no pretentiousness to the laddies playing Emo and Lake riffs on stellar stringed gear; it is a refreshingly new sound for melodies that will survive rock history. Paul Bielatowicz and Dave Marks would deserve great applause if it weren't rewarding enough just to lay down an album with Mr. Palmersan. Seems through his workshops and drum clinics, Palmer has developed along Lennonesque lines to develop young talent. Thank God, there is so little of it in this age of overproduced garbge. Nice to hear great gear used with simple precision. Do it again CP."
Thanks for taking the time...
Paul Bielatowicz | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Thanks for your reviews.
P.S. Amazon insisted that I gave it a number of stars... so how could I not give it 5?!!"
Carl Palmer disappoints
A. J. Verster | edgemead, cape town South Africa | 05/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD caught my attention as I have listened to ELP since the beginning and have purchased Live At The Royal Albert Hall and the Montrouex DVDs, however I have been disappointed by the sound quality of both ie vocals to soft and Carls drums tinny. This is exactly the same !!! Only stereo is available and the recording of his drums is pathetic. I am able to adjust levels etc on my home theatre system - Mission speakers etc , but nothing saves this poor effort.As for the guitarist - extremely irratating. I far prefer Greg Lakes DVD - At least it is well recorded and features a decent band. Carl deserves better than this second rate effort."