Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Asleep at the Wheel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
This is western swing at its best. Asleep at the Wheel had their greatest success of the seventies in 1975 with the album "Texas Gold", released by Capitol Records. At one stroke, they had become the most popular country... more »
Swing West - in Germany!
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 04/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having experienced Asleep at the Wheel about five times now, I've seen their show evolve over the years. This Ohne Filter DVD captures Asleep at the Wheel at what I would describe as their climax. Long before the introduction of the cheesy Alamo songs or Ray Benson's corny crooner tunes, this is the best of the Asleep at the Wheel live songbook. The production is as good as it gets with the sound and video being tops. I'm with Amazon reviewer G. L. in that I was also concerned about the authenticity of a Western Swing concert recorded in Germany. One viewing ends such concerns. Unlike in the States, there are no Western hats in the audience, but the performance is the same as what the band played in Austin. Western Swing, Country, Rock and Roll, Western, Boogie-Woogie -it's all here. One of my Asleep at the Wheel live favorites has always been 'Hot Rod Lincoln.' Their studio version does the song no justice. Played live, they rock it out and I couldn't be more pleased that it made it to this disc. Recorded in Stuttgart on 4-26-00, the power of this DVD is ironic. In the land of durndels and leiterhosen, this is the best video capture of the band that at times single handedly kept the torch of Western Swing burning brightly - swing west in Germany!"
All songs sound the same
E. M. Victorino | 12/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like Asleep at the Wheel-but this video was a bit boring to me. After a while, all the songs sound the same, I wish they would have injected a little more deversity. You have to be a die hard to go bannans for this video. Myself, it hardly is not worth the money spent."