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|Damn Yankees - Uprising Live|
Actor: Damn Yankees
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 03/13/2007 Run time: 79 minutes
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Finally on DVD, Just a fun group to watch
Concerned One | Clarinda, IA | 03/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Filmed at a concer in denver in about 1992, this video show a highly overlooked supergroup of the past, who at the time were a the top of the power pop hard rock scene. Consisting of Tommy Shaw of Styx, Ted Nugent, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, and Michael Cartellone, this band just clicked. The set list includes Damn Yankees, Uprising, High Enough, Don't Tread On Me, Where You Going Now, Fifteen Minutes Of Fame, Come Again, Coming Of Age, Renegade (Styx), Cat Scratch Fever (Nugent), and Rock In America (Night Ranger). The behind the scenes footage is as fun as the energetic stage show, and shows how well a bunch of big personalities can just make things flow together into good work. A mix of power, ballads, souther twang, and you get the Damn Yankees.
This DVD does not have any extras, or special features, videos ect..., but it does not need them, because what is here is pure gold. Sure it would have been nice to see the old videos from MTV, but this is just right as it is. Get this video for a supergroup that did live up to their expectations."
A deep Fiery presentation...
Jeff T. Jesmorh | Mexico City. | 04/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Damn Yankees band, was formed back in 1990 by Jack Blades (former NIGHT RANGER)on bass, Tommy Shaw (former STYX) on rhythm guitar, Ted Nugent on lead guitar, and the relatively unknown Michael Cartellone on drums. Achiving since the beginning an explosive chemistry. Then, the band recorded the first studio album called simply DAMN YANKEES (1990). Featuring great Rock and Pop songs like "Coming Of Age", "Come again" and the power ballad "High Enough" where the ethereal choruses, the emotional melody and the powerfull guitar chords and voices just make one thinks: What a great american band we have here!... Afterwards in 1991 appeared in the market the VHS Damn Yankees with live unplugged and studio videos from the first album. In 1992 the second and last album: DON'T TREAD, were the answer to all the market expectatives with songs as "Don't Tread On Me", "Fifteen Minutes Of Fame" and another great ballad "Where You Going Now", that kept the same group level of creativity and quality.
UPRISING is a DVD where you can be the eyewitness and feel the driving levels of firy intensity and musicality with interpretations of the best songs of the band plus tracks of STYX ("Renegade"), Night Ranger ("You Can Still, Rock In America) and Ted Nugent solo career ("Cat Scrash Fever"). Really a great concert of a great american band, full of scenes of band's comentaries having fun! a good purchase if you like the madness of four guys that play Hard melodic Rock!.... Good Luck!
FUN FUN FUN --KICK A -- CONCERT
J. Martin | Midnight Sun, USA | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My boyfriend & I just watched this concert & WOW, it was fun and those guys are hot. I know it was recorded 15 years ago, but it is fun to watch & those guys can sing--they sound great... and Ted was a kick.
It's a fun Party DVD to watch...i'm ordering it. One of the best concerts so far on VH1 Classic :o)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND !"
Interplanetary Funksmanship | Vanilla Suburbs, USA | 09/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own this excellent on VHS, but it sat too near a magnet, and the treble fades in and out. Now I can replace it. Dude!
Whatever became of Damn Yankees? If you're wondering what all the hype was about, it wasn't hype. DY was the real thang.
This video is of a live concert Damn Yankees gave at the Rocky Mountain Jam in Denver. Directed by Larry Jordan, who's also done concert videos for Rush, the live concert film is interspersed with "behind the scenes" footage of this supergroup collaborating on their second album "Don't Tread." Basically, it's a lot of gags with drummer Michael Cartellone busting chops on how old Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw and Ted Nugent are, and the rest of the band's observations on how eccentric wild man Nugent is.
Damn Yankees was one supergroup that had great chemistry, so it was a shame that they never put out an album after "Don't Tread." Perhaps it was in the cards: Damn Yankees was the last great hair band to form (yep, they came out after Warrant, though the latter's "Cherry Pie" was officially Heavy Metal's swan song), and the mostly forgetable grunge movement wiped out everything groups like DY had built up.
But, hey, don't let the group's unfortunate timing stop you from seeing and hearing this video; DY wails on hit after hit. Jack Blades and, especially, Tommy Shaw shoe they've got the vocal chops to kick rear on power ballads like "Come Again" and "Silence is Broken." But the best are the heavy hitting slammers such as "Damn Yankees," "Don't Tread" and Nugent's paean to the spirit of all things American, the eagle, the vigilante and the American Indian who once rode the Great Plains, "Uprising."
This video is one of the best concert films I've seen, and the musicianship of lead guitarist Nugent, the acoustic rhythms of Shaw, the jackhammer bass of Blades and the frenetic drumming of Cartellone really work well in tandem.
They save the best for last, doing DY's unique versions of Styx's (Shaw's old band) "Renegade," Night Ranger's (Blade's band) "Rock in America," and -- of course -- Ted's mainstay, "Cat Scratch Fever."
Ted being the inimitable Ted, the concert ends with him shooting an arrow right at Saddam Hussein's groin! We need to bring back this great hair band, if only to send a flaming arrow at Osama bin Laden's forehead."