Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Pat Travers Band - Boom Boom - Live at the Diamond 1990|
Actor: Pat Travers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
"Boom Boom: Live At The Diamond" features Pat doing what he does best - playing live before an ecstatic crowd. A full show from 1990 in Toronto includes some of his best-known songs including Snortin Whiskey and Boom Boom... more »
Boom Boom - On Go The Lights
Fred Schultz | BOISE, IDAHO United States | 04/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Pat Travers at all I think you're going to like this dvd. I've had a chance to watch it one time and here is what I think.
First let me say that although I like some of Pat Travers' music, I am not a huge fan. I saw the band open for Rush in 1978 and later purchased a couple of his cds. So, as you read this review keep in mind that it wasn't written by someone who thinks that Pat walks on water.
The dvd is pretty basic. It has a play concert and a chapter selection, and not much else. The concert takes place in what appears to be a small club, so the stage is not very large or fancy. Of course with a small stage the musicians were limited in their movement, as were the camera operators. Those were the only two negative things I found with this dvd, and neither was a big deal to me.
These are some of the things I like about this dvd. It has a very good mix. The instruments sound big and fat with a good balance. To me this dvd sounds a lot like the Pat Travers Live album released in the late 70's, with the exception that Pat now has trouble singing the high notes. But don't let that bother you because he more than makes up for it when he growls out the low notes. Also, the musicianship of the band is excellent. They are a tight band, and I can really appreciate their musicianship. Finally, and probably the best thing about this dvd is the fact that it's just like being there at the concert, that is without the cigarette smoke and intoxicated fans. The filming of the concert is pretty basic. It has a few different camera angels and thats about it; no annoying artistic liberties taken here.
For me, this dvd was well worth the money.
Pat at his best.
Rob Hayes | Birmingham, Alabama | 01/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must for any Pat Travers fan. From start to finish, Pat tears it up on all the hits and even some you may not know as well. It's filmed in a small club in Toronto so you get an upclose look at the band and be sure and watch the way his fingers shread his guitar. Awesome!"
Hardest Rockin' Travers ever!!!
L. Tucker | NY | 02/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From 1991 comes a very well filmed Pat Travers Band from the Diamond Club in Toronto, Canada. The sound is quite impressive as well.
Featuring the very capable Mars Cowling on bass and Jerry Riggs on second guitar, this lineup just pounds out these Travers classics as well as a handful of newer tunes from his "School Of Hard Knocks" release from the previous year. Probably Pat Travers at his hardest rocking best. This band pounds with the best of them, adding a new degree of hard rock to these already rocking tunes.
If this DVD release is set up like the VHS video is, there appears to be a song or too missing from the printed song order on the packaging. Fear not, these songs appear after the closing credits as a surprise encore(s)."
P.T. just shreds in this vid!!!
Rob Hayes | 02/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually saw this tour in Monterey, CA. At a club i would eventually work at. This was during the "SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS" TOUR.... They played the same material just as the vid with a couple of extra encore's with "HOT ROD LINCOLN" & " HOOKED ON MUSIC". I am a guitar player too, so take it from any guitar player who loves this vid to check it out. P.T has always been one of my musical influences not to forget JIMI. I've had mine for 6 years and still watch it alot. P.T. just shreds and rips through so many of his famous riffs and licks. Sound quality is excellent too. Highly recommend!!"