Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Lynch Mob
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 07/17/2007
George Lynch plays in Lynch Mob, right?
Ski | River Falls, WI USA | 06/21/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was a big Dokken and Lynch Mob (1st 2 CDs) fan, and I was really looking forward to this DVD. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed.
First of all, with this being Lynch's band I wanted to see him playing, but I'd say he's only featured on-camera in about 20% of the footage, and it's often dark. They don't even have a camera on the right side of the stage until about 8 songs into the performance! But, if you are a big Esposito fan, you'll be thrilled because you get extreme closeups of him singing backing vocals that are barely audible. There's also plenty of Lynch Mob's second-best vocalist Robert Mason singing as well. George is using an ESP baritone for the entire show, so everything is much deeper, which isn't really appealing to me because it loses that biting edge that he had with Dokken and Lynch Mob (let's pretend "Smoke This" doesn't exist.)
Another huge disappointment is that the audio track and video aren't synced in some spots. It's a really sloppy job. The extras are very weak and short."
REvolting is more like it....
T. REYES | Houston, TX | 04/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw this in the store I had to pick it up since I am a major George Lynch fan. Have been since the 80's with Dokken and his hair metal days. Couldn't wait to pop it in the dvd player and see George blaze it out on stage. Man, was I ever disappointed in the quality in both video and audio.
How could this be so bad? Let me first start off by the video quality: terrible. It looked like some fan shot it with their own handheld camcorder from about 20 feet from the stage. It said on the back of the dvd that it was professional shot. Right. The videographer must've been on pot that day because I could've done a better job. Video clarity was mediocre at best because a lot of the image is grainy and was poorly lit with the lighting on stage. For some reason the image looked "stretched" to fit a widescreen format but forgot to include the black bars on top so while it fits my 4:3 tv, it looked like the guys were too elongated onscreen.
Audio: hmmm.. 5.1? sounds more 2.0 to me. I had to turn up my 5.1 system to really hear it and I have lots of concert dvds to compare it to. Very subpar audio quality.
Content: Well. It does feature George on guitar. That's about as far as my enthusiasm goes. George really didn't do anything spectacular as far as I'm concerned. His guitar sounded muddy and not that great if you asked me. Then again it just could've been the recording quality so if you were there live, it probably sounded badass. I have the Dokken live dvd in Japan and it is a hundred times better than this so I'd recommend that before considering this POS. Heck, even the audience looked comatose!! They could've been mannequins for all I care, very lifeless and bored to death. The one thing I did LIKE is the studio cuts with George talking about his sound, gear, and past. But that's not enough to justify this price of admission. Luckily this dvd came with an audio cd of the concert so I can RElive this snoozer of a concert whenever I feel like taking a nap.
Sorry, but I think I'll relive my hair metal days with Dokken."
Like a old Japanese film...
Charles R. Wager | Livonia, MI | 12/01/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"just received my DVD in the mail and couldn't wait to check it out! I am a musician and I was very excited to finally check out one of my all time guitar heroes up close.
But... I am extremely disappointed with the editing of the live footage. It is so far off time/sync that it looks like an old Japanese film. What the hell were these people looking at? I'll sell this on ebay.
I have done a little video editing with Adobe Premiere.. I know I could have done a way better job at editing this footage together.. George, I hope you sued these guys!"
Roger | TX USA | 07/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Let me start by saying I like Lynch Mob, so I'm not going to give an unfair negative review because I don't like them; I'm giving this review because I believe in honesty.
The DVD is horrible! The footage is dark and at times the camera is shakey...this is marginally better than a good bootleg. The sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. All the highs (high e, b and g strings) are barely audible and the bass guitar is a bit loud. George's guitar is barely audible. This sounds and looks like a lame practice session instead of a concert. The venue is very small and the crowd seemed very disappointed, which leads me to the actual concert.
What were they thinking??? EVERY song in this concert is "dumbed" down, making them real mellow, kindy "funky-jazzy" and "simplistic" sounding. I found myself skipping each song after the first 30-60 seconds, hoping they just mellowed out that one song and the next one would rock like it originally did. Sadly, every song on this set list was mellowed out. I managed to watch this DVD in under 10 minutes thanks to having to skip every song; it's safe to say I'll NEVER watch it again.
They should be embarrassed to release such nonsense. As for the CD of the same concert, it along with the DVD will both go in the garbage."