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Velvet Revolver
Live In Houston (DVD)
March 2011
Released: 2010, Eagle Vision
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Houston, Texas 2005 is the time and place that Velvet revolver gave an amazing performance in support of their highly acclaimed debut album; CONTRABAND. Running just over an hour in length all bases get covered including a pair of STP and GnR songs (which never sounded so good).

The Ex-GnR and STP members are in prime condition for this show and couldn’t have possibly sounded any better. Weiland gives the performance of a lifetime here and his vocals are fantastic. He nails each and every song flawlessly and with such precision, especially “It’s So Easy” which will leave you speechless but thinking ‘Axl Who?’. Rose himself probably can’t pull off this song as well nowadays. Scott keeps it true to the original album version, maybe slightly heavier. Slash’s guitar playing is top notch, he is one of the few Rock n Roll guitar heroes left today. With many great players out there today there are few that really stand out from the rest. It’s players like Slash, Zakk Wylde...that are distinct and easily recognizable. This concert DVD shows that distinct sound and playing. Players like this are a dying breed.

A few things that could have made this release a little better are if it was issued on Blu-Ray and the interview clips were “Bonus Features” and not inter-twined throughout the course of the show. Overall a recommended release.
Track Listing

Sucker Train Blues

Do it for the Kids



Illegal I

It's So Easy

Fall to Pieces

Big Machine

Set Me Free

Used to Love Her


Sex Type Thing


Slash – lead guitar
Dave Kushner – rhythm guitar
Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals
Matt Sorum – drums, backing vocals
Scott Weiland – lead vocals, keyboards



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