UK (London), January 23, 2005
Night Revolver, on january 25, 2005 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sound: Rock is meant to sound big and loud. This was very big and loud. Hammersmith Apollo never looked any more rocking with the hotest venue in town. The band was like a fusion of all-time great rockers. The sound was truely an inspiration. The only way of knowing what it was like is to be there. Each band member used their most beloved equipment to produce glorious mayhem true legends. // 10
Perfomance: It was a very long wait but the agony was all forgotton when Velvet Revolver entered the stage. Their opening song was Sucker Train Blues and the crowd went crazy. It was simply unbelievable. Slash was wearing his leather outfit and Scott with his police hat. Duff and Dave were more than impressive with their commitment to the performance. They played all the songs on Contraband with a few cover songs here and there. But Slither probably was the spotlight. Duff starts off the bassline nice n' easy with Matt playing the drums. They played the intro for quite a while until Slash hit the strings. The main riff kicks in and the audience roars with devious joy - I was also very high on the song.
An unexpecting moment was when they played Mr. Brownstone. Matt Sorum was doing a short drum solo when Slash came along and started to doodle round with the Wah pedal. Then all of a sudden the song is prepared. It was unexpecting, but more than welcome to hear Slash muting his guitar for the intro. Scott had the resemble of Axl - very pleasing indeed. The band was messing around doing whatever they felt was fun - and we loved it. You know what? It couldn't have been better. And I mean it. // 10
Overall Impression: Queing for 3 hours in the cold wasn't pleasant, but it was fully worth it. I'd never felt so good in my life. There really is nothing I hate about the show. The 20 quid was well spent. The support band was responsible to get the crowd in to rock n' roll mood, which did pretty well, and hell broke loose when Velvet Revolver stepped in. Best moments of the show? All of it! And I'll be the first one there for their next show. Rock on! // 10