1991-07-20 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

STED: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Som i St. Louis showet, fortæller Axl at ‘You Could Be Mine’ blev skrevet før AFD blev optaget. ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ stoppes fordi fans smider ting pÃ¥ scenen. Axl laver en rastaman parodi under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Nej
VARIGHED: 130 min.

19910720ticketSANGE:

  1. Perfect Crime
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. It’s So Easy
  4. Bad Obsession
  5. Live And Let Die
  6. Dust N’ Bones
  7. Double Talkin’ Jive
  8. Civil War
  9. Welcome To The Jungle
  10. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  11. You Could Be Mine
  12. November Rain
  13. Nightrain
    Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
    Godfather Theme
  14. Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine
  15. Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  16. Estranged
  17. Guitar Jam/Paradise City

KOMMENTAR:

Publikumsoptagelse i stereo, lydkvalitet A.

ROCK HEROES GIVE A MORONIC SHOW
– Harry Sumrall, Mercury News Music, 7.22.91

FIRST, the good news: There was no riot at the Guns N’ Roses show Friday at Shoreline Amphitheater. 

Now for the bad news: There was a Guns N’ Roses show Friday at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Guns N’ Roses’ performance, Friday — the first of a two- night stand in the Bay Area — proved just how far rock ‘n’ roll has sunk as an expressive form. It’s bad enough when crummy rockers inflict themselves and their music on us but there is something infinitely more depressing when good rockers do the same.

And Guns N’ Roses are good.

There were a few moments in group’s two-and-a-quarter-hour set bristled with energy and intensity. Vocalist and all-around big mouth Axl Rose strutted and posed and shrieked his way through old songs and new with a feeling that was equaled by the drive and purpose of his mates.

On “Civil War,” “Paradise City,” and some other songs, the band members performed like true rock heroes — which they are — creating a grandiose sound that stirred the soul. And when they covered others’ songs, they were just as accomplished. Their versions of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” were remarkable: They handily outdistanced the live versions of those songs by their creators (Dylan could take a cue from these guys on how to perform this masterpiece).

All of which was fine, as far as it went. But that wasn’t good enough for Guns N’ Roses. They had to go too far, which they did as often as possible at this idiotic, sophomoric, stupid, moronic show.

Rose was the chief culprit. Not content to perform the songs, he destroyed most of them with hysterical, screaming vocals that defaced melodies and shredded harmonies. On a perfectly decent ballad like “Fourteen Years” he pushed his way into guitarist Izzy Stradlin’s performance and ruined it. And on his own GN’R warhorses like “Welcome To The Jungle,” his vocals were a constant annoyance, his tuneless rantings making a mockery of the songs.

And when he wasn’t singing, he was baiting the ravenous capacity crowd with antics that were hilariously dumb. He seemed to confuse expressing himself with throwing his mike stand, which he must have done a hundred times. Was that supposed to be exciting, Axl?

But Rose had his accomplices. Lead guitarist Slash proved at several points that he could, indeed, play his instrument (especially his bluesy, delicate reduction of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” that served as the intro to “Civil War”). But most of the time, like Rose, he preferred to make a splash, dispensing dithering flurries of notes that had little to do with the songs in any musical sense. At one point, he stood on a ramp at the back of the immense stage and spewed notes out by the thousand — hasn’t anyone told him that he could go blind doing, ah, that sort of thing?

New drummer Matt Sorum (formerly of the Cult) was just as flashy on his solo. While his rolls were often impressive, he subverted them to the lighting scheme that went with them and at the end he was joined by bassist Duff McKagan, who slammed out extra beats on a drum while Sorum did his stuff. It was simplistic; it was silly. And the crowd loved it.

That seemed to be the point of the whole exercise: Not to play music as well as they knew how; but to play to the crowd.

And did they know how!

But that isn’t what rock ‘n’ roll is about, is it? Rock is — or should be — about rockers who have a feeling in their soul (and their solar plexus) that they have to express with music. And rock is about them doing that: making the rest of us feel that feeling through the music. It isn’t — or shouldn’t be — about mindless and cynical exploiters acting like a bunch of lunatics to placate the lowest common denominator in each of us.

Guns N’ Roses could have made mighty rock ‘n’ roll, Friday. Instead, they spent most of their time making fools of themselves and all who saw them. (Kilde)

1991-07-19 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

STED: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Udendørs show. Axl nævner at ’14 Years’ er en hyldest til hvor længe Axl & Izzy har arbejdet sammen. Muligvis den første liveoptræden af ‘Locomotive.’

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Nej
VARIGHED: 134 min.

19910719ticket photo locomotive_front.jpg

SANGE:

  1. Perfect Crime
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Live And Let Die
  4. Bad Obsession
  5. Nightrain
  6. Dust N’ Bones
  7. Civil War
  8. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  9. Welcome To The Jungle
  10. November Rain
  11. 14 Years
  12. Double Talkin’ Jive
  13. Locomotive (lyd)
  14. Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
    Godfather Theme
  15. Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine
  16. Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  17. You Could Be Mine
  18. Estranged
  19. Paradise City

KOMMENTAR:
Publikumsoptagelse i stereo, lydkvaliteten er A.. Axl’s stemme lyder meget bedre i dette show…I Youtube-klippet ovenover her, varer showet 136 min.

 

1991-07-16 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

STED: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Axl siger at det er det bedste indendørspublikum han nogensinde har set og at publikummet i det forrige show i Salt Lake City var elendige. Axl holder et skilt op hvor der stÃ¥r ‘f*ck the St. Louis Police Department’, et banner som Tacoma Police Department gav bandet! Show stoppes midlertidig efter ‘Rocket Queen’ fordi en fan smed noget pÃ¥ scenen. Axl “stagediver” efter ‘Paradise City’, derefter tager han mikrofonen og siger “tak til bøssen der prøvede at tage mine bukser af”!

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Ja
VARIGHED: 147 min.

179800_496433791049_278485416049_6693164_4735142_nSANGE:

  1. Perfect Crime
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Nightrain
  4. Live And Let Die
  5. Bad Obsession
  6. Dust N’ Bones
  7. Double Talkin’ Jive
  8. Civil War
  9. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  10. November Rain
  11. You Could Be Mine
  12. 14 Years
  13. Welcome To The Jungle
    Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
    Godfather Theme
  14. Rocket Queen
  15. Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  16. Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O’ Mine
  17. Estranged
  18. Paradise City

KOMMENTAR:
Publikumsoptagelse, lydkvalitet B. Meget mørk og lav – og optaget et godt stykke fra scenen tror jeg. Men man kan se videoen i stedet, der varer 142 min, med meget bedre lyd.

1991-07-13 Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

STED: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Ukendt sætliste. Axl omtaler dette show den 16. juli i Tacoma, hvor elendigt dette publikum var. Tilsyneladende gik Axl af scenen under sidste nummer i utilfredshed over et eller andet. (sikkert de 12.000 gæster). (kilde). Læs anmeldelser her.

AUDIO/VIDEO:
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KOMMENTAR:

July 13, Rose was booed offstage in Salt Lake City when he tossed his microphone stand and yelled at the crowd, “I’ll get out of here before I put anyone else to sleep.”(Kilde)

1991-07-11 McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO

STED: McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Ukomplet show. ‘You Could Be Mine’ Ã¥bner showet. Axl fortæller hele historien bag West Arkeen der skrev ‘Bad Obsession.’ Axl stopper midliertidigt ‘Dust N’ Bones’ (02:43 inde) for at smide en fan ud der giver ham “skrÃ¥t-op-fingeren”. Dette show var originalt planlagt for Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre men blev flyttet til McNichols Sports Arena i stedet.

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Nej
VARIGHED: 63 min. (ukomplet)

19910711fiddlersgreenposterSANGE:

  1. You Could Be Mine
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Bad Obsession
  4. Perfect Crime
  5. Live And Let Die
  6. Dust N’ Bones
  7. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  8. Rocket Queen
  9. Civil War
  10. November Rain
  11. Welcome To The Jungle
  12. Double Talkin’ Jive
  13. 14 Years
  14. My Michelle
    Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
  15. Knockin On Heaven’s Door
  16. Used To Love Her
  17. Estranged
  18. Pretty Tied Up
  19. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  20. Paradise City

KOMMENTAR:
Publikumsoptagelse, lydkvalitet B+. Sange fra nr. 12 til slutningen mangler. Nr. 10-12 lyder ikke godt (mørk og lavt). Axl råber/skriger meget højt når han synger for at kunne synge nogenlunde ordentligt.

1991-07-09 Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

STED: Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO:  Sætliste ukendt. En fan bliver smidt ud fordi han smed en flaske på scenen. Det kan muligvis være ved dette show, at Axl før showet begyndte, var på vej hen til Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, og hans ansatte måtte bruge timer på at overbevise ham om at blive og spille showet (Kilde).

AUDIO/VIDEO:
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19910709ticketSANGE:

KOMMENTAR:

On July 9, Rose stopped a show in Dallas when a whiskey bottle was thrown onstage. “If you throw stuff on stage,” Rose told the crowd, “we will leave.” (Kilde)

1991-07-08 Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

STED: Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Første show efter St. Louis optøjerne den 2. juli. Dallaspolitiet havde gjort deres optøjer-udstyr klar, hvis de 20.000 gæster skulle finde pÃ¥ at gÃ¥ amok. Men alt forløb heldigvis uden de store problemer. Før den første sang, rÃ¥ber Axl af publikum fordi de smider ting pÃ¥ scenen. ‘November Rain’ spilles meget tidligt i sættet. Efter 14 Years’ taler Axl i næsten 5 minutter om optøjerne i St. Louis og GnR generelt. Efter ‘Paradise City,’ siger Axl: “f*ck you St. Louis and God bless America!” Bandet spillede et meget kort sæt, lige under 2 timer. Denne optagelse er ukomplet (“wttj” mangler).

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Nej (ukomplet)
VARIGHED: 112 min.

129123679_66198a0ea8_oSANGE:

  1. Perfect Crime
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Welcome To The Jungle (mangler)
  4. Bad Obsession
  5. Live And Let Die
  6. Dust N’ Bones
  7. November Rain
  8. Civil War
  9. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  10. You Could Be Mine
    Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
    Godfather Theme
  11. Sweet Child O’ Mine
    Axl Rant (Lyd)
  12. 14 Years
  13. Double Talkin’ Jive
  14. Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  15. Paradise City

KOMMENTAR:
Lydkvaliteten pÃ¥ publikumsoptagelsen er B, men meget tydeligt at høre Axl’s godt slidte stemme. Man kan tydeligt høre det er kasetteoptagelse, da bÃ¥ndhastigheden stiger under 2. sang. “wttj” er tredje sang, men bliver skippet (sikkert pga problemer med optagelsen). “SCOM” er meget ubehagelig at høre pÃ¥, da Axl’s stemme lyder som om den er ved at briste.

1991-07-02 Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO

STED: Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
Ã…BNINGSBAND: Skid Row

INFO: Omkring 19.000 tilskuere overværer bandet i Maryland Heights (St. Louis), uden at vide hvad der sker ca. 90 minutter senere. Axl kan allerede ane uråd med hensyn til sikkerhedsfolkene på stedet. Før ‘You Could Be Mine,’ fortæller Axl at “With your bitch slap rappin’ and your cocaine tongue you get nothin’ done” var i AFD noterne. Axl fortæller en god historie om hvordan han tog en bus til St. Louis da han var 17. Under ‘Rocket Queen,’ opdager Axl en biker (Stump) der tager billeder. Situationen eskalerer hurtigt efter Axl fortæller sikkerhedsvagterne om at tage kameraet, men da de ikke reagerer på det, hopper Axl selv ned blandt publikum og det udvikler sig til håndgemæng hvor man ser ham slå på en af vagterne! Derefter kommer han op på scenen igen, griber fat i mikrofonen, og siger:”Thanks to the lame-ass security, I’m going home.” Bandet forlader scenen, og optøjerne begynder. Showet blev optaget, og videoen blev stjålet og lækket til GN’R fans. Læs mere om sagen her. Bandets udstyr blev delvist ødelagt, og skadesomkostningerne fra optøjerne løb op i 200,000$.

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ja/Ja
VARIGHED: 82 min/125min (inkl. optøjer)

SANGE:

  1. Perfect Crime
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Live And Let Die
  4. Dust N’ Bones
  5. You Could Be Mine
  6. I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
  7. Double Talkin’ Jive
  8. November Rain
  9. Welcome To The Jungle
  10. Civil War
  11. 14 Years
    Drum Solo
    Guitar Solo
    Godfather Theme
  12. Rocket Queen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2zDkqxXFFU

KOMMENTAR:

Et af de shows der bare skal ses!

Axl: ” When I got back onstage, I’d lost a contact, and I couldn’t see. My first thought was, I’m out of here. I’m paying these guys’ [venue staff] salary, I don’t need to be treated like that by them. I went backstage, and found a new lens. It was getting crazy and we decided we were going to go back out and try to play, because we didn’t want people to get hurt. ” [RS 22.Aug ’91]

Slash: “We were backstage, watching cops on stretchers all bloody and shit, and it was like, “Fuck! How could this be happening?” I was so scared somebody was going to die. It was completely out of hand. This guy was shooting pictures the whole show. He’d been doing it, and probably having a good laugh. I saw Axl tell the security guard, ‘Stop that fuckin’ guy!’ and the security’s watching the band. So Axl went in, and that’s when it started. We wanted to go on again. I know there’s a certain amount of blame that can be put on us, because if you don’t know us, you might say, ‘Well, you could’ve done something to keep it together.’ But from our point of view, it all happened so fast, we didn’t know what the fuck was going on. The kids had a field day. I lost all my amps, my guitar tech got a bottle in the head, someone got knifed, our stage and video equipment and Axl’s piano were trashed. I don’t know. It was a fluke. It shouldn’t have happened… but it did.”

Duff: “The band was shoved into a small van and told to get on the floor so we weren’t visible. Slash’s hat was sticking up. The driver asked him to take it off. When the van drove our of the enclosed part of the venue and into the parking lot, I could hear the mayhem had spread outside. As we pulled out of the parking lot, I peeked out the back window – I could see speaker cabinets and pieces of our pianos. Kids had gotten tired of carrying them or dumped them when the cops showed. Clots of cops ran around with batons and pepper spray. Kids ran this way and that. Medics rushed around treating bloodied fans. Police had people in cuffs. It looked like a war zone” [Duff’s biografu, “It’s So Easy”, 2011, s. 186-188]”

Når man ser showet op til  Axl, der udadtil  virker irrationel, når han bad om at få fjernet det kamera fra Stump Stephenson for 4. gang, så kan man bedre få en forståelse for hvad der skete denne aften ved at læse dette:

The place allowed bottles and knives and whatever else inside… And they [public] think I did it just because I wanted to stop somebody from taking my picture. The camera was the last straw, the final thing. I was sick of it, at that point, with the security in the front. There was a weird space in my mind the entire night. I was thinking, “Something isn’t right up here. Why is there this weird attitude, this passiveness, in the security?” There was no feeling that they were on the same team as us. Their feeling towards the crowd wasn’t right. A young boy and a girl were getting shoved over here while rowdy bikers are being allowed to do whatever they want. What is going on? I was very confused… One thing that is not being said in the press is that Earl Gabiddon [Axl’s bodyguard and head of GNR security at the time] was on the headset and he warned these guys [venue staff] in the front that either the cameras go or the show is off. He warned them four times. He was doing his job. [Musician, “There’s a Riot Going On,” Sept 1991]

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