In 2003, Vince Neil released a live CD, Live at the Whisky. Vince rarely plays his solo stuff live, and this CD is similar to the set I saw in Cincinnati. It was all Motley Crue tunes then, and this Live disc is all Motley Crue songs with the exception of Look In Her Eyes.
Tonight at 11:30 P.M., Vince Neil is taking the stage as the Headliner at the Rocklahoma Music Festival. I must admit that the show that I saw locally was far better than the set recorded at the Whisky. The band that he has with him now, Dana Strum and Jeff Blando from Slaughter, does a better job on the Motley Crue tunes that the band that Vince has with him on this release: Brent Wood (Wildside) on Guitar, Jamie Hunting (Union) on Bass, and Brent Fitz (Union) on Drums.
Even as a solo act though Vince Neil gives his all when performing Motley Crue tunes. When Vince and company takes the stage tonight, I am sure they will not disappoint too many people, unless of course people are expecting to hear tunes off of Exposed or Carved in Stone.
Vince Neil, Live at the Whisky is not Vince Neil’s best effort, but it is far from his worst. It is still fun to hear these songs performed live, even the though the band is no where near the caliber of Motley Crue.
You can check out the live version of the Exposed track, Look In Here Eyes below.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Kick Start My Heart
2. Knock ‘em Dead Kid
3. Look In Her Eyes
4. Red Hot
5. Piece Of Your Action
6. Girls, Girls, Girls
7. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
8. Home Sweet Home
9. Looks That Kill
10. Dr. Feelgood
11. Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
12. Live Wire
On this disc, he had a helping hand by guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Robbie Crane (RATT, Arcade) bass, Dave Marshall (Fiona), guitar and Vik Foxx (Enuff Z’nuff) on drums.
Exposed is a very solid effort by Vince Neil and company. I have read where many people have thought that Exposed is the disc that Motley Crue should have released after Dr. Feelgood. I don’t know if I agree with that opinion or not, but the music on Exposed will certainly appeal to some Crue fans out there.
My favorite tracks from this release are Sister of Pain, You’re Invited, Forever, and You’re Invited.
Steve Stevens is an incredible guitarist, and lets loose somewhat on the tracks The Edge and Fine, Fine Wine.
There is only one song on this disc that I didn’t care for, and this is Living in Luxury, everything else is pretty good, and very similar to Motley Crue musically.
Sister of Pain
The song You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come) was originally recorded for the Encino Man Soundtrack. The version on Exposed was re-recorded with Steve Stevens on guitar and is a little heavier than the one in the video.
You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)
Can’t Change Me
Can’t Have Your Cake
There are rumors swirling around that Nikki Sixx may perform live with Vince at the Rocklahoma Music Festival. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. Vince is currently on the road with Dana Strum and Jeff Blando from Slaughter, and drummer Will Hunt. You are guaranteed to hear some songs off of Exposed as well as his sophomore release Carved In Stone when he performs live. He will be in Cincinnati tonight, and I will be there. I will bring you a full report on the live show tomorrow.
If you don’t own Exposed, pick it up. You can get this disc for next to nothing and it is worth picking up.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Look In Her Eyes
2. Sister Of Pain
3. Can’t Have Your Cake
4. Fine, Fine Wine
5. The Edge
6. Can’t Change Me
7. Set Me Free
8. Living Is A Luxury
9. You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)
10. Gettin’ Hard