The Dregs have no problem taking their live show to the stage. Lucky for us because not only do these guys sound like they never left, they actually sound like they improved while they were gone. This is an hour-long, non-stop roller coaster ride of sound that cannot be appreciated in little snippets any more than half of an opera or just soundbites from a movie. There’s really not much point in drilling down into each track here since the totality of the experience far outweighs any individual song. This is one of the most stunning live albums in my collection. LaRue’s pulsating rhythms combine standard contrapuntal lines as well as slapped sequences that bring out the low end.
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The little taste of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues” is kind of gratuitous, but the blending in of riffs from Skynyrd’s “Freebird” and the Knack’s “My Sharona” is pure brilliance. I have witnessed S Country House Shuffle 4: LaRue’s pulsating rhythms combine standard contrapuntal lines as well as slapped sequences that bring aliive the low end. He uses speed as an accent, not as a means for attention.
DIXIE DREGS Bring ‘Em Back Alive reviews
Lovitz’s keyboard washes and blistering pieces stack up against Sloan’s fiery violin and Morse’s jaw-dropping ability. The liner notes tell the cixie story, both of how the Dregs came together, and what led to this incredible album being made, so there’s no need to rehash that in detail.
There’s something here from every one of the band’s first seven studio releases, but the real treats are the various medleys and blended tunes that splice in a alivve of blues-rock and pop standards as only Steve Morse can do them. And they’re sober, which is a plus. Simply put, this is one of the best live albums dixie dregs bring em back alive there. This epic jam has all the good parts of fusion without devolving into the meandering self-indulgence that lesser fusion acts fall into in a live setting.
Many fusion bands can’t reproduce their sound live, Unlike the Dregs who’s live recordings are far superior to their studio a Kat Food is a showcase for LaRue’s considerable bass skill, going from a rhythmic solo to a brief slap-fest.
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This is one of the most stunning live albums in my collection. No recording techiniques, even though they could have at this point with digital equipment! You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. Judging from the taut playing brign rapid-fire improv, you’d swear these guys practiced with each other on the weekends while they did their own things. I don’t see any reason to think any less of this jewel; so five stars it is, and enjoy.
The Dregs have no problem taking their live show to the stage. Lucky for us because not only do these guys sound like they never left, they actually sound like they improved while they were gone. It’s hard to believe that five guys could come back together after a decade apart and put out music that is so tight, crisp, and vibrant that sometimes you wonder if they are all thinking with one brain.
You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. During the big medley toward the end of the album, I would say that the Dregs actually managed to improve upon Mountain’s classic “Mississippi Queen”, since to-a-man they are better musicians than the old hairy Mountaineers ever were.
Progressive fans tend to turn up their noses at commercial success and industry recognitions, but I think it’s important to note that this album garnered a Grammy nomination when it came out in The drums and violin reverb a bit too much, and it makes the louder sections, of which there are many, get washed out.
Their style is a un Take It Off the Top breaks down into a medley of covers, all of which amazingly flow into one another despite their disparate sources. Listening to Steve Morse play is to hear what shredding should sound like. The classic lineup booked a few gigs, with dixie dregs bring em back alive exception of bassist Andy West.
The result is one of the best albums of fusion, live or otherwise. Oh well, the world’s loss and our gain, I suppose.
Bring ‘Em Back Alive
The other fault I find in this album is the brring in general. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. I’ve toyed with writing this review for a while because I wasn’t sure a live album could ever be considered essential, but as I started to put pen to paper allegorically speaking of course – I’m actually putting fingertips to QWERTYI realized that I led off mentioning two live albums that I definitely consider to be essential to any proper album collection.