So glad to find this for my husband! He had the album back in the day, and has been looking for the CD for years. It came in very quickly and with no problems. Excellent condition. THANKS!
Horror Metal ARTIST BIO: An underground icon and purveyor of all things dark, KING DIAMOND and his cohorts continue to find new ways to put the fear of evil if not humanity in us. Since going solo from Mercyful Fate in 1986 with the release of ”Fatal Portrait”, KING along with master axeman Andy LaRocque have allowed us to enter a world only known to a select few members of the Norman Bates admiration society. KING DIAMOND uses his music to air out what he sees is wrong in society whether you agree with him not.
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I never understand why people will write a review of a product without actually owning that product. That is like saying a car handles great from just looking at it but never actually setting foot inside the vehicle and driving it. I pre-ordered this CD when I heard about it finally being available on CD. This record is so old, my memory of it made me remember it as a fabulous live album. It WAS the best album period with the “DERRINGER” band line-up, bettter than the King Biscuits and the Paradise Theater shows. I know, I own or have owned them all. I always had a weak spot for little Rick and his BIG guitar. I would always buy whatever he was putting out. His best was the “Play Dirty” record in the mid-80’s. Check it out if you can find it, only on vinyl though. I was excited about getting this but when it was over in one listen that is 8 tracks weighing at less than 35 minutes, I felt that my memory had let me down. It does bring back memories of a very different time. This is an average record, probably a 3 1/2 star release but I will not give it a 4 for the simple reason of the release. The year is 2004 and to finally release this as is with not one single bonus track or additional picture is a rip-off. The book contains no additional pictures or liner notes. This is a WOUNDED BIRD problem because all their re-releases have this fault (Blackfoot, Henry Paul, Loudness, etc.). Glad to see an LP finally be released on CD but to just copy the album is lazy and not a good package for any fan waiting to finally get an album on CD. There was a Live promo of Rick live at the Agora in Cleveland released in 1976, we could have had some of those tracks making this a better release but no. We deserve more! Especially with all or most of his late 70’s-early 80’s LP’s being released as 2 LP on 1 CD. This will bring back memories which is a good thing but just not a way of thanking the fans for keeping his career alive for all these many years. It could have and should have been better
I haven’t yet heard the CD but am really excited to see it out. I had the album (Vinyl) when I was a teenager and it really rocked – just an unbelievable album. I’ve been buying up CDs to replace my old vinyl collection, Six months ago I went looking for Rick Derringer “Live” and couldn’t find it anywhere. I ended up at Rick Derringer’s website and petitioned them to release this on CD. They said the label (I can’t remember which label) that owned the music probably wouldn’t release it. So needless to say, I’m really excited to see that it has been released. I can only hope my petition with others helped get this album released. If you want a fast-paced intense guitar rock Live album, give Derringer “Live” a try.
I was in high school when this album came out. I can’t beleive it has taken so long to be released on disc (believe me – I know, I’ve looked). Rick Derringer has always been a great guitarists and this album finds him performing with a great band. For a late 70’s album, the sound quality is respectable. Performance wise – the band is on fire. “Sailor” is a great song, done live it has more muscle than the studio version. “Beyond the Universe” is absolutley insane. The solo break at the end is amazing. Simply put – this album is just great “in-your-face” rock and roll. Enjoy!
This CD brings back such good memories. I wore out 3 copies of Derringer Live on 8- track. I had given up on ever seeing this on CD. Yes it would have been nice with some extra tracks and some additional goodies, but beggars can’t be choosers. This is an absolute live guitar rocker’s dream. I purchased “The Best of Rick Derringer, Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo” simply because I never thought this would ever see the light of day again. While that is a pleasant enough piece of work that I play occasionally, the energy level of Derringer Live is incredible. The band is tight and well rehearsed. Rick never got his due as a guitar god but that is certainly showcased on this release. I am afraid I blew out my car speakers this morning while playing this CD. Oh well!
Any fans of 70’s classic hard rock performed live need to pick this up right now.