I just noticed that the commenter below me is my friend that attended the show with me. Coheed blew everyone away by playing a free show that afternoon before the regular show that you had to pay to get into. Wish I had the official copy of the album, it was one of their best shows that I’ve seen.
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I just picked this disc for cheap and am very happy. What a phenonenal band. The recording is a little muddy and not up to the quality of the “Starland Ballroom” or “Last Supper” live discs, but that is to be expected from a small show like this. The energy of the band is apparent and the audience is totally into the show.
Its worth the price just for the closing extended version of “Everything Evil” with the talkbox solo and Claudio’s comment “This is what the British call ‘10 minutes of self-indulgent prog wankering. We are wankers!’”
So after their show with AFI was cancelled, my friend and I actually attended this free concert in austin during SXSW. The talkbox solo is out of control. There is nothing wrong with claudio’s vocals at all. Some people just don’t understand that a live performance isn’t the same as a studio recording. He isn;t going to sing anything too high, but as i said this is amazing musicianship
Coheed and Cambria is an excellent band in the prog-rock genre. This EP show’s Coheed’s excellent live side. I am a huge Coheed fan and follower, so I know my Coheed.
It’s true that Claudio messes up the vocals on a couple of songs, but that’s part of the Coheed experience. He also rips on the guitar, playing stuff you’ve probably never heard unless you’ve seen them live before, with a 7-minute prog-rock out during the middle of Everything Evil (something not to miss!).
2. Devil in Jersey City
3. Delirium Trigger
4. The Crowing
5. Blood Red Summer
6. Everything Evil
So if you love Coheed, get this CD, it’s definetly worth it.
This live EP is in no way sub-par. The recording quality is pretty good, the musicianship is still flawless, claudio’s singing is just as good as ever, and the talk-boxes used on Everything Evil’s “Prog Wankery” is worth the purchase alone. 10/10