I just saw CINDERELLA Live for the first time two weeks ago at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. The talent and sheer power that they showed me that night was staggering to say the least. Simply put, they were one of the finest live rock n’ roll bands I have ever seen…or heard.
CINDERELLA has always been unfairly lumped in with throngs of so-so talented “hair bands” of the 1980’s that were higher on hair, flashier on style, heavier on eyeliner, and tighter in spandex than they were on musical chops or ability. CINDERELLA has more in common with Aerosmith or AC/DC than Poison or Warrant (which has to be one of the worst bands ever formed!). And on stage, Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham, Jeff Labar and Fred Coury shine as top-notch rockers…far outdistancing everybody else to emerge from those metal days of the 80’s. Their Philly-blues style of rock n’ roll is as fresh today as ever before.
Seeing them live was the catalist for me purchasing this CD. Honestly, I never even knew it existed until I started digging for something to add to my CINDERELLA collection. “LIVE AT THE KEY CLUB” starts out strong and just keeps getting more intense as each song thunders on. This is basically a “Greatest Hits Live” collection, but it has all the flavor and intensity of a perfect rock concert. The sound is clean, mean, and in your face. You FEEL like you are in the audience…literally.
So, if you want to experience a great live CD by a superb live band…CINDERELLA LIVE AT THE KEY CLUB will not disappoint!