This is a great live CD. I listen to it over and over. It has all my favorites. Rob Zombie is a very talented performer.
The long-awaited first live album from Rob Zombie has arrived. A brain-bashing, soul-shaking sonic earthquake, ZOMBIE LIVE (Geffen Records/UMe), released October 23, 2007, in both clean and explicit versions, spans songs from the hard rocker’s entire career. Rob Zombie has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and continues to be one of Geffen Record’s top selling artists. Recorded in 2006 during the tour supporting the Educated Horses album, which hit #5 on the Pop chart, ZOMBIE LIVE finds Zombie leading a supercharged band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, drummer Tommy Clufetos and was produced by long-time co-writer and producer Scott Humphrey.
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rob zombie,s zombie live was released just in time for halloween of 2007.i really like most of this album.iv,e also heard that rob was going to release a live dvd in relation to this live album so far that hasn,t happened hopefully it will.for me the best of this great live record is;american witch,demon speeding,more human than human,house of 1000 corpses,super charger heaven,black sunshine,demonoid phenomenon,superbeast,dragula and thunder kiss65!!for any zombie fan this album would be a very good choice!!!
Normally I am not a fan of live albums. The quality can be very questionable, there usually isn’t any new material, sometimes labels just release them to cash in on the artist, etc. However I saw a commercial for this CD that looked pretty promising, and after I saw the setlist, I just couldn’t resist.
Zombie live features a vast array of material from the White Zombie, and the Rob Zombie era as well. Naturally it includes all the classics like “Dragula”, “More Human than Human”, “Never Gonna Stop”, which are essentials. It also includes a number of tracks that weren’t hit singles for the hardcore fan’s enjoyment such as “Demon Speeding” and “House of 1000 Corpses”. The band sounds great featuring John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Tommy Clufetos on the drums. They really execute the songs with the intensity that they were meant to have. The producton is as clean as you could ask for for a live album, courtesy of Scott Humphrey, which is definietly something to consider when buying any live recording.
What else can I say, it’s a very inclusive set put on by a tight band, and it sounds great! This will please old school fans, and it could serve as a great place to start for newcomers as it includes all the essential tunes. All in all I would recommend Zombie Live.
…..a few weeks ago, this was supposed to be a cd-dvd with a great art-book. As it turns out, no art-book (that I can go without) and, even worse, no dvd (that annoyed me quite a bit). That’s right : no live footage, no animated videos. It seems that the live dvd will be released around spring 2008. In other words : we’ll have to wait four or six more months before it comes out. So, yes, this live album is awsome, it rocks hard and Rob Zombie is still a genius. But it’s not the audio/visual fest I was waiting for. However, I must insist on one point : this live album is f**king great. And sorry about my bad english : I’m from europe and doing my best.
As a unique personality and musical force to be reckoned with for almost twenty years now, it was only a matter of time before Rob Zombie’s outlandish and outrageous live show was captured and released on CD (or DVD?). Afterall, aside from Trent Reznor, Rob has possibly the largest selection of non-album releases to choose from in the rock genre. So, honestly, who didn’t see this one coming? “Zombie Live” is a fully comprehensive live set recorded during the 2006 “Educated Horses” Tour that spans both his solo career and his past days in White Zombie.
As far as the track listing goes, it couldn’t possibly be more jam-packed with hits and classics than it already is. Although more White Zombie material would have been much appreciated — as it is, we are only treated to five songs from that era — the fact that we got any at all is a treat. The instantly recognizable, iconic tunes like “Dragula” and “More Human Than Human” sit amongst some more obscure but solid songs like “Dead Girl Superstar,” “Creature Of The Wheel,” and “Demon Speeding.” For the most part, Rob’s backing band — which consists of the legendary John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass and Tommy Clufetos on drums — performs the songs with ease, with the lone exception of “Living Dead Girl” which stutters and stumbles, trying to capture what made the original great. You would think with such a great player as John 5 on hand that the original compositions would be open for some retooling and tinkering, but unfortunately, the band pretty much sticks to format here.
The album is, overall, a pleasant listen for any fan that plays almost like a “Greatest Hits” of sorts. The sound quality is superb, and surely it’s worth picking up for the Zombie enthusiast. But it’s main downfall is that it does not include the previously promised DVD. A Live DVD would surely be more interesting, especially with all the effort Rob Zombie puts into his live show, and the fact that the DVD portion was left off is a bit vexing. But, the record label promises it will surface in the Spring, and this CD is pretty cheap in most places, so it’s kinda hard to knock it.