Shotgun Live @ Sticky Fingers Gothenburg 27-09-13
I have wanted to to this review since the last note faded out at Sticky
Fingers in the night between the 27 and 28 of September 2013.
The reason that I didn´t do it back then was simply that I wasn´t
ready to write live reviews back then. And when i now when I have
started to do so I never thought there would be a chance since it
has past so much time since then. But now when the new live
album from that show was released I was so surprised how the
memories from that gig popped back up in my mind.
I remember driving up to Gothenburg in the afternoon that day and
turning up early at the venue. I was literally like a little kid at
Christmas. And why shouldn´t I be? I was going to see my teenage
idols live for the first time ever. Well at least 2 out of four of them
, and that was more then fie in my book. But most importantly of
all I was going to hear the songs from that groundbreaking album.
When I first heard “Welcome to Bop City” back in 1988 when the
band still was called Kingpin I was blown away by the energy that
the music consisted of. It was so raw and pure. An now 25 years
later I was going to hear it live for the first time in my life!
During the last half hour before the show you could feel the
anticipation in the air at the venue. We were soo ready for this
show to start. So when the intro rolled out of the speakers I was a
teenager again. This was what I have had been waiting for since
´88. I was ecstatic!
So when Zinny J Zan entered the stage and started to sing
“ Squeezin Teazin” the time travel was completed. Even if he was
slightly older he still got it all left in him. The voice and the
energy was still there and so was the showmanship. Stixx was still
a very tight drummer and kept the foundation together together
with Chris Laney. They kept the groove alive. That Rob Marcello
is an excellent guitarist we already knew and he did a splendid job
with the Shotgun Messiah songs.
The show kept on delivering the songs from Shotgun Messiah´s
debut album one after another in a mind blowing way. And I was
in heaven. This was one of the strongest concert experiences in
my life, right next to seeing the original Kiss line-up in ´96.
And the night was completed earlier when I met Zinny and had a
very quick chat with him before the show. He is absolutely one of
the nicest persons I have ever met.
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