AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip Live- DVD
Believe it or not - during all my years as a hard rocker/metaller I have never been in possession of one single album by AC/DC, nor any videos or other releases. I have, however, familiarized myself with the music over the years through media and friends and know very well what they are all about. How could you not, really, as AC/DC must be one of the most famouse trademarks in the history of modern music.
I think it is a declaration of stupidity to both myself and you if I should start to explain how the music of AC/DC sound. If you don't know that, you are most likely surfing around on the wrong website. The music is of course good and well known, and we are getting all the classics in good and energic versions, so this breif review will focus on one thing only: is it a good show?
The answer is: yes.
The concert takes place at the Olympia Stadium in Münich during July 2001, and the volume of the audience is amazing. It is totally packed, which should be somewhere around 80.000 people. It's a great and enthusiastic crowd, everything between 7 to 50 years of age, and they make one hell of a noise and the party mood is constantly there.
The band themselves are giving a good and vital show - well, at least Angus and Brian. The rest have never made themselves a name of being whirlwinds on stage. Say what you want about Angus, but he sure is a great icon and personality on stage. The show contains a lot of eye candy: A giant Angus-statue of approximatly 15 meters of heigth with smoke coming out of his mouth, a 10 meter high inflatable doll that appear during Whole Lotta Rosie, the big bell in which Brain swing, a podium that goes through the sea of fans where Angus and Brain run a lot back and forth, a full set of full scale cannons that of course have to work intensly during For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) and is a part of a magnificant grande finale. I can't help feeling sorry for the guy who has to clean the arena from the confetti the morning after....hopefully someone helped him, because it is a few million.
The extra material consist of a shorter view behind the scenes before this concert, and a brief interview with the guys where nothing really new is brought up. One thing that is a little bit unusual is that you have the option to have subtitles during the songs, i.e lyrics. Could be nice for those of you that have heared one of these classics for 20 years, but never understood what they have been singing about really.
Conclusion: Simply a great rockshow filled with great