Title - 'Live At Rockpalast 1981' [CD+DVD]
Artist - The Outlaws
For those not in the know, this recently released CD/DVD Live At Rockpalast 1981 features The Outlaws above the rocks of the Lorelei in Germany!
It was the summer of 1981, the band were experiencing Germany for the first time, and they brought there brand of Southern Rock with them for the country to see!
This new release is over an hour chock full of the unbridled joy of playing nine tracks, all bursting with power and endurance, the crowd as whipped into a musical frenzy as the band themselves!
The line-up was Freddie Salem (guitar/vocals), Hughie Thomasson (guitar/vocals), Billy Jones (guitar/vocals), David Dix (drums) and Rick Cua (bass) there on the Lorelei on August 29th, 1981.
The Outlaws had released their commercially successful album Ghost Riders one year before, with their track '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky' (original title 'Ghost Riders In The Sky: A Cowboy Legend') having been penned by Stan Jones, having already been covered by Johnny Cash and the Blues Brothers, thus fast becoming the new anthem of Southern Rock fans.
1. 'Devil's Road' (5:49)
2. 'Hurry Sundown' (4:57)
3. 'Holiday' (4:42)
4. 'Long Gone' (4:00)
5. 'Angels Hide' (6:33)
6. 'Waterhole' (2:20)
7. 'There Goes Another Love Song' (3:41)
8. 'Green Grass And High Tides' (20:07)
9. 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' (8:47)
Opening with the thunderous 'Devil's Road,' they quickly back that up with the more mid-tempo flow of 'Hurry Sundown,' the distinctive, melodic Southern vibe of 'Holiday,' and then comes the harder guitar rock of 'Long Gone.'
Up next is the guitar mastery behind the near seven minute extravaganza 'Angels Hide,' which is followed by the frenetic instrumental 'Waterhole,' the beautiful Southern hipsway of 'There Goes Another Love Song,' before the album rounds out with a 20 minute epic in the form of 'Green Grass And High Tides,' closing on the clapped-along-to 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' (with also features a quite breathtaking guitar war between Freddie Salem, Hughie Thomasson and Billy Jones!).
With the audience as pumped up about the band being there as the band themselves, the German crowd waved over-sized Southern States banners here and there.
Guitarist Freddie Salem remembers: "Speaking for the other Outlaws and myself, after playing in thousands of shows for thousands of people, Lorelei Germany and The Rockpalast concert will always remain a wonderful and ongoing memory in our career."
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