The ArisTocrATs CuLTuRE CLASh LIVE!
Collectively known as The Aristocrats, Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann spent over a year on the road bringing their album Culture Clash to the world by playing 105 concerts in 28 countries. Now you can relive the show if you saw them, or get a good taste of it if you didn’t, on this excellent sounding CD plus a bonus DVD. Five shows were videoed but technical issues prevented any single concert being used so instead you get a look at the guys from different gigs and different angles, thanks to ‘onboard’ cameras, split screen usage, audience and on stage shots; naturally the sound alters a bit too but it’s all of a good quality. The playing proficiency of all involved is exemplary and this is a rare opportunity to see them as well as hear them. Each track is highly individual and full of musical twists and turns, none more so than the excellent Get It Like That, which is full of contrasts allowing Guthrie to use just about every fret on the guitar - just as it should be. These guys are scary as well as inspirational, but more importantly they are fun to watch, so although the DVD is billed as a bonus it’s a great addition and only three tracks are the same performances as on the CD.
a tight band that is obviously totally committed to their unique sound. The result is an entertaining and exciting album so if you fancy something way out of the ordinary then give this a try!