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[.] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00:24 PM 

It was the fashion statement of the time to wear leather ties.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:20:29 AM)
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:20:29 AM 
I always hated that picture of Dave Holland on the back of British Steel, he looks bored out of his mind and looks like he needs a vagina transplant.  I also always hated that damn picture of him wearing that stupid skinny black tie with his leather coat.  Freaking stupid man.
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:33:56 AM 
Dave Holland wasn't a terrible drummer, he had his moments on Priest Live! like Head Are Gonna Roll, Desert Plains, and Ram it Down.  But Scott Travis is much more accomplished.  Holland barely hit his drums, I didn't like looking at him.  I was so relieved when Scott Travis joined.  I mean, c'mon, listen to the drums on Rapid Fire on Live '98...   It got so bad for Priest that they had to use electronic drums on Blood Red Skies and Hard as Iron.  A low point for the band, not to mention Love You to Death, Love Zone and Monster of Rock.  Possibly the three worst Priest songs ever.  Scott Travis is awesome, he freaking blew away Vinny Appice and his pathetic 1984 drumset with about 20 drums.  Travis and 7pc kit kicked his ass.  It was a real treat to see Priest and Queensryche together because Scott Rockenfield is also a great drummer and to see them on the same bill was awesome.  Dave Holland should have been replaced after Screaming for Vengeance.  Travis has a lot of respect for Les Binks drum parts and doesn't change them much, but he tears up Dave Hollands drum parts.

Les Binks was badass, the drums on Exciter were way ahead of their time.  I also love the drums on White Heat Red Hot, Delivering the Goods and the drums on Burnin Up are crazy, esp the beat underneath the guitar solos on that song.
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[guitardude] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:20:14 AM 
 I have heard the same thing about the extra drummer,but from a later album. Probably not true live,but studio,who knows??
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[guitardude] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:18:16 AM 
 I agree with you on Hollands drumming,as well as Binks. But Travis brought  a new dimension to Priest (not that they needed it ) But I prefer the heavier sound of Travis ,they just sound better to me with him,tighter and more aggressive. Travis is a powerful player, easily recognized with his style(and I`m a guitarist). If my chops were as good as they were just 10 years ago,I would kill for the chance to play along with Travis!! Hell ,I would grab a bass ,just to get that groove going!! I was lucky enough to be able to see Holland,but never Binks. I`m not saying that Preist wouldn`t be where they are today,but I just dig what Scott does better.
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[Healer] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:14:08 AM 
Nothing against Dave's drumming, he was ok but I always felt he lacked something and didn't quite fit in with the rest of Priest. Plus there was just something about him that always bugged me, of course now I know why. Scott brings a much heavier sound that fits with Priest so much better. I love hearing Scott play the old songs.  I've been seeing Priest in concert since 1981 and I much prefer the drumming now to back then. Not sure if this is true or not but I had heard that during Defenders tour, there was an extra drummer under the stage to play the parts Dave couldn't do. Scott has no problem with those.
[Screamin' Demon] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:42:57 AM 
I didn't find it that way. I found he gets much more into the songs and is very flashy. He puts more elbow grease into it. Besides...I like Priest songs when they sound hard and heavy
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Maple Syrup from Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:45:15 PM)
[Maple Syrup] Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:45:15 PM 

Travis demonstrates how all the drums on songs written before he joined the band should be played? Are you kidding? 

Both Holland and Les Binks were far more more detailed rythmically than Scott Travis. If you listen to Travis play the older material, it's like he (Travis)  is running through it without any emotion like he has somewhere to go. Sort of a dry run in his approach and playing. Holland had that excellent bass drum thump and rhythm that Travis does not. Listen to the drum parts on old Priest like Victim of Changes/Ripper/Green Manalishi etc... w/ Scott, then with Holland on any tour. There is Big difference IMO in favor of Holland. Nice try but maybe you never saw Priest with Holland so as a newbie your loss. He was the thunder of Priest. Yes, he is a predator and behind bars, but his drumming for JP was easily better. Hey but dont get angry / just IMO.

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[Screamin' Demon] Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:47:06 PM 
One really special thing I enjoyed about seeing Priest asides from their awesome energy, is seeing some cool older tracks with Scott Travis drumming them, especially Devil's Child...that was just amazing. He demonstrates how all the drums on songs written before he joined the band should really be played.
[Starbreaker287] Monday, August 25, 2008 2:09:45 PM 

Unfortunately, I missed Testament and Motorhead.  Heaven and Hell were good, but after all these years, Vinny Appice still gets on my nerves and I wish they had a better drummer.  It looked to me that he was getting on Geezers nerves too, he is very distracting.  He is no Scott Travis that is for sure.  Heaven and Hell would be better off with a drummer that has a more linear style that doesn’t overplay like Appice.  Iommi was great, Dio still has his voice.  Sign of the Southern Cross was long and boring then there was a drum solo.


With all the great songs Dio and Black Sabbath have, why a drum solo?  I’d rather have heard another song.


Priest was tight, had terrific sound, they were having fun on stage.  You can tell they love Texas.  I love when they all go up and down together and are in a synch of sonic fury.  Judas Priest heavy metal sounds so heavy at these volumes.  When I’m a Priest concert, I always think to myself that there is no band heavier than they are, esp live.  There is nobody heavier than Priest in concert.  Their music makes me enter a state of euphoria, better than any drug.  I start jumping up and down and people don’t like to stand near me.   I love the way (good) hard rock and heavy metal sound live.  Even a song like Angel sounds so heavy, man I love that song.  Don’t understand why it was never a single.  A very, very professional heavy metal sound, it was LOUD, but clear.  Weather was good, esp for an August night in Texas.  The band opened with Prophecy then slammed thru Metal Gods and Eat me Alive.  Great drum sound, Rob was on top his game.  The band played at my favorite outdoor amphitheater here called Starplex ( now) a terrific place for hard rock/metal shows.  Guessing, I would say there were between 10,000 to 11,000 people there.  Last yr they brought back I’m a Rocker and Hot Rockin’ which I have always liked, this year they brought back Dissident Aggressor, Eat me Alive, Hammer and Anvil, Hell Patrol and Rock Hard. 


I’m proud to say it was my 13th time to see Judas Priest, and this was one of their best. 


Dallas setlist, not necessarily in this order:



Metal Gods

Eat me Alive

Breaking the Law

Between a Hammer and the Anvil

Dissident Aggressor

Rock Hard Ride Free

Hell Patrol

Electric Eye


Hell Bent for Leather

Green Manallishi

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’


They may have played The Ripper and Livin After Midnight.  I was pretty drunk.  Two thumbs up for our leather clad heroes last Friday night.  
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[.] Monday, August 25, 2008 1:22:55 PM 
Thanks, guitardude.
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[judas_priest_bootlegs] Monday, August 25, 2008 11:48:35 AM 
One ticket for the San Bernadino, Calif show on Aug 30th. Orchestra 2, dead center, row W, seat 30. Excellent location. Can't go because my truck was wrecked in a freak accident and have not been able to find a good deal on a new truck, and with none of my friends being metalheads like they SHOULD BE, looks like I'm SOL on finding a ride down to the show. So, I'm putting it up for sale. Buyer needs to pick it up in person, I don't trust the USPS these days. Email me for price - yes it's reasonable, less than what I paid for it.
[Jeanine] Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:20:02 PM 
Awesome Guitardude!  I heard about that little boy Zack on the Q.  Glad you had a fantastic time.
[guitardude] Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:15:27 PM 
Cut me some slack man,my brain was still in sensory overload!!
Testament was great,but short. Motorhead was surprisingly good,Lemmy with his dry sense of humor kept things interesting. Heaven & Hell was amazing,Dio was on his game and Iommi was on fire. His guitar tone cut through everything,and damn they were loud.
Priest...well wha could I say that hasn`t been said allready. Great set,awesom e mix of old and new tunes.Rock Hard Ride Free really went off well,as did Devil`s Child. All the band looked as if they were having fun. Since I was so close to Glenn,I have to say that his smile really showed what a good time they have doing this and when Glenn noticed the little kids that was there he went out of his way to pay them some attention. And based on my experience from the met and greet,thses guys are really a class act .
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[Scott Gavin] Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:22:01 PM 
After the Auckland , New Zealand show was cancelled I decided my wife and I were literally going to go for broke [ or is that go broke!] and fly to Sydney to see Priest. I used our ticket refunds to get the tickets, much the same dollar value. Had to save up for a few weeks to afford the airfare/hotel package, in that time the package went up in value by $700.00! Obviously this is because the further out you book the cheaper it is, and we're now left catching a 7:00am flight which means we have to get up at like 3:30am. To top it all off, I just checked the ticketek website to see if any of the Australian gigs were sold out [ or cancelled], to find that all tickets for the Sydney show are now AUS$60.00! Nice, thats less than half price, in fact I could have bought both my wife and I's tickets for $29.00 less than the price of one! None of this is Priest or their managements fault, merely the economics of trying to fill venues that are too large for the band, big enough for the stage, but vastly over-ambitious in terms of ticket sales. I'm sure this is why the Auckland gig was cancelled early on as they had probably only sold say 1500 tickets and needed say 4000/5000 to break even by a certain date out from the gig.. I'm not really complaining, you can't put a dollar value on this experience, but to have lost nearly a grand on the deal so far, they better not cancel the gig, as usual all my arrangements bar the actual tickets, are non-refundable. That said, we're still going to be staying at the Langham hotel in Auckland on the 7th, the night Priest were supposed to play Auckland. All digits still crossed for Sydney. 19 sleeps to go!
[.] Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:39:45 PM 

Awesome review, guitardude

[guitardude] Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:23:44 AM 
At this moment,about the Priest et in Dallas,all I can sya right now is OMFG!!!!!!Now I must retire to re-coop from that 2nd row experience!!!!!!
[Jeanine] Friday, August 22, 2008 9:49:36 PM 
Check out the Sinful Thread.......
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[.] Friday, August 22, 2008 6:38:32 PM 
Not much going on in the way of reviews here, is there?
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