How amazing were the Killers tour performances by Bruce? I wish I could have been there for the Ruskin Arms performance..
The funny thing to me is that we nitpick Bruce's 80s performances quite a bit on this forum, and while I agree there is a bit of a drop off in the mid 80s with his vocals, he is still light years ahead of so many other guys on stage (even when he's having a bad night). I was on a forum for Megadeth and everybody seemed to be happy that Mustaine was generally in key on the last tour. I'd take 86 Dickinson over 99% of rock/metal vocalists.
"Old fans overrate Thriller... the clip it's too long, the choreography is also overpraised, Michael's high pitch shouts aren't still on point, neither does his crotch zipper move. Not to mention his moonwalk. Black or White is far superior... he is older and wiser and has finally fully mastered his high pitch, his moves... and the special effects are top notch. Only nostalgia can make people say Thriller is Michael's best song and blah blah blah..."
Now seriously... it started as the thread says by basically people saying that Bruce sounded better in 2016 than in some dates in the 80's, me disagreeing by going a bit troll mode by quoting the famous "Forgive them Father" bible passage to suggest I think they're out of their mind (but never intended to change anyone's opinion... I simply don't care) and then another user giving lectures on why x is better than y and that he cannot accept other people's opinion to which I responded that no matter how wrong or moronic you think other people's opinions are of course you have to accept it. You don't have to agree with it but fact is other people are entitled to it. PERIOD!What exactly is going on here?
But when it comes to my opinions or anyone else's YES YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THEM.
Hey... as I said before... people are entitled to opinions and justifications that I consider totally WTF takes (even ones i consider dumb like the one yoy mentioned: LAD is better because it's just LAD). Is it dumb? IMO it is... but it's their take on things ... leave 'em be. My favorite live album is indeed LAD and is especially because of Bruce's performance many people here slander but I consider to be jaw dropping and the absolute zenith of his form in an official live album. Production wise I also consider it to be superb and the band is working like a swiss clock. Don't agree with me? Fine, You don't have to and I seriously don't care.I fully agree with that, I only disagree about "LAD is best because it's LAD" opinions. It's as debatable as "best studio record".
The most popular era could even be when he was at Samson. I don't care. In my book from 1981 (first gigs in Italy) to 1985 (LAD and RIR 1) that dude is just on another level when it comes to live recordings. If you don't agree with this, cool... More power to you.The other topic is the Dickinson's voice progression.
I'm under the impression that most people favour mid-90s to mid-00's period.
There's lots of recordings besides that (and regarding the World Piece Tour I would even pick their gig in Ipswich). Also think the dude slays it in Beast Over Hammersmith. But once again, in my book, nothing like his performance in LAD (especially the vinyl version). And that's all that matters for me... hey if people prefer his voice live in 1979, 2000, 2007 or 2016 or 1993 or whatever good for them! I don't and it's not even close. And once again I don't want to change people's opinions. But no one even dare to constrict mine.And also that if you're out for early Bruce's great performance you should be listening to Dortmund or London 1983.