Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | Photos | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Tommy James & The Shondells - Live at The Bitter End DVD Review


by Morley Seaver

.
I went to the best concert this evening and never had to leave my living room. Big screen TV, a comfy chair and the new live DVD by Tommy James & The Shondells. It takes some performers a musician's bag worth of trick and effects or others with a dazzling light show, to win over an audience. And then there's others that just have enough with the basic ingredient….exceptional songs.

Tommy James is still doing what he did in the early '60s, cranking out awesome rock and roll. And the reaction of the appreciative crowd at The Bottom End proved that. This DVD was filmed in 1996 so it's strange it's only seeing the light of day now. But still in excellent voice, Tommy led his terrific band through 13 tracks, hitting all the hits.

Starting off with "Draggin' The Line", the crowd was geared up right away. Tommy then went into "Crystal Blue Persuasion" which was simply excellent, and by far the best part of the show for me. They followed with "Sugar on Sunday" "Crimson and Clover" "Hanky Panky", "Sweet Cherry Wine" and of course "Mony Mony", among others. By the end of the set, Tommy was off and into the crowd, shaking hands with literally everybody in the club while the band very capably kept the music flowing.

There's a terrific interview with Tommy included on the DVD. It's full of humorous stories such as how "Mony Mony" came to be. Apparently he had been stuck for a good title and hook for some music he had written when he went out onto the balcony of a hotel he was staying at. He stared out at a sign that read Mutual of New York - MONY. And the wheels began to turn….

Also included is a discography and individual song commentary as well as a biography. Fans of classic rock --- and one must say, good music in general --- should check this out to see how one of the masters does it.


CD Info and Links

Tommy James & The Shondells - Live at The Bitter End DVD

Label:St. Clair Entertainment Group
Rating:

Preview and Purchase This CD Online

Visit the official homepage

More articles for this artist

tell a friend about this review

.


...end


.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Foo Fighters Postpone Shows Due To Family Emergency- Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Reveals He Has Lyme Disease- Linkin Park Live Streaming Chester Bennington Tribute Concert- more

• Day in Pop Justin Timberlake To Play Super Bowl LII Halftime Show- Pink Says Christina Aguilera Once 'Took A Swing' At Her- Ed Sheeran Says Substance Abuse Contributed To His Hiatus- more

• Yesterday's Day in Rock: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer- Rich Homie Quan Surrenders To Police Over Alleged Nightclub Assault- Justin Bieber Duets With Ariana Grande- Mumford & Sons- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Ladies Only: Jennie Abrahamson- Rachel Garlin- Nneka- More

• Album of the Week: Led Zeppelin's When The West Was Won

• Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds

• The Blues: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- Arlen Roth, Mike Henderson Band- Slam Allen

• Trauma Interview

• December in Red - The Way Out

• Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

• SOKO Interview

• The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

• Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost

• Death Penalty - Death Penalty

• On The Record: The Wild Beyond

• RockPile: Minutian- Odin's Court- THEO

• Michael Ubaldini Interview

• Root 66: Cameron Mitchell- Stacy Jones- Greg Shirley


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Ozzy Sets Home On Fire

• Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie Reunite at Journey Show

• Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested

• Iron Maiden Tops Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

• Pop Star Fergie Names Son After Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose

• Jack White Recording New Songs With The Dead Weather

• Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Reveal EP Details

• The Who Releasing Massive Super Deluxe Edition of Tommy

• Paul McCartney Talks New Song and His Plans Never To Retire

• August Burns Red Announce Special Screening of Documentary

• The National Curating Grateful Dead Tribute Album

• KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Announce Book Signings

• Mike Portnoy Reveals Full Progressive Nation At Sea Lineup

• Saxon's Biff Byford Explains Evil Look Was Down To Illness

• Astrid Kirchherr's Early Beatles Photos To Be Exhibited Next Month

• Gene Simmons and Engelbert Humperdinck Footage Goes Online

• Red Fang Streaming New Song ' Blood Like Cream' Online

• Sammy Hagar Compares Les Paul Guitars To Muscle Cars

• What Do Crocheting And Rock 'N' Roll Have In Common? Deap Vally

• Classic Rock Going Country

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• North Korea Reportedly Execute 12 Musicians

• Jay-Z Releases Holy Grail Video Featuring Justin Timberlake

• Big Sean in Fall Out Boy's New Video

• Thousands of Justin Timberlake Fans Flood 'Take Back The Night' Filming

• Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Unplugs

• Miguel Covers Pink's Just Like A Pill

• Eric Church Going In A Different Direction With 'Chief' Follow Up

• Kip Moore Has Almost Finished New Album

• Juicy J Twerk Tweet Ends Up As Scholarship Competition

• Danny Brown's On Stage Sex Act Was Not Planned

• Bastille Trace The Best Of British Rock, Including Morrissey's Pompadour

• Singled Out: Dulcinea Renee's Pictures Of You

More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• The Screen Door • superLOUD • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter


New Mystery Book from
antiMusic's Dawn Marie Fichera!
.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2013 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.