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1988.08.04 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:39 pm

Date:
August 4, 1988.

Venue:
Philadelphia Spectrum.

Location:
Philadelphia, USA.

Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Out Ta Get Me
04. Patience
Slash's guitar solo/blues jam
05. Sweet Child O'Mine
06. Welcome to the Jungle
07. Used to Love Her

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Notes:
Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl goes off on a parking attendant and a cop who tried to stop him from driving into the venue before the show. Axl says that the cop said to him, "fuck your civil rights, I'm the law." Axl also calls the parkign attendant out during 'It's So Easy'.

Quotes:



In Philadelphia, just minutes before a concert, Axl got into a fight with a parking-lot attendant who, Axl says, shoved Stuart, Axl's younger brother and personal assistant. Doug Goldstein, the group's tough but temperate and shrewd tour manager, persuaded the police to release Axl in time for the show [1988.11.17, Interview].




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Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:48 pm

Rough show but I like 'Used to Love Her' from it.
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Post by Blackstar on Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:30 am

Review in The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 5, 1988:

1988.08.04 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, USA 1988_035
Aerosmith rocks hard with Guns ’N' Roses

By Jim Gladstone
Special to The Inquirer

High and Dry, the title of an album by the group Def Leppard, also is an apt tag for a sold-out concert at the Spectrum last night that featured two of that band’s hard-rocking counterparts.

The raucous double bill, which will be repeated this evening, kicked off with fast-living LA. newcomers Guns ’N’ Roses, whose opening song “It’s So Easy” includes the lyrics, “I drink and I drive.”

All five members of headliner Aerosmith are recovering alcoholics, who, after years of drug-addled concert performances, have sobered up and shot back to the top with bracing detoxed rock.

The cleaned-up quintet still had plenty of plucky bad-boy attitude to offer last night’s enthusiastic crowd.

Under a Vegas rainbow of colored lights, lead singer Steven Tyler raced about the stage kicking and wiggling like a hot-wired Gumby doll. In lieu of substance abuse, Tyler spiked his performance with a dose of good humor, opening “Permanent Vacation” with a few bars of Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song” and occasionally scatting a la David Lee Roth.

Crisp versions of new work, including “Rag Doll” and "Hangman Jury,” were delivered without needless solo forays. There was, however, a fair share of crowd-pleasing excess on older numbers, including a Joe Perry guitar introduction to “Lost Child" that was so long it could have been televised as a mini-series.

Guns ’N’ Roses, whose Appetite for Destruction is currently the country’s best-selling album, sounds better in concert than on vinyl. While the band’s faster songs are cluttered with punky noise on record, the live arrangements are more spacious and melodic.

The band’s lyrical bad points were so bad, however, that they overwhelmed the musical good. In addition to several salutes to inebriation, vocalist W. Axl Rose was relentlessly profane and misogynistic. He wiggled gleefully and ran a finger along his throat while singing the refrain of a new song: "I used to love her, but I had to kill her.”

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