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1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

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1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:47 am

Date:
July 17, 1992.

Venue:
RFK Stadium.

Location:
Washington, DC, USA.

Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Live and Let Die
04. Attitude
05. Bad Obsession
06. Nightrain
07. Double Talkin' Jive
08. Civil War
09. Patience
10. Welcome to the Jungle
11. November Rain
12. Sweet Child O'Mine
13. You Could Be Mine
14. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
15. Estranged
16. Paradise City

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist),Duff McKagan (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Matt Sorum (drums).

Next concert: 1992.07.18.
Previous concert: 1992.07.02.
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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Tue May 06, 2014 5:36 am

Review in Observer-Reporter, July 24, 1992:

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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Tue May 06, 2014 9:25 am

And from Lakeland Ledger on August 28, 1992:











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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Blackstar on Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:18 am

@Soulmonster wrote:Review in Observer-Reporter, July 24, 1992:


Transcript:
Bruce Britt wrote:
Welcome to the jungle, indeed. The highly anticipated Guns N` Roses/ Metallica/Faith No More was a blitzkrieg bacchanal that combined explosive performances with food fights and a sordid burlesque.

Headliner Guns N` Roses took more than 90 minutes to set up, which was more than enough time for the restless throng of concertgoers to make mischief. Fans pelted each other with cups, food and toilet paper during the lengthy lull.

Then matters got even weirder. Encouraged by catcalling male fans, some women exposed themselves for the big-screen television cameras.

But not everyone was amused by the debauchery or Guns N' Roses' tardiness. Some fans had to leave the stadium early.

Those who could stay were treated to the usual uneven Guns N` Roses set. The Axl Rose-led band started out with focused, blazing interpretations of "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone."

Manic renditions of "Civil War," "Night Train" and "Bad Obsession" followed. Most interesting was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it rendition of the Misfits' obscure favorite, "Attitude", sung by bassist Duff McKagan.

But things began to deteriorate midway through the set. The momentum was severely diminished by lengthy and pointless solos by guitarists Slash and Gilby Clarke, as well as drummer Matt Sorum.

The band never regained its footing, and the crowd slowly thinned. Some of the remaining fans were spied sleeping or just sitting, bored expressions on their faces.

If Guns N` Roses isn't careful, this tour could sound the band's death knell. As comparatively sluggish sales of the band's two current albums suggest, fans may be growing weary of Rose's brattiness.

Unlike Guns N` Roses, Metallica seems fully aware that this tour presents a marvelous opportunity. In a performance that could only be compared to Attila the Hun's tour of Mongolia, Metallica storm-trooped its way into the hearts of the crowd. Their set was simply superb - more than 90 minutes of nonstop musical mayhem.

Lyrically speaking, Metallica is nowhere near as compelling as Guns N` Roses. In fact, Metallica's lyrics often read like bad high school poetry. But musically the band goes toe-to-toe with any heavy-metal act, and that savage melodicism proved to be the linchpin of the performance.

Faith No More delivered a set that was energetic, but ultimately confounding. The band ambitiously stewed rap, heavy metal and absurdist pop influences, but the experimentation resulted in an infuriating, sputtering performance.


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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Blackstar on Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:22 pm

Review in The Baltimore Sun, July 20, 1992:



Guns, Metallica: cream of scream

J. Doug Gill
Contributing Writer


In keeping with the political overtones of the past week, the 50,000 thunder-seekers entering RFK on Friday evening were as effectively split as the two-party system. The only conjecture the Metallica and Guns Ν’ Roses camps could agree upon was that opening act Faith No More would live up to the latter part of their moniker and offer “no more" than their allotted time.

Thankfully, they complied. There is something positively menacing in the way Metallica’s James Hatfield approaches his audience. From the opening strain of “Creeping Death" to the last notes of "One," Mr. Hatfield hovered at the edge of the massive stage hunched over his microphone like a gargoyle guarding Hades’ gates. Clad in requisite black, the heavy metal guru led his mates through a sweat-soaked, two-hour set that drained the capacity crowd to near exhaustion. Concentrating mainly on material from their latest Elektra release, the band managed to delve into their storied past for arena-tested chompers such as “Seek & Destroy” and “Shortest Straw." The unearthing of the earlier material not only inspired the multitudes to their highest level of frenzy, it confirmed that Metallica has reached a level of instrumental maturity unequaled in rock’s Panzer division. Live or on record, this four-piece band is a hard act to follow, and that’s just the position Guns Ν’ Roses found themselves in.

If you take Metallica out of the picture, the Gunners may have bettered their merely average live reputation. In spite of a voice that had obviously been ragged by their recent European tour, lead singer Axl Rose managed to carry the crowd with energy, showmanship and playfulness (referring to his recent arrest for year-old criminal charges in St. Louis). A seemingly endless bout with mountainous feedback also did little to enhance the vocal performance. In all fairness, RFK’s cavernous surroundings better suit a crunch band like Metallica. The Gunners are at their best when dishing out melodic hard rock, and it’s hard to be melodic in a giant soup bowl.

Still, even the most hard-to-please head banger would be hard-pressed to find fault with the set list. “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine," "Patience," the rambunctious repertoire boasted every MTV staple of their impressive catalog. Ironically, for all their bad-boy image and ruffian persona Guns N’ Roses were most powerful on subdued outings. The mournful, piano-based “November Rain” and "Civil War" were among the evening’s most dramatic moments, as was the edgy treatment of Dylan’s "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door."

In all, both heavy metal titans delivered the sort of deafening mayhem their followers crave. A suggestion: If, for the rest of the tour, the Gunners plan on matching the sort of payload Metallica delivers they had better accentuate the heavy artillery.
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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Blackstar on Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:43 am

Now, I’ve been advised not to say anything -or anything derogatory- about St. Louis... Well, St. Louis can suck my dick. You saw the news; I was arrested... “by some unexpected guest”. It wasn’t unexpected! I knew that the motherfucker lied and was gonna have me arrested. And the only way we would be here tonight to do this tour was to let that asshole have his fucking way and shove it back down his motherfucking throat (?)!
Now the son of the bitch, after they dropped the deal and we’ll do the tour and I plead not guilty, he doesn’t “want to go to court now with Mr. Rose, I want to work it out with his lawyers.” Too late, little fuck! Because... I’m not fighting just for my own shit. I’m fighting for what I believe in or what I feel it’s the truth. And I’m fighting for (?) 60 fuckin’ people whose lives were threatened in that fucking riot, because that place doesn’t know how to have a rock concert. ... I mean, what... we played some place the last show they had was Jimmy fuckin’ Buffet. Give me a break!
So now, it will come down in October to one of two things: either his career or my career. And fuck him!
(?) You don’t wanna another St. Louis (?)? Stop doing shit.
So (?) there’s a certain attitude required; I think it’s called “Live and Let Die”!  
[Onstage at RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., July 17, 1992]
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Re: 1992.07.17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, USA

Post by Blackstar on Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 pm

Review published in El Paso Times, August 14, 1992, as part of a preview for the show in Las Cruces:


What to expect from GN’R, Metallica

Review

By Edna Gundersen
Gannett News Service


Summer’s rock 'n' roll ceasefire is over. Guns N’ Roses and Metallica launched their double-booster rocket blast of high flying metal for 50,000 fans at RFK Stadium.

Co-headliners GN’R (17 songs) and Metallica (18) each played two-hour-plus shows, and while neither was remarkably different from recent arena outings, both were powerful, provocative and pulverizing. Ah, relief at last from the season’s lulling dance ditties, country pop and kiddie hip-hop.

Both bands were focused and energetic, with GN’R lobbing the most resonating explosives, their swelling anthems undiminished by a massive venue and slightly muddy sound system.

Never slipping into automatic pilot, standout Slash is an emo tional geyser of stunning guitar solos, most notably on “Knock in’ on Heaven’s Door” and the soaring coda of nastily harsh “Double Talkin’ Jive.”

Kinetic screecher Axl Rose channels his trademark rage into a ferocious and aerobic performance, especially on the convulsive “You Could Be Mine” and a relentlessly manic “Welcome to the Jungle,” illustrated by giant inflatable monsters flanking the stage. He’s equally magnetic at lower volume (the moving “November Rain”).

Less varied and visual than GN’R, Metallica compensates with roiling, textured musical mayhem, whipped into supersonic momentum that flags only during belabored solos.

Forming a Dante’s choir, the audience joins in on “Seek and Destroy” and a quaking version of “Wherever I May Roam.” Metallica peaks: a careening “Whiplash,” the moody acoustics of “The Unforgiven,” and the rhythmic ricochets of “One.”

Former El Paso Times staffer Edna Gundersen covers music for Gannett News Service. She wrote this review earlier this summer based on the opening performance of the tour, which comes to Las Cruces Aug. 27.
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