No poster! What do you mean no poster? Non Comprende. Where's my poster! One thing I love about attending shows at the Fillmore is getting that gorgeous full color poster they hand out to the first thousand or so people that leave a sold out show there. It gives everyone something to remember the evening. The value of the poster can even equal the cost of the concert ticket after a couple of years of appreciation. It's like being handing a twenty dollar bill that grows. So what happened, I don't know, but I sure wanted that Big Head Todd poster. Oh well, c'est la vie. At least that was the only disappointing aspect of the evening because the show was all good.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters is not one of these really well known bands that gets radio play ten times a day on every station. Although, they do get a fair amount of radio play on some stations across the country as "Sister Sweetly" was rated the 8th most played album on rock radio stations in 1993. They are not a new band, and they are not a really old band. They are just slowly rocking their way to the stadium audience craved by most rock and roll performers. Following industry standards of grabbing mass exposure by opening for huge acts and playing festivals that gather a larger audience than a band can draw on its own. Big Head Todd has been able to sell more than a million copies of their release "Sister Sweetly," and they have performed more than 2,500 live concert performances. This current tour is in support of the band's seventh album release and the new album is entitled "Riviera."
Riviera is a concept album with depth and feeling. The objective accomplished as the listener takes a trip with the band to far away places on the musical horizon. The show at the Fillmore was in the words of Rob Squires, "The fastest selling show on the tour." That's because San Francisco is not only just full of heads, but they're really big heads. The highlights of the show were the classic original rockers "Bittersweet" and "Freedom Fighter," and a ripping rendition of the ZZ Top classic tune "Jesus Just Left Chicago." I also really liked "It's alright," "Again and Again," "Runaway Train," and a Zeppelin cover that the guitar sounded so right on you could close your eyes and go back in time.
I'll say one thing about this band, I will go see them again and again. I think this is true with most people that get a chance to see this band live. The band is a three piece band, like Rush and Triumph. While they play you keep looking for another guitarist because the guitar work of Todd Park Moor is so omnipresent and powerful. The show was completely sold out and the crowd was quite raucous as the encores neared. Drunk people to the left of me, drunk people to the right of me, here I am stuck in the middle with you. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
NEW ROCKTIME PHOTO!!! (5/20/02)
COUNTING CROWS DEF LEPPARD CHER THE OTHER ONES AEROSMITH TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS PAUL McCARTNEY SANTANA SHERYL CROW TESLA JAY-Z AND 311 OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002 DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2 THE WHO JACKSON
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MIDNIGHT OIL MT. AIRE 2002 BIG HEAD TODD CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG BUSH AND DEFAULT INCUBUS BLUES TRAVELER LINKIN PARK IN
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE LINKIN PARK & P.O.D. CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
FUEL & SALIVA AEROSMITH 2002 STEVIE NICKS THE
AEROSMITH 2001 BLINK 182 THE STRINGCHEESE INCIDENT OZZFEST 2001 BAD COMPANY LINKIN PARK OZZFEST 2000 MARILYN
MEGADETH TED NUGENT
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
THIRD EYE BLINDSUMMER
YES THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000 THE B.B. KING
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT JOE WALSH
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNGREUNION TOUR 2000 NYE
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD TOM PETTY
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