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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Seeing Mr. Big Tonight

Just noticed last Thursday that they are playing in my area tonight. Then I realized I've never seen Mr. Big. Have seen Sheehan countless times and Gilbert on the G3 tour, but never Mr. big. Anyway, looking forward to shredding.
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nice - that should be a great show!!!
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It should be a great show. Post a concert review.
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Seen them several times over the years. Superb band!
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Yeah, Mr. Big is way underated. They should be bigger than they are. It was a great show. Of course, Sheehan and Gilbert were fantastic. They play stuff that borders on the completely mind boggling. But all of that is surrounded by great songs.

Eric Martin is a great singer. Sometimes you see these older guys and their voice isn't what it used to be. Not so with Eric. He sounded great last night.

The replacement drummer (Matt Starr) was good. Even better was he was joined by Pat Torpey on percussion for a lot of songs. Plus, he played drums on one song, and sang lead vocals on Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight". Class move to include Pat on the tour. They could have just ditched him after learning about his condition, but it's obvious they want him to be a part of the band for as long as he can.

All in all, a great show. A good mix of past hits with new songs. They played for over two hours, definitely giving the crowd their money's worth. The guy mixing the sound was pro, could hear all the instruments and vocals perfectly.
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I didn't realize Pat Torpey had Parkinsons...he's only 55...that's so sad

They did living after midnight? cool =)
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I didn't realize Pat Torpey had Parkinsons...he's only 55...that's so sad

They did living after midnight? cool =)
Yes, and they did it with Gilbert on drums, Sheehan and Starr on guitars, Martin on bass, and Torpey on lead vocals. And they did it better than any cover band I've heard do it.
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Oh, something I meant to mention earlier, Paul wasn't wearing his usual ear protection. It looked like he had something in his ears, but it might have been monitors.

Also, when they were finished playing, I checked out Paul's pedal board. Notable was an old MXR Distortion Plus. It's funny to think that with all the options available with distortion pedals these days, Paul rolls with one that has two knobs. Also saw an old script MXR Phase 90. His chorus pedal is a TC Electronics, like the kind Eric Johnson uses.

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Yes, and they did it with Gilbert on drums, Sheehan and Starr on guitars, Martin on bass, and Torpey on lead vocals. And they did it better than any cover band I've heard do it.
Gilbert on drums? ...wow, that's crazy...but fun that they can mix it up like that...sounds like that would have been a great concert! that's pretty cool that you were able to get up close enough to check out Paul's pedal board
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