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Old 02-21-2011, 01:43 PM
PowerSlave71 PowerSlave71 is offline
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Stephen Pearcy -- Joliet, IL -- February 19th, 2011

This is my first ever post - so here goes...
The venue for this show was a place called Mojoes. It is a good place to see a show. Four bars and two levels. On the second level, you can watch the band over the rail. Also, the stairs are right by the stage, so when going up or down you get a great view of the band.
Now, about the show. Stephen Pearcy is out doing just a few dates before going into the studio to so a solo album - he announced this during the show. He also announced that Ratt will be back in the studio next year to record new music. I thought the show was very good. It was the first time I ever saw him - unfortunately I have never seen Ratt even though I was a fan going all the way back to 1984. I had always heard that his voice wasn't very good live, and even though YouTube videos seem to support that, I thought he sounded pretty good. Part of that is the live experience and the mix of sound - but I enjoyed it. He called his band the Rat Bastards, and even though there is only one guitarist, he did a good job of sounding true to the recordings.

1. Dancing with the Angels (from Stephen's band Arcade)
2. Wanted Man
3. Slip of the Lip
4. Sweet Cheater
5. You Think You're Tough
6. U Got It
7. Lack of Communication
8. Lay It Down
9. You're In Love
10. Way Cool Jr.
11. Body Talk
12. Lovin' You's A Dirty Job
13. Back For More
14. Heading Out To The Highway (Judas Priest Cover)
15. Round and Round

There was no encore, after Round and Round, he walked off the stage and that was it. The big surprise was obviously covering a Priest song. As for the Ratt songs, of course there were songs I would have preferrred like The Morning After and I'm Insane but it was a pretty good mix. Three songs off the EP was a surprise.
All in all, good show at a good place.
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