Former Strip favs WildSide perform Ro...

Former Strip favs WildSide perform Roxy reunion concert

There are 4 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Former Strip favs WildSide perform Roxy reunion concert. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Once among the most popular rock bands on the Sunset Strip before signing with Capitol Records two decades ago, WildSide never made it big on a national scale, but the Los Angeles group received quite a welcome Saturday at the Roxy, where they reunited to perform for the first time in 19 years.

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Jayar

Surrey, Canada

#1 Mar 3, 2010
Wildside was amazing, no doubt. They should make a comeback. They are also in fine form.
jason

United States

#2 Mar 3, 2010
WildSide shows why they should of been one of the biggest bands of their genre. Awesome sound!
Chris Schumacher

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Apr 10, 2010
Well, finally we get to see and hear almost all of the original Wildside band! I don't exactly know who was or wasn't there Wildside band member-wise, but it was a long night. 10 bands on the bill. 10. I only went for Wildside and curiosity of Vains Of Jenna. Here's my review:

The Roxy is small, hot, sweaty and quite loud. The sound system got better throughout the night as I'm sure the sound people made adjustments. Earlier the low end was lacking.

Wildside hit the stage around 12:30am and played a short set. There was a girl onstage in the band playing guitar that couldn't be heard? She must've been the fill-in for the missing guy.

At first the crowd was into it. Overall, the music sounded okay. Brent Woods guitar player was way too loud, Hannon's vocals were too low for the first 2 songs, and the level of backing vocals were too low. Not exactly like the UTI record, but what band ever does sound perfect?

Now for the bad part of my review. I have to be honest. Singer Drew Hannon sounded awful. At first, I wasn't sure he was even the same guy from the original band. He looked so different. He was a heavy guy. Granted, they all look older and are mid to late 40's now, but Hannon was badly out of shape, sweating profusely, unrecognizable and could not sing the notes at all from the UTI record. There were NO high screams like I expected, and alot of the times he was very flat, off key and just sort of yelling into the mic in a low tone. I thought maybe it was just the monitor things and it would get better, it happens, but it didn't get better. He just couldn't sing anymore after song two. This was a big let down.

The rest of the band was good. Woods has been around locally for a few years, so this was not a big deal for him, I'm sure. The drummer sounded like Tommy Lee but looked like a little bald old man. He played well.

Overall, I can't say it was that great. The hype way overshadowed the actual event.

The common gripe afterwards on the sidewalk out front was mostly about Hannon, the girl guitar player, and also how hot it was inside. I feel bad for Drew Hannon. I'm sure it must be tough to not be able to sing very well any longer.

I will still play Under The Influence and enjoy it.
Jayar

Surrey, Canada

#4 Apr 19, 2010
the show was excellent. I have no idea what the guy above me is talkin about. He doesnt even know the name of the singer for WILDSIDE. His name is Drew Hannah, u dumbass. Who cares how they look. WILDSIDE put out one of the best metal albums ever and they got together for one night after like 20 years. I was there and after the show, everyone who i talked to, loved it. The only shitty thing about WILDSIDE was that they didnt play enough songs and also that they played BALLS TO THE WALL by ACCEPT which i think they shouldnt have but instead they shouldve played one their own songs.

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