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A Concert Review
Next Up: Veruca Salt
In Reverse:
Echo & The Bunnymen
Or: From the Beginning

May 25, 1997

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review and Photos by
The Dude on the Right
The Buzz Stage was done - no more running back and forth, it was time to rest and relax in the pavilion area and next up came The Verve Pipe, another band I was really curious in seeing past their "The Freshman" radio hit. Boy am I impressed.

"The Freshman" is a cool song, and from that I was just expecting The Verve Pipe would be a generic pop-style band. Let me just say that "The Freshman" is to The Verve Pipe what "Lovefool" is to The Cardigans - not a representation of the band at all. Nope, busting out with screaming guitars and a totally pumped up energy level,

Brian Vander Ark let the band through 40ish minutes of high energy rock and roll with some great harmonies and guitar.

Yep, another band where I know one song, well, two songs, but what impressed me was the fact that even though most of the crowd was probably only familiar with "The Freshman" (the version they did was great by the way), the band brought the entire crowd into a show spotlighted by excellent guitar driven music over great lyrics by a band as tight as the best of them.

And the surprise of this show, at least from the many comments around me, was their awesome cover of The Beatles' classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

The crowd loved it, I was duly impressed, and it's TWO BIG OL' THUMBS UP for The Verve Pipe.


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