Audioslave
Live in Cuba


3.0
good

Review

by riobravo1023 USER (7 Reviews)
October 23rd, 2005 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


OK, so Audioslave is the first American band to ever play Cuba. On May 6, 2005, 60,000 people attending the free Audioslave concert in Havana, Cuba in the Anti-Imperialist Plaza. This is supposedly a very historic event, but to be quite honest, there isn't anything special about the actual performance.


What I liked about the DVD

The main thing I liked about this DVD is the set list. I believe that they didn't include the entire concert on here, but most of it. I love how they played some RATM and Soundgarden, along with plenty of Audioslave. Some highlights would include Spoonman, Bulls on Parde, Black Hole Sun, and I am the Highway.
Another thing I really liked about this was Tom Morello's guitar playing. Some of these solos are amazing. Examples: Bulls On Parade, I am the Highway, and Spoonman. Brad Wilk's drumming is wonderful, and Tim's bass playing is incredible, as always.
I also like Tim's backup vocals. In Spoonman, his vocals aren't very good, but in the other songs he sings in(Like a Stone, your time has come) they are a very nice addition.

What I didn't like about the DVd
OK, although there are a lot of good things, there are probably more bad.
-Chris's singing just plain sucks. I keep thinking it was going to get better and better, but it never did. He is so tense, and even the way he looks when he's singing shows the he is uncomfortable. Although, on Spoonman, he seems to loosen up a bit (just a BIT) and sing a LITTLE better. I honestly hope he never tries to sing a RATM song again. Sleep now in the Fire made me laugh at loud.
If you are buying this DVD for Chris's singing, don't. It's almost painful to watch.
-The way it is put together is just hilarious. In some songs, the video and the audio don't even match up. They will be offset by a couple seconds, especially when the camera is on Brad. The overall performance(Minus Chris) is pretty good, but watching it is hard because you see and hear the band at different times.

Summary


Pros
-The music, except the vocals
-Nice set list
-It was free!
-TV documentary is nice
-Bonus CD is nice (minus "Sleep now in the Fire")

Cons
-Sleep now in the Fire
-Chris's singing
-Poorly put together



Overall, I wouldn't buy this. Chris's poor performance just ruins it completely. Unless you are willing to ignore the frontman, don't waste your money.

3/5



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Electric City
Emeritus
October 23rd 2005


15762 Comments


Dammit! U posted thisa like ten seconds after mine was most recent! poop!

This review could use more detail. It's length is too short. Also needs artwork and tracklist.

Electric City
Emeritus
October 23rd 2005


15762 Comments


Nevermind you got it. but i still could use info on specific songs.

riobravo1023
October 23rd 2005


274 Comments


Yeah, my computer always skips the album cover/tracklist page when reviewing, so I have to go back and edit whenever I review.

Thor
October 23rd 2005


10279 Comments


Kind of short, but a good review.

XxDEATHBLOOMSxX
October 23rd 2005


57 Comments


i wanna get this, but im getting Shadows Fall's first

Storm In A Teacup
October 23rd 2005


26977 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Duh it's not the entire concert. After the first song Chris says they are going to now play an unreleased song and right when he is about to say what it is called it skips.



His singing on this does suck. I'll eventually review this and it'll probably be 2/5

Zebra
Moderator
October 24th 2005


2647 Comments


Audioslave is a decent bad, but I don't think I'll be getting this based on your review. By the way nice review, but you need just a little more detail.

Storm In A Teacup
October 24th 2005


26977 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i wanna get this, but im getting Shadows Fall's first






WHAT!!! When? Is it a live cocert dvd? My life will be complete when I get it.



pulseczar
October 24th 2005


2385 Comments


this concert is kinda meh, Chris is a failure at singing RATM, and sounded pretty bad overall. The Manic Street Preachers probably performed better when they played at Cuba

Taxman
October 25th 2005


82 Comments


yea..i saw them play bull son parade at LIVE8 ...what a fuckin disasterpiece....my god i thought i like audioslave but everytime i hear em live theyre awful...so that pretty much means that there not a great band...anywayz....anyone else miss rage?

Zebra
Moderator
October 25th 2005


2647 Comments


Rage was my favorite band in the 5th grade. "Guerilla Radio" still remains to be one of my favorite songs to this day.

Audioslave is a good band, but IMO I find there music to be repetitive and dull.

Oddsen
October 25th 2005


1127 Comments


they are not the first american band to play in cuba. They are the first american band to play in cuba in like 40 yearsThis Message Edited On 10.25.05

riobravo1023
October 25th 2005


274 Comments


My bad, Audioslave kept saying they are the first band.

(>dragon~guitarist<)
November 13th 2005


243 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

God Chris Cornell should NOT sing ANY Rage songs, it makes me cringe when I hear him Sleep Now In the Fire. But the only positive on this DVD was the that solo Tom Morello does during Bulls On Parade, it is actually pretty cool, but its pretty sad when the high point of the DVD is a solo on a Rage song when it is a Audioslave DVD.

Mambuto_O'Mally
November 14th 2005


33 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I actually thought that it wasn't too bad. I really liked I am the Highway, and the BoP was pretty cool too. The thing I liked most was the documentary though, especially Tim trying to go down that massive cliff. One thing I didn't like, was that if you look closely during the first chorus of "Like A Stone," you can see a guy playing guitar backstage. What the hell is that about? BRING BACK RAGE DAMMIT!!



EDIT - Please ignore that comment above, I was having trouble logging in, so I thought I could come back and edit it, but like I said I couldn't log in properly. Sorry.This Message Edited On 11.14.05

Storm In A Teacup
November 14th 2005


26977 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I've written a review for this on paper now I just have to type it in word latter.

kolzig33189
November 14th 2005


335 Comments


yeah theres no way they sould do rage songs

riobravo1023
November 14th 2005


274 Comments


Yeah, I thought bulls on parade was pretty good. Sleep now in the fire would have been good, but the singing really just ruined it.



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