Review by Wayne Reu (Switch to


This being my first viewing of The Liar's show, to me it was very exceptional. The list of songs played can be read in other reviews so I won't bother listing them. The only gitch I heard or saw was when a guitar wasn't plugged in. Who cares, really, as long as it is resolved and the show moves on. Every tune was special in their own right. Listening to the latest material live was especially refreshing. I can tell that each member was in their own element with their instruments. Jesse's guitar work smoked! Much thanks to Kasim for bringing back memories of Utopia for the riffs that he played on his five string bass during his solo portion of "Born To Synthesize". Prairie Prince was driving his Yamaha and Paiste set with such ease as if it was nobody else's business. I often wonder what the experience must of been like when he played with Tommy Bolin way back when. John Ferenzik gave an outstanding effort on the keys during his solo part of "Born To Synthesize". It was really neat to see and hear these guys play a Booker T and the MGs cover "Green Onions". Each stepped up and gave a performance worthy of Y8,000. Todd practically had the whole audience meditating with Beloved Infidel. It was unbelieveable. He then followed up with a Red Rider cover "Lunatic Fringe". Kinda neat, but kinda through me for a loop as well. What a flashback. Of course there were the obligatory 1967 classic and then the second encore the 1975 Utopia Anthem had to be played. Even though these songs have a lot of mileage on them, it is still impressive to hear as they are timeless. The audience was the best I have ever been a part of. They were astute, attentive, and most appreciative. They made the event surreal for me. Domo Arigato Gozaimashita, Japan! Todd says next year, Budokhan. I may have to fly in for that.

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