The Gang Of Outlaws concert review/Atlantic City 5/26/12
Steve Raymond is the Program Director and Midday DJ on WZXL Atlantic City, since 1990*
His blogs can be found on his DJ page at WZXL.COM
The bad boys from Texas ROCKED the house!
Song Selection: What a refreshing set of the deep cuts and Blues! Opened the set with THANK YOU!! Pin Cushion, My Head's In Mississippi, I Heard It On The X and Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, my all time fave' were ROCKIN'. STAGES?? Wow! Awesome! The hits: Sharp Dressed Man, Legs and TUSH were cool* An all time fave, Tube Snake Boogie was not featured and in most cases would hold down their grade with me, BUT thanks to some tasty morsel forgotten blues....... A++
Stage Presence: Always engaging and rebellious to do what they want, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill remain a fantastic front men duo out in front of the jet engine drumming of the beardless Frank Beard. They are consumate Pros who DO what they LOVE and it comes blasting through!
NO doubt these guys know how to do it, when to do it and they have been doing it this way for 40 years! A+
You may not know: After an Atlantic City show in 1998 and spending about 3 hours in his dressing room afterwards, I was asked to bring the car around to the side door. Billy Gibbons wanted to have dinner at his favorite Atlantic City eatery, Los Amigos Restaurant..at 3am! One pit stop first was a nearby 7 Eleven store on Pacific Avenue as he complained the restaurant did NOT have hot enough tabasco sauce to his liking. Before the era of I-Phones/cameras it was hilarious to see not one nearby drug dealer paying any attention to him going up and down the aisles of 7 Eleven looking for sauce!Yes..we waited in the car. Thank YOU Joe for that experience! NEVER will forget it* ed!!
Overall: Having seen this band live for about 25 years running, they are AGELESS! A+