'Canned Heat - Live at Montreux 1973'
(Canned Heat, et al / DVD / NR / 2006 / Eagle Eye Media)
Overview:Canned Heat was one of the hardest living, and hardest working, bands of the late sixties and all throughout the seventies. Led by the inimitable Bob "The Bear" Hite, a huge man with a personality to match, they established themselves as one of the greatest white blues bands of all time. This concert from Montreux in 1973, their only appearance at the festival, captures them at their peak, and features a guest appearance from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
DVD Verdict: Lead by the notorious Bob 'The Bear' Hite, Canned Heat were one of the greatest white blues bands of all time. This performance filmed live at the Montreux jazz festival in 1973 captures them at their peak performing such songs as 'On The Road Again,' 'Rock And Roll Music,' 'Worried Life Blues,' 'Let's Work Together' and many more. Better still this is officially now the only full-length Canned Heat concert DVD available on the market! This '73 concert from Montrux - which also turned out to be their one and only appearance there - captures the band at their peak and also features a guest appearance from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown on four of the inspired tracks. With the last studio recording with Bob Hite being '78s 'Human Condition' (before his death in '81) and with Vestine passing in '97 and Richard Hite in 2001, this DVD is a tribute to all of them in so many ways. This is a Widescreen Version Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with no Special Features.