My Misfiring Synapses

She's still got it....

   Thu, February 5, 2009 - 9:58 PM
Ann Wilson of Heart. The Pipes. The Power. The Range. The Rock n Roll Soul. She's still got it ALL!!!!

I just got back from seeing Heart at The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Poor little theater. It no longer has a roof. Heart blew it to bits!

They were AWESOME! Sounded as good as they did 10, 20, however many years ago. They played not only our fave songs, but since they are Led Zeppelin fans themselves, they played 2 Zep songs. I'm sorry, Robert, but Ann can sing a better Plant than YOU can!!! FUCK YEA!! The screaching in Immigrant Song... sorry Bobby-boy, that song now belongs to HER! Go play around with boring, stiff, little-miss-bluegrass all you want. I think Page should approach ANN WILSON about going on a tour! Screw him, get HER!

I'm on a Heart-induced high right now. I'm going to have to hit myself on the head with a brick so I can fall asleep. I'm sure I'll hear that voice swirling around in my head as I sleep. If I can sleep.



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Thu, February 5, 2009 - 10:52 PM
Wow, sounds awesome. I love Heart. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them perform live, though. You're so lucky! Ann Wilson rocks.
Fri, February 6, 2009 - 4:31 PM
Glad They Still Got It
I'm glad to hear that Heart still has it. I saw them when I was a teenager in North Carolina. The backup band was Firefall. I'm more of a metal-head, but Heart was always one of my favorite bands. I never really pegged Ann as just a straight up rock-n-roller. I always considered her a diva, but I feel she never got her due because she didn't fit into that typical mold that everyone called divas fit into. I always figured her voice would last, because she has such a natural powerful AND beautiful voice.

I also loved hearing Nancy when she played those acoustic guitar pieces. While other women such as Bonnie Rait got their due (as she should), Nancy never really was looked at as an accomplished player. Which is a shame. If you ever listen to some of the intricacies on things like Dreamboat Annie and such, you know she's a great player.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm glad they're still at it.
Fri, February 6, 2009 - 9:14 PM
Envy... envy!!!
I so envy you that experience!! I am such a huge Ann Wilson fan... one of the best female voices, ever. She can lull you to sleep or wake you up with a rocking high note that will blow the top of your head off. She kicks ASS...

I've got some live recordings of her that just blow me away... I can only imagine how it would be to hear her live... you won't come down for days, I bet. :) So glad you had a great time!!