‘Back To Budokan’ – In Style!


Possibly my favorite band of all time gave me a real treat today. Their reunion CD came through the post and was on my iTunes within minutes! If you haven’t heard me banging on about them before, its Mr. Big – with their latest album ‘Back To Budokan’.

The band are certainly a powerful 4 piece, Billy Sheehan on Bass, Paul Gilbert on Guitar, Pat Torpey on Drums and Eric Martin on vocal. Combined they create a sound most bands cannot create, combining powerful Guitar/Bass trade offs with your typical fun loving 80’s rock lyrics. And this latest effort will not disappoint their very loyal fan base.

The 2 CD set contains their entire 2 and a half hour set at the Budokan in Japan, and additionally 2 brand new studio tracks.If you haven’t heard of them before, I strongly suggest you give them a listen both as a band and individually as solo musicians. A lot of time has passed since their break up in 2002, but they seem fresher than ever in their live performance. With this album you can tell how the band have matured, and it serves as a great starting point for younger generations to get involved in their music.

The band have released their entire back-catalog on iTunes now as part of their reunion, and I really hope it pays off for them. Whilst they aren’t the popular auto-tuned RnB love song, their sound is certainly something special – this could be the start of something good for the legends returning!


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