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Rocktopia 5th Birthday Party: Watch Black 'n Blue "Live At Firefest 2014" on Rocktopia TV!

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Black 'n Blue


Another band that had frequented many a 'wants list' were glam metal stalwarts Black 'n Blue, led by the irrepressible Jaime St James. Alongside Pretty Maids and Babylon AD, the boys added a welcome dose of crunch to the Firefest Saturday and certainly delivered to the sold-out crowd. Take a trip down 80s memory lane to the School of Hard Knocks as WE show YOU the night. The strong are certainly rocking right here on Rocktopia ...


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Review:

"Another coup for the organisers was to bring Black n Blue to the UK for the first time in 30 years. Along with the likes of Autograph, Dokken and Quiet Riot they were pioneers in the mid-eighties of the brasher, glammier style of American rock with its heart in LA, which was to dominate for the next few years.

However despite a long career B n B never achieved major success themselves and it was not hard to see why with some well played but derivative, often AC/DC influenced, material such as 'Nasty Nasty' and 'Miss Misery'.

They unashamedly still had the glam metal look, notably singer Jaime St James who was almost a caricature of the larger than life frontman, while the two more recent recruits guitarists Brandon Cook and Stacey Blades were a well matched pair who gave the sound a beefy feel. Ironically it was a newer song 'Target' which was among the strongest.


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However the gig really came to life with a home run of songs from their 1984 debut - suddenly memories came flooding back of being lent the album by the university friend who got me into all the American bands of the day. I was joining the fist punching to the likes of 'The Strong Will Rock', 'Wicked Bitch' and 'Hold On To 18′.

I won't be rushing out to rediscover their back catalogue but they were highly accomplished and fun performers and against expectations I thoroughly enjoyed their set."

Andy Nathan (www.getreadytorock.com)
 

Tune in for another show tomorrow!

 

Watch the show:

Black 'n Blue - Live At Firefest 2014 - The Final Fling*


Rocktopia TV
has already shown you the following FULL and 'In-Close Up' shows ...

W.E.T. - Live At Firefest 2011*
Gotthard - Live At Firefest 3*
Danger Danger - Live At Firefest 2012*
House of Lords - Live At Firefest 2*.
Robin Beck - Live At Firefest 2012*
Unruly Child - Live At Firefest 2011*
Dare - Live at The Gods 2001*
H.e.a.t. - Live At Firefest V*
Alien - Live At Firefest 2011*
Coney Hatch - Live At Firefest 2011*
Johnny Lima - Live At Firefest 2012*
XYZ - Live At Firefest 2012*
Stage Dolls - Live At Firefest 2012*
Tyketto - Live At Firefest 2012*
Steve Augeri - Live At Firefest 2011*
Danger Danger - Live At Firefest 2012 (Alternative Close-Up Version)*
Ten - Live At Firefest 2012*
Lillian Axe - Live At Firefest 2012*
Gotthard - Live At Firefest 2012*
Royal Hunt - Live At Firefest 2012*
Work Of Art - Live At Firefest 2012*
Terry Brock - Live At The Gods 2001*
JSRG / Vixen - Live At Firefest 2013*
Legends - Live At Firefest 2013*
W.E.T. - Live At Firefest 2013*
H.e.a.t. - Live At Firefest 2013*
Dare - Live At Firefest 2013*
Harem Scarem - Live At Firefest 2013*
Bob Catley - Live At The Gods 2001*
The Sign - Live At The Gods 2000*
Nation - Live At Firefest 2013*
Nelson - Live At Firefest 2010*
Jimi Jamison - Live At Firefest 2011*
H.e.a.t - Live At Firefest 2014 - The Final Fling*
Autograph - Live At Firefest 2014 - The Final Fling*
Boulevard - Live At Firefest 2014 - The Final Fling*

... as well as "Best Of" videos from various pro-shot Firefest DVDs (each 'best-of' video has a running time of at least 40 minutes!):

Mitch Malloy - 'Live From Rock City' - The Concert Film*
Valentine - 'Live At Firefest IV' - The Concert Film*
FM - 'Back In The Saddle' - The Concert Film*

Like the pro-shot concert films? The FULL videos are avalaible as downloads for only £ 1.99 each! Click HERE to visit the Rocktopia Download Store.
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*One has to be a registered member (click here to register your free account) to access the Firefest & Gods bootleg video section.

Please discuss what other FULL Firefest shows you want to see! 

Photos by Martiy Moffatt

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