THE LIZARDS - '4.2.11' (dvd)
released in 2008


Mike Dimeo - vocals & keyboards
Patrick Klein - guitars & vocals
Randy Pratt – bass
Bobby Rondinelli - drums

II.) Set List:

1.) “I'm No Good”
2.) “It's Alright”
3.) “Down”
4.) “On A Wire”
5.) “Planck Time”

     drum solo BB KING’S
6.) “Revelation No. 9”
7.) “Grip Of Love”
8.) “Tramp”
9.) “Something Higher”
10.) “The Rodeo”
11.) “Hyperspace”
12.) “The Opal Crest Of Zed”

     drum solo Sweden Rock
13.) “We Are Dinosaurs”
14.) “Areil”/”My Dark Angel”
15.) “I'm Mad”
16.) “Can't Fool Myself”

III.)BONUS VIDEO: The Lizards slide show

     First things first, what is the significance of calling the DVD ‘4.2.11’?  The title of the DVD was taken from the movie called, This Is Spinal Tap released March 2, 1984.
The movie was a mock rockumentary directed by Rob Reiner that stared members of the fictional heavy-metal/hard rock band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard-rock and heavy-metal bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rockumentaries of the time. {Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) - “The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...“ Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) “Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?” Nigel Tufnel “Exactly.” Marty DiBergi ff...“Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?” Nigel Tufnel “Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?”}  So The Lizards have four band members (4) that go to (2) eleven (11).  There is one more thing you need to know before we get into this review.  If you feel the need to help a brother out and burn a copy of this DVD for him.  Keep in mind; The DVD is copyrighted by The Lizards and Hyperspace Records and any unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws, and you will be subject to a deep cavity search and life imprisonment.
The set list for the concert consists of sixteen songs split between two live performances at the BB King and Sweden Rock Festival.  The first eight songs of the concert were filmed at one of the three BB King Clubs (Memphis TN, Nashville TN or Orlando FL).  Unless, the King of Blues has a club overseas that is not mentioned on their website.  If this was filmed at one of the three clubs state-side then I have to say the only let down was the crowd.  Don’t get me wrong I am very aware the last time one of the members of The Lizards had a hit song Ronald Reagan was President, and The Lizards were opening for Cactus that night, but damn.  I’m not saying the women need to be up front taking their tops of…God please don’t do that!!!!  But at least you act like you want to be there!  Though the only actual solo is Bobby’s there is a couple lead guitar riffs and bass line solos over the top of the drum solo.  There is a small interview section that connects the two concerts together.  After the song “Hyperspace” there was a second interview section.  The last eight tracks were just like the first except for two factors, the first different venue, and the second different songs.  The set list the guys chose was very well rounding including songs from all of their releases.  As far as I know there is only one song that is not an original Lizard song and that is “I’m Mad” by John Lee Hooker.  Put the band and their individual history aside.  If you’re just a fan of the blues then you’ll really enjoy this DVD.  I wouldn’t even think twice about recommending this DVD to a blues fan!