|No Doubt - Live DVD Rock Steady |
|No Doubt's Live DVD - Rock Steady reviewed|
white knee-highs and pink lippy. He looks cool. He's also, unusually right at the front near the mosh pit. And the crowd loves it. For a lot of the gig it seems Stefani and co. never lost their ska roots with a few songs like Sunday Morning' and Ex-girlfriend' being more white girl rap.
There's a really twee moment when the whole band de-camp to the front complete with stools and acoustic guitars for Magic's in the Makeup' but the song's so good it's actually moving. What's really nice is that the session musicians are involved all the time and a family atmosphere is evoked. Naturally, Don't Speak' is the final song of the set and amazingly is poignant as the crowd basically sing the whole of the first verse. One of the more bizarre moments is Stefani doing press-ups on stage to the intro of Just a Girl'.
The extras are great and the band interview is presented as a question and answer session but each caption is a question and is very funny. There is ilots of footage that follows the various members around their homes and other hobbies, which in turn provides the curious sight of Stefani in a sort of soft porn cabaret show. The footage does give us a glimpse into the fascinating world of No Doubt (no sarcasm intended) and it's always good to learn more. More for the fans perhaps, but it is good value for money as far as live DVDs go.