BAD CHOPPER LIVE AT MASTER MUSIC HALL IN
CASCAVEL, BRAZIL ON AUGUST 9, 2008
Bad Chopper was touring in South America in August, 2008. See details
of the tour
Bad Chopper line-up at this tour was:
CJ Ramone: vocals and bass
Mark Sheehan: guitar and vocals
Brian Costanza: guitar
John Evicci: drums
This review is written by Helio Volpato.
1-2-3-4, Take it CJ!
This time I drove to Brazilian city called Cascavel (260 kilometers from
Maringa) under rain and cold to attend a show of Bad Chopper. I saw Bad
Chopper now first time at live. This was the second time the boys came
for Brazil, the first tour was in 2001.
After I arrived in Cascavel I went to the local producer's record store,
at 18:30 hrs, to catch my VIP pass to the show, there was a queue with
30 fans waiting for the autographs session since 15:00 hrs. The band's
flight was late and I was talking with my new friends for some minutes
when the store's telephone rang and we received the news that the band
The band arrived and immediately they started autograph session, signing
some of my albums of Ramones, Los Gusanos, Warm Jets and Bad Chopper.
All the guys were very nice and kind with the fans.
After the autograph session the Bad Chopper went to do the soundcheck at
Master Music Hall. They did it very fast, they played Do It To Me, I
Just Want To Have Something To Do and My Back Pages.
Me and my wife Lilian were at the venue at 00:50 hours and we could just
attend the two final music of the opening band (Misfits cover band).
After 20 minutes Bad Chopper went to the stage and the crowd began
shouting: "Hey Ho Lets Go", of course. The first songs of the show were
Diabla, Sick Of It, Do it to Me and Wart Hog. They still played more
seven songs from the Bad Chopper debut album (they didn't play Why and
1965) and just the songs of the Ramones that CJ sang, very sad because I
wanted to have listened to Blitzkrieg Bop. The encore had Strength To
Endure, My Back Pages and the great surprise of the night when CJ said:
"This music was never played by the Ramones!". Then he announced that
the song was Endless Vacation from Too Tough To Die album. The audience
was crazy. In the last encore they played R.A.M.O.N.E.S. It was
dedicated to Joey Ramone.
We had a non-stop show that lasted one hour, it was very good and
powerful, CJ's vocal continues excellent and he seemed to be having fun
a lot, the audience was very satisfied in spite the Bad Chopper album
was not released in Brazil.
After the show I and my wife went to the backstage and we heard "You're
again!" (huahuahua), we took some photos with the band. I got more
the set list and when I was doing the second question for CJ the
producer interrupted me because the boys would still give more
autographs for the public that it was awaiting outside.
This was one more unforgettable day for me, exactly two years earlier I
met with Marky Ramone. Now I met CJ Ramone.
Text and photos are by Helio Volpato. Thanks Helio.
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