Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, better known as Heart, played a sold out show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on August 3, 2010. Even though they’ve been around since 1973, they sounded and looked as great as they did when they first hit the scene 37 years ago!
In my dream scenario, I really wanted to hear “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” They must have read my mind because they played all three songs in a row! I naturally lost my mind. They also did covers of Led Zeppelin’s “What is and What Should Never Be” (and rocked the HELL out of it, I might add); The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and played a snippet of “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. Ann Wilson’s voice is a powerhouse and she sounds as good, if not better than she does on record. It’s no wonder that Heart are commonly referred to as the “female Led Zeppelin.”
They rocked hard for the entire show. They dipped into every decade of their back catalog and played 80′s smash hits such as “Never,” “Alone” and ”These Dreams.” The new songs from their upcoming album “Red Velvet Car,” which is released at the end of August 2010, were pretty good as well. They played the title track, a track called “Hey You,” which is not the Pink Floyd song, as well as a song called “WTF” which is about looking in the mirror and pondering “what the f–k was I thinking?!”
It’s a crime that Heart are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they were and are still amazing nearly 40 years later. A video of “What is and What Should Never Be” will be coming soon, so stay tuned. If they come to your town, you’d be a fool not to see these legends!