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New Found Glory: This Disaster: Live In London DVDThis Disaster: Live In London DVD (2004)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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There isn't a whole lot of fault to be found on New Found Glory's This Disaster: Live In London DVD. Though you've pretty much made up your mind on the band by now, and don't need to read this to know whether or not you'll be spending your hard-earned cash on it, it's still an admirably shot, compe.
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There isn't a whole lot of fault to be found on New Found Glory's This Disaster: Live In London DVD. Though you've pretty much made up your mind on the band by now, and don't need to read this to know whether or not you'll be spending your hard-earned cash on it, it's still an admirably shot, competent performance video. Both the video and audio quality is the best I've seen from most band DVDs, but is likely helped by Geffen's budget when looked at on the bigger scale. Still, it's crisp and clear and the numerous angles used make sense.

The basic premise of the DVD is that right in the middle of the set, the venue's power fails. The band is forced to entertain the audience for 45 minutes any way they can, and a fair portion of it is shown. Reggie and the Full Effect represenative James Dewees, who plays keyboards for a good number of the set's songs during the show, helps out playing some apparently improvisational moog numbers and such, and the band gets occasional singalongs going to keep the crowd enthused.

Extras on the DVD include an in-store acoustic rendition of "I Don't Wanna Know," which is a bit droning and flat in the vocals at parts, an acoustic take on "All Downhill From Here," and "Truth Of My Youth," a slideshow of various pictures set to an instrumental of the said song. Also, there's a good hour of a 'Behind the Scenes' feature which generally just shows various footage of the band fucking around on tour and such, with even some rarer songs and B-sides played as the background music for clips. Of highest note is Jordan's ability to rather flawlessly impersonate various foreign personalities.

The only true problems here may be that Jordan's vocals are pretty high in the mix, and the song choice. Though it was bound either way to be heavy on the latter albums in the band's discography, they have plenty of uptempo/fast-paced songs that could've been picked over more blasé takes ("It's Been A Summer" and "I Don't Wanna Know" could probably take well-deserved hikes). I literally passed out around the second half of the band's set. It's likely a mix of the aforementioned problems and personal bias, but the band certainly could've tried harder to keep things interesting for the 20-song set, although hearing the almost-hardcore of "Intro" live is interesting and enjoyable. The band already does a piano-accompanied, acoustic rendition of "I Don't Wanna Know" during the power failure, so I don't see a need to play it with the full band a second time once power was regained. The breakdown goes as follows: Nothing Gold Can Stay - 1 [besides "Hit Or Miss"], S/T - 4 [including "Hit Or Miss"], Sticks And Stones - 8, Catalyst - 7.

It's definitely one of those you do or you don't types. Though it sure won't convert non-followers into instant fans, it's a lot of fun for current enthusiasts of New Found Glory with a more than sufficient length of extra features.

 

 
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md40_07 (June 26, 2005)

Everyone who disses NFG can go die. This was a great DVD with over 20 of there best songs on it. The extra footage was also great and the best part was when the power went out and they played some acoustic stuff. They didn't need the power cause they were already bringing it!

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

chief wiggum:this is papa bear put out an apv for a male suspect driving a car of some sort heading in the direction of uh, you know that place that sells chilli. suspect is hatless i repeat hatless.

"dr. riveara dr. nick riveara please report to the coranor imeadiatly.
the coranor, i'm so sick of that guy!"

and the next qoute is from a deleted scene:
homer: i can't live with this shame anymore. i don't care what it takes. i'm going to overcome this. it'll be like that movie. you know wher that women skier fell off the mountain. i think it was called don't fall off the mountain
marge: and whats your point?
homer:i am going to ski! i mean graduate from high school.

the score is for the qoutes

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

"...the singer started going through reverse puberty while developing some sort of tumor in his nose passage. He now sounds like the love-child of a telephone operator and one of the chipmunks."

Full marks for that comment.

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

These guys are growing on me. I like just the hits though.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 16, 2004)

i think the most amazing thing about this band is that they're so popular in the "pop punk" style and among teenage girls, yet they're all really ugly. I mean, that lead singer - dude, he looks like a young version of Eugene Levy. And then there's the fat guy - although fat guys are cool. The only reason I can like Bowling For Soup at all is because one of their members is like 400 pounds. That guys looks like fucking Jabba The Hut, he's kinda scary looking. I bet he's really fun to play cards with

Anonymous (December 16, 2004)

i loved when these guys got booed off inland invasion 2

inagreendase (December 15, 2004)

I scored this as a DVD and nothing else.

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

chad is retard.he climbed on stage and got pulled of by some other guy. the behind the scenes are pretty funny but not as funny as viva la bam season 1. go buy it it's funny as hell.

DriftAway (December 15, 2004)

Wow Brian, You've steeped to a new low.

You actually rated this release higher than Exile in Oblivion.

Wonderful! Brilliant! I can now tell your taste in music us incomparable.

You get the "special" award.

DestroyPopRadio (December 14, 2004)

They started off pretty strong, but then it seemed like after 2 albums, the singer started going through reverse puberty while developing some sort of tumor in his nose passage. He now sounds like the love-child of a telephone operator and one of the chipmunks.

DriftAway (December 14, 2004)

I guess if you're the kind that likes rummaging through garbage, this ones for you.

Whe these fags played at Warpt tour in '02 i saw the lead singer catch a boot with his face, definitely in the top 5 funniest things I've seen in my life

Anonymous (December 13, 2004)

im only 15 so its a rule to like NFG...once i turn 16 they are gonna suck so bad.

Anonymous (December 12, 2004)

Black or not, I'd imagine most people are offended by New Found Glory's existence.

Anonymous (December 12, 2004)

As black man, I am offended by this DVD.

-BSD

inagreendase (December 11, 2004)

The song from Nothing Gold is "2's & 3's."

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

saw them with green day recently and when the guitarist came down to the edge of the barricade to sing along with fans, he got clocked in the face. the dude who landed the punch didn't even get thrown out. thats what i call justice.

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

ANYTIME new found glory plays its a fucking disaster. ... zing!

KB (December 11, 2004)

New Found Glory embody's everything that is wrong with new-school punk....actually, I dont even really consider it punk....and no this isn't flamebait

boba_fett (December 11, 2004)

"what was the song from nothing gold can stay?"

Its New Found Glory.

uhh... thats the band. the song is hit or miss.

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

"This disaster"... how appropriate

Big_Guy (December 11, 2004)

"james dewees was totally in coalesce. like, totally."

Shhhhhhhh

Anonymous (December 11, 2004)

"what was the song from nothing gold can stay?"

Its New Found Glory.

8dollarclarinetsolo (December 11, 2004)

what was the song from nothing gold can stay?

colin (December 11, 2004)

i can nearly guarantee that the performance on this dvd is nowhere near the energy of the show they put on when they did the first tour in support of "nothing gold can stay"... i saw these kids a few years back after they got big and what a fucking letdown. total lack of energy, they were old, tired, and sloppy with the same tricks they'd been using for years.

Anonymous (December 10, 2004)

Great, they kept up with the clay-figure stylings of their last album!

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 10, 2004)

james dewees was totally in coalesce. like, totally.

Anonymous (December 10, 2004)

no

jamespastepunk (December 10, 2004)

I'd prefer more old stuff, but i'm picking this up anyway.

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