re: the band never sounded better
Monster, I agree with you on everything. When I go to a concert I want to hear Billy Joel songs sung and played by Billy Joel and I couldn't care less who is playing in the band as long as the sound is good. To be honest I believe that the current drummer is way more professional and relaxed that the former one. When I look at old shows I feel that Liberty is trying too hard to be in the spotlights. It always felt as if he was trying to steal the show and I often have been annoyed that he could get away with it. I have the feeling that a lot of people underestimate the value of Chuck and Andy. They are the band's basics and the basics are good at this moment! About Mark Rivera, how amazing is it that that man can be on stage for more than three hours and still have that big grin? He is a true stage man and he has the way of entertaining people but still knows who the leading man is. A good band is a band who accompanies the singer on stage, they don't try to steal the show.