Well, I went to see the new lineup Saturday night, and was totally disappointed
First, the sound mix was so heavy on bass/drums, you could not hear the guitars at all/ vocals were pretty weak too. Worst sound EVER.
Maybe they were tired from doing a show the night before at Slim's in SF?
Gary Stevens as Paul - looks sorta like Paul, doesn't sound like him. Seemed bored and going through the few motions he actually went through. Pretty much ruined the "show" for me. I miss Jay Harris, the African American Paul - his voice was dead on, and he LOVED to be on stage.
Jim Seda as Gene - excellent likeness, but way over-played the part IMO. Does have a long tongue, and has the tongue-flicking bit down to a "t". Firebreathing was pretty weak too.
Val Popovich (Ace) - stellar, as usual, but couldn't hear his solos. Dude loves to play!
Jimmy Newell (Peter) - still kicks major ass on drums. Can't sing "Beth" to save his life, but admittingly knows it.
Won't be going to any shows in the near future. However, Orlando, their video guy, has put some vids up on their website from a show in a theater they did last month. http://www.ltltribute.com