Slash

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy opening the show for Mötley Crüe in Basel, Switzerland. Photo by professional rock photographer Katrin Bretscher from Zurich

Slash and his band opening for Mötley Crüe in Basel, Switzerland

I have a thing for “old” rock music – 70ies/80ies metal and rock. For the most part, it’s just the perfectly balanced audiovisual pleasure; and personally I think neither the audio nor the visual stuff should be suffocating the other. Which is hard if you go to shoot Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy), a guy basically defined by his hair, opening for Mötley Crüe.

Guitarist Slash live in concert at Stadion St.Jakob in Basel. Photo by professional rock photographer Katrin Bretscher

Guitarist Slash with his weapon of choice, a Gibson Les Paul, live at Stadion St.Jakob in Basel, Switzerland

So yeah, the audio-visual pleasure. Let’s go with visuals first. I’m totally fine with people getting older, heavier, thinner, wearing wigs, cutting their hair etc, as long as the result isn’t completely hideous. If you have a fat ass, buy bigger pants. Which Mr. Slash seems to have done since the last time I shot him (I’m sparing you of the photos I have of that show where you can see him from behind…). If you read my last post on him, you’ll see that I had been rather disappointed in his “show”. So my expectations were low – and I pretty much got what I expected.

Guitar hero Slash live at Stadion St.Jakob in Basel (live concert photo by professional rock photographer Katrin Bretscher from Zurich, Switzerland)

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy opening for Mötley Crüe in Basel, Switzerland

Which brings us to the aural part. The band Slash has with him right now – Myles Kennedy isn’t the only guy that’s freaking talented in that group! – IMO should be given more influence and space. If they’re to remain replaceable employees (the group, after all, is called “Slash feat. Myles Kennedy”), then Slash should do more with all the time he gets to be in the spotlight. I found their show – excuse the potential blasphemy – simply boring.
Live concert photo: Slash feat. Myles Kennedy in Basel, Switzerland (photo by professional rock photographer Katrin Bretscher)

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy open the show for Mötely Crüe in Basel, Switzerland

About katrin

i'm a professional photographer specialising in live concert, band, portrait, and other music and stage related photography. i'm based in zurich, switzerland, and available to go on tour, for one-off shows, or taking photos for you on location and in the studio.
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