RELEASED: November 1998
LABEL: Sony Music Work Group
PRODUCED BY: The Mighty Blue Kings
COPYRIGHT: MBK Enterprises, Inc.
BILLBOARD PEAK: #14
"Defined by its dynamic performance aesthetic: this stuff doesn't warm you up, it sets you on fire. The Mighty Blue Kings' lusty, athletic, and completely up-to-the-minute performance contributes a vocally dominant jazz-based Chicago sound. Singer Ross Bon fronts this band with decisive adult vocals and the audience contributes almost as much on "Buzz Buzz Buzz" as the band. "Manic Depression" has an inclusive, big-band feel, while the clarinet moments on "Big Mamou" round out a boisterous valentine to rock & roll that could have topped charts in the 1960s. Live From Chicago -- featuring cuts from the studio releases Come One, Come All and Meet Me In Uptown, is a timely and intelligent move in the timely and intelligent career of the Kings, who are competent and savvy enough to outlast."