Pat Travers Band
Boom Boom: Live 1990
Born in Toronto on April 12 1954, Pat Travers was playing guitar before he reached his teens, but it was watching Jimi Hendrix live that first inspired him to become a rock guitarist. For several years he paid his music dues playing the rock Clubs and around Quebec in such bands as "Red Hot" and "Merge". It was during this period when he was spotted by '50s rock 'n' roll legend Ronnie Hawkins, who asked the young guitaristito join him on tour. Despite the difference in musical style, Travers used the experienceito further develop his skills. After a year however he decided it was time go go for his dream and at the age of 20 he packed his bags and moved to London, England. A short demo tape lead to him being signed to Polydor and in April 1976 he released his debut album "Pat Travers". Following an appearance at the Reading festival Pat continued to tour in front of huge audiences and released another two albums before heading to America.
The US took to Travers like ducks to water and he gained a massive following and much critical acclaim for both his live shows and his studio albums two of which, "Live! Go For What You Know" and "Crash And Burn", entered the US top 30. The '80s established him as one of the most distinctive guitarists on the scene, combining heavy metal riffology with moments of musical genius. After bowing out of the studio for several years due to his disillusionment with thei ecord industry he recorded "School Of Hard Knocks" in 1990, an album that was to prove a huge success amongst his fans and win him many new admirers. This was followed by the album "Boom Boom: Live At The Diamond". He continues to tour, and has established a reputation as one of the very best hard rock guitarists in the world. Now for the first time ever on DVD, you can witness the living legend playing many of his best loved tunes to an ecstatic Toronto audience on "Boom Boom: Live 1990".
Special DVD features include: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, PCM Stereo.
The DVD includes the songs "Snortin' Whiskey", "Life In London", "I La La La Love You", "Gettin Betta", "Wat'cha Gonna Do Without Me", "Daddy Long Legs", "Heat In The Street", "School Of Hard Knocks", "Help Me", "Stevie", "Ready Or Not", "Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)", "Born Under A Bad Sign" and "Guitars From Hell".