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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Family Values Tour 2001

The third instalment in this metal package tour series offers bang for the buck.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Ozzfest, Family Values, Pledge of Allegiance — these metal-tour live albums are really getting to be a grind. Pun intended.

But hey, here’s a surprise: This third instalment of the Family Values Tour series isn’t half-bad. Here’s why:
1) Headliners Stone Temple Pilots deliver classics like Vasoline and Creep, which are a cut above flavour-of-the-month fare from Linkin Park and Static-X;
2) Returning band Staind contribute It’s Been Awhile, offering a rare glimpse of melody amid the mosh pit;
3) Staind singer Aaron Lewis pulls off a credible cover of Pearl Jam’s Black;
4) Up-and-comers Deadsy put the smackdown on Rush’s Tom Sawyer.
Do the math and it’s easy to see the value.