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....of course a few moments when he is twatting around playing songs you ultimately think, why ryan why are you playing this pap? But on the whole it was amazing. Best vocalist in the world at the moment - fact
2. Sink Ships
3. Everybody Knows
4. Fix It
5. Please Do Not Let Me Go
6. How Do You Keep Love Alive?
7. Off Broadway (great 'loud' RA solo)
8. Born Into A Light
9. Why Do They Leave? (harmonies & ra gob iron - loud/jammy finish)
10. I Taught Myself How To Grow Old (sweet JG/RA solos)
11. Grand Island
12. Natural Ghost (BP on fire)
14. Cold Roses
Planned Break 9:27PM
16. Come Pick Me Up
17. Wonderwall (heavy jam)
18. Freeway To The Canyon (tight solos/harmonies)
19. Go Easy
20. Goodnight Rose (biggrin solos)
21. Like Yesterday
22. A Kiss Before I Go (JG let loose)
23. Shakedown on 9th street
Glad he is being amazing for a bit. The new songs sound way better live too, don't they?
What. A. Guy.
Hope he sucks for London though in keeping with my new "no gigs in London as they all stink" ruling.
And although Dublin setlist is better from what I have seen....It was still pretty immense.
I do disagree, as Ryan seems to pull out the stops for London and the media circus....You know he'll pull out So Alive.
was there a support?
sweet child of mine guntrip - not had your weetabix today? Chill winston. So alive - of course he wont ever play that song again. There was no support, they came out at about 8.20 and just bashed through.
"won't ever" is a bit strong in relation to anything to do with RA.
So Alive was written when he was beyond smacked up and about one of his numerous famous girlfriend break ups. He says he will never play it live again. I'd be surprised if he does. Also, has Neal Casal got the shittest haircut you have ever seen?
But it is him. A few weeks ago he wasn't ever going to play with the Cardinals again.
Enlighten me? What is this?
America I think before a short break, then the Dublin show he lost his voice a bit, threw a strop got no sympathy from his bandmates posted on his website that he hated them blah blah blah, wouldn't ever play with them again, blah balh blah, being a brat etc.
It got removed sharpish.
He is a massive massive child like brat. He is the equivalent of all the people on here who announce they wont ever be posting again on DiS to try and get some attention.
Lucky he is the greatest solo artist of all time, or he would be bloody annoying!
when you posted 'Hope he sucks for London though in keeping with my new "no gigs in London as they all stink" ruling.' about five posts ago. good work!
I hope he is equally excellent in London. Although suspect it will be ruined by the crowd, the security and the cost.
he is a massive brattish twat, and always will be. But lordy is he immensley talented. To be honest, I would like him to ditch the Cardinals after this and go solo for a bit, as I feel he is a bit pigeon holed sound wise these days.
What did anger me though - was having to listen to Neal Casal play, if i wanted to hear him sing his guff songs i would go and see him live.
i went to five shows (four were in London tho) on the late 2006 tour, and Neal Casal opened EVERY SINGLE ONE. I SAW HIM FIVE TIMES. IN A WEEK. PLAYING FOR FORTY MINUTES.
Un-fucking-lucky.....Neal Casal isnt my cup of tea at all.
at the end of 2006? Christ alive.
and two last-minute solo(ish) shows at tiny venues. the small shows were incredible. at the Borderline he improved a song about a conversation we had about coca cola.
That is an amazing story if so.
he was rambling on about how he'd heard that you could dissolve a tooth if you left it in a can of coke overnight, and that week i'd seen an episode of Mythbusters where they tried it and it didn't work. i was at the front so it was pretty easy to chat with him.
he also did an improv song about neal casal going for a pee halfway through the set.
That the show he did at the Koko was absolutely mindblowing?
were very negative (although that could apply to the reports round here on anything)
that was awful. AWFUL.
It was literally bizarre. I spoke with him for a few moments, he seemed pretty out of it and twitchy. Then when other people (bar me and my girlfriend) ran over, he freaked out, shook my hand said 'its not because i dont like you!' then literally sprinted off into manchester park to as he said 'write the setlist' - absolutely crackers.
and it was painfully average. They played for just over an hour and the setlist was so one-paced that it was just impossible to get into.
Ryan @ the Academy in 2006 was horrible, just laboured. And to be honest, that is my exact sentiments with the Cardinals to this day. They just cannot step it up a gear or change their sound. They were very good last night - but i am hoping ryan ditches them in the near future.
I am warming to the Cardinals though. They seemed much less ploddy on saturday then when I have seen them before and they played the old songs really well. But yes, some more proper solo work wouldn't hurt.
Thing with him is that I am always relaxed about what he does. A duff album here or there doesn't hurt as there will be another one in a year at the most, and another tour in a year. I reckon he will be around for a long long time too so if he wants to do 12 albums with the Cardinals let him.
basically just said: "it's a ryan adams record. you'll end up liking about 70% of it and you know it". TRUEFACTS.
....are ok, but i preferred the cardinals line up he had with him during Cold Roses. They had more edge and Catherine Popper's backing vocals added another dimension to their play.
He says his future is with The Cardinals, and doesn't plan on going solo for a looooooong time :-/ He even goes to far as to describe his pre-Cardinals records as "crap". This does not bode well.
dont suppose you have link to this?
I bought the magazine. Here's a few choice quotes though...
"I really enjoyed working with The Cardinals again. That's really what my musical future is for me right now. There might be a day when solo records happen again, but I don't foresee that for a while because, when i have something to say to a person that's really, really super personal through music, it's much better to do it with your friends right there at your side, you know? And you translate it through them"
"...I made solo records and they were all crap....well, I mean they weren't crap, but they weren't this good. They weren't as good as it is playing with the guys now."
He also goes on to claim that he has absolutely no input when it comes to choosing the songs that make the cut for each record - all done by the Cardinals and their management, apparently. WTF?!!
Acid Mothers Temple
I hope he closes with 'Shakedown...' in Brixton too - I'm getting a little bit sick of Easy Plateau.
In case anyone's interested:
Ryan, Neil and Brad interviewed on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show last week. They play 'Fix It' and a cover of 'Times Like These' by the Foos. Starts about 2hrs 10mins into the show.