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I still got a lotta love for kevin drew.
Thanks for reminding me, even though I can't imagine it being anything but 'good'.
i saw them on sunday at glastonbury and they were great. when they discovered they only had 7 minutes left they just played half of the last two songs :D
so I'm looking forward to it. What did they do at Glasto?
ME ME ME \o/
and were brilliant. New songs blended in great with a setlist that included almost everything you'd desire.
Anyone needs a spare, PM me. Rather than let it go to waste!
(It's not actually that far up)
on monday in manchester! new stuff sounds good live, and they played plenty old stuff too! they played for over 2 hours :)
They played for a good two-and-a-quarter hours. Phenomenal.
they were brilliant. I thought the set might be a bit heavy on the new album but they played more or less every song I was hoping to hear. Shoreline was a particular highlight, I thought.
too. I actually really like the new album more than a lot of its predecessors, although it was a very varied set that seemed to contain just about everything you could have asked for.
if you can take bags into the HMV forum?
i fell even more in love with lisa too. bring on tonight!
Gotta say... there was a massive sag in the middle and I don't think they recovered. Even if they ended in imperious form, they'd lost the momentum thanks to a five or six song run of dreary tunes about halfway in. It actually took a set list intervention to spark things up with KC Accidental.
Bummer. Heaven was an utter triumph, but Drew's promise of a marathon show made me greedy. Should have stuck instead of twisting, cos nothing tonight came close to May's show.
What songs bummed you out in particular?
Maybe it's just because I'm in love with Kevin Drew.
But there was a run featuring Frightened Lives, Looks Just Like the Sun, Sweetest Kill, and two pretty iffy Brendan numbers where the momentum just stalled and they lost the crowd (who were soon streaming past me on the stairs to the bar, the fuckers). They were then going to do Superconnected until Justin Peroff suggested they play something with a riff. It can't be a coincidence.
No harm. Saw them do one of the sets of the year a few weeks ago. Last night just didn't come close, though.
Live the slower songs really didn't seem to work apart from Looks Just Like The Sun.
All the parts where Kevin was singing alone with little background noise was also especially dull. They really should have played less of the new album and a lot less filler. Not playing Ibi Dreams of Pavement is also a crime.
Finally, when will bands learn making songs slower and longer with extended outros and repeated choruses or riffs is never a good thing. It just becomes tiresome and depressing, even Lovers Spit was ruined.
So yeah, very disappointing gig, nearly as close as Pavement were for disappointment levels and I certainly won't be listening to their new album any more now.
is Angus, whoever you are, you are the fucking man. that took some serious balls.
i mean i could just never do that. the longer it went on and the more he danced the more the grin on my face widened. When he danced next to Lisa i was green with envy but also swolen with admiration
his jump off the keyboard riser was excellent
agree the canning numbers just aren't that strong (for the first time in maybe eight bss gigs, I went to the loo during their set, for 'water in hell') and there were so many great live favourites missed out.
They're always going to be a bit hit/miss live but it was probably the most indulgent I've ever seen them - the terrible guitar/sax solo combination ruined an already lacklustre Superconnected and there was an absolute abundance of repeated endings where one strong finish would have had a stronger response. It was almost Neil Young 'Rocking in the Free World' at times, there are only so many ways to wig out at the end of Meet Me In The Basement, I think they did it four times..?
To be honest they really miss Feist and the general chaos of the S/T days, I think their KOKO show on that tour might have been their peak. Kevin Drew even seemed a little short of quality sloganeering, just wheeled out "we believe in each and every one of you".
Still though, Cause=Time? Me=Grin.
If they're going to play plenty of the new record, why no Art House Director? :(
trying to write a song that Lisa Lobsinger can sing convincingly - it's basically a Reverie Sound Revue song, granted a slightly better one.
Don't get me wrong, she's really, really, really pretty, but with the confident female singers they've had in the past (Feist/Haines/Millan) I don't understand why they've employed a waif to do a lioness' job. Even Shorelines was a little ruined by a life-sucking lack of energy in the counter-melody. At least they didn't wreck Almost Crimes by trying that out.
If there was anything Lobsinger could probably make a decent stab at, it's Anthems, and they didn't play it.
I'm really sounding like I hated this gig, but it was probably a 7/10 for me. Just parts of it were hugely frustrating.
Though our opinions may differ on the overall show, I 100% agree with your comments regarding Lisa. She's lifeless & looks bored the entire time & the bands weakest link in a live setting by FAR. She irritates me with her lack of passion and power, especially when the rest stage is buzzing.
I thought it was a great show and I enjoyed it more than the Heaven show in May. Not by much, but I just felt like it was more fun last night. That might be down to Angus' crazy dancing though.
Also, much respect to Angus. HERO.
- the sound. especially on vocals.
- better setlist.
- effective air conditioning.
- no talk-over-quiet-bits chatty types showed up there.
- no fat bloke called Angus invited to prance around on stage like a first class moron.
reasons why it was on par:
- Charles Spearin and KC Accidental.
I'm struggling to think of anything, AND we got It's All Gonna Break.
It was largely the stuff they didn't play at Heaven that meh'd last night's show up - eg that reggae-stenched Canning tune, Just Like the Sun.
they did Art House Director (arguably strongest new track), also they did a Late Nineties/Shampoo Suicide spell which was utterly magical.
Was more the sequencing really. Just felt there was a huge sag in the middle, which was frustrating because I've seen them so much better at Koko (couple years back) and the aforementioned Heaven.
i went to the wrong goddamn bss gig.
in toronto two weeks ago. pretty unreal. but impossible to top last summer when they played a free gig with absolutely every member, including feist, emily haines, jimmy shaw, jason collet, amy milan, etc
There was some top quality video of it kicking around afterwards, too. Captured it perfectly.
Hopefully the same cannot be said about last night, which, now I have read what's said above, I can now confess was, overall, utter shit by the Scene's standards :-(