I don't know why but since I listen to this for the first time one or two months ago I am playing their music continuosly.
There are different influences here (UK post-punk, Gun Club, early Cure) but at the result is a wonderful sound with appeal and rhythm.
The first work "Quinn touched the sun" (I think only a cassette record) was more rought but in this one there is more balance.
Really a good work.
HEAR: let us have madness openly
and some video here:
OK It could be revivel but this old "Canterbury" sound is still an original one. If I can explain with emotional words I call it "gentle progressiv rock".
Anyway call it as you want but this sound is part of late '70 music history.
Hear: National Health
I post this today because in October there is a life show of The Dream Syndicate here in Italy (I think is a reunion but I am not so informed about the actual composition of the band.
I have not yet decided if I will go or if it is better to listen to the original version of 1982 (I have the vinyl version of the front picture here). In the link there is a reissue version with more tracks.
Here: The days of wine and roses
It is one of the group I never saw life and I a waiting for. To complete my frustration I just saw the list of dates of the new tour for Damage and Joy 2017 album (very good) and Italy is not included....
Waiting for next tour I am listening all the old and new works by J&MC .
Really without age.
Here a Complete Peel Sessions collection (2000). I have the original 1991 vinil version with 6 traces.
enjoy: J&MC -Complete Peel sessions(2000)
The show itself was really short (just 70 minutes) but it was enough. Most of the last work "silver/lead" were performed plus some old pieces. The life sound of Wire is different from the studio.More rough and heavy but is definitively the WIRE sound.
RHCP music remain always a good soundtrack for free time and vacation. Their original sound is able to move my imagination to a beach party or in a windsurfers contest. The explaination is probably because I remember RCHP as soundtrack of videos and films about windsurf history, Robby Naish, Hawaaian contests and so on !!!
The concert itself was good, (not superb), not so long (1.40 h). What impressed me was the power of the drum-bass sectionl of RHCP show and the public. All the time people song together with them and it is visible how the people love them. Really a sound for any age (my daughter also love them).
At the end a nice evening RHCP leave to me a good memory
-Voice of Thom Yorke is really superb. He do what he wants and 2 hours life of this quality not a joke
-Sound. I thought that the clean and brilliant sound of Radiohead was mainly a result of studio recording and production work. It is a wrong assumption. Life sound is perfect and if possible better than studio recording. The organization and the sound system was perfect.
-Public and fans. It is difficult to believe than Radiohead is so popular (their music is not so easy). Yesterday there were 60000 attendance to the concert. I never saw so much people all together. I can think that anyway a lot of people was there also because "Monza idays" is becoming an important appointment 80000 tickets sold out today (in this moment Linkin Park are playing, Blink 182, Sum 41 also today. Green Day June 15). Music for all generations (my daughter is there tonight !!!)
At the end I am happy to say "I was there".... and today I am listening to Radiohead again and again!!!
Supporting the few rows above I am just reading to enthusiastics reiew (Rockol and Corriere della sera).
Really it seems it was a storic event as the encore 2 with "creep" and "karma police2
corriere della sera review
il post review and pictures
Good performance as usual also with this new revised band.
The sound and melodies are unmistakable and catchy.
Like a good wines also Wire don' t care about years.
Here: Wire (2015)