RADIOHEAD - Monza I Days June 16, 2017

First time for me at Radiohead,  Here my impression:
-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

rockol review

corriere della sera review

il post review and pictures


SIMPLE MINDS - April 27, 2017 (Acoustic Tour Milan)

Classic Appointment with Simple Minds Tour yesterday. They love Italy and Italy love them. Jim has always something new to show. This time with the acoustic tour he choose to be in as theater, speaking italian and joking with the public. He is really a front man! He has a future on TV shows!!😃

Good performance as usual  also with this new revised band.

An example :

STEVE HACKETT -(March 30, 2017) Genesis Revised (Legnano, MI)

I Was not a convinced Genesis fan and I decided to participate to this event mainly to meet some friends. To confirm my old feeling I was really not impressed by Steve Hackett exibition. Yes a lot of technic on his hands and guitars but something is missed.... I don't know what!!!


WIRE -Wire (2015)

One of most played group on my devices in this period is WIRE. The occasion was the new release "Silver/Lead" (2017) but starting from that I go back and after continuous listening I made the conclusion that "Wire" (2015) is my favourite work of "third age " of this extraordinary and prolific band.
The sound and melodies are unmistakable and catchy.
Like a good wines also Wire don' t care about years.

Here: Wire (2015)


AUDITIVE ESCAPE - Evolo (2012)

Auditive Escape (alias Jean Patier). It is the right choice for a relax night after a hard day. This French electronic, dub, trip hop "ensemble" is an interesting one. A lot of work self produced like this Evolo  (2012). This Trip-Ambent-Hop is really not bad.

Enjoy: Evolo.rar


UV POP - Bandy Baby Man (1986)

Thanks to ESWA blog (see in my favourite) I had the opportunity to know UV Pop. Searching on the web I realized there is not a lot of material of this band. Moved by curiosity I saw also on youtube and it is better. The attached file is directly extract from an youtube video.
There is another interesting video of the re-recording of "Serious" in 2010 (in my opinion probably better than the original one).

UV Pop -BBM : UV POP - Bandy Baby Man

Serious (re-recorded 2010)


STAN RIDGWAY - The Big Heat (1985)

I already post  this in 2012 (link expired). I am listening to the 2016 new work by Stan (Priestess of the promise land) and in the meantime I decide to repost this solo works from Wall of Voodoo former singer.
Too early to give a comment to the new work (just listen to 3 tracks) but seems that Stan style is always with us !!!

link here:   the big heat


THE CURE -Milan November 2, 2016

1984-1985-1989-1992-2016.........more than 30 years and it seems yesterday. It is always an emotional experience to join THE CURE  concerts !!! Yesterday night at Assago Forum it was a great event  with 2016  Cure show. More than 2 hours with  the complete Cure history from "Three Imaginary boys" to "Lovecats" and of course the evergreen "A Forest". CURE Live shows  were always full of music power and also in this 2016 tour there is a sound wall with  bass and drums as background for fine guitars lyrics and Robert Smith voice (really not so bad compared to 30 years ago). And As Robert says..."see you again"




PETER MURPHY - October 23, 2016 (Brescia Latteria Malloy)

Here again. After the Bauhaus 35 years anniversary tour, Peter is coming back in a different way. A semi acoustic (Strapping Tour) with songs from his solo production with some "classic" from Bauhaus  archive.
It was a wonderful night also because I was really near (pratically on the stage) and Peter demonstrate to be a great professionist of the music world.  three elements (Peter + guitar + bass) but enough to fill the ambient with a delicious sound. Nothing to do with dark of gothic movement performance.
Great Peter, waiting for next time!!!

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SUM 41 - Milan August 26, 2016

Some months ago I promise my daughter to go with her at a SUM41 concert (Milan was the only Italian date for 2016 tour). The group was unknown to me (other generation) and so I start listening to some of their song. The sound is what I identify as easy-punk and Green Day are for me the reference band.
The concert at the end was not bad. 1 and a half hour of music and the audience (average age around 20 y) satisfied also for the announcement of a new album in October.
 Different from what I normally listen for but anyway  MUSIC.