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"
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!!!
Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem
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.
ENJOY: githead - art pop
Two Years ago I was very impressed by Massive Attack performance. Now nothing (or few things) are changed. One hour delay waiting from the planned start time, the same drumming and rhytmic power ( I can define it " disruptive", the sound (always perfect), the light show (hypnotizing).
So what's new: some new songs from " ritual spirit" with a new voice (I was not so excited by his voice).
What is missed: Martina Topley Bird voice and "Teardrop".
Massive Attacck = Unmissable anyway
The same night there was another unknown (at least for me) band, Biffy Clyde. probably more famous for younger generation ( this according to the audience). Nothing special I think. Just an "easy punk-rock- band". They remember me Green Days or Sum41 ( That I will see with my daughter next August).
At the end it was a good summer night spent with friends drinking one (or more) good beer!!!
See below : The 2 of us
I think that for Tuxedomoon music a theater and a silent listening would be more appropriate.
If you have any doubt you need just to take a look to the set list of the tour.About 30 songs and pratically the complete "unknown pleasures " and " closer" set; yes absolutely it was a tribute to Joy Division.
New Order songs, few at the beginning of the set, were just an introduction and nothing to do with the intensity of the heart of the set.
The choice of Serraglio stage was not the best (too small, no
ventilation) but it was the only negative point of a great night!!
The final with "Transmission" and "Love Tear us apart " fully involved people dancing (see the video). My favourite was anyway "Shadowplay".
The studio live is extracted from an Youtube video. Attached is the mp3 and the link the video itself.
ENJOY: Theodor Bastard - Studio Live
Youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32eibD1l0IE
LISTEN HERE: Labyrinth