Rick Rubin (whom I loathe)
Screaming JAY Hawkins (whom I love)
Leave it up to Morrissey to be such a dick to where he doesn't include any of the hits in his set. I mean...Really? He didn't do "Every day is like Sunday" or especially the "There is a light.." If he keeps that up his audiences will decline in number as the years go by even faster than they already are. I mean, CMON!! I am a BIG fan and I was really upset that I was unable to go to this show UNTIL I SAW THIS ARTICLE AND SAID SET LIST.
I have been listening to and following Brian for fifty years and I am thrilled that he is still producing awesome music. The Gershwin album is a great album and it crosses the age barrier, I have a teen daughter that plays it. I was so excited to see Brian come out of retirement with Imagination. It was as if he was never gone, meaningful lyrics and great throw back sounds as well like "South America". Brian was back, not like most artists of his era as an oldies show, but as a viable musician making great new sounds. So if he wants to try this new album with these guests I say great! I'm looking forward to listening to it. This is what makes Brian stand out from the crowd, he's not trying to rewrite the same song and sound over and over. He's out to create a new sound and I for one am loving every minute of it. There is going to come a time when there is no new albums and all that will be left to listen to will be the body of work that Brian will have left us.
It always seems this way with musical/artistical geniuses. Critics slam talent that they envy or in other cases are so egotistical that they think their viewpoint on music is absolute.
But then if a critic was gushing over an artist's latest work they would be seen as a biased immature fanboy. Seems no one can win no matter how you go. Best to just spit out the facts and leave personal opinions to yourselves and let the work speak for itself.
It's the fans that matter. They are the ones who appreciate and support the artist. Negative criticism is just pointless background noise designed to distract and attack.
We've got the ULTRA LP over at Microgroove!
Agreed, agreed, agreed. I can't stop listening to "Lazaretto". It's brilliant. Great recap of this fine album, Leilani!
If it wasn't for these playlists, I would've never discovered these guys and they are excellent: Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, “Faya” - thanks so much!
Say Anything also has a new album out today (Hebrews) and their show is next Wednesday, June 18th at The Ritz Ybor!
Sorry for the confusion: what I meant by his "debut" was that this was the first time he'd played the venue since it's dramatic overhaul and revamping. I was aware of both of his previous appearances at the venue but both were before the theater had undergone its awesome facelift.
I too was at that 1985 Smiths concert, great show!
Actually, Gabe. Morrissey played Mahaffey in 12/1997 w/ Smoking Popes. So, it wasnt his first time there. Other than that, spot-on review. I loved every second of it. He was fantastic and acted as expected
A perfect accounting of the show and I am still reeling over what was and ultimately what wasn't.
Nice, Gabe. Funny enough, he performed at that site — when it was the Bayfront Theater — in 1985, with the Smiths. It was the band's final U.S. show. Though I missed Friday's concert, I got to see that one!
Great review buddy
Missing Dave Matthews Band (July 16), and Tom Petty (Sept. 21)
I'm gonna put on my Tiki Best, to be their. This stuff is so cool, when CD playing, you don't have to turn on the AC in your car in mid afternoon rush hour traffic.
The Down album is great. And the gimme Gimmes
Down and Prong also have new releases today
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