May 27, 2010 at 20:15 #451
Via sms from The Other Anders:
Mountain (13 min)
to be continued…May 27, 2010 at 20:20 #17173
Giftland… omg… that’s one that I would have loved to hear, now that they’re practicing TM anywayMay 27, 2010 at 20:44 #17174
Mountain (13 min)
Arne H ->
That was the first hour!May 27, 2010 at 20:46 #17175ijustpopParticipant
Has Giftland been played since 95?May 27, 2010 at 20:48 #17176
Yes, regularly in 2002 (and after?). Amazing anyway!May 27, 2010 at 20:56 #17177JuergenParticipant
“Giftland” was played in 1993, 1994 and ca. 10 times in spring 2002. The last performance was in Trondheim 2002-04-27 – apart from today!May 27, 2010 at 20:57 #17178
Mountain (13 min)
Arne H ->
K9May 27, 2010 at 21:20 #17179otherdemonParticipantQuote:“Giftland” was played in 1993, 1994 and ca. 10 times in spring 2002. The last performance was in Trondheim 1992-04-27 – apart from today!
Ahem, sure you don’t mean 2002-04-27? :lol: Because I remember hearing it in Oslo the day before :lol:May 27, 2010 at 21:47 #17180supernautParticipant
I remember Giftland from 2002 too.
Wow, Giftland, K9 and Sunship… No matter what they play one night, I always wish I’d seen them on another. :lol:May 28, 2010 at 00:36 #17181The Other AndersParticipant
Sorry, my fault: That was not Sunship, but The Alchemyst. Full setlist:
->Mountain (13 mins)
Bomb-Proof Arnie H.
Un Chien dÃ‚Â´Espace (27)
Whole Lotta Diana
->A Shrug & A Fistful
->Come On In
Gullible’s Travails (21)
(2h 40 mins)May 28, 2010 at 01:14 #17182
Great show, but it took me a while to get into it. WBAT was a solid opener, and with Mountain they were definitely in stoner-rock territory (which the Vera crowd seemed to appreciate). Giftland was nice but has never been one of my favorites, and Visitant was a premiere for me, so it’s hard for me to say anything about the song- except that I bought the single (of course…).
But then things started to get rolling with Bomb-proof, and especially Alchemyst, which was played very playfully with lots and lots of interaction between Snah and KK. Then Bent switched to a guitar anf they started Un Chien, which was a sign for me to go on a smoking break and socialise in the downstage bar (hey, they’d been playing for nearly an hour by that time and I needed a break).
I got back after about 20 minutes and the band was still jamming relentlessly, so I made my way upfront just in time for the final part. From then on thing got better and better. First big surprise for me was Timothy’s Monster which I had never heard live before and it was great with the dual guitar attack and the noise. Loved it. Diana was loud and groovy, and although not a favorite of mine (I was actually hoping for Cornucopia if they were gonna play COTF-stuff) this song really works live. Starhammer was another banger, but it was Greener that nearly killed me. I’d forgotten how much I love that song, and they played a great (tuned down) version.
The first encore was even better, because they played Like Always, one of my absolute favorite MP-songs for ever and ever. Followed by Shrug! X-3 and Come On In! OMGWTF!
Second encore was Gullible, but I had seen enough and went to the merch and hooked up with my friends again so we could drive home (I was the designated driver…).
All in all: great show, better than any time I have seen them in the last five years. Highlights: , Bomb-Proof, Alchemyst (this is one for the ages you guys), Timothy’s, Diana Starhammer, Greener, Like Always, Shrug.May 28, 2010 at 05:18 #17183JuergenParticipantQuote:
“Giftland” was played in 1993, 1994 and ca. 10 times in spring 2002. The last performance was in Trondheim 1992-04-27 – apart from today!
Ahem, sure you don’t mean 2002-04-27? Because I remember hearing it in Oslo the day before
Correct! It was a typo.May 28, 2010 at 07:20 #17184
Most energetic MP show i’ve seen thus far. Sound was excellent as well. Mountain was a definite highlight.May 28, 2010 at 08:27 #17185RuneParticipant
All good intentions aside…I caved.
I think my exact words to Anders before the gig were: “I might have to run out during the final encore, can you grab my recorder if I do since we don’t want an incomplete GT?”
Then I freaked out when I saw how late it was (had a garage to catch before it closed) so I grabbed my recorder and ran, midway through GT, so now I have an incomplete GT…
Sometimes I’d like to have a look inside my head to see what’s in there…can’t be much. :roll:
Anyhoo, great fucking gig!!
Not until I heard Mountain did I realize how much I really miss having Bent scream at me.
What a monster song and killer version! With dancing!
Un chien has gone all Floyd in the middle. It’s stunningly beautiful now and as powerful as it ever was. And then to let it slide into TM. Jesus!
Giftland majestic as ever!! Beautiful Greener as well!
I don’t know, this band is tighter than ever nowadays and keeps blowing me away. Round and round and round we go, always slightly faster…
They keep reconfirming that they are still my favorite liveband by far, and yesterday they added a bonus reconfirmation: There really is no cooler sound in the universe than the strummng of Bent’s strings in the the faster we get part of Un Chien.
Really.May 28, 2010 at 09:46 #17186The Other AndersParticipant
Hehe, Rune: I was keeping an eye on you, because I realised that you would have to run before the end of Gullibles. You looked really stressed when you had Ken grab your recorder for you, as did he. Haha!
But no need to despair, we already have complete versions from other shows of that song.
Vera was the best concert for me so far, mostly because of the most intense The Rounder We GO The Faster We Get part in Un Chien, but also because of the monumental Mountain this night, probably the first time out of the three I have heard where they nailed it, and salso Starhammer was a highlight, I’d be tempted to rename this version Spacehammer, as they took it all down before building it up again.
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