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London-gigs

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  • Started 11 years ago by Carl Kristian Johansen
  • Latest reply from Grimr
  1. Mountaintop
    Member

    Hey Crackpot, I

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    t know where you live, and how we can solve this, but maybe we`ll figure it out somehow.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Crackpot Idea
    Member

    Mountaintop, you've got mail

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. Wulf
    Member

    So, got my bags packed, see you on wednesday

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    have bags packed, will travel.

    see you in london!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. CaptainAubrey
    Member

    Packing my bags as I type! I'll be that guy with the glasses, the beard, no hair and a big smile on my face if anyone wants to say hi! Will try to have the setlist up not long after the show, I know I would have wanted that if I were at home wondering..

    Just hope it doesn't look like this:

    - London Calling

    On 07.00pm, off 11.15pm

    hah!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. OtherFool
    Member

    Well, saw the Vienna philharmonic performing Beethoven's fourth and fifth symphonies in Théatre des Champs-Elysées yesterday, which was really cool. Got free a free ticket from a guy at work, so I saved about 160 euros However, I would much rather be surrounded by "guys (and gals) with glasses, beard (the gals as well), no hair and a big smile" than old women with purple hair and fur coats... Have LOTS of fun and post reports as soon as possible! All my motorpsychodelic love,
    OtherFool

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. Tomcat
    Member

    Wish you all a good show - must be great to see them in London! Looking forward to read (hear?!) what was going on with the motorpsychophant

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. TAF
    Member

    Seems Snah has shaved off the beard. :-/

    But what about the gig? Guys?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. Halitosis
    Member

    It was good, but I'm not sure what the point of it was.
    If you haven't played a UK gig in years, I can think of 3 reasons you might decide to:

    1) Get a bunch of new fans - playing a bunch of 15 minute suites that all use the 'Loud--quiet--Snah solo--loud' template and then finishing your gig precisely at the 90-minute mark without an encore isn't likely to win any fans

    2) Reward the fans who haven't had the chance to see you live in that time - yeah, no encore is a pretty poor reward. And seriously, with the back catalogue MP have got, it would have killed them to play a couple of 4 minute rockers?

    3) Contractual obligation - someone said MP got funding for the gig. It certainly looked like they enjoyed themselves, but again, finishing bang on 90 minutes and walking off looks like a case of "OK, we said we'd play for an hour and a half, we have, let's go".

    Like I said at the start, it was a good gig. But Motorpsycho are better than 'good' and if they're going to play more gigs in the UK in future, it'd be better if there's an obvious reason why.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. welsh rarebit
    Member

    The Borderline has appearantly a 10:30 curfew, and MP stopped playing at ... 10:30. I think you can blame the Brits in this case. And as far as winning new fans, well, they got MP as they are. Take it or leave it. Those present at the gig certainly seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. (Including myself)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. fillmore
    Member

    They are not doing this to please YOU! This should be pretty obvious for anyone who has been following MP for some time. Either you are up for the ride, or you aren't. It should also be obvious to even the most casual observer that the band does not care anymore about promotion strategies. I guess there was a strict curfew? Maybe that prevented them from playing an encore. Or the people didn't make enough noise. However, playing 15 min suites sounds just fine to me

    Can you provide us with a setlist as well as details to the show? Would love to learn more...

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. fillmore
    Member

    Halitosis, how you can possibly complain when the band plays such a groovy set?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  13. Halitosis
    Member

    Like I said, it was a good show.
    I didn't know about the curfew (and a 10:30 curfew is pretty stupid, actually), but I stand by my point that I couldn't really see the point of the show as they did it. (Which isn't to say I expect them to please me, I just thought their choice of songs was odd considering it's been so long since they did a UK show.)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  14. fillmore
    Member

    I still cannot see your point. They did four songs from the three most recent albums (two from the latest) which is fair enough and quite natural because UK fans hadn't had the chance to hear that material yet. Then they did the staples "All is loneliness" and "Hogwash" that should please even the most casual fan PLUS two new songs which they debuted that night. Sounds pretty well balanced to me, giving a good picture what the band is up to RIGHT NOW.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  15. Great King Rat
    Member

    I couldn't really see the point of the show as they did it. (Which isn't to say I expect them to please me, I just thought their choice of songs was odd considering it's been so long since they did a UK show.)

    I, too, am not quite sure what you mean by "the point of the show"... Why would you have considered a show with "a couple of 4 minute rockers" more suitable for the first UK gig in a long time? Certainly they don't play shows for a certain purpose (other than simply playing a great set), and if they choose to play some short rockers - fine! If they don't then they probably just didn't feel like it - fine, too! I don't think they sit together before a show and think about what songs might - for whatever reasons! I can't think of any logic ones, really - be suitable for what kind of audience. At least i hope so...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  16. miss_t
    Member

    whether there was a promotional point or not... the guys obviously enjoyed themselves while playing (and watching their support act, elephant9, they were really groovy!) and thereafter playing a relaxed, though to-the-point-set (bit short, though, damn curfew!) with an 1-hour-in-and-out-jam and a couple of new tunes!

    i was amazed! the allman brothers couldn't have done better, and this powertrio thing where everyone is just improvising and playing solo at the same time sometimes reminded me strongly of one of my absolute favourites: cream!

    what a long strange trip it's been.....

    Posted 10 years ago #
  17. Grimr
    Member

    I'm a UK fan...and didn't know about the band when they last played the UK 8 years ago (it's hard to discover a band who has no UK radio airplay, or TV appearances, or magazine articles, and who's music can't be found in the UK music shops - even if they are the best band in the world!), so for me it was a dream come true to be able to go see the band on my own native shores. I had a 400 mile round trip from Liverpool, but I could never have afforded to travel to Europe to see them.

    I thought they were fantastic, and while I would have loved to have seen them play some of my faves from years gone by, like Hey Jane, Neverland, STG, Serpentine, Snafu etc. etc. one think I've learned is they never trot out the greatest hits package over and over again when they tour. And that's one of the things I love about them...musically they never stay still. (And I just knew they would play something I didn't know!).

    I just hope the guys don't leave it so long before playing the UK again!

    Oh, and don't blame 'the UK' for the 10.30 curfew. This was down to the venue itself..probably due to the fact that it's right in the middle of a built up residential area, or something.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  18. Tomcat
    Member

    Welcome to the forum Grimr, great effort to make 400 miles for the show! Hope you don't have to wait that long again

    Posted 10 years ago #
  19. Grimr
    Member

    Thanks, Tomcat.

    Posted 10 years ago #

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