Sunday, May 13, 2007

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - May 12, 2007 at Richards On Ricards

Peter Hayes
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - May 12, 2007 at Richards On Richards
So as promised, here's more photos and thoughts from the show.

We arrived right at 7:00 because I'd heard that there was going to be no opening act and I wanted a place to sit for a change. The room was already smoky with fog which was weird since the show was over an hour away from starting.

The Fratellis WERE to have opened the show, which was I'm sure part of why it was such a fast sell out. I mean, to be honest, despite the unrelenting run of the IPOD commercial with Flathead featured in it, Costello Music is an awesome CD and a lot of fun to boot. They probably would have blown BRMC away.
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The show itself reminded me a lot of The Secret Machines show from last year. Another great band that sounded great live but with no personality whatsoever. Copious use of the smoke machine and lights were meant to disguise this fact, but in the end, there was really no connection with the audience. I don't believe that either Peter Hayes or Robert Levon Been said a grand total of 50 words between them.
Robert Levon Been
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Also, all that smoke made it almost impossible to take a photo that didn't suck.

Baby 81 is a great CD and I was actually pretty sad that they skipped so many of my favourite songs from the album. One of the highlights of the show for me was when Peter and Robert came out for the encore and each played acoustic numbers, which felt quite intimate. This was especially surprizing considering that Robert's number was entirely in the dark.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

the fratellis have got nothing on black rebel! what are you talking about!?! haha

Steven Luscher said...

That smoke machine is incredibly annoying. Luckily, there's a support group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15947054316

Steven Luscher said...

That smoke machine is incredibly annoying. Luckily, there's a support group.

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