Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Living Colour in Helmond, NL - Plato setlist/review

(thanks Rene!)

Middle Man
Funny Vibe
Doug's electronics into Walls
Sacred Ground
Vernon's blues into Memories
Papa Was a rolling Stone
Glamour Boys
Go Away (year after year we talk and nothing happens!)
Bless Those
Drum solo
Flying with fragments of "American Skin (41 shots)"
Love Rears Its Ugly Head
Time's Up
Cult of Personality
Jam with lines of What's Your Favouite Colour

Half an hour before kick-off, only two hundred people or so were present. I was embarrassed, though I could imagine such a show-up at Helmond (of all places) during holiday season. To my relief, the venue was rather packed during the show, which was announced energetically, and the crowd was responsive.

The band was on steam (It's Saturday, do you wanna party?) and they played great. Especially Corey doing fragments of American skin gave me such a weird feeling. Firstly, the words "you get killed just for living" during this 9-11 song Flying. Secondly, my remembrance of the 2001 show @ Cologne. That night, the band performed the full song, building it up layer on layer, and apocalypsing with Will hamering 41 times on his drums and Corey crying on stage. And with him many people. After the song, ALL people were quiet - no more "we want more's". Never had such a serene moment in my life before.

Furtermore, the improvisation on Papa was a Rolling Stone was some kind of serious joke, since it was Mick who pushed the band. And I had difficulty in sorting out the intro of Sacred Ground. It might as well have been In your Name, too, though Nader got it right ;-)

After the show, the band came out to sign the dvd and Will's new cd+dvd Native Lands. And for a chat! Oh boy, what a night :-)

Peace, René

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Renè & All,
I remember the show of Cologne. .I were very moved.
I saw the show of Spirit of 66 (B) Monday, I were in front of the scene, I thought has this show during my return in France,.. and I thought..there is only “living colour” for to do that.. they are fantastic.
(sorry for my poor English).Michael.