It was either the most rehearsed and corny thing I'd ever heard or a brilliant troll. Lines like:
"Hello Baltimore! My tailor's from Baltimore...she keeps me looking good in all my nice clothes...yeah...love my tailor...but back when I was younger, I didn't buy my clothes...I just stole 'em..." (opening riff to "Been Caught Stealing")
Every few songs there was another rambling, tangential "story" that was clearly planned out as the way to introduce the next tune. They still played and sang great, but it was a far cry from the shows I listened to on dubbed tapes as a high school kid in the early 90's.
- A band that has played the same set dozens of times and knows the songs backwards and forth, as opposed to when the songs were being recorded for the album and still in flux. The performance is tighter, and the band often makes (welcome) variations to keep it interesting.
- New spins on old songs, or covers of other songs, made to fill out the setlist. Most of these never make it onto official albums.
- The benefit of multiple performances for a particular lineup or point in time. There are so many amazing bands that only had a particular singer / lineup for one or two albums. But with recorded concerts, you can get a few more performances out of that lineup. Even if the lineup itself remained through the albums, the delivery may have changed. Anyone who's a fan of Queensryche knew that Geoff Tate by the early-90's and on didn't have half the vocal sustaining power that he had in 1983. 1983-1986 Queensryche bootlegs are some of the most enjoyable in my collection.
Have you got any song recommendations for early 80's Queensryche? The whole Operation Mindcrime album is great, and I like the song Silent Lucidity (IIRC that was on a later album), but I haven't heard much early Queensryche.
Operation: Mindcrime is their best album, bar none. Following that, I'd say their best effort was their original Queensryche EP:
It's not terribly progressive, more of just an Americanized Judas Priest/Iron Maiden, but Tate sounds amazing. Warning and Rage for Order aren't bad, either.
Also, to qualify my earlier comment, this is what Tate sounded like performing their title song in 1984:
And here's what he sounded like trying to do the same thing in mid-2000's:
It's incredibly sad how much his vocal range diminished, especially since the tone is still pretty good. Chalk it up to years of smoking.
This idea that stories shape ones early outlook on life is something I've been fascinated with for a long time. I sometimes reflect on the stories I heard growing up in a poor rural area, and consider the stories I imagined more affluent kids hearing. Where the same, how were they different? Do the stories impoverished kids hear contribute to "generational" poverty? Which leads me to think about fables and fairy tales, and where they come from and what lessons do they teach.
Does anyone else ponder these things?
Perry really had a great idea there. A festival done right.
Nothing Shocking. I saw a later Lolapolooza in Raleigh and it was more more subdued.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrONIb9gQ-k - Party at Ground Zero, from like 1985. Ska-ish and probably their most famous song.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy--HbGS--I - Subliminal Fascism. Punk-ish.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZF4moOxOjI&list=RDRZF4moOxO... - Modern Industry - in all their late 80ies glory.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV5Nkah8nP8 - Everyday Sunshine
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59_FivvLXgA - Servitude - harder edge.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qhfpXTF70 - Psychologically Overcast
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXonkWWua-Q - Dear God
Kind of a random assortment.
Here are some really random collaborations
Fishbone with Annette Funicelllo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRTl66N4Ujc
Fishbone with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eRowpUntIs
But I think some artists can handle it. Lil Pump is just so strong of an artist, I don't think drugs can really stop him.
For context, I'm in my mid forties and have I've been in East Asia for 5 years. Listening to this song, I felt like what I once knew as a kid was finally gone. The last columns have crumbled, and the foundation of what I could maybe come back to some day has disappeared.
All I know is that I don't think I'll forget it, even when I'm 80. Not too many songs can do that, and this one really hit me, more than anything else. It was like a bullet.
If I had to describe what great art is, I'd say this is definitely it.
>"Aaron Gilbreath considers the impact a live Jane’s Addiction recording has had on him, and the effect heroin had on the band’s — and his own — creativity."