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Re: Glasgow

  • Subject: Re: Glasgow
  • From: Phil Mason <>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2023 18:07:33 +0100

A hugely enjoyable show that picked up momentum as it went on. I thought 
Gerard was looking healthier than when they played the “Welcome, 
Stranger!” gig at Broadcast in Glasgow in 2017. I hope that is genuinely 
the case.
The sound was, indeed, predictably muddy, but at least not as deafening as 
the last time around. It would be great to see/hear them somewhere that 
isn’t a minimally repurposed concrete basement. These sorts of venues are 
fucking Dickensian, man, and better suited to the shoutier songs.
Up to eight members on stage, including Wojtek, whose dancing was not as 
impeded as the audience’s, who had to contend with a sticky spilt-beer 
floor (perhaps we can blame the Flock of Seagulls fans who were in the 
night before for that). They have dispensed with guitar leads these days 
so the weaving of the band members around the stage, especially, during 
Breaking In My Heart, was achieved without technical calamity or personal 
Liked it so much, I even bought a T-shirt.
More, please.


> On 23 Sep 2023, at 16:13, Mike <> wrote:
> After April's cancellation, I'll admit I was worried most of the week
> whether or not last night's show at Stereo would go ahead. But go ahead 
> it
> did, thankfully.
> Gerard seemed to enjoy himself, even if he understandably didn't have the
> same energy as previously. The set was a couple of songs lighter than in
> recent years, but that's understandable too.
> The sound was a bit aggressive, which affected all the vocalists to some
> extent at different times, but, you know, guitars! 
> Mike, Bec and Rita all had their own turns - M&B their current songs from
> Culture Gun, but I'm not sure what Rita's was - fairly sure it wasn't the
> previously played The High and The Mighty (the chorus might have been
> variations on Who's in my head/ Who's in my bed). If anyone can update
> with the correct song title, that would be cool.
> Nick Jacobs guested on 'Warhol's Fifteen' and the encores.
> Otherwise, it was a predictably great show and it was so good to see them
> again.
> Mike M
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