I knew they would sound great. It's what they do.The Depeche Mode concert was on Saturday. The opening act was a band called DIIV. Wasn’t familiar with them, but they had a good sound.
Depeche Mode was great live, both main guys can really sing, and Gahan really controls the stage. They played quite a few unfamiliar songs, but they sounded great also. Closed up with the hits. Very enjoyable concert.
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Sounded incredible. Even the songs I don't like (the newer disco-rock ones) had a great room-filling but not 'noisy' sound. Great use of the sound spectrum. I still found myself grooving to the dancier songs because the sound was so good. But the songs themselves are inferior riff-wise, lyrics-wise and complex-vs-simple wise (way too simple).Cool! How did they sound? And is that a roadie off stage right, or a touring musician they don't let on the stage?
I've seen them live and it was great. I know someone who saw them right before Dave died and was brought back (on the SOFAD tour) and he said the show was terrible. Understandably though. I mean he was about to die.I knew they would sound great. It's what they do.
I forgot to mention that Ian Anderson likes to play the following Jethro Tull song from 1969, and dedicate it to the Eagles, who ripped-off the chord structure to make Hotel California.
Jethro Tull – We Used to Know
In concert, they finish the song by copying the Eagles' guitar solo, and then the final video shot is (instead of Hotel California) a Holiday Inn.
I actually came across an online commentary about this, where it's speculated that the Eagles incorporated references to both this controversy, and their rivalry with Steely Dan, in the song's lyrics.
Supposedly, the line "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969" is a reference to the JT song; while "They stab it with their steely knives" is for Steely Dan.
I saw a documentary about the neighborhood that they all lived in the Hollywood hills. I was almost like a commune with everyone just wandering to each others houses for parties and whatnot. According to that show, they asked Browne if they could take the song since Browne was never inspired enough to finish it. (So says the doc.) Jackson may have a different recollection of the events. They all did a lot of drugs back in the day.Not the first time the Eagles have been accused of stealing. "Take It Easy" was a song which was written by Jackson Browne. According to multiple sources, he was working with it with Glenn Frye who lifted it as his own. When I saw Jackson Browne in played it and mentioned that as well.
That sounds about right. May also explain the lack of litigation.I saw a documentary about the neighborhood that they all lived in the Hollywood hills. I was almost like a commune with everyone just wandering to each others houses for parties and whatnot. According to that show, they asked Browne if they could take the song since Browne was never inspired enough to finish it. (So says the doc.) Jackson may have a different recollection of the events. They all did a lot of drugs back in the day.
I was looking at the Eagles Final Farewell tickets but they wanted $250/person for it. I passed.
This would have been the 3rd time seeing the Eagles, 2nd time Steely Dan. So the pain of missing them is lessened some. I suspect yours will be less than $250 for you I would assume ... the $250 was in Canadian $.I enjoyed their show a couple of years ago, but wouldn’t feel the need to see them again… except Steely Dan is opening for them. I guess I’ll see what the prices look like here after the presale (haha 98) period ends. If it’s $250 I’ll pass