Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin
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Back down the Dardanelles. Wed 15 Jul Blowing away the cobwebs. Tue 14 Jul False Start Back on board. Wed 24 Jun Uphill all the way. Would it be merely playing the whole sequence of an album, tracks never played live, a run through motions for the mere point of going through the motions?
Or, would emotions be audible and visible? These thoughts all stopped by, in waiting for the Beard to take the stage. Yes, a sense of anticipation hung in the air. And as the opening song of the album was sung by Neal, the Beard were greeted with a whole lot of warmth and enthusiasm. It seemed that both audience and band were in for a special moment. The whole of Snow indeed to be performed live. Only the second time ever, the first time being at All Night Long - Various - Guitar Rock: Awesome 80s Morsefest just weeks ago.
And now, here at the historic site of the Loreley. The band Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin both Nick D'Virgilio and Jimmy Keegan on drums and vocals, Dave Meros at the back at the bass and backing vocals, Alan Morse on guitars, effects and backing vocals, Neal Morse on keyboards and vocals, Ryo Okumoto on keyboards and backing vocals and Ted Leonard on guitar and vocals.
The album Snow had a great reception back when it was released in Spock's Bear as led by Nick D'Virgilio played a medley from the album in the years after the release, yet the album as a whole was never performed by Spock's Beard while Neal was still around.
He left only just after the album's release. So yes, indeed, the performance was already said to be of historic importance. What made it historic was not as much that setting, but the way the band found each other in the performance. Vocals were shared by Nick, Neal and Ted and it Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin ever sounded so natural.
There was great spontaneity and energy on the stage present in all the singers' performances yet it was also there for all to see and hear in the way all instrumentalists played and enjoyed themselves. I heard Alan Morse play the guitar solo's with a lot of feel and, at least to these ears, I couldn't say he pulled off too many jokes or unnecessary effects with his guitar. So there was joy and there was dedication. That latter part almost always being part of Neal's performance, I felt it also shone through all of Nick's singing and drumming and the way Ted took on his part of the vocals, it was also there.
It was indeed quite something to witness. Great to have that energy back on stage. As they were singing, you could literally see all the singers all over the stage: it really seemed that this very performance also brought out a lot of energy for the band that, in turn, had to be spread. The audience was very open and appreciative to that. The band made a nice effort in what might have been yet another drum duet.
In both starting out on separate kits and playing 'against' each other, Jimmy and Nick switched to one drum kit and after that even went as far as to use the podium to show their immense rhythmic skills. Snow 's second album might Peace?
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Great to see that the band put Nabimaki Na Massa (Part. 1) - Teke-Teke* - Teke-Teke much energy into this part of the album as into the first part.
That called for revisiting both the studio albums. Of course, back then, Angeline - John Martyn - Patterns In The Rain as now, Neal Morse knew how to Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin songs, epics and finales. And the album's rounded off, just like the concert, with a great finale.
They had pulled it off, a great and emotional effort and the thanks Nick expressed on behalf of the band to a very enthusiastic crowd was from the heart and heartfelt by the audience. It was quite the show. It was already way past midnight when the band came out for an encore and performed the song that only cemented their unity, the recent Falling for Forever that features all members past and present. Even though it got a bit cold, late and folks were feeling sleepy, this was one historic concert.
Seven Steps To The Green Door from Germany has been quite hyped recently, as the next Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin thing coming from Germany and an album described regularly as a conceptual masterpiece. It made me curious anyway to hear and see this band live for the first time.
Despite the two vocalists, the music of the band includes long instrumental parts, an aspect well appreciated by most progheads. Having 2 vocalists creates the opportunity to offer some interesting and more complex vocal harmonies that would lift up the whole music even further.
But unfortunately in most cases the 2 vocalists just sing together or alternate The female vocalist puts on a lot of effort to enthusiasm the audience, not without result. Wir sind eine mitmach Band she explains the audience, which is an open invitation to clap along with the song, which is gladly accepted by the audience.
The offered music includes some alternative, creative bits and the keys play a major role in the music. With a nice sax solo the La Valse Des Niglos - Various - Gypsy Jazz turns into a rather jazzy instrumental.
The band offered a rather good start of the day, not too hard or loud, with music that gets your attention, inventive, challenging and not boring at all.
A really good balance between the keys and guitar solo's in the long instrumental parts. They delivered a good performance, good interaction with the audience and a good sound, well balanced. I still won't call them an exceptional band, but worthwhile to End Dub - Woogie - End Dub and hear they surely are.
Performing their second show on NOTP, German Frequency Driftthe start of the show is not very good, technical issues, the sound on and off stage is not good. They have to try three times to get the good well at least better sound for their performance. The cinematic music of Frequency drift is much underrated for my taste Andreas Hack and his band play wonderful music.
Progressive with an electric Harp on stage and the use of Theremin by their lovely singer Nadya Jaye. Almost after each song or between songs their bassplayer told us as audience a little story of how a song was come about and what the song was. Playing song from the last albums, as from the start the sound was not always very good, but was well made up by the interaction of the band on stage with all their humour, The audience also seemed to enjoy the show that was played full enthusiasm despite the not too good sound.
And in 1 hour they proved how my ignorance had kept me away from some excellent music! His face painted, kabuki makeup style, also known to be worn by Peter Gabriel in this Genesis years, and with frantic movements, almost spastic, he brought some genuine entertainment to the stage. But in the end it still was mostly the music that totally caught the audience.
Right from the start they blew away the crowd. I was sitting high above the stage in the grass and Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin to me sat a middle-aged woman who seemed not to be much interested in the performances on the stage. But when Gens de la Lune began to play it only needed 12 notes before the woman jumped up saying this is my music, I can tell from the first notes and so she disappeared in the direction Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin the stage.
The a friend of mine arrives late at the festival in the middle of the first song and asks who is this band, they sound great? I myself was just as much greatly impressed by the powerful, bombastic, energetic music with lush keys and expressive vocals. The rather new band formed in and just released their 3rd Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin really instantly grabbed the audience vastly in their musical grip only to let them go after the last note was played.
The impression the band made on the audience was truly great, even though sung in French, not understandable for most. But the passionate, powerful and eclectic songs hit in completely with most of the audience.
Even though the keys play a main role within their music, a song like Dansez avec la Lune from the Ange medley, played without keys, creates the same great, spectacular, atmospheric sound with the 2 guitars. Still the keys are the main topping and old master Decamps plays at his best and totally freaks out. Accompanied by some great guitar playing the band creates a splendid sound.
The drum solo including the chimes is another highlight when it joins the keyboard and theremin extravaganza. The audience is truly swept of its feet and knows, feels it is experiencing a great performance. At the end of the show Francis opens his shirt and touches his heart emotionally, overwhelmed by the very enthusiastic, alomst epic reaction Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin the crowd.
This band truly was the big surprise of the festival and offered, to my opinion, even the best performance of the whole festival! At the encore most of the audience clapped and sang along with the song; a truly marvellous moment. I was so clever to already buy the latest, and only still available, 2CD of the band at the merch stand, because shortly after the show it was already sold out! Absolutely brilliant, what a discovery this band! Opening with a statement on religious fanatism, RPWL took to the stage around at the second day of the festival.
Home turf, yet still the task at hand to please the crowd. RPWL surely succeeded in that as Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin had the crowd moving from track one.
What made a clear difference from the other time I witnessed the band in concert is that their show now really put forward what they were and are about. It was full of Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivina diversity in tracks and that was what go the attention. It's not that the band lacked inspiration in that tour, yet, to me it appeared that the constant changing of clothes that Yogi Lang went through distracted too much from the music the band play.
That might be a personal observation as I did gather that a lot of people enjoyed that tour. Yet, here and now, it is their appearance at the Loreley that matters. The band clearly enjoyed their return and had everybody in awe as they performed a gigantic medley of snippets of songs that either were taken from the ancient history of prog masters or, just for the fun of it, tracks that were progified by those ever so wicked guys in RPWL.
The way the band played the medley with Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin enthusiasm and virtuously so, gained them a lot of enthusiasm from the audience. RPWL really had the place on prog. And that continued for the whole of the show. Kalle's guitar playing again was outstanding and with a performance of the never released Pink Floyd track Embryo RPWL convinced even those who might have been ever so sceptic.
RPWL really master the playfulness of prog 'n roll. Very nice! One of the eldest bands of the bands, Focusnever took their old age very serious at this year's festival. With Thijs van Leer already being very playful at the soundcheck, I had the feeling we were going to be in for a treat.
With sounds that reminded me of the days of way back, when Ian Gillan used a flute during the shows with The Ian Gillan Bandthe band made its way through the opening track which was Focus I. The band, with two members gracefully around seventy years of age, was on fire and gave a lot of young bands and artists a run for the money. Especially when all brakes Alt Og Ingenting - De Forbandede - De Forbandede let loose and the band took on House of the Kingit was time for the band's junior member, Menno Gootjes, to shine on guitar.
Yet all the members made Focus live to be a real happening. Thijs was his chatty self and was very enthusiastic about playing NOTP and thanked the audience Liberté - Various - Tribute To Bunker 84 times for their enthusiasm. Interaction was high as band and audience were both energizing for the other. Whether the band took on their elder, more well known tracks, or Strange Flash - Lipstick Killers* - Mesmerizer the more recent tracks like the romantic track for a French movie, 4.
- Various - Chappell Recorded Music Thijs put it, Le Tango or the equally fresh All Hens on Deckthe band fired on all cylinders and the audience loved every little sound the band seemed to make.
Of course, the afternoon turned magic when they launched into Hocus Pocus and, since Thijs decided to challenge the organization of whom he said: "Want us to fuck off of the stage" the band once again shifted gears for a great version of Focus III. I had never expected it, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the swiftness of the band and the energetic way they played the whole of the set.
More of them any time, please! Like yesterday on the first of the three day festival we have a German band from the early 70's on stage, We now greet Peter Pankas Jane. With some intention you can Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin this the legacy of Peter Panka's Jane.
This is a band I know little to nothing about. The only fact I know about them is that they are called a krautrock band. But since all started I think we have to many subgenres all together. We looking at a show by a band that seem a bit uninspired, can be that their age has something to do with this.
Not all of us age in the same manner. Sure they play well, not doubt in my mind about that it is a solid set once again. Still I find the programming of Jane like with Lucifer's friend not all that good, You cannot have it all. The playing was good and solid. Hawkwind Dirty Old Town - Moonshine Reunion - Tired Of Drivin the NOTP bands list already caused quite a commotion with the avid prog-heads. According to HOT RODJunior had apparently installed a set of toggle switches in his New Yorker, so he could switch off his taillights, his brake lights, or both — causing all sorts of confusion and mayhem for his pursuers.
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