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Old 11-19-2016, 12:57 PM   #121
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I have a severe fear of missing out if they're in such hot form
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:41 AM   #122
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Only a matter of minutes before the first show begins. I'm here in the front row on Mark Hart's side getting super excited. They soundchecked Recurring Dream today and I will be so stoked if they play it. Sometimes they start with it and that would just be perfect. Except I'm not sure how it could get better from there!
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And here I am, down $250+ because I booked a ticket, flights and accom when I had a prior commitment.


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Old 11-24-2016, 06:46 AM   #124
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Cobbs.

First show was awesome. Here's the set: Crowded House Concert Setlist at Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, Sydney on November 24, 2016 | setlist.fm

I just posted some quick thoughts on Frenz. I'll copy them here:

1. I love that the first thing I got to hear of this wonderful run of shows was the soundcheck of my favourite song, "Recurring Dream". Shame it didn't actually make the set, but it did sound a little rustier than the others. Hopefully it'll be in the mix tomorrow!
2. Great to have Tim for four songs! "Chocolate Cake", with a sly dig at Trump, was the most fun song of the night.
3. Or maybe "Sister Madly" was the most fun. I'm so glad to finally get to hear it live.
4. Playing "Italian Plastic" for Hessie was a really nice touch. I'm not a big fan of the song but quite enjoyed it tonight.
5. But the highlight, the absolute best part of the show, was the mid-set run of "Fingers of Love", "Private Universe", and "Hole in the River". Haunting and evocative. Mark killed it on lap steel for "Private Universe".
6. The band seemed in fine form and good humour, feeding off an enthusiastic crowd that really sung along nicely.

One more comment: I was very surprised "When You Come" didn't make the set tonight. Thought such a perfect live track would be a lock. Well, I'm sure it'll show up at one of the next three!
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:06 AM   #125
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I'll get over it. I've seen them before and I'm sure this won't be it for them. I'm lucky to be in a decent position financially at the moment. And a little glad I didn't get a ticket for tonight if there was no When You Come 😝 easily my fav Crowdies song.

Set seems a bit short (and a little generic), how long did they play? And a bit of a shame at the lack of Time on Earth and Intriguer material.


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Old 11-24-2016, 11:58 AM   #126
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2. Great to have Tim for four songs! "Chocolate Cake", with a sly dig at Trump, was the most fun song of the night.
Ooooooh . What'd they say about Trump?

Yay for Tim joining in on the fun!

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5. But the highlight, the absolute best part of the show, was the mid-set run of "Fingers of Love", "Private Universe", and "Hole in the River". Haunting and evocative. Mark killed it on lap steel for "Private Universe".
Oh, man, I would've killed to hear this combo of songs.

That's a great setlist. I would've enjoyed the hell out of that. Glad you had a fun time!

Also, to cobl. I know the feeling of missing out. It sucks.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #127
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I got my first of the reissues today (ordered all of them except Time On Earth as that one wasn't available yet). Coincidentally, it's their debut arriving first. Spinning it now.
Lovely band, looking forward to hear the bonus stuff (which will have to wait until tomorrow as it's almost midnight here). And I never mind hearing their albums again (and again).
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Old 11-24-2016, 11:42 PM   #128
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That middle evocative trio... their best, I reckon. Hole in the River and Fingers of love my two fave Crowded House songs.
Was the FoL guitar solo as good as the 1996 Opera House stunner?

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Old 11-25-2016, 07:25 AM   #129
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Sorry, most of this is just copied from Frenz again. It's late!

Just got back from the show. Here's the setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/...tralia-6bfa424a.html

Quick thoughts:

1. They soundchecked Recurring Dream again; didn't play it again! It is the only song to be done at both soundchecks and the only song from either soundcheck not yet played.
2. The first eight songs were magic, better than the first night. The run from "Whispers and Moans" to "Private Universe" was out of this world, one of the most spine-tingling sequences I have experienced at any gig ever (context: I go to about 70-80 shows per year).
3. "Nails in My Feet" is just superb; the ending absolutely soared.
4. More with Tim tonight - they added "How Will You Go" to the main set, and he got two songs rather than one in the encore.
5. I really didn't care for "Not the Girl", the crowd didn't seem to care for "Either Side of the World", and as much as I enjoyed "How Will You Go" it seemed to fall a little flat.
6. I would definitely say Thursday night had the better crowd and atmosphere, though tonight was not poor by any stretch of the imagination.
7. We got two songs from Time on Earth this time; "Pour le Monde" was pretty good.
8. There was a very humorous moment around "Pour le Monde" and "Don't Dream It's Over" when some fireworks started going off over the harbour! I've no idea what it was actually for but Neil joked they had arranged it. Fantastic timing.

On the whole, although the early going was superior tonight, I would say night one was the better show overall. It had for me a slightly better setlist (even with "Nails in My Feet" tonight) and I just enjoyed the overall atmosphere and experience more in the end. But holy god, songs 5-8, I will never forget how overwhelming that was.

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Set seems a bit short (and a little generic), how long did they play? And a bit of a shame at the lack of Time on Earth and Intriguer material.
Both shows have been 2 hours, maybe slightly over. Neil had a go both nights at the Sydney lockout and at the usual sound restrictions on Opera House forecourt shows (though they have been somewhat waived for these gigs). In particular he's been giving sarcastic shoutouts to Alan Jones and the residents of the nearby apartments. It's been great.

As noted above, more Time on Earth tonight. I'd love "Saturday Sun" to show itself from Intriguer. Tomorrow, maybe! I'm expecting "Silent House", "English Trees", or (god I hope not) "She Called Up" could be in the mix too.

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I got my first of the reissues today (ordered all of them except Time On Earth as that one wasn't available yet). Coincidentally, it's their debut arriving first. Spinning it now.
Lovely band, looking forward to hear the bonus stuff (which will have to wait until tomorrow as it's almost midnight here). And I never mind hearing their albums again (and again).


Enjoy the bonus tracks. The Afterglow bonus disc is really good, possibly the best of the bunch. The discs for the two most recent albums are unexpectedly strong too, and I'm quite fond of some of the stuff added to Woodface. Temple of Low Men's disc is a bit thin on new material, as you'd probably expect, but it does have good mixes of the Byrdhouse live material with Roger McGwinn that is worth the price of admission alone.
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:31 AM   #130
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Speaking of that Afterglow bonus disc, I really can't get enough of this Crowded House version of "Loose Tongue".
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Ooooooh . What'd they say about Trump?
Oops, meant to quote this in last post. In the "Elvis Presley walks out of the 7-11" bit, Tim added "followed by Donald Trump". Didn't do it again tonight.

There was also a funny moment during the first gig when Neil said they were about to do another song, but before he could introduce it or give a title this one woman screamed very loudly. He remarked "that was a very optimistic scream - we need more optimistic screaming right now", and riffed on it for the rest of the night as a subtle allusion to what's going on in the world. Tonight he hinted at that a bit more too; "Don't Dream It's Over" both nights has taken on added passion and weight with the lyrics about "they try to build a wall between us/don't ever let them win/we'll never let them win".
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Shut the front door, Ax. My friend just sent me a screenshot of a message they received on the forum. "Do you know Alicia K?"

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Ahahaha that's amazing! I thought it was worth asking, even if I expected to make a fool of myself. I always get asked if I know So-and-so in New Zealand as if there are only ten people in the country!
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3. "Nails in My Feet" is just superb; the ending absolutely soared.
I'd LOVE to hear that one live sometime. I love that song so much.

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Oops, meant to quote this in last post. In the "Elvis Presley walks out of the 7-11" bit, Tim added "followed by Donald Trump". Didn't do it again tonight.

There was also a funny moment during the first gig when Neil said they were about to do another song, but before he could introduce it or give a title this one woman screamed very loudly. He remarked "that was a very optimistic scream - we need more optimistic screaming right now", and riffed on it for the rest of the night as a subtle allusion to what's going on in the world. Tonight he hinted at that a bit more too; "Don't Dream It's Over" both nights has taken on added passion and weight with the lyrics about "they try to build a wall between us/don't ever let them win/we'll never let them win".
Niiiiiiice . That's awesome.

(The "Elvis Presley walks out of the 7-11/followed by Donald Trump" thing sounds like it should be the beginning to one of those "three men walk into a bar" type jokes .)

Thanks for sharing your concert-going experiences. I'm so jealous, but it's great to see you're having so much fun .

Someday I will make it to Australia and New Zealand. Someday...
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3. "Nails in My Feet" is just superb; the ending absolutely soared.
So jealous. Hope Recurring Dream makes it to the set!
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