The War on Drugs - Page 16 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-09-2014, 05:46 AM   #226
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,813
Local Time: 07:19 PM
No, Benji was. Which is pretty funny in hindsight.
__________________

__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #227
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 09:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMacPhisto View Post
This is one of like three albums I own from this year that I still haven't heard. I'm sure it's awesome though, heh. Wasn't it the highest ranking 2014 release on that Pitchfork list a month back?
It's likely the highest ranking album in Bang and Clatter still as well. Listen to it or I will punch a walrus and tell people you did it.
__________________

__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 01:36 PM   #228
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,505
Local Time: 11:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
Does it feel like a disproportionate amount of people on this board get setlists from shows they go to? Like, it seems as though every time one of you go to a show, you come home with the setlist. I'm not even surprised to hear about it anymore. And yet, there are thousands of other people at those shows. Odds dictate that we shouldn't all have our own setlists sitting at home, but I swear each and every one of you has mentioned getting a setlist at one show or another.


All that said, I don't think I have one.
I think I nabbed setlists from almost every dropkick murphys show I've ever been to, but that's because everyone piled onto the stage for the last song, and as I made my way to safety (back, and then off to the side of the stage), I'd snag the one that had presumably been taped to an amp so Matt Kelly, their drummer, could see it. No one ever seemed to go for that one, and it didn't get trampled by the mob.
__________________
IWasBored is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 05:41 PM   #229
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BigMacPhisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 6,262
Local Time: 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2popmofo View Post
It's likely the highest ranking album in Bang and Clatter still as well. Listen to it or I will punch a walrus and tell people you did it.
Yeah, there were a handful of LPs I purchased early in the year knowing they would be worth it based on the artist's previous work and the new cuts I had heard...haven't gotten around to it since I've kind of been neglecting my physical library in finishing up listening to a lot of the digital stuff I hadn't sifted through.
__________________
BigMacPhisto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 05:44 PM   #230
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 07:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
I think I nabbed setlists from almost every dropkick murphys show I've ever been to, but that's because everyone piled onto the stage for the last song, and as I made my way to safety (back, and then off to the side of the stage), I'd snag the one that had presumably been taped to an amp so Matt Kelly, their drummer, could see it. No one ever seemed to go for that one, and it didn't get trampled by the mob.
I love that you have a setlist battle plan.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 04:51 AM   #231
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,505
Local Time: 11:19 PM



had. very much past tense now. but there was certainly a plan. dkm is the most popular of bands whose setlists i acquired, all the other ones i had were random other bands like the ducky boys or hudson falcons or street dogs where my competition for a piece of paper was not quite so fierce (and easily accessible since small stages/no barricades).
__________________
IWasBored is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2014, 04:30 PM   #232
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
intedomine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,950
Local Time: 01:19 PM
After the year that they've had I was very excited to be see them live a couple of nights ago, one of three sold out shows in Melbourne (in addition to a slot at Meredith Festival).

Managed to snare a very good position with a stellar view. They blew me away. An Ocean Between the Waves was probably the night, incredible live. I also really enjoyed Buenos Aires Beach as well, it's a lot of fun.

It was a great show, Granduciel is such a talent. And he still is his own tech. Prior to the gig, there he was hovering about the stage with his unmistakable mop flapping about and his light denim jacket. I find him pretty endearing.

I must say I thought that the running order of the setlist was unimpressive. Although they did change it as the gig went on. I thought that it was stacked it too early with some of the pearlers from the recent album, which didn't help sustain the attention of many of the newer fans.

Setlist was something like this (but not 100% accurate:

In Reverse
Ocean Between the Waves
Arms Like Boulders
Under the Pressure
Baby Missiles
Disappearing
??? - cover?
Burnin'
Buenos Aires Beach
Red Eyes
Eyes to the Wind
Lost in the Dream

Come to the City
Black Water Falls
Brothers

Comin Through was on the setlist but wasn't played,


Sent from a barge floating through the docks of Dublin
__________________
intedomine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #233
Refugee
 
DeVaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,210
Local Time: 10:19 PM
Baby Missles is the shit
__________________
DeVaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014, 07:09 AM   #234
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,041
Local Time: 02:19 PM
I was a bit underwhelmed (was at Meredith). Sound wasn't that great and I think I was pretty drunk but I wasn't blown away. That said, it was still really good, and Under the Pressure was just amaaaaaazing.
__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014, 07:17 AM   #235
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Kieran McConville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Auto Dafoe
Posts: 9,600
Local Time: 01:19 PM
Honestly I've blown hot and cold on the War on Drugs record and could, in theory, share some of Cobl4's reservations. In the end I blew hot. Can't quite pin down why, but yeah, there is something there I think. By which I mean an actual vision, beyond the obvious influences-on-the-sleeves.

I think for me it is that the music does do the talking, in the end, and despite an at-times almost invisible frontman/vocalist/lyricist.
__________________
Kieran McConville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 01:33 PM   #236
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: southwest USA
Posts: 3,302
Local Time: 03:19 AM
The War on Drugs

If you're a War On Drugs fan, this show is a must have bootleg. All of the songs sound absolutely incredible.
http://youtu.be/4_4CAx5QRAY

Good Lord, this band is amazing.
Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
bobsaget77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #237
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,338
Local Time: 07:19 PM
Friday night!!!!
__________________
martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 10:01 AM   #238
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,338
Local Time: 07:19 PM
Last night was great as far as the band goes. They were tight and they rocked. The solos were truncated a bit because traffic was so bad the show started almost an hour late, and there's a curfew at the venue (in addition to two closed freeways). The setlist was just what I wanted because Your Love is Calling my Name came right after Come to the City. It looked like Adam changed things up to play Your Love. The guitar tech came out with another guitar, but Adam kept going with the one he had. Yes, they sounded great.


And then...

The Greek is the biggest venue I've seen them play, and it was nearly sold out. Before the show started, I was thinking that the small venue days are over. I was the farthest away from the band that I'd ever been. No more getting the setlist handed to me by an attentive Adam after he's noticed that I was looking at it all night to see what was next up. The crowd was full of bros who'd heard some songs on the radio and liked them. When Arms Like Boulders was the first song, they all sat there, a little bewildered. That was another thing I loved about last night: Adam's still doing setlists that are from his entire discography (with an occasional Ronnie Wood cover), not just the hits and songs from the most recent album. But that can be a crowd killer at this stage. I loved the audacity of it, but the bros and the blondes were a little confused.

The surreality of seeing War on Drugs in a large venue got weirder as people started leaving the show when they didn't recognize the songs and with Adam playing some semi-blistering solos. I don't think a lot of people realize that the band rocks harder live than they do on records. The front section and the pit stayed full and engaged, but the side sections and the back sections started getting roomy about halfway through the show. I'm not sure the band noticed, which made me happy.

They're done playing for a while, I think. That multiple record deal with Warner means that he's got to stop touring and actually write and record another album, hopefully before four years go by. I'll miss seeing them every April and October like I have for the past two years, but I want a new album.
__________________
martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 10:51 AM   #239
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: southwest USA
Posts: 3,302
Local Time: 03:19 AM
That's awesome you got to see them live. I've been listening to some of their more recent bootlegs and it sounds like they're killing it.
What was your favorite performance of the show?


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
bobsaget77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 06:06 PM   #240
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,338
Local Time: 07:19 PM
An Ocean in Between the Waves was great, as always. I love Your Love is Calling my name live; this one was good, but the one at the Fonda last October was an epic face melt. Burning sounded good last night, too.
__________________

__________________
martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slave ambient, the war on drugs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com