Monday, February 20, 2012
THE PRIVATE PARTY IS OVER
Three piece suits clasped hands that pray
Money, more money
A reviewer of the bootleg says:
Great show with Chad on the drums. A early blistering performance of Breed is the highlight for me, but the Molly's Lips and Stain are really good too. This is a average audience recording and between songs you can hear the crowd yelling requests... once the band fires up it drowns them all out. The early days and small clubs... This is what it was all about - having fun and screwing around with the crowd... "I want you all to Pogo to this one".
From someone who attended the show:
The Paradiso is packed to the rafters and there is a discernable excitement in the air. Not only is it two years since the Bunnymen graced these shores with their presence, but tonight is also the showcase for Siberia, a new album which has undoubtedly recaptured the original Bunnymen spirit - and an album that signals a fabulous return to form. The feeling of seeing them just for old time's sake (which was, frankly, manifest last time around) has utterly vanished, replaced by a sense of real anticipation. This, my friends, is an event. A glance at the stage set adds to this feeling, a huge drape behind the equipment adds a theatrical air. There is also a candelabrum boasting six lit candles atop of Will Sergeant's amp. There's even a return of the dry ice (as proved by a test run of the ice machine before the gig), giving a suitably chilly aura.
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