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Spandau Ballet @ SXSW

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Postby Dominik500 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:56 pm

So Spandau we're amazing at SXSW. Their set at the Vulcan gas Company was one of the most intensely powerful gigs I've seen by an 80s artist. I wish they did more from Diamond (just Chant No 1) but I was close enough to get a set list! Their movie Soul Boys Of The West is really great. It discusses their lawsuit, all the early stuff at the Blitz and a lot of things I didn't know. I got to attend their panel and they talked about touring the US a lot. And they played the Lou Reed tribute gig which would've been great even if they weren't there. I took this video of them doing Satellite Of Love!

http://youtu.be/BU_aNB8cegM

Also Gary Numan sucked.



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Postby Frau_Blucher » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:46 pm

Spandau really were that good.
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Postby plagiarism » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:30 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by Dominik500[/i]
Also Gary Numan sucked.
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Which show did you go to? I thought the show at Brazos Hall was great. The sound was really bad from the back of Elysium.
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Postby Frau_Blucher » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:49 am

Even for the Brazos gig, I could immediately see how some people might not like the Numan gig. If you're not used to his industrial bent these last several years, it could be off-putting. He put forth a very heavy sound even on his "new wave" classics. I really liked it for his dramatic performance and the sound at Brazos. I can see shitty sound at some typical SX venue being a big letdown.
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