• The Cult, Melkweg Amsterdam 9-3-2008

    12 Mar 2008, 08:32 by Beavis_2

    Sun 9 Mar – The Cult

    Wat moet je zeggen van The Cult. These guys rock! En dan de show openen met Nirvana en je heb mij helemaal mee. Een gave setlist en heel goed geluid maakt het tot een heerlijke zondag(rock)avond.

    Tja, ik had kaarten voor het uitverkochte concert van zaterdagavond. Helaas heb ik die moeten verkopen en voor zondag een kaartje moeten kopen. Maar als ik achteraf de setlist bekijk was dat nog helemaal geen foute beslissing. Nummers als Fire Women, The Witch en Nirvana had ik anders gemist. Aan de andere kant geen I Assasin en geen Electric Ocean. Maar ja, je kan niet alles hebben. Voor de fans die twee avonden zijn geweest natuurlijk fantastisch dat ze de setlist iets hadden aangepast.

    Het tempo zat er lekker in. Pas na een aantal nummers werd er contact gezocht met het publiek. Nee niet Ian Astbury maar Billy Duffy die het woord voerde de gehele avond. Het publiek kwam pas echt los na Fire Woman. Helaas werd Dirty Little Rockstar wat minder enthousiast ontvangen. Toch een geweldig nummer, zeker live.
  • Soundtrack to the biography

    2 Mar 2008, 04:21 by Replicant_008

    Hope you had a good weekend...sitting on the deck of the boat I had time to think about this... (I think it might be a triple album)

    Wandering Star - Portishead
    Wandering Star

    1000 Miles - Hoodoo Gurus
    1000 Miles Away

    If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
    Sail On - Men @ Work
    Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
    Interstate Love Song

    New Sensation - INXS
    Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
    My Sister - Juliana Hatfield
    You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
    Furious Angels (Instrumental) - Rob Dougan
    Forever Young - Youth Group
    Sway - Bic Runga
    Welcome to Paradise City - Guns N Roses
    When You're Strange - The Doors
    Feed The Tree/Thief - Belly
    Ease of the Midnight Visit - The Whitlams
    What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
    Edie (Ciao Baby) - The Cult

    Sick and Beautiful - Artificial Joy Club
    Scar - Missy Higgins
    Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
    Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Gary Portnoy (Theme to 'Cheers')
    London Still - The WAiFs
    You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • The Cult Amsterdam Melkweg 17.06.2007

    18 Jun 2007, 09:39 by Beavis_1

    Sun 17 Jun – The Cult

    Review: I'll quote some shouts from The Cult Forum site which describes the show (and my feeling about the gig) the best way:

    Ezzy wrote: "When they were about to kick in the acoustic songs someone from the audience shouted Sun King to which Ian replied that it wasn't on the setlist but maybe later they could see (which they did in the encore). Great to see a band that takes requests

    They were enjoying themselves on stage. Billy and Ian fooling around. The only bad thing Billy ever did was wearing a cowboy hat in one of the videos (so he said). He also said that they had to do the acoustic bit because Ian was getting too old

    Anyway, I think they looked fit, Ian sang great, they were enjoying themselves, we were enjoying ourselves, I had the best view ever.
    In short: one great night of rock.

    Edit: almost forgot to say that the new song kicks ass ... can't wait for the new album to come out. …
  • Too live to die

    18 Jun 2007, 09:14 by Leviter

    Sun 17 Jun – The Cult

    Finally I got the chance to see The Cult perform live with their original singer. The band, who is currently on tour with The Who, performed at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. It was a bit strange to see that there was no support present.

    According to the site of the venue, the doors opened at 19.30 and the band should start playing at 21.00. But that was not the case... they started playing 45 minutes too late! You could feel that the audience was getting a bit impatient during the long wait. After each song that was played by the DJ they started applauding.

    The wait was soon forgotten after the band entered the stage and played hit after hit (and one new song). Songs like Star, Revolution (both played acoustic), Fire Woman, Wild Flower were played and the crowd loved it!

    During the first song the microphone of Ian (singer) was not switched on... Luckily this only lasted a couple of seconds. After that, the sound was astonishing.