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FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:05 pm
by Alex English
Spiritualized are playing FYF Fest on Sunday, August 23

http://www.fyffest.com/

Hopefully this means more U.S dates around that time.

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:45 am
by slide_song
did anyone here go to this festival? if so, please fill in the curious people like me :)

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:13 pm
by Alex English
This just popped up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQI8IINqrcs

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:23 pm
by Spiby
Alex English wrote:This just popped up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQI8IINqrcs


One of the backing singers obviously missed Jason's pre-gig briefing. That is so funny. :D

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:24 am
by olan

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:23 pm
by mojo filters
Very odd song to begin the set with. The epic quality surely lends it naturally to a set finisher or pre-encore place on the setlist.

I guess it comes from having been privileged to first hear that song live with the string section at the Royal Albert Hall gig. Of all the SHSL songs I've heard live subsequently - So Long... really doesn't seem to work that well, when performed by just the electric band.

On the other hand tracks like I Am What I Am, Get What You Deserve, Hey Jane and Headin' For the Top all work really nice with the regular electric band. It would be a shame if none were included on the set when they tour the new album, though that happened last time I believe.

It was a real shame the brilliant opener You Lie You Cheat never got played. Over the year or so Jason toured A+E Doggen just got better and better combining fast bluesy runs with whammy bar action and psychedelic white noise, at the end of the song. After each gig I lost interest in playing my own guitar as I knew I'd never be able to play so impressively.

It seems odd not to include Hey Jane as a setlist staple - if only to help persuade casual fans in the audience that Sweet Heart, Sweet Light is worth buying.

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:03 am
by toomilk
I know dozens of people who watched their set and they all said it was great. The consensus was that the sound was a bit off for the first couple of songs, but once it was dialed in, the band and audience were really into it. "Vaporized" was one of the words used.

Re: FYF Fest (L.A.) August 23

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:44 am
by mojo filters
I was pleasantly surprised by the Glastonbury set, which is the only recent live footage I've seen. The broadcast was up to the usual BBC OB high standard. I thought the performance was among the best I'd seen, especially some of the songs I've not always enjoyed so much when actually at gigs. The new band line up sounded really tight, plus they seemed to have tweaked some arrangements to make certain songs sound even better. What surprised me most was how good Soul On Fire sounded; I don't ever recall liking that so much at any electric gig previously - though it may partly be due to the quality of the OB mix, which may have been better than the FOH mix.

It's good to hear folks are reporting good things about recent gigs - I hope a really good quality boot turns up at some point, preferably a longer gig than the typical festival. I'm even more envious now of folks lucky enough to be going to Brudenell - that should be a great gig! They posted some details of their improved PA, which looked very impressive. I hope some kind soul manages to record that gig, especially as they could potentially play a longer set, even though Jason made it sound quite certain he wasn't likely to start playing new material again before the next album release.