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Heyho

Elbow - First Direct Arena, Leeds

Not sure I'm their greatest fan but it did seem like a good opportunity to break my duck with the First Direct Arena. Got decent seats i.e. not up in the gods. Thought the Arena was really good, let's hope Neil Young comes to it soon

As for Elbow, well I enjoyed them. It might have had something to do with the 6 pints of Old Rosie Cider I had before (medicinal purposes of course after a bad day of work. It's not often you tell your managers to fuck off and walk out of a meeting lol).

Elbow have become a polished act. Their music lends itself well to stadium rock I feel. You can't go far wrong wit them even if you come away thinking 'well that was pretty good but not brilliant'.
smiling badger

I like Guy Garvey and he does come across as a pretty good front man. I like some Elbow stuff too but not sure that if i would like to go see them.
Dock

I was in Jumbo Records in Leeds today casually purusing (if you have a free few hours in Leeds Jumbo is a casual purusing Mecca) their excellent soul section and I nearly left the shop with a plan to return later because what I suspected to be the new Elbow album was playing in the background and it's dirginess was annoying the fuck out of me. I can usually switch off but it sounded feckin' awful.
Heyho

Dock wrote:
I was in Jumbo Records in Leeds today casually purusing (if you have a free few hours in Leeds Jumbo is a casual purusing Mecca) their excellent soul section and I nearly left the shop with a plan to return later because what I suspected to be the new Elbow album was playing in the background and it's dirginess was annoying the fuck out of me. I can usually switch off but it sounded feckin' awful.


Christ what are you like when you shop in Morrisons with their selection of piped music.
Frazier Cranium

He doesn't deserve ears that Dick lad
Dock

Heyho wrote:
Dock wrote:
I was in Jumbo Records in Leeds today casually purusing (if you have a free few hours in Leeds Jumbo is a casual purusing Mecca) their excellent soul section and I nearly left the shop with a plan to return later because what I suspected to be the new Elbow album was playing in the background and it's dirginess was annoying the fuck out of me. I can usually switch off but it sounded feckin' awful.


Christ what are you like when you shop in Morrisons with their selection of piped music.


Dead tolerant of all kinds of music and I have a broad taste and each to their own like but it just seemed lacking in owt resembling a tune and bereft of hooks.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
He doesn't deserve ears that Dick lad


Just gone half twelve I think.
Dock

One of the songs from the new album was played on 6music the other day. It was called My Sad Captains and I thought I'll give it a listen (benefit of the doubt and all that) but all I could conclude was that it was fucking crap.
Grind

First Leeds, now Elbow.

You really are going to get a biffing.
smiling badger

Just heard a new track on the radio and have to admit that it was bloody boring to say the least.
Ii just didnt seem to get going or go any where.
Very dull indeed..
Grind

* Might not go. *
Dock

Grind wrote:
* Might not go. *


Each to their own innit G. That's the great thing about music. One persons opinion and taste is as good as anybody else's. Just cos' me and Badge are handsome windswept heroes doesn't mean what we say is always right and should bar anybody from enjoying a certain band. Have a great gig!
Frazier Cranium

I don't really like Radiohead myself, and if you're calling Elbow boring then Radiohead are the true exemplars of the word for me.  But like Dock* said, it's each to their own  










* deaffucktard
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
I don't really like Radiohead myself, and if you're calling Elbow boring then Radiohead are the true exemplars of the word for me.  But like Dock* said, it's each to their own  










* deaffucktard


That's Mr Deaffucktard to you youngfellamelad!

*clips lug*
Grind

Good gig at a new (for me!) venue, The Royale, on Tremont Street (an easy walk from the Garden car park).

Hairy lead-singer-type bloke did a good job of connecting with the crowd and there weren't any musical mishaps I noticed - they seem like a very well rehearsed unit.

I don't think they ended up playing too much from their latest album, which was probably just as well as I've not played it that much yet.

Ace and that.

Off to the same venue next week to see Morcheeba.
Plastic Man

Grind wrote:
I don't think they ended up playing too much from their latest album


Words you usually don't want to hear at a gig "... and now here's one from our new album."
Dock

Plastic Man wrote:
Grind wrote:
I don't think they ended up playing too much from their latest album


Words you usually don't want to hear at a gig "... and now here's one from our new album."


Frazier Cranium

True but Elbow's latest album is a very good one, if you like Elbow.  If not a fan then it is one of their more sombre ones.  I dunno, I've nothing really against Coldplay and I even had their first two albums, but the world seems to love them whereas I think they're just too wishy washy.  Elbow, on the other hand have in my opinion, a ton more depth and soul man, soul.

did you see the support act then?
Grind

Frazier Cranium wrote:
True but Elbow's latest album is a very good one, if you like Elbow.  If not a fan then it is one of their more sombre ones.  I dunno, I've nothing really against Coldplay and I even had their first two albums, but the world seems to love them whereas I think they're just too wishy washy.  Elbow, on the other hand have in my opinion, a ton more depth and soul man, soul.

did you see the support act then?


Sort of. I arrived to see the last three tunes of a (the?) support act - John Grant - not entirely unlike Elbow.  

Most of Elbow's stuff seems decent enough to me - although it probably takes a bit more listening as it isn't "in your face" in the way other bands can be.

It will be interesting to see which version of Morcheeba show up next week - their discography is very diverse.
Grind

"My sad captains" is pretty good........

http://elbow.co.uk/
Dock

Grind wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
True but Elbow's latest album is a very good one, if you like Elbow.  If not a fan then it is one of their more sombre ones.  I dunno, I've nothing really against Coldplay and I even had their first two albums, but the world seems to love them whereas I think they're just too wishy washy.  Elbow, on the other hand have in my opinion, a ton more depth and soul man, soul.

did you see the support act then?


Sort of. I arrived to see the last three tunes of a (the?) support act - John Grant - not entirely unlike Elbow.  

Most of Elbow's stuff seems decent enough to me - although it probably takes a bit more listening as it isn't "in your face" in the way other bands can be.

It will be interesting to see which version of Morcheeba show up next week - their discography is very diverse.


I was at a wedding yesterday and the couple who were getting married have had their up and downs over the years but were made for each other and their first dance was to Morcheeba's 'Rome Wasn't Built in A Day'. Apt and totally rocking. We all ended up dancing to it later on in the night. Me and my mate Waterford Seamus cut quite a rug whilst suitably refreshed from some rather expensive red wine we'd liberated from the table next to ours whilst the tables occupants were up dancing. Well, we'd drunk our bottle already so it was only right. Needs must n' that. Hic!

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