Live at Melkweg
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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 20 March 2012
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- Product Dimensions : 12.7 x 14.61 x 1.27 cm; 37.42 Grams
- Manufacturer : The Bureau
- Manufacturer reference : BUR-CD-010
- Original Release Date : 2012
- Label : The Bureau
- ASIN : B00771VANQ
- Country of origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
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Frank Black & the Catholics Live at Melkweg was recorded in the aftermath of Dog in the Sand, which 'plays as a true classicist rock 'n' roll album, without resorting to clichés or sounding reactionary.' Reminiscent of Exile on Main Street-era Stones and early Bowie... all the tracks share a roots feel, accented by Rich Gilbert's frequent use of a pedal steel guitar.' the Catholics represent 'rock as large, expansive, and over-romanticized... as the western skies hanging over the rural-route honky-tonk dives whose atmosphere they so readily evoke.' -Pitchfork in their usual high-energy fashion, Black and the band unapologetically tear through their expansive catalog, banging out with uncanny familiarity some of Black's greatest Pixies' tunes like Mr. Grieves, Monkey Gone to Heaven and Where is My Mind?. Live at Melkweg was recorded at the legendary Amsterdam club on March 24th, 2001.
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Frank Black, pas encore déprimé par sa rupture, envoie du pâté sur scène et ça s'entend.
La setlist laisse rêveur, enchaînant les (excellents) morceaux de son dernier album d'alors, avec quelques classiques. Décomplexé, Frank Black n'hésite pas non plus à piocher dans le répertoire des Pixies.
On y entend également de nouveaux morceaux en rodage, morceaux qui seront présents sur ses prochains albums (sa reprise de Tom Waits "The Black Rider", "I Will Run After You"), ou qui resteront inédits ("John The Revelator").
Nous voilà donc avec un groupe énervé et un compositeur qui a retrouvé la forme. Seule ombre au tableau, la qualité sonore laisse - à mon sens - un peu à désirer.
Technically speaking, these cannot even be called audio cds! I hate copy protection like this and so should you. I spend huge amounts of money on music every year and have legitimate copies of everything I listen to.
Yes, I could do the download the mp3 version--but that's an inferior bitrate. I want high quality playback. These titles should be boycotted...or it will only get worse! I thought the record companies and the artists learned their lesson a few years back!
I'd be curious to know if this plays on non-apple computers..
First take: I very much enjoyed it...and I'm sure as most FB albums go, the more ya listen the more ya like it.
On a couple songs FB's voice sounds nice and raspy/scratchy, which I dig..."Love Your Brain" & "Bullet" sound insane!!!
The band in whole sounds super solid, makes you want to go to a live show ASAP! (Come on Frank let's get some show dates posted!).
"So Hard To Make Things Out", "Holiday Song", "Nimrod's Son", all sound really, really good.
Enjoy, it's definitely worth the purchase.