09/21/12, Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer StageTickets onsale tomorrow @ 10AM (EDT) on Ticketmaster
I'll be there
Going to tonight's show!
Doot doot doot!! Hope they play it!!
ZOMG! me to00o! And Jumper, don't forget about jumper! ooooh, and Closing Time!!!!!!!!
I'll make do with none, I will blame no one
Slept on packing foam, I'll make it all my home
Thanks a Lot
Never Let You go
Can You Take Me
Deep Inside of You
Motorcycle Drive By
Good for You
Semi Charmed Life
God of Wine
The new Monotov's sucks (and the refrain is inaudible), despite receiving a relatively great setlist, I still hate the setlist. Sigh
Was sort of hoping that Stephen addressing a tweet asking for Scattered and Tattoo of the Sun with "hmm, we'll see" would amount to something.
Last edited by tyoung; 09-22-2012 at 07:39 AM.
Nice that they played Shipboard Cook again. Someone has a video, this time with a better sound than the previous video? Also nice with some change on the setlist.
Good morning all. Slight correction to that posted set list. They played Graduate after Can You Take Me, otherwise the list is accurate. SJ made Alex, the roadie, who plays keys, an "official" member of the band last night and gave him a big hug. (hug of death ) Same speech during Deep Inside of You that he hadn't played it in a very long time and might f it up, etc. He even trotted out the "I want you to turn to someone near you that you don't know and say hello" speech. I have video / audio of Shipboard Cook from last night but I haven't looked at it or listened yet, sorry. Had to get to work early this morning. If if's worth a shit, I'll pull the audio off and post it. I already know the video likely isn't worth anything as I was back near the boards at FOH. Agree completely that the version of Monotov they played last night sucked. Last thing, the rework of Good For You... except for the lyrics, it is virtually unrecognizable. It was a like a bad acid trip, IMO. But... I guess at least they tried. Have a happy day.
If only they had replaced NLYG, Good for You, Jumper, Graduate, and Anything with good songs.
Worth noting that whenever album five was mentioned there was a lot of poorly hidden uncertainty. "When we finish this album" translated as "Are we even going to be done in the next 6 months?"
About Monotov being very different, do you mean it's very different from the last reworking heard from the beginning of this year? Or has it been changed even more? I actually grew to like the new chorus, it seemed to fit better with the "rave" mix.
-I shame the devil cause I throw it down so hard-
Well he did the whole glow stick thing but the version last night is far different than the one at a few shows earlier this year. This was more sedate, a slower tempo and it just seemed to lack any energy. I know I'm not explaining it very well, but it wasn't the normal version, not the rave version (like when Lee as around) not like the rave that has been in the set lately. Just flat, slow and a little sloppy. It was still a whole lot better than Good For You though... what a cluster fuck that was. for them. I was actually embarassed for them.
I listened to Shipboard Cook that I got last night. Not horrible so I'll pull it off tomorrow morning and maybe the master Spliff can do something with it to clean it up a little. Have a great night everyone.
Last edited by A54FIGHTN; 09-23-2012 at 04:53 AM. Reason: I'm a tard
Looking at the set list, half of it is stuff they play EVERY show. The other songs, I guess SJ is making an attempt to "shuffle" things a little.
Good For You, in this version or whatever, was a surprise. And did you get his remarks on their "rule" about no longer playing new songs because of the complaints about the lyric changes as they develop? Maybe SJ looks at this site sometimes!
Also, this past week it was all over the news about the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Since this NJ show was their closest to NYC since Irving Plaza last year, I figured SJ would mention it. Nope.
I enjoyed the show, it was a gorgeous night and it was fun hanging with old friends and such. I did catch the new version of Good for You
so you can all come to your own conclusion about it. It was different and I am glad they are making an effort to make things more interesting. Monotov's wasn't as upbeat, can't put my finger on the reason, maybe it was just the tempo. I am glad they ended with God of Wine and Bonfire Reprise and broke out the old light up 3EB sign, brought back feelings of the old days.
"You can observe a lot just by watching." - Yogi Berra
You're right there. It was a great setting to see a show, a block away from the beach. A huge crowd that was really into it, loud and having a good time. Also, plenty of drinking and weed there, but..............
You have to take it for what it is. It's not 1997, 2000, even 2009 anymore. Kevin,Arion and Tony are NOT COMING BACK. We all know that. So, either go.......... or don't go. Don't give Stephan your money if you have a problem with it all.
I don't give a shit if Stephan is disliked so much, the current "band situation" is less than perfect or they "changed" a song around.
I've seen every lineup in their history in concert and always had a great time. And I'll keep going. Oh well.
You know what? That version of Good For You? Its really fucking good.
Holy shit... I actually do really like that version. My question though, why couldn't they have taken that reworking and just made a new song? I don't really hear anything left of the original version to make that impossible. Unless, they've written this as a new song and SJ hasn't come up with lyrics yet so he's taking old lyrics and using them as placeholders, hah.
Anyway, I love the sound of it. Like I've said before, if this is the direction 3eb is going, I'm totally on board. The new music sounds good to me.
I like the new version of Good for You. I didn't mind the more upbeat version of Monotov's Private Opera, and the piano version of Blinded is amazing. They really should just take these alternate versions of songs an throw them on an EP. It will never happen, but one can always dream.