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#21 spastic.jerk

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

I'll jam your toast so hard you'll be breathing butter :P No but thanks for the pic of the poster - looks like a cool one, anyone know where there is a little higher res pic of it? Would love to see one...

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

Careful, Uncle Jerk, you're gonna make Cherie blush.

Great review from the Minneapolis City Pages blog:

The Dead Weather will always be viewed as Jack White and Alison Mosshart's sultry little side-project, and for good reason, since those two are clearly the most recognizable, magnetic personalities in the band. But it's the lesser known members of the group, guitarist/keyboardist Dean Fertita and bassist Jack Lawrence, who end up doing most of the hard labor when the band plays live; and it was their inventive noisemaking and steady rhythms that drove the majority of the Dead Weather's songs during their very sold-out, 90-minute performance at First Avenue on Wednesday night.

The band has grown tighter and more adaptable to each others strengths since their last show at the Ave (exactly one year and a day before this one), which allows them the freedom to experiment within the song's arrangements, while also giving their music an added vehemence and innovative, unhinged quality. It's a combustible combination that worked really well throughout their explosive set.

Striding confidently onstage in their customary all-black attire, the band wasted little time shifting into high gear, opening with the potent swagger of "The Difference Between Us," which found Mosshart prowling the stage and striding atop the amps commandingly. She clearly thrives in front of a crowd, and her electric temperament can own any room and captivate any audience. Wednesday was no exception, as Mosshart completely took over on the wildly experimental piece "I'm Mad," and by the end of the song there was no doubt, we all believed her. If there were any skeptics in the crowd, they must have been converted by the sheer intensity of "60 Feet Tall," which the band absolutely destroyed. White, who was content to witness most of the mayhem from behind his drum kit for most of the show, took over lead vocals on a stirring cover of the Them classic "You Just Can't Win," which found him center stage for half of the song before retreating back behind the kit to finish out the track, after which he exclaimed "Ain't that right Minneapolis," a rare moment of stage banter for him during the focused set.

The only hiccup in what was otherwise a fluid, impassioned performance was a truncated version of "I Cut Like A Buffalo" which White cut off for some reason just before the vocals kicked in. I love hearing this song live, and was initially saddened that they cut it short, but thankfully they revisited the tempestuous track during their encore. So, after "Buffalo" was axed, the band seemed a bit off for the next few numbers, which unfortunately consisted of a pretty by-the-numbers rendition of "Die By The Drop," one of my favorite songs from Sea Of Cowards. But the show jolted back to life with a fiery version of "Bone House" which picked the momentum back up in a major way, and that dynamic tension continued throughout the rest of the show. The last two songs of the main set, a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" and "Will There Be Enough Water" really found the band hitting their stride, with White delivering a stunning, superlative guitar solo during "Water" that was worth the price of admission alone. It makes you wish he'd pick up a guitar more during their shows, but alas he seems pretty happy behind the drum kit.

The encore only built on the powerful energy created by the last two songs, with the swampy turbulence of "Hang You From The Heavens" kicking it off. They revisited "Buffalo" next, and I don't know what was missing in their initial run through of the song, but whatever it was clearly was there during this stomping, untamed version. It was brilliant, and more than made up for their aborted attempt earlier. "Jawbreaker" was absolutely owned by Mosshart, who bounded around the stage seductively, delivering her provocative vocals as a half come on, half dare. After a performance such as this, the only proper way to close the show was with "Treat Me Like Your Mother," which the band absolutely slayed. It featured a savage, extended coda that found the group wildly exploring the depths of their instruments, losing themselves in the moment. It was an incendiary way to end the show, and after a group bow to an adoring, overflow audience, the Dead Weather were off. I've never been disappointed by any performance Jack White has put on in the Twin Cities, and I clearly wasn't on this evening. He, and the rest of the band, delivered. What White's next project will be is anyone's guess, I just hope he gets back to playing more guitar sometime soon.

Critic's Bias: I've had a massive crush on Alison Mosshart for years, and I have now said so in print.
The Crowd: A lot of drunken testosterone, unfortunately.
Overheard In The Crowd: "So, which one is Jack White?"
Random Notebook Dump: The band had a giant eyeball on a backdrop behind the stage, very reminiscent of the one the Yeah Yeah Yeah's used for their set up at their last First Ave show.



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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

"So which one is Jack White?"
"Well I don't know but I'm the one who's gonna be kicking your ass in about 5 seconds if you ask me that again!" :lol:

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

How the heck did you get dirty with jam and toast?


Oh, and back on topic... YJCW at last year's First Avenue show is one of the best versions I've heard of that song. How did Jack sound this time around?

I was at the First Avenue show last year too. I would say that last night was at least on par with it.

I really like the poster, but I would've liked if they were numbered (unless mine was the only one that wasn't?).

As for the actual show, I didn't really like SOC (liked 3 of the songs) so I was hoping that the songs from it would do something for me live, but they didn't. I was happy that they played Jawbreaker (my favorite from SOC). The Encore is what made the night for me. I was so pumped as soon as I heard the intro for Bone House! IMO, it is their best live song next to Will There Be Enough Water.

Overall, good show. Definitely worth the hearing damage (i really should start wearing earplugs to shows) and Allison was looking even better than the other two times that I've seen her!

Oh, have they been playing No Hassle Night on this tour? That song was really good when I saw them last year.

#25 LonelyOrnateTear

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:08 AM

I was at the First Avenue show last year too. I would say that last night was at least on par with it.

I really like the poster, but I would've liked if they were numbered (unless mine was the only one that wasn't?).

As for the actual show, I didn't really like SOC (liked 3 of the songs) so I was hoping that the songs from it would do something for me live, but they didn't. I was happy that they played Jawbreaker (my favorite from SOC). The Encore is what made the night for me. I was so pumped as soon as I heard the intro for Bone House! IMO, it is their best live song next to Will There Be Enough Water.

Overall, good show. Definitely worth the hearing damage (i really should start wearing earplugs to shows) and Allison was looking even better than the other two times that I've seen her!

Oh, have they been playing No Hassle Night on this tour? That song was really good when I saw them last year.


Bone House is the bomb, made my night when the organ intro started (Billings show). They've not played No Hassle Night this time around :(

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

Does anyone have some pics they could share?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:26 PM

This guy posted a bunch of videos:

My link

Edited by Conquest85, 29 July 2010 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:35 AM

This guy posted a bunch of videos:

My link

Yay, the Bone House video has good audio!



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

thanks for the links.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

Yay, the Bone House video has good audio!



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

I thought i would throw up some videos I took during the show....

Treat Me Like Your Mother


Will There Be Enough Water


You Just Can't Win
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZnB-NPylc

No Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBnlxDRYH8Q

60 Feet Tall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMERS1uUPMc

Hustle and Cuss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMIyO79p4Os

The Difference Between Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvoDU7pbPRE

What an incredible show!

Edited by RyanS, 31 July 2010 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:31 AM

Here's 2010 Bone House:



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:47 AM

Oh my god... This show was the best show I had ever been too. Finally seeing The Dead Weather was incredible. Actually meeting The Dead Weather was beyond anything I could have ever imagined :wub: The crazy thing was though that these two guys decided to write on the WHITE tour bus with sharpies...They both were arrested. :ph34r:

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:02 PM

The song/jam after bonehouse is one of the secret songs on the sea of cowards lp........

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

The song/jam after bonehouse is one of the secret songs on the sea of cowards lp........


I knew it sounded familiar! Thanks!

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:56 PM

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Ah, well I was at that show too so I win twice.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

I thought i would throw up some videos I took during the show....

Treat Me Like Your Mother


Will There Be Enough Water


You Just Can't Win


No Horse


60 Feet Tall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMERS1uUPMc

What an incredible show!

Would there be anyway you could upload the source files that you uploaded to YouTube to a fileshare site for us here? Would love to have copies - thanks so much for sharing :wub:

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:24 PM

Would there be anyway you could upload the source files that you uploaded to YouTube to a fileshare site for us here? Would love to have copies - thanks so much for sharing :wub:



I could. Do you have any suggestions for a file share service? I have not looked into one of those for a while. I am also working on putting up the opener, and I think that will be the last video I took. BTW, these were recorded on an iPhone 4, crazy huh?

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:35 PM

www.sendspace.com
www.rapidshare.com
or www.megaupload.com are all decent - then there is the dreaded www.filefactory.com - last ditch effort there as there is a lot of waiting

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:51 PM

Post my last video

The Difference Between Us


I will look into the file sharing sites. The videos are in 720p, so they are stupid huge in their raw format haha.

Thanks for the suggestions.




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