Re: Bad setlists on the ABB tour
Date: July 18, 2006 19:56
Drake, I see your point - still, the problem is that now, the arrangements are also just the same as the tour before.
If you heard SFTD or HTW in 69, 75, 78 and 89, you heard something different and excitingly new, although it was the same song. But from 89 to 2006 (17 years!) it's the same, note for note. And the same applies to most all the warhorses, to the point that I marvel at the slightest variation, like Jagger repeating twice 'never stop-never stop', or the background vox changed on Tumbling Dice.
That's mostly because the band has remained the same, I mean the background musicians. 69 was a no-sidemen tour, 72 had horns and piano, 75 was an all-rhythmic machine, 78 back to basic, etc. Now the formula is the same since 17 years.
I don't cry about setlists because, well, the last time I've seen the Stones was many years ago, and I will enjoy the show, just as I enjoy watching my favourite movie 120 times.
Still, I don't watch my favourite movie everyday, and I'll see two shows this tour and that'll be way enough.
And I also think it is amazing the fanatism and agressivity of responses to an honest post.