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Queens of the Stone Age
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From: 60D
Category: Theatre
Date: 22 June 2003

Review

This band has some very good songs and three or four boring ones that are not even commercial and intrigue me. The concert was three concerts, OR even four. Sometimes it seems, like in the album 'songs for the deaf' that they don't master the art of ordering songs in a succession. This could be the impression of the concert at the Brixton Academy 23-6-3 as well, but in reality what happenned was four different concerts in one, three in succession and a fourth behind the bass guitar. The bis was the last of the concerts with nicotine valium cocochanel cocaine and some hardcore demontstrations of power by the batterist. He is a genius and painting to me relates to that kind of energy. The battery in this band is the other concert within the concert, sometimes the rest of the band catch up with him, and then people jump. The battery in this band is on the melodic side as much as on the rythm. The lighting was very good: they manipulated reactions with switches. They had a funny blind-like background to produce optical art and also to project on and make shadows. Simple and effective. The best they do are changes of rythm, stops and forths. The best song, a masterpiece in the album as well as in the concert was 'A song for the dead' it is a symmetrical song, and probably a homage to a seventies band I am still missing. They will hardly make another one as good, and they will still reach olimpia. There was a clear homage to Brian May at the end of the third concert, in 'a song for the deaf' itself, beautifully played, convinced me more than on the album, where it is presented as a climax to it and leaves you puzzled. A concert should also leave you puzzled, and this one had also moments where I stopped to think on this review. It was a good concert thanks for your attention.

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