I am definitely of the opinion that Flips are overdone, especially at Roo. However, I would for certain check out the show if they did this (their undisputed masterpiece) instead of the same old shiz. Their DSOTM was bad, both conceptually and in execution, but to do Soft Bulletin, I'd actually be interested in seeing and hearing it.
Edit: those who have been on this board for long enough may know that I thought the 07 show was bad, too... some was good, but most was horrendous with Wayne just... blathering... and I will never forget how quacking horrible the performance of Yoshimi was at that show... restarting the song over and over until the crowd was loud enough for his tastes. This is definitely a band that, in the live setting, needs a gimmick to be interesting, anymore... if that gimmick happens to be playing their best album in full with no nonsense from Wayne, then that's a gimmick I can get behind.
Post by monkybunney on Aug 23, 2012 22:56:05 GMT -5
I read the thread and then I just sat here for the past hour writing then deleting what I wrote and writing it again, and then just deleting it again and re-writing it...I think it's working. They're on to something.
Their DSOTM was bad, both conceptually and in execution, but to do Soft Bulletin, I'd actually be interested in seeing and hearing it.
I'll give you DSOTM sounded awful in Roo 2010, but it was mind blowing in it's visual execution. Lets be honest there is no super kick ass sounding recording of it and our memories are probably a bit foggy, but can you really say it didn't look kick ass as quack? The musical execution...eh, not so much, but the conceptualization was brilliant IMO. When they played the Party In The park in Atlanta in 2012 they performed Brian Damage and Eclipse and it was EPIC!!! It put their 2010 showing to shame.
I count myself lucky because i saw them perform SB 2 nights in a row here in Atlanta in a smallish (for the F'lips) venue. It was amazing and unbelievably positive. I brought a n00b to the first show who'd never heard the F'lips. IT SERIOUSLY BLEW HER MIND. On the cab ride back home she just kept repeating how awesome everyone was and all the confetti.
So I think you jaded F'lips show fans need to remember what it was like the first time you saw all of that. I'm not saying the F'lips should continue doing the same show, but that they shouldn't subtract from the show they have now. Every show should have a hamster ball, or SPACE BUBBLE as Wayne calls it, along with confetti cannons and dancers on the side of the stage. To someone who's never seen that spectical it's nothing but magik and awesome and good vibes