09-Aug-08: Osaka - Tickets, Preview, Meetups, Review/Photos

benny

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Can't really tell you how disappointed I am that they don't play their instruments live :-(
Look how the keyboard is still playing when Chris leaves. Shouldn't be a problem to put some musicians on the stage, like for example R.E.M. do.
 

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They DO play their instruments live, they're not miming :p

What's the difference between someone else playing the part and it being looped though? REM still aren't actually playing the parts that the other musicians are playing, are they?

They said they toyed with the idea of having people to play the parts they cannot, but they only ever want to play as a foursome.
 

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The crazy Japanese interview is hilarious
Chris:"Breakfast with this lady....Lunch with lady...Dinner..."
Will:"Well I know where this is going...."
:lol::lol:
 

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*lol* Does somebody know what Chris is saying in Japanese at the end?
Cracks me up too, love his intonation.

Also, does somebody have a mp3 of the Japanese song?? :wink3:
 

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*lol* Does somebody know what Chris is saying in Japanese at the end?
Cracks me up too, love his intonation.

Also, does somebody have a mp3 of the Japanese song?? :wink3:
It means 'are you having fun?'
 

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SUMMER SONIC: Coldplay’s Only Festival Date in 2008 - The Definitive Report

Well, had you asked me what I thought of them a month or two ago, just before Coldplay released ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ (or whatever it was called), I would have told you quite firmly, ‘Interesting to read about because Chris Martin seems constantly on the edge of a nervous breakdown, but too fucking boring to ever actually put on the record.’

Then they released their fourth, Brian Eno produced album. The big cheesy choruses were replaced by evokative ambiances and daring, meandering new approaches to making music (relative to their old stuff, at least). Suddnely, they relased something as musically interesting as their press presence had always suggested they could be.

And so it was with new-found confidence in their avante-garde leanings that the band headlined Summer Sonic in a way that no other band could pull off…

The show climaxed with the band being joined onstage by Alicia Keyes, who played piano on ‘Clocks’. She didn’t have a microphone so just waved a lot, looking a bit lost and awe-struck. It was still very good, mind you. He introduced her on stage as ‘the most beautiful woman in the world… except for my wife.’ I’m guessing he caught a glimpse of Gwenyth stood looking disapprovingly in the wings so added that final compensatory clause as an afterthought so as to avoid martial bickering all the way home.

Against a backdrop depicting the French Romantic painting by Eugène Delacroix, ‘Liberty Leading The People’, used as the bands album artwork for ‘Viva La Vida’, they performed in costumes aping the style of French Revolutionaries, just like they’ve been doing on the rest of the tour - giving them a way more interesting visual edge than back in the days when they used to dress like geography teachers.

Perhaps trying to compensate for Coldplay’s last festival headline slot at Fuji Rock a few years back, where Chris Martin walked out on stage and shouted ‘SAYONARA!‘ (Japanese for ‘Goodbye’) after one song, the curly haired choir-boy spent a remarkable amount of the performance communicating in admirable, if often confused, Japanese. Not that anyone minded. Even if his grammar was up shit creek, all was forgiven when he broke into a section of a song by Japanese pop-juggernauts SMAP. The response was frenetic.

Early on in the set, during ‘Politik’, Martin changed the lyrics of the song to sing, ‘Sixty thousands Japanese people watching us / Let Alicia Keyes always play with us’, giving a hint of the special performance that was still to come. He also seemed to spend a lot of the performance running off the stage and through the crowd. Here’s the moment his little legs got the better of him during ‘Fix You’:
The show climaxed with the band being joined onstage by Alicia Keyes, who played piano on ‘Clocks’. She didn’t have a microphone so just waved a lot, looking a bit lost and awe-struck. It was still very good, mind you. He introduced her on stage as ‘the most beautiful woman in the world… except for my wife.’ I’m guessing he caught a glimpse of Gwenyth stood looking disapprovingly in the wings so added that final compensatory clause as an afterthought so as to avoid martial bickering all the way home.

Against a backdrop depicting the French Romantic painting by Eugène Delacroix, ‘Liberty Leading The People’, used as the bands album artwork for ‘Viva La Vida’, they performed in costumes aping the style of French Revolutionaries, just like they’ve been doing on the rest of the tour - giving them a way more interesting visual edge than back in the days when they used to dress like geography teachers.

Perhaps trying to compensate for Coldplay’s last festival headline slot at Fuji Rock a few years back, where Chris Martin walked out on stage and shouted ‘SAYONARA!’ (Japanese for ‘Goodbye’) after one song, the curly haired choir-boy spent a remarkable amount of the performance communicating in admirable, if often confused, Japanese. Not that anyone minded. Even if his grammar was up shit creek, all was forgiven when he broke into a section of a song by Japanese pop-juggernauts SMAP. The response was frenetic.

Early on in the set, during ‘Politik’, Martin changed the lyrics of the song to sing, ‘Sixty thousands Japanese people watching us / Let Alicia Keyes always play with us’, giving a hint of the special performance that was still to come. He also seemed to spend a lot of the performance running off the stage and through the crowd. Here’s the moment his little legs got the better of him during ‘Fix You’:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILKuw80A8gM[/media]

Elsewhere the band performed all the songs you’d expect to hear, reflecting all stages of their career. For ‘The Scientist’, all four members of the band ran into a specially constructed podium in the middle of the crowd, performing a stripped-down acoustic version of the song, followed by a harmonica enfused ‘DWNC’. I got a video of that, but I can’t really post it here, sorry, but if you’re wiley you might find it elsewhere on the web (ssshhh!).

They even gave Tokyo a reson to dance, playing a thumping remix of talk, and a spruced-up, Wah-wah enhanced version of ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’ that sounded like the Doctor Who theme tune.

Then, after they finished, there was a massive firework display.

Here’s the setlist:

Life In Technicolour
Violet Hill
Politik
In My Place
Viva La Vida
42
Fix You
Chinese Sleep Chant
God Put A Smile On Your Face
Speed Of Sound
世界にひとつだけの花 /The Only One of All Flowers in The World [SMAP Cover]
Yellow
Lost!
The Scientist (on podium)
DWNC (on podium)

Talk Remix
Clocks (with Alicia Keyes)
Lovers In Japan
Death and All His Friends
The Escapist

All in all: bloody bootiful!
 

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Alicia Keys is a classically trained pianist; so, I believe she is more than capable of performing live without a backing track and/or loop.
 

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at 5:52

"This is our drummer Will Champion. He's 30 years old, He likes football and tennis, and going to the cinema, so he's a regular guy... but ya know what he does? He sings like a fucking angel."

omg so true, and also I <3 chris :kiss:
Did he plan that? He had to, because it was absolutely hysterical.
 

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"Could be. THeir set was one of the first sets at River Rave, and they only played I think 7 songs since they were total unknowns with one hit back then,lol. They literally almost quit that day from the audience abuse. It's kind of a cool story, and the bootleg that goes with it is somewhere in MM."

Well, I think most of the abuse is probably due to the fact that Coldplay was mis-booked for that show. Looking at the festival lineup, it's pretty clear Coldplay (softer, quieter, less famous, Parachutes era Coldplay no less), is about the last band I'd book to open for those others...
 

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUM3u3iGa-I&feature=related[/media]

clocks with Alicia keys high quality video!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWrCod3Xups[/media]

scientist video from NME blog.
 

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Summersonic 2008: Day 1

Anthony Barton covered the Summersonic Festival i Osaka, Japan for Undercover.


Day 1 of Summersonic 08 was, in all senses of the word, HOT!! After having no problem getting to the festival via the shuttle bus, our spirits were high and the extreme heat from the sun was quickly forgotten.
Early up on the Sky Stage was UK pop/rock duo, The Ting Tings. Playing through a barrage of tracks off their debut album “We Started Nothing” including “We Walk,” “Shut Up and Let Me Go,” and their hit “That’s Not My Name” they got the day, and the festival, off to a great start.

I had been hanging to see the, much hyped, MGMT (pronounced: Management) ever since I first heard their aptly titled debut “Oracular Spectacular,” and to my (and the crowd’s) delight they did not disappoint. Playing as a 5 piece (there is usually only 2) in the air conditioned “Sonic Stage” (more of an arena than a stage really) they hypnotized the crowd with their eccentric costume changes and extended solos. Super cool tracks such as “Electric Feel,” “Time To Pretend,” and “Kids” were everything I’d hoped they be live.

Next up were the indie/electro 4 piece Does It Offend You Yeah' (yes that is the band name) on the “Dance Stage.” Unlike their name, I don’t think Does It Offend You Yeah' offended 1 person in the crowd. Everyone was jumping around like crazy. Sweat was splashing off people as if they were wet dogs and nobody (especially the band) would let up for a minute. From their hard hitting electro tracks “Battle Royale,” “We Are Rockstars,” and “Weird Science” to their very indie rock “Dawn of the Dead,” “Let’s Make Out,” and “Being Bad Feels Pretty Good” you would be forgiven for thinking that the whole band has some kind of “musical” attention deficit disorder.

Unfortunately, The Kooks and New Young Pony Club were on at the same time so I had to make the difficult decision and check out the sexy, New Young Pony Club. NYPC’s sassy pop tunes had the crowd “beeping,” “wooing” and clapping along throughout there entire set. “Get Lucky” and “Ice-Cream” were easy crowd favourites.

The legendary Devo played up on the “Sky Stage” at sunset. Dressed in their famous yellow jumpsuits and those weird red, pyramid, cone, hat, thingies (''), they looked great no matter how far away from the stage you were. Having not really listened to much Devo before, I’m guessing they played quite a lot of their hits. The 2 songs I did know and have always loved “The Girl You Want” and “Whip It” were incredible and it was such a privilege to see them performed live. The roar from the crowd when “Whip It” came on was deafening. I guess it’s just one of those tracks that can cross all language barriers.

Walking around the crowd during the day, it was quite easy to see who was the top of the list for most Japanese people……Justice!!! Their T-Shirts were everywhere!! And quite rightly so, because they put on a set that showed why they are right up their with Daft Punk in the electro scene. If Daft Punk are the “Kings of Electro” then Justice are most definitely the “William and Harry of Electro.” Reworking and remixing tracks off their first (and only) album, and playing behind a huge, lit up crucifix surrounded by countless Marshall stacks, it sure was a sight (and sound) to behold. The crowd just ate up every minute of their set. Bouncing and jiving away until, in the end, their wasn’t a dry body in sight.

After the onslaught that was Justice, I decided I needed something a little more chilled out. I managed to catch the last few tracks of Coldplay and I thought they were great. Admittedly, I have never really been a fan and probably couldn’t name any of their songs, but they were great live. Chris Martin’s voice is fantastic and the band are equal to his part. I kind of wish I could’ve seen more but with a line-up as good as today it isn’t all that easy.


http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=5956
 

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Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Viva La Vida
42
Fix You
Chinese Sleep Chant (B-stage)
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (B-Stage)
Speed Of Sound
Only One Of The World's Flowers (Japanese song, SMAP cover)
Yellow
Lost!
The Scientist (Acoustic Set)
Death Will Never Conquer (Acoustic Set, Will on vocals)
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Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Escapist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnaHmw-tcis
 

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I think it would be a lot better if they'd switch clocks with Politik, like they did in Tokyo.
Anyone with me?
 
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