Saturday, June 21st 2008
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I haven't seen any posts, so I feel obligated to throw this up.
Here is a list of songs played, though the order is not represented here:
Burn for it (opener!)
If I could change your mind
Believe in Me
Money City Maniacs
Everything You've Done Wrong
Who You talkin to?
Take Good Care of the Poor Boy
In the Basement
I can't sleep
Living With the Masses
People of the Sky
Flying High Again
Who taught you to live like that
The Lines you Amend
Chris was having some vox issues so the other guys carried the load. The dynamic was different than any other Sloan show I've experienced because Chris pretty much stayed in the background. The other guys really stepped up, though. Thanks for coming to the CLE!
good show last nite, started off a little slow but jay and patrick sounded great. chris,sorry to say, had some voice problems but he toughed it out. hey andrew do you like being in the band? doesn't seem like it but you still rocked it out on emergency 911!
Kind of a bad show. Chris was still a little out of commission and Patrick was screwing up solos the whole night, some weirdo got up on stage and ruined the end of Feels Good Do It, and that MRCH thing was sooooooo annoying and stupid. Seriously.
Just walking in the door after a drowsy drive back to middle-of-nowhere Ohio. It's so refreshing to see Sloan in an intimate environment where only ex-pats and indie nerds attend. The Golden Dogs slapped everyone in the face with their set, which included commuter favourite "Construction Worker" and a wailing electric cover of McCartney's "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five". Wish they could've played twice as long.
Sloan was fairly cohesive; about as together as their last visit to the Grog, when Chris had to put things on hold for ten minutes to go hit the john mid-set. (That's American beer for you.) They ambitiously rambled through some tunes that presumably get less rotation, *sans* cheat-sheets. It was nice to hear a laid back "I Am the Cancer" mixed in with the Parallel Play tracks. Unfortunately, Chris' pipes were rusting out pretty bad, which may have influenced the set list...most of the tunes were delivered adeptly, with everyone sharing duties in a way that few bands attempt these days.
HOWEVER: the non-musical interludes by repugnant faux-DJ Skip Low were more annoying than *actual* commercial radio banter. I attend concerts and buy discs specifically to avoid that audible assault. I'm not sure who masterminded the 'MRCH 108.8 FM' persona for this tour's merchandise booth, but christ almighty, let that person be hung by the short & curlies and bled to within an inch of their death through small incisions under the eyelids and toenails. It was even worse than listening to everyone in the front row scream requests for songs.
We're looking forward to next year...
It wasn't bad....it was just....different. It was a strange dynamic with Chris staying in the background most of the time. But it was an opportunity to hear a decent amount of songs that I don't think would normally get played at their shows or at least not that I've heard much.
We're originally from NF, NY recently relocated to Cleveland and have been talking you guys up to some of our friends who came with us to the show. On the downside, this wasn't exactly the best show for first timers. On the upside it was the smallest show we've been too....beat out Club Infinity in Williamsville, NY a couple years ago (probably the best show we've seen) Also it was pretty cool to see you guys mingling before and after in the crowd..my wife was happy to say hi to Chris again :) IMO no Sloan show is bad...just different levels of great :) Thanks for coming to Cleveland. It was a great taste of home. (no more 102.1 :( except streaming)
BTW: This show made a combined total of 28 times we've seen you guys over the last 10 years or so....YOU GUYS ROCK
a lil different than most sloan shows, but non the less very well executed. i have seen sloan many times , including 1992-93 at the agora for smeared... too bad chris' voice was shot, but still they rocked... patrick kicked ass and was even able to play very well even though he was buzzed! hope you guys come back soon and keep going on.. sloan is and will always be one of the best unrecognized bands in the usa.. by the way, i missed chris' leg kicks! thanks for coming to cle!
They didn't do "If it feels good..", they ended with "The Good in Everyone." (btw, *squee*)
Great show in Cleveland guys. I was bummed about Chris' vox, but otherwise, I still though it was a fantastic show!!!
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