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Old 10-01-2022, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Adore Tour version of BWBW-did they pull it off or was it lame?




Personally I think it works, although I do prefer the standard version. The ending here is great though. But I imagine some people see this as more Billy shenanigans.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:20 PM   #2
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fucking rocks... i love how they go "DESPITE AL MY RAGE I AM STILL JUSTT A RAT IN A CAGGGEEEE" and the riff just hits right back in

yea the original is superior but its badass that they did this

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:24 PM   #3
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Agreed, one of the things I liked about SP album to album in the 90s is how Billy never was satisfied on settling on one style, this is another case of that same method of thinking by him I think. Sometimes it made for songs I wasn't huge on (albeit not very often, I enjoy the vast majority and even the ones I don't are objectively good pieces of music), but I appreciated that he was so creative and eclectic as opposed to just doing the same shit over and over again like most bands do.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:48 PM   #4
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Adore is my #3 fave SP album, but the live era absolutely sucked. I think this is the precursor to lame big group of musicians we have currently and in the very recent past. It's not rocking and comes off as overly gimmicky. Should have been dark and brooding with the JC muscle. Those auxiliary percussionist are just so off putting and Arnoff is wildly out of place. Also, the inclusion of Garson is a very telling facet of Billy's inability to properly interpret his own musical styling.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:09 PM   #5
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Adore is my #3 fave SP album, but the live era absolutely sucked. I think this is the precursor to lame big group of musicians we have currently and in the very recent past. It's not rocking and comes off as overly gimmicky. Should have been dark and brooding with the JC muscle. Those auxiliary percussionist are just so off putting and Arnoff is wildly out of place. Also, the inclusion of Garson is a very telling facet of Billy's inability to properly interpret his own musical styling.
I found Aronoff impossible to take seriously with his goofy mannerisms and being dressed like he was about to enter the Tour de France, but he's certainly a good drummer. Billy never would have had multiple percussionists if Jimmy had been available, he was perhaps overcompensating for losing one of the best drummers ever.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:12 PM   #6
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I found Aronoff impossible to take seriously with his goofy mannerisms and being dressed like he was about to enter the Tour de France, but he's certainly a good drummer. Billy never would have had multiple percussionists if Jimmy had been available, he was perhaps overcompensating for losing one of the best drummers ever.
I don't like what he does, at all.

 
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I don't like what he does, at all.
Cameron Diaz did.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:56 PM   #8
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Cameron Diaz did.
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:18 PM   #9
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Billy never would have had multiple percussionists if Jimmy had been available, he was perhaps overcompensating for losing one of the best drummers ever.
im not a huge fan of this narrative... im pretty sure they added the percussionists because a lot of adore was a straightforward drum part played acoustically by matt walker or joey warnokerthat were then augmented with samples... i think having two aux percussionists was a way cooler move than having backing tracks doing the electronics

 
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Adore is my #3 fave SP album, but the live era absolutely sucked. I think this is the precursor to lame big group of musicians we have currently and in the very recent past. It's not rocking and comes off as overly gimmicky. Should have been dark and brooding with the JC muscle. Those auxiliary percussionist are just so off putting and Arnoff is wildly out of place. Also, the inclusion of Garson is a very telling facet of Billy's inability to properly interpret his own musical styling.
Wow, I remember getting a video bootleg of the Dublin MTV show shortly after it aired and had the complete opposite reaction. I absolute adored (hehe) the live arrangements. I think having the extra percussion section was a great move and Garson on piano was a great choice. Think of the alternative: just kenny on drums and some random dork on a keyboard? No thanks.

I like the live interpretations from that tour so much better than the record.

Live version of Stumbeline from that era is an all-time favorite too.

edit: oh it was london UK not dublin

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Old 10-01-2022, 03:39 PM   #11
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Adore is my #3 fave SP album, but the live era absolutely sucked. I think this is the precursor to lame big group of musicians we have currently and in the very recent past. It's not rocking and comes off as overly gimmicky. Should have been dark and brooding with the JC muscle. Those auxiliary percussionist are just so off putting and Arnoff is wildly out of place. Also, the inclusion of Garson is a very telling facet of Billy's inability to properly interpret his own musical styling.
im holding back from writing multiple paragraphs on how much i hate everything you said here

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:23 PM   #12
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im holding back from writing multiple paragraphs on how much i hate everything you said here
Please don't, I'm open to discussion!

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:54 PM   #13
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sounds like the everlasting gaze. the distortion is amazing

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:00 PM   #14
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It’s dope.

I miss the recklessness of pre-2000’s Billy/SP. He started becoming increasingly calculated post-MCIS, getting more and more trapped in a maze of reacting to his previous work and to his perceptions of his audience. His work has suffered exponentially as time goes on as a result.

Here there is still incredible power in his voice, in the way the band plays, and in the way they are deconstructing and repackaging an old song. It’s mesmerizing.

Also as a side note, it’s interesting to hear Aronoff’s rock steady time feel contrasting with the band’s inherent looseness. And the absence of Jimmy’s push/pull feel driving the band is noticeable. But it still sounds great in a different way.

 
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It’s dope.

I miss the recklessness of pre-2000’s Billy/SP. He started becoming increasingly calculated post-MCIS, getting more and more trapped in a maze of reacting to his previous work and to his perceptions of his audience. His work has suffered exponentially as time goes on as a result.

Here there is still incredible power in his voice, in the way the band plays, and in the way they are deconstructing and repackaging an old song. It’s mesmerizing.

Also as a side note, it’s interesting to hear Aronoff’s rock steady time feel contrasting with the band’s inherent looseness. And the absence of Jimmy’s push/pull feel driving the band is noticeable. But it still sounds great in a different way.
Very much agreed. I think a good way to put it would be that Billy used to make music for his own fulfillment, and now he just makes it in an attempt at relevancy.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:18 PM   #16
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better than 2000 version

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:27 PM   #17
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definitely

 
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garson plays tasteful keys that nobody notices for an entire show just let the man go off one time please for the love of god

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:38 PM   #20
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this is so gnarly

 
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Old 10-03-2022, 01:33 AM   #21
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this is so gnarly
That is so, so, so damn good.

Man, so good. Daphne is not my favorite song from the album - maybe middle of the pack - but that version is flawless.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:42 PM   #22
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hahahaha

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:11 PM   #23
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As long as we're linking Adore era perfomances, this 20ish second clip from Crestfallen in Brussels is maybe the best I've ever heard Billy sing


 
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As long as we're linking Adore era perfomances, this 20ish second clip from Crestfallen in Brussels is maybe the best I've ever heard Billy sing

the live arrangement of crestfallen is so so so so so so fucking good.... awesome song both in the studio and on the stage... keep hating idiots

 
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the live arrangement of crestfallen is so so so so so so fucking good.... awesome song both in the studio and on the stage... keep hating idiots
was this his piano debut?


 
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was this his piano debut?

Yes. Remember being blown away seeing that.

 
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you idiots pretend mike garson sits there for an entire show and then just plays one crazy solo

comically laughable

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:32 PM   #28
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Who's hating? Crestfallen is an amazing song. It got me through some really difficult times.

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:42 PM   #29
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the fashion capital of Illinois lol

 
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:47 PM   #30
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imagine the money getting paid to hit a tambourine with a drum stick once every 12 bars by billy corgan in 1998

 
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