Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Replacements 2013 Comeback Setlist

From Brooklyn Vegan:

The Replacements (Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, plus fill-ins Dave Minehan [guitar] and Josh Freese [drums]) played their first show in 22 last night (8/25) at Riot Fest Toronto. Kicking things off with "Takin' a Ride" from Sorry Ma, I Forgot to Take Out the Trash, their 22-song set hit most of the highlights of their catalogue, including "I Will Dare," "Alex Chilton," "Kiss Me on the Bus," "Bastards of Young," "Can't Hardly Wait," and a few covers too. You can listen to the full show (via Slicing Up Eyeballs), watch a bunch of video from it and check out the full setlist below...

... and, if you're in studio mood, you can also listen to the full setlist - original versions, covers included - on this Spotify playlist.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Big Spotirama Guide To Rock en Seine 2013

We're getting close to Rock en Seine 2013 in Paris. It will be from 23rd to 25th august, I will be there and I'm quite excited of watching the new Nine Inch Nails show, along with Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian, Savages, Eels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, alt-J and many more. As usual I made a Spotify playlist of it, as a warm up. This time, though, I did something different: the playlist is not made with mini greatest hits by any artist playing at the festival (or with the songs I hope they will play). Instead, it's made with songs that actually will probably be played at the festival

How can I say it?
Well, I exploited setlist.fm archive again. 

I looked for each artist in Rock en Seine schedule.
I isolated their last ten concerts.
I just kept the ones played in 2013.
I picked all the tracks in the setlists available on Spotify.

The idea is: they already played these songs in 2013? Likely they will do it in Paris, again.

That means that I just included in the playlist artists who have a setlist.fm record. Some of the missing ones have their music on Spotify, but I kept the setlist.fm rule as the strongest one: songs are allowed only if I know they've actually been played in the last months. 

Hey, wait! Is it not a gigantic festival spoiler?
Yes, in some way it is. If you will be in Paris at the end of august and you prefer not knowing what songs you're likely going to listen to, please stop reading now. Instead, if you're like myself and you appreciate the chance of warming up your festival experience (and picking your personal schedule) listening to what it's going to be played, well, enjoy!  

... but don't forget: while some artists have a very fixed setlist (99% they will play what's in this playlist), some others prefer to follow a Springsteen/Pearl Jam path, changing regularly their setlists. So this playlist is not a perfect crystall ball. 


Number of tracks: 589

Artists: 41
(out of 56 in the official line-up

Missing (no sufficient setlist.fm data available): 15
Chance the Rapper, The Computers, Patrice, Hola A Todo El Mundo, VV Brown, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Jackson and His Computer Band, Kid Noizes, JC Satan, Fi/she/s, Major Lazer, Wall of Death, St. Lo, Alex Hepburn, In The Valley Below

Artists with more songs in the playlist 
(always based on setlist.fm data and relative availability on Spotify): 
34 Belle & Sebastian
27 System of a Down
26 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
24 Eels
22 Phoenix
21 Vitalic, Mac Miller
19 Nine Inch Nails
18 Surfer Blood
16 Skip The Use

Possible covers 
(I included the originals in the playlist)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - What If We Could? (may be played by Nine Inch Nails)
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well (Eels)
Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (Eels)
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings (Eels)
College - A Real Hero (alt-J)
Rosie & The Originals - Angel Baby (System of a Down)
The Call - Let The Day Begin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
London Posse - Gangster Chronicle (Tricky)
Motorhead - Ace of Spades (Tricky)
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (Tricky)
Ian Brown - Dolphins Were Monkeys (Eugene McGuinness)
George Jones - Just One More (Tomahawk)
Bad Brains - How Long Can A Punk Get? (Tomahawk)
Giorgio Moroder - The Chains (Vitalic)
Amadou & Mariam - Sabali (Vitalic)
Blur - Song 2 (Skip The Use)
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Skip The Use)
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Johnny Marr)
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (Johnny Marr)
The Smiths - London (Johnny Marr)
The Smiths - Still Ill (Johnny Marr)
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now (Johnny Marr)
The Crickets - I Fought the Law (Johnny Marr)
Electronic - Getting Away With It (Johnny Marr)
Electronic - Forbidden City (Johnny Marr)
Scott Matthews - Elusive (Lianne La Havas)
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Daughter)
R.L. Burnside (and others) - Rollin' & Tumblin' (Valerie June)
Sonic Youth - 100% (Wavves)
Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Laura Mvula)
Patrick Wolf - Time Of My Life (MS MR)
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean (MS MR)

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