2007.07.27 Naeba 'Fuji Rock Festival' (Japan)

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rodney

I tend to agree with the reviewer on COF who pointed out that most of those standard songs haven't been played in that country ever.  Surely if you've never seen The Cure before, you'd be happy with that set, wouldn't you?

Descent

Yes I'm sure. :rocker:

I don't know how people got the impression they were going to play the first two Join The Dots cds as their basic set. I'd love if they did that. But let's face it, most of the audience probably (not only a Japanese one) would be wondering what is going on. :lol:


Asiator

Quote from: rodney on July 28, 2007, 20:20:26
I tend to agree with the reviewer on COF who pointed out that most of those standard songs haven't been played in that country ever.  Surely if you've never seen The Cure before, you'd be happy with that set, wouldn't you?


OK guys, nice to all meet you there, but I just decided to register to try to stop all the anger :smth076 regarding the setlist.

I posted that quick review on COF on my way back to Tokyo yesterday. I have been living here for the last 5 years.

The main thing about the show in Fuji Rock is that : Japan is still an island!! And foreigners have no clue of what Japanese music market is all about...
The best example is KARAOKE. This is still the main entertainement here, with 8 floors'buildings of Karaoke rooms in virtualy every streets in Tokyo. You can find about 100.000 foreign songs, mainly in english, all the time. But... no CURE songs ever...!!!!
In Japan, I met people who never heard about Mickael Jackson :o; Many don't know that YMCA is an American song, since a cover had been made by a japanese singer in the 80s ???... The Charts are still dictated by Japanese Boys Bands :smth087...

So, do you really think that CURE can show up after 23 years and play "FAITH", in front of a crowd that hardly know anything about them but the "Greatest Hits"??
That would have been an artistic and image suicide... Please remember that Fuji Rock was NOT a specific CURE show.
During "From the Edge", I started notice parts of the audience staring at each other, like "what's happening with that endless song...?" And yes I saw a girl sleeping during "100 Years"... no big deal, Japanese people keep on sleeping everywhere, anytime, whenever possible, specially in Tokyo :smth015 Kind of a cultural thing.

That said, the show what the best it could have been in that circonstances. The popsongs rocked the crowd :smth041, and the trilogy "Inbetween Days, Friday I'm In Love, Just Like Heaven" drove everybody crazy!! On the other hands, they managed to show an heavier side at the end of the main set that worked perfectly. The cameramen where charmed by Porl guitar and kept focus on him... forgetting Simon on the other hand :(

So please, all readers and Cure fans, please try not to forget about the "cultural" aspects of the following asian shows. They are not playing in Europe or America, and expectations are different in this corner of the world.

Love the CURE!!!

crowbi_wan

Quote from: lostflower4 on July 27, 2007, 20:26:41
maybe it's time to bite my teeth and search for a new band to occupy my time with. :oops:


I suggest you give Silversun Pickups a listen.  Just saw them again last night (5th time now) and they kicked some ass  :rocker  My recording will be up on dime an a few days should anyone want to check them out.  8)

japanesebaby

Quote from: lostflower4 on July 28, 2007, 19:53:00
Quote from: japanesebaby on July 28, 2007, 19:10:01...for all the songs they haven't played for ages and which they could have picked... and they pick that goddamn kyoto song??? :smth011  :smth100 :evil: !!!!

:roll: ;)


But they were playing it in Japan!


yes, look at the last smiley in my post please...

(i was just thinking, what if the cure ever came to play again in finland, what would they - or better to say, what could they play here? people don't know their newer stuff, people hardly remember them at all here... i can't even remember when i heard a cure song in radio here. the last time they really got radio play must have been around the wish tour(?). so... greatest hits is would be, i suppose.)
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Paul

Well, people I'll get a little bored by discussing all the new development trends in Roberts mind!! Of course, everybody is looking for the new CURE - CD and HIT (not commercially at all!!) But this band is now existing for nearly 30 years - be thankfull for every new cd or song they perform... If it's not you style, you can either post a comment her or look for the next performance.. 

Paul


Gothfiend

Quote from: rodney on July 28, 2007, 20:20:26
I tend to agree with the reviewer on COF who pointed out that most of those standard songs haven't been played in that country ever.  Surely if you've never seen The Cure before, you'd be happy with that set, wouldn't you?


Yes.  Case *$$#ing closed.

wilco

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nevyn


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etkimi

Thanks Wilco,

Someone for the complete show ???

Cheers from France !!

Etkimi
Crying at the funeral party...

wilco

neo : goths : suck // under a black flag

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bechinho

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disintegration

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