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stophereyes 11.27.2012 01:18 PM

Kim participating in John Cale-curated tribute to Nico
 
Well, this is downright interesting:

http://www.bam.org/music/2013/a-tribute-to-nico

stophereyes 01.17.2013 01:38 PM

At the Nico tribute concert at BAM, Kim Gordon and Bill Nace performed "It Was a Pleasure Then" as a discordant, Body/Head style piece that went on way too long. Sorry but I agree with this reviewer:
"Because of the nature of the show and the open interpretation attitude, not everything worked. Gordon’s noise-drone exploration of “It Was a Pleasure Then” created way too much distance between artist, song, and audience, and Gordon seemed distracted by technical difficulties."
http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/01/17/j...ne/#more-57590

tesla69 01.22.2013 10:06 AM

"created way too much distance between artist, song, and audience"

what does this even mean?

stophereyes 01.22.2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tesla69
"created way too much distance between artist, song, and audience"

what does this even mean?


Maybe it's not a good description, but Kim's vocals were buried in effects that seemed to be not what she wanted, as she seemingly gestured offstage to have someone change them (hence the "technical difficulties"). The piece started off sounding cool but veered so far into discordant/drone territory as to be unrecognizable, and as it dragged on with inaudible vocals there was not much that translated to the audience, so I think that is what the reviewer meant. It might have worked in a different venue, but in this concert hall it did not go over well, especially coming right after the opening number, "Frozen Warnings" with John Cale and his band. I love Body/Head, and I can see what Kim Gordon and Bill Nace were going for, but I think their experimental style didn't work in this venue as a cover of a known Nico song.


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