Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets at the Mayan

Much as I was ready to write a scathing review The Last Shadow Puppets were excellent... The live show is a million times better than the CD, which is drowned in a sea of merseybeat reverb. No such problems live, and with the assistance of a 20 piece orchestra the sound was at times thrilling...

Amongst songs from the 'The Age of the Understatement' there were four covers: Leonard Cohen's 'Memories', Bowie's 'In The Heat of The Morning', The Beatles 'I want you (she's so heavy)' and Love's version of Bacharach & David's 'My Little Red book'. Only the latter was a little disappointing - if you're going to bring some Arthur Lee to LA baby you better bring it perfect! And what's with all these bands covering 'I want you (she's so heavy)' - another great version and you can't beat two suited and booted mop-top Northern lads belting out some Lennon & McCartney!

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