3 days in November: days with beer


Dic 1 2007, 15:01

This week is just passing away for a wonder.
Each day during three days, the artists I am keeping my eyes on, has handled tours in Tokyo here!
(What's going on?)
So my report is allowed to unfold by this unforeseen experience...

1st day, 27th November.
I was standing on the floor at a venue in Yebisu(or Ebisu), Tokyo.
The band of the day was The Derek Trucks Band.
He is a guitarist blood-related to Butch Trucks as drummer of The Allman Brothers Band.
I stunned by his guitar sound when I saw his live performance on DVD.
He plays slide guitar like Buddha but the sound is...
Maybe one movie is worth a thousand words.
Check this.
His solo performance
and with his crews
In the show, they performed up to the audience's expectations.
The best tune of the day was "Anyday" for me!
His first name Derek was named after one band.
Yes, Anyday has originated from Derek and the Dominos.
Also old guitar freaks seemed to be satisfied with the performance.

I enjoyed enough with some glasses of beer.
Actually, Yebisu area inevitably involves beer.
This name of the area comes from a product brand of beer.
Yebisu area had got active with production of beer.
It's visitor's duty to take a beer or more in Yebisu ;p

2nd day, 28th.
It was different venue from 27th but same in Yebisu.
About this day, I will write the report on next piece.
I believe some friends know the reason I want to do that!
(Ah, of course I know the friends are impatient with the delay of turn..)

Let me go now, the 3rd day, 29th.
In the chill evening, I was dashing off to a venue in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Under the wire I arrived just in time to see the show by SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions.
Their name had reached my ears but I had never experienced their live performance.
When I entered the hall, many audience already teemed with conversations or waited in a line to get drinks.
I also got on the line to get a drink.
"Your order?"
It seemed that I left behind the other half of my soul in Yebisu.

At the moment the beer made me feel tipsy, the lights of the floor dimmed out.
The other lights behind the curtain casted the shadows of guys and instruments!
It was the beginning of the first tune "Dawn".
And the show started with growls of "Suffocation"!
I was blown out by the sounds of horns on grooves.
Especially saxophone player Motoharu was so damn crazy!

Totally their sounds with fast tempo made up the atmosphere like a peak time of the traditional festival for populace.
Their music is like for people crushed in confined spaces.
BTW my most favorite tune was "Crush!" until this show.
But I will change my mind because the live arrangement of "Summer Goddess" was very cool.
Only the jam time by drummer and bassist with keyboardist, I felt their performance lacked something.
I think they show their true worth in performance with horns.
Perhaps I would not feel so if I experienced thier performance before the Derek Trucks band and Raul Midon.
At last, pimps played a new tune for audience on the day.
We will know some tunes in not-too-distant future.

Thank you for reading a long journal.
But to be continued next...


  • Utty

    He played mpc,keyboards,and sang(?)... Yes, he did something in this show! It was surprise..

    Dic 5 2007, 10:48
  • Utty

    Yeah, Yebisu with something J Food again.. ;)

    Dic 6 2007, 17:18
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