In the tradition set before them by many studio greats, Matthews will not be a part of the live equation. "It's hard for me to contemplate a live version that doesn't involve eight of me running around playing multiple instruments," he admits. "Even then, playing live has never really been something that interests me in the way that it does Richard. So, while I will look forward to our intense creative partnership continuing on the recording side, I support the decision to play these songs for our fans, even if I won't be there on stage to do so."
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know what Davies is like live
― curmudgeon, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
And not too many others here must know either
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
i just saw him in March. he was... ok. very affable, and charmingly self-deprecating. his young back-up band was very underwhelming / under-rehearsed. they played several songs from the new Cardinal lp, but they were very different--straight guitars/bass/drums.
i saw him do a solo set opening for Tobin Sprout in 2000 which was fanstastic. just him and an acoustic guitar; did an early version of 'Kal'. kinda makes me wish he'd stick to that format. nonetheless he's an oddly compelling talent.
― nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw him years ago, I think after Telegraph. Then, his band was pretty tight, but I wouldn't say it was a mind-blowing show. I don't see him as the kind of person who puts on mind-blowing shows, though I've always wished that video of the Moles might surface, because it seems like they might have been mind-blowing but I'm not sure.
― dlp9001, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw Davies in NYC in '98 - notable for being the night I first met Gail O'Hara and for being briefly introduced to another pop hero of mine, Kurt Ralske. I don't recall much about the show...I think I was ill...
― Michael Jones, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:11 (1 year ago) Permalink