I'd actually like to hear him cover a Lennon song, a light one like "Starting Over" or something, get Sean or Julian up there.
Kinda hoping live and let die isn't the finale on a benefit concert
Lennon ... McCartney and Kanye....lol
Love the garbage men hanging with SIR Paul onstage
Great benefit cept Kanye
I missed most of this concert, but from what I did see it looked like Roger Waters freaking killed it.
You're right. It truly is amazing that the cranky, reclusive Waters is now, once again, showcasing his stage chops. And, the guy can pick band members and guest artists (Vedder ruled and you could tell Waters was impressed as well). No disrespect, but Nick Mason dreams of playing like his current drummer.
Here's a guy who steps out, alone, onto the MSG stage and just plays and sings flawlessly. First on solo acoustic guitar, then accompanying Michael Stipe on the classic (and not easily played) "Losing My Religion", and finally alone again at the piano for his final number. When you have 20K+ people quiet and appreciating your work, you're doing something magical and impressive.
Martin also had one of the night's best lines. I'll paraphrase: He instructed all the people at home who were contemplating it to make a donation based on the average age of the performers there last night.
His three piece band cooked. Bass player was great.
Also, mix on the band's bass player was too loud and drowned out any guitar work.
Later, after Townshend and Daltry finished with "Tea & Theatre", Pete thanked the audience for their dedicated service and bellowed out, "or have a f**king beer!" LOL.
But last night? It was another story. Paul looked energized and pulled out some vintage chestnuts, which he and his stellar band performed beautifully. Waters gets my nod for last evening's best performance. But Paul was a very close second.
That said, it was painful to watch their set. Unlike 2001's Concert for New York City, where they unleashed a legendary and powerful performance (as well as stealing the show and heart's of the MSG audience filled with first responders), they looked to have aged considerably and the music, although not horrible, suffered noticeably. This makes me depressed.
Borg, I think Martin has talent, although I strongly prefer Coldplay's earlier works. I just think he is a doosh.
All I know is that it takes brass ones to get on the MSG stage alone and perform as he did. Most pop/rock artists wouldn't dare without auto-tune, samples, or backing band to help hide their limited talents.
You guys are killing me. I totally forgot about this and instead out of boredom re-watched the first four episodes of "The Wire" last night.
Is the entire concert available to view online yet... anywhere?
I just found McCartney playing with the guys from Nirvana. This impressed me. Not because of the music (which was fine), but because Paul just seems so reinvigorated. Vocally, he blows the doors off the place. And plays slide. WTF! Awesome.
Anyways, I agree with you about The Who. I was really looking forward to them and I think they fell a little short of expectations. Maybe they were on a little too long. But I think Daltrey was over-powered by instrumentals. I think the crowd did play a role.
I can't stand Brian Williams and his phucking voice. Made me angry every time they showed him. He is not funny.
Waters/Vedder and Clapton were my favorite performances of the night.
A little background on the Paul/Nirvana song.