Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CHICAGO Casino de Paris July 29th 2008

" If you leave me now" &
"does anybody really knows what time it is "
Another video will be uploaded tomorrow.

New York Dolls and Sex Pistols "live in Belgium" soon on ROCKERPARIS

The Casino de Paris is welcoming CHICAGO
From the number of microphones on stage you can guess that a power trio won't be playing tonight in fact they are 8. The rhythm section , a guitar player , two keyboard players and 3 horns.
Can you believe that this guys have been together for more than 40 years ? Of course many have left from the original band and for this tour there are only 2 remaining original members, usually there are 4 .
With this Nostalgia act like with most of these "old bands" don't expect them to play their entire new cd. What people wants , it's the Hits songs.
Divided over 2 sets Chicago has to split them , "if you leave me now " sung by the bass player and "does anybody really knows what time it is " are part of the first set. Ok " if you leave me now" doesn't really sounds the same especially when the singer is struggling to match the original singer. Both keyboard players are also sharing vocals duties.
When the band is not playing some dumb AOR ballads ( excluding ' If you leave...) they're really GROOVING.
A couple of 'new' songs are thrown in , including one from their rejected record ( by their then label Warner Bros ) "stone of sisyphus" of 1993 which has just been released 15 years after its recording. You can understand why the record company wasn't happy with the result , it sounds like the worst of Phil Collins ( at least on record , live it's ok )
The second set is more groovy " I' m a man " is absolutely GREAT.
Show ended with a fantastic rendition of " 25 or 6 to 4 "

Hey Guys maybe it's time to get new shirts

setlist: 1st and 2nd set

Goodnight lads and see ya next year

"If you leave me now " &
"does anybody really knows what time it is " here :
" 25 or 6 to 4" :