Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lenny Kravitz & Chris Cornell @ Paris Bercy May 20th 2009

Lenny Kravitz & Chris Cornell
Paris Bercy May 20th 2009
SOLD-OUT Bercy for Mr Lenny Kravitz, they even sold tickets behind the stage, Bastards.
Not a surprise it's a Gérard Drouot Production ,
Chris Cornell , formely of Soundgarden & Audioslave , is opening tonight in a half empty Bercy.
Do you remember his horrible show @ La Cigale in February ? : He played his whole new shitty cd produced by Timbaland. ( see review Pics and video from his show @ La Cigale HERE )
Well things haven't really changed , lots of new songs: soooo boring ! Thank God , we had " Black hole sun " ( out of key on vocals ) , a very good " Spoonman" ( soundgarden ) & " Cochise" ( Audioslave ).
Poor guy , he's ruining his solo career.

[ According to Vicky Cornell , Chris' wife , Prince was in Bercy watching the show ]

Lenny Kravitz is back in Paris after playing La Cigale in March 2008 , the show was really kicking ass.
This time he's not here to promote the new cd but to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first ( and best ) album "Let love rule" .
Not the best start as he's playing mid-tempo songs at the beginning. Then things started to get hot as we had lots of songs from " Let love rule" ( setlist shortly ).
Craig Ross is on fire and to give an extra funky & soul atmosphere there are saxo & trumpet players ( 4 in all ). The bass player has a very groovy sound.

SETLIST : ( corrected )
Freedom train
Bring it on
It ain't over til it's over
Where Are We Runnin’?
I belong to you
Flower child
Believe
Dancin' till dawn
I'll be waiting
Mr Cab Driver
Always on the Run
American Woman
Fly away

Stillness Of Heart
Let love rule

Are you gonna go my way

A few songs are streched to more than 10 min ( including the title song " Let love rule " here on video and incomplete, sorry ), Lenny is playing the rock star... maybe too much for me, but the " black jew" as he describes himself knows how to entertain his mainly female audience.
Incredible , ladies are everywhere and all of 'em Hot babes.
Quite a change from the Metallica audience.
He went a couple of times in the pit to sing and check hands with the first row and even take pictures of his fans.
The concert ended with lots of pyro on a rocking version of " Are you gonna go my way".
Back to the basics on this tour for a very nice gig.
It remember me the first time I saw him in Bercy with Keziah Jones opening... a long time ago.

"Spoon-Man with Led Zep's Good times Bad times" :

"Let love rule" BABY !!!