Sunday, November 11, 2012

Joe Jackson @ Olympia, Paris Nov 11 2012





Joe Jackson @ Olympia, Paris Nov 11 2012

Joe Jackson @ The Olympia, it's an early start as usual on sunday (7:00 pm) so we're very late and we've missed the first hour, Fuck !
it's packed and there are a few cameras recording the whole show, in fact it's broadcasted live on the internet on Germano-French tv arte live.
It's funny how he looks, we already noticed that on the advertising posters out in the streets but he probably had too much plastic surgery on his face and when he's smiling he's looking like The Joker without make up.
Joe Jackson is seating behind a keyboard on the left of the stage with a 6-7 piece band, he's promoting his new album of Duke Ellington songs but most of the songs we've heard had a Brasilian feel and beat with some percussions. Not really familiar with the latest songs he's done on his latest records but glad that he played some of his major songs like "Sunday papers", Is she really going out with him" or "stepping out".
He's still a bit of a rebel when people started shouted out songs, he said that he's not doing any requests and when someone said "The Marseillaise" he fingered him... ( as a joke I guess).

Good show but I guess I would have prefered more of his old rock'n roll songs.
Check setlist for details