Saturday, December 27, 2014

ROCKERPARIS' list of TOP 10 Rock concerts of 2014 & The Worsts...

ROCKERPARIS' list of TOP 10 Rock concerts of 2014 & The Worst...

THE BEST CONCERTS:

1) THE ROLLING STONES
We attended only 3 shows on this Tour @ Stade de France, Circo Massimo & Werchter festival and I have to say that we had a blast each time even though they were probably far from being their best shows on the tour.
Each time we were in the Golden Pit ( Platinum for Paris) with a great view, we took some nice Pics, our favourite was probably Rome @ Circo Massimo (though not their best show) because of the location and the fun we had for 3 days in Rome, probably the most beautiful city in the world.

2) AC/DC Video shooting for "Rock or Bust" in London, Black Island Studios.
A dream come true : attending a video shoot with AC/DC. Not a proper concert but the highlight of the year for us.
 Too bad Phil Rudd was NOT there but being with the boys for a couple of hours in such an intimate setting was perfect. If you're looking closely at the official video and extras you can see Rockerparis in the audience. That was Christmas before it's time.

3) ENNIO MORRICONE @ Paris Bercy Feb 04
Just in the middle of the Rolling Stones's rehearsing @ Bondy Studios, Ennio Morricone playing his famous soundtracks in front of a sold-out Bercy.  I've never seen so many people on a stage: 86 piece orchestra and 75 voice choir.
Amazing concert and we could met him before the show and get my "Good Bad Ugly " American Vinyl signed by the master himself. 
Then we did a few other concerts that we will remember for 2014:
Jeff Beck @ Grand Rex, Paris May 27 2014
Fantastic guitar player
 Prince, concert n°1, 6:00 pm @ Zénith, Paris June 01st 2014
 Two shows in one day, you don't do this everyday
 Prince @ Zénith, Paris, show n° 2 , June 01 2014
 second show was better and longer than the first one
 Buddy Guy + Quinn Sullivan @ Olympia, Paris July 03 2014

legendary bluesman with great support: a young virtuoso.
Scorpions @ Fête de l'Humanité, la Courneuve, Sept 13 2014

Rocking like never before , great setlist though too many ballads and we were on stage for this one in front of more than 80 000 people
Babyshambles @ Chorus Live fest, Paris , March 29 2014
 Peter still rocking, last babyshambles album is great and when peter is not out of it , he doing great performances
 Rodriguez @ Olympia, Paris March 16 2014
come back show after the disastrous concerts from last year at the Zénith , glad to see Sixto in better health

 Jello Biafra & the GSM @ 104, Paris April 23 2014
kick ass show from Jello
 Anna Calvi + Daughter @ Cité de la Musique for "Days Off", Paris July 07 2014
Sexy as hell and great guitar player
 Ty Segall @ Cigale, Paris Oct 21 2014
Rocking like a maniac
 The Strypes @ Gaité Lyrique, Paris April 30 2014
new band kicking ass


THE WORST show of 2014:
 YES @ Grand Rex, Paris May 13 2014
By far the worst of the year is YES, After reading our review written straight after the show, I Guess that we were a bit rough... in fact NO. Boring music played for & by boring old farts.
We have nothing against Prog, we're great fans of RUSH but this crap was beyond everything...

We've also attended a few disappointing , average or boring concerts:
Bryan Ferry @ Palais des Sports, Paris , Nov 21 2014
I guess he was sick. Very average show
 Mlle K @ L'Album de la Semaine, Canal+, Paris Dec 08 2014
just boring, no good songs at all
 The Do @ "Coming up session #1" France Inter, Paris Sept 24 2014
electro pop boring
 Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter @ Olympia, Paris July 15 2014
 Very disappointing concert, we were expecting a lot from these two legends but it turned out very... de-constructed and experimental...
 We can ad this two as well:

Jack White (2nd show) @ Olympia, Paris June 30 2014
New record not as good as the previous one and a bit disappointed by the show even though it was an overall good show
Cat Power solo @ Gaité Lyrique, Paris Oct 30 2014
Very strange concert, she was confused for the whole set, ending songs prematurely, not remembering her own songs, but we still love her very much , she's so sweet.