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One Great Month.

Four amazing bands within the last 30 days, and they did not disappoint. It's been a busy month.
1Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


May 23 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer: Genesis Revisited Tour 2019
Selling England By the Pound & Spectral Mornings 40th Anniversary

As a member of Genesis during their best years, Steve Hackett has of course become known for his fondness of the original material, and continues to play the classics. As any proper Genesis fan knows, Selling England is one of their best albums, and in the absence of a much-dreamed of reunion of the entire quintet, Hackett is as close as anyone can get. I for one was thrilled to see him play the entire album, including the infamous Battle of Epping Forest. The fact that his popularity around these parts is as high as ever became more than clear when he sold out three consecutive nights in no time at all. He also played the majority of Spectral Mornings, which just happens to be his best solo album, making this even more of a treat.

Set 1:

Every Day
2Steve Hackett
At the Edge of Light


Under the Eye of the Sun
3Steve Hackett
At the Edge of Light


Fallen Walls and Pedestals
4Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


The Virgin and the Gypsy
5Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


Tigermoth
6Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


Spectral Mornings
7Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
8Steve Hackett
Spectral Mornings


Clocks - The Angel of Mons
9Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Set 2:

Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
10Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
11Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Firth of Fifth
12Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


More Fool Me
13Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


The Battle of Epping Forest
14Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


After the Ordeal
15Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


The Cinema Show
16Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Aisle of Plenty
17Steve Hackett
Genesis Revisited


Deja Vu

(originally an outtake from Selling England)
18Genesis
A Trick of the Tail


Dance on a Volcano
19Genesis
A Trick of the Tail


Encore:

Los Endos
20Alice in Chains
Facelift


May 27 - 013, Tilburg: Rainier Fog Tour

For a great many reasons, Alice in Chains has been one of my favourite bands for years. I'd been wanting to see them the right way for years, after a short festival appearance with bad sound a number of years ago fell far below expectations. I finally got that chance last month, and it was worth the wait. What stood out most here is just how rich and powerful a catalogue of songs they have to choose from at this point, with a very nice balance between the classics and newer material. Layne Staley will always be missed, but his spirit truly still radiates in their performance.

Fun fact: it was Sean Kinney's birthday this day, resulting in an impromptu 'happy birthday' by the band.

Bleed the Freak
21Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue


Check My Brain
22Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains


Again
23Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


Never Fade
24Alice in Chains
Dirt


Them Bones
25Alice in Chains
Dirt


Dam that River
26Alice in Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here


Hollow
27Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue


Your Decision
28Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


Rainier Fog
29Alice in Chains
Dirt


Down in a Hole
30Alice in Chains
Jar of Flies


No Excuses
31Alice in Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here


Stone
32Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


Red Giant
33Alice in Chains
Facelift


It Ain't Like That
34Alice in Chains
Jar of Flies


Nutshell
35Alice in Chains
Dirt


Angry Chair
36Alice in Chains
Facelift


Man in the Box
37Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


Encore:

The One You Know
38Alice in Chains
Sap


Got Me Wrong
39Alice in Chains
Dirt


Would?
40Alice in Chains
Dirt


Rooster
41UFO
Force It


June 11 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer: Last Orders - 50th Anniversary Tour

Ah, UFO. The definition of a cult classic, so to speak. This band has been rocking harder than you and everyone else for 50 years, with and without Michael Schenker (of course, it doesn't hurt when Vinnie Moore is playing for you these days). Phil Mogg, 71 years old, felt old age creep up on him and announced this as a fitting farewell. I must say recent UFO releases had me a little worried about the shape of his voice, but those worries proved to be completely unfounded: Mogg visibly squeezed out every bit of power left in him during this last tour, it seems, as he commanded this great set of mostly stone-cold classics with vigour. He's also got British charm to spare. I take my hat off to you, sir.

A sad note for this one: long-time keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond died unexpectedly two months before this concert. Though the band gave a thrilling performance, he was indeed missed.

Mother Mary
42UFO
Mechanix


We Belong to the Night
43UFO
A Conspiracy of Stars


Run Boy Run
44UFO
Walk on Water


Venus
45UFO
Lights Out


Lights Out
46UFO
You Are Here


Baby Blue
47UFO
Obsession


Only You Can Rock Me
48UFO
Seven Deadly


Burn Your House Down
49UFO
Obsession


Cherry
50UFO
Lights Out


Love to Love
51UFO
The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent


Makin' Moves
52UFO
Lights Out


Too Hot to Handle
53UFO
Phenomenon


Rock Bottom
54UFO
Phenomenon


Encore:

Doctor Doctor
55UFO
Force It


Shoot Shoot
56King Crimson
Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind


June 22 - De Vereeniging, Nijmegen: 2019 Celebration Tour

King Crimson. In the flesh. Need I say more? This band is perhaps the very cornerstone and embodiment of progressive rock, going against the grain every step of the way during their long career. Brought back by His Majesty Robert Fripp after being presumed dead, the band's present-day line-up is more than impressive. Even today, The Seven-Headed Beast defies traditional expectations by performing with three drummers at the front of the stage. I'm definitely a fan of the setup, but must also admit that some of the group's original numbers lend themselves better to the bombast of a trio of percussionists than others. Nevertheless, the interplay of all musicians involved was captivating and at times hypnotizing. It's also a dream come true that they actually play the classics since they've returned.

Set 1:

The Hell Hounds of Krim
57King Crimson
Beat


Neurotica
58King Crimson
The ConstruKction of Light


The ConstruKction of Light
59King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Epitaph
60King Crimson
Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind


Interlude
61King Crimson
The Power to Believe


EleKtriK
62King Crimson
Red


One More Red Nightmare
63King Crimson
Discipline


Discipline
64King Crimson
Discipline


Frame by Frame
65King Crimson
Discipline


Indiscipline
66King Crimson
Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind


Set 2:

Drumzilla
67King Crimson
Lizard


Cirkus
68King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon


Cat Food
69King Crimson
Larks' Tongues in Aspic


Easy Money
70King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Moonchild

In the Court of the Crimson King's classic artwork has been adorning my profile picture pretty much since I joined this site, so seeing the masters of the art perform was way overdue. And then I even almost got the whole thing: 4 out of 5. There are some who consider the album itself to be a bit of a '4-out-of-5'-type situation, meaning you'd expect an obvious track to be omitted with 4 out of 5 played. You'd be wrong. A very surprising Moonchild, with the familiar lead-in to...
71King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


The Court of the Crimson King
72King Crimson
Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind


Radical Action II
73King Crimson
The Power to Believe


Level Five
74King Crimson
Red


Starless

Wow. I have no words. Everything you may have heard is true. This is mind-blowing live.
75King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Encore:

21st Century Schizoid Man
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