UK (Plymouth), July 4, 2005 Review

artist: kings of leon date: 07/07/2005 category: live concerts
kings of leon: UK (Plymouth), July 4, 2005
They looked bored and unhappy. Minimal crowd interaction from other band members and the vocalist himself couldnt find it in himself to talk about anything but independance day.
 Sound: 6
 Perfomance: 6
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 6.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 6.7 
 Users rating:
 6.3 
 Votes:
 4 
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overall: 6.7
UK (Plymouth), July 4, 2005 Reviewed by: unregistered, on july 07, 2005
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Sound: Caleb Followills vocals certainly were on form throughout, and apart from the three year old on the mixer desk it was a good night of music from the yank quartet. All four parts were played perfectly but, like I said the band mix was quite poor and the crowd struggled to hear anything over the pumped drums and loud rhythm guitar. // 6

Perfomance: Performance wise, poor. Claeb failed to move around on stage and all band members looked like they would rather be at home drinking, what with it being the fourth of Jooly (as caleb constantly reminded the crowd). They looked bored and unhappy. Minimal crowd interaction from other band members and the vocalist himself couldnt find it in himself to talk about anything but independance day. In their defense, towards the end they began to get into it and had they had another half hour of material to play the probably would have given a better show. // 6

Overall Impression: England, Plymouth Pavilions, 4th July 2005. Like many fans, to me, the setlist is crucial. They played alot of new and old material. Molly's Chambers was wasted by being the third or fourth song in the set and it was made poorer by the lack of balance in sound. Joes head and wasted time were also played aswell as lots of stuff off 'Aha, Shake Heartbreak' including kiong of the rodeo, the bucket and Pistol Of Fire. The best song of the evening was without doubt '4 Kicks', but even that lasted a mere two and half minutes. the song they finished with I'd never heard and, to my and I think the entire crowds disgust they didn't play 'Red Morning Light'. It was all I could hear on the way out. It put a pisser on everyones evening. On the other hand, the support band the 'features' were very good, a definate kings of leon influence but without too much. I very much enjoyed their set and hope to see them again, as for the Kings, I have a ticket for reading this year, I hope they can redeem themselves, I think they lost quite a few album sales and a large proportion of their live reputation on monday night, at leat in the south they did. But saying that it was still an enjoyable gig to be at and was by no means unlistenable, we could still make out the songs (just) and managed to work up a sweat even at the back. Well worth the eighteen fifty I paid but not the hour and a half drive. // 8

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