Wednesday, March 14, 2007

R.E.M. Inducted Into RnR HoF

Of course, Ms. Coffey was there! So, for the rest of us, check out the replays here. Eddie Vedder did a fine job with the induction speech (not sure why anyone would think he wouldn't--he's always shown a great admiration for those who preceded/influenced him).

The performances were pretty decent, especially as these ceremonial things go.

"Gardening at Night" was really good. And, I loved the vocal trade-offs between Michael Stipe and Eddie Vedder during "Man on the Moon." But, the performance of the night was almost certainly Patti Smith's absolute belting out of "Gimme Shelter." WOW!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Sadly, I was there only via VH1 Classic's live broadcast ... although I know someone who was there, and Said Someone said it was the best night evah!

Didn't Patti rock the house? Her entire set was perfect. "Because the Night" and "Rock & Roll Nigger" were dead on.

10:50 AM, March 14, 2007  
Blogger haahnster said...

Oops! Sorry. I must've "jumped to conclusions" (You see, there would be this mat with a series of conclusions on it that you could jump to...)

Well, I'm leaving my post as-is, because, dammit, you SHOULD have been there (you know, if they went by who was the biggest fan).

12:20 PM, March 14, 2007  
Blogger Beth said...

Yes, g*ddamit, I SHOULD have been there. Tix, however, were $2K/person ... and I couldn't see myself fasting through May.

I was on the JV conclusion mat team in high school, BTW.

4:21 PM, March 14, 2007  

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