Monday, June 16, 2008

First Bad MMJ Bonnaroo Review?

Although I was not at Bonnaroo, I was surprised to read this PopMatters review of MMJ's Bonnaroo performance, which looks nothing short of awesome on paper.

"After slightly wearing down, I finished up my night at My Morning Jacket, who was surprisingly less than stellar this year at Bonnaroo (when usually they have legendary performances here; see 2006 setlist). The songs from their recently released Evil Urges unfortunately don’t fall in place with the rest of their set, therefore creating an inconsistent performance. This is the first time I’ve claimed this in my existence –- but I think the My Morning Jacket kool-aid I’ve been drinking might be slightly wearing off. Let’s wait for the next record before I jump too far ahead of myself."

My Morning Jacket - 6/14/08 - Bonnaroo Late Night Set

Set I: Evil Urges, Off the Record, Gideon, Hot Fun (Sly & the Family Stone)* , Highly Suspicious, What a Wonderful Man, I'm Amazed, Thank You Too, Touch Me Pt 1, Sec Walkin, Golden, Two Halves, Laylow, Hit it and Quit it (Funkadelic), Tyrone (Erykah Badu), Steam Engine - with drum solo, Anytime, Aluminum Park, Easy Morning Rebel*, Dancefloors*, One Big Holiday**

Set II: Cold Sweat (James Brown)*, Get Down On It (Kool and the Gang)* , Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack & Peace)*, Phone Went West, Mahgeetah, Oh Sweet Nuthin (Velvet Underground), Librarian, Bermuda Highway#, Dondante, Run Thru, Smokin from Shootin, Touch Me Pt 2, Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe)$

* w/Jeff Coffin on saxophone and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
** w/Kirk Hammett of Metallica
# Jim Solo
$ w/Zach Galifianakis as Annie

1 comment:

roy said...

i, personally, loved the show..
nice night with the rain to cool things down a little..