once again many question signs can be spotted on the faces of even more
music freaks. Pardon me,- who are the Bacon Brothers? No surprise though,
as this european concert trip the very first one for the brothers from
Philadelphia. And for those, who know, or at least recognize, who is
shown on these pictures, show doubts and ask themselves, whether this
guy here is once again one of these singing Hollywood actors, who star
on the big screen is sinking, and who now desperately wanna try to catch
up with a musician carriere. Best example for this species is Kevin
Costner, who actually has drawn a rather big (curious) audiance, but
didn't meet the expectations what's up to his vocal skills. But with his
look and aura, some easy listening country tunes and an excellent
backing band, he did pretty well. Juliette Lewis rather goes for a very
excentric punkrock style, delivers a brilliant stage show and knocks on
musical edges tastewise. Whereby Jared Leto and his 30 Seconds To Mars
pull a young audiance, probably more because of his look as with his
music, most of all what's up to the girls in the audiance. - Actors like
Bruce Willies and Johnny Depp, who both are still very successful in the
moviebusiness take their musicianship rather as a hobby and a little
gettaway from their usual jobs. But there is this third species. And
those are actors like Depp and Willies, who are compared to the first
mentioned one's also very successful, but using their little free time
for the music, who they love doing, not for their carriere and not
because of financial reasons.
The 54 year
old musician, who lived in the USA for a long time and now is situated
in France, is promoting with this supportslot hiw own baby - the Cy
Curnin Project, who he has released 3 albums so far. Last time he toured,
was supporting Midge Ure on his Europe tour.
thing is for sure, up there is a 100% professional , who knows exactly
what to do. So let's wait and see, whether this second spring for him
(and the Fixx) will be a successful one and the sun wills shine bright
seem to be inpatient. Because the guys hit the stage just 15 minutes
after Mr Curnins show was finished. Ready, steady go... and all that not
in an exploding spectacular way, but rather laid back, dressed in the
same shirt and jeans, they had worn before during daytime.- Hmmmm... how
shall I describe it best? It's like starting off in a sophisticated calm
way, Michael Bacon on guitar and Kevin's face is hidden for minutes
behind his harp.
Not too good for us
photograhers, who only have time during the first 3 songs to shoot
pictures and catch the scene on a SD Card.
On the setlist only 2 coverversions can be found, which is George Harrison's 'If I Needed Someone' and the encore of the show - 'The Last Time' by the Rolling Stones, and as Kevin introduces this track: - a song by the Glimmer Twins. Whereby mind me, this is not quite correct. Because this song is a very old gospel tune, first adopted by the Staples Singers. But as they never got any royalities out this piece of music, and noone owned the rights, the Rolling Stones took the song, changed the lyrics and developed a hitsingle in 1965. And they truly did right. - Anyway, who cares. We are here at the Bacon Brothers and not at a Rolling Stones gig, so let's get back to the present.
But the highpoint of this 90 minutes show is another song entitled 'Only A Good Woman' (from the 1997 album 'Forosoco') Jesus wept, what a great tune!!!!! performed by an overwhelming Kevin, who does show his acting skills what's up to physical expression. And I start asking myself: is there anything left this man is not able to do? He's a brilliant actor and a good musician, though brother Michael is even better. But no surprise, as Michael is much longer a musician, concentrating only on the music..
Towards the end of the set, this mixture of Pop-Rock'n'Roll, Blues, Soul and even some Country does get really fast and ends with the, already mentioned cover of 'The Last Time' within the only encore.
Well, over all, I got the feeling that
this performance has been an increasing scale, going up and up and up