I had fun this morning, catching up on my computer and my bills and such, and watching Bryan Ferry’s Coachella set from last night on YouTube.
He opened with Remake/Remodel, and happily went on to play Kiss & Tell, Virginia Plain, and suitably blistering renditions of Ladytron, If There Is Something, and Editions Of You. I dug the new arrangement of Love Is The Drug, and he sounded perfect on Dream Home; his voice slightly creepier, more wistful, than in the original. He looked fantastic, like a long cat.
On Thursday, we’ll hear a much deeper set, hopefully including Prairie Rose.
I missed Oliver Thompson on guitar. The new lead (Quist) is fine, but he’s a showoff. Ollie was so cool, so understated. Below is Steve Jones (rhythm guitar) and Jorga Chalmers, who plays keyboards and all the reed instruments. Cherisse killed on drums as usual, with a huge smile the whole time.
This was him singing If There Is Something, another song his current voice is perfect for, haunting.
I would do anything for you
I would climb mountains
I would swim all the oceans blue
I would walk a thousand miles
reveal my secrets
more than enough for me to share
I would put roses round our door
sit in the garden
growing potatoes by the score