MOVE festival, Manchester, Day three
Saturday 13th July 2002
A new "Urban Music Festival" over the four days featured such
legends as Bowie , Suede and errrrm Paul Weller. I opted for the mostly
Mancunian line up of day three. Phew!
Alfie: A school orchestra aged 13 with Tim Burgess on vocals. Thats
all you need to know.
Elbow: Wrong location for their lovely melancholly to unwrapp,
but bloody good try lads.
Echo And The Bunnymen: Thankfully none of their new stuff...just
a full on greatest hits set. Mac still lookin' cool and sounding ace.
Aaah-to be 18 again.
Doves: This is "their year" and they rocked. No doldrums
in sight, their confidence in front of a home town audience made their
set a massive noise of gorgeous guitar rock(man). Finished with a Sub
Sub track...all loops and staccato noise, and it saw Jimmi becoming a
truely great frontman with bass like a gun between his legs. Awsome and
New Order: Last gig for a while (new album to be written) New Order
had nothing to prove but played their hearts out. They are notoriously
patchy live, but when they look like they're 'avin it , then they can
get away with it. And how.
Opener " Love Vigilantes" saw Bernard playing the worst melodica
solo of his life but no one cared...New Order were here and they were
gonna make it all better. " Crystal" followed which is classic
New Order to get us all sweating. Too many highpoints to mention so I
wont. To spoil the fantastic set , Keith Allen came on and murdered "World
In Motion" but all was redeemed as Blue Monday burst open our hearts,
with Barny cheekily repaying Kylie by throwing in "Can't Get U Out
Of My Head" samples in! Closed with "Your Silent Face"
and a stunning "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and we were all happy.
New Order, growing old, but more relevant than ever - we're gonna miss
and the Bunneymen