Post by jugheadrocks on Feb 15, 2009 20:39:36 GMT -8
offyerhead is right... I'm guilty of getting caught up in the "disappointment" of the alleged headliners, but the real fun last year was FotC, the Hives, Rogue Wave, the Kooks, and tons of others. The only headliner that was truly stellar was FLAMING FUCKING LIPS...
I was very into REM, great great show during and after the rain. Very fun. The cure on the otherhand.... Not all that great. The highlight of the Cure set was Brian Posehn sitting in front of me smoking tons of weed
Post by know ID yuh on Feb 15, 2009 23:40:07 GMT -8
100% disagree, but that's fine, to each their own.
I didn't know much about REM or the Cure outside of their mainstream radio songs, so they were about equal in my mind heading into the fest. I wouldn't pay to see either, but I get to see them at a festival I am already going to, so why not? REM didn't put me to sleep, but I do not recall a single memorable moment, outside of when it started to rain, which was welcome at the time. I was very impressed with the Cure though, and now listen to them frequently because of this. My Cure experience might have been a bit whiskey induced though.
As someone who's gone 4 years in a row I'm going to be very very disappointed if this is the real lineup. I'll still probably go but those headliners are just pathetic. Nine inch Nails will be great but I've already seen them and don't really need to see them again. This dance tent better be really fun...
Post by loyalfromlondon on Feb 16, 2009 10:21:16 GMT -8
The only highlight from REM's set was Stipe taking off his sock, smelling it, and tossing it into the crowd. The Cure were a complete zzzzzzzz. Only the FLAMING FUCKING LIPS achieved true headliner status last year. Same goes for Bjork and The Beastie Boys in '07. They had incredible sets.
Yeah, Jane's Addiction and NIN aren't the best headliners (if that list is true) but there's more to Sasquatch than great headliners.
Post by The Andy Duke on Feb 16, 2009 16:40:17 GMT -8
Basically, if Trent and Co. play pre-With Teeth stuff, it could be awsome. Hell, I could stand a lot of With Teeth stuff,too.
If its all post-With Teeth, then I will not be too hyped up. I thought Year Zero was a terrible album, and I have yet to listen to his other stuff really(Ghosts I-IV and The Slip), but if its anything like YZ, then I'll take a big helping of PASS. When I listen to new NIN, its like I'm listening to a band that was inspired heavily by the 90's NIN, but isn't nearly as good. I know this'll probably sound a little morbid, and some will probably give me crap for it, but Trent Reznor was way better at what he does when he was completely drugged out of his mind. Sober and Driven Trent is...well...pretty boring.
Post by know ID yuh on Feb 16, 2009 18:54:44 GMT -8
I've read several comments about the possible headliners in other threads, so I figured on would chime in with my opinions.
Jane's Addiction played a couple reunion shows in L.A last year, the first with the original lineup in 17 years. Perry Ferrel plays a significant part in putting together the Lollapalooza lineup, so for them to get back together and play Sasquatch as their initial reunion festival is a pretty big deal. I know there will be several in Chicago scratching their heads over that one. Plus you dance kids might get a DJ set out of Perry as well.
NIN is a legitimate headliner. I have not listened to any of their new music, but they/he have an extensive cataloge that included more than enough recognizable songs. I saw the Lights in the Sky tour twice, and it was truly spectacular. Only about 20% of the songs were foreign to me as well. The full Lights in the Sky set up ended in December, so who knows what type of show they are putting on this year. You can probably get some youtube clips or reviews from their Australian tour happening this month.
Ben Harper is definitely not a favorite of mine, but I will admit, I was really digging the first 45 minutes of the 2006 set, it was total funk, nothing I expected. The rest mostly pained me, but I would be willing to check him out again (although I might leave early).
If you have a specific type of music that appeals to you or a specific handful of bands you would call your favorites, you are most likely going to be disappointed with the headliners most years. One of the cool things about some of these headliners is that it might be a band you don't really like, and wouldn't pay money to see, but have the option to see since you are there anyway. If you don't live in the NW, and the rumored headliners are a dealbreaker for you, that's too bad. If you live in the NW, and the rumored headliners are dealbreakers for you, go away, we won't miss you. We will all be having a blast without you (especially during Monotonix).
I get what you are saying, but when You are taking a road trip from Calgary for 10 hours each way, you kind of need a Draw to get you there. In 2006, it was easy. The only headliner we really liked was Beck , but the rest of the lineup was so stellar so we went and it was awesome, Didn't enjoy NIN ( not a fan) and Ben Harper (Hyperthermia was setting in). But the rest of lineup was one of the best of any festivals, that year, In 2007 even though, the mid level bands were pretty weak but the headliners were really good( counting Arcade Fire and Interpol.), so It was easy to go. Last year after hearing the Cure would be there and REM, MM, and the National were rumoured our decision was easy. But This year hearing it might be the same headliners as 2006, and with what appears to be weaker under card, I can understand the disappointment. So I am hoping the announcement will be better than every one expected. With what I see right now, I am not sure if it's worth the 20 hour drive in five days, which is a same, because I was hyped to be there again at sasquatch this year.
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Post by know ID yuh on Feb 16, 2009 20:49:53 GMT -8
Other than the venue and the party, I think the under card will be the strength this year. There are already several great bands who would not reach sub-headliner status who are rumored.
Based on quotes from Trent on his website, people are now talking about this being the curtain call. "The Final Tour" is always a popular draw, and it means you will only get 12 more chances to see NIN live before you die.
2.16.09: A note from Trent and a wave goodbye Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term "alternative" rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the "next level" (whatever that means), but caused Jane's to implode. The band broke up at the end of that tour.
Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane's lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane's records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE. Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they're in the same room.
In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year's "Lights in the Sky" tour was something I'm quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year. The approach to these shows is quite different from last year - much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows. Is there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope. Does it feel right to us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does. Look for tour dates soon and I hope to see you out there.
Raw, spontaneous, unscripted shows sounds like a good time to me.
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