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VelvetHarry 10-27-2012 02:10 PM

Devin Townsend Project -- London, England -- October 27th, 2012
 
Just got done watching the Live Stream of Devin Townsend's Retinal Circus concert. I will update with a review later. For now here is the setlist:

Effervescent
True North
Lucky Animals
Planet of the Apes
Truth
War:party:
Intro to Soul Driven
Planet Smasher:blaze: (with some dude in corpse paint.. not sure who it is if someone can identify)
The Babysong
Vampolka
Vampira
Addicted!
Color Your World
The Greys
--15 minute intermission--
Hyperdrive! :light:(acoustic)
Ih-Ah (acoustic)
Back Where We Belong
Detox:rocker: (with Jed Simon)
Bend It Like Bender (with Jed Simon)
Life
Kingdom
Juular
Love?:rocker: (with Jed Simon)
Colonial Boy
Grace
Little Pig

anomynous 10-27-2012 02:25 PM

2 SYL songs..........

anomynous 10-27-2012 02:28 PM

Also last songs was Little Pig, it's on Epiclouder

Polock91 10-27-2012 02:46 PM

Out of all the sons on EpicloudER... why Little Pigs? Socialization, Mind Wasp, Woah No, and Happy Birthday are all better choices, imo... I guess it works for the show closer, though...

TonyD 10-27-2012 02:55 PM

Detox and Love? Better than nothing I guess.

dcmetal108 10-27-2012 03:28 PM

What was the crazy live show this was suppose to have though?

anomynous 10-27-2012 03:31 PM

Apparently it was a choir and people in costumes.


Sounded lame.

VelvetHarry 10-27-2012 04:44 PM

Review
 
[QUOTE=anomynous;494025]Apparently it was a choir and people in costumes.


Sounded lame.[/QUOTE]

Yes and no. The choir was actually awesome. It was cool to see that layered component of Devin's "wall of sound" style performed live. I really enjoyed the setlist and the pyro and circus performers were pretty cool.

On the lame side, the show had some bizarre, convoluted story line that was super corny. Also, Steve Vai sort of MC'd the whole concert from video screens, and for the first half of the show he talked between EVERY SONG which was starting to get very annoying. Also, there were some weird dancers in costumes that seemed to be left over from the musical "Cats". They came out during Lucky Animals and were there for most of the show.

Overall though I enjoyed myself. Devin has been my hero since around 1995 when I first saw the video for SYL and snagged myself a copy of "Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing." I have his autograph tattooed on my chest next to the SYL logo, but I am definitely willing to say when thing don't work for him. Musically great, but cheesy stage show.

BloodoftheKings 10-27-2012 05:11 PM

That set is pretty disappointing. When he said he was gonna do songs from his entire career I expected stuff from every album he ever put out but it's really just a double length set of all the shit he's been playing on tour the past few years with Detox and Love? thrown in. Also, while it's still really cool that he did a couple of SYL songs, playing those 2 songs is kind of a cop out. If he played All Hail the New Flesh and Shitstorm that really would have been something.

The most underwhelming thing about that set is that it really doesn't even come close to covering his whole career. There isn't 1 whole song from Terria, nothing from Physicist (i'm counting Kingdom as a song from Epicloud at this point), no Ki, no Ghost, and no Punky Bruster. I wasn't expecting, nor did I want there to be stuff from Devlab in the set but I think the albums I just listed were all worthy of being covered at least a little bit.

adamclark52 10-27-2012 05:45 PM

There are some wicked songs in there indeed. But what Devin has been doing the last few years since his spike in popularity hasn't sat well with me. It's like he's buying into the praise he gets from metalsucks too much and trying too hard to go beyond what he's best at. Stick to music.

:bricks:

MPF 10-28-2012 01:00 AM

I really don't get why anyone is complaining about this set at all. It is a retrospective of the solo career of Devin, a couple SYL songs, Steve Vai, honestly what is there to honestly complain about?

None of us were there, it was a 3 hours Devin show!

I didn't get a chance to see this today as I had band practice but I am picking this up the second it is on sale.

ravenheart 10-28-2012 04:52 AM

A buddy of mine was there and said it was an incredible show. This is a crazy-ass Rush fan who flew from Scotland to Canada to follow them for three shows on the latest tour, and he's saying this Devin show is the best concert he's seen all year.

BloodoftheKings 10-28-2012 07:36 AM

[QUOTE=MPF;494090]I really don't get why anyone is complaining about this set at all. [B]It is a retrospective of the solo career of Devin[/B], a couple SYL songs, Steve Vai, honestly what is there to honestly complain about?
[/QUOTE]

But it's missing almost half of his albums.

MPF 10-28-2012 01:11 PM

[QUOTE=BloodoftheKings;494114]But it's missing almost half of his albums.[/QUOTE]

It covers what needed to be covered. Yes you can say what about Punky Bruster, more SYL, Sex and Religion, and of course other real Devin solo albums. But this set is damn good. and honestly with how long the set is, and what was available, I see no reason to complain over it.

BloodoftheKings 10-28-2012 01:16 PM

[QUOTE=MPF;494174]It covers what needed to be covered. Yes you can say what about Punky Bruster, more SYL, Sex and Religion, and of course other real Devin solo albums. But this set is damn good. and honestly with how long the set is, and what was available, I see no reason to complain over it.[/QUOTE]

I'm just saying he shouldn't have said it was gonna be a retrospect of his entire career if several major parts weren't going to be included. If he just said it was going to be a double length set with a couple of surprises then there would be nothing wrong with this at all.

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-28-2012 01:21 PM

I really wish he would reunite SYL.

adamclark52 10-28-2012 02:37 PM

[QUOTE=TheNobleFaceHumper;494178]I really wish he would reunite SYL.[/QUOTE]

It wouldn't be the same without the Skullet, and isn't Jed pushing 70 now?

TheNobleFaceHumper 10-28-2012 04:33 PM

[QUOTE=adamclark52;494201]It wouldn't be the same without the Skullet, and isn't Jed pushing 70 now?[/QUOTE]


Yeah, alright then just play 3/4 SYL songs.

Impaledonafence3 10-28-2012 06:52 PM

[QUOTE=BloodoftheKings;494042]That set is pretty disappointing. When he said he was gonna do songs from his entire career I expected stuff from every album he ever put out but it's really just a double length set of all the shit he's been playing on tour the past few years with Detox and Love? thrown in. Also, while it's still really cool that he did a couple of SYL songs, playing those 2 songs is kind of a cop out. If he played All Hail the New Flesh and Shitstorm that really would have been something.

The most underwhelming thing about that set is that it really doesn't even come close to covering his whole career. There isn't 1 whole song from Terria, nothing from Physicist (i'm counting Kingdom as a song from Epicloud at this point), no Ki, no Ghost, and no Punky Bruster. I wasn't expecting, nor did I want there to be stuff from Devlab in the set but I think the albums I just listed were all worthy of being covered at least a little bit.[/QUOTE]

I was there and thought the same thing about the setlist. It's all the same shit I have seen him playing over and over again. I really wanted to see Hyperdrive with Anneke but then he does that acoustic shit. The set was in serious need of some Accelerated Evolution. I thought most of the stories were pretty lame too, and it didn't help that the video screen was way out of sync the entire night. You would think they would get something like that worked out when they are doing a DVD taping. The sound in the venue was way too low too, I hate that. I was just glad I finally got to see Anneke perform live with Devin, that made it worth it for me.

BloodoftheKings 10-28-2012 07:21 PM

[QUOTE=Impaledonafence3;494283]I was there and thought the same thing about the setlist. It's all the same shit I have seen him playing over and over again. I really wanted to see Hyperdrive with Anneke but then he does that acoustic shit. The set was in serious need of some Accelerated Evolution. I thought most of the stories were pretty lame too, and it didn't help that the video screen was way out of sync the entire night. You would think they would get something like that worked out when they are doing a DVD taping. The sound in the venue was way too low too, I hate that. I was just glad I finally got to see Anneke perform live with Devin, that made it worth it for me.[/QUOTE]

Wait... Anneke was there and she didn't do Hyperdrive?

Heiden 10-29-2012 10:33 AM

Wow.... What a giant group of whiny babies. This looks amazing.

And to the dude who claims to love Devin but thought this was too cheesy, then... for being such a big fan, you certainly miss the point of Devin.

VelvetHarry 10-30-2012 08:33 AM

[QUOTE]Wow.... What a giant group of whiny babies. This looks amazing.

And to the dude who claims to love Devin but thought this was too cheesy, then... for being such a big fan, you certainly miss the point of Devin.[/QUOTE]

I'm the dude you speak of I think.. and I love and get Devin very much.. and his sense of humor is great.. I just thought the stuff in this show wasn't up to par for him.. the Steve Vai stuff was boring and drawn out.. and the Ziltoid stuff was not as good/funny as it usually is at his shows

ravenheart 10-30-2012 01:08 PM

The Ziltoid video segments which accompanied his one-off playing of the album in Finland a couple of years ago weren't funny either. Just sayin'.

Anyway, full show, pro-shot: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGmvRrDTdM#[/url]!


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