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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Trifecta Phase Three - David Byrne @ The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA

I just got home from The Trifecta, now complete after watching David Byrne perform songs he and Brian Eno worked on together. Well, mostly. The crowd kept screaming for Psycho Killer, which didn't fit the mold, but neither did Burning Down the House, as he admitted.

The set consisted of about a half dozen songs from the new album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and the rest of the set seemed to be made up entirely of old Talking Heads songs.

Don't get me wrong, the set was fantastic, complete with three dancers (two of them very, very sexy), three backup singers, two percussionists and another guitar player onstage. However, I was really hoping for something, hell anything from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. I don't think he played a single song off of that all night, but I'm sure my good friend the Fountain Valley Lounge Lizard will point out if I'm right on that one.

One of the greatest things about the night was that the crowd were absolutely into it the entire time. So much so, in fact, that after two encores, David conferred with the band to see if they'd be up to do one last song. They closed out the night on a bit of a slow note with the title track from the new album.

All in all, three great nights of music, three very, very different shows, and all three exceeded our expectations.

Back to reality now. Sigh.

Look for a more complete review of My Bloody Valentine soon.


TJKnight said...

He did play "Help Me Somebody".

Maashu said...

Hey There,

Right you are, I forgot about that one! We were all really hoping to hear something along the lines of Jezebel Spirit or Regiment, but it was still a fantastic show.

I guess when I first heard about it I was anticipating *only* stuff from Bush of Ghosts and the new one, but I love the old 'Heads tunes as well.