Showing posts with label Fleetwood Mac Unleashed Tour Review - Oberhausen. Show all posts
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

(REVIEW) Fleetwood Mac Live in Oberhausen Oct 12, 2009


Von Ingrid Wielens

BERHAUSEN Es war der Abend der 45-plus-Generation. Die überwiegend angegrauten Fans einer der einflussreichsten Rockbands aller Zeiten wollten am Montag in der nicht ganz ausverkauften König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen ihre Musik der 70er und 80er hören. Fleetwood Mac schenkte ihnen eine Riesen-Party.

Fleetwood Mac schenkte ihnen eine Riesen-Party. Die Band mit mehr als 40 Jahren Geschichte, die mehrfach vor der Auflösung stand und sich immer wieder in Teilen neu formierte, trat in Bestbesetzung auf: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks und Lindsey Buckingham auf „Unleashed-Tour“.

Der Titel war Programm. Die Musiker zeigten sich entfesselt. Monday Morning, The Chain, Dreams – schon beim sanften Auftakt war das originale Fleetwood-Mac-Feeling da. Stevie Nicks‘ prägnante Stimme, noch ausgereifter, noch wärmer und auf den Ton genau lullte sie das Publikum ein.

Fingerfertigkeit an der Gitarre

Dann wird aufgedreht: Gypsy, Rhiannon, Tusk, Sara – die Party gewinnt an Tempo. Lindsey Buckingham mischt sich ungewohnt stark ein und Gitarren-Soli unter. Er malträtiert sein Instrument, schlägt und streichelt es, lässt es schnurren, klingeln, scheppern, krachen. Bei Tango In The Night stellt er seine Fingerfertigkeit unter Beweis.

Oft ballt Buckingham die Fäuste, greift sich theatralisch ans Herz, als wollte er sagen: „Wir sind alle über 60, aber wir können es immer noch. Und wir können es noch richtig gut.“ Big Love, Never Going Back Again, Say You Love Me – keinen Ohrwurm lassen sie aus.

Vergoldetes Schlagzeug

Präsent im Hintergrund der Boss der Band: Mick Fleetwood am vergoldeten Schlagzeug liegt auf der Lauer, nimmt seine Kollegen ins Visier, zieht Grimassen, hat sichtlich Spaß. Auffallend unauffällig bleibt einzig John McVie. Virtuos am Bass, hält er sich ansonsten aus dem Show-Geschehen heraus.

Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop – das Publikum ist nach wie vor in Stimmung, tanzt, singt, klatscht, jubelt. Erst nach drei Stunden verabschiedet sich die Band: „Wir wollen, dass wir heute Abend alle Spaß haben“, hatten die Macs eingangs angekündigt. Das haben sie wahrhaftig geschafft.


OBERHAUSEN It was the evening of the 45-plus generation. The mostly graying fans of one of the most influential rock bands of all time would not hear on Monday in the not entirely sold out König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, their music of the 70s and 80s. Fleetwood Mac gave them a huge party.

Fleetwood Mac gave them a huge party. The band with more than 40 years of history, who stood several times before the dissolution and again and again in parts of newly formed, which came into existence on cast: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on "Unleashed Tour."

The title was program. The musicians were unleashed. Monday Morning, The Chain, Dreams - was already on the soft start, the original Fleetwood Mac-feeling there. Stevie Nicks' voice, incisive, yet sophisticated, yet warm and exactly the tone they lulled the audience.

Dexterity on the guitar

Then turned on: Gypsy, Rhiannon, Tusk, Sara - the party is gaining pace. Lindsey Buckingham mixes a highly unusual and guitar solos taking. He mistreated his instrument, hitting and stroking it, it can purr, ring, rattle, crack. Tango In The Night When he puts his finger dexterity to the test.

Buckingham often clenches his fists, grabs theatrically to his heart, as if to say: "We are all over 60, but we can still am. And we can still really good. "Big Love, Never Going Back Again, Say You Love Me - do not let them out catchy.

Gilt Drums

Presence in the background of the boss of the band: Mick Fleetwood on drums gilded lies in wait, takes his colleagues to target, pulls faces, obviously has fun. Remarkably unremarkable remains the only John McVie. A virtuoso on the bass, otherwise he keeps out of the show events.

Go Your Own Way, Do not stop dancing - the audience is still in the mood, singing, clapping, cheering. Only after three hours passed, the band: "We want that we have all the fun tonight," announced by the beginning of Macs. That has really done it.

(REVIEW) Fleetwood Mac Live in Oberhausen October 12, 2009

By: Arnold Hohmann
Photo: Ralf Rottmann Untranslated Link with Photos

Has this man had something in the coffee? Lindsey Buckingham at least hops howls from across the stage like a little devil, and on into the microphone, prowling around like a panther, the guitar at the ready. My God, this giant with the high narrow forehead is, after all, already 60th But that he is still at the Benjamin Fleetwood Mac, who filled in the Arena Oberhausen on Monday night almost.

Buckingham is anything like the heartbeat of this band, which he once went for a long time back. Meanwhile, however, is nothing without him: While the other seniors give up on occasion, to regenerate in the restroom, B. Lindsey is the whole time on stage. Because he alone and his guitar, from which he ejecting the riffs with great nonchalance, are an event. It may even happen that the man was playing such a rage that he is capable on the mic, only to Gutturallauten while with his right hand almost fainted eindrischt on his instrument. One might almost think he had something sexual with that string part.

Everything just for show, of course, but a bit of musical madness that may already resonate. Finally, in one of his song titles are not in vain, "I Go Insane". While previous drummer Mick Fleetwood (62) tends to the old blues roots, John McVie (64) only faithfully plucking his bass, and consumes Stevie Nicks (61) from the shimmering glory of their early songs is still the most creative in the Buckingham community of fate. On his solo records, he is rehearsing the musical minimalism, from which he knows with great force shaping sheer drama.

When Fleetwood Mac five years ago, last played at this place, they had a new album ( "Say You Will") in the back, which gave the sound a new freshness. Strangely, this plate is from this time nothing to hear, one is taken up with the "Unleashed" tour rather to deliver a best-of-concert, but loosened up with some woefully neglected pieces and a few solo tracks. Already the first song is a successful Überrumpelungsversuch: "Monday Morning" collapsing upon formally through the unprepared audience, attended by a great light circus.

Loudly and violently, it usually stays on that evening. Fleetwood thresh angry with her eyes wide open on his drums as if he wanted to punish her for that even someone like him needs to be older. McVie, who are unremarkable, even gets a bass solo and needs to come shortly from the cover - for him, almost an act of self-exposure.

And Mrs. Nicks, suspiciously wrinkle-free, nor would most like to stand still dancing from the ground, which seems to hold them but more than before. Speaking earlier: One is very talkative that night, says ready to "difficult relationships in turbulent times", a "complicated and emotional band history. In other words, it already had in the 1970s, each with something to everyone. But today they do not share a damn strong music.