An interview NPR host Scott Simon conducted with Jimi has just been posted up on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. I suspect the interview was recorded earlier in the year when the band were in the US. Jimi says he thinks the band still have a couple albums left in them, but again states the band would like to score a movie soundtrack.
Some of you may recall, a couple of years back Jimi let Guy Garvey air a demo on his Finest Hour radio show. The track was called Devils In The Detail. As Guy is currently in the US with Elbow, the show this past Sunday was a “highlights package” thing. So if you missed Devils In The Detail first time around, then here is your chance to hear it again legit on the bbc iPlayer. You have until Sunday!
Go to the BBC iPlayer here (its available to anyone outside the UK too) then fast forward to 1.18 into the show, for the feature demo heaven. Check out the jingle also sung by Jimi! Listen to Jimi & Guy waffle on, before Guy plays the track around 1.24. Of course I never bootlegged this first time around, not sure how it got on my ipod! :)
ps: If you are in the US, Don’t forget Elbow are on Letterman tonight!
by admin · Published June 5, 2009
· Last modified November 12, 2010
Almost Forgot Myself
Kingdom of Rust
Black and White Town
Caught by the River
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
The Last Broadcast
For an early review, check out Hope Gilmore’s review:
I was surprised by how nice the venue was, especially for being so far on the West Side of Manhattan. They showed videos throughout the whole show on a big screen behind them, it was more entertaining than some shows that just shine bright lights or show swirlies on a screen the whole time. They came out for an encore after perhaps 3 minutes of clapping. I’d guess the audience was about 2,000 people maybe, give or take a thousand, kidding…probably 2,000.
Online culture magazine, Epilogue, this week features a lengthy and illuminating interview with Jimi.
There’s so many great tidbits in this interview, such as: Jimi wanting to host “mix tapes” at Doves’ official site, but being unable to do so, due to copyright restrictions; and how touring the U.S. actually loses them money…
Do you think more bands will do the Radiohead, In Rainbows style of release? I keep hearing that and that people will only put out singles from now on. A lot of bands get to a certain situation now, where the only time they can make any money is by touring. We come out to America, and we might even be paying out of our own pocket by 5-$10,000, just to come and play. You don’t get any tour support anymore. We obviously try to limit that to happening as least as possible because we have families and everything. There is a cutoff point where I am like, “We can not afford to do this.”
But then, it is better when you are playing in England. Yeah that’s the only place where we can get a little bit of a wage so to speak.
I don’t think Annie Leibovitz is going to be giving me a call anytime soon, but here are a few pics of the Detroit show.
Anyways, a short review of the show.
After we had finished a meal at the Majestic’s in-house restaurant we found that the queue was already stretched down and around the block…a fantastic sign given there had been very little promotion for the show. The queue seemed to be made up mostly of expats but once the venue started filling up there seemed to be a good mix of Americans and expats. There were tickets still available at the box office but by the looks of the venue near show time The Majestic had either sold out or came very close to selling out.
The show began with a low rumble while footage of a jet lifting off lit the background. Doves took the stage and broke headlong into an urgent rendition of Jetstream. The band appeared to be enthusiastic playing Detroit and it translated to their music. While the crowd’s feedback was somewhat less racauous than Chicago they were just as interested in the music. This atmosphere set the tempo for the night except for a slight hiccup with Kingdom of Rust when Jimi became frustrated about a minute into the song and had the band start over again…much to the confusion of the audience. Despite the issue this did not slow down the band the rest of the night and the audience quickly got back into the show.
Detroit received big props from the band for their musical heritage and mentioned how much that heritage has influenced them. Jimi also drew parallels between Manchester and Detroit – both being industrial cities with a rich music scenes. This obviously drew loud cheers of approval from the audience.
The highlights of the show were The Outsiders, The Greatest Denier, Rise, and Here It Comes. There was a slight teaser when Jimi broke into a few bass chords of The Doors The End that segued into The Last Broadcast. Otherwise the setlist was the exact same as the previous night’s performance in Chicago.
In closing…after a weekend of roadtripping to Doves shows, how does your blogmaster Nicky celebrate/recover? With a massive breakfast from the Cracker Barrel of course! With all the jumping and screaming done over the course of 3 days only a hearty breakfast of grease and a large slab of meat could fill up the tank again.
I don’t think I’ve seen a man happier in my life.
By the way…just a quick intro but I’m Nicky’s other half, Lindsay and I may post on here on the odd occasion. I’ve been a fan since 2002 when Doves were featured on the U2.com ZooRadio playlist Larry Mullen Jr. posted on their website. The first time I heard Words I was left in awe…I had never heard anything like it in my life. I’ve followed them since and I first saw them live in Chicago back in 2005. I look forward to contributing to this blog in whatever capacity in the future.