quote:Originally posted by Vino Bevo:quote:Originally posted by Adam10:quote:Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Caught Paul Simon last night.
Hmmm - not sure how to rate this one. He sounded great and the band was tight, however the play list was weak in my opinion. I appreciated the legend, but didn't enjoy the show...
Saw him on Conan recently. Looks like he's about to die. Was disturbing.
We weren't close enough to get a good look at him, but he was moving around like a youngster and sounded great - it's just the songs selected were honestly somewhat boring. It wasn't even so much the "I wish he'd play more of the hits" type deal, because I'm always open to new stuff and to switching things up (especially live), but it was just slow...
I have seen Paul Simon in concert several times.
His 1991 Rhythm of the Saints Tour was fantastic. I remember that he played an encore of You Can Call Me Al and the crowd went haywire. The African and Brazilian musicians that backed him were amazing as well.
I saw him with Bob Dylan several years later - good, not great.
The Simon & Garfunkel Old Friends Tour that I saw at the MGM Grand in Vegas in 2003 was absolutely incredible. The Everly Brothers came out and played a small set in the middle of the show and they sounded great. It is definitely on my Top 10 list of concerts that I have seen.
I think Simon is a brilliant songwriter; one of the best of the past half-century.