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16th-Mar-2008 03:58 pm
Last week's episode of The L Word, one of the songs used was The Cure's "Just Like Heaven". I love it, it's one of my favorite songs ever. My most favorite song by The Cure is "Push", from "The Head On The Door" album. They didn't play it live the first time I saw them, but they did the second time. That show was at the Omni (now Philips Arena) in Atlanta, and it was loud as fuck. I danced that entire song and sang at the top of my lungs, and you could practically feel the entire place swaying. It was a perfect five minutes where nothing in my world that was ever wrong mattered in the least and I was completely, deliriously happy. The version they recorded at the Orange, France show sounded a lot like it did when I saw it live on the Wish tour.

The Cure - Push (Live In Orange)

Another great show I saw at the Omni was when David Bowie toured in support of Sound + Vision and he did my favorite of all his songs, the amazing "Heroes". I remember that as soon as it started, I knew what it was. I swear I was so overwhelmed that I burst into tears and standing there thinking "OH MY FUCKING GOD... DAVID MOTHERFUCKING BOWIE IS IN FRONT OF ME SINGING HEROES... I'M THE LUCKIEST BASTARD ON EARTH RIGHT NOW..." I still feel the urge to cry every time I hear this song. This version sounds near identical to what I remember of that performance:

David Bowie - Heroes (live)

Now all I need is to see Peter Gabriel do "In Your Eyes" and "Here Comes The Flood", and nothing will ever be better than that. I will bawl like a baby, and be happier than I can even conceive of being at any other concert in my lifetime - and I've seen hundreds of shows.
16th-Mar-2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Heroes is a great song!
16th-Mar-2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. I believe it was the late great Frank Zappa who called the old Omni "The World's Largest Echo Chamber". And, having been at my share of concerts there over the years before it was imploded, I have to say I can't disagree. Nor can I disagree with your description of "loud as fuck".

Back in '86 I saw a double-concert of Billy Joel opening for Madonna. I was partially-deaf with RINGING EARS for about 3 days afterwards. And that was just Billy Joel and Madonna, for fuck's sake!
16th-Mar-2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
I saw the cure once what an awesome show. But i've never got to see Bowie. I'd sure love to.
17th-Mar-2008 12:26 am (UTC) - Long Before Nivrana There Was the Man-God That is David Bowie
All must now bow down before the Bowie!

Edited at 2008-03-17 12:28 am (UTC)
17th-Mar-2008 04:22 am (UTC) - like strawberries and cream, it's the only way to be
I usually don't talk about musicians and singers as sex objects, BUT... Bowie is one massively sexy so-and-so. He can't help it. He's just sexy, in a boyish, teasing, then smolderingly direct way. Good GOD.

He has been consistently awesome the times I have seen him. I only saw the Cure once, and I was blown away. I LOVE Head on the Door, and I also love The Top. Kyoto song is one of my favorite songs. My favorite Bowie song is Sound and Vision; Heroes is my 2nd favorite. These 2 bands were the soundtrack to some defining moments in my life as a young'un, as were The Smiths.
17th-Mar-2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
I was at that Cure show. Go figure.
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