To be soaking in the colourful guitar work of Moore in such close proximity is nothing less than a sheer privilege.
Thurston Moore has never been one to rest on the laurels of his past career, the man is very much living in the present, still making tunes with the ability to compel a compact room such as The Fleece.
Everything feels like it’s been formulated to a near scientific level. The precision between the guitars onstage flow like honey during ‘Speak To The Wild’. It’s evident that those who came expecting old material won’t be getting it, but this doesn’t bother me one inkling; to be soaking in the colourful guitar work of Moore in such close proximity is nothing less than a sheer privilege.The quiet demeanour of the band adds to their mysterious edge, enhancing the brood and intensity of the music they deliver. ‘The Best Day’ stands out as the peak of the set, only due to the fact that it’s one that nearly everyone is familiar with. The folky twang of the song sparks the crowd into a bit of action, pints are gulped and things are suddenly loose.
Tonight Thurston Moore has shown he can still produce the goods and deliver them with flawless confidence. Outstanding.
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