Posted in music | pictures on July 21, 2008

photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

Sebadoh @ PF

Friday night featured three groups performing their respective definitive albums. Mission of Burma's trademark post-punk sound pervaded for its performance of 1982's Vs. Sebadoh's set, which comprised the noisy-to-folk renderings of Bubble and Scrape, found the trio trading instruments and vocal leads. The set was derailed in the midst of Lou Barlow's acoustic Think (Let Tomorrow Bee) by Public Enemy's production duo, The Bomb Squad, which started its set before Sebadoh was finished. This incited audience members to chant for Public Enemy. Sebadoh completed its set, and The Bomb Squad spun dance rhythms as a precursor to Public Enemy's performance of 1988's groundbreaking It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. Flavor Fav was missing on stage during Bring the Noise, though his vocal parts were curiously present in the mix. Later, even though Flavor Flav and Chuck D exchanged terse quips during the Fight The Power finale, Chuck D departed the stage leaving Flavor Flav to lead the audience through "peace" and "power" chants. The set included Party for Your Right to Fight and Don't Believe the Hype. Flav's antics caused tension with fans, too: While plugging his reality show, he was booed, to which he responded, "Boo your girlfriend, don't boo the Flav." Chuck D brought the show back on track, and other gems included Public Enemy No. 1 and for the first time live in 18 years, Terminator X to the Edge of Panic. [USA Today]
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Comments (7)

photographer is obviously a Lou fan...

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 1:18 PM

^^

no shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 1:20 PM

...there are other members is Sebadoh besides Lou....and that article has nothing to do with the Sebadoh set....can anybody there shed some light on the performance???....

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 1:47 PM

fuck this man, didn't happen in ny i dont want to hear about it. who gives about chicago fest

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 2:01 PM

This was the most half-assed set of the weekend. It was clear that this album means more to me than it does the band. If I were going to be playing at a festival in front of thousands of people, I would a) rehearse & b) get a roadie to tune the guitars for me.

Posted by AlienRendel | July 21, 2008 2:47 PM

calm down kids. we got three songs and there are about 60 photographers in the pit. i couldn't physically move.

Posted by elizabeth | July 21, 2008 7:36 PM

....arent all Sebadoh shows out of tune and not rehearsed???....

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2008 9:39 PM

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