BY VINCENT K
shack, baby kiss my ass! Yesterday, I had the chance of going to
the dEUS-concert in Brussels oh, man it was excellent! The father
of a friend of mine works for the Flemish gouvernment, and that's
how I got in - thanks guys.
friend could grab a setlist, so here it is -for your eyes only-
Sam Peckinaugh's daughter
Magic Hour (formerly known as God Of Small Things, but Tom said
they had to change the title or they could get sued)
Weird G (pretty weird song, and Tom plays synth during this song!)
Fell off the floor, Man
Magdalena (my favourite new song beautiful!!!)
Instant Street (the new poppy single, very much arithmetics-like)
Let's See (this song really reminded me of another song, but I still
haven't found out which one...anyone got a clue?)
Freaks ( a great loud song)
Suds (but they didn't play this one unfortunately :(
surprise to see Tim -Evil Superstar- Vanhamel replacing Piet Jorens
(who was also at the AB). Way to go Tim! Nice backing vocals with
Craig. What's next: Mauro playing percussion? ;)
And what about Danny? Well, the "cool rocket" seems to
get popular. A lot of people were shouting 'Danny' all the time
- but you better change your hairdo.
the first try-out it was a great concert. The band looked a bit
nervous, but I guess that's kinda normal. Lot of 'famous' people
there: Zita Swoon (except Stef and Bjorn), one of the flying Dewaele-brothers
, Arno, De Schuur & Chockri, The new minister of popmusic Guy
vd Brande, Frank Vanderlinden, and a lot of people who probably
never heard of the band before yesterday, but went to see the gig
because it was for free. That's why the audience really -uhm- sucked.
I was standing in the front and shaked my ass and boogied around.
were 1200 people invited, so I think you can't call it a "little"
try-out anymore. Unfortunately I think there were few real dEUS
fans but start counting the days: it will be March before you know
for now I'm still in some sort of dEUS-trance, a liquid overdose
after waiting so long for another dEUS-gig. But the GOdS went crazy
and so did I!
I have some great news, but for some of you maybe also some bad
news. Yesterday evening i was invited to the Ancienne Belgique for
a unique concert by an Antwerp band, who's name starts with a d
and ends on an s.
it wasn't De Strangers, it was dEUS. It was a concert organized
by the Flemish Cultural Government. It was guests only and there
were about 1000 people. Ofcourse the Antwerp music scene was also
present (i have seen Tom Pintens, Aarich Jespers, Thomas De Smedt,
Arno;...). I was invited because my father is working with the Flemish
concert was announced by Luc Van Den Bossche, which a speech on
dEUS, doing their thing in Portugal and Greece and bringing their
experiences to Flanders. I would love to give you the setlist, but
some stupid roadie whom i asked, gave it to an (by the way, ugly)
girl standing next to me. The bastard ! It was probably one of the
few concerts, dEUS was using a playlist. I can remember almost every
song, so i'll give it to you, but they didn't play it in this order.
started with Roses, followed by Sister Dew, Magic Hour (formerly
known as God Of Small Things). They also played little aritmethics,
Magdalena ( a new one) and Instant Street (the new single). Also
Fell Off The Floor man, and some other new song with a strange sample,
but not so uptempo as Theme From Turnpike. This song was the last
song of the normal concert.Then they played two encores, namely
an magic version of Theme From Turnpike and a beautiful Serpentine.
Then they left the stage. The audience was screaming for more, but
some stupid guy put on the stagelights and the music, so they couldn't
come back. An indeed, i saw the playlist and Suds And Soda was also
mentioned. The girls next to me were talking to Tom afterwards and
he was pissed because they had put on the music that fast, but after
all he did also like the concert.
band was apparently looking forward to this concert. Everybody did
their best and tried to make it as good as possible. But it's not
easy when half of the Ancienne Belgique is filled with employees
of the Flemish Government.
was waving to the minister and his wife, sitting on the tribune
of the AB. He also adapted some lyrics, probably to shock this people.
He was also making jokes about the concert, that the Flemish government
was offering drinks to everybody after the concert.
Danny was cool as ever. I am beginning to like the guy. He played
his bass very good, and the vocals he did where better than during
the 'in a bar - concerts'
Craig is more and more influencing the band's sound, but in a good
way. His second voice is fantastic and he's very quiet on stage,
but you can see he's liking it.
Klaas had silver things in his hair, which had a strange effect.
As always, he was the guy dancing and moving the most.
I didn't see Jules lot, but he was also enjoying the concert. He
was laughing a lot.
The band was completed by a crazy guy, namely Tim Vanhamel, guitarist
of the Evil Superstars. Perhaps the split of Evil Superstars made
his totally bananas, the moves and things he did were crazy. He
played guitar and did some percussion.
There are a few new song with a synth (could it be the Vive la Fete
influence, let's hope not), but the new song are very quiet and
Average : 6 minutes.
i think some of you would kill me not to have mentioned this on
the list, but i'm only on since yesterday. so why blame me ? I was
just an invitee. But don't worry, they will tour from March so,
two more months of patience and ofcourse the new single An Instant
Street will be released on february 22th and The Ideal Crash - full
cd on 15th March.
(thanks to Vincent K.)
Sam Peckinpah's Daughter
The Magic Hour
Fell off the floor, Man
Dream Sequence #1
Let's See Who Goes Down First
Theme from Turnpike
Put the Freaks up Front
concert organised by the Flemish Ministry of Culture (remember dEUS
were Cultural Ambassadors of the Flemish Government last year, they
received 2 millions BEF for bearing that title)