Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tales from the road (part 17)
Perhaps it was the fact it was Canada Day, or the good weather, or the audience participation, or a special appearance by a former member, or all of these things, but Private Sector turned in another memorable performance yesterday in North Haverbrook.
The band just seemed more loose and playful after the tense moments that have hampered them over the past few weeks of the tour. From the surprise opening- a cover of the Cure's "Love Cats", followed by the band's own "The Cure", the performance was ramped to the next level and showed no signs of slowing down.
The five man group plowed through a strong set featuring a glorious array of material as far back as their first release "Live in the Public Eye" and went as far as featuring a new song, "Liar, Liar"- their first in 20 years.
The band also ran through a smattering of covers, culminating with a special appearance by former member Wally Cornfield in the encore for Golden Earing's "Twilight Zone", a song that almost 30 years to the day, a flash pot misfired and nearly killed him when he was a member of the fabled musical outfit.