When I’ve been asked which was my all-time favorite concert, I have to consider in my list, Peter Gabriel at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Youssou N’Door accompanied Peter for magical performances of Biko, In Your Eyes, and Shaking The Tree. Hearing live versions with a stage full of African drummers dressed in bright native garb playing in perfect unison created a magical music memory. Peter even surfed the crowd during Lay Your Hands On Me and during Red Rain, the sky miraculously had the most amazing crimson sunset. “Solsbury Hill” already has a spiritual message but you can FEEL the joy and love in this live performance.
“LET’S GET IT ON” SONIC DEATH MONKEY (Jack Black)
From the John Cusack film, High Fidelty, comes this fictional band doing a raucous cover of Marvin Gaye. The movie describes a music store owner who is obsessed with music trivia and making the greatest mixtapes. Hmmm, wonder why I like this film? Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta Jones, Joan Cusack, Springsteen, Tim Robbins are just a few of the actors appearing in this classic 90’s film.
“YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD” ARCTIC MONKEYS
Amy Winehouse died in July 2011 and as crazy as her personal life was played out for the media, she had an eclectic voice that was able to cross genres. Pop, soul, Motown, jazz, all of the above, were sometimes heard in the same song and Adele’s success was helped by the breakthrough CD’s of Amy. The Arctic Monkeys who found success around the same time as Ms Winehouse did a great cover of “You Know I’m No Good” on the BBC Radio One Network.