RYAN ADAMS and the SHINING – ” Whats The Story Morning Glory ” Oasis Cover

Posted: July 14, 2016 in MUSIC
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Alt-rock legends Ryan Adams and Noel Gallagher shared the stage Wednesday night for a show that would bring any disillusioned music fan back to the good ol’ days of distorted guitars and passionate lyricism.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds were first to take the stage on a steamy night at Stage AE, opening the show. After a relatively short intermission of watching Mr. Adam’s’ eclectic stage being filled with pinball machines, giant amps and plenty of cats was over, it was time for the “Alt-Country Danzig” to take the stage.

After picking up his sunburst Fender Jazzmaster and greeting the audience, Ryan Adams and his band The Shining began to hit the opening chords of “Trouble,” a cut off his most recent self-titled album. This wasn’t a night of the soft acoustic jams  Adams is sometimes known for. No, it was a night of growling guitars, thundering drums and a groovy piano backing Ryan Adams’ timeless tunes.

Another cut from his most recent album was next: “Gimme Something Good,” a mix of classic rock guitar and a bluesy melody that got the entire audience moving. He traded his Fender guitar for another and launched into “New York, New York,” a song that shot him into the national spotlight and mainstream playlists. It was a beautiful version of the song. Plugging in and removing the acoustic element was a risky choice but Adams is a master of his craft. He nailed the quick moving lyrics and the crowd helped him with the chorus, yelling, “I still love you New York!”

Next was another cut off of “Gold,” “When The Stars Go Blue.” The backdrop faded into a blue tinge as Ryan Adams crooned into the mic while strumming away.

Adams took time between each song to talk to the audience — about everything from his beloved pinball machines, to cats, to the lights on the incline.

“Woah, last time I was here you guys didn’t have lights on your mountain trail over there,” he said with a laugh.

The band launched into more of the classics. “Let It Ride” from his time with The Cardinals was next. They then reverted to the recently reissued classic solo album “Heartbreaker” with a danceable version of “To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High).”

Adams was at the top of his game and the band was perfect. Occasionally, they screwed up and would start a song over, laughing about it and jumping right back into the tune. It was more like watching a group of friends playing in their garage.

“Stay With Me,” came next followed by “Dear Chicago,” “This House Is Not For Sale” and “Outbound Train.” The vintage alt-country sound Adams’ became known for at the beginning of his career shined through on “Shakedown on 9th Street.” “Oh My Sweet Carolina” and “Everybody Knows” came next as the setlist continued to roll on. Adams was talking to the crowd when he heard a fan yelling for “Fix It,” off of “Cardinology.”

“What did you say? The Pixies? I don’t know any Pixies stuff,” he said before making up a song about Pittsburgh and actual pixies. The entire band joined in on a circus-like jam session that was weird and awesome at the same time. A microcosm of the entire show. “Magnolia Mountain” followed and that pesky fan in the front row kept yelling for “Fix It.”

“Every time you yell for that song is another time we won’t play that song,” Adams said, before diving into the opening riff of the song.

“They told us to play for an hour and 10 minutes but we told them we’re going to play to curfew, so here’s a few more,”  Adams said before an extended version of “Halloweenhead” that morphed into a Black Sabbath cover.

Two Oasis covers, “Morning Glory” and “Supersonic,” were next, and if you didn’t know any better, you would’ve thought they were  Adams’ own songs based on the sound.

After thanking the fans, “Peaceful Valley” from “Jacksonville City Nights” followed and lulled the crowd into a more somber mood, just in time for the perfect finisher, “Come Pick Me Up.”

Both Adams and Gallagher sounded crisp and their bands backed them with the precision you’d expect from two of the best in the business.

Ryan Adams and the Shining covering “Morning Glory” by Oasis. 13th July 2016 Stage AE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 21 songs in Pittsburgh! 2 Oasis covers, 1 new song again and 1 improv.

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