strangerinthehouse wrote:Thanks Doc, that's exactly the version that I was thinking of. Though I also love the version Natasha posted, much more than the original.
What I find interesting is that there are at least 3 completely different live versions of the same song in recent years; more of course if you go back to the Punch The Clock tour. That's why, IMO, it makes no sense to retire a song - it can always be reconfigured in a positive way.
Another example (already cited): Pump It Up in 6/8 Time > Busted was absolutely fantastic at the Beacon show. Always cool to see EC at the keyboards.
Even Alison can be nuanced into something noteworthy. When he opened with it at the Palace show on Oct 1, it was played with an audible and palpable anger, annoyance, and spite, which we all "got" after reading about what happened the night before in Huntington.
Retire a song? I say NO.