Lollapalooza, Chicago, 01.08.08
Download Bloc Party's entire Lollapalooza set, performed last Friday night, after the jump (includes the first decent quality live recording of 'Mercury')!
"Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke looked like he was ready for a very political game of basketball. Dressed in brightly colored shorts, vintage Nikes and a Barack Obama T-shirt with the word “Progress” written on it, Okereke and his band managed to overcome some technical glitches and the absence of bassist Gordon Moakes (he’s at home with a new baby) to deliver a set of inspired stadium-sized dance riffs as the Chicago sun set. The band really clicked the new single “Mercury” (where Okereke sampled his own voice) and on the set-closing “Helicopter” (which was greeted as a true anthem). During some down time, Okereke even teased the opening riff of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box,” which was a knowing nod to Lollapalooza’s early-’90s roots." (Rolling Stone)
02. Hunting For Witches
03. Waiting For The 7.18
05. Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
06. So Here We Are
07. The Prayer
09. This Modern Love
10. Positive Tension
11. Like Eating Glass
Photos and videos here! Thanks to Dave Allen for the bootleg.
P.S. Congratulations to Gordy and his wife on their new baby daughter!
Labels: Audio, Gig photos, Setlists