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House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:55 am
by Frame
Really,no Houston review yet? It looks like I have to come back from the dead.

I read a lot of reviews that all begin the band was great, Shane was great, etc, etc no matter how good or bad Shane is. I must say with out hyperbole, however, that tonight , the band was great as usual and Shane was dead on. Houston really has no idea how lucky we were.

This tour, I saw them in Seattle and LA. It was pretty apparent that Shane was off and not due to drink. However, in Houston, he was top notch. No real major screw ups. The rest of the band was good as usual and surprisingly energetic to play in our little old town. House of Blues, despite having overpriced drinks, had a great sound system. It was also very cool after traveling to a lot of reunion gigs to walk two blocks from my apartment and to know people in the crowd.

Set list seemed to be the same as the Austin show. Was surprised to hear Young Ned of the Hill again and to see the set list change from the first gigs. Did miss Sayonara and Turkish Song of the Damned. Most of my friends were surprised how well the Pogues sounded. Most of them had not seen them in since the 89 show at Numbers, some not at all, and they were all impressed how clear Shane's vocals were. Probably the best show I have seen in two years.

For the record, I was up front and center, and yelled at the band a few occasions. Right before they did Broad Majestic Shannon, I yelled " Shane, sing a song about Tipperary". He looked at Spider who said " I think he said sing a song about Napoleon". So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon. Is it my fault I mumble worse than Shane?

On that note, I guess I should apologize somewhat for getting drunk on Jagr and Guinness and yelling at the band. However, I have traveled across the States and across the pond to see them on numerous and have had my small handful of nights where Shane has been less than par due to drink. God forbid the Pogues play in my neck of the woods and have to deal with my drunk ass for one night.

Thank you for playing such a great gig so close to home.

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:18 am
by philipchevron
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:31 am
by CraigBatty
philipchevron wrote:
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:10 pm
by territa
CraigBatty wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:
Hah! Now we'll see just how young this crowd is... I'll bet most didn't get that one.

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:40 am
by mats
CraigBatty wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:


Bob's your uncle

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:34 am
by CraigBatty
mats wrote:Bob's your uncle


No, Bob's my Aunties live-in-lover. Very progressive is Aunty for a retired cross-dressing KGB agent. :shock:

Mind you, I'm starting to suspect that 'Bob' may in fact be a cover name for 'Kate Kuryakin (no relation)' reknowned star of Soviet-era drag shows. What a strange life it is...

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:11 am
by Clash Cadillac
territa wrote:
CraigBatty wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:
Hah! Now we'll see just how young this crowd is... I'll bet most didn't get that one.


Nope, did not get it. Had to Wikipedia the solution to this riddle. Which confirms that I am still just a young pup compared to all you "old timers"...

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:49 pm
by dave 81
territa wrote:
CraigBatty wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
Frame wrote:
So for the rest of the night, they kept dedicating songs to Napoleon.


This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:
Hah! Now we'll see just how young this crowd is... I'll bet most didn't get that one.

Funny....I got it right off the bat. Christmas 196?....santa delivered Man From U.N.C.L.E plastic "action," guns. Fun for about 2 hours....both broken within a week. :lol:

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:58 am
by philipchevron
dave 81 wrote:This is true, though it should be noted that I dedicated "Thousands are Sailing" to Illya Kuryakin.


Philip, is he your uncle? :wink:[/quote]Hah! Now we'll see just how young this crowd is... I'll bet most didn't get that one.[/quote]
Funny....I got it right off the bat. Christmas 196?....santa delivered Man From U.N.C.L.E plastic "action," guns. Fun for about 2 hours....both broken within a week. :lol:[/quote]

I lost my U.N.C.L.E. badge under the bed and set the room on fire searching for it. True fact. I still have some of my U.N.C.L.E bubblegum cards, I think.

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:01 am
by CraigBatty
philipchevron wrote:I lost my U.N.C.L.E. badge under the bed and set the room on fire searching for it. True fact. I still have some of my U.N.C.L.E bubblegum cards, I think.


:lol: Class.

I came to U.N.C.L.E. matters a bit later, being a tadge younger and a lot further away from Carnaby St, guvvnah. Always ALWAYS thought that Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin were two of the coolest-sounding names I'd yet heard for spies.... :)

Re: House of Blues- Houston , TX August 29

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:51 pm
by MrJones
The Pogues were incredible at the House of Blues in Houston. Philip Chevron was in fine voice, so was Spider Stacy and yes Shane. Thank you, gents.

I posted a review at our blog, 30 Days Out: http://30daysout.wordpress.com