Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on May 4th 2010 8:30AM by Andrew Kerr
With the exception of hits like 'Violet,' 'Doll Parts' and 'Celebrity Skin,' it was what Love said and did rather than what she and her largely-superfluous band played that made this a gig to remember.
Songs became mere distractions, obstacles to overcome before the next outpouring. Before lurching into new album title-track 'Nobody's Daughter', the rocker declared, "I really hate men, f---ing men ... All they want is to f--- you then turn you into a pizza."
She continued with her pantomime revelations, telling us excitedly that Glasgow has the distinction of being the "only city other than Vancouver where I've crowd surfed and no one ripped my dress, grabbed my t--- or tried to f---- me." High praise indeed.
One of only a few musical high points in a set that finally ended 15 minutes after the curfew was the band's first live performance of Leonard Cohen's 'Take This Longing,' which warranted attentive listening.
Tellingly, however, it was during her musings about Billy Corgan's song writing contributions to Celebrity Skin ("I just didn't like the parts he wrote") and her attempts to pay "homage to '90s PJ Harvey" and "do her old job" that held the audience most captive.