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- Posted on Jul 12th 2010 10:30AM by Garin Pirnia
Playing against headliner the Flaming Lips' elaborate set structure, Spoon opened with 'The Beast and Dragon, Adored' filled with lead singer Britt Daniel's jagged guitar chords. During third song 'Rhythm and Soul,' Spoon busted out the horn section that complimented Daniel's fuzzed-out noodlings. Horns aplenty continued on the revved-up 'Stay Don't Go,' giving the song an added punch.
"Let's hear it for the horns," offered Daniel. "They're Louisville people." The brass especially came in handy during the Mexican-inspired 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,' imbuing the song with all the soulfulness heard on record.
As the sun set over Kentucky, the band performed the echo-heavy 'The Ghost of You Lingers' as purple lights washed over them. "I can't remember the last time we played Louisville," said Daniel to the crowd before playing 'Is Love Forever?' "Can anyone else? I think it was three years ago ... OK, five years ago. This one goes out to you."
Spoon kept the romantic songs coming, covering the Damned's 'Love Song,' slowing down the pace to add a stunning melancholic spin the punk classic. "It's a nice night, huh?" Daniel asked the audience before he performed the acoustic loveliness of 'I Summon You.' With only one more song to go, Daniel mentioned how they played with the Lips a few days ago and had enjoyed opening for them tonight. By the time Spoon finished their final song, 'Black Like Me,' nighttime had set in and there was only one more band to go.