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On stage: Skyclad



- Skyclad & Adorned Brood - Oct. 2009 - Oberhausen (D) -


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- Skyclad & Adorned Brood -
- October, 24th 2009 - Oberhausen (D), Helvete -





Adorned Brood

Adorned Brood

Skyclad

Skyclad

Skyclad

We didn't really know what to expect, coz for tonight's package... Adorned Brood have their following and so do Skyclad, but I learnt about the show only through the club's mailing list... A couple of people were hanging out in the bar and downstairs, waiting. It seemed that everything was delayed already... Anyway, we missed the opening band due to a spontaneously interview with Skyclad. Thanks to Georgina and Kevin for spending time doing the interview!
But we were finished a little before Adorned Brood should enter the stage. Good timing.
During the intro Adorned Brood got on stage and kicked off with Adorned Brood. Not much space to move for the band, but they obviously enjoyed being on stage - even if they had some monitor sound problems. And they headed into Storm which was followed by Am Grunde des Meeres. Frost and his mates offered a set focused on their 2008 album Noor spiced up with some older tunes. For many of their fans one of the highlights was 7 Tage lang, a cover version. It would have been cool, if Ingeborg Anna would have had a bit more space to shine... Anyway, they delivered a powerful performance and I guess that many wished they have more stage time and that they soon present a new album.
A short change over and about 11:10 PM Skyclad should kick off their show. Due to the delays we were forced to leave before the end of the show, thanks to Andrea to tell us about the rest of the show!
The British folk rockers chose Words Upon The Street as an opener. They didn't waste time and singer Kevin Ridley only addressed the audience at the beginning of the set. Songs like Parliament Of Fools and A Well-Travelled Man marked the first half of the set while the second half was spiced up with classics like Spinning Jenny and Inequality Street. They played straight on and the songs were presented as a kind of medley. Even if the band just arrived and was a bit jetlagged they were in a splendid mood and used every inch of the small stage. Early in the set the fans started singing 'Happy Birthday' for Kevin who was having a glass of red wine to celebrate the night. Some fans came over from England, but not just the die-hard fans seemed to know every line of the songs! Almost everybody was singing along. It was great to see Skyclad playing live again, some songs sounded live even better then on disc. Georgina Biddle and guitarist Steve Ramsey were joking around, but that didn't do the music any harm. The British played perfectly and are stronger then ever! But too soon they were running out of time. A club in the city center is nice, coz even without a car you can get there easily, but it also means a strict curfew - at least in Germany. I think that everybody in the audience agrees, please come back soon! And play a bit longer!
Right after the band left the stage the fans were heading out, catching the last trains...




Claudia Ehrhardt

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