Spiritualized – Secret Project Robot 2013 [uncut#17]
Brooklyn, Secret Project Robot 02 April 2013
Set List ~ Here It Comes > Hey Jane > Electricity > Shine A Light > Lord Let It Rain > Let It Flow > Rated X > Oh Baby > Freedom > So Long You Pretty > Think I’m In Love > Take Your Time
A/V ~ Sony HVR-Z5U with Sennheiser MKH418S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 HDV on Panasonic AY-DVM63PQUS > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro 7 > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps
Words by Alfie Palao
Context is everything.
Upon hearing in the early hours of the morning that Spiritualized (one of my all time favorite bands) would be playing a last minute show at the incredibly small Secret Project Robot space, located mere blocks from my office, I knew I had to be there. Having already seen Jason Pierce and company blow away the massive club space Terminal 5, send grown men into tears at the legendary Apollo Theater, and recreate the renowned heartbreak of 1997’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space at Radio City Music Hall, I found myself curious as to whether or not SPR would be capable of containing the epic transmissions of the band’s catalogue.
The scope of the band’s live show is legendary, but stripped of the gospel singers and enormous speakers that usually accompany the band, what we were truly exposed to was not some intoxicating religious type of experience… just one of the better garage bands of our time playing powerful songs of mortality, love & addiction.
Let It Flow
Here It Comes
Shine A Light
Lord Let It Rain
So Long You Pretty
Think I’m In Love
Take Your Time