Monday, July 16, 2007

back on stage, back on the page (ii)

Sly Stone's return to the concert stage is not going too well, apparently. In Gent, the Blue Note Records Festival organiser is asking for his money back. He says he had to literally drag Stone from his hotel room to get 20 minutes stage time from him (some photos of the gig here, and an unrelated one that's not to be missed)

Vibrations searches long and hard to come up with a kind description of his Montreux Festival gig, comparing Stone to an archeological artifact (they call him "almost mummified") that has lost all of its sheen and serves only as a pointer to past splendour. A commentor is less gracious, calling the concert crap, despite a good band and reporting that Claude Nobs semi-apologised for the performance.