Karlsruhe with a 'K'
Finally! 14 years after their
last studio record the Hooters finally made it: the new album is
finished and of course the result is presented live on a big tour and
only there you can get the album currently, before it will be released
officially in September. "Time satnd still" is the title of the new
album and you could see right from the beginning of the show: the
Hooters are eager for presenting the new material to the audience. So
the show started with 2 songs from the new album: "I'm alive" and "Time
stand still", 2 very typical up-tempo Hooters songs followed by "Time
after time", this time also in an up-tempo version.
The Hooters promised lots of new songs and of course the "Greatest
Hits" so there were a lot of great songs to be played within the 2
hours the show lasted. "Johnny B", one of the greatest hits the
Hooters had in Germany, has been moved from the end of the show to the
beginning. So it was no wonder, that the audience was very enthusiastic
throughout the whole show. The Hooters presented 9 out of the 11 songs
from the new album including the great cover version of Don Henley's
"Boys of summer", "Morning Buzz", one of the strangest new songs and
the thrilling "Catch of the day".
After a couple of new songs in the middle of the show, it was time for
the big hits: "25 hours a
day", "Karla with a K",
"Day by", "Satellite" and "And we danced" were rocking the tent of the
so-called "Zeltival". At the
end Eric presented a wonderfull accustic version of "One of us", with
one verse in German (!). And at the end of the show, before the last
encore, the 5 played 2 of my favourites of the new album: "Ordinary
lives", where Eric and Rob share the songwriting credits with John,
and "Free again", a song, which has to be heard live.
The Hooters finished with a medley of 2 Hooters classics: with
"Southferry Road" and "Brother don't you walk away" 5 smilling and
happy Hooters sent a very happy crowd home. The only thing which
was not so perfect was the sound: the drums were a little bit too loud
and Eric's and John's soli sometimes disappeared like Rob's accordeon.
But hey: that's rock 'n' roll!
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