MICK TAYLOR IN SWEDEN 2005

DECEMBER 7, STICKY FINGERS , GOTHENBURG

 
This is a quick review...Also, look here for reviews from the other Stonesvikings, as the tour moves along.

Me, and fellow Stonesviking Ove T:s common law wife, Linda met up outside Sticky Fingers, a well known club here in Gothenburg. After we were let inside, I talked to some people who knows both Mick and Ronnie and someone close to Bill.  All musicians who were involved in Ronnies swedish tour 1988, are from Gothenburg, so I got some good stories. By coincidence I got a soundboard in the mail today from Ronnies and Tottas gig in stockholm at the Daily News nightclub. Sounded excellent, I just had time to listen to the begining.


Ok, on with the show. This was Wentus and Micks first gig together this year, so they only played one set, with extras. Wentus started the gig as usual without Mick, playing a couple of songs of their own. Very good. Then they introduced Mick, and he played his set of songs, except that this was only one set of songs, he excluded No Expectations from the Stonescatalogue wich he did last year, and some others.

 Instead we got  Stop Breaking Down, Ventilator Blues, Can´t You Hear Me Knocking (instrumental) and You Got To Move. And, surprise, surprise, Shake Your Hips! Other highlights of the setlist were Fed Up With The Blues and Blind Willie McTell. So, how did Mick do? Well, the vibrato still sings! As good as ever!


After the show, me and Linda were invited backstage by Mick, who was in a extremely good mood, buying me beer and talking to everyone. I presented Mick and the band with their personal copies of a boot of Stockholm last year, wich they had asked us for. Mick was smiling and joking until we all got thrown out by Sticky Fingers security. I also had a quick chat with Micks girlfriend, who said that Mick and she knew of the Stonesvikings website!

 

Mickijaggeroo

 

DECEMBER 8, FASCHING , STOCKHOLM

1. Stop Breaking Down
2. Fed Up With The Blues
3, Losing My Faith
4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
5. Taking Care Of Business
BREAK
6. Ventilator Blues
7. You Gotta Move
8. Blind Willie McTell (including snippets of Layla and All Along The Watchtower)
9. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (instrumental)
10. Shake Your Hips
11. ENCORE: No Expectations

Erikjjf

DECEMBER 9, PLAZA,KARLSTAD

Young NSV associate John S went to fridays gig in Karlstad, reportedly the setlist was the same as for Fasching.
He was also invited backstage after the gig! Enjoy the photos.

Young master John by the Holy Grail!

Backstage with Mick

 

DECEMBER 12, SÖDRA TEATERN, SÖDERHAMN

Mick Taylor and the finnish lads played at Söderhamns Theater.


Me and my budy sat somewhere in the middle....good seats. The theater is not so big...I think it can take about 200 in the audience. But it was full, to the last seat!
Me and my buddy Per got there about 15 minutes before showtime. I recognised almost everybody, it was Söderhamns rock-elite and Stonesfans, so there were many to chat with. Many mentioned having a look at our site..they all like it!
When my buddy and I had gone in and taken our seats, a young slim girl and a little heavier set man passed us and went up on stage and disappeared behind the curtains...what the hell...that was Mick taylor... All became very unreal..it can´t be him...is it really the guy who was in the Stones during their best period?...The guy from the Hyde Park concert...?Altamont...? Sticky Fingers...And all that..?
Now he just passed me like any average guy, Mick Taylor here in small Söderhamn...
When Mick hit the stage they started with Stop Breaking Down..man, did we like that, it´s one of my favorites from Exile. The sound was excellent....superb!
Mick Taylor, what a lovely man, so down to earth, no divastuff here. He played in the clothes he arrived in.
The setlist was a nice mix of very good blues and rythm & blues. Ventilator Blues sounded so nice...other Stonessongs included You Got To Move, No Expectations (excellent), an instrumental modified version of Can´t You Hear Me Knocking and finally...Hip Shake. My God, what an excellent version, it sent shivers down my spine!
The theater almost broke, when the audience stamped their feet and demanded an encore!
The average age of the audience was pretty high, Robban Hagnäs, the bassist, greeted the audience with a "Hello, old folks!",
Wentus Bluesband played excellent, very good musicians, we enjoyed every second.

A big Thank You, goes to Söderhamns own rockstar and promotor of this gig, Hasse Spennare, who made this possible!

HåkanDaniels








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