Sunday, June 14, 2009

14 Jun: Duffy Live@Norwegian Wood Festival

Here's a review of the gig by NPK, which gives Duffy's performance 4/6. Here are some translated "highlights":
On a modest, but nice styled scene, entered the half-meter high diva Duffy on Sunday evening. Duffy moves from the debut album's title cut and transparent "Rock Ferry" and on through a fairly straight version of "Hang On Too Long" (suspiciously similar to "I Heard It Through The Grapevine ").

She is dressed for the occasion in a short black skirt and let us therefore dwell long on the pale and - relatively speaking - his long legs. "Serious" is the first song that seriously gives festival mood...

Duffy introduces the timeless "Stepping Stone" with the words "Here we go bitches", and reminds us viewers that the main character herself is a little bitchy. She is, in a classy way with the hint of slut.
Charming. At least NRK took some nice pics though:


Anonymous said...

(suspiciously similar to "I Heard It Through The Grapevine").

Only the intro - about 8 secs - is similar. Nothing suspicious about it - the rest of the tune is nothing like Grapevine.

It's GOTTA be the herring.

danyelle6974 said...

My thoughts entirely. Nothing "suspicious" about it.

Anonymous said...

It's funny isn't it, when a film-maker or a poet references an earlier work it's wow how clever. To the dimmer sort of music fan/reviewer it's a case of "call in the lawyers!"