Live Music + Gig Reviews

The Music @ Astoria, London

26 September 2002

Led Zeppelin and a corresponding presence that will certainly force its mark on tonight’s crowd. In fact Astoria veterans will note an almost lifting of the roof when we all sing The People. There is passion in this house tonight, accredited to both band and audience.

Towards the end of their set one realises the meaning and beauty of this band’s generic name. The symbolisation is simple – there are too many varieties here, from the poppiness of The People to the trance of Human and the melodies of Take the Long Road and Walk It’, to the three-minute interludes of instrumental magic, to call this band anything other than the embodiment of music. They are one name for a variety of things and the audience appreciates this. Any lack of banter tonight between Robert and the crowd is forgiven, for we understand a genius is at work.

The Music play for just over an hour, with no encore, but yet this is enough to please the masses. All favourites are sampled, leaving only one attitude here tonight – “Let’s face The Music and dance”.

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