GP / Atomic Swing live report - 2006 Nov, Sticky Fingers

- in English and Japanese translation 日本語訳はこちらから

Original article in Swedish : GP(Göteborgs-Posten) 2006-11-03, Kalle Malmstedt


Atomic Swing gets everybody on their side

It's hard to get rid off the feeling that you are watching a bunch of ex-popstars.

Enthusiastic and skilled, indeed, but still a band with it's greatness behind them, which tour and give gigs in venues that only is halfful. A little bit sad despite good starting songs like The Flasher, Lovething and Like a John needs a Yoko.

But Niclas Frisk and his old mate Micke Lhose on keyboard don't seem to mind, throwing confetti, moving their hips as they used to do back in 1993. They mix new songs - that work better live than on the "soso" cd, the broken habanas - with old songs to the audiences - including Japanese who came up to see - big joy. And slowly, slowly they get everybody on their side.

When the gig goes to the end with a knockout-version of "Venus Addiction" the hole place glows in red of the unexpected and nice mix of rock, soul and music from the 90's, and surprisingly not the final Smile” makes everybody to put on their biggest smile.

See you next summer” says the made up, brilliant composer Niclas Frisk. You have to believe him.

Translated by a gentleman(Many thanks!)


『アトミック・スウィング 全てを引き寄せる』


確かに狂熱的で技術にも長けている。しかし未だ過去の栄光が後を追っているのか、ツアーの数も会場の入りも半分程度といったところだろうか。オープニングにふさわしい「The Flasher」「Lovething」「Like a John needs a Yoko」のような曲をやっているにもかかわらず、反応はやや寂しい。

しかしニクラス・フリスクと、兼ねての相棒であるキーボードのミッケ・ローサは、そんなことはお構いなしといった様子で紙吹雪を放り投げ、1993年にやっていたように腰を振る。昔の曲の合間にThe Broken Habanasからの新曲(CDよりもライブで聴くほうが良い)を織り交ぜ、聴衆(日本から観に来ている者を含む)を喜びへといざなう。そしてじわりじわりと、彼らのほうへ、みんなを引き寄せていく。

ライブ終盤、ノックアウトバージョンの「Venus Addiction」が始まると、会場全体が予期せぬロック+ソウル+90年代音楽の融合に導かれ白熱し出し、驚くべきことにラストの「Smile」では全ての聴衆を大きな「笑顔」にさせた。

“See you next summer”メイキャップをした優れた作曲家、ニクラス・フリスクは言う。


Setlist- Göteborg (Sticky Fingers) 2/11/2006

1. The Flasher
2. Lovething
3. Like A John Need A Yoko
4. So Mystifying
5. Too LateTo Exit
6. Bossanova Swap Meet
7. Pilgrim
8. Panicburgh City
9. In The Dust
10. Venus Addiction
11. Stone Me Into The Groove

12. Stray Dog
13. Lovin' Out Of Nothing
14. Smiile

Very thanks to a gentleman, for English translation!! Tusen tack!!!

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