I was thinking about The Strokes the other day with my mind appropriately blown from Electricityscape and I realized Austin City Limits, more than likely, will be the last “Greatest Hits” set The Strokes perform. Now, I’m not saying that they won’t play another gig until their fourth record is released, but I hope this was the last show that doesn’t feature any new songs. Not because the shows aren’t great, I just NEED that new record like a junkie needs a blast.
Anyway, I wish I was there last night. The Strokes, according to this setlist, played a 14-song set which surprisingly began with Is This It and included Trying Your Luck, Evening Sun and Between Love and Hate. I’m in the kind of mood/state where Evening Sun and Between Love and Hate are my favorite Strokes songs, so I am very envious of everyone who was at the ACL show Friday night.
“Break you heart in two halves / Keep one half and give one half to me / I like the sum, miss the summer / Tell me what to do you do / Nothing? Me too…”
And while we’re talking about incredible, breathtaking lyrics, here’s a video from last nite where Julian sings the Thundercats theme. He is soooo rock ‘n’ roll…
I’ve heard preliminary things about the ACL show, but I’d like to hear more. How did Evening Sun, Trying Your Luck and Between Love and Hate sound? Were you disappointed they were late or that certain songs weren’t in the setlist? Tell me about it, people.
In the meantime, there are more ACL videos after the jump. And you can see a bunch of ACL pictures here.
Need more Strokes videos? Let me remind you about that fucking awesome Stubbs show on Wednesday night.