For someone not wanting to “Get too crazy on a Wednesday night” Alt-rock veteran Beck sure kicked up a storm for a maxed room out at the Pageant Wednesday. Touring in support for his current effort ‘Morning Phase’ Mr. Hansen played a 20+ song set just over 2 hours.
An apologetic nod for passing on St Louis the last 10+ years??? Perhaps, but either way fans soon let go of the past and were swept up into the frenzy.
A balanced set list was perfectly executed, no easy task with room consisting of fans made up over 20+ years and 14 albums. There were moments that certainly transported you back in time; You knew as soon as the melodies touched your ears that you had been there. Favorite moments were the cover of Prince’s “Get Real Paid” and the open jam feat; Beck delivering his lyrical ju-ju slang with lines like “Climb into my Hyndai” and “been trapped in the closet for 17 years with R. Kelly”.
Even as some bemoaned the lull of having to sit through some of his newer stuff Beck definitely made up for it with the 3 song encore he slammed home for the StL fans.
1. Devil's Haircut
2. Black Tambourine
4. One Foot in the Grave
5. Soul of a Man
6. The New Pollution
7. Modern Guilt
8. Think I'm in Love / I Feel Love (Donna Summer cover)
9. Blue Moon
10. Lost Cause
11. Blackbird Chain
13. Hell Yes (Ghettochip Malfunction)
14. Get Real Paid
15. Soldier Jane
17. Heart Is a Drum
19. Waking Light
24. Where It's At / Miss You / Where It's At
(The Rolling Stones cover) (with Sean Lennon on backing vocals and tambourine)