Review by Joachim Neumann
The venue filled extremely fast, the prime minister of the county was
there and also Wolfgang Niedecken showed up. He´s a musician, quite
famous in Germany, and he thinks he´s the biggest Bob fan, which we all
know cannot be true, hehe. Lot´s of nice conversation while waiting, and
then the lights dimmed and Santos announced Bob. Gotta Serve Somebody,
well, I was waiting for that since Hannover, now Bob served it. The band
very tight. A brilliant opener in my opinion. When Bob grabbed his guitar
I figured out that we had a model change here. It wasn´t the Jazz-Gibson
he used before, this time it was a semi-acoustic, smaller body with a
"D" on the headstock, wonder which brand. He played some tricky
chords while performing a romantic Lay,Lady,Lay. Levee never been a
favorite of mine, but this night he blew me away with that, everybody
starts to shake during the song. And I was swinging too. Every Garin Of
Sand followed, man, what a true performance, Bob´s voice right in the
meaning of the sun, I just realized it´s a sunday show. Tweedle is now as
swinging and rolling like Summer days in the good old days, you must like
it, there were other times you all know. But today it´s not boring
anymore, it seems that Bob has invented it again, brandnew. Beyond The
Horizon in this new, slow arrangement, quite a point of the show to calm
down a bit and listen closely to Bob and the fine playing of the band.
Honest With Me rocks you off again, the guitars on the left barking, not
too many solos, but straight and hard rhythm playing by Denny and Stu.
Guitar outlaws for me, there they are, and they can rock if they want to.
Sugar Baby, a song most of the crowd likes, not me. Wonder why. Not my
piece of cake, can´t get into the rhythm, but Bob´s voice again clear
and shiny. Mobile woke me up again, they are not playing the usual intro
anymore, Stu starts with nice chords on his acoustic Gibson, and then the
song comes down the road very close to it´s original on Blonde on Blonde.
I got my kicks from Po´Boy that night. What a nice slow arrangement, and
Dylan delivered the lyrics the way they had to be. Wonderful
(Bob Links )
Every Grain Of Sand