Friday, 2 March 2012
MUSIC DVD REVIEW! Placebo - We Come In Pieces
On 31 July 1999 British alt rockers Placebo toured South Africa for the first time. They were part of a double gig also featuring rockers Garbage. I fell in love with Placebo. Brian Molko has the most unique voice ever in rock history. To see them live was an amazing experience. The raw energy, the crazy crowd, the insanity of the evening - it still gives me chills. Since then the band has gone one to conquer the world. For the last album, Battle for the Sun, the band toured the world spreading their rock gospel to all those eager to take in the uniqueness that is Placebo. While we wait with abated breaths on the release of their 7th studio album, due out sometime this year, the band has now released their second live DVD, We Come In Pieces. And yes, the band still kick ass after all these years! The music is still raw, the intensity between Brian and the audience is still and they sure knows how to make people party hard! Bass guitarist Stefan Olsdal is still as camp in his outfits and he is very entertaining and plays the bass guitar like a god. We Come In Pieces, which was recorded in Brixton Academy in London, features all their hits, as well as the hits from Battle for the Sun. One of the highlights of this DVD is their take on Nirvana’s All Apologies. It’s breathtaking and just as good as Nirvana’s original version. Brian looks like a young Ozzy Osbourne in the DVD with his long bob-styled black hair and make-up. What gives the DVD the edge is the new drummer Steve Forrest who is pretty cool, with all his tattoos and the way he handles the drums. We Come In Pieces is highly recommended for any Placebo fan or those who enjoy a high energetic rock concert.