To Die By Your Side

As the ridiculous world went by

November 3rd, 2010

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see Suede perform an intimate acoustic set while promoting their new Best Of record. To say I was excited would be the understatement of the year. Giddy like a teenager, I must have beaming from ear to ear the entire time they were playing. It’s too easy to forget how important they were in my formative years but seeing them yesterday reminded me what a great band they were. Any reservations about them reforming vanished about a minute into their first song. 

Playing 6 songs spanning their career, they were, quite frankly, amazing. Brett Anderson was in fine voice, a vast improvement on the battered and abused vocals of their final tour in 2003. The songs meanwhile really suited the stripped down setting and the band looked relaxed and comfortable back playing them. ‘The Wild Ones’ in particular cemented it’s place in my list of favourite songs ever.

You can see the setlist below and then below that, is an acoustic session version of a b-side from their debut single. Not from yesterday’s performance but from way back in the day when Bernard Butler was still playing guitar.

Suede – my insatiable one (live acoustic session version)

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