It's Painful for me to admit, but YLT seems to have run its course as a live band, and now it's time for them to move on to composing soundtracks full-time. I say this because I just got back from YLT's Saturday night show at the Wonder Ballroom here in North Portland, and it was an uninspired (nearly comatose) performance by a band that has simply run out of ideas. Yes, the preponderance of tunes were from "There's A Riot.." --- what a cruel joke of a title! Please don't think this is a knee-jerk reaction brought on by the consumption of too much bourbon; I've seen YLT here in PDX over ten times during the last 20 years, and I've purchased every lp of theirs from "New Wave Hotdogs" to the most recent offering, which I wanted desperately to like, but found to be little more than bad "ambient" music, something Eno might have attempted and discarded after recording "Taking Tiger Mountain."
Thirty years is one hell of a run, something really remarkable in today's music marketplace, but each of the 10+ shows I've attended have brought diminishing returns, and the same goes for most all of the recent records. I worry about YLT becoming a grotesque caricature of their former glory, tainting an unparalleled legacy of excellence.
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