Выдающиеся акустические перфомансы. Sinead O’Connor — Troy (The Domination Theatre — London — 1988)

Никто не отнимет у Sinead O’Connor таланта делать мощнейшие акустические шоу.


Sinead O’Connor — Troy (The Domination Theatre — London — 1988)

“Troy” is the gut-wrenching, first-person account of a woman, presumably O’Connor herself, walking in on her lover with another woman. Her execution of the song that night was brilliant, almost deranged with grief. As she sang it, you felt it was happening to you and those emotions washed over you. I was turned into jelly by the intensity of the performance. Everyone in that theater, I’m pretty sure had the same reaction as I did.

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In 1990, when Sinead O’Connor was at the absolute height of her fame, I was supposed to write about her for some magazine I can’t recall. I went to Austin, TX for the interview and I found myself standing at the side of the stage during the concert. She and her band (which included Adam and the Ants guitarist, Marco Pirroni) performed a handful of numbers before some computer they needed went kerblooey. Vamping while the roadies valiantly tried to fix the problem, O’Connor strapped on her acoustic guitar and did a spine-tingling version of “Troy” that brought the house down. In a lifetime of concert-going, I have never in my life seen such an intense live performance.

“Troy” is the gut-wrenching, first-person account of a woman, presumably O’Connor herself, walking in on her lover with another woman. Her execution of the song that night was brilliant, almost deranged with grief. As she sang it, you felt it was happening to you and those emotions washed over you. I was turned into jelly by the intensity of the performance. Everyone in that theater, I’m pretty sure had the same reaction as I did.

At the song’s conclusion, she ran off the stage and vomited up in a trash can right beside me. (Forgive me when I tell you that my reaction at the time was, “Wow, she’s really hot”—but she really was, trust me. Even puking).

Soon afterwards, the lights went on and the sold out house was told that Sinead had the flu and couldn’t continue with the show. Refunds were given out, but I’d have to say that if only for that one song, the crowd would gotten their money’s worth that night. The next morning they were off to another city and the interview never happened.

The official music video for “Troy”—which I am assuming was done by John Maybury, who also directed her video for “Nothing Compares 2 U,” because it looks just like his work—is how most people first caught a glimpse of the fragile, twenty-something bald Irish singer and it was a striking debut. But nothing… er… uh… compares 2 that song live, which is why I’m using this clip here instead. The intensity builds and builds, really a masterful performance.

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