[Overseas Features] Taking Back Sunday – Live In New York City

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今年的【海外特集】將會是上月【2000s REVIVAL 回顧專題:EmoPop PunkPost Hardcore】的延續篇 —— 早前提到有不少當年平地一聲雷的樂團,在這10幾年來,其實不論音樂流派更替,仍每天為自己忠於的創作而努力,更有很多決定在今年作強勢回歸 ; 在舊人重新復合同時,有不少新生樂團加入,用另一些方法把這些二千年的流派得以延續,感染更多樂迷。而第一波主打 Taking Back Sunday 就屬於從未停步的一類。

We decided to turn this year’s Overseas Features into an extended analysis of last month’s features [2000s REVIVAL: Emo, Pop punk & Post-hardcore]. In fact, many bands who were active during that time have never stopped making music of the genre they love; or for the ones who once went on hiatus, decide to make glorious comeback this year! We will take a closer look via the reunion tour of the older bands, as well as the live perspective of the newcomers who joins the force after the golden days of the genre. Here’s our first pick — Taking Back Sunday, the emo idols.

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自從 Taking Back Sunday 2002年專輯 Tell All Your Friends 奠下在Emo界不可取替的地位後,樂隊已成為現代朋克/另類搖滾圈一個家喻戶曉的名字。在過去十四年來,他們從未間斷把縈繞思緒變成歌詞樂章,創作出一個又一個精彩專輯,作為你青年時代的印記。

Since Taking Back Sunday stormed the emo scene with their classic album “Tell All Your Friends” in 2002, the band has become a household name in the punk / alternative community. Throughout the last 14 years, the band continuously delivered album after album that transform your heartache into musical display.

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Photo Gallery 現場相集 – Taking back Sunday – Live in New York City
Interview 獨家專訪 – Taking back Sunday – EMO 代言人 // THE EMO ICON!
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主將 Adam Lazzara 與隊友決定在本月推出第七張錄音室專輯 Tidal Wave,並決定舉行一連串小型演唱會 —— 上半部分把全個新碟歌曲一次過在現場演奏出來 (沒錯!一首也沒有少!),下半部份則以其舊有代表作為主。這晚我們前往TBS紐約市全場爆滿的演唱會看看Tidal Wave浪潮之下,各界反應如何 —— 好吧,IT’s TIME TO CRY

This month, Adam Lazzara & co. put out their 7th studio album, Tidal Wave and decide to perform it in its entirety (plus all the other golden anthems) in a series of intimate show. This night we have paid a visit to their sold-out concert in New York City and see what’s behind the tidal wave – now, it’s time to cry!

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Taking Back Sunday 以新專輯中的 Death WolfTidal Wave You Can’t Look Back 為當晚拉開序幕 —— 樂隊在過去一個月宣傳新專輯時,曾以這三首歌曲拍攝視頻作預吿 ; 因此雖然這是新作品,但粉絲們仍然能流暢地跟著 Adam 哼歌。正如早前所介紹,TBS的新作聽起來在音樂方向上似乎稍有改變 —— 從以和音作主導的 Emo 樂章漸成率直的另類搖滾/朋克歌曲 (尤其是點題作的The Clash影子)  ; 歌詞上亦由少年抒情銳變為人生成長路上的體驗 —— 令全場觀眾瞬即投入現場氣氛。整個歌曲排列與專輯完全相同,尤如Live Album一樣!

Taking Back Sunday kicked off the night with “Death Wolf”, “Tidal Wave” and “You Can’t Look Back” – these are also the first 3 songs the band shared with their fans in teasing the new album before its release. So even the songs are new to the fans, they still arouse seamless singalong from the crowd. The stripped-down, The-Clash-esque chorus brings out the rock-and-roll spirit inside everyone’s blood in the room. The following songs are in the exact order as the album track-list.

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在激烈的Album Release Party結束後,樂隊決定與歌迷回到過去,以一連串經典歌曲帶你再次游走在記憶碎片之間。當Cute Without A ‘E’ 前奏音樂響起,全場合唱高叫,現在每個人都記得歌詞中每一個字,聲音大得如雷鳴般,幾乎可以震破你的耳膜,差點連主唱 Adam 的聲音都被掩蓋。Liar (It Takes One to Know One)MakeDamnSure —— 一首又一首當年的Emo代表作,令現場觀眾陷入瘋狂狀態。

After the fierce album release party is ended, the band takes the crowd down the memory lane by revisiting a intense set of golden classics. The singalong is thunderous almost like it’s going to crack your eardrum at anytime. Everyone on the floor can scream every single word of the lyrics. You can barely hear Lazzara’s vocal when the band is playing the ultra-popular anthems like “Cute Without A ‘E’ ”, “Liar (It Takes One to Know One)” and “MakeDamnSure” because of the echoes from the crowd.

你可以感到地板因現場太多觀眾Mosh Pit和舞動而不斷搖晃,看看上面的片段你就會感到當時充滿汗水的朋克力量。間歇旋轉的水晶球偶爾把閃光灑在觀眾頭上,就像是一個互動藝術裝置,每個人都迷失在Tidal Wave浪潮之中。樂團最後決定以2002年的You’re So Last Summer結束接近兩小時、共23首曲的演唱會。

The floor is shaken (literally) by endless mosh pit and pogo dance. Watch the clip and you’ll feel the sweat-soaked, body-crashing punk rock power. Occasionally, the spinning crystal ball splash glitters onto the audience wave like an interactive art installation. Everyone get lost in the tidal wave. TBS closed the night with 2002’s “You’re So Last Summer,” making an end to their 23-song set.

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這個小型演唱會有如一個過山車 —— 從頭半場帶你進入爽朗直接的新專輯慶典,到下半段翻開令人微笑的記憶盒子 —— 你就知道這是你仍然喜愛Taking Back Sunday 的原因。

In this intimate concert, Taking Back Sunday decides to take you onto a roller coaster – from stepping into the first half of straight-forward, celebratory new era to slowly unfolding the second half of tear-inducing, nostalgic memory box – you know this is the exact reason why the scene still love Taking Back Sunday.

Setlist

Part I:
1. Death Wolf
2. Tidal Wave
3. You Can’t Look Back
4. Fences
5. All Excess
6. I Felt It Too
7. Call Come Running
8. Holy Water
9. In The Middle Of It All
10. We Don’t Go In There
11. Homecoming
12. I’ll Find A Way To Make It What You Want

Part II:
13. Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)
14. Set Phasers to Stun
15. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
16. What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
17. A Decade Under the Influence
18. Flicker, Fade
19. My Blue Heaven
20. Timberwolves at New Jersey
21. One-Eighty by Summer
22. MakeDamnSure

Encore:
23. You’re So Last Summer

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Photo Gallery 現場相集 – Taking back Sunday – Live in New York City
Interview 獨家專訪 – Taking back Sunday – EMO 代言人 // THE EMO ICON!
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