The audience was very subdued during JJ's performance, however whilst having little knowledge of his back catalogue, I was impressed with several of his songs ( the opener, Hometown, was great ), and I was also very impressed with his musicianship.
The reception given to both Joe and Todd was indeed Black and White - a subdued audience for over an hour turned into an excited group of Rundgren devotees upon the Comfy Armchair's arrival.
I have been lucky to see Todd in California both for the Liars tour 04 ( outstanding ) and a solo performance in late 03 ( good ) - I was expecting to see the latter transferred across the Atlantic.
Pretending to Care & The Wheel, mixed into faves Love of the Common Man & I Don't Want to Tie You Down, augmented 03.
A bit of Gilbert & Sullivan ( you just learnt the lyrics.... aye, right ! ), a bossa nova ISTL ( which did at times slow down through the 80's towards the 70's rendition ), & a smirk starting Tiny Demons enhanced the night, demonstrating that I should never pre-empt OH's set list !
So the future :-
Liars DVD out soon ( hopefully ) and Utopia tour next year - great audience Edinburgh, but the Barrowlands must be the place for 06 !
And yes Todd, we can turn any venue into a pub ...... a very sociable and appreciative pub for yourself, Kasim, Willie & Roger.