A Reality Tour
1. REBEL REBEL
Sydney, you crazy mother fuckers, how are you? Good to be hear, good to play music for you, good to go.
I hope you're
thank you, thanks a lot. How ya doing OK? Good good.
a great band in America in the late 80s. This is one of their songs. It's
called Cactus. The band was called the Pixies.
Thanks. Thank very much. So they were a couple of new songs weren't they? That's what they call a new song. You want an old song now don't you?
(Australian accent) 'Yeah you know, the new songs are OK, but I wish he'd do like more oldies. He doesn't do many oldies does he?'
I'll be doing
one but only if you sing. You've got to sing a long OK?
Stick in the air. Let's see the stick. Oh, I love to see the crutch in the air, look at that! There's a wonderful song tonight and the crutches are waving the air. What more can you ask for? What an extraordinary country! I've got a whole bunch of crutches just outside my window. Glorious colour brown this morning they were.
What shall we do now? I've completely forgot
(Sterling taps out a little beat)
OK, we'll do that!
I suppose it's that's time in the evening you've all been looking forward to. Yes it's the instrumental
This is from an album called LOW. It's called:
I have to get my stand here.
I've always found that nothing works better on stage after a kind of slowish instrumental then to follow it up with something so incredibly slow, you forget to breath!
So this is a new song as well, it's called:
Thanks very much. Thanks, I appreciate that. (more applause) - Thank you -(even louder applause)
That's great. Go and get a coffee. That's really good. Ha Ha. If you can't find a coffee, I'll come around to your house and sing it again, alright?
I really would you know. You think I'm kidding? I've got HOURS left in Australia.
Look I did this album in 1970 and it was a big breakthrough for me I suppose and I'd like to do the title track of that album now. It's called:
You know a lot of people say to me, they say 'Dave?'
And I say 'what?'
They say 'Dav...id'
And I say 'yeaaah?'
'Who are those musicians, those people you work with on stage?'
And I say: 'Why don't you mind your own business'.
But tonight I'm going to make an exception because I think you'd get on well with each other.
Someone who has been working with me since 1974. He's also worked with many many other artists including the great John Lennon......EARL SLICK.
When I was just a spider......Thank you love, I'll eat it later
When I was just a spider, there was a web man who came along with us in the States in 1972. He still works with me and that's MIKE GARSON on keyboards.
Somebody we love to having working with us. She's been working with us for what nearly two years now? God it's a long time now. She has wonderful hair. On keyboards and congas and guitar and err and everything else and tambourine and greedo things and what else have you got? Castanets, harmonica, hairdryer.........CATHERINE CAT RUSSEL.
Also someone who has worked with me really quite a long time - way back since Black Tie White Noise and did the Outside album, that was right Sterl? A lot of stuff with me coming right up to date. On drums......STERLING CAMPBELL.
A real change of career for this one. Somebody who was once the professor of micropaleontology at Dublin University but threw it all away to play guitar......GERRY LEONARD.
His got some of the most amazing fossils. That sounds really lewd doesn't it? I mean why should that sound lewd? You want to see his fossils? But they're micro-fossils. They're tiny little.......it's all that stuff that collects at the bottom of the ocean.'
'How ya doing? Are you OK for time? Oh I am just rambling on here tonight'
Look, I did a song with Freddie Mercury in the 1980s
Yeah Yeah Yeah
..........which I unfortunately don't have time to do tonight but I thought I would remind you that if we did do it then miss GAIL ANN DORSEY would do Freddie's part.
If we did it!
Sharon Hollywood Dorsey
Gail Anne Dorsey everyone.
15. LIFE ON MARS?
16. LOOKING FOR WATER
This ones quite old. But I promise you that you won't know it. I'd love to do it for you.
Where did they all go?
I promise I'll play you something you know in a minute. But not right now. You'll think you know this one which is an interesting thing, isn't it?
So I thought I went to school with you? But that's the wrong country isn't it? This is a song called DAYS which I'm in a bit of.
Good. I'm glad to get that off my chest.
Do you remember a guy that's been in such an early song?
Thank you monsieur Garson.
Two tiny pieces of music. A plus and a minus. This is the minus. It's called:
This is the plus for our side.
Thanks a million. Thank you folks.
(The band leave the stage)
26. ZIGGY STARDUST
Thanks for a great night, everyone. Thanks a lot.
Great to be back. Really great.
See some of you tomorrow.