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Heart recap and set list

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Sep. 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm with 1 Comment »
September 26, 2010 3:17 pm

Around the time “The Runaways” hit movie theaters earlier this year you would have thought just Joan Jett and Cheri Currie were planting the seeds of grrl powered rock revolution back in the ‘70s. But Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson reminded the sold-out grandstand who the hardest rocking chicas from that decade really were, between the tough-as-nails riffs of “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” and Ann’s still potent banshee wail.

The sisters Wilson and their band – guitarist Craig Bartock, drummer Ben Smith, bassist Ric Markmann and pig-tailed keyboard player Debbie Shair – delivered about an hour and a half of hits, along with newer cuts from this year’s “Red Velvet Car” CD. “Even It Up” went over well among the lesser hits, thanks to effective mash-up treatment with the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Reagan era power ballads “These Dreams” and “Alone” brought the house down, as usual, with Ann joking about their ‘80s fashion sense before the latter: “No matter how much we tried, we couldn’t get enough volume in our hair. And we tried everything – everything!”

The hard-rocking “WTF” was the best of the new cuts. And Ann provided a bit of context before the “Red Velvet Car” title cut. “You may have one and you might not even know it,” Ann said. “That’s your best friend the comes to bail you out.”

Heart set list
Puyallup Fair
Sept. 25, 2010

Cook with Fire
What About Love?
Straight On
Dog & Butterfly
These Dreams
Hey You
Even It Up (with elements of the Stones’ Gimme Shelter)
Red Velvet Car
In the Cool
Magic Man
Crazy On You

What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin)
Love Reign O’er Me (The Who)

Comments → 1
  1. cascade_bob says:

    I’ve been to about 15 to 20 concerts this year, this show is at the top of my list for 2010. Those girls can rock!