Boots Electric - Cockpit, Leeds 12/3/2012 Live Review 2012

Boots Electric

Review of Boots Electric live at The Cockpit, Leeds 12/3/2012

Those already familiar with the debut Boots Electric album Honkey Kong probably debate how Jesse Hughes and co. could possibly transport the funky, largely electronic sound from studio to stage. The answer is simple; turn it into a rock tour. With Hughes at the helm what else would you expect?

Mixing old with new, Hughes and his Boots Electric cohorts played a set of Honkey Kong tracks with a handful of Eagles of Death Metal classics thrown in for good measure. Boots Electric is a solo venture and when it came time for some Eagles of Death Metal tracks to be played Hughes took this very personally indeed, dismissing the rest of the band so he could man the stage alone to tackle the hits. Taking requests from every corner of the room he effortlessly jammed through such classics as 'Miss Alissa' and 'Wannabe In La' - just one man and his guitar, what more could you ask from a rock show. As demonstrated throughout the set showmanship is a given for Hughes, his lone segment demonstrating this flawlessly. He may not have the respect of all the audience when the group first took to the stage, by the end of it though he couldn't have been more revered.

Calls for the audience to discover, or rediscover in some cases, the 'spirit of romance' did not go unheeded - audience participation becoming more and more unhinged as the show progressed, with sporadic dance numbers on the floor growing with each song. "Looks like we've found the spirit of romance" Hughes boldly states towards the end of the set, the rapturous applause from the crowd does little to contest this. Say what you want about punk and hip-hop, one thing for sure is that rock and roll sure ain't dead as long as Boots Electric are touring.

Joe Wilde




Site - http://www.boots-electric.com


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Not Enjoying The View: Joy Behar Steps In As The Voice Of Reason After Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Comment

Wait, what’s happening over on The View? This is meant to be our...

Not Enjoying The View: Joy Behar Steps In As The Voice Of Reason After Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Comment

Maroon 5 - Maps (Explicit)

There's trauma for Adam Levine in the gritty short film for Maroon 5's newest single 'Maps'...

Maroon 5 - Maps (Explicit) Video

North Korea's 'The Interview' Complaint May Give Seth Rogen Better Publicity Than Money Can Buy

North Korea has filed an official complaint with the UN regarding the...

North Korea's 'The Interview' Complaint May Give Seth Rogen Better Publicity Than Money Can Buy

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Known for his diverse musical delivery having employed various elements of R&B, hip hop, folk and...

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Is JK Rowling's Pottermore Update Hinting That More 'Harry Potter' Stories Are On The Way?

The buzz over J.K. Rowling’s latest Harry Potter offering is showing no...

Is JK Rowling's Pottermore Update Hinting That More 'Harry Potter' Stories Are On The Way?

Brad Pitt, Filming 'World War Z' Sequel, Enjoys Culinary Delights Of. Wimpy?

There are times when everyone, no matter how rich, famous or...

Brad Pitt, Filming 'World War Z' Sequel, Enjoys Culinary Delights Of. Wimpy?
Advertisement

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem Single Review

Former Nickelodeon actress Ariana Grande has landed her very first number one alongside Iggy Azalea with...

Ariana Grande - Problem Single Review

The Definitive Guide To Watching The Emmys (When Your Favourites Got Snubbed)

Few moments are more important in television than Emmy season. Like...

The Definitive Guide To Watching The Emmys (When Your Favourites Got Snubbed)

5 Reasons Why You Need To Go See ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ This Weekend

Matt Reeves’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes invades US theatres...

 5 Reasons Why You Need To Go See ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Boots Electric Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Boots Electric

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All