David Bowie ‎–Kroq Almost Acoustic Christmas Show lp [green]



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Green clear vinyl with printed innersleeve. Limited 500 copies

Almost Acoustic Christmas is an annual concert run by the Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. If there’s one truth about these multi artist radio festivals, it’s that they almost always sound better in theory — in advance — than they do in execution once the big night arrives. As usual, For the 1997 weekend, held on the 5th and 6th of December at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, KROQ was able to pull together a very impressive list of performers for their annual benefit extravaganza, especially considering the last-minute cancellations of popular acts like the Verve, Bjork and Jamiroquai. The line up for the two days event were:

Night 1 (Saturday): Jane’s Addiction, No Doubt, Scott Weiland, Sarah McLachlan, Beck, Matchbox Twenty, Rancid, Fiona Apple, Smash Mouth, Blink-182, Sneaker Pimps, Chumbawamba

Night 2 (Sunday): David Bowie, Green Day, 311, Live, Sugar Ray, Third Eye Blind, Portishead, Save Ferris, Everclear, The Aquabats

Lots of money was raised for good causes, and at least a few of the bands — many of whom recently played local headlining shows — did use the allotted slots to make their mark. Event closer David Bowie, who dressed like a big white icicle, played a range of songs, from 1973’s “Panic in Detroit” to the recent “I’m Afraid of Americans,” during his 35-minute set, but showed little interest in the spirit of the occasion. In fact, the biggest holiday gesture by any of the performers was from one who wasn’t there. The members of Jamiroquai, troubled by their cancellation, donated 5,000 copies of their three albums to first-night attendees as they exited.

Track list:
1. Heaven’s In Here
2. Panic In Detroit
3. I’m Afraid Of America
4. The Man Who Sold The World
5. Fame
6. Fashion
7. Scary Monster (And Super Creeps)
8. Little Wonder