Notes:: "Rage Against The Miami Sound Machine" – More From Coachella 2007

By the time Coachella neared the end of it’s three day festival – which is the time P&S faves Crowded House and The Lemonheads took the stage – many folks were chanting for the reunited Rage Against The Machine – or as Evan Dando would say – “Is that Rage against the Miami Sound machine?”

Crowded House took the mainstage – two acts before Rage would play – to 50 plus rows of screaming 20 year olds and as Neil Finn would later state – “they don’t have a clue who we are…” – during “Don’t Dream It’s Over” a fan threw a full water bottle that ended up hitting Neil’s mic stand (NME reported Neil had mic problems – hardly). It may have been a smarter move on the fests organizers to have the band play at it’s orginal time slot, right before sunset or via a different stage (see Damian Rice’s set – crowd). The rumored Tim Finn appearance never happened – but Neil’s son Liam joined the band for the set playing electric and acousitc guitars and showing some fine acrobatics and dance moves during “Locked Out” – The band also played tracks from the upcoming “Time On Earth” LP due out in the US on July 10th and in the UK on July2. An amazing set of music – maybe not the large show they were hoping, but you can bet we’ll be at one of their shows this summer – where real crowdies are! –

here’s the set list:
When You Come
World Where You Live
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Don’t Stop Now
Fall At Your Feet
Silent House
Private Universe
People Are Like Suns
Something So Strong
Locked Out
Better Be Home Soon

Video: Croweded House Performs RAGE (Pomona, CA 4.27.07) – (YouTube)
Video: “Locked Out” (Pomona, CA 04.27.07) – (YouTube)

The Lemonheads took the stage at about the same time as Rage Against The Machine – Evan dando sporting a construction worker hard hat – the band did a fine set playing back to back tracks from their catalogue – The band even did a cool little snippet of Blondie’s “Dreaming” before launching into “Confetti”. In between playing tracks from their latest s/t released – their latest single “Pittsburgh”“No Backbone” and “lack Gown”. Evan and co. closed the night out with 1993’s “Style”. This three piece of the Lemonheads was smooth and ultra melodic with Dando handling all the guitar duties. Highly recommended to see live – not just nostalgia here…

Set List:Hospital
Great Big No
It’s About Time
No Backbone
Allison’s Starting To Happen
Dreaming / Confetti
My Drug Buddy
Black Gown
It’s A Shame About Ray
Bit Part

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