Rob Dickinson played the Rogue and covered
the Smiths (video)

I’m not sure what’s more ridiculous: that I went to YouTube this morning expecting to find video of Rob Dickinson’s show at the Rogue from Friday night — a mere 10 hours or so after it ended — or that it was actually there.

So far, the only clip I can find of the former Catherine Wheel singer’s set is his cover of the Smiths’ Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, which he released as a single earlier this year. But I did see one guy take video of the entire show … so, come on, guy, get it up on YouTube already!

Speaking of the show, Dickinson unsurprisingly drew heavily on the Catherine Wheel catalog, especially 1997’s Adam and Eve. From what I can remember off the top of my head, he played at least four songs from that album: Future Boy, Delicious, Phantom of the American Mother and Thunderbird.

I’m not much for logging set lists, but I can tell you other Catherine Wheel songs he performed included: Heal (the opener), Crank, I Want to Touch You and Black Metallic, for which he generously invited a member of local opener Thousand Yard Stare to play with him.

While I’m fond of the acoustic setting and Dickinson’s solo venture — he, of course, dipped into tracks from the 2005 album Fresh Wine for the Horses — it’s hard not to think that he’s itching to plug in and crank the amps the way Catherine Wheel tracks should be heard. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, I’m still hoping for a new Dickinson album in 2010.

UPDATE: The Rogue Bar has uploaded pretty much the whole damn show to YouTube. Check it out.

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