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This isn't actually a new trend. Cheap Trick did a 2 nite stand at the Crocodile once where they covered their albums. Built To Spill once did a 3 album stand in a similar fashion at RCKCNDY.

Out of all the bands you listed, I would definitely put Harvey Danger in the "We are so totally deep artistic geniuses for doing this" category. :)

Posted by godsactionfigure | March 3, 2008 3:02 PM
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It's not a new idea, but it's definitely and measurably becoming more popular.

The Harvey Danger show has a title that I didn't include: "Harvey Danger's 10th Anniversary Public Spectacle." I think they know where they stand.

Posted by Ari Spool | March 3, 2008 3:08 PM
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The best, by eons, was suede, who did a residency in London, running through every album, one each night, for five shows.

http://www.thefinalword.co.uk/content/view/313/

Extraordinary. People were left shattered.

Everything should be capped off with such sadness and grace and joy.

Posted by Fawkes | March 3, 2008 5:18 PM
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I think the best part about these shows is that you get exactly what's advertised. You never walk away wishing that they had played a certain song. You know what you're in for when you show up.

Posted by godsactionfigure | March 4, 2008 12:23 AM
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The Cure's Trilogy performance was quite outstanding - far better than it should have been, in fact.

The Sparks run, however, may turn out to be the ultimate statement/throwdown of them all.

Posted by Side One, Track One | March 4, 2008 1:41 PM
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My old band did that once at our cd release party... then we did covers for an encore. no big deal.

Posted by Ken | March 4, 2008 1:55 PM
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The best one I remember was Wire, who in 1986 hired a cover band, Ex-Lion Tamers, to open for them by playing the entire "Pink Flag" LP, so Wire could play new songs.

Posted by Eric F | March 4, 2008 2:42 PM

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