Sunday, November 14, 2010

. . . And It Was Good

NBC has already posted Arcade Fire's musical performances from last night. The band sounded good, not great, but definitely left me wanting more, which the studio audience presumably received - the last two times Arcade Fire played Saturday Night Live, they stayed after the show and put on a mini-concert of six or eight additional songs.

Just thinking out loud here, but I've always wondered why Saturday Night Live doesn't give its best musical acts more time - isn't that a better way to fill the ninety minutes, particularly during the weeks when they don't have a surplus of good sketches? In the past year, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, MGMT, Regina Spektor, Jay-Z, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire have played Saturday Night Live. Would you rather see any of those musical acts do an extra song or two than see the tenth Kristin Wiig sketch of the night, or another re-hashed skit from a previous season?

"We Used To Wait"

"Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"

1 comment:

Senor Beavis said...

Last night's episode roofied the spirit of comedy and then did sex to it.

I was surprised that with such a large band, they didn't produce such a big sound on "We Used to Wait." Maybe the acoustics in there suck. "Mountains Beyond Mountains" was better.