Sonisphere Review: Corey Taylor, Good Charlotte
More action from Sonisphere festival at Knebworth!Corey Taylor’s acoustic set is a one-stop example of how a human voice can truly be other-worldly. With just an acoustic guitar for backing, Taylor is able to hold a couple of thousand people within his grasp with total ease and through a set that includes a storming version of Chris Isaaks’ Wicked Game and Stone Sour’s classic Bother, it might not have the impact of a SS show or the sonic force of Slipknot crushing the fuck out of the place but it is just as intense and just as powerful. It’s made all the more impressive when you’re able to be moved by Taylor’s voice when you’re stood next to a guy dressed as Papa Smurf. You think we’re kidding`? We assure you that we’re not.
Good Charlotte should have no right to be anywhere near as good as they are today. The butt-end of plenty of jokes, jibes and snobbish sneering over the year, the truth of the matter is that after a decade at the top level, GC have amassed a huge arsenal of top notch pop-punk tunes that are tailor made for the festival environment. If you can’t be true to yourself to admit that The Anthem is a fucking tune then there’s something seriously wrong with you. Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous is an elbow-throwing rager and a full-throated sing along on The River from band and audience is a hell of a tribute to the memory of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan. Yeah, fuck it, I enjoyed Good Charlotte. And what?