Wednesday, May 07, 2008

X2008 And Remix Heaven

Kylie's X2008 tour kicked off in Paris last night and if these pictures are anything to go by, this could be her most spectacular stage extravaganza yet! The costumes look magnificent, the setlist is positively breathtaking and from the accounts I've read thus far, the staging is nothing less than extraordinary. I'll be seeing the show on the 26th of July in London (I rather conveniently timed my holiday to coincide with Kylie's tour - yes, I am that tragic!) but I just couldn't resist taking a sneak peak. How fabulous does cheerleader Kylie look? What about Minogue Sr lounging on a giant metallic skull? Or the rather frightening but oh so fabulous Frankenkylie (below)? The prospect of seeing this camp spectacle with my own eyes is almost more than I can take! X2008 appears to be a two hour trip to Kylie heaven.

I'm just as excited about the setlist. Kylie is performing every song on "X" apart from "Stars" (boo!) as well as three new songs, a cover of Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" (!) and a selection of her greatest hits. I really couldn't hope for more. I'll just have to remember to go for a piss when she drags out "SenSHITized"! Here's the setlist from Paris:

Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Greg Kurstin Remix)/Boombox
Ruffle My Feathers
In Your Eyes
Heart Beat Rock
Like A Drug
The One
2 Hearts
On A Night Like This
Step Back In Time
In My Arms
Love at First Sight
Sometime Samurai (Video Projection)
Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Mix)
I Believe in You (Ballad Version)
That's Why They Write Love Songs
Spinning Around
No More Rain
All I See (Acoustic Version)

If that isn't enough Kylie goodness for one day, a recently leaked remix of "Heart Beat Rock" is doing the rounds and it's absolutely brilliant. The Benny Blanco mix takes a decent album track and transforms it into something utterly fabulous. I love everything about it - even MC Spank Rock's craptastic rap! That might sound a bit out of character given my hatred of "All I See" featuring Mims but this time around the track has been entirely deconstructed to the point where the rap becomes an integral part of the song instead of an embarrassing afterthought. I also think MC Spank Rock is my kind of rapper. Not only does he amusingly mispronounce Kylie's name throughout the entire song (Cali!) but he also busts a rhyme about getting hard and I'm sure this is the first and only time you'll hear lyrics about 'tha hood' in a Kylie tune! The remix itself is blissful. I particularly love the sirens! Perez Hilton is streaming the remix and likens it to Fergie, which is surely the single greatest compliment Kylie has ever received. Check it out, this is my second favourite "X" remix after the sublime extended version of "All I See".


tommie said...

Why is MC Spank Rock fisting Kylie's armpit?

Jamie_movietrip said...

I love it, it is so damn trashy and desparate, how could I not! It wouldn't take much to improve the original though, would it?

Jay said...

I was frantically texting you yesterday only to discover at the end of the show I had run out of credit!

Fabulous show! Though the middle section is a bit crap (IMA is there to liven it up) and I forgot where in the set list The One was performed! And you will not be going to the toilet during the fabulous Sensitized if only so you can see the stunning projection.

I see I appear to be the only person who noticed the excerpts from Mickey and Finer Feelings - and there is no Lose Control anywhere, I don't know who started that rumour but it just isn't true.

Mike said...

Tommie - Because her backdoor is too tight. Unlike yours.

Jamie - I knew you'd like this trash epic! I just can't get enough of this crap!

Hey Jay, didn't receive your texts unfortunately. I'm so jealous, the show looks absolutely stunning. I can't wait for the 26th! Apparently they cut some songs at last night's concert, so you're very lucky!

Justin said...

X2008 looks beyond amazing! I already want the damn tour dvd!

Oh and that HBR remix is so tragic yet I fucking love it!!!!

Cyber said...

I'm loving the youtube clips of the tour.
A bunch of drunken French queers singing along to In My Arms with their accents ("TELLZET!") is absolutely adorable.

Adem With An E said...

The set list IS fab... BUT the lack of "Stars" makes me so sad, it's probably my favourite moment on that album!

V3RYP05H said...

Go suck on Elle's banana and DIE! SENSITIZED owns. :snooty:

Anonymous said...

Kylie is a SLUT