In songs or anecdotes, Paul Piché took pleasure in rummaging in his memory box, Friday evening, during a virtual concert presented from the Palais Montcalm, in Quebec
The mission of the sovereignist artist was to revisit On the way to the fires, album that marked Quebec music in the 1980s.
In what sounded like a concert-chat, he gave more than the client could ask for.
From the call to preserve the nature of I call to the anguish which made him suffer at the origin ofStrange, each of the nine titles of the disc has been explained and told, in length and width.
The joy that Paul Piché felt in sharing his memories was increased tenfold by the presence at his side of two early accomplices, bassist Mario Légaré and guitarist Rick Haworth.
We have seen Piché’s penchant for sounding guitars. “That’s good,” he exclaimed, pointing to Rick Haworth when he went for a more rock chord in On my skin or A sandcastle.
Paul Piché was at his best when he chained Hatred, still sadly relevant and rendered with a delicate touch of emotion, and the equally beautiful Strange.
Moreover, this exercise has shed some light on an album that has undeniably passed the test of time.
► The series of Concerts improbables du Palais Montcalm continues on Saturday evening. Klô Pelgag will play for the first time the songs of his new album, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs.