Corona is missing pieces, although the soundboard audio (and video) are welcome. Vegoose and Zepp, to me, are the true Jacob Jams (I think the only two we have from that era).
Can't forget Sasquatch either
They also played Jacob Jam during the 2010 shows in Russia I think it replaced a Ximena song or two since she didn't make it.
God I love watching vids like that from when they had an 8 person band, just allowed for such a more expansive sound.....what I'm saying is I miss the percussion sax and Ikeys keys, just loved that touring version of the band. Sucks that they had to reduce size because it was too expensive to employ all those people. Amazing Jacob jam there
As much as I understand and respect the desire to downsize, I loved the '06-'08 line-up. I saw them in London and it was so funny to see just how much stuff they had on stage. Just fucking mountains of equipment and performers. At some point you gotta downsize, but those years of excess are some of my favorite. It was Omar just taking anything and everything he wanted on tour and giving 0 fucks about the cost of it.
It seems silly, but when I see how small those BR setups are I get kind of saddened thinking 4-5 years ago he had a football field of equipment on stage, whether he used it all or not. It reminds me of 90s King Crimson (Thrak Era) where they had two drummers, two bassist, and two guitars. It was just this great symbolism of "Fuck it, I'll do what I want." instead of compromising or making a minimalist sound.
I dig minimalism, it can be great, but there is something to be said about asinine grandiosity too. You ever hear of a band called Centipede? They made one album, but there were 100 people on the album, and it was a celebration of excess. I love that, that mentality of adding more and more until the seams are bursting. I am tired of people doing more with less, or even less with less. I love it when a musical act just goes apeshit with equipment and performers. Reminds of Fela Kuti, or P.Funk line-ups where they had 20 people on stage just because.
Yea I've been drinking....but fuck it, big bands rule.