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by their power.
what a gig! Waz amazing, just when you thought they couldn't get heavier and lower they would just turn it all up a notch! One of my friends fell asleep on the floor, one became hysterical...great times! The act before Sunn, so funny, most painful thing ever! Everywhere you looked people looked in horrible pain, fingers in their ears, epilepsy, catalepsy, grown men at the bar pleading for water!
But the Hippodrome, what an awful venue, horrible bouncers (they confiscated my friend's bar of chocolate and another girl's apple) and stupid bar prices. Why on earth did they hold the event there? Terrible.
I loved being able to wander up and down and watch from different angles, and the kind of spangly circus atmosphere was pretty cool. You're right about the bouncers and the bar prices though, they were wack.
in Glasgow, with a photopass, which means I NEED TO STAND IN FRONT OF THE P.A FOR THE ENTIRE SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pray for me :)
first one to put earplugs in is a pussy!
Leopard Leg were amazing but way too short, a real shame that they are splitting up because a 20 min slot didn't really do them justice, I felt that they could have gone on for hours.
Burning Star Core were a bit hit and miss, I didn't think the songs with violin were that interesting, but then he did this weird growling vocal thing with two microphones which resembled the soundtrack to some cheap horror film, and it got a lot better after that.
Haswell & Hecker were a bit too full on for my liking, and suffered from a lack of visual stimulation, there is only so much you can admire in an 80s laser show.
I was a bit dissapointed about Sunn O))) turning up 50 mins after the advertised time for no apparent reason, as I was severely knackered by then, but it was definitely worth the wait, and I loved the way they built up their wall of noise, gradually increasing the painlevels.
The Hippodrome is not too bad a venue in itself, because it is multi-levelled and you can get a decent view from any position, and the sound was crystal clear everywhere, but I agree on the general cunt-ishness of the bouncers and the silly prices of the drinks (2.50 for a glass of lemonade, 4 pounds for a small bottle of Kronenbourg). The Frieze sponsors seem to be clueless as well, as their brand was sold out within an hour. Great advertising!
The hippodrome would've been perfect were it not for the lack of bar staff and horrible bouncers. The sound was amazing and you could see the stage from almost everywhere.
I loved Leopard Leg, and i'm really glad I got to see them before they broke up. Very few people are making music like their's and i'll them.
I relly enjoyed Burning Star Core. I thought the first violin piece went on a bit long. But the vocal piece with the stereo growling was amazing. As was the last violin piece, two bows at once!!
Leopard Leg - a bit meh. Never really got going. Not convinced. Something about it seemed contrived and irritating. Bye then.
Burning Star Core - FUCKING YEH! (spot the reference) He play da violin wit two bow! As I said at the time, like being in the engine room of an alien spacecraft as it took off.
Haswell and Hecker - I enjoyed it, but where the fuck were they? Agreed, more visual stimulation needed. Towards the end my concentration did wander.
the bar prices really pissed me off. In what possible world is it reasonable to charge £4 for a small bottle of beer!?!?!
THIS. I loved them.
and i resent the fact that i paid £10 to see them.
leopard leg were wack, burning star core was completely awesome, h+h was a bit crap.
shut it grandad
Did they only play for 15 minutes or something? I bet they played for at least an hour, vibrated the venue and fired Grimm FoggO))) at you. It's definitely good entertainment for a tenner, even if they only play one note.
The vinyl that they sell is a complete rip off, but fortunately you don't have to buy it.
for an hour and half! Don't listen to mr christopher alcock, he's just tired and showing off
only thing is I got a last minute invite to an avant garde noisefest, Instal, last night. I ended up up against the bassbins minus earplugs taking photos during one of the bands and in front of the PA with earplugs in for the entire set of the final band. No point trying to put any music on today, my ears are still hissing and it sounds like I'm in a windtunnel/echo chamber when I'm in enclosed spaces. A bit worried that tonight will cause more damage before I've had any chance to recover. To top it all off I have the deathmetal onslaught of Camera Obscura tomorrow night, followed by Erase Errata on Tuesday.
I love being at the front at gigs and taking photos six nights in a row etc but the idea of going deaf is a scary one
it's mostly bass. My ears might have been damaged standing in front of the PA but I didn't have any nasty whistling in my ears at all afterwards. Dinosaur Jr was way more severe!
Did you see Keiji Haino last night? Weird guitar guy with sunglasses and long hair?
he's who I was standing against the bassbins minus earplugs to. I may go deaf cause of it but at least I got to feel my tshirt being blown about by the speakers. He switched between playing guitar and a table with noisy things on it while another guy played distorted violin and things that looked like tv ariels wrapped in tinfoil with a violin bow. I need to go back today for more and go straight to Sunn0))) from it :b
it's a bit shit when it isn't loud enough.
SunnO))) were actually pretty different to how I would have expected, alot more noise (rather than just deep drone) and even more theatrical. Was really funny watching how O'Malley actually conducts them by pointing to the next fret they are going to play and then holding his hand in the air until they can drop the next chord.
Burning Star Core was FUCKING AWESOME.
showed up and took a double take at the queue until I realised Boy Kill Boy were playing the same venue. It was pretty easy to distinguish who were attending which gig.
Sunn0))) were good, only thing was being given the first fifteen minutes to take photos, during which there was smoke covering the entire stage, a single red light and the singer lying on the deck moaning into a mic. Not the ideal shooting conditions :b
They were hella intense. I swear I was still shaking when I woke up on Saturday morning. It was funny how it turned into an endurance test after a while, too...
i'd seen sunn. i didnt enjoy them much.
leopard leg were great. its a shame about the two acts in the middle, both mediocre and unnecessary.
90% of the people at that gig were just there to hang out.
how variable they can be. You would expect each night to be about the same but it ain't the case at all.
I had to go for a walk around, it was a lot more intense than I'd expected
I have a Catholic friend who would be totally freaked out by those noises he was making.
did a collaborative LP? I didn't, but now I do. I haven't downloaded it from the internets for free.
but then, most of what he puts out is. which is grand when you look at the sheer quantity of it.
my favourite is still "The Very Heart Of The World".
i also have a double cassette of live stuff that comes in a VHS box :D
Where did you get that then?
and yes, Very Heart of the World is fecking class.