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They just played "Paris And The New Math" on MTV2. STUNNED.
I miss them. They could have been awesome.
but few people will ever know.
Isn't their drummer now a full-on God botherer? Or is that just tattle from the obscure indie rumour mill?
actually the singer from jarcrew who's in the band with the mclucky boys.
Their self-titled was rather special.
...for the first time in ages last week. It is still scary, rad and very silly in equal measure.
he's now a fully-fledged, door-knocking, transfusion-refusing jehovah's witness. (or so I heard)
drummer that is.
great band. brilliant live.
at least when i saw then support someone at the underworld in late 2004 (my memory fails)
but paris and the new math is a great song
ive heard that they were utterly fantastic live.
or maybe you have a differing opinion to the owner of that opinion...
So either an off night or you just didn't enjoy it, I suppose.
but they seemed to spend as much time changing instruments as they did playing
...they'd lost the bassist and had to do that. I think. It definitely wasn't a gimmick anyway.
www.myspace.com/jarcrew has unreleased stuff but NOT FOR DOWNLOAD, which is weird given they're never going to release it.
was sort've odd. moments of brilliance and moments of 'um...?'. overall enjoyable enough that i sat through it a few times. a confusing bunch, i'd prefer if they were still around.
they were great. their album was/is a genre-punching masterpiece too.
totally immense live, even on shit nights. you're sick in the head.
when I sinfully didn't like McLusky yet. I have one of their broken drumsticks. They were good. Never heard anything on record though.
Their album is fantastic and is still one of my most favouritest. I never managed to see them live - I went to see Million Dead when Jarcrew were supporting, but got there too late to see them.
It's a crime that they don't get more recognition.
Someone asked above: I think the drummer is a Jehovahs Witness now.
I saw Jarcrew first on at the bull & gate ages ago - there was just me and about 6 other people there, and they still went for it live - I got a cassette off them of their demos (they seemed really young and a bit shy), and I dug it out only the other day actually. I was sure they'd get massive at that point.
Then saw them play at a barfly night, with a load of people there, and they were not so special at all for some reason.
The album's really good in places though.
at the windmill and only 27 people turned up. this was at the height of their hype as well.
Their last Cardiff gig is one of my favourite gigs ever. In many ways (for me) the Jarcrew split was worse than the Mclusky. At least Mclusky realised their potential with Do Dallas and The Difference... wheras Jarcrew were only really just starting, and the newer stuff was sounding amazing.
Future Of The Left are amazing though so that's good. The guitarist who was briefly in FOTL (Hywel I think) is now in a band called Truckers Of Husk whom I also rate. I'll be seeing both of these bands on the same bill towards the end of the month, and that makes me happy.
a top ten best jarcrew gigs evah, the best maybe at compass point (the second year i think?) where they handed out huge wobbleboards and shakers and cans to make noise. or maybe the barfly mclusky/jarcrew pre reading show which was just perfect. i cant think of the worst one though.
in Leeds, and supporting biffy in Middlesbrough. INCREDIBLE!
I have a signed CD single of Paris and the new Math.
The Pre-Reading show was ace though yes, possibly my favourite Mclusky gig.
I used to love it when Jarcrew supported almost every band that played at Cardiff. It was ace seeing crowds of confused people watching Kelson going bananas.