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@ kings college?
so probably them. didn't see them, but from their myspace page it didn't seem like i was missing much.
just listing to the new album, not sure about the PM Dawn-style rapping on 'suspicious eyes'
The Rakes were the epitome of average. I have nothing bad to say about them but nothing good. They just exist.
The Social were awful though. Every song sounded exactly the same, and the singer was an even worse Ian Curtis pastiche than The Rakes guy. Just annoying and pointless.
The Social were fucking dreadful, sounded like a man pretending to be Ian Curtis fronting Gene.
The Rakes new stuff is just bollocks, more of the same with terrible 'social issues' lyrics and no choruses. Seems like they've been left behind in a 2005 post-punk bubble. Oh well. I still like the first album though.
Also, the audience of the gig mainly comprised of the entire readership of Nuts magazine....
were a bunch of total idiots last night. have seen the rakes before and i am sure they were better - but i have to agree with hotspanners - they were far from special last night - maybe the new stuff needs a bit more of a listen...
there were these guys near us who were just incessantly throwing pints, so my friend decided to pour the remainder of her j2o over one of their heads, I then had to step in because he was gonna punch her! Then we had to leave before the encore because we thought we would beaten up outside.
Oh yeah, and I think the rakes played some songs.
sounds like we lucked out with the crowd in bedford, then.
Good god that was shit
'dey looking at me funny cos I got a beard and a backpack like they ain't seen a brown person before'
Worst gig i've been to for a while
Was just awful. Sooooooo out of context and it was just cringey rhyming couplets.
That said from what I watched when I wasn't looking over my shoulder to make sure I wasn't going to get pasted, seemed really good