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Does anyone know if there's a support band ?
Someone probably does. :)
I dont think they really 'do' support bands tho do they? They didnt in 05 anyway. Let us know tho, seeing them Friday.
but i'm not sure i really want to sit through that again any time soon
I'd lol at that.
the worst i've ever seen them play.
Over 3 hours, most of which was just fucking around. I'm all game for their experimental tangents, as they usually do, but that was an endurance test, not a gig. Which is a shame, cos when they actually played properly they were really good.
Going to try sell my Brixton ticket for sure.
I am Jack's bitter disappointment.
why bother playing for 3 hours?
did they start before 8?
OVER 3 hours. They just extended the curfew; started at 8:10pm and played and played (and played).
Basically every single song they played had some sort of fretboard wankery involved before, during or after it (oftentimes all 3)
i'm now really not looking foreward to friday :'(
If even you didn't enjoy their performance they must have been under par, unless you set very high standards which you probabaly do.
I'm disappointed for you, what did they play in the end and what were the bits you really enjoyed regardless of their overall performance?
On a completely unrelated point 3 of my CDs arrived yesterday:
Liars - Decent first listen, the primal drumming is really enjoyable, definitely potential. Some nice ideas.
Fear Before The March Of Flames - There are some strong tracks on this album, quite hard hitting but at the same time some nice subtleties, probabaly my favourite of the three on the first listen.
Dog Fashion Disco - Also quite enjoyable, I like the experimental circus sounds they seem (surprisingly)necessary and enhance the music as a whole. Some impressive heavy guitar riffs were also noted. Thank you for the recommendation on this one.
They were all in perfect condition when they arrived and came in 2 days, I'm pleased. :)
you're enjoying your listens.
I knew TMV would mess around a bit, but not to that extent. Bit of a joke.
Drunkship of Lanterns
Day of the Baphomets
it'd have been fine without so much toss, but the last hour was 2 tracks.
Not impressed Volta fan here
the bit at the end of Cygnus where it fades out on CD....they did that for FIFTEEN MINUTES!!!!!!! On top of an additional 10 minute jam in the middle of it.
It felt like i'd sat an exam at the end of it.
So for when they played properly: 8/10
For their nonsense: 2/10
Overall verdict: 5/10
the last part was absolutley outrageous. But Agadez was quality. I'd give it 7/10 overall as I was pished.
when they were playing some of Omar's solo work it was good, and every time i've seen them before there's been some 'improvised' parts, but when that amounts to over half your show, that's kicking it in the tits
Sounds like the London gig is going to be like I feared.
Ah well, I'm sure the night shift sleep deprivation will help me get into it...
It probably won't. I'll have to eat caffeine.
do a hand stand whilst sounding like Pinky and Perky at all?
i wish they werent so lazy :( youve put me off tonight now.well not completely, il just get battered but still.i struggle thinking for 3 hours straight let alone standing
but they just played on.
I guarantee when they play the songs it's great - just go to the bar when they start fucking around (see: Cygnus, Drunkship)
And not ALL the tangents are dull, but it does get tiresome when they do it on every song.
there's nothing worse than one of your favourite bands betraying your trust live.
i'd seen them 3 times before and they've been awesome, so bought a London ticket as well as the Glasgow one.
Don't get me wrong - when they play the songs they're explosive, but when they fuck around it's a real patience-tester
so I'm worried there'll be a smashing pumpkins effect. In that I see them after looking forward to it so much, and they just let me down.
i'm travelling 10 hours for the London show knowing what to get - boooooo.
I went in expecting it to be like the Deloused / Frances tours, so i was disappointed. If i go to Brixton without that it might be better. So don't expect any concise work
(don't Brixton have a late licence Fridays? I can see it going on WAY into the night - they got thrown off at Glasgow and said "we'd love to play more, but we're being told to leave")
Over 3 hours, and they would have played all night if they were allowed to!
As the above posts say, there was alot of "fretboard wankery", far too much n my opinion.
There was also alot less crowd involvement than in previous shows, in Sweden, they not only spoke to the crowd alot, but Cedric was climbing around the whole place for a good 20 mins, he smashed cymbols and threw them in the crowd, everyone was just going mental! The glasgow show lacked alot of that energy, which is a real shame as i've been a massive fan of theirs ever since they formed.
they've never been like that before. I have to endure the London show tomorrow too. Fingers crossed they reign it in a bit
on the feature on DiS a couple of months back that if the audience isnt giving them anything then they wont be forthcoming with trying to dazzle you. Kepp an open mind, get intoxicated, throw yourself round like an idiot and hopefully they'll return the favour.
seemed to really enjoy last nights show in manc, climbing speakers, inviting loads of people on the stage with them, jumpin about, chatting inbetween songs.
at the Glasgow gig had no idea what the hell was going on - many were chatting throughout the songs...
I enjoyed it, but I hate the Carling Academy.
Barrowlands again would have been much better... or King Tut's!!
I like the disco ball and the size of the roof. Plus, you can get real beer.