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Were bloody awesome. Discuss.
I still need to get hold of their self-titled album though.
that "Do you compute" would be great entrance music for a boxer!
Though I would place Hot Snakes above them. Not by much, but slightly. Its all about Rick Froberg in my world.
I was trying to teach myself Plenty for All last night. "Take it or leave it, do both...do both if you choose!"
..how are you doing with it?
I think most of their stuff is in Drop D..
I hadn't considered if it was in drop D. Appeared to be using G and D, played on the 10th, 11th and 12th fret, over G-major, G-sus2 and G-minor, with B for the extra chord.
I think I worked it out in a different key to you!
The riff from Kreative Kontrol is well fun to play though.
I was playing it higher at first.
I haven't tried any other ones of theirs.
so I'm not sure..
I think I've worked out most of Suicide Invoice (album) now. There's one chord in Suicide Invoice (song) I can't seem to work out though!
Mystic Decade is fun to play too.
when I said it was shaped as G major, G-sus2, Gmin, G-sus2 all on the 10th fret. Unless you reckon that's not the lead part, that riff. Oh well :D
Good work on Suicide Invoice. I've never really tried learning them before.
were brilliant. (though Hot Snakes are indeed right up there next to them)
Alex, did you end up seeing The Night Marchers?
my dumbfuck employers cocked up our pay so I had literally no cash at the time, therefore I missed out!!! :(
Did you go? Regale me with tales of how amazing it was!
Hell yes I went! They were fantastic, the songs sound so much faster and meatier live, if you know what I mean. Speedo's shirt was soaked through at the end of it, but he looked good. He made us do this weird thumb nail tapping thing during 'You've Got Nerve' which no-one really got, but still...amazing! THey played 2 songs not on the album, which should be released as they were actually better than some of the album stuff. Speedo did say they would be returning in October though! :D
the happiest left-handed guitarist I've ever seen.
I'm even more pissed off now. : (
Still, October isn't too far away and I'll be in my lovely new job by then so shall see them next time!
I was a bit surprised not to find them closing the album when I put it on. My main criticism of the album is a lack of an amazing closer like Let It Come, Ben Gurion and Plenty For All, which is what they seemed to pull off for the gig.
I'm still anticipating the Obits album A LOT!
Shit, I had to leave to catch my train after they finished 'Fisting The Fanbase.' :'(
The Encore was Bad Bloods I seem to remember.
They opened with Bad Bloods at the 100 Club. :D
I get what you mean by album closer, We're Going Down is good, but something with the riffs that Let It Come has would have been better.
It was And I Keep Holding On.
thumbnail thing was particularly lame. Rest was good though. No encore = amazing.
towards the end of the set have been released. They're on the tour 7".
I didn't buy that.
i hope so
drive like jehu were sick
..that jehu were never fantastic live.
Saw them three times in summer 1994 (Phoenix festival, Stereolab support and Newport TJ's) and they were very good, but compared to RFTC and Hot Snakes?
Two great albums though.....
drive like jehu are brilliant.
John Reis's guitar sounds amazing. awesome use of feedback.
RFTC and Hot Snakes were awesome but DLJ are something else.
agreed. i'm a pretty decent guitarist, and they played stuff i couldnt figure out, which made them all the more interesting for me.
word has it that they may do a one-off London show in August, off the back of a festival they are doing in Norway on 9th August.......
but whilst I thoroughly love them, I do prefer Hot Snakes.
By Night Marchers. I'm holding out hope for Obits, although there's no decent sounding recording of 'em yet.
I mean as songs, not as recordings.
Did you see them? I agree that of all the Reis bands they're probably the worst but live, they were spot on. Especially 'In Dead Sleep' with it's perpetually building chorus, amazing!
DLJ's self titled album is so underrated, the last track 'Future Home of Stucco Monstrosity' is genius, for example.
Yank Crime is perfect. All that needs to be said.
have any of your guys heard EARTHLESS? the drummer from Hot Snakes new band?
yank crime = made of win
Trumans Water? they always get a mention near DLJ but I've never heard a single note from them lot
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