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who has it?
Does - Marmaduke duke. In oodles.
Doesnt - kings of leon
Does - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Tom Waits, Mark E Smith, Shane MacGowan
One word - "Wow"
doesn't - Brandon Flowers
Any of the Maccabees. Saw them in Liverpool last week and they just couldn't cut it.
saw them in leeds and they were pretty good
Not doubting that, but as this is about stage presence..Basically they didn't have an ounce between them.
They were really animated... Mind you that wasn't recently but still, you can't lose it can you?
tim motherfucking harrington of les savy fav.
thank you. end of thread.
gets owned by the bloke outta monotonix now that I think about it.
neither of them stay on the stage, so I guess you could argue they don't have stage presence as there live show takes place in the crowd.
sung hanging upside down from the balcony and did some kind of bizarre marriage proposal in the middle of the audience.
in a word, fearless. or in another word, bonkers.
up to the point where the rest of the band and the music itself loses some if not all of it's meaning. he could perform with a cd-player. i do thinl it's funny and entertaining but I pity them as well. he's gotta be so zany every single night...
Les Savy Fav aren't Joy Division in terms of lyrical depth; they're about the intensity; the experience. Granted he has a reputation to live up to, but that's built on years of gigs notorious for their maniacal, sweat inducing energy. LSF songs are by no means technical! They bear missed lyrics and screaming, fans interrupting Tim's broken vocalisms. If a gig, to you, is purely about the music, delivered in a clinical and unloving fashion, then fair play, but the intensity with which Les Savy play both colours them, and marks them out as something truly special.
a singer doesn't crowd surf with a matress or try to swallow a magpie or do something crazy all the time, a gig is unloving and clinical?
I've just experienced his antics a bit irritating, and actually, not intense at all. i think it's a distraction, it almost feels like he would like to have he's own comedy show.
But yeah I have problems with following more than one thing at the same time and "intensity" might be in the eye of the beholder as well. Good band it is.
as is Converge!
I'd happily listen to Iron & Wine play a (comparatively) sterile set, and it'd be the most loving thing in the world. But Les Savy's music doesn't suit juts standing about on the stage; I can appreciate the view that Harrington's antics are a bit peurile, but I feel they're necessary to the ultimate success of the show, and the band as a whole..
Also, 'try to swallow a magpie';
misterviolator (17 hours ago)
the man's brilliant
can hold thousands of people in the palm of his hands just like that
killers really don't. kasabian and cold war kids do. and pink eyes from fucked up.
but at leeds festival they were a horrible charisma vacuum
are about the worst live band ever. sorry. really bad.
like Harry Hill handing out shredded wheat bitesize. More of that please
i don't know about her solo shows but as part of metric she had zero stage presence.
Absolutely amazing live. This was the best audio/vid I could find for the moment of his stage stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST3Ig-pq5J8 but if you really want to find a good one look for a "Lights Out" live version dating around 2007 as those tend to be the best exhibits of his stage presence. He's been amazing every time I've seen him & was a great guy to meet. :)
Just a couple pics from one of the shows, I think the 1st one was from when he was doing "Lights Out" @ a show in Detroit back on Easter a couple years ago.
whoever said Mark E Smith. When I saw The Fall last year all he had to do was walk on stage and there was something compelling about him.
Dillinger Escape Plan - Converge - Henry Rollins - Oxbow (Eugene) - SUNN - Locust - Matt Pike with High on Fire - David Yow of Jesus Lizard / Qui
This is based on the fact that when I saw them a few weeks ago they stood on the stage for 5 minutes before starting their set, and I thought they were the roadies.
I didn't see much else from their set to make me believe anything otherwise.
from Eagles of Death Metal, he is a great frontman, both times I've seen them live he sets the stage alight.
Would also agree with above mentions of Marmaduke Duke, David Yow and Guy Garvey
Saw them on Sunday and while their set was far, far too long he had the entire crowd eating out of his palm from start to finish. Born to be a frontman.
Had it : Jeff Buckley
Has it : Kevin Barnes
Never had it or will have it : Richard Archer from Hard-Fi
Didnt have it : Nick Drake
Used to have it : Richard Ashcroft
Does: Regine Chassagne
Still one of the best live bands I've ever seen.
most recent thing i saw that was terrible was la roux, she was a stage presence black hole
Doesn't - Bloc Party