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Because I want to hear it.
but yeah they are something else live they really are. I can't wait to see them soon, I'm traveling hours on trains and alsorts for the pleasure. In-fact last time I went to see them my freakin car got broken into and a window smashed! But I'm still up for this time.
I finish work at 8..and need to get to tuffnel park from kings X...I might be ableto leg it at about 7:45 though
something like this -
basketball - 8.40pm
snowman - 9.30pm
health - 10.20pm
tufnell park dome, 8pm, £8
with basketball and snowman
came out on cassette though
DNT 009- HEALTH "Live//Smell" cassette
This tape is from a live recording of them at The Smell in Los Angeles back in May. It captures uhh...their sound? HEALTH (not to be confused with the shitty lower-cased health from the east coast) are the leading noise-rock experimental band of Los Angeles..says me, and everybody else I've talked to. The bassist/electronics dude John has like, two suitcases full of pedals and effects, including these weird electronic drum pads, that he assures me are very expensive and delicate. Some songs feature two drummers! Every time I see the drummer he just refers to me as "DNT" which, I'm not sure is a good thing? The tapes are transparent-dark green, with label-maker labels and are housed in a plastic case with six different versions of the covers. (bright green, bright orange, fushia, baby blue, and a orangish-red). First edition of 100 on green tape. Second edition of 100 on purple tape
"Total lo-fi, weird noise-rock eclecticism here. The mood goes from tribal to spastic never really sure what's coming next. For a live recording on cassette the sound is clear enough to have a vague idea of what's going on and still leaving a few mysteries to be solved along the way. Nice to know stuff like Health and Night Wounds are keepin the west alive." - Swingset Magazine ( http://www.swingsetmagazine.com )
"‘Live//Smell’ is a fine introduction to HEALTH, a slightly schizophrenic noise-rock band from Los Angeles. The tape’s five or six tracks (it’s hard to tell) are at their best when they resemble the new math-rock of Battles, particularly the opening track, suggesting that band’s brilliant forthcoming LP, sure to be one of the year’s best; subsequent tracks are a bit more heavy-handed, rock-smart like Neptune, and then a bit thrash like a Dmonstrations or Arab on Radar. Despite the live recording (at The Smell, thus the title) and rock and roll formation, the EP sounds pretty good – if at times drum-heavy – and the tracks a solid survey of the band’s repertoire." -Animal Psi ( http://www.animalpsi.com )
I mean the gigs are ace to go to
But ipodding them just makes me feel a bit tired and sad for some reason. :'-(
Did you know the Zangieffy one works in an antiques shop?
that I've watched quite a few times, I just tried to find where I got my mp3 bootleg of this show but it's disappeared, damn good though and I listen to that more than the album to be honest...
because i am awesome and because HEALTH are awesome
it's going to be awesome squared