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Was pretty epic. Locust Star and Through Silver in Blood was huge, but Water is Not Enough was the highlight - immense.
else? I thought they were brilliant - ludicrously heavy, just masters at what they do. Impressed by the sound at the Koko too, it's always been godawful on previous visits but it was pretty much perfect last night - the lowend was at Sunn 0))) levels at times, I could feel myself being pushed back.
Just when you think they've reached the peak of their intensity they push it some more. When Steve and Scott joined in the drumming at the end it felt like the venue was about to cave in any moment. Felt utterly wiped out the journey home.
i didn't think the crowd was that bad. I've seen much much worse...having said that I was on a leaner above, so possibly missed a lot of this.
"In December 2010 I witnessed rock and roll’s nadir, the point where you look upon a crowd of stupid fucks and wish that each and every one of them would fucking die"
The only crowd annoyance for me was when a couple of guys barged through everyone to get to the front mid-set - like properly running through and knocking a couple of folks over. But you just shake it off and get back to the music.
What does he want people to do? Start windmilling? I'll just do my regular feet tapping, arms folded/not moving, head nodding/banging, thanks very much.
Thoroughly enjoyed the gig, Water is Not Enough was my personal highlight (being my favourite from the last album), and the last song was brilliant as well.
Enjoyed Daniel Higgs too ('One of the unwritten, ah, laws if you will, once you have taken a, ah, psychoactive substance, is to, hmm, never look yourself in the eyes in a mirror. Unless you want to of course'). Had no idea what to expect other than a friend's recommendation, and I was a bit worried it'd be some sprawling noise effort (which would be fine normally, but I was about to watch 2 hrs of pretty intense Metal). His banjo/accordian/rambling complimented the show very nicely.
"I'll just do my regular feet tapping, arms folded/not moving, head nodding/banging, thanks very much"
what a loser. Neurosis are hardly a band to get circle pits going, there were plenty of people near me headbanging and fist-pumping.
For a man who talks up his love of Neurosis as much as that reviewer did, he sure as shit spent as much of his wordcount as possible talking about the crowd rather than their music. Maybe if he'd concentrated on the band he'd gone to see instead of the people standing next to him he'd have had a better time?
they do have their benefits post-match...
Water is not enough
Don't really know what the trebuchet magazine guy is talking about.. Has he never been to a neurosis gig before? The crowd always just stands there in trance, totally mesmerized by the utter crushing intensity and sheer apocalyptic heaviness of Neurosis. I almost felt like everything was going to collapse any minute as Through Silver in Blood was coming to an end hehe. A Neurosis gig is an almost religious experience where moshing or such other acts somehow feel so inappropriate.
On a more depressing note, it is a pity that a small portion of ill-mannered audience just would not shut up. I understand exchanging brief comments with your friends between the songs but people were chatting and laughing well into the songs and it was especially irratating during the quiet bits. Maybe I should get a life but i'm just puzzled by why they came to see the band if they were going to socialize and not pay any attention. Reminds me of seeing Portishead at Brixton and seeing everyone around me chatting away while Beth Gibbons was bearing her heart and soul in Roads, one of the most beautiful, soulful, melancholic songs ever made.