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Do you feel a little bit embarrassed for them cos they're playing with proper musicians?
was a little concerned that his violin playing would look a little ricketty next to the first violin.
totally didn't at all. shat over them. and then played awesome keyboards and tight loops
Can imagine Pallett holding his own tobeshure, more than like, some 3-chord awful post-rock type affair. Veh musical chap.
a band. Amazing really. There were some hilariously posh and rude Reich fans next to us who kept heckling them though. I don't think they'd heard amplified instruments before.
I thought the amplified instruments were too loud. The non-amplified had no space to flourish. Add to that an out-of-time drummer and poorly executed loops, especially at the start (lack of practise or nerves?), and the result was not great.
The heckling was out of order though. Would never happen at a classical concert, ironically.
Dirty Projectors + Alarm Will Sound.
I suppose they aren't your average orchestra, but still.
That gig was incredible.
the only ones i can think of though are Elbow and Efterklang. Efterklang was especially excellent.
and it was the best gig of the year easily. No to your question.
the best gig i've ever been to.
Plus I was impressed Efterklang dressed better than the orchestra as well
...I cringed alot for the Royal San Fran Orchestra...they looked like right cunts up there with proper musical maestros Metallica
The fact that you dismiss people who contribute a great deal of their lives to master their instrument and have the ability to play literally any sheet music that's put in front of them as 'pansying about playing other people's music' is pretty ignorant. sorry.
when fresh from touring Bach or some shit, they arrive at a studio to find that they're going to be playing something written and arranged by...Ian Brown*.
*Could have said Richard Ashcroft here, obviously
'A Short Album About Love' tour in 1997 with full orchestra at Manchester Academy. Shouldn't really have worked in there, but it remains one of the finest shows I've ever attended. I think Neil Hannon, Joby Talbot, etc could be classed as 'proper musicians' as well though. Whatever that means.
'so, we've released this album here, but it's as shite, middling and boring as the last one. what are we gonna do about it? oh here, hang on, we could get the main riffs of all the songs to be played by orchestras - except for a couple of songs to show that we're still rock-y underneath really. yeah, that'd be great! so different from our last record!'
I guess this also applies to bands who seem to be like 'hmm, we seem to have formed another shite, middling and boring band here. what are we gonna do about it? oh here, I know this girl who plays the violin, we should totally get her to join. yeah, that'd be great! so different from other bands/completely fitting in with this daft trend! we can sack her in a couple of years and get in a synth player.'
(* one presumes they're like this)
Bands like the Tindersticks should be forced to travel with an orchestra, but I've seen some dogs of concerts where the bands think it adds gravitas. Neil Hannon is another one who should have a travelling orchestra, unless he's solo.
My main biggest band crime is gospel choirs. The worst moment of my life was (in an already awful gig) Razorlight bringing out a gospel choir for Golden Touch. That's the perfect example of crap singers bringing out good singers to make themselves sound alright/get drowned out. No band, EVER, has worked the gospel choir. Except maybe Jason Pierce. Perhaps.