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Best live band ever . Don't discuss. Accept.
Always sort of enjoyed bits and pieces they've done, without being a massive fan. Thoguht they were excellent last night though, miles better than the only other time I've seen them.
now theyre by no means shit, just really good
hopefully we'll end up shouting lyrics in each others faces at some point
Make it so!
ditch_easter but errr.....swans? the boredoms?...i like trail of dead but i don't think they're as exciting a proposition these days.
That Scala show was the, er, 13th time I've seen them and it was one of the worst performances they've done - but I still enjoyed it loads! Thrilled they dug out the songs Worlds Apart and Blight Takes All as they're rarely played, they opened with the 16 min Strange News From Another Planet, the new songs were an utter dirge on first hearing but punk as fuck, and Jason crowdsurfing during Homage was... awesome. So even on an off night I went away happy.
Has obviously never been to a Wrens gig.
On Trail of Dead, if anyone was curious what MBV would have sounded like with Jason Reece shouting over the top of it, have a listen to Ringo Deathstarr's song Shadow.
for the Scala show t'other night. Shame, as it was a pretty good show from Trail of Dead; maybe not as fiery as I've seen them be in the past but really enjoyable.
Couple of hints:
- if your idea of enjoying the show is not jumping around like a normal person, but jabbing people in the back with your elbows, shouting 'shut up you're fucking boring' at the band between songs, and telling people to get out of the crowd if they can't 'handle it', you're probably a dickhead.
- if you hog a spot on the barrier, don't actually watch the show but spend the whole thing filming it on your camera, then physically wrestle a girl half your size's arm off the barrier when she's trying to just watch (yeah, that thing you do when you're not staring at your camera) the show without getting punched by the pricks behind her, you're also probably a dickhead.
Despite these troglodytes' best efforts I still enjoyed the show though. Hurrah.
better than last time, although I miss two drummers. biggest disappointment was Jason didn't sing Caterwaul guitarless/get in the crowd cause that was so joyous last time. but during Homage he did grab my hand and pull me to the mic so fair does. the new bassist seems a right chode.
conrad keely was born in nuneaton
Didn't see that on the tour shirt? Yeah, last minute word of mouth gig. 100 tickets only. Immense.
I hope the new one is equally as badass.
and guess who caught the drumstick that was thrown in the crowd ...
A PERFECT TEENHOOD
opened with Will You Smile Again, couple of new songs, Worlds Apart, Relative Ways, Totally Natural at the end. SO GOOD
Unpredictable for the audience but impeccably choreographed by the band - the ultimate dramatic irony. They did a gig at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms in early 2001 where a girl collapsed over the barrier and they changed the lyrics to RSM from 'kill kill kill' to 'love love love'. That week saw me turn 18, the support band was The Strokes first gig in the UK, I got with my first ever girlfriend. and almost 12 year on, my main memory is how awesome Richter Scale Madness was that night.
I think I'll only ever see them again if Kevin Allen miraculously re-joins, so they'll play Mark David Chapman
I don't know enough about the history of the band and the past members
Not Kevin. Neil was the old bassist, but on MDC he plays guitar.
the point is, neither are in the band, and thus they don't play their best song anymore.
so that i could really get into every song and every lyric. It was still incredible though, no doubts, and the *sound* at the Liquid Rooms was just phenomenal
it'll be nice to see Maybeshewill again too.
are the best loaf band ever