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Who's excited? Who's supporting? WILL THEY PLAY MR NOVEMBER?
I'm going to burn your eyes out. So you'd better pray, punk.
by a factor of A LOT.
I want to hear Pay For Me, Available, Lit Up and Mr November.
actually know any of the earlier stuff. I bet it's good though.
I hope bamos can contain his eye-burning instincts.
I'm trying to figure out if I've ever actually met you colonel...
I probably won't burn your eyes out though, which makes me better than bamos.
The early stuff sounds similar to Alligator, their sound hasn't changed much. The first two albums are definitely worth having.
I didn't think so either, but the January Barfly thing was such DiS carnage that I can never be sure about these things.
OH, and I also want them to play Friend Of Mine.
They are so nice. I couldn't bring myself to damage you...
I'll have it!
what a charmer.
I will be angry. I used my best line on you and everything...
they called you CHARMOS at school.
Better than Thermos I suppose.
I can't wait. Big(ish) venue, sold out. I love it when a great band gets the recognition they deserve just by being great.
Did anyone see/hear the stripped down version they did at Reading (and probably Leeds). It was my absolute highlight of the set and probably the festival. The normal version is still pretty great, but that was really special.
Whatever the pub is opposite Mornington Crescent tube is probably a good place.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
'Shit! They painted Over The Pub Name With Some Lurid Green Paint!'
But yeah, I'll be there. Possibly.
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci?
They sound fun.
In other news: I don't have the slightest clue, but I would quite like to know. Anyone?
but comparisons to Cave, Cohen, Cash and Tindersticks. There's gonna be some seriously happy vibes, I think...
They sound a fair bit like The National funnily enough.
depending on when I get into London and if I meet my friend that I'm going with on time, and stuff.
Also, how do you get to Koko? The website is rubbish and doesn't tell me.
turn right and you can't miss it. It's an old theatre with KOKO on it in big letters.
good teamwork too. I'm glad someone told me that because I was under the impression it was in Camden!
Are interviewing the band at about 5:00ish so will probably be sat in the nearest pub until venue opening arguing about whether the Boo Radleys were really any good, or if someone should abduct Owen Hargreaves.
If you overhear this, come and join in.
part in both of those discussions. I'll be in the pub over the road from Koko from about 6, looking slightly like the picture of me on my profile. Slightly.
is yes to both. It'll save you arguing.
Live, the Boo Radleys were beyond bad. Kind of like Owen Hargreaves...
Anyway. We should save this for later.
But I think the interview is happening within the venue - probably in the safety of the dressing room.
However it looks like I'm not gonna make it into London in time for it, so thats a bit rubbish. Wasn't even my interview to do anyway, was just gonna gatecrash and see if the singer actually had a really funny high pitched talking voice or something.
I'll be in a nearby pub from about 6:00ish though I reckon.
Such a good live band. The singer really throws everything into it and when he screams it's electrifying, also the guitars sounded fantastic and soaring. They played 11 out of the 13 songs from Alligator and some older stuff which was also really good. Definitely one of the gigs of the year so far.
Kind of runined by the aftershow party which had about 20 people in it, shut at 1:00 and meant I missed the last tube home by about 15 mins, then I had to wait an hour for the night bus and literally just got home at about 3:55am!
Not the best time I have seen them, but it was beautiful to see Koko completely packed out to see an awesome band. A pure triumph of brilliance.
Last song of the encore. I was very excited, I didn't expect to hear it.
I would've preferred to hear some more old stuff, but overall I thought it was v.good.
It wasn't the best I've seen them, true, but it was still great. Someone needs to have a word with their setlist planning department though. End on triumphant old ones, not two new songs and a song from the first album that only a few people know. Or maybe that's just me.
Twas good though.
was About Today the long song where they swapped instruments and it went all spiritualized-y? cos that was brilliant. i've only got alligator so i don't know any of their old stuff. what a gig though, joint favourite of the year i reckon.
I thought the sound was pretty good for most of the gig. No problems with the crowd either, although there were two skinheads standing next to me and I did wonder briefly if they were neo-Nazis. Also the woman who kept shouting "Friend Of Mine! Play Friend Of Mine! PLEEEEEASE!" was quite annoying.
It's where all the cool kids go.
more fun on the floor than on the balcony though!
on the floor. I'm getting old now.
Also, I got to drunkenly shake the support band singer's hand and complement his moustache. You don't get that downstairs now, do you?
he looked like a 30s cabaret star or something!
He looked like a cad and a bounder.
I was, as I think you ascertained, in a state of some confusion regarding your comparison.
I don't do computer games though. Sorry.
Hehe - sorry for insulting the hair. Actually, sorry for touching it. That's quite presumptuous and rude of me. Apologies. You do a good woman-in-a-huff walk away though, so it was kinda worth it :)
was the reason I didn't go.
in any venue. We were having this discussion last night, how loads of people complain about Koko. But I only ever notice if something is much higher in the mix than something else, or if the vocals are drowned out. And last night, they weren't. So I didn't notice anything bad.
that happens a lot a koko.
it's so big and a the roof is so high that the sound just get's swallowed up.
it doesn't always feel loud enough either, because of the swallowing-up-ness, I think you have to be quite near the front.
it's not always terrible though.
I did notice the setlist order thing, if they'd saved Mr November or Abel or something for the end they could really have gone out on a high. Small complaints though really.
What were the names of the old songs they played? I've worked out Wasps Nest, Cold Girl Fever, About Today and Available...
Koko is a nice venue too.
about a war...I can't remember, to be honest. If you can get Channel 4 teletext, go to p354 for Earls review where he names them. He gave the gig 9/10, I will go with 8/10 personally. I reckon.
and John Earls.
no teletext here, cheers anyway though. I'd go with 9 I think.
for you. Yes.