...I may issue a statement that I was also performing as a 3D version of myself.
Although why do they ALWAYS seem to play Brixton Academy these days? It's a great venue and all, but more nights at a smaller place would suit them so much more - remember some great shows at The Astoria, Forum, Scala and Electric Ballroom...
It certainly was interesting that they got lumped in with the rock revival crowd of the early 00s (didn't they stand in for an injured White Stripes at T In The Park at some point - unbelievable). They were alwasy destined to be more of a cult band, and their latter career has certainly reflected this. Always enjoy their stuff...
You are the don Dom...
...as I do to Schnauss' work in all its forms.
Bit of a short review though Don - were you on a deadline?
As you say, there are a lot of bands from the late 80s/early 90s who have been airbrushed out of British alternative music. Carter seem to remain the best loved by those who remember however, and rightly so...
...and pleasingly Ride-heavy. Nice choice of title/closing line Dom - the big tease!
...I feel duty bound to point out that while it's correct to refer to Jersey being in The British Isles, it is not part of The UK. Or The EU for that matter.
Good review. I didn't know that Debbie Googe was now in Primal Scream.
...which is surprising as it is about as twee as you can get, but also wonderfully quirky. Anyone who has been lucky enough to catch their live show will surely respect the stripped down production on that allows the interplay between the three girls' voices and their myriad instruments to really be the star.
I sort of love Sean Adams too...
...but I contibue to be amazed at how post-punk manage to pick up the baton again these days with such fresh results (Magazine, Wire Gang Of Four).
Good review, looking forward to this now as a result. Not sure about the use of 'folio' twice though.
For a band that were fairly ahead of the curve in their early years, it is indeed impressive that they manage to keep their sound so fresh this many years/albums into their careers. For some reason post-punk bands seem to be the masters of this, with recent years having seen quality releases not only from Killing Joke, but also Wire, Magazine and Gang Of Four.
I recall at the time of them going on hiatus the Hartnoll brothers were very open about the need to take a break having spent the past 15 years cooped up in a room together making music. Sounds as tho it was time well spent...
^thinly veiled "I bought the album rather than downloading it" post.
...that Ladies & Gentlemen and Ok Computer were released on the same day? I certainly purchased them both on the same day and found Ladies & Gentlemen to straightaway be a more satisfying listen - possibly why I've never really got on board with Ok Computer being Radiohead's 'classic'.
No Primal Scream - Vanishing Point?
...why do I finally get around to reading this two days after they have just played a gig down the road from me.
...of the kind that they were not often afforded first time round. Given that they were comfortably one of the biggest British alternative bands of the early 90s, and early crossover pioneers, it is a shame the extent to which they have been airbrushed out of music history.
I am seeing them this evening, admittedly mainly out of curiosity, but reading this write up has made me slightly more excited, plus resolved to check out their more recent output. Cheers Dom.
I believe there is quite a difference between concussion and a coma...
...Ferris Bueller is discussed quite amusing by this chap:
As someone who witnessed a live performance of Richard Fearless' other band Black Acid a couple of years back *shudder* I was worried that his creative juices had dried up. The reviews surrounding their comeback are certainly suggesting that they are back to their best however - roll on the festive live show in Camden in December.
...it's nice to hear an artist have a gameplan for producing an album that hangs together rather than just banging out a bunch of tracks in the studio and seeing what fits.