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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1800 on: January 31, 2019, 06:46:23 PM »
flipping through some old NME's earlier I came across a couple of gig options back in 1993






non capisco

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1801 on: January 31, 2019, 07:58:21 PM »
Got a ticket to go and see Tropical Fuck Storm in May, which I'm cock-a-hoop about because I've been dying to see Gareth Liddiard play in some iteration ever since I got into The Drones a few years ago and to the best of my knowledge that band never seemed to have enough international traction to tour over here. Maybe the new rude band name helped. So there's a tip for struggling provincial Australian rock bands, rename yourself something like It's Fucking Raining Shitty Anuses and watch those European tours come rolling in.

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1802 on: January 31, 2019, 08:05:58 PM »
Don't think that worked for Lubricated Goat.

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1803 on: February 01, 2019, 11:09:27 AM »
dug out some more old NME's (last batch) all early 90's and other great gig madness














Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1804 on: February 01, 2019, 12:13:08 PM »
dug out some more old NME's (last batch) all early 90's and other great gig madness




I was at the Birmingham date, I guess Rock City had sold out cos that was the local one.

At the time I was going to Birmingham quite a lot, knew Mitch from the Plastic Factory who couldn't wait to play me Spiderland. Edward's No. 8 had plenty of good gigs around then

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1805 on: February 03, 2019, 08:45:43 AM »
Kiss's "last" tour in February. They mean nothing to me, but they have a couple of songs and my friends want to go. This will be awful/amazing.
They don't got Ace Freely. They don't got Peter Criss
So much pyro. So many lasers.
Loads of belting hits (Detroit Rock City, Black Diamond, Beth) , some shit (War Machine, Hide Your Heart), Paul Stanley is amazing and asked lots of questions : Can I ask a question? HOW YOU DOING TACOMA!?! Gene Simmons is still a dickhead.

Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1806 on: February 03, 2019, 09:52:41 AM »

Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1807 on: February 03, 2019, 12:11:20 PM »
Saw Trail of Dead last night in Brum doing Madonna in full. Their shows from 00-02 at Leeds/Manchester Acad/Astoria for me some big "getting into music" highlights, I wanted to be in a band that was essentially tuneful and heartfelt but also noisy and chaotic and cathartic (failed).

They were milling around the (large pub well out of the city centre) venue and they seemed still essentially happy with their lot, no rock star pretence, no airs, life may have cast them down somewhat but at least they're alive. The crowd was basically the same people who saw them back in the day, just older. A lot of tough paper rounds.

Anyway, and in full understanding that their shows were never classic 'rehearsed rock show' shows, this was a bit of a disappointment. First, and maybe I am the only one who thinks this, but I feel like live sound is getting worse. So often I hear live sound that is a loud rhythm section (kick and snare always way too loud) with a thin wisp of guitar and vocals with an injudicious reverb. For the support band I thought it was because not enough bodies in the room and they're going for some thin-ish Parquet Courts thing - but it was just wrong for the start of the TOD set (the first 4 songs off Madonna, so, not a good tone setter). It got better as it went on but never topped out at 'good'. Trail of Dead's guitars are meant to slam you over the head. They barely tickled my balls.

I guess also what stuck me about Madonna as a record is that it is full of little details, piano flourishes, layering, etc. that the songs miss.

They played with the form and performance some of the songs. Sometimes it was successful, like adding a few minutes of improv ersatz krautrock to 'A Perfect Teenhood' and beginning 'Totally Natural' with the melody in the middle 'chains are broken one by one' section. Others it was not - 'Mark David Chapman' suffers the loss of their charismatic former bassist, who would sing this and play guitar (so it was 3 guitars and drums). They re-arranged it for Conrad to sing and only half-arse the guitar, so it was just nowhere near the banger it once was.

Other times it was a case of older guys not able to do the vocals they did 20 years ago, always late on phrasing, always overrunning the bar. They have less excuse too as the two singers only have half a set each to sing.

TL;DR old guys get old, can't be young

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Re: Gig 'whores
« Reply #1808 on: February 05, 2019, 08:59:16 PM »
I copped The Residents last night, at the Union Chapel no less. I'm by no means knowledgeable on even a quarter of their history, much as I greatly enjoy the first five or six albums they did, so I wouldn't be able to tell if they've ever had any rough patches with their output, but I can say that yesterday they were fucking wonderful.

I was sat two rows from the front and enjoyed a cracking view of a delightfully demented, amusing, and captivating performance, with the Chapel's usual whack of quality sound and acoustics. I was quite transfixed by the whole thing and I really felt like I'd witnessed something special at such a late stage in their career. They remain a real treasure of weirdo art.