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Had a chance to catch them this past Saturday at Don Hill's. (I know, MisShapes, but I got caught up in a "First ever U.S. performance, and on Halloween, no less!" group hoopla.)

So, was pleasantly surprised. They're a lot more noise-y and messy, and a lot less polished, than I expected. Of course, those things helped them alienate a vast majority of the crowd, but I was into it--I thought they were much more dynamic on stage than on their EP, which I haven't found to be the case enough lately. Also, the drummer seemed as though he might actually be kind of stellar.

Anybody else seen them and have an opinion either way?

treechewer (Maximillions), Monday, 30 October 2006 21:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

like watching a porno of a guy jerking off. utterly pointless.

simon 803 (simon 803), Monday, 30 October 2006 23:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was terribly unimpressed. They rode the whole "we'll play the same two notes for a long time" schtick far longer than anyone with their haircuts deserves to. Most entertaining part of the evening: their bat-like singer getting baited into a fight with a hooligan, then getting beat up, then their set ended.

Steev (Steev), Monday, 30 October 2006 23:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

Somehow I completely missed they'd announced an American tour! Looking forward to this -- seen them before for the second album so it's been some time.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/the-horrors-announce-north-american-tour-dates.html

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:43 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm wondering if they're one of the longest-running 5-piece bands with their original line up still intact. 15(?) years may not sound like a lot but when you think of how few bands there are with 5 members and no bail-outs..

piscesx, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:28 (five months ago) Permalink

5-piece, you might be right. (U2 might hold the record for 4-piece? Coming up on forty years. ZZ Top for trio, surely; not even Rush could claim that.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:56 (five months ago) Permalink

It's also kinda remarkable that they literally grew up together in the band now and have also managed the trick of coming up with songs that are great singles without repeating what they've done. Hell of a knack.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Radiohead are probably the popular record-holders for a 5-piece - 30+ years

Simon H., Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh right, duh. Talk about the elephant in the room!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:59 (five months ago) Permalink


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