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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― simon 803 (simon 803), Monday, 30 October 2006 23:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Steev (Steev), Monday, 30 October 2006 23:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 16:43 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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.
Radiohead are probably the popular record-holders for a 5-piece - 30+ years
― Simon H., Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:58 (eight months ago) Permalink
Oh right, duh. Talk about the elephant in the room!
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:59 (eight months ago) Permalink