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Old 10-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #16
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Really? Mladic (formerly Albanian) is pretty good in studio form.
Their live show was one of the worst I've ever seen. Was quite disappointing as I was REALLY excited to see them
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #17
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Their live show was one of the worst I've ever seen. Was quite disappointing as I was REALLY excited to see them
How so?

I have noticed you seem to be much more critical of live bands than I am. I've never been truly disappointed by a band I've actually gone to see. The amount of truly bad bands I've seen is very small.
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Really? I've felt like I've almost universally loved live shows I've seen.

There are many occasions I can think of (Prince and BSS) especially, where I went into a live show not caring much for a band, and then discovering that my entire opinion changed based on them live.


What didn't I like about Godspeed live? They were practially a wanky metal band live. And they had ZERO crowd interaction, which I hate.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:19 AM   #19
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Really? I've felt like I've almost universally loved live shows I've seen.

There are many occasions I can think of (Prince and BSS) especially, where I went into a live show not caring much for a band, and then discovering that my entire opinion changed based on them live.


What didn't I like about Godspeed live? They were practially a wanky metal band live. And they had ZERO crowd interaction, which I hate.
Actually, the only example I can recall off the top of my head is Neon Indian, who I've found really fun both times I've seen him/them. I thought there were more but can't think what they might be now.

I'd heard GYBE were pretty low on the crowd interaction, but I prefer that to half-arsed bullshit or a bland token gesture. If crowd interaction isn't your strength, don't do it. I'm just interested to see whether, when I see them in February, they really engage me with the music, or if they do too many of the boring droney "let's piss around for no apparent reason!" bits.
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I don't expect a postrock band to interact with the crowd. Just play the music.
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Not even a "hey, how you doin', people who spent money on me."?


And yeah, Axxo, I did hate Neon Indian, the first time I saw him. But that was only because the visuals were giving me a migraine like you wouldn't believe.

The second time I saw him, though abbreviated by rain, was a million times better.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! [FULL ALBUM] - YouTube

8 minutes in and it sounds like it's going to be epic. And no, I've never heard the live versions of the these songs before.
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Not even a "hey, how you doin', people who spent money on me."?


And yeah, Axxo, I did hate Neon Indian, the first time I saw him. But that was only because the visuals were giving me a migraine like you wouldn't believe.

The second time I saw him, though abbreviated by rain, was a million times better.
I don't really think that's necessary when you're the sort of band focused on letting the music do all the talking. Last time I saw EITS, they didn't say a word to the crowd, but the way they performed - there was definitely a strong connection with the audience.

Ahh, gotcha.
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I don't expect a postrock band to interact with the crowd. Just play the music.
This.

Personally, I thought they were tremendous live, although it took like 10 minutes to tell if any music was being played, which is a horrible mistake in a festival setting.
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I think the 10 minute 'Hope Drone' is their standard opener, and yeah, it's a bad choice. That said, I was definitely impressed when I saw them. Didn't sound all that different from the studio albums, but were often chill inducing when they hit the crescendos. During the quiet sections, you could hear the clank of the glasses at the bar. This was at a midsized club with a reverent crowd; I think they'd be terribly suited for a festival.
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Tonight is the night, guys.
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How was it, Imps?

Not sure what I think of this album on first listen.
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My ears are still ringing.

No foolin' though, it was bad ass. Caught them, Badu, and Jack White last week. Not a bad week for someone who skipped the fest.
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