jimharper666 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 11 12:09:01 EDT 2012
That's exactly what I thought- Icarus Line were irritating Iggy rip-off, The Crying Spell much better.
I don't think I'd have survived up at the front- very glad to have my chair at Bristol!
From: P Elliott <p.elliott5 at sky.com>
To: A list about all things Killing Joke (the band!) <gathering at misera.net>
Sent: Sunday, 11 March 2012, 16:01
Subject: Re: [kj] Manchester
Loved the Manchester gig.
Was right on barrier between Jaz and Geordie. Spent all night shielding my 15 year old daughter from being crushed!
Battered but VERY happy!
Agree about Asteroid being dropped, and although I love Depthcharge it doesn't cut it live. Enjoyed all the new stuff and great to hear Chop Chop live for first time. Crowd went mental for the Wait and Psyche. And BPF's drumming is something else!
Jaz chucked a water bottle toward us but left lid off so got soaked, although already wet from some dick chucking a pint over us from behind!
Enjoyed first support band (cant remember name), but couldn't be doing with Iggy wannabee from Icarus Line.
Managed to get Jaz's setlist in a scrum at the end. Oh, and bought my first tour t-shirt since Extremities at astoria in 91.
Me and my little girl bruised, soaked and very happy indeed!
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Neil Perry <65snoopy at gmail.com> wrote:
And I've just realised we didn't get Tension in London either!
>But I agree about Depthcharge. Its one of the songs I prefer from the AD album
>but live it gets lost, and as for frigging Asteroid - how this has survived in the
>setlist, I don't understand. Unspeakable, however, was godlike.
>Rapture was very interesting - it kept building and building and growing in a way
>that I never experienced when I first listened to it.
>Also agree about the walkingsticks... made my way toward the front just in
>time for the Great Cull, The Wait and Pssyche, and I'm still paying for it 3 days later
>On 11 March 2012 13:16, Matt Tibbits <matt_tibbits at hotmail.com> wrote:
>Thanks for the report Paul. Agree about Sun Goes Down and Tension - both gut-swirlingly brilliant live. Big Paul absolutely nails them.
>>You're right about the new album. I've been lucky enough to hear it and for me there are elements of the drama and feel of BTATS and Extremities thrown into the more recent style mix and it works beautifully.
>>> Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 01:56:40 +0000
>>> From: paul.rangecroft at gmail.com
>>> To: gathering at misera.net
>>> Subject: [kj] Manchester
>>> Back from Manchester. Had to leave before the encore because there was
>>> no way I was getting a replacement bus at half past midnight.
>>> Not a white-heat gig for me but still some memorable moments. 'Sun
>>> Goes Down' worth the price of the ticket alone. Flawless. 'Tension' -
>>> Youth really nailed the funky bass. I'm now officially a convert to
>>> the 'Rapture'. 'Pole Shift' the most impressive of the new material -
>>> beautiful haunting keyboards.
>>> 'Chop-chop' was a bit of a let-down. It felt incongruous coming after
>>> 'Pole Shift', like there were still some minor chords floating around
>>> interfering with it! I didn't hear any atonal chimes either, nor Jaz's
>>> exasperated gasps and grunts towards the end. But it was still great
>>> that they played it.
>>> 'European Superstate' - Agree with Ade, not an opener. Decent song but
>>> better in the middle of the set.
>>> They can stick 'Depthcharge' and 'Asteroid' in room 101 as far as I'm concerned.
>>> Jaz did seem a bit subdued. Real shame about this virus. Good of them
>>> not to cancel the tour at least. That may have been a bridge too far
>>> for some people but you can't control when sickness strikes.
>>> I now fully understand why they don't leap about on stage. I managed
>>> to bop along to half of two songs. I'd like to request Killing Joke
>>> walking sticks at the merchandise stand for the next tour.
>>> The sound quality was good and the venue was well occupied. The last
>>> time I saw them in Manchester was at the smaller Academy 2 which is a
>>> more intimate atmosphere that suits them better, but then again it did
>>> sell out so it made sense to switch. Also, the last time I saw them at
>>> the larger Academy was the last time I saw Raven, so a bittersweet
>>> experience from that point of view.
>>> Not overly impressed with the merch. Stephen Robinson is right - the
>>> skull is a terrible cliche. Nice to see the Etremities t-shirt on sale
>>> even if it didn't make much sense. Would have preferred the
>>> alternative white one over the eyes one, however.
>>> The setlist has improved somewhat but could still be better. I hope
>>> they continue to refine it.
>>> The new album is going to be fantastic, no doubt at all about that now.
>>> Rangecroft out.
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