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  • in reply to: I’d call last night the best SWD show ever, except #1166852
    nakedgun
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    quote:


    Originally posted by kingtubby

    Mikey in particular was in monstrous form — that’s the hardest I’ve seen him hit the drums, and his pendulous swing remained in full effect throughout. A wonderful gig. You’re all in for a treat!


    Mikey was a force on every song. Man, I loved it. He and Mick were locked in tight.

    I swear I’ve never heard a louder, more blistering song than Sci-Flyer opening the set.

    When I think of bands playing old albums straight through like last night, I expect them to treat the songs like they’re under glass in a museum. Try to carefully preserve what they once were, just so…

    Last night was a triumph in giving those tracks totally new life. Adam’s vocals were up front (for a change, considering Raise). The solos and bridges took slightly new form. I’m simply not sure they’ve ever sounded better.

    I half expected the first gig to require them knocking off some rust, but holy sh!t they had their ray guns dialed to “Melt Face.”

    in reply to: I’d call last night the best SWD show ever, except #1128190
    nakedgun
    Participant

    quote:


    Originally posted by kingtubby

    Mikey in particular was in monstrous form — that’s the hardest I’ve seen him hit the drums, and his pendulous swing remained in full effect throughout. A wonderful gig. You’re all in for a treat!


    Mikey was a force on every song. Man, I loved it. He and Mick were locked in tight.

    I swear I’ve never heard a louder, more blistering song than Sci-Flyer opening the set.

    When I think of bands playing old albums straight through like last night, I expect them to treat the songs like they’re under glass in a museum. Try to carefully preserve what they once were, just so…

    Last night was a triumph in giving those tracks totally new life. Adam’s vocals were up front (for a change, considering Raise). The solos and bridges took slightly new form. I’m simply not sure they’ve ever sounded better.

    I half expected the first gig to require them knocking off some rust, but holy sh!t they had their ray guns dialed to “Melt Face.”

    in reply to: Philadelphia, 1998 #1165771
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Hell yeah! I do believe that was my first SWD show. Never thought I’d see it again! Thanks!

    in reply to: Philadelphia, 1998 #1127109
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Hell yeah! I do believe that was my first SWD show. Never thought I’d see it again! Thanks!

    in reply to: Live in Sydney DVD – Pre-order!!! #1164835
    nakedgun
    Participant

    James – I’m disappointed to inform you that I have neither the technical expertise nor access to even modestly sophisticated DVD software to give you a response to this question.

    I do know that when I put the DVD into my work laptop, through the magic of technology the band appears on my screen and plans very pretty music!

    I’m sorry. I’ll let you know how it looks in a proper DVD player at home, later.

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    Originally posted by jamesg

    pmason can you tell what the native screen resolution is on it? Hoping its pretty high res wide screen.


    in reply to: Live in Sydney DVD – Pre-order!!! #1126173
    nakedgun
    Participant

    James – I’m disappointed to inform you that I have neither the technical expertise nor access to even modestly sophisticated DVD software to give you a response to this question.

    I do know that when I put the DVD into my work laptop, through the magic of technology the band appears on my screen and plans very pretty music!

    I’m sorry. I’ll let you know how it looks in a proper DVD player at home, later.

    quote:


    Originally posted by jamesg

    pmason can you tell what the native screen resolution is on it? Hoping its pretty high res wide screen.


    in reply to: Live in Sydney DVD – Pre-order!!! #1164828
    nakedgun
    Participant

    FYI – Folks were saying that this DVD wasn’t yet being offered with the merch at recent shows, but I’m happy to say that it was spotted, and purchased, at the Chicago gig last night.

    Hopefully, they’re around for those who are catching future shows in the coming days.

    I’ve only cracked into about 5 seconds of it while at work, and the footage looks great!

    in reply to: Live in Sydney DVD – Pre-order!!! #1126166
    nakedgun
    Participant

    FYI – Folks were saying that this DVD wasn’t yet being offered with the merch at recent shows, but I’m happy to say that it was spotted, and purchased, at the Chicago gig last night.

    Hopefully, they’re around for those who are catching future shows in the coming days.

    I’ve only cracked into about 5 seconds of it while at work, and the footage looks great!

    in reply to: 2012 setlists #1164827
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Caught the Chicago show at Bottom Lounge last night – great as ever!

    I thought the venue was pretty cool, but I actually had a little beef with the sound. At centerstage, back towards the sound board it was a little muddy at times. Some songs really stood out more powerfully than ever, I thought, (Out, Last Train, Son of Jag E!) but a couple others seemed a little harder to hear clearly — sci flyer, rave down. Maybe, that’s what i get for not climbing near the front of the stage per usual!

    Set list played pretty similarly to Boston with a couple exceptions, (Sci Flyer, notably. Woohoo!).

    OH, I wanted to note that I dtd see (and purchase) the Sydney DVD, so my guess is that they should be available at shows moving forward. Eager to view it tonight.

    in reply to: 2012 setlists #1126165
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Caught the Chicago show at Bottom Lounge last night – great as ever!

    I thought the venue was pretty cool, but I actually had a little beef with the sound. At centerstage, back towards the sound board it was a little muddy at times. Some songs really stood out more powerfully than ever, I thought, (Out, Last Train, Son of Jag E!) but a couple others seemed a little harder to hear clearly — sci flyer, rave down. Maybe, that’s what i get for not climbing near the front of the stage per usual!

    Set list played pretty similarly to Boston with a couple exceptions, (Sci Flyer, notably. Woohoo!).

    OH, I wanted to note that I dtd see (and purchase) the Sydney DVD, so my guess is that they should be available at shows moving forward. Eager to view it tonight.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1164821
    nakedgun
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    Good pick XF,

    I don’t know what the appetite is for Hum on this forum, but I don’t imagine they’re underappreciated around these parts.

    And, they’re another band that MUST be seen whenever they reunite for an occassional live performance. I have the pleasure of catching them in the Chicago area every so often, and seeing them last summer was (almost) as good as a surprise Swervedriver tour.

    Looking forward to the Bottom Lounge gig tonight!!!

    quote:


    Originally posted by XF6YH

    Iron Clad Lou by Hum

    Another alternative rock 90s band, they don’t sound exactly like yours truly but you guys should know who they are…


    in reply to: Favourite song today #1126159
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Good pick XF,

    I don’t know what the appetite is for Hum on this forum, but I don’t imagine they’re underappreciated around these parts.

    And, they’re another band that MUST be seen whenever they reunite for an occassional live performance. I have the pleasure of catching them in the Chicago area every so often, and seeing them last summer was (almost) as good as a surprise Swervedriver tour.

    Looking forward to the Bottom Lounge gig tonight!!!

    quote:


    Originally posted by XF6YH

    Iron Clad Lou by Hum

    Another alternative rock 90s band, they don’t sound exactly like yours truly but you guys should know who they are…


    in reply to: Swervedriver as Doves? #1162195
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Ha – noting the lyrical phrasings, AV.

    I hear a few SWD-sounding moments on Kingdom of Rust. Its namesake song sounds like it has channeled a lonlier, quieter version of Last Train to Satansville, of all things.

    Feel like the similarites are there and then not there. Here and then gone.

    But, it’s interesting to hear the idea corroborated.

    in reply to: Swervedriver as Doves? #1123533
    nakedgun
    Participant

    Ha – noting the lyrical phrasings, AV.

    I hear a few SWD-sounding moments on Kingdom of Rust. Its namesake song sounds like it has channeled a lonlier, quieter version of Last Train to Satansville, of all things.

    Feel like the similarites are there and then not there. Here and then gone.

    But, it’s interesting to hear the idea corroborated.

    in reply to: Favourite song today #1122576
    nakedgun
    Participant

    quote:


    Originally posted by crozarey

    Silversun Pickups – Its nice To Know You Work Alone

    Its really getting better with each listen. Swoon indeed


    I’m with you, Croz. This album has been stuck in my head for the last couple weeks. There’s a block of songs (tracks 2-5 maybe) that consistently bowl me over.

    If I may nit-pick, however… this album is solid listening minus a single out-of-place chorus on Panic Switch that suddenly sounds like a desperate attempt to sound-like-everything-else-on-mainstream-radio.

    Sort of a piss in the punch, for me. The only moment that makes me question my rose-tinted SSPU glasses.

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