Thanks, I had no idea that there was a new one coming!
I didn’t find them boring in the least bit when I caught them. Maybe not as energetic as Enslaved or as intense as Royal Thunder (the other two acts who played with them) but I was sufficiently crushed.
Except if you’ve attended an ATP festival, you’d know that they are about as far from a bad one as they come. They have, in recent years, shown themselves to be inept at keeping things on the tracks, but the three festivals in the Catskills and the one in Asbury Park remain four of the best, most consistently engaging and worthwhile events I’ve ever attended. With their camp-style weekends they perfected the art of the independent festival, and it would be a real shame to see people with such great skills disappear from the scene because they are terrible at money management.
What about that scorching live version I saw Handsome Furs play? What pithy award does it receive?
Also, David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights release their new one today. That one should be of note, as it’s quite good.
What the hell?
There should also be a Counting Down of the best Petty/Heartbreakers songs. Maybe Running Down A Dream would get a mention then? I just love how that song is put together.
So THAT’S why I’ve been throwing up all morning…
I loved the Young Liars EP, but I’ll never forget catching them live for the first time, opening for Franz Ferdinand, and hearing the title track from that release live. My jaw was on the floor for the remainder of the night, and it still knocks the wind outta me every single time I see them.