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Post by vvv » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Just got done watching their Lallapalooza set stream on the U-choob.

What a great band!

Horn section, ebows, falsetto BV's, a hot drummer who barely plays his cymbals, sometimes 2 basses, dynamic performance, wonderful arrangements, great lyrics ...

And Berninger (too bad about the name :twisted: ) drank a bottle of wine while on stage; the camera showed the empty rolling around as he went into the crowd singing "I don't wanna fuck this up", got back on stage, rolled around in spilled wine in his 3 piece suit, went back into the crowd ...

What a great band.
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Post by spaced. » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:40 am

I really thought High Violet was their best, but haven't really spent much time with the new album admittedly.

cool to hear their live performance is crazier than their music lets on too. I always imagined them to be really subdued.

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Post by vvv » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:48 am

I love High Violet, what was the first record I had of theirs.

But I gotta say, I don't like the production too much; while not un-dynamic, it feels dense but crushed and lacking in sonic depth.

The latest seem more open, but I do wish they'd let themselves be just a touch more un-polished; not all of us "dad-rockers" abhor dirt, and some of us even like the garage. :twisted:
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Post by xhavepatiencex » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:28 am

the new record is one of their best I think, the band rules even though I'm often embarrassed to admit it.

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Post by vvv » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:09 am

I gotta wonder, who is "Jennifer"?
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Post by vvv » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:46 am

Also, who's "Joe"? :twisted:
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Post by xhavepatiencex » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:16 pm

maybe its joe pesci?

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Post by vvv » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:32 pm

Do you think that's funny?

:Joe Pesci *Goodfellers* voice off:

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