Myself and Lorraine went to the Galway Arts Fest last week and we saw Primal Scream and Spritualized. It is a treat to see either, but to see both was just amazing.
Stoner drones with Gospel undertones were delivered with aplomb by Spiritualized. Fantastic. My only criticism would be 1) I hate strobes (they make me feel funny) and there was a /lot/ of strobe action. They did however add to the general sense of euphoric disintegration that ensued, 2) I hate to see people smash up expensive Amps and Guitars.
It was exciting when Pete Townsend did it (though it nearly bankrupted the Who) but I don’t like it. As the proud owner of a Fender Jaguar (and a nice Marshal AS100D amp) I think I would rather tear out a finger nail than smash up either.
The kicking over of amps and impaling with guitars that ensued was unnecessary. Down with this sort of thing.
Primal Scream – fantastic. I hoped to relive one of the best live gigs of my life (Glastonbury ’92) and while it wasn’t the same (things change don’t ya know) we had a deadly night and bopped like maniacs. Shouts out to the many lone mentalists we encountered, especially the guy who insisted on touching himself very publicly while dancing. Hats off to the freaks lol.