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The heart of the song
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rhodri From: rhodri Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

That line is one of my favourites. I can't even remember writing it. That's probably why I like it. Best with punctuation, though:

"Hilariously unprepared but, crucially, prepared to have a go."

The Vichy Government always have that problem, when I've seen them. It even extends to their first album. ""Lift the top end, compress, turn up", I would scream to the soundman if I didn't think they'd punch me.

Oh, and 27th: You mustn't forget Stars In Battledress who are utterly, utterly sublime.
barrysarll From: barrysarll Date: February 22nd, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't really know what that thing you want to shout means, but my favourite Vichy shows are normally the ones where the keyboard's cranked up loud enough and distorted enough to sound like it's going to break the speakers, the audience or itself. Without the evil sonics, the performance would just feel too much like spoken word, and I don't think it's nearly so effective that way.
atommickbrane From: atommickbrane Date: February 22nd, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jaysus I'd forgotten that BASS! (how low can you go) problem - I felt it pounding my GUTS at the start but perhaps someone tweaked something (perhaps Rhodri can tell me what I mean) and the pain lessened. I appreciate the music as pain theory (the rise and sprawl of HORRIBLE NOISE hurrah!!) but er, there's not really ENOUGH music to make it PROPERLY painful, you kno?
j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, see, for me the words are the interesting bit. If I wanted to have my guts ripped out by a Casio with an attitude problem I'd, er, well, I dunno what I'd do, because I've never found myself actually wanting that.
barrysarll From: barrysarll Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the lyrics are important! Probably even more important than the music - I normally get into the bands I really love via the lyrics. But if the right musical setting means I don't hear every word, I'd still rather have that than the music be too unassuming and deferential to the lyrics.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I agree, but it wasn't a case of "I don't hear every word", it was a case of "I'm only hearing about one word in fifty". And that's just rub. Maybe I'm just going deaf, I dunno. :-/
rhodri From: rhodri Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right - TVG's sound has got to be really raw, and buzzing. But you've still got to hear Jamie, otherwise there's little point.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*blush* Punctuation noted - sorry!

I see that Stars In Battledress have some mp3s on their site, so I will go and have a listen when I'm on a computer which actually has working audio whatsits ...
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