Posts by Alan Perrott

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Things to know, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    but with the Bridge, what is it about Il Silenzio? Prince Tui Teka did a version as well.

    maybe the Nats will have a crack at later in the year?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    ah, weird. but yeah, I'd like to hear that as well.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    Geyer did the guide vocal?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Inside Track,

    great to hear Inside Track again, my copy (along with the Export Lamb 7'' in the brown paper bag) was sadly rehomed. Hosting parties back then threatened more than your carpet.

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  • Hard News: Behind those Herald…,

    on the bright side; it's not a bad look if you like a bad look.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sound and Light, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    yeah, it's been boom times for Kiwi (vinyl) reissues of late - with more on the way - but I'd really like to add that Sue Barker to the pile too. cheers for the heads up.

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  • Capture: Stories From The Centre,

    kind of intrigued by how people can sit through the same show and have completely polar reactions.
    I was bored shitless. still, pretty staging, kind of art nouveau music hall meets a 1910s/ 20s pre-jazz novelty band, and the notion of splitting the drum kit in half was clever, but the whole thing seemed suffocated by their adherence to the concept. the set pacing was plodding, some of the solos seemed tacked on for the sake of 'musicality' and Harvey's ambitions weren't matched by her vocal ability.
    after a handful of songs I was gagging for a solid beat to cut through all the instrumentation (there was a lot of them on stage) and add punch to the bass lines. as for all the marching about, I thought Mick looked uncomfortable - if his Birthday Party self had been there I bet you dollars to donuts he'd have stormed the stage and kicked himself in the balls.
    then there was her silence. now I don't mind some pretention and contrivance (St Vincent/ Bowie etc and so on) but the performance felt remote and oddly joyless. had a sense the band was less enjoying themselves then trying to make sure they hit their marks. I hoped they might kick it up a gear for the encore, but when they came out and started chanting "rules and regulations" I was a doneburger. she looked rock and roll but.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 415 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music! That one album, in reply to Farmer Green,

    so, just to be clear, you're saying you're playing keys on this album?

    that would be well cool. it also kinda means keeping your user name might have become a bit pointless. still, cool.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! Mic drops and…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    that guitar sound takes me back to some of those ferocious SPUD gigs at the Gluepot - say what you will about Glen's vocal, but that band was a force of nature.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Sacha,

    mate, he carried them to Chch hisself. seems he drop kicked the little one first, split the posts too. then carried the big buggers out one over each shoulder - eat your heart out Meads.

    champion. end of.

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