Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BRODY DALLE - THE DISTILLERS - SPINNERETTE - "Drain The Years / Ouroboros" - Live 2002-2014

The Blackcat - Washington (USA) - 05-02-02 
1 - City Of Angels
2 - I Am A Revenant
Later With Jools Holland - London (UK) - 14-11-0
3 - Drain The Blood
4 - Die On A Rope
Reading Festival (UK) - 27-08-04
5 - Not Love Lost (Joy Division cover)
6 - Interview & The Hunger
7 - Beat Your Heart Out
8 - Drain The Blood

Le Nouveau Casino - Paris (F) - 25-08-09
9 - Geeking (cut)
10 - Ghetto Love
Capital Hill Block Party - Seattle (USA) - 24-07-09
11 - A Spectral Suspension
Lowlands Festival - Acoustic Session - Biddinghuizen (NL) - 21-08-09
12 - Bury My Heart
13 - Valium Knights
14 - Driving Song

Heitere Festival (CH) - 09-08-14
15 - Underworld
The Edge - Toronto (CAN) - 06-05-14
16 - Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy
17 - Rat Race
Rock En Seine Festival - Paris (F) - 24-08-14
18 - Don’t Mess With Me
19 - Parties For Prostitutes
20 - Underworld

Technical info  :
DVD Full Pro-shot & Audience shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 16:9
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Running Time : 79 mns
Size : 3,67 Go
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included
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I've never been a great fan of the The Distillers' early hardcore punk. I guess I must be more somewhere between their subsequent high-energy spits and the dark legions of Spinnerette that followed next. But I must admit it felt good to see Brody back to business last summer. From the recent interviews given after the release of her last lp, she seems to have at last found a kind of inner peace, away from the torments of The Distillers' break-up and the hollow years of Spinnerette. Oddly enough, even if this era gave her hard times, Spinnerette's only album still keeps me under its spell today. By the way, if anyone has a decent pro-shot of the band at that time, please feel free to share it ! I've only been able to find the short Lowlands acoustic session.
Anyway, it's nice to hear again Brody's vicious voice, still loud, clear and croaky, shouting out on different stages in the world. All this led me to pay a humble tribute to the lady here. Some parts have already been issued here and there, others haven't, like personal footage of her recent show in Paris, during the "Rock En Seine" festival. Hope you'll enjoy ...

Cheers !



Friday, September 12, 2014

TRIGGERFINGER - "By Presence Of The Glove" - Rock Werchter (B) - 05-07-14 + Bonus :"Au Pont Du Rock" Festival (F) - 25-07-14 & "Cosmopolite" Festival (F) - 16-08-14

TRIGGERFINGER - Rock Werchter -05-07-14
1 - Game
2 - By Absence of the Sun
3 - On My Knees
4 - Perfect Match
5 - My Baby's Got a Gun
6 - Camaro
7 - Let It Ride
8 - All This Dancin' Around (+ Mario's drum solo)
9 - Cherry
"Au Pont Du Rock" Festival - Malestroit (F) - 25-07-14
10 - On My Knees
11 - Is It
"Cosmopolite" Festival - Truyes (F) - 16-08-14
12 - Camaro
13 - Big Hole
14 - Splendor In The Grass
15 - Cherry

Technical info  :
DVD Full Pro-shot & Audience shot
Video : Mpeg - 720 X 576 - 25 FPS - 16:9
Audio : Mpeg - 48000 Hz
Running Time : 88 mns
Size : 4,08 Go
Menu & Chapters - Artwork included

Among all the Triggerfinger's shows waiting on the shelves at home, this one is certainly not the best in picture quality but has something special in the conditions it was held. On this clear day of early july, the national Belgian football team was meeting Argentina for their quarter final of the world cup. Of course, Triggerfinger was due to play right at the time of the match ! Being afraid to perform in front of a not so big audience (and maybe also to miss the match !) the band  asked the festival management team to put off their show later in the day. Their offer was eventually put down and they hit the stage to see that their Belgian fellows had finally made the right choice ! And they were damn right ! The band is in good mood and in great shape here. The set is definitely high-energy, particularly thanks to the awesome solo on "My Baby's Got A Gun", "Camaro" and "All This Dancin' Around" !
However, the bunch wasn't totally cut off from the match ! At some points of the show, two lovely babes nicely popped up on stage, waving and holding high a placard mentioning the score of the match. Unfortunately for Belgium this time, their team lost but Triggerfinger certainly eased the pain !
Another reason why this dvd is a bit off the beaten track is that for the first time, I've added some personal footage of some shows I attended this summer. Indeed, I was lucky enough to see our shooters twice within 3 weeks in quite "intimate" festivals, especially the Cosmopolite one at which they played a not so common "Splendor In The Grass" from the last album, after a show at Lowlands the day before and another one in ... Budapest, at Sziget, the day after !! Good God, who's their booker ?!
Their Cosmopolite show was also somehow sprinkled with mishaps (see their Facebook for details, particularly the one about Mario's trousers ! :-)). That's why, I've also included a funny version of "Cherry" whose opening taking-off part was obviously giving hard time to Ruben, which really made his two friends laugh (see below for a glimpse) !
This is precisely what I love in this band. Above their unquestionable talent, skills and style as musicians, they have managed to keep this pleasure and fun to play together as well as their capacity to wonder ! This is what makes their concerts so enjoyable and different every time.
Of course, here, in this "Bonus" part, the framing is less "pro" and not free from shouts, jiggles, comments and cheers (including mine ...) but the image quality is clear and hd. 
Anyway, these two shows in 3 weeks showed again the band is worth the drive to go and see them and I have already filled the tank up for their next extensive-intensive tour in October-December, 50 shows in 14 different countries ! Don't miss them ! 

Enjoy !

Cheers !