For the one and a half people here who care...
- I went to Columbus' Wexner Center to see the Ladytron/Simian show last
night. I wasn't too juiced by Simian--a good singer and decent
musicianship can't cover up a lack of hooky songs--but I've seen far,
far worse opening bands.
Ladytron kicked my ass. They've beefed up their two guy/two gal lineup
with a bass player and drummer for their debut live-band tour, to
really good effect. I haven't seen so many vintage synths on stage
since...no wait, I've *never* seen that many vintage synths on stage
at once. The age of those keyboards proved to be a bit of a problem,
as one of them kept up a kind of low bleating sound between every damn
song. Kinda funny, as nobody on stage acknowledged the fact that they
had a malfunctioning piece of equipment up there. Once you get past
the inherent goofiness of the four main band members all wearing
matching Red Army-style grey outfits (y'know, matching outfits never
bothered me with DEVO), you get a ton of great songs, including my
favorite from their recent CD Light and Magic, "Blue Jeans". The gal
who does most of the lead singing (heck if I can remember her name)
is, if anything, an even better warbler live than she is on disc. The
band turned their single "Seventeen" into a set-ending noisefest and
ended up getting two encores for their troubles. The only way they
could have improved the evening is to have actually done a Roxy cover.
This tour's going to be in Chicago tonight (Friday) and in Seattle
next Tuesday, if you're one of the one and a half people here who
- --On Friday, February 28, 2003 2:14 PM +0000 "samchecker
<mwyatt@...>" <mwyatt@...> wrote:
> I haven't seen so many vintage synths on stageNot to be the best imitation of a gearhead I can possibly be, but what
> since...no wait, I've *never* seen that many vintage synths on stage
> at once.
stuff did they have? Any non-keyboard synths?
Carl "closet ARP Axxe player" Z.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Carl Abraham Zimring <cz28@a...>
> --On Friday, February 28, 2003 2:14 PM +0000 "samchecker
> <mwyatt@c...>" <mwyatt@c...> wrote:
> > I haven't seen so many vintage synths on stage
> > since...no wait, I've *never* seen that many vintage synths on
> > at once.what
> Not to be the best imitation of a gearhead I can possibly be, but
> stuff did they have? Any non-keyboard synths?Heh, heh...I had an Axxe too...it was the only one I could afford back
> Carl "closet ARP Axxe player" Z.
in the 80's, and it was used at that. Some of the stupider sounds on
early Great Plains stuff was made on that keyboard.
No non-keyboard synths, as far as I could tell, but they had a *ton*
of late-70's/early 80's analog stuff...a Roland Juno, Sequential
Circuits Pro-One (the little brother of the Prophet, I believe), some
old Korg stuff I couldn't ID, a Jen SX-1000 (a late-70's Italian synth
I'm not familiar with...about the size of a Micro-Moog), and two of
this thing whose identity I'm dying to figure out. It was in a
smallish (about 2 foot high) black L-shaped case with a two-octave
Ooh, must peruse synthmuseum.com more now...the rest of you can go
back to sleep.