Usually with bands I prefer their early work before they ‘sell out’. So this retrospective set of 1996’s Fuzzy Logic and 1997’s Radiator should have got me going.
But, see, I likes their later stuff. 2000’s Myng, 2001’s Rings Around the World and 2003’s Phantom Power.
There was nothing particularly wrong about this rendering of their two debut albums. Not from the band anyway.
But the sound. Oh my sweet Lord.
Helen Keller wearing an aqualung could have put on a better performance than this.
Go to your next gig wearing a parka with your hood up, wrap your head in a duvet and then get a dog to piss on it and you’d be getting close to experiencing what went on the Usher Hall last night.
Rubbish. And, consequently, boring.
Another great example of why Edinburgh is crying out for a good mid sized venue (it was only half sold out) because the Usher Hall is putrid for rock and roll.