I ripped this with a program from the internet. It sounds okay? It’s really hard to say if anything was lost in terms of sound quality. File is over 3 gigs so I would hope not. Anyway, this is the best live document of their pre Love is Simple material. Only thing that’s missing is “Dylan Pt. 2″ but the rest is pretty great. Cool live version of “Raising the Sparks.” “Future Myth” and “Blessing Force” may go on a bit too long, but they tended to do that. Was still cool.
Kind of a return to form. Doesn’t sound like their old albums, but it’s the closest of the last 3. Sounds like a real band again finally. None of the songs really stand out for me as being anything great, but I like it. Nothing bad on here.
Clapping and whistling is WAY too loud at one point during “Brandenberg Gate” and “Junior Dad” feels short. “Heroin” is shorter but probably benefits. Otherwise this is a pretty good show. Sound isn’t perfect, but it’s good. “Cremation” is especially strong.
This is Newcombe’s dance/electronica album. It’s actually pretty good. If he’d shortened it by 25 minutes, it might have been kind of awesome. But there are quite a few tracks that just feel like idle experiments or kind of aimless. So that drags the thing down. The last track is 10 minutes of repeating music over some British girl talking. So that sucks. I enjoy this one more than My Bloody Underground.
Earliest show I have. Recorded before they even had an album. Listenable sound, but guitar feels weak. Maybe it was that weak. Kind of boring at this point. I started falling asleep. Not worth repeat listens.
I like it more than Uh Huh Her, but that doesn’t mean I like it much. It’s a pretty quiet and somber album. Sometimes it works, but others it just feels lifeless. There are some really strong songs here, but it just feels like a marginal effort.
Has some songs that were never recorded. “Small Shape” is pretty awesome. Also has a unique and cool version of “Raising the Sparks” that gets cut off at the end. “Blessing Force” is more awesome than the official 2006 release. I like this one a good bit. Should listen more.