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Enon, The Magnificents, West 13th, Glasgow

Posted: June 20th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

Wandered over to West 13th last night to see Enon. Firstly we got The Magnificents who are still crazily great. They were having some sound problems that only made scary eyed keyboard man all the funnier. One day he will have an onstage mental fit and rampage around killing people and we’ll all think it’s hilarious. Especially if he continues to shout into microphone while on killing spree [KIIILLLLL, AAARRRGHHH! RAAAAAAAARR! etc.].

Enon, however, did not gain anything from the dodgy sound (hey, mr rich person, give the venue money for a new PA) and it was only after a few songs that they started to sound like a vaguely good hardcore guitar band. Which is still not good because Enon are a wonky electronic band. There was too much emphasis on the guitar bits and not enough electronic fun or singer running around the place inspiring fun and amusement. This was mostly upsetting because they were ace last time they played Glasgow, upstaging Les Savy Fav no less (!). I didn’t know any of the songs they played until the last two but I could hear some ace tunes buried under the sludge so I’m betting on the new album being fantastic. Luckily the sound got ever so gradually better and they played a rather awesome version of Conjugate The Verbs to finish on so it didn’t end up a total disappointment. Ho hum etc.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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