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Posted: March 23rd, 2004, by Dave Stockwell


I was going to post about how I went to see Hella play their first ever gig in the UK tonight. And indeed I went. Unfortunately, see them I did not, for there were approximately 139 other people in the way crowding around them. I was lucky enough to catch a couple of glimpses of Zach the guitarist’s beard and also the odd flash of the bicep of a pummeling arm that belonged to the GREEK GOD manifesting itself as Spencer the drummer. That was it. Oddly disconcerting. Oh well, they’ll be back with a “proper” tour in August/September, and hopefully then they’ll BLOODY WELL PLAY ON A STAGE SO MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE CAN SEE THEM.

If this happens when I see Lightning Bolt next week, I shall be upset. Though their propensity for volume may be a compensating factor.

Oh, and listen-to is great, unless you use a record player. So I’m currently listening to Charalambides – IN CR EA SE, and wondering why they can’t play any other UK dates apart from ATP weekend 2.

Dave Stockwell

David can always be relied on to end his e-mails with one of those 'np: blah blah' things in order to remind us of how much more music he listens to every day than anybody else. His interests include rockin ' out in a major style as guitarist in Souvaris, throwing frisbees from tall buildings "just to see what happens" and simply kickin' back with his bitches in a gold-plated jacuzzi.


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