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Sonic Youth

Posted: September 12th, 2004, by Chris S

Thanks for the nice comments about the Sonic Youth piece. I think everyone should email them and suggest they reply or I get to properly interview them.

Last weeks Brixton gig perfectly illustrated my problems. The songs rocked, the improv noise was bollocks. Not because I don’t like improvised noise, just that it wasn’t any good.

Talking of improvised noise on Tuesday this week I’m playing with Damo Suzuki from Can. This weekend I spent 4 hours in a very smelly room in Leeds jamming my brain into the ground with the other people playing this show. By the end of it we were cooking, this should be a really good one. Thats kind of a plug so sorry.

In the last week we continued our policy of “weird gigs or seaside towns” with Lords and played 2 very strange gigs. On Thursday we played Club NME at the Stealth club in Nottingham which is kind of like the set of Tron. It was most un-Lordy but yet the gig was a great laugh even if we did have to wait till 11.30 to play. On a school night too. I made a first class ass out of myself by standing on the monitor and it falling over and me ending up on my face. Oops.

Then last night we played a pub on a river outside of Leeds. It was weird. It rained in Biblical proportions and we were outside under a tarpauling kind of affair so rain was lashing the electrics. Very harsh. But fun. I suggest everyone in bands follows the Lordy policy.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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