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Takes Beers instead of Notes
So, I haven´t been writing here for a month or so. That doesn´t mean that nothing of interest hasn´t happent. It just means that I´m a lazy ass cow. I´ve been to too many shows to remember and I still have
rolls and rolls of film to develop, so I guess that another update in a week or so wouldn´t be a too unlikely course of events. I won´t be talking so much about the shows themselves, but the bands cause I don´t remember that much and I am not the kind og girl who takes notes. I take beers instead.
Let´s start with the Hydromatics.The band which should have a BIG audience, but the audience haven´t really found the band yet..or vice versa. It´s Scott Morgan from Sonic´s Rendezvous Band, which should be enough to get most people´s pants to fall down in approval, and a bunch from Nitwitz, a punkrocknroll band from Holland which has been around for 20 years. In the beginning, there was also Nicke from the Hellacopters, but he has since left the band. One record is released, “Parts Unknown” and a second one should be on the way. They played live at Mejeriet with the Nocounts som förband a month ago and it was quite a show. 3 encores on on stage more than 80 minutes. Not quite what I am used to, but I fully enjoyed the first 40 minutes. Then I went for beer. I ike things fast and furious and even though I like the album, I don´t like it when shows get too long and people try to milk it. Do your thing and then get off stage, don´t come back a third time, cause then you´ll never stop….
I also went to see Hellride, another of White Jazz´ releases, at Smålands in Lund. They haven´t toured this parts for almost 3 years, so it was about time. Hellride have released a bunch of 7″ inches and their first fullenght “Making out with Fire” was released almost a year ago, but press has taken no notice. Now, the band has reformed and regrouped. 3/4 of the Norwegians have been replaced with all Swedes and the singer is no longer the singer, but sologuitarist. A good choice. There wasn´t too many at the show which is quite funny when you think of it; all the punkrockers and the punkrockposeurs are complaining that there are no shows, but when there are, they´re just sitting at home, trying out their new studded belts and sewing on cool patches for their denim jackets, so that they can look cool if they were at the show. The show itself was good, new singer with a deeper voice and more action and running around on stage.
Hamell on Trial is somebody most people haven´t heard about. It sounds like a bad movie with Michael Madsen and that doesn´t really make your knees weak. Hamell on Trial though, didn´t make your knees weak either, but he was funny, not in the “ha-ha kind of way”, but more in the “aha ha way” and entertaining. Fast, rattling guitar with lots of echoes, clever songs about life and somewhat stand up comedy between songs. He did his thing on the small stage at Mejeriet a Thursday night while half the audience seemed to be smoking cigars, drinking southern comfort.
There have been a bunch of bands seen but not mentioned in this update, but more are the come in a week or so when I have the rest of the photos developed and scanned. Right now I am too damn lazy to write more and I guess you are too damn lazy to read more, so, bye for now.