I was at the Super Furry Animals in Vicar Street the other night. I love Vicar Street. Love it. I think it's one of the best venues going, well of the ones i have visited, which i suppose is not the most wide reaching.
But anyway i was going with my cousin J who went to Australia yesterday for 8 weeks. I will miss her, i do make her go to gigs with my a lot, we saw teh flaming lips in Vicar Street a few months ago: WOW.
Anywho i saw SFA a few months ago as well at Lovebox. I thought they were deadly! maybe it was the cocktails, or the one day, with only a few droplets of the wet stuff.
Anyway, i was less impressed this time round. I've got that new album dealy and have been enjoying it, but i thought SFA were fairly below par to start off with. Maybe it was just me, but i just didn't get it. Went out to the bar at one stage and decided to just chill out there for a while. Bear (Bare?) in mind that i'd been looking forward to the gig since Lovebox.
After the little break they started to rev up a bit, and it got brilliant. It was like a poor band taking off their masks (or putting on a helmet) and playing some deadly tunes, really well.
I especially liked (is that the word..?) that song about Phil Spector's Wife, weird but very interesting!
They did the usual excellent faves like Rings around the World, and the Man Don't Give a Fuck. Juxtaposed with U, Receptacle for the Respectable If You Don’t Want Me to Destroy You and my favourite (obviously) Hello Sunshine. It got very entertaining with the guys in the balcony who were doing what can only be described as a bushwhacker dance!! All in all, without the first maybe 20 mins, i would have been a very happy bunny.
:/ i think i'm being too judgemental.
The King of Music stuff Nialler has more here.