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I’m all out of love part 2

I skipped Dizzee Rascal on Thursday night for 2 reasons.

1. I hate Groove Armada

2. It wasn’t down at IMMA, it was moved to Tripod.

Friday night provided another chance to see o’death in Whelan’s. This Brooklyn-based 5 piece played here a few months ago, supporting Goodtime John on a wet Sunday night. They blew me away completely, and I remember leaving the gig thinking they were the best live band I’d seen in a long time. I think the 20-30 people that were there felt the same also, as they were all there again on Friday night.

Their album, Head Home was released a few months back between both gigs. Although great, it fails to capture the energy and sheer chaos of their live show. It’s a tough one this, as I’ve been raving about the band recently, so much so that when people finally cave in and check out their myspace, or buy/download the album, they’re somewhat underwhelmed. I’ve decided to adopt the positive slant and run with this theory instead. o’death live, and o’death on record are two very diferent things. The key here is to check the band out live, and the album will then make perfect sense, whether you’ve heard it before or not. The reason I still feel they’re the best live band I’ve seen all year is that they’ve succeeded in bringing something new and totally different to the o’death experience, and the live experience, and that’s what live music is all about.

We drank, we laughed, we danced!


November 1, 2007 - Posted by | live, Music, o'death, Whelan's

1 Comment »

  1. I was at that Goodtime John gig.
    How can you go on-stage and follow a band like that.
    Bob is fucking brilliant – he owns that fiddle like a motherfucker…
    And the drummer using the chains at the end was incredible…
    Legend band. More people should have been at that show – they’ll regret it in years to come.

    Comment by Pedro | November 1, 2007 | Reply

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