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Old 03-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #2921 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Slow Groove View Post
I heard Foals don't really put on too much of an energetic show. They just stand around playing their instruments. So tell me, how are their sets brilliant?
Neither do Porcupine Tree but that doesn't diminish their live capabilities. Watching live music and making the effort of going out there to watch bands playing live is almost the last bastion of being a fan in an age of digital remoteness and I have seen enough bands in my time to differentiate between a band going through the motions to actually enjoying themselves on stage.

If a band can sound as good live or even better than their studio output then I appreciate them even more and know that all the studio trickery in the world won't hide a bands stage show and Foals were superb live.

I couldn't give 2 craps if they didn't dance around like loons (but FYI lead singer/guitarist Yannis stagedived from his P.A around 15 foot high when I saw them on their warm up tour and again still playing his guitar into a 1,000+ crowd this week when I watched them again). I just want to see a band that care as much about playing live than sitting around in a studio.

I am immensely proud of the fact that by the middle of next week I will have attended 5 live gigs in the space of 3 weeks and regardless of the fact that some of them are not known at all, I am still out there supporting bands and enjoying myself.

My advice? bollocks to hearsay and get out there and go see some live music.

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