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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

19 March 2009

More More Dots Dots

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 12/07/2013. Enjoy, NØ.

Individual LPD releases are so indicative of the bands mind-set or line-up of that particular time/space, encapsulating that unique moment so well, that their live offerings seem to better span the bands true genius, giving a better overview of their true excellence. Plus they seem to respond best to the vibe of the live audience.

Legendary Pink Dots began their live career in a local folk club in Ilford, where they resided at the time in a squat. They only played a few live appearances at folk clubs & a Anti-Nuclear Power CND festival. Their first 'real' gig was in Cologne in 1983, where they headlined a show in front of more than 400 people. Their next 'official' show was at the Melkweg (Milky Way) Club in Amsterdam in 1984.

In a setting reeking of marijuana smoke, Ka-Spel roamed the stage, draped in a torn flag, smashing an ironing board against the concrete pillars & stomping a synthesizer beneath his feet. Pandemonium reigned & the crowd love it. LPD was such a hit that for the next ten years they played the Milky Way every year.

Farewell, Milky Way was recorded in 1994. There is a nice blend of songs here from "A Crack in Melancholy Time" to "Space Captain". Edward & the band gel perfectly, bringing forth an array of sinister tunes that represent the essence of the group to date. Although the version of "9 Shades to the Circle" strays from the Nine Lives to Wonder original, it includes some great improvised lyrics & very haunting percussion effects. "Demolition 13" chills with its bitter edged bite of captivating words & changing melodies. The original version of "Needles" appears here as well, eerily coming & going, fading into a quiet, awesome & completely awe-inspiring extended version of "Space Captain".

The line-up: Edward Ka-Spel - keyboards & voice; The Silverman - keyboards; Martijn de Kleer - guitar & drums; Ryan Moore - bass & drums; Niels Van Hoornblower - horns; Raymond Steeg - sound wizardry.

This is one of my favorite live LPD sets.

Legendary Pink Dots - Farewell, Milky Way,
Caciocavallo cad5, 2000.
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Tracklist -

A Crack in Melancholy Time
On Another Shore
Vigil-Anti
Love in a Plain Brown Envelope
9 Shades to the Circle
Demolition 13
Bella D
Needles
Space Captain (extended version)

Enjoy,

4 comments:

  1. Hey Nate. I sent you an e-mail addressing your questions to me about contributing on the DM blog. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. Take care.

    Zer0_II

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  2. Hello Nate. Any idea where can i find chemical playschool 8-13 to download? i´m desperately looking for them! msg me!

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  3. By the way, 9 shades to the circle is one of the best pink dots´ experiences to me... Great album!

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