Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Black beetle voodoo lounge Jan 15th 2007

The band seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves which makes a change from the deliberately grumpy careerists that you see a lot. They play driven repetitive rock like QOTSA which means they are, like Jesus, at their best when angry

The playing is pretty simple which is a good thing as it results in a cleaner sound then with Veto. Veto are a band whom black beetle have cannibalized for members. The future of this band probably depends on the singer. As his voice relaxed during the gig and became louder in the mix the whole sound and feel of the band improved.

One stand out track, mainly because all the audience bounced along was "stink bomb" which sounds like a cross between the Stunning’s "half past two" and Simon and Garfunkel’s "feeling groovy". None of these songs are actually called that.
The band seemed to play this as a joke which is good as it improved the mood but bad in that there is nothing to be ashamed of in writing good tunes.

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