In which Fraserhead starts off with a 1982 Prefab Sprout classic all about being addicted to radio, then zig zags through the realms of wonky electronics, dark house, wobbly techno, twee pop, melancholic pop, some sifty rock’n’roll… oh… and some classic 1970s Japanese whisky advertisements (see below).
Joel Gion “parks the bus.” That’s soccerball lingo for packing the defence and smothering attacks from the other team.
…what was The Brian Jonestown Massacre‘s formation last night at The Foundry? 4-2-1? 1-3-2-1? 1-3-3? Was Joel Gion a false nine deliberately distracting us with tambourine trickery. Was Anton Newcombe playing the classic trequartista role but unconventionally orchestrating action from the right flank instead of through the middle? Unconventional minds want to know.
This is a heavily edited show – we had to cut out chunks of audio because of a dodgy microphone and, more impressively, interference caused by the transmitter overheating in the blazing Canterbury sun. Global warming my arse.
ABOUT THE JOINT …
The Herb Whisperer and Fraserhead like to play an eclectic, left field, and off-kilter selection of cosmic disco, electro, indie, hiphop, house, dub, and Krautrock, plus the occasional guilty pleasure. If the radio sounds broken chances are it will be THE JOINT. Find out more about us »