Friday things? Some music? Let’s see…. The return of L7, the impure and dissonant sounds of those Rude Mechanicals and more activity from The Pop Group, how does that sound for Friday things? (One day we might write some proper reviews and things again, for now, we’ll just get out our Pritt and pass on the information)
Rude Mechanicals are promising another night of “true, impure and dissonant sounds”, featuring: “The incomparable high strangeness of the Rude Mechanicals, Orlando’s extra-planetary pop and the debut of post-apocalyptic psych rockers After Man”. it happen on February 7th at Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, E2. Facebook details here. Here’s something someone around here said at some point sometime back when we first encountered Rude Mechanicals back there..
“Rude Mechannicals have to be seen, no they really do have to be seen – they all look so intriguingly good, they demand your full attention, your fascination… there’s some seriously good musicians up there and it all seems to flow so so easily, so effortlessly when it should be so uncomfortably awkward… And there in the middle, looking radiant in her long red dress and big white hair and in finger-pointing control of everything is Miss Roberts. Telling us how to dance in such a charmingly refreshing (and wonderfully plummy) way, and we can’t help but respond to her elegant demands… Miss Roberts will take control. Rude Mechanicals are wonderfully good… They leave the stage to wild applauds…” The Organ Grinder, Organ Magazine
The original L7 line up has reformed, “ATTENTION: YOU DID IT!!! Your support, prayers, pleads, demands, and harassment here on this page have worked! The Original Line-up of L7 ARE REUNITING! (and it feels so good). WOO HOO!” The notoriously fine band are Kickstarting a documentary…. They said something about playing Download at Donnington this year as well, you’d have to play us serious money to even consider dragging ourselves to that living hell though, hopefully there’s more UK dates…
Back in the days of Atom Seed and The_Organ when Atom Seed shared a label with L7 over here in the UK we made an L7 zine, must dig it out. Actually the A&R man of the UK branch of the label once said called me up asking if I knew of any good all-girl rock bands, seems they wanted “something like Hole or Babes in Toyland”, I pointed out to him he already had a great band on the U.S side of the label called L7, to which he replied something like “Really, I didn’t know that, I though that was just some catalog number for something, I keep seeing that number on paperwork”
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