• i cant hear a fucking thing right now

    Dic 1 2006, 20:42

    last night was THE most immense thing I've ever seen.
    dragonforce at the Southampton Guildhall.

    admittedly i've never been to a REAL gig before (only small ones at school), but DAMN!

    after the HUGELY boring que to get in their, not helped by the friend a took with me, we FINAL got to the door.
    my friend rushed strait for the merch stall, staying there for the whole opening set from the first support band, Firewind

    didn't really get a good look at them till the second half of their set, eventually i managed to get a little closer (so i could tell who was playing what mainly). first thing that caught my eye was their bass player's shirt, a nice black number bare the Thin Lizzy logo. as for the music, it was kind of keyboard heavy in places, yet had none in others. the band setup was a little unusual for a band too, one of the guitarists kept putting down the guitar and playing the keyboards, as opposed to the usual extra member for keys.
    in short, they were good, i'll have to check them out some time.

    after they'd finish i went to find my friend, who by this time had just finished at the merch table and spent £80 on just shirts and a wristband
    i tried to stay with him but he insisted on staying by the guys doing the lights in the middle of the hall, so i left him their to get closer to the stage to get a better look at the next band on the bill, All That Remains

    All That Remains:
    not really being into metalcore myself, i didn't really like them all that much. first thing that i saw was their bass player, and i make no apologises for saying there was FAR, FAR to much shirt there, and jeans too.
    as showmen/people they were very energetic, got the crowd quite into it, starting a few pits along the way (which i slowly walked away from, like a TRUE pussy).
    as for the music, as a said, i don't really like , and that's what they were.
    to sum it up, they were fun, but not my thing.

    after that i managed to get right to the front row, i got a good view of the roadie laying out Herman Li's pedal board. after the stage was set nothing much happened till the lights went down, and the infamous trampolines came out. what happened next ALMOST deserves it's own paragraph, but not quite.
    contrary to what i THOUGHT, the trampolines WEREN'T for the band. they were for 2 women to come out at start using them.
    now, you my be thinking, "now THAT sounds hot", but from were i was, it wasn't. i could only see one girl, for all i know the other one bouncing might have been hottest thing i've ever seen, but i only really saw her as they both walked off the stage. the girl i COULD see however, wasn't to attractive, she had huge boobs, not nice huge, huge like fat women have. she wasn't good looking, as gay as that sounds. then final, DragonForce

    after a few walk-on's my herman, the whole band jumped strait into their first song of the night, i cant really remember what it was but it was the first time i actually moved more that a few inches all night. as fucking AWESOME as the music was, it was no match for their showmanship.
    it can never be said their a boring live band, but there were on FIRE that night. one of the best parts of the night was the way they interacted with the crowd between songs, oh which the only band member not taking part was the drummer (although he can't really be blamed for it). the highlight of the whole night HAD to be the keyboard solo

    i think that speaks for it's self.
    as soon as the band left EVERYONE in the hall was screaming for an encore, and them being the showmen they are, delivered with an amazing proference of Through The Fire and the Flames
    on the whole, they were the best thing i've ever seen, next time they play anywhere near where i live i'm there

    the whole night was TOTALLY worth the ringing in my ears i have right now.
  • the ultimate supergroup

    Lug 29 2006, 19:17

    ok, so total guitar interviewed the the guitarists who played the main stage at download '06 (including Kirk Hammett, DragonForce and Trivium) one question they asked was, if you could have any musician, living or dead, in a supergroup, who would you chose?

    i tried answering that my self, but then the list got to big. so i thought, why not do it like Roadruner United, i.e: have a long list of people then split them in to 4/5 separate supergroups.
    so heres my list:

    Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
    ZP Theart of DragonForce
    Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy
    Lemmy of Motörhead
    Jimi Hendrix
    claudio sanchez of Coheed & Cambria
    Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    Serj Tankian of System of a Down

    Jimi Hendrix
    claudio sanchez of Coheed & Cambria
    Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    Herman Li of DragonForce
    Michael Angelo Batio
    Brian May of Queen
    John Sykes of Thin Lizzy , Whitesnake and Tygers of Pan Tang
    John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Dave Baksh of Sum 41
    Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden
    Jimmy Page of Led Zeplin

    John Entwistle of The Who
    Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy
    Lemmy of Motörhead
    Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Cliff Burton or Robert Trujillo of Metallica
    Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

    Nicko Mc Brian of Iron Maiden
    Keith Moon of The Who
    Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy
    and the drumer from DragonForce(forgot his name)

    big list no?
  • quiz thingie

    Lug 2 2006, 20:31

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. Thin Lizzy
    2. Jimi Hendrix
    3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    4. Iron Maiden
    5. Motörhead
    6. The Who
    7. Nickelback
    8. System of a Down
    9. Metallica
    10. Sum 41

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    My generation (hated them back then but I LOVE them now)

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    eh…..the Jimi Hendrix experience box set

    What is your favourite lyric that 4 has sung?
    Hmmm… so many to chose…

    How many times have you seen 5 live?
    None but my girlfriends band DID nearly open one of there shows

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    Dont realy know

    What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    Hearing Dave’s solo at the end of they’re ludacris duet

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    None that make be sad

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    ”Not like that old faggot superman”

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    For Whom The Bell Tolls

    How did you get in to 3?
    I loved the Californication video

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Boys Are Back In Town, I was five at the time

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    Dance Of Death

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    None but nearly did one time

    What is a good memory you have involving 2?
    not really, fairly new to Jimi

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    Lonley Day or Solider Side(part 2)

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    Don’t really know

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    Anything from Don’t Forget Me

    What is your favorite song of 1?

    What is your favorite song of 10?
    Hell Song

    How many times have you seen 8 live?

    What is your favorite album of 1?
    Thunder and Lightning

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    none realy

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    Chop Suey

    What is your favorite cover by 2?
    All Along The Watchtower
  • strange-ness

    Giu 30 2006, 17:25

    is it just me or does Old Moon Madness sounds alot like a Primus song?

    think about it

    the bass line is more prominent than the guitar (although Thin Lizzy did do this in later days simple by truning phil's bass amp up higher than the guitars)

    the bass line sort of scales the notes

    the lyrics are about werid stuff

    just got me thinking
  • jesus fucking christ

    Mag 19 2006, 13:50

    Who the hell laybeled thin lizzy emo?
    emo wasn't even DREAMT of intill atleast 10 year after phil lynott died
    and there's more rediculus, death metal, grunge, japanese, doom metal and the beach boys.....wtf?