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Battles Pictures (33 of 64) - Last.fm
Cabaret Metro, Chicago Photo by Liz Bustamante
9 Nov 2007
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  • OssiferLuficer

    Was there [2]

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HeyBrother

    Was there

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • davejford

    best battles picture.

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • RAWmentality

    fucking battles... wanna see them live.

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • zombiesaresmart

    You just made the same vote a hundred times.

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • FungusMonk

    I think Battles gets a lot of their uniqueness from the lack of cymbal use, and if they changed that, they wouldn't stand out as much.

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • grindgrimey

    He put his cymbal up their 1) to use it sparingly and 2) as a joking answer to Don Caballero's Damon Che, who's snare is almost on the floor. Battles is about make their music sound robotic, but still a little organic, and use the crash more would ruin that. It would be too much unorganized noise for Battles' songs.

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • wd40hungary

    maybe they just try too hard to be cool

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • mateolopez54


    23 Jul 2010 Reply
  • robertjepson

    pretty stupid reason, i think battles would benefit from a few extra cymbals. if he could incorporate that into his grooves without over playing them, i would enjoy that even more than i already do

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Rinkertink

    He has it up high so he can't rely on always playing and riding on the cymbals, which forces him to use the drum and the rest of the kit in more detail.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MathDeada

    Да уж, на концертах им поди жестко приходится...

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • suaveslav

    Not many realize this, but John Stanier's right arm is actually five feet long. It's hard to see in this picture.

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
  • elephant6

    someone at the front could ruin the entire show by pulling out a lead.

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • KarmaVandal

    with an effin iron fist

    17 Jun 2008 Reply
  • mycfrommyspace

    he just smacks it every once in a while.

    20 Jan 2008 Reply
  • deadcan

    I wonder how the drummer plays the ride cymbal...

    5 Dec 2007 Reply