saw them live in Norway and they way Ribot shredded his guitar and at the same time managed to pull of some noisy melodic solos totally blowed my mind. His sound is such a perfect mix of fuzz, noise and madness, but at the same time he is directing this madness into great music.
Their cd is ok, the live cd better, but live is just of another world.
Sorry to be a little heretic here, but I think Marc's best band is still "Rootless Cosmopolitans", especially on the self-titled LP. "Party Intellectuals" has good moments and is listenable overall, but sometimes it seems that the compositions (or musical ideas) themselves are pretty generic, and it's basically Ribot's solos that save them...
To all UK fans - Don't miss Marc solo in his only UK show in his up coming European tour. Set in beautiful and intimate venue this promisses to be very special gig.
Sunday 8th March 2009
Taylor John's House, Coal Vaults, Coventry CV1 4LY
I was at their concert at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam last thursday. It was their last show at the end of their tour, and I was really blown away. Although I have seen them before only once, their material was really more cohesive instead of really good jams.
I was really blown away by their performance, bought the album immediately!
Dank Holger Luckas - http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/freistil/playlists/080708_2304.html - am 12.07.08 - http://hkw.de/de/programm2008/wassermusik/_wassermusik/wasser_detail.php (Bild auf der rechten Leiste) - eine grandios martialische Surf-Version gesehen bzw. gehört. Bin deutlich kein Free-Jazz-Fan + trotzdem gnadenlos begeistert ;-)) nomy