Morricone Youth
Viva L'American Death Ray Music
Mighty Robot - Brooklyn
May 31 2003
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'call out our lions'

A Saturday night special at Mighty Robot from the twisted ones. Hot, because it was Ssion's welcome back from Kansas City after their devastation of NYC a few weeks before. Mosurock was on the turntables, with a baton on hand in case, as had happened recently, a patron reacted violently to one of his more feisty mixes. First up was the rarely seen Morricone Youth, known for their performance of classic themes from the silver screen. They had informal little programs so that one could identify the movie and composer being tributed. They did a couple of Lalo Schifrins, a Morricone, Frances Lai, Can even, and finished up with Iggy Pop's 'Repo Man' - the one i have picked is a cute rocker by Ron Grainer, much loved in the uk as the author of the Dr Who theme. Next up was Viva L'American Death Ray Style, a trio from Memphis. A front guy made noises, played guitar, and sang, remorselessly. Bass and drums solidly backed him up, with emphasis, wherever he went. As they went into the sixth song 'Certain' his amp blew up, and things looked a little uncertain.. but he plugged his stuff straight in the PA, and kept going. And going. Some of the later stuff was almost stream of consciousness but in the one you get here, delivered in faux Fall style, the death ray is squarely aimed at 'neophyte rich kids who live at seventh and bedford'.. a bit close to home,eh. i hear Brian Jones in the solo. The Vivas were intense and played a good hour, so there was some imbibing and recovering before Ssion took over. The clip here is Ssion's opening salvo. They had some audio prob, a bad cable i'm told, which caused the backing music to sound like the proverbial wet fart, but even accapella, they were still effective. With the Ssion, you're triangulated from word go, If it's not the cow, the lion, or the chicken, it's the songs, the act, the visuals. Cody, like that masonic eye on the dollar, floating above the whole narcissistic pyramid.. here they are just cranking up the engine..we'll see them again on Tuesday.

And yes i have knocked up a VCD of the show, I was a little late on the Morricone's so it's their last 5, then the first 5 and last 1 of the Viva's, and then the first 2 from Ssion. You can get a copy from the pinstand for $4 inc. mail ($5 foreign) - if interested email orders@pinstand.com with the subject=VCD284, and I'll let you know the process, or just paypal straight in to that address.

capture captain: joly
date posted: 6/22/03

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