Fucking in the Streets

Three Shows vs. My MBV Hangover

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1
Fine. I'll say it: MBV is overrated.
2
Ladytron / the Faint kicked the paints off this show on so many levels, even in spite of the venue. I love MBV and of course they've been so immensely influential that I could never say they're a worse band just for feeling tired so many years later, but with these two performances held side by side it's painfully clear that MBV's hearts just weren't in it.

I mean, let's face it - their trademark wall-of-sound, incredible an experience as it may be, is basically a cheap gimmick that unfortunately eclipsed their entire performance. Call me a heretic, but when people walk out of a $40 show with little more to talk about or remember than how loud that last ~20 minutes was, that's pretty fucking disappointing.
3
MBV concert was kick ass even without the 18 min. wall of loudness. i don't give a flyin phuk if its a gimmick or not the entire concert was, from the very first note to the last reverb was amazing. But maybe all the haters out there forgot to "enhance" their experience with a little herb, shrooms, ludes, LSD or some booze. whatever trips your trig.
4
neil young is still louder.

and better.