A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…


Posted by Alan on November 13, 2010

LCD Soundsystem, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

Been a while since I’ve thought about blogging to be honest! The last couple of weeks have been jam packed with 3 gigs, far too many nights out and only the odd one or two rest days…when rest has been at the foremost.

On Wednesday last week I went to see Hot Chip/LCD Soundsystem at Alexandra Palace which was pretty good. My ears still haven’t forgiven me, which is possibly a sign to invest in some ear plugs for gigs – some places just don’t seem to get the levels right… Hot Chip were much improved on the last time I saw them – a much more coherent set, though it was still obvious the crowd was only really interested in the hits.

LCD Soundsystem were good – James Murphy sounding like he was suffering a bit from a cold, but otherwise excellent. No auto tuner present here – with the odd wobble off tune, which was nice. (Personally for live stuff I prefer it to sound ‘real’).

Ally Pally was an impressive building, though I’m not sure I’d rush back as a venue. Tokens to buy beer, being offered pills/etc 3 times and a general lack of transport don’t massively appeal…

Still, LCD Soundsystem did play possibly my favourite track of theirs – Tribulations (http://www.lyricsmania.com/tribulations_lyrics_lcd_soundsystem.html). So worth it all the same 🙂

One Response to “Tribulations”

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