CHRISTIAN DEATH LIVE AT THE GARAGE, LONDON, 14/5/2014

 

CATASTROPHE BALLET

 

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”I’ve not seen Christian Death in London for over 12 years i think! The last time i saw them it was at Dingwalls in Camden. A much better venue sound wise than the Garage in my opinion. The sound at the Garage is muddy, not good but Maitri’s bass stood out of the mix & illustrated what a great bassist she is!! Punchy, driving & right on the spot. If this does not inspire me to pick up my dusty bass after 18 months then i don’t know what will!! The set was good  apart from the muddy sound & Valor & Maitri being pissed on Cognac & wine so there were a few mistakes in the set. For those that paid to see them i would have thought a bit of restraint would have been good! The venue was not full, 100 or 120 die hards were there & even their enthusiasm seemed lacking at times.”

 

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”The band came on at around 9:45pm and left the stage just after 11pm. There was going to be video projections to add to the narrative but due to technical issues that was abandoned, Valor asked the audience to use their imaginations in regards to visuals, how that went who knows! The original Catastrophe ballet i found to be weirdly surreal when i heard it in the mid 80’s, Rozz Williams vocals being mournful, lost, inverted,dreamy…..cold maybe, maybe warm… Valor’s rendition felt the same but different, the vocal styling was the same, the distinctive Christian Deathiness  was there but there was that subtle difference that something that separates the Rozz from the Valor….. i’d like to see them again, sober in a more intimate venue where the sound is richer and creamier to the musical palate. No disrespect to the sound guy but the sound did not do it for me, it was like listening to the sonic equivalent of watered down gravy!”

 

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To sum up, this show was not as i expected and  not as it was when i saw the band over a decade ago but hey, we all have off nights, don’t we?

 

3/5

 

 

Set List:-

1. AWAKE AT THE WALL

2. SLEEPWALK

3. THE DROWNING

4. THE BLUE HOUR

5. AS EVENING FALLS

6. ANDROGYNOUS NOISE

7. ELECTRA DESCENDING

8. CERVIX COUCH

9. THIS GLASS HOUSE

10. THE FLEEING SOMNAMBULIST

11. SEDUCTION THY DESTRUCTION  (AMERICAN INQUISITION)

12. NARCISSUS METAMORPHOSIS OF (AMERICAN INQUISITION)

13. YOU CAN’T GIVE IT BACK

14. WORSHIP ALONG THE NILE  (AMERICAN INQUISITION)

15. BELIEVERS OF THE UNPURE

16. THIS IS HERESY  (SEX, DRUGS & JESUS CHRIST)

17. ENCORE’ 1 CHURCH OF NO RETURN (THE HERETICS ALICE)

18. ENCORE’ 2 FRUSTRATION

19. ENCORE’ 3 BLEEDING ON ME

LINKS:-

http://www.christiandeath.com/

https://www.facebook.com/christiandeath?fref=ts

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2 responses to “CHRISTIAN DEATH LIVE AT THE GARAGE, LONDON, 14/5/2014

  1. Pingback: Christian Death – Believers of the Unpure | HyperHouse

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