Posted on Oct 11 2013 03:27 AM
Okay, some impressions from yesterday's concert in Berlin: As I already said I kind of waited for this tour to happen quite a while. I started listening to MOAM? when I was around 15 years old, and although there were some phases, during which I did not listen to them so much (in favor of more traditional surf) the whole image of the band always stuck in my head and always fascinated me.
So naturally I was kind of disappointed when I heard that Coco is not on tour with them this time, because I wanted to see the "original line up" very badly (which is kind of ironic considering that MOAM? themselves probably have a total different outlook on the band considering things like the clone tours). But to be honest: Had I known this before the only effect on me would probably have been that I would have thought about it a little longer (like one day) before getting a ticket never the less. When opportunities like this come around you only have the choice of taking what you can get or kicking your own butt the next years for not going (I've been there, believe me).
So in the end I can only say that it was definetely worth the money: Starcrunch and Birdstuff totally rocked out! I never had even realized what a great drummer Birdstuff actually is!
The only downside for me was the bass player: I imagine that she probably had to learn a lot of songs in a really short time, since she looked like she had to put a lot of effort into playing very simple parts and didn't move a single step during the songs (which made a very strong contrast to everybody else). But then again she is a kick ass theremin player, perhaps the best one I have ever seen, which in the end definetely made up for that (I also quite liked her own band: the Octopus Project).
I had a lot of fun (being directly in front of the stage) and I think this also the case for most of the people, who were there. A lot of people danced wildly and the band even played a song that some girl requested before the show, although they never played it live before (respectively never played it after they recorded it)! I can't remember the title, but it was a vocal and produced by Steve Albini according to Starcrunch. If I would see it in a list of songs I would probably recognize it, but I haven't found anything so far.
I just hope they come back next year! Or anything sooner than 2023...
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