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Stunning live sound from GH's performance at NEARFest 2003

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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:56 pm

all bow down and hail the masters!!!!!

and that is 100% of my review....good thing i don't write 'em professionally...hehehe
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Post by Aardvark » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:07 pm

Hello,

I would just like to pop in from a dank and dark corner of England to express my admiration and thanks for this live CD.

I had vaguely heard of GH but assumed them to be a Norwegian death metal act or German tight-trouser rockers. However, I heard the live version of Further Up, Further In by complete chance and I was charmed by it.

Indeed, so relieved was I that the band sounded nothing like Napalm Death, I bought the CD. ;-)

I am wholly unfamiliar with the band and the genre but found the album tremendously uplifting. In fact, the NearFest CD is unrelentingly upbeat. The musicianship and vocal harmonies are complex and adroit but never seem to resort to show-offery, and the production is near flawless. I suppose this means I shall have to buy up the band's back catalogue, more's the pity.

BTW, does Fred play the keyboards with his feet and hands at the same time? :-)

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Re: Hello

Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:47 pm

Aardvark wrote:I had vaguely heard of GH but assumed them to be a Norwegian death metal act or German tight-trouser rockers. However, I heard the live version of Further Up, Further In by complete chance and I was charmed by it.


:lol: Rofl!! :lol: Norwegian death metal... German tight-trouser rockers... Good one!

Aardvar; wrote:BTW, does Fred play the keyboards with his feet and hands at the same time? :-)


No, but he does have an extra set of arms. You can't usually see them because they move too fast, even for film, but on the DVD there's a frame or two in the middle of "Cup of Trembling" where you can see a suspicious blur... ;)

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Post by King » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:26 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:
Aardvark wrote:I had vaguely heard of GH but assumed them to be a Norwegian death metal act or German tight-trouser rockers. However, I heard the live version of Further Up, Further In by complete chance and I was charmed by it.


:lol: Rofl!! :lol: Norwegian death metal... German tight-trouser rockers... Good one!


Welcome, Aardvark. :cheers: Thanks for stopping by. :)



LOL, that's classic... and ditto on the welcome Aardvark :)
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Post by rox » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:36 pm

Welcome!!! Does your nick come from that old "first learning program"? :D
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Post by DruidsGlass » Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:26 am

welcome bro.
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:45 am

Hey! Glad you stopped by! :D
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Post by CanarioAB » Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:28 pm

Welcome, Aardvark! I hope that's not your real name :)

"Unrelentingly upbeat" ... I want to live like that! :)


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Post by Aardvark » Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:05 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.

Maybe the band could do an album of death metal covers? :-)

I am genuinely enamoured with the Live at NEARfest album - it is a thing of beauty in a world of ugliness. I am also pleased to be in the presence of greatness now that I know that some of the regulars here were actually in the choir!

You know, I can't remember where the nickname came from. My full name is The Aardvark of Love and I invented it for another message board aeons ago. I am rather attached to the name!

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:38 pm

Hello Aardvark!

Welcome to the Glass Hammer forum. You'll meet all kinds of GH people here. If you haven't heard, my wife is having to type for me due to a recent accident.

Glad you like the Live at NEARfest album. There is more good stuff coming.

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Post by SuperTed » Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:07 pm

Better late than never...

Welcome to the forum, Aardvark 8)

Look out America, the new British invasion starts here! (Well, me, Aardvark and Sam Roads anyhow :) )

...although we're quite a diverse bunch all round (Brazil, Holland, etc.)
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Post by Octavian » Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:27 am

Invasion? They're lucky we allow them to play our artform.

(runs for cover)

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Watch out...

Post by Aardvark » Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:54 pm

Hurrah! The Brits are coming! Don your flak jackets

We are going to take over your message-boards: before you know it you'll all be drinking tea, talking proper football (soccer) and moaning about the weather. You have been warned.

BTW, thanks for the welcome, Steve. I hope you are convalescing well.

How refreshing it is to see the band's members mixing with the 'people'. However, please don't get too technical about instruments and studios because I am a techno-numpty. I play the piano very well but I am useless on anything that can be strummed, beaten or plugged into a wall. :-(

Hope you all had a good weekend.

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:19 pm

My wife and I are already tea-junkies - 4:00 every day!
:D Steve
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:15 am

must..... resist..... argh....

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