Lozin’ Must

Well I started composing this post during the swap over between Suicidal Tendencies and Slipknot Friday evening, I don’t think this will be posted pre midnight. Currently this is my view…

A big curtain with two big Slipknot logos on. Impressed I can tell.

I’m now on a train back north,with 4G fighting a losing battle with GPRS and Edge, once again proving my theory of the ratio of sheep to the lack of 4G! Suicidal were superb, maybe lacking a bit with the vocals being drowned out slightly. Nice to see them getting a 50 minute set. Plenty of bemused young faces around me tonight but I know I was the same when the headliners came on.  As Mike Muir commented from the stage “most of you lot weren’t born when our first record came out.” He’d be right.

Well I wasn’t impressed with Slipknot after I stuck around for virtually all of their main set. Sound was pretty good. Visually looked ok, but a quartet of scissor lifts with two of them spinning 360° gets tiresome very quickly. I’m not a fan and I knew there’d be a lot of songs I’d be clueless about, but knowing nothing for almost 50 minutes was odd. Even those around me responded better when Psychosocial was aired.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. I’m torn between a few gigs tomorrow. I’d like to see Millencolin in Manchester. It’s an early curfew which suits me, but the last train home is a bus! Instead of 35 minutes to Crewe it’ll be upwards of two hours.

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive have been getting rave reviews of their London show tonight on social media, but again it’s Manchester which would mean me getting out and fuelling up the car.

Going south from home I’d find London pop punk band Snuff, who I haven’t seen for such a long long time, treading the boards in Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms. It’s got to be close on 20 years since I saw them last.

My preferred option would be previously mentioned Örebro pop punks Millencolin who are in Manchester on a trio of UK dates. I saw them headline a stage on the Midlands edition of the Slam Dunk Festival last year, the shirt I was wearing that day was older than a huge majority of the patrons there. Prior to Slam Dunk it was 1997 when I last saw these Swedes live and on consecutive days. They were on the Vans stage at my only visit to the Reading Festival and 24 hours earlier at the now defunct Astoria 2 club in London – demolished to make way for a London Underground station.

Lozin’ Must is taken from the band’s third release For Monkeys in 1997. Apparently lozin’ must is loosely translated from tappa musten, meaning losing your motivation. If it’s wrong blame Google search!!