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Skinny Puppy - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Skinny Puppy
Marks... Set... Go!

Out of the house, into another house, out of that house, into another house, out of that house, back to the first house... onto the motorway... and breathe!

I love rushing to gigs in the evening, especially when there turns out to be no rush at all.

So, it was off to Nottigham for some hot Skinny Puppy action. The gig had moved from Rock City to the Rescue Rooms, which filled me with dread after the poor experience shooting Alabama 3 earlier in the year - and unfortunately last night was miuch the same. Hot, crowded, sweaty, no photo-pit with the added fear of having yellow goo and buckets of blood dumped over myself and the camera. In the end it worked out ok - I stood right at the front for most of the set, then fought my way back to get some long shots. It wasn't helped by not having the promised pass on the door - but the door staff were sympathetic and at least let me in the venue; and the ticket I'd bought went to a good home.

The gig? Great. Skinny Puppy are really about massive aural overload - it's more an assault on the hearing at a basic, physical level. There are messages in there, in the projections and the vocals but the communication is the noise. There's a lot of more modern bands that owe a lot to the Skinny Puppy legacy - and in many ways it's a shame that the inventors are not widely appreciated...

Anyway - onto some pictures. Crap light, grotty venue=limited success.





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gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: August 10th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
We have to work with what we're given, lighting wise, nice use of silhouettes :-)
karohemd From: karohemd Date: August 10th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Randomly

Hey, you were the other photographer at the HFM/Deathboy/KM gig at the Camden Underworld and provided the sidelight for this pic of HFM/We Are Summa. Cheers! ;o)
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: August 10th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Randomly

No worries :-) Mine are here.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: August 10th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Randomly

*grins*
Yeah, that's how I found them. :o)
The rest of mine should be up soon here, Deathboy and KM already are.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: August 10th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, the last one looks like it's from a zombie film. Braiiins.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 10th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that's a fair summary of Ogre's stage act.
berrega From: berrega Date: August 10th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes,...interesting gig.

On the way home I opened my wallet to put my tram ticket in and found it full of gore.... Mmmmm
littleonions From: littleonions Date: August 10th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds Gwartastic (or King Kurtesque ifn you is that old:)

Quick question; doesn't it get frustrating doing band pics? I mean obviously there is the dosh aspect of band promo stuff, but sheesh, man and mike shots must get a bit repetitive/dull for the old creative gland after a while no?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 10th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
To some extent. There's no dosh aspect in what I do :-)

The challenge is about getting the best from what you have to work with - but "man and mic" is a bit tedious. I'm trying to do more other stuff - hence why I nearly caved and went snap-happy at Odyssey.
littleonions From: littleonions Date: August 10th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, it was good to see you without a camera in your hand at Odyssey, well resisted that man.
trauma_pet From: trauma_pet Date: August 10th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
fab pics:)
From: blu_muse Date: August 10th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

beautiful!

...you always do an amazing job!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 10th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: beautiful!

Thanks. As ever, let me know if any of them are useful to you for StarVox.
xerode From: xerode Date: August 10th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet pics as always.

Was there any support? I'm heading out tonight (without a camera, natch) but I'd like to know how much drinking I can get done after doors open...

I also have a favour to ask shortly...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 10th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Same as Manchester - no support, late start (doors 8:30 not 7; on stage 9:30) and no encore as the set finished less than 10 minutes before the curfew.

Ask away :-)
xerode From: xerode Date: August 10th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cheers for the info. Trying to work out maximum bar-time without having to pay premium prices inside the Astoria ;)

I'll e-mail you with this favour once I've got some more of the details ironed out :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 10th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tease :-P
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