...off to a Flying Start since Sunday 15th August 2010

...off to a Flying Start since Sunday 15th August 2010

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HAMMERING THE CRAMPS (@ Dane Certificate's Magic Shop,Melbourne 28/06/14)

 Hammering the Cramps consists of Karl Von Bamberger(keyboards), Reggie Norris(guitar), Simon Krause(vocals/guitar) and Jesse Clark(drums). I'm told that they only had one rehearsal before this concert and hadn't played for seven years. This was their first show in Melbourne too....
 Musical parallels could be made with N.Z. bands such as the Terminals, Pin Group, Dadamah or any number of Xpressway independent minded sound summoners. At times the music sounded quite fragile and disparate, almost collapsing but would suddenly hit harmonic booms which made me see a big field of cathartic blue. I don't have much to say as I was very blown away by the power of this group and felt I'd seen something quite special, maybe it was the drugs. I can still hear some of these moments...
 Anyway, I fucked up big time with my zoom H2n's batteries dying mid set thus I missed a couple of songs. So I only have four tunes which may give you an idea of this group's beauty, one of these tracks is missing the beginning but I put it on anyhow as it sounded good
 A definite reminder of why I like music! Check out the Tasmanian label Wormwood Grasshopper's catalogue for other gems...

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