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July 18, 2005 at 4:23 am #48217
Jeff in East YorkParticipant
1. Who was opening band? I liked them, drummer was too chatty, but still pretty good for a curtain jerkerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..
2. What was the deal with Lou trying to stop the first song? What a dink, no wonder he got tossed out of the band.
3. Curtain not opening all the way during the opening song was pretty funny too! Very Spinal Tap.
4. Concert was too loud. Could not enjoy the showÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..Hey, I know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a Bruce Cockburn show, but man, I just couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get into the show knowing that every song would be ruined by some guitar solo that was going to wreck my ears, again, very Spinal Tap, Nigel would be proud of those guitar soloÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too bad, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been a Dino fan for quite some time, and this is probably my last opportunity to see them, and my last experience of them will be a bad oneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Maybe itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s me, I just might be to oldÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
JeffJuly 18, 2005 at 4:36 am #111262
Yeah, it sounds like you’re just too old. All three shows I saw were nice and loud, but none were loud enough to be uncomfortable.July 18, 2005 at 5:08 am #111263
yo_paullyParticipant"Jeff in East York" wrote:1. Who was opening band? I liked them, drummer was too chatty, but still pretty good for a curtain jerkerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..
The meligrove band – they were really good.
http://www.meligroveband.com/”>http://www.meligroveband.com/"Jeff in East York" wrote:4. Concert was too loud.
My ears are still ringing… but I know I’m too old.July 18, 2005 at 5:37 am #111264
Yeah, Jeff, I think you should have checked this board out before going. Dino is easily the loudest band I’ve ever seen and J’s shows are incredibly loud as well. It’s ALWAYS a good idea to wear earplugs. Not only does it save your ears but it allows you to enjoy the music more as well. You can actually hear better with them in.
Interesting to hear someone say they’ve been a dino fan for years but don’t enjoy guitar solos that are going to hurt the ears. I’m not sure I’ve heard of that beforeJuly 18, 2005 at 8:02 am #111265
That was the best Dinosaur Jr. show I’ve ever seen.
I’ve seen them at an outdoor festival before and a larger indoor venue and the sound/noise/volume got kinda lost. It was nice and loud at the Phoenix the way Dinosaur Jr. should be heard.
It’s amazing how noisey, loud and chaotic the sound can get but there is always a melody or tune in there.
It was good to see and hear. Not many bands can fill a venue with sound like that. Never mind the fact that Dinosaur Jr. is only a three peice, but thier sound is way bigger than most four or five piece bands.
Definately a treat to hear Dino Jr. kick it out full volumeJuly 18, 2005 at 8:53 am #111266
oh yeah>>>i wore earplugs to the Dino show in Boston & can’t live without them anymore for ANY half-loud show; too much hearing damage already from being tres punk sans hearing protection (ooooooh so paying the price for that now…)July 18, 2005 at 9:17 am #111267"rockellita" wrote:oh yeah>>>i wore earplugs to the Dino show in Boston & can’t live without them anymore for ANY half-loud show; too much hearing damage already from being tres punk sans hearing protection (ooooooh so paying the price for that now…)
I hear you (har, har). I might have to stop going to see Motorhead as the last couple times I saw them they were so loud that even with earplugs it hurt, and I was stone deaf for two days. Dino seem to have established a nice balance between loud and unbearable, where there’s lots of sonic force but no pain. And again, their soundman really deserves kudos up the wazoo for the job he’s been doing on this tour.July 18, 2005 at 2:25 pm #111268
Hey man, they’re Dinosaur…they’re LOUD. That said, I forgot to bring ear plugs – I was right at the front and tried to get some when Lou gave the jar of ’em to the bouncer to give people, but I couldn’t snag a pair. 24h later my head is still ringing and I’m sure I’m talking louder than necessary. But my fault; I knew what to expect, and stood right at the front anyways. The mixing did suck, though…vocals were almost entirely lost, at least from where I was.
I’ve always had a massive crush on J so I’m maybe a little biased, but I enjoyed the show. They played most of what I wanted to hear….J wasn’t enthused at all, but that’s nothing new. I saw him in a solo acoustic show at the Opera House sometime around ’96 or ’97 and while it was awesome, it wasn’t all that memorable because he never seems to be enthusiastic. There was such a crowd difference from seeing shows in the 90’s to seeing them now – nobody really moves! I don’t really see how you could be into the music and just STAND there, but I guess I’m just a child of the moshing era. I miss the energy of the entire crowd being of one mind, in tune with everyone else, and whenever that is lacking, the concert itself always lacks a little bit. But damn, J plays a mean guitar, and Murph and Lou rocked out. It seemed like they felt obligated to do "Freak Scene" during the encore, but I was glad to hear it anyway. No major complaints about the show.
Was it really Lou’s birthday? Singing to him was a cute touch.
I’m so glad I FINALLY got to see Dinosaur live – I don’t think I could ever get enough.July 18, 2005 at 5:30 pm #111269
I, too, was at the Toronto Dino Jr. show and it made my ears bleed! Thank you to Jeff for pointing this out – I thought I was the only one. Good to know I’m not alone. I’d go see them again if only I could hear, but I’ll have to sit at home and read the score instead. I hope they print Mascis’ "whooo" audience banter in the margins.July 19, 2005 at 4:20 am #111270
Jeff in East YorkParticipant"andyfest" wrote:Interesting to hear someone say they’ve been a dino fan for years but don’t enjoy guitar solos that are going to hurt the ears. I’m not sure I’ve heard of that before
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what I loved about the band, those sprawling guitar soloÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s but on Sunday, as I was getting into every song that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be dying to hear, it would just be ruined by some jet engine solo."bruisemymind" wrote:Hey man, they’re Dinosaur…they’re LOUD..
Hey, I knew what to expect, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d seen Dino before, although it has been about 11 years since I last saw themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..I guess itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time I switch from Green Mind to something more my speed, like Martin + Me or something I guess.July 19, 2005 at 6:37 am #111271
just need some good ear plugs man. you can get good ones for like 10-15 bucks that will allow you to hear and enjoy the show without the hurting in the ears or ringing after the show…. or bleeding? hahaJuly 21, 2005 at 5:26 am #111272
Can they really be worst than the Motorthead decibel level? I’m sorry I missed this. I had the urge to go at least one hour before the last bus to the Big Toe show. I’m also sad I missed the NY show, because it seems they played No Bones–and I’ve been wanting to hear that one for a long time.July 21, 2005 at 11:18 am #111273
Lou tried to stop the first song? What was the deal there?July 24, 2005 at 10:49 am #111274
I have to agree, the sound level was way to loud. Why bother having the music so loud that you require earplugs. That just makes the music all muffled. This was my fourth time seeing d.j./mascis and it was definitely the loudest by far. My ears hurt that evening, and the following day. There is just no need for that stupidity, your ears should not ring at all after a concert. Ringing = Damage. It was more comfortable when I moved to the very back of the club, but it was still too loud. Like the previous poster said, its hard to get into something that’s so loud that it’s causing pain and you’re worried about damage. I think d.j./mascis get so tied up in keeping to their image of LOUD, they take it too far.
Regarding Lou trying to stop the first song. He is a moron, I think it was because he was pissed about the curtain not opening and those balloons on his microphone. If you noticed he acted like a baby and ran around popping them. I have no respect for that guy.
Regarding J, I am growing tired of him. Nothing but a prick. No excitement with that guy, always acts so boring and uninterested. I remember seeing him at the State Theatre in Detroit many many years back, and I managed to ask him after the concert for an autograph. Obviously, unappreciative of his fans, he only put a lousy J, didn’t say a word, and acted like his normal cocky self.
Once again, like another poster said, its too bad that the last time I see them will go down in my books as the worst of the shows I have seen.July 24, 2005 at 11:11 am #111275"fata morgana" wrote:Can they really be worst than the Motorthead decibel level?
No, they’re not. They’re nice and loud, but not over-the-top like Lemmy and co. There have been a few Dino shows in the past that were Motorhead volume — I’m thinking especially of a couple shows I saw in ’94-’95 — but these days the band seems to be trying to present their sound properly rather than simply blowing out everyone’s ears. I can’t believe anyone would complain about the volume on this tour — I know rock in general, and particularly "indie rock," has gotten really weak and weedy over the past half-decade or so, but can things really be so bad that people can’t handle a rock show played at a volume that a rock show is *supposed* to be played at? Shameful, I tell you.
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