I thought that a week of Supergrass performances would be appropriate during my coping with their recent decision to break up. This version of “Mary” is very good, probably one of the most fun versions I’ve been able to find; again the sound quality is superb. I would love to know if bootlegs of these shows exist in MP3 or CD format. Let us know if you have it and hook us up here at HiFi Central. Let the Supergrass tribute continue, enjoy!
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I felt that a tribute to Supergrass was due; especially since they are officially breaking up for good. This clip from a show at Somerset House (UK) is one of my favorites; would be great if anyone knows if a recording was made available to the general public; the sound quality is excellent. I will miss these guys greatly.
It is a sad day in music with the recent news that the British group Supergrass will cease to exist after 17 years making wonderful music. I’m stunned and dismayed mainly due to the fact that they have been working diligently on the much anticipated album Release Of The Drones; I guess this may not happen since there is no official word from the bands website.
The band will be performing 4 shows in the UK and Europe as farewell performances; a nice gesture but still very dissapointing. A a formal farewell tour would be the least they could do for their fans; but perhaps they simply have reached a critical mass and feel ending it amicably rather than on the road is a better way to go. I had a sneaking (and sinking) feeling that things were odd when lead singer Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey formed a side project called The Hot Rats, touring the globe whilst supposedly recording the new album.
The bands website claims that “musical differences” lead to the decision to disband; but I’m thinking there is more to the story than just that; perhaps I’m still trying to cope with the concept of no more Supergrass albums.
If any of the members happen to come across this blog, please do respond in kind and consider a proper farewell tour for us US fans who are feeling rather deprived and are in mourning.
Makes one wonder “what went wrong”, eh?
If you are in the UK or France, get your tickets while they last…I’m sure these shows will sell out quickly.
Tuesday 8th June – Barrowland, Glasgow
Wednesday 9th June – Academy, Manchester
Thursday 10th June – Brixton Academy, London
Friday 11th June – La Cigalle, Paris
If your like me you appreciate it when artists make their music available for listening to for free on their websites. Although you cannot download the songs (unless you are a techno-wizard which I am not) you can listen to them multiple times over on their player.
The Hot Rats is a side project from Supergrass singer-guitarist Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey. While Supergrass is recording their 7th studio album due out in early 2010, these two decided that a side project was cool as well. You can listen to 5 tracks on The Hot Rats website; the second song Big Sky is pretty cool cover of the Kinks classic, I love it! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Hot Rats U.S. Tour Dates:
1/12/2010 – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
1/14/2010 – Bowery Ball Room (NYC)
1/19/2010 – Spaceland (Los Angeles, CA)
1/21/2010 – Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA)