Monday, January 17, 2022

The Things - Live at Temple Bar, Centre Dublin, May 24, 2004 Cassette


Big Neck (2021)

Working my way through the pile of live tapes that Big Neck sent over.  Today we have The Things and a show recorded back in 2004.  The Things are another band that I'm not really familiar with but it makes me wonder how that band name was still available in the early 2000s.  On Discogs, they are The Things (2), so I guess they had a somewhat early claim to the name if nothing else.

Sound quality-wise, this tape isn't anywhere near as clear as last week's Ar-Kaics one.  This is a bit more rough and ready, sounding like it might have just been someone in the crowd with a recorder.  It's not bad or unlistenable, but it does kind of cement my feeling that hearing a band via a live album as your first exposure to them isn't really ideal.

I do like it though.  There's a creepy organ going on and the general sound of the band is very similar to one of the great Canadian bands of the new millennium, Sedatives.  The Things are a little bit more in debt to a garage rock sound that Sedatives, but both are chasing hooks in a Wipers sort of way.  

The Things -  Live at Temple Bar, Centre Dublin, May 24, 2004:

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