perjantai 11. joulukuuta 2009

Absu - Live in Rotterdam, 22.04.1995

Absu - Live at the Baroeg, Rotterdam 22nd April 1995
2) Cyntefyn's Fountain
3) Feis Mor Tir Na N'Og
4) ...And Shineth Unto The Cold Cometh...
5) The Thrice Is Greatest To Ninnigal
6) The Coming Of War
7) Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle


Absu is one of my favourite US bands, so naturally I've picked up some bootlegs of their live shows as well. Unfortunately, I had most on VHS. Here's one of the few I got on tape, another gig at the Baroeg and promoting "The Sun Of Tiphareth" album & the "...And Shineth..." 7"EP released the same year. Good set, I would've only switched "The Coming Of War" with "The Sun Of Tiphareth" or "A Quest Unto The 77th Novel" or preferably added them and a song or two from "Barathrum.: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." but can't have everything, I know. Especially pleased with them including "Cyntefyn's Fountain" - they better still do that live if they ever finally wander up to Finland!

Enough babbling, back to business. The sound of the recording is pretty good for a Baroeg gig. Nothing's really too loud, though this time I could have the drums louder. Biggest gripe with this one is probably the way too long and tedious intro bit, but I decided to remain faithful to the original dub and not shorten it. At least you can skip it, unlike me when I listened to it on cassette. Recommended to all who bother with these live bootlegs in the first place and Absu fans of course.

5 kommenttia:

THE DECEASED kirjoitti...

Good one!! Pretty cool live-set they had back then.
If you're interested, here is an audiorip of a VHS tape I posted some time ago, good sound & great gig. Furthermore, if interested, an instr. rehearsal from '93:

THE DECEASED kirjoitti...

Velkaarn, I was finally able to reach some stuff by Evrakon (swe) in trade. Unfortunately it's pure garbage in my eyes, but I thought I should at least let you know. Decide for yourself, pal!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Everyone should check out THE DECEASED's link up there for the Bad Wörischofen live, it is excellent!!!

Invidia kirjoitti...

Hails! It seems to be that the link unfortuanly is dead, is a reupload possible?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Will do that now. Hmm, seeing how Yappy's blog is long gone I wonder if I should repost THE DECEASED's stuff?