Saturday, April 25, 2009

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

I pretty much attended this just to see the Flaming Lips, it was only 20 bucks anyway. I saw a lot of awesome bands in the time in between but I didn't record much, I had better things to do.

When I saw Matisyahu at Splendour in the Grass in 2006, he played a “meh” set until King Without a Crown when he and his band suddenly became the most fun, loud and tighest machine on the planet. This time it was just meh the whole way.

Matisyahu - McDowell Mountain, Phoenix, 25/04/2009
- 1 hour 1 minutes - 87.9mb

The Flaming Lips were totally and completely amazing. People at home better have their tickets to this already. Confetti, Teletubbie suits (that don’t fit me), gongs, megaphones with smoke machines, awesome covers and huge screens. It was weird that 2 out of the 3 Yoshimi songs they played were basically turned into crowd sing-a-longs minus any instruments.

Wayne played a guitar with two necks, one of the necks being a Guitar Hero guitar, as well as a bugle, appropriate for ANZAC day. Drozd played another double necked guitar, but with one neck broken off. At one point a pink robot costume was thrown at the stage and the band took turns in wearing it.

I did catch a drum stick. Score again. Makes up for trying on a purple Teletubbie outfit and being told it doesn’t fit and to return to the crowd while d-bags like Johnny Knoxville and Steveo get to keep theirs.

Recording is in Mono.

Race for the Prize
Lightning Strikes the Postman
Purple Rain (Partial)
Fight Test
The Process
Happy Birthday
Vein of Stars
Mountain Side
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung
The W.A.N.D.
She Don’t Use Jelly
Do You Realise???

The Flaming Lips - McDowell Mountain, Phoenix, 25/04/2009 - 1 hour 34 minutes - 79mb

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