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RE: london gig | from kruppersOct 21 2002 - 12:54

Hey Marc

Nice photos - bought it all back to me. Want to do it again because it went too quickly. You could have crashed on my floor if I'd known.

RE: london gig | from edOct 12 2002 - 22:09

I am curious what people think about badly drawn boy. Especially the UK folks. I really dig his stuff. I hear folk implosion and smiths, hear and there.

RE: london gig | from marcOct 12 2002 - 19:28

here's some of the better photos...


just click on I..D..A..H..O

RE: london gig | from marcOct 09 2002 - 12:03

he he he!

I don't know what the homeless in London are moaning about, THEY all had sleeping bags...

RE: london gig | from DBOct 08 2002 - 08:56

A zillion times better than that radiohead wannabe!!
You readjusted to sleeping in a comfy bed again yet Marco???

RE: london gig | from marcOct 08 2002 - 08:07

I have recently read reviews of the new LOW album in both the Sunday Times and the Observer. If these papers are willing to review this kind of music, then maybe they just need pushing in the right direction. A few e-mails to them might alert their respective music review editors to the fact that there are other bands out there.

Also, i keep seeing some guy called 'Aqualung' advertised on the television. If the public want meaningful, male singer and a piano type tunes, then surely Jeff's new stuff is all of that, and more.

RE: london gig | from DBOct 08 2002 - 03:24

Try British Sea Power. Doing a tour at the mo and playing all over the shop. mad as hatters but got the best attitude and the most ideas and you will NOT forget their live show. Bit retro( like a punky joy division ) but they could go off in a zillion directions. Part from that it's all a bit depressing on the home front.

RE: london gig | from aliOct 07 2002 - 17:20

regarding idaho publicity in the uk, i'm fed up with the music press at the minite (not that it's ever been that good). it's like all you need to do is dress like the strokes and play music like the strokes and have haircuts like the strokes you get loads of press don't you "hoggboy". and bands like idaho that actually have developed a distinctive individual sound of their own dont get any publicity. I like the strokes themselves a lot but im getting fed up of all these other peiople, oh look it's the libertines or the beatings, they look a bit like the strokes. it's boring. anyway generally, since they heyday of shoegazing, most english bands have been crap. scotlands got loads of cool bands though, belle and s, mogwai, james yorkston and i'm not just saying that cos i'm scottosh, cos i'm english. are their any good english bands around at the minite ? i usually think of the tindersticks then i run out of people.

RE: london gig | from thomas sainzOct 07 2002 - 12:05

I am trying to answer the question "were there anybody from London?"
I was with a friend. We both live within walking distance from the Garage. We have not crossed the country or slept in a doorway. To see one of one's favourite band a few yards from home: this is what London is about, all the rest being crap. On this specific night we happened to choose the same restaurant as Jeff and Co which was pretty cool except we were too shy to start a conversation with the band. Yet we had the chance to witness an anti-star system moment when everybody around the table had to dig deep onto one's pockets to be able to pay for one's pasta or pizza. Later on we were very sorry for the band. A pity that for their first gig in ten years they were not paid more attention. At least in France - where my friend and I come France - Jeff and John got interviews and articles in some of the most prestigious newspapers (the ones I read and respect). I hope I'll have another chance to see them live as the performance was the best I have ever seen in such intimate conditions.

RE: london gig | from alan kyleOct 04 2002 - 09:16

Hey Ian H, twas I who had travelled all the way from Scotland, just to finally get to see my favourite band. I was guy with brown spiky hair and beat up black leather jacket. It was great to finally meet Dale, who seemed a bit shocked that I was there in person, and a big thank you to Mr John Berry- for remembering my surname!!! a bit of a shame I was too starstruck to say too much to Jeff, but at least i got my photo taken with him and got to shake his, hopefully free of cold germs, hand! He's seems like great guy and what a powerful emotive instrument his voice is. Thanks for a fantastic night guys. Sorry I couldn't speak to Dale a bit longer but with tube strikes and taxis waiting it wasn't to be. Next time...
It was well worth coming all the way from Glasgow to finally meet and hear such an incredible band.
Just make sure you come to Scotland next time and I can chat a bit longer. Dale, it was a pleasure and thanks for my free poster!

RE: london gig | from John SawyerOct 04 2002 - 04:15

I am the 'tall bald guy' !!
The recording has turned out pretty well.
I got lost in a bit of a ' I'm actually at an Idaho gig-yipes' kinda vibe and hence the MD runs out before 'creep' !!..which is a shimm...great song..beautifully ragged version..but I do have the rest of the set.
I'll get my technical dept !!(ie the other brave traveller who came down from The Kingdom of Fife with me !! )on to it and see if we can smooth it out a bit.
If anyone fancies a recording and gets in touch with me it'll be no probs to mp3 it up and ftp it or send it to them.
By the way what did everyone think of the piano and drums version of 'Alive Again' ? On the night I was so stunned that they actually did the song ( I had an eerie experience on my 30th birthday when listening to this song.. but I won't bother you with that at this time ha ha !!) that I found it hard to take in how it worked in the more uptempo stylee. On listening to it on the MD it actually works fairly well.

Anyway... I'll just say that I got on an airplane for the first time to see Idaho..was it worth it ??!!..ear pain and all!!..hell yeah..

RE: london gig | from DeanoOct 03 2002 - 08:21

I still have a rosy glow from the whole experience though I'm somewhat gutted that I had to rush off and didn't have some of the experiences you guys had.
Marc: your backstage experience sounds amazing. I've never seen anyone smile so much over a two hour period!!
God bless the Ho!!

RE: london gig | from StephenOct 03 2002 - 07:56

I recorded the gig too and got the setlist. I'll post it if I can remember to bring it into work. Reckon there were 80 people there and probably 10 different recordings. I told them I'd send a copy when I've burned it - they don't mind about people recording but I thought it was polite to ask. I'd still have done it if they'd said no though.

RE: london gig | from Iain HOct 03 2002 - 06:51

I was in the group of three with the "Tall bald guy" (!) - who incidentally was another that travelled down from Scotland just for the gig.. ..was there more than 1 or 2 there actually from London?

Seeing Idaho finally was a huge joy. There may always be things to pick holes in - such as not playing every song from every album they've released since they were last across! - but I certainly really enjoyed hearing Jeff's voice sound as good live as it always has on their records.

We did MD the show but I've only heard it played back very quietly (as my flatmate was in and it was very late when we got back) so I don't know how well it turned out.

RE: london gig | from marcOct 03 2002 - 02:26

one more thing, i too thought jeff's voice was excellent, but he was actually croaking like a frog backstage, suffering from a cold, and drinking lots of hot tea.

John and he were saying that they nearly called the show off...

RE: london gig | from marcOct 03 2002 - 02:23

finally made it home...

I was the chap with the digital camera, and for my sins, also in the loud shirt. I'll put the photos up on a web page in a couple of days when my hangover finally subsides.

It was a shame that there were not any more people there, but it was a great gig anyway.

Well worth the fact that i had to sleep in a shop doorway around the corner from 'the garage', as i could find no hotel...

I would like at this point to say a big thankyou to jeff, john and the rest of the band who made me feel really welcome backstage. They answered all of my questions, gave me playlists and passes from the previous show in paris, and even gave me a short run through of 'god's green earth'. It's an old song, but my favourite and i knew they were going to concentrate on the new material, so jeff was good enough to give me a private show!

I really cannot say how kind they were to me, especially as i was really rather drunk. I hope i didn't annoy them too much, nor sit and stare open mouthed!!!

and Adam, from the post above. I saw jeff signing your skyscrape single, and he wouldn't let me steal it!!!

once again, thankyou Idaho for putting on such a good show!!!


RE: london gig | from BenOct 02 2002 - 12:58

Top gig. Well worth the trip. The last full band track was euphoric stuff (what was it called?). Yes, the new stuff was good as well as old familiars. I am listening to the "we were young ..." CD which seems good on a first blast. Now the long wait until the next time but at least I'm inspired again. (if you fancy doing a bit of constructive criticism, www.wildhope.com , but be gentle, its early days!)

RE: london gig | from AdamOct 02 2002 - 12:43

Nope, sorry, I have a full head of hair!! I was sat with my better half right next to the central walkway - in between the band (who sounded excellent) and a bunch of whiny, drunk, Pavement wannabees (the support band (i reckon)).

The sound would've been o.k. if it weren't for the bass drum, which unfortunately clips out in almost every track (but like you say dan, the quieter songs are O.K.), and hopefully a bit of tweaking will sort it out.

Jeffs voice is really strong on it though, and it is worth it just for the fact that it is idaho, live

If my/your copy comes out alright, email me and we come come up with a swap arrangement, and then I could try and piece all of the various recording bits together in my litle studio).

Hope that Jeff and John don't mind us recording them?? Oh well, they'll never know...

RE: london gig | from DanOct 02 2002 - 08:55

I recorded the show last night... A friend is doing all the "technical" stuff to it at the moment so I don't know what the overall quality is like. I was trying some new microphones and a bass roll off box (constructed again by my technically gifted friend, Lee) The quieter moments definitely recorded well, I'll let you guys know in a few days how it turns out when I know. I've recorded other gigs lately that havent turned out too well, but this one stands the best chance...

There were another three guys stood behind me with a MD recorder (a tall bald guy?) was this you Adam ? And the bloke on his own smoking Mayfair cigs.. was that you Deano ?

Was a low turnout considering some of us who post here seem to have travelled from outside London to get there. Let's just hope it won't be another 9 years !

Show was fantastic, naturally...

RE: london gig | from DeanoOct 02 2002 - 08:38

Noooooo: I was knackered: stood and swayed a little and had to run off early to get back to brighton so didn't get to chat to Jeff and John.
Is your recording really bad?? Wouldn't mind a minidisc if you manage to clean it up.

RE: london gig | from AdamOct 02 2002 - 07:30

Did anyone get a full setlist? Or a decent recording? (I don't think mine will make the grade without about a months worth of re-eq-ing in Soundforge...)

Jeff & John were the perfect hosts, even signing my skyscrape 7"...

Who was the guy with the digital camera? I could use a copy of the photos...

Fantastic gig though, nearly brought a tear to my extreme metal eye. Just hope that it doesn't take another nine years for them to get back here.


RE: london gig | from kruppersOct 02 2002 - 07:12

Hey Deano

Were you the guy dancing at the front (not with camera and loud shirt)? Nice moves! Not enough people there though, it could have been a lot more atmospheric. It was fantastic nevertheless. Jeff's voice is fantastic. The new stuff sounded great, the old stuff great, even tracks I don't like to listen to on the CDs were a revelation... more please.

RE: london gig | from DeanoOct 02 2002 - 06:21

Making/playing music for the love of it. I'd be happy to flyposter for them next time.
I'm peeved that I was too creamed to chat to people but there you go. Maybe nextime!!

RE: london gig | from mark SOct 02 2002 - 05:53

I guess it didn't sell out,
I thought the show was really great,
A shame that they have no promotion here at all or decent distribution, but they seemed in good shape about it all.

RE: london gig | from DeanoOct 02 2002 - 05:23

Well if they will insist on not releasing a record in the UK for years and not promoting the tour at all!!
I was actually dead on my feet due to sleep dep but was still a v happy boy.
Creep at the end was amazing and when little John reeled out on that guitar....
Who was the chap with the big loud shirt and the digital camera??
I saw levitate for sale???

RE: london gig | from thisrainOct 02 2002 - 04:13

truly life affirming, but right about the lack of people; didn't make for what should have been an intense atmosphere. shame too about no levitate cd's being available at the end, but no faulting the set. almost worth the wait...

RE: london gig | from DeanoOct 02 2002 - 03:02

Get you back was sublime, shame to see so few people there.
Jeff smiled lots..
Took me 4 hrs to get back to Brighton!!

RE: london gig | from thisrainOct 01 2002 - 07:34

nah, tix still available. should be ridiculously good; time i made my way...

b*stard tube strike could make things interesting tho'.

Anyone live near reading..?

(Always worth a try...!) ahem.

RE: london gig | from mark SOct 01 2002 - 06:26

The gig tonite won't sell out will it? how popular are idaho,

RE: london gig | from mark SOct 01 2002 - 06:25

The gig tonite won't sell out will it? how popular are idaho,

RE: london gig | from kruppersOct 01 2002 - 05:01

Will be there as long as the traffic doesn't kill me. I live in South London so, about the same amount of time to get from Glasgow. There's been no real promo of this gig, so numbers could be low. However, should be intense. Bought the new album in a small CD shop in Luxembourg last week (don't ask). How come Lux get's it before us?

Seeya later

RE: london gig | from DeanoSep 27 2002 - 09:26

Scratch that: the bad news is: strike is planned from Tuesday 8pm til Wednesday 8pm!!

Very bad.

RE: london gig | from DeanoSep 26 2002 - 05:16

I believe there is a strike today (26th ) but haven't heard anything about next week.

RE: london gig | from DanSep 25 2002 - 12:20

Hi everyone...

I've heard a rumour that there is a tube strike next Tuesday, is this true ? I don't want to drive down without allowing myself extra time for traffic, and ending up missing the gig !

Cheers !

(Got "we were young" in the post today... V happy!)

RE: london gig | from marcSep 18 2002 - 04:36

i'm coming down from Lancaster, and ali, that sounds like a good idea. I don't want to sit in a pub by myself for five hours before the gig starts.

I'll get slaughtered!!

Anyone know of any half-decent hotels in the area???

RE: london gig | from aliSep 17 2002 - 15:45

i'm going to come down from middlesbrough and i'll try to persuade some london chums to come along

is there any point in us all wearing something so we could identify each other like a badge or one rolled up trouser leg, or is that just silly ?

RE: london gig | from AdamSep 17 2002 - 14:24

Music Scene... Lincoln... the three words should never be used in the same sentence - there are no decent venues, and with the new University, there are only audiences during term-times. I'm in a "metal" band, and having drummed up a decent following our drummer and guitarist have split for pastures new... cack...

The "new" album is great though - I definately like the rockier stuff, harking back to the days of the YaY album.

See you folks in london


RE: london gig | from DeanoSep 17 2002 - 03:26

Got my " we were young" through. Sounds amazing on first couple of listens!! on a sour note. ( for those buying CD's on US sites ), customs nabbed my package and I had to pay a £9.50 customs charge ( 4.00 tax 5.50 admin!! ) Bastards!! Looking forward to meeting you peeps at the Garage. it's going to be weird after waiting 8 years to see em!!v what's the music scene in Lincoln like???

RE: london gig | from AdamSep 16 2002 - 17:24

Just booked my tickets to the London gig too, and the new album arrived this morning. Ain't life grand (apart from having to travel to London from Lincoln to see the band - admittedly not as far as Glasgow though). Hope to see some folks there - I'll be the lanky guy with the goatee and bins, looking all excited...

RE: london gig | from DeanusSep 11 2002 - 05:21

Well lets hope a few London bods wander in off the streets otherwise it's down to the six of us to create an atmosphere!! Ordered my CD off CD-Universe $10. It's only been 4 days so panic hasn't set in yet. Also ordered Archer Prewitts second and The new year's LP after recommendations on these boards. I'm trusting you guys!!

RE: london gig | from alan kSep 10 2002 - 15:29

thanks for the input guys- see you in London then for my first live Idaho experience. Still bloody waiting for the new cd from amazon.co.uk. Been waiting 2 frigging weeks- the shits!

RE: london gig | from DeanusSep 10 2002 - 01:19

I'll be there with my brother up from Brighton. Shame it's only one gig in whole of UK.

RE: london gig | from DanSep 10 2002 - 00:02

Myself and a couple of friends will be travelling down from Leicestershire for the evening...

who's going | from alan kSep 09 2002 - 16:01

Are any of the fans who use the message board going to the London gig? I'm coming from Glasgow and wondered what kind of turn-out I can expect. See you there- I'll be at the bar no doubt!

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