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Kyuss Lives Orange Goblin Red Fang Melbourne 2013

SOUNDWAVE 2013 SIDEWAVE

KYUSS LIVES!

Orange Goblin

and Red Fang

Palace Theatre

Melbourne

February 26th 2013

 

THE LAST KYUSS LIVES! SHOW EVER HITS MELBOURNE

 

Held at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, this was a unique show in that this would be Kyuss Lives final show as headliners under the Kyuss banner. Due to legal reasons, the band have had to change their name to Vista Chino but regardless, the band's music would live on and that ultimately is what the fans have always wanted to see ever since the band disbanded in the late 90's.

 

Opening band Red Fang casually strolled out and put on a solid 30 minutes of great heavy rock that would setup the rest of the night. After only hearing their music literally a few months before this show, I was looking forward to seeing how they would be live and they did not disappoint. Great band.

 

Next up was stoner rock legends Orange Goblin. Again, I had only heard their music about 6 months beforehand but liked what I had heard. However their live show was completely different in a much better way! Not only were they a great live band but ended up being one of the highlights of the sidewave tour and the best band on this particular night. Aside from a minor guitar sound problem early on in the show, it was bar none perfect. If you have not heard their music I recommend checking them out but their studio songs do not do justice to how they are live.

 

Finally Kyuss hits the stage and the crowd was packed in and into it straight away. It always surprises me that despite some of the mellow songs this band has, the crowd gets into it like it was a Slayer show! One notable thing that has to be mentioned was the absence of Nick Olivieri on bass who left due to the legal battles over the name and recordings and instead legendary Corrosion Of Conformity bassman Mike Dean filled in which was a nice surprise! The show kicked off with "One Inch Man" and the classics rolled out from there one by one. Aside from a slightly thin sound, the band sounded great, John Garcia's vocals sounded better than ever but overall I did not think it was as good as the last time they were in Australia, Garcia did not seem particularly overjoyed during the show and left fairly quickly without much fanfare. Let's hope the new band name and new album will get the band rejuvenated for the next tour downunder. The show ended with a stretched out jam session during the epic "Odyssey" to close out the night and there ended one awesome stoner rock heaven gig!

MOTLEY CR

 

by Andrew SchizoDeluxe

 

 

KYUSS LIVES ORANGE GOBLIN RED FANG LIVE REVIEW THE PALACE MELBOURNE 2013