six by seven at The Maze

six by seevn maze photo

I have to say that was the best gig I’ve ever done on Saturday at the Maze. In the past six by seven was very strict and everything was worked out, right down to when we put the fuzzboxes on to create the build ups. People said I looked miserable and scary on stage, but this was because I spent most of my time counting numbers in my head and concentrating like a motherfucker.

Saturday was the opposite of all that; freeform guitar solo’s, huge segue’s with improvised drumming, cue’s for chord changes counted out live and beginnings of songs starting when I came in with the first line of the lyrics. Apart from that, everything was structured, we don’t want to be a jazz band after all. It sounded like Spacemen 3, Stooges, Velvets and Crazy Horse.

I also enjoyed doing the ‘acoustic / stand-up / story-telling’ support slot. Again, everything was pretty random but there was such a great atmosphere that it was easy to do!

It was great meeting people from the mailing list and putting faces to names and addresses, especially Shohei Miyauchi who had come all the way from Japan to see the show. I think best of all was that you made it happen by pledging on Kickstarter.

Rehearsals were also a joy, working with Charlie, Chris Moore and Chris Davis, everyone was so professional at getting this together in just 5 rehearsals. It was hard work and we knew we had to time it just right so that we peaked for the gig. Lets hope we can do some more, everyone in the band is up for it.

1. Got To Find A Way Out Of Here
2. Alone (new song)
3. Well (new song)
4. Mother Of Life
5. Fade Away
6. Cafeteria Rats
7. Flypaper For Freaks
8. Mind (Head-Fuck)

(Acoustic set)

  1. Everything Disappears
  2. All My New Best Friends
  3. Pain
  4. July August Winter
  5. Fighting (song from MuZiK KluB)
  6. 100 & Something Foxhall Road

 

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2 comments

  1. Sorry I couldn’t be there Chris, for what it’s worth I think you’re making the best music you’ve made in years; both the Six. By Seven free ep’s and the Twelve AS-1 stuff is really good. Listening to the free cd with Mojo (Neu Decade) I was disappointed with most of it, but was blown away with the Micheal Rother track and have been listening to a lot of his stuff via youtube since. That got me thinking…. “was that the guy Chris met for tea earlier this year?” and so it was! I know I’m still blundering around in the world of Krautrock, but it looks like a lot of what he was involved with was damned fine stuff – no wonder you were chuffed to take him for tea.
    All the best, Rob

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