Monday, January 23, 2012

Fire – Kasabian (album: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 2009)

This song is by the English group Kasabian.We have rocked to this song last night at the Big Day Out in the Gold Coast while waiting for Soundgarden to go on stage. It’s quite an awesome song!

So anyway, back to the Big Day out event. The main reason I wanted to go to this Festival is to see Soundgarden. I have never seen them perform live and I got really excited about their recent reunion and the fact that they are working on a new album. I was a big fan back when I was 16 and I was looking forward to have another one of my teenager dreams come true, I’ve got quite a long list of bands and Soundgarden was sure one of them. But as usual Great expectations lead to a big disappointment. Quite ironically, Soungarden had major sound issues; all we could hear is a lot of bass noises, no sounds of guitars and really high pitch sounds from Chris Cornell’s behalf. They sounded like a really bad death metal band or something like that. It was quite a disaster. I couldn’t even recognize the songs; I was trying to guess what they were playing. It was just horrible. I read in “News.com.au” that Kenya West had something to do with this mess since he was testing his equipment in the next door stage. I’m pretty sure the main reason for this kerfuffle is a really bad soundman! He did such a lousy sound job it was just too painful, so we have decided to leave the premises just when they started playing “Fell on Black Days”. We sure fell on a black Soundgarden day!  Both my Hubby and I learned a very important lesson from this experience. It is a waste of time to see a band you really like in a Festival. If you want to see your band playing, go to their concert!

My Hubby did mention the great time we had recently on the Chris Cornell "Songbook" acoustic concert which instantly made me feel much better!

Overall, I had such a good time in the Festival. We all rocked to “Hilltop Hoods” and “Drapht” which is not my type of music but both bands gave quite a show and it was fun dancing to their songs. We all rested when “The Living End” was playing in the background and their performance was very impressive as well. Such smooth guitar riffs, how wonderful it was to listen to them. Rock music in its purest form! We continued resting while “My Chemical Romance” was on, they also had some sounds issues but it was nothing in compression to the “Soundgarden” disaster. My Hubby made a good point when he said that all Aussie bands sounded really good and the foreign bands had sounds issues. God of music must be Aussie!

I’ve learned another lesson from this festival, I’ve learned that the most important thing about Music Festival is the people that you are with, and I definitely had the best company last night. A big thank to my Hubby for arranging everything and spoiling us with another great festival .Thank you Cand for coming with ,even though it’s not your kind of scene and it was very “uncomfortable”, you are a good friend!  I think you’ll make a great soldier one day!  Thank you UV for being fun to be around and putting up with Cand’s constant complaining! Seeing you two dancing in the rain was quite a memorable sight! Oh and thank you guys for leaving “Drapht” concert early to make it on time for “Soundgarden”. I hope I didn’t ruin your night with my nagging! Back to the song, hope you enjoy it !




Lyrics: Fire

Info about the band: Kasabian

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