Rewarding and Refreshing
The re-introduction of this song in 2015 was hugely welcome. Whilst it's a classic number, when I witnessed the seven headed beast perform it twice, it took my breath away. It was the most dynamic moment of the show as it grew so quiet and tense during the improv section, one could have heard a pin drop. This is the 4th version by the 21st Century Crim that DGM has begifted us and it's a perfect demonstration of how organic and fresh this band are as they keep on exploring, taking this to new places, the entire band listening to and reacting to each other so no two performances are ever the same. Of the 4 performances we have so far, this is definitely the best... very spacey, almost psychedelic. Last year, I thought this was stunning... this year, it's incredible. It's interesting to compare and contrast as this year, Mel plays a larger role to great effect. Jakko's vocal improv is just brilliant, a truly inspired addition to the song that genuinely adds to it. Robert plays beautifully turning in an otherworldly solo, Tony manages to remain solid and explore at the same time whilst the drum trio add their own dynamics and tension... fused together, there is absolutely nothing else quite like this. This is the sound of real MUSIC being played and created in the moment. It's dynamic, dramatic, tense, and exciting. That's why I love this band. You THINK you may have heard it before, but you haven't - they keep on giving and rewarding... especially if the audience get into the moment with them. Lastly, this is a lovely sounding well balanced recording, stick on the headphones, shut the eyes and away you go!