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03 Feb 2005 03:36 PM
    contrary to the gig review on the Cluas homepage I think 66e played an excellent gig in Whelans last Saturday. It was so obvious that the guys were really enjoying themselves and the music. And the audience shared this enjoyment. They're a very hardworking band and they haven't had an easy year of it so it's great that their luck is changing- the album sounds amazing! I reckon this was my favourite gig of theirs-it was so charged with energy and the sound was great. And you've got to love the trumpet on We are home. But anyway I appreciate the reviewers opinion I just wanted to get the chance to air mine and the opinion of (I think I can take the applauding and nodding as evidence) that of the majority of the audience. Cheers Sorcha
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    03 Feb 2005 03:40 PM
    I wasn't at the gig but have seen them play some explosive live sets before. Kudos to Ian for being honest and writing a balanced review though. I agree with ya about the album, it gets better with every listen.
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    03 Feb 2005 03:45 PM
    Cheers, I think it's great that reviewers do write exactly how they feel otherwise why bother! -Every review would say the same old same old.
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    03 Feb 2005 03:52 PM
    Exactly.....glad to see more people are reading and discussing the reviews on this ite.
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    03 Feb 2005 04:12 PM
    Ah! I only just saw your other post about reviews! So I replied to that too. Good going
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    03 Feb 2005 04:15 PM
    Good stuff, thanks again. And if you are the same Sorcha I'm thining of, you have a nice singing voice.
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    03 Feb 2005 04:19 PM
    I'm blushing now, thank you (if I am the same one)
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    03 Feb 2005 04:26 PM
    I'm guessing that you are...so keep it up. Although thought I saw an ad in the Musician section of this site belonging to you. Hopefully ya get involved with another band and maybe I'll review ya some day.
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    03 Feb 2005 04:37 PM
    Sorcha, Like I said at the end of the review, the audience liked it so that's more important than one guy's opinion, I'm nowhere near arrogent enough to think that I speak with infallibility on anything, it just so happen that I'm afforded a platform to air my opinions, even if (especially if???) they're contrary to what the prevailing view on the night was. Glad you enjoyed the gig anyway. Ian
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    03 Feb 2005 04:49 PM
    Oh. I hope it came across that I respected your opinion. It was YOUR review after all. I just wanted to offer some positive feedback too.
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    10 Feb 2005 08:32 PM
    check www.roadhousemag.com for a review of 66e in Belfast last week Thanks! Dec
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    11 Feb 2005 09:46 AM
    The album is amazing. The seemless transitions between time signatures is unbelievable. I have listened to it about 15 times so far and my current favourite track is "Work with me". Overall the album is very very brave and uncomprimising and i have the upmost respect for the 66e. Absolute quality musicianship. The mix of soundscapes and melodic hooks is perfect. It intrigues you with intersting sounds and also gives you a hook to get into. The only thing that annoys me about the album is Brown Bear buts thats just because i own the E.P. it was on and got so used to hearing that version.
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    11 Feb 2005 10:21 AM
    yeah the album is a little special isn't it!. That unmentionable magazine gave them 8.5/10 but it was tanya sweeney who wrote it and in my book she always seems to be pretty spot on. Potential there for a very big band to come of this.
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    11 Feb 2005 10:23 AM
    Yeah, hopefully they'll get a slot at Oxegen this year on the New Band Stage or something. The album is pretty good but their live shows are usually top class.
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    11 Feb 2005 11:35 AM
    It would be great to see them at oxygen. I think its very hard to get on that bill without a booking agent behind you which in turn are hard to get without a deal with an established label. For instance i heard that Juno Falls werent on the bill last year until some of bonos people intervened on his request to get them on the bill. I suppose without the big pr machine behind them they need some luck god knows they have the talent.
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    11 Feb 2005 02:17 PM
    Best option is skip Poxegen - it's pure s**te, if you can get to another festival thats not run by MCD and the like - all the better. I wish someone would organise a decent bloody festival in this country
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    11 Feb 2005 02:21 PM
    when they play the olympia i think they will really feel at home... excuse the pun!
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    11 Feb 2005 03:11 PM
    I disagree about Oxegen being so bad. Ok it doesn't cater for enough music genres but it still books some great acts. Plus the New Band Stage allows hundreds of people discover acts that they wouldn't normally be bothered going to see in Doran's or Whelan's. It can be alot better but last year was pretty good and I'm hoping more Irish bands get slots this year, the 66E among them.
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    11 Feb 2005 03:25 PM
    I probably didn't really explain earlier about Oxegen - the talent booked is no doubt fine, because the same bands, DJ's or whatever play all the same festivals - and I agree that the new bands stage is good - although that will vary at every festival because local acts will play these......but having said that, it's not organised very well, there's always problems with the bar's, the "fun fair" is about as fun as a party thrown by Keane, the music from the fun fair is sometimes louder than the bands themselves. And a big jibe I have for it is that bands start at 12 in the afternoon and finish before 12 in the evening, it's not so much a problem with Oxegen itself, but maybe the laws of this country!! Why should it have to end so early, why can't there be something to listen to a little bit later and then have some sort of shindigs through the campsite - it's not that hard to pull off, in my view (which is worth pittance anyway) it either comes down to the man not wanting us to have fun or laziness on the part of the organisers - or a bit of both - and that is why I think Oxegen is crap - same applies if you call it anything else - even Electric Picnic was badly organised but it was a wicked idea. Mór is also a wicked idea, and it's probaly more well organised than both of the above, but why not throw the lot to gether and have a 3/4 day extravaganza like they do in all our neighbouring European countries??
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    11 Feb 2005 03:36 PM
    Good points made. I still think Oxegen isn't that bad and when more acts get announced, I'll start looking forward to it.
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