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Godflesh North American Tour.....

JawnDiablo - 6-13-2013 at 09:51 AM

oh hell fuck yeah!

Philly 10/18

Discipline - 6-13-2013 at 11:43 AM

Anybody ever see them live? I'd be curious to see how they would come off in a club setting.

JawnDiablo - 6-13-2013 at 11:49 AM

seen them 3 times.

twice with a drummer.

it was great.

BDx13 - 6-13-2013 at 03:49 PM

seen them once or twice. as you might imagine it's not the most exciting show to watch. but let's face it, hearing 'like rats' live is worth it.

JawnDiablo - 6-13-2013 at 08:10 PM

they play LOUD

MikeFromInhuman - 6-13-2013 at 11:05 PM

I will be at the NYC show for sure!

I was at Godflesh's first US show ever.
March 1991 @ L'amour in Brooklyn with Napalm Death and Nocturnus.
They did a few songs, had major tech issues and that was that!
They were a 2 piece then.
The other 2 times I saw them they had a live drummer....Ted Parsons from PRONG!

Discipline - 6-14-2013 at 01:07 AM

Quote: Originally posted by BDx13  
seen them once or twice. as you might imagine it's not the most exciting show to watch.

If one looks at it from a purely sonic view, nothing tops Neurosis. I was actually physically pushed backwards from the sheer wall of sound they unleashed. I've never seen/felt anything like it since.

clevohardcore - 6-14-2013 at 06:39 AM

IN 1992 or so. Small club. Sounded shitty. Them and 2 other bands just like them.

JawnDiablo - 6-14-2013 at 10:42 PM

yeah I get that.
I met Justin backstage in Philly years ago.
He was a weird dude.
at the time a friend of mine and I were playing music in my parents basement and recording it on a Tascam Porta-2.
My friend handed him a tape of our stuff, which was really bad at the time, and said something like, you really influenced what we try and do, and he stuck the tape in his shirt pocket and was like thanks that means a lot!
numbnuts didn't have a name or phone number on it

anyway, been a huge fan since Streetcleaner hit the states and this will be a treat.
I might see more fucktards at this event in Philly than the Clutch show last month

I am working on loading said old material up from cassettes to digital as we speak.
I will share it with you guys for whatever it's worth.

clevohardcore - 6-16-2013 at 08:24 AM

I need to look into who was on that tour I saw them on.

clevohardcore - 6-16-2013 at 08:26 AM

"Date: 13th November, 1996
Location: Peabody's Down Under, Cleveland, OH
Review By: Damon Gregg

With news of an ominous snowstorm headed towards Cleveland that night, my friend and I braved the hour and fifteen minute drive from Akron to Cleveland. Supposedly going to get 8 to 16 inches of snow in four hours we hoped that the show wouldn't get cancelled. The drive wasn't bad at all, but we left extremely early. We got there at 7:15 p.m. and just walked right in without tickets. Looking around we saw Justin on the drums setting up the soundcheck and Benny Green sitting on a bar stool watching the soundcheck. We went over and talked with Mr. Green for about ten minutes asking questions about the band and just giving him general teen idoltry. He went up and set up his bass system, running his Fender bass through a Boss Heavy Metal pedal? and into his Ampeg bass stack.

Justin then set up his Marshall stack and ran his line through a Boss Digital Sampler/Delay, a Boss Pitch Shifter/Delay, a Boss Heavy Metal pedal, and a Crybaby Wah pedal. His sound and tone was incredible. We soon were kicked out to let the other bands set up and to set up the ticket line. When they let us back in from the VERY cold outside, we came in and got autographs from Mr. Green, Mr. Broadrick, and Ted Parsons formally of Prong. Mr. Parsons was sporting a cast on his foot from a fall off the bus in D.C. "It was just one of those things..." he said.


Godflesh was up next. Peabody's was packed with about 250 plus people all waiting to get violent to Godflesh. They came out at 11:25 and everyone went crazy. Ted set off the beginning sample off of Wake and Justin let his guitar feedback to it. When he started, the entire place went nuts. The entire concert was one big pit. My friend and I were in front of the stage trying not to get crushed from the bodies behind us. They then played another song off of Songs of Love and Hate, Sterile Prophet. Another great response from the crowd. Before they started, we saw the set list.

Sterile Prophet
Crush My Soul
Anything is Mine
Time Death and Wastefulness
Cristbait Rising
Like Rats (encore)

After they played Cristbait Rising with it's mesmerizing ending riff, Justin played around with feedback, delay, and pitchshifting and let out sounds never heard on this earth that rumbled out of his Marshall halfstack. How ironic that even though Slo Bob (opening band) had bigger and louder equipment, Godflesh obviously blew them out of existence. The encore only had one song, Like Rats, and the crowd showed Godflesh what it means to play in the Rock and Roll Capitol of the World. At the end of Like Rats, Justin let off a barrage of high pitch frequency noise which blew out almost everyone's ears (boy did that hurt but well worth the tinnitus). He gave out a final goodbye to Cleveland and left the stage. They had to leave early for some unknown reason (methinks it was the blizzard that occurred as we left Peabody's) to get down to Cincinati for the next show on the 14th. Godflesh delivered, and hopefully they will return back to Cleveland on their next tour of the states. I will never forget this concert ever and not just because of the severe tinnitus I have right as we speak. INCREDIBLE.... "

clevohardcore - 6-16-2013 at 08:32 AM

This was not the tour I saw them on. Weird. I know I saw them earlier than 1996. I could have sworn it was with Prong and other bands along those lines.

JawnDiablo - 6-16-2013 at 09:23 AM

I saw them in high school in jersey

at he tower opening for danzig in 94 or 95 I forget

and in late 96

clevohardcore - 6-16-2013 at 11:15 PM

Correction, I did see them on this tour. VOD was a no show and I did not see the other opening band.

BDx13 - 6-17-2013 at 08:30 PM

diablo, you weren't at the troc show?

JawnDiablo - 6-18-2013 at 06:23 AM

Nah I missed that one....I do however own the footage

BDx13 - 6-18-2013 at 10:03 PM

at the very beginning, just as they start tuning up, you hear some sod yelping like daffy duck? yeah, that's me.

JawnDiablo - 6-19-2013 at 09:09 AM

LOL yes I can hear it on the tape!

JawnDiablo - 4-12-2014 at 10:14 AM

Duane, I thoroughly enjoyed this last night.
They nailed it.

BDx13 - 4-13-2014 at 11:38 PM

glad you had a good time!