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Belvedere

Belvedere: live in Ottawalive in Ottawa (2002)
Jump Start Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: AngeleAngele Lalonde
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All screamed jubilation in Ottawa Nov.17th and 18th ensuing the announcement of a 2 day Belvedere show. Belvedere's a technically clever melodic punk-core four piece from Calgary, Alberta, packed with a chock-full of bare-knuckled knowledge on instruments and cried lyrics of memories that didn't al.


All screamed jubilation in Ottawa Nov.17th and 18th ensuing the announcement of a 2 day Belvedere show. Belvedere's a technically clever melodic punk-core four piece from Calgary, Alberta, packed with a chock-full of bare-knuckled knowledge on instruments and cried lyrics of memories that didn't always serve them well. I'm still looking, for a mystical man to answer me why it's taken so damn long for all their hardcore, hard slog to gain them their well deserved established name?

Anyways, on with the show, first night the vocals were basically non existent, so that show will be non existent in this review cause I don't think it's worthy of Belvedere's full potential but just to feel their existence on stage left each crowd the chance to experience their raging sound. A definite issue that forever ate at Belvedere is a permanent drummer, problem solved. Graham is his name and he confirmed to reincarnate Belvedere's fast melodies, keeping up valiantly with 3 mind-boggling guitarists that for many would be impossible, let's just hope he sticks it out.

On stage, no set-lists were used, rather looking to their fans for frequent requests, I must say they marvelously winged it and neither did they stick to any specific album. If graced with a chance to see Belvedere live make sure your ass is close, because you definitely don't want to miss your chance and overlook Scott their lead guitarist when playing. He's been perfecting his talent for approx 20yrs now and have mercy it shows. Steve's firm main vocals kept the same screaming angst from first lyric to last and were sturdily supported by Jason's spot on bass talents and dulcet of wrought up supported vocals.

They're catchy as hell and absolutely toxicant to watch live with a sound that leaves an impress like no other, set your eyes on their amazingly active live set, Belvedere's without doubt for me punk rock at it's finest.

 


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Anonymous (May 29, 2003)

i have seen belvedere 3 times, and all three are without doubt my 3 most favourite experiences of MY LIFE!. i could go on FOREVER, but ill just stop here.

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

I think Belvedere is good but I met their bass player once and he was so fucking full of himself that I haven't listened to them since. Sucks when good bands have members that have been told how awesome they are one too many times.

Anonymous (January 14, 2003)

anyone who have a problem with belvedere all suck. your just mad that they actually have lives and can still do as good as they are. lay off!!! god you guys are such creeps. anyway belvedere i love you guys and so does my best friend and we can't wait untill you guys come back to Fort McMurray. Most if not all of us up here love you so don't listen to what the creeps have to say and i think all of you are great together even your new drummer. you guys are also very very hot.

Anonymous (January 14, 2003)

anyone who have a problem with belvedere all suck. your just mad that they actually have lives and can still do as good as they are. lay off!!! god your guys are such creeps. anyway belvedere i love you guys and so does my best friend and we can't wait untill you guys come back to Fort McMurray. Most if not all of us up here love you so don't listen to what the creeps have to say and i think all of you are great together even your new drummer. you guys are also very very hot.

Anonymous (December 28, 2002)

I've seen 5 of their shows and everyone of them kicked ass, in fact I think they are getting better louder and faster.A perfect combination.They all rock the shit out of their cabs. And Steve's voice sounds just as good as the cd!It's all in the talent.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

Someone wrote, "I'd have to agree, maybe they should try something different then playing the same style of songs that they've been playing since their first album."

Well, Graham, the drummer, who also plays drums in my band "the hollywood ending ( http://www.indecline.net/thehollywoodending ), brought back some rough mixes of their latest recording from Washington.....has to be some of the best shit I've ever heard....it's alot more tech than the previous stuff, yet still has the wicked Belvedere catchiness to it. This band kicks major ass, and yes, they do work super hard.....touring and shit non-stop. I love this band.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

belvedere's fucking awesome, im glad you agree. everyone whos here to bitch about the review get the fuck out of here and send your comments about the band please

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

I've seen Belvedere in Berlin '02 together with the Satanic Surfers. ...A new Belvedere fan was born.
They rock on stage... Their albums kick ass... This band is simply a must

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

love how quick everyone is to knock the review or the band, but flat out Belvedere puts out an amazing live show. The collective years of touring experience is evident as they really connect with the fans. Say what you want, but Belvedere is a band that deserves respect and their $10 cover.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

Belvedere does rule. It's funny how most of the posts dissing them are from people who openly admit they've never seen them or heard them. Scott is honestly the best guitar player on the planet. They're on a tiny American label (Jumpstart) but yet they work their asses off and play a billion shows a year.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

At least we dont have pussy beer like in the states. And we dont have that fucking moron Bush as our leader. They dont come more retarded than bush.

-Ejaculine

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

That dude's ramblings are the funniest things I've read. I wanna provoke him more just so I can see whats next.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

belvedere rocks!!I never heard such a technical sk8punk band!I saw them in Quebec on May 2002 and I've been hit right in the head when they started their first songuntil their last one!I talked with steve and scott and I can tell you that they really know their 'job'! it's cool to see that another canadian band get so much success!you won't find bands like this one everywhere!they are incredible!I only hope they won't change too much their style!it would kill the fantasy of listening a REAL punk band!
~Belvedere| rocks!!:)

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

what the hell is up with this reviewer? she's all with this, "LIFE!" attitude, raving about belvedere and forgetting prefixes and dangling modifiers...and the whole thing sucks...i don't realy care about grammar much, but i was once an english major...i wouldn't care at all if the review was at least interesting...in short, this review is equivocable to poo.

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

Ive known a couple members of this band former/current for a long time and there isnt a harder working band out there. What's this crap in this review about three guitars. Thats a bass in jasons hand.

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

belvedere came to san diego, i saw them here last time, they are freakin awesome. Take off you hoser.

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

project reconnect rips it up... that band is fucking AMAZING

evildeadalive (December 2, 2002)

And this website asshole.

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

canadians are worthless. As far as im concerened, they're here to do nothing but provide me with stripclubs and good beer.

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

my buddy joey used to drum for them a little bit ago. he is a amazing drummer. check out his band project reconnect good shit man. belvedere also played here a year ago they were pretty cool

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

Relax, literal man. You spend alot of time thinking of ways to attack people. That's amazing. Take a break, and breathe a little.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Belvedere is lame. Their new drummer is a dickhead. They should burn in hell.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

My quibbling is not funny? Quibbling? Are you the fucking narrator for Winnie the pooh? Why don't you tell us all what happened in the hundred acre wood today. How did he "reply to me accordingly?" Ouch! It really hurts when misspelled words are hurled at me. Who the fuck uses quibbling? I think only 2 people in the world now. It's down to you and the professor from Harry potter. Congrats dude. Man I bet you have one hell of a love life. "Pardon me mum, would you be a dear and apply your tongue to my anus and lick it like a kitty?" So Jane Austin, it's called a sense of humor. Maybe you can put down your quill and parchment and try to find one. You've gotta admit most Canadians remind you a little of corky from life goes on. twat

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Your quibbling is not funnny, Literal Man. You put yourself in that spot, and you were replied to accordingly. Don't attack people and/or countries because you have troubles with your everyday life.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

"She also does this from the curtisy of her heart" hahahahaha curtisy ahahahahaha HAHAHAHAHA CURTISY!!!

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

To comment on this would be easy! This girl rocks, her reviews are complete. She metions the optimism oppose to the negitives, pretty decent if you ask me. And to all your shunning, why would her being canadian have anything to do with her review on a CANADAIAN band! Who better to do a review on a canadaian band then a canadaian. She also does this from the curtisy of her heart, I don't see any of you little shits going out and doing any better, RIGHT. MY goodness, give the girl some credit, because without her you wouldn't have these reviews. SO think before you imput your stupidity on this site, perhaps it would do you all some justice,.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Hi I'm literal man! I take everything too seriously. Please show me what sarcasm is. What is a joke? Please help me. I think every band is singing the song to me. I think movies are real. When I play video games I don't think it's a game at all. I believe I am actually helping pac man. Lighten up you fucking blue ribbon drinker. Yes. You got me. I was really calling for Americans to take up arms against Canadians. How fucking dense are you? It's called a joke. It was me making fun of you. Goddamn you people hurt my head. How do you function in the real world at all? You make me want to drink... a lot. Shit! Iâ??m sorry. I forgot youâ??re Canadian. That explains it. Fuck itâ?¦everyone point and laugh at this dipshit below me. twat

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

i think the americans who wanted to takeover canada just go to show what they're all about. Why don't you send you're nukes up here, after we sold you the material to make them, it would be ironic to use them on us. Then the rest of the world would love you even more than they do now.

I'd like to know where you're going to go when you're country turns into the nuclear wasteland it's going to be, but since you hate canada you won't be coming north, that's for sure.

Geetarchick (November 30, 2002)

I love Belvedere. But this review wasn't very good. I think she really shoulda reviewed the first night despite the fact that vocals were nonexistent... and how about talking about what songs they played?

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

fuck you
Belvedere is great

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Yeah I agree with the person below me. If this girl isnt retarded, somebody should pistol whip her in the head untill she is. That way, you wouldnt give yourself a brain anurism thinking about this review too hard. Im bleeding out my fucking ears people. Who lets these people send in reviews, scott? Seriously man, im being honest when i say that ive seen a slow decline in the quality of this website. A review is supposed to interest you, or deture you away from a band. All this girl did is rave about this band, and ill tell you something, im glad ive never heard them. PLEASE PUNKNEWS.ORG, THIS IS THE ONLY DECENT WEBSITE OF ITS KIND, DONT FUCK IT UP NOW

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Ok, ok, ok. Where the fuck do I start? Jesus Christ you people make it too easy. Full of "bare-knuckled knowledge on instruments and cried lyrics of memories that didnâ??t always serve them well." Are you retarded? I hope so because that would explain a lot. What the fuck is bare-knuckled knowledge? Do they hit their guitars? They're, "absolutely toxicant?" You're seriously hurting my head here. I want to take their "bare-knuckled knowledge" and beat my fucking head in after reading your shit. I can guarantee that they sound just like every other band on the planet. Do they scream a lot? Do they sing pretty for the chorus? My guess is yes. What else can you expect from people that smother their fries in mayo? Fucking gross. Why don't we own Canada yet? Câ??mon itâ??s right there! By the time we have our entire army over there, they'll still be marveling at how white their skin is. Need a reason to take over Canada? Read her review, listen to their music, and watch their shows. Simple as that. "Absolutely toxicant." haha I swear to god you make Mr. Peepers look like Einstein.
twat

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

belvedere rocks!

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

really bad review, but an amazing fucking band. their live shows are some of the best around today, and any chance you get to see them you should.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

i can't understand why anyone would go see this band once, let alone TWICE.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

why didnt the reviewer review any of the other bands at this show. This has got to be the LAMEst (for real though) review I've read at punknews.org. No, seriously. I wanna write a review for this show even though I wasn't there, just to make it only sort of okay to have read the review for it, cause this ass-head didn't take the time to remember where when why who whoah what happened at this show other than the fact that BELVEDERE played.

sad sad state.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

is their name FROM the show , if it is, wheather this band sucks or not they have great roots connected to their name. Mr Belvedre fuckin ruled.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

I'd have to agree, maybe they should try something different then playing the same style of songs that they've been playing since their first album.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

this band is so lame

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