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Lostprophets

Lostprophets: live in Glasgowlive in Glasgow (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: Mr_IanMr_Ian
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OK, so last time you were here your band couldn't even half fill the barrowland, not exactly the largest venue in the world (although, according to many bands - the best) and it's been a year since you released a note of new material. The fanbase you thought you had turned out to be rather small, pe.


OK, so last time you were here your band couldn't even half fill the barrowland, not exactly the largest venue in the world (although, according to many bands - the best) and it's been a year since you released a note of new material. The fanbase you thought you had turned out to be rather small, perhaps put off by the fact you are one of the most arrogant bands on the planet and viewed by many as nothing but pretty boy posers. This is only the second gig you've played in months. How do you start your set to thank those fans who have patiently waited for our Welsh heroes to return? Do you *A* Start the set with one of your thunderously catchy post hardcore meets nu-metal songs, perhaps even one of the 'hits'? or *B* Play not one, but TWO new songs no-one has ever heard before? Answer: what the hell do you think? This is the Lostprophets we're talking about here...

We should hate them. How could they be so arrogant as to play new songs when we all payed our money (and quite an expensive ticket too for such a wee venue) to see the hits? Well...when the new songs are so fucking good the energy levels in the room were almost higher than for more established songs, that's how. Gone are the nu-metal scratchings of before as DJ Jamie Oliver now concentrates on screaming and keyboards. This has evolved the 'prophet's sound and made them more 'mature' sounding almost.

They played six or seven new songs in what was roughly a 15 song set, that's a helluva lot of new material but as previously stated - it was damn good. Of course, the best songs of the night were the blistering shinobivsdragonninja and the new single and set closer 'Burn Burn' which closed the set and featured the two support bands (local band 7 Stone Lighter, who weren't too bad in a sub-Finch sorta way and Eden Maine who came across as a heavier Converge, which is fine if you like that sort of thing) on backing vocals. It was a fitting way to end what was a pretty revelatory night. in the past month in the exact same venue I have seen Coheed & Cambria, Million Dead, Further Seems Forever, Thursday and Funeral for a Friend. Shockingly, the Lostprophets outshone them all - the boys done good.

as a little end note, I met Lee from the 'Prophets after the show and he seemed like a thouroughly nice bloke - goes to show you can't believe all you read.

 

 
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Anonymous (February 3, 2004)

Christ, handbags at thirty paces there ladies.

Oh and LP rock, if you want to tell me the band who wrote "Burn Burn" have no place on here, you're a (altogether now) MUPPET

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

You're deaf or an idiot.

There are plenty of albums out there that show case a band's ability and talents using pro-tools. One recent example would be 311's Evolver.

It's not always a means to an end. Yeah, it can be. But not every artist uses pro-tools in a cheap way and if you honestly think that, well, then I suggest you just go back into your hole.

Greenvandal (November 20, 2003)

You are a lost cause man. Computers dont help record music. they are a shortcut. A means to an end. A way for doing what you cant do, rather then learning how to do it. And I can honestly tell you that protools solo performance in my record collection is Thrices new CD. And its the element that bogs it down the most. Pro tools could be used effectively, but musicians are just lookin for a quick buck now, so until I hear a proper representation, rather then just some guy skipping out on his musical duties, then im right and your just a confused ignorant asshole.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

i can't believe that no one made a "lost profits" jokes.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"Yeah and because its new and excepted and everyone uses it, it is automatically correct right? NO WAY some old archaic recording process that actually requires talent could be involved in good music right?

hahaha, assholes who except any old bullshit thrown in front of them like you are what make bands like Limp Bizkit go platinum. If your gonna tell me that a guy screaming through a computer makes good music, then good for you. But you seem to be confused on who lives in the hole.

Computers shold be left to techno and new wave, two genres that they actually enhance. Rock is about feeling and warmth, something lost on this generation apparently.

And your still a jackass."

Wait, so technology and rock can't be mixed?

Then shit, you might as well through out all your records, and dont ever expect new records to be put out because after all, they are using technology, in fact music as a whole would stop.

Just because a computer is now being used to help record music doesn't mean it's bad or that it should be left to techno. Don't like how computers have taken over music? Go cry about it and go back into your little hole with the rest of your dinosaur friends and throw out all your albums that were recorded with pro-tools, which I'm sure is most of them if you actually read the linear notes.

See you and the rest of the dinosaurs later, jackass.

insinceredave (November 18, 2003)

I can't think of anyone else i'd rather see live!

insincere dave

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

This review is good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Are they telling me to go live in Glasglow?

2. Or do they mean that they live there?

3. That's really confusing

4. Plus, talking about where a band is from is hardly original for an album title

5. Who likes peaches anyway?

6. I do!

Anonymous (November 17, 2003)

dumb asses, the album is online. download it. it is good shit

Greenvandal (November 17, 2003)

Yeah and because its new and excepted and everyone uses it, it is automatically correct right? NO WAY some old archaic recording process that actually requires talent could be involved in good music right?

hahaha, assholes who except any old bullshit thrown in front of them like you are what make bands like Limp Bizkit go platinum. If your gonna tell me that a guy screaming through a computer makes good music, then good for you. But you seem to be confused on who lives in the hole.

Computers shold be left to techno and new wave, two genres that they actually enhance. Rock is about feeling and warmth, something lost on this generation apparently.

And your still a jackass.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

"And if that shit isnt overproduced, you have never heard music before. Theres this thing called analog. Give it a whirl, and you might understand that music is sometimes NOT altered by computers! Its true! Actually, one might say that good music is raw, and full of emotion, rather then pro-tool effects and topsy turvy hope diggys.

Jackass.

-GreenVandal"

Yeah, and if that's "over produced" maybe you should crawl out of your hole that you call a punk scene and realize that there are records out there that are more produced than that. If you want over production, go listen to 95% of mainstream hip hop, rock or pop. Just because a band uses pro-tools (in which most artists DO use now), doesn't mean it's "over produced". It's a new way of recording, God forbid we have some evolution in recording!

Fucking twat.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

Yeah. All that stuff the person below said. There good people.

Now if you all will excuse me, me and my buds in hoobastank are gonna try to diggy up some shinobi in this morning view. I never like diggying up dragon ninjas when im crawling in the dark, you know what im saying?

GreenVandal!

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

Ummm...I'm pretty sure 7 stone lighter supported the lostprophets, cos Funeral For a Friend were supported by Million Dead and...ah, shit...I can't remember, maybe it was 7SL. Anyways, who cares? To the dude who said something along the lines of "the only good music is raw" is being pretty elitist, as lots of great albums have been very 'produced' it just so happens that the year best album (in my opinion I hasten to add)was recorded on analog (Lawrence Arms' new one). PS the first version of the Lostprophets album was essentially a demo and is the one I have so there isnt the shiny nice production that there is on the US version, so I don't know how 'overproduced' they are cos the original is pretty fucking raw.

inagreendase (November 16, 2003)

If Funeral for a Friend played this show, I think a lot of people would've been interested to hear a bit more of a detailed description of their set...well, I would've anyway.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

What the hell is wrong with you Seven Stone Lighter didnt even support lost prophets youre thinking of funeral for a friend

contact

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Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

i didnt post the antagoniser, but have to point a few things out.

""Oddless senseless lyrics"? They are only that way because you don't know how to think, which is painfully obvious in your little rant."

it wasnt so much of a rant as a few ideas which were quite clearly set out. This, I would say, is the sign of someone who can think as at least he/she has arranged his/her arguement. In fact, yours is much more of a "rant".

"They have no DJ and overproduced"

learn to quote! he said a "little used DJ", not "no DJ". and whats more, its true, they do hardly ever use him. and as for over-produced, the comment about britney spears couldnt be more irrelevant, seeing as most people on this site will no doubt hate her even more than the lost prophets bar the fact that most people would probably also shag her given the chance.

in short, your post was full of hypocricy and irrelevance. WE DO NOT LIKE THIS BAND. and maybe your IQ is more similar to a "doorknob" than you think.

Anonymous (November 16, 2003)

I think the only one with low intelligence is you my incredibly slow friend. Apex theory doesnt have a dj now that I think about it, but they have the most stab worthy singer ever.

And if that shit isnt overproduced, you have never heard music before. Theres this thing called analog. Give it a whirl, and you might understand that music is sometimes NOT altered by computers! Its true! Actually, one might say that good music is raw, and full of emotion, rather then pro-tool effects and topsy turvy hope diggys.

Jackass.

-GreenVandal

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

"all these reasons also apply to the Apex theory. Except they also have the annoyance of having a singer you want to stab rather then listen to."

...which pretty much confirms to me that you've never actually listened to them. There is no funk in there music and if there is, it's very little. "Oddless senseless lyrics"? They are only that way because you don't know how to think, which is painfully obvious in your little rant. They have no DJ and overproduced? Why dont you take a listen to the new Britney Spears album for "overproduction".

Once again, thank you for showing the intelligence of a doorknob.

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

Oh? Are you trying to tell me that this band isnt trying to be Incubus? Lets take a look at the facts!

1. A attempt at "crazy funky fresh...but still hard rock!" music. (that fails by the way)

2. Odd senseless babble lyrics, with a mix of "I love ya baby" lyrics

3. A hardly ever used DJ

4. They are overproduced bullshit

all these reasons also apply to the Apex theory. Except they also have the annoyance of having a singer you want to stab rather then listen to.

If your actually into this style, no prob...but this band sucks. I like Incubus' "Science" (thats right, I admitted it) listen to that instead.

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

havent heard this album but the last one was pure generic nu-metal - it was simple yet well produced. i dont mind hearing them in clubs but they have absolutely no place on this website - nor did they at deconstruction.

every nu-metal band call themselves "emo post-hardcore rock metal" and other such genre mixing titles to make themselves seem like theyre complex (and lostprophets are no exception), but they arent.. not lyrically, not musically, its pure and simple nu-metal. if youre a reader of this site then the chances are that you wont like this band. even if you have diverse tastes, theyre not a good band, theyre boring (despite a couple of catchy singles).

so please, dont post shite reviews like this otherwise we'll have papa roach and limp bizkit on here. keep punknews for punk!

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

To the guy from Glasgow - fuck off mate, there's a load of different types of music on this site (regardless of it's "punk" roots, even though I bet you don't even know what that means) and the 'prophets are a post hardcore band, they just used to have a DJ. Where's the rappin in their songs, dipshit? Nu-metal is RAP METAL, dumbass. Oh and I might as well not come from the same city as you, you pompous little git - West end boy are you? Cock. East End Hard Core! *ahem!* sorry bout that...

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

"The apex theory and this band are the same fucking band. they both want to be Incubus. Unfortunately, even Incubus forgot how to be Incubus a long time ago, so it seems they all be shit outta luck."

thank you for showing the intelligence of a doorknob.

Anonymous (November 15, 2003)

you have to be kidding me. get off this site with your stupid nu metal crap. and to think you come from the same city as me

Greenvandal (November 15, 2003)

The apex theory and this band are the same fucking band. they both want to be Incubus. Unfortunately, even Incubus forgot how to be Incubus a long time ago, so it seems they all be shit outta luck.

Better move over, emo is in now!

eyeball_kid (November 15, 2003)

First they were incubus metal and now they've gone emo! I wonder why.

maverick (November 15, 2003)

I think you're thinking of the Apex Theory.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

ive never heard this band aside from the mtv2 hit. the singer looks like the outcome of ray cappo and sisqo having a child

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

I bought their album when Wherehouse was going out of business. Incredibly simple stuff, not challenging at all. That said, not horrible. Still, I don't know why they're on here

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

i don't know this band ... they suck. no irony, i'm serious

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

Ugh, ugh and more ugh.

skankin_in_the_pit (November 14, 2003)

I don't know anything about this band, but I remember HATING that "shinobi Vs. dragon ninja" or whatever it was called. They played it everyday for like 6 months at the grocery store I work at. That song sure does blow.

Anonymous (November 14, 2003)

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