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Daughters / Sex Positions

Daughters / Sex Positions: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: benzbenz
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Chinese food and hardcore. Over the years, my brain has been conditioned to seek out Chinese food before shows. Maybe it's because Philadelphia is so saturated in Asian food markets that I can't help but see some mandarin characters emblazoned in neon on the side of a building and want to eat the.


Chinese food and hardcore.

Over the years, my brain has been conditioned to seek out Chinese food before shows. Maybe it's because Philadelphia is so saturated in Asian food markets that I can't help but see some mandarin characters emblazoned in neon on the side of a building and want to eat there. Chinese food is usually the best compliment to hardcore.

"Pete, do you know the Sex Positions?" my friend had asked another friend.

"Not all of them."

Really only one of the kids we went with knew anything about Sex Positions. Although, I was expecting crazy amounts of techno and synths and all that jazz, but I ended up being pretty disappointed. The most electronic the band ever got was between songs when they played a tape recording of weird noises. They don't even have a synth player. From all I heard about them, I don't know why I was expecting techno. Y'know, something like The Rise or that whole idea. Sex Positions definetly had their moments, but I don't feel like I would ever feel compelled to see them again.

I could tell that I wasn't really feeling them when their set did not increase my appetite for more duck sauce. The white rice and beef fried broccoli sitting in my stomach were not satisfied. Some other band came on that was very heavy and slow. I went outside to release the delicious build-up of MSG within my intestinal walls.

It wasn't until Daughters that I felt the satisfaction that I could normally associate with my meal. To tell you the truth I didn't know much about Daughters either, besides that they were ridiculous. Their singer sounds like some drugged out dude between songs, but during songs he is a banshee from hell being fucked in the ass. This is definite spazz-core like Blood Brothers if they didn't take their ritalin, or like The Locust if they did. The perpetually unemotive crowd finally opened up like a fucking Tae Kwon Do class came pouring in from upstairs. Maybe it's the association between martial arts and hardcore dancing that gives my stomach-full-of-little-China that happy feeling. I couldn't tell you the names of any songs, or really when some songs ended and others began, but Daughters brought the insanity. They brought their signature so-high-pitched-it-could-be-someone-messing-around-with-a-violin guitars, which perfectly complemented their sporadic bursts of atomically dense breakdowns. I could feel General Tso's pride bubbling inside my stomach when the entire pit did a foot stomping Donkey Kong death march during a heavy chugging guitars, head banging moment. Another definite highlight was when they flicked a switch that made their audio sound like it was exploding as if someone had put a Daughters 7" into a buzzsaw instead of a record player. I thought there was something wrong with their audio at first, but then it cut out and the song continued and then they did it again. Totally rad. Their set, like their songs, was very short, but still left a lasting impression.

I was going to give this one star before Daughters came on, but they definetly saved this show, so I bumped it up to three and a half. Daughters' main drawback is that a lot of their songs sound very similar, and it would be cool to see them expand their horizons with where they can take their ridiculously wild and Chinese-food-worthy sound in the future.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

hi sexy

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

good job

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

jvjg

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

this score is for in-n-out before shows...fuels me every time

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

why the fuck does this reviewer have more comments than anybody else, what a fucking joke.

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

Terrible review.

Maybe if you had put some research into Sex Positions you'd understand how they roll.

1. They aren't a gay new wave band, they have no synth player.
2. Their old drummer mixed their demo with the electronica parts, and they asked him to do it again on the full length because they liked how it sounded.
3. They generally play shows without the electronica due to them not having a way to fully recreate it the way it is on cd, but from your experience you can see they are trying to determine a way to make it work.
4. Daughters are shit compared to Sex Positions.
5. Why review a show if you don't even remember the name of every band that played.

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

and i didn't say they made me puke. let's not put words in my mouth.

-benz

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

sex positions that night were not very interesting. they had some good moments, but otherwise i wasn't really impressed. their singer was sick, so maybe that contributes a little bit, but otherwise i was unimpressed.

i like daughters because i think the sound they have put together is more energetic, more intense, and overall more fun. maybe sex positions is good on recording (i don't know i haven't heard much of anything), but that night there was really nothing to talk about.

-benz

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

sex positions are one of the more interesting bands in hardcore because they actually stretch boundaries. who cares if they dont have a synth player?? the songs arent based around electronics.

daughters are one of the worst excuses for a band in a long time. here's a hint: just because its short and loud and fast doesnt mean its good.

Anonymous (August 5, 2004)

Why pantscore?

Worldwidepantscore?

-BSD

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

I always eat In n Out before shows.

Jd (August 4, 2004)

he was either puking or shitting his pants. i get it. very witty.

Jd (August 4, 2004)

no offense, but sex positions are a pretty damn good band. worth more words than the ones it took to describe puking up chinese food. oh well. art is art. take it or leave it.

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

i'm gonna call it pantscore.

-benz

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

It doesn't matter because kids in the KNOW call power-violence "fastcore" now.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

yeah i know, i'm just fucking around. we all do it, it's just kind of funny. i mean.... spazzcore? power violence? hell, even hardcore? what do any of those words mean?

-benz

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

You label your music too, Benz. You just call it something else. Really, now. Stop this madness.

-BSD

Fuzzy (August 3, 2004)

When you don't actually like any of it like me, you give yourself time to figure out the idiocies of genre-whoring. :)

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

one day i hope to know all the trivial differences in hardcore. i've got to learn to stop focusing so much on the sound, and pay more attention to what i should call it.

-benz

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

Spazz, Neos, Man Is the Bastard that shit...

THAT'S power violence... Ever since the Locust got big, though, it's been a fucking joke genre. Oh well, it was called Power Violence anyway...

-BSD

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

yes, BSD, that's what I mean.

-benz

Fuzzy (August 3, 2004)

Spazz is powerviolence. Blood Brothers and Daughters aren't. SLAP A HAM FOR LIFE!

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

"Spazzcore"? You just mean overdone, overly-artsy power violence grindcore.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

Sex Positions? Not good?

Daughters? Good?

Whoooa now. No.

inagreendase (August 3, 2004)

Score's for the review and egg drop soup.

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