Paint It Black/Ed Gein/Sparkle Motion - live in New York (Cover Artwork)

Paint It Black / Ed Gein / Sparkle Motion

Paint It Black/Ed Gein/Sparkle Motion: live in New Yorklive in New York (2005)
Jade Tree Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5

Contributed by: lookmommyididitLOOKMOMMYIDIDIT
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It was my first time seeing Paint It Black on Saturday, November 5th, and I was excited as fuck. They've been a personal favorite of mine since earlier this year and I had been anticipating this show for weeks. It was at NYC's infamous punk/hardcore community center, ABC No Rio, which provided a gre.

It was my first time seeing Paint It Black on Saturday, November 5th, and I was excited as fuck. They've been a personal favorite of mine since earlier this year and I had been anticipating this show for weeks. It was at NYC's infamous punk/hardcore community center, ABC No Rio, which provided a great atmosphere. The show was set to start at 3, but didn't actually get going until about 4:30.

First up was Louisville, Kentucky's Lords. I had only heard this band through reviews and an MP3 off the Jade Tree site, which gave me a good idea of what i was to expect. They set up huge Marshall stacks and played a seemingly short set of chaotic, heavy, metal-inspired hardcore. There was also plenty of banter from frontman Chris Owens ranging from social to religious issues. I'd say my only problem with their set was that I couldn't hear much of the vocals, but that might have just been because I was standing near the back of the room while they played.

Up next was a New Jersey band called Sparkle Motion, who were supposed to go on first but ran into some trouble commuting to New York. This band is definitely worth checking out if they are playing anywhere near you. They ripped through an impressive, passionate set full of fast, melodic hardcore punk anthems. They were extremely charismatic and had amazing energy, with their guitarist being the only one in the band wearing a shirt by the end of their set. Their singer had fantastic stage presence, moving around the stage with an animal magnetism reminiscent of punk heroes like Jello Biafra or even Darby Crash. I'd definetely suggest checking them out at their Myspace page.

I had left to go grab some food and came back halfway through Ed Gein's set. I was completely unfamiliar with this band and was told by some kid in ABC's backyard that "when they play, people's hair fucking stands on end." I have to say though, I was rather apathetic to them. They had a heavy, grindcore/metal-type sound which, though isn't my cup of tea, is understandable as to why people like them. They did however close their set with a cover of my favorite Nirvana song, "Breed," which kicked much ass.

After about 20 minutes of socializing and kicking around a soccer ball in the yard, Paint It Black were finally up. Like I said before, I had only got into this band earlier this year, but since then have become a rabid fan and have fallen in love with both of their records. I'm completely convinced that anything Dan Yemin touches turns to gold. Anyway, enough of that.

PIB set up and ripped right into the title track of their first full-length, CVA. They were quick to get the crowd pumping fists and singing along to Dr. Dan's lyrics. The crowd got the only pit of the night started up and there was plenty of mic shares and shout-alongs. They tore through a good mix of songs from both CVA and this year's Paradise. They were extremely on spot and the set was full of banter between singer Dan Yemin and bassist Andy Nelson on issues like media control, sexism, and animal rights. The band closed with the anthemic sing-along, "Memorial Day," and left everybody in the room pleased. From what I remember the set list was, in no particular order:

  • CVA
  • Atticus Finch
  • The New Brutality
  • Pink Slip
  • 365 (live debut)
  • Why Film the Carnage?
  • Labor Day
  • Burn the Hive
  • Exit Wounds
  • Election Day
  • Head Hurts, Hands on Fire
  • Void
  • Cannibal
  • Womb Envy
  • Angel
  • Memorial Day
I may have left a couple out. Overall, Paint It Black definetely satisfied my expectations of them, and then some. If you live in NYC or PA you should definitely try and go catch them play with Strike Anywhere and A Global Threat this December; trust me, they won't dissapoint.


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Anonymous (December 25, 2005)

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weisenflap (November 15, 2005)

Sparkle Motion is sweet, my band played with them in front of 2 people in the middle of nowhere. good times.

Anonymous (November 13, 2005)

Hey, i was the one in the crowd videotaping. email johnnyxecfu@yahoo.com maybe i could hook some people up with dvd's at the next show or something

R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

Great show.
There were a couple people videotaping it. I wonder where they are, and if they put it on the internet.
That would be sweet.

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

When I saw them I remeber Yemin and Nelson talking and every question Yemin would ask, Nelson's reply would be some old powerviolence band such Despise You, No Comment, Man is the bastard, and Spazz. I actually wonder how many people in the audience got the tongue in cheek responses.

SilentStorms (November 11, 2005)

I agree, how could you miss Ed Gein - those two songs released off the next full length are VERY Botchy - and that is VERY VERY good. And yes, Sparkle Motion was the name of that stupid girl dance group in Donnie Darko. Strange considering all of Ed Gein's ep material had Darko quotes. Holla.

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

Im glad to see Paint it Black finally putting together a decent set list. Every time ive seen them its been full of songs that didnt fit together and not enough music. My only complaint about this band live is they dont play enough. 30 minutes and their average song is just around a minute, you should be able to hear atleast 20 songs.

Cos (November 11, 2005)

I like PIB and saw them a few months ago in OC.. and it was just okay. Maybe it was an off night or something, but I felt the same way about Kid Dynamite when I saw them. Maybe they just don't like California..


etwiels88 (November 11, 2005)

"Posted by kenjamin on 2005-11-11 02:58:51

Holy shit, that bass player is in affirmative action jackson. They played my basement awhile back and they were effing hillarious. Cool beans."

The guitarist is in AAJ as well. I love that band. Only downside is that all of their shirts have like dicks or gay dolphins or something on them.

RondoMondo (November 11, 2005)

I can't believe you didn't watch Ed Gein. That band might be the nuttiest band that's ever walked the earth. It's A Shame might be one of the best grind records I've ever heard.

Paint It Black needs to come to S. Fla.

skolarx (November 11, 2005)

did dan take his shirt off? when they played detroit he took his shirt off. weird seeing that dude wearing some khaki pants, no shoes and no shirt getting into the rollins stance. amazing presence though. i don't think half the people there knew who they were really and he had them all in his hand within 2 songs

housewrecker (November 11, 2005)

To future dr. kliph - I thanked Dan on my MS thesis too!!!

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

banter on issues like media control, sexism, and animal rights?

banter? hmm.

given that banter is rather superfluous in its good-humored playfulness, i'm not sure this would have been too good.

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

animal magnetism? Animals are magnetic? Maybe robot animals. Sparkle Motion is from DD, yeah. Why is Yemin the reason why you're going to grad school? Just because you wanted to be like him or because you talked about clinical psych with him?

musical-monkey (November 11, 2005)

Paint It Black were really fucking good. Great show.

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

i miss flipside

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

isn't sparkle motion the name of the little sister's dance group in Donnie Darko?

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

Dr. Dan is the reason why I'm going to go to grad school.


(thumbs up to camera)

-kliph (future dr. kliph)

Anonymous (November 11, 2005)

Great Show. I was right in front during lord's set and the vocals were impossible to hear too.

thirtyseconds (November 11, 2005)

I remember when I saw PIB. During a song, (can't remember which) Dave got pissed off with his ride symbol and just launched it across the stage. Hit some kid full on in the face. Ouch.

kenjamin (November 11, 2005)

Holy shit, that bass player is in affirmative action jackson. They played my basement awhile back and they were effing hillarious. Cool beans.

joeg (November 11, 2005)

i saw paint it black in dc do a 20 song set in about 30 minutes. now this is the kind of hardcore i like.

TheOneTrueBill (November 11, 2005)

"I miss Dan Yemin...

I miss seeing Lifetime 3 days in a row.

- Kirby"

Why not just rub it in MORE! You East Coasters think you have it so tough.

inagreendase (November 11, 2005)

I really wish I'd gone to this. I guess I can rest easy knowing I'll get a date with them and Strike soon anyway (if I can not forget the date like with this).

etwiels88 (November 11, 2005)

Oh, and fucking Lords too! Goddamn...

etwiels88 (November 11, 2005)

Paint It Black and Ed Gein? Aww, that would've been fun to go to...

kirbypuckett (November 11, 2005)

I miss Dan Yemin...

I miss seeing Lifetime 3 days in a row.

- Kirby

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