THE CRIMEA

Ash/Crimea Gig Reviews

Joyzine have reviewed the Ash/Crimea gig at Glasgow Academy lavishing praise upon the worshiped popsters yet left dissapointed by The Crimea. Click More or here for the review.
On the other hand, here’s a Birmingham Academy review saying “The Crimea were fantastic”. I like you. Click here or on More to read the review from Krioma.net.


ASH + THE CRIMEA
GLASGOW, ACADEMY – 08.06.04

Waking up this morning with ringing ears, cramp in the back of my right leg and a hangover-esque headache was actually quite a satisfying feeling. Because last night, Ash put on a show that prove their status as being Britain?s best rock act in a long, long time. They made us sweat, they made us sing and they made us mosh like 12-year old metal-heads at their first Korn concert; it was that energetic. Ash have survived the Britpop era, the new rock revolution and even the rise of The Darkness and still they have come out sounding fresh, melodic and like the most exciting thing ever to rock out on stage.

If only the same could have been said for The Crimea; calling them bland would be a compliment. Trying to be an Irish equivalent of Maroon 5 combined with the depressing lyrics of Dashboard Confessional, they managed only to sound like a garage rock influenced version of Britpop flops Deep Blue Something; average melodies, with no imagination and scoring a magnificent 11 on the bland-o-meter. The lead man, some ginger Irish bloke with no front teeth (wannabe Shane McGowan anyone?), introduced two of the songs with the words ?today feels like Friday?, performed insanely high Graham Coxon influenced, leg splaying leaps in the middle of their slower numbers and saluted the crowd on numerous occasions with a possessed look in his eyes. If he wasn?t such a stuttering fool, I would have been scared. They seemed to get a scarily good reaction from the teeny-bopping ladies, of which there were slightly too many for my liking, which worried me somewhat. This band is trying to change the world; they have talent, but they don?t have the appeal or music to be as big as they would like. On leaving the gig, I was comforted however by people heckling them as they were trying to flog their albums outside. Someone walking past them shouting ?10 for a pound? was especially satisfying.

Review by Jason Edwards, taken from the Joyzine website.

Ash-tastic!

Oh and I still haven’t mentioned the warming acts, The Crimea and Saves the Day. The Crimea were fantastic – they did seem a little nervous though, but they were great – I really liked White Russian Galaxy, never mind it having a fantastic title it is a wonderful song. I even brought The Crimea album as I left – I brought it of the keyboardist!! I am well pleased, well I think it was the keyboardist. I hope they make it big, well even if they don’t I know I will be going to the next gig of theirs I get opportunity to go to – they were great.

Review by Samuel, taken from Krioma.net.

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4 Responses to “Ash/Crimea Gig Reviews”

  1. Denyer says:

    > saluted the crowd on numerous occasions with a possessed look in his eyes. If he wasn?t such a stuttering fool, I would have been scared.

    Ever notice how internet journos feel themselves invulnerable? And gah, badly-designed site…

    > They seemed to get a scarily good reaction from the teeny-bopping ladies, of which there were slightly too many for my liking,

    Come across as the average 6th-former who’s latched onto a greatest hits compilation, really.

  2. Hoochie coochie says:

    * They seemed to get a scarily good reaction from the teeny-bopping ladies, of which there were slightly too many for my liking *

    WTF?! Presumably non-bopping boys would be just fine with Jason.

    Or maybe Jason’s really uncomfortable about liking things that women also like, draw your own conclusions on that one!

    Let’s just run through how this one plays again:

    women are stupid, women are second rate, weak and defective, women don’t know good music and should’ve been at home cooking his supper/scrubbing his shit out the toilet.

    In sorrow shalt thou bring forth children.

    Women who are having a good time are mad, bad or sad – it’s simply not their place to go to go out & have fun.

    Know your place laydees – it’s not at a gig.

    Thanks for explaining this Jason Edwards… now please F*** OFF.

  3. xxx says:

    1) im offended, had he of being at the Bristol gig I would class at one of those ‘teeny-bopping ladies’. I must take this opertunity to correct his usage of words, a ‘teeny-bopping ladie(s)’ would suggest something along the lines of the saying ‘Mutton dressed as Lamb’, if you exchange ‘ladies’ for girls it would then imply that some young females were having a good time, ‘teeny-bopping girls’ – much better!
    2) Does Davy have Ginger hair?!…i think not
    3) so much time was spent slagging off The Crimea that he failed to mention the bollocksness of ‘Saves the Day’…or does he like the depressed mundane feeling they inflict on the audience?!…this also lead me to feel that maybe he was so angry about The Crimea because he actually found them rather attractive or he’d just been on a course about how to use slander in the media and needed to express his new techniques
    4)He sounds like a cock…are The Crimea really bothered that he doesnt like them?

  4. ??? says:

    "some ginger Irish bloke with no front teeth (wannabe Shane McGowan anyone?), "

    yeah cos davey obviously broke his own tooth just to look like shane. such a fashion victim and noone knew…

    "from the teeny-bopping ladies, of which there were slightly too many for my liking"

    stupid…it’s an ash gig, of course it’s gonna be full of teeny boppers. and let them be teeny boppers if they want to, you only live once and you’re only young once.

    "Someone walking past them shouting ?10 for a pound? was especially satisfying"

    that someone being someone who probably can’t even write a sentence, let alone a song…

    anyway…the guy has definitely read the NME too much and probably thinks that you can’t review a gig without over rating a ban completely or dissing them as much as possible:
    "I was comforted however by people heckling them as they were trying to flog their albums outside" – talk about construcitve criticism…

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