After seeing Thursday perform Full Collapse last night and the Pixies perform Doolittle and New Found Glory driving through their self-titled...wait, this seems to be a common thing now. Bands playing their heart out to their fans' biggest albums. While maybe the pricing of Weezer's Blue Album/Pinkerton tour was a bit much, there's still a jealous bone in my body for the people in that audience.
This week I'm giving you five albums (that haven't been done yet) which would be awesome to see played through.
Pg. 99's Document #8 - This is one of those records that speaks volumes to so few people. While I've seen Pygmy Lush play a crushing house show, I may never be able to experience the intensity of a small room and the furious behavior that would ensue. This show would make a Converge set seem like a bunch of hipsters standing around nodding their heads.
Kill Sadie's Experiments in Expectations - I've been told seeing Kill Sadie live is an intense trip. Match that to what I've heard of their analog/electronic stage performance and it boils my blood every few months that I will never get to see this take the stage. I'd want the band to build a small campfire in the middle of the stage for "The Quieting / Function of Mouth" and run throughout the crowd screaming for "Untitled Three Hundred and Thirty Three."
Engine Down's Demure - This album is one of the most beautiful and haunting records ever made. The rhythms are tightly knit, and the melody is extremely lush throughout. Keeley Davis' voice is heavenly on the opening "Songbird" and "Second of February." This is one of those albums that you get lost in, and I would love to witness it all the way through in front of me.
Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends - Simply put: Since the original line-up is back together, a few one-offs of this would be nice. Just sayin'.
Botch's We Are the Romans - The band's live DVD of their final show is probably the closest I'll ever get, but you could even scrap all the album as long as I can see "Transitions From Persona to Object" live - just once!