King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

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King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by hellboy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:17 pm

First leg of King Buzzo's acoustic tour in Oz happened to be Adelaide, and I was lucky enough to be there. The Enigma Bar is a reasonably small venue, I'd have estimated the crowd at less than 200. Unlike Neurosis' show last week, the venue and crowd size were just right, with enough people to fill the room, yet still leaving enough space to chill out without feeling crowded.

Blackie from the Hard-Ons was the support act, and while we relaxed on a sofa with a couple of beers he did his thing - a collection of what laid back tunes, some which may or may not have been Hard-Ons tracks. It was enjoyable, but not especially engaging either.

When he was done, there was the briefest of stage change overs (only about 10 minutes) and Buzz made his way out. He started off with an acoustic version of Boris. I was in heaven. He continued with a set that was about mostly Melvins tracks, with several of his solo album songs as well (and one Alice Cooper cover I didn't recognise). Highlights included Revolve and Evil New War God. His solo stuff came across quite well live - I enjoyed them more than I did on the album.

The sound was great, which should be expected when you only have one guitar and vocals to mix. Buzz roamed the stage, getting right in the face of those lucky enough to be in the front row - quite often playing just centimetres away from the patrons faces. He was vocally quite loud, but also quite dynamic in the way he used his voice. This ain't some kind of sit down on a stool and strum some chords type show - he treated it with the same kind of gusto he would a Melvins gig.

As many of us know, he is quite a humorous man, cracking jokes between songs and interacting with the crowd. As expected, he told a story as part of his set. Tonight we got the Mike Patton/Mr Bungle shitting on the audience story.

Overall, a great night and a memorable unique gig. I don't expect Buzz will be doing many of these tours, so my advice is to check it out if/when it hits your town - you may never get a chance to see him play in a similar intimate setting.

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Post by not tyson » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:31 pm

hellboy wrote: He started off with an acoustic version of Boris.
Ticket purchased.

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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by petemasterpete » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:53 am

hellboy wrote:started off with an acoustic version of Boris
I want this soooooo bad!

great review, can't wait til tomorrow night where I expect getting up front at Ding Dongs shouldn't be an issue if I want Buzz saliva splattered on my face (insert juvenile hilarity here)
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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by rimb » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:06 am

Thanks for the write-up. What time was he on-stage? Going to Melb show tomorrow night.

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Post by hellboy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:10 am

rimb wrote:Thanks for the write-up. What time was he on-stage? Going to Melb show tomorrow night.
Blackie was on just after 9pm, and then Buzz on pretty much right on 10pm. The changeover between sets was less than 10 minutes though, so when Blackie finishes, take that as your cue to get a decent spot.

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Post by petemasterpete » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:13 am

hellboy wrote:
rimb wrote:Thanks for the write-up. What time was he on-stage? Going to Melb show tomorrow night.
Blackie was on just after 9pm, and then Buzz on pretty much right on 10pm. The changeover between sets was less than 10 minutes though, so when Blackie finishes, take that as your cue to get a decent spot.
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Post by hellboy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:29 am

Doors opened at 8:30 in Adelaide.

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Post by The Boss » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:35 am

Not Tyson wrote:
hellboy wrote: He started off with an acoustic version of Boris.
Ticket purchased.
I know right.

Great review, Hellboi.
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Post by PimPle » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:42 am

I can't wait for the Brisbane show... Cheers HB for the rundown...
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Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:50 am

Absolutely Hellboy has it covered. Dynamic is the perfect description of his vocal. The vocal was what most impressed me I think. I knew he could play guitar (he's awesome)but I loved his strong vocal. He also made me laugh out loud. His standup was brilliant!

A fabulous gig!I had some misgivings that King Buzzo wouldn't translate into an acoustic set but he did in spades.

Thanks for the status update Tyson I hope you enjoy.

Pete - I'd love to share one of these moments with you some day.

Pimple - Enjoy mate. It is a memorable gig
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Post by petemasterpete » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:17 pm

sure! *bats eyelids, dreamily*
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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by badkittygothgirl » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:05 pm

Glad you enjoyed the show, Hellboy! I was pleasantly surprised at how animated he was on stage. Tue Mike Patton story cracked me up. I'd heard it before, but not the back story.

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Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:31 pm

petemasterpete wrote:sure! *bats eyelids, dreamily*
You tease. I bet you left your number with Cal as well!

Is there an Iggy Pop story does anyone know?
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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by Kittaan » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:17 pm

Yes, SF got the Iggy story. I mentioned it I believe.

Buzz prowled the stage. It was funny and awesome. I would definitely go again, but am not optimistic the opportunity will present itself.

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Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:01 pm

Whoops. I did read your review Kittaan honestly.

There was a definate crowd bias towards hearing the Patton story in Adelaide.

Oh and did you hear? Danny is touring with Primus.
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Post by Kittaan » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:08 pm

Buzz gave us a "choice" but told us he had already decided on Iggy.

It was hilarious.

What was the Patton/Bungle story, if you please?
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Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:26 pm

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Buzzo also added that Patton didn't even recall the incident. :)
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:30 pm

Wait, what?
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Post by Ravenpig » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:42 pm

He did "the goat" then pissed on the crowd.
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Post by hellboy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:50 pm

I got the impression he shat on the crowd. There is a copy of the show on Dimeadozen.

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Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:07 pm

hellboy wrote:I got the impression he shat on the crowd. There is a copy of the show on Dimeadozen.
The Bungle show? Cool. :)
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Post by hellboy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:12 pm

liz wrote:
hellboy wrote:I got the impression he shat on the crowd. There is a copy of the show on Dimeadozen.
The Bungle show? Cool. :)
Yeah, I think Buzz embellishes the story a little but - I don't think it was 30 minutes of white noise as he describes.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:12 pm

Ravenpig wrote:He did "the goat" then pissed on the crowd.
Ah, I thought he actually stuck his dick up his ass. What you're saying is probably more likely.
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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by liz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:26 pm

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Do yourselves a favour and don't watch this if you are going to a show.
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Re: King Buzzo @ Enigma Bar 13-Aug-2014

Post by rimb » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:39 am

Any merch for sale at the gigs here so far?

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