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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Venus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:18 am

Pics continued...
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Nancy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:25 am

So...is it corn or call? :lol:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby nonchalant obsession » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:40 am

Nancy, everyone knows now. It sounds like corn! :D

Venus, THANKS! You did great and I'm sure it wasn't easy to get all those wonderful shots of the guys, the crowd looks a bit rowdy! :supz: :supz: :supz: :supz: I really like the photos of the whole band showcasing the great lighting! :heart:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Venus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:15 pm

nonchalant obsession wrote:Nancy, everyone knows now. It sounds like corn! :D


:nod: Agreed!

Venus, THANKS! You did great and I'm sure it wasn't easy to get all those wonderful shots of the guys, the crowd looks a bit rowdy! :supz: :supz: :supz: :supz: I really like the photos of the whole band showcasing the great lighting! :heart:


Thanks, nonch! Yeah the pics of the whole band came out better and shows the fantastic lighting that night. Hehe, yes the crowd were a quite rowdy at times but not in a bad way, just very enthusiastic! :supz:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Venus » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:24 pm

NZNewsUK review:

The Black Seeds: On to a Good Groove.

Joseph Hoye

11 Aug 2010


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REVIEW: There are some Sunday nights when all you want is supper and a chance to go to bed early. The Black Seeds dashed that hope on August 10. Playing live at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town, the ‘Seeds harvested their crop of upbeat reggae and funk tunes in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of fans.

Watching The Black Seeds live, it becomes obvious that there are no Flash Harries in the band. Rather, every member has a job to do and enjoys doing it. Barnaby Weir is the frontman but has an incredibly laid back approach to the role on stage that it comes as a surprise when he does speak, although that may be a result of the last concert in a long American and European tour. It may have been the last gig but the ‘Seeds still gave an impressive performance.

If asked why the Black Seeds are so good, four factors come to the fore. First is the fat sound of the horn section. Jabin Ward and Andrew Christiansen add a vibrancy on saxophone and trumpet respectively that samplers or keyboards can’t replicate. And they obviously enjoy what they do.

Second is the voices of vocalists Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman. They sound like two blokes should, not like the all too familiar screeches of pre-teen eunuchs. Weir in particular has a sweet, soulful voice and an ease with its use that encourages punters to sing along and was particularly engaging during 'Turn It Around', injecting a sense of warmth and honesty into the lyrics that other performers just don’t have. There were no flash vocal gymnastics on show, though Weetman did show that he has a great rock scream, as heard during his crowd echoed chants.

Third is the unstoppable groove of the Black Seeds’ rhythms. Categorised as a reggae band, that label is somewhat of a misnomer. Reggae rhythms certainly underpin most of the music and get the audience moving on the dance floor but there is as much rock and funk being thrown down as there is a reggae influence.

And fourth is that the lyrics have made their way into the great Kiwi Songbook. 'Fire', from the 'On The Sun' album was a good case in point. The foot stomping funk laid down by the ‘Seeds captured the audience so that those first few words “Fire… Burning… Out there…” came from a thousand pairs of funkified lips.

The gig was ably supported by the Easy Star All Stars. Their hard-core reggae take on The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead was a crowd pleaser, quickly drawing the crowd away from the bar and onto the dance floor in preparation for the main act.

The only off-note from the concert was that The Black Seeds could have played for a lot longer. They certainly have the songs to do a two hour plus show but only remained on-stage for 90 minutes – the same as the support act. Still, if you leave the audience clamouring for more , then you know you’re on to a good groove.

The Black Seeds. HMV Forum, Kentish Town, London. 8/08/2010.

Reviewed by Joseph Hoye

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I pretty much agree with this review! As good as they were, I was also surpised Easy Star All-Stars were on stage for so long as support acts are usually much shorter. I could have watched The Black Seeds perform for hours. 8)
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby mohumbhai mania » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:01 pm

Great reviews from everyone! Especially Venus!

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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby nonchalant obsession » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:00 pm

:roll2: "the Seeds harvested their crop...." :roll2:

That was a very well thought out, insightful and accurate review. Thanks for posting it!


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nonchalant obsession wrote:Nancy, everyone knows now. It sounds like corn! :D

:nod: Agreed!

I've even had at least one of our staunchest 'call girls' privately admit this as fact. :biggrin: :shhh: :P


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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Nancy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:11 am

:yay: :cheer: :supz: :cheer: :yay:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Venus » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:14 am

I'm a corndawg for life! :supz: ;)
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby SecretCheri » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:22 am

for all of us still singing corn...
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby DaMango » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:57 am

Nancy wrote:So...is it corn or call? :lol:


I asked Daniel about it in Seattle. Our little debate made him laugh. :lol:

It's call, just in case you were really wondering. ;)
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Venus » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:38 am

Someone uploaded video clips of the gig at the HMV Forum! :yay: It's quite shakey at times but oh well, this all helps to relive the memories. :D

Make A Move:


Fire:


Turn It Around:


Come To Me:


Some new material- "Jarney's New Favourite Beat":


The Prince & a taster of Good People (Get Together) towards the end:


Afrophone (love Mike rocking out :heart: and Nigel's keyboard solo :) )
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:41 am

Watching now! Thanks, Venus. So that's the gig you were at? 8)

SecretCheri! That was from New York! If you join that gang, just be careful you don't do any drive bys. :lol:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby Great H » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:43 am

Venus wrote:NZNewsUK review:
Watching The Black Seeds live, it becomes obvious that there are no Flash Harries in the band. Rather...

Actually there IS a Flash Harry in the band! :lol:
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Re: The Black Seeds

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:51 am

Heehee I noticed that too. Hopefully the author knew of what he spoke, and was complimenting the very talented Barnaby on humbly avoiding being the star and being content to be an equal member of a brilliant band, allowing each member to shine. I don't think the author was witnessing an anomaly. I had the same experience, and Barnaby was not tired after a long tour.
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