Turock…Matrix… Turock… better to go to the Matrix?
Yes! I decided in favor of the Matrix!
*argh* I really hate overlaps when it comes to the heavy show
season in fall. Maybe I should have a quick trip to China for
a high-speed-clone-session. Need at least five models ;) Much
better would have been to stay in bed and to cure my bad cold.
Last night’s Turock Open Air has left its impact on me.
However, no rest for the wicked ;) Right?
Put on hold
for the last eight years it seems that the ::
:: don’t miss any chance to socialize and to
bandy their brand new sophomore Women And Children Last
about. Right now they tour Europe supporting Guns’N’Roses,
and it’s known for such big tours, the dates in-between
get filled up with headlining single shows. I don’t have
a clue if and when the MURDERDOLLS played last time around
the Ruhr area, the run was immense, although the Matrix was not
sold out. Long queues made me scaring if I’d ever reach
no local support, the MURDERDOLLS were about to entertain
the crowd solely. To heat up the already excited audience the
bad boys took it very easy and delayed their kick off for a three-quarter
hour. But for that they delivered following an almost 2 hrs running,
incredibly energetic and cocky show, with a nonchalant (but insincere)
Joey Jordison looked like just coming down from stage with a Black
metal band, panda-corpse-paint instead of bloody Horror outfit.
That makes him somehow likeable ;) The rest tried it the Horror
Punk way and burnt the stage. Ok, except for the bass player who
extremely stayed in the background. And when he once came in front
he got… erm… pinched in the ass and toddled off backwards.
By the way, Mr. Jordison had his own cooled bar next to his guitar
stuff, and a stage-hand who mixed beverages when needed *lol*
Over the time
it got unbelievably hot in the Matrix and girlies from the first
rows started to keel over. Apropos girlies… there screams
Regarding the set the MURDERDOLLS went through their entire
history… *laughs*… ok, with just two albums out it
might be a bit exaggerated… hahaha. Two album = 29 tracks;
23 got played, that’s a good average. The crowd completely
freaked out from the first tunes on and sang along every song.
The peeps in the first rows tried to touch Wednesday 13 and if
they made it their faces were remained engrossed and ecstasized
for the rest of the show ;) Pretty funny. Wednesday 13 was heavily
dripping of sweat, mostly running out of his black rubber gloves,
by the gallon. I also had the impression that this dude wasn’t
really sober at all, but hey, as for the mental backing he got
the lyrics nailed down on his monitor box and regarding his action
he was hardly to stop. He rocked, ran, jumped, twisted and flirted
with the audience, during the entire show inclusive the encore,
and without a break and losing any grain of energy. Wow! Oh, another
detail I would like to mention: Mr. Wednesday 13 had some sort
of a fox brush hanging from his belt, what looked pretty fluffy
between his legs when he had some certain positions… *laughs*
Setlist: The World According To Revenge/Intro, Chapel
Of Blood, Slit My Wrist, Twist My Sister, My Dark Place Alone,
Drug Me To Hell, Summertime Suicide, Love At First Fright, She
Was A Teenage Zombie, Die My Bride, People Hate Me, Death Valley
Superstars, Blood-Stained Valentine, Pieces Of You, Nowhere, Welcome
To The Strange, Motherfucker, I Don’t Care, 197666, Rock'N'Roll
// Dawn Of The Dead, Hybrid’s Moment, (Mad Manager), Dead
In Hollywood, I Love To Say Fuck
Yes, I have
to confess, I was surprised and I really liked the show. I was
not sure what to expect, maybe something like a cheesy clone of
MM or Rob Zombie, dunno. Nope, MURDERDOLLS really rocked
Unfortunately or luckily (?) the show found its end at the same
time as the Turock Open Air. I actually was hoping to be back
to see the Unleashed show… *sighs* Instead I lay in bed
at midnight, which was – in the view of a morning shift
next day – not the worst thing ever ;) I really could have
nap before getting up at 4:30 am again ;)
Those of you who could not see the MURDERDOLLS on Bochum,
the dudes gonna play another single show in Cologne next Tuesday.
The last chance that is! For now.