THE LIVING END:
Rockin’ Latrobe Uni With a State Of Emergency!
James WF Roberts
I am standing in the middle of a mosh pit, I jumping up and down in unison with every one else. The three guys on stage are going off, as down here in the crowd we’re all blaring out, “well we don’t need no-one like you, to tell us what to do…coz I’m a brat and I know everything and I talk back, and I’m not listening to anything you say…” who can forget that anthem for Generation Y kids when it come so long ago, generation X had Smells Like Teen Spirit, and in Australia we’ve got Prisoner of Society.
The Living End have only been on stage for roughly an hour, but already they have given us more value for money and so much more pleasure than most acts, these days give their audience in two hours or more.
It’s been over three years since the Living end have offered their immense army of fans, such a whirlwind and significant tour. And no-one could wait for them to get here. Primed and chomping at the bit, the boys in this three piece outfit delivered some of the best rock music that is going around at the moment, the sheer joy and emotional connection they make with their audience is absolutely spell-binding.
This highly acclaimed and distinctive three piece outfit, in my opinion are the best Aussie band that are going around at the moment—and also the most original and creative, in a world of programmable pop-music and computer generated music—it is great to see at least one band going back to the roots of Rock’n’ Roll, albeit in a modern way.
In anticipation of the tour, the band’s charismatic front man and guitarist Chris Cheney said, “We had a blast on the recent tour. It’s amazing to see those big rooms full of people singing along with us and at times it’s hard to hear ourselves play! One of the benefits of being a band is being able to play in lots of different places”.
Of course these boys weren’t the only ones on stage, Red Riders and End of Fashion were absolutely brilliant as well, it is good to see that good ol’ fashion Rock Bands are making there collective way back into the forefront of the music industry and the crowds are very willing to make the effort to go and see them.