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CRASHLAND
ROCKWORLD 16/2/00

No one is sure what to expect.  The word of mouth is that they are hot, definitely worth seeing, but yet there is no reference to their style, a marker to get an early feel
CRASHLAND
Crash, band wallop.  An hour late but seemingly wanting to make up for lost time, this 3 piece take the stage in a mood seemingly intent to make up for lost time
Twenty minutes of concentrated energy being un-bottled in a determined, controlled manner by a band  determined to stand out from the would be pretenders to the throne of rockíníroll follows.
The taut, coiled frame of vocalist Alex Troup bounces back and forth across the stage, swapping spots with bass player Martin Madafold who disappears in the opposite direction.  You get the impression that drummer Mark Childs would join in if he could
The pace is unrelenting, the visual complementing the aural CRASHLAND
Yeah its probably has been done before e.g. the  thrashing windmill arms circa Pete Townsend, the deliberate frenzy reminiscent of early Jam, but its been such a long time since the vibrancy was on display that its refreshing 
 
 
 
 
Then as abruptly as they arrived, they disappear into the night, their stun gun tactics having the desired effect
It remains to be see how they would pace themselves over 40 minutes.  Would the relentless speed loose its thrill?  Would the novelty wear thin?
Will they burn up in their own energy trail or founder on the rock of the commercial music industry?
Donít ask just yet, just catch them now
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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