Bitch Magnet – Le Poisson Rouge 2012 [uncut#9]
New York City, (le) Poisson Rouge 25 October 2012
Set List ~ Dragoon > Valmead > Navajo Ace > Ducks and Drakes > Motor > Goat-Legged Country God > Big Pining > Joan of Arc > Americruiser > Seap of Pearls > Filler [Minor Threat]
A/V ~ Sony HVR-Z5U with Sennheiser MKH418S M/S Stereo Shotgun Microphone > 1080i/60 HDV on Panasonic AY-DVM63PQUS > Sony GV-HD700 > Firewire > Final Cut Pro 7 > H.264, 1280×720, 24fps, 8000kbps, AAC, 44kHz, 320kbps
Many moons before Temporary Residence’s 2011 3LP discography, Bitch Magnet was a band I admired with an infant-like naïveté. In the 80’s and early 90’s I used to make VHS mixtapes for myself, recording all the good stuff that aired on MTV’s 120 Minutes and Headbangers Ball. Bitch Magnet’s video for Mesentery made it onto one of those compilations. However, there was simply no info to be found on them in my neck of the woods. They were a total mystery band. Needless to say, in a pre-internet world it made the little ‘undiscovered’ gem stone feel all the more special. Seeing Bitch Magnet play at (le) Poisson Rouge in 2012 brought back many memories of those days in which music wasn’t instantly accessible all the time. It felt good and exciting to be part of this time traveling nostalgia ride. Because as great as today’s transparent data highway is in theory, love is lost when universal availability is just a mouse click away.