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Electric Mary @ Revolver,Melbourne (20/9/2008)

Something about the Revolver bandroom screams dirty rock ‘n’ roll, so it’s no surprise that Electric Mary chose the venue for their End of Tour gig. They’d just finished up supporting Judas Priest on their Australian tour, and were still on quite a high by the look of it.

Supporting Electric Mary on this particular night were The Violent Flames and Six Shooter. TVF had me tapping my foot in time to the music. Their drummer was highly entertaining, with a rather manic look on his face throughout the set. At the end of the gig, they gave out free EPs, which, for a band not very well-known, is a good way of gaining fans, Everyone loves free stuff.

Six Shooter were decent-sounding, but the obligatory crowd crush started as soon as they left the stage, with everyone vying for the best spot in the house. At around 11.40pm, Electric Mary hit the stage, vocalist Rusty getting up after the band played their intro. Unfortunately the vocals weren’t easy to hear over the volume of the rest of the band, and the blinding white stage lights made it difficult keep my eyes on the stage. However what I heard was awesome, and the crowd reactions were just what Rusty wanted. They finished with an epic 19-minute song, and left the stage to cheers and applause. It seems that while Rusty is still kickin’, the band will keep playing and the crowds will keep cheering.

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musiclover

musiclover said on the 29th Sep, 2008

Hmmm...can't say I agree too much with this review! Electric Mary are the ultimate live band...
I found the vocals to be clear alongside a band who play loud because that's how it should be played!
Revolver have a great lighting show and that's part of the reason that room is used for live visual recordings...
Agree with the crowd reaction though...the packed room were clearly impressed! Great songs, incredible band!
The entire band will continue to kick it as only they know how and those lucky enough to be in the same room as them will be blown away time and time again just as punters were in each of the arena's they played to on the Judas Priest tour!
To those that haven't yet seen Electric Mary, do yourselves a favour - November 6th @ The Ding Dong Lounge!

ragdoll

ragdoll said on the 17th Nov, 2008

They're good, but not the ultimate. I've definitely seen better.