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Published: 10/18/2012 | 0 Comments Posted
For those of you who are going to your psychedelic funk-metal concerts in 2-D and in stereo, you might as well be sitting in a cave listening on a Walkman. The polka-core trio already rocked the Tower one short year ago as part of their Green Naugahyde tour, and what better excuse to come back than an upgraded multi-media experience?
It was a blast.
The set-list was great, the music was tight, the visuals were cool, and — as usual with 3-D ventures — the glasses were distracting. I personally didn’t wear my pair for a lot of the show. The 3-D rendering didn’t stretch the y-axis that deep, and many of the graphics looked just a cool without the glasses. By the way: When are we gonna get 3-D contact lenses? Mosh pits must be a real inconvenience for old-school Poindexters.
One of the notable 3-D successes, “Last Salmon Man,” featured schools of fish with large bubbles rising in the foreground (not pictured here, due to my lame 2-D camera). “Southbound Pachyderm” featured an elephant on a trampoline, as well as clips from its 1995 music video. Many of the visuals, which cycled in short loops, were taken from the various music videos in the band’s repertoire, including 1997’s “Over The Falls.” (Last FM reports that other cities on this tour have been getting their iconic “Winona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Lucky!)
As for the quadraphonic sound, it was great, if not particularly distinguishable to the untrained ear from the average Primus concert.
Next time they come back, here’s hoping for 4-D via some time-travel — which certain of their fans are probably already doing.
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