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- Posted on Sep 11th 2009 11:55AM by Stephen Dowling
Dinosaur Pile-Up have the right idea. Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' might have made a very long meal of a great ape tale, but it did have one of the most memorable scenes in cinema history, where the stampeding brontosauruses fall over their own feet and tumble over a cliff.
The Leeds band sound very much like they might have been at home in the rainier areas of the Pacific Northwest a good two decades ago, rather than the primordial swamps of Skull Island -- the pounding intensity of 'Opposites Attract' and 'My Rock 'N' Roll' sound like the Kings of Leon working their way through the Mudhoney back catalogue.
It's clearly impressed the reformed Pixies -- Frank Black and band have chosen the Dinosaurs to open for them when they play the U.K. and Europe in the autumn. Last month the band released 'The Most Powerful E.P. in the Universe!!' to widespread acclaim, with the lead track 'Summer Hit Single' a joyously noisy singalong that could have very easily graced the first Foo Fighters album.
"We just want to make some 14-year-old kid out there feel like we were made to feel when watching Dave Grohl rock T In The Park," frontman Matt Bigland told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat earlier this year.
"Watching those guys [Foo Fighters] do that completely changed my life when I was younger. That's why I do this, and Steve Wilson [drums] and Tom Dunford [bass] do this. We just want to do that."
Quiet-loud, quiet-loud. Now with added dinosaurs.