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- Posted on Mar 1st 2010 6:14AM by Andrew Kerr
Clearly relishing the chance to rock-out in front of their own crowd, singer-guitarist Brian King let it be known early on they weren't suffering from fatigue, "We've been on tour in Europe for six weeks. This is the second to last show so we only got tonight and tomorrow to get f------ crazy."
Despite King telling the crowd it was their first headlining Scottish show, Spinner has since found out the duo played Edinburgh last November.
Aside from rewriting national borders, King threw himself about the stage whenever the opportunity presented itself and wrestled his distorted guitar between bouts of crazed vocals.
The busy King Tut's crowd looked on at times with slack-jawed amazement as King and singer-drummer Brian Prowse stormed through what was a highly-charged, highly-entertaining set.
Alongside tracks from debut album 'Post-Nothing,' cover versions of Big Black's 'Racer X' and McClusky's 'To Hell With Good Intentions' (dedicated to tour manager Andy on his birthday) were given the full on Japandroids' treatment.
As the guitarist put it last year when he talked to the Spinner, "As long as we don't overthink the things we write and just try to be as raw and open and earnest as we can, we're gonna connect and mean something to people." Which is exactly what happened. And then some.
But to whoever taught King geography, this from Spinner -- shame on you.