2002 – Alte Spinnerei

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At Alte Spinnerei

13th April 2002 – Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau, Germany

Set List

  1. Anarcadia: All Horned Animals
  2. Amethyst Deceivers (Version 2)
  3. Slur
  4. A Cold Cell
  5. Broccoli (Version 1)
  6. Paranoid Inlay
  7. Sick Mirrors
  8. A.Y.O.R.
  9. Backwards

Background

Feeling: Reflective

“Backwards / The Remote Viewer” phase. Final live performance of “Paranoid Inlay”.

Before “Amethyst Deceivers,” John says, “Dr. Crowley and Dr. Ausley welcome you, welcome you tonight.” He thanks them after the song.

Before “Slur,” John says, “This next song is, uh, traditionally and also tonight dedicated to the memories and spirits of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. It’s called ‘Slur.’”

Before “A Cold Cell,” John says, “The miraculous image of sound washed ashore. Oh, the miraculous image of sound washed ashore. The miraculous image of sound washed ashore. This is, uh, ‘A Cold Cell,’ which is dedicated to all the prisoners in the world.” After the song, John asks the sound guys, “Can I please have my vocals up in my monitors a little bit onstage? Thank you.” Someone says, “You’re welcome,” and laughs. John thanks them.

Before “Broccoli,” John says, “This one is dedicated to my sister, who is 21 today, and I say that because this next song is about ancestors and relatives and I don’t know most of my ancestors or my relatives, but I try. I try, and I try, and I try, huh. Someone once told me you don’t have to write your parents, which helps a lot,” earning a few chuckles. As the song begins, he continues, “It’s just me and my shadow. It’s just me and my shadow. It’s just me and my shadow.”

Before and as “Paranoid Inlay” commences, John says, “All you wondrous pangleons, wave your claws in the air! All you star-spangled pangleons, wave your claws in the air…animal.”

Before “Sick Mirrors,” John says, “I don’t think you have a…” Can’t make it out. “Bang bang, crash crash, bottle, little bottle. Bang bang, crash bash, devil little love (?). Bang bang, crash crash, devil little love. Bang bang, crash crush, devil little love. Bang bang, crash crush, devil little love. Bang bang, crash crash, take a little time. Bang bang, crash crash, take a little little love. Water, water, drink more water.” The cheers and applauds, to which John responds, “Strange place to applaud.” After the song, he says, “Thank you. Thank you, thank you.”

Before and as “A.Y.O.R.” begins, John says, “Let’s worship at the church of the hairy mother of God. Let’s worship at the church of the hairy mother of God. Let’s worship at the church of the hairy mother of God. Let’s worship at the church of the hairy mother of God. With catamites, and sodomites, and Carmelite rifles. With catamites, and sodomites, and Carmelite rifles. Everything in this life is at your own risk. Everything in this life is at your own risk.”

Before and as “Backwards” begins, John says, “These lyrics are stolen from a book, which I managed to sneak out of the, huh, Pope’s secret library in the Vatican. He’s got some very good lyrics in there. So, try and break in, and take back what is ours rightfully. Secret knowledge is the real Occult stuff, you know?”

Line-up

John Balance – bells on “Anarcadia: All Horned Animals”.
Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson.
Simon Norris (Ossian Brown) – bells on “Anarcadia: All Horned Animals”.
Cliff Stapleton – hurdy-gurdy.
Mike York – Breton bagpipes, bombarde on “Anarcadia: All Horned Animals,” balalaika on “Broccoli” and “Paranoid Inlay”.

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Ticket Stubs

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Venue

Alte Spinnerei
An der Spinnerei 7
08371 Glauchau

Gallery

Gig Review(s)

The following is an archived review of the concert (there were five pictures posted but they were unfortunately not properly saved), translated in English by Google Translate (original of which you can find here):

COIL
Alte Spinnerei Glauchau, Saturday April 13, 2002

The last year’s Gothik meeting, organized by the professionals of Inmove for the first time, did not really have too much to offer – with one exception: Coil! Now I am not a hardcore fan of the English avant-garde, but the Leipzig performance was the best thing I could ever experience. A visit to Glauchau was therefore a must. The Alte Spinnerei in Glauchau proved to be a good choice. The hall was well filled, and a little out of the way play places have the advantage that only those who are interested in the whole thing really come. Thus, the best prerequisites for a concert event of the top class. Peter Christophersen was the first to enter the stage, all white, with a plush framed mirror on his chest. Illuminated by colored projections, the gray-gray Ex-TGler lit a bowl of incense and looked darkly into the audience. He was followed by masked dancers, who began the ritual with bells. After this ? (Self-experts did not know who was there), once again incense and had disappeared behind his keyboard, did not leave Jhon Balance long in coming. The charismatic frontman of Coil seemed to have recovered from his health problems, and in the next hour offered the full range of his singer and mimic expressive possibilities. Dominated at first rather quiet sounds of the (probably) current album, So Balance and with him the music towards the end grew into a frenzy. Balance gave the Madmen, while his colleagues on the right and left of him formed the resting poles. As I said, I’m not a fan of Coil, I could not assign titles to the individual songs, which is ultimately quite meaningless, the British are more concerned with a mood than with pop-music standards. Personally, I was very happy finally to experience once again that a concert, music in general can be quite magical and not just nice entertainment. One of the highlights of the concert, therefore, was the song that Balance devoted to all the prisoners of the world. To crisp video projections of the “everyday” behind bars, Sang balance quite unfamiliarly with a fragile, tender falsetto voice, which should surely have caused goose bumps in most of those present. If art touches, then it’s good art and coil are really good. The following autogram “hour” showed that they still love (and I consciously use this attribute) people remained, with the balance and Christophersen polite and patiently answered all questions, gave hands and distributed kisses. I wish Coil that they always remain so and above all healthfully still for a long time to be able to continue. Then it’s good art and coil are really good. The following autogram “hour” showed that they still love (and I consciously use this attribute) people remained, with the balance and Christophersen polite and patiently answered all questions, gave hands and distributed kisses. I wish Coil that they always remain so and above all healthfully still for a long time to be able to continue. Then it’s good art and coil are really good. The following autogram “hour” showed that they still love (and I consciously use this attribute) people remained, with the balance and Christophersen polite and patiently answered all questions, gave hands and distributed kisses. I wish Coil that they always remain so and above all healthfully still for a long time to be able to continue.

Mystic, magical, wonderful: Coil know to enchant.

Known Recordings

Tapes owners/taper:

SBD – Andy Ray