Friday, 8 February 2019

Cave In - Live At Roadburn 2018 bonus 7"

I can clearly remember seeing Cave In three times (it may have been more, that's why I said "clearly"); supporting Hundred Reasons at the Astoria while touring on Jupiter, playing the main stage at Reading Festival where they played one of their old Metalcore songs and at the Garage with Pelican when they were touring on Perfect Pitch Black, at that show Stephen apologised for singing off key because he'd been drinking all day before the show (remember that they started off in the mid-90's as a Straight Edge band?), Pelican fucking suck live by the way.

Bass player/co-vocalist Caleb Scofield died in a car crash on 28th March 2018, a month later this show took place at Het Patronaat, which is an extension of St. Jozef's church in Tilburg, Netherlands which contains a bar/restaurant and a music venue which is regularly used as a side stage for Roadburn Festival.  Stephen's new Stoner Math Rock band, Mutoid Man were already booked, so was the Converge side band, Wear Your Wounds which Adam plays in, so Walter offered them both the chance to do an acoustic set in tribute to Caleb.  A live record was released by Burning World Records, most of the set is on the CD but it's missing the two covers they played, Harvest Moon by Neil Young and Nuthin' by Townes Van Zandt  for copyright reasons, but are available with the vinyl version as an unlabelled 7" (like not so hidden tracks if you will), if you want to hear the set in order, there's high quality video footage of the whole thing.  One other thing, I'm somewhere in the crowd shot on the front cover, in fact you might actually be able to hear me be one of the few people be excited when Stephen announced that they were going to play a Townes Van Zandt cover.

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