GOJIRA AT THE CRIME CAFE, SEIGNOSSE
French death metal outfit Gojira rocked the crap out of the Cream Cafe in Seignosse last week.
Here's a sample of their work, a genre of music some people unkindly term 'tidy your room music', it being the genre of choice for angry teenagers told to tidy their bedroom by their parents in suburbs all across the Universe. Tidy your room music is often confused with 'I hate my dad' music. They do sound rather similar.
That was the second time I've seen recording artists of international repute at the Crime Cafe. The last time it was Brit balladeer James Morrison. I'd have to say James' voice gets the nod in terms of range of notes and the fact that his lyrics are distinguishable, but I prefer Gojira's drummer. I couldn't really tell if matey from Gojira was shouting in English or in French, but hey ho. Either way, he jolly well sounded like he meant it. Apparently Gojira are massive on the death scene or whatever it's called and are supporting Metallica, no less. A few years ago, I saw a short man head banging so hard to Gojira that he had to go to casualty the next day and get a neck brace. His Gregory was in all sorts, because of death music. Some people say that headbanging is for WASP cracker honkies with no rhythm, but I say if you 'dance' so hard you ended up in hospital, respect.
Rock n roll isn't always as it seems though. Word was the Morrisons (him, his mum, his sister) actually got thrown out of the camp site in Seignosse when they were here for being rowdy and drunk, whereas the French death metallers simply went home quietly and conditioned their ponytails. Weird.
This is pure speculation, but I'm guessing Jimmy goes better with the ladies. Strangely, ladies don't seem to be quite as into the 'death' scene as dudes. So if you like dudes, and you like death, get yourself down to a Gojira gig real soon.